dylandigits:

blacksentai:

White dudes have this thing where they believe your best friend in the world can have opposing political ideas. You’re supposed to be able to have healthy debate and disagreeing shouldn’t harm your friendship.
That’s gross and stupid. Its really easy to say that when all your disagreements are theoretical. Its easy to say when none of the laws passed actually effect your life. Fighting with your best friend about corporate regulations, school charters, educational funding, abortion, health care, voting restrictions, drug laws, taxes and all sorts of stuff is cool and lively because none of it is going to actually leave you in a bad spot.
Its different for the rest of us. I can’t be friends with you if you think I shouldn’t be allowed to vote. We can’t be friends if you think my friends shouldn’t have the ability to designate whatever gender they want and have that be legally recognized. We can’t be friends if you think I don’t deserve health care. Or if you think native children should be ripped away from their cultures and people. We can’t be friends if you think closing down health care clinics in an attempt to end safe legal abortions is a good thing.
All these theoretical political ideas and lively debates effect real people, and I won’t be friends with someone who disagrees with me on them. Because disagreement means you don’t see me or a whole bunch of my friends and family as human beings worthy of rights and respect.

So well said.

This isn’t about theoretical or rhetorical games. This is our humanity being endorsed or denied in real ways with serious consequences.

(via strugglingtobeheard)

idothisallthetime:

wafflesforstephanie:

daggerpen:

seriouslyamerica:

magdalenarivera:

juicyjacqulyn:

katskinx:

same

i gagged so fucking hard

he just referred to a woman as a “what”

aka a thing… an object…. a walking talking fleshlight according to his statement.

apparently JL gets no say in this…. after all, she isn’t human according to his wording

(that moment when you get a bad feeling about a “celeb” for the longest time and they validate it)

hmm nope im p. sure even her stupid ass has standards

The amount of people who reblogged this without commentary as if it’s okay makes me want to boil myself them alive.

… ugh.

*sigh*

im pretty sure he has said some incredibly inappropriate things about karen gillan over the years too. i remember on jonathon ross in 2010 he called her ‘a ten’. imagine hearing your co-worker say that about you on tv.

FUCK YOU MATT SMITH

(Source: aldrineriksen, via womanistgamergirl)

ms-militant:

themovielibrarian:

12 Years A Slave

The trailer is finally here and boy it looks terrific! 

looks interesting…

Title: “12 Years A Slave”

Thumbnail: White Man

Yeah, I actively refuse to have time for that.

(via frantzfandom)

daniellemertina:

ai-yo:

cosmicyoruba:

sunisup:

I’m reading up on the Memoirs of a Geisha controversy, since I’d neither seen the movie nor read the book, and the more I read about it, the more pissed off I get.  Basically it went down like this:
Japanese woman tells white American man about her past life as a geisha.  White American man then writes a novel that sells itself as an accurate memoir of Japanese woman’s life, but instead falsifies a number of her life events, misrepresents her trade, and exoticises her culture.  He also names her as a source even though she specifically asked him to keep her anonymous.  Japanese woman gets death threats.  White American man becomes bestselling author.
Then Japanese woman gets fed up and writes her own memoir to set the record straight.  Meanwhile, white American man’s book gets adapted into a film that grosses $162 million and wins three Oscars.

This is why I can’t stand Memoirs of a Geisha and will side-eye anyone who claims that book as a favourite.

never read the book watched the movie wasn’t anything special the actors were nice to look at

i found this out after i read memoirs of a geisha. although honestly since it was written by a white guy you can’t expect anything better. it’s like they don’t get that fiction is fine but not when it’s about somebody’s culture and livelihood  and especially not if you’re marketing it as accurate.
and the worst lie in the whole thing is that she sold her virginity to the highest buyer. why would you make something like that up? 
her memoir is definitely on my reading list. i’m ashamed i didn’t read it before his but i hadn’t heard of it till after when i did research :/

daniellemertina:

ai-yo:

cosmicyoruba:

sunisup:

I’m reading up on the Memoirs of a Geisha controversy, since I’d neither seen the movie nor read the book, and the more I read about it, the more pissed off I get.  Basically it went down like this:

Japanese woman tells white American man about her past life as a geisha.  White American man then writes a novel that sells itself as an accurate memoir of Japanese woman’s life, but instead falsifies a number of her life events, misrepresents her trade, and exoticises her culture.  He also names her as a source even though she specifically asked him to keep her anonymous.  Japanese woman gets death threats.  White American man becomes bestselling author.

Then Japanese woman gets fed up and writes her own memoir to set the record straight.  Meanwhile, white American man’s book gets adapted into a film that grosses $162 million and wins three Oscars.

This is why I can’t stand Memoirs of a Geisha and will side-eye anyone who claims that book as a favourite.

never read the book watched the movie wasn’t anything special the actors were nice to look at

i found this out after i read memoirs of a geisha. although honestly since it was written by a white guy you can’t expect anything better. it’s like they don’t get that fiction is fine but not when it’s about somebody’s culture and livelihood  and especially not if you’re marketing it as accurate.

and the worst lie in the whole thing is that she sold her virginity to the highest buyer. why would you make something like that up? 

her memoir is definitely on my reading list. i’m ashamed i didn’t read it before his but i hadn’t heard of it till after when i did research :/

so-treu:

me @ 2012.

(Source: aliceinlesboland, via tranqualizer)

"Why does a tragedy like 9/11 change everything about air travel, but numerous gun massacres CHANGE NOTHING?"

Justine Bateman, hitting the nail on the head. (via coketalk)

bcuz 99% of gun massacres are done by white ppl who should be constantly excused by their actions. 

and the 9/11 attacks were caused by da evil brown terrorists ewww. 

(via cynique)

(via fyeahcracker)

deliciouskaek:

thinkspeakstress:

medusaceratops-lokii:

thinkspeakstress:

He might not have been serious, but there’s HUUUUUGE problems with a white person comparing a person of color to an animal. That’s not excuseable, joke or not, he had no business. NONE.

“but there’s HUUUUUGE problems with a person comparing another person to an animal, regardless of race.”

Fixed.

Just FYI, more racism doesn’t cancel out the original racism, even if that person is white.

Gasp.

yup. this is what happens when context is removed for the comfort of white folks.

the centuries-old comparison BY white folks OF people of color TO animals is a thing that will forever have connotations that if people like medusaceratops-lokii aren’t willing to shut up and learn about, you will never understand.

it is the context of the entire post, and of the entire situation.

if you remove that context because it makes you happier or more comfortable to ignore it, then you are missing the entire point.

(Source: cockedtail, via karnythia)

hi-mom:

mehreenkasana:

eastafrodite:

realfakescientist:

what is it with white people and being carried on thrones by non-whites? so much wrong with this, I don’t know where to start.

OH MY GOD.

Hmm. This looks awfully similar to this:

And this too:

Excuse me while I throw up all over these royal jerks.

Hey look, something that should be a MUCH BIGGER DEAL than topless photos. Goddamnit, this couldn’t get more tasteless without them actually wearing pith helmets.

(Source: paxamericana, via queerthanks)

Tea Party group called “True the Vote” plans on posting white operatives in black voting precincts on election day to challenge those voters’ authenticity.

bankuei:

freedominwickedness:

blog-anglophonic:

If you would not like to be approached by a hostile white person

who wants to “see your ID” before you even enter your polling place, you might want to contact these scumbags now and tell them to fuck off. They are planning to be out in full force on election day, mainly in areas which are majority nonwhite, and they plan on doing whatever it takes to keep you from getting into that booth.

http://www.truethevote.org

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-rachel-maddow-show/48773662#48773662

-

#true the vote     #voter suppression

Remember: even in states with voter ID laws, only an actual poll worker has any legal right to check your ID. The actual poll workers are inside the polling station. Anyone outside the polling station is not legitimate and should be told in no uncertain terms to FUCK OFF.

Also let the actual poll workers know if people are outside doing this.  They can call authorities to ARREST these people. 

(via rocketmf)

ayiman:

beforethenightisover:

motherjones:

What’s wrong with this picture? This.

“The Pepper Pike company that owns the Century Mine told workers that attending the Aug. 14 Romney event would be both mandatory and unpaid, a top company official said Monday morning in a West Virginia radio interview.
A group of employees who feared they’d be fired if they didn’t attend the campaign rally in Beallsville, Ohio, complained about it to WWVA radio station talk show host David Blomquist. Blomquist discussed their beefs on the air Monday with Murray Energy Chief Financial Officer Rob Moore.
Moore also confirms that they bused workers to the rally, and that the mine was shut down for the day (probably because so many workers would be at this “mandatory” rally). So even if workers wanted to, you know, work, they’d be forced to take a day off without pay anyway.”

mittens and his corporate paymasters screwing workers out of their days wage just they can stand around and watch a hollow man in blue jeans deliver soundbites for a camera.

ayiman:

beforethenightisover:

motherjones:

What’s wrong with this picture? This.

“The Pepper Pike company that owns the Century Mine told workers that attending the Aug. 14 Romney event would be both mandatory and unpaid, a top company official said Monday morning in a West Virginia radio interview.

A group of employees who feared they’d be fired if they didn’t attend the campaign rally in Beallsville, Ohio, complained about it to WWVA radio station talk show host David Blomquist. Blomquist discussed their beefs on the air Monday with Murray Energy Chief Financial Officer Rob Moore.

Moore also confirms that they bused workers to the rally, and that the mine was shut down for the day (probably because so many workers would be at this “mandatory” rally). So even if workers wanted to, you know, work, they’d be forced to take a day off without pay anyway.”

mittens and his corporate paymasters screwing workers out of their days wage just they can stand around and watch a hollow man in blue jeans deliver soundbites for a camera.

(via ohladysamantha)

racebending:

[IMAGE: In a promotional still from Cloud Altas, Asian actress Bae Doona cries as she is snuggled by Jim Sturgess in yellowface]

If you don’t understand the controversy around Cloud Atlas, then in all likelihood, you are focused on the film in terms of its artistic quality. What you appreciate about the film is its grand vision: the sweeping soundtrack, grand special effects, universal concepts of reincarnation and rebirth, adventure on the scale of centuries or millennia.
So I’d like to make something perfectly clear: our concerns are not about the quality of the writing, the story, the special effects, makeup artistry, or cinematography.
Our discussion will be about social impact, culture, and politics. The nature of a multimillion dollar venture like Cloud Atlas is that it is shaped by culture and society. It is designed for the consumption of moviegoers. Millions of consumers will pay to see this film. The act of payment will encourage other films of similar cloth and make. The act of viewing will refine the viewer’s sense of pop culture, if only in a small way.
…
In watching the Cloud Atlas trailer, the parallels are clear. As with these other films, we see that white creators and performers are permitted to determine what it means to be Asian. It’s frustrating, because the trailer suggests a story that comfortably meshes with preconceptions and stereotypes of Asians: of a futuristic world of high technology and little soul, where the “all-look-same” vision of Asianness is directly translated into racks of identical, interchangeable Asian “fabricant” clones. It suggests a world where white actors (in yellowface) and Asian actresses enter into romantic trysts–while excluding the voices and faces of Asian American actors.
…
All too often in conversations about race in the 2010s, it seems that the racial conversation is all about performing the same racist actions but justifying them with new words. The use of yellowface, or even blackface, can be justified if the director uses the term “post-racial” or “colorblind.” But an honest look at statistics and demographics reveals that our society is anything but. We cannot enter a “post-racial” world by pretending problems do not exist, by pretending that lopsided representation is justified.
Acting as an apologist preserves the status quo in favor of those who already have the lion’s share of representation, who “don’t care” about race issues because they are fundamentally content with the system. If you can see your race and gender reflected in 80% of the faces that dominate movie posters, then it becomes meaningless to you. It’s worth nothing. It doesn’t damage your self-esteem, as it does for American children of any demographic other than “white male.”
For the rest of us, Cloud Atlas represents simply another film in the long tradition of Hollywood exclusion. It has been a very, very long road. We can only keep the discussion alive, despite how much further yet we need to go.

An excerpt from Racebending.com’s latest article: The Cloud Atlas Conversation: Yellowface, Prejudice, and Artistic License.

racebending:

[IMAGE: In a promotional still from Cloud Altas, Asian actress Bae Doona cries as she is snuggled by Jim Sturgess in yellowface]

If you don’t understand the controversy around Cloud Atlas, then in all likelihood, you are focused on the film in terms of its artistic quality. What you appreciate about the film is its grand vision: the sweeping soundtrack, grand special effects, universal concepts of reincarnation and rebirth, adventure on the scale of centuries or millennia.

So I’d like to make something perfectly clear: our concerns are not about the quality of the writing, the story, the special effects, makeup artistry, or cinematography.

Our discussion will be about social impact, culture, and politics. The nature of a multimillion dollar venture like Cloud Atlas is that it is shaped by culture and society. It is designed for the consumption of moviegoers. Millions of consumers will pay to see this film. The act of payment will encourage other films of similar cloth and make. The act of viewing will refine the viewer’s sense of pop culture, if only in a small way.

In watching the Cloud Atlas trailer, the parallels are clear. As with these other films, we see that white creators and performers are permitted to determine what it means to be Asian. It’s frustrating, because the trailer suggests a story that comfortably meshes with preconceptions and stereotypes of Asians: of a futuristic world of high technology and little soul, where the “all-look-same” vision of Asianness is directly translated into racks of identical, interchangeable Asian “fabricant” clones. It suggests a world where white actors (in yellowface) and Asian actresses enter into romantic trysts–while excluding the voices and faces of Asian American actors.

All too often in conversations about race in the 2010s, it seems that the racial conversation is all about performing the same racist actions but justifying them with new words. The use of yellowface, or even blackface, can be justified if the director uses the term “post-racial” or “colorblind.” But an honest look at statistics and demographics reveals that our society is anything but. We cannot enter a “post-racial” world by pretending problems do not exist, by pretending that lopsided representation is justified.

Acting as an apologist preserves the status quo in favor of those who already have the lion’s share of representation, who “don’t care” about race issues because they are fundamentally content with the system. If you can see your race and gender reflected in 80% of the faces that dominate movie posters, then it becomes meaningless to you. It’s worth nothing. It doesn’t damage your self-esteem, as it does for American children of any demographic other than “white male.”

For the rest of us, Cloud Atlas represents simply another film in the long tradition of Hollywood exclusion. It has been a very, very long road. We can only keep the discussion alive, despite how much further yet we need to go.

An excerpt from Racebending.com’s latest article: The Cloud Atlas Conversation: Yellowface, Prejudice, and Artistic License.

(via jhenne-bean)

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Why “Love is All You Need?” amounts to straight people jacking off onto a movie script and calling it progress.

justaguywitharrows:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1821524/

Let’s talk about this movie, tumblr. The premise of this movie is that the roles have been reversed. Instead of straight people being the privileged majority and gay people being the oppressed minority, it’s the other way around. In a world where being gay is normal and straight is not, two heterosexual people fall in love and must face the derision and oppression of the world. 

Seems okay so far, right? WRONG. Here is a list of the reasons why this premise is fucked up, in the order I’m going to talk about them:

1. It is recentering the conversation from being about oppressed people to their oppressors. (AGAIN). 

2. It is privileging straight stories over queer stories. 

3. It is holding up straight people are more sympathetic than queer people. 

4. It /IS/ playing into gay panic. 

Points the first and second. So supposedly this movie is helping the gay rights cause by exposing oppression. You know what would do the same exact thing? Making a movie about gay people being oppressed by straight people. The thing that actually happens. There’s actually no really good reason to reverse the situation. (I know you’re going to argue with me on this, but stay with me. I’ll get to that.) In fact, in doing so, all this movie accomplishes is making the conversation not about the actual people being oppressed. Again. This happens all the time. Most of the time when oppressed people talk about how they are victimized, their oppressors immediately begin trumpeting about how they’re not all that bad and how can those naughty marginalized people be so mean and heartless as to accuse them of doing bad things?

We really, desperately need to stop talking about straight people and start actually talking about queer people. I know this switcheroo seems innocuous at face value but it’s unconscionable to fictionalize our oppression and make the viewer cry for the straight people when they’re the ones hurting us on a daily basis. It’s unconscionable to erase our pain like that. Our pain is real and it kills our own every day. Mapping it onto the bodies that actively perpetuate that pain and death? Wow that’s really fucked up. Like I said, it’s 100% possible to accomplish the same thing, which is exposing the damage of oppression, except actually telling it like it is. Why does it need to be about straight people? Point the third: If you are saying it’s so that straight people can empathize then what you’ve just said is that people care more about straight people than queer people. According to that argument, when straight people hear stories about gay people being oppressed they don’t care. In which case, that’s y’all’s fucked up problem. Maybe you should go stand in the corner and think about why you don’t care about anybody but yourself. 

Finally, I stand by my point that this movie DOES play into gay panic. No, it is not the intent of the movie makers to create a dystopia where gay people have taken over the world and now oppress straight people. But do you see how that is actually the exact story being told? Intent isn’t magic and it doesn’t erase the reality of what is on the screen. How come apparently the way to get through to non-queer people, according to the premise of this movie, is by showing them a reality where queer people are the majority and it causes “straight oppression”. (Excuse me a moment while I laugh like a hyena. Moving onward.) You must be aware, dear reader, that gay panic is a real thing. That real people are genuinely afraid of queer people. Afraid enough to hurt us and kill us and deny us services and our basic human rights. You must also be aware that there are people who regularly complain that it’s too hard to remember not to be heterosexist or cissexist, or just generally not an asshole, and that being “politically correct” is oppressive to their free speech. In case you’re not, those people do exist and us queers know because we’re the ones who have to deal with them. And just because this movie doesn’t intend to pander to that fear doesn’t mean that it isn’t pandering to it anyway. These things don’t exist in a vacuum. Our media is born into a world full of prejudices and oppression and to not be aware of the context into which we set forth our creations is, at best, irresponsible and, at worst, outright harming people. 

So yes. I do know what the creators of Love is All You Need? intended. And I don’t care, because it’s still a fucked movie that offends me and makes my overall life more difficult. If you tried to help a marginalized group and all you managed to do is piss them the fuck off, maybe you haven’t succeeded. And maybe you should listen when they tell you that you’re not helping, you’re just talking about yourself and hurting them in the process. 

(via queerthanks)

fuckyeahreactions:

infiltratortits:

elizabitchtaylor:

film about a group of men getting into shenanigans= “comedy”
film about a group of women getting into shenanigans= “chick flick”

film about a friendship between two men= “buddy flick”
film about a friendship between two women= “chick flick”

emotional film about father/son relationships= “drama” 
emotional film about mother/daughter relationships= “chick flick” 

film about a young man finding identity= “coming of age”
film about a young woman finding identity= “chick flick”

(via seriouslyamerica)