What we’ve seen in sexual assaults committed by law enforcement is that they’re targeting victims seen as vulnerable or ‘less credible,’ whether they’re engaged in sex work or are committing a crime. A police officer uses that as a way to control the victim.

giovanidiossantos:

regigiygas:

Do you think celebrities just have each others phone numbers and like Miley Cyrus will just text beyonce and be like “dude I want Mac and cheese so badly rn lol”

do you actually think Beyonce would even consider giving that greasy pasty mashed potato being her number

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Ugly is more than a physical description. For a woman, it’s meant to be shorthand for worthless, undesirable, and undeserving. And lesbians are by popular definition ugly women. This categorization of dykes as ugly serves a purpose. It’s not only meant to make claiming the identity less appealing, it also provides a perfect explanation for why some women choose women over men. In fact, it’s meant to rob us of that choice: presumably, we are involved with women because we are too ugly to attract a man’s attention. The problem is, we don’t seem to be aware of how ugly we really are.

"The Ugly Dyke", Wendy Chapkis from Looking Queer: Body Image in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities, ed Dawn Atkins (via poesizing)

"But the problem is, we dont seem to be aware of how ugly we really are.  After all, if lesbians are such ugly women, where do we get off acting as if we deserve respect, civil rights, and perhaps most offensively, sexual pleasure?  The media constantly remind us that only the beautiful people deserve love, lust, and life satisfaction."

Omg, read the whole thing, it’s awesome. (via goodolbois)

“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is a privilege, a sign of socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and co-sign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can bestow DWYL as career advice upon those covetous of her success.

If we believe that working as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or a museum publicist or a think-tank acolyte is essential to being true to ourselves, what do we believe about the inner lives and hopes of those who clean hotel rooms and stock shelves at big-box stores? The answer is: nothing.

Do what you love, love what you do: An omnipresent mantra that’s bad for work and workers. (via bakcwadrs)

a couple of other quotes from the article i really like:

According to this way of thinking, labor is not something one does for compensation but is an act of love. If profit doesn’t happen to follow, presumably it is because the worker’s passion and determination were insufficient. Its real achievement is making workers believe their labor serves the self and not the marketplace

and

Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life! Before succumbing to the intoxicating warmth of that promise, it’s critical to ask, “Who, exactly, benefits from making work feel like nonwork?” “Why should workers feel as if they aren’t working when they are?” In masking the very exploitative mechanisms of labor that it fuels, DWYL is, in fact, the most perfect ideological tool of capitalism. If we acknowledged all of our work as work, we could set appropriate limits for it, demanding fair compensation and humane schedules that allow for family and leisure time.

(via mercy-misrule)

I’ve reblogged this before but it will never stop speaking to my soul.

(via whineandbeer)

Fooling exploited people into thinking everything is just the way it should be is one of the most disturbing things about capitalism.

(via latinagabi)

"Why do you want this job?" *pretends to work for anything other than money*

(via famphic)

gigaguess:

robregal:

This is the proper reaction.

You can see the internal “Do I call him an idiot, or do I keep getting paid…?”

(Source: methmaker)

zimbabwe2003:

You were brainwashed into thinking European features are the epitome of beauty

(Source: zimbabwe666)

About that other anon and Emma Watson and so forth: I think men hating feminism and men hating women is the exact same thing.

@Anonymous

nextyearsgirlisaghostnow:

“Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating.” - Andrea Dworkin.

If you are a white woman and you want to call yourself a feminist, you must acknowledge that your whiteness affords you a privilege that shields you from a lot. You must also acknowledge that you are afforded privileges that some men in this country do not have. Racism and sexism are tightly intertwined. You cannot fight one while ignoring the other.

nextyearsgirl:

pixiepienix:

xfawnx:

pottermoosh:

edwardspoonhands:

I honestly believe that other entertainment communities have these problems but don’t talk about them. I’m proud that when we find out someone is being completely disgusting, we don’t try to sweep it under the rug. We don’t let them back in to perform at the Grammies next year. We don’t pretend they’re too big to be packed up in a box and removed.

I’m not saying we couldn’t do a better job. But I’m proud of how the community has handled this. Particularly Laci, who is amazing.

All right Hank, seriously, you have GOT to stop congratulating yourself and your immediate circle of friends for being great when you’re actually… really not. You say you don’t try to sweep abuse under the rug - really? At what point, since over a dozen high-profile YouTubers were accused of sexual and emotional abuse back in March, have you addressed the issue without being heavily pressured to do so by hundreds of fans who look to you for guidance? Other than immediately reblogging (thus supporting) a non-apology made by Alex Day? At what point have you explicitly mentioned anything about the culture of creators abusing fans ON the platform that facilitated said abuse? (There ARE certain legal issues surrounding this, but those are easily navigated. Laci did it. Ann did it. I did it. Dozens of other people have done it.)

Laci’s video was good, but when have you acknowledged the work that literally hundreds of people have done to try and fight the incredible problem of abuse in the YouTube and Nerdfighter community, without the person having thousands of subscribers? Where has the praise of ‘amazing’ been for YouTube Speaks, a team of people who work pretty tirelessly to keep the discussion going? Where has the support been for the victims who are having to keep talking about the abuse they suffered, otherwise it will be forgotten?

You have said that you’re working ‘behind the scenes’ to try and create a safer environment for young fans to enjoy their favourite creators - why don’t you mention this ever? If you ARE working on it, you should be posting regular updates. It’s not some secret project that you get to do a big reveal on, there is absolutely no reason to keep victims under the impression that you’re doing nothing unless it is for the satisfaction of saying ‘Look, you were wrong about me!’ once you’ve actually got something in place. I understand that these things take time, but not saying anything while dozens of victims of abuse have gone almost entirely ignored is inexcusable.

You also say that you don’t welcome people who have done disgusting things back to VidCon - would you care to comment on Shane Dawson’s continued invitation? Not only does he post videos with rampant racism as a regular feature, but at previous VidCons he has made horrific jokes about paedophilia and race on stage in front of an audience of 7,000 impressionable young people? Why Sam Pepper was a VIP at this year’s VidCon despite videos already existing on his channel where he abuses and harasses women? Why Corey Vidal was on panels after allegations of abuse were made against him? I’m sure organising a convention is difficult and you can’t vet every guest, but please, don’t hail yourselves as ‘better’ than a mainstream event if you’re not. The fact that Nerdfighteria is an entertainment industry that is ‘nerdier’ than most does not automatically mean it is superior. (And the value that you place on intellectualism and nerdiness is a form of gross elitism that I won’t even go into here.)

You are right to be proud of the way the majority of the community is handling this. The community - those who actually know about the abuse accusations, at least - have largely been incredibly supportive of abuse victims, and vigilant in not accepting abusers back into the community. You’re absolutely NOT right to be proud of how you, John, and your follow high-profile creators are handling it. To think otherwise not only comes across as kind of a smug pat on your own back, but also erases everything the victims who were brave enough to come forward have been through since sharing their stories six months ago. There is no ‘we’ right now. It’s been ‘you’ and ‘us’ for months.

freaking! ^^ Go Lindsey!

FUCK YESSSSSSSS

None of the people can muster the will to condemn other popular creators until it becomes too much of a liability to do so. They will look the other way while they post racist, sexist, homophobic “comedy” and then get praised when they make superficial statements about how we should all take care of each other or whatever, and then a week later post a video they made with Shane or Tyler or whoever. It’s a disgusting, incestuous community of people too afraid to take a stand and risk pissing off someone with a lot of subscribers and views, and then turn around and pat themselves on the back for having the “bravery” to speak out against someone who people have been saying is abusive for years after one high-profile incident.

disparatre:

Girls who don’t receive romantic/sexual attention from boys blame themselves

Boys who don’t receive romantic/sexual attention from girls blame girls

vicemag:

That women are pressured to be hairless, and men can do what they want and no one cares, is neither morally nor logically defensible. 

Yes, poor little old you. There we were, discussing rape, violence against women, systemic oppression and other manifestations of sexism, and you had to jump in to remind us that “not all men” do these things. Why don’t you really say what you want to say? “I HAVE NEVER RAPED/HIT/ASSAULTED A WOMAN!” Right? Isn’t this what you really want to say? Yes, make a discussion that is about the plight of MILLIONS of women about poor little old you. I mean, millions of women are being assaulted and oppressed, but you’ve never done it, so why are we making you uncomfortable with these discussions?

Brenda Wambui breaking down the ridiculous “Not all men!” phrase over at Medium. Top-notch work. (via itmac)

In a fucking nutshell, men’s ego trumps all.

(via princesswhatevr)

Christian Slater in Heathers (1988)

(Source: ggrint)

bluntsharpies:

Bill Nye tho…


Haha but that’s not even true

bluntsharpies:

Bill Nye tho…

Haha but that’s not even true