violawomanstronglikebull

the-goddamazon:

black-american-queen:

Ever want to see how bad Hollywood wants white people in everything?

Watch Godzilla (2014). They made the damn monster swim across the mother fucking Pacific Ocean for a fight in California. That is how bad.

I AM FUCKING CRYING THIS IS SO TRUE.

As if there were NO nuclear power plants in Japan for the monsters to eat like get the entire fuck.

The monsters were Japanese and yet somehow the entire movie was about this white dude in the Navy like ?????

neutroiscrochet

PSA: Coming out day

bidyke:

A few of these have been making the rounds on tumblr, but I haven’t seen one that says this yet:

  • You don’t have to come out
  • You don’t have to feel pressured to come out
  • Being in the closet is not shameful
  • It’s about protecting yourself
  • If coming out will make you exposed to discrimination, rejection, harassment or violence, you are perfectly justified in staying closeted
  • If coming out day makes you feel like being closeted makes you a lesser person, don’t
  • It’s about survival and self-preservation
  • And you are awesome and fabulous no matter how few or how many people in your life know about your identity
jhenne-bean

k-is-for-kickass:

latinagabi:

future-as-past:

thecouscousking:

alphamane:

James Brown is directly or indirectly responsible for the creation of about 6 different genres of music but I’ve got to hear about the fucking Beatles everyday.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Beatles are also indirectly responsible for the creation of James Brown, so…

James Brown: Years active 1954–2006

Beatles: Years active 1960–70

WHAT are you even talking about. This is embarrassing. 

This is offensive on a level I almost can’t handle. Like take yo ass to Google before you fuck up this bad.

mensahthomas
Who the fuck cares where you went to school or where you work? The question is: Is your everyday experience good, healthy, beautiful? Because I have to tell you, while it might be cool to work for a company like Google, Apple, or The New Yorker, if your job is stupid, stressful and your boss is an asshole, there is nothing good or prestigious about that. While it might seem right to go to a school like Berkeley, if classes are overcrowded and students are nervous, anxious, religious zealots from Orange County, are you sure you want to go there? What’s good about that? To believe in prestige is to privilege abstract, collective impression over palpable, daily experience. To which I say: fuck prestige. Do what serves your everyday vitality.
Daniel Coffeen (via liberatingreality)
teal-deer

luvallstuff:

The thing that’s so disgusting about the murders of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Sean Bell etc (a very long list) is that it’s not like we’re trying to figure out who killed them. We know perfectly well. We’re just trying to figure out if that black kid deserved to die. They’re humanity is put on trial, like being a person wasn’t enough. Black people literally have to prove that we’re worthy of living.

blackfemalescientist

chescaleigh asked:

I really don't understand where you or anyone else get the impression that I'm asking for censorship, or leading a "mob". Of course you and I won't agree on everything, we're strangers, I don't know you. But I'm kinda surprised that your stance is essentially "racist jokes don't hurt anyone, just don't watch". I don't watch it. But if that person can educate themselves & understand the consequences then I'm all for putting in the work to educate them. That's it.

the1janitor answered:

When I said “I don’t know what she’s doing” I wasn’t being snarky, I literally haven’t paid enough attention to accuse you of anything. My stance is that censoring performers and comedian is not appropriate, I assume you agree with that. I have no problem with criticism, boycotting, talking about stuff. I’ve never defended anything Shane Dawson said or did, I don’t even watch him enough to really care, all I care about is preventing the slippery slope of “getting rid of stuff I don’t like.” I said that I don’t know if that’s your stance because I don’t know if that’s your stance. it sounds like it isn’t.

I think it would be probably useful for Shane Dawson to think about the effect that his work has on people (mainly because so many children watch his stuff), but I’m not sure under what authority anyone has the right to tell him he has to. He can do whatever he wants.

I’m skeptical of the concept that “racist jokes cause (normal, adult) people to become racist” that sounds absurd to me.

chescaleigh:

Thanks for the clarification. No, I’m not advocating censorship of anyone. But, YouTube does have terms of service that prohibit certain types of content, which includes hate speech, abuse, sexually explicit content etc. It’s really up to them to determine what that covers, but they have every right to remove content that they feel breaks those terms. 

As for your question of “racist jokes cause people to become racist”. The same way rape jokes normalize rape, thus desensitizing people to how serious rape is, and dissuading victims from coming forward, jokes that normalize racist attitudes, influence how people perceive those groups. If adults are on the fence about feelings towards a particular group, negative jokes about that group can change their attitudes towards them. This is 
especially true when said audience is full of children. Those same children are now in my Twitter mentions calling me the n-word and encouraging other fans to harass me across social media. The same way children have taken to Twitter to call FKA Twigs “monkey” because she’s dating a former Twilight star.

I don’t believe a racist joke is going to “turn” someone into a racist. But when you look at how mainstream media portrays people of color and treats people of color, it’s hard not to see a link between jokes that insist that we’re less than and our lives aren’t as valuable and the fact that the world at large treats us as such. 

For added reference: Social Consequences of Disparagement Humor: A Prejudiced Norm Theory  (via Personality and Social Psychology Review)