"Being friends with a disabled person or associating with them does not make you special. Being friends with a disabled person does not make you deserving of a medal. Associating with a disabled person is not inspirational and it is not newsworthy. Being friends with a disabled person or showing a disabled person basic human decency does not make you an extra good person, it simply makes you a person with a friend just like anyone else."
-Being My Friend Does Not Make You A Hero
(Source: hellomynameismaddy, via panik138)
Newsflash: Straight trans people exist. Bisexual, pansexual, gay and lesbian trans people exist. To think that all trans people are inherently queer is shitty and erases our diversity. So please stop. ｡◕ ‿ ◕｡
sexism is the fact that you can make john watson an animal
you can make him into a cyborg
and nobody has a problem
but as soon as you make him into a woman of color
everyone loses their shit
Sexism AND racism*
"If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings."
Nelson Mandela on the US invasion of Iraq
This is the Mandela that I mourn not the white-washed, sanitized version of a revolutionary figure that aligned with Communists, was part of a group branded as terrorists by Reagan, who continued to voice his opposition to Israel’s apartheid regime and illegal occupation of the West Bank and used armed resistance to fight apartheid in South Africa.
The way white people are exalting him across the political spectrum globally based on his national reconciliation work in South Africa post-apartheid (which did have major pitfalls for non-whites in particular) and erasing his revolutionary past and fight for equality across the globe shows just how ignorant of history they are and how incredibly myopic they are too.
White people are doing to Mandela what they’ve already done to Martin Luther King, Jr., and it makes me sick. If I see one more racist white liberal lionizing Mandela in a way that erases his revolutionary past so their facebook status about his death can serve as their “feel-good” justification of the day for their “liberalism,” I’m going to be sick. And don’t even get me started on the white American conservatives who are now lauding him even as Reagan demonized the ANC and Dick Cheney voted against a resolution that would have urged the South African apartheid government to remove Mandela from prison.
Don’t sanitize Mandela for your white comfort. He’s a hero in many regards, but maybe not for the reasons you might think based on the whitewashing he’s receiving in the media to hollow him out and make him into a puppet figure for racist white liberals and conservatives alike, just like MLK.
Hi, Sorry to contact you this late. However, I was just kicked out of the place I was staying at. If you know of any safe spaces for me to stay at in the interim, preferably in Westchester & Lower CT, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Can anyone help out?
Feel free to reblog and signal boost.
Being homeless ain’t no joke and no one should have to deal with not have a place to stay (at the very least).
VSPINK goes feminist
and a plus-size babe of color on the front page i can’t deal
This is AMAZING
LOOK AT THESE MODELS! This is amazing!! And it’s Victoria’s Secret!
Also notice the gender-neutral wording here: “PINK loves CONSENT is our newest collection of flirty, sexy and powerful statements that remind PINK panty-wearers and their partners to practice CONSENT.”
I’m not sure if that’s on purpose, but dang is it nice to think so.
YO. THIS IS FROM FORCE’S UPSETTING RAPE CULTURE CAMPAIGN. They did a kickstarter a while back which was the only way you could acquire these fabulous undies. Sorry y’all! They’re working on being able to make their stuff more available tho. I have stencils, btw. :3 Here is there website! They’re very nice people.
seriously though, list of fucking awful trends in the gay male community:
- "sassy black woman" voice
- t-slurs everywhere
- talking down to women/harassing them because “it’s ok i’m gay lol”
- transphobia towards trans men (ew, vaginas!!!)
- misogyny towards cis women (more ew, vaginas!!!!)
- "gay is the new black" (says white gay men)
like can we just address
had to keep the tag #didyoumeanFCKH8.COM
This does not note that equating women with vaginas is more transmisogyny on their part and is often done by the same ones throwing around the t-slur.
Disabled Parking Bay Abuse Protest
Wheelchair users found an original way to protest the abuse of disabled parking bays in Lisbon, Portugal. Weekenders that day (November 11) who attempted to park their car in a normal parking space outdoor Saldanha, Lisbon, saw all the usual places occupied by a wheelchair.
Wheelchairs had written messages on the back with messages like “I’ll be back in 10 minutes”, “I won’t be long” or “I’m just having a coffee”, the usual justifications for those not experiencing any physical limitation, who park their cars in places reserved for disabled people.
Similar initiatives were carried out in the city of Vila Real (Portugal, in photographs) as well as in Boa Vista on Avenida Jaime Brazil, the National Day of Struggle for the Disabled.
THIS IS FUCKING BRILLIANT. i WANT TO DO IT HERE!
Instead of telling people not to call each other fat, why don’t we teach them that fat isn’t an insult
if you’re cis please be aware that you have nooooooooooo right to decide what is and isn’t transphobic, cissexist, or transmisogynistic. you have no right to judge whether or not a person is “trans enough” for your standards. you have no right to say that gender doesn’t matter, or that it isn’t important. at all.