Anonymous asked

George W. Bush said that Kanye West saying he doesn't like black people was the lowest point in his presidency.

yoisthisracist answered

I like how that fuckface thinks being called out on one of his many odious deeds is worse than actually committing any of these deeds.

Anonymous asked

LAPD handcuffed & detained Daniele Watts (from e.g. Django Unchained) as a prostitute because she kissed a white man (her boyfriend) in a car. Apparently they think this MIGHT have been a race issue.

yoisthisracist answered

I guess there’s no way to tell if the most racist police force in the most racist country in the goddam world is racist when they do obviously racist stuff. Huh.

“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)

Anonymous asked

If I see a group of blacks loitering and I cross the street to avoid them, am I racist?

yoisthisracist answered

Fuck you, you piece of shit, get the fuck out of here with that “group of blacks” bullshit.

"Loitering" is such a bullshit word as well. It means "standing around, but in a way that I don’t like."

Reason #16 Dr. Spencer Reid is awesome.

  • Reid: What are you doing?
  • Lila: Going for a swim.
  • Reid: WHAT?! No! Lila- Lila you cannot do this!
  • Lila: Five minutes. Go get a suit, in the house.
  • Reid: WHAT?! No! I am not gonna grab a suit! Are you kidding me?! No!
  • Lila: Join me!
  • Reid: No! I am not gonna join you!
  • Lila: Why not.
  • Reid: YOU'RE BEING PURSUED BY A PSYCHOTIC KILLER WHO SHOOTS PEOPLE IN THE HEAD!
  • Lila: I'm not gonna stop living my life! I'm just...not.
  • Reid: Well i'm begging you - will you PLEASE get out of the pool?
  • Lila: Really Spence, you should live a little.
  • Reid: Live a little?! I've known you for 48 hours. I feel like I've already aged ten years!
“So why is reassurance such a big deal? To put it in clinical terms, when an individual seeks reassurance, they reinforce that they are unable to tolerate the discomfort of the uncertainty they are experiencing. At the same time, they reinforce that the best way to alleviate the discomfort of that uncertainty is to compulsively seek reassurance. Concurrently, reassurance as a behavior sends the message to the brain that whatever unwanted thought set these events into motion must be terribly significant. “If he goes through all of this just to know for sure, then this thought must be really important!”

Finally, reassurance is addictive. If reassurance were a substance, it would be considered right up there with crack cocaine. One is never enough, a few makes you want more, tolerance is constantly on the rise, and withdrawal hurts. In other words, people with OCD and related conditions who compulsively seek reassurance get a quick fix, but actually worsen their discomfort in the long term.”

birchsoda:

fandomsandfeminism:

doctor-no-boyfriend:

Feminism had a noble cause for equality until it became a hate movement .

People have been accusing feminism of being a hate movement since women started trying to get the right to vote. 

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YUP! Remember this when people say feminism has gone too far! Because treating women as full human beings has always been seen as “going too far”.

“Although the term “friend zone” is ostensibly gender-neutral, it is used most often to describe male-female relationships, where the male is the friend-zonee and the female the object of unrequited desire (in fact, when I conducted an informal straw poll among my friends to see if we could find examples of the reverse, the only ones we could come up with were Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” and an episode of the Disney Channel series “Even Stevens”). This is not because women are “friend-zoned” less frequently than men are, but because women are conditioned to be less vocal about their sexual desires. “As a girl, if you are friend-zoned, you don’t come out and say, ‘Oh, that guy is such an asshole, he’s putting me in the friend zone,’” says Star, the co-author of “How To Get Out of the Friend Zone.” “You internalize it a little and say, ‘Oh I must be doing something wrong.’””

alisonisthegreateststar:

If you wanna be my lover…

….you gotta be prepared for my hour-long rants about fictional female characters and why they are so important.

hersheywrites:

jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.
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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

Stay FUCKING Woke.
We are not crazy. This shit is happening.

hersheywrites:

jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System

Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.

Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.

His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.

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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

Stay FUCKING Woke.

We are not crazy. This shit is happening.

Anonymous asked

whats the craziest thing youve ever done?

punkcr answered

omg okay so one time (i think it was sophomore year) i was sitting in class and my teacher, out of no where, says “i can see your bra strap through your shirt hanna” and i looked down and you literally couldn’t see it unless you were blatantly staring at my chest so i said, “well i can’t” and he says “you need to go change your shirt” and i said i didnt have another shirt so hes like then go home and i had a burning hatred for this teacher i still do because it was like he went out of his way everyday to piss me off so i stood up and took off my bra under my shirt, dropped it on the floor next to my desk and sat down.

i was suspended for a week. 

lucashemmingsdimples:

this is the most amazing thing I have ever read. I swear to god this gives me life.

Anonymous asked

Hi I see why it's wrong to distribute the pictures but once they are out there I find me enjoying them doesn't do that much harm as long as I don't condone it I know it creates a demand but i don't think it's worth abstAining

claudiaboleyn answered

In looking at the private photographs you are contributing to a culture in which a woman’s body is available for public consumption, no matter how she feels about it. To me, joining in just because ‘everyone else is doing it’ doesn’t absolve you from responsibility. 

To look at the photographs, I believe, is disrespectful to the women, who are victims of a crime, and shows support for the hacker/vile human. In a way, it is part of rape culture, in which a woman’s consent does not count. 

Just because these pictures/videos are available to see, does not mean we should look at them. Jessica Brown Findlay is an actress I admire very much, and as a bisexual woman, I do have rather a big crush on her. But I would never be able to find joy in anything that is harmful to her. And I am not curious to see anything that she did not consent to have given to the public domain. I’m horrified by what’s happened to her.

It’s a question of whether you see these women as human beings or objects, I suppose. I see them as humans. Perhaps you don’t. 

talix18:

magic-bowtie-dreams-221b:

thempress:

People look down on McDonald’s employees but fail to realize that if all these folks left McDonald’s and pursued “better careers”  your ass wouldn’t be able to get a McDouble with an Oreo McFlurry at 3am. 

You can’t demand a service while simultaneously degrading those who provide it for you. 

You can’t demand a service while simultaneously degrading those who provide it for you. 

See also: sex workers, child-rearing.

Janitors.

ohcorny:

acid-anarchism:

kropotkitten:

There’s a comic shop I’ll never be visiting ever again. I hope it goes out of business. fyi it’s the Harrison’s in downtown Salem, MA

signal booooooooooooooost

hooooly shit that’s literally the next town over

This idea of buying ethically — is it only available to wealthy people? The fact is engaging in the garment industry needs to go beyond being a consumer in it. We need to stop thinking of it just in terms of our consumer power, and in terms of buyers. We are also people. And our actions in terms of ethical and non-ethical are not just defined in terms of what we can buy. Because in the garment industry, as in most industries, at some point something or someone was exploited along the way. That’s the reality. What does ‘ethical’ even mean? We have companies starting to make better environmental decisions, which is wonderful, but at the same time their workers aren’t being paid enough to live on.

This goes back to offering vintage or second hand clothes as an alternative. It’s not going to fix the problem. Choosing to buy at another company doesn’t change the systems that are driving this need to produce clothes at minimum costs no matter what the consequences. And this increasing ‘cheaper is better’ mentality, led to the biggest industrial accident in history just a year and a half ago. Buying at a different company isn’t going to change all that.

But listen: your guilt is unhelpful. Sitting around feeling bad about the state of the world doesn’t change anything. You think you can’t do anything so you aren’t going to bother. That reaction is frankly bullshit. You can do something. It’s these easy ways out that allow these systems to continue to damage the environment and exploit. We need to recognize where we are in the state of the world, globalization happened, the economy is a global entity, so our buying practices matter.