"i wish stupid people didn’t reproduce" is how the liberal expresses their yearning for eugenics in a socially acceptable way and it’s not cool to ever let them off the hook for that
also, “people should have to take an intelligence test to vote”
psa if you are a bi/pansexual cis person and you are in a long term committed relationship with someone of the opposite gender
you are not less queer
you are not somehow a “bad bisexual”
you are still a vital and loved and needed member of the queer community
and if someone tells you otherwise destroy them
k-pop shitlist as of rn… 4 my own reference…
Things I wish my mom had told me:
- To play DS games on a 3DS without it looking like a blurry mess, press select while booting up a game. That will shrink the game down to it’s original resolution.
I feel like feminism should be way more about sisterhood and loving your fellow women and way less about the whole ~i’m gonna steal your boyfriend with my red lipstick and eyeliner~
A few rights given to women in Islam, a good 1,400+ years ago, when women were viewed as completely subservient to men, and people practiced female infanticide:
- Owning, Managing, and Maintaining Property
- Custody of Children
- Access to Education
- Choice of Spouse
- Keeping One’s Maiden Name After Marriage
- Equal Participation in the Political Process
- Spiritual Equality
The United Nations granted women these rights in the Declaration of Human Rights. In 1948. When many countries still had not given women the right to vote. In fact, over a thousand years after the death of Prophet Mohammad (pbuh), in 1586, French Catholics were still debating whether or not women possessed souls.
I’m so sick and tired of people who don’t practice Islam telling me about my religion. You really think millions of women have been coerced into believing in a tradition that views them as subservient? Get real.
I feel like I don’t even need to explain why native americans, first nations, and generally the first people to actually live in an area live in poverty as a direct result of racism… I mean if you can’t figure that one out, buddy, then I don’t think any amount of my explaining would be able to help you.
Lets learn about the word: Redlining.
So redlining is this super cool thing for white people, or people on the top [usually white people] that the government, in the United States, totally endorsed, super well documented.
Why is redlining super cool for the oppressors? We will get to that, hopefully you’ll draw your own conclusions.
Redlining in its strictly definitional sense, is the "arbitrarily" randomly out of the blue just denying people of basic services, loans, jobs, homes, etc. because the person doing the denying just felt like it. Now this “arbitrary” little act started to "arbitrarily" attack people of color.
Now in the 1930s there were these super cool New Deal FDR home act bullshit. Where veterans coming home from WWII, and people in general could get super cool loans to buy these sweet new houses in the fancy suburbs. Houses that they wouldn’t have dreamed to be able to afford without these cheap-ass home loans the bank was just dealing out.
Now it’s a little known fact, you can google this yourself you lazy shits, that FDR was a huge racist, is a huge racist even. Man that guy hated them pesky "minorities." So what did FDR do about this hate?
People set up these racist-ass maps of areas people lived in. They were literally color-coded, “black, and colored” areas done got redlined, meaning banks wouldn’t give people from those areas these sweet-ass new cheap home-loans saving all those poor white people struggle and hardship. How did the white people get the loans? Well they lived in green-lined areas, the white areas.
Now who was the mastermind behind these maps and how was FDR involved? Home Owners’ Loan Corporation or (HOLC) for convenience–cause I don’t want to type out their shitty ass name. HOLC created this racist ass map, because they were huge racists. And because they had loan giving powers, they pretty much got to decide who lived where. Now banks and insurers adopted this sweet redlining policy, because they all hated minorities and to a lesser extent poor people as well. I mean it’s only a lesser extent because they fucking hated "coloreds." Then in like 1934 the Federal Housing Administration decided "Hey, fuck black people, and also anyone not white." And they, too, adopted that racist ass map, deciding who got a loan, and who got to live in the shittiest areas possible.
Now, you can say that “maybe the white areas were just more affluent and it totally had nothing to do with race.” but you’d be completely fucking wrong. Cause remember, this is during the fucking GREAT DEPRESSION, the big one that was from like 1929 to 1939 fucking ten years of depression. Not to mention shittons of peoples husbands and sons and wives and daughters were dying in wars. So the majority of people were fucked. Just straight up fucked. They weren’t rich, the only thing those fuckers had going for themselves was that they were white enough to get home-loans to move to areas with good white people jobs.
Everyone else got stuck in depression-like conditions …. to this day. Because no one, the government and people who fucking could, wanted to improve the already existing neighborhoods and houses–no it was all BUILD NEW HOMES LET WHITE PEOPLE LIVE THERE MAKE HOMES EXPENSIVE ONE NEEDS A LOAN FOR THE HOME ONLY WHITE PEOPLE CAN GET THE LOANS… YEAH! PERFECT WHITE HAVANA.
So people could be racist little shits and deny anyone living in the redlined [non-white] areas loans, jobs, services, rates, anything really, and it was COMPLETELY FUCKING LEGAL, HELL EVEN THE GOVERNMENT USED THE RACIST-ASS MAP! SO IT’S TOTALLY LEGIT RIGHT! C: C: C: ????
So what have we learned today:
- Racist maps were created by HOLC
- FDR and Friends thought racism was a good idea and accepted the racist maps as god
- Shittons of expensive new homes were created during the depression
- In order to live in the new homes one needed a loan
- In order to get a loan you had to live in the white area of the racist map
- White people got home loans and created white paradise for them and their racist-ass families
I don’t want to get into white flight yet but if there are still questions I guess I can make a new post about white flight and how racism caused even more racism. WOW SHOCKING.
Yes, yes, yes, and YES! READ ALL OF THIS.
Blanket statements against cis, straight, white (often male) people used to make me uncomfortable.
Jared Leto has been winning multiple awards for playing the transgender character of Rayon in the film “Dallas Buyers Club.” The transgender community has then watched him throw them under the bus.
1. LETO: "It was the role of a lifetime," he said. "It was an incredible thing to represent this group of people who largely are ignored."
Ignored. Leto ignored criticism from the trans community and allies who don’t want him representing this group of people in the way he has been. "wouldn’t it have been better if the starring role had gone to an actual trans person" - La Times. Despite complaints and Leto having one of the most powerful publicists in Hollywood, Leto claimed in December that he had never heard criticisms that trans roles should go to trans actors. When asked what research he did for the role he said “a lot” but he did not formally engage, pay, or study under any trans people.
Transgender roles should go to transgender actors and if that is not possible (for whatever reason) productions should hire transgender consultants to “get it right” instead of perpetuating negative stereotypes.
Jared ignores this:
2. LETO: "you wouldn’t want to stick a transgender person with only transgender roles, so it goes both ways."
Transgender people DO NOT GET cisgender roles. It does not go both ways due to systemic oppression. Cisgender people take transgender roles then do what Leto is doing instead of the advocating and “possibility modeling” of Laverne Cox in “Orange is the New Black.” She represents trans people beyond the screen role in the media in positive ways never experienced before. This creates “teachable moments” as Katie Couric put it after her problematic questioning. When a cis person takes a trans role, trans stories are exploitation, not representation.
Meanwhile, Trans Hollywood’s experience is that trans people are often told they do not have enough experience for key roles. It’s a systemic problem, cis people take trans roles, trans actors are left with nothing.
3. "I thought I’d look pretty good in a skirt."
No Jared, the character of Rayon is fictional in this film “based on a true story.” She was ahistorically written in order to be the “most gay” and visually problematic for Matthew McConaughey’s character Ron Woodroof. You removed your eyebrows (?) and played her with intense makeup, hair, and clothing to make Ron uncomfortable and a very unlikely ally.
You weren’t there to look good, you were there to look bad. You are perpetuating the “man in a dress” stereotype of transgender women.
What if the role had gone to these transgender women? Would the theater laughed as hard at Ron ripping down Rayon’s photo while masturbating? How would the supermarket scene have played out if Ron was just seen walking around with a beautiful woman vs. a straight cis male playing….what…..
4.LETO: ”This wonderful creature who was unfortunately addicted to drugs and dying of AIDS and fighting for her life.” and “beautiful creature….”
While you’ve made it clear in interviews that Rayon was living life as a woman and wanted trans related medial care but you don’t talk about playing a woman or trans woman. You talk about playing a “creature.” USE THE WORDS “TRANSGENDER WOMAN.” Again, how do you feel you are representing “this group of people” if you never use the terminology? If you call one of us a creature. We don’t want you up there Jared if you are just going to be a bro about it.
5. LETO: ”It’s wild, even putting on lipstick is a very shocking thing, [and] putting on heels is a very shocking thing, putting on tights is a shocking thing” “. One of the things I did was wax my entire body including my eyebrows,’ 'I'm just fortunate that it wasn't a period piece so I didn't have to do a full Brazilian [wax]. 'Ladies, you know what I'm talking about though…and so do some of you men, I think.'
All superficial gendering. People are not giving the award to rockstar Jared Leto who talks about how weird it is to do things femme cis women and femme trans women do every day. They gave it to what seemed like a serious actor in a demanding role. Jared did not use the role as a learning moment to be forever changed by trans struggle. Instead he jokes about it like a cis man does, it’s trans misogyny. When asked about leaving the role behind….
6. LETO “I tucked those balls firmly away… I’m still coughing them out.”
Come on, is he our drunk uncle making fun of us? And on criticism for his Golden Globe’s speech…
7. LETO “obviously I didn’t prepare a speech.”
But he did! He gave nearly the identical speech at the Hollywood Film Awards.
Hollywood Film Awards Speech:
Golden Globes Speech:
This led to proper criticism over the transphobia and exploitation:
Jared Leto and Michael Douglas’ Homophobic Acceptance Speeches
The Golden Globes gave Jared Leto an award for playing a trans woman because Hollywood is terrible.
So is anything changing? YES!. Leto’s SAG AWARD Speech dispensed with the cheap jokes and had some class, dedicating the award to the groups he borrowed emotional equity from instead of being about himself, his waxing, and his return to film after six years, and the great parties:
8. LETO: " I’d like to share it with the Rayons of the world. To the people who have made a choice to live their lives … as they have chosen to dream it. I’m so proud that i’ve been able to glimpse the world through your eyes."
There is learning happening but it seems more as a response to backlash than actual learning or community. What is next? We do not identify as “Rayons.” Say the word “TRANSGENDER.” We appreciate the attempt at recognizing a marginalized group but Leto is avoiding our self identity, making up his own point of view on what we are and should be called. We are organizing so this learning curve never happens again. We need trans actors in trans roles for visibility, representation, and positive models instead of wanting to vomit listening to a cis man make fun of us. We don’t want to be writing Tumblr posts and articles defending ourself from a person who thinks they are representing us. While in this period of civil rights, we want to see ourselves truly represented and moving forward.