Submission from alovdisc
just saw this picture of Miley Cyrus on Facebook and I’m disgusted.. I’m bad with words but this is some racist shit right here am I right?
I think you’re doing just fine with your words: this is some racist shit right here. Full stop.
Miley’s appropriation has now reached astronomical heights. This type of fetishization of black women’s bodies is full-on racist and misogynist.
Girl needs to stop.
Wtf, I hate this picture and 80% of what miley does but reblogging this and saying it’s racist and misogynist was a great to let me know I should unfollow you
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The irony of someone calling someone an ignorant c*nt while telling them to learn the meaning of misogyny is so rich I could choke on it.
Upon rereading the submission I’m unclear as to whether this was on Miley’s facebook page or whether someone else did it, but it’s fucking racist and misogynist regardless.
Did you see her avatar where she photoshops her face onto Nicki Minaj’s cover art for Anaconda?
How is it NOT racist and misogynist for her to LITERALLY APPROPRIATE BLACK WOMEN’S BODIES.
Black women’s bodies are routinely dehumanized and sexualized, and someone else who’s more educated than me can speak to just how dangerous that is. (I hesitate to expound at length because I am white).
This kind bullshit just adds that dehumanization. When she photoshops her face onto the Anaconda cover art She literally takes Nicki’s face off of her own body. THIS IS SO DEHUMANIZING.
Other people’s bodies are not costumes. How are you justifying “taking something you enjoy from another culture” especially if it’s SOMEONE’S BODY. Seriously what is wrong with you.
You’re basically a disgusting person if you insist this is not racist and misogynist bullshit.
"What’s astonishing is that Manuel Noriega, a notorious dictator who is in prison for the heinous crimes he committed, is upset about being portrayed as a criminal and enemy of the state in the game Call of Duty. Quite simply, it’s absurd.” — Former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani
Holy fuck this liberalism is too much wow
Okay, I did the damn thing. Hope you aren’t tired of these, yet!
(I think this meme is actually super cool; it really highlights the importance of make-up, angles, and lighting. Some of the before/afters are insane!)
(Happy early Mundaaaay)wait, I don’t actually understand the meme ;-; although it’s still funny :’D
The idea is that your boyfriend is breaking up with you because he found a cuter girl (!?) so you dress as a pretty boy and seduce the girl instead *A* (Gotta save cute girls from assholes)
*breathes heavily like i am suffering from lung failure*
Urbance animated project is now on Kickstarter.
Everyone needs to read the speech of Emma Watson, as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, on feminism and gender equality. It introduces the launch of the campaign called ‘HeForShe’, which aims to mobilize one billion men and boys as advocates of change in ending inequalities that women and girls face globally.
Today we are launching a campaign HeForShe. I am reaching out to you because we need your help. We must try to mobilize as many men and boys as possible to be advocates for change. We don’t just want to talk about it. We want to try and make sure it’s tangible. I was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women 6 months ago.
The more I spoke about feminism, the more I realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain is that this has to stop. For the record, feminism by definition is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes.
When I was 8, I was called bossy because I wanted to direct a play for our parents. At 15, my girlfriends didn’t want to join sports teams because they didn’t want to appear masculine. At 18, my male friends were unable to express their feelings.
I decided that I was a feminist. This seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Women are choosing not to identify as feminists. Apparently, [women’s expression is] seen as too strong, too aggressive, anti-men, unattractive.
Why has the word become such an unpopular one? I think it is right I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decisions that affect my life. I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men.
But sadly, I can say that there is no one country in the world where all women can expect to see these rights. No country in the world can yet say that they achieved gender equality. These rights are considered to be human rights but I am one of the lucky ones.
My life is a sheer privilege because my parents didn’t love me less because I was born a daughter. My school did not limit me because I was a girl. These influences are the gender equality ambassadors that made me who I am today. They may not know it but they are the feminists needed in the world today. We need more of those.
It is not the word that is important. It is the idea and the ambition behind it because not all women received the same rights I have. In fact, statistically, very few have.
In 1997, Hillary Clinton made a famous speech in Beijing about women’s rights. Sadly, many that she wanted to change are still true today. Less than 30% of the audience were male. How can we effect change in the world when only half of it is invited to participate in the conversation?
Men, I would like to give this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too. To date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society. I’ve seen young men suffering from illness, unable to ask for help for fear it will make them less of a man. I’ve seen men fragile and insecure by what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either.
We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. When they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive, women won’t be compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled.
Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are. We can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom. I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves.
You might think: who is this Harry Potter girl? What is she doing at the UN? I’ve been asking myself at the same thing. All I know is that I care about this problem and I want to make this better. And having seen what I’ve seen and given the chance, I feel my responsibility to say something. Edmund Burke said all that is need for the forces of evil to triumph is for good men and women to do nothing
In my nervousness for this speech and my moment of doubt, I told myself: if not me, who? If not now, when? You have the opportunity here. If you believe in equality, I implore you: we must strive for a united world but the good news is we have a platform. It is called he for she. I invite you to step forward, to be seen and I ask yourself: if not me, who? If not now, when? Thank you.
Hey guys, I have been working hard to afford a gaming desktop and I have a small favor to ask for you all. There is a site called Top Streamer and the more votes a person receives the more they get noticed on twitch. Since I’m trying incredibly hard to gain a small community…
Ah, yes. Safe spaces for the minority group. Do you know how many women stream? Do you know how many men stream in a ratio compared to women? How many women get front-page’d in comparison to men? Just think about it. I’ll wait.
Done? Good. The answer is not a whole lot. I’m looking at the Twitch front page at 2:10 am. CST, on September 22, 2014. There is 1 woman (whose banner very clearly shows she is, indeed a woman - something hardly see from men, strangely), and 4 men.
Ooh, lookie dere. I refreshed the page and now it’s back to all men. :) Gee, that’s just great. So, if you’re really thinking that the clearly outnumbered women don’t need some kind of platform to get noticed in a sea of men, you’re pretty mistaken.
I get what you’re saying. I get it. ”The women aren’t being treated the same as the men! They’re getting special treatment! That’s not fair!!!! THAT’S SEXIST!”
I can only leave you with the following image. You can’t treat everyone the same if everyone isn’t given the same power initially.