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babytiga:

okay Im gonna need folks to understand

  1. AAVE stands for African American Vernacular English
  2. AAVE is a language with structures and rules just like any other language
  3. use of AAVE is not “ghetto” and does not make a person unintelligent for using it
  4. that mocking it because it neglects your idea of “civilized speech” is pretty much anti black and makes you an asshole
  5. and it can be appropriated

simple to understand yes?

AAVE makes more consistent grammatical sense than “standard” english does.

(Source: hoodfairyprincess)

jcoleknowsbest:

thebigblackwolfe:

The fact that trans women have just been completely booted out of this conversation on police brutality smfh…

In 2008, a black trans woman was severely beaten by police and was preparing to sue the Memphis Police Department. She was killed execution style shortly after and no one has yet to be arrested.. Her name was Duanna Johnson. Remember her name…

jcoleknowsbest:

thebigblackwolfe:

The fact that trans women have just been completely booted out of this conversation on police brutality smfh…

In 2008, a black trans woman was severely beaten by police and was preparing to sue the Memphis Police Department. She was killed execution style shortly after and no one has yet to be arrested.. Her name was Duanna Johnson. Remember her name…

knitmeapony:

Playing a little flash game today and this was part of the character creation screen.

Dear every game developer ever, it’s actually this easy.

Kudos to krangGAMES for making this

For the record, you get to do this exact thing with the character marked ‘your lover’ too.

Oh, the disconnect

"Jezebel," a womens-interest website that does super awesome stuff like post photos of rape victims with their faces visible and refuse to take them down, has a team of paid moderators. They posted a complaint recently that Gawker Media is creating a hostile environment for them by refusing to change the commenting system, which allows anonymous folks to post thousands of images of women being beaten, brutalized, raped, murdered, etc. It sounds incredibly shitty and stressful to deal with. It’s also very obviously an attack on the women who read & comment on the site, and the women who moderate the comments section and have to look at and remove all the images.

An explicitly feminist website has been under attack by a group of people who don’t like the people involved and don’t like how they discuss feminism and don’t like the comment rules. They’re responding by posting harassing comments on the feminist website, and on the private websites run by moderators of the site. They are also stalking these people at home, making it known that they have their phone numbers and addresses, calling them and hanging up at all hours, “idly mentioning” that they know where various friends/family members live. They have an organized forum where they dissect every post made on the feminist website, and on the private websites/blogs. It’s been so awful that at least one person involved has taken a hiatus (hopefully it’s just a hiatus) from the stress of it.

What’s the disconnect?

The second group which recently started a tumblr presence to better stalk and harass people (mostly women) discussing feminism, has been lamenting the harassment of Jezebel. Because apparently it’s super bad to attack a group of people who are making money moderating a corporate website, but it’s good form to attack individuals blogging for free when they don’t write enough blog posts about feminist and anti-feminist themes in “Twilight” or whatever.

It’s one of the weirdest things I’ve ever seen.

"gosh, it’s so awful that some anonymous folks are anonymously harassing a large group of people in a vague non-specific way. Hey, has anyone actually MET Firstname Lastname? Are we SURE of what her home address is? God, I can’t believe she’s posting a photo of her cat AGAIN, how DARE she not post what i want her to? Let’s remind her that we know where she lives. Ha ha, great!"

red3blog:

fatbodypolitics:

moderationwithallthings:

fatbodypolitics:

Skinny shaming is always separated from fat shaming according to fat acceptance advocates. I think thats because then they would have to admit that everyone gets mocked and looked at for things about them and that fat people arent oppressed. Its not threatening to you that you’re not oppressed. 

"Fat people aren’t oppressed" says a person commenting on an article that OUTLINES the systemic and institutional oppression fat people deal with. Maybe you should read the article.

Also says the person who has made attacking, harassing, and abusing fat people a hobby of theirs.

I’d go further than the OP and say straight out that “skinny shaming” isn’t a thing. Which isn’t to say that there isn’t body policing of thin bodies, but the construction of “thin shaming” is not intended as a comment on body policing of thin bodies but rather is meant to appropriate the oppression of fat people. Same thing as saying “misandry” or “heterophobia” or “cisphobia” or “reverse racism” isn’t real. None of those concepts exist to define not-nice things that can and do happen to persons with privilege. Each exists explicitly as backlash against oppression being defined as oppressive. All of them are attempts to “equalize” oppression by insisting it happens to everyone and THAT isn’t a thing and never will be a thing. It is merely a tool of oppression. A means of enforcing privilege by demanding the privilege get to be oppressed in the same way as the actually oppressed. None of them are true because someone can find some isolated instance of a man being hated, or a white person being scorned. That’s precisely WHY they aren’t true. Its an attempt to co-opt and subvert a vocabulary that defines oppression and redefine it to refer to the privileged.

The irony is that often these things exist as manifestations of an oppression on a different axis. Thin bodies ARE policed in service of misogyny, racism, trans-exclusion, homophobia, and ablism. But by shifting the focus to an axis of privilege, you are actually erasing THAT oppression to instead enforce privilege. Same goes for most “reverse” bigotry. Heck, even some of the supposed slights white guys pout over are classist in nature. But they’d rather try to enforce what privilege they have by focusing on that.

Thin women aren’t given shit because they’re thin, they’re given shit because they’re women & there’s an incredibly narrow range of acceptable body shapes/sizes for women to have. But instead of discussing sexism & how women in general are constantly told they aren’t good enough/useless if not sexy, we get folks yelling at fat women about “thin shaming” or “skinny shaming.” Which means the underlying sexism doesn’t get addressed AT ALL and continues to affect fat & thin women alike, AND there’s another reason to beat on fat people— because they (allegedly) “thin shame” and “are hypocrits.”

Draw yourself dancing!

tonybreed:

Hey artist friends! I’m working on a thing and I could use your help.

I’m putting together a poster this weekend for the SPX Prom, and I’m asking people to send me drawings of themselves dancing. I’m going to combine them all into one big dance floor picture.

It’ll look great if there are a whole bunch of different styles, some color, some B&W, etc.

I need more dancers! Will you draw yourself dancing for me?

You can post it anywhere and let me know via ask (http://tonybreed.tumblr.com/ask), or you can post it to tumblr and tag is #spxprom and I’ll find it.

THANKS!

T

eschergirls:


maplepoutine submitted:






This is not really an Escher Girl, but the LoL cinematic trailer submission on this page made me think of this screencap of an FF XV trailer.  Notice how every male character have textured, realist skin while the two female characters have perfect pale skin with makeup on.

This reminds me of a previous post where somebody brought up the lack of wrinkles or facial creases of any kind on a woman character in a League of Legends trailer, and I also posted a picture of the male and female faces in Batman: Arkham City as another example where female faces must be devoid of any lines (even expression lines) while male faces can have all sorts of interesting features and details, and can be exaggerated to give more character to the faces.

This isn’t just about women having to be portrayed as eternally young, or how women’s standards for beauty are so tied with having no lines on our faces, but it’s also incredibly limiting when designing and portraying female characters.  If all your female characters always have to have smooth round faces, no wrinkles, etc (and often big eyes and pouty lips too), then it’s going to be that much harder to try to make them look different than each other.  And if they also aren’t allowed to show lines on their faces for expressions, then it’s going to limit the range of their expression too, or they’re going to end up with a weird doll look when you do have them emote.  The point is, it can end up creating a very limited box for female character visuals, and creating characters that all look very similarly, even if you really don’t mean to. And that in turn limits how much information you can convey about those characters, visually.





And this leads directly to Disney having multiple main female characters who are nothing more than palette swapped versions of the same character design, while every male character (including background/minor characters) has a different face and body shape/type.

eschergirls:

This is not really an Escher Girl, but the LoL cinematic trailer submission on this page made me think of this screencap of an FF XV trailer.  Notice how every male character have textured, realist skin while the two female characters have perfect pale skin with makeup on.

This reminds me of a previous post where somebody brought up the lack of wrinkles or facial creases of any kind on a woman character in a League of Legends trailer, and I also posted a picture of the male and female faces in Batman: Arkham City as another example where female faces must be devoid of any lines (even expression lines) while male faces can have all sorts of interesting features and details, and can be exaggerated to give more character to the faces.

This isn’t just about women having to be portrayed as eternally young, or how women’s standards for beauty are so tied with having no lines on our faces, but it’s also incredibly limiting when designing and portraying female characters.  If all your female characters always have to have smooth round faces, no wrinkles, etc (and often big eyes and pouty lips too), then it’s going to be that much harder to try to make them look different than each other.  And if they also aren’t allowed to show lines on their faces for expressions, then it’s going to limit the range of their expression too, or they’re going to end up with a weird doll look when you do have them emote.  The point is, it can end up creating a very limited box for female character visuals, and creating characters that all look very similarly, even if you really don’t mean to. And that in turn limits how much information you can convey about those characters, visually.

And this leads directly to Disney having multiple main female characters who are nothing more than palette swapped versions of the same character design, while every male character (including background/minor characters) has a different face and body shape/type.

fatbodypolitics:

moderationwithallthings:

fatbodypolitics:

Skinny shaming is always separated from fat shaming according to fat acceptance advocates. I think thats because then they would have to admit that everyone gets mocked and looked at for things about them and that fat people arent oppressed. Its not threatening to you that you’re not oppressed. 

"Fat people aren’t oppressed" says a person commenting on an article that OUTLINES the systemic and institutional oppression fat people deal with. Maybe you should read the article.

"individual shitty behavior towards individuals is always separated from systemic shitty behavior toward a group of people that negatively impacts their quality of life, health, and educational and employment prospects. I think that’s because it is really I, the thin person, who is oppressed and fatties are just gross fatties ugh I mean really. also, I don’t know what institutional oppression is lol. Sure doesn’t stop me from commenting hatefully though!"

It’s really gross that so many misognystic dudes love on Tesla so much— or their own conception of what Tesla was/did/was motivated by. The person he admired most (and emulated) was his mom, an inventor.

Also, I’d play the hell out of this game.

inquisitivequeen:

postracialcomments:

summerphoenixxx:

Our fight does not begin nor end in Ferguson. Around the country many young black men and women are losing their lives to police brutality and excessive force. We cannot turn a blind eye to this. Fergson is not a singular event. Nor should our response to it be. Police brutality is an epidemic in the black and latino community and it needs to be stopped. 

The information about the cop involved in this case still has not been released and all I can ask is who’s child will be next. 

Boost!!!!

There was 2-3 different police involved shootings in the Chicago area within the past few days. 

I’m sick. Physically ill. Why does this keep happening?

So, how is the body supposed to tell between starvation and a diet? It can’t.

"for 40,000 years the primary threat to the majority of humans tended to be not getting enough to eat. In fact, this was true until the end of World War II in the United States and is still true in many Third World countries (and for some in the West as well) today. Since starvation was common, our bodies learned to hold onto weight at all costs. Any time our bodies experience lack, they learn to be more efficient in holding weight: i.e. the body that experiences lack increases the set point. Children who experience famine have very efficient bodies – bodies designed to hold onto fat. People who experience starvation repeatedly will have bodies that get better and better at holding on to fat.

So, how is the body supposed to tell between starvation and a diet? It can’t. All the body knows is that the signals (signals of hunger or craving) it is sending are being ignored. And the only way it knows to respond is as if there is a famine. It holds onto weight and creates a demand for high calorie foods. And so the diet fails for the majority of us.”

~Talking Fat, by Lonie McMichael, PhD (via loniemc)

Children who gestated during starvation times grow up to be adults who are super extra great at being fat, at holding on to fat reserves. This actually lasts FOR GENERATIONS. This is a thing that’s been studied and proven.

We live in a world where pregnant people are advised to limit caloric intake while gestating new bodies, we live in a world where fat pregnant people are advised to STRICTLY limit caloric intake while pregnant and attempt to lose weight. In other words, we live in a world where pregnant people are told to feign starvation while gestating, and have babies that develop awash in the signals of starvation.

How much of this “obesity epidemic” is because fat people are just big fat fatties who are bad and can’t stop eating and refuse to ever move or exercise ever (so gross), and how much of it is because of things entirely outside of their control like genetics and epigenetics and environmental issues?

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles is making no friends at tonight’s Town Hall. Part 2

[part 1]

doctorstarshipcaptain:

gentlemen bastards au where no one dies horribly

where no one dies horribly & they just make & eat good food

People gender bodies because it means easier health care for each body. When you shut down "women's clinics" because it hurts your shitbaby feelings to see a gendered clinic, congratulations cos you're not only going to severely damage women's health care but cause deaths of women who won't be able to privately get proper healthcare. Anonymous

amaditalks:

lisaquestions:

idislikecispeople:

How about instead of gendering people we just list what genitals they have? That would solve this “problem” that you’re proposing while at the same time not being cisseixist.

I would like to see any situation in which trans women and camab transfeminine people have attempted to shut down “women’s clinics.”

Also, none of my doctors or therapists or any medical professional who has treated me needs to have my CASAB in order to treat me. The last one I saw I brought this kind of nonsense up and the doctor laughed her ass off at the idea that she would have to misgender my body in order to treat me correctly.

I know that there have been a couple of instances where trans women have publicly taken “women’s clinics” to task for refusing to treat them or offer HRT, in some cases while providing HRT to trans men. But they weren’t attempting to close those clinics, just to get them to actually provide care to <em>all</em> women, especially if they were providing it to
men.

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