if you’re not native american and you uncritically use the term “spirit animal” then you need to sit in the corner and think about what you have done
its weird that guys get so touchy when you accuse them of sexism like “im not sexist wtf????” when they should really be worried about “ive been acting sexist wtf????” like dude youre not the victim of an accusation the accusation is the result of your behavior
just so we’re clear:
- getting called out for doing something shitty is not the same as “getting hate”
- if someone is telling you that you did something shitty, they are not criticizing you as a person
- messing up does not make you an irredeemably awful human being
- but how you respond to criticism can be a pretty good indicator of your awfulness
Internalize the bold.
5,765 Members (for life)
Median Age 62
Executive Branch: 98% White
Writers’ Branch: 98% White
Board of Governors: 43 Members, 6 Women, 1 Person Of Color
$196 million in Assets
$20 million in Film Grants, Fellowships, & Scholarships
$81.3 million in Revenue from one Oscars Show
Former Academy President Frank Pierson: "I don’t see any reason why the Academy should represent the entire American population. That’s what the People’s Choice Awards are for. We represent professional filmmakers, and if that doesn’t reflect the general population, so be it."
HER LOOK THESE WORDS THIS IS EVERYTHING
"But a female dummy didn’t become a mandatory part of frontal crash tests until last year. For all this time, the average American guy stood for us all.
That may have had a substantial impact on women’s auto safety. If airbags are designed for the average male, they will strike most men in the upper chest, creating a cushion for their bodies and heads. Yet small women might hit the airbag chin first, snapping their heads back, potentially leading to serious neck and spinal injuries.
In some cases, according to tests with female mannequins, small women were almost three times as likely as their average male counterparts to be seriously injured or killed. A study of actual crashes by the University of Virginia’s Center for Applied Biomechanics found that women wearing seatbelts were 47 percent more likely to be seriously injured than males in similar accidents.”
I really wish there were a single word that meant “disgusted and speechless but also not at all surprised”
Eddie Murphy at the 60th Academy Awards in 1988
I had to cut this speech down to be able to fit it into a gifset so I uploaded the full thing to youtube and recommend checking it out for yourself.
I never knew this happened. Thank you for doing this.
oh wow. respect.
You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
Re blogging for commentary mostly. How are people so ignorant? The ONLY thing you can buy w food stamps is fucking FOOD.
You can’t even buy pre prepared hot food with food stamps, like not even the kind they serve at the grocery store. U can’t buy anything but groceries. Tell me where I can input my food stamps card to go to fuckin disneyland pls
the entire point of fucking food stamps being a thing in the US is that it is assumed that poor people are pathologically incapable of dealing with money and that you have to restrain their options if you don’t want them to waste it on booze, drugs, gambling or frivolous bullshit. In most other countries, they figured the practice was humiliating (people can tell you’re using food stamps to pay for something), invited discrimination (again, people can tell you’re on food stamps, and treat you differently), infantilised the poor and could make it harder to develop or practice good budgeting skills, if they were lacking those in the first place. It’s basically a very shitty form of welfare, born from the same mentality that makes people refuse giving a couple dollars to the homeless because they’re obviously gonna spend it on drugs and booze.
so anyone who goes and pretends that poor people are somehow pathologically incapable of not wasting food stamps on frivolous bullshit is being a complete asshole on at least two levels, on top of accusing people of something that is actually impossible.
Marissa Alexander’s now faces a 60-year sentence for firing a warning shot into the wall to stop her abusive husband’s attack. Her legal team is working pro bono, but she still owes over $250,000 in legal expenses. The prosecutor, Angela Corey, is the same who couldn’t get a conviction for the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Self-defense against domestic violence does not deserve life in prison.
you realize that 1021 days is only 2.8 years right?
still fucked up, but it’s not 60 years.
One thousand and twenty-one days is the amount of time she’s already spent in prison (hence the #howmuchlonger hashtag). She is now under house arrest and awaiting retrial, which could triple her original sentence.
Challenging white supremacy is not racism
Challenging patriarchy is not sexism
Challenging disproportionate distribution of wealth is not classism
CHALLENGING YOUR OPPRESSOR DOES NOT MAKE YOU “JUST AS BAD”