How Fox News covered women’s issues this morning.
*checks the date to make sure it is still 2014*
In one particularly strange example, Patton has complained that the rape that occurs between acquaintances — commonly referred to as “date rape” — should be called “mistake sex” to avoid diminishing “the true horror of rape.”
oh that’s responsible journalism.
Via Quietly Thinking Aloud
Reasons why I’m excited for “Dear White People:”
- Black actors portraying 3-dimensional characters
- Honest social commentary
- Targeted to the college age demographic
- Thorough exploration of the various forms of racism in America
- Tessa Thompson’s voice and Tyler William’s afro wig
Reasons why I’m not excited for “Dear White People:”
- White people calling it racist
- Mainstream media agreeing with the white people calling it racist
marinashutup on feminism
↳"BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MEN?!" - Is Feminism Sexist? (x)
Via Through Being 20% Cooler
Motherfuckers will read a book that’s 1/3 elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and White people think we’re taking over.– Junot Diaz to the interview question “Do you think using Spanish in your writing alienates some of your readers?” (via lamegrownup)
(Source: wwwteeth)Via Through Being 20% Cooler
Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.
And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?
Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?
So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.
If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.
Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.
And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.
The big lie about capitalism is that everyone can be rich. That’s impossible. Capitalism works only if the vast majority of the population are kept poor enough to never quit working, are kept poor enough to accept distasteful jobs society cannot function without. If everyone were a millionaire, who would empty the trash or repair the sewers? It follows that the poorer the general population is made, the greater the worth of the money held by the wealthy, in terms of the lives which may be bought and sold with it.– Michael Rivero (via america-wakiewakie) Via America Wakie Wakie
How amazing it is to find someone who wants to hear about all the things that go on in your head.– Nina LaCour, Hold Still (via sighpie)
If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. The key to happiness is to live in this present moment.– my yoga instructor (via travelingatheist) Via
Should schools teach atheism? No. There’s no need to teach atheism. It’s the natural result of education without indoctrination.– Ricky Gervais (via blackatheists)
Of course. Every human is born without religious beliefs. There shouldn’t even be a word atheist because that’s what we all are naturally. (via sci-universe) Via Sci-Universe