“There are people calling this a form of ethnic cleansing and I can’t figure out a reason why it isn’t. Sure, not every Hispanic in the state is undocumented, but you could certainly forgive them for feeling that measures this punitive mean they aren’t welcome. If the state is willing to deny someone water because they don’t have proper ID, they really, really don’t want you around.” - digby, on Alabama’s strict immigration law, which went into effect last week.
Wow. Ethnic cleansing by municipal pettiness. A new low.
THIS IS SO FUCKED UPPP
This is some really scary stuff.
this makes me cry. It feels like we’re heading to a climax of something in the near future.
If they are paying the bill ( which to have a bill for water makes me angry but whatever right now) what business is it of yours,
Oh wait you can immigrant blame until they are all gone and by that time people are so poor and downtrodden by the government not doing their jobs tehy have lost any fight to notice what’s happpened
except terrorizing and alienating INNOCENT HUMAN BEINGS
On August 31, 2009 James Hornik was raped by another male in Hollywood, California. Mr. Hornik found himself in great need of police assistance and called on the LAPD, trusting that they would help him in his sudden predicament. When asked if he could press charges against his attacker, the LAPD officers simply responded, “A gay man can’t be raped”. Mr. Hornik was treated at Cedars Sinai Hospital but was denied a forensic rape collection kit by the LAPD, whose job it is to issue such kits through their forensic team.
James Hornik has been fighting for more understanding and recognition that men (gay or straight) can be raped ever since that muggy night in August of 2009 with very little help at all. He has contacted organizations such as LAMBDA Legal, GLAAD, the ACLU, the NoH8 Campaign and various others only to be denied help and led in circles. Mr. Hornik even filed the proper complaints with the city, county and the LAPD internal investigation team. The LAPD was exonerated from any wrong doing or neglect by the mayor.
The goal of this petition is to demand that the LAPD make a formal apology to Mr. Hornik and the citizens of Los Angeles County in general for their failure to recognize what was and is a very serious situation and a growing problem within the gay community and society as a whole.
Pause for one moment and ask yourself, what if it happened to you and no one heard your cries?
I’mma reblog this cause what MR. Hornik went through is inexcusable but when we talk about rape and sexual violence
Howdy, great and interesting Tumblr! I’ve made one to contribute, PLEASE add it to represent the many who feel in-between the 99% and the 1%. Thanks!
What I’m getting from this is: you don’t have disabilities that prevent you from working, networking, or working out. Actually, it seems you have no disabilities at all because you don’t need health insurance. You’ve been lucky enough to not have been in an accident that could’ve resulted in expensive hospital bills despite how much you’d worked out before. And since you basically say health insurance is useless, you probably don’t have a problem with not all fertile female-assigned-at-birth being able to afford salpingo-oophorectomy the way you could afford vasectomy. You’re a cisgender male, meaning pregnancy wouldn’t have been something you would’ve had to worry about were you to have been raped. So what happens to those people who can’t afford (or simply don’t want) contraceptive surgery who do have to worry about this?
You’re so full of abled privilege it’s not even funny. “Visualization techniques to augment my mental health”? What the fuck does that even mean?
I am the 99% but I don’t begrudge the 1%.
(There, I fixed it for you!)
I can’t even…
cool, you’re also a white guy that gets paid MORE than women and people of color. So that 100,000 bucks you see a year? Yeah, women and people of color make a fraction of that a year for your same work and shit.
You’re privelged. You’re also paying taxes and shit but guess what? The 1% and coproration are using tax loop holes to avoid paying taxes. They aren’t doing their fair share. Meanwhile, they lay off workers while making plenty of profits. they get tax breaks to CREATE jobs, not get rid of them.
TL dr; You’re priveleged and the 1% is fucking us all over.
I think it’s fair to assume he’s also cis and able-bodied (mostly because he was in the army). Also, LOL @ “I chose my degree wisely” because what the hell, no one wants a world where everyone has the same jobs. Not to mention, I’m pretty sure someone who makes over $100k per year is not the 99%.
[Image description: White woman at Slutwalk NYC rally holds up sign reading, “Woman is the nigger of the world”]
Crunk Feminist Collective: I Saw the Sign but Did We Really Need a Sign?
NO, JUST FUCKING NO.
GODDAMMIT, NO, SHUT THAT SHIT UP RIGHT NOW.
i don’t even get what thats supposed to mean?
The word Nigger has been used since the Revolutionary War:
1. a derogatory term for African Americans OR
2. a person of any race or origin regarded as contemptible, inferior,ignorant, etc.
3.a victim of prejudice similar to that suffered by blacks; aperson who is economically, politically, or sociallydisenfranchised.
Definition 3 is not normallyconsidered disparaging—as in “The Irish are the niggers of Europe”from Roddy Doyle’s The Commitments —but the other uses areconsidered contemptuous and hostile.
That’s what she means. Women are still being regarded as inferior and economically, politically and socially disenfranchised.
But ehhh kind of a shocking way of putting things.
Before you comment again on the use and meaning of the word n*****, I would like for you to go to your local library or amazon.com, order The N Word by Jabari Asim, and read it from cover to cover. Really let it sink in. And then you might perhaps be capable of discussing this topic around other people, and not sounding ignorant. kthanxbye.
it’s cute when white people quote the dictionary like it’s the holy word.
What the hell is this, like, how could she think that’s okay? I don’t get it.
[image: a pink fabric. text: “I wear casual jerseys and formal suits. I cut my hair short, but never shave. My voice is raspy and I only fuck women. I AM A WOMAN. NOT A MAN. I’ve never felt dysphoria, I’m happy with my vagina.”]
Oh wow, should I give you a cookie? CONGRATULATIONS ON NOT BEING TRANS AND NOT FEELING DYSPHORIA. WE WHO DO CERTAINLY NEED TO BE REMINDED CIS PEOPLE EXIST.
TW: CISSEXISM AND ABLEISM.
It really only applies to ftm and similar trans*folk, but it’s interesting regardless. =)
Reblogging this to read later.
So I thought this was going to be interesting, but instead it’s filled with cringe-worthy (i.e. othering and misgendering) wording (“typical females” vs. “transwomen”? “biological girls who identify as boys?” “if such girls do believe they have a boy’s mind in a girl’s body”? Really?) and I’m-rolling-my-eyes-at-you-this-is-so-ridiculous conclusions. Bullet-point lists work for me, so here’s what I find problematic:
Just, get out. I was expecting some kind of relation between social dysphoria and social awkwardness, not this. The only thing their research backs up is that the average AQ of FAAB trans people is higher than that of cis women, how do they go on to conclude such fuckery from that?
(Source: , via ll0che-deactivated20120221)
“The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs released its annual report on hate violence motivated by sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and HIV status last week. The report documents 27 anti-LGBT murders in 2010, which is the second highest annual total recorded since 1996. 70 percent of these 27 victims were people of color; 44 percent of them were transgender women.
The study also found that transgender people and people of color are each twice as likely to experience violence or discrimination as non-transgender white people. Transgender people of color are also almost 2.5 times as likely to experience discrimination as their white peers.”
“But why do you make everything about race?” I hear you say…
[image: a tweet from Lady Gaga’s twitter reading “@cher maybe a remix duet for the gays? You truly are ‘the greatest thing to me’.” /end image description]
Dear Lady Gaga,
The more I learn about you, the worse it gets.
First, you allowed “Born This Way” to be played and performed without the line about supporting people regardless of their sexual and/or gender identities. This was especially ironic considering that this song was supposedly written as a “gay anthem.”
Then, there are all the times you have made transmisogynistic comments. Although I strongly believe that gender policing is unacceptable, I don’t think you have handled these situations appropriately, to say the least. You can’t combat transphobia with transmisogyny.
Now, my dashboard is full of posts about your recent performance in Australia, in which you used a wheelchair as part of your costume. As “Jesse Billauer, the founder of the quadriplegic advocacy group Life Rolls On,” rightfully said: ”I invite [Gaga] to learn more about the 5.6 million Americans who live with paralysis. They, like me, unfortunately, don’t use a wheelchair for shock value.”
Let’s not forget that time you equated feminism with man hating, as if loving men and being a feminist were mutually exclusive.
Because you are such a famous celebrity, your comments and actions are extremely significant. Each time you express transphobic, ableist, and anti-feminist sentiments, you are sending a message to the world. You are reinforcing the dominant ideologies which allow for the marginalization and oppression of the groups you claim to support. It seems that every time you take one step forward, you take two steps backwards.
P.S. You are not, and will never be, the face of the LGBTQ community. Please stop referring to us as “the gays.” I do not find it particularly endearing or complimentary; in fact, I find your comments to be rather trivializing and offensive.
Update: Lady Gaga’s recent performance was in Australia, not New Zealand. I apologize for the error.
^^^ “the gays” is so objectifying. Fuck off, Gaga. You’re a joke.
The gays? THE GAYS???
Shaking my fucking head.
“you allowed “Born This Way” to be played and performed without the line about supporting people regardless of their sexual and/or gender identities.”
Wait, what? What the fuck? What the fuck is the song supposed to be about then? What the hell? There
Also the “the gays” thing.Although since I believe she’s bisexual that’s not… as ba— yes, yes it is she’s kind of still erasing bi people and I believe some lesbian women feel erased by just saying “gay” because that is generally more of a male-specific term (although others identify as gay, but some do feel erased and it doesn’t address the bi-erasure)
She’s not even an ally. (she doesn’t even pretend to be an ally to trans people and I’m pretty sure she’s bi, so she can’t really be an ally of her own community) :/
Are you shitting me?
I also have one genuine question: why does she portray herself as an ally as opposed to a member of the community? She said she’s bi (or I’m pretty sure she did), so why does it still sounds like she’s othering the non-straight community? It’s just so weird.
And sorry for being bitter, but the less lines sung from Born This Way, the better. They’re all downright awful, and I think I can find at least one problematic thing with each one of them (even—or especially—those about sexuality).
Also, lol wtf, racism against non-gingers. Learn what words mean. It would’ve been kind of nice if you’d defended your girlfriend against her parents’ ableism first and not said it as an afterthought. Other than that, I was surprisingly not as mad as I thought I’d be.
And is it me, or is every episode apparently “the best episode ever”? ‘Cause they’re all either horrible or just boring.