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jayneausten:

lioar:

hookersorcake:

quiyst:

beefranck:

transgalacticwanderer:

electricalivia:

sageruto:

rabbitsnwolves:

Well, he was sorta asking for it, dressing in such flammable clothing.

if he didnt want to get set on fire, he should have stayed indoors

He was probably drinking that night, alcohol makes you susceptible to fire.

If it’s a legitimate inferno, the male body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.

God I love you, Internet.

Why didn’t he stop, drop, and roll? He should have stopped, dropped, and rolled. He must have secretly wanted it.

If you read the article, eyewitnesses said the man had purchased a lighter earlier that same day. Dude probably set himself on fire and lied about it. Typical.

He should have relaxed and enjoyed it. After all it was just a bit of kindling cuddling

We need to start educating people about wearing fire-safe clothing and carrying extinguishers with them at all times. For their own safety.

jayneausten:

lioar:

hookersorcake:

quiyst:

beefranck:

transgalacticwanderer:

electricalivia:

sageruto:

rabbitsnwolves:

Well, he was sorta asking for it, dressing in such flammable clothing.

if he didnt want to get set on fire, he should have stayed indoors

He was probably drinking that night, alcohol makes you susceptible to fire.

If it’s a legitimate inferno, the male body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.

God I love you, Internet.

Why didn’t he stop, drop, and roll? He should have stopped, dropped, and rolled. He must have secretly wanted it.

If you read the article, eyewitnesses said the man had purchased a lighter earlier that same day. Dude probably set himself on fire and lied about it. Typical.

He should have relaxed and enjoyed it. After all it was just a bit of kindling cuddling

We need to start educating people about wearing fire-safe clothing and carrying extinguishers with them at all times. For their own safety.

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The Skyler White Effect: The cognitive dissonance that happens when a female character is presented by the narrative as absolutely correct in their judgment of a male character, and yet the viewers assume she’s the bitch. [x]For my media criticism class, I wrote a paper on the double standard in television and how often women are considered bitches for doing the same thing as the male protagonist. Through my research, I found some interesting articles, and I thought I’d share them. 
Yo Bitch! The Complicated Feminism of Breaking Bad

In the last two episodes of season five, however, women have come to the forefront of making or breaking the plans of the great male trinity of Walt, Jesse, and Mike. The men in the series have done what they wanted (or felt they needed to do), and have been clawing for, and getting, power as they go. The women, however, have had to navigate the systems around them to go forward in their lives. Skyler frantically establishes control over her life, and Lydia (a Madrigal executive who was part of Fring’s team) eventually allows the trinity to continue making meth.

 Stop Hating Skyler White

What it comes down to is that Skyler, the ol’ ball and chain, is a thorn in Walt’s side. She’s not submissive or even faithful. She questions his behavior and she challenges his plans. And somehow, that makes her a bitch.

Defending Skyler White: Sexism in Breaking Bad

But while Walt’s emotional manipulation of Jesse makes me endlessly sad (as his skin headed, “yo”-spouting partner is my favorite character), I find his treatment of his wife, Skyler, far worse.

Stop Hating the Wives: In Praise of Breaking Bad’s Skyler White

Walt’s transformation into a hardened criminal began deep into his marriage with Skyler.

Breaking Bad: Why we Follow Philanderers and Murderers but Hate Their Wives

The fans of these shows frequently reveal themselves to be intelligent, insightful and willing to engage intense, troubling dramas on intellectual and emotional levels.  Except for when it comes to the protagonists’ wives.

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The Skyler White Effect: The cognitive dissonance that happens when a female character is presented by the narrative as absolutely correct in their judgment of a male character, and yet the viewers assume she’s the bitch. [x]

For my media criticism class, I wrote a paper on the double standard in television and how often women are considered bitches for doing the same thing as the male protagonist. Through my research, I found some interesting articles, and I thought I’d share them. 

Yo Bitch! The Complicated Feminism of Breaking Bad

In the last two episodes of season five, however, women have come to the forefront of making or breaking the plans of the great male trinity of Walt, Jesse, and Mike. The men in the series have done what they wanted (or felt they needed to do), and have been clawing for, and getting, power as they go. The women, however, have had to navigate the systems around them to go forward in their lives. Skyler frantically establishes control over her life, and Lydia (a Madrigal executive who was part of Fring’s team) eventually allows the trinity to continue making meth.

 Stop Hating Skyler White

What it comes down to is that Skyler, the ol’ ball and chain, is a thorn in Walt’s side. She’s not submissive or even faithful. She questions his behavior and she challenges his plans. And somehow, that makes her a bitch.

Defending Skyler White: Sexism in Breaking Bad

But while Walt’s emotional manipulation of Jesse makes me endlessly sad (as his skin headed, “yo”-spouting partner is my favorite character), I find his treatment of his wife, Skyler, far worse.

Stop Hating the Wives: In Praise of Breaking Bad’s Skyler White

Walt’s transformation into a hardened criminal began deep into his marriage with Skyler.

Breaking Bad: Why we Follow Philanderers and Murderers but Hate Their Wives

The fans of these shows frequently reveal themselves to be intelligent, insightful and willing to engage intense, troubling dramas on intellectual and emotional levels.  Except for when it comes to the protagonists’ wives.
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myselfisme:

Don’t Say “That’s So Gay” Campaign (Wanda Sykes) [ x ]

How about a round of applause.

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murmuringfields:

dontbuymiss-saigon:

I am a Vietnamese woman.  This is my truth:  My mother tried six times to leave our home country after the war in hopes of a better life.  Each time we were caught at the border and sent back.  Because of her perseverence we finally succeeded on the 7th try.  It took several on-foot border crossings, a safe house, two fishing boat trips, two refugee camps, and six months for us to get to the United States.  My aunt, already living in the States, sponsored us.  My mother worked two jobs and went to school full time the first few years just to make a life for us.  I started in ESL classes, and 25 years later I am now pursuing a medical degree.  My Vietnamese name was torn apart and mocked on the playground so much I changed to an American first name when I got naturalized to make things easier. I am queer.  I am somewhere between masculine and feminine.  I was born in Saigon and now a US citizen living in Minnesota.  Miss Saigon missed the boat my family and I took to get here.- Vi-Anh

So the Ordway Theatre Company of St. Paul, Minnesota is trying to bring back Miss Saigon to the Twin Cities for the third time, and for the third time, the Asian American community of Minnesota is rallying together to protest against it. 
If y’all don’t know, Miss Saigon is a broadway musical placed in the 1970s in Saigon, and is about the romanticization of war and a “love story” between an American G.I. soldier and a Vietnamese prostitute. It’s a gross representation of Vietnamese women, and are shown as hypersexualized lotus blossoms and are depicted as victims from a Third-World country, who need to be saved by the “Great American White Man.” It takes away any sort of agency or voice Vietnamese women could have, and does not speak any truth that is ours (as Vietnamese people) to give. 
Anyway, this third time around, there’s this great project going on of Vietnamese women (in Minnesota and elsewhere, I think) coming out and talking against the production. It’s really beautiful, and I’m so so so proud of this community that I’m a part of. 
So check out the site, Don’t Buy Miss Saigon: Our Truth Project, and support the Viet women who are speaking out! 

murmuringfields:

dontbuymiss-saigon:

I am a Vietnamese woman.  This is my truth:  My mother tried six times to leave our home country after the war in hopes of a better life.  Each time we were caught at the border and sent back.  Because of her perseverence we finally succeeded on the 7th try.  It took several on-foot border crossings, a safe house, two fishing boat trips, two refugee camps, and six months for us to get to the United States.  My aunt, already living in the States, sponsored us.  My mother worked two jobs and went to school full time the first few years just to make a life for us.  I started in ESL classes, and 25 years later I am now pursuing a medical degree.  My Vietnamese name was torn apart and mocked on the playground so much I changed to an American first name when I got naturalized to make things easier. I am queer.  I am somewhere between masculine and feminine.  I was born in Saigon and now a US citizen living in Minnesota.  Miss Saigon missed the boat my family and I took to get here.
- Vi-Anh

So the Ordway Theatre Company of St. Paul, Minnesota is trying to bring back Miss Saigon to the Twin Cities for the third time, and for the third time, the Asian American community of Minnesota is rallying together to protest against it. 

If y’all don’t know, Miss Saigon is a broadway musical placed in the 1970s in Saigon, and is about the romanticization of war and a “love story” between an American G.I. soldier and a Vietnamese prostitute. It’s a gross representation of Vietnamese women, and are shown as hypersexualized lotus blossoms and are depicted as victims from a Third-World country, who need to be saved by the “Great American White Man.” It takes away any sort of agency or voice Vietnamese women could have, and does not speak any truth that is ours (as Vietnamese people) to give. 

Anyway, this third time around, there’s this great project going on of Vietnamese women (in Minnesota and elsewhere, I think) coming out and talking against the production. It’s really beautiful, and I’m so so so proud of this community that I’m a part of. 

So check out the site, Don’t Buy Miss Saigon: Our Truth Project, and support the Viet women who are speaking out! 

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xaynie:

iamarevolutionary2:

Just a friendly reminder that we live in a racist society.


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I’m pretty sure anyone BORN in America…is an American…just sayin’

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princessunicornsparkles:

Just your friendly reminder that it was Flavia Dzodan who penned the glorious, radical, rallying phrase “My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit,” and that perhaps it is at least a little ~ironic when people fail to attribute this quote to her. 

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My other editorial for the school newspaper last week…

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Also the claims of “this makes it bad for women in the industry and sets feminism back” are bullshit

Men don’t need an excuse to shit on women and feminism. That much has been clear throughout history. And white people don’t need an excuse to shit on people of color. 

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anarcho-queer:

NYPD Officer Blows Whistle On Stop & Frisk,  Superior’s Told Him To Target “Male Blacks 14 to 21” (Must Read)
As hearings are under way to investigate New York City’s stop and frisk policy, one police officer is testifying that he was told by superiors to target young black men between the ages of 14 and 21.
Stop and frisk is a method of searching people in which a cop is able to stop someone he or she suspects of a crime, and is able to frisk that individual if they feel that there is some justification. New York City policy made 685,724 stops as part of the policy in 2011 alone. In total, they have made over 5 million stops, and 85 percent of those stopped were black or Latino. 88% were innocent, meaning they were not arrested or given a summons.
Officer Pedro Serrano, in court to testify yesterday, played a covert recording he’d obtained of an interraction with his superior where he was told the race of people to target, though not that he should stop everyone of that race:

Stop “the right people, the right time, the right location,” Deputy Inspector Christopher McCormack is heard saying on the recording.
“He meant blacks and Hispanics,” Officer Pedro Serrano, who made the secret recording, testified Thursday in Manhattan federal court.
“So what am I supposed to do: Stop every black and Hispanic?”Serrano was heard saying on the tape, which was recorded last month at the 40th Precinct in the Bronx.[…]
“I have no problem telling you this,” the inspector said on the tape. “Male blacks. And I told you at roll call, and I have no problem [to] tell you this, male blacks 14 to 21.”
During cross examination, City lawyer Brenda Cooke got Serrano to admit that McCormack never said he wanted Serrano to stop all blacks and Hispanics.
“Those specific words, no,” he told her.

The news about targeting black men tracks with yesterday’s revelations that the NYPD set quotas for arrests. It also explains the fact that, in 2011, NYPD made more stops of young black men than there actually are young black men in the city.
Serrano’s tape and testimony were introduced as evidence in a class-action lawsuit against the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk tactic brought by four black New Yorkers who claim they were targeted because of their race.
Also, the first of several tapes surreptitiously made by Brooklyn cop Adrian Schoolcraft made its debut at the trial. The audio he recorded proved that the police department ‘manipulated’ crime reports to make to it seem like crime decreased in NYC. 
After the NYPD found out about Adrian’s incriminating evidence, they broke into his apartment, handcuffed him and locked him in a insane asylum for 6 days against his will to silence him.

anarcho-queer:

NYPD Officer Blows Whistle On Stop & Frisk,  Superior’s Told Him To Target “Male Blacks 14 to 21” (Must Read)

As hearings are under way to investigate New York City’s stop and frisk policy, one police officer is testifying that he was told by superiors to target young black men between the ages of 14 and 21.

Stop and frisk is a method of searching people in which a cop is able to stop someone he or she suspects of a crime, and is able to frisk that individual if they feel that there is some justification. New York City policy made 685,724 stops as part of the policy in 2011 alone. In total, they have made over 5 million stops, and 85 percent of those stopped were black or Latino. 88% were innocent, meaning they were not arrested or given a summons.

Officer Pedro Serrano, in court to testify yesterday, played a covert recording he’d obtained of an interraction with his superior where he was told the race of people to target, though not that he should stop everyone of that race:

Stop “the right people, the right time, the right location,” Deputy Inspector Christopher McCormack is heard saying on the recording.

He meant blacks and Hispanics,” Officer Pedro Serrano, who made the secret recording, testified Thursday in Manhattan federal court.

“So what am I supposed to do: Stop every black and Hispanic?”Serrano was heard saying on the tape, which was recorded last month at the 40th Precinct in the Bronx.[…]

“I have no problem telling you this,” the inspector said on the tape. “Male blacks. And I told you at roll call, and I have no problem [to] tell you this, male blacks 14 to 21.”

During cross examination, City lawyer Brenda Cooke got Serrano to admit that McCormack never said he wanted Serrano to stop all blacks and Hispanics.

“Those specific words, no,” he told her.

The news about targeting black men tracks with yesterday’s revelations that the NYPD set quotas for arrests. It also explains the fact that, in 2011, NYPD made more stops of young black men than there actually are young black men in the city.

Serrano’s tape and testimony were introduced as evidence in a class-action lawsuit against the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk tactic brought by four black New Yorkers who claim they were targeted because of their race.

Also, the first of several tapes surreptitiously made by Brooklyn cop Adrian Schoolcraft made its debut at the trial. The audio he recorded proved that the police department ‘manipulated’ crime reports to make to it seem like crime decreased in NYC. 

After the NYPD found out about Adrian’s incriminating evidence, they broke into his apartment, handcuffed him and locked him in a insane asylum for 6 days against his will to silence him.

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choochoobear:

“They at least share the blame, right?  I mean, if the four year old didn’t want to be murdered, she shouldn’t have been walking down that street at that time.”

choochoobear:

“They at least share the blame, right?  I mean, if the four year old didn’t want to be murdered, she shouldn’t have been walking down that street at that time.”

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