Miley Cyrus won Video of the Year at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, but she didn’t accept the Moonman trophy herself.
"White feminism" does not mean every white woman, everywhere, who happens to identify as feminist. It also doesn’t mean that every "white feminist" identifies as white. I see "white feminism" as a specific set of single-issue, non-intersectional, superficial feminist practices. It is the feminism we understand as mainstream; the feminism obsessed with body hair, and high heels and makeup, and changing your married name. It is the feminism you probably first learned. "White feminism" is the feminism that doesn’t understand western privilege, or cultural context. It is the feminism that doesn’t consider race as a factor in the struggle for equality.
White feminism is a set of beliefs that allows for the exclusion of issues that specifically affect women of colour. It is “one size-fits all” feminism, where middle class white women are the mould that others must fit. It is a method of practicing feminism, not an indictment of every individual white feminist, everywhere, always.
Please, everybody: read this article!
sticks and stones may break my bones, but language dictates everything from social norms to legislation and it’s indeed often used to bolster violence and oppression sooOo
It’s time to flush your stereotypes down the drain.
Congratulations, gamer girls—you’re officially at the top of the food chain when it comes to games. A new study released by the Entertainment Software Association has revealed that adult women now occupy the largest demographic in the gaming industry. Women over 18 made up a whopping 36 percent of the gaming population, followed by adult men at 35 percent.
I cannot wait for men to cry about this
"When I got my first cat, it changed me. There is something about holding a cat that makes your anger melt away. And if someone does something that upsets me—I have to remember my cat. I can’t keep my cat if I get into trouble.”
"I asked if Major Cabanaw had concerns for the safety of the cats. “Of course, we always want to ensure the safety of the cats, and the staff is great about keeping an eye out for them. But mostly, it’s the offenders keeping them safe. I have never once seen an offender kill his own cat. We screen them to be sure they have no history of animal abuse. But I’ll tell you this, there was a guy killed in here because he had spit soda pop onto someone else’s cat.”"
Cats now control the prisons. They now have an army.
This post went exactly where I expected. Well done.
Why is there no dam?
10 photo limit.
Charlie Sheen smokes crack live in a web-chat and they make him the highest paid actor on television.
An 18-year-old black person smokes a blunt and he is unfit to live.
I see you white power.
Comedian Greg Blackshear (via sonofbaldwin)
Not to mention Rob Ford still being allowed to hold office after admitting to a crack addiction and alcoholism, tackling a representative, etc.
This British vs American pronunciation of ‘squirrel’ is my absolute favorite.
I find it interesting how so many of the people who were railing against “All About That Bass” for making reference to “skinny bitches” (and then turning around and basically saying “Just kidding, you think you’re fat but you’re actually perfect”) are the exact same people who are reblogging screeds about how Nicki Minaj’s “fuck skinny bitches” lyric isn’t problematic in the least and YOU’RE the one who’s problematic if you have a problem with it.
The exact same people. So many of them.
I have no horse in this race, I like Nicki a lot and think the phrase “skinny bitches” is literally the very least of feminism’s problems right now, but it sure is funny how quickly attitudes toward what is and isn’t problematic flip-flop when your fave is involved.
OH and also the part about how all the responses to “All About That Bass” were to the tune of “Um, NO THANK YOU, I don’t have to SEXUALIZE my body to feel positive about it, why should I only feel good about my body because men find it attractive,” and not a peep from those same people about how “Anaconda” is literally just the same song but with a Mix-a-Lot sample instead of a twee sixties beat? THEMATICALLY THEY ARE NEARLY IDENTICAL. ONE JUST REFERENCES ANALINGUS. I DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS WEBSITE.
Oh God I had forgotten all about that shirt.