URGENT UPDATE ON WORLDPRIDE MARCH:
nethenclawpuff: avenpt: Due to a last minute change by the organizers of WorldPride that was announced today (Thursday 28th) for the first time, the start time for the parade parade has been moved up from 1:00pm to 11:00am. As a result, we will now be meeting at 10:00am on the morning of July 7th, at the Baker Street station. Look for ace flags! We will be leaving to walk to the start of the...
heronqueenblues: I just read through the majority of the comments highlighted in this article about the harassment Anita Sarkeesian has received for her plans to make a webseries about sexism in videogames. I just don’t understand why people feel so threatened by her and be aware, that’s how they feel. they feel insulted and hurt (even if they’d never, in a million years, say that they felt...
The ‘um,’ the ‘uh,’ the ‘ah,’ and even the Californian ‘like,’ have been...– Uh, don’t criticize people for saying “Um,” “Uh,” and “Like” (via unsungtale) My local chapter of Toastmasters International — well, the whole organisation, really — ought to read this!
(TW: unapologetic racism)
hidden-agender: dumbthingswhitepplsay: thetruthaboutracialprivilege: 1. I can freely berate, hate and discriminate against white races and cultures without fear of repercussions or being labelled a racist by anyone — even the white people I openly discriminate against 2. I can access an array of free benefits for education, employment and substance abuse that white people cannot simply...
A Brief History --
golden-zephyr: Gypsy is the name given to Roma since they appeared in Europe in the thirteenth century, refugees from the widespread warfare that had overtaken their native India as part of the expansion of the Ottoman Turkish Empire. Europeans took these newcomers from the East for Egyptians (Egyptian, Egipcian, ‘gypcian, ‘gipcian, gipsy, gypsy) , and feared them because they were not...
Minority Privilege: MINORITY PRIVILEGE: UNPACKING... →
golden-zephyr: agenericteenagegirl: golden-zephyr: navigatethestream: thetruthaboutracialprivilege: 1. I can freely berate, hate and discriminate against white races and cultures without fear of repercussions or being labelled a racist by anyone — even the white people I openly discriminate against 2. I can access an array of free benefits for education, employment and substance abuse...
Among 35 major national print publications, including The New York Times and The...– Men Rule Media Coverage of Women’s News - The Daily Beast (via librariesandlemonade) What the actual fuck?? I suppose this shouldn’t surprise me, and it doesn’t, really, but it outrages me, nonetheless.
Whitewashing is racist.
a-lostbird: Yes it really is. All whitewashing is racist and it’s extremely harmful. I’ve noticed a lot of PoC people seem to have this reservation about calling whitewashing racist. In my opinion, I feel like the real reason this is is because they don’t know the real definition of racism. AND BEFORE YOU GO GOOGLE IT and give me the dictionary.com or the Merriam-Webster definition, DON’T. ...
Netflix, you have fascinating suggestions.
lilajanet: aliveinabox: #Is it the scarf? #It’s the scarf. (via livekatie)
The Right Look: Lightening Dark Skin For Beauty,...
jensenjaundice: Until today I’d assumed “whitewashing” (the practice of bleaching one’s skin to alter its color to a lighter and thus more appealing tone) had all but died in most parts of the modern world. Holy fuck was I wrong. This year, British Vogue’s November 2011 cover features none other than Rihanna (aka, the sexiest woman I’ve ever known) posing in one of her classic fierce stances...
Seattle screening of the documentary RARE, Monday... →
From Heather Kirkwood of the Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network: I think everyone I know of in the Seattle area already knows about this - but just in case we’ve got someone out there I don’t know about - here’s a link to the info about the screening of RARE Monday night. We’re really excited about this! Please everyone, pass this around to your Seattle friends. Thanks...