notforthetoweringdead:

"If more girls wanted to be scientists, there would be more female scientists"

*takes a deep breath* WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY THAT ACTIVELY DISCOURAGES FEMALE INTELLIGENCE BY PAINTING IT AS A NON FEMININE TRAIT AND SETS UP MALES TO BE IN POSITIONS OF ACADEMIC SUPERIORITY DESPITE THERE BEING NO CORRELATION BETWEEN GENDER AND ACADEMIC ABILITY thank you for your time

blackourstory:

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT BLACK TULSA? IF NOT… WHY NOT?

This horrific incident has been well documented, everywhere: from YouTube videos of survivor interviews to PBS Lesson Plans for school teachers. Please do your Google diligence:

  • From May 30 to June 1, 1921, white citizens of Tulsa bombed burned and shot up the “Little Africa” section of Tulsa FOR 18 HOURS STRAIGHT
  • Why would they do that? That same old lame excuse, a Black man supposedly did something to a white woman. But the real reason was ECONOMIC JEALOUSY. Whites may have called it Little Africa derisively, but there is a reason that Black Tulsa is known as Black Wall Street
  • In addition to the 300 Blacks killed, and over 1,000 residential homes burned to the ground, also destroyed were:
  • The Mt. Zion Baptist Church and five other churches; the Gurley Hotel, Red Wing Hotel, and Midway Hotel; the Tulsa Star and Oklahoma Sun newspaper offices; Dunbar Elementary School; Osborne Monroe’s Roller-Skating Rink; the East End Feed Store; the Y.M.C.A. Cleaners; the Dreamland Theater; a drug store, barbershop, banquet hall, several grocery stores, dentists, lawyers, doctors, and realtors offices; a U.S. Post Office Substation, as well the all-black Frissell Memorial Hospital. All told, marauding gangs of savage whites destroyed 40-square-blocks of Black economic and entrepreneurial prosperity!

64 years after the first bombing of an American city was committed against the Black residents of Tulsa… the second bombing of an American city took place in Philadelphia when the city bombed the black members of the MOVE organization. (see the blackourstory archive for details). 

Isn’t it a shame that 76 after the bombing of Tulsa, when Timothy McVeigh blew up the Murrah Federal Office Building in Oklahoma City, most historically illiterate Americans - including American “journalists” - responded as if it were the first time such a horror had been visited on Oklahoma. If only we knew.

While there are many lessons to be drawn from this, a few questions that stick out to me are these:

  • If the answer to Black second-class treatment from whites in America is supposedly to become the ultimate American capitalists…the ‘model minorities’… how do you explain Tulsa 1921?
  • For those Black folk who think that the sole answer to Black people’s problems is simply more Blacks becoming business owners and more Blacks spending money with other Blacks… how did that work out for our people in Tulsa in ‘21?
  • Considering not only Tulsa, but Rosewood, Florida, and many other thriving all-Black towns that you may know of that all met the same fate at the hands of murderous, envious, lazy crackers… WHEN ARE WE GOING TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND TAKE SERIOUSLY THE IDEA THAT BLACK WEALTH (ESPECIALLY ALL-BLACK WEALTH) WILL NEED TO BE PROTECTED WITH PHYSICAL FORCE?

There is a reason that Marcus Garvey AND Elijah Muhammad had armies of trained Black men as a huge part of their organizations. Many of us Black folk took those great men as jokes, yet NO BLACK LEADERS SINCE THOSE TWO have reached the same heights of economic and ideological success and unity of Black people. 

Not only do we need to LEARN THIS HISTORY, we need to start taking these events men and movements MORE SERIOUSLY, and doing some CRITICAL HISTORICAL ANALYSIS if we are ever to stop being on the bottom rung of every metric in American life. Not just some casual or accidental reading of history; some CRITICAL. HISTORICAL. ANALYSIS.

TULSA 1921 was real. PHILLY 1985 was real. Will it happen again?

fuckyeah-nerdery:

i-come-by-it-honestly:

John Scalzi gets it.

John Scalzi isn’t just an awesome scifi writer, but an awesome person in general.

fuckyeah-nerdery:

i-come-by-it-honestly:

John Scalzi gets it.

John Scalzi isn’t just an awesome scifi writer, but an awesome person in general.

hawaii-n-jones:

The fact that both of these reactions came from males

"The idea is that since the main goal of all private corporations is to make money, they’ll be much more willing than the government is to cut costs and eliminate waste. The result, conservatives and libertarians say, will be more efficient, responsible, and responsive services. That’s the theory, at least. In reality, privatization of public services has been a total disaster wherever it’s been tried. And, as a new report from the Center for Media and Democracy shows, it’s also created huge opportunities for fraud and corruption. The report, which was released today and is titled “Pay to Prey,” focuses on how Republican governors in states all across the country used the cover of privatization to enrich campaign donors and political cronies. The worst culprits include some the biggest names in Republican politics."

- A Red State Privatization Horror Story (via azspot)

pigsagainstcops:

cultureunseen:

Le Mozart Noir; Monssieur Joseph de Bologne (Boulogne) - le Chevalier de Saint Georges or Saint George (December 25, 1745 – June 10, 1799).

Beloved and generous Colonel of the ‘Légion St.-Georges, the first all-black regiment in Europe, fighting on the side of the Republic during the French Revolution. 
A champion swordsman, a virtuoso violinist and fencer, revered composer and conductor of the leading symphony orchestra in Paris.

They don’t teach me this at music history class ! Never trust history

justice4mikebrown:

Ferguson PD live stream

agoodcartoon:

afunnyfeminist:

nisfi:

minced-oath:

qveeraskvlt:

The Republicans In ‘Republicans Are People Too’ Ad Are All Stock Photos

"Republicans are Stock Photos."

"Republicans Are Actually A Fallacy and Don’t Exist"

"republicans are too cheap to hire graphic designers"

Republicans should stick to radio ads.


republicans can be purchased for commercial use from a library of images tailored to your message
lalobalocaart:

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lalobalocaart:

PLEASE SHARE

it is hard to find abortion support and info in the internet because all those anti choice, anti autonomy, pro bs people got nothing to do but act stupid in the internet and upload pro bs propaganda. SO PLEASE SHARE WIDE

pinkmnss:

Get to Know Me Meme - [1/16] favorite female characters

Tina Belcher » ”Dad, if you believe you’re beautiful, you will be. I did.”

"

… the sissification fetish: the desire for men to be feminized and then degraded. The whole point of this kink is for men to be treated how women are, to be degraded how they are degraded in porn and in real life.

Obviously that hits home with me. I am a woman. I experience this daily.

So to have a man tell me he wants to be sissified, is difficult because as soon as we are done he gets to take off the costume. He gets to be a man again. His privilege is so prevalent that he can wear my gender to get him off and then be able to take it off whenever he wants. While I remain a woman.

As a Feminist it’s important for me to be constantly critiquing my kinks and the kink community. Which can be difficult because a lot of fetishes challenge my very staunch feelings on these issues. It’s also difficult because a lot of people in the kink community don’t want to critique the problems, because it causes them to have to think twice about themselves.

"

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(Diary of a Femdom - x)

His privilege is so prevalent that he can wear my gender to get him off and then be able to take it off whenever he wants. While I remain a woman.

(via exgynocraticgrrl)

"I don’t, like, have a passion for games or anything."

- Eron Gjoni, the man who started GamerGate, a movement wherein he convinced gullible nerds and one of the lesser Baldwins to harass his ex-girlfriend. (via jean-luc-gohard)

For the ethics of game journalism. Or something. /sarcasm

(via cognitivedissonance)

"I don’t, like, have a passion for games or anything."

- Eron Gjoni, the man who started GamerGate, a movement wherein he convinced gullible nerds and one of the lesser Baldwins to harass his ex-girlfriend. (via jean-luc-gohard)

For the ethics of game journalism. Or something. /sarcasm

(via cognitivedissonance)