Apologists by isms: COMING SOON
Alright you bitch shits, i was going to draw a picture about this issue, but seeing as i’m not going to waste my time on it, i’ll just tell it to you.
this is the yin yang symbol, as you should know if you have spent any time on the grunge side of tumblr. that isn’t the problem,
you see the Yin means Negative, Cold, Evil, the Dark Side of Things, and anything FEMALE.
the Yang means Positive, Warm, Good, the Light Side of Things, and anything MALE.
this is because the Chinese culture is still mainly Confucianism with beliefs, meaning they believe men will have a higher success rate than women.
so next time your grunge ass reblogs the yin yang symbol you should keep in mind that it is basically bashing women
this is grossly misconstruing the idea of yin and yang from a typical western point of view
nothing about this understanding of femininity and masculinity in confucian culture is accurate
yin and yang have literally nothing to do with “good” or “evil” but about complementary ideas. dark is a complement to light. cold is a complement to warmth. female is a complement to male. the whole concept is that they need each other to be complete. they are opposite but equal. if you think yin and yang is about good and evil then you need to stfu and read a book tbqh.
plz stop using our cultural symbols to further your western ideas of feminism
(p.s. maybe you shouldn’t use misogynist slurs in a post about ~bashing women~ tho)
“guys did you know that foreigners hate women and gays and foreigners? not like us really wise and civilised white people!”
“your cultural appropriation is only wrong because chinese people are evil”
ugh so heads up to anyone who goes to see This Is The End: it’s pretty much a two-hour rape and violence-against-women joke. Explanation under the cut, massive TW for rape and violence.
Damn. And it looked like it could’ve been good.
I AM SORRY BUT THIS IS WHY I AM EMBARRASSED TO BE AN AMERICAN. IF A HIJAB THAT DORNS THE AMERICAN FLAG PATTERN IS NOT ACCEPTABLE BUT SKIMPY ASS BIKINIS OR WEARING THE FUCKING ACTUAL FLAG IS ACCEPTABLE, JUST BECAUSE THE PERSON IS WHITE, I WANT TO FUCKING THROW UP.
(I don’t have a thing against Audrey Kitching, she was just merely and example).
But this fucking disgusts me right here. It makes me want to say, fuck this country and its racism and double standards.
also notice how these people are calling her a terrorist even though she didn’t do anything wrong
but they are threatening to kill, beat, steal from, and degrade this woman for simply wearing an article of clothing
okay my parents would say shit like those comments say like it’s disgusting how elitist they are
If you’re going to be strict about it, using a representation of the US flag as ANYTHING OTHER THAN A FLAG (whether beach towel, sunglasses, hijab, or bikini) is disrespectful. Because few people are that strict (and whether or not you should be that strict is beyond the scope of this post), everyone should be allowed to express themselves however they wish.
Two, this woman, presumably of the Muslim faith, is choosing to express herself in a way that shows her patriotism AND allows her to remain within the tenets of her faith. I would think that such an act would be applauded by folks who ascribe patriotic feelings for the US to, for example, YHWH or Jesus of Nazareth, since FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND ALL THAT I DON’T KNOW GAH.
My rant is not well-thought-out. I’ll go back to drinking my coffee.
I wish I had something useful to contribute but this hits a little too close to home and I’m seething.
Critics’ Reactions to the Final Season 3 Scene in Game of Thrones
Surfed Google News looking for what reviewers thought about the White Lady Jesus scene.
“It’s kind of weird that the show decides to rely on the slightly racist, definitely cliche stereotype of hordes of adoring brown slaves worshipping their white liberator.” - Kate Walsh, Indiewire
“…the messianic tint to Danaerys’ brief appearance takes on a weirdly racist and pro-colonial overtone (look at those poor, dark savages and how much they love their blond savior!)” - Todd Brown, Twitchfilm
“…her being surrounded by a worshipful mass of people she’s saved who are decidedly, er, browner than her is really frakking weird. I’m not saying there’s malicious, racist intent or anything, and some of the slaves are probably just tanned white people. But as an image, I found it really offputting.” - Rebecca Pahle, The Mary Sue
“I think we’re supposed to feel tense and apprehensive awaiting their response to her setting them free, but I’m just kind of bored. No surprise – they accept her, calling her “mother.” She crowd surfs while her dragons fly above the crowd. Also, she’s very white and all the slaves definitely aren’t and so maybe this is racist? I’d call for discussion but this is the internet so better not.” - Dr. Improbable, The OutHousers
“During Game of Thrones‘ first season, the show faced criticism that it was racially… not super sensitive when it came to portraying the Dothraki, who were largely treated as Klingons noble savages…Now, Dany has become a straight-up conqueror—an outsider who swoops in with her dragons and eunuchs to show other societies how they’re doing things wrong. Which is where things start to feel a little dodgy: The final shots of this season were supposed to be rousing, but they felt weird.
There was Dany, seriously the Whitest Woman Ever, crowd-surfing on a bunch of heretofore unseen and uncharacterized brown people, all of whom had been enslaved and helpless before she showed up? And they’re lovingly calling her “Mother”?” - Erik Henriksen, Wired.com
“Yes, this is problematic. The optics on this scene are really bad, which I can see you have noticed, because you have eyes. Problem one is that there aren’t very many people of color people on this show to begin with, and problem two is that when there are, they tend to be acting out “tribal” stereotypes and/or cast in the role of slaves. And this final scene featured largest crowd of brown faces we’ve ever seen, lifting the world’s blondest woman up as their messiah and praising her for saving them from bondage. It’s like George W. Bush’s secret fantasy of how he thought the invasion of Iraq would go for him (including the blond wig).
“If you’ve never heard of the White Savior phenomenon in media, wherein a fictional white outsider appears to heroically save fictional people of color from problems they can’t solve on their own, there’s more information here. Or you can just take a screenshot at any point in the last minute of the show, since it’s pretty much textbook. And that’s another problem, while we’re counting problems: I feel like I’ve seen this trope so many times before that it feels emotionally flat and boring, especially in comparison to her astonishingly badass siege of Astapor.” - Laura Hudson, Wired.com
“Also, I can’t even express how uncomfortable her last scene (the last scene of the season) made me feel. This show has always had issues with race and unfortunately, by having hundreds of faceless brown people lifting up a young, white blonde woman and calling her “mother,” showrunners are far from correcting them. It was Greyworm (and friends) who liberated the city. Can’t he get some love?”- Madeleine Davies, Jezebel.com
The Khaleesi of previous seasons, and even previous season three episodes, seemed to care little for titles that others were so eager to attach to her. But it’s that blissful smile, that obvious Christ pose while being hoisted above the crowd, her blonde hair and pearly whiteness shining upon a sea of trodden-upon brown people that lead one to wonder if all this savior stuff is finally going to her head. - Gabriel Ruzin, Screen Invasion
“The final image is still that of a white woman being embraced by the poor slaves she set free, and on a show that has been validly criticized for its lack of diversity in its main cast, ending a season with that scene was a questionable choice. We understand why the writers thought it was a good direction to go — viewers needed some real hope after the Red Wedding — but there were probably ways to direct it that would have taken the sting out of the visual.” - Rebecca Martin, Wetpaint
“So, um, did anyone else think it was a little weird to have a bunch of dusky brown people reaching out to the blonde white lady and proclaiming her their savior? Dany’s crusade to free slaves and whatnot is admirable, sure, but that scene seemed to say “Hooray! The nice white lady saved us!” Kinda got a weird vibe. Was anyone else made ever so slightly uncomfortable?” - Joe Streckert, Portland Mercury
It’s an image that many commentators found troubling, given Game of Thrones‘ overwhelming whiteness, and the presentation of many non-white people as barbarians, deceptive slavers, or mindless slaves. - Alyssa Rosenberg, Think Progress
“And not to end on a sour note — because I did think “Mhysa” was a tight, elegant episode — but did anyone else watch the final scene outside Yunkai and think, ‘Hmmm, am I really looking at a pretty white lady being worshiped by thousands upon thousands of adoring brown people?’” - Nina Shen Rastogi, New York Magazine
“The show’s previously been careful to maintain a heterogeneous look for most of the cultures Daenerys encounters in her travels through the eastern continent of Essos, so the uniformly brown skin tone of the freed slaves worshipping the blondest possible savior figure was surprising and disconcerting – doubly so since, in the books, much is made of just how many different kinds of people had been forced into slavery by Yunkai and then freed by Dany when she took the city. This uncomfortable contrast kneecapped what could otherwise have been the most purely uplifting and cathartic moment in the series so far. Plus it gave the episode its title and was, you know, the final shot of the season – a rough one to go out on. “ Sean T. Collins, Rolling Stone
& then from all the graphics fandom blogs i reblog from
they’re just upholding the white colonial savior worshipping just blindly
& i’m just like
you fuckers don’t see anything wrong-
oh wait you’re white as hell, too
If D&D weren’t already racist, misogynist dickbags before, they for sure sealed the deal with this fucked up ending.
The books were problematic enough with the white savior trope, but the show really took the time to cram it in our faces, especially with the whole crowd-surfing thing.
Have I mentioned I really hated the finale?
OH BUT WAIT I GOT CALLED 50 DIFFERENT NIGGERS FOR CALLING THIS SHIT OUT YESTERDAY BUT WHITE MEDIA CALLS IT OUT AND IT’S ACCEPTABLE CRITIQUE
And by OK i mean FUCK THAT
All of this. The critique of that heavy handed, gross scene, and then the critique of those critiques. (Because seriously, I have seen so many bloggers of color get verbally assaulted for pointing out this SAME SHIT in these books looooong before there was a visualization to demonstrate just how gross this storyline is.)
Jessie Thornton says his night-time driving has attracted the attention of the police, even though he’s done nothing wrong.
of COURSE it was arizona
Think being a “Gypsy” is fun and cool?
Police descended on a Roma camp today in France to evict its residents in a new crackdown against illegal immigrants.
Men, women and children were carrying out their belongings as they were removed from the camp in Lille, northern France.
In the past year France has shut down many illegal camps full of Roma gypsies which have sprung up around the country.With an estimated population of about 15,000 Roma in France, and the government seems determined to expel as many as it can.In August there were similar raids with hundreds of Roma gypsy families being forcibly sent from France back to their countries of origin in Romania and Bulgaria.
Those evicted from camps in France were herded together under the watchful eye of CRS officers (the French equivalent of the riot police) wearing military-style blue outfits and black leather boots, then taken to airports and put on flights to their home countries.
The French are so determined to move on the Roma that they offer them financial incentives.
In addition to covering the cost of the trip home, the French government pays 300 euros (£235) to every expelled Roma adult and 100 euros (£80) for every child.
Reports of Romanian gangs perpetrating organised crime, such as cashpoint fraud, are common in France — as in the rest of Europe — and this only serves to whip-up anti-Roma sentiment.
In total, nearly 1,000 Roma have been deported following at least six raids last summer.
The exact figures are hard to establish because the French authorities are not allowed to define those they have ejected as ‘Roma’, because this would suggest that their actions are potentially racist and therefore illegal under EU law.Only the vulnerable — pregnant women, the frail and the elderly — are given housing by the French social services.
However, healthy young men have been seen fleeing into nearby woods, or through the streets to avoid being rounded up.
Marine David, mayor in Saint-Priest, admits the French authorities are playing a game of ‘ping-pong’ with the gypsies.
‘We are going round and round in circles,’ she says. ‘We can’t offer them a permanent housing solution, and I know there’s a risk they will just set up another camp. We just don’t have the means to deal with this kind of situation.’
This game of human ‘ping-pong’ began under the previous president, Nicolas Sarkozy, who ordered the ejection of around 9,000 gypsies, only for many of them to return. He introduced the deportation crackdown in 2010 after linking the Roma community to begging, prostitution and petty street crime.
Despite promising tolerance and humanitarian assistance if elected, Sarkozy’s successor, Socialist President Francois Hollande also approved the eviction programme after he and interior minister Manuel Valls said the camps were adversely affecting the lives of the French working class living near to them.
Local councils’ court orders to destroy camps are all approved by the national government.From the MailOnline
Brother, did you think the M in FTM stood for misogyny?
Damn. Boy knows how to turn words into feels.
Button Poetry is always a go-to place for feels.
In this case, the “about the same rate” phrasing is being used since Whites actually use marijuana MORE than Blacks. Even if the difference in percentage is deemed statistically insignificant, the “same rate” framing would not be used if Black people used marijuana more. Even so, important research by the ACLU regarding the racism of the “drug war” on marijuana was released in a new report.