thecandypersonofooo:

blue-author:

pyskecat:

blue-author:

thecandypersonofooo:

I was saying don’t give money to a homeless person, someone who might destructively spend it. Instead, donate to a charity/shelter where you can make sure they will spend the money on necessities to support the…

That’s why you have to do research on what charities you donate to. You pointed out that people who aren’t homeless use drugs and alcohol. True and thank you for your wording. They use the substance.

An estimated 50 percent of individuals experiencing homelessness with a mental illness also have a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. - National Healthcare for the Homeless Clinician’s Network

Does that sound like a statistic that can also be applied to people who aren’t homeless?

The bottom line here is that people who view themselves as separate from “The Poor” also feel entitled to dictate what “The Poor” are allowed to spend money on.

You have power over homeless people. You feel entitled to have power over homeless people. You feel very comfortable encouraging other people to exercise their power over homeless people.

This policing of poverty by those who are not living in poverty pervades the dominant culture in the U.S. and other places as well.

I could write 100 pages on how this manifests in practice with examples and analysis. But it all just boils down to: you feel entitled to dictate what people who are homeless do and do not do. Period. You’ve reduced adults in dire circumstances to children that you think might misbehave and can’t be trusted to make their own decisions.

That’s wrong. No matter how you slice it. Having five bucks when someone else doesn’t, does not make you their life coach. It doesn’t make you their parent, it doesn’t make you the Arbiter of Good Decisions and Ultimo Dictator of Appropriate Spending.

striboga:

sonder-x:

sssummertime-sadness:

sizvideos:

Watch the video of this incredible advert

speechless

so fucking sad

Just shows me that people love to bitch, but they don’t like to really do anything about what they’re bitching about.

Its really sad.

I keep seeing this photoset and the thing I hate most about it is the assumption that none of the people walking around here are “The Poor”.

Where are they? Where are we? The Poor?

Is there a place they keep us? Somewhere else? Always just a little bit farther away from the people who are assumed to be the ones helping?

Always just outside the window, looking in at the people discussing What Should Be Done, you know, About Them?

Or maybe “The Poor” are right here, in front of you, telling you to fuck off with your “Help The Poor” bullshit. I’m helping the goddamned poor right now. I’m helping myself, I’m helping my family, I’m helping my loved ones, I’m helping my friends.

We’re right here, despite this sense of social separation you’ve manufactured to make yourself feel various ways about yourself.

Photosets like these even remove the minute amount of context you might have gotten from the video, knowing that some of the people who got pissed off at the “Fuck The Poor” sign were angry because they are poor.

Yeah. This photoset is garbage. Meant to appeal to people who feel really satisfied and self-congratulatory when they see the apparent “apathy” of people in response to appeals to charity.

(via gardeniasandgoldchains)

accidental-wedgie:

girljanitor:

kr-studios:

girljanitor:

rayvenloaf:

Adventure time in a nutshell

^basically
#gif#lol#i’ll eat you with my vagina car#Adventure Time

Sorry, but Jake is a boy. That’s not his vagina.

You know…it never really ceases to amaze me how far people will go to police the whole genitals=gender thing, even on a fucking animated gif of a children’s show. I honestly didn’t even think about it before tagging that, other than it’s an orifice towards the front of the body rather than behind like a butthole.
Jake, as far as we know, doesn’t even HAVE GENITALS. He’s naked ALL THE TIME. He was able to have children with a RAINICORN, a creature that doesn’t even exist; he is also a creature that doesn’t exist. We can assume it was sexual reproduction, but for all we know it was fucking budding. They’re ALL mutants.
I didn’t even START this. I wasn’t baiting. But you had to add your fucking two cents about HOW NO ‘BOYS’ HAVE VAGINAS EVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES EVEN MAGICAL TALKING DOGS WHO CAN CHANGE THEIR BODY SHAPE INTO LITERALLY ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING IMAGINABLE BUT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES A VAGINA EVER BECAUSE BOY. BECAUSE SOMEHOW JAKE THE FUCKING MAGIC DOG HAS CANON GENITALS.
O. KAY.
I’m not even the one who cares! YOU are!!! YOU’RE making it about genitals=gender. I’m not even trying to SAY anything about Jake or his gender in relation to his genitals! I don’t care! It’s a fucking ANIMATED GIF OF A CARTOON SHOW THAT’S DISTURBING BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE JAKE AS A CAR ATE A LITTLE BOY WITH HIS VAGINA OR SOME OTHER NETHER ORIFICE WHICH IS WHY IT’S FUNNY.
Am I a four year old and you’re correcting me on how BOYS have PENISES and GIRLS have VAGINAS? Is this actually Kindergarten Cop and no one told me? what’s the point of what you said other than to invite some kind of rant like the one I’m doing now, and pointing and laughing at how angry you made people?
Would you walk a mile to suck the lemons on someone else’s tree and bitch about how sour they are? Like seriously, don’t ever talk to me.


he’s a dog. he’s constantly being referred to (by all of Ooo) with male gendering, Lady Rainicorn is indeed a female, according to everyone who refers to her in the cartoon. She was pregnant, there was an episode showing her ultrasound. and that’s his mouth.
quit your sjw bullshit.

My bullshit? 
See what I mean? THAT IS MY POINT: HE IS A FUCKING MAGIC DOG FROM A CARTOON SHOW SO WHO FUCKING CARES. YOU ARE THE ONES WHO FUCKING CARE, NOT ME.
That’s what I’m fucking talking about.
Set em up like dominoes, knock em down, have a good fucking chuckle AT THE EXPENSE OF TRANSGENDER PEOPLE WHO ARE THE ACTUAL TARGETS OF YOUR BULLSHIT.
Look at me being totally fucking unreasonable by pointing out that tagging something with “I’LL EAT YOU WITH MY VAGINA CAR” and having the response be “BOYS DON’T HAVE VAGINAS” is 100% bating, pointless, fucked up bullshit for the purpose of making people feel bad.
It never ends. What’s even the point? I’m a big, filthy, hatemongering "SJW" starting arguments for no reason. It doesn’t matter what I say, it’s nothing anyone has to listen to.
It must be nice to have a pejorative term to replace “trans people” as the target for YOUR bullshit.
 I will bet you 1000 bucks I don’t have that post this ends up posted to reddit for the purposes of harassing me within 3 days under “Crazy R*tarded SJW Thinks Jake the Dog is Transgender Otherkin!!!!!”.
THIS IS WHY I DON’T FUCKING BLOG HERE ANYMORE.

accidental-wedgie:

girljanitor:

kr-studios:

girljanitor:

rayvenloaf:

Adventure time in a nutshell

^basically

Sorry, but Jake is a boy. That’s not his vagina.

You know…it never really ceases to amaze me how far people will go to police the whole genitals=gender thing, even on a fucking animated gif of a children’s show. I honestly didn’t even think about it before tagging that, other than it’s an orifice towards the front of the body rather than behind like a butthole.

Jake, as far as we know, doesn’t even HAVE GENITALS. He’s naked ALL THE TIME. He was able to have children with a RAINICORN, a creature that doesn’t even exist; he is also a creature that doesn’t exist. We can assume it was sexual reproduction, but for all we know it was fucking budding. They’re ALL mutants.

I didn’t even START this. I wasn’t baiting. But you had to add your fucking two cents about HOW NO ‘BOYS’ HAVE VAGINAS EVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES EVEN MAGICAL TALKING DOGS WHO CAN CHANGE THEIR BODY SHAPE INTO LITERALLY ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING IMAGINABLE BUT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES A VAGINA EVER BECAUSE BOY. BECAUSE SOMEHOW JAKE THE FUCKING MAGIC DOG HAS CANON GENITALS.

O. KAY.

I’m not even the one who cares! YOU are!!! YOU’RE making it about genitals=gender. I’m not even trying to SAY anything about Jake or his gender in relation to his genitals! I don’t care! It’s a fucking ANIMATED GIF OF A CARTOON SHOW THAT’S DISTURBING BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE JAKE AS A CAR ATE A LITTLE BOY WITH HIS VAGINA OR SOME OTHER NETHER ORIFICE WHICH IS WHY IT’S FUNNY.


Am I a four year old and you’re correcting me on how BOYS have PENISES and GIRLS have VAGINAS? Is this actually Kindergarten Cop and no one told me? what’s the point of what you said other than to invite some kind of rant like the one I’m doing now, and pointing and laughing at how angry you made people?

Would you walk a mile to suck the lemons on someone else’s tree and bitch about how sour they are? Like seriously, don’t ever talk to me.

image

he’s a dog. he’s constantly being referred to (by all of Ooo) with male gendering, Lady Rainicorn is indeed a female, according to everyone who refers to her in the cartoon. She was pregnant, there was an episode showing her ultrasound. and that’s his mouth.

quit your sjw bullshit.

My bullshit?

See what I mean? THAT IS MY POINT: HE IS A FUCKING MAGIC DOG FROM A CARTOON SHOW SO WHO FUCKING CARES. YOU ARE THE ONES WHO FUCKING CARE, NOT ME.

That’s what I’m fucking talking about.

Set em up like dominoes, knock em down, have a good fucking chuckle AT THE EXPENSE OF TRANSGENDER PEOPLE WHO ARE THE ACTUAL TARGETS OF YOUR BULLSHIT.

Look at me being totally fucking unreasonable by pointing out that tagging something with “I’LL EAT YOU WITH MY VAGINA CAR” and having the response be “BOYS DON’T HAVE VAGINAS” is 100% bating, pointless, fucked up bullshit for the purpose of making people feel bad.

It never ends. What’s even the point? I’m a big, filthy, hatemongering "SJW" starting arguments for no reason. It doesn’t matter what I say, it’s nothing anyone has to listen to.

It must be nice to have a pejorative term to replace “trans people” as the target for YOUR bullshit.

 I will bet you 1000 bucks I don’t have that post this ends up posted to reddit for the purposes of harassing me within 3 days under “Crazy R*tarded SJW Thinks Jake the Dog is Transgender Otherkin!!!!!”.

THIS IS WHY I DON’T FUCKING BLOG HERE ANYMORE.

(Source: ribly)

Tags: gif SJW bullshit

I’m honestly so fucking upset over that post. Like honestly I thought I’d tailored my dash better so i could have at least some social interactions online where I’m not constantly fucking reminded how people are seriously THAT fucking shitty for NO fucking reason.

Tags: bullshit

lilbijou:

dynastylnoire:

allerasphinx:

i just now learned that apparently a native american actress auditioned for tigerlily and was told that they weren’t looking for a native american actor for the role.

i

am

eta:

image

wow

I will shit….yes

Shit on everyone

Context: Native representation in film hovers steady at 0%

0%

0%

"I’m sure the best actor for the part got the role"

ZERO. FUCKING. PERCENT.

(via yungmeduseld)

Politically Correct:

apatheticpoc:

1: used by white people in reference to them being told to be a decent human being.

Example:
POC: Don’t wear cornrows, bindis, etc. its cultural appropriation.
White Person: You minorities always want people to be politically correct.

What was meant: I’m actually tired of doing right by you people after hundreds of years of doing you wrong. You must share your culture with me because I said so. I’m sharing my (stolen) land and my (forced) language with you. Stop wearing jeans then (made from fabric that was once picked by black people and actually has no cultural value outside of a common fashion trend).

2: the incorrect description of fairness between white people and POC.

Example: I’d rather have a historically accurate children’s movie than a politically correct movie.

What was meant: I’d rather POC have no representation in a fictional movie with magic that turns people into bears, than to let children of color have someone to look up to in the media.

(via bankuei)

medievalpoc:

thepeoplesrecord:

Arizona’s law banning Mexican-American studies is constitutional, judge rulesFebruary 25, 2014
A court upheld most provisions of an Arizona state law used to prohibit a controversial Mexican-American Studies curriculum in Tucson on Friday.
The ruling dealt a blow to supporters of the suspended classes, who had hoped the courts would overturn a 2010 law championed by Arizona conservatives determined to shut down the unconventional courses.
“I was really surprised at the decision,” Jose Gonzalez, a former teacher of Tucson’s suspended Mexican-American Studies classes, told The Huffington Post. “But as a student and teacher of history, I know in civil rights cases like this there’s always setbacks.”
The experimental Tucson curriculum was offered to students in different forms in some of the local elementary, middle and high schools. It emphasized critical thinking and focused on Mexican-American literature and perspectives. Supporters lauded the program, pointing to increased graduation rates, high student achievement and a state-commissioned independent audit that recommended expanding the classes.
But conservative opponents accused the teachers of encouraging students to adopt left-wing ideas and resent white people, a charge the teachers deny. Aiming squarely at Tucson’s Mexican-American Studies program, the Arizona legislature passed HB 2281 — a law banning courses that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, foster racial resentment, are designed for students of a particular ethnic group or that advocate ethnic solidarity.
Federal Judge Wallace Tashima said the plaintiffs failed to show the law was too vague, broad or discriminatory, or that it violated students’ first amendment rights.
The news wasn’t all bad for supporters of the suspended classes. Tashima ruled that the section of the law prohibiting courses tailored to serve students of a particular ethnicity was unconstitutional.
Originally filed in October of 2010 on behalf of the program’s former teachers, who lost standing because they are public employees, the case is currently brought by former Mexican-American Studies student Nicholas Dominguez and his mother Margarita Dominguez. They will likely appeal the ruling to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals within the next 30 days, their lawyer Richard Martinez told The Huffington Post.
“This case is not over,” Martinez said. “It’s not only important to Arizona, but to the country as a whole that this statute be addressed.”
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne began a campaign to eliminate the Mexican-American Studies program from Tucson Unified School District in 2006, when he was serving as the state’s Superintendent of Public Education.
Angered that Mexican-American civil rights leader Dolores Huerta had said that “Republicans hate Latinos” in a speech to Tucson students, Horne sent Deputy Superintendent Margaret Dugan, a Latina Republican, to give an alternate view. But the intellectual exercise turned confrontational when students, who said they were not allowed to ask Dugan questions, sealed their mouths with tape and walked out of the assembly room.
“As superintendent of schools, I have visited over 1,000 schools and I’ve never seen students be disrespectful to a teacher in that way,” Horne said in an interview last year.
The final product of his efforts was House Bill 2281, which then-State Sen. John Huppenthal (R) helped pilot through the Arizona legislature. Huppenthal, who succeeded Horne as state superintendent of schools, then found Tucson out of compliance with the new law and ordered the district to shut Mexican-American Studies down or lose 10 percent of its annual funding — some $14 million over the fiscal year. In January of 2012, the school board complied, voting 4 to 1 to discontinue the classes.
The decision drew national attention as administrators plucked Latino literature that once belonged to the curriculum from classrooms, explicitly banning seven titles from instruction.
Full articlePhoto

RE: bolded
This is what I’m often referring to when I talk about backlash and suppression of education in the United States. There is literally legislation that bans teaching the history of colonization and civil rights movements in various states-states like Arizona, in which 43% of the population are “minorities”…30% of Arizona is Hispanic/Latin@.
That’s not actually a coincidence. :|
This is systematic, institutional disenfranchisement in action.

medievalpoc:

thepeoplesrecord:

Arizona’s law banning Mexican-American studies is constitutional, judge rules
February 25, 2014

A court upheld most provisions of an Arizona state law used to prohibit a controversial Mexican-American Studies curriculum in Tucson on Friday.

The ruling dealt a blow to supporters of the suspended classes, who had hoped the courts would overturn a 2010 law championed by Arizona conservatives determined to shut down the unconventional courses.

“I was really surprised at the decision,” Jose Gonzalez, a former teacher of Tucson’s suspended Mexican-American Studies classes, told The Huffington Post. “But as a student and teacher of history, I know in civil rights cases like this there’s always setbacks.”

The experimental Tucson curriculum was offered to students in different forms in some of the local elementary, middle and high schools. It emphasized critical thinking and focused on Mexican-American literature and perspectives. Supporters lauded the program, pointing to increased graduation rates, high student achievement and a state-commissioned independent audit that recommended expanding the classes.

But conservative opponents accused the teachers of encouraging students to adopt left-wing ideas and resent white people, a charge the teachers deny. Aiming squarely at Tucson’s Mexican-American Studies program, the Arizona legislature passed HB 2281 — a law banning courses that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, foster racial resentment, are designed for students of a particular ethnic group or that advocate ethnic solidarity.

Federal Judge Wallace Tashima said the plaintiffs failed to show the law was too vague, broad or discriminatory, or that it violated students’ first amendment rights.

The news wasn’t all bad for supporters of the suspended classes. Tashima ruled that the section of the law prohibiting courses tailored to serve students of a particular ethnicity was unconstitutional.

Originally filed in October of 2010 on behalf of the program’s former teachers, who lost standing because they are public employees, the case is currently brought by former Mexican-American Studies student Nicholas Dominguez and his mother Margarita Dominguez. They will likely appeal the ruling to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals within the next 30 days, their lawyer Richard Martinez told The Huffington Post.

“This case is not over,” Martinez said. “It’s not only important to Arizona, but to the country as a whole that this statute be addressed.”

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne began a campaign to eliminate the Mexican-American Studies program from Tucson Unified School District in 2006, when he was serving as the state’s Superintendent of Public Education.

Angered that Mexican-American civil rights leader Dolores Huerta had said that “Republicans hate Latinos” in a speech to Tucson students, Horne sent Deputy Superintendent Margaret Dugan, a Latina Republican, to give an alternate view. But the intellectual exercise turned confrontational when students, who said they were not allowed to ask Dugan questions, sealed their mouths with tape and walked out of the assembly room.

“As superintendent of schools, I have visited over 1,000 schools and I’ve never seen students be disrespectful to a teacher in that way,” Horne said in an interview last year.

The final product of his efforts was House Bill 2281, which then-State Sen. John Huppenthal (R) helped pilot through the Arizona legislature. Huppenthal, who succeeded Horne as state superintendent of schools, then found Tucson out of compliance with the new law and ordered the district to shut Mexican-American Studies down or lose 10 percent of its annual funding — some $14 million over the fiscal year. In January of 2012, the school board complied, voting 4 to 1 to discontinue the classes.

The decision drew national attention as administrators plucked Latino literature that once belonged to the curriculum from classrooms, explicitly banning seven titles from instruction.

Full article
Photo

RE: bolded

This is what I’m often referring to when I talk about backlash and suppression of education in the United States. There is literally legislation that bans teaching the history of colonization and civil rights movements in various states-states like Arizona, in which 43% of the population are “minorities”…30% of Arizona is Hispanic/Latin@.

That’s not actually a coincidence. :|

This is systematic, institutional disenfranchisement in action.

(via yourpanicpixienightmare)

andifeellikeitsjustme asked: Okay, so I've created a fantasy based around a celtic fairy race called sprites. Which is all great and whatever, except because I based their appearance on the celtic people and a couple of other influences, they are all basically white. What should I do? Should I change the origins slightly? Or is it okay to leave it?

fixyourwritinghabits:

First of all, if you want to make an all-white race of supernatural creatures, that’s your prerogative. We’ve made our feelings plenty clear in the past about how we feel about representation in literature via our diversity in writing tag.

So! I’m going to focus on the part about Celtic people. This is AJ by the by, and I was very lucky to study Celtic Civilisations as a minor during my second year at the University of Edinburgh, who have a wonderful department. This doesn’t make me an expert by any means - I only took a year worth of classes and that was five years ago - but there are a lot of common misconceptions about the Celts.

For instance, there’s no such thing as Celts or a Celtic race. That was honest to God the first thing I got introduced to in my first lecture. It’s a term used to cover the shared elements of culture and linguistic groups throughout many different genetic groups in Europe. If you look at the map on Wikipedia, you’ll see the distribution of Celtic people ranges as far east as modern Turkey and as south as Portugal and Spain (which are of course very geographically close to North Africa).

When people say Celts, they tend to think of the six “Celtic nations:” Britany, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Ireland, Scotland and Wales (although we know now that England shared a pre-Saxon Celtic heritage). But Etruscan artifacts have been found in Northern European digs and the wonderful thing about knowing they had access to the Mediterranean was that they had access to their trading routes. Urns with lions have been found, and lions tend to come from one continent in particular.

The obsession people have with the Celts being this singular group that obscures this bigger picture really began with the Celtic Revival in the 19th and 20th centuries. In the centuries prior, the Jacobite risings left Scotland and Ireland unpopular with England. Then around the time Romanticism came along, Scotland and Ireland became this convenient hot source for creating their very own European ‘noble savage’ myth for people to look at and reminisce about a past that never happened. I mean seriously, James Macpherson even got caught out about writing a cycle of epic poems that he acquired from word-of-mouth from ancient sources (which is it, dude).

(P.S. The above doesn’t apply to speakers of Irish and Scottish Gaelic and Welsh, who are trying to celebrate and keep their languages and culture alive, despite repeated attempts to erase it. That’s like…pineapples and potatoes in terms of difference. And in general most Gaelic speakers have become tired of the New Age, better-than-you attitude that a lot of people have towards their culture and when they want to learn the language.)

So the moral of the story is - do what you want. There’s enough wiggle room from history for the plausibility of POC in a story with a Celtic setting while avoiding tokenism because people got around more than we like to think. This blog is not some arbitrarily appointed authority on whether you’re racist or not, but we as individual people are tired of worlds where dragons can exist but POC can’t. That’s all.

  • TERF: we are here to abolish the genders
  • Feminist: oh, so we won't use gendered pronouns anymore?
  • TERF: no keep those
  • Feminist: gendered clothing?
  • TERF: no thats ok
  • Feminist: segregated bathrooms?
  • TERF: no those are important
  • Feminist: so we're going to do something about the gender binary, yeah? We're going to attack the idea that gender is intrinsically linked to one's anatomy, and we're going to boost the visibility of trans and intersex people, who face the most violent consequences of the sex and gender binaries - yes?
  • TERF: no
  • Feminist: then what are you going to do, exactly? What is your plan? How are you going to accomplish this?
  • TERF: abolish gender
  • Feminist: How?
  • TERF: abolish it

autumnyte:

sissyviscount:

This man was being turned down and rejected from every job he applied for, despite being more than qualified for a lot of them. After four months, he realized that everyone he sent his resume to was assuming he was a woman because his first name was Kim. Once he added “Mr.” to it, he got an interview for the very next job he applied for. And the next one. And the one after that. In less than two weeks, he had a job with a considerably higher position than he had ever held before.

Please, tell me more about how gender-based job discrimination doesn’t exist.

"I had fortunately seen a number of CVs in my time. I was happy with the choice of style and layout, and the balance of detail versus brevity. I was particularly pleased with the decision I made to brand it with my name, with just enough bold positioning to make it instantly recognizable. And as I sat scouring every detail of that CV, a horrible truth slowly dawned on me. It was my name.

My first name is Kim. Technically it’s gender neutral, but my experience showed that most people’s default setting in the absence of any other clues is to assume Kim is a woman’s name. And nothing else on my CV identified me as male. At first I thought I was being a little paranoid but engineering, trades, sales and management were all definitely male dominated industries. So I pictured all the managers I had over the years and, forming an amalgam of them in my mind, I read through the document as I imagined they would have. It was like being hit on the head with a big sheet of unbreakable glass ceiling.

My choice to brand the CV with a bold positioning of my name actually seemed to scream that I was a woman. I could easily imagine many of the people I had worked for discarding the document without reading further. If they did read further, the next thing they saw (as politeness declared at the time) was a little personal information, and that declared that I was married with kids. I had put this in because I knew many employers would see it as showing stability, but when I viewed it through the skewed view of middle-aged men who thought I was a woman, I could see it was just further damning my cause. I doubt if many of the managers I had known would have made it to the second page.”


The bolded is 100% accurate, too. For a man, being married with kids makes him more employable, because it’s thought that a family is good motivation for him to work hard and stay in a job. For a woman, you are encouraged to keep that off your resume and not mention it in interviews. It’s absolutely seen a strike against your favor, because everyone anticipates it’s going to be the mom who’ll stay home with the kids if they’re sick… and you might even have the audacity to get pregnant again while employed. 

(Source: compasswaters, via gardeniasandgoldchains)