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Things white people consider to be racism

inriri:

1. direct, open involvement with the KKK
2. poc saying something about white people
3. literally nothing else

(via iwilleatyourenglish)

6 hours ago
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Destroy the idea that men should respect women because we are their daughters, mothers, and sisters. Reinforce the idea that men should respect women because we are people.
What is a gamer? If your answer was “Who cares?” then congratulations, you win! And that is the core of the issue. One of the biggest fault lines running though these events has been the complete lack of meaningful ‘gamer’ identity.

The most common framing of this situation among what you might call the ‘anti-feminist’ camp is that of patriotic Gamers rallying together to defend their beloved pastime from a bunch of women (and brainwashed men) who want to lay down rules about what you can and cannot put in a game. I’ve already written about what a fundamental misunderstanding that is, and I’m not going to repeat myself here. But aside from how baseless it is, it also reveals a very profond misunderstanding of who they are dealing with. I’ve been playing games ever since I was a child. I’m a very vocal supporter of games. I’ve spent years of my life studying them and building a career out of making games and contributing to games culture. I am clearly a ‘gamer’ by any reasonable definition, and yet I am frequently cast on the side that wants to destroy gaming. Things like this are why I find it difficult to take these things seriously.

jonasbrothers:

it’s not “just a word” if it has extremely negative connotations connecting it to the oppression and complete disregard for the rights of an entire race it’s not just a word alright so don’t use it 

(Source: jonasbrothers, via iwilleatyourenglish)

11 hours ago
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  #Language
Like most girls, my daughter hears, “That’s a pretty dress, did you pick it yourself?” or “What lovely hair you have,” or “You have the most amazing eyelashes,” or “I like the bows on your shoes,” or “You are so cute” almost every time somebody engages in conversation with her.

If family, friends, shop assistants, complete strangers, and even Santa only remark on how girls look, rather than what they think and do, how can we expect girls to believe that they have anything more to offer the world than their beauty?

detrea:

The premise of minimum wage, when it was introduced, was that a single wage earner should be able to own a home and support a family.  That was what it was based on; a full time job, any job, should be able to accomplish this.

The fact people scoff at this idea if presented nowadays, as though the people that ring up your groceries or hand you your burgers don’t deserve the luxury of a home and a family, is disgusting.

7 hours ago
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  #Classism

Unbustable ads

girlgrowingsmall:

ad-busting:

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H&M’s new beachwear campaign featuring Jennie Runk is pretty awesome. In this article she explains that women have sent her messages saying that this ad campaign has given them the confidence to try on a bikini for the first time in years!

See… it does make a difference when we see diverse body types in advertising and media! 

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10 hours ago
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lifeasa-fatgirl:

not-a-heart-a-kaleidoscope:

so i’m thinking about making a thing…

MAKE THE THING

13 hours ago
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iwilleatyourenglish:

after that nasty anon who said “black people haven’t invented or contributed as much” as white people i’m feeling compelled to share some really crucial things black people have invented and done in terms of science and medicine

  • Charles Drew discovered how to preserve blood, a discovery that was first used extensively in World War II. he became the first director of the American Red Cross Blood Bank
  • Percy Julian first synthesized physostigmine for glaucoma treatments and cortisone for rheumatoid arthritis treatments
  • Patricia Bath, the first black, female doctor to ever receive a patent for a medical invention, invented the Laserphaco Probe which has contributed immensely to cataract surgery
  • Keith Black contributed extensively to innovations in brain tumor research and surgery
  • Kwabena Boahen invented the silicone retina, which is able to process images just like a real retina
  • Frederick M. Jones invented the air conditioning unit and thermostat control
  • Charles Brooks invented the street sweeper
  • Alexander Miles invented the elevator
  • Burridge & Marshman invented the typewriter
  • Sossina M. Haile invented a new type of fuel cell and has done a ton for chemistry
  • Lonnie Johnson worked for NASA, holds over 80 patents, and invented the Super Soaker just because
  • Ben Carson was the first doctor to separate twins joined at the cranium
  • Boykin Otis invented the unit that controls pacemakers
  • Samuel Kountz is was absolute PIONEER in organ transplant surgeries. he contributed extensively to renal (kidney) transplants
  • Charles Henry Turner (he’s one of my favorite scientists tbh i love him) proved the intelligence levels of cockroaches when he discovered they exhibit trial-and-error based behavior. he also proved that insects can not only hear, but distinguish pitches, and honey bees can see colors. he wrote 49 essays on invertebrates and contributed to current knowledge on how ants build their mounds, and researched the psychology of certain spiders. he also was an amazing advocate for the social and educational rights of black people.

do i really need to keep going before you ignorant brats stop saying black people haven’t “invented or contributed”

15 hours ago
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  #History