she is SIXTEEN
she also got shot in the HEAD and LIVED
Fred Hampton, Chairman, Illinois Black Panther, murdered by the FBI and the Chicago Police December 4, 1970 (via propagandawar)
"We have to deal with reality…."
This is why the government had him murdered…
Shit has basically hit the fan, and I can’t get myself out of this house currently to stay with anyone because my mother has essentially taken the car away from me (the deed is under her name), and she has told me that if I take the car anywhere except for work she will report it stolen which will basically get me arrested.
I have a job, and it pays okay considering I’m a waitress, but I desperately need to come up with more money to be able to afford a down payment for a car so I can be completely and utterly independent and leave my abusive family once and for all.
All in all, I need to have about $2500, and I currently have about $450.
I don’t have much to offer in the way of skills other than being able to edit any papers/essays you have written, or helping one out with Chinese homework, but I do need some financial help. I have a button on my page (hover over my selfie for it), my Paypal email is email@example.com or have a link here.
Breaking Bad + Wham Shot
An unexpected move, or even a change of expression of one of the characters, can be all that’s needed to alter a scene completely. It can actually be any event that doesn’t need any characters commenting it for the viewer to realise an important twist is happening.
"How the Media Failed Women in 2013," courtesy of Miss Representation. This is mind-boggling and you must watch it right now.
BUT WAIT THOUGH.
how you gonna put rihanna in between miley cyrus and justin timberlake??
especially when the clip of rihanna in question is her video for pour it up, where there are LITERALLY NO MEN IN THE VIDEO? even the dollar bills she throws have her face on them?????
how are you gonna include rihanna for twerking, but exclude selena gomez for shitting on desi women, brooke candy and iggy azealia for appropriating black culture, lily allen for demonizing women of color (which in the clip you showed of miley, she was doing? she was smacking the ass of a dancer of color)
white feminists are so quick to shout OPPRESSION OF WOMEN! when their fellow woman is being “slut-shamed” (can we just not use that term anymore? high school is over. lets cut the cutesy bs and call it what it is: misogyny) but continually ignore their own racism (and more often than not cissexism/transphobia — we’re not gonna talk about how rad it is to see a transwoman playing a transwoman? oh wait she’s not a part of your shitty white cis club so who cares???)
we can criticize rihanna about many things, but her twerking in her music video is LAST thing we should be talking about — especially when rihanna isn’t “objectifying herself” nor is she catering to any male gaze nor appropriating black culture (because i mean helloooo she’s black??)
ugh white feminists i stfg
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU everyone has been reblogging this with no commentary and I have been so frustrated and thank you for articulating this.
I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”
- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.
They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.
To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.
And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.
So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.
Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:
Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds. Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My Bond, Roger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.
That is what this gifset is about.
You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT.
I definitely agree. This “opposite gender” relationship thing is interesting too because you’re right, it can mean safety in invisibility to a certain extent but it usually also means erasure. Like I’m a bi woman in a relationship with a bi man so we “pass” I suppose (I really hate using that here but I can’t think of an analogous word?) but it definitely means we are constantly being read as straight which is frustrating. I am not a bi woman in a straight relationship, there is nothing straight about my relationship, because our identities are not dependent on each other, they are complete and whole and individual.
More than that, though, it’s not as simple as “opposite gender” partner = increased safety. Because that also depends on the gender identity/expression/presentation/”passing” of you/your partner so it’s really way more complex. Shit, it could depend on the day I mean if you’re bigender/genderfluid/etc it’s not quite as though you’re automatically privileged today and not tomorrow.
But yeah basically it’s complicated. And to a certain extent also it’s really important to talk about this but at some point I also just want to kick monosexual people and be like “yeah turns out we have our own set of issues that interact with all sorts of other forms of oppression IT’S ALMOST LIKE WE’RE OUR OWN IDENTITY OR SOMETHING WEIRD~”
i get that being read as straight is frustrating, but i mean, i feel really frustrated when LGBTQ spaces don’t acknowledge the difference between being in a str8 or str8-passing relationship and being in one that reads as clearly non-str8. you and your partner aren’t straight, but your relationship is (or str8 passing) in that that’s what people see? i don’t want to invalidate anyone but I need a way to talk about the effect being in openly lesbian relationships has and has had on my life and the difference btwn that and straight ones. there are benefits that come with that that i will simply never have.
pls don’t take me wrong, I’m not saying you have straight privilege and I definitely understand how painful it is to have your identity erased or ignored. but there are benefits to being able to talk openly about your relationship, to have your relationship validated by society, to have institutional protection for your relationship, etc. like i’d rather be erased sometimes than be visible and vulnerable to abuse and homophobia, unfortunately. and definitely for bi/pan/queer people this is also dependent somewhat on being out but even then there are still benefits of a less stigmatized relationship. it’s complicated.
(and just to be absolutely clear this isn’t about ~lesbians vs non-lesbians~ or whatever and i’m kind of sick of everything coming back to that, like this affects bi/pan/queer women in visibly lgbp relationships as well including a lot of my friends.)
anyway this isn’t at all meant to be an attack, just some disjointed thoughts on all this? it’s frustrating to me sometimes that str8 people have left us with such a minefield to deal with in our own community.
Nah, totally get where you’re coming from about my relationship and similar relationships, like I totally acknowledge that I have the privilege of validity and safety in almost all spaces. I am able to remain closeted to my family because of the fact that my relationship passes while still bringing my boyfriend to the house and being open about our relationship. I’m aware that that is not a privilege afforded to many other people, even other bi folks, and I’m not saying that I PERSONALLY do not have privilege of some form there, although I would not call it straight privilege. (I am also not saying, however, that I do not still suffer from my parents homophobia or from the erasure of my relationship, because I do. But I do understand that I am much, much safer because of how my relationship reads.)
Rather, what I’m saying is that there isn’t inherently privilege in being bi because our relationships are not inherently straight passing for a number of reasons. And it’s irksome as a bi person to be told you have privilege by virtue of being bi, when in reality we as a community BOTH suffer from homophobia AND erasure in our own community.
Those things interact in varying ways depending on the individual and depending on their relationship, but we are not afforded universal privilege because of our sexuality.
do not support your friends who turn out to be rapists.
do not doubt your friends who have been raped.
unfriend the rapists.
protect the abused.