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davvvd:

Son, I found your fedora. At first I thought you were a brony and I was going to be very disappointed. But then I found your giant stash of checkered vans and hawaiian shirts. Ska punk forever, son. Ska punk forever.

Friday, 25th of April with 66,821 notes

thepinupcreature:

Please consider emailing Time magazine at feedback@time.com to get them to reconsider not putting Laverne Cox on their list. She overwhelmingly got voted in at 91.5%, but was not put on there. Meanwhile, Carrie Underwood had 25% of the vote and was put on there.
The erasure of trans women, and women of color needs to stop. Ms. Cox does nothing but good work.

Friday, 25th of April with 3,934 notes

ghostfring:

do you think anyone ever misinterpreted roland barthes’ death of the author essay so badly that he just had to correct them

Friday, 25th of April with 434 notes

zaynyboy:

ok but literally how

Thursday, 24th of April with 190,798 notes

girouxes:

bluestockingsredux:

Okay, so I know I get kinda fired up when people are hard on Nazem Kadri and P.K. Subban for their style of play but the perception of athletes of colour as being less disciplined and more violent than their white teammates is a well-documented phenomenon.

Check out this study, which found that Black soccer players in the English Premier League get carded more often than white players: http://www.msaag.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/4-Sullivan-et-al-MSG-442012F.pdf

(There was another British study done that found that British soccer announcers typically described Latin American players as being irrational and hysterical while praising white British players for being courageous, stoic, etc… I can’t seem to find it but if anyone else knows the one I mean, please send a link my way.)

What white people perceive as tenacity in white athletes they perceive as aggression in athletes of colour. When David Clarkson or Dion Phaneuf or Colton Orr gets a stupid penalty, it’s written off as just another stupid penalty. When Nazem Kadri gets a stupid penalty, it’s because he’s “undisciplined” and “hot-tempered” and “needs to learn his place.” When Morgan Rielly or Jake Gardner fucks up, it’s chalked up to nerves or inexperience. When Kadri fucks up, he’s benched.

Racism in professional sports is a very real thing and the NHL is no exception. It’s important to call it out when you see it and hold announcers, coaches, officials, players, and fans accountable.

did you know france once proposed a quota for the purpose of restricting how many players of african heritage can play on their national soccer team?

one of the managers in that conversation is alleged to have said "What is there that is currently big, strong powerful? The blacks. That’s the way it is. It’s a current fact."

and let’s not forget about retired french-algerian soccer player zinedine zidane, who was celebrated for integrating successfully into european society, and choosing to name his kids european names, even changing his kids’ last names to “fernandez” he basically tried his absolute hardest to turn white

and then the 2006 france/italy world cup final rolled around and marco materazzi said something to zidane, and he flew off the handle and headbutted him (there’s disagreement about whether people actually believe that’s what materazzi said, or whether it was something about zidane being a terrorist)

and that was it: zidane was criticized as hot-tempered and violent and many “terrorist” comments were flung around. Zizou has just pissed all over us, thumbed his nose at us, at his teammates, his country, his career.” this is the most recognizable thing to most people about the man that sid lowe called “football’s answer to the Bolshoi Ballet.” this man was immediately reduced to a violent arab despite the fact that he is a non-practicing muslim and he spent (and has continued to spend) the entirety of his life trying his absolute hardest to fit into european society (and that’s fucked up unto itself, I mean don’t fucking get me started)

was what he did a particularly intelligent, or self-posessed way to end his career? maybe not. was it that outlandish in the sports world? absolutely not

thebigblackwolfe:

sapphicnymph:

leaving Laverne Cox off of the Time top 100 despite the overwhelming support she received is an act of violence and erasure towards trans women

SAY THAT SHIT LIKE FIVE MORE TIMES PLEASE

Thursday, 24th of April with 16,367 notes

queerwatson:

 yeah no

i kept looking and looking and looking and they left laverne cox off the fucking list

you can go check but she’s not there

fuck time magazine

that’s bullshit

theconcealedweapon:

Abled people complain about disabled people needing accommodations, because “in the real world there are no accommodations”.

But abled people receive accommodations all the time. Cars are an accommodation for those who can’t run a steady speed of 60 mph. Stairs are an accommodation for those who can’t jump from one story to the next. Phones are an accommodation for those who can’t communicate telepathically. Calculators are an accommodation for those who can’t do large math problems in their head. Lights are an accommodation for those who can’t see in the dark. Stoves are an accommodation for those who can’t heat things with their eyes. Clocks are an accommodation for those who can’t tell what time it is just by the position of the sun. Jackets are an accommodation for those who are susceptible to frostbite when it’s cold. 

Abled people receive accommodations all the time, but since it’s considered socially acceptable to need those accommodations, they’re not considered accommodations. But imagine if you lived in a world where you needed those accommodations but most people didn’t. That’s what it feels like to be disabled.

Thursday, 24th of April with 5,404 notes
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gaypocalypse:

a pattern i’m really sick of seeing: someone criticizes the message of a work of fiction and people get all mad about it on behalf of the characters as though they were real people the op is somehow cruelly shaming

it’s actually really important that we be able to criticize the way stories are written, and it’s not mean to the characters because they’re not real

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