huffingtonpost:

Transgender People Share Photos Of Themselves For #WhatTransLooksLike

Even though queer people are gaining more and more visibility in mainstream media and society, that doesn’t mean that the images we’re presented with are always accurate or fully representative of who we really are and how we live our lives.

Thanks to the Twitter hashtag #WhatTransLooksLike, we’re sending a little love to our trans friends who proudly shared their photos with us when we put out a call earlier this week.

Please submit to us your photos and Huff Post’s Tumblr will share them.

weloveblackgirls:

I’m not dealing with this today

Ugh. Predictable.

(Source: puffkrispy)

chescaleigh:

sonofbaldwin:

Get into this.

An 18-year-old white dudebro high on mushrooms breaks into a government building acting wild as fuck.

Dudebro goes BUCK on several police officers.

During his all-out bucktitude, he manages to break out of handcuffs and grab a police officer’s gun.

HE FIRES OFF A SHOT from this gun.

A gang of the keystone cops finally subdue him and take his precious ofay ass off to be booked.

NOW.

Let’s imagine how this shit would have gone down if dudebro was black:

"Police officers shot and killed a black man acting erratically in a government building yesterday. They fired a total of 1,169 times. They said he made furtive movements and that his keys looked like a gun. An autopsy revealed that the man was on crack, heroin, and the marijuana, and his blood alcohol was 856 times the legal limit. Police say he has a criminal record dating back to 1956, before even his parents were born."

This is implicit and institutionalized white supremacy in action.


H/T Brennan Proctor

Next up, we’ll find out about what a good kid he was. Right? 

lunionsuite:

Haiti was def in attendance on the #easternparkway today! #Haiti #Laborday #Brooklyn #Haitians #Lunionsuite by @stilllovehaiti

lunionsuite:

Haiti on the #easternparkway today like Sak Pase! #Lunionsuite #Haitian #Haiti #Brooklyn #Ayiti #Westindiandayparade #Teamhaiti

blacknaturals:

When Black men and women date White people to get away from each other.
When Black men and women use the terms “bitch” and “nigga” as synonyms for “male” and “female”. 
When dark skinned Black women attack light-skinned Black women by attacking Black men. 
When light-skinned Black women use racism and colorism to their advantage and try to do emotional harm to dark-skinned Black women.
When someone says internet activism is wack…and they don’t participate in any activism.
Any person that says “school wasn’t for me” instead of “I felt overwhelmed”
How Black women helped the White media portray all Black men as ex-cons, closeted homosexuals and insatiable womanizers for 20 years straight.
How Black men helped the White entertainment industry portray all Black women as sluts, gold diggers, welfare moms and scapegoats for drug convictions for 20 years straight.
When Black people put on their “White voice” in business meetings.
When people keep it ghetto as a way of keeping it real.
Confusing a ghetto upbringing with Black culture.
Going out of your way to clown Africa in Rap music. 
Rappers with felony convictions and songs about “face down/ass up” commenting on how “protestors could be more effective” in Ferguson/St. Louis.
Black men and women who don’t understand that your partner’s behavior towards you has jack shit to do with the relationship they should or do have with their children.
Black men and women that punch each other.
Dating a man you know is a dope dealer and pretending there’s a future.
Dating woman you know is a stripper and pretending there’s a future.
How behavior promoted by chauvinists 50 years ago is now seen as empowering by feminists.
And just so we don’t get it confused:
How we conveniently forget that white people are more likely to be pedophiles, serial killers and welfare recipients than you.
How White people think we don’t know they are even more fucked up than us. 


This was going quite well until the stripper part. Smh.

blacknaturals:

  • When Black men and women date White people to get away from each other.
  • When Black men and women use the terms “bitch” and “nigga” as synonyms for “male” and “female”. 
  • When dark skinned Black women attack light-skinned Black women by attacking Black men. 
  • When light-skinned Black women use racism and colorism to their advantage and try to do emotional harm to dark-skinned Black women.
  • When someone says internet activism is wack…and they don’t participate in any activism.
  • Any person that says “school wasn’t for me” instead of “I felt overwhelmed”
  • How Black women helped the White media portray all Black men as ex-cons, closeted homosexuals and insatiable womanizers for 20 years straight.
  • How Black men helped the White entertainment industry portray all Black women as sluts, gold diggers, welfare moms and scapegoats for drug convictions for 20 years straight.
  • When Black people put on their “White voice” in business meetings.
  • When people keep it ghetto as a way of keeping it real.
  • Confusing a ghetto upbringing with Black culture.
  • Going out of your way to clown Africa in Rap music. 
  • Rappers with felony convictions and songs about “face down/ass up” commenting on how “protestors could be more effective” in Ferguson/St. Louis.
  • Black men and women who don’t understand that your partner’s behavior towards you has jack shit to do with the relationship they should or do have with their children.
  • Black men and women that punch each other.
  • Dating a man you know is a dope dealer and pretending there’s a future.
  • Dating woman you know is a stripper and pretending there’s a future.
  • How behavior promoted by chauvinists 50 years ago is now seen as empowering by feminists.

And just so we don’t get it confused:

  • How we conveniently forget that white people are more likely to be pedophiles, serial killers and welfare recipients than you.
  • How White people think we don’t know they are even more fucked up than us. 

This was going quite well until the stripper part. Smh.

beyoncefucks:

Blue.

sensibilidad-numerica:

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fabulouslyfreespirited:

If you deliberately seek out any of these images, you are directly participating in the violation not just of numerous women’s privacy but also of their bodies.
In what’s being called the biggest celebrity hacking incident in internet history, more than 100 female celebrities have had their private nude images stolen and published online. The bulk of the images posted have been officially confirmed as belonging to Jennifer Lawrence, but a complete list of victims’ names - including Krysten Ritter, Kate Upton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rihanna, Brie Larson and Kirsten Dunst - has been subsequently published. (Link does not contain pictures, only names.)
The images were first uploaded by an anonymous member of the underground internet sewer known as 4chan and have since been enthusiastically shared across platforms like Reddit and Twitter. A representative for Lawrence has confirmed the images are real, condemning the theft of them as a “flagrant violation of privacy” and adding that “The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos.”
There are a few different issues that a criminal act like this brings up, but before I get into them it’s necessary to make one thing clear: If you deliberately seek out any of these images, you are directly participating in the violation not just of numerous women’s privacy but also of their bodies. These images - which I have not seen and which I will not look for - are intimate, private moments belonging only to the people who appear in them and who they have invited to see them. To have those moments stolen and broadcast to the world is an egregious act of psychic violence which constitutes a form of assault.
The people sharing these images are perpetuating an ongoing assault. The people gleefully looking at them are witnessing and enjoying an ongoing assault. When you have been asked by victims of a crime like this not to exacerbate the pain of that crime and you continue to do so anyway, you are consciously deciding that your enjoyment, your rights and perhaps even just your curiosity are more important than the safety and dignity of the people you’re exploiting.
That out of the way, let’s get a few other things straight.
1. This is not a ‘scandal’
It’s a crime, and we should be discussing it as such. Some media outlets are salaciously reporting it otherwise, as if the illegal violation of privacy involving intimate images is little more than subject for gossip. When associated with sex, the word ‘scandal’ has been typically interpreted as something that assigns responsibility to all parties involved, a consensual act unfortunately discovered and for which everyone owes an explanation or apology. Remember when private nude photos of Vanessa Hudgens (whose name also appears on the list of victims) were leaked online and Disney forced her to publicly apologise for her “lapse in judgment” and hoped she had “learned a valuable lesson”? Never mind that Hudgens was an adult and a victim of privacy violation - the ‘scandal’ was painted as something for which she owed her fans an apology. Which leads us to:
2. These women do not ‘only have themselves to blame’
While depressing, it’s sadly unsurprising to see some people arguing that Lawrence et al brought this on themselves. Part of living in a rape culture is the ongoing expectation that women are responsible for protecting themselves from abuse, and that means avoiding behaviour which might be later ‘exploited’ by the people who are conveniently never held to account for their actions. But women are entitled to consensually engage in their sexuality any way they see fit. If that involves taking nude self portraits for the enjoyment of themselves or consciously selected others, that’s their prerogative.
Victims of crime do not have an obligation to accept dual responsibility for that crime. Women who take nude photographs of themselves are not committing a criminal act, and they shouldn’t ‘expect’ to become victims to one, as actress Mary E. Winstead pointed out on Twitter. 
Sending a photograph of your breasts to one person isn’t consenting to having the whole world see those breasts, just as consenting to sex with one person isn’t the same as giving permission for everyone else to fu*k you. Victim blaming isn’t okay, even if it does give you a private thrill to humiliate the female victims of sexual exploitation.
3. It doesn’t matter that ‘damn, she looks good and should own it!’
Stealing and sharing the private photographs of women doesn’t become less of a crime just because you approve them for fapping activity. I’m sure many of the women on this list are confident of their sexual attractiveness. It doesn’t mean they don’t value their privacy or shouldn’t expect to enjoy the same rights to it as everyone else. It also doesn’t mean they want strangers sweating over their images. That line of thinking comes from the same school which instructs women to either ignore of welcome sexual harassment when it’s seemingly ‘positive’ in its sentiments.
None of these women are likely to give a shit that you think their bodies are ‘tight, damn’. Despite what society reinforces to us about the public ownership of women’s bodies, we are not entitled to co-opt and objectify them just because we think we can defend it as a compliment.
I will not be seeking out these images out and I urge everyone else to avoid doing the same. I hope that all the women who have been victimised here are being appropriately supported by the authorities and their network of friends. And I hope sincerely that more people take a stand against this kind of behaviour.
Because this incident aside, it strikes me as deeply ironic that we will vehemently protest a free Facebook messenger app because we’re outraged at reports that it can access our phone’s numbers, and yet turn around and excuse the serving up of women’s bodies for our own pleasure. Our appreciation is no less disgusting just because it’s accompanied by the sound of one hand clapping.
enchanted-dystopia:

imbrittsimpson:

postracialcomments:


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with 16 counts including first-degree rape and sexual battery after being accused of assaulting at least eight women while on patrol.
Daniel Holtzclaw, 27, also faces charges of forcible oral sodomy and indecent exposure. Holtzclaw, a former standout football player in high school and college, was arrested Aug. 21. He remained in custody on a $5 million cash bond Friday, according to jail records.
He is accused of stopping women, who were all black and between the ages of 34 and 58, while on duty in Oklahoma City. Prosecutors allege that he raped two women and either fondled others or forced them to expose themselves, and police said there may be more victims.

Source
Justice for Daniel Holtzclaw GoFundMe
Justice for Daniel Holtzclaw Facebook

"Former standout football player in high school and college"
"He only assaulted older Black women"
*39 people raise over $7,000 to defend him*
Alternatively titled: how we discuss and treat white male criminals (rapists) in the United States

STOP BEING SO TERRIBLE, WORLD. enchanted-dystopia:

imbrittsimpson:

postracialcomments:


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with 16 counts including first-degree rape and sexual battery after being accused of assaulting at least eight women while on patrol.
Daniel Holtzclaw, 27, also faces charges of forcible oral sodomy and indecent exposure. Holtzclaw, a former standout football player in high school and college, was arrested Aug. 21. He remained in custody on a $5 million cash bond Friday, according to jail records.
He is accused of stopping women, who were all black and between the ages of 34 and 58, while on duty in Oklahoma City. Prosecutors allege that he raped two women and either fondled others or forced them to expose themselves, and police said there may be more victims.

Source
Justice for Daniel Holtzclaw GoFundMe
Justice for Daniel Holtzclaw Facebook

"Former standout football player in high school and college"
"He only assaulted older Black women"
*39 people raise over $7,000 to defend him*
Alternatively titled: how we discuss and treat white male criminals (rapists) in the United States

STOP BEING SO TERRIBLE, WORLD. enchanted-dystopia:

imbrittsimpson:

postracialcomments:


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with 16 counts including first-degree rape and sexual battery after being accused of assaulting at least eight women while on patrol.
Daniel Holtzclaw, 27, also faces charges of forcible oral sodomy and indecent exposure. Holtzclaw, a former standout football player in high school and college, was arrested Aug. 21. He remained in custody on a $5 million cash bond Friday, according to jail records.
He is accused of stopping women, who were all black and between the ages of 34 and 58, while on duty in Oklahoma City. Prosecutors allege that he raped two women and either fondled others or forced them to expose themselves, and police said there may be more victims.

Source
Justice for Daniel Holtzclaw GoFundMe
Justice for Daniel Holtzclaw Facebook

"Former standout football player in high school and college"
"He only assaulted older Black women"
*39 people raise over $7,000 to defend him*
Alternatively titled: how we discuss and treat white male criminals (rapists) in the United States

STOP BEING SO TERRIBLE, WORLD.

enchanted-dystopia:

imbrittsimpson:

postracialcomments:

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with 16 counts including first-degree rape and sexual battery after being accused of assaulting at least eight women while on patrol.

Daniel Holtzclaw, 27, also faces charges of forcible oral sodomy and indecent exposure. Holtzclaw, a former standout football player in high school and college, was arrested Aug. 21. He remained in custody on a $5 million cash bond Friday, according to jail records.

He is accused of stopping women, who were all black and between the ages of 34 and 58, while on duty in Oklahoma City. Prosecutors allege that he raped two women and either fondled others or forced them to expose themselves, and police said there may be more victims.

Source

Justice for Daniel Holtzclaw GoFundMe

Justice for Daniel Holtzclaw Facebook

"Former standout football player in high school and college"

"He only assaulted older Black women"

*39 people raise over $7,000 to defend him*

Alternatively titled: how we discuss and treat white male criminals (rapists) in the United States

STOP BEING SO TERRIBLE, WORLD.

skyetownsend:

Best birthday card I’ve ever received. You won, reynabiddy.

Love it. Lol