This is a reminder that members of marginalized groups are NEVER obligated to engage with or debate privileged people who are attempting to “play devils advocate” with our oppression. What is, for them, an interesting philosophical game and topic which their privilege allows them disconnect from, is for us a deeply-seated and immensely emotional part of our history and it is virtually impossible to access those stories without interacting with the pain it has caused us. “Debating” oppression that has been directly experienced can be deeply wounding and emotionally exhausting. You do not owe privileged people a debate or proof or education about your oppression. Your history and story belong to you and no one else.
friendly reminder that the only reason fictional characters “choose” anything is because real actual people write them that way
Sadly, almost 3000 people died 13 years ago today due to the al-Qa’ida’s attack. However, Annually, 46 million babies are murdered because of abortion worldwide. That’s approximately one baby being aborted every 2 seconds. Why don’t we take a day to remember lives that could have been and take a stand against the killing of innocent babies that never had a chance.
"Hey I know you guys instead of giving a fuck about people who burned to death and their families who suddenly had a loved one torn away why don’t we focus on nonsentient fetuses?"
Fuck you and your blatant disrespect for the victims of 9/11. - Rachel
Anti-choicers are actual scum.
An activist from the International Solidarity Movement blocks IDF soldiers from shooting at protesting Palestinians in Gaza, saying “You’re shooting at kids, don’t you understand that? Just pull back!“
Guys. This is a woman grappling with an armed soldier wearing nothing but a jacket.
I think we need to know her name.
this is why I wanted to be a war journalist. how powerful is this segment. why did it not make it on the news?
Because Western/US media supports Israel’s war crimes, just as the US funds and arms Israel’s ethnocidal regime.
In case anyone else is like me and didn’t get the Diana Prince joke at first and was super confused (Wonder Woman) and is curious to know who she is, she appears to be Huwaida Arraf (first link to her Twitter, second to her Wikipedia page).
thank you for the links and correct info, leggy
It’s so infuriating how Michael Brown, a seventeen year old boy who was brutally murdered, gets “he was no angel” in his fucking obituary but joan rivers who literally wished an entire group of people death gets a week of mourning and footage of her working at soup kitchens a billion years ago
“Anaconda” turns Nicki’s butt into a literal force of nature, causing earthquakes in a jungle setting. After parodying the idea of exoticism by opening on a jungle scene, she shifts into a workout setup with comically small weights. All of these setups make the same point: Nicki’s body is the modern ideal. And because Nicki is spitting rapid-fire jokes the whole time she is onscreen, it’s impossible to feel like she’s been reduced to a mere body.
This is confirmed by what comes next: Nicki squirting whipped cream on her tits, fondling a banana, and then slicing the banana with a maniacal laugh. Cutting up a metaphorical dick onscreen makes it even more clear that the “Anaconda” video is about Nicki asserting her power, not as a sexual object but a sexual subject. Both the suggestive choreography and the song’s lyrics, which recount a series of sexual encounters, double down on the fact that Nicki has all the power here, and that she can show as much of her body as she likes and retain all that power."