Passages in many of these pieces that essentially boil down to “once I realized I wasn’t entitled to women, I got one, and that saved me” merely entrench the notion that women are prizes for straight men to be won, if only they figure out the magic combination to get in a lady’s pants.
That’s not a message which in any way supports women’s humanity and agency. It still treats us like a sex class. Like prizes. Like property.
Coach Natalie Nakase has played professionally in the U.S. and has already been a head coach in Japan’s national pro league. Now, she’s the second ever woman to join an NBA coaching staff.
She’s been proving her hustle for the Clippers, and makes no bones about her goal: to be the head coach of an NBA team. - CM
Ummmm new crush. This badass is gorgeous.
Q:if you had a lame/mundane/borderline useless super power, what do you think it would be? and what would your alias be?
white girls who want my culture’s bindis and saris and henna
take my skin colour too
and my dark brown lips
take my self-hatred because i don’t fit into the euro-centric ideals of beauty
take the oppression too
take the history of colonization that has devastated my country
and the drones that currently devastate my country
take all the bad stuff too
not just the pretty, shiny, sparky bits
take the ugly, dehumanizing and shitty parts too
I see more pro-choicers advocating for comprehensive sex education, how to have safer sex, and providing information and resources for contraceptives, and yet, I don’t see any pro-lifers providing information to their followers on how to prevent pregnancy and have safe sex, other than “don’t have sex”, which is serious malarkey.
Fox News headlines v. real headlines, part 2425183.
The brunette part is really important.
coded racist language for the fail
Love the scare quotes around “”“pansexual”“”.
Like, I can see the Fox Newsroom writers being like…
"This democrat says she’s a…. pa..pansexual? Is that a thing?"
"I don’t know, Jenkins. Never heard of it. Sounds made-up. Write up a story and put quotations around the word until we have time to fact check it….
HAHAHAHAAA just kidding. We don’t fact check.”
SDCC was great, actually. I’ve always had a good time at this show (this was my 8th year in a row). I’m socially exhausted without a doubt, but theres no time to be physically tired when pages are due.
overall the show was mellow, honestly. but i heard that from a few other artists i talked…
When minor characters who are also ethnic minorities start talking among themselves in their native tongues, they sometimes take advantage of their invisibility to say things. Sometimes they break the Fourth Wall and start ranting about the movie director. Sometimes, they spout random obscenities or natter about their lousy lunch. It’s all in not-English, so whatever they say doesn’t matter! And the actual translations of their lines can be a secret source of hilarity in films where actors are instructed to use a Gratuitous Foreign Language (GFL) in order to make a scene sound more authentic. When some Native Americans cast in Westerns were told to speak their own language to add some authenticity, these actors took the opportunity to crudely editorialize about their director, which allegedly resulted in Native American audiences (in)explicably cracking up laughing during scenes that were meant to be dramatic.
when privileged groups want rights, safety, and respect, it’s called “basic human decency”
when oppressed groups want rights, safety, and respect, it’s called “social justice”
and mocked. it’s called “social justice” and is mocked or otherwise hated.