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Anonymous said:
Nope, that person wasnt me because i dont pretend to be POC. And youre assuming im a mra((which youre grossly misinformed about) Also, the problem of you assuming things(Once again) isnt helping your case. Granted, yeah i shouldnt have said rude things, but the fact youre acting like im some racist isnt very credible. I never said anything about the victims(And im sorry they had to go through that, i also was molested as a child and i still suffer from it) My arguement isnt that hes getting

I said you’re MRAy…meaning you’re saying the same things they say in the MRA reddit. Never said you identify as an MRA just that you’re using the same logic/arguments they do/are

answered 12 minutes ago
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Anonymous said:
The story of the 7 year old girl who was assaulted by boys is fake, the picture is of a girl attacked by a kangeroo, moron.You're so gullible look up your fucking sources.

"Look up your fucking sources"


???
?!?!
You mean go to the blog of the person who posted it? Because there wasn’t a link/source to go with it. You mean google search a story with no names/specifics (which actually isn’t uncommon when discussing underage victims??) Golly, you saw the master post about that being fake before I did - WHAT AN UNINTELLIGENT PERSON I AM FOR NOT FOLLOWING THE SAME PEOPLE AS YOU YOURE RIGHT!!! (I’m actually getting the vibe you’re insulting me for reblogging anything about rape culture tho tbh based on your tone/content.)

But for that false story created and perpetuated by a troll blog, let me give you some real ones (w/ sources even!! Because gotta remember to “look up your fucking sources”)

Aattp.org: Mingo county school officials in WV “attempted to sweep middle school girls’ allegations that they were sexually abused by two classmates under the rug, then retaliated against the girls for complaining about it.” (Written May 10, 2014)

News.kron4.com: 8 year old girl from Fremont sexually assaulted by male classmate and the mother is currently fighting for a different punishment than kicking the daughter out of the school or putting the boy in another class (superintendent literally asked why the little girl didn’t punch the boy) (may 12, 2014)

Ireport.cnn.com: 6 year old girl held down and sexually assaulted by two male classmates in the Bay Area “as a result of the schools silence my daughter was the victim of a planned attack by 2 of her male classmates who held her down to the ground and pressed a wood hip into her private area and then her belly button.” The teachers were informed and offered “apology cards” from the boys. And was told it was “normal playground behavior.” (April 29, 2014)

So while the original story was inaccurate, it actually pieces together bits of true accounts recently emerging and those actually do deserve attention.

But also it’s p obvious you’re a gross MRA type person bc you’re calling me names/being rude because I reblogged one fictitious story (and you brought up the other problematic things the OP later said, which were unrelated to the post…meaning you’re attempting to make the link between feminism and like *misandry* which isn’t a real thing and you conveniently left out the biggest part of the master post where OP is a troll blog and also racist…which is actually more relevant to the original issue at hand, of the racist rapist cop.) it’s also pretty evident you’re an MRAy/*humanist* based on the fact you derailed a conversation about Black female victims and the lack of consequences/plethora of support for the rapist/offender with *but he’s obviously asian* See, it would be one thing to say “hey that was a fake story please stop reblogging it and delete it” but instead you said “OMG you’re so unintelligent crazy feminists are making shit up to make guys look bad and then saying boys can’t be raped”

You also failed to mention you were discussing two separate posts which further derailed the conversation/seemed like you were attempting to write off rapist cops actions/slander his victims/their credibility

sOoOoOo yr posts r still irrelevant and yr still on anon…
And I also wouldn’t put it past you that you’re the same person claiming to be a PoC

answered 1 hour ago
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Anonymous said:
I think as a white person you should really not be talking about white passing privilege and/or internalized racism. These are topics that should not be discussed outside of our communities imo. It's fine that his white passing privilege was acknowledged, just wasn't your place to do so.

If this wasn’t on anon, I wouldn’t respond like this, but because there are 7897534985639 white people pretending to be PoC in order to shut down discussions regarding race/racism, I’m gonna go ahead and respond to it this way, assuming you are truly a PoC and then go ahead and google some articles/opinions on this.  First, to address your concern that I was discussing internalized racism, I literally never mentioned anything about rapist cop having any sort of internalized racism because, well, his racism was against Black women, specifically, not against East Asian individuals.  Therefore, that is him being racist, not having internalized racism.  Secondly, I’d like to know why you think it’s inappropriate for a white person to discuss/acknowledge the notions of white privilege/white passing privilege/racism/shadism.  (Not saying you’re wrong for feeling that way, just genuinely confused as to why.)  I did not commandeer or derail a conversation about race nor did I speak over any person of color.  I did not discuss shadism and colorism within communities of color (something I would never do/a conversation I would never get involved in because that’s not my place/not my community/I have no say on how it operates/I have no place to tell a PoC their politics/beliefs regarding their own community is wrong), simply stated that they exist, at large, and ignoring an individual’s white passing privilege is, in fact, feeding into/perpetuating these harmful forms of oppression/violence.  To go further, I even cited the fact you can easily find works by scholars of color online that explain, in depth/very thoroughly, these issues and the consequences they have.  As an ally to women of color, why would I not point out the fact that a white passing man is getting away with what he’s been doing to Black women based on the fact that he’s, well, white passing?  How is it wrong/bad to explain to someone how white privilege can be extended to nonwhite individuals, especially in the case of passing?  This literally all started after I reblogged a post from a person of color who was highlighting the fact that rapist cop’s white passing privilege garnered him a benefit of the doubt and over $7,000 days in under a week by less than 40 people.  These are important things for people to know about and definitely important things for white people to know about.  As a woman, I appreciate men who talk about rape culture and misogyny/bring awareness to the issues (especially to their male friends), as long as they don’t speak over/for women.  As a queer individual, I appreciate straight individuals discussing homophobia, heteronormativity and the idea of “normalcy”, especially with their straight friends, again, as long as no one is being spoken over/for.  As a queer woman, I SUPER appreciate straight males discussing the ways in which oppressions against queers/women feed into harmful societal norms, ideologies and institutions which rule the vulnerabilities and life chances of queer individuals and of women.  So, while I don’t mind being checked and will absolutely concede to a person of color on issues regarding race, I’m a bit baffled by the fact that I’m not allowed to discuss these issues in general and not be able to explain it to other white people who are the most uninformed/harbor racist ideologies and will use this case as a “see it’s not about being white Black people who get into trouble just make poor decisions and r *thugz*” thing.  So, again, if you want to further explain this/check me (it would be super appreciated if you did it not on anon though so I know i’m actually talking to a person of color and not some race baiting/racist white person who wants to be shhh shhh about the issue and pretend racism doesnt exist) I would be 100% open to it, but until then, I’m gonna keep discussing issues and oppressions that are relevant to the understanding of current events/oppressive systems operating in the United States/Western world so they can, ya know, do better.

answered 16 hours ago
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Anonymous said:
You're just making yourself more angry by assuming things, ya know. This is why i left the whole feminist movement, so toxic. And since when do last names make privilege(Unless you're rich, then i can understand how a last name has lots of meaning.) And you aren't conveying your argument too well. Wheres the sources? Your argument seems too emotionally-based. Just sayin'

Who said anything about me being angry?  It doesn’t make me mad that you choose to be ignorant.  (Your comment about “the feminist movement” also serves no purpose than to further invalidate your claims because when did this become about feminism?  We’re talking about misogynoir, sure, but this is primarily a conversation about race.  Additionally, to dismiss an ideology as a “movement” and a toxic one, at that, really just works against you here, highlighting your own “emotionally based” and experience based perspectives.)  Haha the last name creates the privilege, as already stated, by the fact he took his father (a white dude)’s last name and was raised by that same white dude with the same white dude mentality, but if you’re too dense to understand that and choose to highlight that one aspect of the explanation (without answering my question about wtf you’re talking about irt “the kangaroo story even?), I really don’t know why I’m wasting my time responding to this.  The sources can easily be found within a plethora of works by scholars (especially scholars of color), statistics and databases.  Just because you choose not to take the time to pop in a simple “colorism” or “shadism” google search doesn’t mean the information and the sources aren’t out there.  Sure, put the burden of proof on me, but *um* where’s yours?  It’s actually a lot easier to prove that these connections and privileges exist than to prove they don’t.  Look up stories written about Black VICTIMS, putting their character on trial versus “this cop was a gr8 athlete and almost went pro in football”.  You literally discredited the entire series of allegations based on the “unreliable” allegation of one victim which…you still haven’t explained or proven either so like…?

answered 19 hours ago
# anon
September 1st  -  1 note  -  O
Anonymous said:
I never said that he didnt rape them, im saying hes not just white, he looks asian(And you just said hes biracial so) and its a cop thing. Cops are always given privilege.

You are literally dismissing shadism, colorism and racism. White passing means you have white privilege. His dad is a literal old white dudebro. HE is a white dudebro. He was raised as a white American with a white last name. To go further, we can even talk about his class privilege. He is white. He identifies as white. He receives white privilege. He was raised with the mentality of a white dude. He is seen as a white dude, ESPECIALLY because he’s a cop with an apparent racist mindset. Asia is a v v large continent with a lot of cultures and countries and people so to say someone is *obviously asian* actually doesn’t really mean much but to say someone is obviously white passing means a lot more when white people, across the board in the western world and especially in America, receive certain privileges. Thanks to respectability politics and the idea of “good minorities,” it is completely possible to absolve your identity as a PoC as long as you’re *whiteenough*

That’s passing.
That’s a huge point of contention amongst scholars of color and people of color and plays a role in colorism and shadism.
Both of these isms are included in branches of criticism regarding racism that values light skin over dark skin.
Because of Americas colonial and settler colonial origins, history and structure, it has become possible for white Americans to define and police whiteness, even so far as to grant whiteness to groups and individuals once deemed *not white*
Essentially, when you have a biracial (East)Asian American/white american who was raised in America by a white man and literally looks like a white European except for certain features (slight in the eyes I’m guessing is why you said *obviously asian* before??) and who tried to be a pro nfl player and settled for a cop, he’s going to be seen as/treated as white, ESPECIALLY when his victims are Black women.
The fact his mother is Asian means nothing in this case. It definitely would be made out to be a driving factor by the media if his victims were white though.

answered 22 hours ago
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Anonymous said:
that guy isn't white, he's asian

*dismisses biracial identities*
*dismisses white privilege*
*dismisses the notion of passing*
*completely ignores the systematic racism and racist institutions which consume and erase your non white identity in favor of you adopting racist ideologies and giving you the “model minority” stamp of approal*
*dismisses the struggles of the most disadvantaged group in America*
*makes it about the perpetrator without taking into account the identities of the victims*
If it were a Black officer this would be different.
*black on black crime found within the police force*
*black men can’t contain their insatiable sexual appetites*
*black male cops take advantage of black women*
Now tell me again how certain Asiatic groups don’t have white passing privilege?

answered 1 day ago
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Anonymous said:
Except that dude is obviously part asian, not just white. Also, that kangeroo story is fake, and the person who posted it had stated they believed an 8 year old male being raped by a woman wasnt rape.

Were you aware that being white passing comes with privileges that entail, idk, white privilege? Were you aware that certain Asiatic groups are considered “model minorities” and receive certain aspects of white privilege? Like, as long as you adhere to the ideas of whiteness and adopt racist ideologies and are useful to white people you get um a pass. (Part of being a PoC requires claiming that identity and experiencing the disadvantages/oppressions based on them or being 100% not white passing kind of like how Armenians are definitely PoC but not if they don’t claim that identity - my old roommate identified as white whereas another friend of mine identified as Armeniam/a PoC and used their white privilege to speak out about racism/oppression/violence facing Armenians and Armenian Americans, a group once not deemed white). Do you know who can’t pass as white and receive the most oppression and violence in America? Black women.

*although he passes as and, based on information regarding his history, education and career, identifies more as white than as a PoC he can’t be classified as white* remember who else they tried saying that about? Zimmerman.

*oh no, one of the 76288263 allegations against him was false and a possible victim made a problematic statement guess we better deem him innocent based on that!*

(If that’s even what you’re saying? I literally have no idea what the fuck kangaroo story you’re talking about?)

*literally less than 2% of rape accusations are entirely based in falsehood so clearly rape culture isn’t a thing that exists and someone accused deserves more benefit of the doubt and protection than an alleged victim* is literally all I’m hearing echoed here so…

Whatsyourfuckingpoint? Because that’s the one you just tried making.

answered 1 day ago
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Police: Man who fired officer's gun at city hall was high on mushrooms, had 'superhuman strength'

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? 

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bradleysbumchin:

it’s been exactly 10 years since Rachel got off that plane and I’m still not over it.

this is how you end a show. you don’t give the audience exactly what they want, or take it completely away from them either, you leave them with the idea of what could be

you don’t throw all sanity to hell in the hopes of going out with a bang, you go out with a warm hug and a thank you 

you don’t give the characters the perfect dream ending, you give them something better

and this is how you end a show that is so powerful, people are still emotional about it 10 years after it ends.

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I bought a few episodes of the gen13 comics at this antique store I went to and now I’m strangely compelled to go back tomorrow and see what other copies they have??? Like I’ve never in my life cared about comics but I’m really into both comics and graphic novels recently?

I also really need third eye blinds self titled album and pink Floyd’s dark side of the moon on vinyl. Like n e e d. I didn’t get either of them the first day I went to area records bc I was like fuck it I have them on CDs and I’m already spending $200 here so nah I shouldn’t. Went back the next day to get a new record with my tip money AND THEY WERE BOTH GONE so I got pink Floyd’s wish you were here instead and asked about dark side of the moon and was told it’s out of production and hard for them to get a copy like what even you’re playing yourself young white man because there are a million copies on amazon.

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September 1st  -  7 notes  -  J

Gets on chair to play with toy. Equal parts lazy and brilliant. 100% unamused. 100% my cat.

Posted 1 day ago
September 1st  -  6 notes  -  J

*more adulting*

September 1st  -  6 notes  -  J

Adulting

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Me: "*speaks Jamaican Patwah/Patois*"
Racist: "This is America, speak English! No other languages are ever spoken here, and this country founded on genocide/settler colonialism and anti-Blackness/slavery should only involve the languages that I choose to hear, though I encroached your personal space and interrupted your conversation in a dialect that you were not speaking to me in."
Me: "*speaks African American Vernacular English*"
Racist: "This is America and I don't care if AAVE is actually a language with a structure, discussed by linguists everywhere, and if it is one we will later be appropriative for marketing purposes while continuing to profit from economic violence on Black people. I don't like how AAVE sounds right now and I don't want to hear it, even though I encroached your personal space and interrupted your conversation in a language that you were not speaking to me in."
Me: "*speaks Standard American English*"
Racist: "What, so you think you're smarter than me, why are you trying to be White? Gonna take my job? Well, you misspelled a word on Twitter, so I am still smarter. Why did you use some big words? They're stupid. I am going to ignore the context and topic of your conversation and mask my insecurity--over never realizing that the lies I was fed about my automatic intellectual superiority are in fact lies--by making jokes about word length versus leaving you alone/not invading your space or actually addressing the topic the words were about."
Me: *uses terms attributable to womanist/Black feminist scholarship, critical race theory or other anti-oppression theories/praxes*
Racist: "I haven't approved use of these words, so I will call them stupid. It...well...doesn't matter to me that a key facet of White supremacy--with a very long history and reality no less--is degrading the intelligence of a Black woman, or committing epistemic violence, by purposely altering/attacking the language used to describe oppression in order to engage in an ahistorical analysis that supports oppression. I don't like that you can describe my violence with acute accuracy, so I will use violence to critique that perspective. You're a pseudo-intellectual if I don't understand what you are saying, don't want my privilege or violence critiqued with an accuracy that Black thinkers have had for centuries nor want to acknowledge that I am purposely kept ignorant of Black radical scholarship because of White supremacy."
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I found a phone on the ground and it’s locked and dying

imbrittsimpson:

How do I find out who it belongs to how do I get it back to the owner? It was literally just on the ground so idk

So I looked at the background, which was a fire truck in front of a burning building, and the daily reminders, which said daytime firefighting, and it has a life proof case, so I assumed it belonged to a firefighter and I walked to the fire house and realized I don’t actually know anyone in the Geneva FD so it’s not like penn yan where I know the code and can go up to the lounge area/even get into the fire house. So I was standing in the parking lot (sketchy) and looking up the phone number when a boy pulled up and I asked him if he was a firefighter, to which he replied yes, and I told him I found the phone/thought it belonged to a firefighter. He said it was a dude named kyles phone and said thanks for bringing it. I forgot to say where I found it and I bet I seemed sketch af and they prob thought I was gonna steal it if it wasn’t locked or whatever

Also, because I found it on the landing outside of the printing center on Linden, by all the bars/the main bar strip, and because his most recent texts/missed calls were around 1230/1 am, I’m assuming he got really drunk, sat down and either tried pulling himself together or calling himself a cab or something and when it came time to leave, his drunk ass forgot the phone. I’m thinking that’s what happened. One of my biggest fears is losing my phone and people finding my nudes and shit, tbh.
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