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wherowhero:

The Ordeal of Muslim Women: No More Excuses | Standpoint

atheismfuckyeah:

I most definitely agree with generally everyone in this, but I am not so sure about keeping religion. (Which is different from having faith)

Religions are a set of rules for people to follow, and for me, all of them are oppressive. Besides that, I think a country or region can have it’s culture without religion: they can have their own food, way of cooking, their music and social celebrations without the need of a religion.
It is true that religion has influence on all of that in many (if not all) current cultures, but that doesn’t mean it is a necessary part of it. Especially because, from what I see, it brings more bad than good things to society, especially to the minorities.
Although I don’t believe in any god, I don’t think believing in a god is  a bad thing, on the contrary, it brings peace of mind to a lot of people that I know and cherish. But that kind of faith doesn’t need to be attached to any kind of oppressive rules in the form of religion.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
As someone who doesn't really know Mackelmore or heard his song "Same Love", would you mind telling me why he's not a good spokesperson for queer rights?
lufus07 lufus07 Said:

queerbits:

Because he’s straight.

He inherently cannot be a good spokesperson for queer rights because he’s not queer.

And he’s not even a good ally because he has repeatedly spoken for and over queer voices instead of shutting up and letting us speak for ourselves. A good ally helps to share the voices and ideals of the group they’re supporting, not try to be the voice of that group.

EDIT FOR CLARIFICATION: This isn’t to say to that straight people cannot be good allies. This is to say that Macklemore can never be the face of the queer rights movement because he’s not queer. Much in the same way that a white person cannot be the face of the racial justice movement and most male-identified people cannot be the face of the feminist movement. This is not to say that these people do not benefit from these social justice movements, or that they do not have every right to support it. However, as members of said marginalized groups, we reserve every right to call out our allies when they act in manners that are inappropriate or speak over us.

When Macklemore delivered his acceptance speech at the VMA’s heralding “gay equality,” he did not give queer people the opportunity to speak for our own cause, despite the fact that there was a queer woman standing right next to him on stage. Not only is that a matter of silencing queer people, it also centers our movement around the voices of straight people, and that’s no way for us to make progress towards genuine acceptance and liberation.

Allies are great, and a much needed people for any social justice group. But they will never be the center of any of those movements, and it’s important to listen to the voices of those directly affected by these movements. Queer people are plenty underrepresented in mainstream media outlets as is. We should herald, celebrate, and listen to the voices of artists like Le1f and Angel Haze, not let them be overshadowed.

t-funster:

"Well, when I was nine years old, Star Trek came on, I looked at it and I went screaming through the house, 'Come here, mum, everybody, come quick, come quick, there's a black lady on television and she ain't no maid!' I knew right then and there I could be anything I wanted to be.”

Whoopi Goldberg

Always reblog, because REPRESENTATION DOES MATTERS

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MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY

And Mary Lambert, who is a Lesbian and participates on the song, seems  ALWAYS to be forgotten by the media. ARGGG

It’s like: look that white straight dude talking about how we shouldn’t be homophobic, but just shut up Mary! Your voice doesn’t count! You’re gay, remember???


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"Gay marriage is still illegal. Can we get a ‘boo’ for that? It’s crazy to outlaw marriage. Marriage is a happy thing. You shouldn’t be able to vote on someone else’s happiness. These people don’t know these gay people, they’re not going to know them, they’re not gonna be their friends…they have control over their lives. That’s not fair.”

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hugtherobots:

I know it’s trendy to fight the system and cry that we are all becoming slaves of technology, but this attitude overlooks that computers and phones are tools for communicating. When someone thinks I’m an idiot smiling at a machine, I’m actually smiling at my girlfriend who is 10000 miles away and whom I would have never met if not for these newfangled electronics. As they say: when the wise man points to the moon, the fool looks at the finger.

This is a topic that I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while now; much credit to this excellent post for bringing it to the front of my brain.

Living across the world, far away from your family and friends… =/

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thefrogman:

lemonteaflower:

a continuation of this

MISS OFFICER AND MR TRUFFLES coming soon this Summer maybe not. 

Just in case anyone has missed the amazing Miss Officer and Mr. Truffles phenomenon…

The real Miss Officer is now on tumblr. And if you haven’t seen her interview, she is just as cute in real life as in the comic. 

lemonteaflower, the amazing artist that started this all, has a Miss Officer and Mr. Truffles tag with a very neat collection of fan art that has been created so far. She also just released a t-shirt that I am going to buy after I finish this post.

Sean made the most perfect theme song ever. 

And if you haven’t seen Eisu’s video, well, you better go watch that immediately

This whole thing has been pretty incredible. A positive movement that spread throughout tumblr like wildfire. No negativity… just love, support, and an adorable crime fighting duo. These are the kinds of things that get people through bad days. Myself included. My sincerest gratitude to all involved.

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ambivalentlyyours:

I’ve noticed an odd backlash towards one of my tumblr drawings.  There are a bunch of really angry comments posted in the reblogs.  Between you and me, it exhausts me to no end when I see how many people still misconstrue feminist ideas and are so ignorantly vocal about it.

Then again, it’s kind of amazing to see how many more people actually get it.

<3

The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.
The rape joke is that you were eight.
The rape joke is that at the time,
you didn’t know people had sex to express love.
The rape joke is that the only other person
who’d seen you naked was your mom.
The rape joke is that he called you ‘beautiful’ first.
The rape joke is that he held your hands together
and told you to ‘try harder’ when you struggled.
The rape joke is that you believed him
when he told you were overreacting.
The rape joke is that your grandma
called him a nice boy and asked him to stay for dinner.
The rape joke is that he winked at you
when you apologized to your parents for not coming
downstairs the first time you were called.
The rape joke is that his friends
high-fived him for “getting some.”
The rape joke is that you still don’t feel like
you’ve regrown the pieces he stole.
The rape joke is that he was conceived when his
dad slapped himself into his snoring mother.
The rape joke is that her friends told her
she was lucky someone wanted her.
The rape joke is that each year in the United States,
32,000 other women’s bellies
ripen with life against their will.
The rape joke is that he never learned
to touch without scarring.
The rape joke is that your classmate thinks
‘have you seen what asses look like in yoga pants?’
is an argument.
The rape joke is your new boyfriend kissing
you and telling you he ‘raped’ his math test.
The rape joke is that ‘Why are girls so scared of rape? Y’all should feel pride that a guy risked his life in jail just to fuck you’
is a popular Tweet right now.
The rape joke is that you wake up to
the memory of him laughing,
“now that wasn’t so bad, was it?”
The rape joke is that it’s been twelve years and
you still quiver when someone touches you.
The rape joke is that he hasn’t stopped laughing.
The rape joke is that you forgot how to.
The Rape Joke | Lora Mathis
Inspired by this. (via soggypoetry)

The rape joke isn’t funny and never has been (via conor-broberst)

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prestonhymas:

"AHH, WALTER, GET THE BUG"

"I am TRYING, HELEN

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intellectual87:

Its GUY Love between two guys.

Bromance <3

Turk & JD

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