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[Image: A gif showing Neil DeGrasse Tyson, a handsome middle aged Black man standing at a desk in a lecture room. He puts a red cannonball on a rope to his nose, lets it go, and it swings across the room and comes back to very lightly touch him on the nose again. As the ball touches his nose, the caption reads “*boop*” and then he turns to the viewer, smiling and the frame freezes, with a caption reading “science”.]

[Image: A gif showing Neil DeGrasse Tyson, a handsome middle aged Black man standing at a desk in a lecture room. He puts a red cannonball on a rope to his nose, lets it go, and it swings across the room and comes back to very lightly touch him on the nose again. As the ball touches his nose, the caption reads “*boop*” and then he turns to the viewer, smiling and the frame freezes, with a caption reading “science”.]

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[Images: Three long rectangular gifs of a very young child with long black hair wearing a sports shirt with the word “Loved” on it. She is speaking and gesturing while holding a coffee mug and the captions say: I don’t care if you don’t like me. I love me!” Credit unknown.]

Well, this kid just won everything. We can all go home now. 

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seekingwillow:

lovethyfatness:

[Series of texts by @fatnutritionist, which read: “People are mad at me because they ‘work so hard’ to be fit or lose weight. They have told me this explicitly. It implies that they think my rejecting the values they subscribe to can somehow take away the fitness they’ve worked for. That is totally delusional. If you’ve worked hard for fitness, no amount of fat people rejecting stigma can take that away. So this is obviously not actually about fitness, at all. It’s about the other thing they ‘worked hard’ for: social status. They DO think, and they know, that the social status they have worked hard to earn, through ‘fitness,’ can be devalued. It can be devalued if the hierarchy that rewards them is crushed. Crushed by people rejecting stigma. We can’t take away your fitness or whatever weight you’ve lost. But we can devalue those things by destroying fat stigma. So they are afraid of us, and for good reason. If fat people aren’t stigmatized, then there is no more thin privilege. Remember always, fat people: People are afraid of you because you have an awesome power - to destroy the hierarchy. If they were not afraid of losing their place in the hierarchy, they would not come after you so viciously.” All tweets were accompanied by the hashtag, #notyourgoodfatty]

Read the full thread of Michelle’s tweets on Storify.

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Hmm. But this only counts with fat yt women, yeah? Not devaluing the posts or the sentiment or the truth behind it. Just that, it’s a shaded truth. It doesn’t touch fat Asian women, fat Latinas and definitely not fat Black women. And I’m not sure where men fit in here - cause that’s not my direct issue for observation.

Still though, yeah. Make your voice heard = getting crushed.

You’re absolutely right. 

I got caught up on one sentiment and forgot to examine this deeper because it quite obvious to see. You’re right. Things definitely do not work this way outside a very oppressive sphere of whiteness. 

And the FA/fat positivity/fat activism definitely has to make sure we’re not centering white fat people at the expense of all others, especially fat WoC as you said. If the movement is doing anything that hurts fat people, even if it’s on other axises than weight, then what’s the point of us? The point is always to make hurting stop for fat people.

Definitely should have examined this much further before reblogging. Sorry about that, I will not be making this mistake in the future with fat activism posts. 

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lovethyfatness:

[Series of texts by @fatnutritionist, which read: “People are mad at me because they ‘work so hard’ to be fit or lose weight. They have told me this explicitly. It implies that they think my rejecting the values they subscribe to can somehow take away the fitness they’ve worked for. That is totally delusional. If you’ve worked hard for fitness, no amount of fat people rejecting stigma can take that away. So this is obviously not actually about fitness, at all. It’s about the other thing they ‘worked hard’ for: social status. They DO think, and they know, that the social status they have worked hard to earn, through ‘fitness,’ can be devalued. It can be devalued if the hierarchy that rewards them is crushed. Crushed by people rejecting stigma. We can’t take away your fitness or whatever weight you’ve lost. But we can devalue those things by destroying fat stigma. So they are afraid of us, and for good reason. If fat people aren’t stigmatized, then there is no more thin privilege. Remember always, fat people: People are afraid of you because you have an awesome power - to destroy the hierarchy. If they were not afraid of losing their place in the hierarchy, they would not come after you so viciously.” All tweets were accompanied by the hashtag, #notyourgoodfatty]

Read the full thread of Michelle’s tweets on Storify.

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maxamillionracism:

One of our own needs our help!

Domineque Banks, a natural hair stylista, blogger, Youtube extraordinaire, and LGBT woman of color has passed away from Lupus. She was 27. Her wife and family cannot afford the burial costs. Please donate and reblog to help this family!
https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/rmd4/in-memory-of-domineque-banks

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The Criminalization of Rape Victims

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ethiopienne:

CeCe McDonald, Reina Gossett, and Dean Spade: Police & prisons don’t keep us safe—we keep each other safe

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[Images: Pictures of five tweets to Michelle Obama with pictures, sent by young people in school showing their school lunches. 

First tweet: Shows a small chicken meat patty between hamburger buns, and a small carton of milk. The text reads: All we get for lunch today. Thank you Michelle Obama.

Second tweet: Shows a tiny meat patty between hamburger buns, half a kiwi and a ketchup packet. Text reads: @MichelleObama my school lunch while eating with mydaughter. Only other choice was a scoop of salad, this is sad. 

Third tweet: Showing a white adolescent holding a flat, uncooked flour tortilla, with a slice of ham, uncooked and a flat square of white cheese atop it. The text reads: Thanks Michelle Obama. @BrytonDaniels

Fourth tweet: Showing a hot dog bun with slices of pepperoni and some cheese melted inside it, a small carton of milk and three cherry tomatoes. The text reads: You call this a fucking “lunch” @BarackObama @MichelleObama 

Fifth tweet: Shows a square roll style piece of bread and a small scoop of brownish gray hamburger meat with mashed potatoes and some pieces of corn inside it on a tray. The text reads: @MichelleObama so this is the “healthy school lunch”] 

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

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knitmeapony:

wassupholmies:

shybairnsget-nowt:

americas-liberty:

Students Fed Up With Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Overhaul — Menu-Item Snapshots Spell Out Why

Wow that is depressing. 

#about Parkview 

This obsession with calorie control has got to stop. Growing kids need food, and plenty of it. Unprocessed, healthy stuff is better of course.

She’s focusing on quantity when she should be focusing on quality.

It’s also extremely important to note that there are thousands of kids every day whose only meal is the one they get at school. This is all you’re giving them.  

^^^^^ This. This is all some kids get for the entire fucking day.

thats really interesting tho. Because I remember reading what she was talking about and she was mentioning vegetables and stuff. So I am wondering if this is cost cutting measures on the part of the school lunch providers in which they interpret calorie requirements instead of full meals. 

No, this is not school systems misinterpreting and substituting calorie requirements for full meals. This is what happens when school systems that are direly underfunded and barely able to afford just to keep teachers, textbooks, and classrooms in minimal working order are pressured by a First Lady who seems to think everyone has a giant lawn on the White House on which to tend a garden (and if you think that woman doesn’t have staff who ACTUALLY do that on a daily basis rather than she herself doing it…)

This is about the fact that Michelle Obama decided to address an issue without realizing that there are about twenty different other, and even more dire issues that are at the root cause. This is not about schools not knowing what to serve their students. It’s about the fact that our entire system is fucked, and that includes schools, because the economy was fucked long before 2008, especially for the most vulnerable.

Did you see the half a kiwi, the three cherry tomatoes in these pictures? This what happens when an overloaded school district gets prodded to be “healthy”. They find whatever means they can even if they’re absurd. 

Jamie Oliver and his bullshit found the same problem. He tried to give a health makeover to a school’s lunch system and it ended up breaking the bank for the school and his production company had to foot the bill for the costs for the rest of it. 

This is when Michelle Obama and the Health Crusaders whole agenda shows its true colors. This was never about giving better quality food to growing bodies in the school system. This was about using nice words and ideas to justify ways to demonize and punish children for not only being obese, but to serve a dire warning to the others that they only deserve this much food because their growth, their health is not really important. Just their weight. So they’d better keep it down or else. 

While there many things that are awesome about Michelle Obama, this is not one of them and may be the greatest mark against her term as First Lady. 

You wanna put healthy lunches in schools? Try giving schools manageable budgets, enough resources, and hey maybe say that if the First goddamn Lady is gonna go on her Healthy Food Crusade that she needs to sit down and figure out who’s gonna pay for it. And if she finds out that schools can’t pay for it (look at how many of these lunches include prepackage bread products because those are CHEAP), maybe her crusade needs to be about what a hot mess our schools and the future of a generation is. Not what they’re eating. 

Trust me, well funded school systems run by competent people probably would love to serve better than this. They just can’t and nobody is giving them the means to. 

And it’s these kids who don’t even get to vote (even when they are the ones who feel the brunt of it now and for decades to come) who pay for it. Michelle Obama and her kids never have to worry about what happens when their only meal today is a tortilla, a sad slice of meat and a processed cheese square. I’m glad they don’t, but if Mrs. Obama feels the need to go on a mission, maybe she can start with the kids who need food PERIOD. 

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Confidential to person who let me know about the thing: Thanks! Definitely making sure to take care of that. Doing the thing you mentioned the person doing is totally NOT ACCEPTABLE OR OKAY. I’m very glad I know now!

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Tumblr is not cooperating with me. It won’t let me edit posts or reply to messages I’ve gotten. 

So:

1. To person who kindly pointed me to correct credits for the John Barrowman gifset, a big thanks and also could you send me those links because I was under the impression that the person you were telling me about was actually the opposite of that thing by definition, but I could be totally wrong and I’m just a bit confused. But I totally trust your judgement here. And another big thanks. 

2. To all the other people sending messages, I got them. I will reply when Tumblr isn’t acting up. Sorry!

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Anyone else ever get tired of seeing people act like it’s this great and glorious thing if two white dudes beloved by geeks are in a photo together at a con or something, but when women from those same fandoms do that, they get maybe a few other women who celebrate them and a bunch of straight dudes talking about threesomes in the grossest possible manner.  

I don’t mind the squee over seeing favorite actors together, but when you only do it for the white dudes THERE IS A LARGE PROBLEM THAT YOU NEED TO FIX BECAUSE IT IS GETTING DISGUSTING. 

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[Image: Four gifs showing John Barrowma and another man, white balding and middle aged, on a game show speaking as Barrowman asks a question and the man attempts to answer. The conversation goes as follows:

Barrowman: On a clothing label which instruction is indicated by a solid black triangle with a cross through it?

Contestant: This is where we want the women in the team back, don’t we?

Barrowman: Or maybe you could help with the cleaning of the clothes every so often.]

vixyish:

solarbird:

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mmmahogany:

#john barrowman is having none of your misogynist bullshit

i love that barrowman’s response also distances him from the contestant
"hahahaha women do laundry right john?  you with me, john?"
"don’t lump me in with you, you fucking martian”

This is what I’m talking about when I keep saying that men have to deny the endorsement. This guy wanted Barrowman’s tacit support or agreement for his sexism, as part of bonding through humour. John went nope.

Bolding mine.

Fuck yes. I usually don’t hand out cookies to men for just saying decent things, but this time I gotta break Barrowman off a piece just for this. 

Because not only did he deny the endorsement of that sexism, but he very handily made it clear that understanding clothing labels is not some Big Secret Woman Knowledge that women have because laundry is something only women (should) do. But rather that clothing tags are on EVERYONE’S FUCKING CLOTHES and if he doesn’t know what it means it’s because of a failing on HIS part.

So yeah. Have yourself a little chunk of oatmeal raisin praise there, Barrowman. Stay sexy.

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gaypocalypse:

i actually think the whole model of a petition that has to reach a certain number of signatures and then ~something vague will happen!~ is really harmful

i’m not against petitions in general, honest to god i’m not. but in my understanding, apart from this model, there are basically two types of petition:

  • petitions that are judged to be successful once the thing they’re petitioning for has actually happened. example: residents petition their regional manager of post office operations not to close their tiny local post office. the petition is successful when it’s announced that the post office will not be closed, regardless of the number of signatures collected.
  • petitions that are judged to be successful once they’ve reached a certain number of signatures, but only because that will trigger something to actually happen, usually by law. example: someone wants their proposed state law or constitutional amendment (such as prop 8) to be put on the ballot for a statewide vote in california, so (after formally drafting their law and requesting a title and summary of it from the attorney general) they circulate a petition proposing it. once that petition reaches 504,760 signatures (for a normal law) or 807,615 signatures (for a constitutional amendment) it will be verified and the proposed law will appear on the ballot in the next election and have the chance to actually become law.

both of these models keep the organizers’ eyes on the prize. they know what they’re doing and why they’re doing it. they know what constitutes success and what does not.

whitehouse.gov-style petitions complicate this. they allow organizers to avoid thinking about what their actual goal is, who they should be petitioning and why. and they provide a false goal, encouraging people to focus not on their actual end goal, but on an arbitrary number of signatures that has no guarantee of achieving anything of real value. and since that arbitrary number is high, they encourage people to put a lot of work into this false goal, to the exclusion of other efforts, without even acquiring supporters’ contact information which would be invaluable for future campaigns. then, if the signature threshold is reached, they allow people to have a false sense of accomplishment—they’ll get the feeling of success without having actually changed anything, meaning that many of them will no longer feel motivated to act on this issue.

this seems to me like one of the worst organizing endeavors one could undertake. it almost feels as though this process was specifically calculated with the aim of undermining causes by distracting organizers and supporters with a carrot on a stick. and considering that this is a service voluntarily offered by the white house—a seat of power which, whether held by democrats or republicans, is invested in protecting the status quo—that may just be the case.

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[Image: A screencap of a phone showing the header to a news article. The text reads: Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa? Ethical consumers should be aware poor Bolivians can no longer afford their staple grain, due to western demand raising prices. PETA response - Eating quinoa may harm Bolivian farmers, but eating meat harms us all.

Beneath is a pictureof a Bolivian woman wearing a brown hat, bright pink shirt over a brown shirt and a brown skirt with an apron, bend over picking quinoa plants.]

livelaughawesome:

m-e-s-t-i-z-a:

babybutta:

allahyil3analsohyouniyeh:

Omg look at petas response
Holy shit what the fuck burn them omg

What the fuuuuuckkkkk.

Time to drag PETA

omfg fuck peta i hate peta omfg

Peta: an organization only assholes could love. 

Side note: Not entirely uncomfortable with the use of “poor” because it doesn’t specify that they’re talking about the Bolivians which live on the lowest economic level rather than just making it sound like everyone is Bolivia is poor and starving (as white USians love to think of every country populated by Brown or Black people).

On topic, though: If you find anything redeeming about this organization, if you agree even a little, if you see this and it doesn’t put PETA in the “EVIL AS FUCK” category for you because they just implied that Bolivians are basically beneath humanity. Like, they aren’t part of it or they’re so low down on the scale they don’t deserve consideration. 

That is EVIL AS FUCK.

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