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Sad & Pale

fine-ass-bussy:

"On the commodification of sadness and a special death-by-a-thousand-reblogs brand of racism"

I wrote this about pale blogs and it means a lot to me - give it a read?

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HOW TO BE A GOOD ROOMMATE TO SOMEONE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS

partybottom:

The folks over at transhousingnetwork asked me to write something about how to be a good roommmate to someone living with HIV, so I did!

As has previously been noted on this blog, I am a trans woman who has been living with HIV/AIDS for eight years, which puts me somewhere between “treatment…

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laliberty:

laliberty:

laliberty:

BREAKING: Cops found NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS in the beating death of Kelly Thomas.

The second photo is what Thomas looked like after the beating he received.

And here are related links, including to the video of the beating - witness as the defenseless homeless man pleads for his life and calls out for his father as he is brutally and senselessly beaten to death.

I’d wish that the murderous monsters would rot in hell, but that’s not enough justice. The jurors can rot in hell. The cops deserve far, far worse.

I’m still shaken by this.

According to the jury, this was not second degree murder, not involuntary manslaughter, not even excessive force. The jury decided that this was a completely acceptable amount of force by six separate cops using fists and boots and batons and tasers against a defenseless, non-violent, homeless schizophrenic who was even complying with unlawful orders.

This is the system we are forced to use in seeking justice. There are no competing courts or a market for adjudication to foster accountability. This is it. And it, once again, utterly failed. In addition - because of how this monopoly in protection, defense, and courts is constructed - a precedent has been set. Future incidents can refer back to this case. 

If the courts continue to enable the police in harassing and beating and bludgeoning and stealing and raping and murdering with complete impunity, how long will the people continue to defend and support this corrupt, illegitimate system?

There is a breaking point. There must be. I just fear what it will take to reach it.

I just can’t post about anything else today. 

This needs to be seen, and people need to get angry. I have been blogging on LA Liberty for nearly four years, and I have been very fortunate to gain thousands of followers. In my four years, I don’t think I’ve never asked for something to be reblogged, but this story needs to be shared and discussed by every one of you. We cannot allow others to remain ignorant of such a grave miscarriage of justice. As I’ve said: We cannot create with our hands what we first do not see in our minds. So first must come awareness, an acknowledgement of truth, before one can be expected to agitate against these injustices. Therefore, sharing and discussing this story are important first steps toward necessary change.

This needs to embarrass anyone who has ever said “but not all cops are bad.” Until you find me a cop who has both (1) never harassed, ticketed, arrested, or assaulted anyone allegedly violating some unjust legislation against peaceful behavior and (2) spoken out vociferously against the “thin blue line” that closes ranks around bad cops and enables bad behavior by publicly shaming the demonstrably bad cops and the unions and superiors who protect them, then I have no interest in that childish retort. There may be cops who are good people, but cops qua cops have been generally shown to be increasingly violent, corrupt, deplorable bullies who enforce disgracefully unjust laws.

This also needs to embarrass anyone who trusts “the system,” who finds comfort in the status quo. 

We cannot allow the usual apologists to hide from this story. Wholesale change is in order.

(Source : laliberty)

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animateglee:

oomshi:

the bible said adam AND eve so i slept with them both

Well it’s the Bible, not the Straightble, I’m just following the book.

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REBLOG IF I CAN MESSAGE YOU ‘HEY’ AND START A FRIENDSHIP.

(Source : infiinite3scape)

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thr0ughthelookingglass:

do-not-feed-the-animal:

letlive-period:

exilethepoet:

audgy:

This would have been more meaningful if it had come from someone besides the straight, white man. You know, like the lady two people over.

Seriously? Seriously, people? Shut the fuck up. Because he is a white straight man making an effort to gather support for equal rights he is unworthy? That his support is nothing? Or that it’s not good enough for him to support equal rights? Get your slick stinky underwear out of your ass crack and stop being so stupid. I’ve heard macklemore get so much shit today for FUCKING SUPPORTING equal rights! He is a straight white man using his privilege in a correct and respectful way and people seem to have a problem with that?! You’re fucking kidding me. So if he just decided to suck someone’s dick the day before, would his support finally mean something?! Man, shut the hell up people. This is support right here, and in the mainstream media.
/end motherfucking rant

reblogging this a million times

do you even understand how much shit macklemore gets because people think he’s gay? do you understand that they kept passing the microphone to her but she didnt want to speak? do you understand that if you’re straight, you can support same sex marriage? because you can. just because he’s straight doesn’t mean his support doesn’t matter. do you get how amazing it is to have a song like this played on the radio? things like this dont hapoen often, and the fact that the same straight goofball who sang “thrift shop” can write something so beautiful like this is amazing. in fact, i think it is fucking amazing that this man is using his speech time to talk about gay rights. he almost forgot to thank his fiancé because he cared about this cause so much. macklemore used his minute and a half (maybe less) of speech time to stand up for what he believe, to stand up for love, to stand up for his family. and you think that just because he’s straight it isn’t valid? that makes you just as close minded as homophobic people in my opinion.

I will never ever not reblog this. Ever.

Stoooooop.
This is being a bad ally. Allyship is not about appropriating the struggles of other people for profit. He is not “using his privilege in a correct way” because the large majority of his speaking up on “gay rights” issues is him speaking about it. Abstract from this instance (which I do not care about), he is acting negatively on his privilege.
Keep in mind the commenter you are replying to never said his support was bad or his message was bad or he is worthless or anything. But do you really want to equalize voices on subjects of oppression? Do you really want to say “X people are oppressed in society, X people have less a voice in general and on their oppression in society. Y people have more voice and an easier time talking about these subjects. X and Y voices should be supported equally as they come”? Are you kidding me?
You’re doing nothing for anti-oppression. You are internalizing the hierarchies that exist outside of “social justice” into social justice.
Also, GAY MARRIAGE RIGHTS ≠ EQUAL RIGHTS. The right to gay marriage is just an attempt to take the by definition inequal institution of marriage and superimpose it on gays in an attempt to heterosexualize them (and thereby make them “normal”). That’s okay for now. But it’s not equal rights.

thr0ughthelookingglass:

do-not-feed-the-animal:

letlive-period:

exilethepoet:

audgy:

This would have been more meaningful if it had come from someone besides the straight, white man. You know, like the lady two people over.

Seriously? Seriously, people? Shut the fuck up. Because he is a white straight man making an effort to gather support for equal rights he is unworthy? That his support is nothing? Or that it’s not good enough for him to support equal rights? Get your slick stinky underwear out of your ass crack and stop being so stupid. I’ve heard macklemore get so much shit today for FUCKING SUPPORTING equal rights! He is a straight white man using his privilege in a correct and respectful way and people seem to have a problem with that?! You’re fucking kidding me. So if he just decided to suck someone’s dick the day before, would his support finally mean something?! Man, shut the hell up people. This is support right here, and in the mainstream media.

/end motherfucking rant

reblogging this a million times

do you even understand how much shit macklemore gets because people think he’s gay? do you understand that they kept passing the microphone to her but she didnt want to speak? do you understand that if you’re straight, you can support same sex marriage? because you can. just because he’s straight doesn’t mean his support doesn’t matter. do you get how amazing it is to have a song like this played on the radio? things like this dont hapoen often, and the fact that the same straight goofball who sang “thrift shop” can write something so beautiful like this is amazing. in fact, i think it is fucking amazing that this man is using his speech time to talk about gay rights. he almost forgot to thank his fiancé because he cared about this cause so much. macklemore used his minute and a half (maybe less) of speech time to stand up for what he believe, to stand up for love, to stand up for his family. and you think that just because he’s straight it isn’t valid? that makes you just as close minded as homophobic people in my opinion.

I will never ever not reblog this. Ever.

Stoooooop.

This is being a bad ally. Allyship is not about appropriating the struggles of other people for profit. He is not “using his privilege in a correct way” because the large majority of his speaking up on “gay rights” issues is him speaking about it. Abstract from this instance (which I do not care about), he is acting negatively on his privilege.

Keep in mind the commenter you are replying to never said his support was bad or his message was bad or he is worthless or anything. But do you really want to equalize voices on subjects of oppression? Do you really want to say “X people are oppressed in society, X people have less a voice in general and on their oppression in society. Y people have more voice and an easier time talking about these subjects. X and Y voices should be supported equally as they come”? Are you kidding me?

You’re doing nothing for anti-oppression. You are internalizing the hierarchies that exist outside of “social justice” into social justice.

Also, GAY MARRIAGE RIGHTS ≠ EQUAL RIGHTS. The right to gay marriage is just an attempt to take the by definition inequal institution of marriage and superimpose it on gays in an attempt to heterosexualize them (and thereby make them “normal”). That’s okay for now. But it’s not equal rights.

(Source : mtv)

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gounn:

sassy, most likely gay, kotaku “”“writer”“” writes obnoxious article about how lady gaga ‘out-cuted japan’ including saying that kyary ‘looks tame next to her’

Holy fuck she looks terrible…

gounn:

sassy, most likely gay, kotaku “”“writer”“” writes obnoxious article about how lady gaga ‘out-cuted japan’ including saying that kyary ‘looks tame next to her’

Holy fuck she looks terrible…

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theosoperezoso:

a-little-eccentric:

kumagawa:

professorxvx:

peak whiteness has been achieved.

FUCK WHITE PEOPLE THEY JUST FUCKING STOLE TWERKING FROM US 

What is happening. 

"Jeff Greenstein unravels on Twitter the mysterious origins of the new OED word "twerk", as danced by Miley Cyrus" ARE YOU KIDDING ME

Yes. He is kidding you. Because he is kidding. Jesus fuck.

theosoperezoso:

a-little-eccentric:

kumagawa:

professorxvx:

peak whiteness has been achieved.

FUCK WHITE PEOPLE THEY JUST FUCKING STOLE TWERKING FROM US 

What is happening. 

"Jeff Greenstein unravels on Twitter the mysterious origins of the new OED word "twerk", as danced by Miley Cyrus" ARE YOU KIDDING ME

Yes. He is kidding you. Because he is kidding. Jesus fuck.

(Source : graymonkey)

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smashingxteacups:

doktorgirlfriend:

herooflife:

motherfickle:

thebrokenhunterandhisbrokenangel:

worldofdrakan:

its-heaven-nowadays:

More Macklemore, less Robin Thicke.

And yet a huge percentage of Tumblr hates him. Not trying to be confrontational, but could someone please explain to me why this is?

Because he is a straight white guy and Tumblr isn’t always right. 

Yup. A lot of people like to ignore all the good things he does simply because he is part of the privileged. Never mind that he flat out acknowledges this in Same Love. (“I may not be the same, but that’s not important.”)

BLESS YOUR SOULS. 
BLESS YOUR FUCKING SOULS. 
I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT STAND THAT FUCKING A LOT OF TUMBLR HATES MACKLEMORE. 
BECAUSE HONESTLY, HE WAS EVERYTHING THEY WERE COMPLAINING WHITE PEOPLE AREN’T AND NOW THAT THEY GOT A FUCKING ROLEMODEL THEY SUDDENLY COMPLAIN?????? BECAUSE HE’S WHITE????? 
Macklemore grew up privileged, yes, but he understands the inequality and the disturbing gap between rich and poor. He has a song called White Privilege: 
"Hiphop started off in a block that I’ve never been toTo counter act a struggle that I’ve never even been throughIf I think I understand just because I flow tooThat means I’m not keeping it true, nope.”
ALSO
"But as I’m blessed with the privilege, they’re still left with the scars"
AND HAVE YOU HEARD HIS SONG CLAIMING THE CITY???
"I grew up on Capitol Hill,With two parents and two cars.They had a beautiful marriage, we even had a swing set in our yard.My mom didn’t have a job, because my dad made enough money that we could live comfortably and he could support us.Now, he commute to Tacoma, so we knew we be good.But then I realized everybody looked just like me in my neighborhood.I go to school, which was diverse.But indeed us, I got sandwiches and Capri Suns well my friends ate their free lunch.It’s crazy trying to look back, cause when I was growing upI didn’t understand the fact was there’s something called a social status.And my black friends wanted my financial bracket.And then my city’s divided,From neighborhood to neighborhoodWe’re polarized but we claim we’re progressive.The police shoot in the hood but never once in my residence.As a white person been shot at we’d stopped in a Lexus.And to think that we have claimed that so much has changed”
OH GOODNESS ME, HE’S SUCH AN ASSHOLE. HE’S SO PRIVILEGED GOD.
HOW ABOUT A WAKE??? 
"Don’t wanna be that white dude, million man marchin’Fighting for our freedom that my people stoleDon’t wanna make all my white fans uncomfortableBut you don’t even have a fuckin’ song for radioWhy you out here talkin race, tryin’ to save the fuckin’ globeDon’t get involved with the causes in mindWhite privilege, white guilt, at the same damn timeSo we just party like it’s nineteen ninety nineCelebrate the ignorance while these kids keep dying.”
Tumblr needs to hop down off it’s high fucking horse and instead of turning against a potential role model and ally to all that they’ve been fucking preaching about JUST BECAUSE HE’S PRIVILEGED AND WHITE, maybe make him an icon because he’s not rapping about disrespecting women. He’s making a small change. But because he grew up with a well structured family environment and he was able to afford everything he desired, he’s suddenly the enemy. 

Macklemore hate is proof that Tumblr’s brand of militant social justice is just made up of a bunch of people with either a victimization fetish and/or a hateful, angry heart seeking acceptable targets, and they then proceed to poison the people that really just want to do good, ultimately mangling a good cause beyond recognition.
And 99% of people who complain about the first lyric of “Same Love” have never actually listened beyond that. Somebody tells them “The song starts with ‘when i was in the third grade i thought that i was gay’” and they start clutching their pearls because surely the whole song is just some straight dude making lgbtqa rights all about him and how he thinks because he thought he was gay when he was eight he knows all about it. And maybe it’s not the best way to word the beginning of the song, BUT IF YOU ACTUALLY LISTEN OR READ BEYOND THAT it turns out it’s a segue into talking about ridiculous stereotypes and preconceived ideas about sexuality and questioning why someone would think it was a bad idea to be gay in the first place. And then it goes on to discuss the homophobia inherent in the music genre he’s a part of and calling his peers out on slurs and derogatory language and hypocrisy in religion, and it beautifully features Mary fucking Lambert, and goddammit I had trouble driving home when I first heard it in the car because I was fucking crying.
Macklemore is a privileged individual who consistently and vocally acknowledges his privileges and strives to use it to do legitimate good, which is everything Tumblr claims it wants, but as soon as he starts, they scream for him to shut up. Because their need to rage and scream and hate and wallow in willful ignorance is more important to them than seeing actual change take place anywhere in the world.

so glad i came across this post. you have to remember that tumblr :so called “activists” like to comment on anything that seems potentially bad, even if that means over-shadowing great points and progress that a lot of people, both gay and straight have wished for.

https://aclucard.com/Except when this happens and you realize that Macklemore is capitalizing off of other peoples’ voices. “Guys look how bad people treat me for my awesome political views #$35default #concertsweepstakes #homo-nation-tshirts #e-mailactivists”
Shut the fuck up and listen for once. Tumblr is not activism. But y’all are missing the point too. Your idea of what people want is completely unfounded. Nobody wants their allies to be taking their voice.
Please read about angry queers and about why accusing people (angry queers, angry poc, etc) of being killjoys is still a manifestation of the privilege you claim to keep in check. Allyship like your brand of it is internalizing the social hierarchy you claim to be working against.
Macklemore is not everything that oppressed people wanted of straight white dudes. Macklemore is what white allies wanted of white people. Macklemore is what straight allies wanted of straight people. Macklemore is what males allies wanted of men.

smashingxteacups:

doktorgirlfriend:

herooflife:

motherfickle:

thebrokenhunterandhisbrokenangel:

worldofdrakan:

its-heaven-nowadays:

More Macklemore, less Robin Thicke.

And yet a huge percentage of Tumblr hates him. Not trying to be confrontational, but could someone please explain to me why this is?

Because he is a straight white guy and Tumblr isn’t always right. 

Yup. A lot of people like to ignore all the good things he does simply because he is part of the privileged. Never mind that he flat out acknowledges this in Same Love. (“I may not be the same, but that’s not important.”)

BLESS YOUR SOULS. 

BLESS YOUR FUCKING SOULS. 

I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT STAND THAT FUCKING A LOT OF TUMBLR HATES MACKLEMORE. 

BECAUSE HONESTLY, HE WAS EVERYTHING THEY WERE COMPLAINING WHITE PEOPLE AREN’T AND NOW THAT THEY GOT A FUCKING ROLEMODEL THEY SUDDENLY COMPLAIN?????? BECAUSE HE’S WHITE????? 

Macklemore grew up privileged, yes, but he understands the inequality and the disturbing gap between rich and poor. He has a song called White Privilege: 

"Hiphop started off in a block that I’ve never been to
To counter act a struggle that I’ve never even been through
If I think I understand just because I flow too
That means I’m not keeping it true, nope.”

ALSO

"But as I’m blessed with the privilege, they’re still left with the scars"

AND HAVE YOU HEARD HIS SONG CLAIMING THE CITY???

"I grew up on Capitol Hill,
With two parents and two cars.
They had a beautiful marriage, we even had a swing set in our yard.
My mom didn’t have a job, because my dad made enough money that we could live comfortably and he could support us.
Now, he commute to Tacoma, so we knew we be good.
But then I realized everybody looked just like me in my neighborhood.
I go to school, which was diverse.
But indeed us, I got sandwiches and Capri Suns well my friends ate their free lunch.
It’s crazy trying to look back, cause when I was growing up
I didn’t understand the fact was there’s something called a social status.
And my black friends wanted my financial bracket.
And then my city’s divided,
From neighborhood to neighborhood
We’re polarized but we claim we’re progressive.
The police shoot in the hood but never once in my residence.
As a white person been shot at we’d stopped in a Lexus.
And to think that we have claimed that so much has changed”


OH GOODNESS ME, HE’S SUCH AN ASSHOLE. HE’S SO PRIVILEGED GOD.

HOW ABOUT A WAKE??? 

"Don’t wanna be that white dude, million man marchin’
Fighting for our freedom that my people stole
Don’t wanna make all my white fans uncomfortable
But you don’t even have a fuckin’ song for radio
Why you out here talkin race, tryin’ to save the fuckin’ globe
Don’t get involved with the causes in mind
White privilege, white guilt, at the same damn time
So we just party like it’s nineteen ninety nine
Celebrate the ignorance while these kids keep dying.”

Tumblr needs to hop down off it’s high fucking horse and instead of turning against a potential role model and ally to all that they’ve been fucking preaching about JUST BECAUSE HE’S PRIVILEGED AND WHITE, maybe make him an icon because he’s not rapping about disrespecting women. He’s making a small change. But because he grew up with a well structured family environment and he was able to afford everything he desired, he’s suddenly the enemy. 

Macklemore hate is proof that Tumblr’s brand of militant social justice is just made up of a bunch of people with either a victimization fetish and/or a hateful, angry heart seeking acceptable targets, and they then proceed to poison the people that really just want to do good, ultimately mangling a good cause beyond recognition.

And 99% of people who complain about the first lyric of “Same Love” have never actually listened beyond that. Somebody tells them “The song starts with ‘when i was in the third grade i thought that i was gay’” and they start clutching their pearls because surely the whole song is just some straight dude making lgbtqa rights all about him and how he thinks because he thought he was gay when he was eight he knows all about it. And maybe it’s not the best way to word the beginning of the song, BUT IF YOU ACTUALLY LISTEN OR READ BEYOND THAT it turns out it’s a segue into talking about ridiculous stereotypes and preconceived ideas about sexuality and questioning why someone would think it was a bad idea to be gay in the first place. And then it goes on to discuss the homophobia inherent in the music genre he’s a part of and calling his peers out on slurs and derogatory language and hypocrisy in religion, and it beautifully features Mary fucking Lambert, and goddammit I had trouble driving home when I first heard it in the car because I was fucking crying.

Macklemore is a privileged individual who consistently and vocally acknowledges his privileges and strives to use it to do legitimate good, which is everything Tumblr claims it wants, but as soon as he starts, they scream for him to shut up. Because their need to rage and scream and hate and wallow in willful ignorance is more important to them than seeing actual change take place anywhere in the world.

so glad i came across this post. you have to remember that tumblr :so called “activists” like to comment on anything that seems potentially bad, even if that means over-shadowing great points and progress that a lot of people, both gay and straight have wished for.

https://aclucard.com/Except when this happens and you realize that Macklemore is capitalizing off of other peoples’ voices. “Guys look how bad people treat me for my awesome political views #$35default #concertsweepstakes #homo-nation-tshirts #e-mailactivists”

Shut the fuck up and listen for once. Tumblr is not activism. But y’all are missing the point too. Your idea of what people want is completely unfounded. Nobody wants their allies to be taking their voice.

Please read about angry queers and about why accusing people (angry queers, angry poc, etc) of being killjoys is still a manifestation of the privilege you claim to keep in check. Allyship like your brand of it is internalizing the social hierarchy you claim to be working against.

Macklemore is not everything that oppressed people wanted of straight white dudes. Macklemore is what white allies wanted of white people. Macklemore is what straight allies wanted of straight people. Macklemore is what males allies wanted of men.