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blackmagicalgirlmisandry:

housewifeswag:

Redditor AL0311 posted this picture of his friend dressed up as Ray Rice on Sunday, writing, “My friend came to the party as Ray Rice.”

“Ladies were falling for my friends Ray Rice costume,” he wrote in a second post today.

This is fucking disgusting. What part of a woman being KNOCKED OUT UNCONSCIOUS is funny/appropriate for Halloween? Stop.

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Inflicting violence on black womanhood is a form of entertainment in this country

everything and I mean everything a black person could possibly do will likely be caricatured my fucking god it’s like white people can’t get enough of it.


Royals faithful demand their South Korean superfan back for the World Series →


lostdoughnut:

The Republicans In ‘Republicans Are People Too’ Ad Are All Stock Photos

HAHAHA


“Man of Steel”: Pentagon propaganda flick →


… All we see is media reporting that singularly ascribes blame to North Korea, which is portrayed as a kind of unquestionable evil, so what the U.S. is doing in response to the supposed provocation seems eminently justified. I think we are in a crisis point. It doesn’t feel dissimilar to the kind of media rhetoric that surrounded the run-up to the U.S. invasion in Iraq. During that time also, there was a steady drumbeat to war.

If we were to look at the facts, what do those facts tell us? I will give one example of the inverted logic that is operative, coming out of the media and U.S. administration. In a recent Pentagon press conference, [Defense Secretary] Chuck Hagel was asked whether or not the U.S. sending B-2 stealth bombers from Missouri to fly and conduct a sortie over South Korea and drop what the DOD calls inert munitions in a simulated run against North Korea could be understood as provocative. He said no, they can’t be understood as provocative. And it was dutifully reported as such.

What we have is a huge informational landscape in which the average person who listens to these reports can’t make heads or tails of what is happening. What has happened since Kim Jong Un has come into his leadership position in North Korea is that the U.S. has had a policy of regime change.

We tend to think of regime change operations and initiatives as a signature or hallmark policy of the Bush administration. But we have seen under President Barak Obama a persistence of the U.S. policy of getting rid of those powers it finds uncooperative around the world. To clarify what I mean, after Kim Jong Il passed away [in December 2011], the U.S. and South Korea launched the biggest and longest set of war exercises they ever conducted. And for the first time it openly exercised O Plan 5029, which is a U.S. war plan that essentially simulates regime collapse in North Korea. It also envisions U.S. forces occupying North Korea.

What is routine during these war exercises, which are ongoing right now, as we speak, is they simulate nuclear strikes against North Korea. These workings are a combination of simulated computer-assisted activity as well as live fire drills. Last year, the first year of Kim Jong Un’s leadership, a South Korean official was asked about the O Plan 5029 and why he was exercising this regime collapse scenario. He said the death of Kim Jong Il makes the situation ripe to exercise precisely this kind of war plan.

It’s almost impossible for us in the United States to imagine Mexico and the historic foe of the U.S., Russia, conducting joint exercises that simulate an invasion of the United States and a foreign occupation of the United States. That is precisely what North Korea has been enduring for several decades.
— Christine Hong, “Behind the North Korean Crisis” (interview)

howtobeterrell:

aiffe:

underplay:

"This leaves men confused and unable to pigeonhole you. What they are forced to do instead is… take you seriously."

Reblog every time.

i will ALWAYS reblog this. I feel powerful just reading this photoset lol 

Sorry to hijack, but I am reblogging because this is a PERFECT example of a woman with an internalized male gaze. She is trained to see herself at all times the way a man would—not a specific, human man, but the generalized, ruthless male gaze. She is never alone with herself—the male gaze watches her through her own eyes at every moment.

I’m very sorry, but this is not empowering, this is depressing. A woman deserves to not have to perform sexual availability to men to be “taken seriously.” A woman deserves her independence without having to cater to men to avoid being pigeonholed as a “bitch.” A woman’s integrity is not contingent on her sexual history, and her sexual history is no one’s business. Getting power over a man through being his mommy is not real power because it leaves you with all the responsibility and none of the credit, just like his real mother. Seeing yourself through the male gaze is seeing a constant distortion, is an attack on your true identity.

Here’s a better message. You don’t need men’s permission to be taken seriously. Take yourself seriously. Take other women seriously. And if men don’t take you seriously, annihilate them. Their lack of perception is not your problem. Their soggy diapers are not your problem. Their boners are not your problem. You may have a male child or a male lover, but all of the male gender is not your child or your lover, and you don’t have to treat them like they are. Be yourself. See yourself. See through your own gaze. Turn YOUR gaze on THEM, measure them and find them wanting.

Take yourself seriously. You can be any of the things above if you want to. But don’t do them for men. They aren’t worth it.

Was waiting for someone to do this



whitepeoplestealingculture:

Yesterday I attended a protest against Columbus Day in Los Angeles. The rally started on Olvera Street across the way from Union Station then  to the cathedral in downtown L.A. We stood in front of the church for a half an hour, preaching of what obscenities the church allowed against the indigenous people of the Americas. The church was also built on sacred land.

While we were there, there was a group of white people staring at us as we protested on the other side of the street. A little whitey mocked us while the ignorant white girls sneered. An old white man we nicknamed Skip shouted “Boo!” while our words were said through the microphone of the injustice the church brought upon 100 million people.

Later, we marched with our signs held high to the Columbus statue in Grand Park of downtown L.A. It was set there in the park in 1976 (first picture of the set), the plaque stating the Columbus discovered America and is a “legend among immortals”. We returned to Olvera street where there were dancers celebrating the indigenous people that were once here.

It was hot but it was worth marching for this—to change Columbus Day  just as Seattle has done. There should be no holiday marking a terrorist and murderer. 

Happy Indigenous Day!

- Jess


thisisafemblog:

spockdoesntconcur:

Cosmetics companies = billions and billions of dollars of profits for men from the pockets of women.

To the shits writing that men don’t own the beauty and cosmetics industry. It’s men profiting off women’s insecurities. 


Veterans For Peace: “End the Korean War Now!”

The U.S. is waging the longest war in its history in Korea.

After dividing Korea into two arbitrarily at the end of the WW II, the U.S. military has been more or less occupying South Korea since 1945. Uncle Sam established a U.S. military government in South Korea for three years, set up a separate regime in the South (ROK) in 1948, and intervened in the Korean civil war, 1948-53, destroying the entire country with heavy, indiscriminate bombing raids. The terrible War was stopped with a cease-fire only in 1953. Thereafter, the U.S. brought in its nuclear weapons into South Korea in 1958 in violation of the Armistice Agreement—igniting an intense arms race with North Korea. The U.S. military troops in South Korea number about 28, 500, which cost us billions of dollars each year that are solely needed at home. From 1950, the U.S. also imposed and maintains heavy economic sanctions on DPRK. The tragic Korean War is still continuing today without a peace treaty.

via http://www.veteransforpeace.org/our-work/vfp-national-projects/korea-peace-campaign/




tw-koreanhistory:

UC student latest victim of off-campus assault, robbery

October 16, 2014

One week after Cincinnati police made the arrests of eight gang members accused of robbing students, there are two new victims.

WLWT’s Alison Montoya spoke with the latest victim who was attacked and robbed Sunday night in Clifton Heights

Fourth-year UC student from South Korea Kwiim Kim said that after Sunday night’s attack, she was scared to walk alone.

“I didn’t think it would be me,” Kim said.

Kim said she noticed a person down the road on Lyon Street and when she turned back around to walk to her car she was knocked to the ground.

“Suddenly he attacked me, ran into me and attacked me in my back and I fell down and he pushed my head on the ground on the concrete,” Kim said.

Kim was sent to the hospital and received stitches above her eye and other bruises. She said the suspect took everything and got away quickly.

“A car was waiting for him and he took my purse and (got in) that car and ran away,” Kim said.

The news of the latest attack on a UC student isn’t sitting well with others. Senior Ryan Runyeon said enough was enough.

“That just boils my blood. It’s our community, you know. People knocking people down and taking people’s money and especially a girl, you know,” Runyeon said.

Freshman Lexi Kleeh said hearing about the attack was scary enough and she never walks alone to stay safe.

“It’s a lesson that everyone can learn to walk with someone else and always have someone with them so that they can prevent these things or yell for help,” Kleeh said.

Cincinnati police said there have been no additional gang arrests and they’re waiting on the results of forensic testing.

No suspects have been arrested in Kim’s robbery and assault. Anyone with information on the incident were asked to call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.

via http://www.wlwt.com/news/uc-student-latest-victim-of-offcampus-assault-robbery/29156662


tw-koreanhistory:

"Annyeong Sayonara" (clip), 2005

This joint Korean-Japanese production (remarkable in and of itself), follows a Korean woman, Lee Ha-jong, as she searches for her father’s remains. He - like tens of thousands of other Koreans - was forced into the Japanese military, and subsequently killed during WW2. She is joined by a Japanese man, seeking reconciliation between his country’s military past, and the countries that were victimized by that history.

Within that context, the film makers portray both sides of a still highly emotional debate that centers around the enshrinement of soldiers at the Yasukuni Shrine, and Lee’s lawsuit to prevent her father from being enshrined there.

This touching and difficult documentary presents a look into a history few Westerners are aware of, rooted in Japan’s 20th century imperial wars, which are still called the East Asia Holy War by Japanese nationalists. There is a strong Korean perspective presented, detailing aspects of it’s brutal occupation and colonization by Japan, 1910-1945, along with the impact on China and other countries in the region.

As Lee visits Japan and the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, she confronts - and is confronted by a wall of nationalistic pride that might be compared to neo-Nazis defending the righteousness of The Reich. This is contrasted with her meeting and working with Japanese peace activists, who deplore their countries’ militaristic past, and seek to heal the wounds with her neighbors.

via surmonk


micdotcom:

Ebola fear is turning into all-out racism

The American public’s reaction to the Ebola virus outbreak that’s killed over 4,000 people has moved from concern to outright xenophobia
Call it “Ebola racism.” With the death of Liberian Thomas E.Duncan at a Dallas hospital last week and news that two nurses who treated him have contracted the deadly illness, increasingly paranoid Americans are treating immigrants and visitors from Ebola-ravaged countries like Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone like lepers. 
"People, once they know you are Liberian — people assume you have the virus in your body." | Follow micdotcom

micdotcom:

Ebola fear is turning into all-out racism

The American public’s reaction to the Ebola virus outbreak that’s killed over 4,000 people has moved from concern to outright xenophobia

Call it “Ebola racism.” With the death of Liberian Thomas E.Duncan at a Dallas hospital last week and news that two nurses who treated him have contracted the deadly illness, increasingly paranoid Americans are treating immigrants and visitors from Ebola-ravaged countries like Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone like lepers. 

"People, once they know you are Liberian — people assume you have the virus in your body." | Follow micdotcom


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