Would like to inform you that the tear gas shells which were used on the peaceful protestors yesterday in Islamabad were made by Smith & Wesson Co. (based in Massachusetts). Those shells were made in 1991 which have expired in 1999. These expired shells are proved to be more potent which have resulted in deaths. The same shells were used in Ferguson riots a few days back and in Bahrain too to stop protestors.
and of course none of the hacked iclouds were male celebrities.
society is fascinating.
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72 Degrees in the shade.
The Animated Self Portrait
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I repeat: these stereotypes are dangerous. Reducing Asian women into a sexual object is not funny, it is not flattering. It is perilous. We can see this when Asian women are subject to race-targeted sexual violence. The racist nature of the crimes go unrecognized and unpunished, as if there is nothing wrong with choosing a rape victim because she is Asian.
In Spokane, Washington, two white men and a woman specifically hunted random Japanese women in an elaborately planned scheme to kidnap, rape, sodomize, torture and videotape them. Their motivation? According to police reports, the rapists had a sexual “fantasy” and “fixation” about young Japanese women, who they believed were “submissive.” (The very same beliefs so blatantly bandied about by Gawker and some of its readers.)
During a one month period in Autumn 2000, the predators abducted five Japanese exchange students, ranging from age 18 to 20. Motivated by their sexual biases about Asian women, all three used both their bodies and objects to repeatedly rape - vaginally, anally and orally — two of the young women over a seven hour ordeal.
In Spokane, one of the attackers immediately confessed to searching only for Japanese women to torture and rape — and eventually all pled guilty and were convicted. It clearly was a racially-motivated criminal case. The victims also believed they were attacked because of their race, the prosecutor told me.
What is astonishing, however, is that the district attorney failed to bring an additional charge that would have tagged the crimes as motivated by racial bias. The police also neglected to report the crime as a “hate crime,” as demanded by the Justice Department to keep accurate statistics of all bias-driven crimes. Although the attackers all received long sentences, an important opportunity to raise the nation’s consciousness was lost. We, as a society, were told that it’s not a hate crime to rape an Asian woman because of her race. —
Jaemin Kim, Asian Women: Rape and Hate Crimes (via globalpoetics)
Fetishization isn’t real though, right..? My ass. Fetishization kills. Asian fetishes kill. Everyone needs to wake up. This isn’t the first or last story to be told.
white boy: I havent said nigger for 3 days
girl: omg <3 You’re literally an amazing person xxxxx
god gifted me with thick eyebrows of dark hair and for that reason i am #blessed to have endured my awkward eyebrow phase that every brown girl goes through as a preteen when she is unaware of how to handle and fully embrace this incredible power of having amazing natural brows that need no eyebrow pencil magic
sisters don’t let sisters tweeze their eyebrows into oblivion out of shame and embarrassment caused by white girls with nonexistent eyebrows
All white women in this nation know that their status is different from that of black women/women of color. They know this from the time they are little girls watching television and seeing only their images. They know that the only reason nonwhites are absent/invisible is because they are not white. All white women in this nation know that whiteness is a privileged category. The fact that white females may choose to repress or deny this knowledge does not mean they are #ignorant: it means that they are in denial. — bell hooks (via feministquotes)
*black couple living in a haunted house*
wife: the house haunted
husband: we out this bitch
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Another comic I started last night. This one is basically about what it was like being African American in high school, minus the supernatural transformation at the end.
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My favorite thing to do is observe white people when they’re eating Indian food and you can visibly see the tears coming out of their eyes and I’m just like “yesss cry bitch cry that’s for colonizing my people how do u like that curry now bitch?”
ya hes cute…….but is he conscientious of the social inequalities and corruption in hierarchies of power that plague this world