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justinacuff:

"In fact, what does it mean if somebody asks you, Do you support the people in Iowa? Can you say, Yes, I support them, or No, I don’t support them? It’s not even a question. It doesn’t mean anything. That’s the point. The point of public relations slogans like ‘Support our…


If you kill a person, you’re a murderer. If you steal, no one would hesitate to call you a thief. But in America, when you force yourself on someone sexually, some people will jump through flaming hoops not to call you a rapist.

From my latest at the Guardian, When you call a rape anything but rape, you are just making excuses for rapists (via jessicavalenti)

A must read for anyone unsure of why people are fussing over rape scenes on tv. Also, that guy on Vice, David Choe, fuck him.


liberalsarecool:

ncpssm:

We thought this would be a good Throw Back Thursday for today.Some things don’t change…

Paul Ryan is “that guy”. He never admits defeat and gets to repeat his failed policies because “white male privilege” allows him endless advantages.
Any non-white, non-male, non-privileged person would have been told long ago, and by many sources, to STFU and “get over it”.
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liberalsarecool:

ncpssm:

We thought this would be a good Throw Back Thursday for today.

Some things don’t change…

Paul Ryan is “that guy”. He never admits defeat and gets to repeat his failed policies because “white male privilege” allows him endless advantages.

Any non-white, non-male, non-privileged person would have been told long ago, and by many sources, to STFU and “get over it”.


Typically other people’s problems seem simpler, uncomplicated and easier to solve than those of one’s own society. In this context, the decontextualized hunger and homelessness in Haiti, Cambodia or Vietnam is an easy moral choice. Unlike the problems of other societies, the failing inner city schools in Chicago or the haplessness of those living on the fringes in Detroit is connected to larger political narratives. In simple terms, the lack of knowledge of other cultures makes them easier to help.

This imagined simplicity of others’ problems presents a contrast to the intangible burdens of post-industrial societies. Western nations are full of well-fed individuals plagued by less explicit hardships such as the disintegration of communities and the fraying of relationships against the possibilities of endless choices. The burdens of manic consumption and unabated careerism are not as easily pitied as crumbling shanties and begging babies. Against this landscape, volunteerism presents an escape, a rare encounter with an authenticity sorely missed, hardship palpably and physically felt — for a small price.

— Rafia Zakaria, The white tourist’s burden (via randomactsofchaos)


Employers Prefer White Felons Over Blacks With No Criminal Record; So, How Will Blacks Feed Their Families? - Rolling Out →

(Source: lejacquelope)