May 11, 2014
"I’m starting to realize that the reason players go through so many women is they know nothing about them."

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April 17, 2014

jessehimself:

 

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March 25, 2014
theatlantic:

Star Wars and the Four Ways Science-Fiction Handles Race

It’d be great news if the buzz about 12 Years a Slave’s Lupita Nyong’o being cast in the upcoming Star Wars sequel is true. That’s because Lupita Nyong’o is great, and it would be wonderful to see her get high-profile roles.  
Casting someone whose breakout role explicitly and thoughtfully engaged with the African-American experience may also, hopefully, kick off a discussion about race in Star Wars and in sci-fi more generally. The franchise has often been criticized for its clueless, tone-deaf use of caricature, especially the nods to blackface minstrelsy in Jar Jar Binks. More importantly, Star Wars encapsulates a pop-culture tradition of space operas that can easily invent spaceships and robots and aliens, but that helplessly acquiesce to old, stereotypical treatments of gender and race. Why does that matter? Sci-fi is at least in part a dream of a different world and a different future. When that future unthinkingly reproduces current inequities, it seems like both a missed opportunity and a failure of imagination.
Read more. [Image: AP; 20th Century Fox; Lionsgate]

theatlantic:

Star Wars and the Four Ways Science-Fiction Handles Race

It’d be great news if the buzz about 12 Years a Slave’s Lupita Nyong’o being cast in the upcoming Star Wars sequel is true. That’s because Lupita Nyong’o is great, and it would be wonderful to see her get high-profile roles.  

Casting someone whose breakout role explicitly and thoughtfully engaged with the African-American experience may also, hopefully, kick off a discussion about race in Star Wars and in sci-fi more generally. The franchise has often been criticized for its clueless, tone-deaf use of caricature, especially the nods to blackface minstrelsy in Jar Jar Binks. More importantly, Star Wars encapsulates a pop-culture tradition of space operas that can easily invent spaceships and robots and aliens, but that helplessly acquiesce to old, stereotypical treatments of gender and race. Why does that matter? Sci-fi is at least in part a dream of a different world and a different future. When that future unthinkingly reproduces current inequities, it seems like both a missed opportunity and a failure of imagination.

Read more. [Image: AP; 20th Century Fox; Lionsgate]

March 25, 2014

stand-up-comic-gifs:

Kumail Nanjiani

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March 23, 2014
maxineanwaar:

rest in peace, Edward Said

maxineanwaar:

rest in peace, Edward Said

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March 23, 2014

silversarcasm:

When watching a show I don’t think ‘Well politically correctly there should be two more minorities’

I’m thinking ‘This is suffocating, this isn’t what life is like, why do i not exist, why do my friends not exist, what the fuck is with this idealisation of one type of person?’

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March 11, 2014
drziggystardust:

Women who served in Iraq were more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.
23-28% of women serving in the military will be sexually assaulted over the course of their service. And those numbers are rising.
Let that sink in.

drziggystardust:

Women who served in Iraq were more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.

23-28% of women serving in the military will be sexually assaulted over the course of their service. And those numbers are rising.

Let that sink in.

(Source: sweetjanesays, via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

March 11, 2014
San Diego to buy clip-on cameras to monitor police conduct

(Source: shortformblog)

March 11, 2014
"when women use the term ‘girl crush,’ they might as well be a bro saying ‘no homo’"

March 10, 2014
"The violence we teach our sons in teaching them to Be Men is the same that keeps us up at night worrying about our daughters."

(via moeyhashy)

yes. yes. yes. yes. yes.

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March 6, 2014
humansofnewyork:

"We dated in high school, but just recently got back together.""What happened in high school?""I sort of disappeared on him. I had to leave school suddenly because I was pregnant.""But he wasn’t the father?""No.""So where’s the dad now?”"I’m not going to be the kind of mom who makes her daughter’s dad out to be a monster, but I eventually decided that it wasn’t my job to force anybody to be a father.""Tell me one thing that you weren’t taught that you’re going to teach your daughter.""That just because you love someone, doesn’t mean they can make you happy. And you should never compromise with your happiness.""So what did you compromise?""I compromised everything about myself to try to keep my family together."

humansofnewyork:

"We dated in high school, but just recently got back together."
"What happened in high school?"
"I sort of disappeared on him. I had to leave school suddenly because I was pregnant."
"But he wasn’t the father?"
"No."
"So where’s the dad now?”
"I’m not going to be the kind of mom who makes her daughter’s dad out to be a monster, but I eventually decided that it wasn’t my job to force anybody to be a father."
"Tell me one thing that you weren’t taught that you’re going to teach your daughter."
"That just because you love someone, doesn’t mean they can make you happy. And you should never compromise with your happiness."
"So what did you compromise?"
"I compromised everything about myself to try to keep my family together."

March 5, 2014

Russia’s aggression in Crimea gave GOP talking heads yet another chance to blather on about how weak Barack Obama is and how America needs to bomb more countries in order to gain respect. Don’t listen to them.

can’t believe i’m reblogging vice mag, but there ya go.

Russia’s aggression in Crimea gave GOP talking heads yet another chance to blather on about how weak Barack Obama is and how America needs to bomb more countries in order to gain respect. Don’t listen to them.

can’t believe i’m reblogging vice mag, but there ya go.

(via vicemag)

March 4, 2014
"I stand for every woman who has ever been tormented for being sexual — for every woman who has been harassed, ostracized and called a slut for exerting her sexual autonomy — and for every woman who has been the victim of The Double Standard.

You want to see me naked. And then you want to judge me for letting you see me naked."

"I’m Finally Revealing My Name And Face As The Duke Porn Star" (via digg)

March 4, 2014
humansofnewyork:

"It took me getting into a lot of fights before I was diagnosed with PTSD. I have something called ‘hypervigilance.’ I get really nervous around people. Especially people from the Middle East.""What were some traumatic things that happened to you?""I was in a vehicle when a mortar round exploded in front of us, and we fell into the crater and got trapped. There was a burning oil rig near us, so it was like being in a microwave. And we couldn’t get out. And I also saw a lot of hanky shit. Mostly from our side. Everyone was really revved up from 9/11. We did a lot of bad things. I saw decapitations, and that was our guys doing it.""What happened?""We were supposed to bring POW’s back to the base. But instead we gave them a cigarette to calm them down, and told them to get on their knees. One of our guys was 240 lbs, and he’d taken this shovel we’d been issued, and he’d sharpened one of the sides until it was like an axe, and he could take off somebody’s head with two hits.""How many times did you see that happen?""Three."

humansofnewyork:

"It took me getting into a lot of fights before I was diagnosed with PTSD. I have something called ‘hypervigilance.’ I get really nervous around people. Especially people from the Middle East."
"What were some traumatic things that happened to you?"
"I was in a vehicle when a mortar round exploded in front of us, and we fell into the crater and got trapped. There was a burning oil rig near us, so it was like being in a microwave. And we couldn’t get out. And I also saw a lot of hanky shit. Mostly from our side. Everyone was really revved up from 9/11. We did a lot of bad things. I saw decapitations, and that was our guys doing it."
"What happened?"
"We were supposed to bring POW’s back to the base. But instead we gave them a cigarette to calm them down, and told them to get on their knees. One of our guys was 240 lbs, and he’d taken this shovel we’d been issued, and he’d sharpened one of the sides until it was like an axe, and he could take off somebody’s head with two hits."
"How many times did you see that happen?"
"Three."

March 4, 2014
tastefullyoffensive:

[happyjar]

tastefullyoffensive:

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