"racism is dead" yeah right
made of blood and love and hope and lust and steam
Fuck this disgusting attitude and I swear men deserve to be punched repeatedly in their junk
Self-described “incels” have the worst victim/entitlement, complexes.
This is the type of attitude I was talking about regarding those jokes. incel dudes are shit
"While the term ‘feminism’ is an import to Africa (as all English words are), the concept of opposing patriarchy, the raison d’être of feminism if you like, is not foreign. Africa has some of the oldest civilizations in the world so while they didn’t always call it feminism (the noun) as far back as we can trace we know that there were women who were feminist (the adjective) and who found ways of opposing patriarchy. Feminism is an important part of African women’s “herstory”."
Minna Salami ( in A brief history of African feminism)
Oh, and the “proof” she provided? She claimed her classmates were “stupider” than her and got in because they were of color, but they got in because they had better SAT scores, better TAKS scores (which is the standardized tests Texas used at the time), better entrance essays, better extracurriculars, and better volunteer work than she did. She just couldn’t fathom the idea that a person of color could do better than her.White supremacy means even when you’re NOT better than a POC you still assume you are because the alternative is unfathomable. That’s why so many people ALWAYS assume affirmative action means the more qualified person isn’t getting the job. Surely the white person is more qualified! That’s why they’re more represented in these jobs and schools to begin with right???
As far as I know, some people feel it is unfair because if there /is/ a white person that is better qualified than the other people, they may still get passed over simply because the company hasn’t filled their affirmative action quota. And that would be pretty unfair.
Okay but if this happens, why is that the only time people care? Why don’t people see a problem with the disproportionate amount of white men in professional spaces? Why do they not question that? Why is it automatically assumed that white men are disproportionately superior to everyone else so they get the jobs they earn? Why is the problem with levelling the playing field rather than the unlevel playing field? Why is it that countless studies show a huge bias in favor of white males, but white people in mass only seem to want to talk about women/POC that they AUTOMATICALLY assume didn’t earn their position? Why is this a more important discussion than those issues?
PUBLIC SCHOOLS DON’T HAVE RACIAL QUOTAS. FEDERAL CONTRACTORS CAN ONLY HAVE A QUOTA SYSTEM OF UP TO 10%. Affirmative action programs mostly mean now that public schools may CONSIDER racial characteristics as part of an effort to increase diversity, may NOT have strict numerical quotas, and may NOT reject a student solely based on race.
In the employment context, affirmative action simply requires that government employers “not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, or national origin” and “take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin”. The Supreme Court has upheld a 10% racial quota for federal contractors, but think about it: 10% is still a) very low and b) not representative of the general population.
Private employers can and do have racial quotas, but they are subject to the Civil Rights Act, specifically Title VII, which states that it is unlawful for an employer:
(1) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; or (2) to limit, segregate, or classify his employees or applicants for employment in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his status as an employee, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
There are only a few very narrow exceptions where an employer may discriminate on the basis of a “protected trait” but these are very rare and very difficult to prove.
So there isn’t a widespread occurrence of white candidates being passed over for POC based on affirmative action because that’s not what either AA or Title VII allow or promote.
This picture reminded me of the picture in 1965
“Hog-spitting – not just spitting,” Tonja Bulley emphatically clarifies.
“He just hog-spit at my baby. He hog-spit. He took everything out of him and spit in my daughter’s face. She is a minor. That’s the absolute worst thing you can do, when you spit on another human being. She was just saying ‘No justice, no peace’ and he hog-spit (at) and then smacked my baby. At that time — there was no more being peaceful.”
Bulley and her daughter, Brandy were released from jail last night after being arrested by police outside the St. Louis Rams game the previous day after a violent clash with football fans.
As the Rams were completing an impressive 28-26 victory over the Super Bowl champions Seattle Seahawks, Tonja and Brandy were outside the stadium participating in a non-violent protest calling for justice for Mike Brown, and the immediate arrest of his killer, Darren Wilson.
Tonja, known affectionately to her friends as “Tiny,” continued:
“We were peacefully protesting. We were saying something that this big, tall White man did not like. He should’ve been locked up, and they did not lock him up. One slapped my daughter and another hit her with his fist. Another woman threw her drink on me – and I retaliated. I’m not coming out to fight, but I have the right to protect myself.”
Tiny would eventually get punched and knocked to the ground. “I got hit by a couple people. I have a mark behind my ear.” She was initially charged with two felonies for throwing punches after the initial altercation. No violent Rams fans were arrested.
She says the racial double-standards were apparent: “We had a right to protest without anybody interfering. When the White people protest, there are no problems. Nobody is spitting on them. When we try to do it, the media goes around and acts like we started (the fighting.) We did not start it. I peacefully protest every day in Ferguson, and it’s never a problem.”
In Ferguson, Tiny and Brandy have been protesting since Brown was killed in August, and have become unofficial members of the Lost Voices—a spirited and well-known group of young leaders who led Sunday’s protest.
white people beat up a little black girl and mother and feminists are writing full articles about why being a basic bitch is a good thing
"The notion that sexual assault of a man by a woman is impossible, and even laughable, rests on the same gendered assumptions that are also used to downplay assaults on women by men. Even after decades of feminist activism, many discussions of sexual violence still center on telling women to stay sober and be cautious around men. The ideas behind that advice—the image of men’s sexual desires as constant and all-consuming and of women as the gatekeepers to sex—also makes it impossible for many people to imagine men as victims. If men are always seeking sex, and frequently shot down by disinterested women, then they should be grateful—or at least not traumatized—by any kind of sexual attention from a woman. Taking sexual coercion against men seriously gives us even more reason to fight against those stereotypes."
Chris Kluwe played in the NFL for eight years, but he’s been a gamer for 26 — and he’s tired of the misogyny in today’s …
— God, do I love Chris Kluwe!
Wow! That is one pissed-off player!
YES YES YES YES YES