#YesAllWomen because this is just a small sample of what I get to my PROFESSIONAL email and Facebook accounts.
Just a reminder to all of you that this woman is running for Mayor of Toronto. She is looking to be, arguably, the third most powerful politician in Ontario, and this is the shit she gets.
This that fuckery!
WOW Y’ALL SEE THIS?
What am I looking at and why does it look like this?
y’all see them darker servants tho… but the rulers lily white. fuck this noise. can’t have nuthin, not even our own history.
Seems they couldn’t find any black people to play the Pharaohs, but they certainly had enough for the servant roles.
the fuck is christian bale doing in ancient egypt? boy, come back here and give us newsies 2 or some shit.
you know actually it was super important to me that these guys and the vast majority of front-of-train people, and all the people in the highest positions of power were all white. snowpiercer is the least subtle allegory to ever allegory— bunch of white guys pulling the strings, fucking shit up, proselytizing at each other and choosing another white dude to succeed them?
and the one white dude who changes the paradigm choosing to ally himself with and protect poc children at great personal cost (not just that scene at the end where he sacrificed himself to protect yona and timmy, but also in the axegang scene when he physically stepped in front of yona). the fact that he was tempted was important, the fact that in the end he chose to sacrifice comfort and a good life and align himself with the marginalized and oppressed was so important.
another way to look at it: namgoong was always resisting, he was always ready to tear down the system. curtis saw what the system had to offer and he was seconds away from taking it— but he was the only one offered it and probably the only one who WOULD be offered it. compare and contrast to how people who weren’t considered white in the US chose to be complicit (e.g. the irish) and managed to gain all the advantages of a white cultural identity but only because they looked a certain way.
the difference is that seconds away from being indoctrinated, curtis glimpsed the cost of buying into that system (what it costs to people he cares deeply about) and he decided FUCK ALL THAT SHIT LET’S BLOW THIS FUCKER and he needed namgoong’s initiative and yona’s help to do it (alternatively, namgoong needed curtis’s help to do it because curtis was the only one with the opportunity to get that close to wilford presumably cause wilford and gilliam were racist af)
The thing that gets me, the hardest, is the fact he basically DID accept it at the end, until Yona shows him the truth about the Engine…. the Engine cannot be reformed, it cannot be “fixed”, even if you tried to restructure the society, the very Engine itself has to run on abusive, horrid exploitation and violence.
Maaaasn. He wasn’t subtle at all. At all. And you know I didn’t miss the significance of the races if the survivors. I saw this in Lakeview, Chicago-one of the whitest places ever. The theatre was packed but there me and a black couple behind me were the only POC and it was tense as hell in that theatre. I don’t think they appreciated that glaring statement of privilege. I’ll also say Ed Harris’ speech about making sure they started uprisings amongst the lowest classes to keep population down kicked me in the stomach in light of what’s happening in Gaza.
What they think they sound like:
“I’m so rational. The truth is somewhere in the middle, they’re both wrong. I’m so nuanced and enlightened with my views.”
What they actually sound like:
“History and context are things that do not exist to me. In whatever dimension I exist in, I believe that there is an equivalence between an advanced occupying army that is notorious for war crimes, and an occupied brutalized population.”
When we say BLACK girls and BLACK boys must be protected at all costs, it is because society has shown time and time again that their/our lives, their/our dignity, and their/our future is of little to no importance to them.
We don’t say ‘ALL’ for a reason; ‘all’ of us are not afforded the same things, like justice. “All” of us are not seen as precious enough to be protected. “All” of us are not lost, stolen, or forgotten.
You step up and puff out the crooked ‘S’ on your chest and say ‘all’ when you’re already in that number. We speak out and say ‘black’ because we should be, too."
This is why I always say that SPECIFICITY is not “oppression olympics” for Black people. It is survival. Rejecting erasure through co-opt and generalization that ignores structural realties and anti-Blackness. Survival.
|princess tiana:||raises money on her own and starts her own business as a black woman in the fucking 20s|
|princess anna:||kinda saves her sister after getting played off as the silly quirky girl the entire movie|
|everyone:||WHOA!!!! WHAT A FEMINIST!!!!! HOLY SHIT THE ONLY DISNEY PRINCESS TO EVER HAVE GIRL POWER!!!!!! HOLY SHIT!!!!!! HOLY SHI|
[W]e are told by those authoritatively assigned as our “teachers” — inside and outside classrooms — what to think and how to think it. We are taught to be good, subordinate servants. Perhaps most of all, and most debilitating to us, we are conditioned to love our oppressors and to blame ourselves for the systemic problems we face.
Can’t make rent? Get a second job. Still not enough? Should have gone to college. Did go to college? Should have gone to a better one. Went to a fantastic university? Should have avoided loans. Born into poverty and couldn’t avoid them? Too bad, should have been born rich.
No solutions ever actually emerge because they were never meant to. Capitalists know this. Finding solutions would mean actually dismantling the education of oppression and attacking poverty where it is born — in the hands of the rich."
#NON-EMMY NOMINATED ACTRESS TATIANA MASLANY
A Masterclass in Acting: A Novel by Tatiana Maslany
this is rape culture, and it has got to stop. stay strong jada.
This is so incredibly disgusting. My heart breaks for this girl.
I am ashamed.
Black girls must be protected at all cost. By any means necessary.
So people were distributing child porn and nobody is in jail right now?
Protect this girl. And get the perpetrators thrown under the jail.