You should watch this video.
I think this guy knows exactly what you poor guys are going through these days.
How to make a Chik-Fil-A sandwich at home, A Chik-fil-Gay.
For those of us with an unfortunate craving for chik-fil-a, despite the fact that they are racist, sexist, homophobic assholes who happen to make delicious fucking fried chicken sandwiches.
It’s rare that trans women are given the mic to speak about our experiences on our own terms, and it’s an even rarer occurrence when we women of color get to share space with one another and truth tell in a public space.
I’m proud of the nearly 10 minutes I shared with Isis King, who came into the media’s focus when she was recruited to compete on Cycle 11 of America’s Next Top Model in 2008. I’m proud to call Isis my dear sister and to be able to speak with her about our public lives.
I’d like to use this space to clarify three things:
1. Isis mentioned Laverne Cox as one of the only examples she’s known of trans women like herself on television. I’d like to highlight the fact that other sisters are and have also represented on television: Carmen Carrera, Candis Cayne, Jamie Clayton, Nina Poon, Harmony Santana and Nong Ariyaphon Southiphong.
2. I made a statement about our responsibility to educate others about our experiences. I said, “You have to use your life as a teaching moment.” It’s a personal choice to do so, and it’s a responsibility that I take on, but it is NOT our job to educate people about us. I was reminded of this when I read Janani Balasubramanian’s essay “Brown Silence,” where she so eloquently writes: “Not everyone’s education needs to be our responsibility all the time…Our words and energy should also be conserved.”
3. I also said the dehumanization of trans women in the media “leads to trans women hurting themselves in a way that they feel they don’t deserve more.” Instead, I’d like to add that the systematic dehumanization of trans women through words, images and the lack thereof of words and images that represent the totality of our experiences actually is what contributes to others seeing us as less than human therefore justifying the violence, battery, criminalization and murders we face.
Finally, I hope conversations like these continue to happen, and that they happen with a wide array of women, because it’s only in hearing a plethora of our voices do we paint a more realistic portrait of womanhood.
Immediately after the Paycheck Fairness Act failed to get enough votes to avoid a filibuster in the Senate today, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), clearly fed up, gave a rousing speech aimed at women across the country who are equaly angry at being under-paid and treated as unequal citizens.
Taking the floor as soon as the measure failed, Mikulski, who reintroduced the bill last week, shouted, “We’re going to foment our own revolution”:
I say to the women out there in America, let’s keep this fight going. Put on your lipstick, square your shoulders, suit up, and let’s fight for a new American revolution where women are paid equal pay for equal work, and let’s end wage discrimination in this century once and for all.
I personally don’t wear lipstick, but I’m down for a revolution.
Do women have a future at Facebook?
Dominique Dawes performs her floor exercise routine in the event finals of the 1991 U.S. National Championships
I can’t think of the a black household that didn’t watch Dominique Dawes in the early 1990’s… She used to make them fools have all the seats…
this shit is amazing. always reblog.
Dave Chappelle told y’all Ashton Kutcher was racist a LONG time ago. Y’all didn’t hear him, though.
“Isn’t it funny that the only time your race or gender is questioned is when you’re not a white man? I think white men they get upset, they get nervous. Like a minority or another race, gets a little power. Makes them nervous. ‘Cause they scared that that race is gonna do to them, what they did to that race. They get nervous. So they start screaming, “REVERSE RACISM! THIS IS REVERSE RACISM!” I’m like, wait a minute. Ain’t reverse racism… isn’t that when a racist is nice to somebody else? Isn’t that… to other people…? That’s reverse racism. What you’re afraid of is called Karma.”
Fixed the quote because poorly quoted things irk me.
Howard University Trayvon Martin “Am I Suspicious?” Campaign Video
Racial profiling isn’t protected by any policy, law, or statute. It is, in fact, a conscious bias against a culture and the presence of an individual in this society.