ohmygil:

cityeatspudding:

WonderWoman is super chill to her fans

it’s about goddamn time I’m seeing how compassionate Wonder Woman is on this goddamn site




shakemedownandout:

hylandbenoist:

getsby:

koolkidseatgreens:

Well ok Kesha, maybe it’s because you’re an auto tuned peice of shit who shouldn’t be famous, you have no Buisness being in the music industry, it’s not even your music you fuck, someone else wrote it for you to record and them to auto tune yourself. And it’s not at all good . It’s not positive either. So complain some more.

I don’t know if you know this, tumblr user koolkidseatgreens, but Ke$ha is a certified genius. She has an IQ over 140 and an SAT score of 1500. When she was younger she would go to the library and do research for fun. Ke$ha is a both feminist and an advocate for equal marriage/rights for people of any sexuality, being a queer woman herself.

Ke$ha is a smart, professional woman, and just because she sings songs about wanting to let loose and have fun every once in a while doesn’t make her a piece of shit.

Ke$ha’s songs are meant to point out the sexism in our media. She treats men the same way many men in the music industry treat women, and she is hated on for it. Relentlessly. She sings on multiple occasions about taking charge in a sexual relationship, of how she only uses men for their body parts. She sexualizes men to make them uncomfortable. She sexualizes men for a reaction, so that people can both see why women are so uncomfortable with their sexualization and also to point out the inequality between the sexes both in the media and in the world at large.

She is judged so harshly for singing about things that make many men famous.

If you listen to Ke$ha’s deconstructed album you will see that she actually has some talent, which may be hard to hear because she does in fact use a fair amount of autotune. This is because of her genre and because of the kind of music she chooses to create as an artist. Ke$ha may not write her songs, but this doesn’t meant she isn’t a good artist or a good person. This doesn’t mean she deserves your harsh words. Some singers are good at writing, but that’s hardly a requirement. Last time I checked whether or not you can sing has nothing to do with whether or not you’re a poet.

You should not be calling anyone a piece of shit, my friend, especially someone you’ve never sat down and had a conversation (or even taken the time to wonder about her feelings!), but if anyone deserves that kind of language it’s not Ke$ha.

You may think that by shaming women for expressing their sexuality and having fun every once in a while, that you are somehow abolishing sexism. That in weeding out the less ‘deserving’ women you are gaining our sex more respect. This is not the case, and the fact that you and many others feel such a strong need to shame this woman who has done nothing wrong, especially not to you, shows that we still have a very far away to go.

Um I’m just going to add, Ke$ha actually does write her own songs. For example, here’s her first album’s tracklist:

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She has also ritten for other artists, probably most famously “‘Till The World Ends” by Britney Spears, which is part of why she’s on the remix of it. She wrote for years and was even the female voice on Flo Rida’s “Right Round” but refused to be credited because she didn’t want her first single to not be her own work. She spent years, starting at the age of 15, writing music before she came out with her album because she wanted to make sure it was all her own and all what she wanted to do.

You can even get all her unreleased music which, combined with her actual albums, is 10.3 hours according to my iTunes playlist. Some artists have been around for twice as long as her and haven’t written that many songs. 

Not only have critics proclaimed she could be a country star if she ever leaves the pop music business (which is showcased on her unreleased track “Goodbye”), but she’s actually the daughter of a very talented country songwriter. Her music is actually fairly well praised by the music critics community and if you listened to any of her songs that her record won’t let her release as singles—“Last Goodbye”, “The Harold Song”, “Only Wanna Dance With You”, any of her ballads—she can write multiple styles of songs. She’s just stuck in a box of what she can release and then shallow minded people call her dumb for having fun.

That’s a big fuck you for hating Ke$ha.

(Source: lannisturnt)



Free PDF Books on race, gender, sexuality, class, and culture

deuxencore:

flanneryogonner:

Found from various places online:

The Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire

Angela Y. Davis - Are Prisons Obsolete?

Angela Y. Davis - Race, Women, and Class

The Communist Manifesto - Marx and Engels

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf

Critical Race Theory: An Introduction by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic

The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America- Robert M. Entman and Andrew Rojecki

Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism - bell hooks

Feminism is for Everybody - bell hooks

outlaw culture - bell hooks

Faces at the Bottom of the Well - Derrick Bell

Sex, Power, and Consent - Anastasia Powell

I am Your Sister - Audre Lorde

Patricia Hill Collins - Black Feminist Thought

Gender Trouble - Judith Butler

Four books by Frantz Fanon

Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston

Medical Apartheid - Harriet Washington

Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory  - edited by Michael Warner

Colonialism/Postcolonialism - Ania Loomba

Discipline and Punish - Michel Foucault

The Gloria Anzaldua Reader

Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? by Mark Fisher

This Bridge Called by Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga & Gloria Anzaldúa

What is Cultural Studies? - John Storey 

Cultural Theory and Popular Culture - John Storey 

The Disability Studies Reader 

Michel Foucault - Interviews and Other Writings 

Michel Foucault - The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3 

Michel Foucault - The Archeology of Knowledge 

This blog also has a lot more. 

(Sorry they aren’t organized very well.)

I’ve posted this already, right?



rollingstone:

Two members of Pussy Riot are expected to be released from Russian penal colonies this week as part of an amnesty tied to the 20th anniversary of Russia’s post-Soviet constitution.

rollingstone:

Two members of Pussy Riot are expected to be released from Russian penal colonies this week as part of an amnesty tied to the 20th anniversary of Russia’s post-Soviet constitution.



Don’t Fall For the Salvation Army’s PR Spin! They’re Still Super Antigay

hestmord:


obligatory reminders of their virulent, life-endangering transphobia and complicity in “mandatory work” programs that literally saw people forced to sleep in the streets between shifts of unpaid labour. the salvation army are fucking shit

(Source: lgbtqblogs)




sonofbaldwin:

afro-native-goddess:

gradientlair:

black-culture:

The American government can’t praise Mandela’s steadfastness for sitting in prison, while ignoring our own political prisoners. -@zellieimani

THIS! The “otherizing” of evil that the U.S. regularly engages in is hypocrisy that creates a suffocating stench. And I love that Zellie addressed those who cannot understand why this juxtaposition between Shakur and Mandela rings truthful. Not everyone has access to the truth. So keep sharing it. Critical.

YESSSS!!!

Twitter king Zellie does it again!



Women are sharing their comebacks to instances of everyday sexism

misandry-mermaid:

dingdongno:

and it’s amazing

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but wait there’s moreimage

omg and then image

from (x)

"Why, is your nose bigger than your dick?" OMFG so good!




sancophaleague:

Renisha Mcbride was a 19 year old Black Girl from Michigan. On November 2nd, she was involved in a terrible car crash but survived. After the accident, she ran to the nearest house looking for help because her phone had died. She knocked on the front door and was shot in the face with a shotgun by the White Homeowner. After the murder, No Charges have been pressed against the White shooter and it is being called a justified Killing. Several Police officers and the Shooter’s lawyer have said that “He acted Properly” in shooting her. Don’t ever be fooled into believing that Racism is over.

If you’re a Fan of signing Petitions, you can sign one at http://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/Renisha/?akid=662.675511.T8Xw70&rd=1&t=4

Written By @KingKwajo



evangotlib:

kvknowsherfun:

messily:

ellegolightly:

yellowonesdontstop:

Tis the season to remind everyone that dropping money in those little red Salvation Army buckets is giving money to an organization whose media relations director (Major Andrew Craibe) once stated in an interview that gay parents deserved to die.
The Salvation Army is staunchly against homosexuals, especially gay parents. They want to help families in need—as long as they’re not headed by homosexuals. So that bell you hear ringing is actually the sound of intolerance and hatred.
I ask you to think twice about giving any money to this organization, and that you share this with friends.

A good reminder. Instead of sticking that dollar in the bucket, here are some worthwhile charities to give it to this holiday season:
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Operation Homefront
Toys for Tots
International Crisis Aid
The Humane Society of the United States
The Trevor Project
The Human Rights Campaign

Food Bank for New York City
The Ali Forney Center (serving the NYC LGBTQ homeless youth population)
Feeding America (they currently have a $125,000 challenge grant from Unilever so your donation will be doubled)

Everyone deserves help this holiday season. Opt for a group that’s inclusive not exclusive.

X2

evangotlib:

kvknowsherfun:

messily:

ellegolightly:

yellowonesdontstop:

Tis the season to remind everyone that dropping money in those little red Salvation Army buckets is giving money to an organization whose media relations director (Major Andrew Craibe) once stated in an interview that gay parents deserved to die.

The Salvation Army is staunchly against homosexuals, especially gay parents. They want to help families in need—as long as they’re not headed by homosexuals. So that bell you hear ringing is actually the sound of intolerance and hatred.

I ask you to think twice about giving any money to this organization, and that you share this with friends.

A good reminder. Instead of sticking that dollar in the bucket, here are some worthwhile charities to give it to this holiday season:

Make-A-Wish Foundation

Operation Homefront

Toys for Tots

International Crisis Aid

The Humane Society of the United States

The Trevor Project

The Human Rights Campaign

Food Bank for New York City

The Ali Forney Center (serving the NYC LGBTQ homeless youth population)

Feeding America (they currently have a $125,000 challenge grant from Unilever so your donation will be doubled)

Everyone deserves help this holiday season. Opt for a group that’s inclusive not exclusive.

X2

(Source: yellowbearsdontstop)



ileftmysoulintokyo:

islawmix:
Maybe we can finally get rid of that BBC stock image of ‘veils of Muslim world’.

ileftmysoulintokyo:

islawmix:

Maybe we can finally get rid of that BBC stock image of ‘veils of Muslim world’.