Here are 10 photos (out of 22) from my series Racial Microaggressions. I have asked my friends on the Fordham University Lincoln Center campus to write down an instance of racial microaggression they have faced on a poster for me to take a picture of them.
Above is the “Know Anon” code that allows you to expose any hateful anons you wish at your own whim. If you know anyone who’s struggling with anonymous hate, reblog this for them.
- How to install
Simply copy the above code and paste it right after the <head> portion of the HTML coding on your blog. This is with the jQuery script included, so everything should be covered. Once you’ve done this, update and save, then exit your customize page.
Re-enter your customize page, and under “appearance” should be a button called “Enable Know Anon”, which may be on or off automatically, depending. Flip the switch to enable or disable it, then save.
- How to use
When you get anonymous hate or anon messages you find offensive, simply exit your Inbox, enter your Customize page, flip the switch to “on”, then save and exist. Re-enter your inbox, and any and all anonymous messages will be exposed with a URL, if they have one. Note that this includes everything, not just the hate. Another thing to note is that, once you expose anons in the inbox, you can’t un-expose them. Flipping the switch back to “off” does nothing.
Answer a message people thought was on anon, and gee, they’ll get a nasty little surprise, hmm? It’s better than a fake anonymous button because while you still can’t control who it exposes, you can control when to do so.
Remember though, that this isn’t the only way to stop anonymous hate. As always, there’s simply the “turn anonymous asks off” button. And thanks to the update from a few months ago, anons CAN be blocked.
That little hand right there? That’s the ignore button. It’s present on all asks sent, whether anon or otherwise. When you block an anon, you have the option to report them for spam or harassment, and it will permanently block them. It also blocks the IP address and computer, so that person can’t take advantage of extra accounts to continue sending you hate. It effectively wipes that person right out of your Tumblr life. They cannot contact your blog again, ever.
For the website that gives you the Know Anon code, with or without jQuery script, in case that causes trouble (most themes come with it pre-installed, but not all), go here.
[ Goodness, wow thank you very much for letting me know this existed! That was very considerate of you! ]
EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN GETTING LITTLE NO-LIFE SHITHEADS BOTHERING THEM.
Here you go. <3
Where was this yesterda
for any of my followers w hate problems
Oh, now we’re getting into the interesting side of physics.
Time doesn’t really exist as we perceive it. Time is a variable, and it’s completely relative. If you went fast enough in a space ship far enough from the planet, two years for you could be 80 years on Earth. You’d have to go pretty damn fast for 86 years to be 86 seconds, but it’s probably theoretically possible.
Therefore, the amount of time it takes for you to grow up and stop sending me these kinds of anons is completely relative.
Logic Speaks On Being Biracial & Says He’s Working With Hit-Boy On Debut Album. Logic talks about being biracial and his upcoming debut album in an exclusive interview with HotNewHipHop.
the comments on this article make me so angry. people are saying that just because he looks more white than black, then his mom must have cheated on his dad with a white guy, that they think his dad must be not all the way black, that ‘let’s be real he ain’t got no black in him at all.’ they’re also complaining that he only talks about being mixed all the time in his songs and interviews, etc
i’m so sick of seeing mixed people putting up with this shit. if a person tells you they’re mixed, and they tell you their races/ethnicities, you don’t get to argue with them, you don’t get to accuse them of lying and you don’t get to tell them what they should identify as just because of what race you think they look like. mixed race people should be able to talk however much they want about this shit, because it’s confusing to figure out and it’s fucking annoying when people think it’s okay to erase a whole part of your identity.
I WANT A TRUE HORROR MOVIE WHERE ALL THE CHARACTERS ARE INTELLIGENT AND DO ALL THE RIGHT THINGS AND TAKE ALL THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS BUT STILL WIND UP GETTING KILLED BY THE ANTAGONIST
NOTHING IS SCARIER THAN DOING EVERYTHING YOU CAN IN VAIN AND STARING IN THE FACE OF FUTILITY
(plus I would like not to yell at the characters for being dumb for once)
what do female pornstars do when on their period like do they get to take a weeks paid vacation or make menstruation porn or what what happens
I LOOKED IT UP AND SOMEONE SAID THEY GET A DEVICE INSIDE OF THEM THAT HOLDS THE BLOOD LONG ENOUGH FOR A SEX SCENE WHY
FYI: Opera singers in big companies get time off. Because it affects the vocal mechanism.
OPERA SINGERS GET TIME OFF WHEN ON THEIR PERIOD BUT PORNSTARS DONT
Whistleblowing Wednesday: Children As Young As Six Harvest 25 Percent of U.S. Crops
Knowing the farmer who grows your food has become an important tenet of the modern food movement, but precious little attention is paid to the people who actually pick the crops or “process” the chickens or fillet the fish. U Roberto Romano’s poignant film, The Harvest/La Cosecha (2011), being screened across the country for Farmworker Awareness Week (March 24-29), informs us that nearly 500,000 children as young as six harvest up to 25 percent of all crops in the United States.
What’s illegal in most countries is permitted here. Child migrant labor has been documented in the 48 contiguous states. Seasonal work originates in the southernmost states in late winter where it is warm and migrates north as the weather changes. Every few weeks as families move, children leave school and friends behind. If you’ve had onions (Texas), cucumbers (Ohio or Michigan), peppers (Tennessee), grapes (California), mushrooms (Pennsylvania), beets (Minnesota), or cherries (Washington), you’ve probably eaten food harvested by children.
This isn’t a slavery issue, or an immigration issue per se. What’s remarkable is that most of the migrant child farmworkers are American citizens trying to help their families. This is a poverty issue and it gets to the heart of what we, as consumers, see as the “right price” to pay for food.
Children earn about $1,000 per year for working an average of 30 hours a week, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. When you consider that the average annual pay for a migrant family of four is $12,500-$14,500, it’s apparent why some families feel they have no choice but to bring their children into the fields with them. Half of these kids will not graduate from high school because they’re always moving around, perpetuating the cycle of poverty that caused them to be day laborers in the first place.
There are problematic aspects to every diet.
This is Samuel Ray Delany, Jr.
He’s an African-American critic, professor and author of memoirs, essays and award winning science fiction. He has committed speculation and studies about human psychology, identity and sexuality to a special place in the themes of his work.
in 2002 he was inducted into the science fiction hall of fame.
listed below are some of his most famous stories:
During an interstellar war one side develops a language, Babel-17, that can be used as a weapon. Learning it turns one into an unwilling traitor as it alters perception and thought. The change is made more dangerous by the language’s seductive enhancement of other abilities. This is discovered by the beautiful starship captain, linguist, poet, and telepath Rydra Wong. She is recruited by her government to discover how the enemy are infiltrating and sabotaging strategic sites.
The novel deals with several issues related to the peculiarities of language, how conditions of life shape the formation of words and meaning, and how the words themselves can shape the actions of people.
The Einstein Intersection
The surface story tells of the problems a member of an alien race, Lo Lobey, has assimilating the mythology of earth, where his kind have settled among the leftover artifacts of humanity. The deeper tale concerns, however, the way those who are “different” must deal with the dominant cultural ideology. The tale follows Lobey’s mythic quest for his lost love, Friza. In luminous and hallucinated language, it explores what new myths might emerge from the detritus of the human world as those who are “different” try to seize history and the day.
Nebula Award Winner
By the year 3172, political power in the galaxy is split between two factions: the older Earth-based Draco and the historically younger Pleiades Federation. Both have interests in the even newer Outer Colonies, where mines produce trace amounts of the prized power source Illyrion, the superheavy material essential to starship travel and terraforming planets.
Caught in a feud between aristocratic and economically powerful families, a scarred and obsessed captain from the Pleiades, Lorq Von Ray, recruits a disparate crew of misfits to aid him in the race with his arch-enemy, Prince Red from Draco’s Red Shift Ltd., to gain economic leadership by securing a vastly greater amount of Illyrion directly from the heart of a stellar nova.
An event horizon, enveloping the city of Bellona, prevents all radio and television signals, even phone messages, from entering or leaving the city. A rift may have been created in space-time. One night the perpetual cloud cover parts to reveal two moons in the darkness. One day a red sun swollen to hundreds of times the size it ordinarily rises to terrify the populace, then sets—and the same featureless cloud cover returns, with no hint that it was ever otherwise. Street signs and landmarks shift constantly, while time appears to contract and dilate. Buildings burn for days, but are never consumed, while others burn and later show no signs of damage. Gangs roam the nighttime streets, their members hidden within holographic projections of gigantic insects or mythological creatures. The few people left in Bellona struggle with survival, boredom, and each other. It is their reactions to (and dealings with) the strange happenings and isolation in the city that are the focus of the novel, rather than the happenings themselves.
In the novel’s future solar system, Neptune’s moon Triton supports one of several human societies independent from Earth, which has developed along radically libertarian lines in some ways: though a representative government exists, it has virtually no power to regulate private behavior, and citizens may choose to live in an area where no laws apply at all. Technology provides for a high degree of self-modification, so that one can change one’s physical appearance, gender, sexual orientation, and even specific patterns of likes and dislikes.
The novel examines how Triton’s freedoms and customs are perceived by the main characters, particularly Bron Helstrom, a young man who has previously worked on Mars as a male prostitute. The society of Mars is far harsher than that of Triton, and it has evidently influenced Bron’s personality. He is self-absorbed, often lacks insight about himself and others, and has great difficulty with personal relationships. Though the civilization of Triton offers everything that he could reasonably want, he is unhappy with his life, out of harmony with those around him, and continually looking for others to blame whenever things go wrong.
Stars in My Pocket Like Grains Of Sand
The novel takes place in a far future in which human societies have developed divergently on some 6000 planets. Many of these worlds are shared with intelligent nonhumans, although only one alien species (the mysterious Xlv) also possesses faster-than-light travel. In an attempt to find a stable defense against the planet destroying phenomenon known as “cultural fugue” (a state of terminal runaway of cultural and technological complexity that destroys all life on a world via a singularity), many human worlds are aligned with one of two broad factions, one generally permissive (the Sygn) and one generally conservative (the Family) by today’s standards.
The story opens on the planet Rhyonon. Korga, a tall, misfit youth, undergoes the “RAT” (Radical Anxiety Termination) procedure, a form of psychosurgery which makes him a passive slave, after which he is known as Rat Korga. After he has lived under a number of masters, Rat’s world is destroyed by a conflagration. This is later explained to be the result of cultural fugue, though the explanation is far from conclusive, especially since Xlv spacecraft were present in the Rhyonon system when the disaster occurred. Because he is deep inside a mine shaft at the time, Rat Korga survives (though badly injured), the only known being to ever survive cultural fugue.
Aye, And Gammorah
It takes place in a world where astronauts, known as Spacers, are neutered before puberty to avoid the effects of space radiation on gametes. Aside from making them sterile, the neutering also prevents puberty from occurring and results in androgynous adults whose birth-sex is unclear to others. Spacers are fetishized by a subculture of ‘frelks’, those attracted by the Spacers’ unattainability and unarousability (‘free-fall-sexual-displacement complex’). The mischief-loving Spacers exploit this for amusement and money — and possibly out of loneliness and a desire to recapture their lost sexuality.
Frelk is used as a derogatory term by the spacers in the story, who nonetheless engage in prostitution by accepting money to give frelks the pseudo-sexual contact they desire.
many of his novels can be purchased for prices below that of $10
you can also obtain free digital copies.
mp hyperstalk mission
for the final project of my statistics class senior year of high school, i did a statistical analysis of the demographics of several famous science fiction awards (iirc, the hugos, the nebulas, the arthur c. clarke awards, and one other i can’t recall) and Samuel R. Delany is one of an appallingly small number of minority authors to have won any of these.
His essay "Racism and Science Fiction" is terrific and I recommend that anyone who sees this read it at the soonest opportunity.
Thank you for the recommends!
Will look into it!
The best way to get over your cheese addiction, is to watch a mother cow scream for days as her newborn child is ripped away from her; so that you can have her milk.
HOLD THE PHONE
IMA STOP YOU RIGHT THERE
CHECK YOUR FACTS
Hi there, I’ve worked on a dairy farm. Lemme just correct you.
1. Uhm the cows don’t scream for days, maybe like for an hour at the most but they get over it as soon as you feed them. Seriously. Baby, forgotten.
2. The calves still receive their mother’s milk. In fact, they receive MORE milk than they’d normally be getting, since farmers have figured out the exact amount of colostrum a calf needs to grow up healthy, and they can give this to the baby, whereas with natural feeding the calves often get too little.
3. They receive colostrum from the healthiest cows to insure that their immune system is bolstered enough. Infections and disease are INCREDIBLY common in dairy cows allowed to suckle. Farms even freeze colostrum from the healthiest mothers, just to insure that all calves will be able to have a sufficient quality of healthy, infection-free mother’s milk.
4. The calves are also removed from their mothers due to the high calf mortality rate when left with their mothers. Cows, ESPECIALLY first-time mothers, have the tendency to not care properly for their babies. We’ve had calves with broken legs because their mother stepped on them after birthing (and yes, they have adequate space, they’re just clumsy animals) A lot of new mothers will abandon the calf, or not care for it properly, or not allow it to nurse. Other cows may push around the calves. It’s much safer and healthier for both mother AND child if the calves are removed and placed in a safer area.
5. Calves get EXCELLENT care. They are bottle-fed mother’s milk, placed in roomy, well-bedded box stalls, blanketed, cleaned, vetted. The farm kind of obviously needs them as healthy as possible?
6. Most farms nowadays don’t even completely “take them away”. The farm I worked on would allow the cows to run with their calves for most of the time. They were fed separately for the health reasons listed above, and the cows would be brought in to be milked twice a day, and separated at night so no accidental nighttime injuries happened in the box stalls. They are weaned very gradually, and spend most of the time with their mothers, contrary to what PETA would have you believe.
THIS HAS BEEN A PSA ON BEHALF OF DAIRY FARMERS THANK U FOR TUNING IN REMEMBER TO CHECK UR FACTS NEXT TIME PLEASE
being a girl is really fucking expensive
hahahahhhAHAHAHAHhahahahahhahahah WHO IS PAYING FOR YOUR DATES
hahahahhhAHAHAHAHhahahahahhahahah WHO IS PAYING FOR OUR TAMPONS, PADS, ULTRA SOUNDS, PAP SMEARS, OB/GYN VISITS, BRAS, CLOTHES, MAKE UP, HAIR PRODUCTS TO GO ON DATES WITH FUCKERS LIKE YOU?
Let’s break this down, shall we?
1) Tampons: Man, you kinda need those. I know when my vagina is bleeding, the last thing I want to do is sit in it, and let the blood dry and get all crusty and nasty fucking smelling. Not really a guys fault that our vaginas bleed, that’s mother-nature you got going for you there.
2) Ultra-Sounds: I assume if you’re getting an ultra-sound, then you’re having a baby, and IT TAKES TWO TO FUCKING TANGO SO I’M PRETTY SURE THERE IS SOME COLLABORATION ON THAT BILL.
3) Pap smears: God damn it men, why can’t you just pay for us to get our fucking vaginas looked at so we know we don’t have like ovarian cancer and shit. God. How could you be so fucking selfish. We totally pay for your testicular cancer exams, and hell we even allow you to get mammograms.
4) OB/GYN: Well since we already touched on gynecology, I’m going to assume you didn’t even know what this abbreviation means. Like seriously? Once again, MEN, WHY AREN’T YOU PAYING FOR OUR VAGINAL HEALTH?! IT’S NOT LIKE WE’RE THE ONES ATTATCHED TO IT AND ALWAYS TELLING YOU TO STAY OUT OF IT.
5) bras: Don’t want to pay for it? Don’t wear it. HOLY FUCK!
6) clothes: Well…you kinda need to wear fucking clothes. That’s…kinda a requirement to exist in society in public, you need to wear clothes. So…he’s buying his clothes…you should buy your clothes. Hilariously, I work in retail, and I see a lot of women NOT BUYING THEIR OWN FUCKING CLOTHES, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
7) make-up: Don’t want to pay for it? Don’t wear it. HOLY FUCK ONCE AGAIN IT’S LIKE THE WORLD IS JUST SO FUCKING RADICALLY DIFFERENT NOW!
8) Hair products: Who’s the fucking one doing their fucking hair that needs to buy hair products. Don’t want to pay for it? Don’t use it.
In short, while your argument was directed at an asshole who just came onto a post being like, “MEH WELL MEN PAY FOR DATES!” when that wasn’t even the point of the OP, your argument was fucking shit and just as fucking sexist.
Thanks for making our gender look like fucking idiots who don’t understand the concept of personal choice. Nice.
Wow, you’re kind of an asshole. You’re right, men shouldn’t have to foot the bill for those things. However, the point still stands that literally every thing that the third poster listed is something that is almost always stupidly overpriced for one or two reasons, they’re all necessities at some point, even if only by social reinforcement, and they’re all things single men don’t *HAVE* to pay a premium for. (We’ll ignore, for now, that men shouldn’t HAVE to pay for the date either, and not only because it makes some of them act like you own them some vagina time)
Makeup, hair products, clothes, bras, etc. are all way over priced and they’re all basically required by social contract (even girls who never wear makeup often own makeup). Sure, there are ways to cheapen your experience with things like clothes - if you don’t mind feeding the demon that is Walmart, since that’s the only place *I* can find cheap plus-size clothing.
Also, I don’t know if you noticed, but not every pregnant woman has a man she can rely on to foot part of the fucking bill for medical stuff. Sometimes she doesn’t know the dad; sometimes the dad’s just a shithead who refuses to take responsibility for his spawn. And that’s not even including women who seek fertility treatments or just don’t want the father involved. The fact is that Gynecology and obstetrics are medical fields specific to women and holy fuck are they good at price gouging.
Finally, for something that is basically required to keep us from bleeding all the fuck over the place 1/4th of the time, pads and tampons sure cost a lot (and/or should be fucking free to obtain similar to how fucking condoms are).
You really think that things are expensive because
“single men don’t have to pay a premium for [them]”.
Really? That’s why things are expensive, is it?
Sorry hun, but there is this really basic concept called “supply and demand”. Maybe you haven’t heard of it, let me tell you all about it:
The theory of supply and demand is that prices fluctuate based on the demand and supply of a particular item. Therefore, things that are in high demand will cost more than things that aren’t. For example, gas prices in Canada go down during the winter—usually—because people aren’t driving long distances; however, during the summer they sky-rocket because people are driving on their holidays. The same principle works for everything.
Therefore, because of social contracts that WOMEN BUY INTO BY THEIR OWN CHOICE, things like make-up, hair products, clothes, and bras are expensive because they are: a) necessities—clothing and bras are necessities, without bras you can cause yourself some crazy fucking back problems if your breasts are big enough. Women like me, on the other hand, don’t have much to worry about in that department—or b) they are things that women will WILLINGLY pay a premium for. It has absolutely nothing to do with men.
Also, products that are similar in brand and function cost the same amount—roughly—for men and women. Men hair care products from similar brands cost the same as women’s, same with soap, etc. Women’s clothing costs more because they require more fabric and more cuts to be made—and again, because women will fucking pay for it.
You complain that women’s clothing is expensive, yet you complain about
“the beast that is wal-mart”.
Well guess what, you got fucking two choices: a) pay for your fucking clothes at the same price as everyone does, or b) shop at wal-mart and target, etc where clothes are cheaper. It’s not a hard choice to make.
Yeah, I’m well aware that not every woman has a
“man she can rely on to foot the bill”;
I was raised by a single-mother, so don’t even fucking go there. But that doesn’t negate the point that, HOLY FUCK MEDICAL PROCEDURES THAT REQUIRE DOCTORS AND EXPENSIVE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT COST MONEY! Wow, what a fucking concept. Those are female specific fields because, I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but women are the only ones who need those fucking doctors and procedures—why should men have to pay for that if they’re not going to be needing it? Where is the logic there? Furthermore, men pay more for health insurance than women, so that’s where their extra money for their non-gender specific medical fields is going, thank you very much. It’s also not like men have to have testicular and prostrate screenings either, not at all. Why the fuck aren’t you complaining that women don’t have to pay for those?
As for women who CHOOSE to be single mothers, like you so mentioned: where in fuck’s name do you have a right to even imply that men should have to pay for that or even feel bad that it costs so much when that was a choice that that woman made for herself? Like, I understand that men who don’t help out with the medical bills for a woman’s pregnancy when he’s with her is a dick fucking move, because if you’re in a relationship—and a serious relationship with either a kid coming, or you are married—then you should BOTH help each other through medical expenses—especially in the US. But if she fucking chose that, then NU-UH, it ain’t happening. There is no reason to even ask for men to pay for that.
Lastly, pads and tampons cost so much because their necessities. You don’t ask for the price of food to go down because we need to eat, do you—well, we do, but we don’t expect it to fucking happen because the world SUCKS—so why would you ask for that to go down. Especially when there are reusable alternatives out there? Hmm? Tampons and pads just don’t make themselves, therefore they cost money. Do they cost a little bit too much, fuck yeah, totally; however, that’s not the fault of men. That’s the fault of capitalism.
So, yeah maybe I am a bitch, but that was still a shit fucking argument, and she’s still wrong. As are you.
Not to mention tampons/pads are hygiene products, NOT contraceptives. Birth control and condoms are free for women as well. Toilet paper isn’t free, but it’s a necessity for sanitation (at least it is if you care about cleaning your body after you use the toilet and want to prevent infections/hygiene-related diseases). There aren’t very many cost-effective alternatives to toilet paper, but there are plenty for menstrual fluid, which is bodily waste.
If toilet paper, which is used by damn near everyone in this country, isn’t free then why should tampons and pads be?