Yes, there is good reason to think that many of these unjustifiable homicides by police across the country are racially motivated. But there is a lot more than that going on here. Our country is simply not paying enough attention to the terrible lack of accountability of police departments and the way it affects all of us—regardless of race or ethnicity. Because if a blond-haired, blue-eyed boy — that was my son, Michael — can be shot in the head under a street light with his hands cuffed behind his back, in front of five eyewitnesses (including his mother and sister), and his father was a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who flew in three wars for his country — that’s me — and I still couldn’t get anything done about it, then Joe the plumber and Javier the roofer aren’t going to be able to do anything about it either.
please go read this extremely important piece at Politico
Found this image on an anti-feminist’s blog. I guess he forgot about…
etc etc etc etc forever into infinity.
Also the attempt to imply that feminists don’t have a problem with pedophilia when it’s a female perpetrator and male youth is innaccurate and only shows that anti-feminists use male victims as a derailment and silencing tactic and don’t actually care about their well-being. But no, go on with your hypothetical “imagine if the genders were swapped” posts. It only proves how normalized misogyny has become.
Actually none of the examples you gave quite adequately mirrored the instance in the first pic. All your examples give girls who’ve gone through puberty (and in the case of Lolita, Humbert Humbert’s relationship with Lolita as seen as toxic and destroys both their lives). Gatsby wasn’t much older than Daisy at all, from my recollection.
And no, feminists haven’t actually fought for female pedophiles to see equal accountability to male perpetrators. As a matter of fact feminists have fought to get less harsh sentencing for all female perpetrators of all crimes! [See for yourself]
Also, when the fuck did the film Taxi driver endorse child prostitution because last time I checked Travis Bickle expressly told Iris to leave her pimp and go back to her parents and then (spoliers, lawl) FUCKING MURDERED HER PIMP.
And it’s not like he’s some heroic character or anything - he’s a pretty vile motherfucker and he still tries to help her. So, like, how does Taxi driver even mirror this image?
Seriously, do you guys actually watch these movies?
Also in Lolita and Interview with the Vampire, the girls are the more.. persistent parties. Especially Lolita, she knew damned well what she was doing and Claudia was in her hundreds or something despite having the body of a 6 year old (though Kirsten Dunst was 12) and I don’t think it was sexual in either the books or the film. And it was written by a woman. Leon was one of my favourite films, not much that could be seen as romantic or sexual though.
Am I the only one who Loved Lolita? The film that is, the character was a bitch, with James Mason (there’s one with Jeremy Irons in as well, always with the gorgeous voices). When I was a kid I was disappointed that she was quite a twat, hadn’t seen anything else that depicted anything so close to what I grew up with (desiring much older men from a very young age) without the girl being seen as an impressionable victim.
And I don’t think any of the films above involve a 7 or 8 year old (though I’ve only seen 5 of them). And they’re films. The above is real life, surely that’s far more disturbing. Films don’t encourage paedophilia any more than they encourage murder.
This is not about the fact that she cheated on her boyfriend with
This is about the fact that she slept with Nathan Grayson, Joshua Boggs, and Robin Arnott, who have notable presence in the video game industry and have connections. This is about the fact that she traded sex for favors and favorable game coverage.
Deep down, this is about the game industry’s corruption at it’s core. We’ve known for some time that they can be bought out with money, but the idea that they can be bought out with sex was never on our minds.
Zoe, as of today, has faked a raid on her own Tumblr page, lied about being doxxed yet again, including giving out a fake phone number that quite obviously wasn’t hers (as many figured out from a quick Google search).
She is desperately trying to cover her own tracks, trying to spin this as “slut shaming”, and lying about doxxing is her current plan to come out as the “harassed victim” a la Anita Sarkeesian all over again. No one is making money off of the YouTube videos covering the scandal, as she claims. No one is doxxing her, as she claims.
Also, remember that this is not the standard women in the game industry should be set to. Zoe has now made it harder for an honest, game loving female dev to be taken seriously in the industry. Feminist or not, female or not, you should realize that Zoe Quinn is NOT on your side. This is not slut-shaming. This is exposing corruption in the media.
the worst part about ugly dudes is everyone defends them like ‘he’s really funny though’ or something but if a chick is ugly to someone they just straight up dirt like they might as well not even have a personality
The “worst part about ugly dudes?” What the fuck? Is this post implying that they don’t deserve to be defended, or they should be treated like dirt as well? Plus I love how they make the guy being ugly some sort of fact, wheras the girl is a matter of opinion since they said “a chick is ugly to someone.” Oh boy, another post trying to call out sexism but is actually really fucking sexist. Gross, 0/10 OP sucks. How about we not judge anyone’s appearance since it’s really not that important but instead by the merits of their personality. I’m literally SO goddamn sick of these Tumblr textposts that go along the lines of “boys are ugly and suck and girls are wittle baby angels that have it so tough.”
Yeah, what about us? You literally do not give a flying fuck about us until we’re convenient to make a point regarding gender identity politics. Then we’re the magical third sex, the proof that people can be female while being male or vice versa. Only THEN are we worth mentioning.
The thing that irks me is that only our existence is worth a casual mention. Not our trauma, the unneeded and/or unwanted surgeries, the constant reminders that SOMETHING about us wasn’t GOOD ENOUGH AS IT WAS. That we didn’t fit into a neat little bullshit box of boy or girl so parts of us were stripped away and removed to make the box fit us better.
The fact that things about us were so wrong, so abnormal and not right that our bodies, our genitals were cut into, excised, pulled back, tucked and stitched should be offensive. It should offend you to hear that children, persons under the age of eighteen, were forced to undergo unnecessary, painful surgeries just to make their parents feel better. JUST TO GIVE THEIR PARENTS A MORE DEFINED SENSE OF WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAD A BOY OR GIRL.
Even though there is nothing wrong about us.
So no, not ‘what about intersex people?’ You do not have the right to speak about us in such a fashion and certainly not over us. We aren’t political puppets. We’re people. We matter.
A startling new political science study concludes that corporate interests and mega wealthy individuals control U.S. policy to such a degree that “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.”
The startling study, titled “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens,” is slated to appear in an upcoming issue of Perspectives on Politics and was authored by Princeton University Professor Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Professor Benjamin Page. An early draft can be found here.
a startling new study the surprises nobody
Democracy failed the day money got to vote.
No, no and no. REBLOG this please, this shouldn’t be allowed and we need to spread the word to everybody about this injustice!
The actual news article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2726219/Yasmin-Thomas-victim-disgusted-walked-free.html
It’s time for all countries to stand up and say no more special treatment based on gender, race or sexual orientation.