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This sign seems harmless enough. But it’s part of a scheme by an anti-choice crisis pregnancy center (CPC) to trick women seeking abortion services. Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) pose as legitimate reproductive health centers. They have a track record of outright lying to women and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose.

Here’s what happening: this particular CPC sits right next to a legitimate abortion clinic (called EMW). That’s one way they cause confusion. Check out the “parking permit” gimmick. That’s how the CPC is luring women to the parking lot and getting them to come inside for a parking permit. Once a woman goes into a CPC, an anti-choice volunteer may try to get the woman to miss her appointment or use shame or scare tactics to pressure the woman not to access abortion.

So wrong.

After Former KKK Leader Shoots Up Jewish Centers, CNN Asks: ‘Can The Klan Rebrand?’





My deepest, heartfelt sympathies for every single Black person, Jew, and LGBTQ person who works with CNN in any capacity. This includes the janitor, the window washer, the front desk receptionist, and the UPS person.

This is some pure bullshit. So serious

Just when you think CNN can’t possibly sink any lower…


This Teenage Artist Was Bullied Off Of Tumblr After Making A Webcomic About White Privilege









And sometimes white people get mad at other white people. 

The comic in question no longer lives on her Tumblr page, but you can find a reprint of it (with full credit and her permission) here:

My heart goes out to this young woman, and I hope that she eventually feels comfortable enough to come back to Tumblr, as she’s a smart and gifted artist. 

Her tumblr, if you want to follow it, is

It’s a shame that this happened.  Her comic was perfect and nobody deserves death threats.

I love her comic and its a shame she got bullied off for telling the truth.

that comic was great. jesus white people y’all need some serious humility and love in your life.


White people need to chill.

Doesn’t this just prove her point? 

From her page:

Please do not send me any more messages about how awful it was that I received death threats. I am beyond pissed that everyone has taken my comic about white privilege and the effects of institutionalized discrimination, and has turned it into a rallying cry against online bullying. This was not the point I was trying to make. Stop making me the face of bullying, and do NOT make me the face of “White Allies”. ——————-THERE ARE COMICS AND POSTS LIKE MINE BEING MADE BY PEOPLE OF COLOR ALL OVER THIS WEBSITE, AND THEY DON’T RECEIVE 1/5TH OF THE ATTENTION THAT I HAVE GOTTEN. THE FACT THAT MINE GOT POPULAR SPEAKS VOLUMES TO WHAT EXACTLY WHITE PRIVILEGE IS. I may not have deserved this hatred, but I do NOT deserve ANY praise. I want you all to know that Education is NOT where oppression ends, it’s where it begins. Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful words, but it’s over now. There’s nothing left for me to say.

It sucks when someone you have feelings for doesn’t share those feelings; it happens to women all the time, too. We hear “I just want to be friends” and “you’re like one of the guys” and “you’re like a sister to me” just as often. But you’ll never hear a woman complain that guys just don’t appreciate a Nice Girl because we’re taught it’s our own fucking fault when we’re rejected—we aren’t pretty enough or thin enough or sexy enough, we weren’t sexual enough or were too sexual, we put out too much or too little or too soon or not soon enough, we didn’t wear our hair the right way or our skirt the right length, we’re “too tomboyish” or “too butch” or “too feminine”, or we’re “not their type”, or we’re otherwise not good enough in various ways to entice the man to grace us with his affection.

But when we’re not interested in someone, we’re vilified. We’re the bitch that lead them on, the bitch who let them buy us dinner but didn’t want to date them, the bitch who doesn’t appreciate a nice guy, the bitch they were nice to and then got nothing in return from.

And, frankly, fuck those people. Showing interest in me, being friendly with me, getting close to me, or eating a meal with me (even if they paid for it) doesn’t obligate me to open my heart or my legs. And anyone who doesn’t appreciate my friendship sure as hell doesn’t deserve my love or my pussy.

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My niece will play with my Transformers when my nephew does, but she has never shown a real interest in my Transformers comics before. Until I showed her Windblade #1 and told her it was about girl Transformers and she pounced on it like a parched man on a desert oasis. I didn’t realise she wanted female Transformers that much. (She wants a Chromia toy now.) My dream of sharing my hobby with her has come a little closer. 

You want to know why Windblade matters? This is why Windblade matters. 



tell white men they look too serious

tell them to smile

tell them if they don’t want to get made fun of they should have thought of that before they left their house

tell them girls will be girls anytime they complain about our behavior

yawn dramatically when they talk

walk away from them mid-sentence

anytime they come to a decision that concerns only them, make sure they’ve really thought about from all angles. Play devils advocate.

interrogate them on all their choices, demand answers! demand justifications!

take up the whole sidewalk and make them walk around you

explain obvious things to them. speak slowly and enunciate.

feign kindness and then yell at them if they don’t give you money in return. tell them they owe you.

trip them and then yell at them when they get mad about it

tell them how cute they are when they’re angry

tell them to stop being so emotional

tell them to learn how to take a joke

tell them they’re a kill joy

(Source: manhatingbabyeater)


I always find it so funny when people bitch about ‘forced diversity’.

because, like, once you work retail you start to see just how different everybody is.

for example, the other day I greeted a woman I was ringing up and started asking her the usual questions we’re supposed to ask (if they have a rewards card, etc) and she made a gesture pointing to her ear and mouthed ‘I’m deaf’. 

and I was just like ‘Oh’, and so I skipped over the questions and just gave her a nice smile instead of the usual schpiel we’re supposed to give. she thanked me in sign language and smiled back before walking away.

and that’s just one tiny example. she was just one customer of hundreds that shift. that’s not even mentioning all the other types of people I ring in a day, of all ages, body sizes, races/skin colors, and gender expression.

it’s like…that’s how the world is. 

when people say having diversity in a fictional universe seems ‘false’ or ‘forced’, that says to me that they must exist in a very homogenous, sheltered environment. because even working for a company that has a rather disproportionately-high white middle-class customer demographic, I still see more diversity on any given day than I tend to ever see in books and movies and TV shows.

it’s just kind of laughable to me when people say a movie/book/franchise has “too much” diversity. because there’s no such thing.


Some of my thoughts on the "rapists are despised" quote

Oh, sure, we despise rapists. Except when they’re celebrities, or football players, or upstanding members of their communities in every (other) way, or rich (the woman’s just trying to get her hands on his cash, eh?), or leaders in our religious or political (yes, even progressive) movements, or “nice,” or young, or in college, or doctors or therapists or other “trusted” figures, or attractive (cuz they don’t “need” to rape anyone, amirite?), or unattractive (what else was the poor guy supposed to do?), or boyfriends or husbands or fathers or brothers.

Basically the only time we despise rapists is when we actually believe they’re rapists—when there’s no possible way to discredit the victim and accuse them of lying. The only time we despise rapists is when they literally jumped out of an alley and raped a stranger, or when they’re marginalized in some way that’s not gender, such as race or ability. But in that case, we’re not despising them ~because they’re rapists~, but because we already despised people like them anyway and the rape accusation is just a cover.

drawthehangedman asked:

The inherent issue here is that you are pushing for others to carry out someone else's interests within their own creative work. An author who DOES include a diverse cast of characters is doing a good thing, but to imply that this should be the case for everyone is unrealistic and bizarrely tangential to legitimate criticism. The concept of heteronormativity is an issue, but literature is about carrying out one's vision, and that vision may not necessitate adhering to someone else's world views.


If those world views are heteronormative and queerphobic, I don’t really give a shit about them if we’re being honest. 

Media should be diverse and progressive, media should tell interesting stories and ask interesting questions, media should examine the world around us and engage with readers. Part of that is not being complacent in oppressive erasure. 



friendly reminder that you don’t have to…

  • degrade men to support women
  • degrade heterosexuals to support homosexuals
  • degrade binary genders to support non-binary genders
  • degrade anything to support something else

Important reminder that:

  • The validity of a liberation movement is not measured by how kind they are to their oppressors 
  • Tone policing is bullshit and an act of silencing 
  • Oppressors are often ignorant to their role in an oppressive system and will not accept any responsibility or change unless told about it (and even then, most will still ignore you.) 
  • You don’t win a revolution by being polite 
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