A black woman in FL fires ‘warning shots’ at abusive husband, gets 20 years. A white man in FL shoots a black child dead, walks free.Florida, Fuck You (via kateoplis)
- And let’s not overlook that during the aftermath of the George Zimmerman miscarriage of justice we had two smirking, smarmy white male lawyers standing up at a podium, joking around about how everything that “comes out of my mouth” is amazing (paraphrasing defense lawyer Mark O’Mara there) and how anything but a not guilty verdict in this case would have been a “travesty” (direct quote from defense lawyer Don West) whilst saying nothing of the facts that their client profiled, stalked and ultimately killed Trayvon Martin, a black child shot to death by a half-Peruvian wannabe cop.
- These two white male lawyers insisting this wasn’t a “defining” moment in American civil rights.
- These two white male lawyers casually enjoying getting their half-white client off for killing a black kid, because they somehow convinced a jury that their client never wanted to be a police officer and that their client didn’t profile Trayvon Martin and that their client didn’t follow Trayvon in his car against express instructions from a 911 dispatcher not to and that their client didn’t get out of his car to continue stalking Trayvon on foot and that their client didn’t murder Trayvon all because of circumstances that may have been avoided if George fucking Zimmerman had just left Trayvon alone.
- In the next few months, Zimmerman, who didn’t take the stand because there was no way he’d be able to explain his God-damned self or his God-damned actions, will take to the air, probably an exclusive with a morning news show or a convo with Barbara Walters or a look at what he’s up to now in People fucking magazine — here’s George cooking breakfast! Here’s George mowing his lawn! Here’s George, um, buying Skittles and iced tea from a local convenience store and walking home and not being stalked and murdered! — and he and his lawyers and his family members will get to continue trying to convince the world that George Zimmerman did not a God-damned shithole thing wrong.
- And Trayvon will still be dead, because George Zimmerman profiled him, and shot him, and got away with it courtesy of two smarmy, smirking white male lawyers.
im trying so hard to stay calm and not lose my shit but FUCK
This Egyptian 12 year old is seriously the best
What Men Want, America Delivers - from the inimitable Roxane Gay (via jessicavalenti)
Men want what they want.
So much of our culture caters to giving men what they want. A high school student invites model Kate Upton to attend his prom, and he’s congratulated for his audacity. A male fan at a Beyoncé concert reaches up to the stage to slap her ass because her ass is there, her ass is magnificent, and he wants to feel it. The science fiction fandom community is once again having a heated discussion, across the Internet, about the ongoing problem of sexual harassment at conventions — countless women are telling all manner of stories about how, without their consent, they are groped, ogled, lured into hotel rooms under false pretenses, physically lifted off the ground, and more.
But men want what they want. We should all lighten up.
It’s hard not to feel humorless as a woman and a feminist, to recognize misogyny in so many forms, some great and some small, and know you’re not imagining things. It’s hard to be told to lighten up because if you lighten up any more, you’re going to float the fuck away. The problem is not that one of these things is happening, it’s that they are all happening, concurrently and constantly.
These are just songs. They are just jokes. They are just movies. It’s just a hug. They’re just breasts. Smile, you’re beautiful. Can’t a man pay you a compliment? In truth, this is all a symptom of a much more virulent cultural sickness — one where women exist to satisfy the whims of men, one where a woman’s worth is consistently diminished or entirely ignored.