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Reblog if you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, transgender or a supporter.

This should be reblogged by everyone. Even if you’re straight, you should be a supporter.

windypicnic:

"Ellen Reads Her Chinese Viewers’ Names"

aka

Ellen mispronounces Chinese people’s names and she and her audience laugh at them cuz it’s racistly funny apparently

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Ellen uses “American” interchangeably with “English”, as in, the language.

At 2:30: "This one, they didn’t even try to do American, this is just Chinese."

The comments are turned off on this video, but how was this even cleared to be aired?? Fuck you Ellen. This isn’t the first time you’ve been racist on your show.

This is why you weaboos/koreaboos/white ppl CANNOT give yourself a “japanese” or "korean" or "chinese" name for yourself (or any name from a language and culture that’s not your own). Whites take our names as jokes and we’re mocked for it in real life and in the media. 

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We’re constantly othered, demeaned, and fetishized. Trash like you butcher our names and turn them into racist caricatures.

Our names are precious and beautiful and meaningful in ways you can’t begin to understand. Our names are carefully crafted together by our parents/family.

You trash don’t deserve to utter our names. Fuck you.

facebooksexism:

misandry-mermaid:

wocinsolidarity:

not-homophobic-but:

These tweets from @OfRedAndBlue are very important.

RIGHT!!!?!?? like we’re not playing a theoretical game here, we’re talking about people’s LIVES

"When people insists I’m obligated to ‘debate’ with them I leave the conversation, bc they already have decided it’s not real."

I can’t remember if I already blogged this but I feel it so hard so who cares.

bearhatalice:

geardrops:

medusasstory:

lianabrooks:

thatniftykid:

sierrasanator:

sasstronauuut:

photoncerberus:

amazing

'irina is a muslim name'
it’s actually an orthodox russian name but okay

Sierra is a man.

Courtney is a lemon.

Liana is a good car. … o.0 I’m a car? When did I become a car? 

FUN FACT! I did this with my real name, not my pen name and Google had nothing. Not a single suggestion. Even Google says, “I got nothing, kid. Your parents didn’t love you enough to give you a real noun for a name.”

"Jasmine is a poo."

Thanks google.

go-by name: “carrie is a sad movie”

legal name: “caroline is awesome” aww, thanks google

"alice is a nickname for" which is boring. On the other hand, #3 is "alice is a camel" which I can get behind.

For some reason, it ignores my word order and gives me these suggestions…

"is dov a name"
"is dov a word"
"is dov a scrabble word"

(Source: insomniatasteslikecottoncandy)

la-negra-barbuda:

nezua:

THE ONGOING SAGA OF THE FRAGILE WHITE

The Daily Show aired its long awaited segment on the Washington, D.C., NFL team name, in which fans were confronted by Natives on the set.
Before it even aired, the segment proved controversial. The satirical cable television news program had recruited team fans for the segment via Twitter; four were ultimately chosen to participate. But those participants told the Washington Post they felt like they were attacked.
Kelli O’Dell, who says it was unfair for The Daily Show to have her debate Amanda Blackhorse—the lead plaintiff in Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc., which resulted in cancelling six of the team’s trademarks—says she felt like she was placed “in danger.” O’Dell later called authorities to pull The Daily Show tapes she had consented to appear on:

Two days later, O’Dell said she called D.C. police and tried to submit a police report, but authorities told her no crime had been committed.


People want their right to be racist. But the minute they approach facing real life consequences—and mild ones, given what they should expect for years of violence and slurs—look how they shake and cry. Look how they flee and fly to the po-lice, understanding fully the institutional role played by cops.

she tried to file a police report, hahahahaha! foolish.

They want to keep the racist team name but it’s really not racist because the name shows how much they really, really respect Native Americans. They respect Native Americans so much that, if some Native Americans walk into the same room with them, they are so threatened by their very presence that they call the police out of fear.

la-negra-barbuda:

nezua:

THE ONGOING SAGA OF THE FRAGILE WHITE

The Daily Show aired its long awaited segment on the Washington, D.C., NFL team name, in which fans were confronted by Natives on the set.

Before it even aired, the segment proved controversial. The satirical cable television news program had recruited team fans for the segment via Twitter; four were ultimately chosen to participate. But those participants told the Washington Post they felt like they were attacked.

Kelli O’Dell, who says it was unfair for The Daily Show to have her debate Amanda Blackhorse—the lead plaintiff in Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc., which resulted in cancelling six of the team’s trademarks—says she felt like she was placed “in danger.” O’Dell later called authorities to pull The Daily Show tapes she had consented to appear on:

Two days later, O’Dell said she called D.C. police and tried to submit a police report, but authorities told her no crime had been committed.

People want their right to be racist. But the minute they approach facing real life consequences—and mild ones, given what they should expect for years of violence and slurs—look how they shake and cry. Look how they flee and fly to the po-lice, understanding fully the institutional role played by cops.

she tried to file a police report, hahahahaha! foolish.

They want to keep the racist team name but it’s really not racist because the name shows how much they really, really respect Native Americans. They respect Native Americans so much that, if some Native Americans walk into the same room with them, they are so threatened by their very presence that they call the police out of fear.

Police Have a Much Bigger Domestic Abuse Problem Than the NFL

whitehorsegirl:

Several studies have found that the romantic partners of police officers suffer domestic abuse at rates significantly higher than the general population. And while all partner abuse is unacceptable, it is especially problematic when domestic abusers are literally the people that battered and abused women are supposed to call for help.

"If there’s any job that domestic abuse should disqualify a person from holding, isn’t it the one job that gives you a lethal weapon, trains you to stalk people without their noticing, and relies on your judgment and discretion to protect the abused against domestic abusers?"

American Healthcare Is So Bad for Women of Color It May Violate the UN Convention

aimmyarrowshigh:

rosalarian:

nateswinehart:

Being good to each other is so important, guys.

This is super relevant right now.

lareinaana:

arienreign:

Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
http://www.dailydot.com/news/darrien-hunt-shot-by-police-while-cosplaying/

Watch non black cosplayers and lovers of cosplay stay silent on this.

jadegordon:

Hello, I’m a feminist killjoy and my rant of the evening is… why does anyone watch at Midnight? Why do people I like, who have shown themselves to be more thoughtful, still support, guest star, and post ALL THE TIME about it?  When @Midnight first came on, I gave it a shot.  Of the images they pulled to use in their “game”, that above was one.   Except the person that owns the photo didn’t know about it. (Marina Bychkova, btw, who is an amazing artist and makes dolls that sell for tens of thousands of dollars.)  And between that and the hateful hashtags (like, the first one they used was entirely populated by fat shaming assholes saying terrible things.). Which is bad enough by itself, but that so many people I liked jumped right in being vile…  So I figure, “Hey, this show is not for me.” And in spite of trying to mute/block/filter, it never gets all of it, people I still like and care about at least joining in on their hastags and mention “funny” things they like. I don’t even care of “this time” it’s “not so bad” when so many are.  I gave it a second try because a dream team of guests was on, 3 performers I really enjoy, who have shown the ability to be funny without relying on punching down. But the premise, the games, the host’s style and attitude bring such hatefulness out. The only time they called out anything it was racism from the host who dismissed it as a comedy joke ha ha!  If it was clearly marketed as it’s genre - like Clay, Tosh & other shock/gross out/mean humor, maybe it would be easier to not fall into the trap? I wish it was easier to avoid following people I love to things where I see them doing things I hate. Good for them, I mean, I don’t want people to not be working, I want them to have fans… but if they’re going to do a thing, I just wish I knew more ahead of time if it is worth it or not to try a thing I don’t normally. Some kind of “Here be dragons.”  Because I don’t think it’s funny to pick on fetish fan art posted on DeviantArt. It may not be my thing, and I might not understand it, but come on. Do they get permission for copyrighted and/or trademarked content? Because they aren’t quite using it right for Parody or news or criticism, they’re using it to be the content of their gag along with other works to make their joke. I feel like maybe in this recent instance Hanna-Barbera/(Warner Bros.?) should have some lawyers round to talk about it with them.  Because I don’t think it’s worth picking on someone (even a criminal) who is fat and has a food-based name and comparing them to that “gross” fetish art. Particularly this, because people associate moral failings and criminal, abusive behavior with “fat” - think of all the “fat rich” jokes made, in spite of how the science goes about the poor and fat.  There’s nothing edgy, clever, envelope-pushing, boundary-breaking, enlightening, "art" of comedy happening here. It’s picking random things from the web to make fun of - like The Soup and other things what came before it - and without asking or crediting. So much of it is laughing AT and not with, laughing at artists, nerds, the underprivileged, punching down, being mean, being perfectly ordinary among the bullshit I put up with every day.  So many people capable of being so electrifying, insightful, hilarious, and thrilling participating in name-calling, shaming, gross “entertainment”. I’m too tired. Things are so shitty, I’m turning over dirty rocks trying to find a few minutes of fun. I need some kind of fuel to help me keep going, but I keep finding these things…

In addition to Hardwick’s love for punching down, it’s also very exploitative of artists’ rights. At Midnight constantly takes artwork from individual nerds out there, on DeviantArt, YouTube, and so on, and appropriates them for his game show without ever asking for permission or even crediting the original artist.
It’s a blatant disregard for copyright law but Hardwick doesn’t care. He knows he has the power of the Comedy Central legal department to protect him while he exploits all you little independent artists.
This is same artistic theft that Glee pulled on Jonathan Coulton only without the legal technicality surrounding cover songs. If you’re one of the people with a “Fuck Glee” bumper sticker, you should object even more strongly to what Chris Hardwick does to independent artists, especially nerdy artists.
It’s starting to look like, when Hardwick calls himself a nerdist, it’s meant in the same way that someone else might be called a sexist or a racist. Chris Hardwick is no friend to nerds.

jadegordon:

Hello, I’m a feminist killjoy and my rant of the evening is… why does anyone watch at Midnight? Why do people I like, who have shown themselves to be more thoughtful, still support, guest star, and post ALL THE TIME about it?

When @Midnight first came on, I gave it a shot.

Of the images they pulled to use in their “game”, that above was one.

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Except the person that owns the photo didn’t know about it. (Marina Bychkova, btw, who is an amazing artist and makes dolls that sell for tens of thousands of dollars.)

And between that and the hateful hashtags (like, the first one they used was entirely populated by fat shaming assholes saying terrible things.). Which is bad enough by itself, but that so many people I liked jumped right in being vile…

So I figure, “Hey, this show is not for me.” And in spite of trying to mute/block/filter, it never gets all of it, people I still like and care about at least joining in on their hastags and mention “funny” things they like. I don’t even care of “this time” it’s “not so bad” when so many are.

I gave it a second try because a dream team of guests was on, 3 performers I really enjoy, who have shown the ability to be funny without relying on punching down. But the premise, the games, the host’s style and attitude bring such hatefulness out. The only time they called out anything it was racism from the host who dismissed it as a comedy joke ha ha!

If it was clearly marketed as it’s genre - like Clay, Tosh & other shock/gross out/mean humor, maybe it would be easier to not fall into the trap? I wish it was easier to avoid following people I love to things where I see them doing things I hate. Good for them, I mean, I don’t want people to not be working, I want them to have fans… but if they’re going to do a thing, I just wish I knew more ahead of time if it is worth it or not to try a thing I don’t normally. Some kind of “Here be dragons.”

Because I don’t think it’s funny to pick on fetish fan art posted on DeviantArt. It may not be my thing, and I might not understand it, but come on. Do they get permission for copyrighted and/or trademarked content? Because they aren’t quite using it right for Parody or news or criticism, they’re using it to be the content of their gag along with other works to make their joke. I feel like maybe in this recent instance Hanna-Barbera/(Warner Bros.?) should have some lawyers round to talk about it with them.

Because I don’t think it’s worth picking on someone (even a criminal) who is fat and has a food-based name and comparing them to that “gross” fetish art. Particularly this, because people associate moral failings and criminal, abusive behavior with “fat” - think of all the “fat rich” jokes made, in spite of how the science goes about the poor and fat.

There’s nothing edgy, clever, envelope-pushing, boundary-breaking, enlightening, "art" of comedy happening here. It’s picking random things from the web to make fun of - like The Soup and other things what came before it - and without asking or crediting. So much of it is laughing AT and not with, laughing at artists, nerds, the underprivileged, punching down, being mean, being perfectly ordinary among the bullshit I put up with every day.

So many people capable of being so electrifying, insightful, hilarious, and thrilling participating in name-calling, shaming, gross “entertainment”. I’m too tired. Things are so shitty, I’m turning over dirty rocks trying to find a few minutes of fun. I need some kind of fuel to help me keep going, but I keep finding these things…

In addition to Hardwick’s love for punching down, it’s also very exploitative of artists’ rights. At Midnight constantly takes artwork from individual nerds out there, on DeviantArt, YouTube, and so on, and appropriates them for his game show without ever asking for permission or even crediting the original artist.

It’s a blatant disregard for copyright law but Hardwick doesn’t care. He knows he has the power of the Comedy Central legal department to protect him while he exploits all you little independent artists.

This is same artistic theft that Glee pulled on Jonathan Coulton only without the legal technicality surrounding cover songs. If you’re one of the people with a “Fuck Glee” bumper sticker, you should object even more strongly to what Chris Hardwick does to independent artists, especially nerdy artists.

It’s starting to look like, when Hardwick calls himself a nerdist, it’s meant in the same way that someone else might be called a sexist or a racist. Chris Hardwick is no friend to nerds.