Jon Stewart Has A Message For ISIS

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What Jon Stewart said last night.  It can go for other things as well…

What Jon Stewart said last night.  It can go for other things as well…

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The Violence That Black Trans Women Face

[content warning: transmisogynoir] Tiffany Edwards, 28 years old, is a Black trans woman who was shot to death in Ohio. Cemia “Ci Ci” Dove, 20 years old, is Black trans woman who was stabbed to death and her body was further brutalized in Ohio. Mia Henderson, 26 years old, is a Black trans woman who was killed and her body experienced “severe trauma” in Maryland. Brittany-Nicole Kidd-Stergis, 22 years old, is a Black trans woman who was shot to death in Ohio.

They are just a (recent) sampling of the young Black trans women who face astronomical rates (such that most homicides among LGBTQ people are of trans women of colour, particularly Black trans women) of violence and homicide because of anti-Blackness, racism, sexism, misogyny, misogynoir, colourism, classism/economic violence, for some, misogynoir specific to sex work, and transmisogyny in general. There are so many intersecting oppressions and one that is regularly eclipsed when violence on Black trans women is discussed is anti-Blackness itself, which alludes to the ways in which the socially acceptable hatred and oppression of Black women in general amplifies for Black trans women. Even in death, as anti-Blackness never allows death to be the final act for Black people, these women are misgendered and immediately associated with crime, versus their gender and humanity honored and their lives respected. Blackness alone, let alone their other intersecting oppressions guarantees that the latter is unlikely.

Whenever street harassment, domestic violence, sexual assault, police harassment, police brutality, extrajudicial violence/execution and State violence are discussed, Black trans women’s experiences have to be included. Whether the violence is intraracial (re: what Laverne Cox explained about this, not as arbitrary Black pathology but inherently occurring because of the impact of anti-Blackness, White supremacy and more on gender for Black people), interracial (as some violence occurs to Black trans women just for existing, as with CeCe McDonald, while some is related to transmisogynoir and sex work), extrajudicial or State violence (such as the consistent willful violence from the police as in what Monica Jones experienced, healthcare and legal systems), Black trans women’s experiences have to be included. (And there’s much to be said about the impact of oppression on Black trans women and mental health since almost 50% Black trans people, in general, have attempted suicide.)

Information on violence against Black trans women and structural factors that contribute to this (some includes other LGBTQIA populations):

Devastating to regularly encounter these stories. This is also violence on Black people. Tiffany’s, Cemia’s, Mia’s and Brittany’s lives mattered. Black trans women matter.

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You guys noticing a pattern….?

arcanda:

missdontcare-x:

This is too funny

THIS IS SO BEYOND ADORABLE I FORBID ANNNNYYYONE FROM ANY SHIP SENDING HER NASTY MAIL ABOUT THIS.

arcanda:

missdontcare-x:

This is too funny

THIS IS SO BEYOND ADORABLE I FORBID ANNNNYYYONE FROM ANY SHIP SENDING HER NASTY MAIL ABOUT THIS.

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Anonymous said: Who are you getting your Ferguson information from? I'm having problems verifying what's actually happening!

wearesynchronizednowandforever:

That’s actually what’s taking me so long to update some of my posts; not only is the information surfacing slowly about his case specifically, but I make sure to cross reference at least three sources because some people are just blatantly lying to stir shit up.

Also live feeds keep going down and new ones pop back up but I know some of you are sensitive to video, so

Here’s a list of some twitter handles:

Journalists (All of these are either on the ground in Ferguson as I type this or actively covering events in Ferguson, both Brown’s case and the rallies):

Residents/Legislature/Other:

Instagram Accounts: (TW: Some of these accounts feature graphic video or images of Ferguson events)

Tumblr Accounts:

I’m sure I forgot a bunch but here’s a start. I’ll update it periodically and reblog. Some of it is compilations from a bunch of sources, some is original content. Disclaimer: I’m not vouching for any other content on any of these blogs/twitters/instagrams or any that may be posted after this list but as of right now, the information regarding Ferguson and discussions taking place about the rallies/police and Mike Brown’s death seems accurate.

if you want to be included on any of these lists, shoot me a message with your web-address and I’ll check it out

You will find everything I’ve posted under tagged/ferguson, tagged/police-brutality or tagged/michael-brown

#AFA Vs. #BlackJesus

It seems Son-of-No-Neck (Timmy Wildmon) and the Tupelo twits known as the American Family ASSociation are at it again.  They are upset about a new show on @AdultSwim called Black Jesus. 

Never seen it?….here’s a taste: 

Well, I got THIS in my e-mail today:

Monday, August 18, 2014

Dear Donald,

Almost all of advertising sponsors of Cartoon Network’s blasphemous “Black Jesus” show quickly abandoned it after just one episode

Specifically, Unisom and Radio Shack ads did not appear on the second 30-minute episode.

Remind me not to buy Unisom, As for Radio Shack, they’re still on AFA’s shit list so we’ll see far they will capitulate….

During the second episode, Jesus helps organize a “veggie” garden as a cover to grow marijuana. The garden spot is an abandoned lot in which Jesus breaks the lock on the gate to gain access. Alcohol, drug use and over 60 profanities were included in this episode.

Here’s MY question…how much would I get paid to count “obscenities” on a TV show. Especially one that comes on at 11pm, when the kiddies are supposed to be in bed anyway.

TAKE AK-SHUN!!!!!!!!

Contact the companies who actually sponsored TBS’s anti-Christian “Black Jesus.” Compound W and SafeLink.com were the major advertisers who paid corporate dollars to promote its products in association with the content of the program.

Compound W is a subsidiary of Prestige Brands. SafeLink is a government-funded program that gives welfare recipients free phones (the “ObamaPhone”).

Let these companies know that their advertising dollars are supporting bigotry and animosity toward people of faith.

I’ll save you the trouble:

Prestige Brands
660 White Plains Road-Ste #205
Tarrytown, NY 10591

SafeLink Wireless
Attention: Executive Resolution Department
9700 N.W. 112th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178

(Yeah, dude, it’s SafeLink Wireless…Not SafeLink.com you idots! If you are going to harass a sponsor, at least get the damn name right.

I’ll admit, the show IS a piece of shit.  So if you like it, write to the sponsors and tell them that you do,  If you don’t, don’t watch it,  Burt write them anyway and tell them not to capitulate to a bunch of bigoted censors.

However, I have bad news for NNJ….The quickest way to get rid of a show is low ratings,  That ain’t happening: Black Jesus last Thursday pulled in 1.9 million views..against the almighty NFL.That was pretty much the same as they did their debut week previously with NO NFL.\

Read’em and weep, boys

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Once Upon a Time Bloopers | Season 2

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In the aftermath, searching for how to treat depression, remember one thing. Is THIS what we really want?

In the aftermath, searching for how to treat depression, remember one thing. Is THIS what we really want?

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A few words from Kanye West that I actually agree with….

A few words from Kanye West that I actually agree with….

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"People who are #homeless are not social inadequates. They are people without homes."-Sheila McKechnie

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They’re at it again

Our friends at the American Family ASSociation do not know when to quit…

In my mailbox, just now:

August 5, 2014

Dear Donald,

Radio Shack just launched two back-to-school television commercials featuring young boys in a failed humorous attempt using sexual innuendos. Both commercials include a father and a young son.

In “The Talk,” the dad approaches his son and says, “I think it’s time we had a little talk about ‘protection.’ I know you just want to get out and show it off, but you can’t just go swingin’ it around all willy-nilly, trying to impress the girls. You gotta be careful.” He then displays and refers to a tablet, remarking “this glass is fragile.”

In “Laundry,” a dad enters the room with a laundry basket and says to his son, “Mom just finished laundry. Anything you want to tell us?” The boy has a guilty look on his face and replies, “Sometimes I have these funny feelings and I’m not sure what’s going on, but I looked online and it said it was normal.” The dad has a dumbfounded look on his face and says, “Uh, you left your phone in your jeans and it went through the wash.” 

Both of these ads are clearly designed to portray young boys engaging in sexual situations – flashing and masturbation.

The Radio Shack ads are immature, juvenile and downright distasteful.

Radio Shack is already in deep financial trouble, so why would they do anything to offend customers? The company is in danger of being de-listed by the NYSE. At last check, Radio Shack’s stock price was down to only $.62 per share, with financial analysts suggesting it is headed for bankruptcy.

Actually, the stock deal is pretty accurate, except you mentioned it was stock closed up on a day that the NYSE closed DOWN 140.

And yes, the ads are pretty juvenile.

Still, if the AFA’s against it….I’ll be buying my next phone there.

So there…