August 10, 2011

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August 10, 2011
The sad truth behind London riot

blackamazon:

mybutbeautiful:

As political and social protests grip the Middle East, are growing in Europe and a riot exploded in north London this weekend, here’s a sad truth, expressed by a Londoner when asked by a television reporter: Is rioting the correct way to express your discontent? “Yes,” said the young man. “You wouldn’t be talking to me now if we didn’t riot, would you?”

The TV reporter from Britain’s ITV had no response. So the young man pressed his advantage. “Two months ago we marched to Scotland Yard, more than 2,000 of us, all blacks, and it was peaceful and calm and you know what? Not a word in the press. Last night a bit of rioting and looting and look around you.”

Straight up kung fu move… Pow.. Pow..! take that media person/s.

It’s getting louder and louder and more desperate

(Source: crowdsourced, via brujacore)

August 17, 2011
cheatsheet:


“The portrayal of women in the popular media over the last several decades has become increasingly sexualized, even “pornified.”

That’s the conclusion of a study from the University of Buffalo after surveying a few decades worth of Rolling Stones covers. If only images like this still sold magazines.

cheatsheet:

“The portrayal of women in the popular media over the last several decades has become increasingly sexualized, even “pornified.”

That’s the conclusion of a study from the University of Buffalo after surveying a few decades worth of Rolling Stones covers. If only images like this still sold magazines.

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Filed under: media women 
September 24, 2011

incogniri:

And just like that she garners my respect.

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September 26, 2011
pantslessprogressive:

Occupy Wall Street News Roundup, Sept. 24-25
Police Brutality:
Police pen up and mace female protesters [Raw Story]
Young man arrested simply for walking down the street [laurasthinkingwithportals]
Protester thrown over barricade by police [evanfleischer]
Protester shouts, “Is this what you’re about?”, gets cuffed [@LibertyPlazaRev]
Officer pushes sitting protester, man stands up, cops arrest him [@LilKing420s]
Cops Tackle, Mace Wall St. Protesters for No Obvious Reason [Gawker]
In the News: 
Occupy Wall Street makes the Sunday cover of NY Daily News [@DhaniBagels]
NYPD Silent On Pepper Spraying Of Downtown Protesters [NY1]
Wall Street protesters cuffed, pepper-sprayed during ‘inequality’ march [NY Daily News]
80 Arrested as Financial District Protest Moves North [NY Times]
Gunning for Wall Street, With Faulty Aim [NY Times]
Arrests at New York anti-Wall Street protest [Al Jazeera]
Protesters march in Manhattan, criticizing Wall Street [Reuters]
Police crack down on ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests [Guardian]
80 arrested as ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest of bank bailouts, mortgage crisis marches in NYC [Washington Post/AP]
Protesters march in Manhattan, criticizing Wall Street, getting arrested [MSNBC]
Dozens arrested in 8th day of ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests [CNN]
Police Arrest 80 During ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protest [Fox News]
80 ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters Arrested [WSJ]
‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protests Turn Violent; Video Shows Police Macing Women [ABC]
Wall St protests: Police harsh, media silent? [RT]
Occupy Wall Street Calm So Far in Ninth Day [Village Voice]
Why ‘Occupy Wall Street’ makes sense [Amy Goodman]
Occupy Wall Street rediscovers the radical imagination [David Graeber]
Occupy Wall Street’s Leaderless Democracy [The Indypendent]
11 Things You Can Do to Help the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Movement [Alternet]
Must Watch: 9/11 first responder occupies Wall Street [evanfleischer]
Check out Occupy Together, a new site listing occupation movements across the country.
Email NY-based journalists and urge them to cover the protest [inothernews]
Watch the Global Revolution livestream.
Follow Evan Fleischer for a steady stream of news from the Occupy Wall Street movement.
[Photo: Alex Fradkin]

pantslessprogressive:

Occupy Wall Street News Roundup, Sept. 24-25

Police Brutality:

Police pen up and mace female protesters [Raw Story]

Young man arrested simply for walking down the street [laurasthinkingwithportals]

Protester thrown over barricade by police [evanfleischer]

Protester shouts, “Is this what you’re about?”, gets cuffed [@LibertyPlazaRev]

Officer pushes sitting protester, man stands up, cops arrest him [@LilKing420s]

Cops Tackle, Mace Wall St. Protesters for No Obvious Reason [Gawker]

In the News: 

Occupy Wall Street makes the Sunday cover of NY Daily News [@DhaniBagels]

NYPD Silent On Pepper Spraying Of Downtown Protesters [NY1]

Wall Street protesters cuffed, pepper-sprayed during ‘inequality’ march [NY Daily News]

80 Arrested as Financial District Protest Moves North [NY Times]

Gunning for Wall Street, With Faulty Aim [NY Times]

Arrests at New York anti-Wall Street protest [Al Jazeera]

Protesters march in Manhattan, criticizing Wall Street [Reuters]

Police crack down on ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests [Guardian]

80 arrested as ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest of bank bailouts, mortgage crisis marches in NYC [Washington Post/AP]

Protesters march in Manhattan, criticizing Wall Street, getting arrested [MSNBC]

Dozens arrested in 8th day of ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests [CNN]

Police Arrest 80 During ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protest [Fox News]

80 ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters Arrested [WSJ]

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protests Turn Violent; Video Shows Police Macing Women [ABC]

Wall St protests: Police harsh, media silent? [RT]

Occupy Wall Street Calm So Far in Ninth Day [Village Voice]

Why ‘Occupy Wall Street’ makes sense [Amy Goodman]

Occupy Wall Street rediscovers the radical imagination [David Graeber]

Occupy Wall Street’s Leaderless Democracy [The Indypendent]

11 Things You Can Do to Help the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Movement [Alternet]

Must Watch: 9/11 first responder occupies Wall Street [evanfleischer]

Check out Occupy Together, a new site listing occupation movements across the country.

Email NY-based journalists and urge them to cover the protest [inothernews]

Watch the Global Revolution livestream.

Follow Evan Fleischer for a steady stream of news from the Occupy Wall Street movement.

[Photo: Alex Fradkin]

(Source: pantslessprogressive, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

October 5, 2011

fuckyeahfeminists:

Christina Gonzalez speaks to RT America about Occupy Wall Street.

October 14, 2011
10 Commandments of Pop Culture Feminism

andyouhavetogivethemhope:

partyprofessor:

1. Thou shalt not see a sexist, misogynistic ad, say “that sucks” and leave it at that.

2. Thou shalt view all media through a critical lens.

3. Thou shalt watch every movie while wondering if it will pass the Bechdel Test.

4. Thou shalt critique media when it portrays women as one-dimensional, second-class citizens.

5. Thou shalt vote with thy wallet (also known as the “I will not pay $12 to see ‘I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell’ commandment.”)

6. Thou shalt consume shitty forms of media (i.e. tabloidsreality TV) to be aware of what the “mainstream media” is saying about (and to) women and girls.

7. Thou shalt write letters, make phone calls, and send emails to let Dodge know you won’t buy their cars or to tell GoDaddy.com that you’ll look elsewhere for a domain.

8. Thou shalt utilize social media to get the message out.

9. Thou shalt not feel bad for still being influenced by the barrage of unattainable images.

10. Thou shalt criticize the culture, not the women (employ the pro-woman line).

I’ll add an 11th: Thou shalt recognize intersectionality in every component of media representation, sniffing out and calling them out on colorism, homophobia, heterosexism, classism, racism, ageism, ableism etc.

(Source)

amen to #11

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October 25, 2011
Fuck yeah, feminists!: Humanizing Sex Workers

fuckyeahfeminists:

The ads, as you can see, depict quotes by friends or family members of prostitutes (“I’m proud of my tramp, raising two kids on her own”) which are intended to humanize sex workers; the bottom of each ad reads “Sex workers are brothers/daughters/mothers too.” They’re also intended to…

(Source: thesocietypages.org)

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Filed under: media sex workers 
October 30, 2011
Tell MSNBC to Fire Pat Buchanan

fuckyeahfeminists:

Got in the mail earlier today:

For years, Pat Buchanan has passed off white supremacist ideology as legitimate mainstream political commentary. And MSNBC continues to pay him and give him a platform on national TV to do it.

Buchanan has just published a book which says that increasing racial diversity is a threat to this country and will mean the “End of White America.”1  This weekend, to promote his book, he went on a white supremacist radio show whose host has said things like “MLK’s dream is our nightmare,” and “interracial sex is white genocide.”2

Buchanan has the right to express his views, but he’s not entitled to a platform that lets him broadcast bigotry and hate to millions. If MSNBC wants to be seen as a trusted, mainstream source of news and commentary, it needs to fire Buchanan now.

Please join us in calling on MSNBC to fire Pat Buchanan:

http://act.colorofchange.org/sign/buchanan/

Here are a few examples of what Buchanan has said in the past:

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December 11, 2011

fuckyeahsexeducation:

tooyoungforthelivingdead:

fuckyeahmenfolk:

gingerhaze:

cracked:

The original Avengers promo image and Kevin Bolk’s wonderful, pointed parody.

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January 12, 2012
fuckyeahfeminists:

Reader submission: I really like your blog! I believe that male opinion on body image really influences what the overall social construct of beauty is & as woman, I believe we should not subject to this!

fuckyeahfeminists:

Reader submission: I really like your blog! I believe that male opinion on body image really influences what the overall social construct of beauty is & as woman, I believe we should not subject to this!

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Filed under: gender media submission 
February 7, 2012

ladyatheist:

newwavefeminism:

Things white activists say to Activists of Color

umm how much do I love that someone made this and decided to send it in to me? A LOT

fixedwhilefeminist submitted: 

We are People of Color. We didn’t choose to be, but we love our cultures. Because of our skin, we have added struggles. In our safe spaces, we have every right to feel welcomed and not tokenized, harassed or ignored. We ask for you to listen to us when we speak about racism because we are being effected by it daily. This video is a compilation of things actually said to POC involved in activism and social justice. 


We want to be heard, listen to us.

“I don’t have an privilege, I’m a woman.”

“You’re really angry. Why don’t you calm down?”

All. The. Fucking. Time.

(via fuckyeahfeminists)

February 7, 2012

(Source: abortionconfessions, via fuckyeahfeminists)

February 24, 2012
respectisbeautiful:

A letter 17 year old Zooey Deschanel wrote to the editors of Vogue. Vogue ended up publishing the letter.

respectisbeautiful:

A letter 17 year old Zooey Deschanel wrote to the editors of Vogue. Vogue ended up publishing the letter.

(via fuckyeahfeminists)

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Filed under: quotes zooey media beauty 
May 6, 2012
genderedintelligence:

The Trans Youth Sexual Health booklet was produced by trans people aged 16-24 at Gendered Intelligence, in partnership with Terrence Higgins Trust. The project allowed young trans people to get together as a group and learn about sexual health, and also to discuss how to make sexual health information more relevant to trans people. As a result, a group of young people produced this information booklet, which is aimed at trans youth and their partners.
Check out the full pdf here. Hard copies can be ordered here.

genderedintelligence:

The Trans Youth Sexual Health booklet was produced by trans people aged 16-24 at Gendered Intelligence, in partnership with Terrence Higgins Trust. The project allowed young trans people to get together as a group and learn about sexual health, and also to discuss how to make sexual health information more relevant to trans people. As a result, a group of young people produced this information booklet, which is aimed at trans youth and their partners.

Check out the full pdf here. Hard copies can be ordered here.

(Source: genderedintelligence, via fuckyeahfeminists)

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