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July 2014
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globalpoetics:

The Violent Xenophobic Racism in Ireland

At 9pm last Tuesday, 44-year-old Chinese doctor, Wu Youzhong, went to investigate the sound of breaking glass outside his home in Coleraine, County Londonderry, in Ireland. When he arrived at his front door, he saw that the window had been smashed. An intruder then attacked him so violently that he had to be admitted to hospital for several days, and required consultation from an eye specialist. Dr Wu’s wife, Luo Ruoyin, said, “I heard he was just screaming in pain and I was scared. He was just holding his head and covering his eyes and blood was just running down everywhere.” The police are treating the attack as racially motivated; the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, are reported to be intending to move away from the area.

The Chinese community in Ireland has long been a target of racial discrimination. Anna Lo, an Alliance Party politician born in Hong Kong who was elected to the Ireland Assembly in 2007, was the first politician from an ethnic minority at national level in Ireland, as well as the first East Asian to be elected anywhere in Britain. Her campaign was dogged by violent racism – including death threats – to the extent that she had to carry a panic alarm as a precaution. One far-Right website published pornographic images of Chinese women, alongside derogatory references to Anna Lo. “People from ethnic minorities are very frightened,” she said. “I have never seen ethnic minorities so fearful in Ireland.”

Read More: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jakewallissimons/100181659/sectarian-hatred-is-being-overtaken-by-xenophobic-racism-in-northern-ireland/

the crumbling myth of white supremacy. white supremacy is violent. white supremacy is destructive. white supremacy is pervasive. white supremacy kills.

For all the white people talking about “but what about the irish”

^^^^Seriously!!

#racism   #violence   #blood   
July 2014
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jaythenerdkid:

undeadseanbean:

nonhoration:

earthlydreams:

This is so cool! But what country are they from? “Africa” is really vague.

Their names are Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola and they’re from Lagos, Nigeria. There’s a neat video about them here.

#when will people start giving names to young non-white scientists??#bc that shit is getting old

boost the fuck out of this, and make sure you include their goddamn names and country of origin.

jaythenerdkid:

undeadseanbean:

nonhoration:

earthlydreams:

This is so cool! But what country are they from? “Africa” is really vague.

Their names are Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola and they’re from Lagos, Nigeria. There’s a neat video about them here.

boost the fuck out of this, and make sure you include their goddamn names and country of origin.

July 2014
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So I Went to Planned Parenthood Today

fuckyeahsexeducation:

plannedparenthood:

makeyourownstuffwork:

A few high points:

  • When making the appointment, and on all their paperwork, they asked if it was safe to contact me via phone and mail. They asked how they should identify themselves on the phone when they called.
  • Everyone there was very pleasant, warm, and welcoming. I was given tons of information, multiple chances to ask questions, and the chance for STI/STD testing and other applicable exams.
  • I was treated with respect. I was treated like an adult. I was allowed to be in control of my person at all times. I was not down-talked, or snarked at, or made to feel any type of way other than safe.
  • They listened to me. I told them what I’d used, what I’d been thinking about using, and rather than bulldozing over my considerations, they were more than happy to set me up with a new method
  • I’m unemployed and uninsured. This was not an issue. I paid nothing at the end of my visit. I had a new contraceptive, three rounds of emergency contraceptive, and literally a month’s supply of condoms.

Basically I’m super happy that Planned Parenthood is a thing.

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I’ve gone to free clinics, private practice obgyns, and clinic obgyns as well as Planned Parenthood and PP is definitely my favorite. It does vary a lot from place to place and the clinics in more hostile environments tend to be rushed, underpaid, understaffed, and have less equipment and are able to offer less services so sometimes there can be a negative experience but this is why I support planned parenthood so much because with more support they really are the best.

July 2014
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dinosaurseatyourpeas:

ilivingston:

silly-cleo:

squiddishly:

bamf-ness:

Kate Mulgrew’s guide on how Janeway would beat Kirk

Kate Mulgrew should never be interviewed sober.

…oh my god.

Starfleet Tactical Directive 80pf: “Keep your enemies close. Keep your phaser closer.”

queen

#all hail   #janeway   
July 2014
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new lgbtq women tag

novelsaboutqueerpeople:

shiraglassman:

yilduza:

desidere:

Recently yilduza has requested a tag which could be shared for all women who are attracted to other women, be they lesbians, bisexual, pan, etc - one that is shared and not already in use (e.g. #biphobia #sapphobia, #lesbophobia, etc). A tag for shared experiences which promotes solidarity and is open for all ladies interested in ladies (regardless of whether or not they have other attractions or are only interested in women.) this would absolutely be transwomen inclusive. 

this tag would be rather simply named with a fun latin combo:

di for two and femina for women 

#difemina

I think that covers it. 

this has been a collaborative effort between a number of bi and lesbian women because we’ve been wanting a collective space to discuss our issues as women who love women that’s not split, like the lesbophobia and biphobia and sapphobia tags.  this is not an attack on those tags, we merely want a more inclusive space where we can collectively discuss both our shared experiences and our different ones!

i would really, really appreciate it if anyone interested would reblog this even if you’re not lgbtq, and even if you don’t personally like us because this tag isn’t about us it’s about creating a space for our community.

in addition, a reminder that trans women who love women are welcome in this tag, so please keep your transphobic bs out of it.

non-binary people who identify with womenhood or as partially women or who are otherwise comfortable posting in a women-for-women tag are absolutely welcome as well. let’s please try and keep this a trans welcoming space!

I am excited about this.

Reblogging so I can remember to check out (and possibly use) this new tag.

July 2014
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NBC is straight-washing Constantine

bisexual-books:

bookshop:

impostoradult:

I’m not normally one to be a rabble-rouser, particularly on the internet.

But I really think the fandom forces of tumblr should collectively spam NBC about Constantine, and recent disclosure that they are straight-washing his character. (He’s canonically bisexual in the comics)

If there is one thing fandom can collectively agree upon, there aren’t enough queer people in mainstream media. NBC is making an adaptation with an ALREADY QUEER CHARACTER, and making him straight. Bisexual men are a particularly under-represented demographic, and this is frankly the height of fucked up.

The good thing is, fandom can perhaps nip this problem in the bud. Although the show has been officially picked up by NBC, it is still very much in development. If we — the active fans of the world — collectively threaten to boycott before the show airs in October, we might have a good chance of forcing a creative shift.

So get in touch with NBC and make a complaint.

Tumblr: http://constantine.tumblr.com/

Twitter: @NBC || @NBCConstantine

Email Message: http://www.nbc.com/contact/general (under “Questions not found on FAQ page about NBC Entertainment”)

And please reblog this post. Spread the word. If anything is worthy of fandoms collective ire and criticism, it is this.

Welp. Also WOW read the link because that is a ridiculously offensive rationale. “Maybe in 20 years or so?”

Also do you like how character’s sexualities are magically never that important to the character when the character happens to be queer

FLY FLY MY PRETTIES!

July 2014
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tofixtheshadows:

I think my favorite thing about the fandom culture on tumblr are the headcanon posts. They’re all revolutionary, because they almost invariably come from marginalized voices. We who have been unloved by the world imagine our favorite characters loving us, fighting for us. Where their creators expect us to exalt them through uncritical worship, we do it by humbling them instead. We make them better by making them one of us.

We racebend, or we explore and celebrate the cultural backgrounds of non-white characters whose ethnicities have been canonically overlooked. We reclaim them as queer or non-binary or neurotypical or disabled, and then we imagine them loving themselves and being loved by their communities. We take characters who have been broken in their battles and envision for them days of quiet happiness, of rest and healing and small comforts, because we’ve been there and we know exactly what you need. We turn them into the role models we should have, that we desperately need, and I think it helps us love ourselves more too. 

So don’t ever stop writing posts about Scott McCall hearing his mother sing lullabies in Spanish or Bucky Barnes helping kids get prosthetics or charity-starting bisexual Steve Rogers who stands up for women’s rights or Hogwarts houses validating their trans students. Give me all your fan art of fat Feferi and hijabi Rose Lalonde and the Avengers in a big cuddle pile of mutual self care. This is so important, don’t let anybody tell you differently. I appreciate it all so much.

July 2014
15
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NBC is straight-washing Constantine

cassandrabethloveyoutodeath:

impostoradult:

I’m not normally one to be a rabble-rouser, particularly on the internet.

But I really think the fandom forces of tumblr should collectively spam NBC about Constantine, and recent disclosure that they are straight-washing his character. (He’s canonically bisexual in the comics)

If there is one thing fandom can collectively agree upon, there aren’t enough queer people in mainstream media. NBC is making an adaptation with an ALREADY QUEER CHARACTER, and making him straight. Bisexual men are a particularly under-represented demographic, and this is frankly the height of fucked up.

The good thing is, fandom can perhaps nip this problem in the bud. Although the show has been officially picked up by NBC, it is still very much in development. If we — the active fans of the world — collectively threaten to boycott before the show airs in October, we might have a good chance of forcing a creative shift.

So get in touch with NBC and make a complaint.

Tumblr: http://constantine.tumblr.com/

Twitter: @NBC || @NBCConstantine

Email Message: http://www.nbc.com/contact/general (under “Questions not found on FAQ page about NBC Entertainment”)

And please reblog this post. Spread the word. If anything is worthy of fandoms collective ire and criticism, it is this.

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July 2014
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Women are sharing their comebacks to instances of everyday sexism

dorkery:

misandry-mermaid:

dingdongno:

and it’s amazing

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but wait there’s moreimage

omg and then image

from (x)

"Why, is your nose bigger than your dick?" OMFG so good!

no no no

the COFFEE one

July 2014
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Does It Matter That The TV Version Of Constantine Is Straight?