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socialismartnature:

Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.
That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.

socialismartnature:

Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.

That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.

Anonymous said: six million died in the holocaust... palestine has no right to complain!

socialismartnature:

that makes no sense. that would be like if i were to point out that approximately 10 million Africans died as a result of the trans-Atlantic slave trade — or that tens of millions of Native Americans were killed by European colonialism — so therefore Jews have no right to complain …

this isn’t a contest, it’s a protest against the mass slaughter of human beings!

also, palestine had nothing to do with the holocaust. that was the product of European fascism. trying to connect the two issues only serves as an empty justification for Israel’s CURRENT genocide against the palestinians.

and most jewish ancestors of holocaust victims today actually don’t live in israel, but are rather quite assimilated into europe, the united states, and elsewhere around the globe. but you don’t see those jews using the holocaust as justification to carry out mass genocide within their new homelands.

in actual fact, israel’s genocide against the palestinians has absolutely nothing to do with the holocaust, but rather everything to do with Western colonialism and imperialism.

in any event, people have a “right” to “complain” about any and all genocides that take place, regardless of who is the perpetrator and who the victim.

the real question is — what kind of sick barbaric fuck are you that only cares about the genocide carried out against some people, but not others?

socialismartnature:

ya heard? 
#FreePalestine
Over one million Palestinians displaced or murdered by Israel since 1948 …

socialismartnature:

ya heard?

#FreePalestine

Over one million Palestinians displaced or murdered by Israel since 1948 …



1% of the American population is behind bars.
I wish the 1% was behind bars instead.

1% of the American population is behind bars.

I wish the 1% was behind bars instead.

"I’m gliding down a Slip n Slide of angry white dude tears and it’s fantastic."
fuckyeahhipsteranimals:

[Asian palm civet eating coffee beans off the plant]
[black text in upper left hand corner] I only consume shade grown and fair trade coffee beans on the patio of my local Starbucks.

Because I need to create something fun in my free time. Enjoy!

fuckyeahhipsteranimals:

[Asian palm civet eating coffee beans off the plant]

[black text in upper left hand corner] I only consume shade grown and fair trade coffee beans on the patio of my local Starbucks.

Because I need to create something fun in my free time. Enjoy!

bklynboihood:

HOMEBOIS DON’T WRITE
homebois we don’t write enough love poems.we re-name ourselves izzie from Isabella,casey from Cassandra, kay from Kathleen.we run out of ink for our stories cuz we’ve beenrunning through doors of male and female, never satisfied.           we stunnin’ baggy jeans and bright colors over the sirens,we stop cars and walk with stride that makes the concrete self-consciousabout it’s own stability.hitting pavement at the tip-toes of summer,there you go talkin’ about how you  “need a woman pregnant and barefoot.”as I shutter asking,           are you gonna find a stiletto ready to stab youif the knight sticks don’t come get you first?asking- are you gonna be that bullet that is a mouth?asking- are you gonna be that missile that blasts your woman until she misses you,even when you will both be in the same bed?if we make ourselves harder than bone,            make us a legacy that is beyond all this.cuz I’ve been running through doors of male and female,never satisfied.that makes you nervous doesn’t it?are you worried, your palms sweatybecause I am NOT that kind of a manAGstudbutchboiwarrior           and that might make you obsolete, that means this whole systemneeds a revision. that means, we have to ask ourselves dailyare you are doing your homework?homebois, we don’t write enough love poems toourselves. spell out our soft syllables unapologetically, lettingthe ferocity in us extend us a strength beyond stiff jaw and cold silence,the stuff of abandoned buildings.let us unfold the photos with us dipped in lace and dresses and laugh.let the most tender cipher surround us not be our mother’s tears for the lossof a daughter.let us hold our breaths for the sakia gunns and the fong lee’s, as itcould easily be our sweat on this sidewalk.let us adore the swiftness of kisses in moonlight rather than thepummeling cusses of strangers scared of difference.let the tensile ace bandage be a testament across this chest, waving like prophetsof a gender war.let every poor black brown and yellow butch see her way intoa paintbrush, a camera, an uprock, a computer, and not into the hips ofhand grenades chucked on someone else’s homeland.to every person who squirms in the bathrooms, classrooms, and on stagesnext to me, let them know that this moment is a clue of your queerness.let them know my titas are at casinos burning this American dream away toolet them know my kuyas christen their kid’s foreheads and give me daps with the same hands.let them know that each time they make fun of us, they could be in a feather boa,singing prince, showing their wives some force that will drive them toward and not away.let their children run up and down the city  as the confident queer kids, who getscholarships to college for a GSA or for promoting safety at school,you being the backward parent they divulge to teachers they are ashamed of.let me not reveal my monster each time I hear “I’ll fuck you straight.”let my fingers not be readied trigger, grabbing sharp objects for stabbing back,to turn them into the  bloodiest meat they make of mewith their pyramid of power.let me walk away without harm, disbanding my razor-edgethat could cut their lifelines, slice steel song into their temples,shear off their pride as soon as they start to unzip their pants.let us know we can do thisand make it clear:we choose not to.universe, if we can make ourselves harder than bone,  harder than stone,           make us a legacy that is beyond all this.



A 2009 Campus Pride Hot List artist, 2013 Trans Justice Funding Project Panelist, and 2013 Trans 100 Honoree, Kay Ulanday Barrett is a poet, performer, educator, and martial artist navigating life as a disabled pin@y amerikan transgender queer in the U.S. with struggle, resistance, and laughter. Please see his online swerve at: kaybarrett.net and on twitter @kulandaybarrett.

bklynboihood:

HOMEBOIS DON’T WRITE

homebois we don’t write enough love poems.
we re-name ourselves izzie from Isabella,
casey from Cassandra, kay from Kathleen.

we run out of ink for our stories cuz we’ve been
running through doors of male and female, never satisfied.
           
we stunnin’ baggy jeans and bright colors over the sirens,
we stop cars and walk with stride that makes the concrete self-conscious
about it’s own stability.

hitting pavement at the tip-toes of summer,
there you go talkin’ about how you  
“need a woman pregnant and barefoot.”

as I shutter asking,
           are you gonna find a stiletto ready to stab you
if the knight sticks don’t come get you first?

asking- are you gonna be that bullet that is a mouth?
asking- are you gonna be that missile that blasts your woman until she misses you,
even when you will both be in the same bed?

if we make ourselves harder than bone,
            make us a legacy that is beyond all this.

cuz I’ve been running through doors of male and female,
never satisfied.

that makes you nervous doesn’t it?
are you worried, your palms sweaty

because I am NOT that kind of a man

AG
stud
butch
boi
warrior

           and that might make you obsolete, that means this whole system
needs a revision. that means, we have to ask ourselves daily

are you are doing your homework?

homebois, we don’t write enough love poems to
ourselves. spell out our soft syllables unapologetically, letting
the ferocity in us extend us a strength beyond stiff jaw and cold silence,
the stuff of abandoned buildings.

let us unfold the photos with us dipped in lace and dresses and laugh.
let the most tender cipher surround us not be our mother’s tears for the loss
of a daughter.

let us hold our breaths for the sakia gunns and the fong lee’s, as it
could easily be our sweat on this sidewalk.
let us adore the swiftness of kisses in moonlight rather than the
pummeling cusses of strangers scared of difference.
let the tensile ace bandage be a testament across this chest, waving like prophets
of a gender war.

let every poor black brown and yellow butch see her way into
a paintbrush, a camera, an uprock, a computer, and not into the hips of
hand grenades chucked on someone else’s homeland.
to every person who squirms in the bathrooms, classrooms, and on stages
next to me, let them know that this moment is a clue of your queerness.
let them know my titas are at casinos burning this American dream away too

let them know my kuyas christen their kid’s foreheads and give me daps with the same hands.
let them know that each time they make fun of us, they could be in a feather boa,
singing prince, showing their wives some force that will drive them toward and not away.
let their children run up and down the city  as the confident queer kids, who get
scholarships to college for a GSA or for promoting safety at school,
you being the backward parent they divulge to teachers they are ashamed of.

let me not reveal my monster each time I hear “I’ll fuck you straight.”
let my fingers not be readied trigger, grabbing sharp objects for stabbing back,
to turn them into the  bloodiest meat they make of me
with their pyramid of power.

let me walk away without harm, disbanding my razor-edge
that could cut their lifelines, slice steel song into their temples,
shear off their pride as soon as they start to unzip their pants.

let us know we can do this
and make it clear:
we choose not to.

universe, if we can make ourselves harder than bone,  harder than stone,
           make us a legacy that is beyond all this.


A 2009 Campus Pride Hot List artist, 2013 Trans Justice Funding Project Panelist, and 2013 Trans 100 Honoree, Kay Ulanday Barrett is a poet, performer, educator, and martial artist navigating life as a disabled pin@y amerikan transgender queer in the U.S. with struggle, resistance, and laughter. Please see his online swerve at: kaybarrett.net and on twitter @kulandaybarrett.

invisiblelad:

impuretale:

fandomsandfeminism:

kaienstein:

fandomsandfeminism:

ipodiphoneirack:

dontneedfeminism:

jamie-bennett:

fandomsandfeminism:

blacksupervillain:

leseanthomas:

It’s like Marvel is really trying to piss people off, lol. 

Source: http://io9.com/marvels-new-captain-america-will-be-black-1606409585

calling it, whoever the new iron man is they won’t be straight. marvel’s tryna go for the trifecta.

Nothing makes me more pleased than Marvel making Marvel fanboys angry about genuinely good and interesting comic choices.

Um, this is fantastic. Why the hell are you complaining?

>genuinely good and interesting comic choices

That’s an interesting way to spell “obvious pandering”.

Throwing away iconic characters on a whim so you can please the demands of pissy ideologues who could not care less about the comics themselves and only care about pushing their own agenda where it doesn’t belong, is not “genuinely good and interesting comic choices.”

You know superhero mantels get passed around ALL THE TIME right? 

There’s multiple Flashes, Green Lanterns, Robins, Ms. Marvels, Captain Marvels, Spidermans, and even Wonder Womans, right? There’s even more than one Batman. THERES ALREADY MORE THAN ONE CAPTAIN AMERICA. (Bradley AND Barnes have both used the name already.) 

Starting a new run where the mantel gets passed onto someone who isn’t a white dude isn’t “throwing away iconic characters.” It’s using a staple of the comic narrative to bring in new fans, energize franchises, and diversify line ups. 

Pffft, fake nerd boys, not even understanding how mantel passing works. 

Oh I’m sorry you think you’re so smart you can look how mantel passing works on Wikipedia wow fucking move over people who have a genuine liking of comic books, dumbass Feminist bitches who think they have an opinion are pushing their agendas down your throat, and no matter what you say, you’re wrong.

A GENUINE liking of comic books? 

You think I don’t genuinely enjoy comic books?

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Being a misogynist doesn’t give you a monopoly on liking superhero comics, my friend. Does it bother you that OTHER comic fans aren’t bothered by these things? 

These people still haven’t demonstrated how having a woman assume Thor’s mantle or a black man assume Captain America’s mantle “fucks them over.” 

I don’t know how this is odd or even slightly problematic. In the grand scheme of comic books it’s barely even controversial. Captain America has passed on his shield (and died once or twice) several times in the history of the character. The Falcon is one of his oldest partners and also was a recipient of the super soldier serum. Bucky Barnes, another old partner, took on the mantle for a while and yes, the same sort of whining about change came about but it was pointless. The Falcon assuming Captain America’s mantle makes a lot of sense within the confines of a story, it’s not some random new character, it’s one that’s been a part of the ongoing story for a very very long time, as the Winter Soldier already has his own series it wouldn’t make sense for him, and frankly I don’t think he ever felt comfortable in the role. Sam on the other hand has worked alongside Steve Rogers for about as long as I can remember (longer most likely), if he was going to tap someone to take over for him due to illness, who else would it be? 

As for Thor; I feel like the people complaining don’t really understand how Thor’s alter ego personas have worked throughout the comics history. Donald Blake is not Thor. He’s just some blonde doctor who happened to obtain a walking stick that channeled Thor, (who was put in the predicament by Odin in order to “teach him humility/humanity”). It makes sense that if a woman were to inherit or gain access to that stick and channel Thor something like the gender swap could happen. 

These two story ideas actually make sense within the comic book mythology and the carping I’m seeing reveals some things I feel it might be important for the people complaining to reflect upon. 

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Wait, wait, wait, I have an amazing new idea. How about we fix the American school system.

hannahology:

floozys:

my feminist goal is not to convince men that girls are of value, my feminist goal is to achieve a future where the judgement of our value isn’t in the hands of men. 

justice and liberation. not just equality.