Me, regarding everything.
Me, regarding everything.
do we, as black people, need to talk about how many abusers and rapists have friends, people that love them and people that make excuses for them?
do we, as black people, need to talk about how many male abusers and rapists have women as friends, women that love them and women…
I fucking hate when magazines have “best and worst beach bodies”, aka a chance to fucking body shame and fat shame people. Just once I want to see someone buck the system and parody that shit- put every confident, beautiful, person of /every size/ on the ‘best bodies’ page and then have a ‘worst beach bodies’ page and have it be BLANK.
Fifteen rape victims have formed martial arts movement and are prepared to confront abusers if no one listens to their complaints…A GROUP of women are fighting back against the sickening culture of rape which they say infects India. Fifteen determined females – all victims themselves – have trained in martial arts and are prepared to hand out rough justice if no one listens to their complaints. And the movement, called the Red Brigade, is growing rapidly following the gang rape and murder of medical student Jyoti Singh Pandey that horrified the world.In a nation where a woman is reportedly raped every 20 minutes, the group’s leader Usha Vishwakarma said: “We are fighting back – and the boot is now on the other foot.” Member Sufia Hashmi, 17, said: “We’ve caught a lot of men recently. I joined because men always used to pass comments on me and touch my body but now we beat them and they run.”Like the other members in the northern city of Lucknow, 25-year-old Usha has first-hand experience of the daily dangers women face in the huge nation – a teacher tried to rape her when she was 18. She said: “He grabbed me and tried to open my trousers. I kicked him in the crotch and ran.” Usha complained to staff but they told her to forget it and allowed her attacker to carry on teaching. She said: “Many parents tell girls to quit school so there will be no sexual violence. But we said no – this has to stop. We decided to form a group to fight for ourselves, not just complain.” MORE
The Red Brigade is up there with badass all female groups like the Ukrainian Asgarda and India’s Gulabi Gang.
It’s fucking past midnight why am I still wide awake?
Rebloggable as requested.
Let’s play a game called ‘Stay up late and hate myself in the morning’
‘on a school night’ edition
with unlockable bonus round ‘finals week’
expansion pack: ‘don’t do anything productive’
DLC: ‘Client Projects Edt’
Survival Mode: Parents ON
I don’t know what Somalis apparently “trolled your tinychat,” or if you have any proof of any Somali doing so, but I can’t think of anything that would justify this type of outright racism.
Someone in your little KKK group gave me their password to creep someone we both know in real life, but that I am not facebook friends with. What I came across on her News Feed was absolutely horrifying. The above images show a tinychat named “Eff Pirates” (apparently because they were angry at alleged Somali for trolling them) and the reaction by many well known bloggers to this tinychat name. Idk, apparently they found it hilarious. Is it really that funny to you? Man, this is disgusting.
I know the person whose account I saw this on wont be happy with me for doing this, but she doesn’t deserve friends who are blatantly racist against her entire ethnicity IN FRONT OF HER FACE. Idk man. Not only are you racist, but you don’t even have enough respect for her to not do it in front of her face.
This is especially disappointing since 2 of the bloggers in the above screenshots were “speaking up against racism in the Muslim community” just a few days ago. I really don’t know how to feel about this, I don’t know whether posting this is a good idea or not. What I do know is that this behavior is behavior and hypocritcal.
I thank Allah for showing me this. Allah always brings the truth to light. Especially, in this week of discussing racism in the Muslim community.
The bloggers are: 1000meaninglesswords, afghangster, faineemae and two other bloggers I do not recognize, if you know their urls please reblog and add it.
Again, I apologize to my friend whose account I was on….but…I couldn’t not do something…
Amjad’s url is grandpa-amjad
Apparently faineemae is back after deactivating her account for over a month in light of all this coming out. What’s weird though, is that since returning she has gone on to delete her previous half-apology and any other references to this incident from her page as well. It appears as though she is trying to brush it all under the rug, rather than publicly acknowledging and owning up to the anti-black sentiments expressed here.
Nobody is perfect, and although some people may have already “awakened” to the issues of oppression they personally face, nobody ever fully /gets it/, and post-awakening is a continuous and gradual learning process. Mistakes happen during this process, and the one cited here is particularly egregious. Moreover, as a black person, brushing this under the rug feels personally hurtful and insulting as well, as our feelings do matter. I used to be a big fan of faineemae, but her actions in light of this incident (which most of the tumblr SJ community seems excited to forget on behalf of a shallow show of POC solidarity) have been disheartening and disappointing to say the least. You can’t denigrate a POC group one day, and then wake up the next pretending like nothing happened. Own your mistake publicly, properly apologize, and don’t delete it. As a popular SJ blogger with a big following, you owe your followers and others you hurt at least that much. I also doubt that I am the only one who shares these concerns.
As I was saying with unapologetically-yellow recently, the capitalistic concept of “failure” has subsequently shaped a narrative in which people are afraid to admit to it. And it’s also far too often that people (especially popular bloggers) forget that they do not own and inhabit the ideas and positions they post, but that those ideas instead inhabit them and can be used to both build up or destroy communities.
re-reblogging b/c i didn’t realize she had deleted the apology. smdh.
I have no idea what to think of any of this. This entire situation is fucking convoluted I can’t make heads or tails of anything.
I have absolutely no idea what’s going on. Like…I keep hearing bits and pieces of the story and nothing is making sense.