ya hes cute…….but is he conscientious of the social inequalities and corruption in hierarchies of power that plague this world
Can a thin person have body image struggles? Can a thin person be at war with their self-image? Can a thin person hate to look in the mirror?
And does that suck?
But the difference between these negative feelings and fatphobia is this: The only person worrying about whether or not I’m meeting beauty standards is me.
And that’s not the same for fat folk.
When you’re not thin, other people on the beach actually do take offense. When you’re not thin, people really do think that you shouldn’t be in a bathing suit. When you’re not thin, people really do make your body their moral obligation.
And while your internal struggle is real and significant, the point is: You might hate your body, but society doesn’t.
That’s thin privilege."
Photo: Ferguson, MO. The Now.
"There’s a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people."
– Bill Adama, Battlestar Galactica
And vice versa, apparently.
- Do not forget Michael Brown
- Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
- Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
- Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
- Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $400,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
- Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
- Do not forget Ferguson
Jon Stewart is back from vacation, and he’s not wasting any time going after one of his favorite targets: Fox News.
What were your inspirations, especially since [Tauriel] is a completely created character; what brought you to bring that power because there were a lot of ways you could have played that role that would have been along the lines of what we usually see for a girl in an action movie where she’s not in the adventure, she’s the prize…?
-Me on every OTP I’ve ever had (via a-weapon-of-mass-seduction)
This has always frustrated me. Every epic relationship has great struggle, but once certain things have been overcome, why not let a pairing just BE and be HAPPY TOGETHER? The obstacles could then come from outside sources, as the two work together side-by-side. It CAN work. Examples:
Mulder and Scully only had minimal conflict (aside from simple, normal case disagreements) a couple times, but in general and at the end of the day — they were each other’s rock and always had each other’s backs. Xena and Gabrielle, same thing. They had 2-3 big blow up “will their relationship survive” moments over six season, but again — at the end of the day always had each other’s back and were an absolutely unbreakable team.
Why then other shows feel the need to constantly tear two people who love each other apart with multiple cheatings, betrayals, major conflicts, insurmountable obstacles, etc — I’ll never understand. I think honestly it’s just a lack of creativity on the writers’ ends. They tend to think that “happy” means boring and once a couple is finally truly together, it can only remain interesting if they are again torn apart. I just don’t believe this to be true. I love to see an onscreen couple FINALLY come together in a real way and be happy and face outside obstacles that perhaps threaten both of their lives or jobs or friends or family, but never EVER them as a pair/couple itself. It IS an achievable thing. Wish more writers would realize this and stop torturing their audiences, lol.
This should worry you. This fight is far from over, we can’t start strong and simply not finish
This happens with every crisis in the world. People get bored, they don’t think it’s “trendy” or “cool” anymore so they move on to something else to boost their ego or their likes on social networking sites to make it seem like they’re actually changing something.
August 20th, 2014
Tonight, just over a week after the killing of an unarmed black teen at the hands of Ferguson, MO police, Oakland residents took to the streets in solidarity with protesters across the country to demand an end to police brutality against black (and brown) communities. Centered around the failure of Ferguson’s local authorities to arrest killer cop Darren Wilson, the officer responsible for Michael Brown’s death, protesters in Oakland rallied to demand “Justice for Mike Brown.”
SF Gate reported:
The marches started in four separate locations - Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Jack London Square, the main branch of the Oakland Public Library and the African American History Museum - but came together outside of Oakland Police Headquarters around 6 p.m.
Protesters from the different marches were briefly prevented from joining up with each other by a line of police.
Quanah Brightman, executive director of United Native Americans, an Indian protest group was angered by police attempting to block the marchers from uniting.
"They won’t even let us walk on the public street," he said. "I don’t feel safe. It is what it is, and they hate us. When they put on a badge, they’re allowed to kill us."
Several protesters and family members had recently returned from Ferguson, where police have been criticized for their heavy-handed tactics, and urged support for their counterparts there.
Oakland certainly is not unfamiliar with police brutality. Like today, it was not long ago that the community was in the streets over the death of Oscar Grant, who was killed by BART police in 2009. Or the nearby deaths of Alex Nieto and Andy Lopez, who both died at the hands of law enforcement officers.
Even more recently, however, over the death of Alan Blueford, who was shot and killed by Oakland police on May 6, 2012. His mother, Jeralynn Blueford, along with Grant’s mother, attended the protest tonight.
As quoted by SF Gate, she rallied the crowd with chants of “They say get back! We say, fight back,” as police formed a line to block merging groups of protesters.
She went on to tell the folks to take the fight to Washington D.C., saying “We’re going to change this crooked system. Obama, if you hear me, Alan Blueford’s life matters. Mike Brown's life matters.”
(Photo Credit: Top by Scott Strazzante | All remaining by AmericaWakieWakie)