being an athiest is ok and i am fine with your decision, but denouncing and belittling other peoples faiths is not. stop with this bullshit. your not smart, your an idiot.
Well, I am not exactly sure why criticizing a set of beliefs that advocate violence, discriminate against women, call for homosexuals to be punished, and promote extreme forms of intolerance and injustice, is wrong?
In your opinion I am “an idiot” for speaking up against it and using actual facts and religious texts to prove my point?
If you can be more specific, aside from the fact that you are obviously offended that your beliefs are challenged, I would be very glad to hear it.
Criticizing religion is not just a right, but it is our duty, because if we keep respecting it then we are just holding society back!
- Iranian Atheist (http://iranianatheist.tumblr.com/)
today at school my little brother had an asthma attack and it was so bad that he was throwing up and some little shit came up to him while he was on the ground and said ‘this wouldn’t be happening to you if you weren’t so fat’ and LAUGHED AT HIM so my brother stood up and punched him in the fucking face while he was still having an asthma attack holy shit i have never been so proud
I swear to god I will lose my mind if I hear the “sex sells” fallacy one more time. Sex does not sell. If sex sold, we would see penises where we see boobs. Naked men would be on everything that naked women are on. Sex isn’t what they’re selling you. They’re selling you an impossible, pornographically fueled misogynistic idea of the perfect woman.
FUCKING THANK YOU
How absolutely wrong do you have to be to believe that the notion that sex sells is by any means a fucking fallacy. Have you seen 98% of the movies targeted towards women? Beautiful male love interest, usually. Obscenely defined abs. Sometimes it’s just pure sexualized men (Magic Mike). You want to tell me that Fifty Shades of Poorly Written BDSM sold millions because of its literary value? How about Twilight? You mean to tell me that hundreds of girls, teenage and otherwise, read that for its poetic depiction of true love? I think not. I believe it was the masculine animosity depicted in both of my examples which made them such successes. So don’t tell me that when I see sexualized men in the media it’s a manifestation of my male power fantasy, because, GUESS WHAT! I don’t have one. Men are sold pictures of men looking sexy because that’s what we’re told women want. And the sales that Magic Mike, Twlight, and 50 Shades made? Well, that just proves it, doesn’t it.
Fuck off with your everything is misogyny and open your god damned eyes. You like sex, you buy sex, just as much as men do. You just buy it differently.
so you’re telling me there’s an alien who regenerates into a completely random form, that he cannot control or determine himself, and who understandably could take millions of different appearances, but who all 13 times just turned into a different skinny white guy
THAT’S MY PROBLEM WITH THE NEXT GUY
I DON’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT HIS AGE
IT’S JUST IT’S ANOTHER WHITE GUY
I MEAN COME ON
Dear revisionists, Mandela will never, ever be your minstrel. Over the next few days you will try so, so hard to make him something he was not, and you will fail. You will try to smooth him, to sandblast him, to take away his Malcolm X. You will try to hide his anger from view. Right now, you are anxiously pacing the corridors of your condos and country estates, looking for the right words, the right tributes, the right-wing tributes. You will say that Mandela was not about race. You will say that Mandela was not about politics. You will say that Mandela was about nothing but one love, you will try to reduce him to a lilting reggae tune. ‘Let’s get together, and feel alright.’ Yes, you will do that. You will make out that apartheid was just some sort of evil mystical space disease that suddenly fell from the heavens and settled on all of us, had us all, black or white, in its thrall, until Mandela appeared from the ether to redeem us. You will try to make Mandela a Magic Negro and you will fail. You will say that Mandela stood above all for forgiveness whilst scuttling swiftly over the details of the perversity that he had the grace to forgive.
Nelson Mandela was not a god, floating elegantly above us and saving us. He was utterly, thoroughly human, and he did all he did in spite of people like you. There is no need to name you because you know who you are, we know who you are, and you know we know that too. You didn’t break him in life, and you won’t shape him in death.
Excerpts from his brilliant essay Mandela Will Never, Ever Be Your Minstrel. I love that he included Bob Marley’s lyrics, because he too like so many very much so human yet very much so remarkable people have been turned into memes and reframed to serve White supremacy and make the status quo and the State comfortable, literally what these people were fighting or singing or marching or writing or speaking etc. against.
When sentiment doesn’t allow for complexity and seeks to serve White supremacy, it cannot respect Mandela’s legacy. It cannot respect Black lives. It cannot be truthful in relation to justice—the justice still needed today for the racism and oppression that still thrives today.
Nelson Mandela was a human being and a complex one who fought with people, not alone, for a justice that cannot be separated from both the desire for peace and the necessity of self-defense from the State, both unity and the reality of racism so virulent and so pungent that we still smell and experience that stench today. His enemies—people who wanted him imprisoned or dead—are the same ones (literally, by name, in some cases) who are desperate and thirsty to reframe his life and legacy in a way where “peaceful” means “sought White approval; didn’t believe in self-defense.” Let’s remember him for who he actually was and what he did, with all of its complicated, difficult, radical and glorious complexity.
when i was six years old my parents were watching rush hour and i thought to myself “why is there a black guy and an asian guy but no normal guy???” because i was so used to growing up with almost entirely white casts that it confused me to see a main cast without a white guy in it.
i realized something was wrong with what i had just said that day, at 6 years old
there are still grown adults who do not see the problem.
thats fucking terrifying