Posts tagged "racism"

helpmehealthy:

I just find it sad that we live in a society where we have to defend Jennifer Lawrence for not being emaciated.

Especially considering she’s still really thin (in a healthy way)… I’m completely baffled anyone would consider her remotely un-thin. 

Also that we have to defend Amandla Stenberg for being black because the character was described as “innocent” (even though she was also described in the book as, you know, having ‘dark brown skin’). 

And then people try to tell you that there’s no racism or sexism. Pfft…

just spent an hour reading an extensive feminist discussion

The actual topic was prison rape, comparing male and female situations etc, but as always (and as it should be) issues of other kinds of privilege intersecting came into play, like racial and class privilege, and so on. 

I’m not here to say anything particularly intelligent or insightful about that, just to say (probably to the groans of POC everywhere because this sounds like a white guilt / white heroism movie) that I wish I could wave a wand and make everything better. I feel like such a meaningless grain of sand, really, and all I feel I can do (as a white person) is strive to not be ignorant myself and to be aware of my own privilege and to educate myself. Then again, I guess I feel pretty powerless in terms of opposing misogyny and homophobia too (things which directly affect me / place me in the oppressed group, unlike racism). I’m not a public speaker, a go-getter, a would-be politician… all the things I feel capable of doing are internal or e-“activism” which feels like hardly enough. As a slight tangent, I am glad I’m not American as the ridiculous misogynistic bullshit going on doesn’t directly affect me, but equally it’s kind of frustrating because all the calls for sort-of-action (writing to politicians, that sort of thing) are not meaningful for me, because I’m not one of their citizens. 

So whereas “nigger” was and is a term used by whites to dehumanize blacks, to imply their inferiority, to “put them in their place” if you will, the same cannot be said of honky: after all, you can’t put white people in their place when they own the place to begin with.
RaceandHistory.com : A Look at the Myth of Reverse Racism (via linzyxxxxx)

(via feistyfeminist)

wtfwhiteprivilege:

chrischiz:

This is an exempt from an article on ‘White Male Privilege’ by Peggy McIntosh [highlights by me]
These are just a few of the bullet pointed safeguards that she lists in her essay on the privilege (we) white males are afforded.
While I work to challenge inequality, I still benefit from it and that cannot be denied.

YES.

wtfwhiteprivilege:

chrischiz:

This is an exempt from an article on ‘White Male Privilege’ by Peggy McIntosh [highlights by me]

These are just a few of the bullet pointed safeguards that she lists in her essay on the privilege (we) white males are afforded.

While I work to challenge inequality, I still benefit from it and that cannot be denied.

YES.

marxisforbros:

newwavefeminism:

so-treu:

sapphrikah:

milkstudios:

Makeover Magic
For our second Beauty Bar interactive we have Nyasha at Marilyn. Check out Milk Made to drag the grey bar and see her transformation before and after the Richard Chai show!
Photo by: Greg Kessler

Okay, note to self, don’t ever start your day off with tumblr unless you want a big hot mug full of “the fuck?!” to be your new morning mantra.
I saw this and I said to myself, “no, that’s not the same girl. Nah, they wouldn’t make her blatantly lighters as some form of beautification. That’d be way too over the line.” So I clicked the tumblr, found the website and the interactive version of this thing, right here. Go ahead, drag the bar… Now tell me what they did that doesn’t include making her lighter, giving her lipstick, and combing her straightened hair?
Here is the description next to the interactive version:
“Photographer Greg Kessler captures the model-morphoses of New York Fashion Week. Here, the modelNyasha @Marilyn before (right) and after (left) is transformed at Richard Chai, with makeup by James Kaliardos and hair by Tippi Shorter for Avon Techniques. (Drag the grey bar horizontally to reveal the full makeover magic.)”
Jame Kaliardos and I need to have a fucking talk, then.
Is this not blatant fuckery or am I trippin’? Maybe it’s the lighting, Demi. It’s just a lighting difference. 
Nah, fuck that. And if you ask me her nose looks photoshopped smaller too.
Good morning to you too, tumblr.

no. this is blatant racist shadist fuckey.

…the fuck?

The site has a ‘comments section’ and the commenters all seem to agree.
“soo you made her skin lighter? sad.” 
“she looks better withuot her skin tone “improved”. stupid fashion industry.”
“WAY TO WHITEWASH HER. her dark beautiful skin doesn’t need your “transformation”. 
“You’re basically promoting an ideology that’s blatantly saying that women with lighter skin are more beautiful?” 
Somebody is going to get in trouble for this hot mess, you mark my words.

lol wow
also maybe it’s just the slightly different angle of her head [??] but her eyelids look larger and her nose looks smaller… photoshop?! that’s cheating.

marxisforbros:

newwavefeminism:

so-treu:

sapphrikah:

milkstudios:

Makeover Magic

For our second Beauty Bar interactive we have Nyasha at Marilyn. Check out Milk Made to drag the grey bar and see her transformation before and after the Richard Chai show!

Photo by: Greg Kessler

Okay, note to self, don’t ever start your day off with tumblr unless you want a big hot mug full of “the fuck?!” to be your new morning mantra.

I saw this and I said to myself, “no, that’s not the same girl. Nah, they wouldn’t make her blatantly lighters as some form of beautification. That’d be way too over the line.” So I clicked the tumblr, found the website and the interactive version of this thing, right here. Go ahead, drag the bar… Now tell me what they did that doesn’t include making her lighter, giving her lipstick, and combing her straightened hair?

Here is the description next to the interactive version:

“Photographer Greg Kessler captures the model-morphoses of New York Fashion Week. Here, the modelNyasha @Marilyn before (right) and after (left) is transformed at Richard Chai, with makeup by James Kaliardos and hair by Tippi Shorter for Avon Techniques. (Drag the grey bar horizontally to reveal the full makeover magic.)”

Jame Kaliardos and I need to have a fucking talk, then.

Is this not blatant fuckery or am I trippin’? Maybe it’s the lighting, Demi. It’s just a lighting difference. 

Nah, fuck that. And if you ask me her nose looks photoshopped smaller too.

Good morning to you too, tumblr.

no. this is blatant racist shadist fuckey.

…the fuck?

The site has a ‘comments section’ and the commenters all seem to agree.

  • “soo you made her skin lighter? sad.”
  • “she looks better withuot her skin tone “improved”. stupid fashion industry.”
  • “WAY TO WHITEWASH HER. her dark beautiful skin doesn’t need your “transformation”.
  • “You’re basically promoting an ideology that’s blatantly saying that women with lighter skin are more beautiful?”

Somebody is going to get in trouble for this hot mess, you mark my words.

lol wow

also maybe it’s just the slightly different angle of her head [??] but her eyelids look larger and her nose looks smaller… photoshop?! that’s cheating.

(via marxisforbros-deactivated201211)


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