"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his."
|Feminists:||Hey. We'd like for women to be treated as equals.
|Society:||Oh sure. You want "equality" but then you expect men to open the door and pay for meals, is that it? That's not equality! That's special treatment!
|Feminists:||Um, no not really. You don't have to open the door and pay for our meals. We can do that ourselves.
|Society:||*gasp* What? You don't want men to open doors for you? Why do you hate nice people? No wonder chivalry is dead! You'd yell at a man for just being polite and opening the door for you?
|Feminists:||No! We're just saying you don't have to do it just because we're women!
|Society:||And while we're at it, how come you don't protect male victims of abuse and rape, huh?
|Feminists:||Actually, we think it's really terrible that men are forced to stay quiet about their abuse because they're worried about not being taken seriously. It's this Alpha Male myth that causes it. Men are abused and raped and they're not helped because men are supposed to be tough and able to handle it. This also goes for men not being able to express emotions.
|Society:||Oh, so you just want men to be a bunch of pansies then, huh? You hate men for wanting to be strong LIKE NATURE INTENDED THEM TO BE. You'll be sorry when you end up married to some weak, simpering fool who likes to talk about his "feelings"!
|Society:||Also, you can't have equal rights because women aren't aggressive enough to want higher pay and stuff.
|Feminists:||HOW ABOUT YOU GO FUCK YOURSELF AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON?
|Society:||Jesus, calm down. No need to be so aggressive.
Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.
Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.
Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.
Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.
"Somebody called me an Indian giver recently. I don’t know if you’ve heard that expression. Since you were kids, but I remember we used to call each other— “Indian giver” is one of the most offensive things you could ever— because what it’s meant to be is that someone gave you something and then they changed their minds. That makes you an Indian giver. And we equate this to the indians because our feeling is that they gave us America, and then they— well, they didn’t take it back, certainly. We got here and the indians were like, “hi.” And we were like, “hey, can we have everything ?” And they were like, “well, we don’t know what ‘have’ means, but enjoy all the things that you need, like we do.” So we start killing all of them. And they were like, “oh, dude, “could you not do that part where you kill all of us? ‘cause that’s kind of a drag for us.” And we’re like, “you guys are Indian givers! oh, my God! we’re gonna name that after you. You guys are dicks !"
Project for my Social Psych class last semester. This poster series was created to 1) challenge these internalized stereotypes by bringing them to the viewer’s attention and 2) expand the range of role models by including a diverse group of women. Each poster follows the same basic pattern: a woman who has demonstrated her competency in a particular area refutes the stereotype that appears above her in the form of “Girls can’t …”. While the posters target girls ranging from children to young adults, I expect the message would also cause people outside that demographic to question their own beliefs about women and power. I designed each aspect of the posters with several principles of social psychology in mind:
This is Akua Njeri, then Deborah Johnson. Taken on December 4, 1969 the day of the assassination of her husband, Chairman Fred Hampton.
At 4:00 A.M., Akua & Fred were sleeping when a group of Chicago Police broke into their apartment, purposely killing Fred (while Akua was in bed with him as well) and his friend/security, Mark Clark.
Fred Hampton was only 21 years old.
Here is Akua’s description of what happened that morning:
“I looked up and saw bullets coming from what seemed like the front of the apartment and the kitchen area in the back. Bullets were going into the mattress. The sparks of light, the bed vibrating - I just knew with all this going on, it was all over. At some point the shooting stopped. Fred didn’t move anymore. I came out with my hands up. There were two lines of police I had to walk though. One of them grabbed my robe and pulled it open. I was eight and a half months pregnant then. “Well, what do you know. We have a pregnant broad.” Another policeman grabbed me by the hair and slung me into the kitchen area. I looked around and saw Ron Satchel on the dining room floor. He had blood all over him. Verlina Brewer was in the kitchen, bleeding. She started to fall. They grabbed her and threw her against the refrigerator. Then more shooting. I heard a voice that wasn’t familiar to me say, “He’s barely alive. He’ll barely make it.” I assumed they were talking about Fred. The shooting started again, just for a brief period. It stopped. Then another unfamiliar voice said, “He’s good and dead now.”“
She gave birth to her son, Fred Hampton, Jr. 25 days later.
People still ignore this story and act like it never happened. The government assassinated Fred Hampton. The CIA was created to destroy the Black Panthers. Fred Hampton started organizing the Black Panthers when he was around 12-13. All the changes and movement was only in a period or about 7-8 years caused by just one teenager’s sheer determination. It goes to show you what just one man can do…what you could do if you really put your mind to it.
History class can’t tell me nothin
Does anyone know of a text that gives a complete history and background to Fred Hampton?
There’s a book on ReadABookSon
(Source: wildlystaccato, via kenobi-wan-obi)
Actor Danny Glover told the press during a stay in Paris for a seminar on film. “I couldn’t get the money here, I couldn’t get the money in Britain. I went to everybody. You wouldn’t believe the number of producers based in Europe, and in the States, that I went to,” he said. Glover’s first project as film director, is about Toussaint L’ouverture and the Haitian rebellion. The government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez approved nearly $30 million toward the movie. Don Cheadle, Mos Def, Wesley Snipes and Angela Bassett all agreed to do the film…if it can ever be made………………….