23. Non-binary egalitarian-feminist POC.
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So apparently Jontron’s confirmed for not only being ignorant about ableism in comedy and sexism in the gaming industry, but also for plugging his ears to any kind of constructive criticism or debate as to why his opinions are incorrect.
Hahaha what a piece of shit.
I’m glad he’s gone from Game Grumps so that I’m able to watch it now without supporting this asshole.
The ceasefire between the Gaza factions and Israel is not just a ceasefire.
In exchange, Israel is lifting the siege on Gaza and there will be an opening of the Rafah border crossing. It’s a HUGE win for the resistance, and a major blow to Abbas.
They agreed to carry on…
Not quite my normal adventure posts, but yesterday I shot history-in-the-making as Mo’ne Davis became the first female pitcher to ever win a Little League Series game.
She pitched a two-hitter/no-run game.
It was incredible watching her perform. She had the skill and confidence of a world-class athlete. Can’t wait to see where this young lady goes.
Here’s Mo’ne on this week’s cover of Sports Illustrated:
And here’s my favorite quote from that article:
"I never thought at the age of 13 I’d be a role model… I always wanted to be a role model, but being a baseball role model is really cool."
grown. ass. men.
you scared she gonna strike out yr precious baby boy? OH TOO LATE.
they were doing a special on her on one of the news channels at the gym. i didnt have the headphones so i couldnt hear the story, but one of the photos they showed was of a little girl in the crowd holding up a sign that said “I want to throw like a girl.” For every pathetic, insecure grown man who is threatened by this amazingly talented girl, hopefully there is another little girl who is inspired. But that she has to put up wit this kind of abuse even though she is OBJECTIVELY the best pitcher in the league right now and can throw a ball SEVENTY MILES PER HOUR is absolutely uncalled for. She is truly phenomenal, and those dads can all go eat shit and live
Go on with your bad self
I love that, in a brief interview I got to see, she stated that her main goal was to have more girls play ball so that “we could maybe get our own locker room.” Like, that’s all she wanted, and then she went back to talking about how winning is a TEAM effort and that the reporter should interview the rest of the team, too.
I LOVE THIS ONE.
Darren Wilson supporters are the literal worst.
HOLY. SHIT. I mean wow.
Fuck cops. Fuck that murderer. Fuck his supporters. Fuck white people.
So when Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry bring black girls on stage, dance with them, acknowledge their figures- it’s offensive and appropriating. But, when Nicki Minaj makes an entire video focusing around black girl’s asses and asserts her power, reduces these women to objects and flaunts her authority it’s YAAASSSSS NICKI SERVE IT. Is that because she’s black? So it’s okay for people of the same race to dance with each other but someone who does not share the same levels of melanin enters the picture, they’re doing something wrong? …idgi
You’re completely ignoring context. In Lily Allen’s Hard out Here video, she literally says, “I don’t shake my ass cause I have a brain” as Black women shake their asses in her video. She is literally degrading the Black women who shake their asses in the media. The song also uses references to Black rappers (i.e. the title of the song referencing the rap song “Hard out Here for a Pimp” and her lyric “bragging ‘bout my cars or talking ‘bout my chains”), suggesting that Black rappers are more sexist than white male musicians (which isn’t true, there’s lots of sexism in all music genres) and also suggest the source of sexism in the music industry is Black people (Black male rappers and twerking Black female dancers).
In contrast, Nicki Minaj is reclaiming a song (Baby Got Back) that was made by a Black male rapper who celebrated (but also objectified) Black female bodies. Throughout her song, Nicki raps like a man would, talking about her sexual conquests with men and the size of their dicks, almost as a way of doing to men what they have done to women (objectifying their dicks as Sir Mix A Lot objectified Black women’s asses and many other men objectify women’s vaginas). She also brags about her sexual prowess and stays in control and aggressive in the video (she goes as far as cutting a banana representing a dick and slapping Drake’s hand away—the video critiques the male gaze). The target of mockery and disparagement in Nicki’s video is men and the male gaze, and the video works to reclaim agency from it.
In what way is Nicki asserting power over her dancers? In her video, she twerks along side her back up dancers and dances with them and interacts with them on the same level. She is just as scantily clad as they are. Lily Allen, however, stays fully covered in her video, does not dance provocatively, and thus contrasts her own pure and respectable femininity with the Black women, using their twerking and scantily clad bodies as an example of “bad” female sexuality and femininity—of women “objectifying themselves.” This is racist because it frames Black female sexuality as lesser than white femininity and antithetical to feminism.
In summary: Nicki’s video is very much a celebration of female Black beauty and sexuality coming from a Black woman. Conversely, Lilly Allen’s is using Black women as props to frame them as a vile or bad form of sexuality or being too sexual to prop up her own feminism.
So you might say, “what about Miley Cyrus? she twerks along side her Black background dancers too!” But here’s the problem: Miley Cyrus continually appropriates Black culture and also uses Black women as props. It does matter that these artists are white because in these cases the point of including the Black women is either to, in Lily Allen’s case, offset Black sexuality/femininity as too sexual or bad in comparison with her white femininity/feminism, or, in the case of Miley Cyrus, to get “street cred” and exotify her own sexuality by appropriating Black culture and using Black people as props to do so. See this analysis of Lily Allen’s Hard Out Here video and this analysis of Miley Cyrus by Black people who know a lot more about this than I do.
I haven’t seen anything about Katy Perry using Black dancers. I’ve just seen criticisms of her appropriating AAVE and other PoC cultures. I’m not sure why you brought her up, but maybe I just haven’t seen the videos in question.
Either way, it’s not like white artists having a diverse cast of back up dancers is a bad thing automatically. Here is an example of a white artist using back up dancers of other races without objectifying them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ilh1ewceco (notice this artist tackles the same issue as Lily Allen—sexism/objectification in the media—without being misogynist and racist toward other women). But the examples of Lily Allen and Miley Cyrus ARE racist and Nicki Minaj’s video isn’t the same as theirs.
Plus, the whole “I’m White” tag thing is a phenomena to blame SJW for in the first place. People feel the need to preemptively disclaim this trait to ask for forgiveness and understanding for issues they might not completely understand, in order to stave off bullying, death, and suicide threads if they accidentally say something offensive.
Like, don’t blame the individuals for feeling like they have to do that in this shit subculture, just help educate them with shit they don’t get.
I know I get angry at the really toxic breed of SJWs on this blog sometimes (see: tagged/SJW Bullshit), but I think jumping down the throat of someone who’s making an honest effort is unproductive and unjustified.
I do my best to be a supporter of social justice, (disabled persons’ rights, POC rights, MOGAI rights, feminism, etc.) But if I ever slip up let me know and I will take full responsibility for it. If you disagree with any of these things do not follow me,…
I appreciate what you’re trying to do with this description! But a major problem that POCs / nonwhites have with the term POC is that it’s a term that causes erasure, a term that removes individual cultures, experiences, and struggles by lumping people together in “white” and “not white” categories, not to mention ignoring intersectional (esp. nonwhites oppressing nonwhites) issues of race and power. Personally, I’m comfortable with being labelled the term in the context of Western media representation, which is a lot of what I tend to blog about. But if you are an advocate of social justice, don’t erase the unique, individual struggles of nonwhites all over the world by using a blanket term.
"Civil rights" would be a good replacement, in my opinion? I think that’s more what you were going for!