If Kristen Stewart can lose her job, risk losing her entire career, fanbase, and respect over cheating on her boyfriend, the fact that Chris Brown is still acknowledged and celebrated is a fucking crime. If you want a prime example of women’s inequality in the media, there it is.
Horror stories about Muslim misogyny have long been used by western patriarchs to justify imperialism abroad and sexism at home. The Guardian’s Katharine Viner reminds us about Lord Cromer, the British consul general in Egypt from 1883. Cromer believed the Egyptians were morally and culturally inferior in their treatment of women and that they should be “persuaded or forced” to become “civilised” by disposing of the veil.
"And what did this forward-thinking, feminist-sounding veil-burner do when he got home to Britain?" asks Viner. "He founded and presided over the Men’s League for Opposing Women’s Suffrage, which tried, by any means possible, to stop women getting the vote. Colonial patriarchs like Cromer … wanted merely to replace eastern misogyny with western misogyny." More than a century later, the same logic is used to imply that misogyny only matters when it isn’t being done by white men.”
n. the awareness of the smallness of your perspective, by which you couldn’t possibly draw any meaningful conclusions at all, about the world or the past or the complexities of culture, because although your life is an epic and unrepeatable anecdote, it still only has a sample size of one, and may end up being the control for a much wilder experiment happening in the next room.
I’m never walking my black ass into Walmart, I hate them anyway.“The police demanded Mosley get on the ground. When Mosley kneeled to the ground, before lying down she reached in her pockets. As soon as one of the police men noticed she had reached in her pockets, he immediately fired three shots at Mosley, killing her instantly. Authorities have said that no Wal-Mart merchandise was found on the victim and that apparently Mosley reached in her pockets to grab her over-sized cell phone.”
Okay, protip, if any of y’all ever get stopped by the cops, DO EXACTLY AS THEY SAY AND NOT SHIT ELSE. We already know they’re trigger happy, but the ‘reaching into the pockets’ thing is one of the main reasons they gun us down because police look for ANY excuse to open fire, and they’ll spin the story as “we didn’t know what they were reaching for”.
This sucks and we shouldn’t have to be doing this but when dealing with cops as a Black person, it is important not to make. Any. Sudden. Moves. Or. Say. ANYTHING.
Just get on the ground, put your hands where they are visible, and don’t move. I avoided being gunned down in a college dorm by doing this.
If whats happening in Ferguson was happening to an all white community, it would be called a dystopian novel
#and all actions against the police would be heroic and daring#and the plucky white protags would be encouraged to use violence to stop the injustice