PSA: REGARDING “FUCKBOY”

greatrunner:

sasha-thumper:

whitegirlsaintshit:

worstpal:

sufferingsappho:

lavenderpanda:

dykeamethyst:

gnastywerewoof:

im real sick of seeing fuckboy everywhere. Like it makes me sick to my stomach. ive made several posts about it and they didn’t get reblogged or noticed in any way so lets try this again:

"fuckboy" is a slur for a trans male. It’s disgusting and to me is as derogatory as any other prominent transgender slur (EX:tranny, dickgirl, etc). It strips down a transgender male to their parts basically as if they were some sexual object.

please stop using this term or at least fucking TAG it because its really upsetting me and im sure it’s upsetting a lot of trans males too.

lmao holy shit

 jfc lol

The term fuckboy is a slang term that originated in black communities to describe any men who are rude, basic, trifling, or in any way fucked up. It has never been trans specific, but if you are seeing it applied to a lot of trans men, there might be a reason for that.


Now please, stop embarrassing yourself.

I CAN’T BREATHE HOW IS THIS REAL LMFAOOOOOOOOOOO

WHAT KIND OF WHITE RE-DEFINING???????????

Oh my gooooooooooodddd

phfft.

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1 day ago 965
leverage,

imsirius:

And America is all of us that show up. You know you tilt up the world and it all rolls down into Hollywood to try to be in the movies. But then they want everybody to change their ethnicity, the look they have, to get to this sort of homogenous look - that nobody is born that way - to tell a story. ― Alfre Woodard [x]

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1 day ago 834
woc, representation,

thinksquad:

Health insurance companies are no longer allowed to turn away patients because of their pre-existing conditions or charge them more because of those conditions. But some health policy experts say insurers may be doing so in a more subtle way: by forcing people with a variety of illnesses — including Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and epilepsy — to pay more for their drugs.

Insurers have long tried to steer their members away from more expensive brand name drugs, labeling them as “non-preferred” and charging higher co-payments. But according to an editorial published Wednesday in the American Journal of Managed Care, several prominent health plans have taken it a step further, applying that same concept even to generic drugs.

The Affordable Care Act bans insurance companies from discriminating against patients with health problems, but that hasn’t stopped them from seeking new and creative ways to shift costs to consumers.

http://www.propublica.org/article/a-new-way-insurers-are-shifting-costs-to-the-sick

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1 day ago 283
healthcare,

After years of stock characters, [Viola] was thrilled to play a real protagonist, a fully developed, conflicted, somewhat mysterious woman. “It’s what I’ve had my eye on for so long,” she said. “It’s time for people to see us, people of color, for what we really are: complicated.” | x |

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1 day ago 2082
viola davis,

Okay but…

jhenne-bean:

roachpatrol:

jumpingjacktrash:

roachpatrol:

wrench-wench:

brydeswhale:

At the end of The First Avenger, Fury is the first dude to walk up to Steve and say, “Sorry to tell you this, but you’ve been asleep for a long time.” At the beginning of The Avengers, Nick drags Steve into the fight, cajoles him, they even have a fun joke bet. Then in The Winter Soldier, Nick trusts Steve over everyone else, goes to him for help, talks to him like a peer, takes his advice.

Steve’s soul interaction with Coulson’s has been “creepy guy who has my cards and died.”

Why do so many people make these relationships the other way around?

i don’t think you understand how important coulson is though. he’s white and has a suit. that’s how important he is. 

no, cmon, coulson is charming and humble, fury is a scary authority figure who gets really sarcastic with people. i can see why ficcers would rather ship coulson. if nothing else, someone of fury’s caliber is very difficult to write unless you have some experience of being a stern motherfucker who takes no shit. most ficcers have never mentored anyone, either, it’s a deep mystery to them how it works.

also, hooking up with your boss can be a squicky idea to a lot of people, me included.

These are good points, but I’ve seen in fandoms when the boss character isn’t black— is white or from an anime— no one has any problems having the boss (captain, sensei, professor, manager) and his subordinates fucking like rabbits. there’s actually a lot of kink there. writing sarcastic, angry, reserved authority figures (having a ton of sex) doesn’t daunt amateur ficcers when those authority figures aren’t black. See: Severus Snape, the ultimate stern, scary, sarcastic, overtly nasty asshole who fucks his way through the entirety of Hogwarts and probably a good chunk of the forbidden forest. 

Also, see: Coulson is Hawkeye’s boss, nominally, and there is a galloping shit ton of kinkfic that plays on just that dynamic, even though there’s more material between Coulson and his boss, than Hawkeye and his boss. AO3 logs 4,700 results for Coulson/Fury and 11,600 for Coulson/Clint. 

You’ll note that Rhodey, Tony Stark’s black friend, gets pretty much the same invisibled treatment by fandom despite being friendly, outgoing, funny, sweet, supportive, and Tony’s best friend since he was a teenager. They have a ton of chemistry in the Iron Man movies. In fandom? Not so much. 

Black characters and their chemistry, sexuality, and even their relationships with white characters, are consistently ignored by fic writers who certainly don’t think of themselves as racist, but just don’t…. know what to do about race, I guess, or have quietly internalized that black people just aren’t of any particular importance. It’s a pretty blatant pan-fandom thing. It’s not an isolated ‘Nick Fury is scary’ problem. 

And as you said, Coulson is white.

And he does have a suit.

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2 days ago 3824
fandom, racism,

internbucky:

i want a nick fury movie tbh

like

i want a movie of nick fury & maria hill hunting down the scattered hydra cells and completely fucking up their shit

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2 days ago 501
nick fury,

femtoxic:

-imaginarythoughts-:

land-of-propaganda:

Shaun King exposes Ferguson PD lie about distance from SUV

Click here to watch the video

This needs to be brought to attention IMMEDIATELY!!!!!

I don’t even understand what they’re expecting anymore. if they can lie to us to our face and us KNOW the truth, what power do we have , then?

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2 days ago 53041
ferguson,

america-wakiewakie:

How Many Women are in Prison for Defending Themselves Against Domestic Violence? | Bitch Magazine 

Marissa Alexander was sentenced to prison after firing a warning shot to protect herself from her abusive husband.

Last week, domestic violence was front-page news in America as the video of Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice beating his partner circulated online. Sunday morning news shows interviewed domestic violence survivors, social workers at domestic violence agencies, and even police chiefs about their departments’ policies around domestic violence calls.

But in all this discussion about the realities of domestic violence, one perspective was clearly left out: the people who are imprisoned for defending themselves against abusers. Where are the stories about how the legal system often punishes abuse survivors for defending themselves, usually after the legal system itself failed to ensure their safety?

Many readers already know the name Marissa Alexander, the Florida mother of three who was arrested for firing a warning shot to dissuade her abusive husband from assaulting her. In 2012, Alexander was found guilty of aggravated assault and was given a 20 year sentence. Her sentencing coincided with the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, drawing wider public attention than she might have received otherwise. People across the country rallied to her defense, organizing fundraisers and teach-ins and bringing media attention to the injustice of her case. Alexander appealed her case and was granted a new trial, which is scheduled to start in December 2014. The prosecutor has said that, this time, she will seek a sixty-year sentence for Alexander if she is convicted again.

While awaiting her new legal ordeal, Marissa Alexander is allowed to be home with two of her three children. (Her estranged husband, the same one who had assaulted her and then called the police on her, has custody of her youngest child.) If it weren’t for that outpouring of support nationwide, Marissa Alexander might very well still be in prison on that original twenty-year sentence.

We know Marissa Alexander’s name, but there are countless other abuse survivors behind prison walls whose names and stories we do not know. We actually do not know how many women are imprisoned for defending themselves against their abusers. No agency or organization seems to keep track of this information. Prison systems do not. Court systems do not. The U.S. Department of Justice has some data on intimate partner violence, but not about how often this violence is a significant factor in the woman’s incarceration. In California, a prison study found that 93 percent of the women who had killed their significant others had been abused by them. That study found that 67 percent of those women reported that they had been attempting to protect themselves or their children when they wound up killing their partner. In New York State, 67 percent of women sent to prison for killing someone close to them were abused by that person. But these are just two specific studies; no governmental agency collects data on how frequently abuse plays a direct role to prison nationwide.

This past Sunday morning, an ABC news segment reported that 70 percent of domestic violence calls do not end in prosecution. That story stressed how many abused people choose not to press charges against their loved ones. Not mentioned, however, is how often systems fail to help survivors when they doseek help. Domestic violence survivors have reported that, time and again, they sought help—from family members, from their communities, from domestic violence agencies and from police. Many times, they found that help was unavailable to them. As we collectively wring our hands about domestic violence, shelters for people seeking help remain grossly underfunded. Passing the Violence Against Women Act (which relies heavily on criminalization and arrest, both problematic for women of color and other marginalized people) required a monumental political effort. 

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2 days ago 543
domestic abuse,