Beyond Belief poster I did months ago but actually kinda forgot to post? Everyone listen to The Thrilling Adventure Hour, it’s great and you’re gonna like it a lot.
please be courteous this 4th. of July if you have a veteran in your neighborhood
actually signal boost this please
cover art for this mix credited to lesley powers.[please look at/reblog the original post! i liked the hands for a background, but the message is important!]
little me - little mix / take a hint - victoria justice/elizabeth gillies / bitch - plasticines / the bullpen - dessa / don’t save me - haim / independent women part 1 - destiny’s child / can’t hold us down - christina aguilera (feat. lil kim) / bubblegum boy - bella thorne and pia mia / master hunter - laura marling / my work is done - dragonette / flirting (live) - jess klein / one girl revolution - superchick / q.u.e.e.n. - janelle monae / a tribe called red - angel haze / ain’t got time - m.o / girls - santigold / anthem - superchick / salute - little mix
Trigger Warning: violence
Yesterday night 17 people became the victims of a violent and deranged individual, a madman, who was unbalanced and ill. And yet another
white manpoor soul has committed an act of terrorismbeen a victim of inadequate mental health care. Or so the story goes.
Every time a white man commits a public act of violence, we as a nation desperately grasp at reasons to ignore the larger patterns of violence the act occurs in. White men make up approximately 36% of the population, but commit 75% of mass shootings. What would be called terrorism by any other skin tone is suddenly some mysterious unnamed disease. We as a society are perfectly happy to further stigmatize mentally ill people, who are far more likely to be victims of violence than commit violence, in the service of protecting white supremacy and male entitlement.
So let’s name this “mental illness” and call it what it is: white male entitlement. This special brand of misogyny is acquired through prolonged exposure to toxic masculinity, white supremacy, rape culture, and white and male privilege. Unlike real mental illness, white male entitlement is a choice. It is the choice to see oneself as better than, the choice to see others as less than and deserving of violence, the choice to believe that one has the right to punish women/people of color/queer folk for daring to exist outside of servitude. White male entitlement is a learned cultural behavior that is the logical extreme of the systems of oppression at work in US society. So this gunman is not crazy, it is not crazy to believe things you have been told your whole life.
Resubmitting this because the original did not cite the original author, and plagirizing of WoC’s work is a serious and rampant issue. We cannot allow them to do this difficult work without acknowledging the value of their work. If you reblogged, please delete the original and reblog this version.
TRIGGER WARNING …
So, by now you have all heard of 22 year old Elliot Rodger who went on a killing spree in Isla Vista, a community in Santa Barbara, California. One Friday night, Elliot shot and killed 7 people, including himself, close to the University of California Santa Barbara campus.
Prior to his violent shooting rampage, Elliot recorded a video titled, Day of Retribution in which he states, “college is the time when everyone experiences those things such as sex and fun and pleasure. In those years I’ve had to rot in in loneliness, it’s not fair.” and “you girls have never been attracted to me, I don’t know why you girls aren’t attracted to me, but I will punish you all for it”.
About a month ago, after seeing some of Elliot’s YouTube videos, his family contacted authorities. Law Enforcement interviewed Elliot and said they found him to be a ‘perfectly polite, kind and wonderful human’ and took no further action.
Now we have media outlets labeling Elliot as a “mad man”, “spoiled brat”, “misunderstood”, “good human” etc and continuing to file this mass murder under mental health.
Understand that no one is saying that he did not suffer from mental illness, I’m sure he does. But we CANNOT ignore the fact that this mass killing was rooted in his hate of women (misogyny) and inability to properly deal with rejection. There is much to unpack about this incident, how it was handled and how it will be portrayed in the media, but for now I’ll post some tweets from those of us responding to the shooting on twitter.
For more info about the shooting: http://bit.ly/1mjerdo
Elliot Rodgers, Day of Retribution video: http://youtu.be/FWWGtee14pA
Elliot was also racist: http://bit.ly/1h0BniC
Three more bodies found at Elliot’s apartment: http://bit.ly/RnzYWP
Elliot Rodgers 140 page manifesto, My Twisted World: http://bit.ly/1nGaWwX
All of this
HE THINKS HE’S AMBULANCE
This is rich! This is richer than any syrup could ever be!
in american culture, the worst thing you can call a woman is a c*nt, a piece of anatomy most women have
so the worst thing you can say to a woman is just a reminder that she’s a woman, and if you don’t think that’s fucked up idk what to tell you