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So I found out tonight that my job determined me to be unqualified for the position I’ve had for the past three years regardless of me taking a leadership role amongst my peers this last year. Fuck that place.
GUESS WHO IS BACK, CHILDREN.
:O Yes! And that cover is awesome!
Batman vs Bane by Derrick Chew
TW: EXTREME RACISM AND SLURS
Alright you guys listen up. This is really REALLY important so just do me a solid here and take a minute to read this okay.
A few years ago, a good friend of mine named Whitney Mitchell became extremely sick and had to have both arms and legs amputated. She was given a 12% chance to live but she fought through it and she’s one of the bravest and most beautiful people I’ve ever met in my life.
Today, her mother sent me a message on Facebook saying that Whitney had been targeted by a website called Chimp Mania. I’d never heard of it, so I did some research, and at just a glance I was immediately disgusted. Just the RULES for the website are awful beyond words.
The forum thread for Whitney is mocking enough, calling her a “shefreak” and saying she “plans to knuckle drag again.” The comments say some pretty stomach-churning things, but I decided to leave a lot of them out. A lot of them were photoshopped pictures of Whitney from when she was in physical rehab, replacing her legs with things like fried chicken legs and a map of Niger. This is the only thread I even bothered looking at and I could barely stomach it.
There is a petition to get this website permanently deleted. I don’t know how much good it will do but it NEEDS signatures. It’s got barely any right now and I don’t want this blatant vomiting on human beings to continue.
Here’s a link to the petition: http://chn.ge/1dectHH
This bullshit has gone on long enough. The fact that it exists in the first place makes me sick to my stomach. Please take a moment to sign this petition.
WHY ISN’T THIS AT OVER A MILLION NOTES??!
This website has been up and running for a long time. Much like stormfront it is a hate website, but this website targets individuals, and crosses any line of what should be considered “free speech” and is obviously hate speech. Please. This is too much. This person has gone through so much already.
This is why when people complain on this site about black even TALKING about racism, and when they complain about white girl Starbucks jokes, I seethe.
This is what WE have to deal with, people creating entire websites dedicated to calling us animals. This is why I laugh at those Starbucks jokes, and literally give negative shits about people who say “well no one should make jokes about ANYONE” because clearly y’all never seem to find the people that run sites like the one mentioned above to call them out, otherwise they wouldn’t exist.
Do you know how this feels? Do you know how this fucking feels? Being viewed as subhuman? That sites like this exist? That they target disabled women of color for no other purpose than having the audacity to be born black in this world AND suffer from terminal illness?
I really don’t know what else to say. I feel sick to my stomach. I feel this shit in my bones.
Every single one of you that can had better sign this fucking petition, or unfollow me.
Please, for the love of god, read this and sign the petition.
THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. (X)
The thing that bugs me a little about this is that there are already millions of female characters who cry and who cower and who are desperate for a husband. It’s not like fiction was exactly desperate for more portrayals like that, a lot of those are standard tropes that have long since reached saturation.
Before there was Xena, there were a million female characters who cried and cowered and schemed. They weren’t exactly rare.
There’s a reason why people started asking for ‘strong’ female characters. The whole conversation is complicated and not easily reduced to a series of little photos like this. It didn’t take deliberate effort to make more women who are needy or ineffectual..they were all over the place.
It DID take deliberate effort to start making kickass heroines.
These gif sets have always bothered me for this exact reason. I understand that the idea is to write a diverse array with women and that is good, but why say “screw writing strong women?” That is extremely dismissive of the great writers who have been writing the strong women that allowed for these other examples to exist. Things don’t come from nothing. We didn’t go from women in media being docile mothers and wives to what we have now over night. “Strong” female character aren’t just ass kickers, strong means they are complex and have their own compelling stories. All the statements in the gifs above could be either strong or weak characters based on how they are written, which makes the very statement arbitrary and inaccurate.