The big lie about capitalism is that everyone can be rich. That’s impossible. Capitalism works only if the vast majority of the population are kept poor enough to never quit working, are kept poor enough to accept distasteful jobs society cannot function without. If everyone were a millionaire, who would empty the trash or repair the sewers? It follows that the poorer the general population is made, the greater the worth of the money held by the wealthy, in terms of the lives which may be bought and sold with it.
Remember that crazy white girl who sued UT Austin for not admitting her and blamed it on affirmative action despite her piss poor grades and test scores? Lol well BLESS this day that her bullshit case was kicked into the trash where it belongs.
Here’s a masterpost of all the movies, writings, speeches, and shows featuring the loveliest lady around: Laverne Cox. Please feel free to tell me if any of the links are bad(unfound movies/shows: Carla, Grand Street, and I Want to Work for Diddy).
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit(Closet) // Law & Order(Sweetie) // Bored to Death(Stockholm Syndrome) // TRANSform Me(Nicole, Christina, Carissa, Marlece, Lindsey, Tiffany, Jackie, Phaea)
orange is the new black
season 1(I Wasn’t Ready, Tit Punch, Lesbian Request Denied, Blood Donut, The Chickening, WAC Pack, Fucksgiving, Bora Bora Bora, Can’t Fix Crazy) // season 2(Looks Blue, Tastes Red, Hugs Can Be Deceiving, A Whole Other Hole, You Always Have a Pizza, Comic Sans, Appropriately Sized Pots, Little Mustachioed Shit, Take a Break from Your Values, It Was the Change, We Have Manners. We’re Polite.)
The Bullies Don’t Draw a Distinction // Lorena Escalera: A Life that Mattered // Trans Womanhood on Trial: Transmisogyny in the Assault Trial of Former FDNY Firefighter Taylor Murphy // Black, LGBT, American: Laverne Cox // Gender Anti-Anxiety Medicine // Transgender Freedom Riders: The Fight for Transgender Equality in New York State // Everybody’s Trans: Gender Oppression Hurts All of Us // Cece McDonald: Survivor and Leader // Hung up on Our Bullies // The Right to Dream: Jenna Talackova’s Miss Universal Slight
do action movies know they can have more than one female character
Someone should make an action movie with all girls except for one guy and have no explanation or mention of it in the movie and then pay all of the actors to act surprised like they’d never noticed when they get the inevitable storm of questions.
This one male must have a shower scene, be saved by the protagonist at least once, and fall in love with a lead female.
Any person who makes everyone happy is not real, and the Mandela that does so is not the real Mandela but the one the world has constructed, removing the parts of the man some people did not like.
Many use this Mandela to project themselves as real defenders of his legacy while not living according to his values and disregarding what he stood for.
Like hypocrites in religion, they only extract what makes them happy from Mandela and disregard the rest.
It is an image of a very liberal Nelson Mandela who expected South Africa to be perfect within a very short space of time.
It’s an image of a man who is a messiah, who delivered freedom and democracy to South Africa single handedly.
This cropped out image of Mandela from the real one is ingrained in the minds of those who resist transformation and economic freedom of black people Mandela fought for.
These anti-transformation, anti-justice and very ignorant people use this image to protect what they have.
They easily tell people to “get over apartheid” which Mandela spent his life fighting against.
Any op-ed piece about Nelson Mandela that doesn’t take on the usual peace-loving, always smiling, ‘Rainbow Nation’ messiah format will undoubtedly be met with great criticism and anger from those who were sold and bought into this image of the late anti-apartheid leader and human rights activist (seriously, just read the comments under the article).
But the fact of the matter remains that Mandela did not become a pivotal anti-apartheid figure by establishing himself as everyone’s favourite docile father-figure. From with his early days as a lawyer and later with the African National Congress (ANC), Mandela was a radical who was deemed a terrorist by the West and co-founded the armed wing of the ANC, Umkhonto we Sizwe (Zulu for ‘spear of the nation/people’). During and after his time spent incarcerated on Robben Island, Mandela made many statements that would not sit well with many who in turn seem to calculatedly omit when reflecting on the importance of Madiba’s legacy.
This is not to say that we cannot or should not refer to Mandela’s social and political views and policies when analyzing the current state of the ANC. It’s clear that in many ways, the current ruling party has failed to deliver on promises made as far back s the 1990s. The danger lies when people use Mandela’s words against each other, for their own gain, or as a means of erasure. Citing the term ‘rainbow nation’ as a case for why affirmative action is irrelevant (because apartheid is over and we’re all equal now) is not only ignorant but spits in the face of justice and true reform.
Too often, leaders not from the West are often cast in one-dimensional roles that make them out to either be heroes or villains with no in-betweens when we know that history and politics are always exceptionally complex.
As Hasane so aptly puts it, there’s a difference between ‘getting over apartheid’, and forgiving as a necessary part of the healing process but in no way forgetting the atrocities and injustices of the past. We’d also do well to remember that Mandela was no saint, nor was he perfect in any way. There is no single Mandela story.dynamicafrica)
Check out these awesome campaign graphics of ending the negativity toward HIV positives. The Stigma Project is a grassroots organization that aims to lower the HIV infection rate and neutralize the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS through education and awareness via social media and advertising and seeks to create an HIV neutral world, free of judgement and fear by working with both positive and negative individuals from all walks of life, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, race, or background. (h/t The Stigma Project)
Laverne Cox plays Sophia, a transgender woman who’s in jail because of credit cards fraud, a crime she committed so she could pay for her sex reassignment. She is running a barber shop in prison, while facing the unique challenges of a transgender…