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Trolls dont deserve your attention: Care to debate abortion? factori0 kiwianaroha prochoice-or-gtfo motherbychoice Nah Mood This reminds me of a party I went to last year. I was standing with some friends, chatting, and someone said something that indirectly implied that sexism exists. Some trivial recounting of the basic facts of daily life for most women. Something so mild, so uncontroversial, so mundane that I don't even remember what it was Suddenly, this man standing on the outskirts of our conversational circle piped up with "actually, I think men are more discriminated against than women these days." All conversation died l turned to look at him and he had this smug, insufferable grin on his face relishing this moment, expecting us to waste our time and energy refuting this ridiculous thing he had just said The Devil's Advocate was among us And, in my mind, I saw the next 15+ minutes playing out. The parade of facts and statistics in a vain attempt to defend ourselves, our gender, and to prove that misogyny is real. The glib, snide denials from some shithead who is getting off on our pain and frustration. The Gish Gallop of bullshit that would take a whole evening to properly dismantle. It was depressing and overwhelming. I hated it. I had to kill it before it began So looked him dead in the eye and I said "OK," shrugged, and just walked away Nothing I have ever said to another human being has ever been so crushing As I walked away, I watched the smug grin vanish and confusion and anxiety set in. The rest of the group turned their backs to him and carried on as if he had never spoken - as if he was invisible. He was still staring at me when walked over to another friend and told her what he had said. I pointed him out for her and made direct eye contact with him while we both laughed tl;dr: Don't feed the troll. Let it perish, cold and hungry, in the wasteland of your indifference. It is weak and you are strong. Live your best life Trolls dont deserve your attention
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Ballerific Comment Creepin 🌾👀🌾 lilduval charlamagnethagod commentcreepin: Dr. Farrah Gray Asian Interviewer: "Can you address their concems Mr.Chang? | MR CHANG: "The concerns of Black people? Yes l can. The fact is, that we all ive under a system of White Supremacy. We Asian people look back at our long history of confict with the European. We observe their strategies and develop our own, in response and in kind. There is no need for loud mass movements on our part, because we intend to overtake them in time, through action and personal sacrifice Asian INTERVIEWER: And the Black man? MR CHANG: "He does not count into our situation. He is simply here. We do not hate the Black man. We just love the Asian man most. Real love-not cliche. We want to see Asian man happy, so we employ him. We eat together. We spend time with each other. We want his kids to be educated, so we invest in our own schools that offer our children the technical abilities to change the world's power structure in our favor. We want to see the Asian man safe, so we purchase and organize our own communities. We want him to remain Asian, so we reduce the outside nfluence of others ideologies and cultures. While he fought to sniff behind the White man, the Black man has had the opportunity and every right in the world to do the same, but he chooses to indict people like me for not hiring him over my own brothers. For me to do this would be foolish and that would not be Asian love In contrast, the Black man will fight for the right to be up under everyone else other than other Black people who he should feel the most love for. If our indifference to their situation make us racist, then what would you call the Black lilduval Friendly reminder: nobody is holding black people back but BLACK PEOPLE! And it's nobody's responsibility to make life better for you but YOU! So stop complaining about obstacles you have to overcome WE ALL HAVE THEM ain't shit equal on earth. Not even in the ocean cthagod Stop Cooning! 2h 230 likes Reply lilduval @cthagod don't make me call Monique to read u again BALL Ballerific Comment Creepin 🌾👀🌾 lilduval charlamagnethagod commentcreepin
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SmashWhiteSupremacy 👊🏾✊🏽 . Via @feministastic: Pvramid of White Supremac Genocide In a pyramid, every brick depends on the ones below it for Murdor Violence Police Shootings support. If the bricks at the Lynching Hate Crimes bottom are removed, the whole Calls for Violence Polce Brutalitystructure comes tumbling down. Neo-Nazis KKK The N Word Confoderato Flags Burning Crosses Discrimination Mass Incarceration Swastkoa Racial Profling School-to-prison P polino Hring Dison stop and Frisk Redlining Anti-Immigration Policies Foaring Pooplo of Color Racial Slurs Funding Schools Locally Victim Blaming Predatory L Racist Jokes Veiled Racism Paternalism English-only Initiatives Euro-Centric Curriculum Bootstrap Theory Racist Mascots Tokonism Claiming Reverse Racism Cultural Appropriation Colorblindnoss Tone Policing Minimization We all belong to the human race Donial of Whito Privlogo Whito Savior Complox Post-Racial Society "Why can't we all just get along? it doesnt matter who you voto for White Ally Speaking over Poc False Equivocation ts just a joke! Get over slavery Not all whito pooplo.. But my Black friend said.. Not Bolioving Exporionces of POC Prioritizing Intontions over Impact Racist Jokes Indifference Two Sides to Every Story Avoilding Confrontation with Racist Family Mombors doosn't affoct mo Not Challenging Remaining Apolitical Adapted from Elien Tuzzolo and Ssfehouse Progressive Ariance for Nonvio ence's diagram 厘thesociologicalcinema Pyramid of White Supremacy In a pyramid, every brick depends on the ones below it for support. If the bricks at the bottom are removed, the whole structure comes tumbling down. SmashWhiteSupremacy 👊🏾✊🏽 . Via @feministastic

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bogleech: berniesrevolution: IN THESE TIMES There are 14,321 Dollar General stores in America. It’s a chain that many shoppers have never heard of, yet it has more stores than Starbucks. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Dollar General company is worth $22 billion—far more than the nation’s largest grocery chain, Kroger, which has five times the revenue. Sadly, however, Dollar General is thriving because, as the Journal puts it, “rural America is struggling.” The chain builds stores where folks are down on their luck, where 20 percent of customers receive government assistance, and where even Walmart won’t bother doing business. I phoned several Dollar General stores and learned that none sells fresh meat or produce; the grocery aisles feature mostly canned and frozen goods. Many products, such as soft drinks, come in mini-sizes to keep unit prices low. And few locations had newspapers for sale. Maybe that’s just as well, because headlines these days report that the stock market is remarkably high and unemployment is surprisingly low. But for rural America, news like that doesn’t hit home. Things are looking up in Donald Trump’s America, except, of course, where they are not. The administration’s proudest accomplishment is a tax bill that benefits millionaires and billionaires. The Joint Committee on Taxation finds that the Senate version of the bill would increase taxes on all Americans making less than $75,000 a year. As Paul Krugman summarizes in the New York Times: “Everything this president and this Congress are doing on economic policy seems designed, not just to widen the gap between the wealthy and everyone else, but to lock in plutocrats’ advantages, making it easier to ensure that their heirs remain on top and the rest stay down.” In rural America, where about 46 million people reside, employment and economic growth have not recovered from the last recession at a pace seen elsewhere in the nation. Childhood poverty—perhaps the most critical metric in determining a population’s well-being—is considerably higher in rural areas than in urban centers. The crisis facing rural America is rooted in the fact that peak-level employment related to natural resources, such as mining and logging, is never coming back. Rural America is mired in a permanent recession. Its problems are difficult to correct because of a sprawling landscape, scattered government support structures and what often seems to be federal indifference. Many among the predominantly white rural population voted for Trump in 2016—a sign, perhaps, of utter desperation rather than considered opinion. But according to recent reporting by Politico, Trump now intends to make the most sweeping changes to federal safety net programs in a generation, using legislation and executive actions to target recipients of food stamps, Medicaid and housing benefits. (Continue Reading) When tens of millions of people–both rural and suburban–are forced to use Dollar Tree and Dollar General as grocery stores because Wal-Mart is too expensive, it’s safe to say the middle class is truly dead. I was in shock moving out here to the pacific northwest and never seeing Dollar General anymore. Apparently there might be at least a couple here in Oregon, hours from us. Everywhere I previously lived from the east coast to the midwest, you were never more than 10 minutes from a dollar general as well as dollar tree. At Dollar Tree everything is $1, but that obviously puts some limitations on the quality and variety of goods. At Dollar General things can be up to $20, but we’re talking $20 for a whole office desk you put together. $5 for a pair of shoes. $3 for a nicer microwaveable meal than the stuff you’ll find at Dollar Tree. It was literally almost THE ONLY store within a 40 minute drive in the small Iowa town we were last living, too, exactly the situation this article talks about. That town had one other source of groceries, which was very small, and its prices jacked up because it knew a lot of people had no other choice. : TUESDAY, DEC 19, 2017, 4:30 PM Dollar General: The Store for Rural America's "Permanent Recession" BY PETER FUNT Share У Tweet Reddit Ju StumbleUpon @ Email Print OLLAR GENERAL DOLLAR GENERAL The Dollar General Corporation, an American chain of variety stores, is headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tenn. (Image: bogleech: berniesrevolution: IN THESE TIMES There are 14,321 Dollar General stores in America. It’s a chain that many shoppers have never heard of, yet it has more stores than Starbucks. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Dollar General company is worth $22 billion—far more than the nation’s largest grocery chain, Kroger, which has five times the revenue. Sadly, however, Dollar General is thriving because, as the Journal puts it, “rural America is struggling.” The chain builds stores where folks are down on their luck, where 20 percent of customers receive government assistance, and where even Walmart won’t bother doing business. I phoned several Dollar General stores and learned that none sells fresh meat or produce; the grocery aisles feature mostly canned and frozen goods. Many products, such as soft drinks, come in mini-sizes to keep unit prices low. And few locations had newspapers for sale. Maybe that’s just as well, because headlines these days report that the stock market is remarkably high and unemployment is surprisingly low. But for rural America, news like that doesn’t hit home. Things are looking up in Donald Trump’s America, except, of course, where they are not. The administration’s proudest accomplishment is a tax bill that benefits millionaires and billionaires. The Joint Committee on Taxation finds that the Senate version of the bill would increase taxes on all Americans making less than $75,000 a year. As Paul Krugman summarizes in the New York Times: “Everything this president and this Congress are doing on economic policy seems designed, not just to widen the gap between the wealthy and everyone else, but to lock in plutocrats’ advantages, making it easier to ensure that their heirs remain on top and the rest stay down.” In rural America, where about 46 million people reside, employment and economic growth have not recovered from the last recession at a pace seen elsewhere in the nation. Childhood poverty—perhaps the most critical metric in determining a population’s well-being—is considerably higher in rural areas than in urban centers. The crisis facing rural America is rooted in the fact that peak-level employment related to natural resources, such as mining and logging, is never coming back. Rural America is mired in a permanent recession. Its problems are difficult to correct because of a sprawling landscape, scattered government support structures and what often seems to be federal indifference. Many among the predominantly white rural population voted for Trump in 2016—a sign, perhaps, of utter desperation rather than considered opinion. But according to recent reporting by Politico, Trump now intends to make the most sweeping changes to federal safety net programs in a generation, using legislation and executive actions to target recipients of food stamps, Medicaid and housing benefits. (Continue Reading) When tens of millions of people–both rural and suburban–are forced to use Dollar Tree and Dollar General as grocery stores because Wal-Mart is too expensive, it’s safe to say the middle class is truly dead. I was in shock moving out here to the pacific northwest and never seeing Dollar General anymore. Apparently there might be at least a couple here in Oregon, hours from us. Everywhere I previously lived from the east coast to the midwest, you were never more than 10 minutes from a dollar general as well as dollar tree. At Dollar Tree everything is $1, but that obviously puts some limitations on the quality and variety of goods. At Dollar General things can be up to $20, but we’re talking $20 for a whole office desk you put together. $5 for a pair of shoes. $3 for a nicer microwaveable meal than the stuff you’ll find at Dollar Tree. It was literally almost THE ONLY store within a 40 minute drive in the small Iowa town we were last living, too, exactly the situation this article talks about. That town had one other source of groceries, which was very small, and its prices jacked up because it knew a lot of people had no other choice.

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<p><a href="https://kamiyu910.tumblr.com/post/163841946898/jooshbag-siryouarebeingmocked-blmer-you" class="tumblr_blog">kamiyu910</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://jooshbag.tumblr.com/post/163655500851/siryouarebeingmocked-blmer-you-can-support" class="tumblr_blog">jooshbag</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/163655375746/blmer-you-can-support-blacklivesmatter-and-still" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><b>BLMer</b>: You can support BlackLivesMatter and <b>still care about other lives</b>.</p> <p><b>Other BLMers</b>: &gt;<a href="http://archive.is/oEbkL">Yes, a black cop shot a white woman, but <b>we don’t care</b> because black people are the <i>real</i> victims here</a>&lt;. </p> <p>Of course, anyone who remember’s BLM’s reaction to the Paris and Nice Terror attacks and Orlando (IE “hey! Give us that spotlight back!”) won’t be surprised.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="236" data-orig-width="655"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bb3c765a3becbd22ddae0e4900996429/tumblr_inline_otpb25aaqJ1sps4wz_540.png" data-orig-height="236" data-orig-width="655"/></figure><p>Remember all those national news stories about <b>white </b>people shot by cops? And <b>Asians</b>? And <b>Latinos</b>? <b>Literally every ethnic group but black people</b>? All the time?</p> <p>Because I sure don’t.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="156" data-orig-width="663"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/74e09bcc7f4320edd68f9b2416101a55/tumblr_inline_otpb25NyRp1sps4wz_540.png" data-orig-height="156" data-orig-width="663"/></figure><p>“We don’t <i>want </i>to hate whippl! Society <b>made</b> us! We’re not <b>adults</b> responsible for our own feelings and reactions!”</p> </blockquote> <p>“Black Lives Matter doesn’t mean that others don’t.” </p> <p>“So All Lives Matter?” </p> <p>“Excuse me but this is about black lives. That’s what matters here. Stop trying to make the conversation about you.”</p> </blockquote> <p>They don’t even care about black lives unless they were shot by cops. And then they don’t even care about all those lives either, because they pick and choose the ones that will make the best stories! Around 200 or so black men are shot by cops every year, while 400 black children are murdered through things like gang violence, but we don’t hear about them either. </p> <p>It’s nothing but a political ploy to get attention and make a fuss over a couple of people they don’t <i>actually </i>care about. They don’t actually care about stopping police brutality, or they’d care about all police brutality. They don’t care about anything but themselves and they prove it every time they hijack a memorial or an event to talk about <i>their</i> problems. Nothing matters but them.</p> </blockquote> <p>Not to mention the black cops that get shot. Or pretty much any black person that doesn&rsquo;t fit the prescribed narrative.</p>: Matt McGorry @MattMcGorry #BlackLivesMatter doesn't mean other lives don't. Like people who say "Save The Rainforests" aren't saying "Fuck All Other Types of Forests" 7/18/15, 2:00 PM I Understand Why Some Black People Couldn't Care Less About Justine Damond Terrell Jermaine Starr Yesterday 9:00am . Filed to: JUSTINE DAMOND 26 Good Morning America screenshot I understand the frustration in Son of Baldwin's recent piece when he said the following: I'm going to say this and I mean-down to my subatomic particles-what I say. And I actually don't care what anyone might think about it: I don't give a FUCK about Justine Damond and what happened to her. I don't give a fuck because most white people didn't give a fuck when police murdered seven-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones as she lay on a couch, sleeping. What most white people- and some black people- did was blame Aiyana's family I don't give a fuck because a black woman (or a Native woman) in the identical situation Justine was in wouldn't garner support or sympathy from most white people. No. What most white people would do is look for reasons that might justify why the police officer "had" to kill the black woman. Most white people rely on this idea that black people, in situations where white people are in pain, are only ever to be soothing and understanding; only ever to be Mammy or Uncle Remus; only ever to extend condolences; only ever to embody loyalty; only ever to offer the empathy and sympathy that most white people purposely and haughtily deny when the situation is reversed-almost as if most white people still see us as their property. So while there are some who want to criticize black folks for responding coldly to Damond's death, I'd challenge them to indict the white supremacist society that created the conditions for such reactions. When I hear people say, "Fuck you, Justine Damond," I hear hurt and pain. If there is anything we can pull out of this cold indifference, it is that white America must realize that its coldness toward us in our most delicate moments can be directed right back at them. When people say, "Fuck Justine Damond," I am certain they aren't condemning her personally. I take it as them saying, "Fuck what Justine Damond's death represents." <p><a href="https://kamiyu910.tumblr.com/post/163841946898/jooshbag-siryouarebeingmocked-blmer-you" class="tumblr_blog">kamiyu910</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://jooshbag.tumblr.com/post/163655500851/siryouarebeingmocked-blmer-you-can-support" class="tumblr_blog">jooshbag</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/163655375746/blmer-you-can-support-blacklivesmatter-and-still" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><b>BLMer</b>: You can support BlackLivesMatter and <b>still care about other lives</b>.</p> <p><b>Other BLMers</b>: &gt;<a href="http://archive.is/oEbkL">Yes, a black cop shot a white woman, but <b>we don’t care</b> because black people are the <i>real</i> victims here</a>&lt;. </p> <p>Of course, anyone who remember’s BLM’s reaction to the Paris and Nice Terror attacks and Orlando (IE “hey! Give us that spotlight back!”) won’t be surprised.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="236" data-orig-width="655"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bb3c765a3becbd22ddae0e4900996429/tumblr_inline_otpb25aaqJ1sps4wz_540.png" data-orig-height="236" data-orig-width="655"/></figure><p>Remember all those national news stories about <b>white </b>people shot by cops? And <b>Asians</b>? And <b>Latinos</b>? <b>Literally every ethnic group but black people</b>? All the time?</p> <p>Because I sure don’t.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="156" data-orig-width="663"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/74e09bcc7f4320edd68f9b2416101a55/tumblr_inline_otpb25NyRp1sps4wz_540.png" data-orig-height="156" data-orig-width="663"/></figure><p>“We don’t <i>want </i>to hate whippl! Society <b>made</b> us! We’re not <b>adults</b> responsible for our own feelings and reactions!”</p> </blockquote> <p>“Black Lives Matter doesn’t mean that others don’t.” </p> <p>“So All Lives Matter?” </p> <p>“Excuse me but this is about black lives. That’s what matters here. Stop trying to make the conversation about you.”</p> </blockquote> <p>They don’t even care about black lives unless they were shot by cops. And then they don’t even care about all those lives either, because they pick and choose the ones that will make the best stories! Around 200 or so black men are shot by cops every year, while 400 black children are murdered through things like gang violence, but we don’t hear about them either. </p> <p>It’s nothing but a political ploy to get attention and make a fuss over a couple of people they don’t <i>actually </i>care about. They don’t actually care about stopping police brutality, or they’d care about all police brutality. They don’t care about anything but themselves and they prove it every time they hijack a memorial or an event to talk about <i>their</i> problems. Nothing matters but them.</p> </blockquote> <p>Not to mention the black cops that get shot. Or pretty much any black person that doesn&rsquo;t fit the prescribed narrative.</p>
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Yknow, if we're wondering who exactly do we blame for the whitewashing of POC characters, I guess the largest part of the blame has to go to the film's casting directors, the producers, and the director. But I gotta say the actors themselves have to wear some of the blame. I mean, I understand many of these actors are up and coming, living frugal, but at some point if you really cared about these issues you'd stick your hand up and say "hey, I'm flattered you wanna cast me but I'd rather this role go to somebody who represents the culture a lot better". I think applying for and accepting whitewashed roles such as these represents a pretty tragic indifference and selfishness on the part of the actor. And don't even get me started on actors (cough Scarlett Johannsen cough Tilda Swinton) who are already world famous and stinking rich who don't even NEED these roles to put food on the table but take them anyway. 😒😒😒 feminism intersectionalfeminism whitewashing whitewash Repost from @asias.feminist: nerdy @nerdy asians Zach McGowan is gonna play Hawaii native Ben Kanahele in the film Ni ihau... Getting a light tan makes you able to play POC in Hollywood Yknow, if we're wondering who exactly do we blame for the whitewashing of POC characters, I guess the largest part of the blame has to go to the film's casting directors, the producers, and the director. But I gotta say the actors themselves have to wear some of the blame. I mean, I understand many of these actors are up and coming, living frugal, but at some point if you really cared about these issues you'd stick your hand up and say "hey, I'm flattered you wanna cast me but I'd rather this role go to somebody who represents the culture a lot better". I think applying for and accepting whitewashed roles such as these represents a pretty tragic indifference and selfishness on the part of the actor. And don't even get me started on actors (cough Scarlett Johannsen cough Tilda Swinton) who are already world famous and stinking rich who don't even NEED these roles to put food on the table but take them anyway. 😒😒😒 feminism intersectionalfeminism whitewashing whitewash Repost from @asias.feminist

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<p><a href="http://iwontdance.com/post/159061451664/imagine-being-so-salty-that-you-ask-this-many" class="tumblr_blog">iwontdancenetwork</a>:</p><blockquote> <h2><b>Imagine being so salty that you ask this many dancers to prove you are not salty. <br/></b></h2> <h2>A man writes off his ex-lover by manifesting a ‘river’ of female dancers to act as an extension his indifference toward her. <b><br/></b> </h2> <hr><h2>“Cry Me a River” by Justin Timberlake | Choreography by Andrew Winghart <br/></h2> <p> Starring George Lawrence II | <a href="http://iwontdance.com/post/156734700280/a-man-writes-off-his-ex-lover-by-manifesting-a">Link to the full video</a><br/></p> <hr><p> Be sure to follow on <a>@instagram</a>​ for more @jeffreyvictor <br/></p> </blockquote>: <p><a href="http://iwontdance.com/post/159061451664/imagine-being-so-salty-that-you-ask-this-many" class="tumblr_blog">iwontdancenetwork</a>:</p><blockquote> <h2><b>Imagine being so salty that you ask this many dancers to prove you are not salty. <br/></b></h2> <h2>A man writes off his ex-lover by manifesting a ‘river’ of female dancers to act as an extension his indifference toward her. <b><br/></b> </h2> <hr><h2>“Cry Me a River” by Justin Timberlake | Choreography by Andrew Winghart <br/></h2> <p> Starring George Lawrence II | <a href="http://iwontdance.com/post/156734700280/a-man-writes-off-his-ex-lover-by-manifesting-a">Link to the full video</a><br/></p> <hr><p> Be sure to follow on <a>@instagram</a>​ for more @jeffreyvictor <br/></p> </blockquote>

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