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Life, Movies, and Soldiers: hotdadcalendar I literally can't get myself to sit through movies that don't have women. I'm like where the fuck are the women? Why are there so many men? This is boring as fuck goodbye elfman98 Even if it's historically accurate? marzipanandminutiae as everyone knows, women were invented in 1990 ranger-truth All the notes of "women weren't on old time battlefields" are wrong. There were more prostitutes and merchant women than there were soldiers in most every encampment. They followed the armies, marching alongside them, and notably ran the camps. Many more women dressed as men to fight. Long before female nurses were officially considered to be a part of the military, they were already on the battlefield They merely didn't get written into official reports because they were "invisible women", "not supposed to be there" Usually they would be local women running a makeshift care center out of their homes. Movies involving ancient societies? Guess how many had female fighters? Spies? Mostly female. Yeah, only the men were caught, usually (because nobody suspected the servant woman), but historians believe most cases had more women spies than men. Most cases meaning across time and continents. karadin Note, in most films, tv productions, even commercials, women only comprise 17% of the people in a crowd scene, any more and viewers think 'there are too many women' to be realistic - even when in real life, women are just over half the population WOMEN WERE INVENTED IN 1990
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Abc, Being Alone, and Anaconda: 8:20 AM a mobile.twitter.com Sprint Tweet Imam Tawhidi @lmamofpeace If you really cared about babies, you would've given £30,000 to Children's Rights organisations, to help "the children in detention camps". Instead, you spent it on a balloon Now we have a balloon that's big on the outside and empty on the inside, just like vour morals Reuters London 0.04 AM TRUMP IN UK PROTESTS GREET U.S. PRESIDENT IN UK N Street demonstrations and a giant, infiatable Trump baby EAANPT AALY START 7:02 AM Jul 14, 2018 roguestatistician: awesomehawks: ms-demeanor: rightsmarts: The Imam of Peace drops a MOAB on the U.K. Trump protestors Hello rightsmarts, the latest in conservative news. I’m just reblogging this because it’s gotten around to the punk side of things and sometimes it seems like anarchists forget that PR is important in political movements. The balloon cost around $3k to make and fill, the remainder of the money is going to go to take the balloon on tour. People DID donate $52,000 dollars to the Trump Baby. They also donated $21 million to The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) to help the children in detention camps. The comparative cost of the balloon is about a quarter of a percent of what was donated to RAICES alone. You know what’s great about a balloon? It’s ridiculous. It’s got a fun, airy parade feel. You go to a protest with the Trump Baby and you see people who share your values and are equally frustrated with the world - and it’s hard as hell to show a bunch of people having a fun old time with a parade float as dangerous antifa terrorists. (Also it gets news cameras pointed at protests of Trump, and at this point we should all recognize the value of big stunts that get you free press because Trump sure as hell did.) That and it gives frustrated, burned-out activists a bit of a laugh. We’ve got to have levity, we’ve got to be able to enjoy things and have a sense of humor. If we’re all grimly grinding away and donating all of our spare change to the ACLU and only ever talking about the horrible things that are happening we’re going to get too exhausted to carry on. Which is exactly what folks like rightsmarts and Imam Tawhidi want. Oh yeah, that’s the other thing - imamofpeace up there bills himself as a moderate Muslim who wants reform but he’s supported calls for Muslim immigration bans in Australia. He claims to want reform to prevent extremism but denies extremism in his own sect and only targets Muslims of other sects. He doesn’t have many Muslim followers but he does have a lot of twitter followers who seem to like being able to point to Imam Tawhidi and say “see, I’m not islamophobic, I only want to listen to *reasonable* Muslims, like this guy who tells me how backward all those Muslims are and how they’re preparing to take over the west.” So a professional pot-stirrer is criticizing activists for spending the equivalent of a quarter of a percent of their donations on a fun balloon that bring out large crowds to protest, creates feelings of solidarity and levity, and is an excellent PR tool. Yeah, fuck off with your bullshit. People recently crowdfunded a couch for Elon Musk and tried to give Kylie Jenner $100 million so she’d be a round billionaire. Nobody should feel the tiniest bit bad for donating to the construction and display of a protest sign. The Trump Baby balloon is a good investment on the part of protesters and helped ensure that Trump knows he’s not welcome or appreciated by the people of London. (hey by the way this criticism of decadence and fun is the kind of puritanical authoritarian shit that you get from the right and from tankies and it’s why nobody likes tankies. bread AND roses, motherfuckers.) Sharing this with you all.  Reminder - it’s possible for people to do more than one thing at a time! We can spend money on charity and protests. We can fund libraries and food programs. We can laugh at stupid shit on the internet and still read serious news.
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Chicago, Definitely, and Racism: Mikki Kendall @Karnythia I always forget that people think majority white areas in the US happened organically. Or that the majority white population is an accident 7/2/17, 7:14 PM 187 Retweets 354 Likes 10 Mikki Kendall @Karnythia 1h Replying to @Karnythia Quick & dirty history lesson, without restrictive housing covenants & sundown towns & lynching & race barriers to immigration? Well... Mikki Kendall@Karnythia 1h The US as a whole would look a lot like Chicago. POC populations would be higher, the country would be majority POC 40 Mikki Kendall @Karnythia 1h Throw in the attempted genocide of Indigenous nations & the stealing of their lands & you start to get an idea of how the US got this way. 2 1 36 Mikki Kendall@Karnythia 1h Now, this is why I get so annoyed at the myth that the US was ever a "white" country. It wasn't. Stolen lands, stolen people on those lands 4 m 47 113 Mikki Kendall @Karnythia 1h Thousands of racist attempts to make it a white country later, all that shit did was delav the inevitable Mikki Kendall @Karnythia 1h Thousands of racist attempts to make it a white country later, all that shit did was delay the inevitable Rome wasn't all white either n31 O 82 Mikki Kendall @Karnythia 1h In fact one of the ways that imperialism & colonization ends up playing out is that eventually the "Other" outnumbers the colonizer. 10 34 V 77 Mikki Kendall @Karnythia 1h And hey, if you built your economy on taking resources from the people you marginalized while building a myth of opportunity? We want in 2 28 O 76 Mikki Kendall @Karnythia 1h Sooner or later? This is what marginalized people have to say Welcome to this stage! odinsblog: odinsblog: jazminsthoughts: A short lesson from @karnythia. I feel like even if this wasn’t a majority white country, white supremacy would still definitely function in a way that preserves itself. Bringing this back because redlining isn’t just some old-time practice from the past. Redlining is still going on today. In 2018. Banks are currently turning away qualified black homebuyers from affluent white neighborhoods. Banks are still denying home loans to black people with excellent credit when we try to buy in mostly white neighborhoods. Video: https://youtu.be/AqaCsJXUehQ It’s organized, institutional racism. Banks will give huge home loans to poorly qualified white people to gentrify historically black neighborhoods, but not the other way around.
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