I’m Not a Joke (No Soy Tu Chiste) is a campaign spreading awareness for the LGBTI community through art and design, created by Daniel Arzola (@Arzola_d) in light of the recent violent acts against the sexually diverse community in Venezuela and the World. It initially seeks to expand in the online community. If you’d like to share your opinion please do so via twitter using the hashtag #ImNotaJoke. Like my page on Facebook and share the posters to support the cause!
For every T-Shirt you buy, one dollar will be donated to the campaign
trigger warning for the link - a few of the shirts in the shop depict a bruised and bloodied man with the implication he was a victim of a hate crime
k I didn’t even know we had a national voter registration day but apparently we do and since I just registered to vote last week for the first time I will pass on the advice I learned to all my newly-eligible followers in the US
some of you may want to register “Independent.” As in, not affiliated with any party. If you would like to do this, do NOT register for the American Independent Party! They are a far-right more-conservative-than-your-average-Republican third party that claims to be the “fastest growing party in America”- only because most of the people who register as AIP are unknowing new voters who don’t realize the difference between Independent Party and Independent. They picked their name to intentionally confuse people like that (as they’re also the first party listed alphabetically). They’re overall a scummy group of people and I don’t want anybody going through the headache of registering for a party they have no intention on voting for
If you want to register as independent, just select that you do not wish to declare a party affiliation!
stop hating on girls who wanna kiss people in museums or aquariums or art galleries stop hating on girls who want things that might be cliche stop hating on girls who want boys to treat them like they’re magic i will protect all girls with my life and just because they care about things that you don’t doesn’t give you the right to belittle them ok i will fight u
Let me tell you a fucking thing about costume design. That’s some in depth, difficult shit to learn. And the fact that this goddess can ramble this shit off the cuff means she knows her shit. ELLE WOODS IS A GODAMNED GENIUS AND IT’s NOT A STRETCH TO BELIEVE SHE GOT INTO HARVARD LAW MMMK?
FUCK YEAH ELLE WOODS OR DIE
this movie is literally about an attractive woman who loves to party having to prove over and over again that she’s also intelligent and hard-working to those who judge her based on her looks (who also empowers and fights for other women, and fosters unlikely friendships instead of engaging in girl hate) and if you don’t think that’s some great feminist shit then I don’t know what your problem is
Let’s not forget that in the end when the guy wants her again, she turns him down because she knows she deserves better.
AND let’s not forget that at the end she is the class-elected speaker at the graduation ceremony, has graduated with high honors, has been invited into one of Boston’s best law firms, and is best friends with the girl who her boyfriend left her for.
THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE FILMS EVER.
So I’ve seen all of you reblog gifsets of this speech, but I think maybe it’d be good for you to listen to it fully? Emma does a fantastic job of explaining feminism very bluntly, but thats not the entirety of the thing and you should take notice that this video is directed at men. Its a part of the HeForShe campaign which is the UN’s attempt to get men involved internationally in achieving gender equality.
I really hate to delve into this part of my past, but I for a time period (A really short one) considered myself sort of like a Men’s Rights Activist. Its not that I didn’t think that women didn’t face a tremendous amount of problems and that feminism was unfounded, but more that in certain spaces where I had friends who I thought were fighting on behalf of an increase in women’s power, they would also employ judgments on me based on my sex and gender.
I was influenced very much by media to come to an assumption like that, and the portrayal of the straw feminist did nothing to really help that problem. For example, In high school I really enjoyed the theater program I was in, and was really partial to the idea of being a part of the crew. I was really garbage at singing, and couldn’t really get a larger role in the musicals because of so, but I wanted to be very deeply involved. I had hoped to be maybe by my senior year Stage Manager. The teacher who was the director had a bad experience with one of the guys who was supposed to be stage manager, and I remember at some point when she was discussing it with someone else that she wasn’t going to leave that position up to “boys anymore” which sorta stung me.
I went to an all guys school, and the reason that I think I enjoyed theater so much was because of the joint coordination I had with our sister girl’s school and how the pressure to be “manly” or whatever was sort of off. I at the time would have labeled this action to be “misandry”, which I gag now at even typing.
But here’s a note that I wanted to make. This was a continuation of the idea of “boys will be boys”. That my friends is one of the worst clichés of misogyny. Misandry isn’t some disease who’s source is feminism you idiot, Its just a side effect of a patriarchy. The suffering of women, their constant inequality has tolls on us all, and the only way to find a solution is to focus on getting women equal, since they’re by far and large at a greater disadvantage in society. What #HeForShe means to do is to involve men in the discussion of feminism in the hopes to speed up the process of getting women equal to men in a social, political, and economic sense.
This is perhaps a different view than what I’ve heard from feminists who think that a man’s place in the discussion is to simply point at another woman who’s talking about the issue. I can not stress that I understand that I have no personal accounts of the effects of misogyny as I am a privileged male. I don’t fear walking out at night that I’ll be sexuall assulted. I don’t ever have in the back of my mind that someone might be objectifying me, or treating me in any way negatively because my gender is perceived to be secondary or inferior.
Women have carried on with this cause greatly , especially in the western world in the past century, but as noted, no one country has achieved parity in gender status. Even if someone like me were to enter the idea of feminism from a somewhat selfish viewpoint, in the end I will act in a way that promotes progress on those issues. To have all genders behind the feminist goal, to discuss, to not feel like its such a scary topic to approach, would be beneficial I think. Use your privilege to help those without.
(PS, and this is always, if I said anything you don’t agree with or want to correct me on, I’m always looking for critics, especially from those who know these issues better than me.)
(PPS: DUH, If you’re a guy, go to HeForShe.org to sign the pledge!)
@ShaunKing exposes Ferguson PD lie about distance from SUV
Huffington Post contrasts how the media treats white suspects and killers better than black victims.
110 more days until Grand Jury deadline.