The next person who makes a joke about my pole dancing and calls me a stripper, I’m going to show them this photo and say, “You may or may not take me seriously, but just know that I can probably crush your tiny little skull with my thigh muscles.”
There’s nothing I don’t love about this.
Two of the usually problematic guys in class defended the violation of a person’s space and rights for the sake of art.
Disabled characters are written into stories for one reason: the disability. Do most people actually believe real disabled people spend our days obsessing about being cured? Or rhapsodizing about killing ourselves? Here is the truth: Disabled people barely ever even think about our disabilities. When we do think about them, it’s usually because we are dealing with an oppressive, systemic problem, such as employment discrimination. Can’t there ever be a disabled character in a book or film just because? Where the topic doesn’t ever come up? All sorts of interesting stories can be written about a disabled character, without the disability ever being mentioned. You know, just like real people.
The vast majority of writers who have used disabled characters in their work are not people with disabilities themselves. Because disabled people have been peripheral for centuries, we’ve been shut out of the artistic process since the beginning. As a result, the disabled characters we’re presented with usually fit one or more of the following stereotypes: Victim, Villain, Inspiration, Monster. And the disabled character’s storyline is generally resolved in one of a few ways: Cure, Death, Institutionalization."
I know of a disabled woman who, in a writing class, wrote a disabled character into her story. The rest of the class spent all day trying to determine what her character’s disability “symbolized”, and refused to believe her when she said the character just had a disability, she wasn’t there for some grand purpose.
Black and Unarmed: A Growing List…
Louis C.K. telling it as it is!
Watch the full monologue here!
who wants to be the first one to say it?
I will. What about black people? The Voting Rights Act wasn’t passed until 1965. Democracy is 94 years old my ass.People don’t seem to realize that Black women exist. The white suffragettes, white Second Wave feminists and some Black male activists from the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements treated Black women like shit and even censored them. And Black women are still fighting to have their humanity and contributions acknowledged.
Jelly Belly Chairman donates $5000 to help turn back the rights of trans kids in California to use the bath room and change rooms of their gender identity, not assigned sex.
Source: THE AGE
That means no more Bertie Botts beans either folks.
I almost forgot…..Nevada State Senator Kelvin Atkinson comes out as a black gay man todayTHROW THAT SHADE SENATOR!!
Official confirmed update.
475 On Board
6 Dead (3 male student, 2 female students, 1 female crew member)
I am CONSTANTLY updating this post currently as the toll was changing rapidly…
Please stay updated.