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Q: What does MRA stand for?
Asked by Anonymous
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hellabutts:

nocogsorwheels:

e-m-e-t-t:

Red? I think it’s red. 

I basically did this once and it’s how I got pink eye.

I can’t tell if you’re making a pun or if you’re telling an actual story.
Either way, I’m still laughing.
hellabutts:

nocogsorwheels:

e-m-e-t-t:

Red? I think it’s red. 

I basically did this once and it’s how I got pink eye.

I can’t tell if you’re making a pun or if you’re telling an actual story.
Either way, I’m still laughing.
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theroguefeminist:

elliedoh:

So when Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry bring black girls on stage, dance with them, acknowledge their figures- it’s offensive and appropriating. But, when Nicki Minaj makes an entire video focusing around black girl’s asses and asserts her power, reduces these women to objects and flaunts her authority it’s YAAASSSSS NICKI SERVE IT. Is that because she’s black? So it’s okay for people of the same race to dance with each other but someone who does not share the same levels of melanin enters the picture, they’re doing something wrong? …idgi 

You’re completely ignoring context. In Lily Allen’s Hard out Here video, she literally says, “I don’t shake my ass cause I have a brain” as Black women shake their asses in her video. She is literally degrading the Black women who shake their asses in the media. The song also uses references to Black rappers (i.e. the title of the song referencing the rap song “Hard out Here for a Pimp” and her lyric “bragging ‘bout my cars or talking ‘bout my chains”), suggesting that Black rappers are more sexist than white male musicians (which isn’t true, there’s lots of sexism in all music genres) and also suggest the source of sexism in the music industry is Black people (Black male rappers and twerking Black female dancers).
In contrast, Nicki Minaj is reclaiming a song (Baby Got Back) that was made by a Black male rapper who celebrated (but also objectified) Black female bodies. Throughout her song, Nicki raps like a man would, talking about her sexual conquests with men and the size of their dicks, almost as a way of doing to men what they have done to women (objectifying their dicks as Sir Mix A Lot objectified Black women’s asses and many other men objectify women’s vaginas). She also brags about her sexual prowess and stays in control and aggressive in the video (she goes as far as cutting a banana representing a dick and slapping Drake’s hand away—the video critiques the male gaze). The target of mockery and disparagement in Nicki’s video is men and the male gaze, and the video works to reclaim agency from it.
In what way is Nicki asserting power over her dancers? In her video, she twerks along side her back up dancers and dances with them and interacts with them on the same level. She is just as scantily clad as they are. Lily Allen, however, stays fully covered in her video, does not dance provocatively, and thus contrasts her own pure and respectable femininity with the Black women, using their twerking and scantily clad bodies as an example of “bad” female sexuality and femininity—of women “objectifying themselves.” This is racist because it frames Black female sexuality as lesser than white femininity and antithetical to feminism.
In summary: Nicki’s video is very much a celebration of female Black beauty and sexuality coming from a Black woman. Conversely, Lilly Allen’s is using Black women as props to frame them as a vile or bad form of sexuality or being too sexual to prop up her own feminism.
So you might say, “what about Miley Cyrus? she twerks along side her Black background dancers too!” But here’s the problem: Miley Cyrus continually appropriates Black culture and also uses Black women as props. It does matter that these artists are white because in these cases the point of including the Black women is either to, in Lily Allen’s case, offset Black sexuality/femininity as too sexual or bad in comparison with her white femininity/feminism, or, in the case of Miley Cyrus, to get “street cred” and exotify her own sexuality by appropriating Black culture and using Black people as props to do so. See this analysis of Lily Allen’s Hard Out Here video and this analysis of Miley Cyrus by Black people who know a lot more about this than I do.
I haven’t seen anything about Katy Perry using Black dancers. I’ve just seen criticisms of her appropriating AAVE and other PoC cultures. So I’m not sure why you brought her up, but maybe I just haven’t seen the videos in question.
Either way, it’s not like white artists having a diverse cast of back up dancers is a bad thing automatically. Here is an example of a white artist using back up dancers of other races without objectifying them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ilh1ewceco (notice this artist tackles the same issue as Lily Allen—sexism/objectification in the media—without being misogynist and racist toward other women). But the examples of Lily Allen and Miley Cyrus ARE racist and Nicki Minaj’s video isn’t the same as theirs.
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khromejio:

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

FBI Uniform Crime Report Hate Crime Statistics, 2011

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khromejio:

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

FBI Uniform Crime Report Hate Crime Statistics, 2011

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khromejio:

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

FBI Uniform Crime Report Hate Crime Statistics, 2011

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khromejio:

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

FBI Uniform Crime Report Hate Crime Statistics, 2011

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khromejio:

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

FBI Uniform Crime Report Hate Crime Statistics, 2011

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khromejio:

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

FBI Uniform Crime Report Hate Crime Statistics, 2011

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khromejio:

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

FBI Uniform Crime Report Hate Crime Statistics, 2011

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khromejio:

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

FBI Uniform Crime Report Hate Crime Statistics, 2011

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khromejio:

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

FBI Uniform Crime Report Hate Crime Statistics, 2011

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khromejio:

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

FBI Uniform Crime Report Hate Crime Statistics, 2011

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thesoftghetto:

frantzofanon:

大家你好!!! check out my new tattoo!! it means “harmony” in english!!! I can’t wait to start showing white people my tattoo and asking them if they can understand it!!! TFW YOLO! (That’s what they say right?)

So much shade I have to get a damn coat..
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Q: What does MRA stand for?
Asked by Anonymous
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cuttlephish:

So the police report on the robbery that was allegedly committed by Michael Brown states they received a call about a robbery in progress at 11:51. However in the surveillance videos released by the police, the suspect does not even enter the store until 11:53. So either the cashier can predict the future and called police before being robbed, or this video is staged.
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xcarolynnn:

cloudydayrealestate:

the satisfaction

One time in like 5th grade I had this teacher and she gave us all bottles of shit like this and told us to squeeze it all out and of course we were like fuck yeah and did it and then she said, “Now, try and shove it all back in the container.” Of course we all tried, and then stared at her confused as shit. When we all obviously gave up, she said, “In the moment, you were so consumed with what you were doing that you didn’t realize the mess you were making. Then, after it was so quickly and easily poured out, you realize it is impossible to put it all back in. Remember this for the rest of your lives when it comes to the words that come out of your mouth” and we were like 10 so we were like yeah ok whatever lady, but somehow to this day I think of it constantly. 
xcarolynnn:

cloudydayrealestate:

the satisfaction

One time in like 5th grade I had this teacher and she gave us all bottles of shit like this and told us to squeeze it all out and of course we were like fuck yeah and did it and then she said, “Now, try and shove it all back in the container.” Of course we all tried, and then stared at her confused as shit. When we all obviously gave up, she said, “In the moment, you were so consumed with what you were doing that you didn’t realize the mess you were making. Then, after it was so quickly and easily poured out, you realize it is impossible to put it all back in. Remember this for the rest of your lives when it comes to the words that come out of your mouth” and we were like 10 so we were like yeah ok whatever lady, but somehow to this day I think of it constantly. 
xcarolynnn:

cloudydayrealestate:

the satisfaction

One time in like 5th grade I had this teacher and she gave us all bottles of shit like this and told us to squeeze it all out and of course we were like fuck yeah and did it and then she said, “Now, try and shove it all back in the container.” Of course we all tried, and then stared at her confused as shit. When we all obviously gave up, she said, “In the moment, you were so consumed with what you were doing that you didn’t realize the mess you were making. Then, after it was so quickly and easily poured out, you realize it is impossible to put it all back in. Remember this for the rest of your lives when it comes to the words that come out of your mouth” and we were like 10 so we were like yeah ok whatever lady, but somehow to this day I think of it constantly. 
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Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College
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parteira:

aka14kgold:

mohala-sumiko:

this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).
community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.
please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.

You gotta love when they go for churches. They don’t need to burn crosses, we know who they are. 

why aren’t white conservative christians hooping and hollaring about violation of religious freedom and community and shit?
hmm?
or the fact tear gas has aboritificants, which cause miscarriage and can cause problems with reproductive organs (most affects, uterus and ovaries). Why aren’t “pro-life” people caring about that?
oh but this isn’t a race issue is it.
i’ll wait.
parteira:

aka14kgold:

mohala-sumiko:

this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).
community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.
please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.

You gotta love when they go for churches. They don’t need to burn crosses, we know who they are. 

why aren’t white conservative christians hooping and hollaring about violation of religious freedom and community and shit?
hmm?
or the fact tear gas has aboritificants, which cause miscarriage and can cause problems with reproductive organs (most affects, uterus and ovaries). Why aren’t “pro-life” people caring about that?
oh but this isn’t a race issue is it.
i’ll wait.
parteira:

aka14kgold:

mohala-sumiko:

this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).
community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.
please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.

You gotta love when they go for churches. They don’t need to burn crosses, we know who they are. 

why aren’t white conservative christians hooping and hollaring about violation of religious freedom and community and shit?
hmm?
or the fact tear gas has aboritificants, which cause miscarriage and can cause problems with reproductive organs (most affects, uterus and ovaries). Why aren’t “pro-life” people caring about that?
oh but this isn’t a race issue is it.
i’ll wait.
parteira:

aka14kgold:

mohala-sumiko:

this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).
community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.
please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.

You gotta love when they go for churches. They don’t need to burn crosses, we know who they are. 

why aren’t white conservative christians hooping and hollaring about violation of religious freedom and community and shit?
hmm?
or the fact tear gas has aboritificants, which cause miscarriage and can cause problems with reproductive organs (most affects, uterus and ovaries). Why aren’t “pro-life” people caring about that?
oh but this isn’t a race issue is it.
i’ll wait.
parteira:

aka14kgold:

mohala-sumiko:

this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).
community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.
please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.

You gotta love when they go for churches. They don’t need to burn crosses, we know who they are. 

why aren’t white conservative christians hooping and hollaring about violation of religious freedom and community and shit?
hmm?
or the fact tear gas has aboritificants, which cause miscarriage and can cause problems with reproductive organs (most affects, uterus and ovaries). Why aren’t “pro-life” people caring about that?
oh but this isn’t a race issue is it.
i’ll wait.
parteira:

aka14kgold:

mohala-sumiko:

this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).
community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.
please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.

You gotta love when they go for churches. They don’t need to burn crosses, we know who they are. 

why aren’t white conservative christians hooping and hollaring about violation of religious freedom and community and shit?
hmm?
or the fact tear gas has aboritificants, which cause miscarriage and can cause problems with reproductive organs (most affects, uterus and ovaries). Why aren’t “pro-life” people caring about that?
oh but this isn’t a race issue is it.
i’ll wait.
parteira:

aka14kgold:

mohala-sumiko:

this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).
community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.
please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.

You gotta love when they go for churches. They don’t need to burn crosses, we know who they are. 

why aren’t white conservative christians hooping and hollaring about violation of religious freedom and community and shit?
hmm?
or the fact tear gas has aboritificants, which cause miscarriage and can cause problems with reproductive organs (most affects, uterus and ovaries). Why aren’t “pro-life” people caring about that?
oh but this isn’t a race issue is it.
i’ll wait.
parteira:

aka14kgold:

mohala-sumiko:

this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).
community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.
please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.

You gotta love when they go for churches. They don’t need to burn crosses, we know who they are. 

why aren’t white conservative christians hooping and hollaring about violation of religious freedom and community and shit?
hmm?
or the fact tear gas has aboritificants, which cause miscarriage and can cause problems with reproductive organs (most affects, uterus and ovaries). Why aren’t “pro-life” people caring about that?
oh but this isn’t a race issue is it.
i’ll wait.
parteira:

aka14kgold:

mohala-sumiko:

this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).
community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.
please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.

You gotta love when they go for churches. They don’t need to burn crosses, we know who they are. 

why aren’t white conservative christians hooping and hollaring about violation of religious freedom and community and shit?
hmm?
or the fact tear gas has aboritificants, which cause miscarriage and can cause problems with reproductive organs (most affects, uterus and ovaries). Why aren’t “pro-life” people caring about that?
oh but this isn’t a race issue is it.
i’ll wait.
parteira:

aka14kgold:

mohala-sumiko:

this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).
community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.
please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.

You gotta love when they go for churches. They don’t need to burn crosses, we know who they are. 

why aren’t white conservative christians hooping and hollaring about violation of religious freedom and community and shit?
hmm?
or the fact tear gas has aboritificants, which cause miscarriage and can cause problems with reproductive organs (most affects, uterus and ovaries). Why aren’t “pro-life” people caring about that?
oh but this isn’t a race issue is it.
i’ll wait.
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