It’s too bad trans girls are in so much danger from police and social violence because otherwise they’d be the perfect group to push the envelope on “Free the Nipple”.
Unless they get their gender markers changed they’re legally allowed to be topless in public.
Except we’re not even apparently legally allowed to do that:
“Andrea Jones was arrested for indecent exposure after taking her shirt off after the Morristown Driver’s License Office refused to change her sex from male to female on her driver’s license.”
Numerous trans women over the years, with or without their legal markers changed, have been arrested for public indency for toplessness, in states where men can be topless, before being charged and jailed with men.
The state has absolutely no problem using unfair double standards to punish trans women just for existing.
If you’ve ever wanted a perfect example of why the term “transmisogyny” exists, here you go. Trans women are only called male when people want to insult us or put up a convenient roadblock. All the other times we’re regarded as a lesser class of woman.
What does the arab in your carrd mean? Is it like afab and amab?
.. i’m palestinian
so i read this and i was like ‘well duh. no one sees the milky way at night.’ and then i thought about for another minute and then i realised ‘wait… you’re supposed to? some people can see the milky way?’ and now i’m struggling to come to terms with the fact that i’ve literally never seen the milky way and in some countries you can. like all the time.
I remember seeing the Milky Way in Hawaii and it being hella normal and then I moved to San Fran and was hell disappointed.
I can kinda-see-it-a-wee-bit on a clear night from my house, but the first time I saw it properly from the coast I was shook.
I have now lived on two islands with telescopes, so the light pollution is kept to a minimum, and I feel like people often have no idea what the night sky is supposed to look like.
WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK HEY WHAT THE FUCK I THOUGHT THAT WAS JUST MOVIES WHAT THE FUCK
It is little surprise to me that our ancestors looked up and saw inspiration for the gods.
Yep, that’s what the real thing looks like.
When I was sixteen I got shipped of to go hike mountains in the middle of nowhere Colorado, and I have never seen a group of dumbass teenagers just go absolutely silent at the SKY, we were all convinced we were high.
In case anyone without light pollution wants to see what those of us can see, I took this picture with about a 30 second open shutter length and I was SUPER pleased with the number of stars I was able to capture
We have been fooled to live in city’s and towns.
Going outside to a freezing cool where you can’t see or feel your body because you’re so infatuated with the beauty of the night sky is… it’s everything that is to be human. I never felt more connected to the world than when I looked into the stars like that. It just felt like my soul could just float right out of the surface of the earth and come back effortlessly. I understood why so many civilization were so sure something, someone had created us, such masterpiece must have been made by a great artist
I am offended.
I would look great in that but do not call me straight
It’s all well and good and valid to say “Don’t make fun of this privileged group because this non privileged group might think you’re talking about them” but a part of me is also like what if we don’t bully people for things out of their control?
Like I’ve seen people say things like “Don’t call men ugly because trans men/trans women/mlm might be affected by it!” and like as a trans mlm maybe just like… don’t… insult the way men look? Because they’re people?
Like cishet men need to be made aware of their privilege and held accountable for their actions for sure. But also like… maybe don’t give random strangers body issues?
Today I also saw a post that seemed to be saying “Don’t make fun of fat men because that will affect fat people that aren’t men” but like… fat cis men also deserve to be okay with being fat too. Like I’m aware that they have privilege that non cis men don’t. I know. But like… cis fat men see these things, and have body issues, and get affected by it. They do.
Are you drawn to playing intense characters?
reblogged for the first gif in the set. look how damn cute he looks there! that awkward smile! so precious.
Someone give him a rom com plz
I think this is a good example on why I think satire is mostly lost. You can read this and know is satire, a joke. But you can’t be 100% sure it is. Some part if you, deep, deep down fears someone actually thinks this (ok. maybe not this exactly, but you get the gist)
A better example.
Is this satire? Is it serious? Are they mocking someone? I have no fucking idea
Honestly, I’m turning this into an informative post because I am tired of people writing off Latin America’s history as if their struggles were cultivated by themselves and as if they can’t recover because they’re not advanced enough.
United States Interventions in Latin America, World War II-Present:
1. 1947 - Truman Doctrine: During the presidency of Truman in the U.S., the Truman doctrine was officially implemented as a policy to counter communism during the Cold War. This policy allowed the U.S. to help aid any regimes, regardless of how corrupt and repressive, to overthrow communism. Many Latin American countries had elected Communist officials, and the United States overthrew those governments, typically by arming and aiding corrupt military coupes.
2. 1954 - United Fruit Company: Amidst the Guatemalan revolution for democracy, U.S. President Eisenhower created a Right-wing military coup to fight the democratically-elected government of Jacobo Árbenz in Guatemala. Árbenz implemented popular land reforms that gave property to landless peasants with unused U.S. United Fruit Company lands. The United States government did not like the Guatemalan revolution because it portrayed communism. The U.S. military opposition was armed, trained, and organized by the U.S. The United Fruit Company persuaded the U.S. government to overthrow the Guatemalan government. Árbenz was overthrown and replaced by the military dictatorship under Carlos Castillo Armas, a U.S.-supported authoritarian ruler.
3. 1960 - Anti-Communism in Ecuador: The U.S. wanted Ecuadorian President José Maria Velasco Ibarra to break relations with Cuba and promote anti-communism. President Velasco didn’t want to, so the U.S. infiltrated political groups. Eventually, president Velasco was overthrown, and replaced by Carlos Julio Arosemana, who was a paid employee of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Then, Arosemana was replaced with a military junta that outlawed communism, suspended civil liberties, and cancelled the 1964 elections.
4. 1960 - The Cuban Revolution and the Missile Crisis: The Cuban Revolution lead by Fidel Castro was a huge defeat of U.S. Foreign policy in Latam. Cuba became part of the Non-Aligned Movement (neutral during the Cold War), and as a result, the U.S. increased trade restrictions on Cuba, primarily importation of Cuban sugar, Cuba’s largest economic dependency. The U.S. also stopped exporting oil to Cuba which devastated Cuba’s economy.
Under the U.S. presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the CIA trained and armed Cuban refugees to create a guerrilla force with the intention of overthrowing Castro (which ultimately failed). This later resulted in the U.S. prohibiting all exports to Cuba, damaging their economy; and when Cuba began trade relations with Russia, the U.S. ended all official relations with Cuba. Ultimately, the U.S. began formulating “The Cuban Project” which was an operation meant to destabilize the Cuban government by burning crops and blowing up ships. Relationships between the Soviet Union and Cuba strengthened, the U.S. got paranoid and threatened Nuclear War because they thought that Russia was going to equip Cuba with nuclear missiles to fight the U.S.
5. 1962 - Government Overthrow in Brazil: The United States CIA started an operation to prevent João Goulart from taking control of Congress. They gave millions of dollars to opposing candidates of Goulart, simply because the U.S. feared a drift to the Left under Goulart’s leadership. Then, the military coup created by the CIA overthrew Goulart’s elected government and replaced him with General Castelo Branco who, along with the CIA, created Latin America’s first death squads (Esquadrão da Morte).
6. 1965 - Anti-Communism in the Dominican Republic: The fourth intervention by the U.S. in the Dominican Republic in 60 years: to “prevent another Cuba”. On April 28, approx. 20,000 troops invaded to overthrow revolutionary forces that were “seemingly” under communist control. Most of the white people in the country were evacuated, and the popular revolt of poor people was overthrown.
7. 1966 - Communist Victims in Guatemala: A few years after U.S. President Kennedy replaced an elected politician with Enrique Peralta Azurdia, the U.S. intervenes again with a new replacement, Julio Cesar Méndez Montenegro, who granted the U.S. free reign of Guatemala. There was an increase of American military equipment/weaponry being shipped to Guatemala, with intentions to end communism there. United States military organizations began a major operation to expand and militarize the Guatemalan police force, and by 1970, more than 30,000 Guatemalan police received training in torture techniques and disappearances. A State Department official said, “murder, torture, and mutilation are alright if our side is doing it and the victims are communists.”
8. 1966 - Capture & Death of Che Guevara: After the Cuban Revolution, Che Guevara went on to become a guerrilla leader in South America. A military action organized by the CIA captured Che, and he was then executed by the Bolivian Army.
9. 1966 - ORDEN, El Salvador: The CIA helped fund and assist General José Alberto Medrano in the organization of the Orden paramilitary force, which ended up being the first of El Salvador’s death squads.
10. 1971 - Bolivia’s Military Coup: The CIA with support from the U.S. Air Force supported a violent military coup in Bolivia, which resulted in the death of 500. The coup overthrew leftist president Juan Torres. He was replaced with General Hugo Banzer, whose regime was known for using brutal tactics to remove leftist principles throughout the country. During his seven years as dictator, 200 of his political opponents were killed and 150,000 people were arrested.
11. 1972 - Tupamaros: A military in Uruguay that was armed and trained by the United States overthrew the Tupamaros, which was the National Liberation Movement of Uruguay. It was replaced with a military government. The U.S. was worried that a Left-wing government would be elected, since the same thing happened in Chile, and didn’t want Latin America to follow their lead. This military dictatorship lasted 11 years, accumulating more than 1,000 political prisoners.
12. 1973 - Death of Salvador Allende: On 11 September in Chile, Socialist president Salvador Allende was killed in a military coup, bringing Augusto Pinochet to power. As a result, economic sabotage and operations were carried out by the CIA, as Pinochet received support from the U.S. despite his role in the torturing, killing, and disappearing of thousands of Chileans.
This ultimately lead to the waging of the “Dirty War” of South America. It was initiated with Operation Condor, an agreement between South American countries to resist and assassinate political opponents and popular revolts, which was supported and aided by the U.S.
13. 1976 - Armed Forces Take Over Argentina: In the midst of the U.S.-supported Dirty War and Operation Condor, Argentina’s military junta overthrew President Isabel Perón. The military junta took power in the form of right-wing death squads. They hunted down and seized anyone who was believed to be associated with the revolt (socialism, Left-wing Peronism, Peronist guerrillas). This caused the disappearance (kidnapping, torturing, and murdering of victims whose bodies were disappeared by the military government) of approx. 30,000 people. Victims included students, trade unionists, journalists, artists, writers, or anyone suspected to be an activist.
Hundreds of thousands of bodies that were disappeared during the Dirty War of Argentina and South America are still not accounted for.
14. 1979 - Contras in Nicaragua: The dictator of Nicaragua who was supported by the U.S., Anastasio Somoza, fell from power and was replaced through election by the people by Marxist [Leftist] Sandinistas. This regime became popular for its support for land reform and solutions to poverty. Somoza’s secret police force (the surviving members of Nicaragua’s National Guard) became the Contra rebels that brutally fought a CIA-supported guerrilla war against the Sandinistas all throughout the 80′s.
15. 1980 - Death Squads in El Salvador: Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero requested that U.S. President Carter stop financing and supporting the Right-wing government military dictator Robert D’Aubuisson. D’Aubuisson then ordered the assassination of Romero, which resulted in El Salvador’s civil war. The CIA and U.S. military gave El Salvador’s government military intelligence, which were fought by rebels mostly made up of poor peasants. Then the military government began training death squads and by 1992, some 63,000 Salvadorans were killed in the civil war.
16. 1980 - Military Aid in Honduras: The U.S. started basing those Nicaraguan Contra rebels from earlier in Honduras as well as utilizing Honduran land for the Salvadoran death squads. Honduras did all of this in exchange for U.S. military aid, and death squads were established to destroy Honduran protesters/dissenters.
17. 1981 - Iran-Contra Affair: The United States CIA began to sell weapons to Iran (via Israel) and using the profits to continue financing the Contra reblels of Nicaragua. During this time the Freedom Fighter’s manual was also issued by the CIA to the Contra rebels. It provided instructions on economic sabotage, propaganda, and insurgency.
In 1984, U.S. President Reagan created an organization to collect donations for the Contra rebels from wealthy American anti-communists. This program also participated in providing the Contras with weapons obtained by illegal arms sales to Iran.
This ultimately lead to the 1986 National Court case Nicaragua v. United States before the International Court of Justice.
18. 1982 - Failed Democracy in Guatemala: Former student of the School of the Americas General Efraín Ríos Montt gained control of Guatemala with U.S. support. U.S. weaponry and military equipment shipment to Guatemala increased. Ríos Montt suspended the rule of law in a state of emergency and within 6 months, 2,600 Indians had been massacred. During his 17 months of power, 400 Indian villages were destroyed.
19. 1985 - “Baby Doc” Duvalier: Haitian dictator “Baby Doc” Duvalier was evacuated from Haiti on a U.S Air Force jet to France after a Haitian revolt, leaving behind the poorest country in the world. The U.S. CIA worked to install another new dictator, but popular political unrest and revolts against more U.S. meddling created more instability for the next four years. As a result, the CIA created/trained/supplied the National Intelligence Service (NIS) to strengthen the military against the people. It was supposedly created to fight the cocaine trade, but it suppressed popular revolt and free expression through means of torture and assassination. Within the 21 months after Duvalier’s flee, more people were killed by the NIS-strong government than in Duvalier’s previous 15-year regime.
20. 1988 - Panama’s General Noriega: An increase of calls for the resignation of Panamanian leader General Manuel Noriega resulted in the U.S. to send 1,000 troops to Panama, supplementing the 10,000 U.S. troops already there. Noriega’s criminal acts as leader were overlooked by the U.S. in exchange for allowing the U.S. to let Contra rebels train in Panama and to aid pro-U.S. forces in El Salvador and Nicaragua. Finally the U.S. indicted Noriega on federal drug charges in his connection with the Medellín Cartel, even though his drug-smuggling was known to the U.S. from 1972. By the end, more than 2,000 people were killed.
21. 2002 - Hugo Chávez: Chávez’s leftist views on globalization, his criticism of the War on Terror and his friendship with Fidel Castro caused him to be suspicious to the U.S, and it became worse when Chávez renewed state control of Venezuela’s oil industry (the U.S.’s third-largest oil importer). The head of the Venezuelan business federation was brought to the U.S. to discuss overthrowing Chávez. He was overthrown in 2002 and the U.S. gave support to the military coup, but an uprising by the Venezuela’s poor population resulted in Chávez’s return to power. Years following, more details of the U.S.’s involvement in the coup were revealed.
23. 2004 - Removal of Aristide: Democratically-elected Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was known in Haiti as a populist, associating with Cuba and resisting neo-liberal economics. The U.S. claimed he was corrupt, removing him from power and occupying the country with thousands of U.S. troops.
22. 2009 - José Manuel Zelaya: The United States supported a military coup that overthrew José Manuel Zelaya, Honduras’s democratically elected president.
Please realize that this list is only of documented U.S. military interventions in Latin America. It doesn’t include interventions remaining in secrecy, and it doesn’t include U.S. interventions that aren’t military, such as economic interventions that still happen in Latin America today and are the current cause of economic displacement for many Latines. It also doesn’t include the indirect consequences of these military interventions, which include political persecution, government corruption, and gang/drug violence.
Latin America has cultivated such a negative spotlight but no one wants to understand (or admit) that the majority of the social, economic, and political downfalls that happen in Latin America are a direct result of U.S. intervention (and sometimes intervention from other countries too). If you look at most of these military interventions, they come from “the U.S. was worried about communism” or “the U.S was worried about Latin America becoming too socialist/leftist” even. though. these. leaders. were. democratically. and. fairly. elected. by. its. PEOPLE.
The United States’ reasoning was always “if we can’t benefit politically, economically, or socially from this Latin American country, then we’re going to overthrow its government and any of the people who get in our way.” EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. This is NOT what Latine people wanted for their countries. It’s what the U.S. wanted for them, based on the needs of the U.S.
Guys. These things are long-term and everlasting. One does not simply recover as a nation from these types of crises in a year. Or in 5 years. Or in 30 years. Sometimes it’s impossible to recover, like when it comes to the disappearances of hundreds of thousands of people. When you criticize a Latin American country or government for not being able to recover and move on from these types of crises, then you’re underestimating the long-term damage that these types of crises cause. And you’re definitely underestimating the United States’ ability to keep intervening even when a nation is trying to recover.
With all of that said, regardless of some of the struggles that Latin America is currently going through today, Latin America is flourishing with some of the greatest places and the greatest people in the world. Don’t doubt that.
omg pls do sleepy or tired jake hcs 🥺
Ahh! Thank you, anon! 💜 Just when Jake and Amy are about to leave the precinct, she gets a notice from her officer that they’ve got a new lead for her case (one which Jake’s not working with her). At first, she’s hesitant to act on it, because they’re on their way to go pic up Mac from Karen. A) She misses Mac B) Her going back on the case would mean Jake having to take care of Mac alone. She obviously has no problem leaving her two boys together, but Mac has started to flaunt his new ability - crawling. They’ve had a problem keeping him still when they’re together, she can only imagine how Jake will do it alone. (They still don’t understand how Karen is up for it every single day) So at first, she’s like, ‘Take a detective; I’ll look at this tomorrow.’ But then Jake (being the amazing partner he is) tells her that she should go on the case. because, well, it’s her case after all. He convinces her that he can handle Mac, like he has done before (albeit during a time their son hadn’t learnt to crawl yet), and Amy goes back on the case.
By the time she gets home, she is feeling guilty because she’s two hours behind what would be Mac’s bedtime. She just hopes to walk in an apartment where Mac is asleep and Jake isn’t over exhausted. But, well, it just turns out to be wishful thinking because the moment she opens the door she can see the TV on, all of Mac’s toys scattered around, three empty baby bottles, and even two tiny socks in very different parts of the room🥺🥺🥺 (which she is sure came off when Mac was crawling. And then on the sofa - Jake is barely able to sit up, and he’s trying to feed Mac with another bottle. Jake is pretty much dozing off, with his head going down and jerking back up suddenly (like most old people doze off while sitting) and every time, he just moans as he pushes the bottle closer to Mac’s mouth, but the little boy just shoves it away and looks up at his father like😾. She can tell her husband is tired, and he’s just done for the day. He’s actually so tired, he hasn’t even noticed her walking over to them on the couch. Amy just bends down to kiss both her boys on the cheek - something which Jake still can’t feel - and then takes Mac in her own arms. This finally seems to wake Jake up (because he doesn’t know who just took away his baby from him) but once he seems that it’s just his wife, he gives her a very raspy, deep, and even desperate ‘Hey’. She gets Mac to sleep finally - something which Jake infers that Mac was just missing his mommy. Amy then gets them both changed (Mac was too busy crawling that Jake couldn’t change) and fixes them dinner (he refused to eat alone without his wife🥺) and even feeds him the food since he’s way to tired to do anything. She’s proud of her man for being such a great dad to their son, and this is the least she can do. She even makes a point of keeping the baby monitor on her side of the nightstand (as opposed to his since the day Mac arrived) so that she can take over baby duty throughout the night. But twenty minutes after going to bed, she finds her bed empty - because Jake rushed to the nursery when the slightest of whimpers was heard - and she can’t help but smile and cry and clutch the baby monitor close to her chest as she hears the sweet comforting words Jake is telling Mac as he gets him to sleep successfully this time💖
men always get mad when you say you’ve never watched the avengers or pulp fiction like ok … have you seen all the barbie movies ?? no then shut up
There are four genders avengers/pulp fiction, barbie movies, some of both and none of either
hey, take some more video essays. (part one)
- how tiktok makes you feel ugly
- a relaxing critique of animal crossing new horizons
- the 27 club: mental illness and art
- talent belongs to the beautiful - how media manipulates your tastes
- lindsay lohan: the rise of a starlet ( part one, part two )
- the unrealistic beauty standard is deadly
- how beauty brands failed women of color
- the devil wears prada style analysis
- the beauty standard between men and women
- what happened to all of the black children sitcoms?
- a deep dive into ‘aesthetic’ youtube
- dan schneider’s wife aka hungery girl exposed
- why black people hate justin timberlake
- janet jackson: the underrated legend
- erotica: madonna’s career ending album
- the cracked reality of the ACE famly
- the lovely bones is scarier than we remember
- lady gaga is performance art
- why rappers are the new rockstars
- colorism and violence: what really happened to 3lw
- the real ellen - the bitter truth behind the daytime icon
- pretty privilege: beauty standards, bimbo effect and free scones
- from fame to shame: shane dawson’s story ( tw for racism & pedophilia )
- you’re not relatable anymore
- the beauty community: racism & toxicity
- a goofy movie and the power of nostalgia
- music that defined the 2010s
- heathers, jawbreaker, & the timelessness of killer cliques
- deep cuts: society & queer horror
- pinterest aesthetics, fatphobia & whitewashing
- tiktok vs black creators: if you hate us just say dat
- the “blaccent”; nonblack creators key to fame
- ghost singing: who was really singing on michael jackson’s posthumous album
- judy garland: the end of the rainbow
- marilyn monroe: living blonde
- the downfall of the singer cassie
- this teen idol manipulated everyone
- how frenemies reveals a mental health misconception perpetuated by the internet
- legacy, chronical, & every other reimagining of the craft
- it’s not a coincidence, it’s colorism
- evil queens: a gay look at disney history
- the authenticity of lana del rey
The conversation surrounding cultural appropriation has been so severely mutilated by white “allies” that the original intention behind that conversation has become almost unrecognizable in most social contexts.
To explain what I mean, the conversation around cultural appropriation was started by black and native people to discuss the frustrations we feel at being punished socially and financially for partaking in our cultural heritage while white people could take, I.e. appropriate, aspects of our culture that we are actively shamed for and be heralded as innovators. It was about the frustrations we feel when the same white people who shamed us would take our culture and wear it as if they were the ones who created it while still actively shaming us for doing the same.
The original push behind naming cultural appropriation and having these conversations were so that we as a society could evaluate why we were punished for our heritage while white People were not. It was supposed to be about seeking solutions. The idea was to create a society where we could celebrate our cultures with impunity. It was never about telling white people that they “weren’t allowed” to do certain things. We did ask that white People stop doing certain things because they weren’t doing them respectfully and were not invited to do them, but the primary reason we asked them to desist was to reclaim the things they had stolen and to reassign them culturally back where they belonged.
White “allies” saw these conversations happening and instead of trying to aplify our own voices or even try to learn about the complexities behind why we were saying what we were saying, they instead began screaming over us and creating a narrative that was hardly even the bones of what we originally set out to say. It was like they took the conversation we were trying to have, completely decontextualized it, and stripped it of all it’s nuance in order to gain social currency by seeming progressive.
So the conversation around cultural appropriation went from “This aspect of our heritage belongs to us and we find it egregious that we are shamed for it. What steps can we take to address the racism that’s creating this situation as well as rehome the things that have been stolen” to “you’re not allowed to do that because if you do that you’re racist, we don’t really understand why that’s racist but you’re not allowed to do that and if you do that you’re a klansman no exceptions. So you’re not allowed because because”
At the end of the day, did I like the fact that sally was wearing dreads? No. But my primary concern was not that sally was wearing dreads but rather that sally could wear dreads and I couldn’t. THAT was the intended focus of those conversations. It was about addressing the inequality. It was about us. Now the conversation is just about sally and were completely forgotten.
White People are always asking me what they can do to help. You want to know? Stop talking. Aplify our voices and shut the fuck up because you all have pretty much derailed this conversation and many more like it to the point that we no longer are trying to make steps to understand and dismantle the racism around cultural appropriation and instead are just using it as social shaming tactics.
TL;DR: read my post. Most things worth learning about can’t be summarized in the bullet points of a buzfeed article. Don’t come into academic circles and complain because everything hasn’t been conviently summarized for you. Stop pretending that things aren’t accessible to you because you refuse to do the intellectual labor that is learning.
And this is why some times the best thing you can do is just read and reblog.
no offense but I want to get everyone who is responding so well to “allies to lovers” a kiss on the lips