Depictions of autism frame those who have it generally white and male … and their symptoms end up as the yardstick of the diagnostic criteria.

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thingsfandomshavetaughtme:

why do people make shit arguments against queer representation by saying things like “the percentage of lgbt people in the population isn’t that high” well neither is the percentage of vampires but we see plenty of them in our media dont we

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I want someone to make a touchscreen device just for cats, full of games that they can navigate to on their own, with other apps like drawing programs, self facing video camera, a music maker, etc… Just to see what happens.

gif-tv:


http://gif-tv.tumblr.com/

I want someone to make a touchscreen device just for cats, full of games that they can navigate to on their own, with other apps like drawing programs, self facing video camera, a music maker, etc… Just to see what happens.

gif-tv:

http://gif-tv.tumblr.com/

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Republicans balk when one speaks about the Republican war on women, war on the poor, war on the environment, war on gays, war on minorities, and many other select micro wars. They don’t want these wars called out. And the reality is these should not be called wars at all. It is much too simplistic.
It is a war on democracy. How do you win a war on democracy when there are many more subjects than you? You fight many battles. So the battle against the poor, the battle against women, the battle against gays, the battle against minorities, the battle against education, and any other micro battle to keep the subjects occupied is the modus operandi. It does not matter if in the process a few of the battles are lost. After all their eyes are on the ball, the destruction of a functional democracy.
It was all in the Powell Memo.
This week I interviewed Jeff Clements, co-founder of Free Speech for People, and author of Corporations Are Not People about corporate personhood and the Citizens United ruling. In that interview he brought up the Powell Memo. (Read the memo in its entirety. It gives the necessary perspective.)
Written by Lewis F. Powell, Jr in 1971, , the Powell Memo illustrates the fear that the corporate lawyer and member of the boards of varies corporations had for the masses. Powell was subsequently confirmed as a Supreme Court justice.
Powell lays out the game plan. The Powell Memo is a plan that was forward looking. It is a plan that so far has been well implemented. How did they do it?
The Powell Memo was the blueprint for the GOP’s successful strategy.
The Powell Memo came up with the plan, the blueprint. Based on the ideas presented in the Powell Memo, the Republican party created think tanks responsible for dispersing misleading information with a false cloak of authenticity. The Heritage Foundation is a classic example of this. They took control of the airwaves to disperse misleading information (e.g., talk radio, Fox News, CNBC, etc.). A relenting Chamber of Commerce uses corporate monies to bully policy and politicians that squeeze the masses (e.g., support for free trade agreements, outsourcing etc.).
They infiltrated college campuses with directed research for planned outcomes as detailed in the Powell Memo. The GOP infiltrated the elementary and secondary schools’ textbook evaluation process to attempt Right Wing indoctrination. The Powell Memo suggested the use of graduate business schools to indoctrinate students on an irresponsible form of capitalism. They flooded the country with books and paid advertising promoting their message. The Powell Memo came down against the unions.
The implementation has been successful thus far. The problem is that in Powell’s days there was no Internet. There was no way to form disjointed communities in mass that could rise up when knowledge was not controlled in a top down manner. A new tactic had to be added. This new tactic is not new. It is the war to divide and conquer.

(via The Powell Memo: The GOP’s blueprint for destroying our middle class)

Republicans balk when one speaks about the Republican war on women, war on the poor, war on the environment, war on gays, war on minorities, and many other select micro wars. They don’t want these wars called out. And the reality is these should not be called wars at all. It is much too simplistic.

It is a war on democracy. How do you win a war on democracy when there are many more subjects than you? You fight many battles. So the battle against the poor, the battle against women, the battle against gays, the battle against minorities, the battle against education, and any other micro battle to keep the subjects occupied is the modus operandi. It does not matter if in the process a few of the battles are lost. After all their eyes are on the ball, the destruction of a functional democracy.

It was all in the Powell Memo.

This week I interviewed Jeff Clements, co-founder of Free Speech for People, and author of Corporations Are Not People about corporate personhood and the Citizens United ruling. In that interview he brought up the Powell Memo. (Read the memo in its entirety. It gives the necessary perspective.)

Written by Lewis F. Powell, Jr in 1971, , the Powell Memo illustrates the fear that the corporate lawyer and member of the boards of varies corporations had for the masses. Powell was subsequently confirmed as a Supreme Court justice.

Powell lays out the game plan. The Powell Memo is a plan that was forward looking. It is a plan that so far has been well implemented. How did they do it?

The Powell Memo was the blueprint for the GOP’s successful strategy.

The Powell Memo came up with the plan, the blueprint. Based on the ideas presented in the Powell Memo, the Republican party created think tanks responsible for dispersing misleading information with a false cloak of authenticity. The Heritage Foundation is a classic example of this. They took control of the airwaves to disperse misleading information (e.g., talk radio, Fox News, CNBC, etc.). A relenting Chamber of Commerce uses corporate monies to bully policy and politicians that squeeze the masses (e.g., support for free trade agreements, outsourcing etc.).

They infiltrated college campuses with directed research for planned outcomes as detailed in the Powell Memo. The GOP infiltrated the elementary and secondary schools’ textbook evaluation process to attempt Right Wing indoctrination. The Powell Memo suggested the use of graduate business schools to indoctrinate students on an irresponsible form of capitalism. They flooded the country with books and paid advertising promoting their message. The Powell Memo came down against the unions.

The implementation has been successful thus far. The problem is that in Powell’s days there was no Internet. There was no way to form disjointed communities in mass that could rise up when knowledge was not controlled in a top down manner. A new tactic had to be added. This new tactic is not new. It is the war to divide and conquer.

(via The Powell Memo: The GOP’s blueprint for destroying our middle class)

…Conservatives have developed an ideological critique of a wide swath of elite institutions that serve a mediating role — media, academia, even science. In the right wing view, all these institutions are bastions of liberalism hiding behind a facade of disinterestedness. Conservatives have developed their own alternative networks, whose members operate under a far more partisan and ideological ethos, on the view that they’re merely offsetting the liberalism of their counterparts. Thus the political culture is tugged right by the asymmetry of liberal elites trying to act objectively and conservative counter-elites making no such attempt.

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This is the story everyone can write: Ever since childhood, so-and-so felt they were “trapped in the wrong body.” They wanted to wear the clothes and play with the toys of the other gender. They were bullied and ostracized. As they grew up, they became depressed. Perhaps even suicide was considered or attempted. Eventually they got the help they needed and transitioned to the opposite gender through hormones and surgery. They’re much happier now, but things are still tough and they struggle sometimes.

It’s not my intent to pass this narrative off as cliched or diminish its authenticity, but I would like us all to think about why it’s so familiar - even those who don’t personally know any trans* people know this story.

We all know it because this is the narrative our media and our political movements have chosen to portray, over and over. And why have they chosen it? Because it is the easiest to understand. Because it’s the least threatening to the actually-somewhat-limited political goals of the mainstream LGBT justice movement. Because this is the scenario our health-care industry has a treatable, profitable answer for (not even the answer, mind you, just an answer). Because it does not challenge the established poles of the gender binary.

"People of color have survived centuries of unspeakable violence against our cultures and our spirits. The cultures we have built today, in all their vibrancy and richness, are testaments to our strength and survival. Therefore, they have incredible meaning to us. When white folks just put them on like a pair of shoes, they neutralize years of resistance and celebration. The day when all peoples have equal access to large-scale media, when all peoples can travel with the same freedom, when all peoples have equal and humanized representation in the global cultural landscape, THEN we can talk about cultural exchange and how cultures can benefit from influencing each other. Until then, it’s just plain stealing."

I’m Sorry Whiteness, You Can’t have Everything (via thetart)

Always reblog.

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oooo, this is good

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boygeorgemichaelbluth:

so-treu:

soflyniggaswannastalkme:

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racebending:

jayjsupremacy:

thisisnotkorea:

luhanswonderstick:

I’m just going to leave these here…

This is actually pretty important in looking at how stereotypes and racism carry over from one country to another by the use of global media. 

-admin j

"BUT ITS JUST A MOVIE"

"OMG IT DOESNT MEEEEAN ANYTHING."

"NOBODY TAKES IT SERIOUSLY"

America exports our racism to other countries.

This is why antiBlackness is GLOBAL.

I had the same sort of thing said to me in Asian Student Union years ago when we talked about how Asian communities interacted with other non Asian communities.

And when it came to Black folks, there was NOTHING GOOD SPOKEN

Everything was “we’d be kicked out of the family for dating”

"They’re violent and criminal"

"Thugs, drugs and hip hop"

And a lot of them were international students who said they learned this from watching media exported from the US.

THIS IS WHY WE NEED MEDIA REPRESENTATION

THIS IS WHY WHITE SUPREMACY NEEDS TO DIE.

magickal western context that doesn’t exist anywhere else magickally

OMGZ YOU GUISE ARE BEING SOOOOOOO US CENTRIC BY TALKING ABOUT HOW AMERICAN IMPERIALISM MEANS AMERICAN RACISM GETS CIRCULATED ACROSS THE GLOBE LIKE OMGGGG EVERYTHING IS NOT LYKE THE WEST YOU NO GUISEEEEEEEE

"only americans care about race"

(Source: shawolt1c, via bloglikeanegyptian)

"I thought it was hot, at the beginning," said a reviewer named Taylor, "and then it got a little ridiculous when they kept switching sex positions every 10 seconds. And [it] started to feel kind of like an infomercial for a kitchen product, where they’re trying to, like, showcase all the things it can do. Like, ‘Oh, it can chop, it can slice, it can dice and it can mince and puree, and it can eat out your asshole."

Lesbians React To Sex In ‘Blue Is The Warmest Color’: It Was Like ‘An Infomercial For A Kitchen Product’ (via mslorelei)

<giggling uncontrollably>  the cat. omg, the cat.

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Everything is Samuel L. Jackson’s Fault (by FunnyorDie)

Oh yes, more of this, please.

(Source: remoun)