so how about a movie starring Chris Evans, Chris Pine, Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Pratt directed by Christopher Nolan naturally titled The Crisis
Coming out this Christmas
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Anonymous said: Do you remember that slam poetry video made by teens in Chicago about the gun violence against black youth there? (Lost Count: A Love Story.) "Will they ever call your death beautiful, your life a sacrifice? How many deaths will it take before this is considered genocide?" Never more relevant.
If you haven’t seen it, you can watch it here.
We as a family participate in a science day at one of the top English Universities. It’s essentially a way for PhD students to gain safe access to child/family subjects. They make studies into games for kids (and each ‘game’ they do allows the kids to a token to do fun stuff like face painting). It’s a yearly event and we’ve gone for a few years now. We just got back from this year’s event today.
This year, I noticed a few things: One, most of the PhD students look very similar to the point I was worried that I had/was going to mix up who had previously talked to me. I would say over 3/4ths of the PhD students were slim, white, young women (with quite similar styles and many had matching haircuts). One could almost feel the gatekeeping in who should be a PhD student studying kids and who shouldn’t
Two, quite a few of the studies made uncomfortable assumptions. For example, there was a study on how children view body size, this involved several things, but one part was circling who looked healthy and who she wanted to look like when she grew up - and who she thought the best looking cartoon guy was. Those same pictures had been given to me in a side parent study - who did I look like, who did I want to look like, and which of these pictures of guys (as I had to select female as there were only binary options) did I think was the most attractive (there was no option to select none). Quite heteronormative and for my child kinda creepy as this was to a barely 5 year old child (I get they were trying to see her opinion on guys, but it could have been phrased less creepy). Also in the parent side of the study which was a computer survey, we were asked our opinions on our bodies - but nothing ever came up about disabilities, it was all about fat vs thin. There were quite a few questions where I honestly answered about frustrations with my body and couldn’t help wonder how that would be represented in research when it didn’t take into account that my frustration is due to chronic pain and disabilities, not anything to do with how my body looks. The multiple choice format left a lot of information out.
Just brain dumping this as it’s rolling around my head.
Hate doesn’t breed hate. Hate inspires anger in victims of hatred and that anger is called hatred to delegitimize it and villainize people. If you wanna help people who are victims then first you gotta stop acting like they’re just as bad their oppressors and abusers.
BUP BUP BUP
If you ask a Mexican child in the first grade ‘why the hell are you eating a taco’ he’s going to go home and ask for a peanut butter sandwich.
Malaquias Montoya told us a story about this happening to him when he was younger.(via mexicanthighs)
They called me Taco Bell on the first day of first grade. After that I asked my Grandma to give me a sandwich from then on.(via norcalchicana)
people who benefit from your subjugation literally do not care about how nice and calm you are when you’re telling them things they don’t want to hear
"be nicer, be calmer" is a way of telling you they aren’t listening. it’s easier to ignore you when you’re quiet.
yo i swear to god people act like the only option a police officer ever has when it comes to black people “aggressing” them (which is also both debatable and super racialized anyway) is to go for the most lethal shot possible. do people forget that a whole host of other options—tasers, non-lethal shots, etc—all exist? and that you don’t *have* to shoot someone repeatedly in the head unless you want to fucking kill them?