bronies have more media coverage than trans people
and more of it has been positive
So much for that really feminist video she made for “Hard Out Here” huh? You know, the one that black feminists and other feminists of colour and their allies said was anything but. Where’s your god now white feminists who praised this video…WHERE IS YOUR GOD.
Meanwhile at the Florida gunshow…. you can meet a child murderer turned celebrity. This is the sad world we live in.
literally famous for killing a child
This guy is literately the worse. I would seriously only go to punch that fuck in the face.
There is only one place in the world that this could actually happen.
I want to puke. I’m not even kidding.
BERKELEY, Calif. — The University of California has told students that sex without a firm “yes” will be considered nonconsensual under a newly expanded policy on sexual violence that follows a series of allegations that U.C. Berkeley mishandled campus sexual assault cases.
The U.C.’s new policy, which covers sexual and domestic abuse, harassment and stalking of students and staff on its 10 campuses, was made public Friday — just days after 31 women filed a federal complaint alleging that U.C. Berkeley behaved with “deliberate indifference” to their cases, which covered a four decade period.
“We have no tolerance for sexual violence or harassment of any kind,” said U.C. President Janet Napolitano in a release. “The university must, and will, hold itself to the highest standards, and I expect all of our locations to do everything possible to make everyone aware of these standards.”
(Photo: Marisa Taylor for Al Jazeera America)
- making people who need/ask for donations via online or other sources feel like shit?
- assuming that everyone who needs/asks for money has the means to acquire and sustain a job
- telling people who obviously need to ask for a donation that they’re lazy because it’s pretty fucking proactive to ask people who are around you for what you need
An anonymous letter submitted by a Middle Eastern actor regarding the casting of the upcoming Aladdin musical:
I am a Middle Eastern Broadway actor in NYC. I’ve been trying to find a group that is passionate about diversity, and a teacher-friend of mine sent me your facebook page and website.
I have been very lucky to have been working consistently in theater for the past 5 years. I have faced many struggles as an actor of Middle Eastern descent but I am happy to say that I have found a way to make it work. I am not normally the kind of person who makes a stink about things, but something has recently happened in the Broadway community, and I feel so strongly that something has to be done. Unfortunately, I haven’t posted any of my thoughts about it, because I am trying to protect my own career. I fear that if I do speak up, I will be blacklisted by the producers, casting director, etc. I also don’t feel like I have a big community of minority actors that would have my back if I did raise awareness about this issue. I have written the following post. I would love to hear your thoughts. I would love for you to post about what you think about all this as well. Here’s the issue:
“I debated for a very long time about what to say about this, and whether or not I should say it all. But I have come to the conclusion that it has to be said, merely to raise awareness, and to get the conversation going.
When Disney Theatricals announced that they were bringing Aladdin to Broadway, I was ecstatic. Finally a musical on Broadway about Middle Eastern people and culture. Middle Eastern actors would have the opportunity to play a wide variety of roles: the ingénue, the hero, the villain, the funny sidekick. Instead of the stereotypical roles we are always cast in: the taxi driver with one line, the belly dancer with no lines. I was so excited that Middle Eastern culture and actors would be represented in such a beloved story and to such a wide audience.
Imagine my shock when the full cast was announced. There are 34 people in the cast of Aladdin. Zero are of Middle Eastern descent.
If there was a production of “Mulan” on Broadway, and zero Asian actors were cast, the entire Broadway community would be up in arms. Especially the community of Asian actors and the AAPAC. Why is it different for a show taking place in the Middle East?
Now I know one might argue: “Aladdin” takes place in “Agrabah” which is a fictitious city in the Middle East. Yet, the show is very clear that it takes place somewhere in the Middle East. Middle Eastern culture, practices, dress, and even Arabic words are used in the show. The opening song of the show is called “Arabian Nights.” Therefore, whether or not “Agrabah” is a real city in the Middle East or not, there is no denying that writing of the show proves that it does take place in the Middle East.
When audition notices came out for “Aladdin”, every character’s description said “Any ethnicity.” As much as I appreciate the open casting process, this show is about a very specific and underrepresented ethnicity. The story of this show is based in very real and true cultural prejudices that are specific to Middle Eastern culture and upbringing.
I am 100% for casting diversity, but when a story is about race, and about a specific ethnicity, I believe that ethnicity should at least be represented. I do understand that the pool of Middle Eastern actors in NYC is small in comparison to other ethnic groups. I am not suggesting that every actor cast in Aladdin should have been of Middle Eastern descent. I am merely asking why was it not a priority to find even a handful of Middle Eastern actors to represent the culture of the show?
This is the same issue that came up with the Asian American community being under represented in the production of “The Nightingale” at La Jolla Playhouse. I 100% supported them in their efforts to raise awareness about the casting choices of that production, and I hope other ethnic minorities understand and support this message.
So I ask the creative team and producers of “Aladdin”, why? Why was it not a priority to cast Middle Eastern actors in this show? The fact that no one in the cast or creative team is Middle Eastern, almost suggests that this production is now a satire of Middle Eastern culture.
And let me clarify: I have the utmost respect for every actor cast in “Aladdin.” I have many good friends in the show. They are all talented and beautiful people, and they will no doubt do a wonderful job. It’s just shocking to see that the first Middle Eastern musical in Broadway history has not one middle eastern actor to represent that culture on the stage.
An actor of minority
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Yes. I’m a Final Fantasy 7 Crisis Core nerd
Deal with it.
if you exclude transgirls from your feminism get out of my face get out of my house get out of my world. Go
I don’t know if you guys are aware of it but Yahoo Japan is making a program to help victims of that big earthquake in Japan that happened 3 years ago. All you have to do is to go to Yahoo website search for “3.11” (the date of the earthquake).
Each search will be equivalent to 10 yen. The searches will only count on day 11, from midnight until 23:59. Their goal is 5 million yen, so if you guys can help, please do (reblogging is also helping too!)
Don’t forget that the day also depends on your GMT!
Thank you, have a great day! (o^^o)
"We’re not telling you to hate yourself, we’re telling you to hate the system and to be in solidarity with those who are affected by your privilege."
Cowboy Bebop Blend Preview
just finished stitching this! you can find the pattern from plasticlittlecovers on etsy
Post-ValentineStuck meet today! We were basically just a bunch of dorks mall-crawling and trying to avoid the mob of crazy teenagers there for some book signing.