wordsandturds:

madamethursday:

bringoutthegimp:

leonineantiheroine:

kaminapan:

baxtavius:

fussyfangs:

tumblr i am glad that we can all agree that chris brown’s actions were inexcusable

now if you could start applying the same critical spirit to your favorite white dudes that would be great

ben roethlisberger

julian assange

woody allen

kelsey grammer

roman polanski

elvis

nicolas cage

charlie sheen

gary oldman

mel gibson

bill murray

eminem

sean penn

the list goes on

women are treated like shit in this world

I didn’t know about bill murray. shit.

william hurt

tommy lee

josh brolin

sonny bono

Martin Lesley Crandall

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

vince neil

terry richardson

sean connery

michael bay

dominique strauss-kahn

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michael fassbender

sean bean

nick cave

modest mouse guy Christian Bale

and the Modest Mouse guy still, although did anyone not already know he sucks? [Isaac Brock]

ringo starr

mark wahlberg

Wow I was unaware of so many of these…

Bless this post! 

I’m so tired of so many of my fellow white feminists holding Chris Brown up as some kind of ultimate evil who should be shunned from all civilization but get to hemming and hawing and making excuses for people like Roman Polanski (raped a thirteen year old girl) and Roethlisberger and Fassbender and not minding if they get all these awards and accolades and complete impunity.

Nobody seemed to mind when Roethlisberger played in the goddamn Super Bowl.

Nobody minded when Charlie Sheen was a top paid actor for years on a TV show.

Or: it’s amazing how many people will both reblog and post about how awful Chris Brown is (though their support of Rihanna when white dudes are calling her racial slurs in magazines is notably absent), and then post Fassbender appreciation posts and drool over him.

i’m not going to stand by this list because i don’t know if it’s comprehensive/accurate enough, but the sentiments are 100% true, and worthy of examination.

This list is just!!!!

Adding that dude from the Shins who abused his girlfriend from ANTM. I remember people sympathizing because it was his ~first time~ or some shit.

(Source: bufotoxin, via jollyjeannegiant)

athinkinganimal:

mswyrr:

…is that he’s a domestic violence committing, female co-star intimidating asshole. You can read the details of what he did to his female partner at the link. Regarding his treatment of female costars: Keira Knightly didn’t want him spanking her during one…

Only part of the reason I couldn’t bring myself to watch Shame.

[Trigger Warning: police brutality, rape, racism, abuse, assault,
Prandomberlinchick:

From a 2007 article in The New York Times:

Ten years ago today, a 30-year-old Haitian immigrant named Abner Louima was arrested and sodomized with a broomstick inside a restroom in the 70th Precinct station house in Brooklyn. The case became a national symbol of police brutality and fed perceptions that New York City police officers were harassing or abusing young black men as part a citywide crackdown on crime.The case also marked the beginning of the unraveling of Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani’s relationship with the black community in New York. That relationship would deteriorate even further, after the police shot two unarmed black men, Amadou Diallo in February 1999 and Patrick Dorismond in 2000.
One officer, Justin A. Volpe, admitted in court in May 1999 that he had rammed a broken broomstick into Mr. Louima’s rectum and then thrust it in his face. He said he had mistakenly believed that Mr. Louima had punched him in the head during a street brawl outside a nightclub in Flatbush, but he acknowledged that he had also intended to humiliate the handcuffed immigrant.
Read the rest of  “TheAbner Louima Case, 10 Years Later.”

I had only recently moved to NY when that happened and thought seriously about leaving again. I remember the piece Vanity Fair did on the case, in which the cop with the broomstick, Justin Volpe, maintained that he couldn’t be a racist because his girlfriend was black. Whatthefuckever.
Okay, but yeah, justice was served and Volpe is doing thirty years without parole in a Minnesota (??) prison  … which brings me back to Amadou Diallo.
 I’m still so angry about that fucking case and the fact that just two years after Abner Louima was beaten and sodomized, Sean Carroll, Richard Murphy, Edward McMellon, and Kenneth Boss fired 41 shots with 19 meeting their unarmed target—and were acquitted after a change of venue. 
And perhaps not as well known, but equally infuriating: The Patrick Dorismond case, for the uninitiated, involved undercover cops targeting people of color as potential drug dealers. Mr. Dorismond, who was unarmed, became angry when the cops approached him to buy drugs. From a July 28, 2000 letter to the editor of The New York Times from the Episcopal Diocese of NY:
Regardless of the judgment of the grand jury about criminal culpability in the death of Patrick M. Dorismond, it remains unconscionable for New York City police to shoot unarmed people. It is also a scandal that a person of color would automatically be assumed to be a drug dealer.
 Amen Rev. Kendall … 
All of which I suppose is rising to the surface again in light of the police brutality witnessed in relation to the Occupy Movement. Police brutality, particularly in NY, has a long, and nasty history, and it looks ready to repeat itself.

[Trigger Warning: police brutality, rape, racism, abuse, assault,

Prandomberlinchick:

From a 2007 article in The New York Times:

Ten years ago today, a 30-year-old Haitian immigrant named Abner Louima was arrested and sodomized with a broomstick inside a restroom in the 70th Precinct station house in Brooklyn. The case became a national symbol of police brutality and fed perceptions that New York City police officers were harassing or abusing young black men as part a citywide crackdown on crime.

The case also marked the beginning of the unraveling of Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani’s relationship with the black community in New York. That relationship would deteriorate even further, after the police shot two unarmed black men, Amadou Diallo in February 1999 and Patrick Dorismond in 2000.

One officer, Justin A. Volpe, admitted in court in May 1999 that he had rammed a broken broomstick into Mr. Louima’s rectum and then thrust it in his face. He said he had mistakenly believed that Mr. Louima had punched him in the head during a street brawl outside a nightclub in Flatbush, but he acknowledged that he had also intended to humiliate the handcuffed immigrant.

Read the rest of  “TheAbner Louima Case, 10 Years Later.”

I had only recently moved to NY when that happened and thought seriously about leaving again. I remember the piece Vanity Fair did on the case, in which the cop with the broomstick, Justin Volpe, maintained that he couldn’t be a racist because his girlfriend was black. Whatthefuckever.

Okay, but yeah, justice was served and Volpe is doing thirty years without parole in a Minnesota (??) prison  … which brings me back to Amadou Diallo.

I’m still so angry about that fucking case and the fact that just two years after Abner Louima was beaten and sodomized, Sean Carroll, Richard Murphy, Edward McMellon, and Kenneth Boss fired 41 shots with 19 meeting their unarmed target—and were acquitted after a change of venue. 

And perhaps not as well known, but equally infuriating: The Patrick Dorismond case, for the uninitiated, involved undercover cops targeting people of color as potential drug dealers. Mr. Dorismond, who was unarmed, became angry when the cops approached him to buy drugs. From a July 28, 2000 letter to the editor of The New York Times from the Episcopal Diocese of NY:

Regardless of the judgment of the grand jury about criminal culpability in the death of Patrick M. Dorismond, it remains unconscionable for New York City police to shoot unarmed people. It is also a scandal that a person of color would automatically be assumed to be a drug dealer.

 Amen Rev. Kendall … 

All of which I suppose is rising to the surface again in light of the police brutality witnessed in relation to the Occupy Movement. Police brutality, particularly in NY, has a long, and nasty history, and it looks ready to repeat itself.

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[TW: Bullying, abuse, ableism, denial.]

Video at source as well.

nuestrahermana:

TW: Sexual abuse, abuse

univisionnews:

By JUAN GASTELUM
Channel: Immigration

Nearly 200 immigration detainees allege that they were sexually abused while being held at detention centers across the country since 2007, according to government documents obtained by the…

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I’m conflicted

I keep seeing people reblog the Fox news gifs of that anchor saying shit to/about Chris Brown. While I agree that he should be reminded every moment, every second of his life of the abuse he caused another person, it irks me that its a white dude on fox news doing it. That this white guy is getting props from EVERYONE on the political spectrum for one upping CB. My brain automatically goes to a place of this guy wanting to dehumanize a Black man and using that as an excuse to do it. Shit, is there a white celebrity who has gotten as much or more press for being abusive as Chris Brown has? Would Fox be going after that person too? Then I go back to, well fuck, someone is doing it… Maybe I should let this go?… But… how useful is it coming from a person of privilege like that? Race comes into play at some point. I don’t know. I’d appreciate some input on this. I’m open to being called out if anyone wants to put this into prospective.