i have known ira gray for eight years. that is longer than almost anyone else in my entire life. i have dated him, i have had an incredibly tumultuous relationship with him that finally settled in to a smooth, if distant, friendship. i know many other people he has dated personally and would just like to say, i, and nobody that i know, has ever felt threatened by ira dalton gray. i am sorry for what happened to you. clear and good consent was clearly not being practiced. but i think it is (cont)Anonymous
completely unfair to ask him to remove himself from the community he has done so much for. if these allegations against him are true, he needs education and to learn to be better and never do those things again to anyone. how can you expect him to learn by removing all of his resources?
TRIGGER WARNING: SEXUAL VIOLENCE, RAPE, RAPE APOLOGISM
*i* feel threatened by ira gray and his continued presence in my communities.
others have come forward saying they feel threatened by his continued presence in our communities.
he has perpetrated SEVERE VIOLENCE against several members of these communities and CONTINUES TO PERPETUATE HARMFUL JUSTIFICATIONS OF THAT VIOLENCE WITHIN THOSE COMMUNITIES.
IT IS NOT OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE IRA LEARNS.
it is our job to keep ourselves safe.
how fucking DARE you come in here to my space and tell me (anon, which means you’re either lying or you know me irl and you’re too much of a coward to stand behind your words) that *I* should be worried about *HIS* educational needs.
he can learn to stop being an abusive rapist BY NOT RAPING ANYMORE. the only way to ensure that now is by NOT HAVING HIM INTERACT WITH POTENTIAL VICTIMS, and by NOT HAVING HIM TEACH OTHERS HOW TO GET AWAY WITH BEING RAPISTS.
ira’s “activism” is centered around giving consent workshops and talking about feminism. DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT ACTIVISM SHOULD BE DONE BY A RAPIST? AN UNAPOLOGETIC ONE, AT THAT?
the “so much he has done for the community” is DESTROY THE LIVES OF SEVERAL MEMBERS and create a culture of rape apologism and rape denial. THAT IS NOT SOMETHING I VALUE, AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU.
THE SAFETY OF SURVIVORS AND POTENTIAL VICTIMS IS PARAMOUNT HERE, NOT HIS WELL-BEING. this line of thought wouldn’t be appropriate if he were fully apologizing, BUT HE’S STILL DENYING EVERYTHING AND PRACTICING VIOLENT MISOGYNY VIA HIS PLATFORMS OF POWER.
WE ARE GOING TO TAKE THOSE PLATFORMS AWAY.
if you don’t help us in that, you are condoning his violence, and ensuring that he has access to more victims.
Let me be very clear. Ira Gray’s cowardly anonymous friend is being a fucking rape apologist here, and that is not okay. If you think there is any merit whatsoever to that line of argument, you are promoting rape culture; you are supporting rape.
Look, y’all, you can hold Ira Gray holistically as a complex human being who probably needs support somewhere or whatever, HOWEVER that doesn’t have to and shouldn’t be in his current community that he shares with the survivors. When shit like this happens, priority number one should be the survivors PERIOD. And, their safety and well-being should not be compromised. And, it’s obvious that it would be if he remains active in those communities, which ultimately forces the survivors out to accommodate the perpetrator, and THAT is most definitely upholding rape culture.
Abortion is a Satanic Ritual of Blood Offering.
There is something very important in the blood of babies. Little children from time of conception to the age of reason are innocent. And these are the victims that Satan is targeting. He wants their blood. Blood is life, it’s the source of life. And if it is pure and innocent, he wants that blood to darken it, to corrupt it. By obtaining the blood of innocent he gets power.
are you even trying anymore
what the fuck
I want to say something but words are failing me.
Ugh, one thing I’ve actually seen with regards to where Korra fits into this whole Mako and Asami deal, in addition to fandom being awful to Asami and even Mako in some cases, is Korra (in the form of fics and fanart and fans-putting-words-in-characters-mouths and the like) saying things like, “oh, why would Mako want [someone like] me? Look at Asami!”
UM CAN WE NOT
Korra isn’t the narrator of a sappy Taylor Swift song. She’s the Avatar, badass and powerful master of three elements (the fourth is in progress!) and needs to stop the most dangerous man in Republic City from taking away the bending/threatening to and/or actually killing citizens in the city! She’s got more important shit to be concerned with than her crush!
That’s not to say that Korra can’t be upset or that it would be OOC for her to be upset that the guy she likes is dating someone else, though! She’s visibly annoyed and even a jealous at the party Tarrlok throws her. She’s upset, but it’s a minor worry in comparison to everything else she has to deal with.
And also, can we not go on and fuel that stupid belief that guys are only interested in the girls who are “girly” and wear makeup? There’s nothing wrong with a girl who does OR doesn’t act/look feminine, and sorry, I didn’t realize that feminine girls are the only girls to attract a guy’s attention.
But in that same vein, can we stop shaming Asami for being too “girly” and wearing makeup and ~*stealing Mako away from Korra*~? Spoiler alert, a) Asami hadnever met Korra before and just asked the guy to go to dinner with her to make up for running him over in her Moped, b) Mako doesn’t know that Korra likes him, and/or c) doesn’t reciprocate her feelings.
No one is at fault here, and no one deserves to be bashed here.
tl;dr, Korra can be upset about Mako/Asami, but it’s not a huge worry compared to her having to deal with Amon soplease do not depict her that way, and stop bashing Asami and, more rarely but still present, Mako for dumb shipping reasons.
I KNOW I LOVED YOU FOR A REASON
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Are you serious? People actually think that way? God. That’s so sad.
Yes, they do. They seem to have the same problem lots of men do in thinking that any dildo is just a penis. Which is nonsense.
But but.. lesbian penises!
IS THIS REAL LIFE OMG
But…dildos are dildos, not penises.
Dildos are much easier to clean and they can smell alot nicer.
There are no words to describe how hurt, disgusted and humiliated I feel after watching this video. Meant to highlight the issue of Female Genital Mutilation, the cake was designed to be cut starting from the clitoris.
I’ve tried to add my thoughts, but the sight of the laughing and cheering Swedes (including the Swedish Minister of ‘Culture’, as pictured below) is a lot more than I can handle.
These white feminists baked a cake based on genital mutilation. The cake was a black woman to be ‘cut’ from the clitoris. There is nothing more I can add. This is one of the most racist things I’ve ever seen. God.
this is so disgusting, it’s beyond words, really.
What the fuck, that’s a MAN who’s black-faced as a black woman.
I can’t fucking deal with this.
Step 1: Write about people who aren’t white.
Step 2: THERE IS NO STEP TWO.
You will very rarely see me curse, tumblypoos, but…but…I mean, what the fuck? How is this even possible? This reads like an Onion article.
To be clear, it is now ILLEGAL to teach de la Pena’s novel (which I’ve read and which is excellent) in schools, not because the book contains violence or drug use or massively unerotic blow jobs, but because it contains Mexican American characters. (The protagonist of the novel is only half Mexican, but apparently that is too Mexican for Arizona.)
That’s it. That’s the whole reason it can’t be taught in schools.
[Macro set: A boy says: If you *women* want men’s respect, dress and act as if you *respect yourselves*
Sailor Moon (unimpressed, speech mode): NOPE. You are the only one responsible for how you behave
(she charges) Secondly…
(she kicks him) Don’t worry. We do.]
so there are a lot of arguments that seem to pop up again and again from ignorant, vile people on tumblr
i figure they’re not worth replying too personally
but instead handy anime macros could be helpful
sort of like feministdisneys deal
tell me if you guys like the idea, I’m willing to take suggestions!
“Book covers promote Orientalist portrayal of Muslim women”
AND…. *DRUM ROLL* for South Asian, Desi, Indian, Pakistani literature… the front cover almost always feature either, and/or:
-brown woman with bindi looking downward with her hands clapsed in Namaste greeting,
-zari lined around the front cover
I thought I would upload some covers of my own from the last time this post went around:
Upload your book cover!
this is my hijab, I will never remove.
LMAO WTH IS THIS SHIZ.
1. I search the hijab tag to see my lovely sisters, in their hijabs. Not some ignorant pink haired brat with her bra strap hanging.
2. You need some proper dancing classes.
3. THAT AIN’T NO HIJAB HOME GIRL. Come here so I can wrap it up proper tight around you.
Damn, it’s two thousand flipping twelve, grow the hell out of ignorance ffs.
uhh…ok. is she mocking hijabis?! ruuuude and does she even blink. wtf
Congratulations, you just made yourself look like an idiot.
Trigger warning: blatant racist bullshit
THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT??? I AM FUCKING OFFENDED ON BEHALF OF MY HIJABI SISTER. THIS IS THE MOST RIDICULOUS SHIT I HAVE SEEN SINCE LAST NIGHT’S MISOGYNISTIC FIASCO.
Covering with her bra hanging out, what a fucking joke.
for the reference, OP, you look like a damn fool.
Woah. Quite the argument going on here about Korra. I think it’s getting quite ahead of yourself if you are going to call a character whose entire story hasn’t even been released yet, a Mary Sue. We haven’t even gotten to know her yet like we have with the…
Katniss had to be good at survival BECAUSE HER FAMILY WOULD HAVE DIED OTHERWISE.
Lizbeth had to be good at hacking BECAUSE IT WAS THE ONLY WAY FOR HER TO EARN HER OWN MONEY.
Merida is good at archery BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT HER FATHER ENCOURAGED IN HER.
Korra is good at bending BECAUSE SHE’S THE GODDAMN FUCKING AVATAR.
This is NOT you worrying about characterization, you dickbag, this is you worrying about there being strong female characters on your tv. Fuck you and your misogyny, and YES, IT IS MISOGYNY. Thinking it’s unrealistic for women to be capable of amazing things IS FUCKING MISOGYNISTIC.
I am literally shaking with rage. Your bullshit is offensive, unwarranted, and quite frankly unwanted. And no, I’m NOT over-reacting. This is a battle that women (and people who identify as women) have to face EVERY. FUCKING. DAY.
“You can’t do that! You’re a woman.”
“Stop freaking out! It’s not ladylike.”
“Quit acting like such a boy! That’s not what girls should do.”
Yes, Korra is hotheaded and passionate. So was Zuko, but who fucking complains about him? He’s a guy, he’s supposed to be hotheaded and passionate.
Korra can bend three elements with relative ease. Aang is a bending prodigy at all four as well as the mysterious fifth element of energy, but so what? He’s a guy. That’s to be expected of him.
You mentioned to instrumentalsftw that she needs to fight her own battles and stop including other people. But you’re wrong, because it’s NOT just her battle. It’s the battle of every woman on this fucking planet who is tired of misogyny and the bullshit of men like you.
So sit the fuck down, asshole, because your voice is not wanted.
Every person who’s tired of it, I’d say, regardless of gender, but yes. Fucking tell it.