Why straight allies don’t belong in safe spaces
because then i’m forced to look around these spaces and go “i wonder how many of these people are straight” instead of being able to go “wow. look. people who are like me. i am not alone. amazing.”
Caitlin Stasey being the hero we all deserve.
(Source: brennacarver, via goldenboychen)
there are people more willing to defend joan rivers’ crusty hateful ass than they are willing to defend the marginalized people she shits on
think on that
please do not let ferguson die out like everything else big does. do not let this die out. do not let this continue on for three days and then everyone forget about it. do not let this happen.
queue this post up 3 days from now, a week from now, a month from now, a month from then. make sure even if you forget your blog will remember.
(Source: angel-scum, via goldenboychen)
joan rivers fans are demanding people who are calling out rivers’ heinous bigotry “show some respect!!”
you like joan rivers, you find comedy in shitting on marginalized people, what the fuck do you know about respect
Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014
While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.
“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”
Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.
So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”
As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves.
can people stop acting like i’m obligated to feel bad that joan rivers is on life support
like she’s a racist, misogynistic, fat-shaming, ableist, transphobic, homophobic piece of shit who’s made a career off of shaming other women and making jokes at the expense of marginalized people
her large media presence gives her influence and she has used that to attack anyone with less power than her and spread incredibly dangerous bigotry
like fucking read one of her rape jokes then look me in the eye and say i need to feel an ounce of sympathy