Correct me if I’m wrong but no other rapper aside from Macklemore has ever paid tribute to Trayvon Martin. Aside from Plies, Wyclef Jean, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Game, Ace Hood, Lil Scrappy, Papoose and numerous other rappers. Let’s not forget Jamie Foxx and Ebony Magazine who were applauded as “wise” and “educated” for speaking out against racism. Oops, wait.
Boom! From the moment I saw that Hurricane Katrina photo side by side with coded racism in how hurricane survivors acquired resources to more recently Nicki/Miley media narratives and now Jamie/Macklemore, I keep remembering how White people and White supremacist media are not even trying. They are blatantly going to applaud the beneficiaries of oppression for saying something about what they will never experience while further oppressing the oppressed who speak out. And then they call this process of sheer White supremacy and racism being an “ally.” Both comical and disgusting.
A man who assisted in autopsies in a big urban hospital, starting in the mid-1950s, describes the many deaths from botched abortions that he saw. “The deaths stopped overnight in 1973.” He never saw another in the 18 years before he retired. “That,” he says, “ought to tell people something about keeping abortion legal.“The Way It Was” — Mother Jones Magazine — Abortion before Roe v. Wade. (via edcunningham)
It’s funny how science fiction universes so often treat humans as a boring, default everyman species or even the weakest and dumbest.
I want to see a sci fi universe where we’re actually considered one of the more hideous and terrifying species.
How do we know our saliva and skin oils wouldn’t be ultra-corrosive to most other sapient races? What if we actually have the strongest vocal chords and can paralyze or kill the inhabitants of other worlds just by screaming at them? What if most sentient life in the universe turns out to be vegetable-like and lives in fear of us rare “animal” races who can move so quickly and chew shit up with our teeth?
Like that old story “they’re made of meat,” only we’re scarier.
HOLY SHIT THEY EAT CAPSAICIN FOR FUN
YOU GUYS I HEARD A HUMAN ONCE ATE AN AIRPLANE.
A HUMAN CAN KEEP FIGHTING FOR HOURS EVEN AFTER YOU SHOOT IT
humans are a proud warrior race with a pantheon of bloody gods: Ram-Bo, Schwarzenegger, etc.
REMOVING A LIMB WILL NOT FATALLY INCAPACITATE HUMANS: ALWAYS DESTROY THE HEAD.
WARNING: HUMANS CAN DETECT YOU EVEN AT NIGHT BY TRACKING VIBRATIONS THROUGH THE ATMOSPHERE
WARNING: HUMANS CAN REPRODUCE AT A RATE OF 1 PER SPACEYEAR. DESTROY INFESTATIONS IMMEDIATELY
THE HUMAN MOUTH HAS OVER THIRTY OUTCROPS OF BONE AND POWERFUL JAW MUSCLES.
HUMAN BITES CAN BE FATALLY INFECTIOUS EVEN TO OTHER HUMANS
WARNING: HUMANS CAN AND WILL USE IMPROVISED WEAPONS. SEE CLASSIFIED DATA LABELED J. CHAN.
HUMANS CAN PROJECT BIOWEAPONS FROM ALMOST EVERY ORIFICE ON THEIR BODY. DO NOT INHALE
OH GOD THE HUMANS FIGURED OUT DOOR HANDLES OH GOD OH GOD
More seriously, humans do have a number of advantages even among Terrestrial life. Our endurance, shock resistance, and ability to recover from injury is absurdly high compared to almost any other animal. We often use the phrase “healthy as a horse” to connote heartiness - but compared to a human, a horse is as fragile as spun glass. There’s mounting evidence that our primitive ancestors would hunt large prey simply by following it at a walking pace, without sleep or rest, until it died of exhaustion; it’s called pursuit predation. Basically, we’re the Terminator.
(The only other animal that can sort of keep up with us? Dogs. That’s why we use them for hunting. And even then, it’s only “sort of”.)
Now extrapolate that to a galaxy in which most sapient life did not evolve from hyper-specialised pursuit predators:
- Our strength and speed is nothing to write home about, but we don’t need to overpower or outrun you. We just need to outlast you - and by any other species’ standards, we just plain don’t get tired.
- Where a simple broken leg will cause most species to go into shock and die, we can recover from virtually any injury that’s not immediately fatal. Even traumatic dismemberment isn’t necessarily a career-ending injury for a human.
- We heal from injuries with extreme rapidity, recovering in weeks from wounds that would take others months or years to heal. The results aren’t pretty - humans have hyperactive scar tissue, among our other survival-oriented traits - but they’re highly functional.
- Speaking of scarring, look at our medical science. We developed surgery centuries before developing even the most rudimentary anesthetics or life support. In extermis, humans have been known to perform surgery on themselves - and survive. Thanks to our extreme heartiness, we regard as routine medical procedures what most other species would regard as inventive forms of murder. We even perform radical surgery on ourselves for purely cosmetic reasons.
In essence, we’d be Space Orcs.
I do hope you realize I’m going to be picking up this stuff and running with it right?
Our jaws have too many TEETH in them, so we developed a way to WELD METAL TO OUR TEETH and FORCE THE BONES IN OUR JAW to restructure over the course of years to fit them back into shape, and then we continue to wear metal in out mouths to keep them in place.
We formed cohabitative relationships with tiny mammals and insects we keep at bay from bothering us by death, often using little analouge traps.
And by god, we will eat anything.
Oh my goodness! xD This information is so awesome xD
The gun George Zimmerman pointed at his wife today is the same gun he used to murder to Trayvon Martin. It was returned to him following his acquittal. The same weapon he used to murder a black young man and walk away free warranted instant arrest when pointed at a white woman.
Let’s hear some misandry jokes, white feminists! They’re so funny!
[WARNING: antiblack murder]Joel Reinstein | The racist killing of Renisha McBride (via america-wakiewakie)
On the morning of George Zimmerman’s acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murder earlier this year, with the mainstream media raising the specter of riots, blogger Jay Smooth made a prediction: ‘The fundamental danger of an acquittal is not more riots, it is more George Zimmermans.’
There were no riots. There have been more George Zimmermans.
I’m really feeling some type of way about how the onus is always on black folks to fall in line and defend every cause and fight with every group for liberation, as if we have some special unique duty to work in symbiosis with any other oppressed group, even when those groups love to shit on us and refuse to address their internalized anti-black racism.
It’s not just white people who still have a master/slave mentality when it comes to black USians. That shit has been exported. It’s why our perceived failure to stand with everyone’s cause, be it white gay people in the US or non-black POC overseas, everyone feels like Black folks in particular owe them something and if we don’t throw our uncritical, unqualified support behind them, suddenly we’re to blame for their suffering, suddenly we’re the driving force behind mechanisms and structure that by design do not grant us any real power within them or over them.
If Black folks really had the influence people like to pretend we do, don’t these fools think we’d collectively be in a better position than we are right now?
Shakuntala Devi was featured as Google’s doodle for today. And while this is rather nice from a perspective of Feminism, let me tell you what isn’t so nice…
She died earlier this year and I didn’t hear a single peep about it. In fact, I didn’t even know she existed until today because her accomplishments were never taught to us in school. This woman was probably an inspiration to many in the world and she completely smashed the sexist idea that STEM subjects are for men and social ones are for women. In the 1900s, no less.
Yet somehow the news of the deaths of male actors and musicians earlier this year was viewed by our society as worthwhile enough to spread in-person.
This is what feminists are talking about when we say that women and social minorities have been systematically erased from history. If it wasn’t for Google, no one here would have known about Shakuntala Devi and her accomplishments, including myself.
when reporting on the tragedy and disaster after typhoon yolanda
can u pls
for fuck’s sake
*not* post pictures
with the bodies of
go fuck urselves
u disrespectful human refuse