Burning the Conventional

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“I can’t accept that. I can’t accept that there was only one black woman in the entire film, who delivered one line and who we never saw again. I can’t accept that the bad guys were Asian and that although in China, Lucy’s roommate says, “I mean, who speaks Chinese? I don’t speak Chinese!” I can’t accept that in Hercules, which I also saw this weekend, there were no people of color except for Dwayne Johnson himself and his mixed-race wife, whose skin was almost alabaster. I can’t accept that she got maybe two lines and was then murdered. I can’t accept that the “primitive tribe” in Hercules consisted of dark-haired men painted heavily, blackish green, to give their skin (head-to-toe) a darker appearance, so the audience could easily differentiate between good and bad guys by the white vs. dark skin. I can’t accept that during the previews, Exodus: Gods and Kings, a story about Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, where not a single person of color is represented, casts Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton to play Egyptians. I can’t accept that in the preview for Kingsman: The Secret Service, which takes place in London, features a cast of white boys and not a single person of Indian descent, which make up the largest non-white ethnic group in London. I can’t accept that in stories about the end of the world and the apocalypse, that somehow only white people survive. I can’t accept that while my daily life is filled with black and brown women, they are completely absent, erased, when I look at a TV or movie screen.s”

– Olivia Cole - Lucy: Why I’m Tired of Seeing White People on the Big Screen (via noely-g)

urgeorg:

Today, the Fourth Circuit State of Appeals struck down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. This could pave the way for marriage equality in a huge swath of the South and Mid-Atlantic!

urgeorg:

Today, the Fourth Circuit State of Appeals struck down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. This could pave the way for marriage equality in a huge swath of the South and Mid-Atlantic!

neoliberalismkills:

so this is me, Phoenix, and my partner, Alastair. I’m a poly agender lesbian, and he’s my gender-questioning steady.
I’ve had to ask for a lot of help recently. up until a few months ago, I managed to squeeze thru on my own (below the poverty line my whole life, but I’ve been working 50+ hours a week since I was 15 on top of school) and then some really awful shit happened. I was raped twice less than a month after my best friend and lover was murdered, all while homeless.
since I was very young, I’ve been diagnosed with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. with the recent shite of late, all of my mental illnesses have essentially hit a point where I am no longer able to work for the time being.
to sum up quickly, I’ve been accepted to university in Denton. I am staying at a place over an hour and a half away from the uni and need to get an apartment closer to school. my financial aid will pay for the tiny apartment I’m gonna get once I get my student loans, but before then, I need money to put down on our apartment. what money I did have have is almost gone and the person we are staying with needs more money to afford us staying here, which isn’t really an option anymore anyways. we won’t need too terribly much, but I do need it within the next 2-3 weeks. if you can donate, the button is on my blog in the description. if you can’t, signal boosting will help us too. thank you all for helping me during this shit. <3

neoliberalismkills:

so this is me, Phoenix, and my partner, Alastair. I’m a poly agender lesbian, and he’s my gender-questioning steady.

I’ve had to ask for a lot of help recently. up until a few months ago, I managed to squeeze thru on my own (below the poverty line my whole life, but I’ve been working 50+ hours a week since I was 15 on top of school) and then some really awful shit happened. I was raped twice less than a month after my best friend and lover was murdered, all while homeless.

since I was very young, I’ve been diagnosed with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. with the recent shite of late, all of my mental illnesses have essentially hit a point where I am no longer able to work for the time being.

to sum up quickly, I’ve been accepted to university in Denton. I am staying at a place over an hour and a half away from the uni and need to get an apartment closer to school. my financial aid will pay for the tiny apartment I’m gonna get once I get my student loans, but before then, I need money to put down on our apartment. what money I did have have is almost gone and the person we are staying with needs more money to afford us staying here, which isn’t really an option anymore anyways. we won’t need too terribly much, but I do need it within the next 2-3 weeks. if you can donate, the button is on my blog in the description. if you can’t, signal boosting will help us too. thank you all for helping me during this shit. <3