[Image: Three photos. The first shows Laverne Cox, a beautiful Black trans woman with long light colored hair seated, head tilted, across from CeCe McDonald, a beautiful Black trans woman seen from behind, as they speak. The second photo is a shot of a row of prison cells. The third is a picture of CeCe McDonald speaking with the back of Laverne Cox shown.]
FREE CECE, the new documentary with Laverne Cox, explores the roles race, class and gender played in CeCe McDonald’s case. McDonald’s claim of self defense was rejected by Hennepin County prosecutors. The documentary explores the implications of CeCe’s story as a survivor, housing trans women in male prisons, and the practice of keeping trans women in solitary confinement.
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ew fuck huffington post for real
HuffPo is a fucking trash rag and I don’t expect anything other than trash reporting from them
*white liberal voice* i get my news from huffington post and the daily show
look at that. once again the white woman and her sexuality get heralded as feminist despite her cultural appropriation/use of other black women and our sexuality as props, but a black woman who has more feminism in her pinky is just being an overly sexual crude wench, right? boring. yawn. I’m over it.
fuck this anti-black bullshit
white supremacy is so fucking magical. It can literally take someone straight out of touch with reality. its amazing.
When we start admiring athletes for their bodies and not for their accomplishments, we create an environment where appearance and sexual appeal become more important than a person’s actions. Where what with do with our bodies doesn’t matter, only what they look like. Where photoshopped images are deemed inspirational, even if they represent body shapes that are literally impossible for the average person to attain. Where people genuinely believe that an aesthetic obsession is healthy and respectful simply because the object of our attention is wearing athletic gear.
The photos on the left are all photoshopped images that I have seen posted in the #fitness #fitspo and #fitblr tags. The photos on the right are the original images, unedited.
If you actually find these people to be motivational and inspiring, why do their bodies have to be photoshopped in order to be good enough?
As white people, we are used to representations of ourselves crowding the covers of magazines, crowning the posters of newly released films. The good guys are white, we have learned, after eons of our faces being plastered under cowboy hats and in impeccable Bond suits. White men are Superman, we have learned. White men are Ethan Hunt and Neo and white men are hobbits. Bad men, we have learned, are black. They’re gang bangers and thugs and talk loud and sometimes deliver funny lines where we laugh at their Otherness. Black men aren’t heroes, we learn. Our imagination and subconscious are so saturated with white supremacist notions of goodness, beauty, and heroism, that when confronted head-on with an image of a black man who is brilliant and kind and normal and who saves the day, we transform into robotic versions of ourselves: Does… not… compute. Hero… must be… white. It’s this line of thinking that turned Disney’s Princess Tiana into an animal for 95 percent of the movie. The collective white imagination had difficulty imagining a black girl as a princess… and so she became a frog.
Oh hey look, a 12 year-old just grasped the main concepts of The Hunger Games more accurately than most media networks.
*AGGRESSIVELY FORWARDS TO EVERY GUY I KNOW*
*TIME TRAVELS AND AGGRESSIVELY FORWARDS TO PAST SELF*