This is proper fucking dystopian. Australia’s policy kills migrants every year, but still they’re proud of it? Fucking sick.
yeah I said
Black London: Life Before Emancipation by Gretchen Gerzina (1995)
A glimpse into the lives of the thousands of Africans living in eighteenth century London.
Meet The Transgender Star Of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' -
We couldn’t be more thrilled for “American Horror Story: Freak Show" to kick off for numerous reasons, and learning that the hit FX franchise will welcome a transgender performer just makes our excitement for the show more palpable.
Erika Ervin will star alongside series regulars Jessica Lange, Evan Peters and Emma Roberts as “Amazon Eve,” a role she says was originally written for a man.
"I auditioned for the part as a guy, slicked back my hair, no make-up…flannel shirt, bound my breasts, dropped my voice and walked in, and nailed it," Ervin recalled of the casting process in this FX clip.
The actress, whose credits include the Netflix series “Hemlock Grove,” also reveals the struggles she experienced with her family after coming out as transgender in 2004.
"My first inkling of knowing I was different was when I was about 4 or 5," she said. "It was an issue of gender … it’s not until later on that I discovered there was a way to fix it."
She hopes her “American Horror Story” role will allow her estranged father to see her “make it on TV and film,” and believes the transgender community at large could stand to learn from the show’s overall message.
"It’s more than a freak show," she said. "There’s a family here."
“American Horror Story: Freak Show" will debut Oct. 8 on FX.
Do you know how fucking sick it is that a transgender woman had to dress up as a man to get a fucking part to play a transgender woman because they were only looking for cis men to play the fucking part??
Good for her for getting the part and fucking up their shit.
I hope this will start a trend of directors seeing that there are transgender actors and actress available for the parts of transgender characters.
Lefty Bullshit Buster: explaining those terms chucked around at left wing meetings -
Anyone who’s ever tried to get involved in any kind of radical politics will know that it can be a strange and confusing world to navigate. It seems like lefties have a whole different language to rest of the world – what the hell is an individualist and why do people scoff at the word liberal? What’s worse, when you try to ask what any of this stuff means, they’re likely to treat you like an idiot and start quoting lengthy passages of Marx at you.
What’s not to love?
Tell Associated Press to stop using the term "prostitute" -
Associated Press (AP), a major news agency which supplies news stories to media everywhere is asking for suggestions to update their stylebook for 2015.
Tell them to use ‘sex work’/’sex worker(s)’ instead of ‘prostitution’/’prostitute(s)’. While you’re at it, also throw in any other term use that pisses you off e.g. about drugs, homelessness, race.
It literally takes about 2-3 minutes, and you don’t have to give them your real name or anything.
Facebook Apologizes To LGBT Community And Promises Changes To Real Name Policy -
After weeks of backlash over Facebook’s real name policy, namely from members of the LGBT community who have had their Facebook pages suspended due to drag names, Facebook has met with members of the community and apologized for any hardship they might have caused.
"Apologised" and "promises" should be in scare quotes tbh
halloween is soon
Drag it now
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(Source: spookyoakley, via misanthropicmutiny)
SOME SUPER RAD PALS OF MINE HAVE ORGANISED A CROWDFUNDER TO HELP OUR AMAZING FRIEND LINKA WITH THE ADDED DAY TO DAY COSTS OF BEING DISABLED AND CURRENTLY IN MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS
PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THE HECK OUTTA THIS, SHARE ELSEWHERE, AND DONATE SOMETHING, HOWEVER SMALL, IF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES ALLOW
From the gofundme page:
Being disabled costs a crap-load of money.
Right now, our pal Linka is facing an epic mental health crisis. They can’t get through the day without a lot of medication. They can’t spend any time on their own. They can’t go to work.
Sadly, their job has decided to dock their pay by 50%, for the sheer audacity of (shock! horror!) being disabled. Without this money, they won’t be able to afford rent, bills or basic necessities for self-care.
This would be terrible at the best of times, but this crisis has extra costs too: taxis to get to medical appointments and safe places without mental health meltdowns, prescriptions for new meds, extra electricity bills from spending more time at home, having to buy new comfy clothes and bedding for extended periods in bed…
There’s no way of knowing how long this crisis will last. We’re rallying round and providing practical support the best we can for our pal and their carer – being around during the day, running errands, cooking food – but we don’t have an extra salary lying around. It will be a long time until they’re back in the normal routine of life and work.
Linka and their carer really need your help too. A mental health crisis is life-threatening and stressful enough on its own without the added dangers of a financial crisis.
Please, donate as much as you can today.
HERE’S THE LINK AGAIN!
Thank you for boosting & helping if you can! xxxxSo yeah, this is actually for me. I’m having a total crisis mental health wise and the finance stuff isn’t helping. If you could donate or signal boost that would be awesome xxx
this is my pal. they legit need the money. their job is being a minor dick to them if they cut their wage :X give if you can, share if you can’t?
Due to the popularity of our first zine, Fucked: On Being Sexually Dysfunctional in Sex Positive Queer Scenesand our Can’t Fuck/ Won’t Fuck discussions in London and Brighton we are currently looking for contributions for our second zine, Too Fucked, Too Furious.
Contributions can be prose (probably not more than one side of A4 typed), poetry, illustrations etc. Please email your contribution to email@example.com by Nov 1st. All entries will be published anonymously.
For a bit of inspiration have a look at the event description used for our Can’t Fuck/ Won’t Fuck discussions:
Have you ever felt left out or alienated by sex-positivity and the way it plays out in your interpersonal relationships or in the spaces where you hang out? Have you ever felt pressure to feel/perform desire, to be (or be seen to be) sexually active, to have relationships or date people, to do non-monogamy (or to do it in a specific way), to have fulfilling/pleasurable sex or to have certain kinds of sex?
Do you feel like sex-positivity often ignores the reality of living, and trying to be sexual, in a racist ableist cissexist hetero-patriarchal rape culture? Have you ever felt like consent shouldn’t be framed in terms of sexiness? Does your queer or feminist community fail to make space for people on the asexual and aromantic spectrums?
When most of the queer and feminist spaces we have access to are explicitly sex-positive and/or centred around hooking up, talking about sex-negative or sex-critical feelings can often make us feel like kill-joys, pissing on everyone else’s sexually liberated parade.
This discussion aims to provide a safer space in which to talk about the above questions. We will also be exploring ways in which our queer and feminist communities can be more inclusive of those who can’t fuck, won’t fuck, don’t fuck, or who choose to only fuck some of the time.
(via Four Eyes Comic Strip, September 26, 2014 on GoComics.com)