Was looking at the recent minecraft to see if there was any comments about Monty.

Saw this comment. This dude creates animations of a lot of Achievement Hunter stuff that I’ve seen around tumble.

Realized I was subscribed to him.

Unsubscribed to him after the 1st fucking sentence. This is why comments are disable on my computer.

This darling here is one of my closest friends. He’s a senior that goes to my school, and has never really been in trouble. This is the outfit he wore to school today.

As you can see, everything was appropriately covered and he was quite proud of this outfit. During first period he was called to the office and told to go home and change. Someone had reported him for dressing ‘obscenely’. 

It was about his shorts and shoes. The shorts had a five-inch inseam and ended passed his finger tips when he stood with his arms at his side. His legging and fish-net combination covered everything the shorts didn’t. Apparently, one of his old friends from theater - whom had previously said she didn’t think our school needed a GSA - reported him to the office because she was ‘offended’. She dresses the exact same way, if not in a more revealing manner.

A large portion of his friends, myself included, are going to show our support by wearing outfits like this tomorrow. In addition, he is calling a local news station about this.

Please spread this; this was the worst possible move that could have been made right after the uproar we had over Leelah’s death.

anonymous asked:

is that true about gay holocaust victims not being liberated?!

Unfortunately so. Long post coming up; if you’re triggered by this topic, please press J on your keyboard now.

Not much is taught about the gay victims of the Holocaust, and I’m not an expert on the subject by any means - I wrote my dissertation based on it and did a shitload of research though, so I can give you the basic facts and direct you to some great sources where you can learn more than I can tell you (sources under the Read More).

The basics of what is often referred to as the gay Holocaust are as follows:

  • Paragraph 175 was a law enacted in Germany in 1871, which criminalised sex acts between men on the basis that they were ‘against nature’. This definition focused on sodomy. As it was pretty difficult to prove that men had been engaging with sodomy, this law was really reserved for extremely provable cases (eg men engaging in sex in public places) and homosexuality was often ignored, if not entirely tolerated. Germany developed a large gay subculture on this basis.
    In 1935, the Nazis, who believed that gay men were a threat to the stability of the Reich as they were ‘depriving Germany of the children they owe her’, broadened this law and removed certain subtle clauses with devastating effect; acts were now banned if they could be reasonably determined as ‘lewd’, which, in Nazi Germany, encompassed acts such as kissing and non-penetrative sex between men. As these acts were a lot easier to prove than sodomy, many more men were now liable to be arrested under Paragraph 175. Punishment for these men ranged from castration to imprisonment. Lesbians were not persecuted under Paragraph 175 and there was no equivalent law criminalising same-sex relationships between women, as Nazis believed that women were more easily forced or coerced into complying with standard heterosexual behaviour and were therefore not a threat to the Reich, although they were often monitored to ensure that they were not a threat to state values.
  • Between 1933-1945, over 100,000 men were arrested for homosexual acts, of whom around 50,000 were prosecuted. Most of these men served their sentences in prisons, but many thousands were sent to concentration camps. There are no official figures for the number of men who were sent to concentration camps, probably because the different prisoner groups made it hard to determine (eg some camps did not categorise homosexual prisoners separately, but grouped them under asocial prisoners) but the death toll is estimated to have been between 5,000-15,000.
  • Homosexual prisoners had the highest rate of mortality of all prisoner groups. This of course does not mean that the majority of prisoners who died were homosexual; most people who died in the Holocaust were Jewish. However, this meant that if you were sent to a camp, you were most likely to die if you were classed as homosexual. This is because homosexual prisoners were on the bottom rung of the camp hierarchy, considered immoral and subjected to brutal treatment from both the camp guards and the other prisoners. Gay prisoners were also often picked out for medical experimentation into sexuality and reproduction. In all, it’s estimated that around 60% of all gay men who were imprisoned were killed in the camps.
  • The image of the pink triangle comes from these prisoners; all prisoners had to wear an image on their uniform which showed why they had been imprisoned. For homosexual prisoners, the symbol was a pink triangle. Not all homosexual prisoners wore this symbol; many were given a blue bar, signifying their status as a general ‘asocial’ prisoner, and some were marked with the words 175 on their uniforms. However, after a time, the pink triangle became the standard symbol of a homosexual prisoner who was categorised as such.
  • After Liberation, homosexual prisoners were not officially recognised as Holocaust victims. For other persecuted groups, if you survived persecution in the Holocaust, you were legally entitled to status as a Holocaust survivor, meaning that you were entitled to both reparations and a state pension. However, as Paragraph 175 was still in force after 1945 (it was amended in 1969 and finally abolished in 1994), men who had been imprisoned as homosexuals were still considered criminals, and were not entitled to these reparations. This remained the case until 2002. They were also kept on the sex offenders register and were entirely liable to be rearrested for repeat offences. 
    Men who had been imprisoned under Paragraph 175 were also, as criminals, not freed when the camps in which they were imprisoned were liberated. Instead, most were forced to carry out the rest of their sentences; liberation for them was, in effect, being moved from one prison to another, this time under the Allies.
    Even those who were freed were forced to return home as criminals rather than victims; forced to rebuild their lives without the acknowledgement of suffering that was due to them, and which was allowed to other prisoners. They were often obliged to try and return to the lives they had before their arrest, totally unable to discuss their experiences. This is what Pierre Seel meant by his famous quote ‘liberation was for others’; even though he was no longer in a camp, he felt as though he would never be free as he kept all his experiences inside him. Men like him were imprisoned first by the Nazis, then by the Allies, and finally by their own memories and isolation.

I think it’s very important that we recognise what the Holocaust really was. Many people consider it an ethnic genocide, and it’s true that this is partially what it was. Jews were undoubtedly persecuted most severely (eg the ‘Final Solution’ focused on solving the ‘Jewish problem’, and anti-Jewish propaganda formed the basis of Nazi society). However, the nature of the Holocaust itself was an attempt at a far more wide-reaching genocide; the death of every single person who did not fit into the ideal Nazi societal mould, including Roma, disabled people, homosexuals, Freemasons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Poles, Russians, Socialists and Communists.

It was not merely an attempt at erasing one ethnic group, although this was their initial and most important target. It’s absolutely true that over half of Holocaust victims were Jewish (around 5,930,000). It’s absolutely and shamefully true that Jews were persecuted far more than other groups on a societal level, and I don’t think it’s unfair or incorrect in the slightest that Holocaust memorials tend to take a Jewish viewpoint. It’s completely justified; Jews suffered by far the highest number of casualties (for example, 90% of all Polish Jews were killed) and the anti-Semitism that was rife in Europe at the time has never really gone away.

However, it was also an attempt at erasing all but one group, and I think that by focusing on one aspect - albeit the most prominent and wide-reaching aspect - we’re doing a disservice to the millions of forgotten victims. Depending on which estimates you use, the figures of non-Jewish Holocaust victims ranges from 4,274,000-5,742,000. These people are seldom remembered, and if the phrase never forget is to be enacted with any merit, then we have to ensure that we remember everyone, regardless of the symbol they wore on their uniform.

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anonymous asked:

Do you know any other popular artists (like John Lennon) that are racist, homophobic, sexist etc?

Eminem

According to yourfaveisproblematic

Racialized misogyny:

Abuse

Sexism/misogyny: 

Transphobia:

Homophobia/Lesbophobia:

Fetishization of Bisexual women:

Ableism:

Racism:

Assorted: 

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wild white ppl were in the streets downtown w hater Jesus signs outside the lgbt+ drag hamburger joint and one handed me this and yelled “homosexuals, fornicators, and sodomites will have their place in the lake of fire; will you save yourself?” and i laughed in his face and then continued laughing down the street and this fellow young queer person started laughing with me and we grabbed each other’s shoulders and cried with laughter it was beautiful

Homophobic slurs are used in over 25,000 tweets every day 

Do you think before you speak?

In an age of digital technology and communication ruled by emojis and flighty thumbs hovering over mobile phones, there’s a case to be made that social media has made us less aware of the words we use when communicating with the world. 

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Educators Network, is highlighting the issue with the new campaign, ThinkB4YouSpeak, to raise awareness about the extent to which inflammatory, homophobic and hateful language is used on a daily basis. Their website aims to point out the prevalence of this problematic language in an attempt to curb such behavior through awareness. This campaign runs this month, which is National Bullying Prevention Month.

9 out of 10 LGBT students report being harassed at school in the last year. Follow micdotcom

anonymous asked:

I would like to know where you got your information on John Lennon from because it is false. Educate yourself.

You’re lucky I’m bored at work, because otherwise, I’d make you educate yourself. But I’ll educate you instead.

I said John Lennon was “a wife beating racist homophobe who treated his children like shit.” Let’s run down the list:

  • "wife beating": In a Playboy interview, when asked about the song Getting Better, Lennon said, “It is a diary form of writing. All that “I used to be cruel to my woman, I beat her and kept her apart from the things that she loved” was me. I used to be cruel to my woman, and physically — any woman. I was a hitter. I couldn’t express myself and I hit. I fought men and I hit women. That is why I am always on about peace, you see. It is the most violent people who go for love and peace. Everything’s the opposite. But I sincerely believe in love and peace. I am not violent man who has learned not to be violent and regrets his violence. I will have to be a lot older before I can face in public how I treated women as a youngster.” The sister of Stuart Sutcliffe, the first bassist of the Beatles, also blames Lennon for his death (of an aneurysm) because he had kicked Sutcliffe in the head with a steel-toed boot about a week prior. And the violence and abuse didn’t stop when he was young. He would force Yoko to go everywhere with him, including the bathroom, not letting her out  of his sight unless he was going off to cheat on her, often while she was in the next room, and was abusive to both of his sons (especially his first, Julian).
  • "racist": I mean, aside from the obvious "Woman Is The Nigger Of The World," a song that implies that it’s wrong how we treat (non-white) women like "niggers," which implies that treating black people that way is just the state of things. He also said, speaking of when he discovered rock music, "When I heard it [“Long Tall Sally”], I couldn’t speak. You know how you are torn. I didn’t want to leave Elvis. We all looked at each other, but I didn’t want to say anything against Elvis, not even in my mind. How could they be happening in my life, BOTH of them? And then someone said: It’s a nigger singing.’ I didn’t know Negroes sang. So Elvis was white, and Little Richard was black. ‘Thank you, God,’ I said. There was a difference between them… “ He was apparently supportive of (and friends with members of) the Black Panthers later in life, but allying yourself with some black people doesn’t make you not racist.
  • "homophobe": John Lennon made homophobic and antisemitic remarks about their manager, Brian Epstein, who was both gay and Jewish. When a close friend of the band made a joke about John Lennon having an affair with Epstein after they went on vacation to Spain together, he beat him nearly to death. He refused to apologize, saying, “He called me a bloody queer, and I bashed in his ribs for it.”
  • "who treated his children like shit": It’s well-known that John was abusive to his first son, Julian. I’m shocked that you call yourself a fan but don’t know that. Everyone knows that. I’ve never listened to an entire Beatles album and I’ve known that since middle school.

Questions?

anonymous asked:

Hey. I don't mean to be rude with this. I'm just curious- why do you hate 5sos so much? It seems like a personal vendetta to me, but maybe I'm missing something. I recently started listening to some of their music and rather like it. Why do you hate them so much?

well first of all, they treat fans like shit (see this post)

then they had a racist as fuck meet and greet thing

and here are some of michael’s tweets

tldr i hate them because they’re rude af, racist, homophobic, and sexist

William Shattner’s evil twin also went on record with one of the most cartoonishly wrong and evil paragraphs ever conceived:

“I would much rather have someone who drank and drank too much taking care of my child than I had somebody whose lifestyle is questionable around children, because that ain’t the damn way that they’re supposed to be,” Bullard says on the call. “I don’t agree with some of the lifestyles that I see portrayed and I don’t say anything because that’s the way they want to live. But I’m not going to let my child be around. I’m not going to let two women stand up there and hold hands and let my child be aware of it, and I’m not going to see them do it with two men neither. I’m not going to do it, because that ain’t the way the world works.”

Steve never identifies himself as bisexual, though not for lack of compelling evidence in support of the label. He internalised a lot of negative things about queers before he was frozen, and he finds it impossible to shake off even though he’s happy - if a little guilty - to see both men and women. He won’t admit it, but he’s frightened.

So I saw this on twitter and like the gay rights activist I am, I decided to change the words around to mimic heterophobia

OH HELL NO, I don’t like the direction this world is heading. You got a man and a woman on national TV (Espn) kissing each other and being praised for it? This is the problem I have with this. People in this nation are forcing heterosexuality down out throats & if you think that they aren’t you’re wrong. This is becoming something so serious that if you don’t support heterosexuality, they call you Heterophobic and a bigot. Let me get something clear, I don’t hate straight people; but when I turn on espn I expect to watch sports NOT a man and a woman kissing each other. They praise Jason Collins like he’s Michael Jordan for coming out as straight and when Tim Tebow said he was Christian he got chewed up because of it. By no means do encourage violence against straight people, but the fact that the media is trying to force it down our throats. Somebody needs to say something, because I don’t want to live in a world where my kids are forced to accept something they don’t agree with. You see, They try to silence those who talk about this topic.. But I’m going to talk Regardless. I’m out. 

You see how fucking stupid that sounds? Yeah it sounds just as fucking crazy when you read it the original way. This fucking asshole is all “i’m not homophobic but i don’t want to see it” & “i’m not homophobic but don’t pressure me into believing that everyone should be treated equally” That’s exactly what homophobia is. If you don’t actively believe that gays should have rights, I’m sorry but you’re a homophobic.

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So I was browsing the newest uploads in DA stamps and I just

I can’t

assuming someone is gay isn’t the fucking issue here… people who are a part of the lgbtqa+ community are assumed straight every single day of their lives starting at birth. that’s heteronormativity!!! the problem lies within heterosexuals who are SO offended when someone thinks they are anything but straight and who feel the need to speak as if gay is the worst possible thing that they could ever be called. issues like these are the reason homophobia is still a fucking issue like please just get that through your head.