anonymous asked:

I was in a bar this weekend and saw a guy with red suspenders, red docs and white laces, with what seemed like an anti-fa shirt. I come from a place where the boots, laces and suspenders codes meant something to POC (get to somewhere safe FAST or die). I confronted him and he pretty much said I was too sensitive and he was anti-fa. My question is: is it habit for anti-fa to wear nazi stuff with anti-fa stuff?

Ah, the old “laces ‘n braces” code!  For those of you who missed the 1980s/1990s, skinheads used to identify their political affiliations (if any) by the color of their bootlaces or suspenders (aka braces).  The trouble was that this was pre-internet and pretty difficult to coordinate what color meant what political allegiance among skinheads in one city, let alone in every city around the world.

Since skinheads tend to be a bit transient, what would happen is a skinhead wearing, say, white laces & braces would leave a town where it mean they were a racist bonehead (and tbh not a skinhead at all) and visit another town where it meant they were a trad or what-have-you.  This happened for pretty much every color you can think of.  Most famously, redskins (who are inherently anti-fascist) would signify by wearing red laces & braces, then run into people from places where those colours meant you were a nazi bonehead.  

This whole system fell out of favor by the late 1990s and skinheads mostly wear what they like now and everyone has a much more difficult time discerning actual skinheads from their racist bonehead imposters.

For a historical/academic take on this whole phenomenon, have a look at this paper.  

I can’t believe I have just spent days of my life defending people I don’t even fucking like because there are actual cunts on this website who 

a) think you should be able to physically assault people who disagree with them

b) think context doesn’t matter

c) think jokes are any kind of -ist, or are in any way inherently bad because they’re against some protected group

d) don’t think freedom of speech should apply to those they disagree with, and are willing to hurt people and violently riot in order to shut them up

You’re all terrible, you have wasted my time and you have only proven yourselves to be the fascistic cunts that you claim to hate. 

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“Did the Black Bloc at Berkeley just prove Milo right?

No. No, they didn’t.

Milo’s supporters have claimed that they’re vindicated no matter how the Left responds to his appearances. If you go across campus and have a separate event, you’re a “snowflake” in a “safe space”. If you protest, you’re a “shrill SJW” who “doesn’t want dialogue”. If you riot and shut his event down, you’re a “leftist goon”. Debate? Milo didn’t come to debate- and if you give him a debate partner, the next stop he’ll still be claiming that the left is “afraid to debate him”.

If the Berkeley protesters had stood there peacefully chanting, they would still be accused, today, of hating free speech. Milo, a vocal supporter and sycophant of an administration that put a gag rule on scientists and defames the press, doesn’t get accused of hating free speech. The ongoing defunding and censorship of left-wing curriculum and groups on college campuses doesn’t get called an attack on free speech. That’s because this isn’t about an abstract right to free speech- it’s about power, and challenging speech that upholds and defends the status quo (which is what Milo is about, whatever his ramblings about the “liberal establishment”) is always seen as a threat to free speech, while censorship imposed by the wealthy and powerful never is.

At least in Berkeley, the accusations of censorship come the morning after a victory, not a defeat.”

Why does loving your body seem to automatically mean being fat and not trying to get healthy? When someone says they want to lose weight, it’s always “don’t you love yourself?” Why is it either you love yourself and eat too much or hate yourself and exercise/eat well?

I finally reached my goal weight and have held onto it for a month. I still have days where I eat junk food. All I do for the rest of the time is eat well and move.

When you tell friends about your weight loss and they pull that body acceptance shit . Like sure, love your body if you’re happy with it, but don’t use it as an excuse to not change the things you don’t like. I’ll love my body when it’s what I want it to be. “The media brainwashes you into wanting to be skinny”. Well, aren’t you trying to do the opposite ?

Shows I recommend

Supersize Vs Superskinny 

Supersize Vs Superskinny Kids

Fat Doctor

Too Fat For 15 (I don’t agree with some of their diet plans but it’s still interesting) (there’s no link since unlike the other youtube shows there’s no official channel for it)

Too Fat To Toddle

Our Supersized Kids (kinda dorky but also informative) 

I hate people who claim “diets don’t work”. Well you are doing crash diets.
I’ve been the same weight for 3 years now because I don’t over eat and I try to move my ass as much as possible.
95% of people in my family are overweight, doesn’t make it genetics. I have a wide frame but I’m not fat.
Stop blaming everything else but yourself.