eqaulity

I was at Walgreens buying my brother a birthday card. An elderly woman was also in the aisle. She said “can you believe they have wedding cards for two men and look even two women!”

[screams internally]

But she then said “I’ve seen so many changes in my 80 years, it’s wonderful how things are moving forward.”

[internal tears of joy]

She then mentioned that she didn’t know any gay people but that everyone should be treated like they would want to be treated. I smiled and said “you know one now” and pointed at myself. She smiled, patted my shoulder and said “now I do”.

this is coming from a non-white person

  • shout out to the white people who get attacked for being racist when you aren’t
  • shout out to the white people who get told they caused racism
  • shout out to the white-straight people who get told they’re homophobic because of their sexuality 
  • shout out to the white people who get automatically judged that they are ‘white feminists’ because of their colour
  • shout out to the white people who get told you have no culture when you do
  • shout out to the white people who just enjoy a culture and its ways but get told that they are culture appropriating 
  • shout out to the white people who don’t want to be labeled feminist/who don’t like feminism but are pro equality but get hate anyway 
  • shout out to the cis-white (/straight) who get more shit than anyone on tumblr 
  • shout out to the white-neurotypical people who get told they shouldn’t even bother trying to help someone because you’re ‘useless’
  • shout out to the white people on tumblr who are innocent, who don’t start shit, who mind their own business yet are filled with anti white posts and statements telling them everything is their fault. 

to non-whites, stop trying to act like you’re spreading positivity ‘pro equality’ shit when you’re obviously anti white. 

there is a difference between knowing being white means you’ll be portrayed by the media and people nicer than being mixed,black,asians etc and saying everything is white peoples faults and that everyone who is white must be treated like shit.

Bullshit statements

Men can’t get raped.

Only white people can be racist.

All Christians hate gay people

Atheists are assholes. Women are incapable of causing harm physically or mentally. Women are not in control of their own sexualities. Women are not responsible for their negative actions. Being trans is a choice. You have to be a feminist to believe in equality. All feminist are manhating extremists. You have to be religious to have morals. Everything is the patriarchy’s fault.

All gay people hate Christians.

All black people drink 40s, eat fried chicken, and rap.

Blondes are dumb.

White men can’t jump.

Red heads are sluts.

All gamers are virgin basement dwellers.

Girls suck at sports.

Men don’t understand emotions.

Men can’t be feminine.

Only men can be strong.

Feminine men are gay.

Old people smell funny.

Black people can’t be racist.

You can use a racial slur so long as one person of that race says it’s ok.

Nigga, nigger is a term of endearment.

All gay people are flaming divas with high pitch voices who work as hair dressers or fashion designers.

Women who wear skimpy clothing want to be raped.

Gay people always wanna gossip.
Super skinny girls are twigs and therefore not beautiful.

Irish are drunks.

If a girl is bitchy she must be having her monthlies.

Girls can’t fight.

White people can’t dance.

Men can’t experience sexism.

Women can’t be abusers

Fat people are all overeating lazy blobs.

Skinny people dont have body image issues. White people can’t experience racism

Fat men/women can’t be sexy

All these statments are completely and total bullshit. However, tumblr likes to treat a lot of these as facts and thats wrong. So my dear peers none of these statements are true and only the ignorant believe these things to be true. Don’t let people like this affect or change you.

This is one of my absolute favorite shots of Dr Rev Martin Luther King Jr. It brings together the Jewish Community with the African American Community both struggling for Civil Rights. On the left is Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and in the center Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath. Both incredibly important Rabbis who were working to make this world and this country a more beautiful place.

In 1964 the Civil Rights Act was drafted in a Conference Room in the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism by leaders within the Jewish and African American Communities.

One of my favorite quotes from Dr. King (and is incredibly fitting) is “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” Let’s live the dream!

International Men's Day

So this is a rather long post … But today is international men’s day and I have to admit, I’m a little saddened by some of the reactions to this… ‘It’s misogynistic’ 'Men don’t need a recognition day’ 'Every day is international men’s day’……. I shudder at the thought of all this being said in the name of feminism. So Lemme tell you my reasons why we need international men’s day:

1- Because men are still being pressured to fall into masculine stereotypes from a young age, and are expected to change these stereotypes themselves because 'They’re men, they have all the power’

2- Because men are suffering silently at the hands of female domestic abusers who think it’s okay because … He’s a man.

3- Because 13 men a week commit suicide in the UK because it’s not masculine to discuss feelings.

4- Because women still place an incredible amount of pressure on men to be all things to all women. To be 'intellectual yet a grafter, take care of his looks but not vain, a family man but not over emotional, tall but not lanky’ etc.

5- Because if a man reports a sexual assault by a female … He’s asked 'why didn’t he enjoy it?’

6- Because women can be sexist too

7- Because men aren’t our enemy

8- Because men are still expected to 'protect and provide’ for women.

9- Because men are still dehumanised and told they have no control over their bodies as they’re ruled by testosterone

10 - Because I’m a feminist. And that means equality. It doesn’t mean we deserve more attention, or they deserve more attention. It means, we face our problems together. I’ve got your back, you’ve got my back. I support you.

Gay tourists in Russia could now face two weeks in jail.

It is now literally illegal in Russia to say that you are gay.

Russia is about to hold the winter olympic games, and just to prepare, Vladimir Putin decided to make ANYTHING PRO-GAY punishable by up to 14 days in jail and being and then expelling you from the country. On top of that, there is a lot of violence against anything pro-gay in Russia as is. 

What qualifies as pro-gay?

  • kissing/hugging your partner (say, after winning a metal)
  • holding hands with your partner
  • rainbow clothing
  • mentioning your gay in an interview
  • a news reporter mentioning anyone being gay without it being negative.

those are just some things i can think of off the top of my head.

Anyone going to the winter olympics please just restrain from showing anything in public. I just want everyone to be safe and okay… :c

PLEASE SPREAD THIS AROUND SO PEOPLE ARE AWARE OF THIS!
not only for safety, but because this is really just not okay.

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EXO FOR GENDER/ RACIAL/ LGBT / RIGHTS Masterpost

2013

Did you know in 2013 EXO supported the campaign for Gender Equality and Multicultural Awareness?

2015

150822 - Kyungsoo for Gender Equality:

150616 - Chen for No to Racism

150811 - Lay for SAY NO TO RACISM

150624 - Baekhyun’s Insta update (1 year ago today) Say No To Racism shirt

2016 

160624 - Xiumin’s bag, jacket and shirt NO TO RACISM

160624 - Baekhyun for LGBT Support