Neo-Nazis were also pioneering a strategy they called “ghost skins,” which are attempts by right-wing extremists to keep quiet about their hateful views so as to blend into society and covertly advance their causes. “One white supremacist group has reportedly encouraged ghost skins to seek positions in law enforcement for the capability of alerting skinhead crews of pending investigative action against them,” says the report.
Another report released the same month revealed more about what it calls this “fascist path of stealth.” A ghost skin deliberately avoids shaving his head, wearing boots or braces, or anything that identifies his Nazi origins. “We strive to blend into society to be unrecognizable to the Jewish enemy,” one white-supremacist website is helpfully quoted as explaining. Prospective ghost skins are encouraged to join the military and receive training that can be passed on to other Nazis.
Right-wing terror is real, Salon.com (via alexeikaramazov)
they also join the work force. live in the suburbs and generally do their best to make life hard for people that they hate. Imagine this person works in HR. Imagine they work in healthcare. Imagine they are a social worker.
Another reason why people who joke about being Nazis or WS in order to be edgy are making life harder for targeted people. If you think it’s funny to be confused for a Nazi, you are worthless scum.
so basically white supremacists encourage each other to gain positions of power where they can abuse, murder, and torture non-Aryans. why are people so surprised that legislative groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council (responsible for stand your ground laws, immigration laws like SB 1070, and the expansion of the private prison/immigration detention industrial complex) have connections to explicit white supremacists??
We need to seriously start looking into shit like this, something this revealing of those who say they’re here to serve and protect ought to be in the million + notes cause it would explain why so many white cops are so trigger happy and ready to maim people of color.
A perfect example of why white supremacists benefit from an aura of doubt. They’re intentionally playing off some invasion of the bodysnatchers type shit because they know that people are skeptical about just how widespread white supremacist ideals have become.
(Source: doulaness, via itselementaryyouignoramus)
‘Shy’ male sues Women’s Studies teacher for failing him after he refused to attend class | The Raw Story →
“I didn’t expect it would be all women and it was a small classroom and about 40 women were sort of sitting in a semicircle and the thought of spending two hours every week sitting there for the next four months was overwhelming.”
Male expects special accommodation because he doesn’t want to be around women, and then sues for discrimination. Amazing.
homeboy never heard of dropping??
So…he was stuck into the same situation that many women in STEM fields are stuck in but it’s different because it scared his little man feelings?
An actual shy person wouldn’t go to court over this. All that exposure and scrutiny? No thanks.
No, because see, he’s love shy which is a chronic inability to deal with women because they might not want to date you.
He went to a women’s studies class expecting men
HE WENT TO A WOMEN’S STUDIES CLASS EXPECTING MEN
I have -1920% sympathy for this douche.
lol attendance and participation were only 15% of the grade. it would have been possible to pass without ever attending if his work wasn’t shit.
He wasn’t stuck in the same situation as women in STEM fields (as said above) because this was only ONE single class. Women in STEM fields experience being outnumbered and ostracized for their entire academic career. NOT ONE PUNY LITTLE SEMESTER LONG CLASS.
I hope the judge laughs him out of the courtroom.
this is hilarious
but just think, that professor is gonna have a REALLY funny story to tell to future classes one day.
(Source: wildhairedgale, via itselementaryyouignoramus)
"Every one of my products - my lingerie, my perfume, and everything that I do beauty-related with regard to building my burlesque shows - is just me." - Dita Von Teese + Bloomingdale's Lingerie Line
For the white folks trying to figure out why this isn’t okay, let’s clarify.
Miley, a white female entertainer, is being held up as powerful for utilizing her sexuality in her work. Attempts to speak ill of her are met with loud criticism and accusations of “slut shaming” her. She is being lauded as an “icon” without contributing meaningfully to the betterment of women and in spite of her insults to transwomen. She’s also being appropriative and racist as fuck, throwing women of color under the proverbial bus and mocks them as being sexual objects for her own advancement and publicity. Miley also comes from a show biz family, and thus has astounding privilege based on growing up with wealth.
Nikki Minaj, a female entertainer of color, is being mocked for showing cleavage in an outfit. That’s it. A low-cut shirt, with a jacket style most associated with business wear. This is in spite of Nikki writing her own songs, being an outspoken advocate for the education of women and girls, her repeated and clear respect for non-binary genders and transwomen/transmen, and her continued championing of “women who come from nothing.”
Can you see the problem?
|Feminists:||Hey. We'd like for women to be treated as equals.
|Society:||Oh sure. You want "equality" but then you expect men to open the door and pay for meals, is that it? That's not equality! That's special treatment!
|Feminists:||Um, no not really. You don't have to open the door and pay for our meals. We can do that ourselves.
|Society:||*gasp* What? You don't want men to open doors for you? Why do you hate nice people? No wonder chivalry is dead! You'd yell at a man for just being polite and opening the door for you?
|Feminists:||No! We're just saying you don't have to do it just because we're women!
|Society:||And while we're at it, how come you don't protect male victims of abuse and rape, huh?
|Feminists:||Actually, we think it's really terrible that men are forced to stay quiet about their abuse because they're worried about not being taken seriously. It's this Alpha Male myth that causes it. Men are abused and raped and they're not helped because men are supposed to be tough and able to handle it. This also goes for men not being able to express emotions.
|Society:||Oh, so you just want men to be a bunch of pansies then, huh? You hate men for wanting to be strong LIKE NATURE INTENDED THEM TO BE. You'll be sorry when you end up married to some weak, simpering fool who likes to talk about his "feelings"!
|Society:||Also, you can't have equal rights because women aren't aggressive enough to want higher pay and stuff.
|Feminists:||HOW ABOUT YOU GO FUCK YOURSELF AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON?
|Society:||Jesus, calm down. No need to be so aggressive.
"I’m not proud of this, but when I was a teenager my favourite moment in a film was when the heroine had a makeover. You know, the scene in which the leading lady is taught that the only way she’ll get ahead in life is if she gets rid of everything interesting about her and straightens her hair. Who could possibly object to that message?
As I grew older, I came to like makeover scenes a lot less because it became obvious to me that it wasn’t the woman who needed making over, it was everyone else who needed an open mind. Feminism doesn’t need a makeover, a rebranding, a softer sound or even a gold necklace: some people just need an education."
Merle Dandridge (Marlene): The focus on female strength [in this game] is so unique. You get to see what’s so powerful about a woman through all of these female characters, which makes this game wonderful and unique.
Ashley Johnson (Ellie): I do think having a strong female character, especially like Ellie, is so rare in video games. And as a gamer - more specifically a female gamer - it’s frustrating to me because I’ll see sort of the stereotypical female character, where she’s amazingly beautiful, and [has] huge boobs. And she’s there to be, either the love interest, or just because they’re like, “Well, we need to throw a chick in here.” To sort of be such a strong female character that is completely normal looking - regular t-shirt and jeans, and she’s fourteen, and she’s still a total badass - it’s really exciting to be a part of that.
Troy Baker (Joel): We’ve seen the strong woman, or we’ve seen the weak woman. We haven’t necessarily seen the empowered woman from this kind of standpoint. And there’s that beautiful scene where Joel finds her inside the house and she’s reading through this girl’s journal, like, “Is this really what they used to worry about?” What shirt do I wear and what boy am I gonna go out with. Y’know, and to be met with those first world problems that we deal with everyday. [You have to ask yourself] how trivial is all this? I think [the game] is gonna resonate a lot, not just with the female audience, but with the male audience as well.
Neil Druckmann (Creative Director): There are so few non-sexualized women in video games, especially in the main roles, that we were kinda proud that we were creating one who’s very complex. And without the players knowing it, she becomes the protagonist by the end of the story.
(Source: halemcjoel, via jagerman-jensen)