lonelyhapax:

i find it really grating when ppl point out that the bechdel test can’t singlehandedly demonstrate that a story is or isn’t feminist… bc well, of course it can’t??? that’s not the point??

the bechdel test is a blunt tool to demonstrate that female characters tend to be underdeveloped and/or tokenized in mainstream media. it’s useful to refer to it when you want to demonstrate that most stories within a given set don’t even pass it. & of course its criteria are somewhat limited, they were given in a bubble from a comic strip, not a thesis about representation in the media??

it’s not useful if you want to do a nuanced feminist analysis of a particular story but the reason it’s not useful is bc… you’re misusing it. wow

If a black woman and a white woman both need emergency obstetric care, a Brazilian doctor will assist the white woman because of the stereotype that black women are better at handling pain and are used to giving birth.
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IPS – Brazil study: Racism Is Bad for Health | Inter Press Service

Read the rest of the study at the link, with details on how this racism in healthcare plays out.

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???????

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Same thing in the US
Most doctors believe that Black people are used to pain which is the reason Black people supposedly have a higher pain tolerance

For instance, a white patient coming in for Abdominal pain will get x rays, blood test, urine test etc to directly identify the problem

Compared to a Black patient, which in many cases will just receive pain killers and water

I work in the ER

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apersnicketylemon:

They/Their' as a singular pronoun is correct English.

Stop excusing your transphobia by saying it isn’t. You’re wrong.

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schrodingersnerd:

everythingisnightvale:

discontentramblings:

An asexual and pansexual become room-mates and have wacky adventures

The show is called ‘All or Nothing’

Plot twist: the asexual is really super outgoing and is a huge flirt while the pansexual is extremely socially awkward and has trouble ordering coffee let alone getting a date.

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2chaaaain:

linzstuck:

posts saying white cis males suck

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posts saying all men suck

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friends reblogging those posts

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me wearing the first hat again 

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elizabitchtaylor:

If the point of the Big Bang Theory was to show that male nerds can be just as sexist as male jocks then well done I guess

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Anonymous asked: so I need help. my mom says that I need to be more "tolerant" of people, because I said I wouldn't be close friends with someone who is racist/homophobic/transphobic/etc. and no matter how many times I say "I can be polite, but I will never be friends someone that spreads hate." she just keeps calling me intolerant because I "need to learn how to forgive and like people." so basically I have no arguments that are working with her and need help because she won't drop it.

apersnicketylemon:

You should never have to ‘tolerate’ bigotry. Tell her that tolerance would be being friends with someone who has different religion or who believes the military budget should go up where you believe it should be cut.

Tolerance is not being okay with someone who is unwilling to respect another persons existance and that it’s not fair of her to call you intolerant of people who are literally hating people based off how they were born.

You shouldn’t have to be tolerant of someone who can’t be tolerant of another persons very existence and that those beliefs are something you’re simply unable to be tolerant of because they threaten the existence of other people.

Tell her your not being arbitrarily intolerant. You’re just intolerant of intolerance. Maybe even say ‘Yes! I am intolerant of people who hate other human beings based on something as arbitrary as how they were born! I am intolerant of people who threaten the lives and existence of other people with their hate! I am intolerant of the violence people face at the hands of people like that! I am intolerant of bigotry and hate and that’s how I like it!’

Point out that who YOU choose to be friends with won’t really affect HER anyways, so it shouldn’t matter that you’re not being friends with racists, homophones and transphobes.

Ask too if she would rather you be friends with someone who is accepting of how other people are or if she’d rather you’re friends with someone who would beat a kid up because they were gay or trans.

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because when I say I don’t want kids, I’m told that “I’d be defeating my only purpose.

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because when I say I don’t want kids, I’m told that “I’d be defeating my only purpose.

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lonelyhapax:

hey qc university students, there is a program of financial assistance for disabled students offered by the government of quebec (which presumably includes learning disabilities & mental illnesses) that you can learn about here. i know someone who has dyslexia & ADHD who benefits from it, her disabilities are covered under “organic impairment”

it makes a huge difference because it means you could receive bursaries instead of loans to cover your tuition fees & be recognized as a full-time student for a lesser amount of credits, among other things!!!

i am going to try to inform myself about this & post information about who can get admitted, what the process is like, etc! i think i’ve been really misinformed by an advisor working at the office for students w disabilities on my campus, who led me to believe that this program didn’t even exist! this info is not v well-known so i just thought i’d mention it in case other ppl need to learn about it or can share more info.

marxism-leninism-utenaism:

i unironically believe that the only thing you should need to do to access medical or legal transition is ask.

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