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robdelaney:

thinksquad:

Today marks the anniversary of FDR signing executive order 9066, which authorized the “indefinite detention” of nearly 150,000 people on American soil.

The order authorized the Secretary of War and the U.S. Army to create military zones “from which any or all persons may be excluded.” The order left who might be excluded to the military’s discretion. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt inked his name to EO9066 on Feb. 19, 1942, it opened the door for the roundup of some 120,000 Japanese-Americans and Japanese citizens living along the west coast of the U.S. and their imprisonment in concentration camps. In addition, between 1,200 and 1,800 people of Japanese descent watched the war from behind barbed wire fences in Hawaii. Of those interned, 62 percent were U.S. citizens. The U.S. government also caged around 11,000 Americans of German ancestry and some 3,000 Italian-Americans.

I only learned about this when I moved to LA when I was 24. That’s too old to learn that about your own country. I’m glad kids in Southern California are taught about it (since it’s an unavoidable fact that affected kids’ grandparents here) but Boston public schools, shall we say, “whitewashed” this fact from my own education. Maybe they teach it now. Anyway #teens, don’t let your school hinder your education; hit the books at home too. xo

I’m sure someone mentioned it in passing during high school but yeah, I was an adult when I found out what the United States did to its own citizens in the name of racism national security. What’s even more fucked up is it took the government four decades to officially apologize. Seriously. It was Ronald Reagan, in his final year in the White House, who signed it.

Source: thinksquad
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gingerhaze:

Oh, I know I have it better than a lot of would-be comics buyers, and that’s what worries me. I’ve had it with the self-appointed gatekeepers in comics. 

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Mighty No. 9 developer announces new hires; backers flip out

fucknovideogames:

Trigger warnings: sexism, harassment.

Earlier this week, Comcept posted an update about Mighty No. 9, spiritual successor to Keiji Inafune’s Mega Man series. They introduced their new community manager, two forum moderators (all three of whom are project backers), and a localization company,…

Dina is my friend, making this entire episode both absurd and infuriating. Absurd because I know how much she loves video games and to suggest otherwise is ludicrous. Infuriating because self-described gamers are rallying once again to attack another outspoken woman who just wants to make games better.

Source: fucknovideogames
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"The Tokyo High Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by a group of South Koreans calling for the removal of names from the list of those enshrined at the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo.
The plaintiffs are nine relatives of deceased servicemen and civilian employees who served Imperial Japanese forces during the colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula in 1910-1945, and a former civilian employee, 88, who is alive but enshrined at the Shinto shrine as a “spirit of war dead.”
Upholding a ruling by the Tokyo District Court in July 2011, the high court said the plaintiffs argue their feelings have been hurt by the enshrinement but they need to “show tolerance of the freedom of religion of others.”"

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Yes, read that again: these plaintiffs are upset that their relatives (and in one case, THEMSELF*) are enshrined in a place that stands as a monument to Japanese militarism, and the Tokyo High Court told them to go fuck themselves in the name of “tolerance.” Because Japan’s freedom of religion supersedes an individual’s right not to be listed as a casualty of war which he (possibly she?) didn’t want to fight.

*is this a word? English majors, feel free to rewrite that sentence for me.

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eschergirls:

amydentata:

paigeabendroth:

badtransjokes:

Before I even started playing the new GTA, I knew there would be trans women in it. I knew about where and when I could find them. I knew what their jobs would be. Because to the people this game is made by and targeted to, we can only be one of two things: secret ‘batin’ fantasies or sex workers moaning about hormones and their private parts. 

When I found and greeted a group of them, the main characters had the following things to say:

Michael: Hello, sir. I mean, madam. I mean, ~whatever~

Michael: Well, hello, Mid-op.

Franklin: Almost fooled me, (bro-she?). Almost.

Franklin: Hey, you need to keep taking your hormones!

And the trans women said the following as I creepily eavesdropped and took photos of them (remember, these quotes were intended to be funny.):

Trans woman: I don’t think the laser treatment is working!

Trans woman: They won’t let me on the ladies’ basketball league at the rec center. This is crazy! I think I’m going to sue or something.

Trans woman: (on the phone) I Just wish he’d let me untuck more… I dunno if I wanna lose it forever, and he needs to understand that!

I will never buy another Rockstar game ever again.  I’m fucking done.  Fucking shit.

I was already done with Rockstar. Now I’m beyond done.

The depiction of trans women in games is just as relevant to this blog as the depiction of cis women, and this is so utterly disgusting and awful. >:\  Haha let’s laugh at and stereotype trans women sex workers.  That’s so clever and original, and not at all totally hateful and dehumanizing to a group of people who already face both in society and are often targets of violence, abuse and murder.

I haven’t finished a GTA game since Vice City but I don’t remember the jokes being this pointed and gross at a minorities’ (sexual or otherwise) expense. Is Rockstar growing drunk with power or what? Why target transgender people in this way?

And I know I sound like a broken record (kids, ask your grandparents) but holy shit HOW COME Saints Row IV lets you do whatever you want while Grand Theft Auto has become so obnoxiously macho and spiteful? Saints Row lets you be a man in a dress or a woman with the exact voice of Nolan North, all because Volition made the conscious decision to value player freedom of expression.

Meanwhile, Rockstar has a game with three playable characters and they’re all dudes (and two of them are white dudes). Diversity? Never heard of it!

Source: badtransjokes
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"If stories about discrimination and sexism keep popping up, it might be related to how often people other than yourself are facing these actual issues. Or maybe everyone’s uptight, and you’re magically the only person who sees things the way they really are."

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blherrou:

princess-marutchi:

youarenotyou:

thisgingerisback:

One of two fake abortion clinics on the same street as the REAL center, the EMW’s Women Center here in downtown Louisville. This one is right next door to the actual clinic and this place is seriously a nightmarish hell-hole for any unsuspecting women tricked by the anti’s. They assure you this this the abortion clinic, they get you inside, and then offer you food and drink—which of course, means that once you realize your mistake, you can’t run next door and catch your actual appointment, since you need to fast.

Women have come out of this building crying, and on a few rare occasions, without their pants. They take you to a back room for an ultrasound, have you remove your pants, and then begin lecturing you on the sins of aborting. They do not give you back your pants until you have listened, and a few women tricked this far refused to listen and stormed out furious, ashamed, and in their underwear.

This is the anti-choice agenda—lying, tricking, shaming, and embarrassing women to the brink of hysterics in hopes that she carry the pregnancy to term. Forcing her, through lies and manipulation, to do with her body what THEY want, not what is best for her.

There is no “choice” at the Louisville “Women’s Choice” clinics. Just abuse, shame, and bigots who would rather undress a woman to make her feel vulnerable and then explain how awful of a person she is than let her make HER. CHOICE.

this is fucking disgusting

i hope everyone responsible for this dies a horrible death

I checked it out, and this is a real (and super skeezy) place.

Website: http://www.awomanschoice.org/

Street address: 140 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202

Page where you can leave a review: https://plus.google.com/105990983273629869613/about

holy shit at that website. think of all the hours it took to build that, how much money was spent. all to help convince a woman (or possibly A CHILD) that yes, you are safe to discuss your private health concerns with us here…SURPRISE! YOU SLUT! BABY KILLER!

I’m struggling to think of the reverse of this coin, does it exist? I know people make parody websites all the time, but does anyone, say, build a fake church next to a real church, hold weekly services, and then suddenly accuse the parishioners of being suckers?

short version: who the fuck hates women so much that they would go to these lengths to shame and humiliate them?

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"Another insider, Robert Hass, a former Smith & Wesson executive, testified that “the nature of the product demands that its distribution be handled in such a way as to minimize illegal and unintended use.” And yet, he said in an affidavit, “the industry’s position has consistently been to take no independent action to ensure responsible distribution practices.”"

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The above quote is taken from a New York Times article on gun manufacturers’ responses to criminal uses of their products.

So let me get this straight: producers of violent media have been scrutinized for decades and have been forced to adopt “voluntary” content ratings to avoid government intervention (even though Free Speech is Free) but you assholes are the ones making the killing machines that kill people and you “take no independent action to ensure responsible distribution practices”??

And whenever a crazy person uses your killing machines to kill people your first defense is to point a finger at the media???

Please, and I mean this from the bottom of my heart, fuck yourself. All of you.

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rosalarian:

Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy, in case you hadn’t heard. How dare she remove those ticking time bombs from her chest, amiright? Like, hasn’t she learned by now that her body is public domain and we all get to vote on what she does with it? Sheesh, how selfish can ya get.

In case you didn’t believe people could be that asinine, Public Shaming has a (disgusting) collection of tweets from people who are bashing Angelina Jolie for getting a double mastectomy

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stfuconservatives:

abaldwin360:

obi-wankenblowme:

william-elms:

officialssay:

Screenshot of an image that Middle Tennessee Commissioner Barry West posted on Facebook. 
He responded in an email to The Tennessean: “No I did not Twitter this … no I did not create this picture … yes I shared it … so why am I being singled out?” 

How come every politician in this state is such a fucking asshole? Is there something in the water? 

You’ve GOT TO BE SHITTING ME

I love how these motherfucking bigots always jump straight to playing victim when called out on their bullshit, “WHY AM I BEING SINGLED OUT???”
Maybe because you’re a public official and you’re making a joke about shooting someone because of their religion? Just maybe?

I’m always confused when someone’s defense is “I didn’t make it/say it, I just posted/reblogged/quoted it!” So you tacitly endorsed its message but you don’t get why people are mad at you for it? And then throw in that you’re a congressman and under a bit more scrutiny than your average ignorant Islamophobe? Take some fucking responsibility.

Incapable of responding to this with anything besides “fuck you”

stfuconservatives:

abaldwin360:

obi-wankenblowme:

william-elms:

officialssay:

Screenshot of an image that Middle Tennessee Commissioner Barry West posted on Facebook. 

He responded in an email to The Tennessean: “No I did not Twitter this … no I did not create this picture … yes I shared it … so why am I being singled out?” 

How come every politician in this state is such a fucking asshole? Is there something in the water? 

You’ve GOT TO BE SHITTING ME

I love how these motherfucking bigots always jump straight to playing victim when called out on their bullshit, “WHY AM I BEING SINGLED OUT???”

Maybe because you’re a public official and you’re making a joke about shooting someone because of their religion? Just maybe?

I’m always confused when someone’s defense is “I didn’t make it/say it, I just posted/reblogged/quoted it!” So you tacitly endorsed its message but you don’t get why people are mad at you for it? And then throw in that you’re a congressman and under a bit more scrutiny than your average ignorant Islamophobe? Take some fucking responsibility.

Incapable of responding to this with anything besides “fuck you”

Source: officialssay