one of the worst things about becoming educated on social issues is when people are like ‘you used to have a sense of humor’
no i used to have internalized prejudices which i’ve worked really hard to overcome and i realize now that your jokes are shitty
socialjustshutup asked: So what's your take on times transphobia, what with them keeping miss cox off their top 100 list even though she was voted into the top ten by 80000+ people.
I’m absolutely fucking disgusted by it. Laverne Cox had massively positive numbers and was in the top 5 (and indeed was in the number one highest voted spot at at least one point), but apparently that’s simply not enough to give recognition to a transgender woman.
TIME notes that while the final list of the 100 most influential people of the year is ultimately decided by editors, input from readers is both valued and considered.
What a load of horse shit.
Of course our lovely queen is handling this with grace and poise as always, like the perfect human being she is.
It’s honestly sad how few countries recognize the Armenian genocide. Please do not deny history. According to a letter written by the Sultan Talaat Pasha, who for ordered the extermination of the Armenians, he said “Leave only one Armenian alive, and put him in a museum.”
(c) Emman de Guzman
Mano Po Lola sa ika-20 na taong pakikibaka
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the La Lila Filipina, students from the University of the Philippines - Diliman are organizing a tribute to the women who were victims of the violence during the Japanese occupation. The event, Mano Po, Lola, will be held in the Recto Hall of UP Diliman Faculty Center, on October 1st, 2012 at 8 in the morning.
The organizers, all students of FIL 25, FIL 40 and MP 10 of Prof. Vim Nadera, hope that Mano Po, Lola will have a lasting contribution to the fight against sexual violence and historical denial.
MAKIALAM, MAKIBAHAGI, MAKISAMA, MAKIISA.
PS. Guys, if you want to give any message to our grandmas please don’t hesitate to put them in my ask box. We need to show them and let them feel that we are with them in this battle. They really need us, and we can simply help by spreading this message. Thank you very much :D
Please consider emailing Time magazine at email@example.com to get them to reconsider not putting Laverne Cox on their list. She overwhelmingly got voted in at 91.5%, but was not put on there. Meanwhile, Carrie Underwood had 25% of the vote and was put on there.
The erasure of trans women, and women of color needs to stop. Ms. Cox does nothing but good work.