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The Racist Origins of Modern Clown Makeup (or, just one more reason to hate clowns)

ianthe:

This post was asking about a potential link between the afro-style wigs and big, painted lips of the modern clown and racist caricatures, so I decided to do what any good theatre history student would do - I did some research.

SPOILER ALERT: YUP, IT’S RACIST AS FUCK

From Janet M. Davis, The…

ellakrystina:

webbgirl34:

thebigsisteryouneveraskedfor:

Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust.
She was ordered to report ever pregnant women do the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use the women for cruel experiments (e.g. vivisections) before killing them.
She saved hundreds of women by performing abortions on them before their pregnancy was discovered, without having access to basic medical supplies. She became known as the “Angel of Auschwitz”.
After being rescued from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp she tried to commit suicide, but survived, recovered and kept working as a gynecologist, delivering more than 3000 babies.

I want to nail this to the forehead of every anti-abortionist who uses the word “Holocaust” when talking about legal abortions.

I wrote about a bit of this in that essay on genocidal rape and historical and legislative avoidance of the matter. The one that got the award. These kinds of experiences were typical of the women in the concentration camps, but this is exactly the kind of thing that has been hidden from history because they are not seen as the ‘typical’ experience… which means that it is is not the man’s experience. These sort of stories are considered too womeny and too subjective to be safely reported in ‘objective ’ history. It’s fucking bullshit.

ellakrystina:

webbgirl34:

thebigsisteryouneveraskedfor:

Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust.

She was ordered to report ever pregnant women do the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use the women for cruel experiments (e.g. vivisections) before killing them.

She saved hundreds of women by performing abortions on them before their pregnancy was discovered, without having access to basic medical supplies. She became known as the “Angel of Auschwitz”.

After being rescued from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp she tried to commit suicide, but survived, recovered and kept working as a gynecologist, delivering more than 3000 babies.

I want to nail this to the forehead of every anti-abortionist who uses the word “Holocaust” when talking about legal abortions.

I wrote about a bit of this in that essay on genocidal rape and historical and legislative avoidance of the matter. The one that got the award. These kinds of experiences were typical of the women in the concentration camps, but this is exactly the kind of thing that has been hidden from history because they are not seen as the ‘typical’ experience… which means that it is is not the man’s experience. These sort of stories are considered too womeny and too subjective to be safely reported in ‘objective ’ history. It’s fucking bullshit.

(via potashium)

owning-my-truth:

More than 4,000 Africans have died from Ebola and the crisis is continuing to escalate, grow and spiral out of control, displacing tens of thousands, killing entire families and instilling fear into the day to day lives of millions of people in West Africa and all white people care about is their fucking chocolate. Fuck Bill Tomson (@BillTomson4 on Twitter), white liberals and Politico (@Politico on Twitter) for this disgusting, racist trash.

(via that-misery-chick)

My favourite tweets from #InASomaliHouseHold hashtag on Twitter

slycivilian:

We’re always taking to twitter to explore the Somali experience. Today was no different. The subject was the Somali household. Here are my favourite tweets from it. If you want to follow the actual hashtag, click on this.

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Why won’t they hear you out? A weekend in Edinburgh

slycivilian:

This past weekend, my friends and I were victims of racism. But it wasn’t the act of racism itself that was the worse of it. It was the fact that we were talked to like criminals at first, then like children, and then eventually like a nuisance who are making an issue out of nothing.

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darklordreasonable:

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Well, that seems straightforward enough. Why is this on my news feed-

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ooohhhhhh

Fuck the Daily Mail, Fuck Tommy Robinson.

proteinpills:

mexicanthuggerella:

tryllvester:

Well

Makes sense

I respect the fuck outta him for this cause that shit is nasty.

(via atariteenageriot)

The NUS owes millions of muslims an apology

abriefhistoryofliberty:

The internet is abuzz with news that the NUS voted last month not to condemn terrorist group Islamic State. Allegedly, Malia Bouattia suggested that condemnation of ISIS equated to islamophobia and support for military intervention.

By intentionally conflating genuine islamophobia and…

Nope. If you READ THE STATEMENT correctly, they CONDEMNED ISIS. They don’t owe me an apology.

lancrebitch:

alonetogether-forever:

lazynbored:

I wanna live like this llama

Please unmute this. 

omg unmute it seriously

(via wonderwomanblogs)