Now, black people are routinely assaulted and harassed by white people in white supremacist culture. This violence is condoned by the state. It is necessary for the maintenance of racial difference. Indeed, if black people have not learned our place as second-class citizens through educational institutions, we learn it by the daily assaults perpetuated by white offenders on our bodies and beings that we feel but rarely publically protest or name. Though we do not live in the same fierce conditions of racial apartheid that only recently ceased being our collective social reality, most black folks believe that if they do not conform to white-determined standards of acceptable behavior they will not survive. We live in a society where we hear about white folks killing black people to express their rage. We can identify specific incidents throughout our history in this country whether it be Emmett Till, Bensonhurst, Howard Beach, etc. We can identify rare incidents where individual black folks have randomly responded to their fear of white assault by killing. White rage is acceptable, can be both expressed and condoned, but black rage has no place and everyone knows it.” —bell hooks (via oohhcomely)
- Woman: I am so sick of men and male comics always making jokes about rape. Do you know that is the worst thing you can do to a woman!
- Male Comic: Ok....not true but ok.
- Woman: -folds arms- really? ok. what is the worst thing you can do to a woman?
- Male Comic: Rape her.....and then call her fat.
- SuperHyuga Yoshi-chan: Sorry, but no. This ain't funny. IT's perpetuates rape culture AND it's fat shaming. So yeah, GTFO the Rape Culture tag, you stupid rape "joke".
We’ve had a number of comments from guys who’ve in essence said in here that “but I don’t mean any harm by it, and I think it’s a shame that I have to curtail my behavior as a result.”
We do too. But you know what a much more effective way to make things right would be, rather than nagging women to cut the nice guys some slack? Going after the guys you see NOT being nice. If you see a guy cat calling a woman, tell him he’s being a dick. If one of your friends gets one of those “rape joke” t-shirts, tell him he’s being a dick. If you see a guy try to pick a girl up and she looks uncomfortable and blows him off, and he turns to you all butthurt and says “women, huh?” Tell him that well, obviously she didn’t want to talk to anyone and he just ignored her, so he was being a dick.
If you think about it, those guys are the ones who are ruining it for you, after all. Tell them that. They’re the ones ruining it for you.” —This comment thread (via azurewren)