1. sunshien:

    glutenfreevodka:

    wdya:

    Someone with an IP address sourcing to the House of Representatives just edited the Orange Is the New Black Wikipedia page with the telling summary of “not a woman.”

    That’s right, this Congressman edited out a sentence hailing the show for including “the first ever women-in-prison narrative to be played by a real transgender woman.”  What did he replace it with?  Hate speech.

    The Congressman called Cox a “man pretending to be a woman,” and linked to an offensive article by National Review Online aptly titled “Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman.”

    The change has since been reversed and the IP address has been banned from editing Wikipedia for a month, but you can see the original edit he made in the link above.

    The change was spotted by a Twitter bot which tweets out links any time a Congressional IP address edits Wikipedia.

    Spread this like wildfire.

    (articles on The A.V. Club, Yahoo, and NY Daily News)

    Oh my god

    i don’t know if everyone else knows about this or not, but i just went onto the twitterbot’s page and this is not just about laverne cox, someone from congress has been editing multiple articles concerning transgender people (mostly women) and laverne was probably the first trans celebrity they could think of, other edits have been made including:

    (source)

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    this is not just about laverne cox, do not just make it about laverne cox, this is not one person being transphobic towards a celebrity we like, there is someone in congress with an agenda of misinformation actively trying to slander the trans community through wikipedia.

    (via redwrenwalking)

     

  2. startorrent02:

    konguloarkonan:

    someone on metafilter figured out that the ferguson PD is running the support darren wilson gofundme

    Just read through ALL of this…these people are INCREDIBLY organized and have collected almost every piece of information out - and they are asking some amazing questions.

    (via redwrenwalking)

     

    1. Male Writer: Ah, anniversary jokes are so funny. Because chicks always hate it when you don't remember anniversaries! A plus gold very original
    2. Male Writer: Mother in laws amirite?
    3. Male Writer: My male character who is an author insert of myself pines after a woman I used to pine after in high school. Then they have sex. This is good literature.
    4. Male Writer: Ugh female books are so romance filled
    5. Male Writer: And girl fanfics, so mary sue-y
    6. Male Writer: Now listen about this original middle aged man who is an expert in everything, suffers from ennui, looks like me, acts like me, and gets all the girls i want.
    7. Male Writer: She was sexy in an alluring, boring way, filled with purple prose and riddled with objectification
    8. Male Writer: If i make a female character parrot my misogynistic views, they cease to be misogynistic! Are you saying you don't respect my fake female characters opinions, feminists?
    9. Male Writer: a good action girl is one who looks hot at all times
    10. Male Writer: If the female main character got in an asskicking line, my work is Feminist with a capital F and no one can criticize me
    11. Specifically White Male Writer: Heroic tropes are so overdone. I'm going to create a boring white guy with stubble to be a completely original antihero no one has ever seen before TM.
    12. Same Guy: It's original because he is a jerk who gets away with bad behavior, just like I wish i could.
    13. Another Specifically White Male Writer: It's in my universe to only have white men do things in my book. I mean, don't you care about historical accuracy
    14. Same Guy: I mean, it's a generic fantasy verse with no real life time period equivalent and i haven't done any research, but i'm SURE that it's historically accurate. To that dark medieval dragon fighting europe period
    15. Same Guy: Where in Europe? Who cares!
    16. Male Writer: There is no better way to introduce a female character to a male character than by him saving her.
    17. Male Writer: Characters hating each other is good sexual tension!
    18. Male Writer: One female character and five male characters is a good team balance
    19. Male Writer: If my female character chooses to act in a sexist -way, it's not sexist. In fact, because she CHOSE to do it, it is Feminist.
    20. Male Writer: I am original
     
  3. Ireland is in the middle of the fight for gay marriage, and many of its opponents think if equality happens then it will be the end of the world. A hilarious new video, from Irish pro-equality group LGBT Noise, pokes fun at this idea.

    (Source: lgbtlaughs, via aceofblueheart)

     
     

  4. lorkastoys said: No problems! Now you know if you are ever interested :) I've followed you too, your pitch really sold me :p

    HAHA thank you!!

     

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  6. remember when sarah jane and rose bonded over the doctor and how ridiculous he was sometimes

    remember when rose was so freaked out by her alternate world mother dying the doctor took her home for no reason but to see her mum

    isn’t it interesting that neither of those things could ever happen in moffats who

    and we all know why

     

  7. *feel fucking  awful*

    *decide to watch Ten-era Doctor Who to cheer self up*

    *cry harder*

     

  8. Anonymous said: Who are you getting your Ferguson information from? I'm having problems verifying what's actually happening!

    wearesynchronizednowandforever:

    wearesynchronizednowandforever:

    That’s actually what’s taking me so long to update some of my posts; not only is the information surfacing slowly about his case specifically, but I make sure to cross reference at least three sources because some people are just blatantly lying to stir shit up.

    Also live feeds keep going down and new ones pop back up but I know some of you are sensitive to video, so

    Here’s a list of some twitter handles:

    Journalists (All of these are either on the ground in Ferguson as I type this or actively covering events in Ferguson, both Brown’s case and the rallies):

    Residents/Legislature/Other:

    Instagram Accounts: (TW: Some of these accounts feature graphic video or images of Ferguson events)

    Tumblr Accounts:

    I’m sure I forgot a bunch but here’s a start. I’ll update it periodically and reblog. Some of it is compilations from a bunch of sources, some is original content. Disclaimer: I’m not vouching for any other content on any of these blogs/twitters/instagrams or any that may be posted after this list but as of right now, the information regarding Ferguson and discussions taking place about the rallies/police and Mike Brown’s death seems accurate.

    if you want to be included on any of these lists, shoot me a message with your web-address and I’ll check it out

    You will find everything I’ve posted under tagged/ferguson, tagged/police-brutality or tagged/michael-brown

    updated and combined.

     
  9. thisiseverydayracism:

    nigerianroyal:

    smidgetz:

    thesoftghetto:

    Protesters upset about the smearing of Mike Brown converged at CNN headquarters.

    Amazing

    I am so happy to see this!

    THIS FUCK YES

    (via takealookatyourlife)