I need feminism because I shouldn’t have to walk down the street and hear “Damn girl, you’re teasing my dick with that ass, I’m gonna make a sex tape with you” …. He was 15
If I walk home from college at 4 o’clock I will always have things like these shouted at me, sometimes one of the guys will try and touch me. My body is my own and you should not feel the need to comment upon it every time I walk past.
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!!
THIS IS WHY I FUCKING LOVE WOMEN.
¡¡que viva la mujer para siempre!!
on equal representation
white people: not everyone has to be included get over it it’s not even a big deal
on cultural appropriation
white people: omg this is so unfair you should let everyone share this is so exclusive and mean
Some white folks talk about how they can’t relate to a little black girl with this whole Annie remake. That’s racist. Why? Were you ever in a situation similar to the character Annie? Most likely no. Then why all of a sudden relatability an issue in this case?
And that’s the…
Is Paul Ryan asshole of the day for saying that kids who get free lunches at school don’t have anyone at home who loves them?
Ryan insisted that liberals were only offering people “a full stomach and an empty soul.”
He then told a story of a “young boy from a very…
As a Wisconsin native
Black women wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and see Black women. White women wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and see women. White men wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and see human beings.
Paul Ryan, Asshole of the Day for March 6, 2014
If you’ve been paying attention to politics at all over the past few years, you’ve no doubt noticed the GOP sliding into an abyss of abject stupidity and stunning, breathtaking insensitivity. And just when you think they’ve tapped those wells dry, they find a way (fracking, probably) to squeeze just a little more out of them.
For example, behold onetime GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan, who just today told the assembled crowd of mouth-breathers at CPAC that if only poor kids’ parents loved them more, they wouldn’t need free lunch programs to feed them.
He made this point while telling a story that was supposed to give us all the sads: a “young boy from a very poor family” who got government-funded free lunches at school but was totally bummed out about it.
“He wanted his own lunch, one in a brown paper bag, just like the other kids,” Ryan said, adding, “He wanted one, he said, because he knew a kid with a brown paper bag had someone who cared for him. This is what the left does not understand.”
You know what, Paul Ryan? I’ve been that kid. And on behalf of all those kids, fuck you.
I was raised in Southern California by a single mother, who had me young and struggled to support us. When I was about 5, a teacher friend of hers told her I was extraordinarily bright and stressed the importance of getting me in the right schools to nurture that.
The closest and best public school district was, naturally, in a wealthy area. But my mom somehow found an apartment she could afford there, and the next thing I knew, she’d packed me, our cat and what few belongings we had into her beat-up VW Bug and off we went.
My mom’s friend was right – the school was phenomenal. I still remember those teachers. They were warm and encouraging and supportive, and never made me feel like the underprivileged kid.
And yes, I got government-sponsored breakfasts and lunches. But contrary to Paul Ryan’s story, it was not a reenactment of a Dickens novel. No dirt-smudged faces. No gruel. No moonfaced moppets begging for more.
Look, I knew my circumstances were different than the other kids somehow, but no one shamed me. And no one shamed my mother, who worked her ass off so her kid could go to the best school possible. (You want love, Paul? Put THAT in a brown paper bag, you smug, condescending douchebag.)
Fast forward a few years and I went on to become the first woman in my family to graduate from college. These days, I make a nice living and pay back into the same government system that helped me get where I am now. And I’m happy to do it.
Because somewhere there’s a little girl whose single mom is doing the best she can – and I’ll be damned if I’m going to make it any harder for them than it has to be. But Paul Ryan wants to make it harder, and that’s why he is the Asshole of the Day.
It is Paul Ryan's second time being named Asshole of the Day. His previous win was for insisting on concessions in order to vote to pay for the budget that he himself negotiated and took credit for.
Full story: Raw Story
UPDATE: Turns out the anecdote about the little boy wasn’t about a kid getting a government subsidized lunch!
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Comments on the trailer of the new Annie movie staring Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx.
Would you just look at how racism isn’t a thing anymore in today’s society.
Every day, just a little more…
smh white people are insane
"Racism is dead and black people should just get over it."
But we’re just making this shit up
Quvenzhané Wallis is a brilliant actress, even more so considering her age. I’m excited to see how she does with this classic.
"What were you wearing?"
I wore a red dress to work today. It has a zipper at either side of my chest that can unzip and reveal a thin strip of skin. A coworker, without warning, tried pulling at the zipper and when it wouldn’t zip, instead revealed a good portion of my collarbone and shoulder as well as my bra strap. An hour later, the same coworker came up and told me to not wear clothes with zippers because he’ll go right ahead and unzip them. I shot back that unzipping me without my permission is sexual harassment. Apparently a manager heard and berated my coworker. At the end of my shift, my coworker told me that my little comment got him in trouble and that he no longer feels comfortable saying anything to me other than “hello” and “goodbye.”
I am supposed to feel guilty for pointing out that he can’t lay his fucking hands on me.
Punch him in the neck next time and tell him “don’t show your neck around me or I’ll just go right ahead and keep punching you there.”
Honestly, the fact that he doesn’t see ANYTHING wrong with touching someone without their permission because their dress happens to have fucking zippers on it shows that this immature little prick shouldn’t not be part of functioning society until he can learn a lesson most of us learned in grade 1: keep your hands to yourself.
I wonder if he uses this reasoning to try to unzip his male coworkers’ flies?