If you support carnist ideologies, ask yourself why. The UN, animal rights groups, human rights groups, and other cool people are all on my side. Who’s on yours? Seriously, if you choose apathy in the face of widespread killing and injustice, ask yourself who taught you to behave that way, and why. Remember when you were a child; little you would never allow any of these things to happen. When did that change, and who benefited when it did? What are you going to tell your children? What if the whole giving-a-shit-about-the-world movement continues to grow, and you eventually have to explain to your confused grandchildren why you chose to kill for pleasure? Can you justify your actions?
Otherwise intelligent and good people are buying into this violent, inefficient, and unsustainable practice, and it’s unacceptable. Y’all are embarrassing yourselves.
"I don’t care about your gender! I like you for you!"
Okay, but like, I care about my gender, so if you could support me in ways that don’t involve belittling my relationship with gender, that’d be great
I’m so sick of seeing people say “feminism is about *~*equality*~*!!!”
The end goal of feminism IS equality, but feminism itself is about liberation: from white supremacy, from homophobia, from sexism, and all other forms of oppressive thought and behavior.
Without first dismantling the systems that keep us oppressed, equality is impossible.
Zipcy (Seoul, Korea, Republic of) - Morning Smoking Girl, 2014 Drawings: Ink
I absolutely cannot stand Michael Fassbender and I’m so pissed off that he’s all over my dash. He is complete and utter trash.
His ex filed a restraining order against him for breaking her nose. On another occasion – “Michael allegedly dragged her alongside their car one night after they had an argument about one of her ex-boyfriends … causing her to twist her left ankle, blow out her left knee cap and burst an ovarian cyst”.
Keira Knightley filmed a spanking scene with him and said “I’ve got a security guard outside. You touch me and he’s gonna break your legs!” Michael’s reply to this? “Keira, you’re tied to a bed. You’re not really in a position to say that.”
For fucks sake are we just gonna pretend these things didn’t happen?
I’m anti-capitalism but I know Jack Shit about any alternatives bc the language used is too complicated for me to focus on
I’ve read passages in both academic and non academic settings, so I know what this is like. I think most of us do. it takes me a lot of reading and rereading in order to fully (or partially) comprehend things. it’s also important to understand the historical context in which most of these texts were written.
in summary, if anyone has any wise words for this type of academic gatekeeping and how to continue educating oneself without having to know fancy words and phrases, please throw them my way.
i mean, buy not buying a burger i can maybe drive the demand down 0.000000000000000007% and save, like, a single cow in my entire life at best, but literally just…. existing in capitalism inherently requires exploitation of others and it does not matter what i eat, what trade or bargain i make with capitalism, the end result is the same or worse so uh
i wouldn’t deny that within capitalism there will always be exploitation of others and that a lot of the claimed benefits of veganism are meaningless within capitalism
that having been said,
1) true, capitalism will always have exploitation, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t make choices basedonthefactthatone is clearly worse under the given conditions (links are non-graphic and revolve around human/environmental suffering, non-human suffering is a given and can be pretty easily researched itself if one so chooses)
2) you can’t really narrow down impact based on “well me buying this one burger probably isn’t actually going to do anything,” especially in light of the actual changes in demand enacted by vegans as a movement
veganism isn’t all we need, not even close, but its a step made in the right direction for its refusal to see living beings as objects (which hopefully extends to human beings and a refusal to see them as machines) and an awareness of the forces of capitalism + production"[Veganism] is part of a revolutionary perspective – how can we not only discover more compassionate relations with human beings but how can we develop compassionate relations with the other creatures with whom we share this planet and that would mean challenging the whole capitalist industrial form of food production." -Angela Davis
I am sick and tired of feeling like fucking Cassandra when I tell people about Jon Stewart being a raging ableist. And now I have video proof: the interview with Naomi Watts which I saw over my fall break a year and a half ago, which made me erupt in fury and instantly lose all respect for Jon Stewart.
I’ve come close to being triggered by people on here, including my friends, treating him as some kind of savior. (I mean, shouldn’t the “Rally For Sanity” be big enough of a clue that he isn’t the biggest friend of disabled folks?)
I can’t watch the video because I know I’ll be triggered again, but the words he said are etched into my brain: ”Uh yeah, this is a benefit AGAINST autism, not FOR autism. Who out there is saying ‘Go Autism!’?”
Jon Stewart has been dead to me since October 7, 2010. And if you can see this and still support him, you may as well be too.
I reblogged this originally back when it was first posted, but yeah, I sort of doubly triggered myself by watching this again (and reading the notes on this post), but yeah. Jon Stewart is a piece of shit and I’m not sorry for thinking so, and if you are going to rush to defend him? You’re terrible and feel free to unfollow me right the fuck now.
"Who would support something FOR autism? Wouldn’t that be cruel?" No. No, it wouldn’t. Fuck you, Jon. Fuck you.
Content Warning for personal story including censored ableist slurs, internalized ableism, stealth eugenics references, and strong emotional reactions.
I’ve watched The Daily Show with John Stewart since I was around 11 years old. I loved his show. It was Jewish (whoot, representation!), funny, and dealt with topics I enjoyed.
In 2008 when he did that fundraiser for Autism Speaks called “Night of Too Many Stars” which featured Colbert, just by the way, he mentioned it on the show. I will never fucking forget what he said. (It was the exact same shit as before.)
You know 10/11 year old me did when he said that? I fucking cried. John Stewart made me fucking cry when he said that.Because who could be “for autism?” Yeah, I’m just a mistake. I actually threw shit at my TV I was so pissed. Because I knew I was nothing more than just a r****d. Just like everyone said. Because I shouldn’t have been born. After all, one of my fucking idols said it, so it must be true. And there’s an organization out there making sure people like me never get falsely born again.
Wouldn’t want more lazy, stupid, fucking r****ds like me, right? Us fucking burdens on society.
Just in case you ever wanted to know why I hate Autism Speaks so fucking much, or why I turn off the TV whenever Jon starts talking about autism? This is why.
Mike Tyson Mysteries -SDCC 2014 Sneak Peek
Mike Tyson Mysteries – starring Mike Tyson, Norm Macdonald, Jim Rash, and Rachel Ramras. Coming Fall 2014 to Adult Swim.
This is a real series??? Mike Tyson is my favorite Boxer so Im obligated to watch some of this.
i saw this earlier and i’m so pumped. i’m so absolutely pumped.
I hate people whose reason for disliking 50 shades of grey is that it “portrays bdsm inaccurately” & not because it romanticises male violence against women & gives young women incredibly unhealthy ideas about relationships. Anyone with an ounce of empathy will regard this movie as the woman-hating, abuse-glorifying heap of dogshit that it is, but kinksters are upset that people are going to judge their community negatively. As if the bdsm community doesn’t attract rapists & abusers by the loads, because duh, it’s a place where you can rape & abuse women freely & call it kinky fun. Kinksters are worthless trash.
As it happens, I know very well that Vaseline is tested on animals and it is by no means an essential product to life… There are vegan condoms, vegan cleaning products, vegan health and beauty products; these things aren’t difficult to avoid. But saying that, show me a single reference on my blog to my being cruelty free, or “a great person?” I have said this several times, being vegan is about doing the least harm possible. The idea that just because you can’t avoid causing any suffering, you should just say screw it and not even try, is morally abhorrent. That attitude is, quite frankly, a fucking cop-out, and wouldn’t be entertained even for a second in advocacy of any other social justice issue. I suspect this objection is less about me being vegan, and more about your excuse to not be.
I want you to imagine a ten year old version of yourself sitting right there on this couch. Now this is the little girl who first believed that she was fat, and ugly, and an embarrassment.
This is groundbreaking
this is my third time rebloging this today. this is so important.
I have goosebumps
because were all trying to heal the child that was broken
People will fight tooth and nail to ensure that what non human animals endure, isn’t referred to as rape. Yet they are not very consistent in their oppose.
Take for instance when a story breaks about Orangutans being used as prostitutes, no one has much of an issue referring to what happens to those orangutans as rape.
Most people also have no problem recognizing bestiality as rape either. They understand that dogs and the like absolutely can not consent to any sexual activity with a human, and it is therefore non consensual, AKA rape.
So now we have established that most will agree that non human animals can be raped, why is it that as soon as the situation of cows and the inherent rape within the dairy industry is bought into question, everyone starts back peddling and attempts to make excuses.
"They’re just animals"
Like the Orangutans, dogs and other animals that you do grant victimhood aren’t. Like fucking humans aren’t.
You’ll throw out a:
"They’re not intelligent and don’t know what is happening"
Like the victim not being aware of or able to comprehend the situation somehow justifies it. Which is great news for those who rape intellectually impared children, and great news for my rapist too considering most of the things he did to me were done when I was deep in sleep.
You give the old:
"Dairy farmers don’t get off when breeding cows"
Which is a very fucking 10th grade understanding of the issue, considering rape is less about sexual gratification and more about power and control. And nothing screams “I have complete power and control of you” more than manipulating and exploiting the reproductive organs of billions of beings for nothing other than profit.
With a lovely display of speciesist rhetoric you insist that the process isn’t rape, it’s just “artificial insemination”. Implying that being put into an apparatus LITERALLY called a “rape rack” and having a hand forced into your anus to position your uterus so you can have a syringe full of semen emptied inside of you, consenting to none of which, somehow isn’t actually rape.
I personally think the hesitation to recognize what happens to dairy cows as rape, stems from the fact that you, as a consumer, pay for it to happen. That you don’t want to see yourselves as accomplices to something so disgusting. You don’t want to think that you are complicit in, and fund, rape.
But you are, and you do.
Non human victimhood is 100% no longer up for debate. They are sentient beings, capable of an array of emotions and with equal ability to feel pain as humans. Referring to the nonconsensual artificial insemination of non human animals as what it is, which is rape, does not take anything away from other (human) victims of rape. The only reason anyone would think it does would be if they see non human animals as lesser beings that have no right to bodily autonomy. And that makes you an anthropocentric, speciesist douchenozzle.
if you thought you were having a bad day, at least your cat didn’t piss on your head while you were sleeping.