• London Student editor among those held • Police kettled students and “were brutal” Thirty-four students, including protesters and two journalists, were today kettled and arrested during a demonstration against police presence on university campuses. It followed last night’s violent eviction of students occupying the University of London, which saw seven arrests and accusations of &
okay you guys as a UoL student i can confirm that police TODAY were punching students, dragging them to the ground, pushing them
THERE IS STILL BLOOD ON THE PAVEMENT:
and they literally kettled over 50 students and arrested them.
FOR PROTESTING PEACEFULLY.
FOR PROTESTING AGAINST HAVING POLICE ON CAMPUS BECAUSE THEY BEAT SHIT OUT OF US EVERY TIME WE PROTEST.
SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS.
THIS IS POLICE BRUTALITY AND MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS IGNORING IT.
One time this boy in my math class ate an eraser
it was last week
i am seventeen years old
the class was A.P. calculus
When I was in high school, every year during spirit week, our school did skits about our mascot and whatever the spirit week theme was that year. When I was I in 9th grade, the theme was time periods, and the task of writing the script for the skit was left to me (for some…
"Cishet white males don’t understand-" you know what, maybe we do.
hey guys cishet white males understand a lot of things. examples
- how to play call of duty modern warfare
- how to play call of duty black ops
- how to play call of duty modern warfare 2
- how to play call of duty black ops 2
- how to play call of duty ghosts
and those are just SOME of the call of duty games that cishet white males understand
this just in: it’s perfectly okay to be a total asshole to someone just because they’re a white guy
wow good morals not hypocritical at all A++ good job everybody round of applause
our apologies, allow me to amend the statement. cishet white males also understand
- gta I-V
this is exactly what i mean when i say that most people on this webstie dont give two shits about equality. they just want to be on top. “its ok to make fun of people as long as theyre cis, white, and or male!”
shut the fuck up you ARE ALL FUCKING TODDLERS
i’m sorry sir did i forget a game? was it assassin’s creed? it was assassin’s creed, wasn’t it. once again, i apologize
Can you honestly not see how childish your resentment and mocking of white, cishet, males is?
WAS IT SKYRIM?????
go outside and read a book you pathetic trash all you’re promoting is a homeschooled kid on tumblr crying about being cyber bullied and pretending to drink the tears of other human beings
it was skyrim
See, dudebros, yes. You’re right. Mocking white cishet men and reducing them to stereotypes is “childish.” It makes white, cishet men feel powerless because they’re being treated unfairly and despite how much people point that out, it doesn’t change — they keep getting mocked because they’re seen as caring about nothing but video games.
Is that a bad thing? Sure. You know what else is a bad thing? Being ignored in political situations by virtue of being a woman. Being reduced to an object for men’s gratification. Being told that others’ right to be prejudiced against homosexuality is more important than your job security. Being beaten to death for challenging binary social gender norms. Being treated as a criminal and stopped on the street because of your skin color regardless of your behavior. In short, oppression.
Mocking white cishet men is childish, and results in white cishet men’s feelings being hurt and not being able to stop people from being mean about video games. Or, more broadly, (in response to OP’s “maybe we do” understand so stop dismissing us when you talk about your problems) it results in their voices not being heard on issues that don’t affect them in the slightest, like female reproductive healthcare or racial prejudice or transphobia.
Systematically denying equal status to those who are not white cishet men is dehumanizing, and results in those people losing their jobs, being bullied into suicide, being denied access to reproductive healthcare, being violently beaten by police, being brutally murdered — the list goes on and on. More broadly, it results in their voices not being heard on issues that directly affect their lives, their rights, and their safety, like female reproductive healthcare or racial prejudice or transphobia.
One of these things is a tiny wee bit worse than the other.
I, personally, don’t like using this kind of mean, fight-fire-with-fire, biting mockery against anyone, including white cishet men. I’m more of a spend-an-overly-large-amount-of-time-writing-a-long-and-thoughtful-response-instead-of-doing-college-apps kind of gal. But if oppressed people choose to use that tongue-in-cheek mockery to vent, make their point, or otherwise fight back against oppression, I’m sure as hell not going to tell them to do otherwise.
And not for nothing, but if you’re pissed about being mocked in this one post on this one website that’s giving you a very brief and very, very narrow taste of what oppression sometimes feels like, you could also just ignore it and go pretty much anywhere else in the internet or the real world where you have the privilege of having your opinions heard and taken seriously and not ignored and dismissed as worthless or lesser before you even open your mouth/keyboard/whatever. Not everyone has that option.
in a college essay is it okay to:
- advocate the overthrow of modern capitalism?
- suggest the rise of a socialistic/communistic society?
- defame the patriarchy?
- or suggest radical teachings in schools as a way to reduce white power?
in elementary school i hit this kid cause he said i cant punch and i broke his nose and then my stepdad picked me up and the office was like “you have to say sorry” but then the kid was like “but she proved me wrong, she doesn’t have to say sorry” ladies and gentlemen my best friend of many many years
this is violently beautiful
so this is the upcoming prime minister of norway
you know who that reminds me of?
THE MOTHER****ING ALIEN IN DOCTOR WHO WHO TRIED TO BECOME PRIME MINISTER IN ENGLAND TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD
Oh yeah what about this? Rob Ford Mayor of Toronto
NO ONE WOULD ****ING SUSPECT IT FROM CANADA
The only fandom terrified of overweight politicians.
Rob Ford being an alien would explain so much..
Harry Potter as a teen comedy.
Evidence that music placement is very important.
I swear I watch this every time it comes on my dash.
It’s almost that time of the year again, isn’t it ? Turkeys are running for cover and the high-street will soon become one giant 'SALE'. Like most holidays Thanksgiving has been re-invented as a celebration of consumerism in the USA but elements of it’s real spirit still survive. Across many countries (background) this has traditionally been a time to be thankful for the gathered harvest and whatever blessings the previous year has bestowed. A time for family and reflection.
Of course the land and the harvest have become increasingly remote from most of us in the West, but there’s still much to be thankful for. I think so, anyway, although I don’t always acknowledge it. Most of the time when I look around the world, and the unfair society I live in, it’s all too easy to focus on the negative and my cup can seem to be half empty so maybe its not a bad thing at Thanksgiving to examine the notion that, from another perspective, it might actually be half full.
Consider. For most of mankind’s history, in most places on earth and for most of the time, my experience of life would very likely have included any or all of .. war, pestilence, famine, disease, religious persecution, grinding poverty, or brutal oppression. If I made it through that lot and past about 30 years-old then I’d have beaten the odds but not a lot did. Its easy to see the past through a rose-tinted haze of nostalgia but I seriously doubt any of us would have enjoyed it much.
Sure, I live in a world today where oppression and inequality of all kinds still flourish but in contrast with most people who have lived in most countries throughout most of mankind’s history, I’ve had it pretty good. I’ve had access to effective medical treatment if I was sick, food to eat when I was hungry, a roof over my head, an education, a reasonable degree of freedom to say what I want, worship how I will, and follow what political ideology I choose.
I’ve never seen the land ravaged by plague or famine. I’ve never lived in a war-zone. I’ve never smelled the smoke and lived amongst the rubble, never had tanks on my streets or bombs raining down on my community and killing the people I love. Although my country has inflicted that on others, it’s never happened to me or anyone of my age here.
That makes me, and maybe you too, one of a tiny minority out of the billions of people who ever inhabited planet earth who are fortunate enough to have been born into a time and place of relative security and prosperity. And however poor or disadvantaged anyone may be by contemporary standards that’s still true. Even if our lives now aren’t everything we wish, at other times and in other places they might have been a lot worse. Looking at it that way, from a historical and global perspective, makes me appreciate the present more than I normally do.
That’s not complacency. Far from it. I can see as clearly as anyone the flaws in our rotten, greedy, ramshackle political system. I know we are governed by the self-interest of fools and crooks who think nothing of inflicting massive suffering on people in other counties in pursuit of power and wealth. I understand the obscene inequalities in our society. I recognize the injustice and oppression that still shamefully blight peoples lives. But still .. there is always hope.
My life may not be perfect, and our society certainly has a very long way to go, but still I understand that I’m lucky to be alive in this place, at this moment in history, with people I care for. And yes, I’m thankful.