Jared Leto has been winning multiple awards for playing the transgender character of Rayon in the film “Dallas Buyers Club.” The transgender community has then watched him throw them under the bus.
1. LETO: "It was the role of a lifetime," he said. "It was an incredible thing to represent this…
for once, I’m Liking and Reblogging something that I DON’T like… because, frankly, despite it being upsetting to read, it’s solid. and I have alot on my mind after reading it. I rather like Jared Leto. I don’t understand all the struggles of TG folks. I find them difficult to understand. but if this really did insult and degrade the TG community, it is shameful. and I hope Leto can be humble enough to apologize and make up for it. it could a great opportunity for 30STM if they did another music film about it. :) something to recognize that Jared made a mistake and is sorry.
Jared Leto, this is my challenge to you. keep a fan. don’t lose a whole demographic.
Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.
Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.
Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.
Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.
January 28, 2014, New York, NY — Former New Mexico Governor and 2012 presidential candidate Gary Johnson released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:
“Since President Obama’s State of the Union speech last year, the national debt has increased…
The Machine To Be Another - Gender Swap
Art + tech experiment where particpants view themselves in the body of their opposite sex using a camera mounted Oculus Rift each - video embedded below [features nudity]:
Gender Swap is an experiment that uses themachinetobeanother.org/ system as a platform for embodiment experience (a neuroscience technique in which users can feel themselves like if they were in a different body). In order to create the brain illusion we use the immersive Head Mounted Display Oculus Rift, and first-person cameras. To create this perception, both users have to syncronize their movements. If one does not correspond to the movement of the other, the embodiment experience does not work. It means that both users have to constantly agree on every movement they make. Through out this experiment, we aim to investigate issues like Gender Identity, Queer Theory, feminist technoscience, Intimacy and Mutual Respect.
You can find out more about the Machine to be Another project here
If Murder Victims Were Treated the Same as Rape Victims
- Police officer: How did he die?
- Person: He was murdered!
- Officer: Murdered? Oh, well there's nothing I can do. He should have known better to go somewhere he was likely to be killed.
- Person: But he was in his own home!
- Officer: Well, then he should have locked all of his doors.
- Person: He did, but the murderer just broke in!
- Officer: Then he should have had a weapon handy to defend himself with. If a person cannot defend themselves, they are just asking to be killed.
- Person: But he did have a weapon! He had his own gun. It looks liked he even managed to get one shot off before was killed.
- Officer: It's still his own fault he's dead.
- Person: How?
- Officer: I don't know. It just is.
“boys will be bo-“
*punches you in the face*
bOYS WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS LIKE EVERYONE ELSE
we will not.
you will do so or i’ll shove responsibility so far up your ass you’ll taste tax bills for weeks