I wear combat boots daily for just such a reason.
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- Written by Sarah
M.I.A has never been an artist who worries about her public image. But unlike other “controversial” contemporary female artists like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry or Miley Cyrus - whose meat dresses, girl-kissing and sexualized racism are merely attention-seeking stunts aimed to further a limelight persona - M.I.A lands in the spotlight because her sense of self and her sensibility are so adverse to traditional American media narratives, and she has always refused to play nice or compromise her beliefs to please such audiences.
She confronts this head-on in Matangi, her fourth full-length studio album, which came out at the beginning of November. No apologies here, as Maya takes on the reaction to her 2012 SuperBowl performance (“Let you into SuperBowl/you tried to steal Madonna’s crown” she says in Boom Skit) where she flipped the bird on live tv and was subsequently sued for $1.5 million by the NFL. At one point, M.I.A said that her middle finger was a symbol of devotion to Matangi, the Hindu goddess from whom this album takes its name. But M.I.A knows that what makes her unpalatable to many Americans is not her actions, but who they came from.
|—||Julia Serano, Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity (“Putting the Feminine Back into Feminism,” pg 329)|
I’ve decided to post this publicly, because I’m not ashamed and I’m really not even close to afraid of what internet bullies may say, so here it goes.
I had an abortion.
At the time, I was pretty sad about it, but you know what? I don’t regret it, I never will, because I know I did what’s right for ME. And you may disagree with my choice, and that’s ok, but I am me, and you are you, and I’m allowed to make my own decisions.
Anyways, my purpose in posting this is because I see a lot of women on tumblr who are on anon (probably afraid of being attacked by pro-lifers) talking about their abortions and it seems like some of you may need to talk to someone who knows what you’re going through, who can relate.
I’m here if you need me, anon or not, my ask box is always open.
You’re all beautiful and strong ladies, and don’t ever let anyone make you think that you’re a bad person, you’re not!
Let me explain something to feminist everywhere. YOU CANNOT SAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED THE SAME AS MEN THEN GO AND PICK AND BE LIKE
“Equal pay? Yeah I’ll take that.”
“The right to vote? Yeah I’ll take that.”
Then be like
“Paying for the movies? Keep that”
“Paying for dinner? Keep that.”
You wanna know why we have higher wages as men? Because for some fucked up reason if we’re on a boat and it starts to sink you guys and the children are the first to go. And we have to fucking wait and die. Same thing in the event of a fire. That is why. You guy pick and choose what you want.
Are….are you blaming the wage gap on fictional maritime disaster procedures?
And who exactly is demanding that men continue paying for the movies and dinner? Going by every woman I’ve ever talked to, it’s not women. These days women over the age of 18 overwhelmingly prefer to pay for our own shit on dates so men can’t hold it over our heads that we ‘owe’ them
It’s not OUR responsibility if other men are pressuring you into believing your masculinity continues to ride on some Victorian conception of being able to ‘provide’ for your helpless, fragile mate.
Or we could break it down like this:
On a date that you pay for, you may be out $50, but we’re taking the risk that you’re a date rapist.
If you go on one date per week and pay for everything, you’re out $50 x 52 at the end of the year, or $2600. Not small change, no. But let’s assume you’re both young entry-level professionals working comparable jobs. You, Mr. Man, are earning $36,000 per year, while Ms. Lady, earning an average 76 cents to your dollar, is raking in $27,540 a year, for a difference of almost $10,000. Sort that out and we can get back to discussing the fairness of women paying for their own dates.
And you can fuck right off with your cute little ‘right to vote’ quip. Women worked for over 50 years to earn that. They got arrested (1800s prisons were NOT the relative bastions of civilized treatment they are today), they got committed to insane asylums (turn of the century sanitariums, enough said), they got kicked out by their husbands in an era when a woman couldn’t work to support herself as anything but a secretary, teacher, nurse (all skilled jobs), or sweatshop factory worker or prostitute (the options if you were one of the teeming masses of women who were never given enough education to learn to read).
Women fought for and won the right to vote because it was the only fucking way we could make society recognize we should be ALLOWED to have our own jobs, maintain our own property once married, or keep our kids in the event of divorce. So if you think women have a legacy of being financial leeches on society, you have men to thank for that too.
Now next time you want to copy-paste somebody else’s argument against equal rights for women, try getting at least creative enough to rip off one that wasn’t being printed as an op-ed in newspapers in the 1940s.
go look up the lynching of 18 year old Kody Ingham, found hanging from a tree in front of his white girlfriends house on July 15, 2013 (the same night as the Zimmerman verdict) in Athens, Texas. it was chalked up as a suicide and no investigation ensued, even though two hours prior he called his mother to pick him up from the site he died at. no newspaper article, just a four sentence obituary in the local papers and his family has been trying hard to make any mainstream news channel blow up the story to find the killers.
look up Frederick Jermaine Carter, 26 year old found hanging from a tree in Greenwood, Mississippi on December 3, 2011. ruled a suicide, saying while he was helping his stepfather paint a home, he wandered off, found a tree and proceeded to hang himself. the site of the lynching is ten minutes away from where Emmit Till was killed in 1955. no media coverage, family is trying desperately to get the medias’ attention through YouTube videos.
look up Roy Veal, 55 year old found hanging in Woodville, Mississippi in 2004. he originally lived in Seattle and went to his mother’s home in Woodville to help her fight for the rights to their family land against a white man, oil was found to be underneath the land. his head was covered with a pillow case and burned papers of the documented proof he had to prove his mothers’ ownership were found burned at his feet. ruled a suicide, family trying to get attention through YouTube.
look up Reynard Johnson, 17 year old found hanging from a tree on his front lawn on June 16, 2000 in Kokomo, Mississippi. ruled a suicide even though the belt around his neck was not his. authorities said since no hate group left a message by the body, there was nothing to investigate. his family members said the motive was his relationship with a white girl, he was constantly being harassed because of this. the family managed to get Jesse Jackson to talk on their behalf, but Jesse (just like Sharpton) only have imaginary powers, they are puppets of white supremacy who are only seen nationally when called upon by the white establishment, he wasn’t even able to get the murder national attention.
now this Kendrick Johnson incident in Valdosta, Georgia. look up how there are four surveillance cameras that can show him in the gym but all footage is being withheld by authorities. also there was blood found splattered on the wall of the gym that did not belong to Johnson, showing me he was able to wound one of the perpetrators.
Black people have fallen asleep in this politically correct post-Civil Rights society. Nothing has changed for you negroes, the only thing that is outlawed now is overt expressions of racism and hatred, that’s it. whereas 40 years ago, these white criminals would have come out and admitted they killed him and probably would have posed for a picture too alongside the dead body, now they have to be diplomatic about not hurting feelings. So for example when Bill O’ Reilly refers to young black men in the inner city who he really wants to call Niggers, he says instead “these kids”. don’t let the way words are put together fool you dumb mothafuckers, the hate is still burning.
In 1865, just after Emancipation, African Americans owned 0.5 percent of the total wealth of the United States. But today, a full 148 years after the abolition of slavery, Black Americans still possess only a meager 1 percent of national wealth. so why yall mod’fuckas sleeping and thinking it’s over, the only ”progress” made by blacks is the right to play sports alongside whites, eat next to them, and be their neighbor. there is not ONE black empire in this country that can transfer wealth, black businesses are branches of larger white corporations. don’t let that ”we got a black president” shit fool you
|—||The realest comment I ever read on WorldStar (via sweetxdookiexplumxchunky)|