"How homo is it?" "So."
Katt Williams on Dave Chappelle: “But Dave Chappelle was decapitated in front of us. And until we deal that. Until we deal with the fact that a devout Muslim was accused of being a crackhead. And until we establish the fact that they said he went to Africa to smoke cocaine when we know they don’t have running water and food over there. When they don’t have paved roads over there. You saying he flew past Chicago and Miami and LA and New York and Detroit, you saying he went past Cleveland and Fort Pierce, Florida, and he went past Okeechobee and Oakland, you saying he went all the way to another country where they not eating? You talking about somebody who has a wife and children, five children, and lives on a farm, he doesn’t live here in Hollywood. You saying you convince people that person was an insane crackhead? And he hasn’t been on movies and TV for eight years is that correct? Ok then don’t tell me about what you wanna tell me, I just watched you decapitate him in front of me… Then when he made 500 million dollars, even though his contract said he was supposed to get half of it, they said he made too much for the contract to be valid, so we’ll offer you 10% of what you made. You mean he made 500 million and they offered him 50? Yes. And he said, “what do you think my fans are gonna say? When they find out you offered me 10% of what I made you.” And they said, “your fans will believe that you’re a crazy crackhead by the time you get home. And my nigga got on a flight in LA and by the time he got to Ohio it was so. And eight years later he hasn’t been in a movie or television and is just now trying to do his real comeback in Radio City Music Hall. It’s bees like that sometimes.”
Wow. I didn’t know Dave Chappelle was Muslim 😃
You know what’s funny? I think a lot of people view these images as interesting because they’re “unrealistic” or specifically because they feature men of color, anachronistic. I do like them, but I just wanted to add something….
For each of these implied anachronisms, there is a real painting of a real Man of Color from European Art History. (The text for each image is a link to learn more!)
P.S. my favorite from the OP is will.i.am!!!
The Violent Xenophobic Racism in Ireland
At 9pm last Tuesday, 44-year-old Chinese doctor, Wu Youzhong, went to investigate the sound of breaking glass outside his home in Coleraine, County Londonderry, in Ireland. When he arrived at his front door, he saw that the window had been smashed. An intruder then attacked him so violently that he had to be admitted to hospital for several days, and required consultation from an eye specialist. Dr Wu’s wife, Luo Ruoyin, said, “I heard he was just screaming in pain and I was scared. He was just holding his head and covering his eyes and blood was just running down everywhere.” The police are treating the attack as racially motivated; the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, are reported to be intending to move away from the area.
The Chinese community in Ireland has long been a target of racial discrimination. Anna Lo, an Alliance Party politician born in Hong Kong who was elected to the Ireland Assembly in 2007, was the first politician from an ethnic minority at national level in Ireland, as well as the first East Asian to be elected anywhere in Britain. Her campaign was dogged by violent racism – including death threats – to the extent that she had to carry a panic alarm as a precaution. One far-Right website published pornographic images of Chinese women, alongside derogatory references to Anna Lo. “People from ethnic minorities are very frightened,” she said. “I have never seen ethnic minorities so fearful in Ireland.”
the crumbling myth of white supremacy. white supremacy is violent. white supremacy is destructive. white supremacy is pervasive. white supremacy kills.
For all the white people talking about “but what about the irish”
Massachusetts has wasted no time passing new legislation to replace the women’s clinic “buffer zone” law that was struck down by the Supreme Court just weeks ago.
Massachusetts has reacted to the Supreme Court “Buffer Zone” decision with what New England Public Radio called “almost unprecedented speed”.
The Boston Globe reports that less than one month after the Supreme Court struck down a law requiring abortion protesters to stay 35 feet away from clinic patients, Massachusetts state legislators have fast-tracked a new clinic protection act.
FUCK YES, MASSACHUSETTS.
ladies, i am fucking serious
every time some boy tries to embarrass you, make you look weak, make you feel afraid, i want you to look in his eyes, right down into his pupils, and remember that he is nothing compared to you, that he isn’t even an animal because even animals can be brought to heel
and anybody that tries to make you scared of them deserves to be scared of you
The first link: Some types of pornography actually are sex trafficking; they’re one in the same. The pornography industry insiders note that the production of pornography often matches the very definition of severe porn sex trafficking. Force, fraud, or coercion are used to prompt the performance of those in pornography. For example, teen girls, boys, and women are being recruited into the pornography industry with fraudulent promises of legitimate jobs and exaggerated pay rates. And once they’re recruited, and once they’re on the destination site, they’re then held by means of debt bondage, physical force, psychological coercion. Their pay for their work performed is given directly to their ‘agent’ or their trafficker, and any debts deducted from their money, if any remains, is given to them. The victims are given the ‘choice’ to perform what are called privates, that is prostitution, illegal prostitution, to pay off their debts. If the victims attempt to leave or to speak out against the pornography industry they’re physically and emotionally threatened to hold them captive and to keep them from seeking help from law enforcement agencies. And there are several anti-trafficking organizations that are serving these kinds of survivors right now.
The second link, the second direct link: Some men are trafficking and/or exploiting women and children and recording the acts that they perform. In preliminary findings from an international case log database that Global Centurion is building, over 25% of child sex traffickers took pictures or video recordings of the rape, sodomy and sexual abuse that they were performing on children. This figure is much higher if the perpetrators who commit sex trafficking crimes have pornography or child pornography on them are counted. …When the charges are brought, police are not saying, ‘Are these the images of those you actually were abusing or are these other images of other children that are being abused or were abused before?’. So this is information we need to begin to gather and to disaggregate. The figure is also conservative because often when charges are pressed they don’t include the recording of sexual exploitation or the production, distribution, or possession of child pornography. In other words, you might be just charging with sodomy and not charging with possession or production of children pornography.
One example among hundreds that we collected …, an American who worked as a part-time professor at a Cambodian University was arrested by Cambodian authorities in June 2006 for sexual violence against multiple child victims. When the authorities searched his home they found three minor female victims, ages nine, ten, and eleven, that he had purchased, various drugs, children’s clothes, rope, and cloth strips used to bind and gag them while he assaulted them, and hundreds of pornographic images, including those of the children that he engaged in sex acts with. Four additional minor victims, ranging from ten to fourteen years of age, were found as well. He was deported and convicted on seven counts of the PROTECT Act that was passed in 2003 in the United States. And we have dozens and dozens and dozens of these cases in countries all over the world, and then other countries have the same.
… [A] 2005 study of child pornography possessors arrested in Internet related crimes indicated that 40% of the men in their sample were dual offenders. In other words, they sexually victimized the children and they produced child pornography of them. They’re traffickers and they’re pornographers.
In a study by the Poppy Project in the UK, women have photographs taken of them by traffickers, for example, while gang-rapes were taking place, and they reported that these photographs were available to those customers who then came in.
The third link: Pornography is used in sex trafficking and the sex industry to train women and children on what to do. In other words, it’s used as a grooming tool.
In a survey of 854 women and men in the sex industry in 9 different countries, half of them reported that pornography was used to train them on what they were supposed to do in the sex trade.
In another survey in the UK, 35% of trafficked women were exposed to pornography in the course of being trafficked including being shown pornography to groom them into prostitution.
The Supreme Court of Canada found clear and uncontradicted evidence that child pornography is used for grooming and seducing victims that are then sold, so another link there.
There are several other new studies, including a European online grooming project that’s going on 2009 to 2011 that is also showing the links between sex trafficking and this training, this using of pornography to train women and children on what to do.
And then finally, what we’ve been talking about here today, the fourth link: Pornography creates and provides a rationalization for exploiters as to how and why their sexually exploitative behaviors are acceptable.
The late Norma Hotaling, a survivor of child sex trafficking in the United States and the founder of SAGE, believed that pornography and other sexually explicit materials normalized prostitution and the commercial sexual exploitation of women and children and allow men to more freely engage in these criminal activities. And then, you just heard also, from Dr. Layden and you’ll hear from Dr. Dines, so I’ll stop there.
My conclusions are going to just repeat what Pat has said, that: We need to enforce the laws on the books, the sex trafficking laws, the anti-pornography laws. We need to do it now because lives are at stake."