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tea-and-misanthropy:

baileythebookworm: sparkamovement: whoneedsfeminism:

My daughters should not have a truck grabbed out of their hands by an adult and handed to a male cousin because, “This is a boy toy anyway.”
My son shouldn’t be ridiculed because his favorite color is pink.  

Y E S 

And also is that kid wearing a TARDIS t-shirt? These kids are my favorite people right now. 


i work in a major retail store that, while not selling toys, sells a fuckton of children’s clothes and accessories. every time i have to cashier by the kids’ section, i have a headache by the time i clock out from spending hours seething with rage over gendered clothing that we sell, over parents who won’t buy their daughter an umbrella because it’s spongebob and not dora, over the fact that boys get sunglasses and hats and backpacks marketed to them while girls get disney princess makeup sets, over the way that the girls’ section is entirely devoid of anything having to do with pixar’s cars or the avengers or basically anything that’s not cinderella and sleeping beauty or justin bieber, over the disgustingly noticeable absence of black widow from all of the avengers shirts and merchandise. everything about it is fucked up.

tea-and-misanthropy:

baileythebookworm: sparkamovement: whoneedsfeminism:

My daughters should not have a truck grabbed out of their hands by an adult and handed to a male cousin because, “This is a boy toy anyway.”

My son shouldn’t be ridiculed because his favorite color is pink.  

Y E S 

And also is that kid wearing a TARDIS t-shirt? These kids are my favorite people right now. 

i work in a major retail store that, while not selling toys, sells a fuckton of children’s clothes and accessories. every time i have to cashier by the kids’ section, i have a headache by the time i clock out from spending hours seething with rage over gendered clothing that we sell, over parents who won’t buy their daughter an umbrella because it’s spongebob and not dora, over the fact that boys get sunglasses and hats and backpacks marketed to them while girls get disney princess makeup sets, over the way that the girls’ section is entirely devoid of anything having to do with pixar’s cars or the avengers or basically anything that’s not cinderella and sleeping beauty or justin bieber, over the disgustingly noticeable absence of black widow from all of the avengers shirts and merchandise. everything about it is fucked up.

(via philtippett)

[TW: Racism, Threats] Gainesville High School Students' Racist YouTube Rant Forces Girls To Leave School, Apologize (VIDEO)

seriouslyamerica:

ladyatheist:

You talk about this kind of thing a lot on here so I figured it would be of interest. Most kids at my school talk a lot like these girls and I think it’s a really good example of the racism in highschools that stays with people when they enter the adult world.

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While I don’t approve of the death threats, I’m very glad that something was actually done about this. We need to start showing people that there are consequences for your actions. You put out a racist ass video for the whole world to see, please believe there is going to be some push-back.

If you watch the video, take particular notice at around the 6 minute mark. That’s when they start to talk about their two Black friends. The girl closest to the camera takes particular care to note that he’s “so black that if it was dark outside you couldn’t see him” and that he “makes fun of his race” all the time. The other girl mentions a Jamaican girl they know who “doesn’t consider herself Black”. They both go on to note how “white” both of them act. This is the problem with tokenism. These two Black children befriended these white girls, and now they’re being used to justify their racism. You want to know why Black people side-eye the hell out of white people who claim they have Black “friends” or want to be our “friends”? There you go.

I’m fucking loving the non-apology apologies. The first girl almost had it right. Almost. She fucked up when she said “I’m not a racist person” and “I don’t see someone for their skin color only and hate them”. Yes she is and yes she does. Just because she doesn’t like what she did, that doesn’t mean she can now deny it.

The second “apology” was just all fucked up. For one, the second girl’s mother wrote it. Her mother wasn’t the one in the video, therefore she’s not the one who should be writing an apology. If she really wants her daughter to learn something, she needs to stop babying her and let her take full responsibility for her actions. That includes issuing an apology herself. Of course near the end came the whole “we’re not like that, we know all types of different people” excuse. I am so sick of hearing that bullshit every time someone does something racist.

Also, in both apologies they say “we weren’t raised like that” and “I don’t know where this came from”. I’m smelling major bullshit there. A 14 minute racist rant doesn’t come from nowhere. That is learned behavior. When someone utters the sentence “there are n***ers who are ignorant fucks who are doing nothing with their life”, you know for a fact that they have been thinking this way for a very long time. Both of those families need to get together and do some soul searching because something has gone terribly wrong.

Wow I just hate everything.

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