Stop what you are doing.
If you don’t want to read, I’ll explain the key bullet points, but please read them afterwords:
This is not “we didn’t protect him enough.”
This is not “the government screwed up some random detail or accidentally let his killer loose.”
The 111th Military Intelligence had a team taking pictures of his balcony during the assassination.
They brought in a Special Forces 8-Man Sniper Team from the 20th.
Memphis Police withdrew their regular protection detail from him.
A jury of 12 people, six black and six white, found the United States Government guilty of conspiracy to commit murder.
YOUR GOVERNMENT. MY GOVERNMENT. THE GOVERNMENT OF, BY, AND FOR THE PEOPLE, SHOT AND KILLED DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING. And the media never reported the case.
MLK was ASSASSINATED. By a government YOU PAY FOR.
I hate those posts where someone tries to pressure you into reblogging. I almost never ask you to reblog.
This shit is important.
Reblog this. I don’t care what kind of blog you have. I don’t care what you normally talk about.
this is always on reblog
It would be cheaper to fly to Spain, get a hip replacement, live there for two years, get a second hip replacement, and fly home than it would be to get one hip replaced in the United States.
CeCe McDonald, a trans woman of color is in the midst of a 41 month prison sentence for defending herself against a violent, racist and transphobic attack in Minnesota which resulted in the death of one of her attackers. Actress Laverne Cox is portraying an incarcerated trans woman in Orange is the New Black. Through a powerful in prison interview, and investigative filmmaking. This film confronts the issue of transphobia and the culture of violence surrounding trans women of color.
trans girls are very wise
That’s an over generalization dude.
holy shit. dudde. dude. dude. fuck off. literally fuck off ur a piece of shit. people literally compliment things every single day, people say “shoes are nice” people say “dogs rock” people…
Not trasphobic in the least. I just have a hard time with how little things matter when they are overgen constantly. People can be wise but overgeneralizing anyone is just plain wrong/offensive. Talk about your misdirected anger.
man piss off
you made a rude baiting comment and you expect people to let it slide. talk about your own insecurities somewhere else
And this is what it looks like when you don’t sit quietly and allow a group of people to get used as a kitschy little expression of support. Trans people are not your pets. We are not going to make you cooler if you know us, we do not all know each other and we are not all alike.
We are as individual as anyone else.
shut the fuck up, I’m a trans girl, I support op’s post
they appear to be some sort of trans and or nonbinary also
shut the fuck up
So you approve of being called all trans women? You think as a trans woman you are a theme and not person like everyone else ? Or are you just butthurt out of some misguided idea that you actually understand what the fuck this whole conversation is even about? You approving of being generalized does nothing for the reality that it is wrong whether or not it sounds nice.
How is creating a counter-narrative to the transmisogynistic discourse surrounding trans women by talking about ourselves positively and associating ourselves with positive traits a bad thing let alone #reactionary?
Please have enough social responsibility to think of how your actions will effect others. Please do not to encourage a generalizing theme that the already runs rampant by segregating any one group of people. Be it for good or for bad it is still not right. We deserve better.
how exactly does showcasing our gratitude and love for other trans girls by reblogging a text post on tumblr dot com necessitate a long and insipid “”“conversation”“” about the dangers of “segregating any one group of people.” what exactly is the problem with talking about trans women positively when, as caraphernelia said, the current “”“generalizing theme”“” (there already is one? these things are inescapable? they don’t just come into being once someone on tumblr makes a text post?) is that we’re disgusting delusional freaky men. so if you want to prevent us and other people from trying to love ourselves and talk about ourseselves with love in the name of some liberal We’re All Human piss, you’re consequently just propping up the status quo.
are you railing as hard against people calling trans women disgusting delusional freaky men as you are against people calling trans women wise? there are plenty in the former category. why focus your “DON’T GENERALIZE IT’S BAD” schpeel on us, when there are far more damaging tropes and prevalent tropes about trans women being spread beyond this text post. could it be because you have some transmisogyny to work through.
Trans women can’t even have ONE GODDAMN SIMPLE POSITIVE TEXT POST without the mob coming after them with pitchforks. Not even a whole paragraph. ONE POSITIVE SENTENCE AND PEOPLE LOST THEIR ENTIRE SHIT OVER IT.
But Who Will Think of The White People: I
But who will think of the white people?
A Black cast?
With afros in a tizzy
gleaming in robust grease
overly decorated in
black red and green
dripping a slang too slick
for white speak
in front of tables with
red koolaid and seasoned fried chicken
and greens beans that’s been
stewed in hamhocks
I mean how could the white people
plant themselves there
won’t they feel utterly ridiculous
languid and obtuse?
and how will they purchase jeans
and hair care products
and foundations in tan
and who will teach them
how to cry neatly?
Won’t someone think of the white people?
and the constant rattling of Black songs
and stories that don’t sound like them
Who will think of them when
some full bodied curly haired diva
belts the tumbling notes of an anthem
that doesn’t weep for them
tell me you’ll think of the white people and be soft
who will teach their daughters
to love men they are only waiting for
without an adequate number
of cartoon movie princesses
or their sons that the world is theirs
with a black man behind a podium and not bars
how dare we make them a side dish
in a melting pot
This is not the land the forefathers
Tell them that we understand
28 days of reading the stories of heros
that didn’t rescue them
must be uncomfortable
that we understand
that no one remembers the soft places
of a villain
we get it
how naked one must feel after being uprooted
from place you knew with your skin
this amount of suffering must be
who will think of the White people when us
Black and Brown folk are laughing
and our mouths are full with rejoice
it must be so cruel
to not be in on the joke
how dare we question
how dare we invade
how dare we ask for an apology
how dare we win
in a race
we were 40 acres and mule behind
it must be sickening
won’t you think of the White people
and be kind
kiss their palms and be easy
their hearts must be so open
A FUCKING BALLAD.
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Telling your son not to “be such a girl” lets his sister who overhears the conversation know that being a girl is not a good thing and she should be sorry and ashamed of herself.
It also reminds your son that being a boy is better than being a girl and therefore he is better than any girl he will ever meet.
The Shot Glass Heard Around The World
In 1969, the Stonewall riots — precipitated when the NYPD burst into the famed gay bar and started being their usually abusive selves — defined the modern gay movement.
Among the first to physically resist the police was Marsha P. Johnson, the now infamous transgender rights activist who co-founded S.T.A.R. (Street Transgender Action Revolutionaries) with Sylvia Rivera in the ’70s.
At 1:20 in the morning on Saturday, June 28, 1969, four plainclothes police officers entered Stonewall Inn and announced “Police! We’re taking the place!"
Officers forced the customers to form into two lines divided by perceived gender and show them their genitals to confirm if it matched the gender on their identification card.
At some point during the raid, Marsha Johnson proclaimed, ‘I got my civil rights!' and then threw a shot glass into a mirror, adding on to the tension and creating an atmosphere of resistance. Some witnesses and historians believe her action is what instigated the riot.
Patrons began to refuse to produce their I.D. and police decided to arrest everyone still at the bar. Those who were not arrested gathered outside the bar and quickly drew a crowd of over 1,000 queers. As rumors spread through the crowd that those inside were being beaten by cops, they began throwing pennies, beer bottles and other items at police.
A drag queen who was shoved by an officer in front of the crowd responded by hitting him on the head with her purse as the crowd began to boo.
Soon after, an unidentified lesbian was hit on the head with a billy club after complaining that her handcuffs were too tight. She faced the bystanders and shouted, “Why don’t you guys do something?”
Police threw her into the back of a patrol wagons, at that point the crowd became a mob and collectively resisted the police.
Along with Sylvia Rivera, the two transgender revolutionaries created S.T.A.R. and STAR House in which they housed, fed and clothed homeless drag queens and trans* youth by hustling in the streets of NYC so that their children didn’t have to.
Marsha P. Johnson is often credited for inciting the Stonewall Riots, yet she receives close to no recognition by mainstream Gay Organizations and the queer community. I have no doubt that the erasure of Marsha’s participation in the riots and the Gay Liberation Movement is due to her being a black, transgender radical. Had she’d been a white gay cis-male, her name would be permanently embedded in every queer’s mind.
I know Marsha as a courageous queer revolutionary, a queen of Queens, a Stonewall Veteran, a dedicated activist, a mother of S.T.A.R. and a personal idol. She deserves more than anyone I know, to be recognized by the queer community.
In July 6, 1992, Johnson’s body was found floating in the Hudson River off the West Village Piers shortly after the 1992 Pride March. Friends of Johnson claims she was harassed near the spot where her body was found. The police disregarded this and ruled her death a suicide without any evidence. However, in November 2012, the NYPD re-opened the case.
Click here to watch “Pay It No Mind”, a documentary on Marsha P. Johnson.
I will keep on reblogging this each time it props up in my dash because it’s both important, heartwarming, and tragic.
anytime a guy says “that’s what she said” always reply with “not to you”
I will never trust any ‘ally’ who talks about how we “need” them
That’s shit we hear from our abusers, thanks
That’s called manipulation, power play, emotional blackmail
this is so brilliant and succinct - i never thought about the why of why that was so shitty before. wow.
it’s a damn shame
“you shouldn’t be walking alone at this time of night”
people shouldn’t fucking attack other people at any time of day
NEW YORK — A New York attorney on Thursday said the life of a murdered transgender woman wasn’t worth the same punishment as if his client had killed someone “in the higher end of the community.”
Piece of scum attorney.My blood is fucking boiling.
The attorney and whomever that scum is defending are the worthless ones
All right, listen up, Tumblr. This is one of the few times I’ll actually give a social commentary, so here we go. When you’re a lawyer, your job is to fight for your client. No questions asked. You make whatever argument you can. You verbally rip apart people on the stand when they side against you. You say whatever you need to. Do I think this murderer is a piece of scum? Yes. Do I think his lawyer is probably a piece of scum too? Yes. But this has to be said. When you’re a lawyer, sometimes you’re forced to do dirty work. Because at the end of the day, if people stop fighting for the guilty ones, sooner or later, there’s no one to fight for the innocent ones either. You got a problem with that? Don’t be a lawyer. Problem solved. Does what this lawyer said suck? Yes. But it wasn’t your friend or family member that got murdered and it’s not years of your freedom on the line, so kindly fuck off. This lawyer’s job is probably hard enough as it is.
Why should us trans women give a flying shit about him when he is doing it to defend a murderer of our people? Please go drive off of a cliff. You’re commentary is 100% unnecessary and unwanted.
as a defense attorney i say fuck that lawyer i hope someone pushes him and his scumbag murdering client down a godsdamned elevator shaft.