Preach it, Jenny, you hateful bitch.
Newsha Tavakolian, Listen 2011
The project Listen focuses on women singers who are not allowed to perform solo or produce their own CDs due to Islamic regulations in effect since the 1979 revolution.
For more information about this: http://www.newshatavakolian.com/
Religion only works in theory.
"I don’t pull girls on stage and have them twerk. I don’t have dance competitions in the middle of my shows. I don’t do none of that weird, creepy shit. Everybody mind their own business. We need to mature as a genre for us to go anywhere." -Danny Brown, from his fucking incredible Complex Magazine interview
Let’s get this on a shirt.
Reblogging this again…
Summary: speak softly or carry a big dick.
Stop Street Harassment: Holly Kearl (via cereal-for-supper)
Last weekend was a great example of this. I went with a group of friends to the Mad Decent Block Party in Pontiac, dressed pretty loud & over the top, but showing quite a bit of skin since we were going to a day rave on a parking lot.
Impressively, we didn’t really have any problems with people touching or hollering at us inappropriately, considering it was an all-ages event & sometimes the younger crowd isn’t as respectful as they should be. Lots of people came up & exchanged compliments about our attire, or my friend’s hair, or whatever else. I made a mental note that over the course of about 6 hours, nobody said anything that was out of line. No “hey sexy” or “lemme hit that” like I frequently encounter on the street from day to day in normal clothes, but instead lots of “you’re beautiful” and “I love your style” from males & females alike. We made a lot of new friends & to make a long story short, it was a love fest.
Everything was staying real respectful until this one real clean-cut guy wandered up to me during Major Lazer, the headliner. He opened with another “you’re beautiful” type of line, but immediately went into a whole thing about insisting on finding out how old I am & begging to let him take me on a date because he’s cute (his words) & older than most of the other guys there that night (near my age). I guess he assumed I needed an older meathead in my life, even after I informed him that I was freshly out of a long relationship & not really trying to date. I got bad vibes from him & refused his number a few more times, so he eventually gave up & walked away abruptly.
As we were exiting the festival, one of my girlfriends fell a little bit behind me & the rest of the group. I noticed that same clean-cut meathead guy watching us walking together & kept an eye on him as he hung back, saw my friend separate from the pack, then walked up beside my lone friend & started giving her the same line of questioning about how old she was & how old she thinks he might be. I was fairly certain he was trying to find an “in” to come talk to me again. When she informed him that she wasn’t really concerned about guessing his age, he immediately spat back at her, “fuck you then, you fucking lesbian.”
The conversation got really aggressive for a minute or two as she dressed him down for speaking to her that way & we raced out the gates together to the dark, creepy parking lot. Thankfully he didn’t follow.
Thousands of rave kids grinding to trap beats at a rave can show not just respect, but show love toward each other, then one privileged 28 year old jackass has to go & ruin it. A world without street harassment is plausible, but it starts with every person getting over their fucking self & understanding that nobody owes them anything.
White American males constitute only 33% of the population. Yet, they occupy approximately:
- 80% of tenured positions in higher education
- 80% of the House of Representatives
- 80-85% of the U.S. Senate
- 92%of Forbes 400 executive CEO-level positions
- 90% of athletic team owners
- 97.7% of U.S. presidents