Freedom In Wickedness

It is a consistent theme in past cultures that elite courtesans were often the only truly free women. They were women of intellect, education, and power in worlds which denied that a woman could be anything.

It's time to reclaim that heritage.
madlori:

jmathieson-fic:

mumblingsage:

decodethefallenmoon:

molokoko:

amazing

“Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”Shut up already.

The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 
And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier.  Her dad has ALS.  The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.
This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp.  And they did.  She posted pics.
So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.


     Note that the anti-ALSA post that’s been going around cites ECFA as an “charity watchdog group”? That’s all you need to read, because ECFA is the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. It’s a group that came about when a fundamentalist U.S. Senator started spreading the word that the financial malfeasance of religious “charities” was getting so bad that they were in danger of the federal government stepping in unless they preempted reforms with some kind of accountability system. ECFA is a fig leaf which accredits organizations based solely on ideological correctness and stands *against* any sort of transparency or verifiability; they’re designed to make sure no one outside the fundamentalist echo chamber ever has access to incriminating evidence about the finances of one of their “nonprofits”.

madlori:

jmathieson-fic:

mumblingsage:

decodethefallenmoon:

molokoko:

amazing

Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”

Shut up already.

The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 

And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier.  Her dad has ALS.  The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.

This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp.  And they did.  She posted pics.

So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.

Note that the anti-ALSA post that’s been going around cites ECFA as an “charity watchdog group”? That’s all you need to read, because ECFA is the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. It’s a group that came about when a fundamentalist U.S. Senator started spreading the word that the financial malfeasance of religious “charities” was getting so bad that they were in danger of the federal government stepping in unless they preempted reforms with some kind of accountability system. ECFA is a fig leaf which accredits organizations based solely on ideological correctness and stands *against* any sort of transparency or verifiability; they’re designed to make sure no one outside the fundamentalist echo chamber ever has access to incriminating evidence about the finances of one of their “nonprofits”.

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

BREAKING: California Bans ‘Gay Panic’ Defense

You can no longer wiggle out of a murder charge in California by saying you were frightened by a scary lesbian. 

Current California law allows a murder charge to be reduced to manslaughter if the killing happened in the heat of passion - the so-called “panic defense”. Defendants charged with murdering members of the LGBT community have been able to claim they acted in a “moment of passion” upon discovering the victim was LGBT, and therefor their crime met the requirements for a reduced charge of manslaughter. The bill that passed the Assembly this week will bar defendants from using their victim’s gender or sexual orientation to support a panic defense. An identical bill passed the state senate in May.

susan_bonilla.jpgDemocratic Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla (right) sponsored the bill, which passed on a 50-10 vote. Ms. Bonilla told reporters that such defenses legitimize violence against LGBT people. 

Though The American Bar Association advocates curtailing the use of the “gay panic” defense, California is the first state to ban using the “heat of passion” defense because the victim was LGBT. 

The bill now heads for Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for his signature. 

Susan Bonilla photo via Facebook

Source: Jean Ann Esselink for The New Civil Rights Movement

First, the bill in question is AB2501. I really, really hate the fact that the media pretty much never cites the actual bill when they’re talking about legislation.

Second, the most important thing about this bill is that unlike most bills of this type, AB2501 is fully inclusive of trans people as opposed to being for gays only. To quote the bill itself: “provocation was not objectively reasonable if it resulted from the discovery of, knowledge about, or potential disclosure of the victim’s or defendant’s actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation…”

sihmah:

to recap: 

Straight male pc – cass, josephine

Straight female pc – iron bull, Cullen

Gay female pc – sera Josephine

Gay male pc  – dorian iron bull

Bi male pc – Josephine, cass, iron bull, dorian

Bi female pc - Josephine sera, iron bull, cullen

YOU LITERALLY HAVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF OPTIONS AS EVERYONE ELSE RIGHT NOW????????

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Reminder that the plot for the Matrix was stolen FROM a black woman BY a white transwoman

cloud-scapes:

freedominwickedness:

cloud-scapes:

freedominwickedness:

seekingwillow:

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Reminder that the plot for the Matrix was stolen FROM a black woman BY a white transwoman (look up the court  case, she sued and won - because she submitted a script and it was denied and then used without giving her credit).

Don’t get it twisted in the search for heroes.

princeowl:

reminder that the matrix trilogy was written and directed by a trans woman (lana wachowski) along with her brother

one of the most influential and iconic sci fi movies was created by a trans woman and MORE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS!! lana wachowski is a babe and an inspiration, one of the few female directors in hollywood as well as one of the few transgender people in hollywood. 

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Reminder that the plot for the Matrix was stolen FROM a black woman BY a white transwoman (look up the court  case, she sued and won - because she submitted a script and it was denied and then used without giving her credit).

Don’t get it twisted in the search for heroes.

ETA: I’m putting the truth all over this effing post. (And also reblogging) Cause I’m tired of seeing reblogs that cut off the truth and promote the lie that this white transwoman didn’t play on her varied privileges to STEAL from a black woman.

I’m not here to promote that lie.

Fact check before you repost, people.

Sophia Stewart did not win her case. The one news article from October 2004 which said so was from the Salt Lake Community College Globe, and the journalism student who wrote it mistook a summary dismissal hearing for the actual case.

Stewart’s case was therefore not summarily dismissed at that time… it was dismissed in June 2005 when Stewart failed to show up at all for the preliminary hearing of the case. The judge then dismissed the case for lack of evidence, pointing out that Stewart had not only not shown up, but had not entered into the record any actual evidence supporting her claims or demonstrating any direct similarity between her work and the multiple films (not just the Matrix) she claims were plagiarized from her work.

i read up on that, but she went to court again in june 2014 and submitted her evidence.

her webpage says she won the case (couldn’t find any other sources).

She went to court again in June 2014 and once again her case was dismissed. This is not difficult to look up!

MEMORANDUM DECISION & ORDER denying 260 Motion for Judicial Notice to Prove Damages.

Stewart wasn’t even trying to file a case here; she was trying to ask the court to “take judicial notice”. The court literally schooled her in its rejection, pointing out that judicial notice only applies to facts “whose accuracy cannot reasonably be questioned.”. She was trying to make an end run around the judicial system by asking the court to administratively declare her version of events to be established truth, and the court rejected this because that’s not how the system works.

but that document you linked to is from march 2014.

i searched the site you linked, and couldn’t find any documents from june 2014. i also searched via google but the only document i found (linked above) is that list.

btw all these documents are from the case against “jonathan lubell,” who is one of her former lawyers. she sued him for not showing up in court (it was the defendant who didn’t show up, not stewart herself). (x., x. warning for transmisogynist language at the first source).

apparently she won, so i’m not sure why it’s against them again, but in january 2014 she also submitted another (?) appeal to the US patent office. (here again.). as i said above, it says on her website that she won the rights for the franchise, and her latest book is called matrix 4, so i guess she’s right? seekingwillow pointed out that she is still fighting, not just for the rights for matrix, but also for terminator.

At this point, it’s painfully obvious that no amount of evidence will convince you of anything; you’re literally going down one side’s cherry-picked list of evidence, not even bothering to try to find anything else, and even the fact that your “sources” are not just hearsay but frothing, raving transmisogyny doesn’t make you hesitate to insist on their credibility.

Here’s a hint: you can’t appeal copyright decisions to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. It’s right there in the name: the USPTO handles patents and trademarks, not copyrights. Copyrights are handled exclusively through the courts; the USPTO has no authority to grant or revoke copyrights. The U.S. government does have a Copyright Office, but it has no enforcement authority whatsoever; it’s part of the Library of Congress and is purely an advisory resource.

sandandglass:

Daily Show correspondent Michael Che tries to find a safe place to report from.

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Reminder that the plot for the Matrix was stolen FROM a black woman BY a white transwoman

the-river-shannon:

baeddelshinsgirl:

the-river-shannon:

freedominwickedness:

sizequeen1:

thisislostinlace:

seekingwillow:

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Reminder that the plot for the Matrix was stolen FROM a black woman BY a white transwoman (look up the court case, she sued and won - because she submitted a script and it was denied and then used without giving her credit).

Don’t get it twisted in the search for…

The real author of the Matrix also wrote the Terminator too and should go down in history as one of the most successful scifi writers in history. Not only that, the new installment of the Terminator series will be the first time she will be credited and will assume proper ownership of royalties associated with the license because she won her 2 billion dollar law suit.

Her name is Sophia Stewart.

We should all know her name, and we don’t FOR REASONS. No offense, but fuck everyone who plagiarized and deliberately profited from her work without giving her credit.

No. This is an false. The suit was thrown out because she never showed up to court.

More than that, actually. The defendants requested that the judge rule on the merits of the case even though it should have been thrown out when she failed to show up, and the judge did so. The court ruled that Stewart had failed to enter any evidence supporting the key claims of her case, nor had she demonstrated any “striking similarity” between her work and the accused directors’ films.

Stewart tried to take legal action again in 2014, and once again her case was thrown out. In that case, it was because she was trying to abuse judicial notice by having her version of events entered into the court record as undisputed, documented by nothing more than Wikipedia articles which she herself had edited.

How on earth do BOTH of these stories end up floating around? They’re diametrically opposed and presumably can be verified or struck down based on the same evidence (ie, the court documents themselves) and yet neither side is citing any evidence at all.

The court documents have been provided.

The text of Stewart v. Wachowski, et al., 2005. Result: Dismissal of case on merits.

The text of the dismissal of the Motion for Judicial Notice, Stewart v. Stollar, et al., 2014.

Thank you! Now I’m just confused as to how the original story got started in the first place.

Never believe anything that doesn’t come with citations, children.

I apologize for not providing the links myself; my responses on this issue got forked, and I had the links on the other set of responses.

The original story comes from a journalism student’s article in the Salt Lake Community College Globe student newspaper on 28 October 2004. The student misinterpreted a 4 October 2004 court ruling in which the judge ruled in Stewart’s favor over a preliminary dismissal motion and from this mistakenly wrote their article as if Stewart had won the actual copyright infringement case.The Globe subsquently printed a retraction which clarified that Stewart had only prevailed against a dismissal motion and not won the actual trial; unfortunately, various Internet news sites have continued to circulate the original Globe article without this retraction and also without linking the actual trial ruling which came a year later.

Supporters of Stewart now generally assert that the 2005 dismissal occured “because her lawyer didn’t show up”, even though the defendants in fact asked the judge to disregard that technicality and rule on the merits of Ms. Stewart’s claims.

Just to make sure it’s in the post in case this gets forked again, here is the court ruling in the original case, with a verdict of dismissal on the merits: Stewart v. Wachowski, et al., 2005.

Supporters of Stewart now also point to Stewart’s renewed court action in 2014, even though that was thrown out as a wholly improper use of judicial notice. Judicial notice is a means by which a court can “officially notice” undisputed facts regarding a case and place them upon the record for that case; what Stewart attempted to do was to pull a fast one and submit disputed facts for judicial notice.

And to keep it all together, here is the court ruling in that second case, with a verdict of dismissal: Stewart v. Stollar, et al., 2014.

(Source: princeowl)

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Reminder that the plot for the Matrix was stolen FROM a black woman BY a white transwoman

sizequeen1:

thisislostinlace:

seekingwillow:

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Reminder that the plot for the Matrix was stolen FROM a black woman BY a white transwoman (look up the court case, she sued and won - because she submitted a script and it was denied and then used without giving her credit).

Don’t get it twisted in the search for…

The real author of the Matrix also wrote the Terminator too and should go down in history as one of the most successful scifi writers in history. Not only that, the new installment of the Terminator series will be the first time she will be credited and will assume proper ownership of royalties associated with the license because she won her 2 billion dollar law suit.

Her name is Sophia Stewart.

We should all know her name, and we don’t FOR REASONS. No offense, but fuck everyone who plagiarized and deliberately profited from her work without giving her credit.

No. This is an false. The suit was thrown out because she never showed up to court.

More than that, actually. The defendants requested that the judge rule on the merits of the case even though it should have been thrown out when she failed to show up, and the judge did so. The court ruled that Stewart had failed to enter any evidence supporting the key claims of her case, nor had she demonstrated any “striking similarity” between her work and the accused directors’ films.

Stewart tried to take legal action again in 2014, and once again her case was thrown out. In that case, it was because she was trying to abuse judicial notice by having her version of events entered into the court record as undisputed, documented by nothing more than Wikipedia articles which she herself had edited.

(Source: princeowl)

6 days ago - 17552 -

Reminder that the plot for the Matrix was stolen FROM a black woman BY a white transwoman

dayquipper:

seekingwillow:

cloud-scapes:

freedominwickedness:

seekingwillow:

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Reminder that the plot for the Matrix was stolen FROM a black woman BY a white transwoman (look up the court  case, she sued and won - because she submitted a script and it was denied and then used without giving her credit).

Don’t get it twisted in the search for heroes.

princeowl:

reminder that the matrix trilogy was written and directed by a trans woman (lana wachowski) along with her brother

one of the most influential and iconic sci fi movies was created by a trans woman and MORE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS!! lana wachowski is a babe and an inspiration, one of the few female directors in hollywood as well as one of the few transgender people in hollywood. 

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Reminder that the plot for the Matrix was stolen FROM a black woman BY a white transwoman (look up the court  case, she sued and won - because she submitted a script and it was denied and then used without giving her credit).

Don’t get it twisted in the search for heroes.

ETA: I’m putting the truth all over this effing post. (And also reblogging) Cause I’m tired of seeing reblogs that cut off the truth and promote the lie that this white transwoman didn’t play on her varied privileges to STEAL from a black woman.

I’m not here to promote that lie.

Fact check before you repost, people.

Sophia Stewart did not win her case. The one news article from October 2004 which said so was from the Salt Lake Community College Globe, and the journalism student who wrote it mistook a summary dismissal hearing for the actual case.

Stewart’s case was therefore not summarily dismissed at that time… it was dismissed in June 2005 when Stewart failed to show up at all for the preliminary hearing of the case. The judge then dismissed the case for lack of evidence, pointing out that Stewart had not only not shown up, but had not entered into the record any actual evidence supporting her claims or demonstrating any direct similarity between her work and the multiple films (not just the Matrix) she claims were plagiarized from her work.

i read up on that, but she went to court again in june 2014 and submitted her evidence.

her webpage says she won the case (couldn’t find any other sources).

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I just posted how she’s still fighting in court (though she is getting Terminator Credits now) but she won judgement against her LAWYER not showing up in the Matrix case. And I’m pretty sure she won THAT one early 2014.

People keep choosing and picking what they want to link to and what they remember, as long as it’s about a black woman going against someone white and failing.

And it’s seriously pissing me off that there’s this expectation that people replying with facts DON’T KNOW THEM. When we have to be 2x as good and 3x as sure ALL the time. Cause yt ppl will always be ‘PROVE IT’.

But then y’know, they don’t want the proof. They’ll ignore the proof.

I’m just done with all these racists. Just. Done.

Its the new fucking ‘Draptamania’.

"Oh they couldn’t possibly be right, so I’m gong to make up something that makes me the right one and act rightest about it, and make it a definition."

I was not aware of this. Signal boosting and posting to go with my other Matrix post from last night.

More info at truthaboutmatrix.com.

You’d be totally wrong about that “pretty sure”. She went to court again in June 2014 and once again her case was dismissed. This is not difficult to look up!

MEMORANDUM DECISION & ORDER denying 260 Motion for Judicial Notice to Prove Damages.

Stewart wasn’t even trying to file a case here; she was trying to ask the court to “take judicial notice”. The court literally schooled her in its rejection, pointing out that judicial notice only applies to facts “whose accuracy cannot reasonably be questioned.”. She was trying to make an end run around the judicial system by asking the court to administratively declare her version of events to be established truth, and the court rejected this because that’s not how the system works.

Anonymous said: Can you make more posts and head canons challenging the cis-until-proven-otherwise narriative?

rambleonamazon:

Happily! Because you know who’s trans?

Rogue

This is mostly about her Fox-Men and X-Men: Evolution incarnations, because even though I love the franchise, I can’t keep up with the comics the way some people can, and I haven’t seen any of Wolverine and the X-men, so I can’t site anything from there.

This one may actually be cheating, because I don’t even think this is a headcannon. I’m 99% certain Rogue is a young-transitioning trans woman in-continuity. The whole “who I am naturally makes me untouchable and alone” motif is just… so… blatant.

In the old 90s animated series, her power set is specifically coded as masculine: super-strength, super-toughness, super-accent—and her core power of life-force-theft rarely comes up except for the drama value. She’s cursed with a past so mysterious, even she doesn’t know all of it, and we see a few episodes featuring Professor X helping her control and lock away negative aspects of her personality (these are painted up to look like the personality she took from Carol Danvers, but act nothing like Ms. Marvel and probably represent all kinds of buried self-loathing), analogues for trans women of the era being forced to hide their pasts by therapists of the day. And good lord do they sexualize her in that series.

In Evolution, they play up her “I’m untouchable” aspect rather than her being a sex-bomb, making a more honest and personal portrayal of being trans. She even has a more pronounced chin and wider shoulders than the other girls in the series. It’s revealed (spoiler warning) that Rogue is the daughter of Mystique, herself a shapeshifter to whom physical sex means squadoo, and was raised by a mutant with the power to see the future and know that 1) little baby Rogue would grow up into a woman, and 2) little baby Rogue would never be happy as a boy.

So little Rogue is born to her shapeshifting, on-the-go mommy (or possibly daddy), and handed off to a guardian who already knows she grows up to be a healthy girl. Mystique doesn’t care either way, and so from a young age Rogue gets to be a happy, healthy little girl. Until her powers erupt as a metaphor for the more traditional trans girl experience.

the-treble:

I figured most of my Facebook friends would miss out on some of Martin Luther King, Jr’s quotes that are less palatable for complacent America. So I made some aggressive and hard-to-ignore photos to bomb their feed with for today.

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Reminder that the plot for the Matrix was stolen FROM a black woman BY a white transwoman

cloud-scapes:

freedominwickedness:

seekingwillow:

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Reminder that the plot for the Matrix was stolen FROM a black woman BY a white transwoman (look up the court  case, she sued and won - because she submitted a script and it was denied and then used without giving her credit).

Don’t get it twisted in the search for heroes.

princeowl:

reminder that the matrix trilogy was written and directed by a trans woman (lana wachowski) along with her brother

one of the most influential and iconic sci fi movies was created by a trans woman and MORE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS!! lana wachowski is a babe and an inspiration, one of the few female directors in hollywood as well as one of the few transgender people in hollywood. 

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Reminder that the plot for the Matrix was stolen FROM a black woman BY a white transwoman (look up the court  case, she sued and won - because she submitted a script and it was denied and then used without giving her credit).

Don’t get it twisted in the search for heroes.

ETA: I’m putting the truth all over this effing post. (And also reblogging) Cause I’m tired of seeing reblogs that cut off the truth and promote the lie that this white transwoman didn’t play on her varied privileges to STEAL from a black woman.

I’m not here to promote that lie.

Fact check before you repost, people.

Sophia Stewart did not win her case. The one news article from October 2004 which said so was from the Salt Lake Community College Globe, and the journalism student who wrote it mistook a summary dismissal hearing for the actual case.

Stewart’s case was therefore not summarily dismissed at that time… it was dismissed in June 2005 when Stewart failed to show up at all for the preliminary hearing of the case. The judge then dismissed the case for lack of evidence, pointing out that Stewart had not only not shown up, but had not entered into the record any actual evidence supporting her claims or demonstrating any direct similarity between her work and the multiple films (not just the Matrix) she claims were plagiarized from her work.

i read up on that, but she went to court again in june 2014 and submitted her evidence.

her webpage says she won the case (couldn’t find any other sources).

She went to court again in June 2014 and once again her case was dismissed. This is not difficult to look up!

MEMORANDUM DECISION & ORDER denying 260 Motion for Judicial Notice to Prove Damages.

Stewart wasn’t even trying to file a case here; she was trying to ask the court to “take judicial notice”. The court literally schooled her in its rejection, pointing out that judicial notice only applies to facts “whose accuracy cannot reasonably be questioned.”. She was trying to make an end run around the judicial system by asking the court to administratively declare her version of events to be established truth, and the court rejected this because that’s not how the system works.

Reminder that the plot for the Matrix was stolen FROM a black woman BY a white transwoman

seekingwillow:

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Reminder that the plot for the Matrix was stolen FROM a black woman BY a white transwoman (look up the court  case, she sued and won - because she submitted a script and it was denied and then used without giving her credit).

Don’t get it twisted in the search for heroes.

princeowl:

reminder that the matrix trilogy was written and directed by a trans woman (lana wachowski) along with her brother

one of the most influential and iconic sci fi movies was created by a trans woman and MORE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS!! lana wachowski is a babe and an inspiration, one of the few female directors in hollywood as well as one of the few transgender people in hollywood. 

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Reminder that the plot for the Matrix was stolen FROM a black woman BY a white transwoman (look up the court  case, she sued and won - because she submitted a script and it was denied and then used without giving her credit).

Don’t get it twisted in the search for heroes.

ETA: I’m putting the truth all over this effing post. (And also reblogging) Cause I’m tired of seeing reblogs that cut off the truth and promote the lie that this white transwoman didn’t play on her varied privileges to STEAL from a black woman.

I’m not here to promote that lie.

Fact check before you repost, people.

Sophia Stewart did not win her case. The one news article from October 2004 which said so was from the Salt Lake Community College Globe, and the journalism student who wrote it mistook a summary dismissal hearing for the actual case.

Stewart’s case was therefore not summarily dismissed at that time… it was dismissed in June 2005 when Stewart failed to show up at all for the preliminary hearing of the case. The judge then dismissed the case for lack of evidence, pointing out that Stewart had not only not shown up, but had not entered into the record any actual evidence supporting her claims or demonstrating any direct similarity between her work and the multiple films (not just the Matrix) she claims were plagiarized from her work.

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sovereignright:

Another bottom line from Milton……



    No, the essential notion of every society is force. The difference between societies is how they define the rules for who has the ability to use force against who, and for what reasons.

sovereignright:

Another bottom line from Milton……

No, the essential notion of every society is force. The difference between societies is how they define the rules for who has the ability to use force against who, and for what reasons.

(Source: theturningpointusa, via elizaboudicca)

Anonymous said: Costumes: What about a white guy as Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury? No blackface, just the clothes and eyepatch? I suspect the answer is "There's a million white superheroes, pick one of them," but just checking.

taco-baron:

freedominwickedness:

yoisthisracist:

Look, can you just spare everyone your Samuel L. Jackson impression?

There is literally no legitimate reason for a white guy to cosplay as the Marvel Ultimates / Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Nick Fury as opposed to the Marvel-616 version of Nick Fury, who is a white guy. It’s not just “there’s a million white superheroes”, it’s “there’s a canonical white version of this same character, you have no excuse for whitewashing the black version”.

I personally disagree, and think it perfectly fine for a white person to cosplay as the marvel cinematic version of nick fury (or any PoC character as long as they don’t do blackface). If they enjoy that character, there should be no reason for them to not be allowed to cosplay as them.

And how exactly do you imagine a white cosplayer is going to specifically play the Ultimates / MCU version of Nick Fury without resorting to blackface, huh? If they’re not going literal blackface, they’re still pretty certain to be doing figurative blackface such as talking in fake AAVE.

More generally speaking, I’ll accept your argument that white people should be able to cosplay any character they enjoy when we no longer live in a world where cosplayers of color (especially black girls) are constantly, CONSTANTLY harassed by white people for their cosplay choices. Not until then.

hokutens-and-assassins:

PLEASE READ AND REBLOG!!!!!
Put your car keys beside your bed at night.Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr’s office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night.If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It’s a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage.If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won’t stick around. After a few seconds, all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won’t want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.



    This is dangerous misinformation — no one really pays any attention to car alarms, rendering any such attempted use of the “panic alarm” feature of a car alarm of little value. This is even more true in a parking lot, because people routinely use the “panic alarm” function simply to locate their car.

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Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr’s office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.

This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It’s a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage.

If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won’t stick around. After a few seconds, all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won’t want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

This is dangerous misinformation — no one really pays any attention to car alarms, rendering any such attempted use of the “panic alarm” feature of a car alarm of little value. This is even more true in a parking lot, because people routinely use the “panic alarm” function simply to locate their car.

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