Sep 11, 2014

Transphobic U.S. Congressman edits Wikipedia to include hate speech for Laverne Cox   

sunshien:

glutenfreevodka:

wdya:

Someone with an IP address sourcing to the House of Representatives just edited the Orange Is the New Black Wikipedia page with the telling summary of “not a woman.”

That’s right, this Congressman edited out a sentence hailing the show for including “the first ever women-in-prison narrative to be played by a real transgender woman.”  What did he replace it with?  Hate speech.

The Congressman called Cox a “man pretending to be a woman,” and linked to an offensive article by National Review Online aptly titled “Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman.”

The change has since been reversed and the IP address has been banned from editing Wikipedia for a month, but you can see the original edit he made in the link above.

The change was spotted by a Twitter bot which tweets out links any time a Congressional IP address edits Wikipedia.

Spread this like wildfire.

(articles on The A.V. Club, Yahoo, and NY Daily News)

Oh my god

i don’t know if everyone else knows about this or not, but i just went onto the twitterbot’s page and this is not just about laverne cox, someone from congress has been editing multiple articles concerning transgender people (mostly women) and laverne was probably the first trans celebrity they could think of, other edits have been made including:

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this is not just about laverne cox, do not just make it about laverne cox, this is not one person being transphobic towards a celebrity we like, there is someone in congress with an agenda of misinformation actively trying to slander the trans community through wikipedia.

It must be difficult for a bunch of incomprehensibly rich, stuffy, senile white men in suits who are too busy bickering with one another to run a country also find the time to accept people for who they are and promote Acceptance and Equality as a critical part of their country’s paradigm.

Actions like these are a disgrace to the human race and these dirty politicians should be ashamed of themselves. And forced to enroll in some sort of educational gender equality program to set their heads straight. How can you deem it acceptable to promote such a hateful message? Why do you take the time to bother when supposedly you have a country to run?

Get out of my face, congress. I don’t even want to look at you right now.

(via ghosttempest)

Sep 9, 2014
Lloyd Bishop’s portrait of Annie Clark.

Lloyd Bishop’s portrait of Annie Clark.

(Source: latenightseth, via fuckyeahstvincent)

Sep 9, 2014
fileformat:

do u understand how much this means

fileformat:

do u understand how much this means

(Source: fuckyeahlavernecox, via optais-amme)

Sep 9, 2014

teachingliteracy:

asylum-art:

Floating City Cardboard Sculpture by Nina Lindgren

Exposed to the Art Gallery Art Rebels in Copenhagen, “Floating City” is a cardboard sculpture created by a Swedish illustrator and designer Nina Lindgren. This incredible structure measuring about two meters of diameter and is made simply with cardboard and glue for a truly creative and unique result.

Sep 9, 2014
Sep 3, 2014

Epic BuzzFeed Fail: They recently posted an article called “27 People Who Just Got Brutally Shut Down,” where they make reference to the “friend zone” a multitude of times, but the “friend zone” isn’t really a legitimate thing. In it’s most basic form, it’s a misogynistic term coined by the “nice guy” unable to cope with the fact that being nice to a woman doesn’t entitle him to a romantic relationship or sex with her. I thought everybody knew that. C’mon, Buzzfeed. This ain’t the 1890s.

Aug 31, 2014

ericasperrazzoart:

Pollen Ring, Erica Sperrazzo. Sterling silver. 2014.

Aug 31, 2014
awwww-cute:

I asked my friend if she was having a good day today. All she replied with was this

awwww-cute:

I asked my friend if she was having a good day today. All she replied with was this

(via wasnineteencalling)

Aug 31, 2014
Aug 29, 2014

livelymorgue:

Sept. 21, 1935: Patricia Clare Flynn of Erie, Pa., traveled to Toronto and conquered with bow and arrow, winning the International and North American Junior Girls’ Title. Photo: Times Wide World Photo

Erie, represent.

Aug 29, 2014
See more of Nina Lindgren's illustration work.

See more of Nina Lindgren's illustration work.

Aug 29, 2014

rib-caged:

I hate when guys are like “oh you’re not one of those girls that’s going to order a salad for dinner are you?” MAYBE I AM. MAYBE I FUCKING LIKE SALADS. HAVE YOU EVEN TASTED RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE. 

(Source: rib-caged, via croquetonthecob)

Aug 28, 2014

ericasperrazzoart:

Pollen, Erica Sperrazzo. Sterling silver. 2014.

Back in the studio. This is only the beginning.

Aug 28, 2014
Aug 28, 2014
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