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My name is: Michelle, but most people call me Dark online.
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I am: 26 years old, a feminist, liberal, an atheist, an omnivore, and an ISFJ.
The Feminist: Intersectional, body positive, pro-choice, and sex positive.
My privileged identities include: Female assigned at birth (trans* privilege), white, able-bodied, allistic (?), dyadic, monogamous.
My non-privileged/oppressed identities include: Gender-fluid, fat, gray-a, neuroatypical, and gay.
I have: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Major Depressive Disorder.
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You that dumbass anti-immigration anon again? Seriously, fuck off.
Zimmerman is half white and half Latino. His father is white and his mother his Latina.
Hi! I’ve never followed your blog till now, but I look at it all the time whenever a post made sourced back to you or if you clock the tea with someone and it’s on my dash, I see it. I just got an email about this, and I decided to send it to you to signal boost the story and get some others to sign this petition about this egregious crime. When will people learn?
About this petition says:
The Hiller Armament Company of Virginia has been selling “Trayvon Targets” for shooting practice, complete with a black hoodie, Skittles, and an ice tea.
It is utterly vile AND potentially illegal. Virginia law “Prohibits the unauthorized use of a person’s name, portrait or picture for advertising or trade purposes. The right continues for 20 years after death.”
Tell Virgina Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to shut them down and punish these people for illegally profiting off of Trayvon’s tragic killing.
Sign and share this petition!
Spread this petition far and wide. Lets see some people get held accountable for their racism for once.
As someone living in VA, and with VA followers, please spread this — the location specifically of this seller as listed is only 15-20 minutes away from my house. This is disgusting and must suffer consequences.
“Part of the reason folks rallied in reaction to Trayvon Martin’s murder has to do with ideas about who is an appropriate or worthy victim. He was shot by a vigilante, he wasn’t armed, he was a good student, had some class privilege, he was doing something mundane, simply returning from buying Skittles and ice tea. He was “innocent” and killed in cold blood. We have an idea of who is deserving of support en masse and who is not. And for similar reasons we thought, with 911 tapes, eyewitness testimony, national outrage that it would result in a prosecution in the very least. If anything, the murder of Trayvon Martin shows us once again that there is no such thing as an “appropriate” Black victim. Despite all evidence, Geraldo, Gingrich and others have found a way to make Trayvon the guilty party in his own fatal shooting. When brown and black men wear hoodies, they are asking for it. In a moment when it seems undeniable that race is a factor, people are still denying it! They even use victim blaming language. Last week was International Anti-Street Harassment Week and I was struck with the similarities between the harassment that Black and Latino men experience by the police and the experiences of trans and cis women and gender non-conforming folks on the street. The language used by men of color to describe police harassment, is very similar to the language that those of us marginalized by our genders use to name our realities. Our clothing choices, our right to be where we are, when we want are all called into question. It seems that this time we can begin to talk across these incidents of violence and see the ways in which societal oppression is killing people. When you wear your hoodie for Trayvon, also think of:
Because these victims were women, Iraqi, trans, they didn’t pass the appropriate victim test. News media and popular opinion hasn’t prompted folks to take to the streets in the same numbers for them. But people are making the connections.”
—Moya, “On Appropriate Victims: More On Trayvon Martin And Other Names You Should Know,” Crunk Feminist Collective, 3/26/12. (via racialicious)
i just heard about this. i fucking quit everything.
WHAT. WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK. AL;JLSIJALIWEJ;KL