Sometimes I kind of feel sorry for misogynists who try to troll me. Because, Firstly, I talk down to them so hard they must feel like naughty toddlers, but the minute one of them tries to sexually harass me, I report them so hard it’s not funny.
I was my stepfathers punching bag for years. Fuck all of you, I have no time for boy tantrums over spilt fucking milk.
"Own your body. Own your emotions. Own your Intelligence"
"There is nothing in seeking approval that will make you happy"
Hello Tumblr I would like you to share something with me. My GGC craftivist panel asks people how their body image has been shaped or affected by media and/or popular culture. So, how has YOURS has been shaped in either a positive, negative, or neutral way
You can anonymously leave yours in my ask if you like. Submissions may be used in a slideshow throughout my panel, and even in the zine to create a collective narrative.
From a young age I was always drawn to stories with characters who dieted or had an eating disorder. I swallowed their stories like comfort food.
My relationship with female action hero’s is complicated. I find them empowering, but their bodies trigger me.
Considering how feminist Joss Whedon is, I rarely see female characters who sit outside of the acceptable hollywood realm, and this disappoints me.
Tinkerbell measuring her hips in peter pan impacted me greatly.
I know it’s wrong, but I can’t help but feel incredibly pissed off.
Some racist fuckwit is getting a reward for murdering an african american kid worth hundreds of thousands of dollars through gofundme, and I am struggling to raise the funds for my PhD.
Are you fucking kidding me???
I know this isn’t about me, but I still feel fucking pissed off. On SO MANY levels.
As many of you know, I have been using gofundme (GFM) to help fund the research. at this point, I Have financial backers on GFM.
It has recently come to light that GFM is also being used to support the police officer that shot an african american teenager, and GFM are refusing to take it down claiming it does not violate their T&Cs, despite their T&Cs indicating otherwise. It has been alleged that GFM have also engaged in other problematic behaviour in the past.
This has placed me in an awkward position. I am deeply opposed to what is happening, however I am also beholden to my backers.
It is with this in mind I am implementing the following solutions.
- I will no longer be reblogging or promoting the GFM links, and I ask others to do the same..
- I willl keep the GFM up for my backers, however I am going to remove the description and ask that no-one donates to the page due to GFM’s problematic politics and not wishing to be aligned with it In doing this I keep myself accountable for the promised awards for the backers.
- I will be starting a Kickstarter and am putting the finishing touches on the rewards. The rewards will be similar to those on gofundme, but with a more creative flair. Those who have already donated to GFM will automatically be assigned the rewards matched to their donation level. If you have donated on GFM already - say $10 and realise you would like the new $25 reward on Kickstarter, all you will need to do is kick in $15. I will match you, but you can also send me a message for your piece of mind
In an ideal world I would automatically take down the GFM. Unfortunately, this would mean dismissing those who have already donated. This solution keeps me accountable to my backers, while still showing my disapproval of GFM.
I am taking down all links today. Feel free to go through your archives and delete reblogged posts, or reblog it - deleting the original description and linking to this post.
GFM’s actions lack empathy and respect for life. People are being killed and treated as criminals for no reason other than their skin colour. GFM should have automatically taken the page down and refunded all “donations” back to the racist trash who backed the page. Their actions are reprehensible, and the site should be boycotted.