We’re about to find out if she’s right —and it sounds about right (to me anyway)
Four things we know NOW:
1) Cannabis arrests have been increasing: in 2012 alone, police made one marijuana arrest every 42 seconds
One would think that the legalization of pot would cause a decrease of those arrests, HOWEVER
3) The price of legalized marijuana will probably go up…way UP
and that alone increases the likelihood of an illegal underground market
4) Like nearly every other criminal arrest, marijuana arrests are very heavily racially biased
So…IF a significant number of cannabis arrests are still made in Colorado due to an illegal underground market, and (or?) IF the for-profit, private prisons still need to be provided with a fresh supply of disproportionately Black and Latino inmates, all of that corporate greed & racial bias won’t just evaporate away into thin air. Those are not terribly big ifs, but time will soon tell
remember: racism and racial bias in the criminal “justice” system is ALWAYS at play and this IS Colorado we’re talking about (where the ONLY three men on death row are ALL BLACK — in a state that has only 4 percent Black people)
fuck. she went in.
I don’t care why I’m queer.
I don’t care why you’re queer (or not).
I don’t care how (if?) our brains cause us to be this way.
I don’t want anyone to research why I’m queer.
If they research it, they’ll find a cause. If they find a cause, they’ll look for a cure.
People who don’t see transmisogyny as being fundamentally incompatible with Disabled rights terrify me.
Shoutout to nonbinary bisexuals who smash both the gender binary and the hetero/homo binary to bits and get ignored and erased and accused of being binarist against themselves
You are radical and great and anyone who says otherwise can eat it
From the actual Dallas Buyers Club script. Not surprised that Leto doesn’t get it, but it’s pretty disheartening when the people writing the screenplay don’t even know that you DO NOT CALL A TRANSWOMAN “HE.”You people do realize this film is set around the birth of AIDS? No one was too PC about gender identification back then… are you going to also get mad watching a film taking place in the 60’s where Eastern Asians are referred to as “Orientals”?
Um… So this is in reference to the the parentheticals? Which are there to describe the action? They aren’t the actual dialogue?So I don’t think your argument is in this case valid? The writer is using this in the directions to the filmmakers and actors? The writer is referring to the character as a he? The writer’s conception of the character is as a he, a man in a dress? So like… I don’t even know how to respond to this because I don’t understand your point. Can someone help?
Yeah it’s in reference to the director’s notes. I guess this naijanyc person doesn’t understand how scripts work, or thinks that the entire production staff was somehow teleported back to 1985.
I have a growing sense that Rayon is actually intended to be nonbinary, but that just makes Jared Leto extra stupid.
Lupita Nyong’o and Benedict Cumberbatch at the Pre-Golden Globes party
He’s such a fanboy.
Maybe it’s because some people know that it would be better to just remove the gender/sex markers altogether?
I’d sign a petition that called for gender neutral birth certificates, gender neutral passports, gender neutral marriage.
I don’t want a category to get sorted into.
My genitals, my social role, my pronouns, my business.
And so now Irish gay people we find ourselves in this ludicrous situation where we are not only not allowed to say publicly what we feel oppressed by, we’re not even allowed to think it because the very definition, our definition, has been disallowed by our betters. And for the last 3 weeks, I’ve been denounced from the floor of the Oireachtas, to newspaper columns, to the seething morass of internet commentary, denounced for using hate speech because I dared to use the word homophobia, and a jumped up queer like me should know that the word homophobia is no longer available to gay people, which is a spectacular and neat Orwellian trick because now it turns out that gay people are not the victims of homophobia, homophobes are the victims of homophobia. [X]