So I am suspended for 30 days from Facebook because I posted this photo.
This is a picture of me with the wonderful women of the Himba tribe in Namibia, Africa. These women treated me with respect and kindness. They were sitting in town making bracelets and just sort of hanging out with each other and their children. My family and I thought these women were really cool, so we bought some bracelets from them and asked for a picture. They were excited and motioned for me to sit with them.
So I ask you, are people in western culture just SO brainwashed by patriarchy they can’t STAND to see women who live differently? Are we just so fucking offended that we need to deem these women as dirty, sexual, pornographical, vulgar? Are people on facebook just THAT ignorant about the rest of the world, where they feel the need to report something because they don’t understand it? These women are doing nothing wrong. They’re simply just living their every day life, like you or I would. Yet facebook is literally PUNISHING me for posting a photo with them.
It’s incredibly racist. I don’t see photos of fake breasted, spray tanned, scantily clad white women being reported or taken down. I’ve seen countless photos of white girls, even underage white girls, who post photos revealing MUCH more than in this photo, and they don’t get reported or banned.
Why is it that nearly every week, I see some sort of video on facebook of a girl masturbating with a banana or beer bottle, a dog fucking a girl, a woman getting her head cut off, someone stepping on kittens, just all kinds of horrible inappropriate shit, yet those videos and photos hardly EVER get taken down? Why is it I’ve seen actual like pages of rape jokes/memes, and those are funny and acceptable? But a photo of a fucking African woman is wrong? Does facebook also report and ban pages like National Geographic? I’m pretty sure their whole JOB is to inform others about different places and people in the world, which is OBVIOUSLY a crime! How dare we let these women expose their breasts! Don’t they know us Americans find that horrible and disgusting?! They should be ashamed! Conform to our standards of how you should live immediately! You’re doing it all wrong! We obviously know what’s best for you, because we’re white and we’re right.
So thank you facebook, for showing us all the piece of shit you truly are.
Please reblog this so everyone can know and see.
Woman in red dress, sprayed with tear gas by masked policeman, becomes symbol for Turkish protesters
In her red cotton summer dress, necklace and white bag slung over her shoulder she might have been floating across the lawn at a garden party; but before her crouches a masked policeman firing tear gas spray that sends her long hair billowing upwards.
Taken in Taksim Square in central Istanbul on May 28, the image has been endlessly shared on social media.
The woman in red has even been replicated as a cartoon on posters and stickers and has become a symbol for female protesters during days of violent anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul.
Some posters show the woman towering over a police officer and say “the more they spray, the bigger we get.” (Osman Orsal / Reuters)
Reactions of people (age 17-70) photography while listening to audio files on abuse coming from inside the final piece (meaning here) of my project. Since a lot of my main work in this project has been based on reactions and stories on a blogging platform, I decided the perfect way to end this project would be to use people reactions once more. The piece was placed in places where the subjects felt comfortable enough to let their own emotions out and was quiet enough for them to truly concentrate. Not everyone in this photoset has been effected directly by rape culture- until now when they have sat through 30 minutes of it, 30 minutes of hell in a spoken word format. As can been seen, emotions ran quite high throughout the listening process, with one subject even trying to hide his tears from the camera. The general idea of this was to not only create powerful photos, but to raise awareness of what many people look over and choose not to spend a minute of their day thinking of- let alone half an hour.
Really I think this project should be on international news I mean the message is obviously getting across to people and affecting them negatively, imagine what it would do on a larger scale. People need to get the message.
oh god wow thank you so much.
The Philosophers International Trailer (x)
Em…Can someone please tell me why Tumblr isn’t talking about this?!!
Right Tumblr, I know I posted this video yesterday, but since then the proper film twitter sent me the official trailer link and asked me to spread it around so they can get as many
well-deservedviews on it as possible.
Come on guys, I know we can do this!
Share as much as you can!
DUDE THIS LOOKS FUCKING AMAZING
…intense as shit, omg.
This looks amazing!
HOLY SHIT THIS IS GONNA BE SOME KIND OF A MIND FUCK
Its like the Standford prison experiment on steroids
Oh, this looks fun!