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see-linewoman:

red3blog:

This is from March of 1989 and was on the #3 rated show in the country. I’m having a hard time imagining anything similar today because so many people are committed to the myth that this lesson has been learned.

I agree that we wouldn’t see this on TV today but not for those reasons. It’s not because TV executives think rape culture is over. They wouldn’t show it because they want to make as much money as humanly possible and there is a belief, an incorrect and misguided belief, that you can’t say things like this and attract a wide audience. It’s the same principle that eradicated all the great black sitcoms from the 90s including shows like this one. Remember Moesha, The Fresh Prince, Martin, The Wayans, Living Single, Sister Sister, The Arsenio Hall Show? Remember their multi-faceted portrayals of blackness? They’re gone and wouldn’t see the light of day in this “golden era” of television. In the 90s, networks like Fox, for instance, needed to make money and were in the position to take risks. We got UPN, the CW, WB. All these great outlets for entertainment, and I hesitate to say “black” entertainment because these shows were loved by everyone. They were made by us (which is huge) and for us, but they didn’t feel as limiting as say a Tyler Perry movie. But once big money started to roll in and networks started to perk up, they didn’t need us anymore. It became harder for black television and filmmakers to find jobs behind the scenes. If there are no black voices, all that multifaceted goodness just goes down the drain. And let’s not forget the FCC and how they rule with an arbitrary, puritanical, iron fist. In governing the networks, they too are responsible for limited discourse and representation like this scene here. Anyway, I’m rambling. But you get the picture. Networks are well aware of the issues, but if it’s not going to make them money then they aren’t going to talk about it. When they believe defeating rape culture is cool again, they’ll talk about it. When they believe black people on screen will make them money, like in say Basketball Wives, The Real House Wives, The Bad Girls Club (in all their ratchet glory) they’ll cast them. But until then, we are shit out of luck. 

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doktorgirlfriend:

So wait, Laika used same-sex couples in their trailers but not in the actual movie?

That’s… not cool.

And almost like they were using the the progressive rep they’d earned from a single joke in ParaNorman to promote their next movie without any intention of actually following through and providing positive queer representation in the actual narrative.

Okay. Duly noted.

Yeah. That and with the other transmisogynist crap that IS in the actual movie? It’s incredibly disappointing.

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slutdust:

I bought my friend an elephant for their room.

They said “Thank you.”

I said “Don’t mention it.”

Is there a joke here that 15 thousand people get but I don’t?

PLEASE EXPLAIN

Nobody explain this

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cuddlingthecthulhu:

Do they have cats in Asgard?Because I like to think that there’s no cats in Asgard, and that on his time on earth, Thor saw one for the first time. A black, scrawny little stray with little to no reason to trust humans, even less Asgardians. And Thor, upon seeing him, immediatly thought of Loki. 
Yep. I am one giant sap. 

cuddlingthecthulhu:

Do they have cats in Asgard?
Because I like to think that there’s no cats in Asgard, and that on his time on earth, Thor saw one for the first time. A black, scrawny little stray with little to no reason to trust humans, even less Asgardians. And Thor, upon seeing him, immediatly thought of Loki. 

Yep. I am one giant sap. 

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lastrealindians:

86 years ago today (1927) Gutzon Borglum began defacing the sacred BlackHills with Mt. Rushmore.

Everyone must remember that “Mt. Rushmore” (the Black Hills) does not legally belong to the federal government, and especially not to South Dakota.  It was acknowledged as belonging to the sovereign Lakota Nation in the Sioux Treaty of 1868.  The federal government STOLE the Hills from the Lakota, breaking the law they wrote with their own hands!  The US is a repeat criminal but no one holds them accountable!

never fucking forget.

facedownunderthemoss:

haiweewicci:

lastrealindians:

86 years ago today (1927) Gutzon Borglum began defacing the sacred BlackHills with Mt. Rushmore.

Everyone must remember that “Mt. Rushmore” (the Black Hills) does not legally belong to the federal government, and especially not to South Dakota.  It was acknowledged as belonging to the sovereign Lakota Nation in the Sioux Treaty of 1868.  The federal government STOLE the Hills from the Lakota, breaking the law they wrote with their own hands!  The US is a repeat criminal but no one holds them accountable!

never fucking forget.

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ratscape:

7 illustrations recapping (sort of) season one of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013-2014) by ratscape

omfg these are absolutely amazing and I love them all SO MUCH 

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afrogirlwonder:

Relevant

So important. I remember watching this scene when it originally aired. Whew. (And loved what see-linewoman explained about why this kinda Black media is no longer on the air.)

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allthroughthenightb:

Ella.

Remarkable. I live for her voice. 

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allthroughthenightb:

Ella.

Remarkable. I live for her voice. 

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