Fox spent much of its VMA coverage questioning Beyonce’s ability to promote feminism while being "extremely sexual."
Megyn Kelly labeled Beyonce’s message and lyrics as “skanky,” while a FoxNews.com article claimed the singer “seemed to ensure her behind was the focus on each song, all the while educating young viewers about feminism.”
On The Five, Fox hosts suggested “she’s auditioning for a future husband,” and Greg Gutfeld announced that ”the greatest thing about pop culture is convincing women that acting like strippers is empowering.”
What Fox failed to recognize is that expressing sexuality does not automatically remove a woman’s right to discuss equality. Instead, the network righteously shamed Beyonce and used her performance as basis to attack feminism as a whole. In reality, such policing of women’s sexuality has harmed progress toward equality. The very same mindset has been used to dismiss women’s need to access contraception, and blame rape survivors for their own assaults.
If anyone is going to be shamed, it should be Fox and its irresponsible coverage of women’s issues.
MJ got that real nigga dap lol
The baddest man around
MJ was a real nigga, though.
MJ is from Gary goddamn Indiana. I’ll put money on him being able to throw them hands on the low.
You know Joe wasn’t about to raise no punks letting other people push them around. Joe looks like the type of daddy to say “either you fight him or you fight me.”
I think he was ^
Italian special force soldier after 72 hour battle in Afghanistan
School for black civil rights activists. Young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, 1960
Disability activists abandon their wheelchairs and mobility devices and crawl up the 83 stone steps of the U.S. Capitol Building demanding the passage of the American with Disability Act, March 12, 1990.
A south Korean man cries as his brother is on a train back to North Korea. Separated by the war, they have not seen the other since 1950. They were allowed to see each other for three days, but one will go back spending life in luxury, and the other in hard labour
The Mocambo night club in East Hollywood, a white’s only club, was the most popular dance spot around but would not book Ella because she was black. Marilyn, who adored Ella Fitzgerald and her music, called the manager and demanded that they book Ella immediately
Portrait of Istvan Reiner, taken shortly before he was killed in Auschwitz
Werfel, a 6 year old orphan from Austria has just been given his first pair of new shoes by the American Red Cross,1946.
The last Jew of Vinnitsa
Until the mid-60s, the Aboriginals came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an Aboriginal meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.
Here’s a link to 75 iconic pictures of the 21st century
I hope you guys learned and teared up from this as much as I did.
Definitely teared up
disneybird submitted to medievalpoc:
This submission is about the artist; he has several paintings with poc. Another find from the National Gallery in London. Frans Post, as they call him in a painting on loan that I saw, was from Haarlem and painted scenes inspired by the time he spent in a colony in Brazil. I included the Rijksmuseum link since they have many more of his paintings in a better image quality than the National Gallery.
Unfortunately, “A Landscape in Brazil”, the painting I saw in the National Gallery, is not on the Rijksmuseum site but a low-res version can be found on the National Gallery site in paintings/frans-post-landscape-in-brazil.
Thanks for the awesome submission! A reminder, you can view all of these full paintings at high resolution for free at the link above.
Unknown Japanese artist
The Illustrated Scroll of Obusuma Saburo
Japan (c. 1200s)
Tokyo National Museum
Kotaku has an article on this, called Is This The Oldest Image of a White Dude in Japan?:
Blond hair. A big nose. These aren’t just the white people stereotypes Japanese people have today. They also could describe one unusual individual in a 13th century Japanese scroll.
On 2ch, there is a range of theories about this mysterious man (these are internet theories, so your mileage may vary). Perhaps, wrote one 2ch commenter, these bandits came from Europe to Japan via the Silk Road. Or maybe this was a Russian. Others thought this was a legend—maybe a yokai (monster). One net user joked, “What is this, The Last Samurai?”343536
Some thought that this wasn’t a white person, but rather, a Japanese person in a fur hat. The result is simply people thinking the bandit was European because of the cap, confusing the headwear’s fur with blond human hair. Makes sense to me. But that doesn’t necessary explain the nose—but maybe it doesn’t have to. Maybe this is just a Japanese person with a big nose.
There’s a link to this blog in the comments, of course.