Today in downtown Manhattan a white man pushed me and I got gave him 'a look', to which he proceeded to argue with me and tell me to 'go back to my country'. And thats when I flipped because I was born and raised in NYC, by far from where we were actually, and he was a tourist. I had a European man feel self entitled enough to tell me to go back to my country. @philoxaly
And he still alive?
The Histoire de Curbes, Pulp Fashion Week Show(lle-de-France, France)
[Image: Three photos. The first shows Laverne Cox, a beautiful Black trans woman with long light colored hair seated, head tilted, across from CeCe McDonald, a beautiful Black trans woman seen from behind, as they speak. The second photo is a shot of a row of prison cells. The third is a picture of CeCe McDonald speaking with the back of Laverne Cox shown.]
FREE CECE, the new documentary with Laverne Cox, explores the roles race, class and gender played in CeCe McDonald’s case. McDonald’s claim of self defense was rejected by Hennepin County prosecutors. The documentary explores the implications of CeCe’s story as a survivor, housing trans women in male prisons, and the practice of keeping trans women in solitary confinement.
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B O O S T
1. Hajimir Ahmad
Seventy-six year old village elder, Hajimir Ahmad, donated his own land to build two girls’ schools in Sangbast, Afghanistan. He says he could not educate his daughters, but it’s not too late for his granddaughters. x
2. Sultan Mohammad Yusufzai
Religious leader, Sultan Mohammad Yusufzai, along with other local community members, spent three months convincing a father to cancel the wedding of a 10-year old girl in Herat.
“The main reason for child marriage is poverty and that forces parents to agree to early marriage. The second reason is low awareness amongst families about Islamic principles and international human rights,” says Sultan Mohammad Yusufzai x
3. Mullah Azizullah
Students pass by Mullah Aziz Ullah, a local religious leader, at Sorya High School in West Kabul. The Mullah has three daughters who all attend school along with his two sons. ” I want the best for all of my children not just the boys” says Mullah Aziz x
4. Mullah (name unknown)
A mullah with his son. He has been trained on maternal health and now helps to persuade the villagers to take health care for mothers and pregnant women more seriously. Tirin Kot, Uruzgan, August 2012. x
Social Media Groups Rally for FCC Complaints of ‘Redskins’ Chiefs Broadcast
Several groups on social media are rallying to collectively and individually file FCC complaints against today’s NFL broadcast of the Washington Redskins Kansas City Chiefs game. They say that the team’s name is too offensive and indecent to be on television and that it must be banned from broadcast.
This is why we need to protect transwomen of color at all cost. All of these beautiful people where murdered this year, and they represent only the most public and brutal murders of transwomen all over the world. This is why cisphobia isn’t a real fucking thing, this is why I hate you because your cissexist transphobic actions lead to the deaths of beautiful and brilliant people.