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Words Are Weapons, Too

This is the blog of Joshua Noel Wood. Resident of the American West, lover and writer of words, and zombie fanatic.

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THE ONGOING SAGA OF THE FRAGILE WHITE

The Daily Show aired its long awaited segment on the Washington, D.C., NFL team name, in which fans were confronted by Natives on the set.
Before it even aired, the segment proved controversial. The satirical cable television news program had recruited team fans for the segment via Twitter; four were ultimately chosen to participate. But those participants told the Washington Post they felt like they were attacked.
Kelli O’Dell, who says it was unfair for The Daily Show to have her debate Amanda Blackhorse—the lead plaintiff in Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc., which resulted in cancelling six of the team’s trademarks—says she felt like she was placed “in danger.” O’Dell later called authorities to pull The Daily Show tapes she had consented to appear on:

Two days later, O’Dell said she called D.C. police and tried to submit a police report, but authorities told her no crime had been committed.


People want their right to be racist. But the minute they approach facing real life consequences—and mild ones, given what they should expect for years of violence and slurs—look how they shake and cry. Look how they flee and fly to the po-lice, understanding fully the institutional role played by cops.

nezua:

THE ONGOING SAGA OF THE FRAGILE WHITE

The Daily Show aired its long awaited segment on the Washington, D.C., NFL team name, in which fans were confronted by Natives on the set.

Before it even aired, the segment proved controversial. The satirical cable television news program had recruited team fans for the segment via Twitter; four were ultimately chosen to participate. But those participants told the Washington Post they felt like they were attacked.

Kelli O’Dell, who says it was unfair for The Daily Show to have her debate Amanda Blackhorse—the lead plaintiff in Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc., which resulted in cancelling six of the team’s trademarks—says she felt like she was placed “in danger.” O’Dell later called authorities to pull The Daily Show tapes she had consented to appear on:

Two days later, O’Dell said she called D.C. police and tried to submit a police report, but authorities told her no crime had been committed.

People want their right to be racist. But the minute they approach facing real life consequences—and mild ones, given what they should expect for years of violence and slurs—look how they shake and cry. Look how they flee and fly to the po-lice, understanding fully the institutional role played by cops.

(via cognitivedissonance)

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Those deer going to start an uprising.

I will find me some deer in July and see if this is really true

The deer really do roam the city freely. Although they congregate mainly in the park, they traverse around different parts of the city by pedestrian crossing. They seem to observe traffic rules. The males pose steadily when they see a camera, while the females shy away from the lens. They tolerate your touch as long as there is that potential promise of food. No food no touch. They can be aggressive (I pity the lady who was head butted and charged by a deer with 30cm antlers, but for the most part they mostly nip at your clothing and run against you to get attention. I told a deer “dame” (don’t in Japanese) and he stopped rubbing his head against me, took a step back, and started “rubbing” his head in the empty space next to me, which I think is considered bowing.



Meanwhile, in Wyoming, deer will roam through towns with an attitude that screams “I take no shit!” and will block traffic just for the hell of it.

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bye-bye-deadman:

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Those deer going to start an uprising.

I will find me some deer in July and see if this is really true

The deer really do roam the city freely. Although they congregate mainly in the park, they traverse around different parts of the city by pedestrian crossing. They seem to observe traffic rules. The males pose steadily when they see a camera, while the females shy away from the lens. They tolerate your touch as long as there is that potential promise of food. No food no touch. They can be aggressive (I pity the lady who was head butted and charged by a deer with 30cm antlers, but for the most part they mostly nip at your clothing and run against you to get attention. I told a deer “dame” (don’t in Japanese) and he stopped rubbing his head against me, took a step back, and started “rubbing” his head in the empty space next to me, which I think is considered bowing.

Meanwhile, in Wyoming, deer will roam through towns with an attitude that screams “I take no shit!” and will block traffic just for the hell of it.

"As a writer, I demand the right to write any character in the world that I want to write. I demand the right to be them, I demand the right to think them and I demand the right to tell the truth as I see they are."

-Quentin Tarantino (via maxkirin)

So... Dawkins is evil because he isn't in poverty? And he made massive strides in the atheist community, also if you could source Dawkins being racist and sexist that'd be great cheers

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Racist.

Sexist.

Racist AND sexist

Ableist (and pretty fucking racist too).

Lax on pedophilia.

If you could source me saying “he’s evil because he has money” that’d be sweet, toodle-loo.

What do you do when someone who has written/created something worthwhile, something you found profound, intelligent, likely genius, and thought provoking, turns out to be awful person?

Alan Ginsberg is credited as the voice of a generation, his poem ‘Howl’ is now a literature immortal, the starting line, ‘I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving, hysterical, naked…’ Powerful. But… Alan Ginsberg was an unapologetic pedophile, who likely raped young boys. He is the most famous member of NAMBLA.

Ender’s Game is an award winning children’s novel by Orson Scott Card. It is a book about Empathy, compassion, violence and morality. It’s considered one of the best science fiction books ever written. Orson Scott Card is a raging homophobe who thinks gay marriage is his ‘mortal enemy’. He also thinks we should do nothing about climate change.

There are artists… How do you reconcile the great works of art with the I defendable people who made them?

I don’t think it makes you a hypocrite or a bad person for enjoying a work of media WHILE acknowledging that its maker is a flawed, or even monstrous person.  In fact, being able to say “I love this work of art, although I know the person who made it is [insert problematic characteristic here].” makes you FAR less hypocritical than someone who claims to be against sexism, racism, rape culture, homophobia, etc and then uncritically loves and idolizes a problematic person, especially if they defend the artist.  A personal example is that I’ve never been a Woody Allen fan, but Blue Jasmine was an incredibly important film for me when it came out, namely because of Cate Blanchett’s portrayal of female mental illness.  It was a powerful role to witness as someone who has suffered from depression and anxiety and I really related to the level of denial and concealment of the seriousness of her character’s issues.  I can say I love that film for that reason, while prefacing that information with the fact that I will NEVER support Woody Allen or make excuses for his despicable actions.  I will never call myself a fan of him.  I love one of his movies and the performance of an actress in it, and that’s okay.  It’s when we use the fact that we love a piece of media to DEFEND the horrific actions of its creator that we become hypocrites and are contributing to a culture that allows powerful people to do harm to others with impunity simply because of the art they create.

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