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micdotcom:

Woman live tweets IBM execs discussing why they don’t hire women, tries not to throw up

Toronto-based editor Lyndsay Kirkham has started a firestorm this week after overhearing what was apparently an incredibly sexist conversation between IBM executives at lunch — and live-tweeting it.

Unaware that they were transmitting sexist nonsense to cyberspace, the IBM executives openly discussed “why they don’t hire women.” If you take Kirkham’s account at its word, it actually gets way worse.

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museumofmodernerotica said: Maybe this is a crazy question, but how did Europeans know what Africans looked like? I know that some of the paintings here are of North Africans/Middle Easterners, but others clearly depict people born south of the Sahara. I've heard of Prester John but I never imagined that medieval Europeans were aware that Prester John would have had brown skin. Am I missing something?

medievalpoc:

Like. There are a lot of things I could say here. But I’m just going to do my best to answer your question, and the answer is either very simple or very complicated, depending on your current point of view.

1. “They” knew what people with brown skin looked like because people with brown skin had been there literally THE ENTIRE TIME. Some (and father back, ALL) of “them” had brown skin themselves.

2. “People with Brown Skin” and “Europeans” are not separate and mutually exclusive groups.

3. No matter how far back you go, the mythical time that you’re looking for, when all-white, racially and culturally isolated Europe was “real”, will continue to recede from your grasp until it winkles out the like imaginary place it is.

We can just keep going back. In every area, from all walks of life, rich and poor, kings and peasants, artists and iconoclasts, before there were countries and continents, before there were white people.

Russia, 1899:

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Switzerland, c. 1800:  [fixed link here]

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Netherlands, 1658:

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Poland, 1539:

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Germany, 1480s:

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Spain, 1420s:

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France, 1332:

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Scotland, England, France, 1280s:

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France, 1220s:

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England, 1178:

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Belgium, 1084:

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Greece, c. 1000:

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Spain, 850s:

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Throughout Europe, 800s-500s:

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England, c. 300 AD:

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Scotland, c. 100 AD:

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Italy, 79 AD:

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Greece, 170 B.C.:

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Greece, 300 B. C.:

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Greece, 400s B.C.

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Greece, 500s B.C.:

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Egypt, 1200s B.C.:

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Crete (Minoan), 1600 B.C.:

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Crete (Minoan), early 2000s B.C.:

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Romania, 34,000 B.C.:

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The time when “EVERYONE” in Europe was White does not exist. They knew what people with brown skin looked like because they were there. They knew what “Africans” looked like because they were there, and they weren’t “they”, they were us, or you. I think what you’re missing is something that never existed.

  • author: he had dark hair, dark eyes, and spoke fluent afrikaans
  • fandom: *draws white guy*
  • author: he had delicate skin as dark as the night
  • fandom: *draws white guy*
  • author: her dreadlocks where thick and her skin was dark
  • fandom: *draws white girl*
  • author: they had black skin as smooth as-
  • fandom: *draws white guy*
  • author: they're black, they are literally black, they are not white, seriously. they are black.
  • fandom: ....
  • fandom: *draws white guy*

cecilfhtagn:

"tumblr is great except for…"

the neo-nazis? the violent misogynists? the white supremacists? the glorification of mass murderers? the blogs committed to telling marginalized people to commit suicide? the pedophiles?

"…the sjws."

ah, yes, clearly it’s the marginalized people trying to get rights. they are the problem here. because they’re occasionally overzealous. or something.

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sourcedumal:

americachavez:

William H. Foster III, comic book historian, on representation in comic books. From PBS’s Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle.

Because a post crossed my dash recently asking why we need to push for more representation in comic books and media in general. 50 years later, this man still tears up because in one panel, Peter Parker spoke to an unnamed black kid. That’s why we need representation.

Folks who say representation isnt important need to shut up forever

whitetears365:

"We’re all one race."

whitetears365:

"We’re all one race."

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sourcedumal:

racebending:

medievalpoc:

leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc:

The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.

 I highly recommend reading the entire article. 
from the infographic:
Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:
only 8% of films star a protagonist of color
of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)
0% of protagonists are women of color
0% of protagonists are LGBTQ
1% of protagonists are people with a disability

Lee & Low interviewed me about racebending as part of understanding this infographic.
Very sad that Medievalpoc got so much backlash simply for sharing this image.

There are zero women of color protagonists. ZERO.
That is a disgrace

sourcedumal:

racebending:

medievalpoc:

leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc:

The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.

I highly recommend reading the entire article.

from the infographic:

Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:

  • only 8% of films star a protagonist of color
  • of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)
  • 0% of protagonists are women of color
  • 0% of protagonists are LGBTQ
  • 1% of protagonists are people with a disability

Lee & Low interviewed me about racebending as part of understanding this infographic.

Very sad that Medievalpoc got so much backlash simply for sharing this image.

There are zero women of color protagonists. ZERO.

That is a disgrace

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darvinasafo:

When they say Africa is poor…

darvinasafo:

When they say Africa is poor…

I don’t understand why so many people on this website look for fights when there literally isn’t one. Imagine if we acted like this in real life.

"my favorite color is orange."

"AND EVERY OTHER COLOR CAN JUST GO HANG, HUH?!?!??!??"

"….what."

saying “protect girls” does not mean “push every man, boy, and androgynous person who might be male into oncoming traffic”, and no, it is not implied. All that is implied is “protect girls”. this is very simple to understand, actually.

making a post supporting one thing is not necessarily condemning the opposite, so stop pretending it does.

Honestly I really hope the people who react to posts like that in such a volatile way don’t act like that all the time, because such an explosive person who jumps to conclusions like there is no tomorrow sounds exceedingly unpleasant.

(Source: afadingoctober)