joan rivers is a crusty racist old white who has made fun of domestic abuse and who said that the Palestinians deserve to be wiped out. i am not about to feel sorry for her just because satan is calling her home. let her gag
Joan Rivers is a pioneer for women in comedy and has long since been an advocate for LGBT rights and bridging the income gap. People need to learn to separate what comedians say from what they mean. Like don’t be vindictive about a comic making people think about issues when you could be getting mad about literal decision making politicians refusing to acknowledge Palestinian suffering or support funding to prevent domestic abuse.
Your Fave Is Problematic: Kirby
I love Lady Gaga.
But only her first two albums.
Dopamine (Pillow Talk)
10” x 12”
Oil on Linen
When the Nazi concentration camps were liberated by the Allies, it was a time of great jubilation for the tens of thousands of people incarcerated in them. But an often forgotten fact of this time is that prisoners who happened to be wearing the pink triangle (the Nazis’ way of marking and identifying homosexuals) were forced to serve out the rest of their sentence. This was due to a part of German law simply known as “Paragraph 175” which criminalized homosexuality. The law wasn’t repealed until 1969.
This should be required learning, internationally.
You need to know this. You need to remember this. This is not something to swept under the carpet nor be forgotten.
Never. Too many have died for the way they have loved. That needs stop now.
Make it stop?
I did a report on this in my World History class my sophomore year of high school. It was incredibly unsettling.
My teacher shown the class this. Mostly everyone in the class felt uncomfortable.
I have reblogged this in the past, but it is so ironic that it comes across my dash right now. I a currently working as a docent at my city’s Holocaust Education Center (( I say currently because I’ve also done research and translation for them )) and our current exhibit is one on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ((USHMM)). This is a little known historical fact that Paragraph 175 was not repealed after the war and those convicted under Nazi laws as a danger to society because they were gay were not released because they had be convicted in a court of law. There was no liberation or justice for them as they weren’t considered criminals, or even victims for that matter. They were criminals who remained persecuted and ostracized and kept on the fringes of society for decades after the war had been won. Paragraph 175 wasn’t actually repealed until 1994. And it was only in May 2002, that the German parliament completed legislation to pardon all homosexuals convicted under Paragraph 175 during the Nazi era. History has forgotten about these men and women — please educate yourselves so this does not happen again. Remember this history. Remember them.
You can tell a lot about someone by the type of music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your iPod, phone, iTunes, media player, etc and write down the first 20 songs, then pass this on to 10 people. One rule: no skipping.
- Overprotected, Britney Spears
- Girl with One Eye, Florence + the Machine
- Rock Me, One Direction
- I Miss You, Blink-182
- Missundaztood, P!nk
- How High, Madonna
- I’m Good, I’m Gone, Lykke Li
- Alien, Britney Spears
- Blow, Kesha
- Come & Get It, Selena Gomez
- Cola (Pussy), Lana Del Rey
- I’ll All Blow Over, Cabaret OBC
- ARTPOP, Lady Gaga
- Animal, Kesha
- Atlantis, Ellie Goulding
- Good for You, Icona Pop
- Super Trooper, ABBA
- Problema, Natalia Kills
- Hey Brother, Avicii
- I am Not a Robot, Marina & the Diamonds