an autobiography about me
unbecomingbitch asked: A musician boycotting a country is not going to affect the government, it will only affect the citizens of the country who may or may not support what the government does.
nobody is going to die because their pop idol didnt do a gig tho
I heard an interview on the radio of Elton John. It was right after he did a concert in Russia a little while ago. In a shortened less eloquent summary of his statement;
He thought he could do a lot more being an openly gay person in front of a couple thousand Russian people singing and doing interviews on Russian radio that would be heard by a boat load more people than just not interacting with the country at all, he believed he could do more good by going than not.
Unsure of my opinions at the time regarding boycotting Russia, I have to say that I agree with his sentiment.
I can understand looking at yourself as a apolitical ineffectual heterosexual white male popstar and saying, “if I go I’ll just be a part of the problem.” But I’m super fucking glad Elton John went.
I say if you’re famous and have a gig in Russia and you think “Should I go or will I be a part of the problem?” Listen to Elton John,
Go but be a fucking rebel.
The main problem I have with Men’s Rights Activists is that their name really doesn’t do them justice. They’re Straight Cis White Men’s Rights Activists. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for the inclusion of trans* men in their spaces.
I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign to end the social stigma around black fatherhood. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for better pay and equal career mobility for men of colour. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists actively campaign for more gay men’s rights. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists advise others in their group on how using f*ggot to emasculate men who aren’t part of their cause is alienating and marginalising other MEN.
I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support victims of male rape unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of rape. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support male victims of domestic abuse unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of domestic abuse. Men’s Rights Activists are hypocrites and frauds.
They’re bitter privileged white men who don’t want to campaign for the rights of men — they want to campaign to keep their privilege unchecked and their ability to discriminate against others. If you want to be a real Men’s Rights Activist — be a fucking (intersectional) Feminist. Peace out.
A young black girl decided to not bleach her skin after seeing the success of Lupita Nyong’o.
Lupita Nyong’o was inspired to be an actress after seeing Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple.
Whoopi Goldberg realized she could BE an actress after seeing Nichelle Nichols in Star Trek