freedom of speech means that the government is not allowed to tell you to shut the fuck up. it doesn’t mean that i am not allowed to tell you to shut the fuck up.
Also reposting Jenn’s video about everything that’s wrong with “Save the Boobs” style breast cancer campaigns, in light of some people’s disgustingly sexist reactions to Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy.
Sadhbh Walshe: Angelina Jolie was brave to share details of her double mastectomy, but it’s hardly an option for all women
Angelina Jolie should be commended for her brave and difficult decision, not only to opt for a preventative double mastectomy to reduce her high risk of breast cancer, but to also speak publicly about it in the hopes of encouraging others to do the same.
But for many from low income brackets or with reason to be wary of the medical establishment, accessing such life saving treatment is far from easy.
Read about Ms Jolie’s decision in her own words here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/opinion/my-medical-choice.html
Black Girl In Suburbia (documentary trailer)
Black Girl In Suburbia is a feature documentary that looks into the experiences of Black girls growing up in predominately white communities. This is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color. This film explores through professional and personal interviews the conflict and issues Black girls have relating to both white and Black communities.
Black Girl In Suburbia intends to spark an open dialogue about race, identity, and perspective among all people, in hopes that these discussions will allow us to reconsider perceptions of ourselves, others and the communities in which we live and share.
Release date 2014
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Oh hey my life. I wonder how much I’ll see myself in there! Though I have immigrant parents from two different countries, so that adds a whole ‘nother layer of complexity.
Things fascism is: a political philosophy or system of government (and the exact definitional boundaries are contested) generally agreed to involve ultra-nationalism, militarism, a belief in a strong authoritative leader, ethnocentrism, the belief that the ‘stronger’ should physically displace the ‘weaker’ (often these groups are defined based on race/ethnicity/nationality), a hostility to socialism and communism, an authoritarian state, a commitment to imperialism and military force, etc.
Things facism is not: people blocking you on the internet/deleting your comments on their blog
|—||Jalondra A. Davis in an absolutely fantastic post on A Practical Wedding (via rachelwilkerson)|
philosophy-of-praxis replied to your post: Dick thing? People disagree with you. You’re removing their videos for disagreeing with you and and pretending it’s because they’re using images you’ve uploaded yourselves. That’s a cunt thing to do.
“I’m not an MRA, but I evidently don’t like showing women respect when I disagree with them, so I’m going to use sexist slurs when they don’t agree with me and call them liars.” Better find Moses to part the sea of man-tears.
Dick thing, cunt thing, entitled little brat thing, whatever you want to call it using footage of someone that you’ve nicked from their YouTube channel without permission is a shitty thing to do.
Believe whatever you want about our reasons for having the videos removed, but there are other videos disagreeing with us that don’t use our footage and so haven’t been flagged. Literally all they had to do was edit our footage out of their videos and this could have all been resolved. Even if we didn’t like what was left YouTube would have no reason to remove videos that are nothing more than an original work of criticism.
Instead, people have reacted by essentially screaming “YOU CAN’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO” like a bunch of spoilt children, and re-uploading the videos anyway.
I am amazed at the number of ignorant people coming to explain to us how YouTube handles privacy violations, when we’ve literally just been through this process.
No, the YouTube removal process is not automatic. It might be for copyright, but it certainly isn’t for other types of flagged content.
In the case of a privacy violation, i.e. the reason we asked for these videos to be removed, a notice is sent to the uploader giving them 48 hours to remove the video themselves or edit out the sections of the video that feature our image.
However if the uploader takes no action during those 48 hours then the video passes on to YouTube for review who decide whether they think the video constitutes a privacy violation.
If they agree that it does, as they apparently did in this instance, then the video is removed.
Apparently though a lot of people think they know better than YouTube and have, as you plan to do, re-uploaded the removed videos. There’s not a lot we can do about that but we will be flagging any mirrored copies as well as flagging the channels uploading them for harassment.
Okay, I don’t know what Jon Stewart and Rachel Maddow have to do with this, but I’m pretty sure they do actually.
I might be wrong, especially as I don’t know how the specifics of the law in the US, but in the UK producers are required to get your consent before broadcasting your image.
As for the “average Joe Citizen”, I suggest you read YouTube’s Terms of Service and Privacy Guidelines. You can’t just rip whatever content you like from another YouTube user, edit that footage, and then re-upload it to your own channel without their consent.
And even putting YouTube’s own rules to one side, doing so is just an incredibly entitled dick thing to do.