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potentialtomorrows:

ultrafacts:

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I learned this while watching Drunk History! I was shocked I had never hear of her before.
Not even on tumblr!

I’ve seen this on Drunk History too!! Drunk History on comedy central: a better source for American history than the education system.

HERE’s a 3 minute skit from Drunk History, the facts are pretty spot on & is well told.

I wonder if it was out of concern for the teenager and her unborn child or because they didn’t want a pregnant teenager to represent them…

^^Good inferences! But who knows…the latter is definitely a possibility. There was a lot of bias in black representation back then.

i actually did learn about this in school. apparently claudette’s mom told her that rosa should be the one to get credit for it and not her because rosa was light skinned.
-jin

wtfantisjws:

taurean-the-bully:

sleepypod:

ultrafacts:

pizzaismylifepizzaisking:

potentialtomorrows:

ultrafacts:

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I learned this while watching Drunk History! I was shocked I had never hear of her before.

Not even on tumblr!

I’ve seen this on Drunk History too!! Drunk History on comedy central: a better source for American history than the education system.

HERE’s a 3 minute skit from Drunk History, the facts are pretty spot on & is well told.

I wonder if it was out of concern for the teenager and her unborn child or because they didn’t want a pregnant teenager to represent them…

^^Good inferences! But who knows…the latter is definitely a possibility. There was a lot of bias in black representation back then.

i actually did learn about this in school. apparently claudette’s mom told her that rosa should be the one to get credit for it and not her because rosa was light skinned.

-jin

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luvsavengedsevenfold:

call0fthevoid:

Summertime Blues - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

This version of Summertime Blues is pretty sick, too - and definite proof that Joan Jett is one woman who can rock! Even though I am a feminist and all about supporting women in rock, I must admit that I still find Blue Cheer’s rendition to be better. As with The Who’s rendition, the lyrics do also include the responses (yelled by someone else). I do prefer this version over The Who’s version, as I find this song to be a bit more headbanging. Anyway, whether you’re a blues-rock aficionado or a headbanger, you’d probably find this rendition to be quite enjoyable. 9.5/10

Come to think of it, the last verse in this song sort of addresses adultism - essentially the fact that the government doesn’t want to help people if they are not of voting age. This song was written by Eddie Cochran back in 1958, and has been covered by various artists since - so it’d odd to think of how much relevance it still holds today, including the last verse.

~ Feminist Rocker/Luvs A7X

entitledrichpeople:

Entitled rich person suggests the way to make rich children less entitled is for their parents to lie to them about just how rich they are

What the fuck is wrong with rich people’s thinking processes that make them come up with bullshit like this?

The way to make rich children feel less entitled is by rich adults feeling less entitled. Contrary to popular belief, children aren’t born with a sense of entitlement. They inherit a sense of entitlement from society telling them that they deserve it.

Anonymous asked
ageism is a thing but not really the way tumblr uses it (i.e. being oppressed for being 14) it's more of the idea that elderly people/senior citizens are useless and don't matter.

fullyarticulatedgoldskeleton:

adultprivilege:

theaubisticagenda:

clitoriste:

thats a thing that ageism is yeah but can we maybe not downplay the way that children and adolescents literally do not have a lot of human rights and are treated like their parents property thanks

Teenagers can be legally kidnapped and sent to unregulated death camps—I think it’s safe to say ageism exists for teens. 

Just to clarify, we’re not denying that ageism against the elderly is also a thing. It doesn’t get discussed much here, though - since there are very few, if any, elderly people who use Tumblr. We can certainly acknowledge that they’re oppressed, and we can do our party to be good allies to them - but we cannot speak for them or over them, as that would be “white knighting”… and white knighting is not good social justice.

~ Feminist Rocker/Luvs A7X

I think that’s kind of presumptuous? People say the same thing about blind people. “There’s no reason to write transcripts for Tumblr, because blind people don’t use the internet.”

I think it’s okay to focus on one type of ageism, but talking about other kinds isn’t white knighting. Occasional acknowledgement that ageism affecting old people exists is fine. There are probably blogs and resources out there if you look, too.

Well, I can’t argue with your point. I think it probably is a good idea to address ageism on both ends of the spectrum. Being as I’m not the creator of this blog, though - I can’t really change the blog’s focus without him and other mods of this blog agreeing to it. I mean, personally, I am in favour of also addressing the other side of the ageism spectrum (at least, on occasion) - but, the question is, how do the other mods here feel about it?

~ Feminist Rocker/Luvs A7X

If someone wants to address elderly oppression, they can create their own blog for it. Young people and elderly people both experience ageism, but they experience it in different ways, so they should each have their own space.

- Concealed Weapon

Anonymous asked
ageism is a thing but not really the way tumblr uses it (i.e. being oppressed for being 14) it's more of the idea that elderly people/senior citizens are useless and don't matter.

theaubisticagenda:

clitoriste:

thats a thing that ageism is yeah but can we maybe not downplay the way that children and adolescents literally do not have a lot of human rights and are treated like their parents property thanks

Teenagers can be legally kidnapped and sent to unregulated death camps—I think it’s safe to say ageism exists for teens. 

Just to clarify, we’re not denying that ageism against the elderly is also a thing. It doesn’t get discussed much here, though - since there are very few, if any, elderly people who use Tumblr. We can certainly acknowledge that they’re oppressed, and we can do our party to be good allies to them - but we cannot speak for them or over them, as that would be “white knighting”… and white knighting is not good social justice.

~ Feminist Rocker/Luvs A7X

avadamyass asked
People don't seem to realize that respect, doesn't mean you do as they say. Respecting someone, especially a child, means acknowledging they have feelings and opinions, and not constantly delegitimatizing those feelings and opinions.

Exactly! You make a very good point.

~ Feminist Rocker/Luvs A7X

Anonymous asked
ageism is a thing but not really the way tumblr uses it (i.e. being oppressed for being 14) it's more of the idea that elderly people/senior citizens are useless and don't matter.

theaubisticagenda:

clitoriste:

thats a thing that ageism is yeah but can we maybe not downplay the way that children and adolescents literally do not have a lot of human rights and are treated like their parents property thanks

Teenagers can be legally kidnapped and sent to unregulated death camps—I think it’s safe to say ageism exists for teens. 

autisticbobsaginowski:

Teens who torment an autistic kid will be (rightly) vilified in the press, but parents who murder their autistic kids are treated as co-victims.

Of course. Society doesn’t actually want to challenge widespread beliefs that are harmful to oppressed groups. They just want an excuse to label all teenagers as assholes.

Anonymous asked
Today at school I had to a presentation with some guy. I told him in exchange for doing most of the writing and researching, he'd have to speak in front of the class, because I can't speak in front of groups. I nearly get panic attacks from it. He agreed to it, but when we did the presentation, the teacher told me to "do my part". I explained my problem to him, but he didn't care. Well, I tried, failed, and he gave both of us an F. My partner said it wasn't my fault, but I still feel worthless.

silversarcasm:

You’re not worthless dear and it’s not your fault, your teacher should have accommodated for you and I’d talk to a personal tutor if you have one about it because thats unacceptable

School forces everyone to conform and to be able to do anything that a default abled person can do, even if it’s possible to get a job without that skill. Then, when they’re adults, if they’re abled, they feel a sense of superiority and feel that they deserve their privilege, and if they’re disabled, they constantly hate themselves.

appleandabicycle asked
I don't quite understand your cause. Now correct me if I'm wrong, once you reach a certain age, you are no longer a victim of "ageism" because now you are an adult with "adult privilege". But you see, I can't take off my dark skin to escape racism...

Racism is an example of a permanent oppression that affects someone for their entire life, but not all privileges or oppressions are permanent. Even some forms of oppression besides ageism can be temporary. For example, it’s possible for a poor person to become rich or for a fat person to become thin, but that doesn’t make their oppression any less serious.