Issues such as sexism, racist, and various other prejudices and injustices are important topics that I feel should be discussed and as such they will be mentioned on this blog quite a lot.
My blog will also occasionally include my Fandoms: Harry Potter, Teen Titans, anime, Walking Dead, Persona 3 Portable, Persona 3, Persona 4.
Forever ship LeeXSaku, BeastBoyXRaven.
Brazil is poised to send the army into the slums of Rio de Janeiro less than three months before the World Cup. The move follows a spate of attacks on police that has resulted in the most tense standoff for years in the favelas.
The Rio state governor, Sérgio Cabral, has requested the reinforcements after attacks on police bases, apparently co-ordinated by the city’s biggest gang, Comando Vermelho.
An escalation of fire-bombings, murders and revenge killings have prompted talk of a war between the police and gangsters. Favela residents and NGOs say the situation is now more tense than at any time since 2010, when the authorities began a “pacification” programme to regain control of communities from armed traffickers. Read more
Pictured: Military police officers keep watch in one of Rio’s favelas. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images
When Hunter Moore posted topless pictures of Charlotte Laws’ daughter online, she decided to take him down. Read more
Above: ‘He messed with the wrong mum’: Charlotte Laws photographed at home. Photograph: Barry J Holmes for the Observer
Knuckles died on Monday, revealed his longtime business partner, Frederick Dunson. According to the Chicago Tribune, more details would be confirmed today, with Dunson writing in an email that Knuckles “died unexpectedly this afternoon at home”.
Most famous for tracks such as 1987’s Your Love and 1991’s The Whistle Song, he was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005. In 2004, 25 August was declared Frankie Knuckles Day in Chicago with help from then-senator Barack Obama. Read more
Photograph: Wendell Teodoro/WireImage
Emma Watson has criticised the “dangerously unhealthy” image projected by the fashion industry and said the pressure to look perfect has taken its toll on her.
The actor has also described her doomed attempts to merge into the background as a student at an American university, where she found herself being trailed everywhere by British photographers. Read more
Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty Images
Leah Green goes undercover to see how unsuspecting men react when sexist situations experienced by women are inverted.
by Samantha Taylor
I was taking a Black Feminism/Womanism class at Portland State University when I first read about bell hooks’s struggle with suicidal thoughts while she was at Stanford. I thought, “Wait, I’m not the only one? And people actually talk about this!?” At some point, I breathed an audible sigh of relief that my classmates misinterpreted as boredom; yes, they actually thought that a black, queer gurl in a Black Feminism class was bored. How simple people can be sometimes! What really happened was, in that moment, I felt as though a hand had reached out and plucked…
Hey y’all. So I wrote a thing.
[tw for suicide] y’all GO READ THIS phenomenal piece. it had me in tears. i couldn’t pick just one part to quote.