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So here’s a fun Capitalism at Work story:

In March, Anadarko Petroleum and its subsidiaries (all in the energy business) agreed to a $5.15 billion settlement to clean up areas across the US “polluted by nuclear fuel, wood creosote and rocket fuel waste that caused cancer and other health problems” over a period of decades. (Reuters)

Because there were fears the settlement could be even higher - the estimated range was from 5.15 to 14 billion - Anadarko’s stock went up by 14.5% after the decision. This added $6.3 billion to the company’s value, so in essence the lawsuit ended up winning them around a billion dollars.

(originally heard about this on The Rachel Maddow Show, quote is from Reuters, additional source here)

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george osborne saying he’ll bring full employment to the uk at the cost of forcing the disabled into work and cutting or destroying vital services like

don’t make me laugh, you clueless prick.

watching him run the economy is like watching a drunk man run with scissors

i saw him on tv the other day and if you look hard enough at his flabby neck you can see where the silver spoon is wedged after he swallowed it so the poor couldn’t take it from him to use to feed their children.

i bet his brain is run by a team of confused bees. if you get closer enough, you can just hear buzzing.

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Filed under definitely wasps bees are bros wasps are cunts boy george's version of disability benefits: lol they'll work if it's that or starve NEWSFLASH WANKBASKET IT'S NOT ALWAYS AN OPTION I know you've never had to interview for a job in your life other than flashing your family tree but THERE ISN'T EXACTLY A SURPLUS OF JOBS employers aren't queueing up to employ people with debilitating disabilities god can we please lash him and Pierce Morgan and David Cameron onto a Saturn V and fire it directly into the sun the world is awful godless queer commie feminist uk you cray

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Do you still need more proof of rape culture?

As Noam Chomsky once pointed out for Z Magazine, old media types from the institutional bodies like American Enterprise Institute tend to regurgitate the same ideas with a reliability that is equally impressive and infuriating. While assuring the public that rape is a terrible crime, writers like Caroline Kitchens and Heather McDonald of right-wing think tank The Manhattan Institute try to claim that feminists have blown this whole rape culture thing way out of proportion.

Apparently, many women disagree. On Tuesday there were more than 1 million responses on the #RapeCultureIsWhen hashtag started by a frustrated Zerlina Maxwell in response to these right-wing narratives. 

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Keep speaking up!!!!!


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Hey look, we’re on Upworthy!

Recognize: 58% Of Women Use Birth Control For Reasons Other Than Pregnancy Prevention

I’m looking at these graphics, and I’m thinking to myself, “How did we ever put up with health care before the Affordable Care Act?” Were we really cool with paying $600 a year for birth control pills or being denied coverage for pre-existing conditions? Get the word out: The benefits of this law aren’t good, they’re common sense.

Couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

p.s. Liking the sound of these benefits? Get covered so you can enjoy them!

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No, seriously, why DO you hate porn stars?




A gentleman by the name of Conner Habib recently wrote about his experience as a porn actor. Not the actual day-job side of it, but about how his profession caused him all manner of hassle in his day-to-day life and his love life.

“Well,” I said to Alex, “I’m a porn star”.

It’s the kind of thing that when you say it, you’re worrying you might flinch a little, since you’re expecting the other…

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dave this is definitely one of your top five posts.

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Do you find it difficult to date because of the work you do?
Colby Keller:
I've read a story or two about how hard dating is for everyone. In a capitalist system, we are all relegated to some slut shaming level of inferiority when it comes to our choice of labor. I know people would NEVER date an investment banker or who would NEVER date someone in the military or who would NEVER date a politician. At the end of the day, we're all forced to compromise our morals at some level or another to make money and participate in society.

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A Step By Step Guide through Jared Leto’s Trans Ignorance.


Jared Leto has been winning multiple awards for playing the transgender character of Rayon in the film “Dallas Buyers Club.” The transgender community has then watched him throw them under the bus.

1. LETO"It was the role of a lifetime," he said. "It was an incredible thing to represent this group of people who largely are ignored." 

Ignored. Leto ignored criticism from the trans community and allies who don’t want him representing this group of people in the way he has been. "wouldn’t it have been better if the starring role had gone to an actual trans person" - La Times.  Despite complaints and Leto having one of the most powerful publicists in Hollywood, Leto claimed in December that he had never heard criticisms that trans roles should go to trans actors. When asked what research he did for the role he said “a lot” but he did not formally engage, pay, or study under any trans people.

Transgender roles should go to transgender actors and if that is not possible (for whatever reason) productions should hire transgender consultants to “get it right” instead of perpetuating negative stereotypes. 

Jared ignores this: 

2. LETO"you wouldn’t want to stick a transgender person with only transgender roles, so it goes both ways." 

Transgender people DO NOT GET cisgender roles. It does not go both ways due to systemic oppression. Cisgender people take transgender roles then do what Leto is doing instead of the advocating and “possibility modeling” of Laverne Cox in “Orange is the New Black.” She represents trans people beyond the screen role in the media in positive ways never experienced before. This creates “teachable moments” as Katie Couric put it after her problematic questioning.  When a cis person takes a trans role, trans stories are exploitation, not representation. 

Meanwhile, Trans Hollywood’s experience is that trans people are often told they do not have enough experience for key roles. It’s a systemic problem, cis people take trans roles, trans actors are left with nothing. 

3.  "I thought I’d look pretty good in a skirt." 

No Jared, the character of Rayon is fictional in this film “based on a true story.” She was ahistorically written in order to be the “most gay” and visually problematic for Matthew McConaughey’s character Ron Woodroof. You removed your eyebrows (?) and played her with intense makeup, hair, and clothing to make Ron uncomfortable and a very unlikely ally.


You weren’t there to look good, you were there to look bad. You are perpetuating the “man in a dress” stereotype of transgender women. 


What if the role had gone to these transgender women?  Would the theater laughed as hard at Ron ripping down Rayon’s photo while masturbating? How would the supermarket scene have played out if Ron was just seen walking around with a beautiful woman vs. a straight cis male playing….what…..

4.LETO: ”This wonderful creature who was unfortunately addicted to drugs and dying of AIDS and fighting for her life.” and “beautiful creature….”

While you’ve made it clear in interviews that Rayon was living life as a woman and wanted trans related medial care but you don’t talk about playing a woman or trans woman. You talk about playing a “creature.” USE THE WORDS “TRANSGENDER WOMAN.” Again, how do you feel you are representing “this group of people” if you never use the terminology? If you call one of us a creature. We don’t want you up there Jared if you are just going to be a bro about it. 

5. LETO: ”It’s wild, even putting on lipstick is a very shocking thing, [and] putting on heels is a very shocking thing, putting on tights is a shocking thing” “. One of the things I did was wax my entire body including my eyebrows,’ 'I'm just fortunate that it wasn't a period piece so I didn't have to do a full Brazilian [wax].  'Ladies, you know what I'm talking about though…and so do some of you men, I think.'

All superficial gendering. People are not giving the award to rockstar Jared Leto who talks about how weird it is to do things femme cis women and femme trans women do every day. They gave it to what seemed like a serious actor in a demanding role. Jared did not use the role as a learning moment to be forever changed by trans struggle. Instead he jokes about it like a cis man does, it’s trans misogyny. When asked about leaving the role behind….

6. LETO “I tucked those balls firmly away… I’m still coughing them out.”

Come on, is he our drunk uncle making fun of us? And on criticism for his Golden Globe’s speech…

7. LETO “obviously I didn’t prepare a speech.” 

But he did! He gave nearly the identical speech at the Hollywood Film Awards. 

Hollywood Film Awards Speech: 

Golden Globes Speech: 

This led to proper criticism over the transphobia and exploitation: 

Jared Leto and Michael Douglas’ Homophobic Acceptance Speeches

The Golden Globes gave Jared Leto an award for playing a trans woman because Hollywood is terrible. 

C’mon Hollywood

So is anything changing? YES!. Leto’s SAG AWARD Speech dispensed with the cheap jokes and had some class, dedicating the award to the groups he borrowed emotional equity from instead of being about himself, his waxing, and his return to film after six years, and the great parties: 

8. LETO: " I’d like to share it with the Rayons of the world. To the people who have made a choice to live their lives … as they have chosen to dream it. I’m so proud that i’ve been able to glimpse the world through your eyes." 

There is learning happening but it seems more as a response to backlash than actual learning or community. What is next? We do not identify as “Rayons.” Say the word “TRANSGENDER.” We appreciate the attempt at recognizing a marginalized group but Leto is avoiding our self identity, making up his own point of view on what we are and should be called. We are organizing so this learning curve never happens again. We need trans actors in trans roles for visibility, representation, and positive models instead of wanting to vomit listening to a cis man make fun of us. We don’t want to be writing Tumblr posts and articles defending ourself from a person who thinks they are representing us. While in this period of civil rights, we want to see ourselves truly represented and moving forward.

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Quebec filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée, who directed Dallas Buyers Club, spoke to CBC’s Jian Ghomeshi, who asked whether he ever considered casting a transgender actor.

"Never. [Are] there any transgender actors?" he said. "I’m not aiming for the real thing. I’m aiming for an experienced actor who wants to portray the thing." (x)
by “the thing” of course he means someone who is transgender 

(Source: traditionalmarriage, via feministrogers)

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