MY VOICE IS MY WEAPON
07-27-14 1929   via → howtobeterrell   source: howtobeafuckinglady

thisiseverydayracism:

  • White New Zealand woman attacks Asian woman with a screwdriver in road rage demanding to know if she has a New Zealand driver’s licence
  • …while her white friends watched and giggled
  • …and then the police offer the white woman a ‘diversion’ due to hardships that would result from a conviction. 
  • Nobody gives a damn about how this affected the Asian woman’s life, or any justice for her. 

A middle aged woman has been punched in the face by a woman wielding a massive screwdriver. The attack happened during a road rage incident in New Zealand’s North Island.

A screaming woman, demanded to know if the Asian driver had a NZ driving licence.

Clad only in a bikini she gesticulated wildly with the screwdriver, before punching the older woman with it still in her hand.

At that point her giggling companions in the car realised she’d gone too far and called for “Jess” to back off. After the video (below) went viral she handed herself into the police, her placid victim has yet to be found.

An 18 year old Hutt Valley [in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital] woman has appeared in court charged in connection with the road rage incident. She’s been given name suppression until she appears in court again on 18 March. source

In the meantime, police have offered her diversion if she pleads guilty

”If she completes diversion the charge will be withdrawn without resulting in a conviction on her list. To be eligible for diversion the offender has to admit guilt…

Her lawyer Marty Robinson opposed media taking pictures in court saying she had received death threats, been assaulted and had things thrown at her house after media picked up on the video.

She had lost two part time jobs and feared she would be unable to get others in the hospitality industry where she had worked.

He said it would cause her extreme hardship for more pictures to be out there. He also asked for name suppression…” source

As usual in New Zealand the story focuses on hard-done-by perpetrator and the damage to their life – not their immigrant victim’s.

How does the assaulted woman and her daughter feel about their attacker getting off, do they feel safe on the road?

Where are their victim impact statements?

What messages does ‘diversion’ send out to other road users who  think they have a right to assault anyone who inconveniences them?

Its a sad reflection of New Zealand’s culture of brutality if this young woman walks away from this without consequence.

Source: Bikini Clad NZ Woman Punched Asian Driver in the Face in Road Rage Attack – Offered ‘Diversion’

07-27-14 2140   via → fennekin-the-fox   source: thisiseverydayracism

m0rethanyoubargainedf0r:

Confused little baby

#awww

weloveblackgirls:

I don’t like this at all

He’s just so messy and sloppy about it. No thanks and learn some skill white boi.

07-27-14 14215   via → weloveblackgirls   source: daetrimental

wittyandcharming:

  • Don’t be angry at yourself when anxiety/depression flares up. It isn’t your fault and no one blames you and if they do they’re pieces of shit.
  • Don’t orbit around your perceived value so much. You’re not the sum total of what you produce.
  • Don’t let yourself wonder why people love you. That’s not how it works. There are not stark, individual reasons that a person can enumerate about why they love you. It’s the entire, unique combination of what and who you are.

thisawesomesauce:

simchiller:

they outlawed this move just because she was the only woman who could do it. 

Surya Bonaly was infamous for (among other things) doing aone blade backflip in the 1998 Olympics, and is the ONLY figure skater who’s ever pulled that off. Not just the only woman, the only figure skater PERIOD. There’s like all ofthree Olympic-class male skaters who did backflips in their routines, and NONE of them could do it one blade.

But wait, there’s more.

Backflips were banned from the 1976 Olympics onward on the official justification that skating jumps are supposed to be landed on one blade, whereas backflips are landed on both blades. The unofficial justification was it was too dangerous, both to the athlete and to the rink — if you didn’t land it perfectly, you could not only break your ankle, but also punch THROUGH the ice surface.

Surya Bonaly was openly contemptuous of the figure skating judges, because they were a bunch of openly racist white men who always screwed her over by giving her lower scores than she deserved. That one-blade backflip was her ultimate FUCK YOU! to the Olympics judges, because she took an “illegal” backflip and made it legal by landing it on one blade. Pretty much DARING them to mark her down for being epic awesome and pulling a move that their precious coddled white girls didn’t have the guts to even think about.

They did, of course. White racism knows no bounds. But she utterly owned them with that move.

not only did she do a fucking backflip and land, she landed then went right into a triple loop. like holy fuck

And why isn’t there a movie based off of this woman? Thats my question. ‘Bout to become a director and screen writter just for her

07-27-14 330642   via → weloveblackgirls   source: simchiller
Anonymous: Just discovered that you're black. Gross. Unfollowed.
07-27-14 18862   via → weloveblackgirls   source: yung-medusa

clientsfromhell:

Client: Do you do lemonade?

Me: Do we do… lemonade?

Client: Yes, I was told you do that here.

Me: I’m sorry, this is a graphics and print shop.

Client: I know that. I’m not an idiot. 

Me: I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to -  

Client: Look If you can’t lemonade these papers for me then I’ll go somewhere else!

Me: Do you mean… laminate?

07-27-14 3271   via → weloveblackgirls   source: clientsfromhell

donatellavevo:

current mood: oprah running on hot coals

image

#I will forever reblog this

redbellied-piranha:

blackgeologist:

dynastylnoire:

90sgeekchic:

a-little-bi-furious:

feministpokemonmaster:

cinematicnomad:

apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.

I love you Mara.

OMG

"I feed off your ruined childhoods."

Can we talk about Zane though

Zane shits on them all. Shoot even Eric Jerome dickey could shit on them.

E. Lynn Harris

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10