A website that was billed as a way to raise money for gender confirmation surgeries has shut down after allegations that it is a scam.Read more about what was wrong with the scam site here.
GOOD. Buck Angel is a known racist, transmisogynist, classist, ableist asshole. (Click-through for examples).
Want to know what Mr. Angel thinks about fundraisers?
This is an exact quote of his:
“Ugh, don’t get me started. That’s my hugest pet peeve. You want to be a man? Act like a man. Men take care of themselves. Very rarely do they fucking beg for money. Get a fucking job and save your money like a man. Asking for a handout for surgery — it really bothers me. It’s just wrong.”
WARNING: I have had words with Buck Angel in the past. I have attempted to call him out and explain why his words and/or actions are wrong and offensive. Instead of acknowledging any wrongdoing, Buck insults any “accusers” and has his following cyber bully and threaten folks who disagree with him, Buck does not acknowledge anything. He makes no attempt to explain himself. He does not apologise. Please be careful if you wish to engage with him at all.
If you would like examples of this behaviour, click the links above or check out my posts tagged ‘buck angel’.
A charity which bought 24 sacred Native American masks at a controversial Paris auction is to return them to the Hopi and Apache tribes in the US.
The US-based Annenberg Foundation said it had spent a total of $530,000 (£322,000; 385,000 euros) at the auction of…
This is my friend Sergio Quintero. Not too long ago, he was attacked outside of a punk show in LA. He did nothing to provoke the group of men who attacked him. He was targeted simply for being queer. We started a fundrazr account to try to raise enough money for his medical care, but we’ve got a really short amount of time to raise the money. Any donation would be greatly appreciated. If you have nothing to give, please reblog and signal boost this post.
Doctors at the ER told him he needs surgery as soon as possible. However, Sergio does not have health insurance or $3000 required to pay for the procedure. The doctors say if he waits longer than a few weeks the damage to his jaw and mouth will be irreparable. Some of his teeth are loose already and he may lose one or more of them permanently if he does not receive treatment ASAP. The cutoff date is December 23rd.
He needs all the help he can get. Thanks!
Ruqayyah BOYER, Miss World Guyana 2013
Big ups to Guyana!
HOLY!!!!! You better Praise HIM!!!!! SHE IS GLORIOUS!!!!
A faculty member at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Shannon Gibney, received a formal reprimand for her handling of a discussion about structural racism in her Introduction to Mass Communication course.
According to Gibney inan interview with City College News, a white male student asked her, “Why do we have to talk about this in every class? Why do we have to talk about this?”
She claims she was shocked, because “[h]is whole demeanor was very defensive. He was taking it personally. I tried to explain, of course, in a reasonable manner — as reasonable as I could given the fact that I was being interrupted and put on the spot in the middle of class — that this is unfortunately the context of 21st century America.”
Gibney says another white male student followed the first, saying “Yeah, I don’t get this either. It’s like people are trying to say that white men are always the villains, the bad guys. Why do we have to say this?”
When Gibney attempted, again, to inform the students that they were mistaking a systemic critique for a personal attack, the students continued to argue. Eventually, she told them that “if you’re really upset, feel free to go down to legal affairs and file a racial harassment discrimination complaint.” This is exactly what they did.
Gibney is familiar with white male students taking discussions about structural racism as personal attacks, as it has happened before: ina 2009 incident, an editor of the school newspaper took offense at a similar discussion. In both that case and this one, Gibney received an official reprimand. After the latest accusation, the Vice President of Academic Affairs appended a letter to her file, in which he said he found it “it troubling that the manner in which you led a discussion on the very important topic of of structural racism alienated two students who may have been most in need of learning about this subject.”
“While I believe it was your intention to discuss structural racism generally,” he continued, “it was inappropriate for you to single out white male students in class. Your actions in [targeting] select students based on their race and gender caused them embarrassment and created a hostile learning environment.”
Gibney told lawyers at an investigatory meeting for an anti-discrimination lawsuit she and six other professors are filling against MCTC that the vice president’s words “have helped those three white male students succeed in undermining my authority as one of the few remaining black female professors here.”
There’s a lot of irony in this story. In the students’ subsequent freak out about feeling “singled out” about structural racism they went over her head and tried to get the professor fired…indicating structural racism.
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NEW YORK, USA (defend.ht) - JetBlue has announced its prices for non-stop flights from New York’s JFK Airport or the Fort Lauderdale Airport to Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince. These tickets that are on sale now are as low as $159 one way from New York and $134 one way from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.