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Study: Online trolls are 'everyday sadists'

invisiblelad:

cognitivedissonance:

An online survey by a group of Canadian researchers suggests that Internet trolls are more likely than others to show signs of sadism, psychopathy and “Machiavellianism”: a disregard for morality and tendency to manipulate or exploit others. “It was sadism, however, that had the most robust associations with trolling of any of the personality measures,” says an article by psychologists from the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg and University of British Columbia. “In fact, the associations between sadism and … scores were so strong that it might be said that online trolls are prototypical everyday sadists.”

Gee, I’m so shocked. /sarcasm

Some websites and social network cultures seem to incubate and create “better” sadists on top of it.

visambros:

visambros:

visambros:

Awww. Tumblr has a heart beside it for Valentine’s day

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That’s cute. I wonder what the heart will say if I hover my mouse over it…

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What

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Oh okay

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So it keeps changing apparently 

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Tumblr no

Most upsetting thing I’ve learned this semester: African Americans took thirty years to establish Seneca Village, NYC as an autonomous village with churches, homes, organizations where they could have freedom and exert political control. The village was destroyed by white backlash culminating in the creation of Central Park on that site to, which successfully erased it from the city’s history.

tashabilities:

soflyniggaswannastalkme:

babybutta:

monsterousgirl:

 

The fucking tears in my eyes right now.

oh yeah, i used to talk about this my first semester at school since i was learning about it

fucking decimated the place

As they did every other Black settlement. 

When I first heard about this place I CRIED.

afrodiaspores:

Afro-Uruguayan singer Lágrima Ríos (1924-2006), “The Lady of Candombe” and "The Black Pearl of Tango"

[When] Uruguay abolished slavery [in 1842], documents described African dance rituals in Montevideo and the countryside known as tangós, with the accent on the second syllable. The word referred variously to the drums, the dances and the places where the religious rituals were held. Therein lies an intriguing musicological tale about the obscure origins of the tango, one of the best-known Latin American musical genres.
The [Bantu-influenced] tango developed simultaneously in Montevideo and Buenos Aires. Although typically regarded as the creation of Italian and Spanish immigrants, the tango’s music and the dance movements associated with it were deeply influenced by African dance and music, according to experts.
empoweredafrolatina:

Simón Bolívar’s caretakers 
-La Negra Hipólita
Hipólita Bolivar, was born in San Mateo, Aragua, Venezuela in 1763. She died in Caracas on June 25, 1835. She was a slave to the Bolivar Palacios family.
Simon Bolívar’s father died in his sleep when Bolívar was two and a half years old and his mother, Maria Concepción de Palacios y Blanco, died when he was approaching nine years of age. He was mostly cared for by his nurse, a black enslaved woman named Hipólita, whom he later called “the only father I have known. She even breastfed him as his mother had health problems that prevented her from doing so.
There is a park in her honor in Valencia, Venezuela, Parque Negra Hipólita.
-La Negra Matea
Matea Bolivar was born in San Jose de Tiznado. September 21, 1773. She died in Caracas on March 29, 1889 aged 112 years and 6 months. Also known as La Negra Matea. She took care of Bolivar’s upbringing and education. Bolivar gave freedom to the Negra Matea, but she did not want to go and stayed with the family. She went with María Antonia Bolívar, Simon’s sister to Havana, fleeing the persecution of the royalists.  She outlived Simon Bolivar and laid a wreath at his burial.

empoweredafrolatina:

Simón Bolívar’s caretakers

-La Negra Hipólita

Hipólita Bolivar, was born in San Mateo, Aragua, Venezuela in 1763. She died in Caracas on June 25, 1835. She was a slave to the Bolivar Palacios family.

Simon Bolívar’s father died in his sleep when Bolívar was two and a half years old and his mother, Maria Concepción de Palacios y Blanco, died when he was approaching nine years of age. He was mostly cared for by his nurse, a black enslaved woman named Hipólita, whom he later called “the only father I have known. She even breastfed him as his mother had health problems that prevented her from doing so.

There is a park in her honor in Valencia, Venezuela, Parque Negra Hipólita.

-La Negra Matea

Matea Bolivar was born in San Jose de Tiznado. September 21, 1773. She died in Caracas on March 29, 1889 aged 112 years and 6 months. Also known as La Negra Matea. She took care of Bolivar’s upbringing and education. Bolivar gave freedom to the Negra Matea, but she did not want to go and stayed with the family. She went with María Antonia Bolívar, Simon’s sister to Havana, fleeing the persecution of the royalists. She outlived Simon Bolivar and laid a wreath at his burial.

gradientlair:

#PatriarchyIs is a hashtag started by @Karnythia (and she sent some great tweets on the topic herself) to add some nuance and complexity when the term “patriarchy” gets used. Often it is portrayed as solely about the way that men think (it’s not, as bell hooks let us know; like other oppressions, who has power to enact it/how varies, but it impacts everyone’s thinking and is institutional) when in fact it is a system of oppression that privileges men but also how that privileging occurs varies when other oppressions intersect. 

In a short zine, Understanding Patriarchy, bell hooks defined it as such:

Patriarchy is a political-social system that insists that males are inherently dominating, superior to everything and everyone deemed weak, especially females, and endowed with the right to dominate and rule over the weak and to maintain that dominance through various forms of psychological terrorism and violence.

The examples in my tweets above reveal how this oppression intersects with others (as oppression is not linear). The essentialist notion that maleness should be privileged and the further from cishet White male identity one is, the more “legitimate” the other oppressions become is a facet of patriarchy. So clearly racism, sexism, classism, misogyny, misogynoir, homophobia, transphobia, and transmisogyny etc. can be seen as factors in my examples since patriarchy facilitates these oppressions. This is how phrases such as “imperialist White supremacist capitalist cisheteropatriarchy” (and it’s based on a term bell hooks coined) describe the interlocking oppressions that create intersectional experiences

While patriarchy privileges cishet White men above anyone else—especially when they have more than just White privilege and phallocentric power (the latter which they relegate to Black men through controlling images [i.e. the “buck” and “rapist of White women”] and denying them access to power based on race, while those same Black men have patriarchal power intraracially), but also capitalistic power—patriarchy also relegates White men into the role of unfeeling, “rational” bots who create and excuse oppression and believe it’s natural law. Even the arbiters of oppression can box themselves into their own dehumanization by living as oppressors. 

No one can be authentically human while he prevents others from being so.” - Paulo Freire

My grief has been seeing and experiencing in them [men of colour], as I have seen and experienced in other men, that which destroys beauty in anyone: oppression of those over whom one has power.” - Alice Walker

sovlpunk:

fucking hell like tumblr made me much more aware of so many social issues and im glad but also now its like. everything i see its somehow homophobic or transphobic or racist or misogynist or slutshaming or fatshaming and im so angry. im angry at everything

(Source: jackoconnelll)

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