purias:

gundamdick:

ALRIGHT LISTEN UP IMMA TELL YOU SOME SERIOUS GENDER MARKETING BULLSHIT THAT WENT DOWN TODAY
Today a woman came in to get her 13 year old son’s black iPhone fixed. This thing was totally fucking busted. She was already kind of being bitchy so I’m just trying to reassure her that everything will be fine and shuffle through the paper work so shes on her way. She leaves, I put her phone away till I have time to fix it.
Well come to find out that we were completely out of black screens until next week’s shipment. So I put on a white screen for now and reassure her that when we do get black screens in that I will call her and we’ll put the new screen on for free. Better to have a temporary mixed match phone then a broken one right?
This woman proceeds to flip her shit. “WE CAME HERE TO GET WHAT WE HAD FIXED!” I calmly explain to her that there is nothing I can do about the color for the time being. The son is totally fine with this and obviously embarrassed by his mother’s outburst. The woman snatches the phone, sneers at it, and then shoves it back into my hands and says “NOW IT LOOKS LIKE A GIRL’S PHONE! I AM NOT GIVING THIS TO MY SON!”
At this moment I turn to her and say. “I don’t undersand? How is it a girl’s phone now?”
"Well it was BLACK and now its WHITE!!" She gestured dramatically at the screen like I couldn’t fucking see it.
"How is white a feminine color?"
She huffs and explains that she refuses to take the phone until the color is changed. The 13 is now rapid fire “its fine its fine” cause he just wants his phone back. But she keeps refusing but I finally tell her again that we will change the phone for free when we get black screens and that shes not allowed to keep it here. The point of the matter is that this woman almost refused to even take back the phone BECAUSE OF ITS COLOR. Mind you its not even anything like pink or purple. ITS. WHITE.
A SUBURBAN WHITE WOMAN TURNED RED IN THE FACE WITH ANGER BEAUSE SHE THOUGHT WHITE WAS TOO GIRLY FOR HER SON.

Thats a new one to me

purias:

gundamdick:

ALRIGHT LISTEN UP IMMA TELL YOU SOME SERIOUS GENDER MARKETING BULLSHIT THAT WENT DOWN TODAY

Today a woman came in to get her 13 year old son’s black iPhone fixed. This thing was totally fucking busted. She was already kind of being bitchy so I’m just trying to reassure her that everything will be fine and shuffle through the paper work so shes on her way. She leaves, I put her phone away till I have time to fix it.

Well come to find out that we were completely out of black screens until next week’s shipment. So I put on a white screen for now and reassure her that when we do get black screens in that I will call her and we’ll put the new screen on for free. Better to have a temporary mixed match phone then a broken one right?

This woman proceeds to flip her shit. “WE CAME HERE TO GET WHAT WE HAD FIXED!” I calmly explain to her that there is nothing I can do about the color for the time being. The son is totally fine with this and obviously embarrassed by his mother’s outburst. The woman snatches the phone, sneers at it, and then shoves it back into my hands and says “NOW IT LOOKS LIKE A GIRL’S PHONE! I AM NOT GIVING THIS TO MY SON!”

At this moment I turn to her and say. “I don’t undersand? How is it a girl’s phone now?”

"Well it was BLACK and now its WHITE!!" She gestured dramatically at the screen like I couldn’t fucking see it.

"How is white a feminine color?"

She huffs and explains that she refuses to take the phone until the color is changed. The 13 is now rapid fire “its fine its fine” cause he just wants his phone back. But she keeps refusing but I finally tell her again that we will change the phone for free when we get black screens and that shes not allowed to keep it here.

The point of the matter is that this woman almost refused to even take back the phone BECAUSE OF ITS COLOR. Mind you its not even anything like pink or purple. ITS. WHITE.

A SUBURBAN WHITE WOMAN TURNED RED IN THE FACE WITH ANGER BEAUSE SHE THOUGHT WHITE WAS TOO GIRLY FOR HER SON.

Thats a new one to me

Lesbian Brit Kidnapped to Be ‘Cured’ in Congo

theyoungmaid:

At first, she and a friend escaped to the British Embassy in Kinshasa for legal advice and flight information.  But upon departing the embassy for unknown reasons, she and her friend was arrested. She is now back in the custody of her mother and is in “very real danger.”

Here is a link of her blog: http://musingsofacongoleselesbian.wordpress.com/about/

As well as tweet updates from the organization she works for: https://twitter.com/RainbowNoirMCR

The organization, Rainbow Noir is in the process of putting a press release to media outlets.  Please spread the word and pray this beautiful fellow QWOC is safe and back home. 

thisiseverydayracism:

Utopia (Australia, 2014)

TRIGGER WARNING.

Utopia is a documentary about the past and present of the brutality inflicted on Aboriginal peoples by the white invaders.

While we hate the fact that this documentary is only getting attention because it’s a white male saying what Aboriginal Australians have been saying forever, it is nevertheless a must watch.

theculturetrip:

Leontyne Price rose to success as an opera vocalist during the civil rights battles of the 1960s. As an African American born and raised in the deep South of the United States, Price fought hard to achieve success, resisting heavy opposition which sought remove her from the stage. She became one of the first African American singers to take a leading role in the Metropolitan Opera, and continues to be recognised as one of the great sopranos of the 20th century.
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theculturetrip:

Leontyne Price rose to success as an opera vocalist during the civil rights battles of the 1960s. As an African American born and raised in the deep South of the United States, Price fought hard to achieve success, resisting heavy opposition which sought remove her from the stage. She became one of the first African American singers to take a leading role in the Metropolitan Opera, and continues to be recognised as one of the great sopranos of the 20th century.


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