Revolutionary Category Archive

!! OMG, incredible human: Jeff Bezos’ ex MacKenzie Scott has given away $1.7 billion of her wealth !!

“Last year I pledged to give the majority of my wealth back to the society that helped generate it,”

“Like many, I watched the first half of 2020 with a mixture of heartbreak and horror,” she said. “Life will never stop finding fresh ways to expose inequities in our systems; or waking us up to the fact that a civilization this imbalanced is not only unjust, but also unstable. What fills me with hope is the thought of what will come if each of us reflects on what we can offer.”

“On this list, 91% of the racial equity organizations are run by leaders of color, 100% of the LGBTQ+ equity organizations are run by LGBTQ+ leaders, and 83% of the gender equity organizations are run by women, bringing lived experience to solutions for imbalanced social systems,” Scott said.

Find the full list of organizations MacKenzie has supported and how it breaks down after the jump!

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!! OMG, WATCH: The uncensored library is built in Minecraft !!

Reporters Without Borders, MediaMonks and DDB set to create in Minecraft a space dedicated to the freedom of the press, and exposing press censorship. Building a giant library inside Minecraft which contains censored journals and articles, banned in several countries, thus bypassing press censorship in oppressive regimes.

24 builders from 16 countries collaborated to create the huge virtual library, which houses information on all 180 countries in the press freedom index, as well as special exhibition halls on 5 countries notorious for their press censorship: Russia, Vietnam, Mexico, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, honoring journalists who have been silenced. It is hosted on a server, allowing anyone from around the world to visit, regardless of censorship in their respective countries.

It houses several sculptures depicting the power of information for all the people. So cool! Check out the video above!

!! OMG, about time! Grindr will remove race filter in support of Black Lives Matter !!

Gay dating app Grindr have announced they will remove their race filter from their search in support of #BlackLivesMatter! This is great! No more omitting connections based solely on the colour of a person’s skin. Grindr has been criticized in the past regarding this filter, but only now has committed to removing it entirely.

!! OMG, HISTORICAL! Nicole Maines will debut on SUPERGIRL as the world’s first-ever trans superhero !!

…and the character!? Appropriately named DREAMER! Trans comic book nerds everywhere will be able to finally see themselves represented onscreen as actress Nicole Maines fulfills her role as Nia Nal, the distant relative to comic book character Nura Nal, aka DC Comics‘ Dream Girl.

The CW announced they had cast Nicole Maines as Dreamer on its Supergirl TV series and the character would be the first transgender superhero to ever appear on television.

Like her comic book relative, Nia has the power of precognition, as well as the propensity for narcolepsy when a vision comes over her. She currently works as a reporter for CatCo.

This is UHMAZING! This is going to mean a lot for a lot of people. Guys and gals alike are already going crazy for her character! Check out her interview from Ellen last fall about her life leading up to her newfound role below. She was born a twin boy. What an incredible story!

!! OMG, Gillette’s inspiring new toxic masculinity ad asks: “Is this the best a man can get?” !!

Brilliant ad, but not surprising that men are down-voting it in on Youtube in the hundreds of thousands… A bit of butt-hurt, maybe!? Check out the new Gilette commercial above!

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