I think the fact that they put this "argument" in the mouth of Lisa's character, the character who usually champions the underdogs and is supposed to be the most thoughtful and liberal, is what makes this the most ridiculous (as in worthy of ridicule) and toothless response.
My friend @harikondabolu made a beautiful & powerful film. It took guts to do it. He knew he was going after a sacred cow. (Pun intended.) He knew many people would just watch the trailer or see the poster or just hear the title & immediately just hate on it & him.
She was @MarielleFranco: a black, LGBT woman raised in one of Rio's poorest favelas, became a human rights activist, joined the socialist PSOL party, was elected in 2016 with a massive vote to Rio City Council. A hideous loss, & the possibility of assassination is real & chilling
Every now and then you meet someone in politics that makes you believe that the whole thing is worth it, despite all the dirt and decay and corruption that drowns it, that it can actually improve things for people. @mariellefranco was one of those people - for so many. #RIP
The conservative Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, @MCrivella, definitively states that the murder of Rio City Councilwoman @mariellefranco was an "assassination" - a "brutal assassination." The known circumstances permit virtually no other plausible conclusion. facebook.com/marcelocrivell…
Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to the #BlackTwitterAwards2017 proudly brought to you by Black Twitter. I’m your host @SpitchNzawumbi . Thank you so much to my co-host @portiagumedesa
TONIGHT we will honour the icons who made 2017 memorable for us. To open the night here is...
Give it up for Ntokozo for that world class performance...👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Well ladies and Gents, one thing @portiagumedesa and I can agree on is, coming to this very moment has been a lot of hard work. All our nominees are deserving winners. So we will get into it.
1. Mass slaughter of hundreds of men, women and children by soldiers in Zaria and the attempted cover-up of this crime demonstrates an utter contempt for human life and accountability, said Amnesty International
2. as it publishes evidence gathered on the ground revealing how the Nigerian military burned people alive, razed buildings and dumped victims’ bodies in mass graves.
3. The true horror of what happened over those two days in Zaria is only now coming to light. Bodies were left littered in the streets and piled outside the mortuary. Some of the injured were burned alive.