According to local police and local media, one of the six Mexican citizens...– Six Men In Michigan Face Deportation Proceedings After Placing 911 Call In Huron County for translation needs one ALWAYS calls border patrol, doesn’t one? (via marshmallowmegamama)
Kinsey Hope Can't Focus For Shit: Strong People... →
karnythia: I’ve been tweeting all morning about #rapeculture & #abuseculture, and someone asked me what I meant when I referred to Strong People Myths. I think some/most of us are familiar with the Strong Black Woman Trope right? Right. For those that are unfamiliar with it, it can best be…
Kinsey Hope Can't Focus For Shit: Let's get this... →
genderbitch: If someone is defending themselves or their own from hateful, violent and dangerous bigots then doxing, responding with violence (even physical violence), getting a hateful fuckhead fired or cut down from their business, burning their reputation, etc is not sinking to their level. There is no…
I guess some of this mad right-wing love comes from the idea that in America,...– Stephen King: Tax Me, for F@%&’s Sake! - The Daily Beast (via ronmarks)
New Wyoming wolf plan would allow killing of... →
socialuprooting: from Earth First! Newswire
Mansplaining isn’t just the act of explaining while male, of course; many men...– karen healy (via feministsbakecupcakestoo) Also extends to anything that begins with “Well, as a MAN…” -Jess (via stfuconservatives)
(Nuns) were the first feminists, earning Ph.D.’s or working as surgeons long...– New York Times columnist NICK KRISTOF, “We Are All Nuns” (via inothernews) I think this is the petition mentioned. Right now it has 26,887 signatures. The petition is organized by Nun Justice who are on tumblr. (via coolchicksfromhistory) I’ve known so many wonderful, sweet, amazing Nuns. Even...
Not being assaulted is not a privilege to be earned through the judicious...– Emily Nagoski. no idea who she is, but i thank her. there is no excuse for rape and anyone who excuses it is insulting both the victim and the rapist. (via rapeisnotajoke) There are two arguments I’ve noticed “Women should prepare themselves better if they don’t want to get raped” ALL MEN...
Don’t Consent to a Search!
If the cops say: "Do you mind if I look in your purse, bag, home, or car"?
You say: "I do not consent to a search"
If the cops say: "Why not? Are you hiding something?"
You say: "I believe in my Constitutional right to privacy and I do not consent to a search."
Marissa Alexander: Shoot to Kill Or You Must Not... →
Marissa Alexander is another victim of Florida’s infamous Stand Your Ground law, proving that Florida statute 776.013 is not for battered women or people who won’t shoot to kill. When attacked by her husband in her home, with an order of protection in place, Marissa Alexander shot into the ceiling, instead of into his body, to scare him away. She is now sitting in a jail cell, awaiting...
The killing of U.S. troops by their ostensible allies in the Afghan military now...– Phyllis Bennis those 2/3 of Afghans – something like 20 million people – face PTSD or other mental disorders with only FORTY-TWO psychiatrists and psychologists in the entire country. (via theamericanbear)
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral...– John Kenneth Galbraith (via juliaudacious)
You won’t allow me to go to school. I won’t become a doctor. Remember this:...– Poem written by an 11 year old Afghan girl This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their...
It’s been tough on some level to get myself to where I wanted to be or where I...– Rodney King (via cheatsheet)
For months, Chen Guangcheng, one of China’s best-known dissidents, played a...– The New York Times, “Daring Circle, Now at Risk, Aided Activist’s Flight in China.” Fucking amazing. Can’t wait to see how Hillary deals with this. And I can’t think of a better fuck you to Chinese leaders. (via inothernews)
'...The emptying of content in political discourse... →
Richmond Cops Mistakenly Hand Over Anti-Protest... →
anticapitalist: After filing a Freedom of Information Act request with the Richmond Police Department for police training documents, Mo Karn received much more than expected in return: homeland security and crowd control guides that show how the police target protests. The police filed for an emergency court order yesterday to prohibit Karn from publicizing any of the documents, which should...
nonplussedbyreligion: God Is Preventing A Cure For... →
nonplussedbyreligion: “There’s a passage that I love in Romans 1 - I don’t love what the topic is - but it talks about homosexuality and it says that they will receive in their bodies the penalties of their behavior. And the Bible again, it’s right every time, and studies keep proving that and that’s why AIDS has…
I’m so fucking sick of people being all offended at fatness. I am sick of people...– 2012: The Year of Living Fatly « Fat Heffalump (via bookishboi)
The reality is that fat people are often supported in hating their bodies, in...– Lesley Kinzel (via curvesahead) I will always reblog this because it is so so important. (via infinitetransit)
This is a pretty common perception of White Identity that should definitely be...– foxtalbotnegatives (via sapphrikah) WELP! (via sourcedumal)
A 911 operator who worked for Vancouver Police when sex workers were...– Missing aboriginal women were ‘just hookers’ to police, says 911 operator (via missgreyday) disgusting… that BBC miniseries “Five Daughters” sprung to mind when I read this (based on the 2006 Ipswich murders in England) —- (via leonineantiheroine)
Social Uprooting: Letters To My Country on Obama →
socialuprooting: It is Obama’s actions, not his words, that I tend to disagree with. One of my perennial struggles with Obama is that he often makes eloquent, well-spoken oral defenses of politically progressive policy positions which I find both articulate and moving. But in more cases than not, he proceeds to…
Prison Industries: "Don't Let Society Improve or... →
There are two very large and influential prison companies in the United States who are manipulating the system to make sure they have plenty of business: The GEO Group (formerly Wackenhut) and Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). In the first part of this two-part series, I will explore The GEO Group’s influence peddling; next week, I will look at CCA. If you have any doubt in your mind...
Oppressors always expect the oppressed to extend to them the understanding so...– Audre Lorde, ‘Sexism: An American Disease in Blackface’, in Sister/Outsider, p. 63. (via feministquotes)
The Unfriendly Atheist: Mother Denied Abortion... →
abaldwin360: This story is from a year ago, but I feel it needs to be posted, this is what happens when you don’t look at an issue from all sides. Danielle Deaver was 22 weeks pregnant when her water broke and doctors gave her a devastating prognosis: With undeveloped lungs, the baby…
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a reprehensible cyber-security bill...– Facebook and Google Turned Into Government Spies? The Dangerous New Law Passed Congress (CISPA)
If a group of people comes to you and says, “This thing that you are doing is...– A Complete Guide to ‘Hipster Racism’ just don’t read the comments, whatever you do. (via darling80m) File under: Stuff Tumblr desperately needs to take note of. (via mohandasgandhi)
SIGN AND REBLOG: EPA: Don't Sacrifice Navajo Water... →
The Colorado Plateau of New Mexico still bears the unhealed sores of the Uranium Boom of the last century – radioactive waste piles, contaminated water and hundreds of mines on Navajo land abandoned by companies looking to make a quick profit. Despite the massive contamination, companies want to start a new era of mining in this region. I know this because I am Diné (Navajo) and live in Church...
When I say what I’d like to see happening amongst black young people I’d like to...– Melissa Harris-Perry (via daniellemertina)
Obama is not some hapless victim whose actions on this issue are constrained by...– Obama Lies About Federal Marijuana Law to Rolling Stone (via socialuprooting)
Private Prison Corporations Are Slave Traders →
The nation’s largest private prison company, the Corrections Corporation of America, is on a buying spree. With a war chest of $250 million, the corporation, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, this month sent letters to 48 states, offering to buy their prisons outright. To ensure their profitability, the corporation insists that it be guaranteed that the prisons be kept at least 90...
American Holocaust: The Destruction of America's... →
rhamphotheca: American Holocaust: The Destruction of America’s Native Peoples, a lecture by David Stannard, professor and chair of the American Studies Department at the University of Hawaii. Stannard, author of American Holocaust, asserts that the European and white American destruction of the native peoples of the Americas was the most substantial act of genocide in world history. A...
Sweden to Deport Russian Transgender Woman →
genderbitch: transfeminism: A transgender Russian woman is preparing to return to Russia after the Swedish government failed to grant her asylum. The woman who is identified as Lita, says that because Russia doesn’t protect transgender citizens she “faces a constant fear of arrest and potential imprisonment in a male prison – or mental institution – should she return.” According to...
Ignored by mainstream media, Asian Americans turn... →
hanguknamja: Catch Kevin Wu’s latest comedy program on YouTube, and you might think he’s nothing more than a young Asian American talking to a camera in his bedroom. But almost each of his shows command at least 2 million views — rivaling the nightly TV audiences of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. A disproportionate share of YouTube’s top personalities are minorities, a striking...
Kinsey Hope Can't Focus For Shit: Fixed voting... →
abaldwin360: Late last year The BRAD BLOG reported in detail on the Interim Board of Elections (two Republicans, one Democrat) in Venango County, PA, who bucked their own County Commissioners and legal threats from ES&S, the nation’s largest e-voting company, to have their 100%…
GIZMODO: "Remember SOPA and PIPA, the terrible... →