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29

Sep

poldberg:

While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.

Links:

Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

28

Sep

dylanthescientist:

princetanaka:

just a small town girl. Living in a racist, insensitive, sexist, homophobic world,

(cant take the midnight train ‘cause im fuckin scared)

(Source: princetanaka)

26

Sep

heartoflaos:

Lao Advice for Falangs #2

Hey, we know you backpackers love to trek around Southeast Asia (especially Laos), on an adventure! And even more when you stumble upon the sleepy (well, used to be-) town of Vang Vieng, once a place famous for its scenery and limestone caves and ecotourism - Transformed into a party town nearly overnight. 

I hope you are aware the party town reputation is literally making Laos a place for drug trafficking, tourists drunken deaths, and the destruction of the lively hood of locals. It was even so bad once, around 2012-2013 the government shut down Vang Vieng bars to prevent these disasters and deaths from occurring. There is so much more issues that is at play here, but let the pictures tell the story. 

And no, you’re not helping our country’s economy with your grateful gift of tourism. You’re destroying the town’s and overall, country’s livelihood. Of course, we don’t mind visitors at all. We are happy to welcome people. Just don’t act disrespectful and ignorant.

lakotapeopleslawproject:

In preparation for today’s UN Summit discussing climate change, its implications, and steps to tackle the problem, the People’s Climate March took place on Sunday, September 21st at locations around the world.

New York City’s march was said to have a turnout of over 400,000 making this the largest climate march in history. The indigenous people took the lead of this march as those that are most affected by climate change.

Among them was the Lakota People’s Law Project’s own Madonna Thunder Hawk who marched and spoke at the AIM-West UN Press Conference on Sept. 19th. At the press conference, Thunder Hawk kept her focus on the illegal taking of Lakota children by the state of South Dakota, “The state of South Dakota is still trafficking Lakota children. They get millions of dollars in federal money every year for their so-called child welfare services.” For a clip of Thunder Hawk’s presentation, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBypaR8QCf0&feature=youtu.be .

Please become a Member and donate to help the create structural change for the foster care program in South Dakota: http://lakotalaw.org/donate-new.

25

Sep

skaterparadise:

pardonmewhileipanic:

willyciraptor:

zoewashburne:

drivedarlingdrive:

I’M SO SORRY FOR 14 YEAR OLD ME WHO HATED YOU YOU ARE AN ADORABLE PRINCESS AND I’M SORRY

forever sorry to her that i let internalized misogyny, a poorly written character, and bad media turn me against her once. she is amazing

In love w/u

(Source: dailystews)

sixpenceee:

Famous Failures

I stumbled upon this video a long time ago and it honestly made me feel a lot better.

"If you’ve never failed, you’ve never lived."

I could not fit everyone mentioned in the video in this post so be sure to give the video a look.

WATCH IT HERE

semiteen:

pouringkerosene:

stretchedlobes:

fullwormmoon:

timeofdaffodils:

I’m never throwing a cigarette butt on the ground again. Holy shit.

YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN THROWING YOUR CIGARETTES ON THE GROUND ANYWAYS

omfg poor baby

I’m so glad this post exists. I took ecology in high school and apparently a lot of animals are attracted to the smell of cigarettes and they eat them whenever they can find them. Sometimes they’ll even wander onto roads at night if they smell one and they’ll get hit by cars doing so. And they can’t digest them. The cigarettes just sit in their stomachs until they run out of space and then they starve because they always feel full. I don’t understand why people can’t just put their cigarettes out and then toss them in the trash bin or keep them in an ashtray in their cars until they get home. Is it really that hard?

this makes me so sad

semiteen:

pouringkerosene:

stretchedlobes:

fullwormmoon:

timeofdaffodils:

I’m never throwing a cigarette butt on the ground again. Holy shit.

YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN THROWING YOUR CIGARETTES ON THE GROUND ANYWAYS

omfg poor baby

I’m so glad this post exists. I took ecology in high school and apparently a lot of animals are attracted to the smell of cigarettes and they eat them whenever they can find them. Sometimes they’ll even wander onto roads at night if they smell one and they’ll get hit by cars doing so. And they can’t digest them. The cigarettes just sit in their stomachs until they run out of space and then they starve because they always feel full. I don’t understand why people can’t just put their cigarettes out and then toss them in the trash bin or keep them in an ashtray in their cars until they get home. Is it really that hard?

this makes me so sad

(Source: butterfliesinmy)

cornerof5thandvermouth:

petitepasserine:

the-hairy-heterophobe:

ablogforemily:

shamelesslyunladylike:

the-hairy-heterophobe:

if anybody asks me why i hate men, i’m just gonna redirect them to this post.

it’s pretty fucking obvious that men only want to invest in breast cancer research to further degrade, objectify, and jerk off to body parts they already feel 100% entitled to. that’s what is at stake for them. 

what about the women whose “tatas” weren’t saved? how must they feel being surrounded by awareness ads that focus more on keeping women’s sexy-sexy-titties-to-continue-titillating-the-males than saving real life human beings and helping survivors? 

If anyone’s wondering, those posts came from here. It’s a forum for breast cancer support. Give it a read, and you’ll see how many women are outright abandoned by their husbands, sometimes after being married for decades, because their “tatas” couldn’t be saved.

This culture of “save the tatas” even goes as far as the doctor’s offices themselves. Most doctors request that the husband be present during surgical consultations, as though he has an equal say in the patient-professional discussion.

If the woman is single, as was my case, doctors have actually recommended postponing surgery until she finds a relationship, because “it could be nearly impossible to find someone who accepts it [your unnatural tatas] in years to come”. 

I’m 15 months post-mastectomy, and the date I had this past week was the first time since then that a guy hadn’t reacted negatively to my scars. The relief was so overwhelming that I was fighting back tears. When I told him —essentially warning him that my body wasn’t what he must be expecting — I felt so guilty; it seemed to have the same weight and shame as telling someone I had some sort of an incurable STI or a felony record.

I shouldn’t have felt that way. I should not be ashamed of choosing to live. 

Thank you for your important commentary! I hope you find someone who can love you for who you are and admire your strength as a survivor.

holy shit this just makes me so immensely disgusted and i actually feel sick to the core??? just. holy shit.

when my mother was getting a surgery consult for the lumpectomy, the surgeon actually insisted i was in the room with her and kept asking my opinion ABOUT MY MOTHER’S BOOB even though we were both visibly uncomfortable with the situation

i mean for fuck’s sake i’m her son, that’s a: awkward as hell and b: it’s just a fucking TIT, who cares if it “looks good” as long as she fucking LIVES, jesus god damn christ, why is it that doctors think a man has to sign off on a fucking tit???

fucking infuriating

anyhow fuck “save the tatas” campaigns

24

Sep

orzclones said: Why do you feel like it's okay to proudly call yourself a misandryst? How would you feel if it was common for men to proudly call themselves misogynist? You are a femenist, right? Feminism implies equality of gender, right? If so, you can't possibly be a misandrist and a femenist. That goes against the very definition of feminism! I'm genuinely curious, because I've seen such an increase in this trend, and frankly, it's a bit worrying for the future of feminism.

misandry-mermaid:

sweetestchill:

misandry-mermaid:

"How would you feel if it was common for men to proudly call themselves misogynist?"

Oh…

you mean like

I am constantly hearing ppl say “you can’t be a feminist if you’re a misandrist~~” as if feminists calling ourselves misandrists has nothing to do with ppl labelling feminism as a man-hating group. “you’re just feeding into that~” no, I’m being sarcastic. but if a little man-hating joke is going to topple feminism then I’d gladly rather be a misandrist than rub elbows with passive panderers who fall into the tone-argument trap.

True story, when I first identified as a feminist in middle/high school, I was constantly called a man hater right off the bat.  Before I’d even laid out my beliefs or what feminism meant to me.  “Oh so you hate men!” was always the automatic response from boys and men.  Which, of course, my naive, insecure self didn’t want guys to think, so I’d respond “No, I love men, men are great, here’s a list of men I love…”.  It ended up being that I spent all my energy on ‘damage control’ and boosting men’s egos so they didn’t feel hated/blamed/left out, and I had little-to-no time left for actual focus on women/nb folk or their needs.  It took me an incredibly long time to realize how much of my feminism had been spent correcting people who assumed I hated men, until I finally went “You know what?  Fuck this.  Fuck these men who demand that I make room for their feelings around MY belief system while refusing to give a single shit about mine.  They demand I include them in my activism but refuse to stop making misogynistic jokes around me and insist that it’s ME that is too sensitive, so fuck it.  I’ll say I hate men.  Just get it out of the way.  They’re going to insist that I do anyway, so might as well be like “Sure I do, if you say so. Okay, on to people who matter…”

laughterbynight:

nikoanesti:

Damn, is this one online anywhere? I hate not having HBO, first for Ricky Gervais, now for John Oliver.

Double burn! God I love him.

(Source: -teesa-)