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suricattus:

sherlockspeare:

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Never, ever enough love for this.  She looked like a grown-ass woman trying to get her interior thoughts together before an interview.  Because she was not flinging herself into Charming Monkey behavior for your pleasure yet, you think she looks “worn out?”

"Fuck you" is really the ONLY possible response to that.

blacksupervillain:

blacksupervillain:

hussieologist:

jcoleknowsbest:

hussieologist:

jcoleknowsbest:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

darvinasafo:

Darren Hunt of Utah

The murder of young Black Men by police continues.

oh for fucks SAKE

Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58409680-78/family-hunt-moss-police.html.csp

He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.

and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…

Exactly! This is evil.

Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen

Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.

This dude was cosplaying.

He was dressed up in a costume.

Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?

Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back

napternal:

The mentally ill literally aren’t allowed to have anything. They aren’t allowed to have their emotions, they aren’t allowed to have their struggles, they aren’t allowed to have their life views. BUT THE PEOPLE AROUND THE MENTALLY ILL OH THINK OF HOW THEY FEEL HAVING TO DEAL WITH THAT ALL THE TIME. IT MUST BE SO HARD ON THE PEOPLE AROUND THAT PERSON STRUGGLING WITH THEIR ILLNESS.

Seconded, and I also want to add in how willing the public is to violate the rights of the mentally ill because “safety.” It is a problem that whenever a mass shooting happens, one of the first things people start talking about is mental illness instead of FUCKING OUTLAWING THE GUNS. I don’t think anyone should have a gun, but I’m appalled by the supposition that the second amendment—a right the government alleges to endow to all of its citizens—should not apply to the mentally handicapped. It’s discriminatory, it’s ableism, and it’s not even going to fix the problem. I think the right to bear arms is a bullshit right to begin with, but if you’re going to say it’s a “right,” then don’t discriminate over who gets to have that right and who doesn’t. If the mentally ill can be stripped of that right, imagine what other rights The Man will try to strip them of next. Disgusting.

Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions. Dale Spender, an Australian feminist who has been a strong advocate of female rights in this area, noted that teachers who tried to restore the balance by deliberately ‘favouring’ the girls were astounded to find that despite their efforts they continued to devote more time to the boys in their classrooms. Another study reported that a male science teacher who managed to create an atmosphere in which girls and boys contributed more equally to discussion felt that he was devoting 90 per cent of his attention to the girls. And so did his male pupils. They complained vociferously that the girls were getting too much talking time.

In other public contexts, too, such as seminars and debates, when women and men are deliberately given an equal amount of the highly valued talking time, there is often a perception that they are getting more than their fair share. Dale Spender explains this as follows:

“The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.”

In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts.

PBS: Language as Prejudice - Myth #6: Women Talk Too Much (via misandry-mermaid)

Ophir Tower: Part One, Chapter 1

samarrasebastian:

They found Amelia’s body this morning. She was discovered at the far end of campus, in the moat, buried beneath the weight of mud, time, and isolation. Nobody ventures back there, in the dense, desolate woods where the College hasn’t even tried to develop. The dorms are at the northeast end of campus; the moat is all the way to the west. I’m surprised that she wasn’t stumbled upon sooner. I’m surprised that after three years, they were even able to identify her. And I’m surprised that her body was even there at all. I had always held out hope that perhaps Amelia had conquered the cold, but with each passing month that hope became smaller and smaller, more tattered and withered and melted to nothing more than a tepid puddle of muddied swamp water.

But there she was. Alone and cold, by herself, exposed and unprotected. Dead and alone in an anonymous thicket at the farthest reaches of the campus, where nobody ventured before the incident, nor do they venture now. Bone meal for the living campus.

The campus is abuzz now with the news of the dead girl they found in the moat. The senior class walks today with their heads hung gravely, once again forced to bear the somber burden of what happened here three years ago. The discovery of Amelia’s body is a painful reminder of the tragedy and the lives it took with it, a somber knowledge tinged with bitter memories and lingering panic. The underclassmen giggle with frightened delight. Excited with the energized sparkle of morbid imagination twinkling in their eyes, they feel connected to the cataclysmic tragedy that happened here before their time, to the haunted legacy of which they form no part. 

Even the other seniors in my own class cannot remember the event the way that I do. They felt nothing of the hunger. Heard none of the screams ringing out over the campus from the top of the Tower. Saw not a drop of the blood, nor a single scene of the horror that unfolded. They saw it unfold largely on television screens and in newspapers, through campus bulletins and emergency meetings. Through evening masses in the chapel and candlelight vigils on the quad. And certainly nobody on this campus today knew Amelia the way that I did. 

We became dangerous in our idling, our sparkling hopes and dreams fermenting into anger and blame, into cold fear and suffocating doubt. When trapped atop the Tower with nothing but ourselves and our sins, the true agent of our demise came forth within all of us. Our own selfishness would be the architect of our undoing. And so we took our love and manifested it into hate, took our dreams and consecrated them with the blood of our brethren. Hoping it would all thaw and melt away, once again, into the glory of our refined, sophisticated human civilization atop the ivory tower. But the tower had dried up, its glory forgotten and abandoned, the works of our great literary heroes worth less than the paper they were printed on, the intangible and yet soul-filling sounds of the music composed by our great masters now drowned out by the sounds of our classmates screaming, fighting, killing, dying. Nine of us were trapped there at the top of Ophir Tower. Only three made it out alive.

 

thinksquad:

After the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the government called on police to become the eyes and ears of homeland security on America’s highways.

Local officers, county deputies and state troopers were encouraged to act more aggressively in searching for suspicious people, drugs and other contraband. The departments of Homeland Security and Justice spent millions on police training.

Behind the rise in seizures is a little-known cottage industry of private police-training firms that teach the techniques of “highway interdiction” to departments across the country.

One of those firms created a private intelligence network known as Black Asphalt Electronic Networking & Notification System that enabled police nationwide to share detailed reports about American motorists — criminals and the innocent alike — including their Social Security numbers, addresses and identifying tattoos, as well as hunches about which drivers to stop.

Many of the reports have been funneled to federal agencies and fusion centers as part of the government’s burgeoning law enforcement intelligence systems — despite warnings from state and federal authorities that the information could violate privacy and constitutional protections.

A thriving subculture of road officers on the network now competes to see who can seize the most cash and contraband, describing their exploits in the network’s chat rooms and sharing “trophy shots” of money and drugs. Some police advocate highway interdiction as a way of raising revenue for cash-strapped municipalities.

read more at http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/investigative/2014/09/06/stop-and-seize/

j0ye:

thelilysparks:

It’s amazing that people will see a kid yelled at or manhandled by a parent and say “It’s not my business, you can’t tell someone how to raise their kid” but if someone lets their son wear a dress it’s a public discussion.

THIS IS VERY RELEVANT

withoutadjectives:

notalwaysluminous:

simply-walking:

This should be a non-issue for Christians. We should not be pledging allegiance to the flag of any nation. Period. I always stand out of respect for those who wish to pledge allegiance to a flag of a nation (as I would in any country I am in). But I will not recite the pledge and never will.

THANK YOU! “Just say no” to secular oaths! 

^^ Take note, Anarchist Christians.

I love this perspective. As an actual anarchist Christian, I pledge allegiance to no flag manufactured by man (especially The Man). I pledge allegiance only to God.
(I also want to take this opportunity to give a shout-out to my favorite anarchist Christian, my man Leo Tolstoy. So when people ask me “WTF is an anarchist Christian,” I can point to his brilliant writings.)

withoutadjectives:

notalwaysluminous:

simply-walking:

This should be a non-issue for Christians. We should not be pledging allegiance to the flag of any nation. Period. I always stand out of respect for those who wish to pledge allegiance to a flag of a nation (as I would in any country I am in). But I will not recite the pledge and never will.

THANK YOU! “Just say no” to secular oaths! 

^^ Take note, Anarchist Christians.

I love this perspective. As an actual anarchist Christian, I pledge allegiance to no flag manufactured by man (especially The Man). I pledge allegiance only to God.

(I also want to take this opportunity to give a shout-out to my favorite anarchist Christian, my man Leo Tolstoy. So when people ask me “WTF is an anarchist Christian,” I can point to his brilliant writings.)