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28th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Sunfell's Digital Zeitgeist Catcher with 81,427 notes

wolvensnothere:

silencingthedrums:

slutdust:

Remember when they used to say that gay marriage ruins the sanctity of the institution?

Straight people are fucking weird.

"Sanctity of marriage" has only ever meant "marriage looking like I want it to, from the outside, which is as far as anyone should ever get into anyone else’s marriage, unless it’s me, making sure yours is exactly the kind of marriage I think a marriage should be."

wolvensnothere:

silencingthedrums:

slutdust:

Remember when they used to say that gay marriage ruins the sanctity of the institution?

Straight people are fucking weird.

"Sanctity of marriage" has only ever meant "marriage looking like I want it to, from the outside, which is as far as anyone should ever get into anyone else’s marriage, unless it’s me, making sure yours is exactly the kind of marriage I think a marriage should be."

Source: slutdust

26th August 2014

Link reblogged from bad girls do it well with 1,500 notes

http://solaceames.tumblr.com/post/95283034279/lordbape-i-also-hate-sociology-teachers →

lordbape:

I also hate sociology teachers coddling white kids “we’re not blaming you no one is attacking you okay” like actually you need to be teaching them that if their immediate thought when they see the consequences of racism and white privilege is “my white feelings” there’s something societally wrong because they’re repeatedly putting their feelings of being sad about being privileged (cry me a river) on par with or above poc’s actual oppression

Source: lordbape

25th August 2014

Photo reblogged from bad girls do it well with 35,649 notes

sugaryumyum:

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.
The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

sugaryumyum:

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.

The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

Source: feministing.com

25th August 2014

Quote reblogged from room temperature fusion with 32 notes

Whereas in the first stage of recovery survivors deal with social adversity mainly by retreating to a protected environment, in the third stage survivors may wish to take the initiative in confronting others. It is at this point that survivors are ready to reveal their secrets, to challenge the indifference or censure of bystanders, and to accuse those who have abused them.

Survivors who grew up in abusive families have often cooperated for years with a family rule of silence. In preserving the family secret, they carry the weight of a burden that does not belong to them. At this point in their recovery, survivors may choose to declare to their families that the rule of silence has been irrevocably broken. In so doing, they renounce the burden of shame, guilt, and responsibility, and place this burden on the perpetrator, where it properly belongs.

Family confrontations or disclosures can be highly empowering when they are properly timed and well planned. They should not be undertaken until the survivor feels ready to speak the truth as she knows it, without need for confirmation and without fear of consequences. The power of the disclosure rests in the act of telling the truth; how the family responds is immaterial. While validation from the family can be gratifying when it occurs, a disclosure session may be successful even if the family responds with unyielding denial or fury. In this circumstance the survivor has the opportunity to observe the family’s behavior and to enlarge her understanding of the pressures she faced as a child.

— Judith Herman, Trauma and Recovery: The aftermath of violence—from domestic abuse to political terror (via disabledbyculture)

Source: disabledbyculture

25th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Black Culture with 35,922 notes

postracialcomments:

The young lady that was shot in the head by a police officer is still waiting to be interviewed by the police department
Ferguson Police claimed that 4 to 5 Black males conducted a drive by which resulted in a White woman being shot in the head. (Here, Here, Here)
(they’ve edited the articles to take out the white part and that she was killed hehehe)
Residents knew it was BS. 
Turns out Mya was shot by a police officer. The department forced surgeons to take the bullet out and took the bullet for “Ballistics”
Over a week later, she still has yet to be contacted by the department
Do not let her story go ignored

postracialcomments:

The young lady that was shot in the head by a police officer is still waiting to be interviewed by the police department

Ferguson Police claimed that 4 to 5 Black males conducted a drive by which resulted in a White woman being shot in the head. (Here, Here, Here)

(they’ve edited the articles to take out the white part and that she was killed hehehe)

Residents knew it was BS. 

Turns out Mya was shot by a police officer. The department forced surgeons to take the bullet out and took the bullet for “Ballistics”

Over a week later, she still has yet to be contacted by the department

Do not let her story go ignored

Source: postracialcomments

25th August 2014

Question reblogged from Black Culture with 167 notes

artbygeek said: yo you've heard about the issue with gofundme right?

black-culture:

anyeverythingstreet:

black-culture:

Yes, I just heard about it yesterday or at least the calls for boycotting the company. I agree with it. I’m looking into another site to raise funds.

what’s the issue with gofundme if y’all don’t mind me asking?

Online fundraising for the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in Missouri earlier this month has topped $200,000, surpassing money raised for the victim’s family.

A lot of donors left racist comments. ( go fund me deleted the comments)

Also go fund me gets 10% of donations raised. So they gaining 20,000 from that fundraiser. So of course they don’t remove it.

25th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Randomness. that is all. with 25,891 notes

vivyllons:

The bookstore in my town has a racism section in honor of Ferguson and it gives me a lot of hope

vivyllons:

The bookstore in my town has a racism section in honor of Ferguson and it gives me a lot of hope

Source: vivyllons

24th August 2014

Quote reblogged from Black Children's Books & Authors with 244 notes

Not all black people passively accept white supremacist thinking. However, it impacts on all our lives. We must be ever vigilant so that we do not end up evaluating each other using a standard of measurement created by white supremacist thinking. Often individual successful black people work in predominantly white settings. In those environments we may often be treated by white folks as though we are special, different from other black people whom they may perceive in stereotypical ways. Their behavior is aimed at breaking our sense of solidarity with other black people. When this happens individual black folks often internalize the notion that they are “superior” to most of their black peers. If such thinking prevails, they will often behave with the same racialized contempt that racist white individuals deploy. This is of course a strategy of re-subordination enacted to keep in place racial hierarchies that put white folks on top. Self-loving black people work to fend off attempts by white colleagues to pit them against other black people.
— bell hooks, “salvation: black people and love”  (via thenegrotude)

Source: daniellemertina

24th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Soraya Chemaly with 155 notes

awallettokeepyourpovertyin:

sorayachemaly:

100percentmen:

Everybody reportedly at a Saudi Arabian conference on the subject of “women in society.” 

Always have to re log this one

From men in congress making decisions about abortion and birth control  to this photo, I am fucking sick of room’s full of men sitting down to discuss women.

awallettokeepyourpovertyin:

sorayachemaly:

100percentmen:

Everybody reportedly at a Saudi Arabian conference on the subject of “women in society.” 

Always have to re log this one

From men in congress making decisions about abortion and birth control to this photo, I am fucking sick of room’s full of men sitting down to discuss women.

Source: 100percentmen

24th August 2014

Post reblogged from room temperature fusion with 24,394 notes

startorrent02:

konguloarkonan:

someone on metafilter figured out that the ferguson PD is running the support darren wilson gofundme

Just read through ALL of this…these people are INCREDIBLY organized and have collected almost every piece of information out - and they are asking some amazing questions.

Source: konguloarkonan