31 7 / 2014

"I must remind you that starving a child is violence. Suppressing a culture is violence. Neglecting school children is violence. Punishing a mother and her family is violence. Discrimination against a working man is violence. Ghetto housing is violence. Ignoring medical need is violence. Contempt for poverty is violence."

Coretta Scott King (via samirathejerk)

(via blue-author)

30 7 / 2014

karnythia:

deducecanoe:

beautytruthandstrangeness:

deducecanoe:

soyeahso:

deducecanoe:

dontbearuiner:

vthebookworm:

queerqueerspawn:

inlovewiththepractice:

never forget.

My “favorite” thing about Ayn Rand is that you can completely and utterly hate her and her toxic opinions and yet not even know about whole entire unexplored worlds of shittiness that she contains.

Why I hate gringos
Exhibit A

This quote is new to me.
Wow, she was such a shitstain.
I’m glad she died alone.

OMG natives don’t deserve their land cos they’re not exploiting the resources, u guise.

Hey so I see you’re using your finished basement as an exercise room. I would totally use this as a craft room so I’m just going to kill you and move in.

*nods* seems legit.

Seems like time to upgrade my opinion on Ayn Rand from “Can’t stand” to “Wouldn’t piss on if on fire.”

I think her books are the blueprint for the current version of the Republican party.

Actually they are. Paul Ryan is a fan of Ayn Rand though now he claims he isn’t. And he’s not alone. A lot of current Republicans read Rand in their adolescence & bought in wholeheartedly.

karnythia:

deducecanoe:

beautytruthandstrangeness:

deducecanoe:

soyeahso:

deducecanoe:

dontbearuiner:

vthebookworm:

queerqueerspawn:

inlovewiththepractice:

never forget.

My “favorite” thing about Ayn Rand is that you can completely and utterly hate her and her toxic opinions and yet not even know about whole entire unexplored worlds of shittiness that she contains.

Why I hate gringos

Exhibit A

This quote is new to me.

Wow, she was such a shitstain.

I’m glad she died alone.

OMG natives don’t deserve their land cos they’re not exploiting the resources, u guise.

Hey so I see you’re using your finished basement as an exercise room. I would totally use this as a craft room so I’m just going to kill you and move in.

*nods* seems legit.

Seems like time to upgrade my opinion on Ayn Rand from “Can’t stand” to “Wouldn’t piss on if on fire.”

I think her books are the blueprint for the current version of the Republican party.

Actually they are. Paul Ryan is a fan of Ayn Rand though now he claims he isn’t. And he’s not alone. A lot of current Republicans read Rand in their adolescence & bought in wholeheartedly.

(via the-original-dtwps)

30 7 / 2014

nolloresvato:

wakeupslaves:

Gandhi Spreads Racial Hatred of Africans

Gandhi was passionately prejudiced towards black Africans, as clearly displayed by his own writings over his 21-year stint in Gandhi’s writings during his 20 years in South Africa. He promoted racial hatred, in theory, and campaigned for racial segregation, in practice. In his newspaper, The Indian Opinion, he frequently wrote diatribes against the black community. Of particular concern to him was any contact between Indians and Africans. The following series of quotes, which is but a small selection of his extensive writings on the topic, documents Gandhi’s intense hatred for equal treatment of blacks and Indians, whether in culture or under the law. Indeed, his efforts to improve the status of the Indian community in South Africa were primarily focused on ensuring Africans were treated worse than Indians. His goal, thus was greater social inequality rather than universal equality.

All quotes taken from Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi (CWMG).

Sept. 26, 1896: “Ours is one continual struggle against a degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the Europeans, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir* whose occupation is hunting, and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with and, then, pass his life in indolence and nakedness.” — Vol. 1, p. 410

Sept. 24, 1903: “We believe as much in the purity of race as we think they do… We believe also that the white race of South Africa should be the predominating race.” — Vol. 3, p. 256

Feb. 15, 1904: “Under my suggestion, the Town Council must withdraw the Kaffirs from the Location. About this mixing of the Kaffirs with the Indians, I must confess I feel most strongly. I think it is very unfair to the Indian population.” — Vol. 3, p. 429

Sept. 5, 1905: “The decision to open the school for all Coloured children is unjust to the Indian community, and is a departure from the assurance given… that the school will be reserved for Indian children only.” — Vol. 4, p. 402

Sept. 2, 1907: “From these views expressed by a White we have a lesson to learn: We must encourage the Whites too. It is a short-sighted policy to employ, through sheer niggardliness, a Kaffir for washing work. If we keep in view the conditions in this country and patronize the Whites, whenever proper and necessary, then every such White will serve as an advertisement for the Indian trader.” — Vol. 6, p. 276

Feb. 29, 1908: “The British rulers take us to be so lowly and ignorant that they assume that, like the Kaffirs who can be pleased with toys and pins, we can also be fobbed off with trinkets.” — Vol. 8, p. 167

Mar. 7, 1908: “We were all prepared for hardships, but not quite for this experience. We could understand not being classed with the whites, but to be placed on the same level with the Natives seemed too much to put up with.” — Vol. 8, p. 198

Mar. 7, 1908: “Kaffirs are as a rule uncivilised – the convicts even more so…. The reader can easily imagine the plight of the poor Indian thrown into such company!” — Vol. 8, p. 199

Jan. 16, 1909: “I have, though, resolved in my mind on an agitation to ensure that Indian prisoners are not lodged with Kaffirs…. I observed with regret that some Indians were happy to sleep in the same room as the Kaffirs…. This is a matter of shame to us. We may entertain no aversion to Kaffirs, but we cannot ignore the fact that there is no common ground between them and us in the daily affairs of life.” — Vol. 9, p. 257

Jan. 23, 1909: “I acquainted the Governor with what had happened and told him there was urgent need for separate lavatories for Indians. I also told him that Indian prisoners should never be lodged with Kaffirs. The Governor immediately issued an order for a lavatory for Indians to be sent on from the Central Gaol. Thus, from the next day the difficulty about lavatories disappeared.” — Vol. 9, p. 270

June 5, 1909: “I received from General Smuts two books on religion, and I inferred from this that it was not under his orders that I had been subjected to hardships, but that it was the result of his negligence and that of others, as also a consequence of the fact that we are equated with the Kaffirs.” — Vol. 9, p. 355

Dec. 2, 1910: “Some Indians do have contacts with Kaffir women. I think such contacts are fraught with grave danger. Indians would do well to avoid them altogether.” — Vol. 10, p. 414

The term “Kaffir” is a pejorative South African term for black people which is equivalent to the ‘n’ word. Use of this term has been a criminal offense in South Africa since 1975. Despite always using it to describe black Africans, Gandhi was fully aware of the offensive nature of the word. This is demonstrated by Gandhi’s comment during a religious conflict in India, when he said: “If ‘Kaffir’ is a term of opprobrium, how much more so is Chandal?” [CWMG, Vol. 28, p. 62] “Chandal” is a racist term for low-caste Hindus.

Up to a couple years ago all I heard was the “good” side of Gandhi.. Good to know though

(via the-original-dtwps)

30 7 / 2014

yungmethuselah:

ikazed:

youngblackandvegan:

black excellence

No, human excellence.

Let’s talk about set theory! In mathematical logic, we have a subfield called “set theory” where we study how items are collected into groups.
Providing a sort of logical bedrock, set theory informs foundational mathematics and computer science, among other fields, and continues to be a topic of mathematical research.
Sound too esoteric? Okay, you’re familiar with Venn diagrams, right? Venn diagrams are an example of basic set theory.

And you know how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? There we go, more set theory.
So, Black people are group within the larger group humans, i.e. all Black people are humans, BUT not all humans are Black people.
As you can see in the photograph above, Keven Stonewall, the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer, is Black. Keven Stonewall’s membership in other groups such as humans, Chicagoans and teenagers occurs simultaneously; consider “Chicago teen.”
Why do we say “square” when we could say “rectangle”? Because “square” conveys useful information, including “rectangle”—as well as a refinement.
When we say Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence, we mean Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence.


If this guy robbed an old white lady, that person wouldn’t be saying “human crime.” Let’s be real.

yungmethuselah:

ikazed:

youngblackandvegan:

black excellence

No, human excellence.

Let’s talk about set theory! In mathematical logic, we have a subfield called “set theory” where we study how items are collected into groups.

Providing a sort of logical bedrock, set theory informs foundational mathematics and computer science, among other fields, and continues to be a topic of mathematical research.

Sound too esoteric? Okay, you’re familiar with Venn diagrams, right? Venn diagrams are an example of basic set theory.

image

And you know how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? There we go, more set theory.

So, Black people are group within the larger group humans, i.e. all Black people are humans, BUT not all humans are Black people.

As you can see in the photograph above, Keven Stonewall, the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer, is Black. Keven Stonewall’s membership in other groups such as humans, Chicagoans and teenagers occurs simultaneously; consider “Chicago teen.”

Why do we say “square” when we could say “rectangle”? Because “square” conveys useful information, including “rectangle”—as well as a refinement.

When we say Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence, we mean Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence.

If this guy robbed an old white lady, that person wouldn’t be saying “human crime.” Let’s be real.

(Source: tsunamiwavesurfing, via blue-author)

29 7 / 2014

piefacemcgee:

disneyvillainsforjustice:

-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

"Another scene I remember now as an adult is every morning at school we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag…there was the American flag flying over the camp but I could also see the barbed wire fence and the sentry towers pointing at us from my schoolhouse window as I recited the words ‘With liberty and justice for all’." - George Takei, The Daily Show (July 24, 2014). 

Full Episode (apologies, The Daily Show website does not have the best video player). 

To Be Takei documentary official website. 

- Mod Dawes Sr. 

I’ve been to the Japanese American Museum in Los Angeles and they put so much emphasis on the Japanese internment camps, even reconstructing one of the original barracks inside the museum. The condition these people were kept in was absolutely atrocious. Our tour guide was called Hatchimonji-san, and he had been in the internment camps as a boy, as well.

It’s no surprise that we like to pretend this significant piece of history never happened. Imprisoning innocent, American citizens who had nothing to do with the Pearl Harbor attacks was one of the most disgusting things my country has ever done and I am so damn ashamed of it.

(via thisrevolutionwillbeliterary)

29 7 / 2014

rhrealitycheck:

When a very pregnant Felicia Allen applied for medical leave from her job at Hobby Lobby three years ago, one might think that the company best known for denying its employees insurance coverage of certain contraceptives—on the false grounds that they cause abortions—would show equal concern for helping one of its employees when she learned she was pregnant.”

Read more here: http://rhrc.us/1l9VkQD

29 7 / 2014

righttochoose:

justprochoicethings:

righttochoose:

i couldn’t help myself on this one.

Tell pro-choicers to stop reinforcing stereotypes.

in other words, “if i don’t find you conventionally attractive, your opinions don’t matter and i won’t to listen to you”
well done reinforcing my opinion of you.

There’s nothing ethical about forced pregnancy and childbirth.

righttochoose:

justprochoicethings:

righttochoose:

i couldn’t help myself on this one.

Tell pro-choicers to stop reinforcing stereotypes.

in other words, “if i don’t find you conventionally attractive, your opinions don’t matter and i won’t to listen to you”

well done reinforcing my opinion of you.

There’s nothing ethical about forced pregnancy and childbirth.

29 7 / 2014

vegan-vulcan:

raccoon-eater:

lacigreen:

lalatinafeminista:

toomanyfuckscrusader:

hiddlefun:

cloudcuckoolander527:

talisguy:

Signal boosting in case anyone needed to know this. 

This is informative as heck. Show this to everyone!

This is actually some great info! Why can’t they teach this kind of thing in school??

Wow, I’ve taken health and sex ed three times during my educational process and never learned any of this. Thanks.

Definitely some important information here!

this is supa awesome.  i do think it should be noted that side effects of EC *really* vary.  when I took EC I didn’t have any symptoms whatsoever.  

The more you know~

When I took EC, my period went missing for three months. Freaked me the hell out, despite having negative pregnancy tests. You cannot imagine how relieved I was to have it back.

I took EC once, and I just got real irritable. But I didn’t have any physical side effects. And it worked :)

(Source: rememberthstars, via stfueverything)

28 7 / 2014

"Does giving up a baby for adoption erase all the extra personal expenses shelled out over the course of a pregnancy? Does it magically restore any pay or chance at advancement that you might have lost? Does the act of adoption fully return your body to its pre-pregnancy, uninjured state, such that you don’t need time off work to recover afterward? Does it decrease the cost of taking care of pregnancy-induced diabetes or other pregnancy-related conditions that don’t heal up right away? I don’t think so."

28 7 / 2014

saturdaychores:

Saturday Chores #8, Saturday, July 26, 2014
Their sign says “Babies are Murdered Here.”

saturdaychores:

Saturday Chores #8, Saturday, July 26, 2014

Their sign says “Babies are Murdered Here.”

28 7 / 2014

sapper-in-the-wire:

planetfucker:

People still think that the American civil war about slavery. Such a damn shame.

Fuck you guys. From Mississippi’s Declaration of Independence:

In the momentous step, which our State has taken of dissolving its connection with the government of which we so long formed a part, it is but just that we should declare the prominent reasons which have induced our course.
Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery - the greatest material interest of the world.


From Texas’ Declaration of Independence:

She was received as a commonwealth holding, maintaining and protecting the institution known as negro slavery - the servitude of the African to the white race within her limits - a relation that had existed from the first settlement of her wilderness by the white race, and which her people intended should exist in all future time. Her institutions and geographical position established the strongest ties between her and other slaveholding States of the confederacy.

From the Confederacy’s own Constitution: 

No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law denying or impairing the right of property in negro slaves shall be passed.The Confederate States may acquire new territory; and Congress shall have power to legislate and provide governments for the inhabitants of all territory belonging to the Confederate States, lying without the limits of the several states; and may permit them, at such times, and in such manner as it may by law provide, to form states to be admitted into the Confederacy. In all such territory, the institution of negro slavery as it now exists in the Confederate States, shall be recognized and protected by Congress, and by the territorial government: and the inhabitants of the several Confederate States and Territories, shall have the right to take to such territory any slaves lawfully held by them in any of the states or territories of the Confederate states.

So not only was slavery a key cornerstone of the Confederacy, they went so far as to say that any Confederate state was REQUIRED to allow slavery, and could not limit it in any way. BUT WAIT, WHAT ABOUT STATES’ RIGHTS? Fuck the Confederacy, may it burn in hell for all eternity. The South shall never rise again. 

sapper-in-the-wire:

planetfucker:

People still think that the American civil war about slavery. Such a damn shame.

Fuck you guys. 

From Mississippi’s Declaration of Independence:

In the momentous step, which our State has taken of dissolving its connection with the government of which we so long formed a part, it is but just that we should declare the prominent reasons which have induced our course.

Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery - the greatest material interest of the world.

From Texas’ Declaration of Independence:

She was received as a commonwealth holding, maintaining and protecting the institution known as negro slavery - the servitude of the African to the white race within her limits - a relation that had existed from the first settlement of her wilderness by the white race, and which her people intended should exist in all future time. Her institutions and geographical position established the strongest ties between her and other slaveholding States of the confederacy.

From the Confederacy’s own Constitution: 

No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law denying or impairing the right of property in negro slaves shall be passed.

The Confederate States may acquire new territory; and Congress shall have power to legislate and provide governments for the inhabitants of all territory belonging to the Confederate States, lying without the limits of the several states; and may permit them, at such times, and in such manner as it may by law provide, to form states to be admitted into the Confederacy. In all such territory, the institution of negro slavery as it now exists in the Confederate States, shall be recognized and protected by Congress, and by the territorial government: and the inhabitants of the several Confederate States and Territories, shall have the right to take to such territory any slaves lawfully held by them in any of the states or territories of the Confederate states.

So not only was slavery a key cornerstone of the Confederacy, they went so far as to say that any Confederate state was REQUIRED to allow slavery, and could not limit it in any way. BUT WAIT, WHAT ABOUT STATES’ RIGHTS? 

Fuck the Confederacy, may it burn in hell for all eternity. The South shall never rise again. 

(Source: blue-eyed-devil-88, via tonidorsay)

28 7 / 2014

feelknower93:

equivalent experiences: having to see a hotter guy date a girl who you want to date, being harassed

A guy harassing a woman is sexist against men too, because that woman might want to date a man who doesn’t harass her. What can men do to end this oppressive cycle of harassing women and then watching them form a loving relationship with a man who respects her? Is there nothing men can do?!?!?

feelknower93:

equivalent experiences: having to see a hotter guy date a girl who you want to date, being harassed

A guy harassing a woman is sexist against men too, because that woman might want to date a man who doesn’t harass her. What can men do to end this oppressive cycle of harassing women and then watching them form a loving relationship with a man who respects her? Is there nothing men can do?!?!?

(Source: feelknower1993, via punwitch)

28 7 / 2014

mgann-morzz:

McDonald’s worker arrested after telling company president she can’t afford shoes.

"A woman who has been employed by the McDonald’s Corporation for over 10 years says she was arrested last week after she confronted the company president at a meeting and told him she couldn’t afford to buy shoes or food for her children.

Nancy Salgado, 26, told The Real News that she felt like she had to speak out during McDonald’s USA President Jeff Stratton’s speech at the Union League Club of Chicago on Friday for the sake of her children.

“It’s really hard for me to feed my two kids and struggle day to day,” she shouted as Stratton was speaking. “Do you think this is fair, that I have to be making $8.25 when I’ve worked for McDonald’s for ten years?”

“I’ve been there for forty years,” Stratton replied from the podium.

“The thing is that I need a raise. But you’re not helping your employees. How is this possible?” Salgado asked.

At that point, someone approached Salgado and informed her that she was going to be arrested.

She later recalled the encounter to The Real News’ Jessica Desvarieux.

“The strength was very powerful, like, just remembering the face of my kids, like I say, you know, just simple things like I can’t provide a pair of shoes like everybody else does, sometimes every month, or anything like that,” she said. “And he needs to know we are what all the employees at McDonald’s are going through. We’re struggling day to day to provide our needs in our houses, things for our kids. And it’s just–it gets harder and harder with just the poverty wage they have us living in.”

“They just told me, you know, well, you’re being under arrest because you just interrupted, you trespassed the property. You’re just going to go to jail,” Salgado added. “And what I remember just telling them, ‘well, like, so, because I have to speak out my mind and I had to tell the president the poverty wage I’m living in, that’s just against the law?’ You know, just be able to speak up your mind and say, you know what, I can’t survive with $8.25? It’s just — it’s ridiculous that I’m going to get arrested. You know.”

Salgado, who is still working at McDonald’s, said she had her hours cut following the arrest and feared further retaliation.

“The CEOs make millions and billions a year and why can’t they provide enough for their employees?” she wondered.”

I think that this is beyond awful for many reasons. People can’t afford to live off of the wages that they are given currently, and can’t even speak out against it. I know tumblr is great for spreading important news like this, so please help me get the word out to support this woman.

This is why we need unions.

(via punwitch)

28 7 / 2014

feministbecky:

awwww-cute:

He popped the first two. Now he carries this one very gently

Oh my god my heart.

Look how hard he’s working to keep that balloon intact. Labradors have very soft mouths that were specially bred into them so they can hold onto waterfowl without piercing it. But this guy has to hold the balloon with his teeth and still try not to pop it. He deserves a hug. *hug*

feministbecky:

awwww-cute:

He popped the first two. Now he carries this one very gently

Oh my god my heart.

Look how hard he’s working to keep that balloon intact. Labradors have very soft mouths that were specially bred into them so they can hold onto waterfowl without piercing it. But this guy has to hold the balloon with his teeth and still try not to pop it. He deserves a hug. *hug*

28 7 / 2014

ridge:

ME

ridge:

ME

(via maghrabiyya)