02 9 / 2014

First day at the new job!

02 9 / 2014

zalure:

th3ic3qu33n:

lookpoorthinkrich:

haramasfuck:

What really saddens me is that this has become so popular. Look past the ignorance of the white man, look past the disrespect and look past the misconception.

This is the true beauty of Afghanistan, my home country.

These are only some examples of the true beauty of Afghanistan. What you see above is simply the result of the western imperialism, western intervention in places that the west has no right to be.

A message to the (mostly US) outside forces “working” to better a country whose destruction is significantly at the hands of those who are “helping” it: get out. 

Not to mention, in that gifset, it looks like he could be driving through somewhere in the southwest United States for all we know. How dare somewhere on earth have dirt on the ground.

Exactly. I was like, “Oh, there’s an Afghanistan in Arizona now.”

(Source: pinkmanjesse, via opinionatedfellow)

01 9 / 2014

afunnyfeminist:

This is my friend, Dee. We only worked together for a few months last year, but it was clear that he had a gift when it came to helping foster children. He developed a great rapport with them and their parents. Dee is a talented mental health professional and ended up leaving our organization for better employment opportunities. However, he’s been struggling to find acceptance in the workforce after coming out as FTM this year. Dee gave me permission to post his Go Fund Me page and is seeking to raise $10,000 for his top surgery. If every follower of mine donates $10, he will reach his goal. If you can donate less or more, that would be terrific. Every donation counts. Dee has been through so much in his 26 years of life. He is a true survivor. Please donate and/or share, to help my favorite guy from Paraguay!

My birthday is on September 18. I’ll be turning the big 3-0. A donation to Dee’s top surgery fund would be perfect. Thank you so much for your support!

Keep boosting! I would love for this to be shared enough to make it my top post.

01 9 / 2014

"If you think women are crazy you’ve never had a dude go from hitting on you to literally threatening to kill you in the time it takes you to say “no thanks.”"

Kendra Wells. (via mysharona1987)

For real!

(via fayedaniels)

(via dontforgetthemen)

01 9 / 2014

"As N.P.R. reported in May, services that “were once free, including those that are constitutionally required,” are now frequently billed to offenders: the cost of a public defender, room and board when jailed, probation and parole supervision, electronic monitoring devices, arrest warrants, drug and alcohol testing, and D.N.A. sampling. This can go to extraordinary lengths: in Washington state, N.P.R. found, offenders even “get charged a fee for a jury trial — with a 12-person jury costing $250, twice the fee for a six-person jury.”"

01 9 / 2014

eveningoutwithyourgirlfriend:

this will forever be my favorite tweet of all time

eveningoutwithyourgirlfriend:

this will forever be my favorite tweet of all time

(Source: shinycufflinks, via face-down-asgard-up)

01 9 / 2014

freedominwickedness:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

BREAKING: California Bans ‘Gay Panic’ Defense

You can no longer wiggle out of a murder charge in California by saying you were frightened by a scary lesbian. 

Current California law allows a murder charge to be reduced to manslaughter if the killing happened in the heat of passion - the so-called “panic defense”. Defendants charged with murdering members of the LGBT community have been able to claim they acted in a “moment of passion” upon discovering the victim was LGBT, and therefor their crime met the requirements for a reduced charge of manslaughter. The bill that passed the Assembly this week will bar defendants from using their victim’s gender or sexual orientation to support a panic defense. An identical bill passed the state senate in May.

susan_bonilla.jpgDemocratic Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla (right) sponsored the bill, which passed on a 50-10 vote. Ms. Bonilla told reporters that such defenses legitimize violence against LGBT people. 

Though The American Bar Association advocates curtailing the use of the “gay panic” defense, California is the first state to ban using the “heat of passion” defense because the victim was LGBT. 

The bill now heads for Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for his signature. 

Susan Bonilla photo via Facebook

Source: Jean Ann Esselink for The New Civil Rights Movement

First, the bill in question is AB2501. I really, really hate the fact that the media pretty much never cites the actual bill when they’re talking about legislation.

Second, the most important thing about this bill is that unlike most bills of this type, AB2501 is fully inclusive of trans people as opposed to being for gays only. To quote the bill itself: “provocation was not objectively reasonable if it resulted from the discovery of, knowledge about, or potential disclosure of the victim’s or defendant’s actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation…”

(via blue-author)

01 9 / 2014

charliexxx:

So. I had no idea about this app until I went into my doctor and he told me about it. 

LISTEN UP. THIS APP. THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE IS SERIOUSLY A BLESSING. ESPECIALLY TO ANYONE WITH FINANCIAL PROBLEMS (which is kind of everyone now). THIS IS NOT INSURANCE THOUGH. BUT IT WILL HELP YOU OUT. DOWNLOAD THIS APP RIGHT NOW. NO. STOP READING. DOWNLOAD IT

This app allows you to input the prescription you have, select your dose, and then find a place near you (or your own pharmacy) with the cheapest price. Then you click “get code/coupon/discount card,” show that to the pharmacist, and THERE YOU GO. SAVING YOU SOME CASH TO GET YOURSELF A WELL DESERVED DRINK, CANDY BAR, DATE MONEY, SEX TOY CASH, OR GO BUY YOURSELF A HAMSTER AND NAME HIM STARLORD WITH THE EXTRA MONEY

No, but in all seriousness. This app is saving my ass right now. 

I’m Trans* and have Fibromyalgia, and this is really making a difference already. I hope this helps out other people. We all know it fucking sucks to have to pay this much for the medication we need to function in life. 

(via punwitch)

31 8 / 2014

tonidorsay:

genderism

Noun

The belief that gender is a binary, comprising male and female, and that the aspects of a person’s gender are inherently linked to their sex at birth.


Genderism is the cultural belief that gender is a binary, or that there are, or should be, only two…

31 8 / 2014

feministbecky:

Why did they split up that perfectly normal sized one-person serving?

Why is that person sharing a pizza?

feministbecky:

Why did they split up that perfectly normal sized one-person serving?

Why is that person sharing a pizza?

(Source: mrserialx)

31 8 / 2014

canislycaon:

socialjusticeprincesses:

baeritones:

socialjusticeprincesses:

greenassin:

all-four-cheekbones:

hoganddice:

zooophagous:

better-than-kanye-bitchh:

youngharlemnigga:

sexbooksandvacations:

Niggas be like ”He don’t bite” 

"He still a baby"

"he won’t hurt you, just pet him"

That’s not a dog it’s a lion o_o

I’ve had dogs bound up to me like that and all they did was give me a hug and lick my face.Hell I had a wolf (genuinely, it was at a wolf sanctuary) do this to me one time.

Plus, look at how sturdy that leash is, and the grip he has on it. He’s making sure the dog doesn’t jump on anyone. Dude’s just got a big dog.

That dog’s tail is wagging a mile a minute. It’s not being aggressive, it’s just getting a little over excited.
That being said, it can be extremely intimidating to have such a large animal jump at you like that even if it is just trying to say hello.
This kid understands that and has a very good hold on his dog. He isn’t alarmed or surprised by the dog’s actions. The dog isn’t acting out of the ordinary. It’s just excited.

I used to volunteer at an animal shelter and we were some of the few in the area that would take pit bulls and other so called vicious breeds. Pretty much every pittie I encountered were super sweet giant babies.
Ironically the dogs that tried to chew me up were golden retrievers or shepards or something like that.
-Anna

The only dogs I’ve ever seen or experienced aggression from have all been smaller breed (like the same size as most terriers.) When I was four or five my parents’ friend’s dog bit through my lip and it was a ten pound animal. Size really isn’t an indication of a dog’s intent :/

my aunt’s dog Lily barks at everyone like she’s trying to scare them off. She’s a Chihuahua. My aunt’s last dog, Molly, on the other hand was much bigger and wanted to cuddle everyone. Different dogs have different personalities like people.
~ Mulan

That looks like a boar hunting dog (I could be wrong). If I am correct, that dog won’t hurt a thing unless commanded to. Those hunting dogs were bred with two missions. Take down wild boar, and guard children. They are super friendly family dogs that just happen to be also bred for hunting large animals. There are no evil dogs, just evil owners.

II think you’re right. Although it has a lot of white fur, I’m pretty sure this is a Cane Corso, which was bred for protection and boar hunting, as well as other things. With the right breeding and training, they can be wonderful family pets. Only experienced dog owners should have these. It’s very sad that irresponsible people buy dogs like this to look cool, and then it’s the dog that gets a bad reputation when they hurt someone. I’m not saying the person in the picture did this. That dog just looks happy, and the owner looks to have the dog under control.

canislycaon:

socialjusticeprincesses:

baeritones:

socialjusticeprincesses:

greenassin:

all-four-cheekbones:

hoganddice:

zooophagous:

better-than-kanye-bitchh:

youngharlemnigga:

sexbooksandvacations:

Niggas be like ”He don’t bite”

"He still a baby"

"he won’t hurt you, just pet him"

That’s not a dog it’s a lion o_o

I’ve had dogs bound up to me like that and all they did was give me a hug and lick my face.
Hell I had a wolf (genuinely, it was at a wolf sanctuary) do this to me one time.

Plus, look at how sturdy that leash is, and the grip he has on it. He’s making sure the dog doesn’t jump on anyone. Dude’s just got a big dog.

That dog’s tail is wagging a mile a minute. It’s not being aggressive, it’s just getting a little over excited.

That being said, it can be extremely intimidating to have such a large animal jump at you like that even if it is just trying to say hello.

This kid understands that and has a very good hold on his dog. He isn’t alarmed or surprised by the dog’s actions. The dog isn’t acting out of the ordinary. It’s just excited.

I used to volunteer at an animal shelter and we were some of the few in the area that would take pit bulls and other so called vicious breeds. Pretty much every pittie I encountered were super sweet giant babies.
Ironically the dogs that tried to chew me up were golden retrievers or shepards or something like that.
-Anna

The only dogs I’ve ever seen or experienced aggression from have all been smaller breed (like the same size as most terriers.) When I was four or five my parents’ friend’s dog bit through my lip and it was a ten pound animal. Size really isn’t an indication of a dog’s intent :/

my aunt’s dog Lily barks at everyone like she’s trying to scare them off. She’s a Chihuahua. My aunt’s last dog, Molly, on the other hand was much bigger and wanted to cuddle everyone. Different dogs have different personalities like people.

~ Mulan

That looks like a boar hunting dog (I could be wrong). If I am correct, that dog won’t hurt a thing unless commanded to. Those hunting dogs were bred with two missions. Take down wild boar, and guard children. They are super friendly family dogs that just happen to be also bred for hunting large animals. There are no evil dogs, just evil owners.

II think you’re right. Although it has a lot of white fur, I’m pretty sure this is a Cane Corso, which was bred for protection and boar hunting, as well as other things. With the right breeding and training, they can be wonderful family pets. Only experienced dog owners should have these. It’s very sad that irresponsible people buy dogs like this to look cool, and then it’s the dog that gets a bad reputation when they hurt someone. I’m not saying the person in the picture did this. That dog just looks happy, and the owner looks to have the dog under control.

31 8 / 2014

blastortoise:

When MLK said “I they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character" he was saying that ‘I hope one day that i can walk down the street without being stereotyped and killed’

Why would he be talking about white people.

In what world would be trying to fight for “white rights” or for white people to be treated ‘equally’ when they already had a majority of the power, what fucking sense does that make.

White people’s definition of what is and isn’t racist makes no sense. Luckily I haven’t come across one who thinks Blacks Only water fountains, bathrooms, and schools were racist against White people.

(Source: blastortoise-chan, via sanityscraps)

31 8 / 2014

loveniaimani:

Your Body Is Beautiful And You Are A G o d d e s s 

Love this.

I like how the word goddess is right across Gabourey Sidibe. I think someone should walk in front of her holding a sign that says “GODDESS” at all times.

But I think it’s kind of sad that like half of these women are even considered fat.

(Source: thewaywardqueen, via face-down-asgard-up)

31 8 / 2014

sunshien:

glutenfreevodka:

wdya:

Someone with an IP address sourcing to the House of Representatives just edited the Orange Is the New Black Wikipedia page with the telling summary of “not a woman.”

That’s right, this Congressman edited out a sentence hailing the show for including “the first ever women-in-prison narrative to be played by a real transgender woman.”  What did he replace it with?  Hate speech.

The Congressman called Cox a “man pretending to be a woman,” and linked to an offensive article by National Review Online aptly titled “Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman.”

The change has since been reversed and the IP address has been banned from editing Wikipedia for a month, but you can see the original edit he made in the link above.

The change was spotted by a Twitter bot which tweets out links any time a Congressional IP address edits Wikipedia.

Spread this like wildfire.

(articles on The A.V. Club, Yahoo, and NY Daily News)

Oh my god

i don’t know if everyone else knows about this or not, but i just went onto the twitterbot’s page and this is not just about laverne cox, someone from congress has been editing multiple articles concerning transgender people (mostly women) and laverne was probably the first trans celebrity they could think of, other edits have been made including:

(source)

(source)

(source)

this is not just about laverne cox, do not just make it about laverne cox, this is not one person being transphobic towards a celebrity we like, there is someone in congress with an agenda of misinformation actively trying to slander the trans community through wikipedia.

Our tax dollars at work, people.

(via punwitch)

31 8 / 2014

cracked:

sorenbowie:

codyjohnston:

shinji-kun69:

Don’t ever fucking try to tell me that white people aren’t targeted and discriminated against for the color of their skin. Don’t ever try to fucking say that ANYONE has never been discriminated against. If you want fucking justice, then ACT on that justice.

HI UM NOPE
This headline is the deformed offspring of lies, bad reporting, and a Getty Image from 2012 taken after a man was beaten by police at the Occupy Wall Street protests.
The article cites no sources and reads like a Facebook Aunt telling a story they heard from their son’s buddy Taylor, most likely because it’s a poorly-paraphrased version of this also false article that calls itself ”White Man Cold-Cocked By Vicious Ferguson Mob In Blatant Racist Attack.” Money quote from the article:

“Most recently, a man was simply standing outside of a St. Louis McDonald’s where he was surrounded by a group of black man who punched the man in the face for no reason whatsoever. Seemingly unprovoked, the group intentionally targeted this man for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown.”

Ah, yes, the classic “for no reason whatsoever” immediately followed by “for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown” trick. That old reporting chestnut.
Anyway. The tale of an entire mob attacking this man was
followed up by showing these tweets, where the story originated:

This is all from the same article, mind you. There’s a paragraph describing a mob of black men attacking this white guy, and then they show the actual source describing a single black man punching the guy in the face once. Also? The Knockout Game doesn’t exist.
ALSO also?

So really, “Black Man Punches White Man In Face, Other Black Men Try To Apprehend Black Man Who Punched White Man In Face,” because Ferguson’s hero-to-asshole ratio is actually through the fucking roof.
And yet…

Anyway. It sucks that the guy got punched a couple weeks ago, but if you’re going to lie about it, try being just so much better at lying.

Cracked shouldn’t be the “journalists” catching this kind of thing. If you read something that sounds outrageous but tickles that part of your brain that wants it to be true, there’s a good chance it’s made up specifically to do that tickling. Take twenty minutes to research it before sharing or you sound like an idiot.

We can de-bullshit you on this kind of stuff but honestly it’s gettingexhausting.

White people lying again about Black people indiscriminately committing violent crimes against them. They want to be victims of racism so bad, but they never are, so they have to make it up.

cracked:

sorenbowie:

codyjohnston:

shinji-kun69:

Don’t ever fucking try to tell me that white people aren’t targeted and discriminated against for the color of their skin. Don’t ever try to fucking say that ANYONE has never been discriminated against. If you want fucking justice, then ACT on that justice.

HI UM NOPE

This headline is the deformed offspring of lies, bad reporting, and a Getty Image from 2012 taken after a man was beaten by police at the Occupy Wall Street protests.

The article cites no sources and reads like a Facebook Aunt telling a story they heard from their son’s buddy Taylor, most likely because it’s a poorly-paraphrased version of this also false article that calls itself ”White Man Cold-Cocked By Vicious Ferguson Mob In Blatant Racist Attack.” Money quote from the article:

Most recently, a man was simply standing outside of a St. Louis McDonald’s where he was surrounded by a group of black man who punched the man in the face for no reason whatsoever. Seemingly unprovoked, the group intentionally targeted this man for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown.”

Ah, yes, the classic “for no reason whatsoever” immediately followed by “for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown” trick. That old reporting chestnut.

Anyway. The tale of an entire mob attacking this man was

followed up by showing these tweets, where the story originated:

image

This is all from the same article, mind you. There’s a paragraph describing a mob of black men attacking this white guy, and then they show the actual source describing a single black man punching the guy in the face once. Also? The Knockout Game doesn’t exist.

ALSO also?

image

So really, “Black Man Punches White Man In Face, Other Black Men Try To Apprehend Black Man Who Punched White Man In Face,” because Ferguson’s hero-to-asshole ratio is actually through the fucking roof.

And yet…

image

Anyway. It sucks that the guy got punched a couple weeks ago, but if you’re going to lie about it, try being just so much better at lying.

Cracked shouldn’t be the “journalists” catching this kind of thing. If you read something that sounds outrageous but tickles that part of your brain that wants it to be true, there’s a good chance it’s made up specifically to do that tickling. Take twenty minutes to research it before sharing or you sound like an idiot.

We can de-bullshit you on this kind of stuff but honestly it’s gettingexhausting.

White people lying again about Black people indiscriminately committing violent crimes against them. They want to be victims of racism so bad, but they never are, so they have to make it up.

(via sanityscraps)