20 8 / 2014

seetobe:

surfandwrite:

thesoftghetto:

niggawithablog:

locc-2dabrain:

krxs10:

why THE FUCK is no one talking about this

why isnt this on the news

we all know the reason why. stop the bullshit.

And this shit happened on May 18…MAY 8-FUCKING-TEENTH!
Story

I read the article and this honestly makes me so fucking angry. I encourage all my followers to reblog the shit out of this. Share it on your Facebook and Twitter, too.

Please spare some time for Darren Rainey. This is a horrific brutality against a human being that is being swept under the rug by most media. 

Here’s a petition calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate Darren Rainey’s death.
https://www.change.org/p/attorney-general-eric-holder-investigate-the-2012-death-of-mr-darren-rainey-a-mentally-ill-florida-prisoner-who-died-after-prison-guards-locked-him-into-a-180-degree-shower
Darren Rainey died on June 23, 2012. The above article is from May 18, 2014. This has been going on for 2 years. Rainey’s family deserve answers. They’ve been waiting too long.

seetobe:

surfandwrite:

thesoftghetto:

niggawithablog:

locc-2dabrain:

krxs10:

why THE FUCK is no one talking about this

why isnt this on the news

we all know the reason why. stop the bullshit.

And this shit happened on May 18…MAY 8-FUCKING-TEENTH!

Story

I read the article and this honestly makes me so fucking angry. I encourage all my followers to reblog the shit out of this. Share it on your Facebook and Twitter, too.

Please spare some time for Darren Rainey. This is a horrific brutality against a human being that is being swept under the rug by most media. 

Here’s a petition calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate Darren Rainey’s death.

https://www.change.org/p/attorney-general-eric-holder-investigate-the-2012-death-of-mr-darren-rainey-a-mentally-ill-florida-prisoner-who-died-after-prison-guards-locked-him-into-a-180-degree-shower

Darren Rainey died on June 23, 2012. The above article is from May 18, 2014. This has been going on for 2 years. Rainey’s family deserve answers. They’ve been waiting too long.

(via mclarissa)

19 8 / 2014

ironicdavestrider:

  • If you do not have chemical goggles, swim goggles will suffice and are easier to keep from confiscation.
  • Keep a plastic baggie with a bandana/rag soaking in lemon juice or cider vinegar to take out and breathe through if you encounter tear gas
  • Do not wear contact…

19 8 / 2014

thepunkandthereckless said: Why does it matter what race the people are? Shouldn't the only thing that matters is people are dying by the hands of the police and nothing is being done about it? Why does everything have to be about race?

lordbape:

Reread your own message. Who is dying by the hands of the police? Black people.. on purpose.. Black people are intentionally being killed by the police… Not “people”.. because this is happening at an institutional level in which specifically Black people are purposefully being killed, arrested and dehumanized by the police because they are Black. It’s really fucking simple, actually.  There’s a pattern— that’s why race matters. We— Black people— are all as en entire race in fucking danger that’s why race matters. Because it ISN’T just happening to “people”… it’s happening to Black people BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK. It’s not a coincidence.

Why would it not matter that one group of people is intentionally being killed..? They’re being killed by the police BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK.. LITERALLY. Why would it not be about race if Black people are specifically being targeted to be killed like why wouldn’t that be important… Why do you not want to involve race? Tell me if you see a pattern that would help you understand why it’s about race

It is about race, I’m not “making it about race”. Why don’t you want it to be about race when it already is…?

19 8 / 2014

narwhals5lyfe said: that "cow cat" anon reminded me that once my dad took in a pregnant cat and she had kittens and one of them looked like that and we just called it "cow cat" for a while until we thought of the name Michelle and then we realized it was male like months later and renamed it Johnny (my dad only likes people names for cats) and then it left because it was probably mad at us for mis-gendering it even though now I don't believe that cats have genders because it's a social construct so that's my story

face-down-asgard-up:

maybe your cat was french and its name was michele

also gender may be a social construct but that doesn’t make it non-existant or a major part of one’s identity

tho probs not for cats

The person I got my cat from thought the cat was a boy for the whole 7 years they had her. I’m not sure how that happens.

19 8 / 2014

illbeoutback:

If you’re protesting abortion, the Supreme Court says you can get right in women’s faces and scream at them on their way into the clinic. Because freedom of speech.

But if you try and protest the murder of a black man, you get tear gas fired at you.

(via opinionatedfellow)

19 8 / 2014

"Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you. Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge. Don’t scream at me that you pay my salary, and don’t even think of aggressively walking towards me. Most field stops are complete in minutes. How difficult is it to cooperate for that long?"

LAPD officer Sunil Dutta, writing 100% seriously in a WaPo op-ed entitled (I kid you not) “I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me.” (via hipsterlibertarian)

The sense of entitled, sadistic, “moral disengagement” by the police is truly disheartening. How can they build trust in a community they are using for their role-playing FPS fantasies?

(via liberalsarecool)

He basically said:

"Give up your rights as a citizen, civilian, and human being when dealing with me, and I might let you live.”

(via postgenderfemmerobot)

(Source: kohenari, via secretandroid)

19 8 / 2014

midgardmarxist:

thebluelip-blondie:

thetallblacknerd:

digital-joker:

billybatsonandjameshowlettsbro:

lillyloves-23:

highlights

another reason to love mark

FUCK ALL Y’ALL. MARK THE MVP

markruffalo, you are a benevolent god amongst ignorant mortals and you have my everlasting admiration, good sir.

They really tryna piss him off? Did they not see Avengers?

I don’t watch sci fi movies but I truly fucks with Mark Ruffalo

I usually tend to dislike celebrities on principle but I have to say, everything I’ve heard about Mark Ruffalo suggests he’s actually a good person.

Mark Ruffalo doesn’t need or want the fandom of racist people who spread lies.

(Source: alexsummres, via youdontlooklikeafeminist)

19 8 / 2014

"If I see three or four young black men walking down the street, I have to stop them and check their names. I want them to be afraid every time they see the police that they might get arrested."

Chief Russell Mills to the LA Times after shooting and killing black 89-year-old great grandfather Shawn Monroe at a barbecue unprovoked. Today, he walks free with no charges, despite numerous witnesses and his own admission that he enjoys terrorizing black people.

Tell me again why Black people should be okay with police when they have, since the history of our being kidnapped to this fucking country, have not EVER been about protecting us, but about terrorizing us?

Police are NOT for Black people’s safety. They are about torturing us, terrorizing us and killing us. Period. There is no safety with police. There is no peace keeping with police. They have ALWAYS been a terror to the Black community and I am tired of this fact being pushed to the wayside.

(via sourcedumal)

And Ray Kelly, when he was Commissioner in NYC said the same thing.
Arpaio has said the same thing.
This is a ROUTINE assertion that the point of the police is to be an agent of state terror. And that such terror should be all but exclusively focused on Black and Brown bodies.

(via note-a-bear)

(Source: writeswrongs, via the-original-dtwps)

19 8 / 2014

confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth

confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth

19 8 / 2014

evravera said: You are ruining feminism

misandry-mermaid:

Your blog literally features images of white people in warbonnets, so I’m actually relieved you don’t like me.  Thanks for the confidence boost, little lady!

。◕‿◕。

I’d take it as a compliment. You must be pretty powerful if you can ruin a centuries-old multifaceted movement.

19 8 / 2014

odinsblog:

"Looting and Rioting"
First, people need to understand something about the “riots” in Ferguson: I get the feeling that a lot of White people are somehow thinking “Wow, those Black people just stood up in their living rooms and basically set fires to their own residences”
Not the way it works…
You know what neighborhood businesses typically get burned? The ones that aren’t Black owned. You’ve seen them — the pawn shops, the quick-marts, the pay-day loan stores, the liquor stores, the third tier rent-to-own stores…you know, the kind of stores you rarely see on every other corner in middle class White neighborhoods. In short, all the businesses endemic of profiteering and structural poverty…the same businesses that like to follow innocent Black people around in stores for no reason. The businesses that won’t hire many of the Black people living in the neighborhoods they’re profiting off of. The businesses that charge twice as much for the same goods & services that are half as expensive in White neighborhoods
THOSE are the businesses that typically get burned in impoverished neighborhoods. Now, while I’m not necessarily advocating riots, I will repeat the words of Martin Luther King Jr, “I think that we’ve got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard”
Second, Other than corporate media outlets repeating what the police are telling them, I haven’t seen much hard evidence of honest to God unprovoked “rioting”…but what I have seen is lots of white police firing tear gas and rubber bullets at peaceful protesters. I’ve seen militarized police aim guns, tanks and sound cannons at unarmed civilians in their own neighborhoods. I’ve seen police not interviewing, but arresting key witnesses. I’ve seen people getting gassed in their homes—THEIR HOMES—for committing the crime of what, being Black at home?
The media goes on and on about “looting and rioting” without focusing too much on the police’s strong-arm tactics, they’re complicit in furthering the ratings meme of “unreasonably angry Black people” 
False media narratives: do the words match the facts?

odinsblog:

"Looting and Rioting"

First, people need to understand something about the “riots” in Ferguson: I get the feeling that a lot of White people are somehow thinking “Wow, those Black people just stood up in their living rooms and basically set fires to their own residences”

Not the way it works…

You know what neighborhood businesses typically get burned? The ones that aren’t Black owned. You’ve seen them — the pawn shops, the quick-marts, the pay-day loan stores, the liquor stores, the third tier rent-to-own stores…you know, the kind of stores you rarely see on every other corner in middle class White neighborhoods. In short, all the businesses endemic of profiteering and structural poverty…the same businesses that like to follow innocent Black people around in stores for no reason. The businesses that won’t hire many of the Black people living in the neighborhoods they’re profiting off of. The businesses that charge twice as much for the same goods & services that are half as expensive in White neighborhoods

THOSE are the businesses that typically get burned in impoverished neighborhoods. Now, while I’m not necessarily advocating riots, I will repeat the words of Martin Luther King Jr, I think that we’ve got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard

Second, Other than corporate media outlets repeating what the police are telling them, I haven’t seen much hard evidence of honest to God unprovoked “rioting”…but what I have seen is lots of white police firing tear gas and rubber bullets at peaceful protesters. I’ve seen militarized police aim guns, tanks and sound cannons at unarmed civilians in their own neighborhoods. I’ve seen police not interviewing, but arresting key witnesses. I’ve seen people getting gassed in their homes—THEIR HOMES—for committing the crime of what, being Black at home?

The media goes on and on about “looting and rioting” without focusing too much on the police’s strong-arm tactics, they’re complicit in furthering the ratings meme of “unreasonably angry Black people” 

False media narratives: do the words match the facts?

(via blue-author)

19 8 / 2014

nymphamortem:

ashypinky:

the-unpopular-opinions:

Warning: this opinion is about rape
Hello, tumblr. My name is Jack. I’m 17 years old. As you can tell by my name, I’m a guy. And last year, I was raped by my older male neighbor. I’d put my tumblr URL here, but I’ve received some disturbing and frankly borderline triggering messages in regards to my rape, so I’d rather not risk it. I hope you understand.
Introductions aside…
When I first went through my rape, all the supportive posts on tumblr about male rape victims was very comforting. I’m glad people acknowledged that guys could be raped and that they matter.
However…
I eventually had much more bitter feelings towards these posts when I noticed a certain trend with them: almost all of them belittled female rape victims in some way.
Just because someone is talking about girls/women getting raped doesn’t mean you need to derail it with “guys get raped too!”. As long as nobody is denying that fact, it’s unnecessary. Not every conversation about rape has to include all demographics of rape victims. There can be posts about male rape victims only, and there can also be posts about female rape victims only. 
It seems like people also act like female rape victims have it soooo easy and should just shut the fuck up, because male rape victims have it harder. A lot of women in my life including my friends and my sister have been raped, and it isn’t any easier for them. They still are told they deserved it, not given the legal attention they deserve, and accused of being liars and bitter sluts. That doesn’t sound easy to me. Male rape victims deal with a unique stigma as well (as in, some people don’t even believe we can get raped, which sucks) but that doesn’t mean it’s much easier for the ladies.
And another thing, why can’t tumblr have one nice photoset or post about male rape victims without some dumbass commenting “Because they’re men, nobody will care” or “This won’t get nearly as many notes as the female version”? Uh, shut the fuck up? You’re ruining the powerful message behind the post. And also, rape isn’t a fucking contest.
This not only pisses me off because I care about women and female rape victims, but it also pisses me off because I get the impression these people don’t actually give a shit about male rape victims at all. They only seem to use us as a prop in arguments to derail discussions of feminism, female victims, etc. by using a vulnerable group who has been through a horrible trauma. How sick is that?
While it’s important to spread awareness of other types of rapes besides male on female, there’s way to do so without derailing or talking over other victims.
So, as a tl;dr to this opinion: if the only time you talk about male rape victims is in some way to downplay or belittle women getting raped, then fuck you. You are a piece of shit, nothing more.
We deserve to be mentioned in our own posts rather than in derailment, and women who have been deserve a chance to talk about their experience without someone derailing saying men can get raped too when nobody was denying that fact. Fuck. You.

Wish I could do something to help you along your way, Jack. You sound like a great person. If more were like you, this world would be so much better off. 

Bless you.

nymphamortem:

ashypinky:

the-unpopular-opinions:

Warning: this opinion is about rape

Hello, tumblr. My name is Jack. I’m 17 years old. As you can tell by my name, I’m a guy. And last year, I was raped by my older male neighbor. I’d put my tumblr URL here, but I’ve received some disturbing and frankly borderline triggering messages in regards to my rape, so I’d rather not risk it. I hope you understand.

Introductions aside…

When I first went through my rape, all the supportive posts on tumblr about male rape victims was very comforting. I’m glad people acknowledged that guys could be raped and that they matter.

However…

I eventually had much more bitter feelings towards these posts when I noticed a certain trend with them: almost all of them belittled female rape victims in some way.

Just because someone is talking about girls/women getting raped doesn’t mean you need to derail it with “guys get raped too!”. As long as nobody is denying that fact, it’s unnecessary. Not every conversation about rape has to include all demographics of rape victims. There can be posts about male rape victims only, and there can also be posts about female rape victims only. 

It seems like people also act like female rape victims have it soooo easy and should just shut the fuck up, because male rape victims have it harder. A lot of women in my life including my friends and my sister have been raped, and it isn’t any easier for them. They still are told they deserved it, not given the legal attention they deserve, and accused of being liars and bitter sluts. That doesn’t sound easy to me. Male rape victims deal with a unique stigma as well (as in, some people don’t even believe we can get raped, which sucks) but that doesn’t mean it’s much easier for the ladies.

And another thing, why can’t tumblr have one nice photoset or post about male rape victims without some dumbass commenting “Because they’re men, nobody will care” or “This won’t get nearly as many notes as the female version”? Uh, shut the fuck up? You’re ruining the powerful message behind the post. And also, rape isn’t a fucking contest.

This not only pisses me off because I care about women and female rape victims, but it also pisses me off because I get the impression these people don’t actually give a shit about male rape victims at all. They only seem to use us as a prop in arguments to derail discussions of feminism, female victims, etc. by using a vulnerable group who has been through a horrible trauma. How sick is that?

While it’s important to spread awareness of other types of rapes besides male on female, there’s way to do so without derailing or talking over other victims.

So, as a tl;dr to this opinion: if the only time you talk about male rape victims is in some way to downplay or belittle women getting raped, then fuck you. You are a piece of shit, nothing more.

We deserve to be mentioned in our own posts rather than in derailment, and women who have been deserve a chance to talk about their experience without someone derailing saying men can get raped too when nobody was denying that fact. Fuck. You.

Wish I could do something to help you along your way, Jack. You sound like a great person. If more were like you, this world would be so much better off. 

Bless you.

(via blue-author)

18 8 / 2014

callmebackinfiveyears:

afunnyfeminist:

karlsparxxx:

shitdickfuckmothafucka:

tan-the-man:

themajesticalnarwhal:

He looks so strange without the mustache. 

You mean damn fine.

From Pornstache to Fuckmesideways with just one razor.

I love his big nose and thin lips. babeatron.

Then none of you watched SVU last season???

I don’t know anything about this dude, but I guess the first picture is him in character and the rest is him in real life? The character’s last name is Mendez? The actor seems to be a white, non-Latino dude? Or is he (I hope) actually a Latino dude?

His name is Pablo Schrieber. I thought that meant it was something Latino or Spanish, but according to Wikipedia, he was named after Pablo Neruda.

Uggggggh.

(Source: spilled-weed)

18 8 / 2014

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

by-grace-of-god:

Note the sources of the above quotes.

Contraception is not the answer. We deserve better.

Why We Want More than Birth Control

First things first, look at your sources, it’s like you by-passed all the current information on this topic and put up a bunch of outdated information that agreed with your ass backward views.

I’m sure you heard of the very recent news of the Free Birth Control Initiative Colorado was able to put into place about 4 years back:

  • "The initiative administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment began offering low-income women from 68 Colorado family planning clinics over 30,000 intrauterine devices (IUDs)or implants at low or no cost in 2009. Young women from these family planning clinics accounted for three-quarters of the state’s overall decline in the teen birth rate, and teen abortion rates dropped by 35 percent in counties that were included in the initiative between 2009 and 2012. Back in 2008, Colorado was home to the 29th lowest teenage birth rate across the nation. By 2012, three years after the initiative started, it jumped to the 19th lowest teen birth rate." [x]

But wait there’s more!

  • What would happen if women at risk for unintended pregnancies received the birth control of their choice — especially the more effective kinds — at no cost? The national abortion rate would plummet, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology on Thursday. [x]

And there’s also this:

  • "Between 2008 and 2011, the national abortion rate declined by 13 percent, according to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute that will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health journal. That puts 2011′s abortion rate at 16.9 abortions per every 1,000 women of reproductive age, the lowest rate recorded since Roe v. Wade legalized the procedure in 1973.”
  • “The decline in abortions coincided with a steep national drop in overall pregnancy and birth rates,” Rachel Jones, the lead author of Guttmacher’s study, explained in a statement accompanying the new report. “Contraceptive use improved during this period, as more women and couples were using highly effective, long-acting reversible contraceptive methods, such as the IUD. Moreover, the recent recession led many women and couples to want to avoid or delay pregnancy and childbearing.” [x]

Birth control not only lowers the rates of pregnancies, but the rates of abortions as well. I’m surprised I even have to say that, this is ridiculous. The thing you need to remember is that birth control failure usually happens do to human error, and human error is often caused by not being educated enough about the birth control you are taking.

This is why implementing comprehensive sex ed into our schools is so important, teaching our youth the importance of birth control and how to properly use it is so important. Human error happens for many reasons, but in most of these cases it’s because they were uninformed. (Also, before you even go there, free contraceptives and/or condoms do not make people more likely to be promiscuous or engage in riskier sex.)

So want lower abortion rates? Teach people about contraception and how it’s used, of course, no contraceptive is 100% effective in preventing pregnancy, but when properly used and paired with other methods it’s pretty damn close. Educate people, give them their options, so they can make informed decisions about their health and their bodies. Here’s my birth control masterpost that many people have said was helpful, maybe you should take a gander at it as well. - Paige

Anti-choicers have never been interested in lowering the abortion rate. They’re only interested in increasing maternal mortality.

(via antiprolife)

18 8 / 2014