"Five things everyone should know about U.S.... →
1. The US incarcerates more people per capita than any other nation in the world: Approximately 1 in 100 adults or more than 2.2 million people are behind bars in the US, according to the Pew Center on the States. In addition, another 4.6 million (or a total of almost 7 million) people live under some form of correctional supervision. Although the US is widely recognised as a “land of...
A vision of cultural homogeneity that seeks to deflect attention away from or...– bell hooks Relevant every single day to every derailing person who screams “reverse racism” (via wretchedoftheearth)
nosdrinker: the worst fandom is probably the second amendment fandom
It’s odd how those who dismiss the peace movement as utopian don’t hesitate to...– Arundhati Roy (via dauthurlogn) arundhati, always bringing the big boom. (via nezua)
So why did the media choose to cover around the clock a terrorist bombing that...– Mike Elk: The Texas fertilizer plant explosion cannot be forgotten (via kileyrae)
The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you...– Daniell Koepke (via internal-acceptance-movement) Oh what’s that? The sound of me crying as I read this, never mind. (via gtfothinspo)
power, privilege, and everyday life.: A Week of... →
microaggressions: On Friday evening, after the second suspect in the Boston marathon bombings had been caught, President Obama took to a podium, and said the following: That American spirit includes staying true to the unity and diversity that makes us strong — like no other nation in the world. In this age of…
Why Dove's "Real Beauty Sketches" Video Makes Me...
jazzylittledrops: So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked link and started...
Obama Administration Condemns Judge's Lifting of... →
rabbleprochoice: thepoliticalfreakshow: On Friday, a federal judge struck down the Obama Administration’s decision to restrict access to emergency contraception for Americans under 17 years old, ruling that Plan B should be available over the counter for women of all ages. Judge Edward R. Korman criticized the Administration’s “politically-motivated effort” to placate religious conservatives...
Words I think we need
kiriamaya: steptomegetburntliketoast: rhazade-waterbender: radiantbutterfly: Schrodinger’s Douchebag: One who makes douchebag statements, particularly sexist, racist or otherwise bigoted ones, then decides whether they were “just joking” or dead serious based on whether other people in the group approve or not. Permission to use it? OH MY GOD YES.
Down to a Sunless Sea by Neil Gaiman →
wilwheaton: A rainy encounter in London on the banks of the Thames unlocks a tale of loss and grief in this exclusive story from Neil Gaiman Take five minutes and read this. I promise that you’ll be glad you did.
How Racism Is Bad for Our Bodies →
sanityscraps: Pamela J. Sawyer and colleagues ran an experiment to test the link between the anticipation of prejudice and increased psychological and cardiovascular stress. Appearing in The American Journal of Public Health’s special issue on “The Science of Research on Racial/Ethnic Discrimination and Health,” their experiment paired Latina college students with white females. The white...
Online Music Piracy Doesn’t Hurt Sales, European... →
treatquestion: The criminalization of file sharing must be profitable to someone. Is it the internet service providers, for whom torrenting is, itself, a huge drain on the availability of their networks? I once received a warning for “illegal downloading”. Want to know what I was downloading? Copylefted material. Zines in PDF format. No intellectual property stolen whatsoever. But,...
Suicides in the U.S. military have been climbing, reaching a record high in 2012...– Soldier Suicides (via jayaprada)
What people don’t understand is when we say “Teach men not to rape,” we’re not...– Kalitena on Facebook (via oldloveinyoungbodies)
The Questionable Reporting of Kimani Gray's...
intersectmovements: Kimani Gray, a sixteen-year-old boy from Brooklyn, was shot and killed by undercover cops Saturday. Kimani, who the New York Times’ Hiroko Masuike refers to as a “teenaged gunman” in an article about the killing, is yet another murdered young black teen who is being framed as a thuggish criminal. Much of the reporting on this story is from the accounts of the police, which...
Don’t hurt them, you’re being filmed.– Chief to officers. (via intersectmovements)
I'm going to be live-blogging the Brooklyn...
thepeoplesrecord: intersectmovements: There’s a huge police presence. Riot police and police on horseback for no apparent reason. It’s the peaceful, but intense, protest of the killing of Kimani Gray, who died because he was shot 11 times by NYPD cops. This is intimidation. You can follow the stream that I am, too. Very cool.
the-muffin-master: people who hate on skinny girls in order to support fat ones people who hate on fat girls in order to support skinny ones people who hate on girls based on their body type
In a colorblind society, White people, who are unlikely to experience...– Monica Williams, Ph.D for Psychology Today, “Colorblind Ideology is a Form of Racism” (via confusedtree)
Lately I’ve been thinking about who I want to love, and how I want to love, and...– Andrea Gibson (via wendesgray)
While today’s youth are eager to live in a world where racism does not exist,...– bell hooks | Where We Stand: Class Matters (via sinidentidades)
I’m more interested in a feminism that ends discrimination for all people. It’s...– Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill/Le Tigre in a recent interview with the A.V. Club (via amstibovvered)
Men who harass women on the street are part of the same spectrum of the rape...– Hollaback Vancity An article explaining why catcalling isn’t a compliment (via soalanagoes)t
It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or...– David Cain, “Procrastination Is Not Laziness” (via pawneeparksdepartment)
There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live...– Audre Lorde in Sister Outsider. One of my favorite quotes. Happy birthday, Audre. (via queerbookclub)
Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as...– Marc Hack (via johnsteinbeck-)
Harry’s interested in girls. Hermione’s interested in boys. Fred asks Angelina...– Ojirawel, on this post (via moniquill)
I think we can all recognize that the “it’s a joke excuse” is the most...– Loose Talk: You can take your “just joking” and shove it. Posting this again in light of Penny Arcade’s Dickwolves Debacle. (via xuananigans)
hiptoyourjive: I hate when guys do something half way decent and say “chivalry is not dead” okay go joust for my honor I hope you fall off your horse you weird asshole