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  • genderlessvulpix:


    Because of Them, We Can



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  • disabledgirlism:

    it’s pretty common for people discussing rape culture within feminist discourse to conveniently leave out disabled girls, but this is just a casual reminder that disabled women are far more likely to be sexually assaulted, abused or raped than able-bodied women. on top of that, 50% of deaf girls and 54% of deaf boys have been sexually abused or assaulted. so please stop leaving us out of your discussion about rape culture.

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  • sincerely-elsh:




    When they say Africa is poor…

    Africa’s wealth is getting stolen by the West.


    These so called first world nations are developed because they steal billions of dollars worth of African resources annually and then have the nerve to look down on us for having nothing. 

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  • museumofmodernerotica asked : Maybe this is a crazy question, but how did Europeans know what Africans looked like? I know that some of the paintings here are of North Africans/Middle Easterners, but others clearly depict people born south of the Sahara. I've heard of Prester John but I never imagined that medieval Europeans were aware that Prester John would have had brown skin. Am I missing something?


    Like. There are a lot of things I could say here. But I’m just going to do my best to answer your question, and the answer is either very simple or very complicated, depending on your current point of view.

    1. “They” knew what people with brown skin looked like because people with brown skin had been there literally THE ENTIRE TIME. Some (and father back, ALL) of “them” had brown skin themselves.

    2. “People with Brown Skin” and “Europeans” are not separate and mutually exclusive groups.

    3. No matter how far back you go, the mythical time that you’re looking for, when all-white, racially and culturally isolated Europe was “real”, will continue to recede from your grasp until it winkles out the like imaginary place it is.

    We can just keep going back. In every area, from all walks of life, rich and poor, kings and peasants, artists and iconoclasts, before there were countries and continents, before there were white people.

    Russia, 1899:


    Switzerland, c. 1800:  [fixed link here]


    Netherlands, 1658:


    Poland, 1539:


    Germany, 1480s:


    Spain, 1420s:


    France, 1332:


    Scotland, England, France, 1280s:


    France, 1220s:


    England, 1178:


    Belgium, 1084:


    Greece, c. 1000:


    Spain, 850s:


    Throughout Europe, 800s-500s:


    England, c. 300 AD:


    Scotland, c. 100 AD:



    Italy, 79 AD:


    Greece, 170 B.C.:


    Greece, 300 B. C.:


    Greece, 400s B.C.


    Greece, 500s B.C.:


    Egypt, 1200s B.C.:


    Crete (Minoan), 1600 B.C.:


    Crete (Minoan), early 2000s B.C.:


    Romania, 34,000 B.C.:


    The time when “EVERYONE” in Europe was White does not exist. They knew what people with brown skin looked like because they were there. They knew what “Africans” looked like because they were there, and they weren’t “they”, they were us, or you. I think what you’re missing is something that never existed.

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  • "Killing oneself is, anyway, a misnomer. We don’t kill ourselves. We are simply defeated by the long, hard struggle to stay alive. When somebody dies after a long illness, people are apt to say, with a note of approval, ‘He fought so hard.’ And they are inclined to think, about a suicide, that no fight was involved, that somebody simply gave up. This is quite wrong."
    Sally Brampton, Shoot The Damn Dog: A Memoir Of Depression (via writeswrongs)

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  • suicunesrider:




    Jon Stewart Goes After Fox in Powerful Ferguson Monologue

    I been waiting for the daily show to come back so they could cover this

    Jon rip them boys a new asshole 

    Did you just “he who smelt it dealt it” RACISM

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  • huffingtonpost:

    Jon Stewart’s Priceless Response To Fox News On Ferguson

    Jon Stewart is back from vacation, and he’s not wasting any time going after one of his favorite targets: Fox News.

    Watch his the full brilliant 10  minute monologue on racism and Ferguson  here. 

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  • thebluelip-blondie:



    A dozen part-time UPS workers in Minneapolis took protest action on the job August 22, after discovering ties between Missouri law enforcement and a company, Law Enforcement Targets, whose shipments we handle each day.

    Some of us removed the company’s packages from trucks that would deliver them to law enforcement. Others, in solidarity, refused to ferry these packages to their intended trailers.

    Others posed with a sign reading “#handsupdontship.” The phrase “hands up, don’t shoot” has come to symbolize protest over the police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

    We decided we could not be silent while our work was contributing to the militarized violence that police are directing at Ferguson residents in the aftermath of Brown’s death.

    This is high-stakes activism. These workers are at risk losing their jobs for this. Well done, UPS folks, for sticking to your principles.

    This is where unity works.  The powers use Racism to divide, we must see past the games and stand together.

    yo if these people get fired can we start a fund for them?

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  • "[TW: severe abuse] Anita Posey was a dedicated caseworker for children at the Dept. of Social Services for 20 years. Her boyfriend was a drug addict and de aler, and an extremely violent man. She had black eyes, a fractured nose, broken tooth and lips, three cracked ribs, and other injuries over the years. She shot him in defense of her baby, after he had thrown the baby at the wall. The court wrongfully convicted and sentenced her, stating that she had time to think between the time her boyfriend threw the baby and th e time she picked up the gun “60 to 90 seconds” and unjustly called it premeditated."

    The Michigan Women’s Justice & Clemency Project

    because i’m just fucking sick and tired of everybody wanting to “talk” about and “complicate” yet another fucking murdering man’s life and history—I decided to highlight the women of Michigan who are currently in prison/serving life sentences for murdering abusive male partners and/or committing crimes under threat of abuse by male partners.

    Anita Posey struck me as particularly important to highlight because her case points to exactly how fucked up the situation is for mothers in particular—do you know HOW many fucking women I’ve spotlighted/done stories on through the fucking YEARS who have been imprisoned for 20 yrs, some times life, because they *didn’t* “defend” their children? Do you know how many women are sitting in prison right now for the crime of being abused by their partner and not being able to stop their partner from abusing their children?

    and yet, a woman kills the man who has beat her WHILE he’s hurting her children—and she STILL winds up in prison.

    THESE WOMEN are the people who we DESPERATLY need to understand. along with the cultural mentality in the US that expects women to not only stop men from raping them and beating them, but also expects them to stop men from abusing the kids—while ALL OF SOCIETY STANDS BY AND WATCHES.

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    The worst part of all of this is that this sonovabitch put her in a Catch-22.

    So, she has two options:
    1. Stop Him
    2. Don’t Stop Him

    He’s a violent abuser with a history of erratic and violent behaviour and a past history of getting physical. He’s in a murderous rage, as evidenced by the fact that he THREW AN INFANT AT A WALL.
    If she attacks, and is rebuffed, he will—without doubt—kill her.
    Ergo, she must succeed in incapacitating him on the first try, which she accomplished.

    The reward? 20 years in prison.

    Option one nets her a murder charge.

    Option two, however, nets her a negligence and accessory to murder charge—-precisely because she failed to act and thus is deemed to be ‘complicit’.

    No matter what action she took, she was fucked.

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    reblogging again bc fuck every MRA and other assorted piece of shit who wants to talk about how the justice system is biased against MEN when it’s men running the show and always has been, and the outcome is a) men who think it’s acceptable to try to kill women and babies and b) men who want to punish women for that

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    if she hadn’t intervened she would’ve been charged with Failure to Protect a child at LEAST and possibly manslaughter. The system is designed to punish victims

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  • ethiopienne:

    on today’s episode of me having feelings, a series of tweets about “anti-rape nail polish.”

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  • "32,975"

    That’s the number of arrest warrants issued in Ferguson last year for nonviolent crimes. Compare that to the population of 21,135 people.

    Ferguson is making bank off its own citizens

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