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September 7, 2014

atane:

2 white construction workers who were witnesses to Mike Brown’s murder have stepped forward to say that Mike Brown was murdered with his hands up. They fear losing their jobs.

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September 6, 2014

diamondsonparade:

odinsblog:

A Twitter Essay by @HeerJeet: Pathologizing Black-On-Black Crime

Related: An Essay By GradientLair: Respectability Politics 

Related: Not Here for your Internalized Racism

Related: Five Myths About Black-On-Black Crime

Related: How Crime is Viewed Through The Lens of Race in America

Related: What does “Black-On-Black” Crime in Ferguson even have to do with Mike Brown?

bless this man

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September 6, 2014
mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

whiteguiltconfessionals:

Update #Recall4Mike 982 registered Ferguson voters are needed to recall the officials (mayor, police chief and police that protected Darren Wilson). Boost this and let’s make it happen! Make sure it gets to Ferguson, they hold the Power in this!
This is Not a game, This is a GAME CHANGER!
-M

Fuck them up Ferguson

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

whiteguiltconfessionals:

Update #Recall4Mike 982 registered Ferguson voters are needed to recall the officials (mayor, police chief and police that protected Darren Wilson). Boost this and let’s make it happen! Make sure it gets to Ferguson, they hold the Power in this!

This is Not a game, This is a GAME CHANGER!

-M

Fuck them up Ferguson

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September 6, 2014
"In the 1890s, when Freud was in the dawn of his career, he was struck by how many of his female patients were revealing childhood [sexual] victimization to him. Freud concluded that child sexual abuse was one of the major causes of emotional disturbances in adult women and wrote a brilliant and humane paper called “The Aetiology of Hysteria.” However, rather than receiving acclaim from his colleagues for his ground-breaking insights, Freud met with scorn. He was ridiculed for believing that men of excellent reputation (most of his patients came from upstanding homes) could be perpetrators of incest.
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men."

― Lundy Bancroft

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read this carve it into your brains permanently etch it into your skulls r e a d  t h i s

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i don’t know how to deal with this

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September 6, 2014

ivoryathena:

Badass women of the future:

  1. Malavath Poorna, the youngest person ever to reach Mount Everest’s summit at the age of 13 years, 11 months
  2. Ann Makosinksi, Canadian inventor of a flashlight powered strictly by body heat at age 16

  3. Mo’Ne Davis, first girl to throw a Little League World Series shutout in history, with fastballs reaching speeds of up to 70mph, at age 13

  4. Alia Sabur, youngest university professor in the world, appointed to Konkuk University in South Korea at age 18

  5. Asia Newson, owning and operating a candle sales business alongside her father, is Detroit’s youngest entrepreneur at age 10

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September 6, 2014
"We have a saying, my people. “Don’t kill if you can wound, don’t wound if you can subdue, don’t subdue if you can pacify and don’t raise your hand at all until you’ve first extended it.”"

— Wonder Woman (#25, December ‘08)

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September 6, 2014

bobbyhoying:

hostilehottie:

celestia:

remember

if you can watch this entire video straight through you have the most iron fucking will on the actual planet, in the actual universe. you have gigantic balls of steel. i would not fuck with you. you could come in my house and slap my mom and take my cats and i would just let you. if you can watch all of this you scare the shit out of me

god i thought i could do it but i cant i cant watch this all the way through 

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September 6, 2014
A comment replying to my Ebola post, an idiot said this.. “Or America has the money and sanitation that Africa doesn’t have and that’s why the two Americans lived”…. Below is a tiny collection of images of the Africa they refuse to show you..

kushandwizdom:

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I really am sorry that you have reached this far in life, brainwashed by your media believing that Africa looks like the image below.. I really do sympathize with you,

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Stop making Africa the poster child for poverty, poverty is everywhere, and if you ever paid attention, you might notice that it’s closer to home than you think!!!

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September 6, 2014

socialjusticekoolaid:

"All I did — what I did was — was release the videotape to you, because I had to," Jackson told reporters on Aug. 15 when asked why he released the robbery footage. "I’d been sitting on it, but I — too many people put in a [Freedom of Information Act] request for that thing, and I had to release that tape to you."

Writing for The Blot, Matthew Keys reports that the police department did not receive any specific requests for the videotape.

"A review of open records requests sent to the Ferguson Police Department found that no news organization, reporter or individual specifically sought the release of the surveillance tape before police distributed it on Aug. 15," Keys writes.

Journalist Andrew Perez also said that he has tried to get the documents to show who sent FOIA requests for the recording.

"I requested all requests for the videotape too, and they produced a ton of docs but no requests for the tape," Perez tweeted.

Perez also tweeted that, when asked, Ferguson Police spokesperson Tim Zoll couldn’t think of any specific requests for the tape.

Your daily reminder the Ferguson Police Department participated in a large-scale conspiracy to slander and demonize Michael Brown, while protecting his murderer, fellow officer Darren Wilson. How and why anyone could still be defending these armed thugsis beyond me. #staywoke #farfromover 

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September 6, 2014

pushinghoopswithsticks:

vivianvivisection:

Fuck Joan Rivers and if you’re a fan fuck you too.

white privilege is being as antiwomen as you please and still being canonized as a feminist icon

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September 5, 2014

worldoflis:

girldwarf:

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

YAAAAEEESSSSSSS

You know what I like, and feel is so important? That he doesn’t say “Men thinks those are THEIR positions”. He says “We think those are OUR positions.”

As a male feminist, he still doesn’t exclude himself from the group of men.

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September 5, 2014

fricabis-debent:

succulenceenvy:

man-hatingcosmetologist:

sourcedumal:

zaynspersonalbodyinspector:

In our society today girls feel that they need to be skinny in order to find love.  Fact is, your true love is gonna love you no matter what.  If he cares about the size of your thighs more then the size of your heart…drop him my darlings as no man should make you feel bad about your size if he truly loves you <3

Reblog. Every. Single. Time.

Naw son. Fuck this entire fucking movie because it’s about these skinny ass women who are bitter as fuck because the fat girl in their group is getting married before them and they mad because “HOW THE FUCK IS THE FATTY BEING HAPPY WHILE WE ARE SKINNY AND ATTRACTIVE NOOO WOE IS MY SKINNY SELF!”

Not to mention the fact that this scene is AFTER THE SKINNY WOMEN ALMOST DESTROYED HER DRESS DUE TO THEIR PETTY ASS BULLSHIT.

AND FUCK THAT ‘I LOVE ICE CREAM’ LINE FOR REAL.

We can’t go 4 damn minutes without a trope about a fat person talking about how they love to eat

This movie was a pile of steaming shit.

^OMG. I WATCHED THIS SHIT IN ACTUAL DISBELIEF. WHAT IN THE FUCK???? DISGUSTING.

FINALLY SOMEONE FUCKING SAYS IT. I watched this movie based on this entire gif thinking it was gonna be hella positive. IT WAS SO FUCKED UP. 

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September 5, 2014
"And there it is. A nearly all-white crowd chanting to a nearly all-black crowd, “Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!” Contemporary racism encapsulated by an attempt to package it as support for the police, exposed by calls to shoot black men.

There are no words."

Ferguson protesters chanted, “Hands up, don’t shoot!” Darren Wilson supporters replied, “Shoot!” (via brutereason)

Scum

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September 5, 2014

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September 5, 2014
"We are outraged when an Indian police officer tells a rape victim she should marry her attacker but not when a California judge says a woman wasn’t really raped because she didn’t put up enough of a fight. We are outraged at 24,000 rapes in India but not 188,380 in America."

Hoopstatic - First World Problems

I really recommend reading the entire article. Trigger warning for discussion of rape and rape culture - it’s a tough article but very important. 

(Thanks to byunbbi for submitting)

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