positivedoodles:

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

The morning after the murder of 18-year-old VonDerrit Myers, Jr.

Thursday, October 9th

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roachpatrol:

the-real-seebs:

kayinnasaki:

Cyber harassment study reveals the unsurprising!
It still amazes me that I talk to guys who still think they get harassed just as much as women online. Like even from people who aren’t clearly and totally gross dumbasses. It kinda makes me think that, even in the best cases, it might be hard to really understand the sheer difference in frequency. You see a woman get harassed on a game and you go “Oh well I’ve been harassed” without understanding that there is seldom a session for her where that doesn’t happen or understanding what her inbox might look like…

That is a sort of stunning degree of difference.

"The data’s in! Women were lying about online harassment!”
"Aha! We knew it!" 
“Yeah, they’ve been severely underreporting how bad things are for them, turns out.”
"Wait, what?"

roachpatrol:

the-real-seebs:

kayinnasaki:

Cyber harassment study reveals the unsurprising!

It still amazes me that I talk to guys who still think they get harassed just as much as women online. Like even from people who aren’t clearly and totally gross dumbasses. It kinda makes me think that, even in the best cases, it might be hard to really understand the sheer difference in frequency. You see a woman get harassed on a game and you go “Oh well I’ve been harassed” without understanding that there is seldom a session for her where that doesn’t happen or understanding what her inbox might look like…

That is a sort of stunning degree of difference.

"The data’s in! Women were lying about online harassment!”

"Aha! We knew it!

Yeah, they’ve been severely underreporting how bad things are for them, turns out.”

"Wait, what?"

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atane:

Remember that.

atane:

Remember that.

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an-dru:

buttcheekpalmkang:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Today in Racist Fuckery (10.7.16): These assholes will show out when they think there’s no one around to check them. Let’s see how many “Darren Wilsons” will turn up for #FergusonOctober. We ready. #staywoke #farfromover

Comments include “Let’s go Darren [Wilson, the officer who killed Brown],” “DAR-REN WIL-SON,” “We’re the ones who fuckin’ gave all y’all the freedoms that you have,” and “Pull up your pants.”

Gave us freedom.. Like they weren’t the ones who took them away in the first place.

i hope they lose every game from here on out and their franchise crumbles

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ethiopienne:

As many of you already know, October 11, THIS SATURDAY, is NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY, a day that – while good intentioned – doesn’t always address the lived realities of LGBTQ youth of color who are criminalized and policed.  For many of us, especially transgender and gender non-conforming youth, being “in the closet” was never an option.  And for others, simply being visible – without structural changes to state-based violence – still isn’t safe.
Let’s flip the script on National Coming Out Day, #NCOD!  Let’s use #NCOD to talk about Coming Out in the face of policing and criminalization.  Let’s talk about issues that matter to LGBTQ youth of color.  Let’s talk about strategies for staying safe with the police and on the streets.
 And let’s share our #GetYrRights strategies with youth all over the country, especially those in rural areas or without access to a Know Your Rights LGBTQ youth community, who will be following hashtag #NCOD!JOIN US FOR A TWITTER CHAT ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11th: 1-2 CST // 2-3pm EST // 11am-12pm PSTInclude hashtags #NCOD and #GetYrRights in your tweets all day long 

ethiopienne:

As many of you already know, October 11THIS SATURDAY, is NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY, a day that – while good intentioned – doesn’t always address the lived realities of LGBTQ youth of color who are criminalized and policed.  For many of us, especially transgender and gender non-conforming youth, being “in the closet” was never an option.  And for others, simply being visible – without structural changes to state-based violence – still isn’t safe.

Let’s flip the script on National Coming Out Day, #NCOD!  Let’s use #NCOD to talk about Coming Out in the face of policing and criminalization.  Let’s talk about issues that matter to LGBTQ youth of color.  Let’s talk about strategies for staying safe with the police and on the streets.

 And let’s share our #GetYrRights strategies with youth all over the country, especially those in rural areas or without access to a Know Your Rights LGBTQ youth community, who will be following hashtag #NCOD!

JOIN US FOR A TWITTER CHAT ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11th: 1-2 CST // 2-3pm EST // 11am-12pm PST
Include hashtags #NCOD and #GetYrRights in your tweets all day long 

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"At this point, it is literally inconceivable to imagine the U.S. not at war. It would be shocking if that happened in our lifetime. U.S. officials are now all but openly saying this. “Endless War” is not dramatic rhetorical license but a precise description of America’s foreign policy."

Key Democrats, Led by Hillary Clinton, Leave No doubt that Endless War is Official U.S. Doctrine - The Intercept (via wilwheaton)

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note-a-bear:

rmdowartist:

dynastylnoire:

white-girl-brown-world:

crooksandliars:

Thomas Eric Duncan Has Died From Ebola

Major news networks are now reporting that Thomas Eric Duncan, the first man in the U.S. diagnosed with Ebola, has died from the disease. Not many more details are available at this time. We’ll update as more becomes available.

I hope his family sues the fuck out of that shitty hospital and the people who sent him home the first time.

…a part of me thinks they let him die so that people coming from Africa looking for care won’t try to come anymore.

He was given experimental DRUGS…. Instead of the treatment that was successful with those who overcame this (man made) #disease.

but there’s the larger problem that no one has funded or backed even basic research into Ebola care, much less treatments and/or cures, in a meaningful way, because it primarily harms non-white persons.

There’s a systemic failure in the medicine-for-profit industry that needs to be addressed, because *that* as much as this or any other disease, is what’s killing people.
rejection of the idea that medical research should be open and funded simply for the purposes of helping people, not profit, or allure, or whatever is why there’s so much room for global anti-blackness and white supremacy to take root in big pharma and the medical industrial complex in general.

like…there’s a reason that the Westerners that were primarily offering care and support services in affected areas were largely from missionary and neo-missionary projects, and it’s not (entirely) out of the goodness of their hearts.

commiekinkshamer:

GoFundMe to raise money for her funeral costs

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Hello, I really need financial assistance. My six year old laptop is falling apart. My work environment is transmisogynistic, heterosexist, and ableist. I’m pretty much using my work computer as my primary computer at this point. If i want a safer work environment, I need to work remotely and my laptop is in no shape for that. I’ve also used my laptop for creative endeavors and it is in no shape for that any of that. If I want to work in a safer environment and do my art again, I need a laptop.

ghostofcommunism:

ghostofcommunism:

ghostofcommunism:

With your help, I can get a new laptop. I might even be able to get other hardware to further my artistic endeavors and help pay some of my living expenses. Help me and I will make you all sorts of creative shinies!

Please signal boost this. I really need a new laptop and I can’t afford one on my own.

There are 39 days left and only $106 donated so far. Please donate and signal boost this if you can. Thanks to donators.

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kidmusclefan:

!!!!!!!!!!!!

wallahibro:

stop scrolling and fucking read my words and reblog this. i don’t care how you do it but fucking share this right now.

i’m going to type like one of those annoying ass people who bold their words and speak in caps too and i hate those people on here but who the fck cares just listen to me.

ISIS is honing in on the kurdish city of kobane (ayn al-arab in arabic), which is right on the border with turkey. over 400,000 kurds have left their native town out of fear. during this whole time, ISIS has been massacring people who are mostly kurds living in the villages around kobane.

young kurdish men are being BEHEADED in the streets. kurdish yezidi and assyrian women and girls are raped, kidnapped, and sold into sex slavery. NOW OTHER FAMILIES ARE ACTUALLY KILLING THEIR YOUNG DAUGHTERS TO PREVENT THIS. GIRLS AS YOUNG AS 8 OR 12 ARE JUMPING OFF CLIFFS TO AVOID THIS LIFE AND YOU’RE IGNORING THIS.

i’m used to this because no one cares about the kurds. no one cares about the minorities of the middle east. it’s been 130 years of genocides after genocides after massacres after village destruction and internal displacements that i’m immune to this but this is just too much. we have our own protection services but we are working on little to no money and weapons from the early 1990s and 2000s. how are we going to protect ourselves from a terrorist group who has millions of dollars to their name and turkey to protect them?

now turkey has been denying they support ISIS in any way possible but how can they not be supporting them when the foreign defense minister pardoned them of their crimes? how can they not be supporting ISIS when they allow future militants from the US and europe to go through its borders and enter syria via secret border holes that are actually facilitated by the turkish military? and then when they are injured they’re rushed off to turkey where they get intensive hospital care in all the border towns, how is that not support?

my question to you is, when will you care? when, after how many weeks of the topic of ISIS being on the news, did you stop caring? was it the moment you heard “another conflict in the middle east”? or are millions of lives at stake just a grain of sand to you while you try to block it all out to focus on stupid ass marvel movies or a movie about a goddamn raccoon?

why have i only seen support for us kurds by warmongers and weird conservatives who think a woman who is putting her life on the line to protect her family and country is the definition of feminism even though she has no choice?

THIS IS REAL AND THIS IS SERIOUS.

if thousands of people can rally together to support palestine in the street, in art, in movies, and on the internet, you can do this, too. don’t be a goddamn hypocrite AND SUBSEQUENTLY SUPPORT A GENOCIDE OF ANCIENT PEOPLE, DUDE.

(Source: 2spookykurd, via note-a-bear)