cathexys:

cesperanza:

invisiblelad:

spillboy:

More proof that Paul Ryan is a despicable human being.

Objectivisim at its finest. When the cause he defunded becomes a pop culture fad, why let’s get our photo op in! 

Oh, it’s much MUCH worse. I bet he’s delighted at the ALS challenge. Because we shouldn’t have government, we should have “charity” and “democracy” funded by “individuals” - the person with the most clever meme gets all the money, that’s the beauty of the free market, amiright? You better work, girl! Those sick kids with cancer ain’t half as entertaining, and it’s a good thing the Parkinson’s people have that Michael J. Fox, he was so funny in Back to the Future. < / not bitter, not bitter or angry at all actually, shutting up now. >

Yup, that’s the US approach to every disaster, to being poor, being sick. Collect money for that cute kid’s surgery and go around neighborhoods to get donations for this shelter. Because we couldn’t raise taxes and help people, now could we? It’s individualism par excellence, where communities at most help their own—too bad if yours is poor.

cathexys:

cesperanza:

invisiblelad:

spillboy:

More proof that Paul Ryan is a despicable human being.

Objectivisim at its finest. When the cause he defunded becomes a pop culture fad, why let’s get our photo op in! 

Oh, it’s much MUCH worse. I bet he’s delighted at the ALS challenge. Because we shouldn’t have government, we should have “charity” and “democracy” funded by “individuals” - the person with the most clever meme gets all the money, that’s the beauty of the free market, amiright? You better work, girl! Those sick kids with cancer ain’t half as entertaining, and it’s a good thing the Parkinson’s people have that Michael J. Fox, he was so funny in Back to the Future. < / not bitter, not bitter or angry at all actually, shutting up now. >

Yup, that’s the US approach to every disaster, to being poor, being sick. Collect money for that cute kid’s surgery and go around neighborhoods to get donations for this shelter. Because we couldn’t raise taxes and help people, now could we? It’s individualism par excellence, where communities at most help their own—too bad if yours is poor.

Destroy the idea that men should respect women because we are their daughters, mothers, and sisters. Reinforce the idea that men should respect women because we are people.

*gets a sugar daddy just to pay for textbooks*

(Source: bepeu)

upworthy:

A Huge Part Of Sex That Makes A Lot Of People Feel Ashamed — But Why?

Sex is intimate and personal, so what’s with all the shame surrounding it? From what happens in *your* bedroom to what happens in your neighbor’s bedroom to keeping secrets to being open and honest — what this woman has to say is important, and it affects all of us in one way or another. Nobody likes to feel ashamed.

So great!

necrophilofthefuture:

realest.

So if someone is coerced into having sex, it qualifies as rape? Even if they said yes (granted she hasn't been drugged or drunk)

@Anonymous

feminishblog:

If someone doesn’t feel like they can remain safe by saying “no”, if their “yes” is not of their own accord or free will, then that is not consent. Without consent, you have rape, yes.

Coercion means that they did not want to have sex but were forced - and force does not have to be by solely physical means. It could be mental, emotional, or psychological.

thebacksideofthewall:

I swear the fuckin producers of the simpsons knew shit was an issue before anyone opened their eyes.

(Source: monodoh)

musicnerdery:

Seriously tumblr.I dont ever ask you guys for anything.But this is a time where we need your help.Please.Call. Email. Reblog. SOMETHING.________________*Edit.Due to the recent and sudden popularity of this post, I feel the need to go in depth a bit. This is a shorthand twitter post, so lets expound. People. We already know that this is not the man they want on the case. Here’s the thing. Governor Jay Nixon and the county refuse to remove him from the case. He has a historic pro police bias, including letting 2 cops off for shooting 20 rounds into a car with 2 unarmed Black men in it, killing them both. This pro police bias comes from McCulloch’s own father, a former cop, being killed by a black assailant years ago. Both his MOTHER and his BROTHER work in the police department. What’s even scarier, is that THIS MAN IS UP FOR INSTANT REELECTION THIS NOVEMBER, AS HE IS RUNNING UNOPPOSED. This shit is real folks.This is setting up to be like how Angela Corey purposely fucked up the Trayvon Martin case. Remember how she didnt arrest Zimmerman but could harass Melissa Alexander? So yeah. Let’s do the work and figure out what we can do to get rid of this man… or harass the fuck out of him until we get what we need. Which might not happen, but yeah.

musicnerdery:

Seriously tumblr.
I dont ever ask you guys for anything.
But this is a time where we need your help.
Please.
Call. Email. Reblog. 
SOMETHING.

________________
*Edit.
Due to the recent and sudden popularity of this post, I feel the need to go in depth a bit. This is a shorthand twitter post, so lets expound.

People. We already know that this is not the man they want on the case. Here’s the thing. Governor Jay Nixon and the county refuse to remove him from the case. 

He has a historic pro police bias, including letting 2 cops off for shooting 20 rounds into a car with 2 unarmed Black men in it, killing them both. This pro police bias comes from McCulloch’s own father, a former cop, being killed by a black assailant years ago. Both his MOTHER and his BROTHER work in the police department. What’s even scarier, is that THIS MAN IS UP FOR INSTANT REELECTION THIS NOVEMBER, AS HE IS RUNNING UNOPPOSED. This shit is real folks.

This is setting up to be like how Angela Corey purposely fucked up the Trayvon Martin case. Remember how she didnt arrest Zimmerman but could harass Melissa Alexander? So yeah. Let’s do the work and figure out what we can do to get rid of this man… or harass the fuck out of him until we get what we need. Which might not happen, but yeah.

thagal:

it’s annoying because skinny girls never ride for thick or fat girls EVER, never reblog pictures of them or mention shit bout body positivity and uplifting the spirits of thick and fat girls like I never see y’all advocating for curves and extra fat on the thighs or hips or anything but when Nicki goes “Fuck skinny bitches” y’all are suddenly activists for self-image and body positivity? get gone you fakes and liars. Fuck all y’all

Dude this is so untrue. I know so many skinny women who advocate body positivity. We need to start supporting each other. I know many skinny girls out there are afraid of thicker bodies because of the programing society has spent years wiring into their subconscious, but we shouldn’t generalize. We need to support ALL body positivity and all women who stand up for themselves.

vivyllons:

The bookstore in my town has a racism section in honor of Ferguson and it gives me a lot of hope

vivyllons:

The bookstore in my town has a racism section in honor of Ferguson and it gives me a lot of hope

stray-souls:

Angelitos Negros, Eartha Kitt, 1970

(Source: foxwin)

Popular performers both reflect and shape social attitudes.

The white rapper Eminem won a Grammy Award while I was writing this book. At the time of his award, one of his newest popular songs was “Kim,” the name of Eminem’s wife. The song begins with the singer putting his baby daughter to bed and then preparing to murder his wife for being with another man. He tells his wife, “If you move I’ll beat the shit out of you,” and informs her that he has already murdered their four-year-old son. He then tells his wife he is going to drive away with her in the car, leaving the baby at home alone, and then will bring her home dead in the trunk. Kim’s voice (as performed by Eminem) is audible off and on throughout the song, screaming with terror. At times she pleads with him not to hurt her. He describes to her how he is going to make it look as if she is the one who killed their son and that he killed her in self-defense, so that he’ll get away with it. Kim screams for help, then is audibly choked to death, as Eminem screams, “Bleed, bitch, bleed! Bleed!” The murder is followed by the sound of a body being dragged across dry leaves, thrown into the trunk of a car, and closed in.

Even more horrible than Eminem’s decision to record this song glorifying the murder of a woman and child is the fact that it did not stop him from receiving a Grammy. What is a teen boy or a young man to conclude about our culture from this award? I believe I can safely say that a singer who openly promoted the killing of Jews, or blacks, or people in wheelchairs would be considered ineligible for a Grammy. But not so, unfortunately, for encouraging the brutal and premeditated murder of one’s wife and child, complete with a plan for how to escape consequences for it.

And, unfortunately, Eminem has plenty of company. The extremely popular Guns ’n’ Roses recorded a song that goes: “I used to love her / But I had to kill her / I had to put her six feet under / And I can still hear her complain.” The singer (Axl Rose) goes on to sing that he knew he would miss her so he buried her in the backyard. This song supports a common attitude among physical abusers that women’s complaints are what provoke men to violence. Another outstanding example is the comedian Andrew Dice Clay, whose repertoire of “jokes” about the beating and sexual assault of females has filled performance halls across the country. Fans of these kinds of performers have been known to state defensively, “Come on, it’s just humor.” But humor is actually one of the powerful ways a culture passes on its values. If a man is already inclined toward abuse because of his earlier training or experience, he can find validation in such erformances and distance himself even further from empathy for his partners. In one abuse case that I was involved in, the man used to play the above Guns ’n’ Roses song on the stereo repeatedly and tell his wife that this was what was going to happen to her, laughing about it. But in the context of verbal assault and physical fear that he created, what was a joke to him was a blood-curdling threat to his partner.

Why does he do that - Lundy Bancroft (via scherbensalat)