9:01 am • 20 August 2014 • 18,291 notes
I see people saying “How can this happen? Isn’t this America?”
Well, yes. This IS America.
(US Army attacks homeless veterans protesting in Washington, DC in 1932)
1960s Birmingham, Alabama
1970 attack on unarmed student protesters at Kent State University
Police action at peaceful UC Davis Occupy protest
Let’s not pretend like the police actions taken this week are anything new. It’s just the most recent manifestation of a problem America has had for a very long time.
6:17 pm • 19 August 2014 • 3 notes
I have a deep and abiding love for most disgusting food but one I have never been able to understand is a cheesesteak. Cheesesteaks are disgusting.
5:04 pm • 19 August 2014 • 122 notes
GAME OF THRONES’ Peter Dinklage & OITNB’s Taylor Schilling to star in A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY off-Broadway
Ivan Turgenev’s classic play chronicles the comic and erotic turmoil that befalls an otherwise quiet country estate when a handsome young tutor arrives to teach Natalya Petrovna’s (Schilling) young son. But it is Natalya who becomes interested in a tutelage of another kind, much to the consternation of her husband and her suffering friend, Rakitin (Dinklage), who is secretly smitten with her.
This is the first thing on broadway I’m actually interested in seeing
4:14 pm • 19 August 2014 • 21,400 notes
At a deposition, Ferguson’s former police chief revealed that his staff did not keep records of incidents in which officers used force against citizens, so long as no one died; in other words, there was no way of telling how often incidents like Davis’ happened.
remember shit like this when they talk about how mike brown’s shooter had no disciplinary record
2:42 pm • 19 August 2014 • 34,834 notes
The community in Ferguson is struggling to come up with the money to keep their kids fed, since school has been cancelled all this time, yet people have donated over $12,000 to the murderer who started all of this in the last 24 hours alone. Think about that. And then donate to the right cause.
Wow, I’m so happy that they passed their goal ($80,000)! Please still consider making a donation if you can, though. All donations go directly to The St. Louis Area Foodbank.
12:46 pm • 19 August 2014 • 41,696 notes
I’m glad that Ferguson is getting attention, seriously I am, but I haven’t seen ONE post about what is happening over seas. Not even one post about the pictures above. Children are being beheaded and dragged into the streets where they are then shot because their families are Christian. Women are being raped and murdered. Men are being murdered. PEOPLE are dying. It’s a Christian Holocaust. And I haven’t seen anything on Tumblr.
Why aren’t any of you furious about this?! Where’s the “social justice?” ISIS is murdering people who don’t convert to Islam (yes, I know they’re extremists and not all Muslims are like that. Save yourself the rant) but I really want to know why this hasn’t been given the attention it deserves.
Seriously, guys. This is really scary, and we need to raise attention for these people. They so desperately need our prayers and support.
This happening to christian KURDS and yezidis
There has also been over 100 girls under the age of 15 that have been raped by ISIS soldiers and have been forced into committing suicide. The Kurdish Christians and Yezedis that are on the run are begging for a quick death. The ISIS leader has threatened to ‘drown our enemies in their own blood’ which includes non-muslim Kurds, Americans and other countries that have offered to help stop this genocide. What the Kurds are going through is completely tragic, and they’ve already been through so much. So many Kurdish peshmerga have been slaughtered, this is going to turn out to be a total massacre….
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there are so many terrible things happening in this world, always, but especially lately, it seems, and all of them are so important and there’s not enough time in the day to grieve for all of them.
11:50 am • 19 August 2014 • 10,943 notes
"The term “tear gas” is a misnomer. For one thing, “tear gas” seems to imply something innocuous— you would think it’s just a chemical that makes you tear up. In fact, tear gas is a dangerous, potentially lethal chemical agent which is outlawed under the Chemical Weapons Convention for use during wartime. As the Omega Research Foundation argues: “Less-lethal weapons are presented as more acceptable alternatives to guns. But these weapons augment rather than replace the more lethal weapons. Euphemistic labels are used to create the impression that these weapons represent soft and gentle forms of control. CS is never referred to by the authorities as vomit gas, in spite of its capacity to cause violent retching.” NGO Physicians for Human Rights believes that “ ‘tear gas’ is a misnomer for a group of poisonous gases which, far from being innocuous, have serious acute and longer-term adverse effects on the health of significant numbers of those exposed.”"
— What is tear gas? —Facing Tear Gas (via gowns)
tear gas is a war crime tear gas is a war crime tear gas is a war crime
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11:39 am • 19 August 2014 • 20,192 notes
Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College
This is an important message on how privilege really works.
it’s good to remember that we shouldn’t only define ourselves by our marginalized identities. for example I am cis, I am middle class, I am educated, I speak English, I am a documented citizen—remember all of those identities you possess that give you privilege.
the ways in which we are privileged inform your identity and experience of the world just as much as the ways in which we are marginalized
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10:22 am • 19 August 2014 • 4,658 notes
James Baldwin on “looting” (via x).
when everything in the world is telling you that the sanctity of property is more precious than the sanctity of your life and the life of your family, it kinda makes sense that taking property is going to be the ultimate “fuck you, I matter”
9:58 am • 19 August 2014
it is NOT the most flattering picture (he basically slut shamed the shit outta her as a legal strategy) but he is kind of a shitty guy so