aurajones:

To say that the past few days have been emotionally taxing is to greatly understate and trivialize how hurt & fed up I am with the treatment of people, my people, in this country. 2014 and we’re no further from persecution & slaughter than we were since….ever. Since forever. At what point have we not been given the treatment of a rabid dog? Of subhuman? Of beings undeserving of fair & humane treatment? Of beings deserving of protection?

I am not impressed with your president’s statement regarding the death of an entertainer before that of a boy being senselessly put down by an officer of the law. Or the lack of transparency in the media & by the police. Or the fact that several eyewitnesses have corroborated & confirmed the story that Michael Brown, an 18 year old who was to be furthering his education post-high school as of yesterday, was shot multiple times and ultimately murdered with his hands raised in surrender pleading not to be, for j-walking. Though the media speculated shoplifting or a struggle with the officer, who has YET TO BE NAMED, there is still no justification for the fact that the victim was unarmed (though the pressing of the fact is problematic in & of itself) was executed and left on the cement to stew in a pool of his own blood for hours. Peaceful protests were met by canines and riot gear. The media failed, unsurprisingly to report that. Your president failed, unsurprisingly, to report that.

How many more innocent brown people are to be put on micro-trial & executed by law enforcement before it’s acceptable to be upset? Before it’s acceptable to be angry, stop asking for permission to have change & demand that it be given before there is consequence? I’m not satisfied. I won’t be until there is accountability and reform. We are tired, we angry, and we are well within our right to be.

I can’t see this happen again. I need to do more.

(*Note: Photos provided by the timelines of people on the front lines in Ferguson & are not my own. To keep track of what’s happening as it happens or and get involved, vandalyzm & @antoniofrench (to name a few) have been my go to.


saturdaychores:
Our good buddies at “Hope Before The Door” got a website!!! Check it out! Great “counseling!”


From Hope Before the Door’s fancy-schmancy new website: 
The press reports, and the Currins, have both characterized us as an aggressive and hateful group, bringing a message solely of judgement and damnation for baby-murderers and their allies. This has mischaracterized who we are and the content of our message.
Yeah, “aggressive and hateful” is totally a mischaracterization of people who say things like “baby-murderers and their allies”. 

saturdaychores:

Our good buddies at “Hope Before The Door” got a website!!! Check it out! Great “counseling!”

From Hope Before the Door’s fancy-schmancy new website: 

The press reports, and the Currins, have both characterized us as an aggressive and hateful group, bringing a message solely of judgement and damnation for baby-murderers and their allies. This has mischaracterized who we are and the content of our message.

Yeah, “aggressive and hateful” is totally a mischaracterization of people who say things like “baby-murderers and their allies”. 

Hey friends who saw TDM many times, do you (or someone you know) remember the choreography from the studio party particularly well? All I can summon is the wrist bump and the head peck but I know there’s much more. 

jeeyonmakes:

[mild spoiler alert for Guardians of the Galaxy]
"We’re just like Kevin Bacon!"
I saw Guardians of the Galaxy last weekend, and I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did but BOY DID I LIKE IT. Here’s a little drawing of Gamora dancing by herself, Footloose style.

jeeyonmakes:

[mild spoiler alert for Guardians of the Galaxy]

"We’re just like Kevin Bacon!"

I saw Guardians of the Galaxy last weekend, and I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did but BOY DID I LIKE IT. Here’s a little drawing of Gamora dancing by herself, Footloose style.

findanewequation:

So for the last four months or so, I have taken part in the body positivity movement on Instagram, including posting photos of myself in my bikini and underwear/bra. Keep in mind that none of my photos have ever been sexually explicit or suggestive and that I have always been fully covered. As far as nudity goes, I show no more skin than a thin woman in a bikini. Below is a photo I uploaded last night, with the caption “I love my belly. ♥”

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At approximately 2:05 am, I received an email from Instagram stating that a photo had been removed from my account for “violating the community guidelines.” I went to my page to find the above photo missing from my account. Angry and determined to make a point, I went to the tags on Instagram to find photos of women dressed in as much clothes as I was. I found entire pages dedicated to sharing women in sexually explicit and suggestive poses in half the clothes I am wearing in the above photo. I also found men, completely naked with the photo cropped to just miss their dick being in the photo. I reported these photos for nearly half an hour.

At exactly 3:58 am, I was logged off of my Instagram account while using it and then told that my account had been disabled for violating the community guidelines. My entire account containing over 560 followers and over 500 personal photos and memories of my self love journey were removed without warning.

I went to sleep crying, disgusted and angry that Instagram would do this. When I woke up, I found that every pornographic image I had reported was not only still there, but so was the pages offering to send people nudes in direct messages. That is the moment that I became enraged and determined to fight this.

This is not the first time that Instagram has practiced size discrimination. Meghan Tonjes went through a very similar situation and her story went viral. I am asking you to make this go viral as well, because THIS is not okay. By removing my photos and the photos of women of size and not the others, Instagram is effectively telling women that our fat bodies are more offensive to the eyes of children and their viewers than thin women half naked and blatant pornography. They are silencing us and telling us that our bodies are to be censored while the rest of the world can practice “cocks in socks” and post Victoria’s Secret Models.

I will not be silenced. After years of struggling with my body through depression, anxiety and self harm, I WILL NOT let a website tell me that my body is censor worthy simply because it is a fat body with cellulite and rolls. END SIZE DISCRIMINATION ON INSTAGRAM.

Fuck this bullshit. 

saturdaychores:

Yesterday, a group of protestors and friends counter-protested a “gentleman" who stands outside of the embattled Planned Parenthood in San Francisco. 
Says organizer Dema Grim: “Our goal was to defuse an ugly situation with humor. I think some people were quite confused, especially by the ‘Unicorns Are Real’ poster, but we had a very positive response. One guy instantly donated $100 to Planned Parenthood on his phone, one woman brought us muffins, and the kind folks at Terra Mia gave us free coffee! We also got several people to become members of PP. Success!”
This is the first Saturday Chore outside of Raleigh, N.C. If you’d like to help spread the mission, email us at saturdaychores@gmail.com.

Hmm…I think this Saturday I may need to do some chores. 

saturdaychores:

Yesterday, a group of protestors and friends counter-protested a “gentleman" who stands outside of the embattled Planned Parenthood in San Francisco.

Says organizer Dema Grim: “Our goal was to defuse an ugly situation with humor. I think some people were quite confused, especially by the ‘Unicorns Are Real’ poster, but we had a very positive response. One guy instantly donated $100 to Planned Parenthood on his phone, one woman brought us muffins, and the kind folks at Terra Mia gave us free coffee! We also got several people to become members of PP. Success!”

This is the first Saturday Chore outside of Raleigh, N.C. If you’d like to help spread the mission, email us at saturdaychores@gmail.com.

Hmm…I think this Saturday I may need to do some chores. 

guardian:

Ebola in west Africa: the outbreak country by country
The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus currently sweeping through parts of west Africa has so far killed an estimated 673 people. As of 23 July there had been a total of 1,202 confirmed, probable or suspected infections. 

Up next: Atlanta!

guardian:

Ebola in west Africa: the outbreak country by country

The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus currently sweeping through parts of west Africa has so far killed an estimated 673 people. As of 23 July there had been a total of 1,202 confirmed, probable or suspected infections. 

Up next: Atlanta!

(Source: theguardian.com)

Anonymous said: have you ever heard any wild gaming conspiracies?

discovergames:

Yeah, there’s this one ridiculous conspiracy theory going around that women, LGBTQ folks, and people of color don’t actually play videogames, and any criticism they bring up is not the legitimate concerns of dedicated fans and consumers, but rather a shadowy crusade by disinterested outsiders to destroy anything fun and make everything “politically correct” - for some as-yet-unknown (but clearly unacceptable) reason.

That one’s pretty wild.

bikeladiesunite:

afgurri:

tiffanyb:



"using her fists in a scientific faction, to the delight of several colliers who were passing."

marry me

bikeladiesunite:

afgurri:

tiffanyb:

"using her fists in a scientific faction, to the delight of several colliers who were passing."

marry me

pyromantix:

tiger03lily:

wrapyourlipsaroundmyname:

badgalfaashion:

brainy-beauty:

inmytwistedfairytale:

HE HANDED THAT SHIT TO HIMMMMM

Farrakhan does not fear man. Amen.

DANM!!

I think this make the 10th time ive reblogged this 

amazing

Always reblog

(Source: cagedlions)

  • a group of guys going out: hell yeah man i'm gonna get fucked up and if i find a hot girl i wanna take home i might need a wingman just fyi
  • a group of girls going out: okay ladies remember we're going in in formation B so we don't lose sight of one another, but if there's any trouble we decided on secret hand gesture alpha-6. don't accept drinks from anybody, we just can't risk it tonight. stacey, did you print out the blueprints of the frat house? oh i see you color coded it so we know which areas have the highest population density and which rooms are well lit, excellent. marie i need that report on incidents of date rape from the last five years. thanks. alright, i think we're all set then. remember the buddy system. let's have a wild night ladies, but stay safe.

Apparently all it takes for cyclists to win court cases against negligent drivers is losing full use of their legs! And they say the system is slanted against us…