hey someone organized a wishlist of things for the protestors in ferguson (stuff like gas masks, food, drinks, umbrellas, earplugs, etc.) so help out if you can!!
if you can afford to buy something from the list pleas do if not please reblog this
"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….
First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”
But here is what I think you should know.
You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.
You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.
You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).
You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.
In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.
In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”
Libby Anne (via coachk13)
where are all of the “technology is ruining our society” circle jerkers tonight? without social media, ferguson wouldn’t get the time of day. talk shit about vine, twitter, youtube, iphones all you want, but at the end of the day they give the people a tremendous amount of power
I’m constantly disgusted with Fox News
A Democratic Missouri state senator representing parts of Ferguson who tweeted multiple times “fuck you,” at Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon defended her choice of words on Fox News Monday saying she did so because she was tear-gassed for three days.
“The reason why I used profane language is because he has allowed us to get tear-gassed for three days,” Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal said. “I am one of his senators in his party and he was at the state fair enjoying a country concert while we were getting teargassed and shot at. And yes, anyone who’s going to get teargassed deserves to say a few ‘F’ bombs here and there.”
“I represent my constituents, not Gov. Nixon,” the senator said. “He has been absent from the minority community his entire career and only comes before us when it is politically expedient for him. Or when he’s running for office, and because he has been outside of this community…let me tell you this, and this is important for your audience to know. He has still yet to come to ground zero. Yet to come to ground zero. He’s been in Florissant, he’s been in Normandy, but he has not spoken to the victims of the crisis we are dealing with and that is why I have called him a coward.”
run for president
Yeah, I want her to go big places, she’s the best.
just gonna say this: if someone has social anxiety and they ask you something akin to ‘are you mad at me’ or ‘do you hate me’, it isn’t because they don’t trust you, it’s because their brain literally tells them that all the time
it’s not a personal slight, it’s insecurity caused by mental illness
mermaids protecting young girls that live near the sea (◡‿◡✿)
mermaids that don’t follow humans beauty expectations (◡‿◡✿)
mermaids finding cheap plastic jewelry and absolutely adoring it (◡‿◡✿)
mermaids needing glasses when they come on land because their eyes aren’t adjusted (◡‿◡✿)
mermaids going on milkshake dates with their human girlfriends (◡‿◡✿)
My friend sent me this video without context
I’m laughing so hard !
I legitimately hope people are learning something from all the shit going on concerning Ferguson
And by learning something, I mean deconstructing the F U C K out of their anti-blackness and understanding just how devalued black lives are in America(and in the world tbh)
You can reblog the post, you can post about it, but unless you’re working to unpack your antiblackness, and the antiblackness of people around you, you’re fucking up and this shit is going to keep happening
J.K. Rowling (via corvidae-and-crossroads)