an assembly of words.

stayuglystayangry:

i googled basically “why isnt there something like grindr but for ladies” and the answer was “there have been but they all fail because men kept infiltrating them and being disgusting and predatory” amazing why didnt i figure that out on my own

October 2nd | 40,514 notes | Reblog

owning-my-truth:

orange-soda-conspiracy:

owning-my-truth:

@OwningMyTruth: White people are so fast to support HK’s #OccupyCentral movement “against authoritarianism”. Where have they been during #Ferguson protests? White people always love to support resistance movements abroad because they don’t force them to hold up a mirror to their own racism

Well for one thing the protesters in Hong Kong haven’t burned down their own neighborhoods or committed nonstop looting of local stores…

You’re a fool:

#1: Ferguson residents protected stores from looting as the police stood by and simply brutalized and tear gassed them

#2: “Can the hungry go on a hunger strike? Non-violence is a piece of theatre. You need an audience. What can you do when you have no audience? People have the right to resist annihilation.” - Arundhati Roy

 

October 1st | 2,169 notes | Reblog
ferguson  # occupy central  # hk  # hong kong  

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

BREAKING: Here’s the tweet that could lead to a new grand jury in Ferguson, MO. 

#Ferguson@shaunking took screenshot of tweeter @thesusannichols who claims to know juror on #MikeBrown #DarrenWilson grand jury & appears to be receiving leaked information. King says that within seconds of posting this, her friends told her to delete it & she did but not before it was screenshotted. She has since deleted her entire account but King says they checked & she is indeed a #STL resident w/ years’ worth of tweets from there. “If true, her tweet not only reveals a leak in the grand jury, but gives us an ugly glimpse into how things have gone so far. This person who posted it on twitter & her contact on the grand jury must be fully & completely investigated & removed if it’s true.”-@shaunking

Y’all better reblog the fuck outta this post it on facebook, twitter, IG, myspace, friendster, everything get this information out

October 1st | 30,514 notes | Reblog
ferguson  

sonofbaldwin:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

dhaarijmens:

bemusedlybespectacled:

washingtonpost:

In a post-Ferguson world, Americans increasingly doubt the notion of colorblind justice.

HOW THE FUCK DID THE PERCENTAGE GO UP FOR WHITE PEOPLE

IN WHAT UNIVERSE DOES A POLICE OFFICER SHOOTING AN UNARMED BLACK KID (AND THEN ATTEMPTING TO COVER IT UP AFTER THE FACT) CONSTITUTE EQUAL TREATMENT IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

LIKE WHO LOOKS AT THAT AND GOES “WELL, BEFORE I THOUGHT THAT THERE WAS RACISM IN OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM, BUT THEN THIS SHIT HAPPENED AND NOW I SEE THAT IT’S PERFECTLY EQUAL”

WHAT THE FUCK

This increase can be explained by an interesting social phenomenon called ‘denial.’

They benefit from not knowing.. and from believing in myths. 

Comparing beliefs before and after Michael Brown’s murder and the surrounding revelations of racism that have sprung out of it, white people, as a demographic believe, MORE THAN EVER BEFORE, that the criminal justice system treats whites and blacks equally.

That is, MORE white people believe the criminal justice system treats black equally now than they did before Michael Brown’s death.

In essence, for white people, blatant systemic oppression and the murder of an unarmed young black man gives them even more reason to believe blacks are treated fairly by the system.

This confirms an earlier study that said the more you tell white people that the system is inherently racist, the more they supported harsher punishments for black people: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/08/07/3468368/study-white-people-support-harsher-criminal-laws-if-they-think-more-black-people-are-arrested/

Marinate on these inhumanities for a second.

October 1st | 14,820 notes | Reblog
ferguson  # racism  # sighs  

genderpunk-dragon:

bandersnatchery:

"Vancouver School Board Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronouns"

"Students and teachers in Vancouver can now use the gender-neutral pronouns "xe," "xem," and "xyr." The move is designed to accommodate students for whom "he" and "she" does not fit or is deemed inappropriate…

"The newly coined pronouns — xe, xem, and xyr — are pronounced to rhyme with the genderless plurals "they," "them," and "their," and all starting with the "z" sound. So phonetically speaking, they’re pronounced "zey, "zem", and "zare.""

(Source: io9)

Click here to read the full article.

the article doesn’t do the issue justice.

the issue regarded policy change, where the vancouver school board’s (VSB) LGBTQ+ advisory committee re-wrote existing policy to protect staff and students falling on the queer and trans spectrums. 

the policy revision includes

-they/them/their and non-traditional pronouns being recognized by the school system

-required used of preferred names and pronouns by all staff and students

-preferred names/pronouns on all school records

-gender-accesible washrooms and change rooms available to those who require them

-disciplinary action taken against those who act in a discriminatory or hateful manner towards students, staff, and families falling on the queer and trans spectrums

—————-

the consultation was the longest ever done by the VSB, with over 120 speakers spread across 3 meetings. 

the process also resulting in two school board trustees being ejected form their party’s caucus, due their discriminatory actions and arguments. 

these are links to stories by vancouver media about the issue

CBC

metro news

global BC

huffington post

October 1st | 34,250 notes | Reblog
super cool  # gender neutral  # pronouns  

skeetbucket:

onlylolgifs:

Hong Kong protester catching a tear gas grenade and throwing it back

This shit goes hard as hell

October 1st | 50,527 notes | Reblog
occupy central  # hk  # hong kong  

breenewsome:

From Hong Kong to Ferguson: Justice now! Freedom now! Democracy now! Human rights now! Peace now! Equality now!

October 1st | 25,641 notes | Reblog

crotchetybushtit:

yea getting girls to do STEM fields is important but u know what else is important? that we stop devaluing feminized work like elderly and child care, support work, social wprk, teaching, etc. pls stop acting like STEM fields are the final frontier for women

(Source: creppybushtit)

October 1st | 4,421 notes | Reblog
stem  # this so much  # misogyny  
to my usa-folks

hey guys? i know this is a little early, but let’s not forget to register to vote! primaries are on nov. 4th so save the date!

&if you’re not from the usa, would you mind giving this a signal boost? thanks :)

October 1st | 2 notes | Reblog

maakomori:

i actually feel like

looking at some of this commentary

that a lot of non-chinese sinos don’t really understand what has happened in china over the last 150 years and i’m not rly blaming anyone it’s not anyone’s fault really that any of this happened or at least anyone who is alive today bc i’m quite partial to not liking a lot of late qing officials and western and japanese diplomats and generals but there is something to be said about japanese, british, portuguese imperialism shielding tw, hk, and macau somewhat from what happened in china in the last century and a half?

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October 1st | 229 notes | Reblog
context is important  # occupy central  # hk  # hong kong  # china  
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