Thursday, February 21, 2013

Another thing about that “Don’t get offended if a john tries to pick you up” post

magicpoppy:

Our heroine Felicity felt offence merely because someone mistook her for something she was not.

You won’t see a piece on Tumblr lecturing trans people on how they’re allowed to react when they’re accidentally misgendered.  Only females are expected to constantly modify our behavior so as not to inconvenience or displease anyone.

It’s so fucking stupid.  I’m not “whorephobic” or discriminating against sex workers if I don’t want some creep tailing me in his car.  It’s also completely disingenuous.  They’re really saying “How dare you think you’re above being seen as an object, bitch.”

I feel bad for women stuck living or working around these places - apparently they have no right to be left alone.  I’ve been propositioned a couple of times in areas I didn’t know were pick-up spots and it’s disturbing.

Emphasis mine.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Tuesday, January 29, 2013
itsaboxaballoons:

nbcnews:

Young man shot and killed when he pulls into driveway of wrong address
(Photo Courtesy Diaz family)
Rodrigo Diaz, 22, was driving around with his girlfriend and two friends when he pulled into a driveway, thinking they had arrived at another friend’s house, his brother says. But instead he pulled into the driveway of Phillip Sailors, 69, who thought his home was being robbed, his lawyer says.
Read more from NBC Latino.

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itsaboxaballoons:

nbcnews:

Young man shot and killed when he pulls into driveway of wrong address

(Photo Courtesy Diaz family)

Rodrigo Diaz, 22, was driving around with his girlfriend and two friends when he pulled into a driveway, thinking they had arrived at another friend’s house, his brother says. But instead he pulled into the driveway of Phillip Sailors, 69, who thought his home was being robbed, his lawyer says.

Read more from NBC Latino.

no words

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Saturday, January 5, 2013

iamateenagefeminist:

cavetocanvas:

Gordon ParksDr. Kenneth B. Clark conducting the Doll Test, Harlem, New York, 1947

In the “doll test,” psychologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark used four plastic, diaper-clad dolls, identical except for color. They showed the dolls to black children between the ages of three and seven and asked them questions to determine racial perception and preference. Almost all of the children readily identified the race of the dolls. However, when asked which they preferred, the majority selected the white doll and attributed positive characteristics to it. The Clarks also gave the children outline drawings of a boy and girl and asked them to color the figures the same color as themselves. Many of the children with dark complexions colored the figures with a white or yellow crayon. The Clarks concluded that “prejudice, discrimination, and segregation” caused black children to develop a sense of inferiority and self-hatred. This photograph was taken by Gordon Parks for a 1947 issue of Ebony magazine. (via)

This test was conducted again in 2005 with the exact same results. 

This is so disturbing and depressing :( 

Friday, January 4, 2013

arpeggia:

Angela Strassheim - Evidence

Evidence is a group of photographs taken at homes where familial homicides have occurred. Long after the struggles have ended in these spaces, despite the cleaning, repainting and subsequent re-habitation of these homes, the “Blue Star” solution activates the physical memory of blood through its contact with the remaining DNA proteins on the walls. The black and white images are long exposures – from ten minutes to one hour – with minimal ambient night light pouring in from the crevices of windows and doors, capturing the physical presence of blood as a lurid glow.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Honestly, this man needs to be Bond. He would be so perfect.

Honestly, this man needs to be Bond. He would be so perfect.

femignome:

Resistance to Rape
New Delhi, India
Dec. 23, 2012
Protesters shield themselves as Indian police beat them with batons during a violent demonstration near the India Gate against a gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus last week. The attack a week earlier sparked days of protests across the country.

femignome:

Resistance to Rape

New Delhi, India

Dec. 23, 2012

Protesters shield themselves as Indian police beat them with batons during a violent demonstration near the India Gate against a gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus last week. The attack a week earlier sparked days of protests across the country.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Pakistani children light candles to pay tribute to Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims in southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Dec. 15, 2012.
This will never be on the news. But how awesome of this picture to see some light.

This warms my heart tremendously, while also making me so sad. 

Pakistani children light candles to pay tribute to Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims in southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Dec. 15, 2012.

This will never be on the news. But how awesome of this picture to see some light.

This warms my heart tremendously, while also making me so sad. 

(Source: wordsandbirdcages)

Friday, December 14, 2012
White men from prosperous families grow up with the expectation that our voices will be heard. We expect politicians and professors to listen to us and respond to our concerns. We expect public solutions to our problems. And when we’re hurting, the discrepancy between what we’ve been led to believe is our birthright and what we feel we’re receiving in terms of attention can be bewildering and infuriating. Every killer makes his pain another’s problem. But only those who’ve marinated in privilege can conclude that their private pain is the entire world’s problem with which to deal. This is why, while men of all races and classes murder their intimate partners, it is privileged young white dudes who are by far the likeliest to shoot up schools and movie theaters.

Why most mass killers are privileged white men - http://www.rolereboot.org/culture-and-politics/details/2012-07-why-most-mass-murderers-are-privileged-white-men  (via lotus-eyes)

This is just what I was wondering about…

(via ladymaxwell)

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Thursday, December 13, 2012
breewriteswords:

wellthatsclever:


Full Article

wowww. and I always thought it was so romantic.

I always reblog this because for every one person who understands the true story behind this picture there’s about 50 who don’t.

breewriteswords:

wellthatsclever:

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wowww. and I always thought it was so romantic.

I always reblog this because for every one person who understands the true story behind this picture there’s about 50 who don’t.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
tonymaneros:

did-you-kno:

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OMFG PAUL!! XD

Yoko gets way, way too much hate. John abused her, and yet! Of course all that happened with the band was her fault. It’s not like the guys were capable of falling apart on their own. Nope. John’s second victim (that we know of) is clearly to blame for it all.
What fucking nonsense. 

tonymaneros:

did-you-kno:

Source

OMFG PAUL!! XD

Yoko gets way, way too much hate. John abused her, and yet! Of course all that happened with the band was her fault. It’s not like the guys were capable of falling apart on their own. Nope. John’s second victim (that we know of) is clearly to blame for it all.

What fucking nonsense. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Luther