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Sophie. 23. Norway.

Formerly the-cyclopes-are-watching

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I was speaking to a friend in Gaza and he told me that his little cousin is writing her name all over her body with her markers, just in case she gets blown up and no one can identify her. She is 11 years old. 11. The psychological pain and trauma the palestinian children go through is absolutely repulsive.

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 2x09 - “Cased Up” (November 11, 1991)


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This is a collection of Tweets from military veterans reacting to the police response in Ferguson. 

And if this shit doesn’t scare you, I don’t know what will.

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*does the sign of the cross* amen 

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hi everyone, it’s dorothy gale from kansas, and i nominate the wicked witch of the west for the ice bucket challenge

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Thinking a lot about this.

There’s a folktale I love where a poor man with a large family is feeling frustrated with all the noise and commotion in his house. He goes to a wise person to seek council. The wise person offers an answer: Do you have a chicken? he says. Yes, says the man. Bring it into your house, he says. This will help. So he does. 

He goes back the next day and says to the wise person, Now it’s even noisier than before! The wise person says Do you have a pig? The man says Yes. Bring it into your house, says the wise person. This will help. So he does.

He goes back the next day and says to the wise person, Now it’s even WORSE than before! The wise person says Do you have a cow? The man says YesBring it into your house, says the wise person. This will help. So he does.

He goes back the next day and says to the wise person, Life has become completely untenable! I can’t move a muscle in my own house and the noise is unbearable! So the wise person says Hmm. Take the chicken and the pig and the cow out of your house and put them back in the yard

So he does. It’s like a miracle. The house feels roomy and quiet. The man is grateful. 

I don’t want to minimize the amount of healing and hope Capt. Johnson brought to Ferguson last night. Those are real people who need and deserve a break. But I also feel like I can hear white liberals all over the country closing their laptops with a satisfied sigh and I don’t want to be that person. 

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It was then that Alana finally found someone who shared her particular fetish.

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CNN’s Jake Tapper Telling the Truth about Ferguson

Jake Tapper exposing the truth! He earned his stripes today.

dude went IN

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These are forms of male aggression that only women see. But even when men are afforded a front seat to harassment, they don’t always have the correct vantage point for recognizing the subtlety of its operation. Four years before the murders, I was sitting in a bar in Washington, D.C. with a male friend. Another young woman was alone at the bar when an older man scooted next to her. He was aggressive, wasted, and sitting too close, but she smiled curtly at his ramblings and laughed softly at his jokes as she patiently downed her drink. ‘Why is she humoring him?’ my friend asked me. ‘You would never do that.’ I was too embarrassed to say: ‘Because he looks scary’ and ‘I do it all the time.’

Women who have experienced this can recognize that placating these men is a rational choice, a form of self-defense to protect against setting off an aggressor. But to male bystanders, it often looks like a warm welcome, and that helps to shift blame in the public eye from the harasser and onto his target, who’s failed to respond with the type of masculine bravado that men more easily recognize.

Why it’s so hard for men to see misogyny (via vulturechow)

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Among men, misogyny hides in plain sight, and not just because most men are oblivious to the problem or callous toward its impact. Men who objectify and threaten women often strategically obscure their actions from other men, taking care to harass women when other men aren’t around.

which is probably the more important point

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This is a very serious disease* so I gladly accept the “bucket challenge”

*My heart goes out to all those who struggle with ALS but I am, of course, talking about the disease of apathy.  If (and hopefully when) Michael Brown’s killer is brought to justice and convicted of 1st degree murder, it still won’t prevent this from happening again. We cannot accept this as the status quo. We MUST continue the fight at the ballot box, in the media and by working to create systemic change. I’m not naive to the dirty politics (redistricting, voter ID requirements, etc) that will try to prevent us from our goal. But I refuse to give up hope. My “bullet bucket challenge” is not about pointing fingers and it’s not about being angry. Every shell casing in that bucket represents the life of someone who fought and died in the goal for civil rights and human dignity. As a member of law enforcement (yes I really am a reserve sheriff) I will not stand idly by while others violate civil and human rights under the cover of authority and I will insist that other good cops rise to the same standard as well. As a black man I will demand more from myself and my community. I will not allow outsiders to co-opt our struggle in order to commit violence in our name. I’m channeling my outrage into action so I no longer feel powerless. It’s not about black or white. It’s not about rich or poor. It’s about us vs. them. There are more of us — from all races, genders and identities — then there will ever be of them. And we will be victorious”

"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality"

Join me.

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