Online dating — who has it worse?
Do you understand how fucking damaging it is to realize that men apparently dread interacting with me with the same intensity I hope not to be killed?
That my body is as offensive and distasteful to them as a fucking murderer is to me?
A few years ago something like this would have made me sad… now it makes me hate men. And if you don’t actively call out your fellow men when they make fat jokes of any kind, EVERY TIME, I don’t fucking want to hear how you ~love~ fat women. (“Love,” to most of you, meaning “fetishize,” of course.)
If you’re mad at her, you don’t understand it. White people are trying to remove themselves from all people of color. Let me show you why this is true. You’ve heard of Asian-americans or African Americans or Mexican Americans. But how about a European American? Have you ever heard someone say they’re Canadian American? or European American? Probably not. White people can just call themselves American, even if their ancestry has not been in America for long. If your great-grandparents moved because of the potato famine, you don’t call yourselves Irish American, you have lived your entire life in the United States, you call yourself an American. But now, take someone whose ancestry is linked to some of the first slaves in the colonies, and they still call themselves African-American. Doesn’t matter if they’ve never stepped foot on the continent and share no cultural link, other than pigment, with any society in Africa, they still have to identify with African.
What’s most infuriating is that even people who are the ultimate Americans: Native Americans. They were in the Americas while ass backwards Europe was accusing (and burning) women of being witches. THEY, of all people, shouldn’t have to specify their identity as an American, but NO they have to be labeled with something else.
Raven Symone is an absolute star. She has my total respect for standing up like this, and I hope her so much happiness with her girlfriend. I wish she was still on television, she taught me so much , even if it was all from a disney show
Holy shit! The crowd is marching the police out of the streets… this could change in a moments notice, but damn, if this isn’t an inspiring moment. And a terrifying one too. Just… fuck.
Update: Bella Eiko is on the ground. Watch her livestream. Protesters on the move now and have practically ran police out of the neighborhood.
The kakapo is a critically endangered species of large, flightless, nocturnal, ground-dwelling parrot of the super-family Strigopoidea endemic to New Zealand. It has finely blotched yellow-green plumage, a distinct facial disc of sensory, vibrissa-like feathers, a large grey beak, short legs, large feet, and wings and a tail of relatively short length.
The total known population is only 126 living individuals, as reported by the Kakapo Recovery programme, most of which have been given names.Because of Polynesian and European colonisation and the introduction of predators such as cats, rats, ferrets, and stoats, the kakapo was almost wiped out. Conservation efforts began in the 1890s, but they were not very successful until the implementation of the Kakapo Recovery plan in the 1980s. (x)
There are ways you can help save the kakapo population through donations, adoptions, voluteering, becoming a supporter, or buying merchadise.
"…But what the word “feminist” does do is acknowledge the very long history of the women’s rights movement. I agree with what [Joss Whedon is] saying: It should just be assumed men and women are equally important and equally capable—but it’s not, and it hasn’t been for thousands of years. So, “feminism” and being a “feminist” is an acknowledgement of that history and the culture we’ve lived in for a long time. It’s a reaction to that, but for me, that’s an important acknowledgement to make. "
“LOOK INTO MY EYES AND GET OUT OF MY LAND!" (via Johayna جهينة خالدية)A Palestinian woman facing off against a piece-of-shit IDF soldier. Western feminists need to STOP heralding female IDF soldiers as “feminists” or “modern day Amazons”, because these women are carrying out Israel’s neocolonialist, racist, ethnocidal agenda against the Palestinian people and African immigrants. I don’t a give a shit that they “must serve” according to Israeli Law. Nothing justifies committing war-crimes and genocide. This is not “feminist” and these women are not “feminists”. They’re war-criminals. It’s not just male IDF soldiers slaughtering Palestinian people.
A Habersham County grand jury has decided not to charge any of the law enforcement officers involved in the botched drug raid that disfigured a toddler.
Nineteen-month-old Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesavanh’s nose was detached from his face after a stun grenade landed in his playpen during the raid, carried out by a Habersham SWAT team in May. According to an incident report obtained from the Habersham sheriff’s office, deputies were told to anticipate a cache of weapons and armed guards at the home.
A search inside turned up neither guns nor drugs. Wanis Thonetheva, who didn’t even live at the house, was arrested later that day without incident and charged only with possession of methamphetamine.
Mawuli Davis, the attorney for the Phonesavanh family, said the family was “devastated” to learn no criminal charges would be brought.
The morning after the murder of 18-year-old VonDerrit Myers, Jr.
Thursday, October 9th