As I have walked among the desperate, rejected, and angry young men, I have told...– Martin Luther King, Jr. (via socialuprooting) A passage from one of his greatest speeches, delivered at the Riverside Church in Harlem in 1967, exactly one year before he was killed. This is the Dr. King white folks want buried and forgotten, the Dr. King who did not condemn violent resistance, in...
Mitt Romney calls for these things that are...
inothernews: “We have to make sure that people who want to keep their current insurance will be able to do so.” “We also have to assure that we do our very best to help each state in their effort to assure (sic) that every American has access to affordable healthcare.” “We’ve gotta make sure that those people who have pre-existing conditions know that they will be able to be insured.”
I need someone else to tell me what they think...
getwititorgetlostbuddy: I was walking out of whole foods around 4:30 today…proceeded to walk to the bus stop to go home. This white man mid twenties, tattoos everywhere just to give you a visual picture approached me and asked if he could talk to me about something. Again waiting for the bus, I say sure why not. He says he is trying to start a movement to humanize negative derogatory terms...
Dear men who tell "women in the kitchen jokes,"
frankiefatale: I think you’ve forgotten there are knives in the kitchen.
If you're a feminist who understands the...
A popular exercise among High School creative writing teachers in America is to...– David Graeber, “Beyond Power/Knowledge: An Exploration of Power, Ignorance and Stupidity” (pdf) He also says much the same thing in “Revolutions in Reverse,” an essay included in the book Revolutions in Reverse (which can be read in Scribd at the link). I’d been meaning to post a quote from the...
Because when Kony 2012 came out, that was a big deal. But when Inuit children...– littleojibwe throwing down some hard truths. (via marrymejasonsegel)
Yesterday at work, my coworker (i’m a bartender) was telling a story about how a new member made the assistant manager feel creeped out because he rubbed his arm and asked if he had a wife and kids. Everyone was talking about it. Oh, Mr. — is so creepy, he was totally hitting on the assistant manager the other day! Pardon me, but fuck the fuck off. Everyday at that place somebody...
Don’t Consent to a Search!
If the cops say: "Do you mind if I look in your purse, bag, home, or car"?
You say: "I do not consent to a search"
If the cops say: "Why not? Are you hiding something?"
You say: "I believe in my Constitutional right to privacy and I do not consent to a search."
Queerness, to me, is about far more than homosexual attraction. It’s about a...– What Queerness Means To Me « Tranarchism (via docasaur)
Me: Omg why am I still single? I need a boyfriend!
Friend: Well, you know, good things come to those who wait.
Me: I DID MY WAITING! TWELVE YEARS OF IT! IN AZKABAN!!!
Friend: THAT. That is why you're single.
getwititorgetlostbuddy: After spending a week in Boston where I was overfed: Breakfast Buffets including eggs, oatmeal, donuts, cereal, pancakes, etc. Sandwich buffets with over 100 combinations even for a vegetarian! Carrot cake, cheesecake, cupcakes, tiramisu, red velvet cake, chocolate cake, cannolis, cream puffs, peach/cherry/apple cobbler with fresh made whipped cream AND churros Tacos...
When I was a teenager, I felt like everyone—doctors, teachers, politicians,...– The Pervocracy: Not just for kids anymore. (via sunnn-child)
I seldom raised my voice in protest [while my friends sexually harassed women]...– DR. L’HEUREUX LEWIS (via msandrogynous)
We are the girls with anxiety disorders, filled appointment books, five-year...– Courtney Martin (via ceedling)
221cbakerstreet: my favorite game is called “how many episodes can I watch in one night” I love the bonus round where you try to convince yourself that you can watch a 45 minute episode in like 20 minutes
I’ve seen a ton on the facebooks about “thanking veterans for their service.” As...– An anti-capitalist veteran (via elitc) Well heres a take on it not often uttered or shared (via threezerooo)
I can simultaneously be angry with white supremacy and love white people. I can...– thisiswhiteprivilege (via sunnn-child)
getwititorgetlostbuddy: peaceloveandbadwords: looking up the #kitten tag on tumblr while drunk was not a good idea. currently crying because: 1. my perfect cat is dead and; 2. there will never be anything in this world as cute as my fucking kitten. soulfriend I am on my way to comfort you! i need cuddles!!
looking up the #kitten tag on tumblr while drunk was not a good idea. currently crying because: 1. my perfect cat is dead and; 2. there will never be anything in this world as cute as my fucking kitten.
The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are...– Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet (via showslow)
You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to...– Aaron Freeman “You Want A Physicist To Speak at your Funeral” (via loveyourchaos)
Lawmaker Barred After Vagina Comment →
bitchesguidetoetiquette: dorkasaurusrexatron: File under: this would be funny if it weren’t so fucking sad. Michigan House Republicans prohibited state Rep. Lisa Brown (D) from speaking on the floor after she ended a speech against a bill restricting abortions by referencing her female anatomy, the Detroit News reports. Said Brown: “Finally, Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so...