athickgirlscloset:

cunt-lyfe:

Danielle Brooks & Samira Wiley on Celebrity Girl Crushes

they fucking…please 🙏

idk what it is, but Samira’s smile just…oh girl!!!!

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@21 hours ago with 90308 notes
#oitnb #danielle brooks #samira wiley 

mississippi72:

nowinexile:

The last words said by Black youth murdered by policemen. 

This is honestly the most heart breaking thing I’ve seen in a long time

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@2 days ago with 216667 notes
#murder #police brutality #death 

medievalpoc:

il-tenore-regina:

vivelareine:

—Marie Antoinette (2006)

 Just so everyone is clear, the handsome Black man tutoring Marie Antoinette is Joseph Boulogne, classical musician extraordinaire whose work influenced Mozart’s. This has been your Western music history tidbit of the day. Adieu! 

*just leaves this here*

image

Chevalier Joseph Boulogne de Saint-Georges

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@3 days ago with 25634 notes
#classical music #music history 

FKA Twigs | Two Weeks

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@3 days ago with 16608 note and 193737 play
#fka twigs #music 

"[TW: rape] I have gotten one question repeatedly from young men. These are guys who liked the book, but they are honestly confused. They ask me why Melinda was so upset about being raped.
The first dozen times I heard this, I was horrified. But I heard it over and over again. I realized that many young men are not being taught the impact that sexual assault has on a woman. They are inundated by sexual imagery in the media, and often come to the (incorrect) conclusion that having sex is not a big deal. This, no doubt, is why the number of sexual assaults is so high."

Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, on the question “Have any readers ever asked questions that shocked you?”

Read that again. Read it again, and again, and again. Over and over guys have asked her why Melinda was so upset about being raped. This is a girl who went to a party with friends. She was thirteen. She had a drink, because everyone else was. And a senior held her down and raped her while she was too drunk to get away.

And guys don’t understand why she was upset.

Read that again and then come back and tell me again why I should just shut up and take a joke when a comedian blows off rape as a big deal, or women’s bodies are casually treated as commodities in media. Remind me why I shouldn’t care about the very real harm that society’s treatment of women and sexual assault does.

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@3 days ago with 66821 notes
#laurie halse anderson #quote #rape culture #rape tw 

athickgirlscloset:

cunt-lyfe:

Danielle Brooks & Samira Wiley on Celebrity Girl Crushes

they fucking…please 🙏

idk what it is, but Samira’s smile just…oh girl!!!!

(Source: frankydagostino, via boyzwillbegirlz)

@1 day ago with 90308 notes
#oitnb #danielle brooks #samira wiley 

gayobamafanfiction:

neilnevins:

disneydrooler:

laughing because she is.

i actually did laugh when I saw this in theaters because this is a very real guilt tactic parents use and it’s 100% effective

its called gaslighting http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting

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@3 days ago with 56077 notes
#gaslighting 
netbug009:

revenge-of-the-sock-puppets:

transyoite:

phantomdoodler:

yourpersonalcheerleader:

laughingsquid:

After Battling Cancer, 11-Year Old Girl Invented a ‘Chemo Backpack’ to Replace Bulky IV Poles

Smart!!

She’s currently raising funds to begin production

Her name is Kylie Simonds. please don’t forget her name.

Kylie Simonds you are a badass of the highest order and I salute you. I would also like an IV pack for my infusions? You rock, kid.

#things that should be at more than 10% funding

netbug009:

revenge-of-the-sock-puppets:

transyoite:

phantomdoodler:

yourpersonalcheerleader:

laughingsquid:

After Battling Cancer, 11-Year Old Girl Invented a ‘Chemo Backpack’ to Replace Bulky IV Poles

Smart!!

She’s currently raising funds to begin production

Her name is Kylie Simonds. please don’t forget her name.

Kylie Simonds you are a badass of the highest order and I salute you. I would also like an IV pack for my infusions? You rock, kid.

#things that should be at more than 10% funding

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@3 days ago with 66861 notes
#kylie simonds 

On Trans Women and Innocence

labrujamorgan:

This whole thing with Laverne and reading the Synthia’s letter has me upset. TERFs will do absolutely anything to tear down trans women of color. to keep us isolated and oppressed. Y’all, the prison-industrial complex is not about justice! It is not about “putting away the bad guys”. Its about profit and the ownership of Black and brown bodies. 

We are criminalized just for existing. Like that is all we have to do in order to be arrested or harassed. The whole basis for criminalization is that we don’t actually have to do anything in order to be considered criminal. So like, we will never actually tell what Synthia did or didn’t do but the system is set up to be a criminal regardless of what she does. 

Prisons need to be abolished. That’s it. They should not exist because they are violent places that do nothing but tear communities apart and trauamatize people. There need to be other ways to deal with people who hurt others. Prisons are not the answer. 

But obviously, prisons are not gonna go away anytime soon so in the mean time, trans women deserve to get the care they need. ALL TRANS WOMEN. Not just “innocent” trans women. If the most vulnerable among us isn’t getting the care they need, than no one is. If you think that only “innocent” trans women deserve to be treated with dignity and respect than you don’t really care about trans women. Actual Innocence or guilt is immaterial in this conversation. What matters is that we live in a world that see us as guilty regardless. 

The bodies of trans women of color is an active threat to colonial patriarchy. We are subvert everything that is right in their world view. Trans women of color in particular are always being accused of assault because our very existence is an affront to colonial ways of being. From bathroom panic, to cis queer women saying that they would be “triggered” by the potential of interacting with us sexually, to cis men saying that we “tricked” them into sex, cis people can’t help but see us as aggressive and assaulting because we make everything they believe completely topsy turvy. Our bodies are anathema. And this very specifically a product of the colonial gender system that has been trying to stamp us out since contact.

Lets also get one thing straight, TERFs are using the life and death of Ebony Nicole Williams as a tool to tear down trans women of color. They don’t actually give a shit about her. If they actually cared, they would be talking about the 64,000 missing Black women, the police brutality that Black women face and the myriad other ways this world shits on Black women. TERFs have a vested interesting in maintaining the carceral state. And this is just another manifestation of that.

I cannot stress this enough, none of this is actually about guilt or innocence. Its about the continued extermination of trans women of color, of all trans femmes who exist in opposition to the colonial gender binary. Its about the state continually trying to own the bodies of trans women of color and women of color more generally. Its about making sure that we are all killed or locked away for the safety of “society”

Don’t let TERFs fool you into thinking this is anything but ensuring that (trans) women are controlled and abused. 

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@3 days ago with 148 notes
#laverne cox #prison industrial complex #ebony nicole williams 

uglylilmonster:

startorrent02:

konguloarkonan:

someone on metafilter figured out that the ferguson PD is running the support darren wilson gofundme

Just read through ALL of this…these people are INCREDIBLY organized and have collected almost every piece of information out - and they are asking some amazing questions.

"Thank you so much for your generous offer and support of the Ferguson Police Department.

The only charity that the officer has endorsed so far is through the Shield of Hope Foundation of the Fraternal Order of Police. Checks may be made payable to:

Shield of Hope
9620 Lackland Rd
St. Louis, MO 63114

In the memo line, please put “Officer D. Wilson Fund” and every dime collected will go directly to him.

Again, thank you for your support.
P.O. Tim Zoll

Public Affairs Officer
Ferguson Police Department
222 S. Florissant Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135
tzoll@fergusoncity.com
Description: Small Ferg Patch 2012 “

http://theerant.yuku.com/topic/69291/LEGAL-FUND-for-Ferguson-PD-Officer-Darren-Wilson

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Yeah, the “Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 15 Charitable Foundation” name is listed in Missouri’s corporations database as the previous name of the Shield of Hope I linked above.

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So the FPD’s public affairs officer, in his official capacity and using his city-provided email, is fund-raising for the defense of an alleged murderer.

Man, this civil rights complaint is going to write itself!

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Ok, Tax ID is registered with IRS, and leads to the SLFOP, Lodge 68.

So, the St. Louis cops are raising money for Officer Wilson, and doing it under wraps so it’s not obvious that they’re doing it, rather than just coming right out and saying it, they’re doing it under a community service charity.

For the link-phobic or in case this gets taken down.

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