liz-pls:

I’m only sharing tweets for those who are not on twitter and can’t see how passionate and outraged journalists are as they tweet from #Ferguson.

If you are on Twitter, here’s a good roster of people to follow if you want to keep updated.

portraits-of-america:

     “It’s not easy being an atheist in a theistic world. One time I went to an atheist meeting and there was a guy from Pakistan—big, jovial guy, might have had a Ph.D. in biochemistry—who was an atheist. And as he was talking, I asked him what is it like when he goes back to Pakistan—is he an atheist then? He said, ‘No, no! No, no! I’m a Muslim when I go back to Pakistan.’ I get it, even though I don’t think that America is particularly free. There are certain consequences for being an atheist here as well.     “I’m an African-American, and almost all African-Americans believe in some sort of God—women more so. So, trying to affiliate with an African-American woman and telling her that I’m an atheist is hard. She goes, ‘What is that?’—she doesn’t get it. It’s true even of well-educated women because they were raised in a church. These were people who were enslaved in Africa, brought to the shores of America as slaves, and indoctrinated into the church. So America is not that free, either.”   

portraits-of-america:

     “It’s not easy being an atheist in a theistic world. One time I went to an atheist meeting and there was a guy from Pakistan—big, jovial guy, might have had a Ph.D. in biochemistry—who was an atheist. And as he was talking, I asked him what is it like when he goes back to Pakistan—is he an atheist then? He said, ‘No, no! No, no! I’m a Muslim when I go back to Pakistan.’ I get it, even though I don’t think that America is particularly free. There are certain consequences for being an atheist here as well.
     “I’m an African-American, and almost all African-Americans believe in some sort of God—women more so. So, trying to affiliate with an African-American woman and telling her that I’m an atheist is hard. She goes, ‘What is that?’—she doesn’t get it. It’s true even of well-educated women because they were raised in a church. These were people who were enslaved in Africa, brought to the shores of America as slaves, and indoctrinated into the church. So America is not that free, either.”   

copperandstarrs:

tokomon:

transnormativity:

LITERALLY how can this petition possibly still be struggling to break 70k signatures?? are you against more measures to keep cops from killing black people in the streets? in their own homes? please signal boost this petition to all your social media sites.

you can sign from any country in the world btw it’s not USA exclusive. get on this please.

***************SIGNAL BOOST**************

maarnayeri:

White teens who kill receive kind words and humanizing obituary-esque headlines surrounding their crimes, whereas black teens who are killed are covertly demonized or belittled and no worth is attached to the stories covering their death.
This is the world we live in.

maarnayeri:

White teens who kill receive kind words and humanizing obituary-esque headlines surrounding their crimes, whereas black teens who are killed are covertly demonized or belittled and no worth is attached to the stories covering their death.

This is the world we live in.

transtrendad:

i just learned that british photographer harry pointer made a lot of captioned photographs of cats in various situations in the late 19th century

look

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look at this

the lolcat is over a century old

cracked:


THE LEDE: “I spoke to Frank Meeink, a former white supremacist, and Michael Kimmel, a professor of sociology, about the men’s rights movement, and I found out that it has less in common with any civil rights or equality movement than it does with goddamn neo-Nazis.”
5 Uncomfortable Truths Behind the Men’s Rights Movement

#5. They Prey on the Insecure (With Misdirection)
We all know that men’s rights activists are insecure — that’s pretty much the only thing the rest of the world agrees with them on. If you go to r/MensRights, r/TheRedPill, or any pickup artist or anti-pickup artist blogs, you’ll see people promising to help them be better as men. … But it’s a trick, because that’s not what these places are really about. Check out the very first sentence on a list of the Red Pill’s “fundamental beliefs”:
Feminists claim they want equality but what they really want is power without responsibility.
Weird … that doesn’t have anything to do with men at all — it’s about women. Let’s keep going:
Women are irrational and inconsistent. … A logical woman is easily baited into becoming emotional; women are easy to compromise.
Women are Machiavellian in nature, this means they are comparatively proficient at being manipulative versus the typical male.
Women love pragmatically and have no capacity to love unconditionally for romantic partners.

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For the second time in a year, I’m really impressed with a cracked.com article. (pinch me?) MRAs could be doing good (homophobia, racism, parental custody, etc.), but are generally just gateway hate groups for pale males. 

cracked:

THE LEDE: “I spoke to Frank Meeink, a former white supremacist, and Michael Kimmel, a professor of sociology, about the men’s rights movement, and I found out that it has less in common with any civil rights or equality movement than it does with goddamn neo-Nazis.”

5 Uncomfortable Truths Behind the Men’s Rights Movement

#5. They Prey on the Insecure (With Misdirection)

We all know that men’s rights activists are insecure — that’s pretty much the only thing the rest of the world agrees with them on. If you go to r/MensRights, r/TheRedPill, or any pickup artist or anti-pickup artist blogs, you’ll see people promising to help them be better as men. … But it’s a trick, because that’s not what these places are really about. Check out the very first sentence on a list of the Red Pill’s “fundamental beliefs”:

Feminists claim they want equality but what they really want is power without responsibility.

Weird … that doesn’t have anything to do with men at all — it’s about women. Let’s keep going:

Women are irrational and inconsistent. … A logical woman is easily baited into becoming emotional; women are easy to compromise.

Women are Machiavellian in nature, this means they are comparatively proficient at being manipulative versus the typical male.

Women love pragmatically and have no capacity to love unconditionally for romantic partners.

Read More

For the second time in a year, I’m really impressed with a cracked.com article. (pinch me?) MRAs could be doing good (homophobia, racism, parental custody, etc.), but are generally just gateway hate groups for pale males. 

sarahlcomics:

ilovecharts:

Pictograms from a Lionel Riche concert

I really didn’t know what to expect, but it was a beautiful night and Lionel Richie puts on a heck of a show. Also, best vibes I’ve ever experienced at a concert where everyone wasn’t high on something. 
Click on the Medium link to see if you can guess all eight song titles. Prize is….nothing, but Hello…you are awesome!

sarahlcomics:

ilovecharts:

Pictograms from a Lionel Riche concert

I really didn’t know what to expect, but it was a beautiful night and Lionel Richie puts on a heck of a show. Also, best vibes I’ve ever experienced at a concert where everyone wasn’t high on something. 

Click on the Medium link to see if you can guess all eight song titles. Prize is….nothing, but Hello…you are awesome!

medievalpoc:

[TW: harassment, threats, stalking, violence, slurs, racism]

So, someone decided to post this submission with a link to medievalpoc to a subreddit called “Tumblr In Action” this morning.

I’ve posted about this before.

Let’s stop pretending we have no idea where this comes from:

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And can we stop pretending as if these supposed “rules” actually mean anything, or are ever actually enforced:

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Medievalpoc has received tens of thousands of hits from this particular subreddit from more than 60 separate threads, some of which have hundreds of derogatory comments, using slurs, threats, and racist ‘jokes’.

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And it is somehow a “coincidence” that I have had to speak to police four times and make official reports due to threats, stalking, harassment, and other nastiness? That people have followed me around in person without my knowledge or consent because of this? People have circumvented the “ignore” function by creating accounts just to send racial slurs and threats.

The rest of this is going under a cut, because it is truly horrific. Please proceed with caution.

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this is disgusting behavior and makes me sad to identify so strongly as a redditor. what can i say- i love the platform and the dozens of excellent subreddits that fill my day with interesting links. any ideas for ways to stop this behavior that preserves a free, anonymous internet?

hyperrealcartography:

Proposed elevated highway above Memorial Dr., Cambridge MA 1964source MassDOT Facebook

gross!

hyperrealcartography:

Proposed elevated highway above Memorial Dr., Cambridge MA 1964

source MassDOT Facebook

gross!