1. postracialcomments:

    monsterbeard:

    raptoravatar:

    postracialcomments:

    This level of conflict of interest is massively unsurprising.

    This is horrifying. The worst of Chicago politics migrated south to St. Louis.

    Extremely. While we think of Chicago and New York as the most corrupt, we tend to forget our own local politics. This problem is wide spread in every city/county/state. 

    There is no way to escape it until we all become aware of this problem. And then when we are aware, we have to organize and attack the problem by its roots. 

     
  2. 15:52

    Notes: 62678

    Reblogged from reprehensiblethoughts

    whogivesmestrength:

    chantelbrenna:

    squidsqueen:

    What makes me so happy about this is that she isn’t telling you you must love your body or that you are obligated to. She saying you have permission to. And that’s important, because there are a lot of reasons why people have trouble with self-love.  But the idea that you aren’t supposed to love your body, that you aren’t allowed to for whatever reason, needs to be crushed. If you can’t love you body right now, if your body causes you pain or disphoria or distress, you aren’t required to love it. But you are ALLOWED to. You are entitled to the chance to make peace with your body, if you ever reach a point where you are ready to. No one else should be trying to stop you.

    Sometimes I see or read things, and I didn’t realize that I needed them until they are two GIFs of Nicki Minaj and some amazing commentary that come across my dash and I instantly burst in to tears and feel a weight lifted off my chest.

    This is so important

    (Source: beyxnika)

     
  3. 15:35

    Notes: 459

    Reblogged from deepspacequeer

    skelletonclique:

    Reminder than “trans” and “man”/”woman” are separate words.

    ✗ - Transwoman

    ✗ - Transman

    ✓ - Trans woman

    ✓ - Trans man

    You don’t say “blackwomen” or “tallmen.” Adjectives shouldn’t be attached to their nouns. Trans women and trans men are still women and men and by attaching the adjective to try and make a new word, you are othering them and making it appear as though they are “not really men/women.”

     
  4. 12:28

    Notes: 2635

    Reblogged from eumenidi

    attention non-english speakers who have struggled to find gender neutral pronouns

    zouisgate:

    there is a very good compilation of gender neutral pronouns in a variety of different languages that can be found here! it’s really helpful and a lot of thought and help has gone into it from people who speak these as their native language! i definitely recommend you go check it out

     
  5. 20:20 1st Sep 2014

    Notes: 42

    Reblogged from bisexual-books

    boost cause i get the feeling there might be at least half a dozen ppl i know who could qualify?

    (Source: bethirstyqueerheart)

     
  6. 12:58

    Notes: 18983

    Reblogged from the-goddamazon

    vaporware-femme:

    rosebays:

    HELLO HERE IS A CHROME EXTENSION THAT COMPLETELY REMOVES MUSIC PLAYERS OR STOP THEM FROM AUTOPLAYING

    hey i know i have a lot of ASD friends for whom autoplay is a really awful thing so here is a really nice option, stay safe friends

     
  7. 10:54

    Notes: 11528

    Reblogged from bisexual-community

    image: Download

    fcyeah:

pre-post-modernism:

madeupofnothings:

[The “A” is for asexuals & aromantics- not allies]
Mine, please and thank you

I love it! (and still can’t believe people think that’s what the A stands for smh)

lgbtqiA!

    fcyeah:

    pre-post-modernism:

    madeupofnothings:

    [The “A” is for asexuals & aromantics- not allies]

    Mine, please and thank you

    I love it! (and still can’t believe people think that’s what the A stands for smh)

    lgbtqiA!

     
  8. 10:30

    Notes: 85344

    Reblogged from thinkingwithpixels

    eliaes:

    👏👏

     
  9. sun-thief-rai:

    questionall:

    * Panel issues recommendations after review of U.S. record

    * Says killing of Michael Brown “not an isolated event”

    * Decries racial bias of police, pervasive discrimination

    * ACLU calls for addressing racial inequality in America

    GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri.

    Minorities, particularly African Americans, are victims of disparities, the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) said after examining the U.S. record.

    "Racial and ethnic discrimination remains a serious and persistent problem in all areas of life from de facto school segregation, access to health care and housing," Noureddine Amir, CERD committee vice chairman, told a news briefing.

    Teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by a white police officer on Aug. 9, triggering violent protests that rocked Ferguson - a St. Louis suburb - and shone a global spotlight on the state of race relations in America.

    "The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials against racial and ethnic minorities is an ongoing issue of concern and particularly in light of the shooting of Michael Brown," said Amir, an expert from Algeria.

    "This is not an isolated event and illustrates a bigger problem in the United States, such as racial bias among law enforcement officials, the lack of proper implementation of rules and regulations governing the use of force, and the inadequacy of training of law enforcement officials."

    The panel of 18 independent experts grilled a senior U.S. delegation on Aug. 13 about what they said was persistent racial discrimination against African-Americans and other minorities, including within the criminal justice system.

    U.S. Ambassador Keith Harper told the panel that his nation had made “great strides toward eliminating racial discrimination” but conceded that “we have much left to do”.

    Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot Brown, has been put on paid leave and is in hiding. A St. Louis County grand jury has begun hearing evidence and the U.S. Justice Department has opened its own investigation.

    Police have said Brown struggled with Wilson when shot. But some witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.

    "STAND YOUR GROUND" LAWS

    In its conclusions issued on Friday, the U.N. panel said “Stand Your Ground” Laws, a controversial self-defense statute in 22 U.S. states, should be reviewed to “remove far-reaching immunity and ensure strict adherence to principles of necessity and proportionality when deadly force is used for self-defense”.

    Ron Davis, father of Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old shot dead in a car in Jacksonville, Florida during an argument over loud rap music in November 2012, attended the Geneva session. Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen killed in Miami, Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer, testified.

    The U.N. panel monitors compliance with a treaty ratified by 177 countries including the United States.

    "The Committee remains concerned at the practice of racial profiling of racial or ethnic minorities by law enforcement officials, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Transportation Security Administration, border enforcement officials and local police," it said, urging investigations.

    The experts called for addressing obstacles faced by minorities and indigenous peoples to exercise their right to vote effectively. This was due to restrictive voter identification laws, district gerrymandering and state-level laws that disenfranchise people convicted of felonies, it said.

    Jamil Dakwar of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said the U.N. recommendations highlighted “shortcomings on racial equality that we are seeing play out today on our streets, at our borders and in the voting booth.

    "When it comes to human rights, the United States must practice at home what it preaches abroad," he said.

    THIS IS GOOD.

    THIS IS REAL GOOD.

     
  10. 10:15

    Notes: 3

    so, night vale.

    was that episode really unsettling for anyone else?