fuckyeahfamousblackgirls: Clair Huxtable sets Elvin straight I loved this show… and the episode where Mrs. Huxtable went off on her daughter…. I’m still scared.
A Complete Guide to ‘Hipster Racism’
by LINDY WEST There’s been a lot of talk these last couple of weeks about “hipster racism” or “ironic racism”—or, as I like to call it, racism. It’s, you know, introducing your black friend as “my black friend”—as a joke!!!—to show everybody how totally not preoccupied you are with your black friend’s blackness. It’s the gentler, more clueless, and more insidious cousin of a hick in a hood; the...
URGENT CALL TO ACTION - SAVE THE SAARTJIE BAARTMAN... →
newmodelminority: latinegrasexologist: In May, 2012, the Centre is facing imminent closure due to a lack of funding. Like other NGOs, the Centre has been resourced through a network of government support, international donors, and local individual and corporate donors. And like other NGOs, in the current climate of economic challenge and in-province political complexities, the Centre’s...
I owe the gay community an apology.– Dr. Robert Spitzer, the author of a 2003 study claiming gays could be “cured” through reparative therapy. Now nearly 80 years old, Dr. Spitzer has acknowledged that reparative therapy actually harms more than it helps. More. (via officielhomme)
neutrois: Trans Etiquette 101: No Offense, But That’s Offensive gqid: transpride: 1. Ask permission to ask questions. Even if you think you know they are comfortable answering, they may actually not be or maybe not in that setting, and it is just rude and pretty off-putting to not ask. Say, “Hey do you mind if I ask you some things about your transition? I’ve been a little curious – feel...
Trust Women.– ~Dr. George Tiller. Three years ago today Dr. Tiller, an abortion provider in Wichita, Kansas, was murdered. Today we remember his courageous and compassionate work as both a health care provider and a women’s health advocate. Our thoughts are with Dr. Tiller’s family and loved ones. (via...
Oklahoma Doctor Refuses To Provide Rape Victim... →
cognitivedissonance: ThinkProgress reports: “An Oklahoma emergency room doctor refused to provide emergency contraception to a 24-year-old female rape victim because the medication violated the health provider’s personal beliefs… ‘I will not give you emergency contraceptives because it goes against my believes,’ the doctor allegedly told the rape victim and her mother, Rhonda. ‘She knew my...
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York authorized payments of as much as $20,000...– The New York Times, “In Milwaukee Post, Cardinal Authorized Paying Abusers.” Jesus fucking Christ. (via inothernews)
Woman v. The Government
Woman: I cannot afford to have a child right now. Can I have birth control?
Woman: I got pregnant but I cannot afford to have a child and I'm not ready to be a parent. Can I have an abortion?
Woman: I had the child, but I cannot afford to raise him. Will you help me out?
Woman: I guess I'll have to give my child up for adoption.
Barry and Steve: We would love to raise your child. We have been in a committed relationship for 15 years. We have steady careers and are very successful and financially stable. We love children and wish to provide a loving nurturing environment for your child. Would you be willing to give your child to us?
Woman: Sure, as long as it's ok with the government.
Forty years of drug war failure
arielnietzsche: THE WAR on drugs in the U.S. turned 40 years old this year, but there’s nothing to celebrate. No victory has been declared, and there is no exit strategy. More than $1 trillion has been squandered on the impossible: The mission to make America “drug-free.” America, of course, isn’t even close to being free of drugs—millions of people in the U.S. continue to use illegal drugs...
but oh, comely: Say it with me now: →
thisgingersnapsback: Dr. George Tiller’s killing was not justifiable homicide, it was murder. Blowing up abortion clinics is terrorism. Defacing and covering abortion clinics in graffiti is vandalism. Chanting “You’re next!” at doctors and clinic administrators is threatening…
When someone works for less pay than she can live on - when, for example, she...– Barbara Ehrenreich, “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America” I recently read this book, and while several observations and statistics stuck out to me, this quote, on the last page, I believe really sums things up quite well. (via lostgrrrls) Forget the billionaire “job creators” — our...
Sign Language BAN imposed on 12 years old deaf...
deliciouskaek: deafmuslimpunx: I love how the school threatened to suspend the girl while refusing to address the audist bullies who bullied her and other girls for using American Sign Language. Go fuck yourself, Stonybrook School. Via ABC News: School officials have threatened a hearing-impaired girl with suspension if she uses sign language to talk to her friends on the school bus, the...
And then, the day before I graduated from college, the news flooded my inbox: in...– Chloe Angyal at Feministing Today is the 3-year anniversary of Dr. Tiller’s murder by an anti-choice zealot. (via keepyourbsoutofmyuterus) Anyone else think that if not for the connection to religious beliefs (specifically Christian religious belief) that anti-choicers would be labeled a...
Update: 11 year old trans girl lost appeal →
allyintraining: transawareness: The above article is an update. Her mother went to appeal to keep her out of the psychiatric ward and lost. She will be institutionalized because of her expression of her gender. She will be held until she conforms to male gender and then released to foster care, not her mother who was supporting her. Please, if you haven’t signed the petition, sign it,...
there we go again with men telling women how to... →
stfuconservatives: becktasm: alimarko: wholewheatpeeta: fuck the patriarchy i get that this is a fluff site but it’s still sickening how prominent and accepted this is in our culture. this shit is the front news article of yahoo!, what is that supposed to communicate to women?! That our bodies serve a specific purpose, and it is the viewing pleasure of men. Obviously, you should be...
Fox exec says criticized Obama video unauthorized... →
stfuconservatives: Fox News Channel’s morning show on Wednesday twice aired a nearly 4-minute video that contrasted President Barack Obama’s words with negative statistics about his administration in a format that looked similar to a campaign advertisement. The liberal media watchdog Media Matters for America called the video “essentially a four-minute anti-Obama attack ad.” The segment also...
Plenty of oppressive bullshit goes down under the guise of nice. Every day,...– The Revolution Will Not Be Polite: The Issue of Nice versus Good (Social Justice League) I’ve been thinking about niceness a lot lately. I’m not sure it’s as beneficial as I used to think it was. (via meganwest)
The only reason “coming out” is still even a thing is because it’s presumed that...– Anon (via victor-the-richter)
Florida GOP Chair Compares Disenfranchizing Voters... →
thepoliticalfreakshow: Yesterday, Florida GOP Chair Lenny Curry released a statement defending Gov. Rick Scott’s (R-FL) plan to purge tens of thousands of voters from Florida’s voter roles. The purge is based on an error riddled list of purportedly ineligible voters which includes hundreds of eligible U.S. citizens in just one county. According to Curry, purging voters is just like a DUI...