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thistangledtongue:

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dirtydarwin:

brute-reason:

Still Not a Joke — Good Awareness Campaign From Just Detention International

What if your kid went to jail for trying pot, something that is very probable if your kid is black and living in a state like Texas. Does that mean they deserve to be raped? Does that mean that they should live in conditions that go against all human rights?

Most prison rapes are committed by prison staff. Even if you are heartless and do not care about the prisoners, remember that these prison staff rapists go home to their nice houses in the outside world. Remember that they are your neighbors, maybe they even have babysat your children. Remember that as long as some victims are dehumanized and ignored, many perpetrators will never be caught. And yes, these perpetrators do pose a threat to you and your family. Prison rape, rape in generalis everybody’s problem. And definitely not a fucking joke. 

The idea that prisoners “deserve” to be raped is part of rape culture.
Rape is not a punishment. It can not be earned. It is a crime every single time, no matter what, no matter who the victim is.

No one deserves to be sexually assaulted in any way. NO ONE.

acteon-carolsfeld

After reading about gender-bias and conversation dominance in the classroom, I asked for a peer to observe a physics class I was teaching and keep track of the discussion time I was giving to various students along with their race and gender. In this exercise, I knew I was being observed and I was trying to be extra careful to equally represent all students―but I STILL gave a disproportionate amount of discussion time to the white male students in my classroom (controlling for the overall distribution of genders and races in the class). I was shocked. It felt like I was giving a disproportionate amount of time to my white female and non-white students.

Even when I was explicitly trying, I still failed to have the discussion participants fairly represent the population of the students in my classroom.

This is a well-studied phenomena and it’s called listener bias. We are socialized to think women talk more than they actually do. Listener bias results in most people thinking that women are ‘hogging the floor’ even when men are dominating.

Stop interrupting me: gender, conversation dominance and listener bias, by Jessica Kirkpatrick from Women In Astronomy

Implicit bias is a thing, just like privilege. Calling it out isn’t meant to shame anyone, but to alert us to step it up and improve ourselves so everyone can have a voice. Be conscious of what you and others are saying, and know when not to speak.

(via scientific-women)

femfreq

This is a culture war. The right side is winning, at great cost. At great personal costs to people like Anita Sarkeesian, Leigh Alexander, Zoe Quinn and even Jennifer Lawrence, and countless others who are on the frontlines of creating new worlds for women, for girls, for everyone who believes that stories matter and there are too many still untold. We are winning. We are winning because we are more resourceful, more compassionate, more culturally aware. We’re winning because we know what it’s like to fight through adversity, through shame and pain and constant reminders of our own worthlessness, and come up punching. We know we’re winning because the terrified rage of a million mouthbreathing manchild misogynists is thick as nerve gas in the air right now.

Us Social Justice Warriors – this is me, stealing that word in order to use it against my enemies- are winning the culture war by tearing up the rulebook, and there’s nothing the sad, mad little boys who hate women and queers and people of colour can do about it. Nothing, at least, that doesn’t sabotage their strategy, because they can win their game from day to day, but they’re losing the war. They can punish me for writing this, and I’m sure they will, but that will only prove my point. I’m not afraid anymore.

Every time they make an example of one of us, ten more stand up in outrage to hold her up or take her place.

We are stronger, smarter and more numerous than anyone imagined, and we are not to be fucked with.

misandry-mermaid
ridegmuve:

misandry-mermaid:

Anon asks:

PUBLISH ANONYMOUSLY PLEASE. I hope you don’t mind if I rant for a bit but I had a substitute teacher today that proudly called himself a misogynist in a class of all girls. I don’t think anyone was paying any attention, or they didn’t know what the word meant because there wasn’t any reaction. Until today I’d never met someone who’d just admit it so easily and to be honest it kinda scared me. I had him before and he also said men couldn’t be raped because women are too weak to overpower a man.

Hooooly shit that is disgusting.  I really hope he was fired.  That man should NEVER be allowed to influence the mind of young people. JFC.

It’s genuinely scary how there are some people like that. While still living in Hungary my IT teacher (a middle aged man) began the first class of the year by saying “I’m not even sure why the hell they decided to let girls learn about computers. You all gonna grow up to be housewives anyway and should focus more on home economics or sewing or something, because that’s what women are made for anyway!” the rant went on and finished it by saying. “You might want to bring something to entertain yourselves with, because I’m not going to prepare for this class, that’s for sure!” Now when I was in primary school, my school divided up girls and boys for half a year for these classes, boys would take IT for the first half of the school year, girls Technology and Home Economics/Social Studies. Then for the second half they switch. This asshole (really I can’t remember his name as this was 14 years ago and really no name is needed asshole suffices in this case!). He was a substitute teacher, kept there while the original IT teacher (a woman, a very smart lady at that and very kind and I’m not just saying that because she was a woman!) went on maternity leave, just before she could have the girls for six months. Anyway, I digress. The teacher followed up in his promise and we didn’t have any real lessons from the guy until he was pushed by parents and the principal to give us a test (Hungarian grading works on a yearly average of the student, having tests, recitals and the like to be graded on through the year.) So he gives us a sheet of paper, with really (I mean, REALLY) basic work sheet and told us to replicate it in Microsoft Word! He gave us a 2 hour class to complete a single page, that you really had to do nothing else for, but type in what was on the sheet, then create a dotted line below for someone to sign. Guess who has two thumbs and completed that worksheet in less then 10 minutes? Guess who helped all the other girls who were not as tech savvy to complete theirs in roughly around the same time? Me! I was so proud of myself and so smug to him for the rest of the time he had us! The guy was dumbstruck and we were given proper IT lessons after that and he quickly shut his mouth about what girls should and should not be studying after that! So yeah! Go us!

ridegmuve:

misandry-mermaid:

Anon asks:

PUBLISH ANONYMOUSLY PLEASE. I hope you don’t mind if I rant for a bit but I had a substitute teacher today that proudly called himself a misogynist in a class of all girls. I don’t think anyone was paying any attention, or they didn’t know what the word meant because there wasn’t any reaction. Until today I’d never met someone who’d just admit it so easily and to be honest it kinda scared me. I had him before and he also said men couldn’t be raped because women are too weak to overpower a man.

Hooooly shit that is disgusting.  I really hope he was fired.  That man should NEVER be allowed to influence the mind of young people. JFC.

It’s genuinely scary how there are some people like that. While still living in Hungary my IT teacher (a middle aged man) began the first class of the year by saying “I’m not even sure why the hell they decided to let girls learn about computers. You all gonna grow up to be housewives anyway and should focus more on home economics or sewing or something, because that’s what women are made for anyway!” the rant went on and finished it by saying. “You might want to bring something to entertain yourselves with, because I’m not going to prepare for this class, that’s for sure!” Now when I was in primary school, my school divided up girls and boys for half a year for these classes, boys would take IT for the first half of the school year, girls Technology and Home Economics/Social Studies. Then for the second half they switch. This asshole (really I can’t remember his name as this was 14 years ago and really no name is needed asshole suffices in this case!). He was a substitute teacher, kept there while the original IT teacher (a woman, a very smart lady at that and very kind and I’m not just saying that because she was a woman!) went on maternity leave, just before she could have the girls for six months. Anyway, I digress. The teacher followed up in his promise and we didn’t have any real lessons from the guy until he was pushed by parents and the principal to give us a test (Hungarian grading works on a yearly average of the student, having tests, recitals and the like to be graded on through the year.) So he gives us a sheet of paper, with really (I mean, REALLY) basic work sheet and told us to replicate it in Microsoft Word! He gave us a 2 hour class to complete a single page, that you really had to do nothing else for, but type in what was on the sheet, then create a dotted line below for someone to sign. Guess who has two thumbs and completed that worksheet in less then 10 minutes? Guess who helped all the other girls who were not as tech savvy to complete theirs in roughly around the same time? Me! I was so proud of myself and so smug to him for the rest of the time he had us! The guy was dumbstruck and we were given proper IT lessons after that and he quickly shut his mouth about what girls should and should not be studying after that!
So yeah! Go us!

misandry-mermaid
black-american-queen:

black-american-queen:

euthanizeallwhitepeople:

jcoleknowsbest:

neoamericana:

nezua:

asustainablefuture:

A Selk’nam couple with their baby, on a ship en route to be exhibited in Europe as “wildmen”. The Selk’nam people are an indigenous tribe in the Patagonian region of Southern Argentina and Chile. Both appear to have slight damage on their ankles from cruel, probably iron, restraints. 
The fear and confusion on their face is haunting. For people who had lived a simple hunting and gathering lifestyle, with little European interaction, the rest of their lives must’ve seemed like a surreal nightmare. 

White History

Abducted by aliens.

Smh

White history

I really want to know who these people are/what happened to them

SO I DID A BIT OF DIGGING AND HOLY SHIT. THE SELK’HAM PEOPLE WERE WIPED OUT IN A MASS GENOCIDE.
LIKE… THEY ARE NO MORE. THE DESCENDENTS OF THIS COUPLE DO NOT EXIST.
AN ENTIRE LANGUAGE. AN ENTIRE CUISINE. AN ENTIRE WAY OF LIFE. WIPED AWAY.
YA’LL WANT SOME FUCKING WHITE HISTORY MONTH? HERE IS SOME GOD DAMN WHITE HISTORY FOR YOU TO PUT NEXT TO ALL THOSE SHINNY IMAGES OF THESE WHITE MEN WHO “DISCOVERED THE WORLD”.
HANG THIS IMAGE IN ALL THE DAMN CLASSROOMS. I’M DONE.

black-american-queen:

black-american-queen:

euthanizeallwhitepeople:

jcoleknowsbest:

neoamericana:

nezua:

asustainablefuture:

A Selk’nam couple with their baby, on a ship en route to be exhibited in Europe as “wildmen”. The Selk’nam people are an indigenous tribe in the Patagonian region of Southern Argentina and Chile. Both appear to have slight damage on their ankles from cruel, probably iron, restraints.

The fear and confusion on their face is haunting. For people who had lived a simple hunting and gathering lifestyle, with little European interaction, the rest of their lives must’ve seemed like a surreal nightmare. 

White History

Abducted by aliens.

Smh

White history

I really want to know who these people are/what happened to them

SO I DID A BIT OF DIGGING AND HOLY SHIT. THE SELK’HAM PEOPLE WERE WIPED OUT IN A MASS GENOCIDE.

LIKE… THEY ARE NO MORE. THE DESCENDENTS OF THIS COUPLE DO NOT EXIST.

AN ENTIRE LANGUAGE. AN ENTIRE CUISINE. AN ENTIRE WAY OF LIFE. WIPED AWAY.

YA’LL WANT SOME FUCKING WHITE HISTORY MONTH? HERE IS SOME GOD DAMN WHITE HISTORY FOR YOU TO PUT NEXT TO ALL THOSE SHINNY IMAGES OF THESE WHITE MEN WHO “DISCOVERED THE WORLD”.

HANG THIS IMAGE IN ALL THE DAMN CLASSROOMS. I’M DONE.

thepoliticalfreakshow
assholeofday:

Cory Gardner, Asshole of the Day for October 1, 2014
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
Personhood bills and amendments are designed to give clumps of fertilized cells in a woman’s uterus the same rights that fully-realized humans have, with the purpose being to make all abortion illegal, as well as many forms of contraception. For example, the Personhood bill that was introduced in Congress in 2013 says:

The bill, according to the summary, “declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being beginning at the moment of fertilization, cloning, or other moment at which an individual comes into being.”

So, as you might imagine, something as extreme as giving clumps of cells the same rights as the woman that is carrying them, and thereby taking away control over that woman’s body from her is unpopular with a lot of voters. Which is how we get to the point where Rep. Cory Gardner denies he’s ever supported a Personhood bill, to the point of claiming it doesn’t even exist:

"There is no such thing as a federal personhood bill," Gardner said, more than once, despite the objections of Fox 31 Denver’s Eli Stokols.

But of course there is a federal personhood bill. He is a co-sponsor of it!
He has not renounced his cosponsoring of the bill; he merely wants to pretend it doesn’t exist until he can win this Senate election in Colorado. He wants people to vote for him as a reasonable, non-extremist, except he won’t walk away from that extremism. Guess what he’ll do when he gets to Washington?
So, for pretending a bill he co-sponsored doesn’t exist, Cory Gardner is the Asshole of the Day.
It is Cory Gardner’s first time as Asshole of the Day.
Full story: Talking Points Memo.

assholeofday:

Cory Gardner, Asshole of the Day for October 1, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

Personhood bills and amendments are designed to give clumps of fertilized cells in a woman’s uterus the same rights that fully-realized humans have, with the purpose being to make all abortion illegal, as well as many forms of contraception. For example, the Personhood bill that was introduced in Congress in 2013 says:

The bill, according to the summary, “declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being beginning at the moment of fertilization, cloning, or other moment at which an individual comes into being.”

So, as you might imagine, something as extreme as giving clumps of cells the same rights as the woman that is carrying them, and thereby taking away control over that woman’s body from her is unpopular with a lot of voters. Which is how we get to the point where Rep. Cory Gardner denies he’s ever supported a Personhood bill, to the point of claiming it doesn’t even exist:

"There is no such thing as a federal personhood bill," Gardner said, more than once, despite the objections of Fox 31 Denver’s Eli Stokols.

But of course there is a federal personhood bill. He is a co-sponsor of it!

He has not renounced his cosponsoring of the bill; he merely wants to pretend it doesn’t exist until he can win this Senate election in Colorado. He wants people to vote for him as a reasonable, non-extremist, except he won’t walk away from that extremism. Guess what he’ll do when he gets to Washington?

So, for pretending a bill he co-sponsored doesn’t exist, Cory Gardner is the Asshole of the Day.

It is Cory Gardner’s first time as Asshole of the Day.

Full story: Talking Points Memo.

thepoliticalfreakshow

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Michael Dunn, the man who shot and killed Florida teenager Jordan Davis in November 2012, has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

Dunn was previously found guilty of three counts of attempted murder in a February trial for shooting at an SUV carrying Davis and three of his friends.

During that trial, the jurors deadlocked on the decision to convict Dunn of first-degree murder.

On Tuesday Dunn took the stand to testify that he shot Davis in self-defense.

From The Florida Times Union:

Dunn, 47, testified that Davis was angrily getting out of a Dodge Durango while holding a shotgun and threatening to kill him when he pulled out his own handgun and opened fire on Davis and others in the vehicle.

“You’re not going to kill me, you [filtered word],” Dunn said he yelled at Davis seconds before firing ten bullets at the Dodge Durango Davis was in.

Dunn said he was scared for his life and would have been killed if he hadn’t pulled out his own gun.

“I shot to defend my own life,” Dunn said at one point while testifying on Tuesday.

During closing statements, Assistant State Attorney John Guy reiterated that no weapons were found on Davis or inside the SUV he and his friends were riding in.

The jury began deliberations early Wednesday morning, taking about five hours to reach a decision.

Dunn’s sentencing will take place October 17. This story is developing.

thescratchdoctor

iris-sempi:

Happy October, Pokemon Fans! Theres a few new gifts and items to receive this month!

You can get a Shiny Gengar holding its very own Gengarite at your local Gamestop Store! While you are at Gamestop, they are also selling little special Pokemon Card packs with a special trainer card featuring Mega Gengar! Be sure to pick one up for your collection or your deck, trainers!