iwriteaboutfeminism:

Police pick people out of the crowd, then rush forward. Frightening. 

September 28th

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hobbitdragon:

crotchetybushtit:

usually unpopular opinion puffin pisses me off but this is so important

yes this

ALL OF THIS

sourcedumal:

hobbitdragon:

crotchetybushtit:

usually unpopular opinion puffin pisses me off but this is so important

yes this

ALL OF THIS

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fireinthehob:

  • The protests are being held in order to achieve universal suffrage in Hong Kong. Although democracy had been promised for 2017 in 2008, China announced this August that Hong Kong people would only be able to vote from a pool of 2-3 specially selected candidates (all of whom…
uppityfatty:

This is a life-size pre-cast clay sculpture of a naked fat woman. The model is Julie Srika. The sculptor is Ramon Sierra. I think it’s beautiful and important. Breathtaking, even. Two days ago I shared it on Facebook, with the permission of both the model and the artist. Many people responded to it as I did. Facebook then deleted the thread and removed the photo from the model’s account, citing it as being in violation of their “community standards.” Appeals to Facebook have yet to be answered.
I think this is a disturbing anti-art stance, particularly vexing, considering Facebook allows far more sexually suggestive photos and sanctions pages designed to promote bigotry and bullying. Yet an amazing piece of art depicting a fat woman in proud non-sexual repose must go.
So while this is not the traditional fare for Uppity Fatty, I’m posting it here so more people can see it without the small-minded interference of Facebook’s double-standards.
~ Substantia Jones

uppityfatty:

This is a life-size pre-cast clay sculpture of a naked fat woman. The model is Julie Srika. The sculptor is Ramon Sierra. I think it’s beautiful and important. Breathtaking, even. Two days ago I shared it on Facebook, with the permission of both the model and the artist. Many people responded to it as I did. Facebook then deleted the thread and removed the photo from the model’s account, citing it as being in violation of their “community standards.” Appeals to Facebook have yet to be answered.

I think this is a disturbing anti-art stance, particularly vexing, considering Facebook allows far more sexually suggestive photos and sanctions pages designed to promote bigotry and bullying. Yet an amazing piece of art depicting a fat woman in proud non-sexual repose must go.

So while this is not the traditional fare for Uppity Fatty, I’m posting it here so more people can see it without the small-minded interference of Facebook’s double-standards.

~ Substantia Jones

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

There are some great posters in Ferguson tonight!

September 28th

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doodleforfood:

Not this time

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continueplease:

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lcheeseboy:

I was volunteering at a booksale when I ran across this and just…

Submitted to me by mrsrhettbutler

uh…those arms…you’re all thinking that, right…?

i feel like we’re all just kind of reblogging it in a circle and looking at each other uneasily like, waiting for someone to finally give in and yell it out in the reply chain

ROBO-DILDO.

you held out as long as you could, i’m sure.

Dildobot

Edward Dildo-arms

DOMO ARIGATO FISTO ROBOTO

I SPAT OUT MY WATER ON THE LAST COMMENT FUCK

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angrynativefeminists:

bakongo:

Violence Against Native Women is Not Traditional:  Whisper at Ted x ABQWomen

I want every white person to look at this and understand, “Sexy Indian” costumes are detrimental.
That hypersexualizing our sacred garb is detrimental.
That for Native women the fear isn’t, ‘if’, it’s ‘when’

For the of the gods, trust and believe that is the reality we must live with and by doing the above, you are only making it worse.

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totchilovesmochi:

I’ve seen  these types of posts spread like wildfire so I thought I’d give it a try.
Hello people of Tumblr. This is Crystal Meza, my friend’s little sister. She is 15 years old and is from the Lynwood/Compton area in Los Angeles, CA. She has run away from home and has been missing since Sunday night (09/21/14)
She is 5’2-5’3, 110lbs, has hazel eyes and medium length black hair. Likes to dress in dark clothing, wears dark lipsticks and sneakers or platform shoes. She was  last seen wearing black jeans, a white top, and black high top Vans.
We are not sure where she might be heading. She could be anywhere in Southern California by now. We want to cover as much ground as possible so any information would help.
As you can imagine, her mother, father, and two older brothers are heartbroken and want nothing more then to see the youngest of their family safe and unharmed. It has been 3 long and devastating days.
We have posted her picture up everywhere. Local neighborhoods, social media sites, and we have also contacted radio stations and news departments. But still no luck.
It pains me to see my friend and his family suffering and in grief. They are broken. And being utterly helpless is the worst feeling in the world.
So if you can all please spread the word, keep an eye out for her and reblog this post, I would truly appreciate it. We want to bring her back safely.
If you’ve seen her or know anything about her whereabouts please contact the Compton Sheriff Dept. at (310)638-8467 or the Lynwood Sheriff’s Dept. at (323)568-4800 or message me through my Tumblr page.
We hope to bring her safely home and reunite her with her worried family.
Thank You and Please Reblog.

awww man :(

fatimainthecut:

totchilovesmochi:

I’ve seen  these types of posts spread like wildfire so I thought I’d give it a try.

Hello people of Tumblr. This is Crystal Meza, my friend’s little sister. She is 15 years old and is from the Lynwood/Compton area in Los Angeles, CA. She has run away from home and has been missing since Sunday night (09/21/14)

She is 5’2-5’3, 110lbs, has hazel eyes and medium length black hair. Likes to dress in dark clothing, wears dark lipsticks and sneakers or platform shoes. She was last seen wearing black jeans, a white top, and black high top Vans.

We are not sure where she might be heading. She could be anywhere in Southern California by now. We want to cover as much ground as possible so any information would help.

As you can imagine, her mother, father, and two older brothers are heartbroken and want nothing more then to see the youngest of their family safe and unharmed. It has been 3 long and devastating days.

We have posted her picture up everywhere. Local neighborhoods, social media sites, and we have also contacted radio stations and news departments. But still no luck.

It pains me to see my friend and his family suffering and in grief. They are broken. And being utterly helpless is the worst feeling in the world.

So if you can all please spread the word, keep an eye out for her and reblog this post, I would truly appreciate it. We want to bring her back safely.

If you’ve seen her or know anything about her whereabouts please contact the Compton Sheriff Dept. at (310)638-8467 or the Lynwood Sheriff’s Dept. at (323)568-4800 or message me through my Tumblr page.

We hope to bring her safely home and reunite her with her worried family.

Thank You and Please Reblog.

awww man :(

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peterpipedher:

Even though the memorial was burnt to a crisp for #MikeBrown, it’s BIGGER & BETTER ! #Ferguson #NoJusticeNoPeace

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socialjusticekoolaid:



"The rate of police killings of black Americans is nearly the same rate of lynchings in the early decades of the 20th century."

socialjusticekoolaid:

"The rate of police killings of black Americans is nearly the same rate of lynchings in the early decades of the 20th century."

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largeandlovely:

medievalpoc:

kill-theblog:

medievalpoc:

Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:

Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.

According the online petition to be delivered to the School District:

Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”

This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!

You can sign the petition here.

You can read more articles at The Denver Post, CBS Denver (with video), and Colorado Public Radio.

Thanks to theseacaptainsdaughter for dropping a link in my inbox.

Yesterday I spent 3+ hours protesting with more than 400 students that go to my school alone. That doesn’t include the other high schools that participated in the Jeffco district. It got more publicity than we were expecting and we’re grateful for that, but to keep this going would be great. If you agree and are against the censorship of AP US History classes please click on the link and sign the petition.

I fervently hope your efforts to protect your history education are successful. I’ve noticed a lot of the articles are trying to pretend that “kids just want to skip class”, and I think it’s disrespectful and dismissive. The petition is almost at its goal, so I hope people continue to sign it.

What the fuck?? Aside from how awful this is at face value, if you don’t teach shit like that IN AN AP CLASS, you’re setting your students up to make 3 or maybe even lower. The year I took APUSH, I wrote two essays about social strife: an indentured servants rebellion and one about slavery. Like… If I hadn’t learned that stuff I would have bombed the AP exam, and that’s not taking into account any multiple choice questions that would ask about things like that.

Seriously fuck these awful people. America was (and continues to be, but that’s another subject) a shitty country that has subjugated and oppressed people from the first moment colonists stepped foot on this continent. To pretend like this isn’t a fact erases hugely important parts of our history. UGHHHH.

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tqbonner:

DOCUMENTED HISTORY OF THE INCIDENT WHICH OCCURRED AT ROSEWOOD, FLORIDA, IN JANUARY 1923
A Chronology of Events

Date:

08/05/20 Four black men in McClenny are removed from the local jail and lynched for the alleged rape of a white woman.

11/02/20 Two whites and at least five blacks are killed in Ocoee in a dispute over voting rights. The black community of Ocoee is destroyed, 25 homes, 2 churches, and a Masonic Lodge.

2/12/21 A black man in Wauchula is lynched for an alleged attack on a white woman.

12/09/22 A black man in Perry is burned at the stake, accused of the murder of a white school teacher. A black church, school, Masonic Lodge, and meeting hall are burned.

12/31/22 On New Year’s Eve a large Ku Klux Klan Parade is held in Gainesville.

01/01/23 Early morning: Fannie Taylor reports an attack by an unidentified black man.

  • Monday afternoon: Aaron Carrier is apprehended by a posse and is spirited out of the area by Sheriff Walker.
  • Late afternoon: A posse of white vigilantes apprehend and kill a black man named Sam Carter.

01/02/23 Armed whites begin gathering in Sumner.

01/04/23

  • Late evening: White vigilantes attack the Carrier house. Two white men are killed, and several others wounded. A black woman, Sarah Carrier is killed and others inside the Carrier house are either killed or wounded.
  • Rosewood’s black residents flee into the swamps.
  • One black church is burned, and several unprotected homes.
  • Lexie Gordon is murdered.

01/05/23 Approximately 200-300 whites from surrounding areas begin to converge on Rosewood.

  • Mingo Williams is murdered.
  • Governor Cary Hardee is notified, and Sheriff Walker reports that he fears “no further disorder.”
  • The Sheriff of Alachua County arrives in Rosewood to assist Sheriff Walker.
  • James Carrier is murdered.

01/06/23 A train evacuates refugees to Gainesville.

01/07/23 A mob of 100-150 whites return to Rosewood and burn the remaining structures.

01/17/23 A black man in Newberry is convicted of stealing cattle. He is removed from his cell and lynched by local whites.

02/11/23 A Grand Jury convenes in Bronson to investigate the Rosewood riot.

02/15/23 The Grand Jury finds “insufficient evidence” to prosecute. 

tqbonner American history

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socialjusticekoolaid:

HAPPENING NOW (9.24.14): The situation in Ferguson is escalating quickly. Protests continue, following this morning’s burning of a Mike Brown memorial, and another frustrating Ferguson City Council meeting.Looks like the same “antagonize over de-escalate” tactics are back online. Prayers to all those out in the street of Ferguson right now fighting for their right to exist. #staywoke #farfromover (PT IPT IIPT III)  

Bringing back the dogs, choppers, charging the crowd, attempting to bottleneck protesters into an area, AND live shots possible fired into the crowd… what the ever-living fuck is Ferguson PD trying to do?! We’re a month and a half into this saga, and they still don’t know how to de-escalate a situation. Pray y’all. That might be all we got right now.

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