Better Red than Dead: I'm seeing a lot of people... →
rethinksocialism: burningcosmopolis: weexist-weresist: ryking: aatombomb: jakke: If you’re young, white, healthy, educated, English-speaking, living in North America, and you’ve previously posted about your parents’ beach house or your summer backpacking in Southeast Asia - I’m really glad you feel so strongly… This is precisely why I think that the case of socialism should be...
A further perspective might be: A man could, feasibly, sacrifice his coffee...– Inga Muscio, Cunt (via thiscuntsays) Ugh, so true. My great grandmother was raped, contracted syphilis from it which went untreated (due to her shame over what had happened), and she developed severe catatonic schizophrenia later in life (linked to the syphilis). If the person who raped her has any...
Correcting the Abysmal 'New York Times' Coverage...
http://www.thenation.com/blog/163626/correcting-abysmal-new-york-times-coverage-occupy-wall-street <- Read the article here if you can. If it asks you to sign up or give them your email and you’d rather not, I’ve copied the text of the article below. Over the weekend, my inbox exploded with angry messages from people who had just read this New York Times article (though it reads...
ghost-of-algren asked: I may have asked you about this before, but what kind of history are you concentrating in?
let's give it back to the squares: Free etymology... →
akagoldfish: flannelphase: spacebaw: convertedinvader: Word: Woman Feminist misconception: It implies that men are the default and women are an alternative! Feminist alternative: Womyn Why it’s bullshit: The word originates from archaic English where “man” referred solely to “human being”, males being… lol at the idea of history actually being gender inclusive. Well there’s a rather...
Ambler Bambler: Hi, fetus, I am your parent →
fracturedrefuge: Note: This was written in reaction to the “Mommy, I am your baby” post that is currently circulating around Tumblr. Thought it was about time we hear from the person who is actually self-aware and not just the clump of cells residing inside of them. Hi, Fetus, My name is…
When you peel back the layers of the anti-choice motivation, it always comes...– GLORIA FELDT, attributed, Huffington Post (via klondikebar123) Emphasis mine. Bamf. Perfectly sums it up. Cis men can walk away from sex scott-free, so why the hell can’t cis women be allowed to do the same? I’m not going to be a slave to my biology. No way. (via sanityscraps)
As many as 15 percent of freshmen at America’s top schools are white students...– Ten myths about affirmative action (via linzyxxxxx) well well well look at that. (via piddlebucket) OH HEY OH HEY COLLEGE REPUBLICANS/YAF OH HEY WOULD YA LOOK AT THIS (via viviopsis)
We are watching the beginnings of the defiant self-assertion of a new generation...– David Graeber at the Guardian, in the best piece I’ve read yet on Occupy Wall Street (via judyxberman) This article is fucking great. (via hardlyart) Too fucking relevant.
You can protest about how Obama's a socialist and...
stfuconservatives: But until you are beat up on the street by “peacekeepers” and have a very literal knee on your neck you are not a revolutionary. -Joe
I wanted to add to that last post about the Fast...
I know I only pointed out one possible scenario where someone would consciously choose the McDonald’s food over the “healthy alternatives” (in quotes because is a $5 factory farm chicken really all that better for you than a big mac? I’d say they are about equal. A whole organic chicken would be about $16 from a major grocery chain, and that’s the only way that meal...
I was fully qualified for the job, but they gave it to a black girl.– White neighbor, in conversation. I felt this person was implying that the black girl wasn’t qualified, or that she only got it out of affirmative action. Why not just say “I was fully qualified, but they gave the job to someone else”? I’m a person of color and I wonder if people think that about me....
Why I won't vote for Obama, and why I really don't...
akagoldfish: bethefoodoflove: The man is either just another evil politician allowing people to die rather than make an unpopular move, concerned with politics above policy, or he is a genuinely weak defender of human rights, fatally oblivious to the flagrant encroachments against human dignity that have occurred during his term of office. I will allow that this is not a strict either/or...
bedbugsbiting: I am sad for many reasons, both personal and political. Me too. It’s been a rough week/month/year.
Troy Davis is going to die.
Welp, that sucks. I feel sick. :/
Courts in GA sought the death penalty for 70% of black defendants with white...– http://www.aclu.org/capital-punishment/race-and-death-penalty (via black-culture) If there is any practical reason to be against the death penalty, this is it. (Personally I am against it for moral reasons, myself)
It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.– Albert Camus (via glynnthomas)
If your first instinct when you hear the word “feminist” is to say “those...– Geordie Tait To my Someday Daughter (via hilaroux) Ooh- quotes of His are being blogged around. That’s pretty awesome, heh. (via the-r-evolution) This is a really good comparison.
Pierian Spring: This morning... →
notquitechinese: pierianspring: Drag myself out of bed at 6:45, have to leave by 7 to get to class by 8. Get in my car at 6:57 (I look like shit, but at least I’m going to get there on time)…stop about halfway to fill up my gas tank because if I don’t I won’t make it home after class…and find out I left my wallet at home and… Oh dear. What am I gonna do with you? :) lol. Make me go to bed...
Drag myself out of bed at 6:45, have to leave by 7 to get to class by 8. Get in my car at 6:57 (I look like shit, but at least I’m going to get there on time)…stop about halfway to fill up my gas tank because if I don’t I won’t make it home after class…and find out I left my wallet at home and have zero dollars on me. So I have to turn around, go home, miss class. ...
The funny thing is, of course, that socialists know that Barack Obama is not one...– Billy Wharton (via rethinksocialism) I’d say he’s more of a moderate in progressive clothing, but maybe I think too highly of him? I dunno. I still think Obama is okay; he does what he can with what he has (and what he has is shit).
I'm Molly, and I'm fat.: I took my husband's last... →
ladyatheist: That doesn’t make me “oppressed”, it doesn’t make me a bad feminist, and it doesn’t mean that I’m betraying the movement. I chose to take my husband’s name. I wanted to. I have my own reasons for doing so and I don’t owe anyone an explanation. If someone chooses to take their… I’m taking my fiance’s last name when I get married next year. I’ve thought about...
Georgia Mayor Shuts Down Rocky Horror As Too... →
murphysbride: jaison96: Wayne Garner, the mayor of Carrollton, Ga. called the show too risqué and canceled it. Quote from Garner, “I found it very offensive, not in keeping with the community of Carrolton.” Really? Has the Carrolton mayor Wayne Garner seen Rocky Horror Picture Show? It’s a perfect fit for Carrolton! So one dickhole finds it offensive, so no one can have it now. Thank you,...