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iwriteaboutfeminism:

#Community

wilwheaton:

bearhatalice:

aspiringpolymath:

phoenix-ace:

girl-non-grata:

Please note: “everyone who works retail, admin, or labor” is pretty much everyone. I can’t remember the last time I worked somewhere without “security” cameras that monitored employees.

I’m having a good laugh right now because our associates just got collectively reprimanded for leaning on the counters during 8 hour shifts on their feet, because it isn’t “professional” looking.  So apparently they can put up with a camera over their shoulder to make sure they do their jobs correctly, but a cop with a gun cant?  

Do cops want CCTV cams removed from businesses and streets? If they don’t want to monitored on their jobs, why should everyone be monitored at theirs (and in their LIVES)? Oh, it makes cops’ job easier to have a video record of crimes and infractions? Huh.
HUH.

I work in an office and not retail, but I also know that every website I visit, and instant message or email I send is monitored and stored by my employer.



Also, surveillance cameras in public areas are nearly everywhere in America, watching just about everything completely innocent people are doing.Police should be held to a higher standard than the public they are sworn to protect, and the data shows that cops equipped with cameras are simply better cops.

wilwheaton:

bearhatalice:

aspiringpolymath:

phoenix-ace:

girl-non-grata:

Please note: “everyone who works retail, admin, or labor” is pretty much everyone. I can’t remember the last time I worked somewhere without “security” cameras that monitored employees.

I’m having a good laugh right now because our associates just got collectively reprimanded for leaning on the counters during 8 hour shifts on their feet, because it isn’t “professional” looking.  So apparently they can put up with a camera over their shoulder to make sure they do their jobs correctly, but a cop with a gun cant?  

Do cops want CCTV cams removed from businesses and streets? If they don’t want to monitored on their jobs, why should everyone be monitored at theirs (and in their LIVES)? Oh, it makes cops’ job easier to have a video record of crimes and infractions? Huh.

HUH.

I work in an office and not retail, but I also know that every website I visit, and instant message or email I send is monitored and stored by my employer.

Also, surveillance cameras in public areas are nearly everywhere in America, watching just about everything completely innocent people are doing.

Police should be held to a higher standard than the public they are sworn to protect, and the data shows that cops equipped with cameras are simply better cops.

fishingboatproceeds:

edwardspoonhands:

once-upon-a-time-and-space:

I found the giraffes making love on the  TFIOS movie

I’ve been waiting for SO LONG for this post! This is the most definite Nerdfighter reference in the movie…so pleased!

Is this real? I did not notice this while we were filming. I wonder if  propsmaster Kelly did this? (She’s a nerdfighter, so it’s possible.)

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Saturday in Ferguson. Aug. 23rd. 

blackfashion:

pallet-town-julie-brown:

kudos to mtv for spreading this message tho

Turn the fuck up MTV

Ferguson from my TL- August 18 (2/3)

thewilsonblog:

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Ways you can help:

https://twitter.com/SheSeauxSaditty

http://afro-dykey.tumblr.com/post/95096989345/things-you-can-do-for-ferguson

https://www.change.org/p/president-barack-obama-please-enact-new-federal-laws-to-protect-citizens-from-police-violence-and-misconduct

Harry Potter text posts

I am Hermione Granger

  #and I have been her my whole life    #I only wish I was as brave  

maarnayeri:

I’m so tired.

I’m tired of having to explain why my people deserve to live.

Why young black boys that remind me of my brothers and black women my own age shouldn’t be hunted down like game and then put on trial to gauge whether or not they labored enough by arbitrary standards of respectability to have a beating heart and functioning pulse unquestioned.

I’m tired of a neoliberal capitalist society that selectively chooses and then commodifies which aspects of the Black experience it wants, but dismisses our concerns.

I’m tired of this gut wrenching feeling of knowledge that every time there is a Rekia Boyd, Renisha McBride, Oscar Grant, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin or Ezell Ford, there are swarms of people who are ready with a premeditated laundry list of excuses as to why their existences weren’t worthy enough to be mourned and that their murderers deserve for their lives to continue unscathed. Because robbing a black person of their life isn’t a crime to them. That there are mobs of people who will exert effort and energy if it guarantees demeaning our lives and justifying our deaths.

I’m tired of seeing black elders who lived through Jim Crow and were only a generational gap away from having met enslaved family members have to see Jim Crow manifest itself in several different ways against the youngsters they tirelessly fought for. That they will leave this Earth without seeing true black liberation come to fruition.

I’m tired of having to bite my tongue until I feel blood gush from my tastebuds because someone who I allowed myself to get close to said something that directly serves as a means of jeopardizing my people’s safety and right to live without persecution. That a whole room of people can laugh at a joke that catapults my community into a laughing stock. I’m tired of the liberal who actually considers me a friend but doesn’t realize how racist “jokes” play into a larger mechanism of normalization, so much so that people who internalize these “jokes” enough won’t be able to connect the dots of dishonesty when it comes time to defend black kids who are ruthlessly executed by state vigilantes.

I’m tired of witnessing the scores of black mothers who lose children being neglected in larger feminist “reproductive rights” discourses. Yes, women (and all FAAB individuals) should be protected by law not to continue pregnancies against their will, but black mothers should not have to worry about their children being wrongfully terminated by a state dedicated to terrorizing them. Is the right to keep a child not as urgent as the ability to terminate a pregnancy? Why are black women having to continue defending their own victimized slain children not a feminist concern?

There are so many aspects to black existence that deplete energy and deprive optimism and everything feels so uselessly tiring.

  #I feel like I need to acknowledge that I am reblogging this as a white person    #but I don't know what is appropriate to say in this instance  

natnovna:

"obama is fuckin up"

true 

"should have voted for the other guy"

FALSE 

I’ve told the kids in the ghettos that violence won’t solve their problems, but then they ask me, and rightly so; “Why does the government use massive doses of violence to bring about the change it wants in the world?” After this I knew that I could no longer speak against the violence in the ghettos without also speaking against the violence of my government
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  (via coolyouthpastor)

And the rest of us are not treated like human beings. Period.(x)

feelknower1993:

nathanael-platier:

We freed them…but at what cost?

im sorry to co-opt this post for anyone who would’ve otherwise reblogged it without my commentary but does anyone else have as vivid of a childhood memory of how those balls felt in your mouth? did anyone else used to bite them open? and you’d think it would be ok but then it’s all … whatever the texture is inside of them? and then you spit it out the moment you realized