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//Pansexual, Mixed Race, 20, Feminist// I'm a costume/set design major at Beloit College. I am artsy, and when the occasion calls for it, fartsy. I post original art, and things that make me laugh.

He is male.
Even though his parents call him “Katie” and his mother says “my little girl”
Even though the childhood photos show the dresses and dolls
Even though his hair used to reach all the way to his waist
He is male.

She is female.
Even though her dad is disappointed because “that’s not my son”
Even though her birth certificate still says “David”
Even though her shirt is padded at the front
She is female.

This is them.
No matter how many times you tell them they’re wrong
No matter how often you call them a name that’s not them
No matter how much you treat them like they’re “just confused”
This is them.

He is male.
She is female.
They are real.
Accept it.

a thing i wrote yesterday because i have a lot of passion for this topic (via takethistoyourgracie)
  #gender  

Ferguson’s “free speech zone” is a padlocked no-man’s-land

mostlysignssomeportents:

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The ACLU was denied an emergency injunction against Ferguson’s cops’ illegal “no standing on the sidewalk” rule because Ferguson promised to erect a “free speech zone,” but the only thing on that site is a fenced-off, locked-up pen that no one is allowed to use.

Read more…

  #ferguson  
etsyifyourenasty:

Crumpled Can

etsyifyourenasty:

Crumpled Can

  #things I want  

soprie:

Stop calling what’s happening in Ferguson a “riot”.

It is not a riot.

Vancouver losing the Stanley Cup a few years ago was a riot. It was angry, drunken destruction with no purpose. (And as a Canadian, it was a shameful event)

Ferguson is not a riot. It is a protest. It is an uprising. It is a civil rights revolution. The prople of Ferguson may be angry, but they have a reason to be angry, and they are not violent, and they are not hooligans, thugs or looters. They are protesting for their human rights which are currently being denied.

Look at the difference between a riot and a protest. A riot is chaos. A protest has a purpose.

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  #ferguson  

kingoftheniall:

screwsociety:

lame-waves:

i guess i recorded an ice bucket challenge today after i got my wisdom teeth out ??

"I’M BLEEDING….. that’s okay i can still do it"

I’m sorry mom I have to

  #video    #wisdom teeth  

helebette:

eshusplayground:

note-a-bear:

blackraincloud:

andreashettle:

gravediggs:

The Chief of Police justifies the use of a tazer on an 8 year old girl by saying they could have used their guns or batons, essentially. What restraint.

So very relevant to Ferguson, because I imagine the broader pattern of how police respond to people of color affected the outcome of this situation much like it did with Mike Brown.  Today, the police “just” used a tazer and caused some traumatization.  But … are there situations of police shooting and killing Native Americans in the U.S. (or First Nations people in Canada) that don’t hit the media because Native Americans are even more invisible than black people in the U.S.?

This…this commentary does not honor this little girl. And it does NOT address the nature of Native oppression in the US. Which is different from antiblack oppression.

Comparing an instance of violence against a nonblack person to an instance of violence against a Black person is…unhelpful. And it is a feature of antiblack oppression. Using Black bodies as yardsticks to judge all other forms of oppression is hurtful and harmful.

Native people are not more invisible than Black people because that comparison doesn’t even mean anything.

Hypervisibility is actually a key aspect of Black suffering. We are commodities. Our death is spectacle. It is never respected.

Anti-native oppression operates under different rules.

It would probably be more respectful to EVERYONE if people focused on the specific contexts of individual victims of state violence instead of comparing them to make sweeping ‘more/less’ statements about racialized groups.

^^^^^^

See the bold? Remember that.

Excellent point made in bold. Now…why is the end of this post NOT about this girl or about colonial violence which links with, for example, the violent killings of Loretta Saunders, Tina Fontaine, Anna Mae Aquash also to the invasion of the U.S. and Canadian military forces in the name of ‘fracking’ currently, right now, in sovereign Indigenous territories? Or Boarding Schools and Residential Schools that resulted in mass graves all over North America? We’re made invisible and violence against Indigenous peoples is made to be invisible so I’m just upping visibility in the last part of this post. Indigenous oppression stands on its own but is interconnected with other systems of white supremacy: http://loveharder.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/andrea-smith.pdf

  #racism    #native people    #police brutality  

justmakemexscream:

equallyblessed:

nooneslife:

mad-man-with-a-scarf:

shavingryansprivates:

this is my favorite video of all time bar none

I cannot stop laughing. 

I’m cry

"i didnt even understand what was wrong til the next year" lmaooooo

that was perfect oh my

  #video    #i love this one  

kingjaffejoffer:

laughing at how CNN went into one of the looted businesses in Ferguson and spoke to the owner. the reporter started asking all these leading questions that were clearly setting up answers that expressed anger that their businesses were broken into. 

The owner was like “actually I just want justice for Mike Brown im not worried about material things”

  #ferguson  

kingcheddarxvii:

Hoo-raaaaay for yooooooouuuu!

  #urinating with laughter    #video    #deep web    #infomercial  
faccc:

A protester blows marijuana smoke against the face of a police officer during a march to mark the 1968 Tlatelolco plaza massacre in Mexico City

faccc:

A protester blows marijuana smoke against the face of a police officer during a march to mark the 1968 Tlatelolco plaza massacre in Mexico City

umbreon-girl:

It has been 11 days since this mother has been able to even see her dead son. Just think about that.
I’ve been so angry and frustrated with everything the police have done wrong in Ferguson, but this… this was the thing that finally made me break down in tears.

umbreon-girl:

It has been 11 days since this mother has been able to even see her dead son. Just think about that.

I’ve been so angry and frustrated with everything the police have done wrong in Ferguson, but this… this was the thing that finally made me break down in tears.

  #ferguson  
swagician:

malformalady:

An item on display in a Japanese antique shop


another cruel reminder of the First Great Skeleton War

swagician:

malformalady:

An item on display in a Japanese antique shop

another cruel reminder of the First Great Skeleton War

  #it me    #skellington    #things I need  
coolyo294:

dogpetter420:

I saw this dude at work the other


#pyramid head’s lesser cousin

coolyo294:

dogpetter420:

I saw this dude at work the other

white-people-be-like:

When will they learn

  #racism    #this man deserves more than a punch to the jaw  

welcometonightvale:

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  #slayer