Mapping #hate →
Humboldt State University professor Monica Stephens and her undergraduate students just released an interactive map showing where hate speech pops up on Twitter around the U.S. If you drill down a bit you’ll find that the data was manually entered by the students so that the visualization only includes the words used negatively. I’m not sure if the words captured were only these...
A List of “Men’s Rights” Issues That Feminism Is Already Working On Feminists...– (via leonmcgann)
No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them.– Assata Shakur (via ethiopienne) great quote. (via deafmuslimpunx)
After learning my flight was detained 4 hours, I heard the announcement: If...– Naomi Shihab Nye (b. 1952), “Wandering Around an Albuquerque Airport Terminal.” I think this poem may be making the rounds, this week, but that’s as it should be. (via oliviacirce) This always makes me cry. In the good way. (via dontbearuiner)
John Green's tumblr: When Things That Are Bad for... →
fishingboatproceeds: Legislation is currently making its way through the U.S. Congress that would require online retailers to charge sales tax on domestic sales. People who do not live in the U.S. will find this idea very confusing, so let me briefly explain it: In most of the world, consumption is taxed at a… TL;DR version: “this is bad for me personally, but I am in favor of it...
In which rape is a problem for all genders, and... →
: If you're white, the "Justice" system should... →
notesonascandal: racismschool: The lie of the “Justice” system is that it’s there to protect white people. This is a fallacy. One that will one day, sooner rather than later, come back to haunt you. The “Justice” system is there, not to protect white people but to protect white people from being punished. (In addition to making massive profits of course) White people, both those who work to be...
Feminists do not want you to lose custody of your children. The assumption that...– Lindy West for Jezebel: “If I Admit That ‘Hating Men’ Is a Thing, Will You Stop Turning It Into a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?” (via lauratheoutlandish)
A woman’s right to bodily autonomy outweighs fetal pain because we live in a...– Ana Mardoll via Shakesville http://www.shakesville.com/2013/03/the-rhetorical-power-of-pig-pain.html (via catronicon)
The policeman who shot down a 10-year-old in Queens stood over the boy with his...– Audre Lorde “Power” (via femignome) christ. (via paranoiagirl)
Of course, when the verdict came down, they cried. They are teenage boys and,...– The Steubenville Rape Verdict And Why You Should Hate CNN (via sendificator)
Re: Using child with note as bait for "gang rape" →
I will always reblog things like this, it won’t ruin your blog or the look of it, and this could potentially save a life. No dude. There are no documented cases of this happening. File this one under “pernicious urban legends that keep white people- particularly white women- afraid of people of color.”
When you say: Can't you take a joke?
I hear: I want you to submit to being bullied for my entertainment and convenience.
Yes, No, Maybe So?: handaxe: Three cheers for our... →
handaxe: Three cheers for our brave bb girl who took the stand to accuse her rapists. Three cheers for the teen girl who told national media in a courtroom full of her peers that she didn’t want to hold her rapists accountable at first “Because honestly, I was praying that everything I…
Chaos Will Always Follow: emilianadarling: 5... →
emilianadarling: 5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think slephoto: yvonneemilie: divineirony: To say, “This is my uncle,” in Chinese, you have no choice but to encode more information about said uncle. The language requires that… Filed under: things I think we have all suspected at one time or another and now have some delicious research to back up
Today I am thinking of women too often ignored or...
How hard is it to be a female human being in the media? Anne Hathaway is a...– Gloria Steinem (via alittlecoconuttart)
What Obama Should Do Now
robertreich: What should the President do now? Push to repeal the sequester (a reconciliation bill in the Senate would allow repeal with 51 votes, thereby putting pressure on House Republicans), and replace it with a “Build America’s Future” Act that would close tax loopholes used by the wealthy, end corporate welfare, impose a small (1/10 of 1%) tax on financial transactions, and reduce the...
Not saying Quvenzhané’s name is an attempt, consciously or unconsciously, to...– Brokey McPoverty, “What’s In A Name? Kind Of A Lot,” PostBourgie 2/26/13 (via sylviasplath)
Liberal Super PAC Sends Racist Tweet About Mitch... →
Friendly reminder that the polarization in American politics is a bullshit construction. No group is either saint-like or evil. We are ALL better than this, though. This is unacceptable behavior from anyone and needs to be called out.