Tuesday, September 23, 2014

oinonio:

postracialcomments:

postracialcomments:

Someone set Mike Brown’s Memorial on fire in the middle of the Night

Residents are rebuilding another memorial.

FERGUSON • One of two Michael Brown memorials burned overnight, though it’s not clear how.

Memorial items near a post along the street burned. However, a larger memorial in the middle of Canfield Drive, marking the spot where Brown died, is several feet away and was not damaged by fire.

For weeks, burning candles have been part of the memorials near the shooting site on Canfield Drive, but it was unclear if the fire at the roadside memorial was set or an accident. One photo showed an empty, overturned votive candle next to the burn site.

Some residents of the area were upset, claiming the fire was set by someone in the pre-dawn hours early Tuesday and that they smelled gasoline in the aftermath.

Many on Tuesday morning had gathered on Canfield Drive, which police had closed. Some were rebuilding the memorial with a blanket and a new collection of teddy bears and other stuffed animals next to the soot-stained pole.

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(Dont read the comments, please)

Actually, I’d say that if you’re white, and doubting that there is racism in this country, a glance at the comments should cure you of that. 

missvoltairine:

A woman: men need to stop murdering women.

Some dude: um I think you mean PEOPLE need to stop murdering PEOPLE

A woman: no actually I was talking specifically about violence against women.

Some dude: OMG????!!!!!! YOU THINK MEN DESERVE TO DIE??????!!!!!?!?!?! EVERYONE THIS PERSON IS SAYING VIOLENCE AGAINST MEN IS OKAY????!!!?!?!?!! women are so ILLOGICAL thankfully I am here to REASON WITH YOU, hate breeds hate ok

forgetpolitics:

porcelain-horse-horselain:

cassiedaily:

sautetherich:

#WomenNotUnderstandingTheIssueEvenASmidge

First problem: if you work for a “boss” as in having healthcare through your company, you pay this thing called a premium. As in, you pay. You pay money.
Let me repeat that again: You. Pay. Money. For. Your. Healthcare. Coverage. You don’t just check a box saying “yes I want healthcare coverage” and boom, you never pay a cent.
Your boss does not “provide it for free.” You pre-pay for it EVERY MONTH whether you use your healthcare for birth control, cancer treatment, mammograms, a urinary tract infection, a routine physical, meds for your pre-existing condition (Thanks ACA!) or NEVER GO TO THE DOCTOR AT ALL.
Reason number one that I need not just feminism and sex education in schools but BASIC FUCKING HEALTHCARE RULES TAUGHT IN SCHOOL INSTEAD OF REQUIRING ME TO TAKE THREE YEARS OF FUCKING FINDING THE MEANING OF X. I CAN FIND THE BASIC MEANING OF X BY THE END OF YEAR ONE. TEACH PEOPLE HOW FUCKING INSURANCE, LOANS, HEALTHCARE, ETC. WORKS INSTEAD!
Also reason number one that people need to be taught what “pre-paid” means.

This is the exact same nonsense as calling social security an “entitlement” when it is 100% funded by deductions from our own paychecks.
This, and all the above commentary, only touches the surface of all the ways this graphic is fucking ridiculously misinformed and wrong, btw.

Also the use of the phrase “big girl pants” does nothing but paint women as little girls play-acting at being independent strong women and not a “woman in control” as you so stupidly put it, so just like your pathetic attempt at trying to shame women for daring to demand respect and the bare minimum of the civil rights that should be owed to them disguised as female empowerment this is a giant fucking sham and you should be ashamed for this ignorance you have just spewed all over everybody’s dash.

And why is the woman skeletal? Like we can see her ribs? Just, everything is wrong with this.
Furthermore: My boss doesn’t provide my birth control at all, free or otherwise. My employer provides an option for me, ME, to pay for health insurance every month. They pay part of it too, for every full-time employee, because for some fucked reason that is how health insurance works. You get it through your job. America has no single-payer option. Even if you get it outside your job you are part of a group plan, not a single-payer plan.
So my employer provides the option for me to pay for health insurance, so I can go to the ob/gyn, who can then prescribe me birth control, and then I call it in to the pharmacy and go and pick it up AND, AND, the kind I use isn’t “free,” it doesn’t have a generic yet and it’s $45 a month. And for the record? I don’t wear “big girl pants.” Usually I wear yoga pants, thankyouverymuch.
My boss does not keep a candy dish full of birth control on their desk for me because I’m a gentle, delicate lady who needs someone else to provide things for her. My boss offers health insurance because that’s a halfway fucking decent thing for a company to do. I go and get the birth control MYSELF.
Just, fuck each and every person whose argument against no-co-pay birth control is that it infantilizes women. Fuck em all.

forgetpolitics:

porcelain-horse-horselain:

cassiedaily:

sautetherich:

#WomenNotUnderstandingTheIssueEvenASmidge

First problem: if you work for a “boss” as in having healthcare through your company, you pay this thing called a premium. As in, you pay. You pay money.

Let me repeat that again: You. Pay. Money. For. Your. Healthcare. Coverage. You don’t just check a box saying “yes I want healthcare coverage” and boom, you never pay a cent.

Your boss does not “provide it for free.” You pre-pay for it EVERY MONTH whether you use your healthcare for birth control, cancer treatment, mammograms, a urinary tract infection, a routine physical, meds for your pre-existing condition (Thanks ACA!) or NEVER GO TO THE DOCTOR AT ALL.

Reason number one that I need not just feminism and sex education in schools but BASIC FUCKING HEALTHCARE RULES TAUGHT IN SCHOOL INSTEAD OF REQUIRING ME TO TAKE THREE YEARS OF FUCKING FINDING THE MEANING OF X. I CAN FIND THE BASIC MEANING OF X BY THE END OF YEAR ONE. TEACH PEOPLE HOW FUCKING INSURANCE, LOANS, HEALTHCARE, ETC. WORKS INSTEAD!

Also reason number one that people need to be taught what “pre-paid” means.

This is the exact same nonsense as calling social security an “entitlement” when it is 100% funded by deductions from our own paychecks.

This, and all the above commentary, only touches the surface of all the ways this graphic is fucking ridiculously misinformed and wrong, btw.

Also the use of the phrase “big girl pants” does nothing but paint women as little girls play-acting at being independent strong women and not a “woman in control” as you so stupidly put it, so just like your pathetic attempt at trying to shame women for daring to demand respect and the bare minimum of the civil rights that should be owed to them disguised as female empowerment this is a giant fucking sham and you should be ashamed for this ignorance you have just spewed all over everybody’s dash.

And why is the woman skeletal? Like we can see her ribs? Just, everything is wrong with this.

Furthermore: My boss doesn’t provide my birth control at all, free or otherwise. My employer provides an option for me, ME, to pay for health insurance every month. They pay part of it too, for every full-time employee, because for some fucked reason that is how health insurance works. You get it through your job. America has no single-payer option. Even if you get it outside your job you are part of a group plan, not a single-payer plan.

So my employer provides the option for me to pay for health insurance, so I can go to the ob/gyn, who can then prescribe me birth control, and then I call it in to the pharmacy and go and pick it up AND, AND, the kind I use isn’t “free,” it doesn’t have a generic yet and it’s $45 a month. And for the record? I don’t wear “big girl pants.” Usually I wear yoga pants, thankyouverymuch.

My boss does not keep a candy dish full of birth control on their desk for me because I’m a gentle, delicate lady who needs someone else to provide things for her. My boss offers health insurance because that’s a halfway fucking decent thing for a company to do. I go and get the birth control MYSELF.

Just, fuck each and every person whose argument against no-co-pay birth control is that it infantilizes women. Fuck em all.

(Source: femforlife)

beingliberal:

Today is National Voter Registration Day. Spread the word!Make sure you’re registered, that you have whatever is required to vote, and ask your friends and family to do the same.
Image via Worley Dervish: on Facebook and Twitter. 

beingliberal:

Today is National Voter Registration Day. Spread the word!
Make sure you’re registered, that you have whatever is required to vote, and ask your friends and family to do the same.

Image via Worley Dervish: on Facebook and Twitter

But climate change deniers persist in telling us it just ain’t so, like the tobacco industry claiming for decade after decade that nicotine wasn’t addictive or that cigarettes couldn’t kill you. It’s been more than a decade since Oklahoma Republican James Inhofe, once chair of the U.S. Senate’s committee on the environment and public works, told us that “man-made global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.” He still says he thinks so and so do many of his allies. Slick public relations and advertising campaigns are underwritten to fool the public and smear the truth-tellers. Foundations and think tanks have been created by industry just to create doubt and hammer away against the overwhelming evidence of climate disruption. The Self-Interest in Climate ‘Denial’ (via azspot)
sunflower-mama:

lesmemoirs:

blametherapistneverthevictim:

 

i’ve found my favourite 

WELL SHIT

sunflower-mama:

lesmemoirs:

blametherapistneverthevictim:

 

i’ve found my favourite 

WELL SHIT

constant-continuum:

drakewinzz:

dolliecrave:

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constant-continuum:

drakewinzz:

dolliecrave:

Pass this on Tumblr

This is actually pretty important

very important information

Monday, September 22, 2014