Tuesday, July 22, 2014
moreleftthannot:

Cuéntame
Help spread the FACTS about the workers who are surviving on minimum wage in this country!

moreleftthannot:

Cuéntame

Help spread the FACTS about the workers who are surviving on minimum wage in this country!

Monday, July 21, 2014

femmeobscure:

trixstra:

koreaunderground:

globalpoetics:

The Violent Xenophobic Racism in Ireland

At 9pm last Tuesday, 44-year-old Chinese doctor, Wu Youzhong, went to investigate the sound of breaking glass outside his home in Coleraine, County Londonderry, in Ireland. When he arrived at his front door, he saw that the window had been smashed. An intruder then attacked him so violently that he had to be admitted to hospital for several days, and required consultation from an eye specialist. Dr Wu’s wife, Luo Ruoyin, said, “I heard he was just screaming in pain and I was scared. He was just holding his head and covering his eyes and blood was just running down everywhere.” The police are treating the attack as racially motivated; the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, are reported to be intending to move away from the area.

The Chinese community in Ireland has long been a target of racial discrimination. Anna Lo, an Alliance Party politician born in Hong Kong who was elected to the Ireland Assembly in 2007, was the first politician from an ethnic minority at national level in Ireland, as well as the first East Asian to be elected anywhere in Britain. Her campaign was dogged by violent racism – including death threats – to the extent that she had to carry a panic alarm as a precaution. One far-Right website published pornographic images of Chinese women, alongside derogatory references to Anna Lo. “People from ethnic minorities are very frightened,” she said. “I have never seen ethnic minorities so fearful in Ireland.”

Read More: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jakewallissimons/100181659/sectarian-hatred-is-being-overtaken-by-xenophobic-racism-in-northern-ireland/

the crumbling myth of white supremacy. white supremacy is violent. white supremacy is destructive. white supremacy is pervasive. white supremacy kills.

For all the white people talking about “but what about the irish”

^^^^Seriously!!

Hundreds of Anti-Choice Protesters Descend on New Orleans

rhrealitycheck:

Reproductive rights advocates view the protests as part of a continued assault on women’s access to reproductive health care in the city and the state. The planned protests have local law enforcement gearing up for their presence with extra vans, barricades, plainclothes intelligence officers, cops wearing body cams, and some officers on horseback.”

Read more here: http://rhrc.us/Unv7GI

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If you kill a person, you’re a murderer. If you steal, no one would hesitate to call you a thief. But in America, when you force yourself on someone sexually, some people will jump through flaming hoops not to call you a rapist.

As reported by Al Jazeera America, colleges across the country are replacing the word “rape” in their sexual assault policies with “non-consensual sex” because schools don’t want label students “rapists”.

This whole article is worth reading.

When you call a rape anything but rape, you are just making excuses for rapists | Jessica Valenti | Comment is free | theguardian.com

(via iamnotafeministtbh)

jetpack-johnny said: you fucking retard there is no fucking privilege! SHE was a rich girl and HE WORKED for any money he had! you fucking retard

…Today in “context-free Askbox messages.”

Friday, July 18, 2014
halftheskymovement:


Danae Mines became one of the few female firefighters in the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) 11 years ago, despite her family telling her that only men joined the department. This year, she broke down another barrier by becoming the first woman to be featured in the FDNY’s 2015 Calendar of Heroes. She had been told that the honor was reserved for men, but when she saw the open call for firefighters, she went, despite feeling a little intimidated standing in line with more than 100 men. There are currently only 41 women in the department, but perhaps the attention Danae is getting will increase that number. “I wanted my picture in the calendar so that young girls and young women can see me and know that they can do this job,” she told the New York Daily News.

halftheskymovement:

Danae Mines became one of the few female firefighters in the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) 11 years ago, despite her family telling her that only men joined the department. This year, she broke down another barrier by becoming the first woman to be featured in the FDNY’s 2015 Calendar of Heroes. She had been told that the honor was reserved for men, but when she saw the open call for firefighters, she went, despite feeling a little intimidated standing in line with more than 100 men. 

There are currently only 41 women in the department, but perhaps the attention Danae is getting will increase that number. “I wanted my picture in the calendar so that young girls and young women can see me and know that they can do this job,” she told the New York Daily News.

soulofacityy:

i’ve noticed that a lot of people confuse “respects women” with “respects women they consider respectable”.  

youngprogressivevoices:

If you’re not interested but think some of your followers may be, please do us a huge favor and reblog this!

We’re current looking for contributors to help us reach out to young progressives! We’ve solved our editorial staffing problems, and are looking to get active again.

This is a chance to broadcast your thoughts to the world and influence the direction of the political discussion. Writers will be compensated, but don’t apply if money is what you’re worried about — it will likely take a few monthsfor articles to start earning appreciable income, and that’s assuming the same levels of success we’ve achieved before.

We are mostly looking for writers right now, although we will also be looking to create promotional images (are you good at making memes? We might have a spot for you), or other forms of media. If you’re interested in social justice and building an online writing portfolio, this is for you!

If you’re interested in becoming a contributor, please email a bio of yourself and a sample writing piece to Justin.Acuff@youngprogressivevoices.net. Feel free to include why you’re interested and what you’re interested in writing about. Relaunch is July 28th.

Sometimes people ask me how they can get involved with the glamorous world of political bloggin’. This would be a great way to start!