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Unarmed black men killed by police SINCE Mike Brown

keepyoursky:

  • Dante Parker
  • Ezell Ford

Both of these incidents come out of California:

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/08/unarmed_black_man_ezell_ford_shot_by_police_in_la.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/14/dad-killed-taser_n_5679152.html

The first man, Ezell Ford, was mentally disabled and complied with police and the second man, Dante Parker, was killed by repeated tazering.

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War Machine’s alleged beating of Christy Mack is only the latest in a long string of MMA fighters committing domestic violence

It’s incredible the lengths to which abusive men can fancy themselves the fucking victim. FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE??? Are you fucking kidding me? You were broken up for 2 months, and you showed up at her house at 2am. You made her shower in front of you. You beat the living shit out of her. You knocked her teeth out, broke 18 bones, hacked her hair off with a knife, stabbed her, tried to rape her, and were going to kill her.  How fucking deranged do you have to be to think you’re not a bad guy?? Do they EVER think that they’re the bad guy? Is this a testament to how low our standards are for treating women? People replying, “She’s a slut. She deserves to die,” right in public view, and getting likes? How many messages like that does he get? Misogyny is a slippery slope that starts with popular opinion. There’s a connection here between our culture and why he thinks he’s the victim in this situation.

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ghostofclarity:

countingmyfeathers:

Also I don’t see enough white feminists giving credit to Nicki Minaj beyond the interview of her doing her eyeliner.  Did you guys forget that she recognized and IDed as cisgender, and recognized that vagina does not equal womanhood, when she called herself a “woman with vagina.”  And that asshole talk show host laughed and said “as opposed to a women without one?” and she gave him a the meanest look and said “yes.” We need to gif that. 

WAITING

i love everything about nicki minaj

"You know you’re on the right track when you become uninterested in looking back."

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ist-femin:

ist-femin:

Hello lovely followers! I just got back from japan and I picked up some extra stuff at the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo, so I thought I’d do a giveaway.

Please be following me and reblog this post for a chance to win:
-a kitten bus plush
-a chibi totoro plush
-a Howl’s Moving Castle postcard
-a box of old-fashioned Japanese caramels that Mei eats in “Mei and the Kittenbus”
-a Japanese poster for the newest Studio ghibli film, When Marnie Was There (omohide no mani)
-random bits n bobs (think little keychains, pins, candies) I got in Japan

I’ll use a random generator to pick a winner on August 17 if this gets notes, and I’ll pay for postage anywhere :3

Happy reblogging and have a lovely day!

LAST DAY!! reblog :3

What!! I want to visit the Ghibli Museum!!!

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accidentally typed in “dog and cart” instead of “dog and cat”

accidentally typed in “dog and cart” instead of “dog and cat”

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marchcouldbedarker:

I saw the story of Luis Rodriguez going around with the gory image of his dead body and thought his family likely wouldn’t appreciate his likeness posted around after what has been a truly horrific moment in their lives. So, here are the same informative tweets without the images.

May he rest in peace and may his family have justice.

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earthmoth:

Like a dream. Holy shit.

earthmoth:

Like a dream. Holy shit.

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coffeeandniall:

i’ve seen a lot of people reblogging news from ferguson, wondering if the situation has changed at all. the answer is YES—massively! so i thought i would compile some updates, courtesy of alderman antonio french (who, less than 24 hours ago, was being [wrongfully] held in jail for alleged unlawful assembly). the time right now is 4:20AM CST, august 15th.

yesterday afternoon—thursday, august 14th—ferguson & stl police were taken out of control of ferguson and replaced with MO highway patrol, led by captain ron johnson, who grew up in the area. his first order of business was to order police to remove their masks and cease violent tactics.

orange cones replaced tanks, the police line vanished, not a drop of tear gas was in sight and families felt safe enough to have their young people out protesting with them. without the fear tactics and police intimidation, people came out in droves to support ferguson.

the discussion of mike brown cannot end here. the relief is palpable and the decrease of tension under johnson’s excellent leadership is a huge mercy, but justice has not been served yet. now, hopefully, citizens will get to work together with the legal system for swift and transparent justice for mike brown & the countless other black men & women across the nation who have been unlawfully treated, and in many cases died, at the hands of police. let all of us use the alleviated atmosphere to focus the conversation, focus the nation. #mikebrown 

Awesome to hear but haven’t we learned by now that working with the legal system does nothing? “The masters tools will never dismantle the masters house.”

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