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30th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from The Guardian with 814 notes

guardian:

After Michael Brown’s shooting in Ferguson, the opinion departments of Guardian US and the St Louis Post-Dispatch partnered to gather readers’ stories from around the world of being racially profiled by police. Our hope is that this sampling will help spur empathy – and then action, everywhere. 

You can read all 18 stories at Comment is free. Do you have an experience to share? Tell us using the #FergusonVoices hashtag. 

Tagged: michael brownfergusonhands up don't shootracismpolice brutalitypolice violence

28th August 2014

Link reblogged from the doody police with 20,727 notes

Death threats drive Anita Sarkeesian from her home →

But nerd culture doesn’t have a problem according to the guy that Gaby Dunn was talking about in her last post (the one I just re-blogged).

Tagged: misogynymen who hate womensexismharassmentsexual violence

Source: clockworkgate

28th August 2014

Photo reblogged from NO FUN GABY DUNN with 63 notes

gabydunn:

Hey if you’re a nerd girl who has experienced sexism in the community, why not shoot this dude a message?
Previously on: THIS FUCKING GUY
Listen I gave his real name and FB link because if it’s not a problem, he won’t hear from anyone, right? ;)

gabydunn:

Hey if you’re a nerd girl who has experienced sexism in the community, why not shoot this dude a message?

Previously on: THIS FUCKING GUY

Listen I gave his real name and FB link because if it’s not a problem, he won’t hear from anyone, right? ;)

Tagged: mansplainingsexismsexism runs deep yo

27th August 2014

Post reblogged from Vera said that? with 33 notes

If The Movie Empire Records Was About A Struggling Independent Abortion Clinic

mallelis:

AJ: I need to ask your advice. You know a lot about — love and women and — that sort of thing.

JOE: My wife left me for another woman, my girlfriend made me leave at gunpoint, and I haven’t performed an abortion since the Berlin Wall collapsed. Does this qualify me?

AJ: Definitely. I’ve decided today’s the day that I’ll tell Corey how I feel about her.

[JOE smirks and turns to leave]

AJ: I know what you’re thinking, but I really am. I’ve been working here off and on for five years, so…I’ve got to tell her how I feel. That I…that I would be honored if she would let me perform her first surgical abortion.

[There is a pregnant pause]

AJ: So…how do I do that?

JOE: You say, “Corey, I’d like to perform your first surgical abortion.” You want written instructions?

AJ: For the abortion? Yes. I’m still a little shaky.

JOE: Fine.

AJ: I’ll tell her this morning.

JOE: Good.

AJ: By noon. Definitely. No. By noon or by 1:30. By 1:37 exactly, Joe.

JOE: Just as long as it’s before her third trimester.

oh god im gonna get in trooouuuuuble for this one

Tagged: mallory ortbergamazing

27th August 2014

Quote reblogged from AZspot with 285 notes

The US economy currently produces roughly $200,000 for every family of four - even with high unemployment, even in stagnation. Viewed differently, this is the equivalent of roughly $100,000 for every family of four - and roughly a twenty hour work week. Technically speaking we have no economic problem; we have a political problem in managing the most powerful economy in the world. A restructured system could move rapidly toward a reduced work week, along with redistributive measures to alter the current radically unequal distributions of income and wealth. Alternatively, individuals might work longer hours, but take the equivalent amount of free time in several-month breaks, during which they could study, learn new skills, take up creative arts, or just vacation. These are not technical problems; they are political problems a serious next system could undertake to resolve if the structures of power that now block solutions were altered.

27th August 2014

Video reblogged from Tastefully Offensive on Tumblr with 228,968 notes

Tagged: watch with soundseriouslysoundyou have to hear this piggy

Source: eviljovan

26th August 2014

Link

If Ferguson Were In The UK, Michael Brown Would Almost Certainly Be Alive →

And people who know more than I do about it are now contrasting US police with UK police. Useful stuff.

26th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from ❀❀❀ with 7,862 notes

unexplained-events:

Mine Kafon by Massoud Hassani

Hassani, a product designer from Afganistan, build (by hand) a wind-powered device that trips land mines as it rolls across the ground. It is made using bamboo and biodegradable products.

Many of these mines are active and near populated areas in countries like Afganistan and are hard to remove. The UN says that one mine clearance specialist is killed, and two injured, for every 5,000 mines cleared.

Hassani’s cheap and easy to make method has been achieving great results.

SOURCE

Source: unexplained-events

26th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Rachel The Sassy Nerd with 122,910 notes

ralndrops:

I CANT BREATHE

This isn’t flirting, this is sexual harassment. This is someone going on to a site where someone else is trying to do their job and putting them in a very difficult and uncomfortable position.

The longer I look at this, the more I think about people thinking that this is entertaining, the angrier I’m getting.

What a fucking prick.

Tagged: sexismsexual harassmentrape cultureand yes i do mean thatshe isn't being allowed to not be available for advancesthat is part of rape culture

Source: ralndrops

26th August 2014

Audio post reblogged from cellar door with 27,947 notes - Played 140,695 times

dubbedbynate:

10.15.2013

All These Things That I’ve Done by The Killers

"I got soul, but I’m not a soldier"

I remember Bill Bailey saying that he didn’t get this song and that you might as well replace the above line with “I’ve got ham, but I’m not a hamster” and it would make as much sense.

Technically he’s right, of course, but ten years ago when I was shout-singing along to this in a London theatre while they were on tour not one of us in the crowd cared. It may well be nonsense but it’s bloody invigorating nonsense and I love it.

Source: dubbedbynate