My Pile of Good Things

illbeoutback:

If you’re protesting abortion, the Supreme Court says you can get right in women’s faces and scream at them on their way into the clinic. Because freedom of speech.

But if you try and protest the murder of a black man, you get tear gas fired at you.

(via madkiingryan)

socialjusticekoolaid:

CNN has obtained a video, taken shortly after Michael Brown was shot, that shows a contractor who had been working near the shooting site describing the incident in a manner that matches other eyewitness testimony—raising his arms and shouting “man, he was going like this,” as if to suggest that Brown had adopted a posture of surrender before he died.

Two contractors are shown in the video, and both have spoken to CNN; one also spoke previously to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and one to Fox affiliate KTVI. The individual who is shouting and raising his arms in in the video told CNN that “the cop didn’t say get on the ground. He just kept shooting.” The other said that he saw officer Darren Wilson “chasing” Brown, that Wilson fired a shot at Brown while Brown’s back was turned, and that Brown raised his hands before he died, though it’s not clear at what point the witness saw Brown’s hands raised. (For what it’s worth, it seems like the worker who spoke to KTVI is the one wearing a pink shirt in the video and that the worker who spoke to the Post-Dispatch is wearing a green shirt.)

The CNN account notes that the workers are not from Ferguson and did not know the Brown family—a detail that could increase their perceived objectivity vis a vis witnesses from Brown’s neighborhood.

33 Days since Mike Brown’s murder, and his killer, Darren Wilson, is still a free man. How much more evidence is needed to make a fucking arrest?!  #farfromover #staywoke #ArrestDarrenWilson 

(via haletostilinski)

College kids literally don’t care about walking in the way of cars at school because we’re like “hit me i don’t care pay my tuition.”

"Hit me my thesis is due in 12 hours and I haven’t started it"

"Hit me I have a final in an hour and I didn’t study"

"Hit me I’ve been on a 24 hour drinking binge and I’m invincible"

"Hit me. You’re a university vehicle and I’ll get free tuition."

"Hit me I feel like a failure anyway"

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(via yay4defenestration)

Young men need to be socialized in such a way that rape is as unthinkable to them as cannibalism.

—Mary Pipher, Reviving Ophelia  (via voyagur)

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theforgetmenaut:

Does anyone else have those really bad days when you just have this constant aching anxiety in your chest and your head hurts and you convince yourself that nobody actually likes you, and you feel like everything you do irritates everyone, and you want to cry, but you feel like that would just be another burden if someone walked in on you, so you don’t? Or is that just me…?

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the-robot-condese:

tiny-little-nebula:

taloa-nashoba:

thatthirstyniggafromclass:

misconceptions about strippers. 

pussy preach more sense than the fuckin government.

I want to break necks when people shade strippers. Let’s see your janky ass get out there and look that cute in 6 inch heels for 8 hours, smiling the entire time, stroking egos, pretending a dude’s breath doesn’t smell like a rotten animal.

Truth.

My sister has a Masters in Education. She got a job at one of the poorest schools in the city, but didn’t make enough money to pay to keep her tiny house heated through the Oregon winter or buy enough food or take her dog to the vet (first person who drops the word rehome gets a kick in the face.) so she quit and the only job she could get because she’s “overqualified” to work at Fred Meyers was at a strip club because she minored in ballet. I think people forget that stripping is like any other job: you have to have some experience.

And all those crumpled one dollar bills? 20% of that goes back into the club because strippers are renting the stages they dance on. Sometimes it’s more.

Despite all of that, my sister makes more money than she ever did because she works 80 hour weeks and literally never takes a day off. She teaches classes to drunk white girls, she does private parties, she does entertainment for conferences and shows. 

When I had to go to the ER last February and got a bill for $800 that I couldn’t pay, my sister sent me money so I wouldn’t be sent to collections. 

My sister is the classiest motherfucker in a pair of six inch heels. Anyone who calls her a dumb slut or a hoe gets their shit wrecked.

that’s the best thing i ever just heard get said

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aliceinpunderland:

noworshipformoffat:

burntlikethesun:

allpossibleentendres:

anotherhobo:

apileofgoodthings:

#that awkward moment when a 48 year old scifi show has more continuity #than a 2 year old series about misfit high schoolers 

*ahem- 50 year old…

But also that awkward moment when the Forest of Cheem’s sacrifice is relegated to unimportance in Moffat’s world. Her bravery and kindness don’t matter, and she’s turned into yet another cheap joke about women being infatuated with the Doctor.

That she fancied the Doctor did not feature at all in the season 1 episode. She was curious about his origins, she had sympathy for him, and she gave her life so he could save the rest of the people aboard the base. I personally don’t see her fawning over him (like so many of Moffat’s women do). Thus, with no real evidence to draw this from, Moffat seems to be interpreting her sacrifice as “fancying” the Doctor, which is immensely problematic: It suggests that she did this only for him rather than to save everyone on the ship, and it shows yet another example of Moffat thinking that any woman who interacts with the Doctor must be infatuated with him.

Even if she did fancy him, the fact that Moffat considers her actions negligible in comparison to her “crush” is pretty gross, especially when the payoff from this line is so small. All it does in the context of the episode is set up the Doctor as an object of desire. But in the context of the show, it undermines the agency and power of women to act with bravery and integrity without it being all for the Doctor.

lmao i remember complaining about this exact same thing on this exact same gifset back in 2011

additionally THAT’S NOT EVEN HER NAME

her name was Jabe??? this is like saying ‘i met the human race once. they fancied me’

I think the tags should have been #that awkward moment when Moffat tries to reference his predecessor’s run and that’s what he comes up with

Moffat is personally responsible for my transformation from a massive sobbing mess of a Who fan to a person who has not watched a full episode in literally years

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My life is a struggle between my need for acceptance, my fear of rejection, and a desire to not care at all.

—Anonymous (via wnq-writers)

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truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

justinacuff:

Corporations and big business need to pay their fair share — not to mention the other things that need to happen for true economic reform. Arrest criminal bankers, raise the minimum wage, reform hiring practices to avoid multiple low-wage positions at high hours, higher levels of worker organization for the service industry, closing tax loopholes, simplifying and reforming our tax code (a strongly progressive tax code), punishing companies for holding money offshore, etc. Consumers drive the economy, and they need money to do that.
Image from the Facebook page Storm is Coming

If you connect the dots, it all started with Ronald Reagan. He laid out the blueprint for the rich to get richer and screw everyone else. And the Republicans have been following his plan since then.

truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

justinacuff:

Corporations and big business need to pay their fair share — not to mention the other things that need to happen for true economic reform. Arrest criminal bankers, raise the minimum wage, reform hiring practices to avoid multiple low-wage positions at high hours, higher levels of worker organization for the service industry, closing tax loopholes, simplifying and reforming our tax code (a strongly progressive tax code), punishing companies for holding money offshore, etc. Consumers drive the economy, and they need money to do that.

Image from the Facebook page Storm is Coming

If you connect the dots, it all started with Ronald Reagan. He laid out the blueprint for the rich to get richer and screw everyone else. And the Republicans have been following his plan since then.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)