"Don’t wear a hoodie if you don’t want to be mistaken for a criminal and shot."
"Don’t get drunk at a party if you don’t want to be sexually assaulted."
"Don’t argue with a cop if you don’t want to get killed."
"Don’t walk home by yourself if you don’t want to get raped."
Victim blaming 101: Everyone should live in fear from ever doing anything.
After she came up to me and said, “I’ve been with my partner for 20 years… We would never get married because he’s on social security income, and because my daughter is disabled I have secondary income from the state to support my daughter. If I got married, both my benefits and his benefits would be reduced because we would become a double income family.”
She was explaining that marriage doesn’t work for poor people, and that it doesn’t work for disabled people. Having really simple examples like hers are important. —
What if the LGBTQ movement fought for prison abolition rather than same-sex marriage? (via disabilityhistory)
this is important. for a lot of low income folks on government benefits, marriage is against their financial self-interest. trying to put a dollar amount of the symbolic value of marriage is hard.
Can everyone just be like Dylan?
- they’re fucking men
- they’re fucking women
Never be afraid to apologize to your child. If you lose your temper and say something in anger that wasn’t meant to be said, apologize. Children need to know that adults can admit when they are wrong. —
American Humane Society (via maninsun)
This is so, so important.
i have a list of things i’m still waiting for apologies for(via transgirlsatan)
my friend John just wrote the best post about catcalling possibly ever.
Bully messes with karate champ. [video]
The source video is very, very worth watching. A few things to point out:
The young woman in the dark coat is continually trying to escape from the man. She has spoken to him, she’s pulled away, she’s even tried to walk away before he dragged her back. She hit him as a last resort but it didn’t do anything, he just got more aggressive.
The girl in the white jacket was walking by, recognized that a bad situation was happening, stopped, and intervened. At 0:28 she calls the man out, and continues to call him out until he breaks off attacking the young woman in the dark coat and turns his aggression on her. At which point she defends herself—and then she escorts the young woman in the dark coat safely away.
This is a hero.
(Source: 4gifs, via miniar)
Hey internet strangers,
I am a 30 year old MTF (Male to Female) Trans* woman
Here’s the deal, I moved back to Seattle in June for a job that didn’t work out, employer didn’t pay me, I however I just started a new job 8/27 in Bellevue however I am currently couch surfing, I haven’t had work in a long time after being laid off, and I need the help of a kind person to give me a place to land while I earn my wages, even after a few weeks I could offer minimal rent while starting out, East Side is a plus as I am committing to as many hours as possible at work and need to be available to them, frequent transit service in any area works well too, I just need it to run very early and some nights very late.
I also have food stamps and just mind my own business or can be a good friend!
My time with my current roommates is coming to it’s end due to them needing the space for a family member, and hey who can argue with that, the pre-agreed to time is coming to an end and the near 2 and a half hour commute each way is gonna wear me out real fast.
If anyone has a couch or a corner to crash in please let me know! I just need some time to work, get paid and make life happen 2014 is my year to thrive, can you help me achieve it?
The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, according to 2011 census data. The gap has worsened in the last decade, and the United States now has a greater wealth gap by race than South Africa did during apartheid. (Whites in America on average own almost 18 times as much as blacks; in South Africa in 1970, the ratio was about 15 times.) —
(Source: arabellesicardi, via orionsnightsky)