foxhaven:

moarrrmagazine:

What’s in store for me in the direction I don’t take? 
- Adam Lupton

Holy mother fuck

(via jaguar135)

ellewcee:

I’ve been on vacation and am returning to the real world now, and I’m sure what I’m about to write will be repetitive for some. But I can’t not write it, and I hope that you share it because tomorrow, October 1, has the potential to be a historic day for Hong Kong, good or bad.

onlyblackgirl:

"I may not be a person of color but I’m a woman I know what it’s like to be a minor-"image

(via feministwomenofcolor)

johanirae:

I reckon if more people understood this there would be a lot less victim blaming when it comes to rape.

johanirae:

I reckon if more people understood this there would be a lot less victim blaming when it comes to rape.

(via moniquill)

postracialcomments:

quietlyexhale:

nishnasty:

#Repost from @junglebarbiejulia FULL STORY. On the night of August 10 2013 I went to DC for my birthday to go to “Park Place”, an upscale restaurant. Upon my arrival at the entrance, at 11:30pm, before going to stand in the very long line I went to ask a patrolling officer where a nearby restroom was and before I could utter the words, I was met with an elbow and a right punch to my face. I was instantly knock out. My police report (which has changed numerous times this year) say I was arrest and processed at 1:50 am which is 2 hours that I was unaccounted for. I was left on the floor and when I woke up I was bleeding in multiple places with drag marks on my toes, my wrist were cut by the cuffs, the back of my head and arms were lumpy. The officers wouldn’t tell me why I was in jail and I overheard them saying what should we charge her with? We can’t say domestic, we don’t know who she is with. After pleading and begging to go to the hospital, I was met with more hostility before they finally let me go to the hospital the next days upon my release I had a rape kit done because I don’t know any thing that happened to me while knocked out and it came back positive for semen. They sent messages from my phone while I was detained. Internal Affairs came and confiscated my clothing (they never returned them) and they stole my rape kit. As of today I am facing charges for fighting a bouncer outside of the Lima Club, I was never there and its 5 minutes away from Park driving, also 5 officers that responded after I punched the manager to I was apparently Mike Tyson because when I woke up in jail I had the strength and gumption to fight some more officers in there. When the video was requested both clubs said they lost them. They follow me and stalk my home to this day, I have caught DC police trying to get in my home when they thought I had left, even the Baltimore cops help protect them, one in the rape department even asked me out on a date while my face was still battered. I have been trying to tell my story on IG only to find that police officers or this hired by then have been spamming my hashtag #justiceforjulia with blasphemous pictures. Please share her story.

postracialcomments

BOOST!!!!!
This is the video from the stills posted!!!
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=679216132168166&set=vb.159600104129774&type=2&theater
Spread this around!!!

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quietlyexhale:

nishnasty:

#Repost from @junglebarbiejulia FULL STORY. On the night of August 10 2013 I went to DC for my birthday to go to “Park Place”, an upscale restaurant. Upon my arrival at the entrance, at 11:30pm, before going to stand in the very long line I went to ask a patrolling officer where a nearby restroom was and before I could utter the words, I was met with an elbow and a right punch to my face. I was instantly knock out. My police report (which has changed numerous times this year) say I was arrest and processed at 1:50 am which is 2 hours that I was unaccounted for. I was left on the floor and when I woke up I was bleeding in multiple places with drag marks on my toes, my wrist were cut by the cuffs, the back of my head and arms were lumpy. The officers wouldn’t tell me why I was in jail and I overheard them saying what should we charge her with? We can’t say domestic, we don’t know who she is with. After pleading and begging to go to the hospital, I was met with more hostility before they finally let me go to the hospital the next days upon my release I had a rape kit done because I don’t know any thing that happened to me while knocked out and it came back positive for semen. They sent messages from my phone while I was detained. Internal Affairs came and confiscated my clothing (they never returned them) and they stole my rape kit. As of today I am facing charges for fighting a bouncer outside of the Lima Club, I was never there and its 5 minutes away from Park driving, also 5 officers that responded after I punched the manager to I was apparently Mike Tyson because when I woke up in jail I had the strength and gumption to fight some more officers in there. When the video was requested both clubs said they lost them. They follow me and stalk my home to this day, I have caught DC police trying to get in my home when they thought I had left, even the Baltimore cops help protect them, one in the rape department even asked me out on a date while my face was still battered. I have been trying to tell my story on IG only to find that police officers or this hired by then have been spamming my hashtag #justiceforjulia with blasphemous pictures. Please share her story.

postracialcomments

BOOST!!!!!

This is the video from the stills posted!!!

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=679216132168166&set=vb.159600104129774&type=2&theater

Spread this around!!!

(via screaminfuschia)

pizoxuat:

It has been a month since Mya Aaten-White was shot during a protest in Ferguson.  It took her three 911 calls to get an ambulance, and they arrived with a police escort who showed up with guns drawn, making demands of the people who had rescued and tended to her before letting anyone get close to her.  The hospital reports that cops showed up to retrieve the bullet that they removed from her head.

Mya Aaten-White awoke to news reports that she had been the victim of a drive-by shooting performed by 5-6 black people.  She denies this report vehemently, saying it was 5-6 black people who saved her life and that there was no drive-by.  Furthermore, neither she nor her lawyer were able to find out where the bullet that had been removed from her head had gone.

The police have not interviewed her.  A month after her shooting, and with a lawyer trying to help the process along, the police still have not interviewed her.  

(via disciplesofmalcolm)

fuckyeahsouthasia:

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Grace Srinivasan, B.A. ‘13, plays lead role in film to premiere at Warner Theatre on Feb. 15.

By Julyssa Lopez

When people think of World War II heroes, many might not recall Noor Inayat Khan, a Muslim woman in her late 20s who gave her life serving as a…

"Indeed, the idea of ‘winning the girl’ – of overcoming female objections or resistance through repeated and frequently escalating efforts – is central to most of our modern romantic narratives. (Female persistence, by contrast, is viewed as pathetic.) And the more I think about instances of creepiness, harassment and stalking that culminate in either the threat or actuality of sexual assault, the more I’m convinced that a massive part of the problem is this socially sanctioned idea that men are fundamentally entitled to persist. Because if men are meant to persist, then women who say no must only be rejecting the attempt, not the man himself, so that every separate attempt becomes one of a potentially infinite number of keys which might just fit the lock of the woman’s approval. She’s not the one who’s allowed to say no, not really; she should be silent and passive as a locked door, waiting patiently while the man runs through however many keys he can be bothered trying. And if he gets sick of this lengthy process and just breaks in? Well, frustration under those circumstances is only natural. Either the door shouldn’t have been there to impede him, or it shouldn’t have been locked."

The Creepiness Question (via notemily)
Its an extended rape fantasy narrative, is what it is. (via bad-dominicana)

(via moniquill)

"What hurts Indians most is that our [regalia] are considered beautiful, but it’s as if the person wearing it didn’t exist."

— Rigoberta Menchu, Nobel Peace Prize winner in ‘I, Rigoberta Menchu’ (via nativenews)

(Source: danikasapphistry, via moniquill)

owning-my-truth:

@OwningMyTruth: The fact that white women are going around calling a racist like Joan Rivers a “feminist icon” shows how morally bankrupt white feminism is.

owning-my-truth:

@OwningMyTruth: The fact that white women are going around calling a racist like Joan Rivers a “feminist icon” shows how morally bankrupt white feminism is.

(via systematicgenocide)

jean-luc-gohard:

The most dangerous thing society teaches boys and men, especially white boys and men, is that their emotions are objective logic and reason and that anyone who disagrees is being irrational.

(via wonderwomanblogs)

nezua:

hamaca:

nezua:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Ferguson protesters gather for highway shutdown.

Part 2

I feel such an urge to travel to Ferguson and lend help. How I wish I could arrange that. We are needed. This is the real shit.

when i was younger learning about the movements, i thought each time looked like everyone involved across the everywhere. now i see movements happen right while we are going about our everyday. movements happen while we are sleeping and taking a shower, while we are driving to work and kissing our family. but they do not happen when we are all doing those things.

Great points! I will only add that I don’t say this as some sort of anxious youngster. I was arrested in the USA’s first mass arrests, in 2003, dubbed one of the RNC 1800, sat in oily pens and the Tombs for days. I still get hassled crossing the border for it, and suffered nerve damage from the zip cuffs. I also covered the 2008 RNC and was surrounded by charging cops, rolling tank vehicles and choppers. I know full well what it means to put your body on the line. I don’t think one needs to be at protests to be active and agree fully that it’s about how we live.

But I meant it: this is the real shit. It’s very important what’s happening right now. I’ve lived long enough to know when history is unfolding. I am a warrior, and welcome the struggle. When we see this kind of injustice, and resistance, we must be prepared to act.

(via cultureofresistance)