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)

nowinexile:

The last words said by Black youth murdered by policemen. 

(via secretglances)

pearlybites:

Glue my fingers together so I don’t delete this in 30m after thinking about it too much.

Well, this is perfection, so you shouldnt!

pearlybites:

Glue my fingers together so I don’t delete this in 30m after thinking about it too much.

Well, this is perfection, so you shouldnt!

(via potashium)

cumaeansibyl:

kisssinpink:

lloveuntilwebleed:

rareandradiantmaiden:

gaymermaids:

knifeplay:

girl-bear:

campaignofdistractions:

“The monetary cost for a rape victim to receive treatment at a hospital in the United States.”

EVERYONE
EVERYONE
EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THIS

what the actual FUCK

I wish I could even be shocked

Just gonna keep reblogging this

fuck

this is the biggest crock of fucking bullshit i’ve ever fucking seen FUCK

“but why didn’t you go to the hospital?”

cumaeansibyl:

kisssinpink:

lloveuntilwebleed:

rareandradiantmaiden:

gaymermaids:

knifeplay:

girl-bear:

campaignofdistractions:

  • The monetary cost for a rape victim to receive treatment at a hospital in the United States.

EVERYONE

EVERYONE

EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THIS

what the actual FUCK

I wish I could even be shocked

Just gonna keep reblogging this

fuck

this is the biggest crock of fucking bullshit i’ve ever fucking seen FUCK

“but why didn’t you go to the hospital?”

(via potashium)

anderjolras:

leggywillow:

the-uncensored-she:

theafrikahnpoet:

drziggystardust:

appropriately-inappropriate:

kropotkindersurprise:

An activist from the International Solidarity Movement blocks IDF soldiers from shooting at protesting Palestinians in Gaza, saying “You’re shooting at kids, don’t you understand that? Just pull back!“[video]

Guys. This is a woman grappling with an armed soldier wearing nothing but a jacket.
I think we need to know her name.

Diana Prince 

this is why I wanted to be a war journalist. how powerful is this segment. why did it not make it on the news?

Because Western/US media supports Israel’s war crimes, just as the US funds and arms Israel’s ethnocidal regime.

In case anyone else is like me and didn’t get the Diana Prince joke at first and was super confused (Wonder Woman) and is curious to know who she is, she appears to be Huwaida Arraf (first link to her Twitter, second to her Wikipedia page).

thank you for the links and correct info, leggy

anderjolras:

leggywillow:

the-uncensored-she:

theafrikahnpoet:

drziggystardust:

appropriately-inappropriate:

kropotkindersurprise:

An activist from the International Solidarity Movement blocks IDF soldiers from shooting at protesting Palestinians in Gaza, saying “You’re shooting at kids, don’t you understand that? Just pull back!
[video]

Guys. This is a woman grappling with an armed soldier wearing nothing but a jacket.

I think we need to know her name.

Diana Prince 

this is why I wanted to be a war journalist. how powerful is this segment. why did it not make it on the news?

Because Western/US media supports Israel’s war crimes, just as the US funds and arms Israel’s ethnocidal regime.

In case anyone else is like me and didn’t get the Diana Prince joke at first and was super confused (Wonder Woman) and is curious to know who she is, she appears to be Huwaida Arraf (first link to her Twitter, second to her Wikipedia page).

thank you for the links and correct info, leggy

(via moniquill)

modelsofcolor:

Sora Choi in NY for NYFW S/S 2015

Where can I get a hat like that?

modelsofcolor:

Sora Choi in NY for NYFW S/S 2015

Where can I get a hat like that?

(Source: stylebythemodels, via thebrowngrrlzproject)

Life

I already foresee a lot of unidentifiable pain coming in the near future.

It almost always follows the anxious wired almost excited giddiness that I am currently feeling…

Or maybe the anxious-wired-excited-giddiness followed the intense unidentifiable heartache.