- What is Gov. Nixon thinking? Nixon is frustrated and exhausted
- STL prosecutor Robert McCulloch has faced controversy for decades
- Meet some of Ferguson’s most tenacious protesters
- Save Ferguson MO
- What could happen if there’s no indictment or conviction in Michael Brown’s death
- Day 24: Protests continue (x)
- Tweets on Jeff Roorda, Gov. Nixon, and Robert McCulloch (x)
- A UN watchdog released a report on racism in the US and we are not doing well
Eliezer Yudkowsky (via rampias)
Being a “product of their times” is no excuse. Never let someone off the hook for bigotry.
I was always confused by the statement “Teach men not to rape" because it implies that men are taught to rape women. Or if men aren’t "taught" to not rape women then we will have the urge to do so.
My parents never taught me not to rape women. It was just common sense. The reality is some men (and women) are just sick. No matter what they are “taught” it is very well possible that they will still rape someone.
You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make them drink.
Bruh using this logic is like a white person saying “my parents never taught me to be racist so I can’t be racist” you don’t just learn social norms from your parents you learn it from school media and other institutions. Of course boys aren’t just being sat down and told “if a girl doesn’t want to have sex from you you take it then” but they’re taught socially things like a woman being drunk is a pass or that if a dude takes a woman out to dinner then he deserves sex.
And your point of saying “some people are just sick” is dismissive as well cause you’re basically saying it’s gonna happen and people should just prepare for it which is a very dangerous thing
1 of out of every 6 American women have been a victim of attempted or completed rape so under your theory there are a whole lot of people who are “just sick”
2/3’s of rape are committed by someone a victim knew
That’s a scary thought to say basically someone you know is gonna be sick enough to rape you one day
Rape is not some undeniable condition
It’s a social condition that can be changed
All the stats I stated can be found on rainn.org
On the evening of August 25th, 2014, the Chicago Police murdered DeSean Pittman, a black youth living on the southside.DeSean’s mother, Natasha Haul, might not be able to bury her son because the cop that killed him came to his vigil as an on duty officer, and police deliberately provoked the mourners by breaking candles for DeSean’s memorial and tearing down posters commemorating his life.When a fight broke out between DeSean’s friends, family, and loved ones, and the police, five people were arrested, including his mother, and are still being held in Cook County Jail.Natasha is being held on felony charges of aggravated battery of a police officer, and mob action, on a $75,000 bond. Natasha needs to be out in time for her son’s funeral. We need to put up 10 % to get her out, meaning we have 48 hours to raise $7,500.Additionally, DeSean’s family urgently needs financial support to help with paying for DeSean’s funeral.In the wake of an upsurge of national resistance to racist police terror and international attention to the police killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and many others, Chicago must show support the families of those murdered by CPD right here at home.The same night the police murdered DeSean, they also killed Roshad Mcintosh, a 19-year-old black resident of Lawndale, on Chicago’s westside.Donate, support the Pittman, Haul and Mcintosh families, spread the word, and resist police violence in our communities!
Consent is a YES, not a non-response.
Consent is wholehearted, enthusiastic agreement.
Consent is returning touches and engaging in the sexual activity, not ‘letting’ it happen.
Consent cannot be given when a person isn’t conscious.
Consent cannot be given if it has taken convincing.
Consent CAN be taken back (which means the other partner stops what they are doing in response to the removal of consent).
Consent needs to be given sober.
ANYTHING WITHOUT CONSENT IS SEXUAL ASSAULT/RAPE.
buzzfeedlgbt reports on this amazing app:
Speech Pathologist Kathe Perez has been working with trans clients for years. She recalls one patient’s insightful remark: “It’s that when I talk, it really isn’t a reflection of my soul – it isn’t a reflection of who I am.”
Perez has now developed Eva, the first phone app designed to help transgender users change the pitch and tone of their voice to reflect their identity.
Eva (Exceptional Voice App) is an entire suite of voice training mobile app products for both trans men and women. The app guides users through various lessons and breathing exercises.
The app’s website states it will take at least 6 to 12 months to effectively alter one’s voice. This video clip features an example “before and after” segment, having a user sample her “original” and “altered” voice:
As one user of the app put it: “Voice can be a real liability. There are definitely large parts of this country, even this state, where it’s dangerous to be trans. It can be a matter of life or death.”
At just $4.99, this app is a far more affordable option for users than visiting a vocal coach or speech pathologist. What a great resource!
Gentle reminder that people working in customer service are paid to be nice to you and you should not fucking flirt with them because you’re probably making them extremely uncomfortable you piece of shit don’t force us into engaging your gross ass
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