dumbthingswhitepplsay:

karnythia:

New York doesn’t think its public school students deserve human rights. I told you these assholes don’t love children.

deliciouskaek:

wait.

WAIT.

human rights LAWS don’t apply in PUBLIC schools. 

“it’s not about race, it’s about hygiene”

okay. so when people say “fat black bitch,” that’s about personal hygiene. “gorilla” was about hygiene.

but you can’t be protected that. because there are no human rights.

in PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

:|

Give me ONE reason why this is a good idea.

It isn’t.

(Source: sonofbaldwin, via vivanlosancestros)

occupyallstreets:

Pharmacists And Doctors In Kansas Can Now Deny Women Access To Birth Control And Chemotherapy
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) signed a bill yesterday that will allow pharmacists in the state to refuse to fill a prescription they think could be used to induce abortion. But since the “conscience” measure says they cannot be required to provide a drug or devise that they think “may result in the termination of a pregnancy” — but does not define which drug in particular — the law’s opponents say it could allow a pharmacist to interfere with a woman’s health care by refusing to distribute birth control or emergency contraception.
Women who already have difficulty obtaining contraception may face additional hurdles, according to Julie Burkhart, founder of an abortion-rights group in Wichita, Kansas:

Burkhart said the law could create a hardship for women in small towns with a sole pharmacist who may refuse to fill certain prescriptions. In larger cities, women will have to make sure they go to a cooperative pharmacist, she added.
“Women should not have to go armed with a lot of research when looking for a physician or pharmacist in the community,” Burkhart said.

No pharmacist could be fired for refusing to fill such prescriptions, and doctors can refuse to refer patients to pharmacists who would fill a birth control prescription.
Additionally, the Associated Press had reported that the law could “allow a doctor to refuse to provide chemotherapy to a pregnant cancer patient because it might end her pregnancy.”
Brownback’s office justified his signing by saying the bill “gives more legal protection to Kansas health care providers who refuse to participate in abortions” based on their conscience. Kansas already had a law that allowed medical professionals to refuse to assist in abortion procedures.
While Kansas lawmakers failed to pass a sweeping anti-abortion bill that would have required doctors to give false information to their patients, the expanded “conscience” law is just one of several laws recently approved in the state that undermine women’s health and well being.
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This is disgusting.

occupyallstreets:

Pharmacists And Doctors In Kansas Can Now Deny Women Access To Birth Control And Chemotherapy

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) signed a bill yesterday that will allow pharmacists in the state to refuse to fill a prescription they think could be used to induce abortion. But since the “conscience” measure says they cannot be required to provide a drug or devise that they think “may result in the termination of a pregnancy” — but does not define which drug in particular — the law’s opponents say it could allow a pharmacist to interfere with a woman’s health care by refusing to distribute birth control or emergency contraception.

Women who already have difficulty obtaining contraception may face additional hurdles, according to Julie Burkhart, founder of an abortion-rights group in Wichita, Kansas:

Burkhart said the law could create a hardship for women in small towns with a sole pharmacist who may refuse to fill certain prescriptions. In larger cities, women will have to make sure they go to a cooperative pharmacist, she added.

Women should not have to go armed with a lot of research when looking for a physician or pharmacist in the community,” Burkhart said.

No pharmacist could be fired for refusing to fill such prescriptions, and doctors can refuse to refer patients to pharmacists who would fill a birth control prescription.

Additionally, the Associated Press had reported that the law could “allow a doctor to refuse to provide chemotherapy to a pregnant cancer patient because it might end her pregnancy.

Brownback’s office justified his signing by saying the bill “gives more legal protection to Kansas health care providers who refuse to participate in abortions” based on their conscience. Kansas already had a law that allowed medical professionals to refuse to assist in abortion procedures.

While Kansas lawmakers failed to pass a sweeping anti-abortion bill that would have required doctors to give false information to their patients, the expanded “conscience” law is just one of several laws recently approved in the state that undermine women’s health and well being.

Source

This is disgusting.

(via anarcho-queer)

Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Defining Kissing And Holding Hands As ‘Gateway Sexual Activity’ Into Law

pieceinthepuzzlehumanity:

Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslem has signed the ‘Gateway Sexual Activity’ bill into law. Earlier this year, the Tennessee Republican controlled legislature overwhelmingly passed the bill, passing the House 68-23 and the Senate 28-1. The governor signed the bill before the Mother’s Day weekend.

The law is so vague that it could define kissing and holding hands as ‘gateways to sexual activity’ and make it difficult for sex education teachers to address such activity in class. The law also may prevent sex education teachers from discussing contraception.

The new law allows teachers who do encourage the use of contraception to promote safe sex to be punished, which could scare teachers from even mentioning contraception at all, meaning sex education courses would consist of just abstinence-only programs, which are proven to not work in preventing teen pregnancy.

The law also levies a fine of up to $500 to guest speakers who promote safe sex or “gateway sexual activity.” So if a speaker from Planned Parenthood or another organization visits the sex education class to speak, talking about anything that isn’t abstinence-only would be punished. What this amounts to is the punishing of free speech and it’s the Republicans who passed it.

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Wow.  Just…wow.

(via anarcho-queer)

madamethursday:

[Image: A picture of a tall, very thin Black woman with her shoulder over a shorter, older white man wearing traditional Orthodox Jewish clothing on a New York sideway.]
staghunts:

“This one is very serious, guys:
I came upon these two on the sidewalk. They were having a conversation. “Excuse me,” I said, addressing the girl: “I’m sorry to interrupt, but is there anyway I can take your photo?”
“Why would you want my photo?” she asked.
“Because you look beautiful,” I said. And she did. She was Sudanese. There is a very distinct beauty among people from the Sudan, and she was filled up with it. Suddenly the man cut in: 
“I was just telling her she was beautiful,” he said. 
Naively, I assumed I had just walked up on one stranger giving a compliment to another. I wanted to capture the moment. “Let me take your photograph together,” I said. The man seemed reluctant, he started smiling nervously and inching away. But the girl called him back. 
“Come take a picture with me,” she said. Encouraged by her attention, he returned. She put her arm around him, and I took the photo.
As I examined the photos on my camera, the man started whispering to the girl. She answered him in a loud voice: “I told you! I’m not that kind of girl.” She seemed agitated now. Finally sensing that I had misread the situation, I stepped between them. The man began hurrying down the sidewalk.
When the man left, the girl’s demeanor changed completely. She seemed shaken. Her eyes were tearing up. “He just offered me five hundred dollars to go out with him,” she said. “And then when I said ‘no,’ he offered me one thousand. Why does this always happen to me?”
“It happens a lot?” I asked.
“All the time,” she said. “I’m sorry I’m getting emotional. I just can’t go out of my house without this kind of thing happening. I have a son. I’m a mother. I would never degrade myself like that. I just don’t understand why this keeps happening.”
“Do you mind if I tell this story?” I asked.
“Please,” she said. “Tell it.”
Let’s hope this man, and all men, realize the emotional damage they are inflicting on the women they try to buy. In the meantime, feel free to SHARE.*
Dear Tumblr, fuck you for trying to erase this. 

I’m saving this post because as many times as Tumblr tries to erase this woman’s story and act like anything about this was okay, that’s as many times as I’m reposting it. They can either cut me off or stop being assnuggets about this. whichEVER. 

Reblogging forever.
You cannot forget this woman.  You cannot forget her struggle.  
Don’t ever silence her story.

madamethursday:

[Image: A picture of a tall, very thin Black woman with her shoulder over a shorter, older white man wearing traditional Orthodox Jewish clothing on a New York sideway.]

staghunts:

“This one is very serious, guys:

I came upon these two on the sidewalk. They were having a conversation. “Excuse me,” I said, addressing the girl: “I’m sorry to interrupt, but is there anyway I can take your photo?”

“Why would you want my photo?” she asked.

“Because you look beautiful,” I said. And she did. She was Sudanese. There is a very distinct beauty among people from the Sudan, and she was filled up with it. Suddenly the man cut in: 

“I was just telling her she was beautiful,” he said. 

Naively, I assumed I had just walked up on one stranger giving a compliment to another. I wanted to capture the moment. “Let me take your photograph together,” I said. The man seemed reluctant, he started smiling nervously and inching away. But the girl called him back. 

“Come take a picture with me,” she said. Encouraged by her attention, he returned. She put her arm around him, and I took the photo.

As I examined the photos on my camera, the man started whispering to the girl. She answered him in a loud voice: “I told you! I’m not that kind of girl.” She seemed agitated now. Finally sensing that I had misread the situation, I stepped between them. The man began hurrying down the sidewalk.

When the man left, the girl’s demeanor changed completely. She seemed shaken. Her eyes were tearing up. “He just offered me five hundred dollars to go out with him,” she said. “And then when I said ‘no,’ he offered me one thousand. Why does this always happen to me?”

“It happens a lot?” I asked.

“All the time,” she said. “I’m sorry I’m getting emotional. I just can’t go out of my house without this kind of thing happening. I have a son. I’m a mother. I would never degrade myself like that. I just don’t understand why this keeps happening.”

“Do you mind if I tell this story?” I asked.

“Please,” she said. “Tell it.”

Let’s hope this man, and all men, realize the emotional damage they are inflicting on the women they try to buy. In the meantime, feel free to SHARE.*

Dear Tumblr, fuck you for trying to erase this. 

I’m saving this post because as many times as Tumblr tries to erase this woman’s story and act like anything about this was okay, that’s as many times as I’m reposting it. They can either cut me off or stop being assnuggets about this. whichEVER. 

Reblogging forever.

You cannot forget this woman.  You cannot forget her struggle.  

Don’t ever silence her story.

(via mumblybumblebee)

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siemprevivalavida:

jumpstart-therevolution:

blackamazon:

custerdiedforyoursins:

quickhits:

Trayvon Martin gun range targets sell out — because many ‘conservatives’ are really just assholes.

WKMG:

An unidentified entrepreneur admits he is trying to profit off Trayvon Martin’s death by selling gun range targets featuring the teen who’s death has sparked a nationwide controversy.

Although Martin’s face does not appear on the paper targets, they feature a hoodie with crosshairs aimed at the chest.  A bag of Skittles is tucked in the pocket and a hand is holding a can resembling iced tea. 

Martin purchased both items minutes before he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in February, according to police.

Zimmerman’s lawyer believes this sort of thing isn’t helping his client. “This is the highest level of disgust and the lowest level of civility,” says attorney Mark O’Mara. “It’s this type of hatred — that’s what this is, it’s hate-mongering — that’s going to make it more difficult to try this case.”

According to the report, the seller — a prick who wisely wishes to remain ananymous — says the targets “sold out in 2 days.”

There are a lot of real assholes out there.

If I ever see any racist fucker with one of those targets at a gun range, I can’t be held responsible for what happens after that.

If there is hell .. These fools are first

What I tell yall about white people? They STILL crazy.

now please, tell me George Zimmerman wasnt upholding white supremacy when he shot this child.

RIP Trayvon Martin

Are you fucking kidding me?  Let’s profit off of killing babies and being racist.  White man can do no wrong.  

I’m ashamed.  But Zimmerman - and anyone who bought this disgrace - should be too.  How could anyone think that this is okay?

RIP Trayvon Martin.  

No rest and no peace, George Zimmerman…and whoever made and bought this.

(via vivanlosancestros)

occupyallstreets:

Lesbian Woman Arrested After Seeking Marriage License In North Carolina
Yesterday, Mary Jamis and her partner joined eight other gay and lesbian couples to seek a marriage license at the Register of Deeds office in Winston-Salem. Although the other couples left the office after being denied, Jamis and a straight friend of hers who joined the protest chose to remain behind and refuse to leave until Jamis was given her constitutional right to marry the person she loves.
This is at least the third time a North Carolina woman was arrested simply for insisting upon her constitutional right to be free from marriage discrimination. Last fall, a lesbian couple who had been together for 30 years were arrested after seeking a marriage license in Asheville, NC.
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occupyallstreets:

Lesbian Woman Arrested After Seeking Marriage License In North Carolina

Yesterday, Mary Jamis and her partner joined eight other gay and lesbian couples to seek a marriage license at the Register of Deeds office in Winston-Salem. Although the other couples left the office after being denied, Jamis and a straight friend of hers who joined the protest chose to remain behind and refuse to leave until Jamis was given her constitutional right to marry the person she loves.

This is at least the third time a North Carolina woman was arrested simply for insisting upon her constitutional right to be free from marriage discrimination. Last fall, a lesbian couple who had been together for 30 years were arrested after seeking a marriage license in Asheville, NC.

Source

(via anarcho-queer)

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heckyeah-adventuretime:

kingcheddarxvii:

squishy-mew:

German art students ask Internet to decide if innocent lamb lives or dies
Urgh.
http://www.die-guillotine.com/
Go on the website and vote nein.
I’m shocked at how equal the votes are.

NEIN
NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN

PLEASE VOTE FOR THIS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE I’M GOING OT CRY DON’T LET THEM KILL THIS LAMB PLEASE VOTE NEIN PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE I’M BEGGING YOU FOGM

Why is this even a thing?  This is disgusting.  This isn’t art.Signal boost. 

heckyeah-adventuretime:

kingcheddarxvii:

squishy-mew:

German art students ask Internet to decide if innocent lamb lives or dies

Urgh.

http://www.die-guillotine.com/

Go on the website and vote nein.

I’m shocked at how equal the votes are.

NEIN

NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN

PLEASE VOTE FOR THIS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE I’M GOING OT CRY DON’T LET THEM KILL THIS LAMB PLEASE VOTE NEIN PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE I’M BEGGING YOU FOGM

Why is this even a thing?  This is disgusting.  This isn’t art.
Signal boost. 

(Source: squishymew)

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Fuck you Bloomberg

kimyadawson:

If this man isn’t going to personally start feeding every homeless and hungry person in NYC healthy and nutritious meals he can shoves his regulations up his ass. Aaaaargh. This shit makes me mad. 

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/03/19/bloomberg-strikes-again-nyc-bans-food-donations-to-the-homeless/

A group that helps

http://www.ysop.org

I’m ashamed of this man.

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criticalfeministcorgi:

submitted by capncaptain
[head of a corgi on alternating pink and blue background, text above reads “Rick Santorum says abortions are bad.”, bottom text reads “Unless they’re needed for his wife.”]
Blog post about this.

criticalfeministcorgi:

submitted by capncaptain

[head of a corgi on alternating pink and blue background, text above reads “Rick Santorum says abortions are bad.”, bottom text reads “Unless they’re needed for his wife.”]

Blog post about this.

The U.S. schools with their own police

The charge on the police docket was “disrupting class”. But that’s not how 12-year-old Sarah Bustamantes saw her arrest for spraying two bursts of perfume on her neck in class because other children were bullying her with taunts of “you smell”.

“I’m weird. Other kids don’t like me,” said Sarah, who has been diagnosed with attention-deficit and bipolar disorders and who is conscious of being overweight. “They were saying a lot of rude things to me. Just picking on me. So I sprayed myself with perfume. Then they said: ‘Put that away, that’s the most terrible smell I’ve ever smelled.’ Then the teacher called the police.”

The policeman didn’t have far to come. He patrols the corridors of Sarah’s school, Fulmore Middle in Austin, Texas. Like hundreds of schools in the state, and across large parts of the rest of the US, Fulmore Middle has its own police force with officers in uniform who carry guns to keep order in the canteens, playgrounds and lessons. Sarah was taken from class, charged with a criminal misdemeanour and ordered to appear in court.

(via anarcho-queer)

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Canadian Gov.'t Dissolves Every Same-Sex Marriage of US Citizens

stfuconservatives:

Thousands of Americans have gone to Canada over the past few years to get married. As of today, their marriages are nullified, thanks to conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s new policy.

Dan Savage is one of the people whose marriage was unceremoniously dissolved last night.

Dear Canada,

This is outrageous.  Would you do this to couples that are not same-sex?

For shame.

(Source: stfuconservatives, via anarcho-queer)

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retour a vega: Dear tumblr,

christielouwho:

While I believe standing unified against SOPA is an incredibly important move for the internet community, those Americans within this active group need to realize how close to totalitarianism we are getting.

Recently the Defense Department proposed its new defense authorization bill. The bill…

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nickturse:

NYPD Shreds Kids’ Paper Hearts at OWS Protest

Cory Doctorow at Boing-Boing writes:

Occupy protesters and their kids made 5,000 paper hearts, one for each of the arrests at the Occupy Wall Street protests. They made a mosaic of these at the gates of New York’s City Hall, only to have the police literally rip down and shred them.

Parents for Occupy Wall St. March against police brutality. Children created 5,000 paper hearts one for every peaceful protestor arrested on behalf of the Occupy Wall Street movement in the three month period leading up to the march. The children delivered them to New York City Hall for Mayor Bloomberg only for the NYPD to aggressively tear them down and apart in front of the children. Children cried and the NYPD did yet another action against peaceful protestors. We as a country should not stand for this, get involved, speak up, do something for our children’s futures.

(via queensdig)

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