Wikipedia can’t trust members of Congress not to edit bias into their pages yet somehow we can trust Congress to write the laws of our nation.

"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

Libby Anne (via coachk13)

YES THIS A THOUSAND TIMES THIS.

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7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

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Alright guys listen up!

novacaineexe:

The Newton County animal shelter in Indiana is going to be shut down.

Why is this such a big deal? Because It’s a no kill shelter.

Newton County does not want to fund a no kill shelter anymore.

The dogs in there have until August 1st, until they are killed.

So people need to adopt them, or help fund it, and get it to $3000.

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thinksquad:

DeKalb County man claims police shot his dog and then wouldn’t let him try to save the canine’s life.

"No steps were taken by DeKalb police whatsoever to try to save my dog’s life," Tim Theall told 11 Alive on Friday.

Theall said he can almost understand why a startled DeKalb County police officer shot Doctor, his 9-year-old German Shepherd, Thursday evening, but not why the officer wouldn’t let him get the dog treated for over an hour.

Theall said he let the dog out of a back yard fence around 7 p.m. and it ran around the house to the front yard before he could follow it.

"And before I turned the corner of the house, I heard two shots; I heard a cop go, ‘Holy [expletive],’" Theall said.

Responding to a false home alarm, the officer shot the dog through the jaw as they surprised each other in the front yard.

"The dog was still alive, clearly bleeding like crazy and the police officer blocked my exit," Theall said.

Theall claimed the officer twice used his patrol car to keep him from taking the dog to a veterinary hospital in his own car.

"Finally he convinced me that I would be thrown in jail if I didn’t just stay where I was," the dog owner said.

After other officers, including a sergeant, arrived and after an hour had passed, Theall said he was finally allowed to take his dog to the emergency vet, where it’s expected to recover, but with very expensive medical bills. 

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/2014/07/25/police-shoot-dog-dekalb/13191011/

"They’re just trying to do their job."

thinksquad:

DeKalb County man claims police shot his dog and then wouldn’t let him try to save the canine’s life.

"No steps were taken by DeKalb police whatsoever to try to save my dog’s life," Tim Theall told 11 Alive on Friday.

Theall said he can almost understand why a startled DeKalb County police officer shot Doctor, his 9-year-old German Shepherd, Thursday evening, but not why the officer wouldn’t let him get the dog treated for over an hour.

Theall said he let the dog out of a back yard fence around 7 p.m. and it ran around the house to the front yard before he could follow it.

"And before I turned the corner of the house, I heard two shots; I heard a cop go, ‘Holy [expletive],’" Theall said.

Responding to a false home alarm, the officer shot the dog through the jaw as they surprised each other in the front yard.

"The dog was still alive, clearly bleeding like crazy and the police officer blocked my exit," Theall said.

Theall claimed the officer twice used his patrol car to keep him from taking the dog to a veterinary hospital in his own car.

"Finally he convinced me that I would be thrown in jail if I didn’t just stay where I was," the dog owner said.

After other officers, including a sergeant, arrived and after an hour had passed, Theall said he was finally allowed to take his dog to the emergency vet, where it’s expected to recover, but with very expensive medical bills.

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/2014/07/25/police-shoot-dog-dekalb/13191011/

"They’re just trying to do their job."

Samba is The Worst.

Samba is The Worst.

But how much protein are you getting?

The quote they’ll put on my gravestone

OH HAI I SEE YOU’RE TRYING TO FIX A CAR BUT I LOVE YOU

The Kraken basking in her love for the tennis ball.

One year my colleagues David and Carole were preparing a skit on abuse for a conference, and they decided to perform a rehearsal for their abuser group. Afterward, the group members rapid-fired their suggestions for improving the skit, directing them mostly at David: “No, no, you don’t make excuses for why you’re home late, that puts you on the defensive, you’ve got to turn it around on her, tell her you know she’s cheating on you….. You’re staying too far away from her, David. Take a couple of steps toward her, so she’ll know that you mean business…. You’re letting her say too much. You’ve got to cut her off and stick to your points.” The counselors were struck by how aware the clients were of the kinds of tactics they use, and why they use them: In the excitement of giving feedback on the skit, the men let down their facade as “out-of-control abuser who doesn’t realize what he’s doing.

“Why Does He Do That” by Lundy Bancroft (via bajo-el-mar)

I really need to read this, Jesus.

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seavnteen:

truest shit ever spoken

seavnteen:

truest shit ever spoken

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I just really don’t understand how the Israel/Palestine “conflict” is controversial.

When an industrialized, heavily weaponized nation bombs the shit out of a developing one (which the former refuses to even recognize as a state—necessarily preventing it from being a “war”) equipped with poorly executed shoebombs, how the fuck is that anything but genocide?

~300lb sled push

"Death Proof" by Quentin Tarantino (2007)

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