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terrakion:

policymic:

Dreamworks is doing something even Pixar hasn’t tried: A black female heroine

DreamWorks Animation Studios has announced the addition of a black female heroine (gasp!) to its repertoire of white dogs, green ogres, snails, Neanderthals, pandas, white people and Antz. In doing so, it joins an elite club consisting of … well, nobody.
Not one major Hollywood studio has released a 3D animated feature starring a black character.
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whoa, really? awesome.

terrakion:

policymic:

Dreamworks is doing something even Pixar hasn’t tried: A black female heroine

DreamWorks Animation Studios has announced the addition of a black female heroine (gasp!) to its repertoire of white dogs, green ogres, snails, Neanderthals, pandas, white people and Antz. In doing so, it joins an elite club consisting of … well, nobody.

Not one major Hollywood studio has released a 3D animated feature starring a black character.

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SHES VOICED BY RIHANNA

whoa, really? awesome.

gokuma:

mad-lynn:

fuzzytek:

The backlog of rape kits has put justice on hold for a lot of people. Back in 2009, more than 11,000 untested kits were found in a Detroit Police Department storage facility. Some were more than 25 years old.

Mariska Hargitay speaks on some of the issues surrounding the rape kit backlog in Detroit, Michigan. #endthebacklog (x)

It costs between $1,000 – $1,500 to test every single rape kit. There are over 10,000 kits left in Detroit’s rape kit backlog. Your donation can go directly to testing them. Donate to the Detroit Crime Commission’s backlog initiative by clicking here.

I am pretty explicitly anti-police in every respect. But I support Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy and her push to catalogue the egregious backlog of unprocessed rape kits in Detroit. 

Her work has already identified countless serial rapists in southeast Michigan, and will continue to identify these rapist pieces of shit as she moves forward.

Who cares if this process leads to conviction or not. Just give us the list. We can take care of the rest.

"After Detroit tested the first 10% of its backlogged kits, authorities were able to link cases to 46 serial rapists." (x)

Just think about it: 46 serial rapists. And the evidence against them was out there, all the time, in those backlogged kits. And that’s just 10% of them

This is very relevant to what came out about Jameis Winston at FSU today: http://nyti.ms/1j1jWKo

im just so tired but want to stay awake because if i go to sleep that means i have to wake up tomorrow and go to work.

This is a HUGE deal. This is a HUGE problem. There should be riots in the streets over this.

tiniestlioness:

Repeat after me: Jameis Winston’s victim had absolutely nothing to gain by accusing him of rape.

Women do not purposely throw themselves into the path of misery and hatred and blame by accusing the beloved town football star of rape for fun. She knew the entire community would rally behind him. The only possible benefit she could have hoped would come from her accusation is that her rape would be properly investigated and prosecuted, and she didn’t even get that.

laugh-addict:

Pulled a fast one on us 6 year-olds, Disney.

she knew what was upHoly shit :ODid any kid catch on to this?

I love you, Miss Grotke.

im super resentful of the fact that i never plan to have children but still have to have a period every month.

it’s been around for like 15 years at this point, but it actually still makes me angry pretty often. i have shit to do! i don’t have time for this to play out every four godforsaken weeks!

lalondes:

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T SCROLL PAST THIS.
Scarleteen is a vital queer and trans positive sexual health resource. Their staff do an amazing job of creating really comprehensive and helpful articles on literally every sexual topic you can imagine. They also provide live chats, advice columns, moderated discussion forums, and SMS-based peer support. This site has helped me on countless occasions, and I refer at-risk queer and trans kids to this site every single day.
Scarleteen is invaluable.
And Scarleteen needs your help.
During their annual donation drive this year, the site was only able to raise $1,500. Only fifty people out of Scarleteen’s 350,000 unique monthly visitors contributed to the fundraising drive.
This means that unless Scarleteen sees a stable, sustained, 50% increase in donations, the site will essentially be forced to go dark on May 1. No more new content, no more advice columns, no more forums, no more live chat, no more SMS support. 
This is devastating.
If Scarleteen goes dark, millions of young people, vulnerable queer and trans teens among them, will lose access to essential, fundamental sexual health resources. We cannot let this happen.
Please, please, please donate to Scarleteen. Consider making a recurring monthly contribution if you feel that this is within your means. Even $5 or $10 a month will go a long way to helping this very, very deserving organization.
And whether or not you’re able to donate at this time, please signal boost this and spread the word. Scarleteen does incredible, very necessary work, and they need our help.

lalondes:

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T SCROLL PAST THIS.

Scarleteen is a vital queer and trans positive sexual health resource. Their staff do an amazing job of creating really comprehensive and helpful articles on literally every sexual topic you can imagine. They also provide live chats, advice columns, moderated discussion forums, and SMS-based peer support. This site has helped me on countless occasions, and I refer at-risk queer and trans kids to this site every single day.

Scarleteen is invaluable.

And Scarleteen needs your help.

During their annual donation drive this year, the site was only able to raise $1,500. Only fifty people out of Scarleteen’s 350,000 unique monthly visitors contributed to the fundraising drive.

This means that unless Scarleteen sees a stable, sustained, 50% increase in donations, the site will essentially be forced to go dark on May 1. No more new content, no more advice columns, no more forums, no more live chat, no more SMS support. 

This is devastating.

If Scarleteen goes dark, millions of young people, vulnerable queer and trans teens among them, will lose access to essential, fundamental sexual health resources. We cannot let this happen.

Please, please, please donate to Scarleteen. Consider making a recurring monthly contribution if you feel that this is within your means. Even $5 or $10 a month will go a long way to helping this very, very deserving organization.

And whether or not you’re able to donate at this time, please signal boost this and spread the word. Scarleteen does incredible, very necessary work, and they need our help.

Since you reblogged that post about rape culture and disabilities that mentions deaf people, I just wanted to let you know that a lot of deaf and hard of hearing people don't consider themselves disabled. It depends on the person and their experiences, but talking about deaf people as disabled can be considered offensive and harmful. Audism is a good thing to google if you want to research it. Just for future reference. :)
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ericseverynewday:

marinashutup:

Huh interesting, thanks!

Finally I can put my (almost (I’m 3 credits short)) Deaf Culture Studies minor to use on Tumblr!

This is true. A lot of Deaf people don’t like being called disabled. One reason is a lot of hearing people associate hearing as a fundamental part of communication and Deaf people can communicate just fine with ASL or whatever sign language they use. Deaf people can do pretty much everything that hearing people can do and (unsurprisingly) do some things better. Did you know Deaf and Hard of Hering (HoH) people get in less car accidents than hearing people per capita?

Some Deaf people prefer being called differently abled but some don’t because for a number of reasons so ask before you use that term as well.

The best thing to do is called Deaf people deaf (or whatever they prefer if they are okay with disabled or differently abled) and not treat them like they can’t possibly understand them just because they can’t hear you perfectly. Never yell or talk slowly either because that typically makes it harder for those who read lips to understand you.

Also, capital D Deaf is a cultural identity and lowercase d deaf is just a statement on one’s hearing ability. Lots of HoH people identify as Deaf and some people that are completely deaf don’t identify as Deaf, especially if they have hearing aides or cochlear implants.

angeleesworld:

please

angeleesworld:

please

self-emulation:

every single person who supports limiting access to online databases of research data, academic/scientific journals, literature, etc to members of certain institutions or people who can buy access, goes straight to the gulags.

they can come out when theyve rebuilt and reorganized the aformentioned databases, which will likely be disrupted when revolutionary forces gut all neoliberal megaversities and turn them into public housing and dining facilities.

same goes for every non-profit who accepts government funds to create trainings or educational tools but then charges others to use it. what good is it to create an amazing training for social change if no one who actually wants it can afford to buy it?

i don’t know what this is from, but it’s adorable, and i decided to eat my bowl of oatmeal while looking at kitten gifs this morning.

happy tuesday, friends.

This girl in my class wants to wear a hijab because she thinks they're pretty. I find that disrespectful because I'm Muslim and she knows that but she says she doesn't mean to be disrespectful.

asiaravel:

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

You tell that girl nope.com

-Holly

No this shit is extremely offensive. As a kid I would have my hijab snatched OFF my head and thrown on the ground. I was teased mercilessly by many of the children I went to school with because they didn’t understand or hadn’t even heard of Islam and the meaning behind covering my head. A boy would torment me and I came home to tell my sister, who ended up fighting him. The bullying from the other children got so bad that my father told us (my two sisters and I) that we could stop wearing them.

When I read this post all I can think about is the hardship I faced all because of my hijab. And some girl thinks it’s pretty and that’s why she wants to wear one. No. She should not ever in life wear one.

riyoka:

if u ask me to go to the park and just swing on swings with u there is 98% chance i will say yes and swing for 5 hours do not test me