majiinboo:

  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson 
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heroscafe:

Her name is Ella Thompson, and Mycroft Holmes calls her an idiot.

Bonus Gif:

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Tune in this week for “police are apparently so incompetent they don’t know how to disarm a man allegedly carrying (at best) a knife even when he’s outnumbered two to one, because tasers just aren’t 100% people, and yet your tax dollars still go to them.”

  1. predoviciu said: remember that time i saw rusalka and the only thing missing was lgbtq+ characters? THE STORY WOULD BE MUCH IMPROVED IF THE IMPERIOUS PRINCESS AND RUSALKA RAN OFF TOGETHER. SO MUCH LITERATURE WOULD BE IMPROVED WITH LGBTQ+ CHARACTERS

I 10,000% AGREE

PERSUASION

BUT INSTEAD OF FORTUNE/CLASS BREAKING UP THE RELATIONSHIP ITS GENDER AND SEXUAL IDENTITY AND ONE PARTNER’S INABILITY TO COPE WITH THAT AND THEN THE FALLOUT AND ROAD TO FORGIVENESS AND ACCEPTANCE AND RE-BUILDING THAT TRUST JUST PLEASE

Okay, so apparently modern-day vlogs of classic literature is now a thing? As in, choose-a-book-and-there’s-probably-a-vlog-of-it thing? How did this slip under my radar for so long? I mean I saw LBD at the same time everyone else did, but I must have checked out in a major way because….wow. 

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.

We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.

No justice, no peace.

(Source: cognitivedissonance)

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wordsofdiana:

bedlamsbard:

#what do you think it cost obi-wan to trust luke? (via swearbyallflowers)

Oh my god. Mind blown. That is something I never once considered. Holy shit.

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wocinsolidarity:

Attanya: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because I love science fiction and fantasy books, but I’m tired of authors treating dragons and robots and magic as more plausible than black and brown characters

Jennifer: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because… when I was 13 a white girl told me it was selfishthat all of the protagonists in my stories were Latina because she “just can’t relate to nonwhite characters.” She made me feel guilty for writing about people like me. 

Aiesha: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because…Black Girls are more than sidekicks or “sassy, ghetto friend”

Facts and Figures About Race/Ethnicity in YA and Children’s Lit:

#WENEEDDIVERSEBOOKS

Posting this a little late, but followers please take the time out to check out this post explaining the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign and more events to come over the next few days! 

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megaparsecs:

i just wanted to put this out there since im sure it’ll get written about differently tomorrow. 

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morebadbookcovers:

lozartist:

coveredinsnow-:

ilovemaydayparade69:

rubee:

"why dont you just give him a chance"

idk because im not physically or mentally attracted to him and ‘but he likes you’ or ‘but hes really nice’ isnt going to change the fact that im not interested

Damn, I don’t think women know how much that really hurts

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I just… Do men who think like this ever think about the women they’ve turned down because that woman isn’t his type? Because she’s too fat or not busty enough or whatever. Women are taught how to deal with rejection. We have to change ourselves for guys to like us. But if we don’t like them, it’s also the woman at fault. Oh just give him a chance. No one has ever told a guy I liked to give me a chance because I was nice or because I just liked him so much. Dude rejection hurts. But men are never taught how to get over it. They’re taught how to ignore it.

THANK you.

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predoviciu:

suttonbosster:

it’s a bind, you know

when people complain about representation they say “well, make it yourself”

but then when queer people only play queer roles and when jews write about jews and when black people make parts for other black people etc people ask “so are you ever going to step out of that niche? when are you going to make stuff for everybody?”

zaidapdx

What really gets me is the bullshit like “are you so starved for recognition that….” Or “god stop whining just shut up already”

Like I’m sorry, does it look like I care about your poor privileged worldview being shattered because I dared to speak up about something important to me?

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sunvapor said: What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

(Reblogged from ablackberrywinter)

sourcedumal:

Doctor? It’s Martha and I’m bringing you back to earth. 

AND HIS ASS CAME BACK ON THE DOUBLE TOO

HIS OWN FUCKIN WIFE HAD TO CARVE INTO A DAMN MOUNTAIN TO GET HIS ATTENTION

MARTHA FUCKIN JONES MADE ONE PHONE CALL

CUZ MARTHA FUCKIN JONES AIN’T THE ONE TO FUCK WITH

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