frosted-cookiee:

mediamattersforamerica:

How Fox News covered women’s issues this morning. 

Are they even real. This is like a comedy skit. But I think they’re serious .

Fox News, pushing for a return to the good ol’ days!

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foulmouthedliberty:

kropotkink:

My attitude towards politics and society is constantly “angry but unsurprised”

exactly this

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'Crack baby' study ends with unexpected but clear result


amaditalks:

brigidkeely:

knitmeapony:

I’d suggest we ditch the War on Drugs and try a War on Poverty, but the government would probably find a way to fuck PoC that way, too.

What, you mean like criminalizing (even further) people who are poor? I’d imagine a “war on poverty” would include aggressively removing kids from low-income homes regardless of how stable those homes are. Just imagine: orphanages would make a TRIUMPHANT return to the USA.

The War on Poverty is a thing that actually happened, started by LBJ in 1964, and in the beginning it worked. It worked so well that by the 80s, people were entirely willing to believe Ronald Reagan’s “welfare queen” lies, and by the 90s, a democrat, Bill Clinton, who hailed from one of the states with horrible poverty that was greatly aided by the federal programs that came out of the initiative, undid the centerpiece of it and caved to Republicans who wanted to screw up a lot of the rest. The pendulum swung that far right in 30 years, and now, 20 years later, there’s no question that a war on poverty would end up with criminalization, forces child labor, removal of children from families and other punitive measures because that’s already happening. It just hasn’t been codified on the federal level.

That’s what is currently going on in the UK under the fascist Westminster pig government. Poor people are being forced off benefits, people are dying & commuting suicide, foodbanks are springing up everywhere, meanwhile tory millionaires sit on gilded thrones (literally) and tell us how they need to cut public spending to cut the national debt (which they’ve actually increased). There is a war on poverty here, it’s killing people, this is their desired outcome.

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amaditalks:

brigidkeely:


They call us now. Before they drop the bombs. The phone rings and someone who knows my first name calls and says in perfect Arabic “This is David.” And in my stupor of sonic booms and glass shattering symphonies still smashing around in my head I think “Do I know any Davids in Gaza?” They call us now to say Run. You have 58 seconds from the end of this message. Your house is next. They think of it as some kind of war time courtesy. It doesn’t matter that there is nowhere to run to. It means nothing that the borders are closed and your papers are worthless and mark you only for a life sentence in this prison by the sea and the alleyways are narrow and there are more human lives packed one against the other more than any other place on earth Just run. We aren’t trying to kill you. It doesn’t matter that you can’t call us back to tell us the people we claim to want aren’t in your house that there’s no one here except you and your children who were cheering for Argentina sharing the last loaf of bread for this week counting candles left in case the power goes out. It doesn’t matter that you have children. You live in the wrong place and now is your chance to run to nowhere. It doesn’t matter that 58 seconds isn’t long enough to find your wedding album or your son’s favorite blanket or your daughter’s almost completed college application or your shoes or to gather everyone in the house. It doesn’t matter what you had planned. It doesn’t matter who you are Prove you’re human. Prove you stand on two legs. Run. Running Orders by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha

If I read a dystopian and/or SF book about people who are telephoned and informed to leave their homes before they are destroyed, but who have no place to go, no way of leaving the place they are, i would not believe it because it would be too cartoonishly evil.

And yet.

Imagine getting that call. The call that proves that the “only democracy in the Middle East” the one “constantly under threat” from its enemies is intentionally targeting civilian residences for long range bombing — long range being important because it means that despite the constant allegation that Hamas “hides amongst the people” and puts weapons in civilian homes, no searches are being made. No one knows from miles away in Tel Aviv who or what is in a home. But still the call. Then the bomb. Filled with fletchettes or maybe white phosphorus or maybe just explosive fire destroying another home, another family, another future. Free Palestine.

amaditalks:

brigidkeely:

They call us now.
Before they drop the bombs.
The phone rings
and someone who knows my first name
calls and says in perfect Arabic
“This is David.”
And in my stupor of sonic booms and glass shattering symphonies
still smashing around in my head
I think “Do I know any Davids in Gaza?”
They call us now to say
Run.
You have 58 seconds from the end of this message.
Your house is next.
They think of it as some kind of war time courtesy.
It doesn’t matter that
there is nowhere to run to.
It means nothing that the borders are closed
and your papers are worthless
and mark you only for a life sentence
in this prison by the sea
and the alleyways are narrow
and there are more human lives
packed one against the other
more than any other place on earth
Just run.
We aren’t trying to kill you.
It doesn’t matter that
you can’t call us back to tell us
the people we claim to want aren’t in your house
that there’s no one here
except you and your children
who were cheering for Argentina
sharing the last loaf of bread for this week
counting candles left in case the power goes out.
It doesn’t matter that you have children.
You live in the wrong place
and now is your chance to run
to nowhere.
It doesn’t matter
that 58 seconds isn’t long enough
to find your wedding album
or your son’s favorite blanket
or your daughter’s almost completed college application
or your shoes
or to gather everyone in the house.
It doesn’t matter what you had planned.
It doesn’t matter who you are
Prove you’re human.
Prove you stand on two legs.
Run.

Running Orders by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha

If I read a dystopian and/or SF book about people who are telephoned and informed to leave their homes before they are destroyed, but who have no place to go, no way of leaving the place they are, i would not believe it because it would be too cartoonishly evil.

And yet.

Imagine getting that call. The call that proves that the “only democracy in the Middle East” the one “constantly under threat” from its enemies is intentionally targeting civilian residences for long range bombing — long range being important because it means that despite the constant allegation that Hamas “hides amongst the people” and puts weapons in civilian homes, no searches are being made. No one knows from miles away in Tel Aviv who or what is in a home. But still the call. Then the bomb. Filled with fletchettes or maybe white phosphorus or maybe just explosive fire destroying another home, another family, another future.

Free Palestine.

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“Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.”

Josephine Hart  (via migrated)

(Source: quote-book, via oliveracedavis)

lotuslopez:

"not everyone has to be included all the time" says the person who is always included

(via renaissance-grrrrl)

euo:

thebootyfandom:

euo:

It’s 2014 and people still don’t realize that you can’t be a feminist if you’re racist

Technically this is wrong

It’s 2014 and people still don’t realize that you can’t be a feminist if you’re racist

(via descepter)

rememberwhenyoutried:

Oh my goodness, the thundering bullheaded naivete, the “grown adult” finger-wagging, the utterly unearned assumption of an authoritative stance on any random fucking aspect of someone else’s life based mostly on well I’ve never seen it happen so these people are probably lying or just not understanding what they’re seeing.