its weird that guys get so touchy when you accuse them of sexism like “im not sexist wtf????” when they should really be worried about “ive been acting sexist wtf????” like dude youre not the victim of an accusation the accusation is the result of your behavior
literally every person born into a position to oppress has behaved like this and its gross
Yeah, we’re completely taught to trust our own intent, and not other’s judgement of how our actions affect them, when intent doesn’t change the reality of lives.
(Source: 37roses, via some-things-stay-sweet-forever)
I get unreasonably mad when Americans dont understand British culture because i know all about obama guns and racism so the least you could do is google nick clegg and the pasty tax
I’m not going to lie I’m british and know about the pasty tax and that looked lame even to me…ah well, rather lame politics than terrifying politics ^_^
I was going to make a comment about how it’s a tax on northeners and it nearly split the nation like Maggie Thatcher did but
I just saw your pic in your sidebar and noticed that you look exactly like I did when I was 14
Oh cool thanks
Lol that’s surprising, I’m 19 in that picture! :D
"Angels" and "Criminals" and Dead Kids.
Yeah, the latest dead
black teenager wasn’t an angel. Dead black teenager wasn’t a dangerous criminal either. But regardless, they are dead.
And that makes them now into an angel, or a devil, according to you, the person reading about this at home.
You, are alive. Take a minute. Empathy. You are alive. Safe. And you’re worrying about people calling a dead kid an angel in their grief?
They are a dead teenager. They could have been the most terrible scholar ever, it doesn’t matter now. They’ll never do anything now. Can you not let their families and communities mourn them and cope in peace? They are dead. They don’t have a life, or a future anymore, why do you have to take their past away from their families too? At least let them have that.
If you don’t want families and communities mourning and putting someone’s life on a pedastal (cos that’s all they’ve got left now), then stop people killing children and taking their futures. Don’t take their pasts too, you have no right to it. It’s all their community has left of them now, and they need it, cos they are never getting any more, they are never getting another moment of this dead childs’ life.
(And yes, I say dead
black child because there is enough that this aftermath has happened multiple times and stays true.)
#the whole damn system is wrong
Medical Examiner In Zimmerman Trial Sues For $100M, Claims Prosecution Threw Case
In a bombshell allegation, Florida medical examiner Dr. Shiping Bao (pictured) claims that Florida state prosecutors were biased against Trayvon Martin and purposely threw the case, and he is suing the state for $100 million, reports WFTV.com.
According to Bao, the medical examiner, state attorney’s office, and Sanford Police Department all felt that Martin “got what he deserved.” Bao also claims that he received the strong, though subtle, message not to speak on certain things:
“He was in essence told to zip his lips. ‘Shut up. Don’t say those things,’” said Bao’s legal counsel, legendary Attorney Willie Gary.
Bao’s allegations come swiftly on the heels of him being fired from his position as associate medical examiner.
Volusia County released a letter on Tuesday, stating that Bao was fired last week. Spokesman Dave Byron declined to give a reason for Bao’s termination, citing “county standard personnel practices,” reports CBS News.
you go medical examiner Bao, you go!
SLOW CLAP FOR THIS HERO OF COLOR PUTTING HIS NECK ON THE LINE TO GET THIS DONE FOR OTHER CHILDREN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR.
ask children before you touch them
#My future children
#i say that lol pregnancy looks terrifying so like hmmm
- ask children before you hug them
- ask children before you pick them up
- if moving a child is unavoidable for their safety, at least warn them first and explain afterwards
- this applies to disabled children
- this applies to non- or pre-verbal children, since words are not the only kind of consent or language
- treat a child as you wish people had treated you
children are people. they will remember you violating their boundaries for their whole lives and it will irreparably damage how they view their worth as people.
don’t teach your kids that they should unquestioningly accept touch no matter what. teach them they deserve respect.
this is a really on-point post. My youngest went through a phase of refusing to hug people and my parents were like, “she’s being rude” etc and i was like “buuut isn’t this actually a fantastic thing for a child esp for a little girl, to be able to tell people NO and assert her own boundaries even if it means risking disapproval??” like really it was awesome and im so proud of her. And really, you can have all the conversations about safety and abuse but the absolute best way to teach your kids about consent is to model it and show them with your own actions that their bodies are their own and NO ONE ELSE, including their family, are entitled to it.