lavagatrabajadoble:

STAND WITH SURVIVORS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

thisisableism:

[Image Description: State senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal is pictured above.]

thisradicalchange:

We didn’t know that our activism and our peaceful displays would result in guns literally looking down our eyes. Literally looking down our eyes. Guns.

And I had young people who were willing to die. For justice.

I had a young person — and he’s definitely the example of many young people that I represent who said "I didn’t think I would make it to twenty-one years old so I’m ready to die now. Let’s do it now."

State senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (@MariaChappelleN) speaks on the Senate floor about the events she witnessed in Ferguson, Missouri in the weeks following the execution of Mike Brown. Senator Chappelle-Nadal was one of many protesters tear gassed for three hours without reprieve by the Ferguson PD.

She has been consistent and unrelenting in her criticism of Governor Jay Nixonto the point of tweeting him “FUCK you, Governor!” — for his lack of action over the violation of citizens’ constitutional right to peacefully protest, and passionately vocal about the violent ways in which protesters were abused by the police.

Full video of Senator Chappelle-Nadal’s speech is available for download here (.wmv format). 

madvocate:

psychoticcommie:

in case anyone’s wondering why you shouldn’t wear straight jackets for halloween:

  • straight jackets are symbols of the oppression of the mentally ill, they are the embodiment of centuries of violent ableism
  • when people were put into straight jackets they lost their autonomy and control over their own body which is a terrifying thing to experience and a loss of basic human rights
  • as someone who has been physically and chemically restrained, when i see someone wearing a straight jacket for halloween it says to me that you think the abuses that sane people have perpetuated against me and people like me are a costume you can put on for one night and then take off and go home and never have to think about what it does to a person to be have their most basic rights taken away
  • DON’T
  • FUCKING
  • DO IT

Friends don’t let friends wear anything asylum-related 2k14

blckgirlsupremacy:

like damn how hard is it to say “boyfriend” “love of my life” etc. instead of bae how hard it is to say “you look good!” instead of werk or slay how hard is it to literally go back to the way you spoke before it became cool to talk like black people

listening to third eye blind and considering packing for leaving early tomorrow

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

Enjoy some late evening Black history

feeling much better but missing my babe

could for sure use some rl goos snuggles right now

cute gender neutral dating terms for the signs

nanamukuro:

Aries: dirt pile

Taurus: memer

Gemini: nerdlord

Cancer: ANGRY nerdlord

Leo: feisty young’n

Virgo: strategically draped piece of fabric

Libra: anime trash

Scorpion: le hawt nb yaoiz partner

Sagittarius: cutie patoot but also NEEEEEEEEERD

Capricorn: the coolest cat around

Aquarius: emotional wreck but MY emotional wreck

Pisces: avril lavigne fan

drying my clothes on a rack for the first time ever

leaving for barcelona early tomorrow.

theyre not gonna be dry in time

aedeagus:

the united states of america is fucking horrific and repulsive and people have every right to shit talk it but leave fat people out of it and stop acting like having fat people makes the usa a bad place, when you could focus on idk literally everything else

kimchicuddles:

Words matter until the things they carry are no longer a part of our culture

boyirl:

Eliza Bennett - A woman’s work is never done, 2011

Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. By using the technique of embroidery, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s opposite, I hope to challenge the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy. Aiming to represent the effects of hard work arising from employment in low paid ancillary jobs such as cleaning, caring, and catering, all traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’.

j6:

did anyone else watch the show totally spies? i think it made me gay