Sinistra

SINISTRA

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queertodaygonetomorrow:

atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

queertodaygonetomorrow:

atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

(Source: kropotkindersurprise, via mistermetalface)

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halaalpussy:

christinefriar:

Unwilling to speak about anything but how gently this baby says “cheese” today. Thank you for understanding.

i will never ever get over this “cheese.. TAKE THE PICTURE”

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tenaflyviper:

lostinyourdoubt:

aboatmaleprivilege:

sympathy-for-supervillains:

lejacquelope:

truestfeminist:

anti-feminist-rayquaza:

thegbox:

No, no and no. REBLOG this please, this shouldn’t be allowed and we need to spread the word to everybody about this injustice!
The actual news article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2726219/Yasmin-Thomas-victim-disgusted-walked-free.html

"But womenz are so oppressed! "

You realize that he probably instigated her? People dont just do these things. You just like to hear the one side of the story that you want to.

Yup, much in the same way Rihanna probably instigated shit with Chris Brown.
You fucking victim-blaming idiot.

"Men always instigate women; because are magical and only capable of good violence.”

^troll blog

"But women are so oppressed!"
How does one instance of one woman attacking a man negate the overall trend that it is the vast majority of the time, men doing the attacking?
Imagine you live in the South during 1840 and you meet a free slave therefore slavery must be over!!!1
Just, what

Fact bomb time!
"One instance"?  Guess again, hon.  People like you are part of the problem by thinking that ANY instance of women taking part in violent crime is "one instance".  Women in general have gotten away with some pretty goddamn horrifying shit simply because of their gender.  When it comes to the murder of spouses, 41% of the killers are women.  More women commit child abuse than men.  Children are more likely to be killed by their mothers than their fathers.  Even in domestic violence, at least 40% of the victims are MEN, with WOMEN AS THE ABUSERS.  Also, recent reports from both Harvard and the CDC have discovered that up to 40% of all rape is carried out by women.
And guess what, sunshine?  Instances of assault of women by men also does not negate the fact that the majority of men on this planet will never hurt another person in their entire lifetime. 
Acts of violence are not a product of our culture - they are a product of a lack of function in the brain, particularly the pre-frontal cortex.  You could bombard a man with violent imagery of rape and murder, but mere image and suggestion is not going to disable the functioning of the pre-frontal cortex.  This area of the brain is responsible for controlling our impulses.  For most human beings, this keeps us from acting out against what we’ve learned to be the appropriate behavior in our society.  Time and again, science has shown us that the brains of violent criminals are not the same as those of the average person.Here are even more resources for further reading:
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/may/12/how-to-spot-a-murderers-brain
http://www.businessinsider.com/murder-brain-scan-2013-5
http://www.livescience.com/13083-criminals-brain-neuroscience-ethics.html
http://chronicle.com/article/Can-This-Man-Predict-Whether/127792
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-15386740
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128116806
http://www.usc.edu/uscnews/stories/840.html
http://science.time.com/2013/05/03/evil-brain/
http://articles.courant.com/2012-12-06/news/hc-jusino-1207-20121206_1_murder-conviction-second-murder-brain
http://www.salon.com/2014/03/09/this_is_your_brain_on_murder_what_the_mind_of_a_psychopath_looks_like/
http://digitalcommons.law.umaryland.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2034&context=fac_pubs
But hey - keep thinking that violence is only ever gender-based.  That’s TOTALLY going to help with that whole “equality” thing.

tenaflyviper:

lostinyourdoubt:

aboatmaleprivilege:

sympathy-for-supervillains:

lejacquelope:

truestfeminist:

anti-feminist-rayquaza:

thegbox:

No, no and no. REBLOG this please, this shouldn’t be allowed and we need to spread the word to everybody about this injustice!

The actual news article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2726219/Yasmin-Thomas-victim-disgusted-walked-free.html

"But womenz are so oppressed! "

You realize that he probably instigated her? People dont just do these things. You just like to hear the one side of the story that you want to.

Yup, much in the same way Rihanna probably instigated shit with Chris Brown.

You fucking victim-blaming idiot.

"Men always instigate women; because are magical and only capable of good violence.”

^troll blog

"But women are so oppressed!"

How does one instance of one woman attacking a man negate the overall trend that it is the vast majority of the time, men doing the attacking?

Imagine you live in the South during 1840 and you meet a free slave therefore slavery must be over!!!1

Just, what

Fact bomb time!

And guess what, sunshine?  Instances of assault of women by men also does not negate the fact that the majority of men on this planet will never hurt another person in their entire lifetime

But hey - keep thinking that violence is only ever gender-based.  That’s TOTALLY going to help with that whole “equality” thing.

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thistangledtongue:

fandomsandfeminism:

dirtydarwin:

brute-reason:

Still Not a Joke — Good Awareness Campaign From Just Detention International

What if your kid went to jail for trying pot, something that is very probable if your kid is black and living in a state like Texas. Does that mean they deserve to be raped? Does that mean that they should live in conditions that go against all human rights?

Most prison rapes are committed by prison staff. Even if you are heartless and do not care about the prisoners, remember that these prison staff rapists go home to their nice houses in the outside world. Remember that they are your neighbors, maybe they even have babysat your children. Remember that as long as some victims are dehumanized and ignored, many perpetrators will never be caught. And yes, these perpetrators do pose a threat to you and your family. Prison rape, rape in generalis everybody’s problem. And definitely not a fucking joke. 

The idea that prisoners “deserve” to be raped is part of rape culture.
Rape is not a punishment. It can not be earned. It is a crime every single time, no matter what, no matter who the victim is.

No one deserves to be sexually assaulted in any way. NO ONE.

(Source: brutereason, via i-have-come-to-realize)

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dearnonacepeople:

People defend capitalism by saying that capitalism is the only system that works. Ask someone who’s homeless how capitalism is working for them or those in sweatshops or those unable to get adequate healthcare or education. Capitalism is continuing the destruction of our earth, creating economic inequality, perpetuating classism, racism, ableism, child labor, and so much more. Capitalism doesn’t work, it kills.

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febricant:

giraffepoliceforce:

I really want a science fiction story where aliens come to invade earth and effortlessly wipe out humanity, only to be fought off by the wildlife.

They were expecting military resistance. They weren’t counting on bears.

Literally I would read thousands of words of this. 

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