micdotcom:

Salem mayor has put her money where her mouth is over local college’s LBGT bigotry

Earlier this summer, Kim Driscoll, the first female mayor of Salem, Mass., pulled funding from Gordon College, a small, Christian liberal arts school located outside Boston. The school had cosponsored a letter to President Obama asking for a religious exemption to his executive order to end employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. 
What Mayor Kim Driscoll did about it | Follow micdotcom

micdotcom:

Salem mayor has put her money where her mouth is over local college’s LBGT bigotry

Earlier this summer, Kim Driscoll, the first female mayor of Salem, Mass., pulled funding from Gordon College, a small, Christian liberal arts school located outside Boston. The school had cosponsored a letter to President Obama asking for a religious exemption to his executive order to end employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. 

What Mayor Kim Driscoll did about it | Follow micdotcom

This rhetoric of “both sides” implies that pain and fault belong equally to Palestinians and Israelis. It erases manifold, unmistakable, qualitative and quantitative differences at play in Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip and the political-historical context in which this is taking place — most centrally, that what is occurring is part of a settler-colonial invasion.

“Both sides” rhetoric refuses to make even the easiest, most obvious judgment, to which any honest evaluation of the information points: that Israel is massacring Palestinian adults and children, 77% of whom are civilians, and subjecting them to collective punishment; that Israel evidently claims for itself a right to extra-judicially execute anyone who it says is a Hamas member, a practice too few among even Palestine’s allies have denounced; that Israel is bombarding what is essentially a giant refugee camp home to an imprisoned population of a people Israel has ethnically cleansed, occupied, subjected to apartheid, and repeatedly slaughtered; that international law does not grant Israel a “right to defend itself” against the Gaza Strip. And that international law does grant Palestinians a right to resist using armed struggle.

To employ “both sides” rhetoric completely misrepresents the situation. It is not “both sides” who take thousands of political prisoners. Both sides do not systematically torture each other. Both sides do not control each other’s freedom of movement, or access to the sea, drinking water, and education.

Greg Shupak - "A Plague on One House" via Jacobin Magazine

In addition to these distinctions, the “both sides” idea is dangerous because it is immobilizing. With its use, it becomes impossible to demand an end to colonial practices. And that is exactly the point.

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whitegirlsaintshit:

…nah, it’s a coincidence. right?

whitegirlsaintshit:

…nah, it’s a coincidence. right?

justice4jane:

Yesterday, July 13, Jane Doe was unexpectedly transferred to CT Juvenile Training School, a locked facility for boys. The transfer was done in secret, without informing her lawyers. DCF is claiming that she is currently being held there in solitary confinement. This means…

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3. i have a good taste in socks

4. i am sometimes fun

5. i have a very vivid imagination

i won’t tag or send it to anyone because people i know dislike these pass it on messages, but thank you very much!

thecelloprincess:

I made a GoFundMe page because I need money to get hormones and yeah, please give me money and pass on to other people, please. As much fun as it is to constantly hate the body I live in, it’d be nice to actually feel good about myself. Please, anything you can donate is helpful.

http://www.gofundme.com/b9x70s

wotsand:

wakeupusheeple:

wotsand:

actualbloggerwangyao:

I love how half of the #dashcon tag consists of people saying “but they could donate the money to this and that and that charity instead of using it to keep something about their fandoms and their interests”

Son, you…

transrants:

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My name is Charley and I am a 20 year old disabled trans artist. I have been trying my best to save up for a much-needed chest surgery which would majorly improve my quality of life, but being disabled and trans makes it very hard to find work even if I was physically able. I am doing my best to get by every day, but the possibility of affording this surgery at my current time seems nearly unattainable and hopeless. I am hoping that with this campaign, I can finally make this goal a reality, or at least get much closer to affording it!

transrants:

I made an indiegogo campaign for my surgery with REWARDS!! Please share this!

My name is Charley and I am a 20 year old disabled trans artist. I have been trying my best to save up for a much-needed chest surgery which would majorly improve my quality of life, but being disabled and trans makes it very hard to find work even if I was physically able. I am doing my best to get by every day, but the possibility of affording this surgery at my current time seems nearly unattainable and hopeless. I am hoping that with this campaign, I can finally make this goal a reality, or at least get much closer to affording it!

apparently the con organizers didn't pay the hotel enough to be there in the first place. So the fact that these kids are calling the HOTEL 'scum' is stupid because the very con itself is ridiculously unorganized. The hotel, as a business and service provider, has EVERY LEGAL RIGHT to kick people out if they don't comply with the hotels standards of behavior. AS IF those kids were acting civilized enough to deserve to be there.
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officialciel:

EXACTLY.

EXACTLY.

EXACTLY.

it pisses me off that people are harming this hotel’s reputation, as well as its employees’, because of a mistake made by the con staff.  and then the con staff have the nerve to practically worship themselves and celebrate for scamming 17k out of people.

disgusting.

fucking.  disgusting.

at dashcon probably
hotel staff: hey sorry everyone who booked a king suite, we're going to have to downgrade you to a queen suite because of overfilling. or you can pay us 17k and you can keep the king suites
dashcon staff: HOLY SHIT!!! HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!! ITS AN ERMEGNENCY!!! QUICKLY EVERYONE PUT ALL YOUR MONEY IN THIS BUCKET WE NEED 17K IMMEDAITELY TO PAY THE HOTLE I CANN'OT FUCKING TOLERATE A QUE ENN SUITE WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUJ F

the-uncensored-she:

harboua:

This country is such a fucking joke. Did you know that if we were to divide the income in this country fairly it would be about 300,000 per person. That’s annually. You could give each person in this country 100,000 and still have enough to invest in infrastructure and research. Instead we have people who don’t have water, don’t have their basic human rights fulfilled, because they don’t have enough to pay a bill. 

Capitalism is inhumane.

toucher:

I don’t give a shit if I sound bitter..when I asked for donations to escape an abusive home, I only got $45 over the span of 2 weeks and I’m thankful for those who donated, and those who couldn’t but at least reblogged. These fucking children scraped up 17k in a half hour for the most stupid con in history. I’m going to jail because I had to steal the rest of that money I needed from my abuser. Fuck all of y’all and fuck your con.

freshest-tittymilk:

glowinthedarkgirlfriend:

The Little Mermaid TV Series: Gabriella

Remember when Disney had a cute, disabled, poc mermaid?

When i was younger, one of my best friends was a deaf guyanese girl, and her fave princess was Ariel, mainly bc she related to her living without a voice (and her love of swimming)

When this episode aired, she cried and squawked and made sounds that were almost understandable… She saw herself as a mermaid, on tv, with her favourite character of all time

Representation matters, always, no matter what