1. We were lied to. The women of my generation were told that we could ‘have it all’, as long as ‘it all’ was marriage, babies and a career in finance, a cupboard full of beautiful shoes and terminal exhaustion – and even that is only an option if we’re rich, white, straight and well behaved. These perfect lives would necessarily rely on an army of nannies and care-workers, and nobody has yet bothered to ask whether they can have it all.

    We can have everything we want as long as what we want is a life spent searching for exhausting work that doesn’t pay enough, shopping for things we don’t need and sticking to a set of social and sexual rules that turn out, once you plough through the layers of trash and adverts, to be as rigid as ever.

    As for young men, they were told they lived in a brave new world of economic and sexual opportunity, and if they felt angry or afraid, if they felt constrained or bewildered by contradictory expectations, by the pressure to act masculine, make money, demonstrate dominance and fuck a lot of pretty women while remaining a decent human being, then their distress was the fault of women and minorities. It was these grasping women, these homosexuals and people of colour who had taken away the power and satisfaction that was once their birthright as men. We were taught, all of us, that if we were dissatisfied, it was our fault, or the fault of those closest to us. We were built wrong, somehow. We had failed to adjust. If we showed any sort of distress, we probably needed to be medicated or incarcerated, depending on our social status. There are supposed to be no structural problems, just individual maladaption.

     
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  3. gaysquib:


Since FCKH8 has no problem with its logo being on just about anything, let’s help them do it.

    gaysquib:

    Since FCKH8 has no problem with its logo being on just about anything, let’s help them do it.

     
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  7. lagos2bahia:

    So many men have internalized the lie that they have uncontrollable sex drives, and no way to control their anger. They aren’t ashamed of their abusive behavior because they see it as a something natural to them and maybe even central to their masculinity. It’s scary as hell.

     
  8. brown-likeme:

    sikssaapo-p:

    THE TRUTH OF NATIVE AMERICANS BEFORE THE GENOCIDE

    Gotta put this on blast.
    We never needed a white savior.

    I hate this country.

    What I learned from this video:

    • 100 million Native Americans died at the hands of white colonists
    • Instead of planting crops the colonists spent their days digging random holes in the ground looking for gold. They started starving and dug up Indian corpses to eat. They took Indian prisoners and forced them to teach the colonists how to farm
    • Native Americans had massive cities with tens of thousands of well constructed houses, intricate water canals and large merchant areas.
    • The Native Americans used soaps, deodorants and breath sweeteners while colonists never bathed or even took of their clothes
    • There was a delousing policy with the mantra Nits create Lice; nits being Native American babies, so their goal was to kill every Indian, including babies 
    • In the 1700’s 80% of the Federal Budget went towards eradicating the Native American population so they could take their developed farmland
    • Colonists leaders went town after town killing men women and children under the approval of George Washington
    • "Pursue Indians to extermination" -Thomas Jefferson
    • California governor (1849-1851): “extermination must continue to be waged until the Indian becomes extinct”

    The main factor which prevented Native American extinction was the fact they were used for slave labor. The most prized Native Americans were young girls who were said to be valued for labor and lust (that one white dude in your ethnic studies class that says he’s 1/36th Cherokee?)

    In modern times children were forced into Indian Boarding Schools whose goal was to “Kill the Indian in them”. It was federal policy. They were beaten if they used their native tongue, they were forced to dress and style their hair like whites 

    This country was literally built on terrorism and mass murder. White people are savage terrorists.

     
  9. thepoeticandtheprosaic:

    Interesting fact:

    The BBC series Doctor Who ended in 2010. It was replaced by a show called Doctor Who Cares Now That Steven Moffat’s in Charge. The title of the latter show is often shortened for the sake of brevity. This has caused much confusion amongst viewers with many believing that the two series are one and the same.

     
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    justice4mikebrown:

     
  11. stormingtheivory:

    change.org just sent me a petition to demand that the US name a warship after Harvey Milk and if that isn’t the most succinct example of the way queer advocacy has been coopted by neoliberalism and the military-industrial complex, bless me I don’t know what is.

     
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    america-wakiewakie:

Occupy abolishes $4 million in other people’s student loan debt | CNN
After forgiving millions of dollars in medical debt, Occupy Wall Street is tackling a new beast: student loans.
Marking the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the group’s Strike Debt initiative announced Wednesday it has abolished $3.8 million worth of private student loan debt since January. It said it has been buying the debts for pennies on the dollar from debt collectors, and then simply forgiving that money rather than trying to collect it.
In total, the group spent a little more than $100,000 to purchase the $3.8 million in debt.
While the group is unable to purchase the majority of the country’s $1.2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt because it is backed by the federal government, private student debt is fair game.
This debt Occupy bought belonged to 2,700 people who had taken out private student loans to attend Everest College, which is run byCorinthian Colleges. Occupy zeroed in on Everest because Corinthian Colleges is one of the country’s largest for-profit education companies and has been in serious legal hot water lately.
Following a number of federal investigations, the college told investors this summer that it plans to sell or close its 107 campuses due to financial problems — potentially leaving its 74,000 students in a lurch.
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    america-wakiewakie:

    Occupy abolishes $4 million in other people’s student loan debt | CNN

    After forgiving millions of dollars in medical debt, Occupy Wall Street is tackling a new beast: student loans.

    Marking the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the group’s Strike Debt initiative announced Wednesday it has abolished $3.8 million worth of private student loan debt since January. It said it has been buying the debts for pennies on the dollar from debt collectors, and then simply forgiving that money rather than trying to collect it.

    In total, the group spent a little more than $100,000 to purchase the $3.8 million in debt.

    While the group is unable to purchase the majority of the country’s $1.2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt because it is backed by the federal government, private student debt is fair game.

    This debt Occupy bought belonged to 2,700 people who had taken out private student loans to attend Everest College, which is run byCorinthian Colleges. Occupy zeroed in on Everest because Corinthian Colleges is one of the country’s largest for-profit education companies and has been in serious legal hot water lately.

    Following a number of federal investigations, the college told investors this summer that it plans to sell or close its 107 campuses due to financial problems — potentially leaving its 74,000 students in a lurch.

    (Read Full Text) (Photo Credit: US Uncut)

     
  13. keithboykin:

When Utah residents saw 22-year-old Darrien Hunt carrying a toy sword, they called police who shot and killed him. But when 22-year-old Joseph Kelley carried an assault rifle to a JC Penney store in Utah, he walked out without a scratch on his body. They were both the same age. Both in the same state. But only one was considered “suspicious.” And you still believe America is color blind?

    keithboykin:

    When Utah residents saw 22-year-old Darrien Hunt carrying a toy sword, they called police who shot and killed him. But when 22-year-old Joseph Kelley carried an assault rifle to a JC Penney store in Utah, he walked out without a scratch on his body. They were both the same age. Both in the same state. But only one was considered “suspicious.” And you still believe America is color blind?

     
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    misandry-mermaid:

smitethepatriarchy:

helioscentrifuge:

princesskilljoy:

okcreepsters:

hell-is-okcupid:

Quite possibly the most offensive message I’ve ever received.

….Speechless.

This is why no-one trusts men.

NO BUT THIS LITERALLY READS AS “HI, I’M A POTENTIAL MURDERER AND YOU SHOULD DATE ME”STOP WHITE BOYS 2K14

"Hi, just stopped by to say that if you don’t date me, I might kill someone. Maybe I’ll kill you! Give me a chance!"

Look at this personification of a shit-filled diaper try and exploit the murder of women (and men too, he doesn’t seem to realize) to get laid.

    misandry-mermaid:

    smitethepatriarchy:

    helioscentrifuge:

    princesskilljoy:

    okcreepsters:

    hell-is-okcupid:

    Quite possibly the most offensive message I’ve ever received.

    ….Speechless.

    This is why no-one trusts men.

    NO BUT THIS LITERALLY READS AS “HI, I’M A POTENTIAL MURDERER AND YOU SHOULD DATE ME”

    STOP WHITE BOYS 2K14

    "Hi, just stopped by to say that if you don’t date me, I might kill someone. Maybe I’ll kill you! Give me a chance!"

    Look at this personification of a shit-filled diaper try and exploit the murder of women (and men too, he doesn’t seem to realize) to get laid.

     
  15. anarcho-queer:



Richard Haste, an NYPD officer, killed an unarmed black teen (Ramarley Graham) in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother at point blank range over marijuana. The landlady, Paulet Minzie, 55, ran out the shower with only a towel after hearing the gunshots. Officers then put a gun to her head and told her to put her hands up. It wasn’t until she told them that there were cameras surveilling them, that they put their guns down.
Court papers say “[He\] immediately lowered his weapon. His demeanor completely changed, and he alerted his colleague that they may be on camera,”. The footage later revealed that Graham walked calmly to his apartment followed by police barging in without a warrant, contradicting the officers original claim that the teenager was running away from him. (Source)
Haste was freed on $50,000 bail yesterday after pleading not guilty. Police cheered for him as the parents of Graham wept in the court room.

    anarcho-queer:

    Richard Haste, an NYPD officer, killed an unarmed black teen (Ramarley Graham) in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother at point blank range over marijuana. The landlady, Paulet Minzie, 55, ran out the shower with only a towel after hearing the gunshots. Officers then put a gun to her head and told her to put her hands up. It wasn’t until she told them that there were cameras surveilling them, that they put their guns down.

    Court papers say “[He\] immediately lowered his weapon. His demeanor completely changed, and he alerted his colleague that they may be on camera,”. The footage later revealed that Graham walked calmly to his apartment followed by police barging in without a warrant, contradicting the officers original claim that the teenager was running away from him. (Source)

    Haste was freed on $50,000 bail yesterday after pleading not guilty. Police cheered for him as the parents of Graham wept in the court room.