iamtheproblem:

Just because I’m tired of people talking about that nail polish. As if women changing something is how we need to address sexual assault.

(via feministsuperpowers)

theadventuresofsupergirl:

I know some people like to fly this flag. Most often I hear the argument that “Its about heritage NOT hate.” Well, what heritage are you displaying? I suppose you could argue the “heritage” as this image of the southern belles, southern gentlemen, a world stepped in traditions and grandeur. A time when the south stood tall - a Camelot long gone as the result of the Civil War — but then I want you to ask, on whose backs was that fantasy built? 
This flag represents southern belles, gentlemen, plantations and a glorious southern cities, all of which profited from slave labor. This flag represents an idea and a system where only certain people had rights and privileges. It was a time when many of you reading this could have owned me. You could have raped me and been within your rights as an owner. You could rip me away from my mother and sold me, and been within your rights. You could have beat me until my back was raw, and been within your rights. You could have pulled my children out of my hands and sold them, and been within your rights. You could have killed me. And then your biggest upset would be your loss of property and revenue. That is how much I would have been worth in this “Old South”. There would be no protests. I would have just been another dead n*gger. 
 It still boggles me that people defend this flag and fly it as “heritage”, and to me it displays an ignorance and blinded privilege towards a dark history. When I see this flag being flown, I do not see “Southern Pride”, I see an auction block, lynch mobs and a noose. As a black person, I wonder if I am really in a safe place.

theadventuresofsupergirl:

I know some people like to fly this flag. Most often I hear the argument that “Its about heritage NOT hate.” Well, what heritage are you displaying? I suppose you could argue the “heritage” as this image of the southern belles, southern gentlemen, a world stepped in traditions and grandeur. A time when the south stood tall - a Camelot long gone as the result of the Civil War — but then I want you to ask, on whose backs was that fantasy built?

This flag represents southern belles, gentlemen, plantations and a glorious southern cities, all of which profited from slave labor. This flag represents an idea and a system where only certain people had rights and privileges. It was a time when many of you reading this could have owned me. You could have raped me and been within your rights as an owner. You could rip me away from my mother and sold me, and been within your rights. You could have beat me until my back was raw, and been within your rights. You could have pulled my children out of my hands and sold them, and been within your rights. You could have killed me. And then your biggest upset would be your loss of property and revenue. That is how much I would have been worth in this “Old South”. There would be no protests. I would have just been another dead n*gger.

It still boggles me that people defend this flag and fly it as “heritage”, and to me it displays an ignorance and blinded privilege towards a dark history. When I see this flag being flown, I do not see “Southern Pride”, I see an auction block, lynch mobs and a noose. As a black person, I wonder if I am really in a safe place.

(via baritonepats)

  • student: can i borrow a pencil
  • teacher: i don't know, CAN you?
  • student: yes, also colloquial irregularities occur frequently in any language and since you and the rest of our present company understood my intended meaning, being particular about the distinctions between "can" and "may" is purely pedantic and arguably pretentious
Me as a parent

Me as a parent

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How the Logic of "Friendzoning" Would Work If Applied in Other Instances:

  • *Man walks into a store and finds employee*
  • Man: Alright, I've had enough. Why haven't you guys hired me?!
  • Employee: Uh...well sir, when did you put in your application?
  • Man: I never filled out an application.
  • Employee: Well sir, we can't consider you for employment if you've never filled out an application.
  • Man: No, that's bullshit, because I've been coming here for years now, and every single time I tell you all how much I love this store and how much I appreciate your customer service, unlike some of your other customers might I add!
  • Employee: Well, but that doesn't-
  • Man: AND I even told you that I didn't have a job!
  • Employee: But sir, that doesn't indicate to us that you would like a job at our store. And again, if you've never filled out an application, we can't consider you. Besides, we're not hiring.
  • Man: OH! Not hiring, HA! What a laugh. I see your store go through seasonal workers all the time. They come and go like nothing, but you won't consider me as a part-time employee even though I KNOW you've been looking for workers to fill positions? That's insane!
  • Employee: Sir, we've been looking to hire a few people for management positions. Do you have any management experience?
  • Man: Well no, but what does that matter?
  • Employee: ...Well sir, that's what we're looking for. You won't be suitable for the position without management experience.
  • Man: Oh that's such a load of crap. You know, you'll be waiting around a long time for a manager if you don't lower your standards a little. Who cares if someone knows how to manage a store? I LOVE this store and I'm willing to work here, that's all that should matter to you.
  • Employee: That...doesn't make any sense.
  • Man: NO! I'm done. This is over. From now on, no more Mr. Nice Guy.
  • Employee:
  • Man:
  • Employee:
  • Man: Fuck you, slut.
But Israel’s latest war on Gaza mounted to a genocide. Israel’s argument that it was “defending itself” was no longer a sufficient excuse. No amount of hasbara was enough to explain the burying alive of entire families, the summary execution of civilians, the pulverizing of entire neighborhoods, the gunning down of fleeing children playing at the beach during a deceptive moment of “lull,” the destruction of dozens of mosques and churches, the killing of civilians hiding in UN schools-turned temporary shelters. Gaza Changed Everything (via azspot)

(via azspot)

pax-arabica:

eretzyisrael:

Hamas has proudly announced that it fired a rocket at Jerusalem, home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The silence from the Muslim world is deafening.
via: @AviMayer

Hey there buddy, real nice misinformation you’re using there. It’s top notch really. Mind if I cut in?
I can’t help but notice you’re being really vague. It’s alright, I can help with that.
The rocket was fired at West Jerusalem. It was aimed at West Jerusalem. Need me to jog your memory on what that means? Sure! You bet, anything for my dear neighborino.
West Jerusalem was the part of Jerusalem you completely ethnically cleansed of all Palestinians when you took it over. The same “Jerusalem” where the majority of which was built by your wonderful people around the original Jerusalem to boost your demographic presence there.
Ya know, that “Jerusalem” that is inhabited almost exclusively by Israeli Jews?
It’s okay, I know sometimes all this history and geography stuff gets fuzzy. You’re so lucky I’m here to give you a helping hand, can you imagine how embarrassing these things get?
Just in case you forgot, East Jerusalem is where the ancient holy sites are located. The Aqsa Mosque, the Holy Sepulcher and others. Not West Jerusalem. I know, it’s tricky!
I know you Israelis like to count East + West Jerusalem all as one Jerusalem, but you’re almost the only country that recognizes this.
I’m sure I don’t need to remind you, old pal, that according to international law and other silly human rights people, East Jerusalem is occupied territory, and not part of Israel. I know, I know, they’re probably just jealous of all your freedom and other junk.
Really I just want to thank you so much. I love how concerned you are about our holy places. I don’t feel like you’re just instrumentalizing our suffering to make a point at all. I mean..people might think that, especially considering that the vast majority of Palestinians are de facto banned from praying at the Aqsa mosque or the Holy Sepulcher by you, but nah, I’m sure you only have our best interest in mind.
So really, no ancient holy sites have been under the threat of those booger breath Hamas rockets. Just the glorified settlement bloc known today as West Jerusalem.
Say, neighbor, since we’re talking now, and since you so clearly care for all Jerusalemites and stuff, what is up with that whole Gafni Commission hoohah?
I mean it planned for Arabs to be a small minority in Jerusalem, and you’ve been kinda going at that hard. You’ve been reducing (some troublemakers would say ethnically cleansing) the Arab population in Jerusalem and establishing Jewish only neighborhoods. Some might say that it’s kinda unethical, sorta, maybe.
But no, what am I saying, you care about your citizens, I mean, the Jerusalem municipality spends more of its budget on 1 Jewish Jerusalemite than it does for over 5 Arab Jerusalemites, but I’m sure that’s just a coincidence, you love all your citizens equally.
Well, I’m really glad I could sort some of that stuff out for you! I know it can get mushy up in your head from all the mental gymnastics needed to act like a center of tolerance when you have segregated schools, but I’m sure you’ll manage.
If you’re still having cognitive dissonance and misremembering stuff, I’m always around the corner. Ya know, under your soldiers boots. Still here. Haven’t budged.
And if worse comes to worse, you can always recall these ancient words of wisdom:
Oink oink you vile Zionist shit bag.

pax-arabica:

eretzyisrael:

Hamas has proudly announced that it fired a rocket at Jerusalem, home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The silence from the Muslim world is deafening.

via: @AviMayer

Hey there buddy, real nice misinformation you’re using there. It’s top notch really. Mind if I cut in?

I can’t help but notice you’re being really vague. It’s alright, I can help with that.

The rocket was fired at West Jerusalem. It was aimed at West Jerusalem. Need me to jog your memory on what that means? Sure! You bet, anything for my dear neighborino.

West Jerusalem was the part of Jerusalem you completely ethnically cleansed of all Palestinians when you took it over. The same “Jerusalem” where the majority of which was built by your wonderful people around the original Jerusalem to boost your demographic presence there.

Ya know, that “Jerusalem” that is inhabited almost exclusively by Israeli Jews?

It’s okay, I know sometimes all this history and geography stuff gets fuzzy. You’re so lucky I’m here to give you a helping hand, can you imagine how embarrassing these things get?

Just in case you forgot, East Jerusalem is where the ancient holy sites are located. The Aqsa Mosque, the Holy Sepulcher and others. Not West Jerusalem. I know, it’s tricky!

I know you Israelis like to count East + West Jerusalem all as one Jerusalem, but you’re almost the only country that recognizes this.

I’m sure I don’t need to remind you, old pal, that according to international law and other silly human rights people, East Jerusalem is occupied territory, and not part of Israel. I know, I know, they’re probably just jealous of all your freedom and other junk.

Really I just want to thank you so much. I love how concerned you are about our holy places. I don’t feel like you’re just instrumentalizing our suffering to make a point at all. I mean..people might think that, especially considering that the vast majority of Palestinians are de facto banned from praying at the Aqsa mosque or the Holy Sepulcher by you, but nah, I’m sure you only have our best interest in mind.

So really, no ancient holy sites have been under the threat of those booger breath Hamas rockets. Just the glorified settlement bloc known today as West Jerusalem.

Say, neighbor, since we’re talking now, and since you so clearly care for all Jerusalemites and stuff, what is up with that whole Gafni Commission hoohah?

I mean it planned for Arabs to be a small minority in Jerusalem, and you’ve been kinda going at that hard. You’ve been reducing (some troublemakers would say ethnically cleansing) the Arab population in Jerusalem and establishing Jewish only neighborhoods. Some might say that it’s kinda unethical, sorta, maybe.

But no, what am I saying, you care about your citizens, I mean, the Jerusalem municipality spends more of its budget on 1 Jewish Jerusalemite than it does for over 5 Arab Jerusalemites, but I’m sure that’s just a coincidence, you love all your citizens equally.

Well, I’m really glad I could sort some of that stuff out for you! I know it can get mushy up in your head from all the mental gymnastics needed to act like a center of tolerance when you have segregated schools, but I’m sure you’ll manage.

If you’re still having cognitive dissonance and misremembering stuff, I’m always around the corner. Ya know, under your soldiers boots. Still here. Haven’t budged.

And if worse comes to worse, you can always recall these ancient words of wisdom:

Oink oink you vile Zionist shit bag.

(via stay-human)

wretchedoftheearth:

2damnfeisty:

ursula-theseabitch:

So you telling me that the U.S has completely cured the American doctor with Ebola in 26 days and he’s being released today. While Africa has been dealing with it since the 70’s and they are still looking for a cure.

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Are we surprised?

I mean…they still don’t know if the experimental sera are what helped the doctor and missionary. Ebola has a case fatality rate from 60-90%, so it’s not like everyone dies (and in this case it’s currently lower than the average fatality rate for this strain of ebola). They don’t know why some people survive and others don’t. Supportive care - which just isn’t available to most of those suffering from ebola in African countries - may have just as easily been responsible for their recovery.

The WHO has approved use of the experimental sera now, but there are like, valid reasons for not using people from African countries as guinea pigs. It could be considered unethical.

JB: You’ve also mentioned a concern that there may be challenges with deciding who gets treatment. Can you explain that?

PR: Because the outbreak is mostly occurring in Africa, there’s a rationing problem. If you are going to use this drug, who should get it? There’s quite a bit of controversy about the fact that three people who have gotten [ZMapp] are all Caucasian, all from western countries. None of the people most affected by the outbreak have received this drug. So are all these people equally deserving of this particular drug since we don’t know anything about who it might work better with?

There is a long and sordid history of western pharmaceutical companies doing clinical trials in Africa and subjecting Africans who are poor or under-educated to experimental drugs that would never be used there be used on westerners. Luckily there are conventions that have eliminated that activity. On the other hand, people are concerned that the three people treated so far are from wealthy western countries and not those that are most affected. Either way, this brings up memories about the bad old days. [x]

By all means, pharmaceutical companies should be blamed for deprioritizing work on ebola vaccines and treatments but the experimental drug (ZMapp) is by no means a cure and has not been tested in humans…so it’s misleading to act like the US is just withholding some tried and true secret serum.

ICONIC

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