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blackfeminism:

How can rape by giving a drug or intoxicant to a person that renders them unable to give consent have a minimum sentence of 0-15 years but possession of drugs without being used for rape has a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years to life?

its almost like we have legalized the systematic oppression of women and people of color

Shoplifting and driving drunk hold the same sentence in Washington. 

Steal anything over five dollars? You might get it as bad as someone who gets pulled over for drunk driving. 

"I love her, I don’t care what you think. If you can accept the fact that we are together and that we love each other, then leave. Because I’ll always choose her over you."

PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS CANON. 

PLEASE

(Source: gettingdesperate)

lezbhonest:

pizza-queen:

thelesbianguide:

tardistiles:

thesunwillrise3466:

equalityabovehate:

I live in Ohio and I am super excited about this news!

aww! yay ohio!

More and more states are doing this, and I’m so happy. It’s like a domino effect.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/14/ohio-gay-marriage-court/7691313/

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so happy for all my friends and fellow queers in ohio!

lezbhonest:

pizza-queen:

thelesbianguide:

tardistiles:

thesunwillrise3466:

equalityabovehate:

I live in Ohio and I am super excited about this news!

aww! yay ohio!

More and more states are doing this, and I’m so happy. It’s like a domino effect.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/14/ohio-gay-marriage-court/7691313/

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so happy for all my friends and fellow queers in ohio!

(Source: choosechoice)

nevver:

Things I WOULD Wish Upon My Enemies Part II

nevver:

Things I WOULD Wish Upon My Enemies Part II

We can’t hate ourselves into a version of ourselves we can love.

-

Lori Deschene (via nezua)

OH

American followers

maxxiegalaxy:

michaelaface:

look at that picture of my foot, now I had an operation on that to re-attach the tendons and put the rest of my foot back together, was given morphene and codeine and various other drugs to stop my blood clotting and getting infected, was in the hospital for 4 days, I’ve had a cast on my foot and I’ve also got some crutches and now I’ve got some sort of big boot like splint thing

how much would you estimate that would have cost in America? 

thanks to the NHS I bet you didn’t ave to pay a single penny

At least 20k. MINIMUM. If not MORE. 

With insurance, still probably around 2k. WITH insurance. 

chylerleigh:

THE RELATIONSHIPS OF GREY’S ANATOMY (CLICK HERE FOR BIGGER VERSION)

chylerleigh:

THE RELATIONSHIPS OF GREY’S ANATOMY (CLICK HERE FOR BIGGER VERSION)

A Handy Guide to What Is and Isn’t Cultural Appropriation

thisisnotchina:

alwayslabellavita:

What isn’t cultural appropration:

• Trying/eating/making a culture’s food
• Listening to that culture’s music
• Watching that culture’s movies
• Reading that culture’s books
• Appreciating that culture’s art
• Wearing that culture’s clothing IF in a setting where that culture is prevalent and IF people are okay with it and/or it is necessary to fit in and not stand out weirdly (i.e. If you visit Pakistan, you can wear a shalwar kameez so you don’t stand out as an American tourist. Or if you visit a specific temple or religious setting, you may need to/want to adhere to specific dress forms. Or if you’re invited to a wedding and they allow/invite you to wear their cultural dress to participate in the festivities).
• Using that culture’s dance/physical traditions in specific settings (i.e. taking belly-dancing classes, or going to an Indian wedding and trying to dance with them).

What is cultural appropriation:

• Wearing specific items of clothing that may (and probably do) have deeper meaning as a costume. Like on Halloween.
• Wearing specific items of clothing to be trendy or fashionable.
• Trying to imitate their natural beauty standards and possible makeup/markings (i.e dreadlocks and bindis and mehndi/henna).
• Taking their rituals, old-as-hell traditions, and dances and turning them into cheap, tacky everyday garbage for you to have “fun” with (i.e. smoking sheesha. Y’all turned it into this janky nonsense that looks so trashy and stupid).
• Taking spiritual/religious ideas and traditions and subscribing to them to be trendy or unique
• Trying to act like you’re an expert in their food, music, or art, and that you can do it BETTER than them
• Basically trying to WEAR that culture’s skin, clothing, & beauty traditions as a costume/trend and turn old traditions into cheap garbage

And WHY is this wrong? Because, in our society, white people or non-POC can get away with wearing another culture’s clothes and identities and it will be “cute”, “indie”, “bohemian”, “trendy”, and “exotic.” BUT when a POC who actually belongs to that culture wears their own culture’s clothing, styles of beauty, or does things that are specific to their culture, they’re looked down upon, made fun of, sneered at, told to “Go home, get out of this country, we don’t do that here,” and laughed at. The few times I wore a shalwar kameez in public—and I’m Pakistani—people gave me weird looks, like I had a disease. And yet if a white person (or, heck, even a different POC, because POC don’t have the right to appropriate other cultures either) wears a shalwar kameez, people will call her exotic and cute. Seriously? Do you see a problem? I do. Want some proof? When Selena Gomez and Katy Perry use other cultures as costumes in their music videos and stuff, they were thought to be creative and fun. But when an Indian American woman with brown skin won Miss America, there was a huge racist backlash and people said, “We don’t look like that here, we don’t need a curry muncher here, get out of this country.” So I guess Indian culture is only okay if Selena Gomez is stealing it, right? But not if an actual Indian woman is displaying it? Another example: white people with dreadlocks are seen as “soft grunge” and “hippie”, but black people with dreadlocks are looked down upon and seen as dirty and lazy for having them, even though they know how to take care of their dreadlocks way better. 

Respect the fact that we are different. You don’t need to be culturally BLIND because that is just as ignorant. Trying to ignore cultures means you’re trying to erase peoples’ identities. You can appreciate/like/admire other cultures without trying to steal them, use them, cheapen them, and wear them as costumes. You weren’t born into it, so know your limits. And YES. There will ALWAYS be those people who say, “But my Chinese friends don’t care if ____!” and “I’m Mexican and I don’t care if people ____,” but they do not speak for all people of that culture and just because THEY don’t mind doesn’t mean other people don’t. Plenty of POC get harassed/taunted/degraded/fetishized over their own cultures WHILE people not of that culture are called “free-spirited”, “bohemian”, “quirky” and “trendy” for imitating the SAME culture—so yes, the people who oppose cultural appropriation do it based on actual microaggressions and bigotry they may have faced and it is NOT your job to try and convince then that they don’t have a right to their own culture or that the oppression against them should mean nothing.

Think about this. There are some women okay with sexism. Some POC okay with racist jokes. Some Jewish people don’t care about anti-Semitic jokes. And your friend might be one of these people. But suddenly that makes it okay for you to behave foolishly, immaturely, and ignorantly? 

Wise up. It’s 2014. There is no excuse to be ignorant.

And if you ever need to explain to someone what cultural appropriation is, show them this post (credit me if you post it elsewhere). It’s a good starter and I think it encompasses the basics of what cultural appropriation is and isn’t. 

stop with the messages asking if this specific little thing is cultural appropriation or not

Yoga is one of those things that I am very torn about, because on the one hand, it’s really good for fibro pain, and on the other hand, I don’t want to use a culture that is not mine in a way that is bad. 

I would word better but I have the pains today. 

couldvebeenaprincess:

look it’s fine if ur not religious omg it’s 100% ok but once u start telling people that their prayers are worthless, that God isn’t listening, that He is imaginary, that Jesus didn’t exist, that their religious texts are garbage, etc. then you’re a piece of shit shut up

(Source: bunnyhug)

Trying to figure out whether your chronic illness has gotten worse or if you’re just too worn down from it to be able to force function anymore

(Source: hexgoddess)