Aug. 27 1:35 pm

justice4mikebrown:



You think I’m not a goddess? [inspired by x]



That same day white jurors giggled while Mrs. Mary Ruth Reed, a pregnant black sharecropper, testified that Lewis Medlin, a white mechanic, attempted to rape her in front of her five children. In an effort to get help, she scooped up her youngest child and ran across a field. Medlin knocked her down and pummeled her until a neighbor finally heard her screams and called the police. In court, Medlin’s attorney argued that he had been drinking and was ‘just having a little fun.’ Then, turning to the white jurors, the attorney pointed to the woman sitting next to Medlin. ‘You see this pure white woman, this pure flower of life?’ he said. ‘… This is Medlin’s wife … Do you think he would have left this pure flower, God’s greatest gift,’ he asked, ‘for THAT?’ Reed burst into tears as the jury broke for deliberation. Less than ten minutes later they returned a not guilty verdict.

At the Dark End of the Street; Black Women, Rape, and Resistance — A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power, by Danielle L. McGuire, p. 42 (via inlovewiththepractice)

heartbreaking.

(via teamocorazon)

if you ever need to read this book for a paper or research or…I don’t, just be warned that it gets worse than this, so much worse. It’s probably the only book I have that I know I can’t ever finish.

(via chonklatime)



marshona:

wingedcervidae:

wingedcervidae:

wingedcervidae:

btw if youre ever stressed there’s this website that plays the animal crossing music according to your time its really relaxing: http://tane.us/ac/nl.html

oh and if you prefer the original ac soundtrack: http://tane.us/ac/

and if you fancy wild world or city folk, here’s theirs: http://tane.us/ac/wwcf.html

I had no idea how much I needed something like this in my life until now



maisiewilliams:

if only?? notre dame was real?????



shisno sent:
Arachnophobia warning for the Top Chef Let's Build! There's a period where the group discusses intense spider stories from 8:00 until 11:00 in. If you have arachnophobia, chances are this would severely trigger it. I know there are a bunch of RoosterTumblr members with this fear so I'm hoping to spread it around before anyone gets triggered.


fromonesurvivortoanother:

so many parents of Autistic kids talk about how tragic it is that their kids won’t hug them or be affectionate but like

kids are not machines made to give you love and niceness

your kids are not responsible for making you feel loved and good about yourself. they are not supposed to be your parents they’re your kids 



posted 13 hours ago with 37,638 notes - via vagrancing / ©


redtemplo:

micdotcom:

India replaces the Ice Bucket Challenge with the much more sustainable Rice Bucket Challenge 

After seeing the dramatic results from the Ice Bucket Challenge, Indian journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi was compelled to start something similar, but with an Indian slant. “I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here,” Kalanidhi told CNN. “We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?”

It’s fairly simpleFollow micdotcom

Go off x1000000



feverworm:

i just wanted to clarify some things

artists know the risk they are taking when they post their art online. people are inevitably going to take it apart, color edit it, flip it around or otherwise post it uncredited.

saying that an artist shouldn’t post their work if they don’t want it bastardized is probably the stupidest stance on this subject you could take. if all artists followed this line of reasoning, there would be no art on the internet. 

when an artist posts their work, they are trusting you to enjoy it respectfully. and when you betray that trust either knowingly or unknowingly, it’s like saying the artist’s time, skills and thoughts aren’t worth anything.

you are NOT entitled to an artists work just because they decided to trust you enough to share it with you.

an artist is within their right to feel upset that someone has used their work in a way they never intended it to be used. they are within their right to ask for it to stop and not happen again.

just because it’s “bound to happen” doesn’t mean it’s any less deplorable.



thecommonraven:

sassysinglelady:



  compliments don’t get people killed. 

thecommonraven:

sassysinglelady:

image

  compliments don’t get people killed. 



robotlynx:

what??? youre pansexual??? what the HECJK is that? no no no this is going to have to go through macklemore first



sentientarboroform:

spiritsflame:

If whats happening in Ferguson was happening to an all white community, it would be called a dystopian novel

#and all actions against the police would be heroic and daring#and the plucky white protags would be encouraged to use violence to stop the injustice



  • male game designer: hey maybe we should treat women like people
  • male gamer: how could you say these things... i trusted you... i have lost a hero on this day


starcatcherofficial:

Actual problems with feminism

- excluding POC, mogai, disabled and especially trans women

- ignoring issues that do not involve the U.S

- not realizing that feminism is for women to realize that they can do what they want and thrashing women who are feminine or wear religious attire

Not problems of feminism

- one teenage girl saying she hates men because 5 men catcalled her while walking home from school



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