July 26, 2014

glowcloud:

Masculinity is funny……. whose idea was it anyway. i bet they regretted it like instantly

(via nohetero)

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Filed under: masculinity 
July 26, 2014

returnthegayze:

#NoHomonationalism Teach-In on Gay Imperialism by @DarkMatterRage (follow us to keep the conversation going)

For the rest of the tweets from the teach-in check out this storify

(via fuckyeahlgbtqblackpeople)

July 26, 2014

mgann-morzz:

McDonald’s worker arrested after telling company president she can’t afford shoes.

"A woman who has been employed by the McDonald’s Corporation for over 10 years says she was arrested last week after she confronted the company president at a meeting and told him she couldn’t afford to buy shoes or food for her children.

Nancy Salgado, 26, told The Real News that she felt like she had to speak out during McDonald’s USA President Jeff Stratton’s speech at the Union League Club of Chicago on Friday for the sake of her children.

“It’s really hard for me to feed my two kids and struggle day to day,” she shouted as Stratton was speaking. “Do you think this is fair, that I have to be making $8.25 when I’ve worked for McDonald’s for ten years?”

“I’ve been there for forty years,” Stratton replied from the podium.

“The thing is that I need a raise. But you’re not helping your employees. How is this possible?” Salgado asked.

At that point, someone approached Salgado and informed her that she was going to be arrested.

She later recalled the encounter to The Real News’ Jessica Desvarieux.

“The strength was very powerful, like, just remembering the face of my kids, like I say, you know, just simple things like I can’t provide a pair of shoes like everybody else does, sometimes every month, or anything like that,” she said. “And he needs to know we are what all the employees at McDonald’s are going through. We’re struggling day to day to provide our needs in our houses, things for our kids. And it’s just–it gets harder and harder with just the poverty wage they have us living in.”

“They just told me, you know, well, you’re being under arrest because you just interrupted, you trespassed the property. You’re just going to go to jail,” Salgado added. “And what I remember just telling them, ‘well, like, so, because I have to speak out my mind and I had to tell the president the poverty wage I’m living in, that’s just against the law?’ You know, just be able to speak up your mind and say, you know what, I can’t survive with $8.25? It’s just — it’s ridiculous that I’m going to get arrested. You know.”

Salgado, who is still working at McDonald’s, said she had her hours cut following the arrest and feared further retaliation.

“The CEOs make millions and billions a year and why can’t they provide enough for their employees?” she wondered.”

I think that this is beyond awful for many reasons. People can’t afford to live off of the wages that they are given currently, and can’t even speak out against it. I know tumblr is great for spreading important news like this, so please help me get the word out to support this woman.

(via angrywocunited)

July 26, 2014
"I must remind you that starving a child is violence. Suppressing a culture is violence. Neglecting school children is violence. Punishing a mother and her family is violence. Discrimination against a working man is violence. Ghetto housing is violence. Ignoring medical need is violence. Contempt for poverty is violence."

— Coretta Scott King (via samirathejerk)

(via angrywocunited)

July 26, 2014

yomikoda:

yomikoda:

I keep seeing Flower beards on my dash.

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Filed under: SOCUTE SO CUTE SO CUTE 
July 26, 2014

yomikoda:

What happened after the Flower Beard (◡‿◡✿)

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(via felicitysmock)

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Filed under: SO CUTE 
July 26, 2014
"The problem with metaphors like “I was blind and now I see” is they overwhelmingly position the disability as the negative. When you’re “blind to the consequences”, when your voice “falls on deaf ears”, when you need to “stand up for yourself”, those are all negative situations that should be rectified. In contrast, having your “eyes opened”, being “all ears” and “standing your ground” are situations that are generally applauded. Sadly, I never hear anybody being told to “sit their ground”. Disability is synonymous with lack of insight, inability to communicate and not having the power or the intelligence to have agency over your own life. Sound familiar? Those are all stereotypes that are associated with all kinds of disability."

— “The Trouble with Ableist Metaphors" @ That Crazy Crippled Chick (via disabilityhistory)

July 26, 2014
fernacular:

wittyandcharming:

THESE PARENT BIRDS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL LIKE BIRDY DRAG QUEENS WITH FLAWLESS EYELINER AND THE BABY LOOKS LIKE AN UNFINISHED MUPPET AND I’M DEAD.

fernacular:

wittyandcharming:

THESE PARENT BIRDS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL LIKE BIRDY DRAG QUEENS WITH FLAWLESS EYELINER AND THE BABY LOOKS LIKE AN UNFINISHED MUPPET AND I’M DEAD.

(via lgbtlaughs)

July 25, 2014
Capitalists: Capitalism is the best system because it works by the laws of nature. Darwin! Natural selection! Only the strong survive!
Kropotkin: Actually, Darwin pointed out that in numberless animal societies, the struggle between separate individuals for the means of existence disappears, that struggle is replaced by co-operation and how that substitution results in the development of intellectual and moral faculties which secure to the species the best conditions for survival.
Capitalists: No
Darwin: Yes
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Filed under: lol 
July 25, 2014

lesbian-pixie:

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"your wings are too big"

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(via nohetero)

July 25, 2014

nonbinarymermaid:

lordbape:

4417:

im seeing a lot of stuff about andreja pejic on my dash so just a reminder that she’s anti-black and has unapologetically used the n slur and has DEFENDED her use of it

Oh shiiiiiit

can’t trust no white person

found a source: x although uses wrong pronouns

(via nohetero)

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Filed under: oh no... 
July 25, 2014

fuckyeahlavernecox:

Supermodel Andreja Pejić gives Laverne Cox a shout out while officially coming out as a transgender woman. x

(via occupiedmuslim)

July 25, 2014
"These colleges have policies to punish transgender students for being transgender students, apparently up to expulsion — and they can now do so legally."

The Right to Expel

The U.S. Department of Education confirmed that Christian colleges are exempt from Title IX requirements, including newly recognized protections for transgender students. 

(via disabilityhistory)

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Filed under: shit 
July 24, 2014

tiniestleaf:

im just a small gay but i have big gay feelings

(via gayqueers)

July 24, 2014
tentacandy:

Finally. I’m home.

tentacandy:

Finally. I’m home.

(via gayqueers)

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