Black Youth Project: The Racial Impact of Voter...
harmreduction: The Black Youth Project has a chilling, well-researched report out analyzing the potential impact of voter ID laws in the 2012 elections, with a close look at the impact in six key states under estimated voter suppression effects on turnout: “These differences relative to 2004 and 2008 levels of turnout could significantly alter the dynamics of the 2012 presidential election....
There’s also a presumption that acceptance of gays is confined to the sorts of...– Attitude: Being gay is a class act — from Owen Jones’ blog, class analyst (both in the sociology sense and in the sense that he’s great) and author of Chavs: the demonisation of the working class. (via tooyoungforthelivingdead)
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ZeeZee's Corner: Ever wonder what a refugee camp... →
zeezeescorner: The Australian office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) writes: Ever wonder what a refugee camp looks like? One of the first things that people need after being forced to flee their homes, whether they be refugees or internally displaced, is some kind of a roof…
Partying on New Year's Eve?
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Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is...– Myra Pollack Sadker (via aninsufferableknowitall) I would also say the same for poc. (via feministsbakecupcakestoo)
Women of today are still being called upon to stretch across the gap of male...– The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House, by Audre Lorde (1979)
Open the discussion on dying →
“What I’ve learned along the way is that we have to get past the fears and cultural taboos that prevent us from discussing death with loved ones. We need to make our wishes known in advance healthcare directives, sparing friends and family the psychological trauma of impossibly difficult decisions. We need more information on end-of-life choices and broad reforms of Medicare,...
Sexual assaults reported on rise at U.S. military... →
“Accounts of sexual assault rose by nearly 60 percent during the 2010-2011 academic program year. A total of 65 reports involved cadets and midshipmen compared to a total of 41 reports in the prior year.”
A vast child obesity gap between affluent city,... →
“About 80% of Manhattan Beach’s 36,000 residents are white, and the median household income is $127,000. Only 3% of people are living in poverty and three-fourths of residents over 25 have college degrees. There was a single homicide and 48 other violent crimes in 2010, according to the FBI. There are relatively few fast-food restaurants and several upscale grocery stores...
9 year old autistic child placed in a bag as...
zeezeescorner: This makes me really angry. A nine-year-old autistic boy in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in America was placed in a restrictive bag by his teacher as ‘therapy’ for his autism. The Guardian article reporting on this incident links to an online petition to urge the school to take action as they haven’t addressed this matter as a form of abuse. I’ve signed it. The Guardian writes: The...
The 25 Richest US Congressmen and Women →
On Depression & Getting Help
http://robdelaney.tumblr.com/post/414007899/on-depression-getting-help A first person account on depression and his journey with treatment. Submitted by 14th-street
A Fun and Helpful Guide for Trans*youth Seeking... →
genderqueer: More specifically, it’s a guide on sexual health.
Mother with no prior offenses sentenced to twelve... →
involuntaryrebellion: And her 51 year-old mother was given a 30-year suspended sentence so that she could care for the 4 children while mom is in jail. Tell me that’s not some bullshit right there.
Congressmen's incomes triple while America gets... →
rtamerica: If you feel like Congress fat cats can’t relate to their fellow Americans anymore, the truth behind the matter might just be that they can’t.
The U.S. Government doesn’t drop bombs on people because of their race....– Norman Solomon, This War and Racism (via cultureofresistance)
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do...– Mark Twain (via cwnl)
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have...– Alice Walker (via cultureofresistance)
The Justice Department just laid the smack down on... →
foulmouthedliberty: shortformblog: Voter ID laws tend to have a chilling effect on low-income and minority voters in particular. South Carolina has to go through the Justice Department for approval on laws related to voters because they’ve done a poor job in the past of protecting the rights of black voters. Separation of powers FTW! Properly functioning checks & balances = a civics...
When you removed the gag that was keeping these black mouths shut, what were you...– Jean-Paul Sartre, Black Orpheus (via cultureofresistance)
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the...– Nietzsche (via lifeandwellness)
The thought of having a daughter triggered questions about how I would treat a...– A Daughter to Test My Sexism — The Good Men Project (via sociolab)
I believe there is a theory that men and women emerge finer and stronger after...– Daphne du Maurier (via decaying-organic-matter)
Homosexuality Banned at Tennessee School... →
reagan-was-a-horrible-president: A private school in Tennessee has banned all mention of homosexuality because, administrators say, it is forbidden in the Bible. One parent of a student at Rossville “Christian” Academy in Rossville, Tenn., told WREG News that they believe the policy change is aimed at one particular gay student at the 300-student school for grades K-12. the-womanifesto: ...
Let me begin by identifying the empirical social world in the case of human...– Herbert Blumer, Symbolic Interactionism (via socialformsandsocialtypes)
Important Info About Dental Dams
fuckyeahsexualhealth: How to make a dental dam using a condom
LGBTQ Undocumented Youth in the US Northwest...
“A homegirl of mine shared this information on one of the few scholarships available for LGBTQ people who are also undocumented. The Pride Foundation does not ask for social security numbers or immigration status. Folks living in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington are eligible. Deadline is January 31. Please share with folks who may be interested!”
Help for Support People of Eating Disorder...
clearlyconfusedchild: This post is the sum of a group effort made by myself and others in my support circle. You are NOT responsible to FIX the person who is struggling with an eating disorder. As hard as it is to watch someone you love and care about struggle with their food and eating disorder, IT IS THEIR JOB TO DO THEIR OWN RECOVERY. You cannot do it for them. These are some ways that you CAN...
When a man is drowning, that's not the time to try...
iamrevival-blog: - Curry Blake