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Did you know?

collectivecrack:

White American males constitute only 33% of the population. Yet, they occupy approximately:

  • 80% of tenured positions in higher education
  • 80% of the House of Representatives
  • 80-85% of the U.S. Senate
  • 92%of Forbes 400 executive CEO-level positions
  • 90% of athletic team owners
  • 97.7% of U.S. presidents

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thebigblackwolfe:

The fact that trans women have just been completely booted out of this conversation on police brutality smfh…

(via ollieschminkey)

appropriately-inappropriate:

appropriately-inappropriate:

timeladyaerynjenkins:

equaleighty:

gaywrites:

In which Laverne Cox reads aloud a letter from Synthia China Blast, a trans woman who has been in prison for 21 years. She’s joining forces with the Sylvia Rivera Law Project on a petition to achieve safer housing conditions for trans people in New York prisons. Wow. (via BuzzFeed

This male that Laverne is trying to help ruthlessly raped and abused a 13 year old girl named Ebony Nicole Williams and deserves literally 0 sympathy from anyone…I don’t know what Laverne is doing. But of all transgender causes she could have used her fame to help promote awareness to, she chose this one….

http://gendertrender.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/laverne-cox-launches-media-campaign-in-support-of-transwoman-synthia-china-blast-convicted-for-the-rape-murder-and-abuse-of-the-corpse-of-thirteen-year-old-ebony-nicole-williams/

Are. You. Fucking. Kidding. Me?

Quotes by and about Synthia:

She claims that before she met Eddie, she’d had sex with some of the most notorious rapists and killers in the New York prison system. “It seems that my only attractions are to society’s sickest and most twisted lowlifes”.

And that fetish suits Eddie just fine: “I liked that she was excited by my murders”.

And this gem:

"I can honestly say that my sweet serial killer is a lady’s man now," Blast wrote. “Only if I was a real woman I could bring about little future serial killers to terrorize NYC like my husband did. How [New Yorkers] would of loathed the Zodiac Children.”

Synthia has a textbook understanding of “girlhood/femininity”, too:

“I have always been a girl,” says Synthia, who legally changed her name when she got to Attica. “I was always trying on makeup, and my sister would sneak me cotton panties.”

(…)

Soon after they got “married,” Synthia told him, “Go take a shower and come back here.” Eddie did as instructed. Then she says she gave him oral sex through the cell bars. (…) After that, they repeated this scenario about twice a week—always with Eddie receiving and Synthia giving. That was how they both wanted it.

“I’m not gay,” Eddie points out. “I focus on her feminine exterior. I’m not interested in what’s down there, not until after the operation. I think of her as a woman.”

(…)

Synthia continued to take her role as wife very seriously. Every day, she cooked for Eddie using a hot pot he’d given her. And as the husband, Eddie bought her prison-approved supplies with the savings from his $21-a-month porter job.

As usual I’m not surprised, just disappointed. Did Laverne do her research? 

The quotes are repugnant. The person in question is disgusting and obviously a re-offence risk.

"I liked that she was excited by my murders".

and of course Laverne Cox is going to defend this fucker. Janet Mock can defend someone who nearly decapitates his wife, so she’s gotta up the ante to stay relevant.

Remember when the trans community used to defend people worth defending?

And then it was Bradley Manning, who beat a woman to pulp.

Then it was Paul Witherspoon, who raped two little girls but it’s okay, he hasn’t stuck his dick in a prepubescent kid in like, aaaages.

Then it was Kosilek, but that’s okay cause maybe his wife said mean things to him about him wearing her panties.

Now it’s this fucker, who should just have been put down.

Jesus Christ. What the hell happened, you guys?!

"A passenger on a No. 2 train, running on elevated tracks nearby, saw the flames and called the police. Detectives found the body badly burned. There were no clothes, jewelry or other means of identification. "All I saw was that her hair had been worn in corn rows," Sergeant Garvey recalled.

The Medical Examiner was unable to determine a precise cause of death and listed it only as “homicidal violence.” For days, the girl was known to detectives only as a face in a sketch drawn from the informant’s description — a frail girl about 4 feet 2 inches tall, with narrow-set eyes, broad cheekbones and a strong chin.”


I guess we only care about Black bodies when they look like Laverne’s, and not when they belong to a tiny little girl who ran away and died horribly, so horribly that the only way they could identify her was by dental x-rays.

nytimes dot com/1993/09/03/nyregion/slain-girl-is-identified-as-runaway-from-harlem.html

But then again, males of all sorts have always used the bodies of women to get ahead. I don’t know why I expected Cox to do anything BUT capitalize on the rape of a little girl to stay relevant.

Bastard.

(via smashedthegnomie)

toferjv:

raggedick:

youngphilo:

liz-pls:

I’m only sharing tweets for those who are not on twitter and can’t see how passionate and outraged journalists are as they tweet from #Ferguson.
If you are on Twitter, here’s a good roster of people to follow if you want to keep updated.

Just now reading about this Luis Gonzalez case  

this is just too god damn much. we need to make this a fuckin problem for people that it usually isn’t a problem for. 

I’m so ashamed of what’s going on in my nation. these are dangerous killers who are allowed to kill without consequence. protected by tear gas, rubber bullets and MRAPs. fucking cowards.
toferjv:

raggedick:

youngphilo:

liz-pls:

I’m only sharing tweets for those who are not on twitter and can’t see how passionate and outraged journalists are as they tweet from #Ferguson.
If you are on Twitter, here’s a good roster of people to follow if you want to keep updated.

Just now reading about this Luis Gonzalez case  

this is just too god damn much. we need to make this a fuckin problem for people that it usually isn’t a problem for. 

I’m so ashamed of what’s going on in my nation. these are dangerous killers who are allowed to kill without consequence. protected by tear gas, rubber bullets and MRAPs. fucking cowards.
toferjv:

raggedick:

youngphilo:

liz-pls:

I’m only sharing tweets for those who are not on twitter and can’t see how passionate and outraged journalists are as they tweet from #Ferguson.
If you are on Twitter, here’s a good roster of people to follow if you want to keep updated.

Just now reading about this Luis Gonzalez case  

this is just too god damn much. we need to make this a fuckin problem for people that it usually isn’t a problem for. 

I’m so ashamed of what’s going on in my nation. these are dangerous killers who are allowed to kill without consequence. protected by tear gas, rubber bullets and MRAPs. fucking cowards.
toferjv:

raggedick:

youngphilo:

liz-pls:

I’m only sharing tweets for those who are not on twitter and can’t see how passionate and outraged journalists are as they tweet from #Ferguson.
If you are on Twitter, here’s a good roster of people to follow if you want to keep updated.

Just now reading about this Luis Gonzalez case  

this is just too god damn much. we need to make this a fuckin problem for people that it usually isn’t a problem for. 

I’m so ashamed of what’s going on in my nation. these are dangerous killers who are allowed to kill without consequence. protected by tear gas, rubber bullets and MRAPs. fucking cowards.
toferjv:

raggedick:

youngphilo:

liz-pls:

I’m only sharing tweets for those who are not on twitter and can’t see how passionate and outraged journalists are as they tweet from #Ferguson.
If you are on Twitter, here’s a good roster of people to follow if you want to keep updated.

Just now reading about this Luis Gonzalez case  

this is just too god damn much. we need to make this a fuckin problem for people that it usually isn’t a problem for. 

I’m so ashamed of what’s going on in my nation. these are dangerous killers who are allowed to kill without consequence. protected by tear gas, rubber bullets and MRAPs. fucking cowards.
toferjv:

raggedick:

youngphilo:

liz-pls:

I’m only sharing tweets for those who are not on twitter and can’t see how passionate and outraged journalists are as they tweet from #Ferguson.
If you are on Twitter, here’s a good roster of people to follow if you want to keep updated.

Just now reading about this Luis Gonzalez case  

this is just too god damn much. we need to make this a fuckin problem for people that it usually isn’t a problem for. 

I’m so ashamed of what’s going on in my nation. these are dangerous killers who are allowed to kill without consequence. protected by tear gas, rubber bullets and MRAPs. fucking cowards.
toferjv:

raggedick:

youngphilo:

liz-pls:

I’m only sharing tweets for those who are not on twitter and can’t see how passionate and outraged journalists are as they tweet from #Ferguson.
If you are on Twitter, here’s a good roster of people to follow if you want to keep updated.

Just now reading about this Luis Gonzalez case  

this is just too god damn much. we need to make this a fuckin problem for people that it usually isn’t a problem for. 

I’m so ashamed of what’s going on in my nation. these are dangerous killers who are allowed to kill without consequence. protected by tear gas, rubber bullets and MRAPs. fucking cowards.

toferjv:

raggedick:

youngphilo:

liz-pls:

I’m only sharing tweets for those who are not on twitter and can’t see how passionate and outraged journalists are as they tweet from #Ferguson.

If you are on Twitter, here’s a good roster of people to follow if you want to keep updated.

Just now reading about this Luis Gonzalez case  

this is just too god damn much. we need to make this a fuckin problem for people that it usually isn’t a problem for. 

I’m so ashamed of what’s going on in my nation. these are dangerous killers who are allowed to kill without consequence. protected by tear gas, rubber bullets and MRAPs. fucking cowards.

(via romusmaximus)

cubebreaker:

The Rethink Homelessness campaign aims to dispel stereotypes and remind us that the circumstances which lead to living on the streets could happen to each and every one of us.
cubebreaker:

The Rethink Homelessness campaign aims to dispel stereotypes and remind us that the circumstances which lead to living on the streets could happen to each and every one of us.
cubebreaker:

The Rethink Homelessness campaign aims to dispel stereotypes and remind us that the circumstances which lead to living on the streets could happen to each and every one of us.
cubebreaker:

The Rethink Homelessness campaign aims to dispel stereotypes and remind us that the circumstances which lead to living on the streets could happen to each and every one of us.
cubebreaker:

The Rethink Homelessness campaign aims to dispel stereotypes and remind us that the circumstances which lead to living on the streets could happen to each and every one of us.
cubebreaker:

The Rethink Homelessness campaign aims to dispel stereotypes and remind us that the circumstances which lead to living on the streets could happen to each and every one of us.
cubebreaker:

The Rethink Homelessness campaign aims to dispel stereotypes and remind us that the circumstances which lead to living on the streets could happen to each and every one of us.
cubebreaker:

The Rethink Homelessness campaign aims to dispel stereotypes and remind us that the circumstances which lead to living on the streets could happen to each and every one of us.
cubebreaker:

The Rethink Homelessness campaign aims to dispel stereotypes and remind us that the circumstances which lead to living on the streets could happen to each and every one of us.

cubebreaker:

The Rethink Homelessness campaign aims to dispel stereotypes and remind us that the circumstances which lead to living on the streets could happen to each and every one of us.

(via nouveaujourr)

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Ferguson’s public library welcomes students and teachers this week, while schools are still closed. 
iwriteaboutfeminism:

Ferguson’s public library welcomes students and teachers this week, while schools are still closed. 
iwriteaboutfeminism:

Ferguson’s public library welcomes students and teachers this week, while schools are still closed. 

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Ferguson’s public library welcomes students and teachers this week, while schools are still closed. 

(via powerofthecrimp)

aggressica:

This is important. Stop big cat hunting. This literally is making me cry. 
The way the lion tries to shut out the light…
:Why would you shoot it?
aggressica:

This is important. Stop big cat hunting. This literally is making me cry. 
The way the lion tries to shut out the light…
:Why would you shoot it?
aggressica:

This is important. Stop big cat hunting. This literally is making me cry. 
The way the lion tries to shut out the light…
:Why would you shoot it?
aggressica:

This is important. Stop big cat hunting. This literally is making me cry. 
The way the lion tries to shut out the light…
:Why would you shoot it?
aggressica:

This is important. Stop big cat hunting. This literally is making me cry. 
The way the lion tries to shut out the light…
:Why would you shoot it?
aggressica:

This is important. Stop big cat hunting. This literally is making me cry. 
The way the lion tries to shut out the light…
:Why would you shoot it?
aggressica:

This is important. Stop big cat hunting. This literally is making me cry. 
The way the lion tries to shut out the light…
:Why would you shoot it?
aggressica:

This is important. Stop big cat hunting. This literally is making me cry. 
The way the lion tries to shut out the light…
:Why would you shoot it?

aggressica:

This is important. Stop big cat hunting. This literally is making me cry. 

The way the lion tries to shut out the light…

:Why would you shoot it?

(via twinkboiwonder)

huffingtonpost:

THIS MAN HAS ALS, AND HIS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH. THEN IT’LL MAKE YOU CRY
The video begins humorously as Anthony Carbajal, a photographer, dresses up in a neon bikini top and soaps up a car before being doused with ice water. 
So watch the full video here and laugh out loud at the first half and then get ready to tear up in the second half. 










huffingtonpost:

THIS MAN HAS ALS, AND HIS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH. THEN IT’LL MAKE YOU CRY
The video begins humorously as Anthony Carbajal, a photographer, dresses up in a neon bikini top and soaps up a car before being doused with ice water. 
So watch the full video here and laugh out loud at the first half and then get ready to tear up in the second half. 










huffingtonpost:

THIS MAN HAS ALS, AND HIS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH. THEN IT’LL MAKE YOU CRY
The video begins humorously as Anthony Carbajal, a photographer, dresses up in a neon bikini top and soaps up a car before being doused with ice water. 
So watch the full video here and laugh out loud at the first half and then get ready to tear up in the second half. 










huffingtonpost:

THIS MAN HAS ALS, AND HIS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH. THEN IT’LL MAKE YOU CRY
The video begins humorously as Anthony Carbajal, a photographer, dresses up in a neon bikini top and soaps up a car before being doused with ice water. 
So watch the full video here and laugh out loud at the first half and then get ready to tear up in the second half. 










huffingtonpost:

THIS MAN HAS ALS, AND HIS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH. THEN IT’LL MAKE YOU CRY
The video begins humorously as Anthony Carbajal, a photographer, dresses up in a neon bikini top and soaps up a car before being doused with ice water. 
So watch the full video here and laugh out loud at the first half and then get ready to tear up in the second half. 










huffingtonpost:

THIS MAN HAS ALS, AND HIS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH. THEN IT’LL MAKE YOU CRY
The video begins humorously as Anthony Carbajal, a photographer, dresses up in a neon bikini top and soaps up a car before being doused with ice water. 
So watch the full video here and laugh out loud at the first half and then get ready to tear up in the second half. 










huffingtonpost:

THIS MAN HAS ALS, AND HIS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH. THEN IT’LL MAKE YOU CRY
The video begins humorously as Anthony Carbajal, a photographer, dresses up in a neon bikini top and soaps up a car before being doused with ice water. 
So watch the full video here and laugh out loud at the first half and then get ready to tear up in the second half. 










huffingtonpost:

THIS MAN HAS ALS, AND HIS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH. THEN IT’LL MAKE YOU CRY
The video begins humorously as Anthony Carbajal, a photographer, dresses up in a neon bikini top and soaps up a car before being doused with ice water. 
So watch the full video here and laugh out loud at the first half and then get ready to tear up in the second half. 










huffingtonpost:

THIS MAN HAS ALS, AND HIS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH. THEN IT’LL MAKE YOU CRY
The video begins humorously as Anthony Carbajal, a photographer, dresses up in a neon bikini top and soaps up a car before being doused with ice water. 
So watch the full video here and laugh out loud at the first half and then get ready to tear up in the second half. 










huffingtonpost:

THIS MAN HAS ALS, AND HIS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH. THEN IT’LL MAKE YOU CRY
The video begins humorously as Anthony Carbajal, a photographer, dresses up in a neon bikini top and soaps up a car before being doused with ice water. 
So watch the full video here and laugh out loud at the first half and then get ready to tear up in the second half. 

rocksnob:

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rocksnob:

rocksnob:

On the left is Richie, my fiancé, about a year and a half into our relationship and pre-t. He had come out as trans to me about a few months prior to that. On the right is Richie 4 years later and almost 3 years on testosterone. We’ve been together almost 5 years now and his birthday is coming up.

I created a secret top surgery fund for him in hopes to surprise him for his birthday on August 30th. I’m not at all expecting $5000 to be raised by then, in fact, I don’t have any kind of expectation towards the amount raised before his birthday. I just wanted to get this started for him as a surprise to remind him that there are so many people that love him and support him and are wishing him a happy birthday and I know any amount donated would be the best birthday surprise he could ever receive.

Right now, Richie doesn’t believe that top surgery will ever be a reality for him and I want to change that incredibly dangerous mind set. A whopping 41% of trans* people attempt suicide. Richie’s dysphoria, negativity and hopelessness has been growing at an alarming rate. I want to do everything I can to prevent and/or limit the amount of pain he has to deal with on a daily basis. Top surgery would undoubtably eliminate a big chunk of it.

Richie has been medically transitioning for almost 3 years. He has identified as trans for about 4 years. In that time, he has seen so many of his friends within the community get top surgery and it has been a silent struggle for him. He has become more reclusive, isolated and depressed. I don’t want Richie to ever feel inhibited by his body and/or isolated because of it. This year for his birthday, I want him to truly believe that top surgery is entirely possible for him and unquestionably going to happen in the near future. I can’t do that alone, so I’m reaching out to his family, friends, my followers on tumblr, as well as any kind strangers who may know what it feels like to deal with dysphoria or just want to help out an amazing guy who has done so much for others. I honestly can’t imagine anything better than knowing that we all helped make it possible for him to live happily, authentically and without fear or insecurity of his identity, by contributing to the single most liberating and defining moment in his life. I know top surgery will change his life forever and I know that it is something that will give him back that contagious spark and thirst for life that he used to have and remind him that he once thought the world was beautiful and it still is.

Please spread the word by reblogging and if you’re capable of donating anything, you have no idea how much it is appreciated. No amount is too little so please do not feel embarrassed if you can only donate a dollar or two, I’m still just as humbled by your generosity.

For those of you who have already donated and/or have been reblogging and sharing this with your followers or friends, I am forever indebted to you all.

The link to donate:
http://www.gofundme.com/topsecrettopsurgery

I will not stop reblogging this until he doesn’t ever have to worry about wearing a binder for 12+ hours a day and come home with bruises on his back, or be afraid that someone will see the outline of his binder through his shirt and be outed, or doesn’t have to close his eyes whenever he takes a shower because the sight of his chest right now makes him feel further disconnected from his body. This is no way to live and as his partner, I can’t sit idly by and allow him to continue half-living like this.

I’ve gotten in touch with Rodeoh.com, thanks to an amazing follower Stefanie. They have agreed to offer a $25 gift certificate to all contributors of $100 or more!!

If you haven’t, check out the website, there are so many great products from rodeoh and hopefully this will encourage more people to donate for a great cause!

SIGNAL BOOST. Let’s keep this going! I’ve seen pictures of random pretty girls get hundreds of thousands of reblogs and likes. Let’s like and reblog something that will potentially change someone’s life forever. You can make an impact that significant and powerful in a strangers life, it’s your choice and you can make that choice right now by reblogging the hell out if this.

I know we still have a month left but there’s still a long long ways to go. We need to raise $3266 in the next 30 days, guys! That’s about $108 a day. I know it’s an ambitious goal but if you can spare $5, please please do. I can’t stress how much every little donation counts and adds up. If everyone who reblogged or liked this was capable of donating a dollar, Richie’s top surgery goal would have been met by now.

Before you just hit the like and/or reblog button and move on, I urge you to seriously consider if you can spare a couple dollars. I would never ask for help if I didn’t need it. Right now, I need it more than ever.

It’s August 1st and we officially only have 28 and a half days to raise the rest of the money. Richie’s surprise birthday party is on August 29th. I plan to reveal the gofundme account to him at his party in front of all of his friends and family. I will be recording it and sharing his reaction and excitement and joy with you all. Please keep reblogging the hell out of this and donate whatever you can. It is crucial that we reach this goal. We need to raise $1885 in the next 28 days. We can do this!

Only $820 away from reaching $5000! Which means we would only have to raise an additional $1000 before the 29th. Please keep reblogging and donate any amount you can. We’re so close and it would be so heartbreaking to come this far and not succeed.

We’re so close to our goal! Please keep reblogging and sharing this with your followers. If you can spare a dollar or two, please consider donating. I promise it’s going towards an honest cause.

(via singedlace)