Amanda. 23. UNC grad. Real job in school admin. Queer Radical. Feminist. Ask me anything you like. Call me out if I say something shitty.
beautiful-ambition:

earthshaker1217:

baddygirl-2:

beautiful-ambition:

I’m just gonna leave this here…

*emoji eyes*

HELLO! Mind you the barrel is an environment where the crabs are put in before they get slaughtered and devoured.
Let that sink in!

^^^^!!!!!!!!!

beautiful-ambition:

earthshaker1217:

baddygirl-2:

beautiful-ambition:

I’m just gonna leave this here…

*emoji eyes*

HELLO! Mind you the barrel is an environment where the crabs are put in before they get slaughtered and devoured.

Let that sink in!

^^^^!!!!!!!!!

Friday, 17 October 2014
Thursday, 16 October 2014
tashabilities:

hueva-york:

geekygothgirl:

misandry-mermaid:

misandry-mermaid:

conceivethedream:

jessehimself:

 

Hero

What. Is. Her. Name.

Thanks to a follower for finding this: Her name is Venus Green.
From this article: 
In July 2009, Green’s grandson, Tallie, was shot and wounded. Tallie said he was shot at a convenience store, but police insisted it happened inside Green’s house and that the shooter was either Tallie or Green.
"Police kept questioning him. They wouldn’t let the ambulance attendant treat him," Green said. "So, I got up and said, ‘Sir, would you please let the attendants treat him? He’s in pain,’" Green said.
Green said the officer said to her, “Oh, you did it, come on, let’s go inside. I’ll prove where that blood is. You did it.”
Police wanted to go the basement, where Tallie lived, but Green refused on the basis that the police did not have a warrant.
"I said, ‘No, you don’t have a warrant. You don’t go down in my house like that. He wasn’t shot in here.’" Green said the officer replied, "I’m going to find that gun. I’m going to prove that you did it."
A struggle ensued between a male officer and Green.
"He dragged me, threw me across the chair, put handcuffs on me and just started calling me the ‘b’ name. He ridiculed me," Green said.
An officer went into the basement and Green locked him inside.
"She locked the door, the basement door. She basically took matters into her own hands," Nilson said.
"This was my private home, and if I latched it, that was my prerogative because he had no search warrant to go in my basement. So, I had to right to latch it," Green said.
Green said she suffered a separated shoulder in the scuffle, and she sued the Police Department for assault and violations of her rights.
"I was once a block watcher, department head of a high school. (I’ve) been around education for over 50 years. (I’m a) law-abiding citizen, I’ve never been arrested, I paid my taxes, owned my home, my husband died 34 years ago. (I) raised my son and I have been brutally abused," Green said. "I feel like the Police Department needs to go back to school."


This woman is a straight up damn hero. Fuck that officer and fuck our police system that empowers arrogant assholes to think they can surpass the law.

reblogging again for the full story

She died in 2012, not too long after “winning” that $95,000 settlement from the city, which we all know wasn’t NEARLY enough money.
She was already in her late 80’s when the cops ran up in her house and separated her shoulder.
The ordeal they put her through is probably what ultimately killed her.

tashabilities:

hueva-york:

geekygothgirl:

misandry-mermaid:

misandry-mermaid:

conceivethedream:

jessehimself:

 

Hero

What. Is. Her. Name.

Thanks to a follower for finding this: Her name is Venus Green.

From this article:

In July 2009, Green’s grandson, Tallie, was shot and wounded. Tallie said he was shot at a convenience store, but police insisted it happened inside Green’s house and that the shooter was either Tallie or Green.

"Police kept questioning him. They wouldn’t let the ambulance attendant treat him," Green said. "So, I got up and said, ‘Sir, would you please let the attendants treat him? He’s in pain,’" Green said.

Green said the officer said to her, “Oh, you did it, come on, let’s go inside. I’ll prove where that blood is. You did it.”

Police wanted to go the basement, where Tallie lived, but Green refused on the basis that the police did not have a warrant.

"I said, ‘No, you don’t have a warrant. You don’t go down in my house like that. He wasn’t shot in here.’" Green said the officer replied, "I’m going to find that gun. I’m going to prove that you did it."

A struggle ensued between a male officer and Green.

"He dragged me, threw me across the chair, put handcuffs on me and just started calling me the ‘b’ name. He ridiculed me," Green said.

An officer went into the basement and Green locked him inside.

"She locked the door, the basement door. She basically took matters into her own hands," Nilson said.

"This was my private home, and if I latched it, that was my prerogative because he had no search warrant to go in my basement. So, I had to right to latch it," Green said.

Green said she suffered a separated shoulder in the scuffle, and she sued the Police Department for assault and violations of her rights.

"I was once a block watcher, department head of a high school. (I’ve) been around education for over 50 years. (I’m a) law-abiding citizen, I’ve never been arrested, I paid my taxes, owned my home, my husband died 34 years ago. (I) raised my son and I have been brutally abused," Green said. "I feel like the Police Department needs to go back to school."

This woman is a straight up damn hero. Fuck that officer and fuck our police system that empowers arrogant assholes to think they can surpass the law.

reblogging again for the full story

She died in 2012, not too long after “winning” that $95,000 settlement from the city, which we all know wasn’t NEARLY enough money.

She was already in her late 80’s when the cops ran up in her house and separated her shoulder.

The ordeal they put her through is probably what ultimately killed her.

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Ferguson Panel at the Missouri History Museum

Part Four

Wednesday, October 15th

a-little-bi-furious:

blitheslife:

Why are all queer events on at like 10 at night? Some of us queers can’t stay out that late? Can’t we have a gay afternoon tea? Lesbian lunch? Bisexual breakfast?

We don’t have many of these things due to the hypersexualisation of queerness, since LGBTQ events of any kind are coded as deviant and therefore inherently “adult” in comparrison to the heterosexual default everything is catered to much older people under the cover of night.

It’s considered obscene to be not heterosexual in the daytime so practically all LGBTQ events are held past the watershed, often with alcohol and 18+ themes (and drugs if the event is less reputable), which generally excludes younger, poorer and less able people from connecting with others in the community. We need gay afternoon teas, lesbian lunches, bisexual breakfasts, transgender picnics and queer noon BBQs, not only because it provides essential outreach for a huge and very vunerable portion of the community, but because it’s a kick in the teeth for heterosexist douchebags who want to cover up LGBTQ people as something dirty and nsfw.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

gradientlair:

Definitely watch the video too. Gabourey Sidibe is beautiful and talented and smart and exquisite. I usually like her off-stage moments like these but this particular video is sublime.  

A Letter to Pope Francis: Abolish the Papal Bull Behind Colonization!

johndarnielle:

ruthhopkins:

I wrote a letter to Pope Francis asking him to revoke the 1493 Papal Bull.

Enjoy.:)


Most Holy Father,

Han (Hello). My name is Cankudutawin (Red Road Woman). I am Native American Indian, of the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation). We predate the United States. Our traditional homelands are…

this is absolutely beautiful and should be widely read in my opinion

Monday, 13 October 2014

the-uncensored-she:

Feminist Theory would not exist had it not been for radical Black women (particularly Black Lesbians). Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Angela Davis, Barbara Smith, Kimberle Crenshaw, Flo Kennedy, Alice Walker, Patricia Hill Collins, Dorothy Roberts, Shirley Chisholm, etc. Never fucking forget that.

 
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