Posted 14 hours ago

amazighprincex:

[Image: a series of tweets by justified agitator (@Awkward_Duck) on August 19, 2014.

1:23 AM: We literally laid in someone’s backyard for what seemed like an eternity while tanks rolled down the streets #Ferguson

1:26 AM: I’m live tweeting because there’s a media blackout. #Ferguson

1:33 AM: I’m so shaken. They’re literally just rolling around throwing tear gas into neighborhoods-not aggressive crowds. #Ferguson

1:34 AM: I was pouring milk over one guys eyes when they came back around and threw another at us. #Ferguson

1:51 AM: Let me repeat, THEY ARE GASSING NEIGHBORHOODS not crowds of protestors.There was only a few of us walking. there is no curfew, so why?]

Posted 14 hours ago
bikiniarmorbattledamage:

rad-and-broke:

campdracula5eva:

youbestnotmiss:

smitethepatriarchy:

viva-la-fat:

"You’re 6’4", 240-pound Marine, and you’re injured, and you need a Marine next to you to carry you back to safety, and the Marine next to you is a 5’4" woman who weighs 115 pounds,"

No problem.

in before “well most women can’t do that” because NEWS FLASH most men can’t either, that’s why it’s a highly specialized career that requires a lot of devoted training

One of my former coworkers was a very slim girl only a tad taller than me, and she was training to be a fireman, and she could lift the biggest dude on my crew like this who was around 6’5 and super bulky.One time she picked him up and ran around the crew room with him for about 5 minutes before letting him down.

Even though I haven’t exercised in over a year—if you count DDR—and I’m incredibly petite (5’0”, 100 lbs), I can carry most guys. If they’re under 200 lbs, I can run with them on my back for 5 blocks, but I can walk for a mile. Once they’re about 250, I can only walk about a block or two before my spine feels like it’s about to break. If I were in a survival situation and their life depended on it, I could go on much further, until my legs gave out.
It’s why I hate the bullshit that women are inherently weak. Nah, man. Nah.

Tangentially related to the blog’s theme, but I see the “women are too weak to handle the normal armor” comment come up often enough that it made it into the Female Armor Rhetoric Bingo.
So yeah, for the record: women are not significantly weaker than men. Especially if we talk about people with lots of training in terms of fighting and/or saving lives. Especially especially if we consider that there are techniques and moves, like this one, specifically designed for smaller people to handle some heavy weight.
And that’s all said while we ignore that most armors are not as heavy as common myth lets us believe!
~Ozzie

bikiniarmorbattledamage:

rad-and-broke:

campdracula5eva:

youbestnotmiss:

smitethepatriarchy:

viva-la-fat:

"You’re 6’4", 240-pound Marine, and you’re injured, and you need a Marine next to you to carry you back to safety, and the Marine next to you is a 5’4" woman who weighs 115 pounds,"

No problem.

in before “well most women can’t do that” because NEWS FLASH most men can’t either, that’s why it’s a highly specialized career that requires a lot of devoted training

One of my former coworkers was a very slim girl only a tad taller than me, and she was training to be a fireman, and she could lift the biggest dude on my crew like this who was around 6’5 and super bulky.One time she picked him up and ran around the crew room with him for about 5 minutes before letting him down.

Even though I haven’t exercised in over a year—if you count DDR—and I’m incredibly petite (5’0”, 100 lbs), I can carry most guys. If they’re under 200 lbs, I can run with them on my back for 5 blocks, but I can walk for a mile. Once they’re about 250, I can only walk about a block or two before my spine feels like it’s about to break. If I were in a survival situation and their life depended on it, I could go on much further, until my legs gave out.

It’s why I hate the bullshit that women are inherently weak. Nah, man. Nah.

Tangentially related to the blog’s theme, but I see the “women are too weak to handle the normal armor” comment come up often enough that it made it into the Female Armor Rhetoric Bingo.

So yeah, for the record: women are not significantly weaker than men. Especially if we talk about people with lots of training in terms of fighting and/or saving lives. Especially especially if we consider that there are techniques and moves, like this one, specifically designed for smaller people to handle some heavy weight.

And that’s all said while we ignore that most armors are not as heavy as common myth lets us believe!

~Ozzie

Posted 14 hours ago

madamethursday:

[Image: Four gifs of Phillip Agnew, a Black man, speaking on a live news show as a guest with his hands raised. In the third gif there is a split screen to several silhouetted figures with arms raised, standing between the camera and a bright spot light. The captions read: “Ever since you’re born, you’re taught that this posture right here should guarantee you life and liberty in your interaction with a police officer. This should indicate to a police officer that you mean him or her no harm, that you have no malice in your heart and that you’re subjecting yourself to the will of that police office And this is the position, that for years in this country, was the last position people that look like me, and people that look like people around this country died in.”]

beeishappy:

Phillip Agnew of The Dream Defenders. The Dream Defenders is a human rights organization that’s building leadership and power among young people of colour to challenge racism in their communities.Phillip Agnew on All In

Posted 14 hours ago

sarahseeandersen:

tastefullyoffensive:

College students: find the cheapest textbook prices with SlugBooks.com

So excited that slugbooks made a GIF of this!  I’m sure a lot of you guyscould use this, so spread it around!

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sixtyforty:

In 1968, during the administration of US President Lyndon B. Johnson, Eartha Kitt encountered a substantial professional setback after she made anti-war statements during a White House luncheon. Kitt was invited to the White House luncheon and was asked by Lady Bird Johnson about the Vietnam War. She replied: “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.”

During a question and answer session, Kitt stated:

The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for no reason at all. We don’t have what we have on Sunset Blvd. for no reason. They are rebelling against something. There are so many things burning the people of this country, particularly mothers. They feel they are going to raise sons — and I know what it’s like, and you have children of your own, Mrs. Johnson — we raise children and send them to war.

Her remarks reportedly caused Mrs. Johnson to burst into tears and led to a derailment in Kitt’s career

FUCK YOU LADY BIRD

(Source: napoleon--in--rags)

Posted 14 hours ago

msruhhnoir:

myokcupidtragedy:

subarbievol:

Straight boys like “lets threesome” but can’t even please one woman

ATTENTION EVERYONE THIS IS THE REALEST SHIT I’VE EVER READ

Just say “sure babe, let’s get another guy in here” and see how quickly they shut down.

Posted 14 hours ago
How do you defeat your enemies?
Anonymous asked

kellyangel:

I talk to them, work out our differences and eventually befriend them. Our bond of friendship and love grows deeper than we thought possible. We spend years together, it’s almost like we know each other better than ourselves. 

Then I begin to destroy their life slowly. They trust me so much, I know everything about them. Everything. Knowledge is power and I can use it to ruin every moment of their life and the best part of it all? I’m the very last person they’d expect (and that makes the betrayal oh so much sweeter)

The finale of my whole scheme is when they are utterly broken and they turn to the one person left in their life, me. I will reveal my diabolical scheme to them, laughing as I stroke their cat that loves me now, wearing the lucky shirt they thought they lost and high fiving the family and friends who disowned them. Then it begins to rain and they are the only one without an umbrella. I go get ice cream without them and they are left sobbing in the street, soaked. It is their birthday. 

That’s how I do it. 

Posted 14 hours ago

wonderlandtattoospdx:

alicecarrier:

Thanks Whitney!  

flowers by alice carrier

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