April242014
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today-in-homestuck:

It’s been exactly five years since…

[S] ==> [04/24/09]

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You’re not a sex positive feminist, if you purposely ignore the testimony of pornstars and prostitutes (i.e: sex workers) when their accounts of being exploited, abused and raped don’t fit your agenda.

(Source: whatispatriarchy, via freehugsandwaffles)

rape 

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dynastylnoire:

alivesoul:

23-year-old fashion student Taj Patterson, a gay black male, was walking home in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn
He was mistaken for a car vandal and beaten senselessly by five hasidic jews who were a part of some neighborhood watch group. He has lost the vision in his right eye.
No one called police.
His alleged attackers Pinchas Braver, 19; Mayer Herskovic, 21; Joseph Fried, 25; Aharon Hollander, 28; and Abraham Winkler, 39 were indicted today on bevy of felony charges including gang assault.
I am hoping this brother gets justice.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

dynastylnoire:

alivesoul:

23-year-old fashion student Taj Patterson, a gay black male, was walking home in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn

He was mistaken for a car vandal and beaten senselessly by five hasidic jews who were a part of some neighborhood watch group. He has lost the vision in his right eye.

No one called police.

His alleged attackers Pinchas Braver, 19; Mayer Herskovic, 21; Joseph Fried, 25; Aharon Hollander, 28; and Abraham Winkler, 39 were indicted today on bevy of felony charges including gang assault.

I am hoping this brother gets justice.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

(via freehugsandwaffles)

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I am a survivor of the Jewish Holocaust, the Nazis’ mass murder of Europe’s Jews. The tragic experience of my family and community under Hitler makes me alert to the suffering of other peoples denied their human rights today — including the Palestinians.

True, Hitler’s Holocaust was unique. The Palestinians are victims of ethnic cleansing and apartheid. Hitler started with that, but went on to extermination. In my family’s city in Poland, Piotrkow, 99 per cent of the Jews perished.

Yet for me, the Israeli government’s actions toward the Palestinians awaken horrific memories of my family’s experiences under Hitlerism: the inhuman walls, the checkpoints, the daily humiliations, killings, diseases, the systematic deprivation. There’s no escaping the fact that Israel has occupied the entire country of Palestine, and taken most of the land, while the Palestinians have been expelled, walled off, and deprived of human rights and human dignity.

Suzanne Weiss  (via nuristan)

(Source: letterstomycountry, via roughcutandunpolished)

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cognitivedissonance:

nprglobalhealth:

Measles At A Rock Concert Goes Viral
If you went to see the Kings of Leon concert on March 28 in Seattle, let’s hope you came home with nothing but great memories.
A young woman at that concert in Seattle has come down with measles, which can be spread for days by a person who’s infected but not yet sick. That’s bad news for the thousands of people who shared the concert hall with her, or were at the many other places she went that week.
And that’s why the Washington State Department of Health has published the unidentified woman’s schedule online.
"The reason we’re doing this is that it’s so highly contagious," says Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, who is chief of communicable disease control for Seattle and King County Public Health, which investigated the measles case. “It can stay in the air for hours after the contagious person has left. If we don’t treat these people, the chain of transmission can continue.”
The young woman became contagious on March 26, after visiting a family with measles cases that were linked to an outbreak in British Columbia. Unaware she was infected, she went to work at a bakery, filled her car up at a gas station, went to the concert, went to Pike Place Market and went out for sushi. All the while she was spreading viruses in the air.
So if you were at the Starbucks at 102 Pike Street between 11:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. on March 29 and you’re not sure if you’re immune to measles, the Washington State Department of Health wants you to see a health care professional immediately. You may be in the market for a quick shot of vaccine or immune globulin.
Continue reading.
Photo: This one’s virus-free: Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill and Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon performed in Los Angeles in December. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Radio.com)

Just a reminder of how quick something like this can spread.

cognitivedissonance:

nprglobalhealth:

Measles At A Rock Concert Goes Viral

If you went to see the Kings of Leon concert on March 28 in Seattle, let’s hope you came home with nothing but great memories.

A young woman at that concert in Seattle has come down with measles, which can be spread for days by a person who’s infected but not yet sick. That’s bad news for the thousands of people who shared the concert hall with her, or were at the many other places she went that week.

And that’s why the Washington State Department of Health has published the unidentified woman’s schedule online.

"The reason we’re doing this is that it’s so highly contagious," says Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, who is chief of communicable disease control for Seattle and King County Public Health, which investigated the measles case. “It can stay in the air for hours after the contagious person has left. If we don’t treat these people, the chain of transmission can continue.”

The young woman became contagious on March 26, after visiting a family with measles cases that were linked to an outbreak in British Columbia. Unaware she was infected, she went to work at a bakery, filled her car up at a gas station, went to the concert, went to Pike Place Market and went out for sushi. All the while she was spreading viruses in the air.

So if you were at the Starbucks at 102 Pike Street between 11:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. on March 29 and you’re not sure if you’re immune to measles, the Washington State Department of Health wants you to see a health care professional immediately. You may be in the market for a quick shot of vaccine or immune globulin.

Continue reading.

Photo: This one’s virus-free: Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill and Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon performed in Los Angeles in December. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Radio.com)

Just a reminder of how quick something like this can spread.

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suarezalex:

okay seriously if you’re in a relationship or even a friendship and you find yourself spending more time crying out of sadness or arguing with them, leave them. i don’t care if they’re a modern day aphrodite/adonis or a gift bestowed upon you by the gods. toxic people are dangerous and i highly advise cutting them out of your life and finding someone who makes you laugh until you snort your drink out your nose instead.

(via johndoesntreallydieattheend)

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myfoundpolyamory:

I just got this in a Facebook message.
Do I really still have friends who don’t know how this works with us? Especially as damn vocal as I am about polyamory and non-monogamy…? (And this one!? She has been around for almost as long as we’ve been non-monogamous and open about it! She’s met two of our ex-girlfriends, for crying out loud!). Guess she thought it was different because in this convo I was talking about dating a guy?!
Consensual, responsible, loving, fully informed non-monogamy. It’s a thing.

myfoundpolyamory:

I just got this in a Facebook message.

Do I really still have friends who don’t know how this works with us? Especially as damn vocal as I am about polyamory and non-monogamy…?
(And this one!? She has been around for almost as long as we’ve been non-monogamous and open about it! She’s met two of our ex-girlfriends, for crying out loud!). Guess she thought it was different because in this convo I was talking about dating a guy?!

Consensual, responsible, loving, fully informed non-monogamy. It’s a thing.

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