lmao its always the crustiest and wackest of white boys who are quick to say that they dont date women of color like theres a long ass line of fine black women at their door desperate to ask for their cool ranch dorito stained hand in marriage
“I decided to break the law to provide a necessary medical service because women were dying at the hands of butchers and incompetent quacks, and there was no one there to help them. The law was barbarous, cruel and unjust. I had been in a concentration camp, and I knew what suffering was. If I can ease suffering, I feel perfectly justified in doing so.”—
Dr. Henry Morgentaler, a Canadian doctor who was arrested four times for performing abortions, but whose arrests eventually led to the 1988 Canadian Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the country. He died this week at the age of 90. Good obit in the NY Times.
Today, Mayor Bloomberg announced a partnership with Nextdoor, a free, private social network designed to help neighbors stay connected about important city and safety updates through secure neighborhood websites and a mobile app. Residents can use Nextdoor to get to know their neighbors, ask…
here's reasons why racism is bad and is affecting me and other PoC and actively stopping me from foing what I got to do
but racism goes both ways
what the hell are you talking about
I said racism goes both ways
well we're discussing how white supremacy is a system of oppression that has prevented people from getting jobs, turned police and military forces against us, demonized us in the media and is even getting us killed on a day basis. If you look at this chart/study/book/other academic resource-
okay but what about the time I was twerking in the club and this black laughed at me and called me whitey
that sucks but that's not quite the same as a black person getting a longer sentence for committing the same crime as a white do you understand
You know, I’m getting incredi-pissed at the reactions of everyone to the Xbox One ‘rape joke debacle’. Every other person responds with “It’s no big deal” or how I’m “searching for outrage”. Want to know why that’s not funny, on a personal level? It’s called having been in a sexually abusive relationship. Those words weren’t funny to me because they have been used in raping me. And here’s the thing – I’m not alone in that. I am a part of that 1 in every 6 women to survive sexual assault nation-wide. I am part of the 1 in 4 women in my age range & environment, to top that. And the last time I checked, that significant of a population statistic means that I get the ability to throw repercussions at you when you violate a social norm that I get to make. And that social norm includes the right to watch E3 without the need for a goddamn trigger warning.
Above is a tweet I made this afternoon in reaction to the fact that none of the games presented at Microsoft’s Xbox One E3 press conference featured female protagonists. Below are some of the Twitter replies to that observation which exemplify the male privilege and male entitlement endemic in the gaming community today. This is also a window into what it’s like to be a female video game critic on twitter.
After the Red Wedding & everything that lead up to it, I really don’t know how to handle the Game of Thrones season finale. What is this ‘hope’ shit they’re throwing at us? I DO NOT UNDERSTAND ‘HOPE’ ANYMORE.
“There is nothing that makes the gaming industry inherently worthy of preservation, not to the point that would justify carving out a special exemption for them where used games are somehow magically not OK when they are OK for every other packaged good on the planet. Just because your favored set of content producers couldn’t properly adapt does not justify rewriting the rules of what “property ownership” means and fundamentally removing the ability to preserve, inherit, pass on, lend, and share its products.”—From this ridiculously quotable NeoGAF posting (via discovergames)
On June 23 of last year, Lakisha Briggs’ ex-boyfriend, Wilbert Bennett, went to find the 33-year-old mother of two at her house in Norristown, Pennsylvania, which she rented with a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 voucher. Bennett, who was just released from prison, wanted to get back together, and he refused to take no for an answer.
“You are going to be with me or you are going to be with no one,” he allegedly threatened.
Even though Briggs was terrified Bennett would hurt her or her 3-year-old daughter if she forced him to leave, there was something she feared even worse: calling the police for help. If she did, she could be kicked out of her home, and that wasn’t a risk she could afford. Feeling defenseless, Briggs succumbed to his intrusion and demands, allowing him and the friends he invited over to stay.
As outlined in the federal lawsuit filed April 24 on behalf of Briggs by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of Pennsylvania (ACLU-PA), and Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton LLP, Briggs had already been given three strikes under Norristown’s discretionary Rental License Ordinance. The ordinance gives the Montgomery County municipality the right to countermand a landlord’s rental license and provoke a tenant’s eviction if police respond to three “disorderly behavior” calls in four months, including domestic disturbances in which a mandatory arrest in not required.
The strikes Briggs received were the result of police calls made in April and May of last year—two of which were due to acts of domestic violence committed against her. In May, the borough began proceedings to revoke her landlord Darren Sudman’s rental license, but granted the property—and by extension Briggs—a 30-day probationary period after a late May hearing. Any violation during that period would have resulted in rescindment and eviction, claims the lawsuit.
Despite her reluctant surrender, on the evening of June 23 Bennett assaulted Briggs, according to the suit. Her lip was bitten and torn. A glass ashtray was shattered against the right side of her head, leaving a two-inch lesion. She was knocked down. Grabbing one of the large glass fragments, Bennett stabbed her in the neck. Briggs become unconscious as blood surged from the four-inch-deep wound.
Though the attack was brutal, Briggs didn’t call the police, because she feared provoking eviction. But a neighbor did, and soon Briggs was airlifted to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital for emergency medical care.