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casual-isms:

Casual racism is saying that you shouldn’t be offended that Quvenzhané Wallis was called a “cunt”, because cunt isn’t a bad word.

Can white feminists just stop.

It…what? There are people who call themselves feminists and are ok with the gender essentialism* and objectification involved in reducing a woman to her sexual organs and nothing more?

*I know the radfems like to pretend that all women have the same sexual organs, but really?

Tagged: feminismur doin it wrongwtfQuvenzhané Wallisuncalled for

Source: casual-isms

GOP Congresswoman Blackburn: "I Opposed Domestic Violence Bill Because It Protected Too Many Groups" →

abaldwin360:

justinspoliticalcorner:

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Monday openly admitted that she opposed the latest reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) because it included protections for LGBT, Native American, and undocumented victims of domestic violence.

In an appearance on MSNBC, Blackburn pointed out that the latest iteration of the law protects “different groups” and thus dilutes funding for straight, non-Native American women with the proper documentation:

When you start to make this about other things it becomes an “against violence act” and not a targeted focus act… I didn’t like the way it was expanded to include other different groups. What you need is something that is focused specifically to help the shelters and to help out law enforcement, who is trying to work with the crimes that have been committed against women and helping them to stand up.

Watch it:

Domestic violence is domestic violence, period. And there is no way to justify Blackburn’s suggestion that some victims of this violence are more deserving than others. 

Additionally, the reauthorized VAWA includes provisions to prevent serial rapists and similar abusers from preying on Native American women. If Blackburn considers Native American women a “different group,” then it’s one she should be most concerned about: Three out of every five Native American women has been assaulted by an intimate partner.

H/T:  Think Progress Justice

This right here exposes GOP thinking for what it really is. 

They have a problem with “others” having the same rights and protections they do.

When these “others” get the same rights and protections they do, the perceive it as “losing” their rights because being on equal footing would mean losing their privileged status in society.

The entirety of the GOP platform is about maintaining privilege.

Be it because of wealth, race, sex, religion sexual orientation or anything else that gives one a privileged status, the GOP is all about protecting that status. 

Tagged: domestic violencevawawrong kinds of womenwtfprivilegeintersectionalityfeminism

Source: justinspoliticalcorner

Dr. King would be proud to see our Global Strike team — comprised of Airmen, civilians and contractors from every race, creed, background and religion — standing side-by-side ensuring the most powerful weapons in the U.S. arsenal remain the credible bedrock of our national defense.
— An Air Force official, jumping the shark (and kinda not getting it) on MLK Day in his commentary, “Dr. King’s Dream for the Global Strike Team.” (via motherjones)

Tagged: mlkracehistorymilitarynewswtfpoliticswarnot how pacifism works

bad-dominicana:

coloneltushfinger:

stfusexists:

vaspim2k13:

This is the kind of world we live in today

If your suggestion as an administrator is to tell a teenage girl to go under the knife instead of telling a teenage boy to respect women, you are in the wrong damn line of work.

^^^^^^^

bad-dominicana:

coloneltushfinger:

stfusexists:

vaspim2k13:

This is the kind of world we live in today

If your suggestion as an administrator is to tell a teenage girl to go under the knife instead of telling a teenage boy to respect women, you are in the wrong damn line of work.

^^^^^^^

Tagged: wtfmisogynyharassment

motherjones:

Is the Pentagon Planning to Inject Us All With Super-Human Invincibility Juice?

Are you saying Super Soldier Serum is real? Is Capsicle real too???

motherjones:

Is the Pentagon Planning to Inject Us All With Super-Human Invincibility Juice?

Are you saying Super Soldier Serum is real? Is Capsicle real too???

Tagged: militarynewsdarpatechsciencewtf

motherjones:

bostonreview:

Real Ohioans explain why they’re voting for Romney, and against Obama.

Wow. Wow. Wow. This is eight minutes of your life well-spent. Watch twice for extra GRR.

The Buddhists are taking away freedom of religion and making everyone follow theirs?

Um.

Tagged: electionpoliticsromneyobamaohiowtfnewsvideogood god what holy damnation is this?

Source: bostonreview

motherjones:

So, there’s that.
(via)

motherjones:

So, there’s that.

(via)

Tagged: lgbtevolutionwtfducks

Todd Akin (R, MO-2):

You find that along with the culture of death go all kinds of other lawbreaking. The not following good sanitary procedure, giving abortions to women who are not actually pregnant, cheating on taxes, all these kinds of things. The misuse of anesthetics so that people die or almost die. All of these things are common practice, and all that information is available for America.

Does he even know what abortion is? This man is running for the US Senate.

Tagged: todd akinabortionbiologywtfelection 2012women's issues

Racist Moments of 2012, Pt.1 ~The Workplace~

qu33riousity:

In August I worked full time at a start up in San Francisco, a gaming company in the financial District.  For reasons I outline at the end of this recollection, I cannot name the company or use the real names of anyone in the office I discuss.  I can say that ironically, months before working there, I took a picture of one of their (MANY) ads plastered all over the downtown BART stations, as well as in the trains themselves:

Yeah, I worked for that misleading eyesore.  I was offered the job while I was at a coffee shop a few blocks from my new spot in Oakland, maybe not even a week after returning to The Bay from New Orleans.  I was approached by a person who runs a contracting “company,” hiring video game testers to work at various game companies.  Literally, he walked up to me as I was drinking coffee and doing computery things and asked “Excuse, do you play video games?” 

o.0

He gave me his contact info and walked away. I turned to Li like “was that for real or was he being an uber creep and hitting on me?” At this point I wish it was the latter and nothing more came of it.

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Tagged: racismworkplace discriminationhostile work environmentwtfsan franciscotech industrygaming industry

DEA apologizes to college student left in cell →

alexandraerin:

brogigayo:

bitbax:

Source:

The Drug Enforcement Administration issued an apology Wednesday to a California student who was picked up during a drug raid and left in a holding cell for four days without food, water or access to a toilet.

DEA San Diego Acting Special Agent-In-Charge William R. Sherman said in a statement that he was troubled by the treatment of Daniel Chong and extended his “deepest apologies” to him.

The agency is investigating how its agents forgot about Chong.

Chong, 23, was never arrested, was not going to be charged with a crime and should have been released, said a law enforcement official who was briefed on the DEA case and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The engineering student at the University of California, San Diego, told U-T San Diego that he drank his own urine to survive and that he bit into his glasses to break them and tried to use a shard to scratch “Sorry Mom” into his arm.

His lawyer Eugene Iredale said Chong went to his friend’s house on April 20 to get high and fell asleep. Agents stormed in at 9 a.m. the next day and swept him up as one of nine suspects in a raid that netted 18,000 ecstasy pills, other drugs and weapons.

He was questioned for four hours and then told that he would be released, Iredale told The Associated Press. Chong was handcuffed and placed back in a holding cell.

He remained in the 5-by-10-foot cell from April 21 until April 25, when he was taken out on a gurney by paramedics.

“He couldn’t fully stretch out his arms,” Iredale said. “There was no restroom facilities, no water, no food.”

The only view out was through a tiny peephole in the solid door. He could hear the muffled voices of agents and the sound of the door of the next cell being opened and closed. He kicked and screamed as loud as he could.

At one point, he ripped his clothing and shoved a shred of it under the door, hoping someone would spot it and rescue him, his attorney said. He tried to dig through the walls with his handcuffed hands to get water to come out, Iredale said. He ripped away foam from the wall.

“I had to recycle my own urine,” Chong told the U-T San Diego. “I had to do what I had to do to survive.”

After three days, he began to hallucinate, Iredale said. The pain was so intense that he bit into his glasses and swallowed a shard, cutting his esophagus. He took the broken bits and started carving into his arm but stopped after the “S,” Iredale said. His lawyer believes he was thinking of killing himself.

During the last two days, the lights went out and he spent the time in darkness.

Chong also ingested a white powder DEA agents said was left in the cell accidentally and later identified as methamphetamine.

When he was found on April 25, paramedics took him to a hospital where he was treated for cramps, dehydration, a perforated esophagus and kidney failure, his lawyer said. He spent three days in intensive care and five total at the hospital before leaving Sunday.

“The DEA’s answer to this is: `Oh, we forgot about him. I’m sorry,’” Iredale said. “He nearly died. If he had been there another 12 to 24 hours he probably would have died.”

The top DEA agent in San Diego says the event is not indicative of the high standards to which he holds his employees. He said he has personally ordered an extensive review of his office’s policies and procedures.

Iredale said he plans to file a claim against the federal government and, if it is denied, he will proceed with filing a federal lawsuit.

So um, not only did they leave him in a cell and forget about him, they also accidentally left some meth in the cell. Good job, DEA. Sounds like you are really on top of things.


what…the fuck. what the FUCK. THAT’S their apology????

Re: the bold.

Oh, so I guess everybody involved was fired, then?

No?

Then I guess it is indicative of your standards.

Tagged: wtf