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When a white teenager named Steve Lohner was stopped by the police last month and refused to show his ID after carrying a loaded shotgun on the streets of Aurora, Colorado (the same city where a mass murderer killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a packed movie theater in July 2012), the teen walked away with nothing but a citation.

But when a 22-year-old black kid named John Crawford picked up a mere BB gun in a Walmart store in Dayton, Ohio last week, customers called the police, who then shot and killed him.

Here lies a racial disparity that’s difficult for honest people to ignore. How can black people openly carry a real gun when we can’t even pick up a BB gun in a store without arousing suspicion? The answer in America is that the Second Amendment doesn’t really apply to black people.

"

— Keith Boykin, "Does the Second Amendment Only Apply to White People?" (via holygoddamnshitballs)

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comfortably-numb:

genderpunk-dragon:

bandersnatchery:

"Vancouver School Board Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronouns"

"Students and teachers in Vancouver can now use the gender-neutral pronouns "xe," "xem," and "xyr." The move is designed to accommodate students for whom "he" and "she" does not fit or is deemed inappropriate…
"The newly coined pronouns — xe, xem, and xyr — are pronounced to rhyme with the genderless plurals "they," "them," and "their," and all starting with the "z" sound. So phonetically speaking, they’re pronounced "zey, "zem", and "zare.""

(Source: io9)
Click here to read the full article.

the article doesn’t do the issue justice.
the issue regarded policy change, where the vancouver school board’s (VSB) LGBTQ+ advisory committee re-wrote existing policy to protect staff and students falling on the queer and trans spectrums. 
the policy revision includes
-they/them/their and non-traditional pronouns being recognized by the school system
-required used of preferred names and pronouns by all staff and students
-preferred names/pronouns on all school records
-gender-accesible washrooms and change rooms available to those who require them
-disciplinary action taken against those who act in a discriminatory or hateful manner towards students, staff, and families falling on the queer and trans spectrums
—————-
the consultation was the longest ever done by the VSB, with over 120 speakers spread across 3 meetings. 
the process also resulting in two school board trustees being ejected form their party’s caucus, due their discriminatory actions and arguments. 
these are links to stories by vancouver media about the issue
CBC
metro news
global BC
huffington post

effing canada. god, i love you!

comfortably-numb:

genderpunk-dragon:

bandersnatchery:

"Vancouver School Board Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronouns"

"Students and teachers in Vancouver can now use the gender-neutral pronouns "xe," "xem," and "xyr." The move is designed to accommodate students for whom "he" and "she" does not fit or is deemed inappropriate…

"The newly coined pronouns — xe, xem, and xyr — are pronounced to rhyme with the genderless plurals "they," "them," and "their," and all starting with the "z" sound. So phonetically speaking, they’re pronounced "zey, "zem", and "zare.""

(Source: io9)

Click here to read the full article.

the article doesn’t do the issue justice.

the issue regarded policy change, where the vancouver school board’s (VSB) LGBTQ+ advisory committee re-wrote existing policy to protect staff and students falling on the queer and trans spectrums. 

the policy revision includes

-they/them/their and non-traditional pronouns being recognized by the school system

-required used of preferred names and pronouns by all staff and students

-preferred names/pronouns on all school records

-gender-accesible washrooms and change rooms available to those who require them

-disciplinary action taken against those who act in a discriminatory or hateful manner towards students, staff, and families falling on the queer and trans spectrums

—————-

the consultation was the longest ever done by the VSB, with over 120 speakers spread across 3 meetings. 

the process also resulting in two school board trustees being ejected form their party’s caucus, due their discriminatory actions and arguments. 

these are links to stories by vancouver media about the issue

CBC

metro news

global BC

huffington post

effing canada. god, i love you!

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yourpersonalcheerleader:

Reject the notion that you are supposed to be at a certain place by now.

Don’t measure yourself to some colloquial set of social constructions. 

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tashabilities:

marlenamouse:

geekscoutcookies:

luvyourselfsomeesteem:

tidiness:

after reblogging this i opened up a card my great aunt gave me it has money in it

It could be a complete coincidence but I reblogged this yesterday and toda I fouund $40 at the fruit makeeh


Well why not

HEY

tashabilities:

marlenamouse:

geekscoutcookies:

luvyourselfsomeesteem:

tidiness:

after reblogging this i opened up a card my great aunt gave me it has money in it

It could be a complete coincidence but I reblogged this yesterday and toda I fouund $40 at the fruit makeeh

Well why not

HEY

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nubbsgalore:

"evolution is written on the wings of butterflies." - charles darwin

photos from the sensational butterflies exhibit at london’s natural history museum, open until september 14, taken by (click pic) jonathan hordle, alastair grant, geoff pugh, luke macgregor, peter macdiarmid and leon neal.

according to the european environment agency, populations of europe’s grassland butterflies declined by almost fifty percent between 1990 and 2011.

“if the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.” - albert einsein. (bees, butterflies — chose your proxy indicator).

(via mentalalchemy)

BREAKING: #Ferguson @ShaunKing: City Council confirms Darren Wilson is still being paid and will continue to be paid indefinitely.

thepoliticalfreakshow:

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blqsucculents:

enterlectualshawty:

justice4mikebrown:

what the fuck

Jesus Christ.

i’m disgusted that i’m not surprised by this

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lacigreen:

thephotogfeminist:

burningbells:

imageIf you need Plan B, here’s a printable $10 off coupon. 

It doesn’t expire either! It’s a continual offer

HELPFUL THING

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beautiful-ambition:

femburton:

Us <3

They were always my faves 😍

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dynastylnoire:

stayxsvckaxfree:

From the Strolling Series by Cecile Emeke

free condoms; pay for tampons, typecasting, “selling out”, rape culture & more

I love this series, and everything she said completely resonated with me, especially when she talked about how black men (#FakeDeeps, as Cecile cleverly put it) contribute to sexism towards black women. I think it’s important that feminism places women as central to the cause, and I loved how she spoke from her who point of view as a black women. 

The Filmaker’s Info 

Website: cecileemeke.com
Vimeo: vimeo.com/cecileemeke
FB: facebook.com/cecileemeke
Tumblr: cecileemeke.tumblr.com
Instagram: @cecileemeke
Twitter: @cecileemeke

exposing the ankhs

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darvinasafo:

This is how it’s done.
Remember this on September 8th for the upcoming BLACKOUT…

darvinasafo:

This is how it’s done.

Remember this on September 8th for the upcoming BLACKOUT…

(via queerboiswag)

bourgeoisboobear:

soloasianxx:

😍

lookin like a future bae

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strugglingtobeheard:

Dascha Polanco at the Tracy Reese Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

My heart started beating faster

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