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dailycrystalreeds:


Has Melbourne got the best coffee in the world?@crystalreed313 certainly thinks so. [x]

dailycrystalreeds:

Has Melbourne got the best coffee in the world?@crystalreed313 certainly thinks so. [x]

gokuma:

mad-lynn:

fuzzytek:

The backlog of rape kits has put justice on hold for a lot of people. Back in 2009, more than 11,000 untested kits were found in a Detroit Police Department storage facility. Some were more than 25 years old.

Mariska Hargitay speaks on some of the issues surrounding the rape kit backlog in Detroit, Michigan. #endthebacklog (x)

It costs between $1,000 – $1,500 to test every single rape kit. There are over 10,000 kits left in Detroit’s rape kit backlog. Your donation can go directly to testing them. Donate to the Detroit Crime Commission’s backlog initiative by clicking here.

I am pretty explicitly anti-police in every respect. But I support Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy and her push to catalogue the egregious backlog of unprocessed rape kits in Detroit. 

Her work has already identified countless serial rapists in southeast Michigan, and will continue to identify these rapist pieces of shit as she moves forward.

Who cares if this process leads to conviction or not. Just give us the list. We can take care of the rest.

"After Detroit tested the first 10% of its backlogged kits, authorities were able to link cases to 46 serial rapists." (x)

Just think about it: 46 serial rapists. And the evidence against them was out there, all the time, in those backlogged kits. And that’s just 10% of them

I think it’s worth linking again to the donation page. 100% of your donation goes towards processing rape kits and prosecuting the cases they turn up. This shit takes money, and we know how hard it is to get money for stuff like this.

(Source: finding-our-power)

It is difficult to be sat on all day, every day, by some other creature, without forming an opinion on them.

On the other hand, it is perfectly possible to sit all day, every day, on top of another creature and not have the slightest thought about them whatsoever.

Douglas Adams

this quote was literally in my sociology book 

(via marinashutup)

greenseer:

A fun thing to do when people accuse you of “thinking people should just have stuff HANDED TO THEM! ! !” Is to just cold be like yes. I absolutely do believe that. I think every single person should have their needs met unconditionally without ever having to prove that they “deserve” it based on arbitrary criteria of usefulness. You got me. Busted.

norsegays:

astrolope:

People being angry about ~dem gays~ on Target’s Facebook.

I just want to give my two cents on this and tell you a story.

A couple weeks ago, I was hired at Target. I have a job at Target. Not a big deal right?

It is a big deal because i’m a transman

It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that it’s hard for me, my brothers, and sisters to get a job. There are legal restraints regarding the job and if you don’t pass, it’s hard to be taken seriously at a job interview.

Right on the application, it asks what your preferred name is. It also asks if there is anything that target should know. I put the fact that I am a transman, expecting not to get a call because usually when you put that down, people will throw out the application. I got TWO interviews.

At the interview, they asked me about it. I told them I am on hormones and they told me that they didn’t care. Not in the sense that they don’t emotionally care, but that it didn’t matter. I was male and that’s all that mattered. They also told me that they give sex same couples benefits in states that do not recognize them as a married couple.

At my job orientation, I was not misgendered once. Even my supervisors who weren’t sure of my gender avoided pronoun use, which I found only happens when you’ve had pronoun training. They gave me a name tag with my preferred name and didn’t ask questions. I felt safe and respected, which is huge for a trans* person.

TLDR: Target is amazing not just for the LGB, but also the T. Shop there for the rest of your life.

smartgirlsattheparty:

wendywleeillustration:

one step at a time

Whatcha reaching for today, smart girls?

This is cool for what it is, but it also made me wonder how long it would take to climb a ladder to the moon, assuming one could exist.

Assuming the person is 1.5m tall, and you average a modest pace of 1 rung per second, it would take you just over a billion seconds, or 32 years of climbing non-stop.

The moon is pretty far away, y’all.

But maybe that works for the metaphor.  There are dreams that are far away, that might take 32 years of hard work to achieve, and you have to take them one step at a time.  But if that’s your dream, get at it, make it happen.

smartgirlsattheparty:

wendywleeillustration:

one step at a time

Whatcha reaching for today, smart girls?

This is cool for what it is, but it also made me wonder how long it would take to climb a ladder to the moon, assuming one could exist.

Assuming the person is 1.5m tall, and you average a modest pace of 1 rung per second, it would take you just over a billion seconds, or 32 years of climbing non-stop.

The moon is pretty far away, y’all.

But maybe that works for the metaphor. There are dreams that are far away, that might take 32 years of hard work to achieve, and you have to take them one step at a time. But if that’s your dream, get at it, make it happen.

kayleyhyde:


kateoplis:

I still work.

We all know that feeling, vending machine

kayleyhyde:

kateoplis:

I still work.

We all know that feeling, vending machine

wanderingtyrant:

hey kids, here’s a fun tip!

if you ever feel discriminated against because you’re cisgender or heterosexual, just try closing your computer, getting up, and walking out your front door! now you can feel free to be your gender or sexuality without having to worry about being called names because everyone is just like you!

this has been the children’s fun fact science corner

beatonna:

Here is a sketch comic I made called Ducks, in five parts.
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008.  It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there.  It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them.  A larger work gets talked about from time to time.  It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories.  Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans.  Thank you for taking the time to read it.
-Kate

I read this as she was posting it, and man.  This story is important, and Kate Beaton is good people.  Read it, listen to it, absorb it.

beatonna:

Here is a sketch comic I made called Ducks, in five parts.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008.  It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there.  It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them.  A larger work gets talked about from time to time.  It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories.  Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans.  Thank you for taking the time to read it.

-Kate

I read this as she was posting it, and man. This story is important, and Kate Beaton is good people. Read it, listen to it, absorb it.