kinkyturtle:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Police again force protesters to keep moving or face arrest. 

Vine"We have been very lenient." - officer

September 27th

do not take your eyes off ferguson

millennialau:

Rev Sekou kneeled between protesters and police and prayed, then was thrown into a police vehicle with blood smears all inside of it.

socialjusticekoolaid:

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.29.14): At around 1:30AM CST, the police have released the unjustly arrested protesters. This is still some of the most ridiculous shit I’ve ever seen, but at least folks are back out and headed home to their families. The struggle continues. No justice, no peace! #staywoke #farfromover (PT I) (PT II) (PT III)

Follow the developments live @ Argus LIVESTREAM.

vegan-animallover:

prochoice-or-gtfo:

proudly-pro-choice:

It’s unimaginable and disgusting that this happens to children that don’t even understand what’s happening to them.

-Allie

This girl was lucky to even survive. What a horrible story.
-V

Oh god.

(Source: nixoninajar)

ozzylot:

Yup!
ozzylot:


Massive vaccine cover-up confirmed: Secret documents prove vaccines cause autism By Ethan A. Huff, staff writer, naturalnews.com
(NaturalNews) The ongoing debate over whether or not vaccines cause autism would probably take on an entirely different tone if key information that has been mostly censored from the public was fully brought to light. Hidden documents that have be…

What I’ve been saying. The docs are out there. Searchable. Etc.

Except the links from the article itself bring you to more articles, not these “secret documents,” one of which says:

Some parents boycotted MMR because of a supposed link with autism and bowel disease, following a controversial 1998 study by Dr Andrew Wakefield and colleagues published in the respected medical journal The Lancet.

British medical and Government experts blame Dr Wakefield’s research for sparking a public health scare and say worldwide research has debunked his work.

ozzylot:

Massive vaccine cover-up confirmed: Secret documents prove vaccines cause autism
By Ethan A. Huff, staff writer, naturalnews.com

(NaturalNews) The ongoing debate over whether or not vaccines cause autism would probably take on an entirely different tone if key information that has been mostly censored from the public was fully brought to light. Hidden documents that have be…

What I’ve been saying. The docs are out there. Searchable. Etc.

Except the links from the article itself bring you to more articles, not these “secret documents,” one of which says:

Some parents boycotted MMR because of a supposed link with autism and bowel disease, following a controversial 1998 study by Dr Andrew Wakefield and colleagues published in the respected medical journal The Lancet.

British medical and Government experts blame Dr Wakefield’s research for sparking a public health scare and say worldwide research has debunked his work.

(Source: furldman)

kira-and-babytj:

Artfully explained

kira-and-babytj:

Artfully explained

(Source: hiphoplaboratory)

luvallstuff:

The thing that’s so disgusting about the murders of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Sean Bell etc (a very long list) is that it’s not like we’re trying to figure out who killed them. We know perfectly well. We’re just trying to figure out if that black kid deserved to die. They’re humanity is put on trial, like being a person wasn’t enough. Black people literally have to prove that we’re worthy of living.

mariane-lfod:

This video is not (too) graphic (but still sad) and demonstrates how absurd it is to test on animals.

Stop testing on animals. Go vegan.

(Source: youtube.com)

lgbtqblogs:

Meet the First Trans Man to Win a Gay Games Gold in Powerlifting

Last month, Kinnon MacKinnon became the first out transgender man to take home a gold in powerlifting at the Gay Games.

This was the first time that MacKinnon, a 28-year-old athlete based in Toronto, attended the Games, which is an international gathering of multi-sport events for LGBT athletes. The Gay Games have been held every four years since 1982; this year marked the ninth gathering, held in Cleveland, Ohio.

The 2014 Games’ cultural events and 37 athletic competitions attracted 20,000-25,000 athletes from 51 countries, including two other out transgender athletes: Caradee Tajalle of Guam, who competed in mixed volleyball, and Mason Caminiti of the U.S., who competed in bodybuilding.

"I’m looking forward to representing trans people because I think within the LGBT community, trans people are often left out of the conversation, and remain a vulnerable population within the [already] vulnerable population," MacKinnon told Mississigua News before the competition.

Now that he’s returned home triumphant, The Advocate caught up with an ecstatic MacKinnon via email. Read the interview below and check out photos of MacKinnon in the following pages.

The Advocate: Congratulations on your recent win at the Gay Games! Can you tell us about the competition?
Kinnon MacKinnon: Thank you so much! I want to express big gratitude for all the contest organizers and volunteers, as well as The McClean Clinic for sponsoring me. Dr. Hugh McClean and patient-care coordinator Liz Dezan are huge supporters of trans folks.

It was an incredible experience winning a gold medal for the men’s 75 kilogram weight class. I had been dreaming of competing at the Gay Games since I began entering local powerlifting competitions about two years ago.

What was most memorable about this year’s Gay Games?
It would have to be pulling a 450-pound deadlift — which was, based on my own 158 pounds, 2.85 times my own bodyweight.

It was a very long competition. We arrived at 8:30am and lifted all day. I was deadlifting until 9 p.m. that night. I was physically and mentally exhausted and very much doubted I could pull 450 pounds off the ground. With the support of my fellow athletes and the crowd, I got the personal record I was aiming for!

In your experience, have athletic spaces been accepting of you as a trans man?
I would say that overwhelmingly, yes, I have felt a lot of acceptance. I am on a powerlifting team here in Toronto and I feel a lot of support from my teammates, and from other powerlifters as well. [My trans identity] is not something I announce when I compete, because I am there to focus and do my best, but I am sure that news travels within the powerlifting community.

How did you get into powerlifting?
Well, I had a lot of experience competing in amateur sports up until the age of 19. Not coincidentally, that was also around the time I had come out [as a transgender man]. I became quite inactive for four years, but started getting back into shape and developed a real passion for lifting weights and getting stronger. My competitive itch returned, and so my friend and I decided to give powerlifting a shot. It was such a fun time; I was hooked!

So you’ve been an athlete since you were young?
Growing up, my competitive sports were soccer, highland dancing, freestyle skiing, and snowboarding. My parents were very supportive of my athleticism and I was naturally pretty good at most sports I tried. I have always derived a lot of satisfaction from pushing myself and improving my performance.

“Make no mistake, when school administrators patrol hallways checking out the legs, arms, shoulders and skin of 10- and 11-year-old girls, and micromanaging their appearance, they are objectifying them and encouraging them to self-objectify in the same way that popular media or purity cultures do.”
Soraya Chemaly, School Dress Codes: The Funny-Not-Funny Video You Have to See (via joffi)

(Source: m.huffpost.com)

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Protesters are angry about these strange negotiations to release protesters. What kind of practice is this?

September 28th

otakusapien:

superqueerpasta:

scaredpotter:

how many people would worship and glorify umbridge if she wasn’t a woman and played by a moderately good-looking man 

tragicdesigner444:

nadiezda:

I’ve seen some posts making this guilt trip of how the people who like to dress up as a sugar skull or the Catrina for halloween or whatever is racist and cultural appropriation.

Nah, it’s completely fine, as long as you are not totally ignorant about it or disrespectful.

Sugar skull represents the deceased, in a joyful manner. And the Catrina is just a social critic which became an icon later on for the day of the dead and Mexico. 

It is not offensive to turn this into a costume or an accessory because it already is, so if you want to dress up like sugar skulls on Halloween, do so, but atleast know it’s value.

Be open minded, don’t even hate, and share this rich culture we have with the rest of humanity, chill.

This post is about that eradicating guilt trip and blaming, and turn it into self awareness

Vive y deja vivir de todos modos nosotros festejamos el halloween XD como que no nos queda hacernos los ofendidos LOL