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jazminbunninsfw:

constant-continuum:

drakewinzz:

dolliecrave:

Pass this on Tumblr

This is actually pretty important

very important information

This needs to be seen more. Rape needs to flat out stop, but until then victims need to know there’s support for them.

jazminbunninsfw:

constant-continuum:

drakewinzz:

dolliecrave:

Pass this on Tumblr

This is actually pretty important

very important information

This needs to be seen more. Rape needs to flat out stop, but until then victims need to know there’s support for them.

(via joshpeck)

White man in Dallas shoots 8-year-old black boy in the face as he plays ‘tag’

An 8-year-old African-American boy in Texas is struggling to recover after being shot in the face by a 46-year-old white man, but authorities have not been able to determine a motive.

Dallas police said that Donald Maiden Jr., who had just celebrated his 8th birthday on Sunday, was playing tag outside his apartment complex on Tuesday. According to his grandmother, Maiden ran inside to get some toys and was shot as came back outside.

Witnesses told police that 46-year-old Brian Cloninger had been seen waiving a handgun at people prior to the shooting, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Police reports said that Cloninger was seen standing beside his pickup truck as the boy was bleeding, and a witness asked him if he shot the boy.

“Yes I shot that kid,” Cloninger reportedly said.

Maiden’s mother, Latamarin Locklin, recalled the aftermath of the shooting to KTVT on Thursday.

“When he ran in I just screamed,” she said. “His mouth was just hanging off and it was just a big hole… I just threw him on the couch and laid him in my arms and put pressure on his mouth with the towel.”

Locklin couldn’t understand why anyone would shoot her child “out of the blue.”

Maiden was in critical but stable condition as of Thursday. He still needed a breathing tube and had a plate in his jaw. He he could wink and nod to communicate, but could not talk. The boy was expected to have more surgeries after swelling from the most-recent surgeries goes down.

Cloninger was charged with injury to a child, and was being held $2.2 million dollar bond.

Take notes “charged with injury to a child” rather than attempted murder.

(via mydrunkkitchen)

asvpnerd:

please signal boost this and spread actual facts about the virus

asvpnerd:

please signal boost this and spread actual facts about the virus

(Source: rakugaki-otoko, via perks-of-being-chinese)

There are few things that make me more nervous than realizing ten minutes into class that your phone is on full volume and there’s no way you can get away with turning the sound off.

queervashti:

I feel like this happens once a month at our clinics… Scheduling 11 year old girls is not uncommon.

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octoberrainfall252:

Not taking any chances

octoberrainfall252:

Not taking any chances

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tehjennismightier:

Historian and Feminist Scholar Gerda Lerner

Please read her books, they are excellent.

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl, via joshpeck)

uncutcolombiancoke:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

BREAKING: Peaceful Protesters In Ferguson MO Get Pummeled By Police Officers After Their Chief Marched With Protesters

  • I think the PD is aggressively attacking protestors because they assume & no longer gives a damn
  • Chief Jackson did this. His officers did this. Women were attacked. He said he was marching with us. Lies..he set us up
  • And Chief Jackson didn’t do ANYTHING to stop the attacks and mayhem. DID NOTHING!
  • LOTS of cops out right now. A short clash with the police after arrests were made. Live Feed Here:

Fuck the police.  Seriously.  All this to protect a murderer.

(via mydrunkkitchen)

Anonymous said: bitch what the fuck did ghandi do like why would you even create a post like that

alaelia:

witchyqueer:

alaelia:

i didnt make it i only reblogged it from a friend who pointed it out.

  • Gandhi boasted of the incident in his writings, pushing the message to all Indians that women should carry responsibility for sexual attacks upon them.”
  • Gandhi believed Indian women who were raped lost their value as human beings.”
  • He argued that fathers could be justified in killing daughters who had been sexually assaulted for the sake of family and community honour. “
  • Incest. “He took to sleeping with naked young women, including his own great-niece, in order to “test” his commitment to celibacy.”

he wasn’t a saint.

it would b cool if someone could source this shit

  • one (misogynist, rape defending, incest
  • two (anti black)
  • three (racism)
  • four (rape)
  • five and six (anti semitic)
  • seven (sexually exploited women)

he also would sleep naked with young girls, usually 12 years old or under, one of them related to him by blood, to test if he would want to have sex with them or not. theres a lot of questions surrounding whether he ever did have sex/rape any of them but i have no solid evidence proving those statements.

manasaysay:

rabbrakha:

Parineeti Chopra responds to a male reporter who claims to know nothing about periods (menstrual cycle). [X]

SO IMPORTANT.

I started my period when I was 10 years old. But we didn’t tell my grandma for three years because she subscribed to the “old traditions”, where a woman on her period could not enter the house, not even to bathe. Where she had to sit outside in front of the house (where the whole village could be witness to her shame and isolation) for the entire duration.

My friend started her period unexpectedly while we were at our local temple (in America) for dance class. Asking around if any of the parents had pads (all of them apologized and acted like adults about it), I thought surely the front office has a first aid kit. Don’t they have pads? When we asked, not only did they not have any, when one of the women gave one from her purse, the head secretary told us “There are men who need to use the first-aid kit, ya? So we don’t keep period things there.” Not even ibuprofen (which has so many more uses than period pain).

There are girls in India and Nepal (and other places, but I just read an in-depth piece about the situations in Nepal) who have to go to the “period hut” when their period comes and not leave until its over. They can’t wash and dry their cloth pads in the daylight, so they do it at night when the pads won’t dry properly before their next use, making them vulnerable to infection.

It is incredibly important, especially in India, to break the taboo surrounding periods. Break the secrecy around an event that happens to almost every woman, every month for literally half of her lifetime. Break the hiding, break the cover-up, break the SHAME.

Just break EVERYTHING. So little girls can go to school every day of every month without feeling ashamed. So women can work every day of every month to provide for their families without being glared at. So single fathers can confidently take care of their daughters’ health. So that women can talk about how terrible their period is or isn’t and give each other advice on how to deal with it without looking around to make sure men aren’t listening.
So that Whisper doesn’t have to be called Whisper, it can be called SHOUT. It can be called PROUD. So that we don’t NEED to fucking WHISPER about our bodies and our health.

(Source: baawri, via perks-of-being-chinese)