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(Title from "Now Take Flight" by Coyote Grace)

socialismartnature:

'Honor Killings' in the West
While the Western media often depicts Muslim societies like Pakistan as particularly misogynistic, they ignore the fact that in the U.S., for instance, 3 women are killed EVERY DAY by their male partners.

socialismartnature:

'Honor Killings' in the West

While the Western media often depicts Muslim societies like Pakistan as particularly misogynistic, they ignore the fact that in the U.S., for instance, 3 women are killed EVERY DAY by their male partners.

alt-and-black:

therightherr:

Dear White People (x)

tomorrow. 

GO SEE IT. MAKE IT WORTH IT. PROVE THEM WRONG AND GO SEE THIS MOVIE.

emittinghope:

15 year old me would want to be today me, so maybe I’m doing alright.

anarcho-queer:

Minimum Wage Would Be $21.72 If It Kept Pace With Increases In Productivity: Study

The minimum wage should have reached $21.72 an hour in 2012 if it kept up with increases in worker productivity, according to a March study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research. While advancements in technology have increased the amount of goods and services that can be produced in a set amount of time, wages have remained relatively flat, the study points out.

Even if the minimum wage kept up with inflation since it peaked in real value in the late 1960s, low-wage workers should be earning a minimum of $10.52 an hour, according to the study.

Between the end of World War II and the late 1960s, productivity and wages grew steadily. Since the minimum wage peaked in 1968, increases in productivity have outpaced the minimum wage growth.

The current minimum wage stands at $7.25 an hour. In 2011, more than 66 percent of Americans surveyed by the Public Religion Research Institute supported raising this figure to $10.

The last time the federal minimum wage increased was in 2009. Currently observed in 31 states, the federal minimum wage translates to an annual income of about $15,000 a year for someone working 40 hours per week.

forcoloredgirlswhodgaf:

blackfeminism:

intersectionalfeminism101:

It’s important to be able to spot when certain phrases are silencing tactics. The concept of compromise can be used to make minorities look irrational, as if their demands to be treated respectfully are complicated and difficult to agree to.

Such tactics that evoke the same type of doubt in a minority’s claims :

  • Gaslighting. Simple phrases such as “but I’ve never seen that happen,” or “that’s never happened to me” are meant to counter the oppressed’s credibility and make them seem unreliable.
  • Demanding sources for lived experiences. Sometimes it isn’t enough to the oppressors that a person testifies to living through horrible injustices. Facts are demanded to support the oppressed’s experiences, which are dismissed as “anecdotal evidence.” Which leads to the next point:
  • Framing human rights discussions as debates. No one should be able to debate whether or not someone deserves to live peacefully and happily. When oppressors try to engage in “debates” with the oppressed about their situations, the oppressor gets the upper hand, because suddenly the rules of debate apply, and emotions and anecdotal evidence are off limits. The oppressed are forced to discuss their own lives by the oppressor’s rules.

If you have experienced other silencing tactics when discussing racism, sexism, ableism, etc. please share to let others know what and who to be wary of.

i had a guy at a party tell me “you have to see things from both sides” when the other side was that women’s experiences do not exist, patriarchy isn’t real, it’s all imaginary…

Gas lighting often happens when other POC are trying to be cute in front of their white friends.

"To not have your suffering recognized is an almost unbearable form of violence."
— Ai Lankov (via endometriosis)

smgoetter:

I’ve been playing a bunch of the new Tomb Raider game. Lara is made of some very sturdy stuff. 

Well, there will soon be marriage equality in my home state of Arizona and Pima county will issue marriage certificates starting monday. Let’s hope its a snowball effect on to bigger and better policies…like…regular funding for LGBTQIA centers and these things called trans rights.

BREAKING: After six months being captured, the 200+ schoolgirl hostages of Bobo Haram will be released in a ceasefire agreement, says the Nigerian government.

thepoliticalfreakshow:

From : Boko Haram ceasefire includes release of 200+ hostages says Nigerian government

nbcnightlynews:

BREAKING NEWS: Federal judge declares Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional; decision takes effect immediately. With ruling in Arizona, the number of states that permit same-sex marriage is now 31, NBC’s Pete Williams reports.

rnusicality:

fun statistics for adults!
“when I was a kid, I had no help with college tuition, I was hardworking and paid it all myself”
-Annual tuition for Yale, 1970: $2,550
-Annual tuition for Yale, 2014: $45,800
-Minimum Wage, 1970: $1.45
-Minimum Wage, 2014: $7.25
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 1970: 4.8
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 2014: 17.3

kosherqueer:

spoiler alert: neither democrats nor republicans have any interest in the devolution of political power. both exist to represent class interests, and both benefit off the exploitation of marginalized peoples.