bansheeandahunter:

False rape accusations are an anomaly.

True rape accusations are a norm.

You’re, quite literally, more likely to be killed by a comet than falsely accused of rape.

(via cognitivedissonance)

Maybe Florida (& the US) should prosecute people based on their actual legal status of child or adult. Wouldn’t that be radical.

A classic argument between lovesick teens and their practical friends. In part 2, lovesick gets dumped and practical bites her tongue.
My middle school friendships in a nutshell.

A classic argument between lovesick teens and their practical friends. In part 2, lovesick gets dumped and practical bites her tongue.

My middle school friendships in a nutshell.

(via robinathefirst)

Well there’s another terrible consensus between the Republicans and Democrats.

blogvader:

Privacy incursions are apparently a travesty, when it’s their hypocritical asses being spied upon.

Don’t vote for the two major parties, people.

“Right now in order to finance United States government, we take in billions of dollars in profits off student loans, but permit billionaires to have enough loopholes that they pay at tax rates that can be lower than those of their secretaries. It’s about values. Where, as a country, do we believe we should make our investments? Follow the money on this. Invest in billionaires or invest in students. Well I want to put my money on students.”
“We go around and around, talking about individual characters and the missteps of particular shows. We wonder why women are too often depicted as nags, flunkies or side salads. We wonder why women often get less to do, have less to say and so often feel the impulse to take off their shirts.”

What it’s like to be a Texan: 

Republicans will fight tooth and nail to avoid minimum wage increases. Can’t inconvenience business owners! God forbid we help people and DECREASE GOVERNMENT SPENDING FOR SNAP BENEFITS - you know, one of the things “fiscal conservatives” want?

dynamicafrica:

Texas Cops Arrest Black Student Filming ‘Speed Traps,’ Hurl Epithet

The 25-year-old student claims officers called her the “Nigerian nightmare” while booking her into jail. 

25-year-old student at the University of Texas at San Antonio was simply filming officers as they pulled over cars along a highway and posting the videos to Facebook. She wrote: “This is where our funding is going, straight into hard police work,” according to KENS 5.

The next thing Abie Kyle Ikhinmwin knew, she was being hauled off to jail last week. And suffering further indignation, the student claims that police referred to her as “Nigerian nightmare” as she was booked.

She was issued two citations at the scene: failure to obey a police officer and impeding traffic. However, she states that she was arrested on a charge of failure to provide identification to a police officer.

The incident occurred when a police officer approached the bus stop where she was filming and asked her to move her bike. After she complied, he reportedly demanded to see her I.D., she said. She was promptly arrested when she refused.

The former intern at the Bexar County district attorney’s office filmed the entire incident on her cellphone.

“You can’t just arrest me for sitting at a bus stop,” Ikhinmwin tells a San Antonio police officer in the video.

“I don’t want to hurt you,” the officer responds. “M’am, you’re going to go to jail, that’s what’s going to happen. You’re already going to jail.”

Despite the video, police offered a different take.

 “I think there was somebody there that certainly seemed to be failing to obey the police officer’s orders,” SAPD Sgt. Javier Salazart explained in the report.

What it’s like to be a Texan:

Ultra-racist cops. Won’t just arrest you for being black, will include fucked up terms likes “Nigerian nightmare” to keep it interesting.

And Abie? Give ‘em hell.

(via thepeoplesrecord)

think-progress:

"The number of unchurched men who will show up will be in direct proportion to the number of guns you give away.”

Kentucky churches are giving away guns to help people discover Jesus. 

Really.

The picture is horrifying.  

equaldex:

The Spread of Marriage Equality: 2000-2014 [GIF]

A GIF made by Mother Jones showing the progress of marriage equality over the past 14 years.

More:

(via LGBTQ Nation)

“If a woman has (the right to abortion), why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t (in most cases) result in anyone’s death.”

A Republican elected official in Maine actually said this. But what war on women? (via whitegirlpolitickin)

What.

(via cognitivedissonance)

PURSUIT OF SEXUAL FREEDOM?!?! If a woman has her right to choose if/when to have a baby, you think a man should get to steal another choice from her? Guess we gotta balance this shit out, right?

This sick fuck should be run out of office.

(via cognitivedissonance)

“Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live. This is the most important legacy of Solomon Northrup. I dedicate this award to all people who have endured slavery and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today.”

Steve McQueen (via sonofafieldnegro)

LOVE that modern-day slavery got mentioned tonight. Every bit of awareness helps!

(via cognitivedissonance)