tamorapierce:

holygoddamnshitballs:

Obamacare

Mike Smith, Las Vegas Sun News

Take *that*, Tea Party!

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smartgirlsattheparty:

nikaalexandra:

apparently it’s nineteen fucking twenty

We’ve seen this happen wayyyy too often :(

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  • fanwriter:

    *racebends classic character*

  • white dudes:

    UGH NO CANONICALLY WHITE CHARACTERS MUST BE WHITE FOREVER

  • fanwriter:

    *genderflips classic character*

  • white dudes:

    GENDER ROLES EXIST FOR A REASON NOPE NOPE NOPE

  • fanwriter:

    *creates a queer headcanon*

  • white dudes:

    GROSS WHAT THE FUCK NO HOMO

  • professional writer:

    *creates original narrative featuring prominent female, POC and/or queer characters*

  • white dudes:

    POLITICAL CORRECTNESS MAKES EVERYTHING WORSE, NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUR ISSUES

  • professional writer:

    *tells true story featuring prominent female, POC and/or queer characters*

  • white dudes:

    STOP PUSHING YOUR POLITICAL AGENDA DOWN OUR THROATS

  • feminism:

    *points out the overwhelming number of straight white male protagonists and creators, argues in favour of diversity*

  • white dudes:

    WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU COMPLAINING, IF YOU WANT TO SEE THAT SORT OF THING, JUST MAKE IT YOURSELVES, IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S HARD OR ANYTHING JFC

  • literally everyone:

    ...

centerforinvestigativereporting:

For Vladimiro Carranza Chavez (pictured), a onetime Los Angeles mariachi, joining a ragtag militia to fight against one of Mexico’s most ruthless drug cartels followed a series of tragedies, including the slaying of three of his brothers and his own kidnapping and torture.

Learn more about California’s deep connections to the anti-cartel movement in Michoacán from our new investigation with KQED.

(Photo: Alan Ortega/KQED)

The average prison sentence of men who kill their women partners is 2 to 6 years. Women who kill their male partners are sentenced on average to 15 years. This is despite the fact that 86% of female offenders kill in self-defense, while males are most likely to kill out of possessiveness (82%), abuse (75%) and during arguments (63%). Women are eight times more likely than men to be killed by an intimate partner.

Fact Sheet on Battered Women in Prison

(no stats given for trans people)

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smartgirlsattheparty:

sandookchi:

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Powerful reminders.

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pussyharvest:

jesuswithalacefront:

gadaboutgreen:

scienceyoucanlove:

How many women can you guess? Do you remember/know what each one of them did/discovered?

Once you make your guess, head over to All Science, All the Time to see if you were right:http://ow.ly/pXjrG

Oh wow, that’s AN AWESOME LIST OF WHITE WOMEN SCIENTISTS! But how could you forget:

Asima Chatterjee: The awesome Indian woman who help discover drugs we use to treat cancer, malaria, and epilepsy!

OR

Chien-Shiung Wu: THE FIRST LADY OF PHYSICS?! 

OR WHADDABOUT

Ellen Ochoa: The first Latina in SPACE! AND the First Latina Director of the Johnson Space Center.

Oo, and don’t forget!!

Flossie Wong-Staal: The woman that successfully map HIV and pave the way to prove that HIV causes AIDS. 

GURL!

Mae Jemison: First Black woman IN SPACE!!! And worked the first flight into space after the Challenger Accident.

But don’t stop!

Patricia Bath: The First Black woman doctor awarded a patent for a medical device: a laser that removes cataracts! (Fancy that!)

AND THE BOSSEST!

Shirley Ann Jackson: The first Black woman to earn a PhD from MIT in nuclear physics.

Hot damn! Women of Color in Science!!! 

reblogging solely for the criticisms and shade.

I’m fucking cackling

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crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

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fuckingrapeculture:

[To recommend thrift to the poor is both grotesque and insulting. It is like advising a man who is starving to eat less.

Oscar Wilde (1891)

The Soul of Man Under Socialism]

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