American Healthcare Is So Bad for Women of Color It May Violate the UN Convention

aimmyarrowshigh:

I am so heartbroken by the convo I just had with my cuz

villainny:

karmaplus:

I Asked my 9 year old cousin Emma if she wanted to be on the phone with me when she watched DW tonight. She’s only allowed to stay up late when DW is on - it’s on an hour later here in Denmark, timezones yo. (she has watched all episodes in the past year and I introduced her yay!)

But her response broke my heart:

"no he’s making fun of Clara. She’s not fat, mom says. He’s not nice. I don’t like it anymore."

Her mom then told me Emma had asked her if ‘she was big and had big hips? and if the doctor wouldn’t like her either?’

Her mom said “but the doctor loves Clara!”

she then simply responded “no, that’s not how you treat friends. I would be told off in school if I did that.”

and that’s basically all  have to say. My almost 9 year old’s biggest hero has made her feel fat. Please, Moffat, can’t you write one single episode without making sexist jokes. Please. Please.

Quitting Doctor Who was the best decision 

I also just can’t help but thinking of all the fat girls out there watching DW who are normalizing this, who are thinking that “okay, if a guy supposedly loves me, then it’s okay if he makes jokes and disparaging remarks about my body, because he loves me and I should feel lucky just to be chosen.”

I’m just thinking of the kids who will that that 9-year-old’s good senses and instincts scraped out of them by the time they’re teenagers.

Seriously, OP, you tell your niece to never distrust herself when it comes to things like these. You tell her that she’s right. And that if something feels mean and cruel and bad, she is a freaking champ for knowing that and saying so. Nurture that in her. Any girl who can make it to adulthood with that inner compass still intact is a miracle. 

God, could Moffat make it any clearer that he despises any children that aren’t white middle to upper class boys? 

44 days, 17 hours since Mike Brown was killed.

hasdarrenwilsonbeenarrestedyet:

106 more days until Grand Jury deadline.

pissdracula:

pissdracula:

it is very important that you do not tag pictures of me with “body image” because that’s pretty shitty and rude to me and really triggering. if you gotta tag for something, which is honestly reasonable, why not tag “bodies” so you don’t imply that my marginalized body is inherently triggering

"body image" is something that should be used to tag discussions about body image, NOT to label marginalized bodies as hurtful

43 days, 18 hours since Mike Brown was killed.

hasdarrenwilsonbeenarrestedyet:

@ShaunKing exposes Ferguson PD lie about distance from SUV

Huffington Post contrasts how the media treats white suspects and killers better than black victims.

107 more days until Grand Jury deadline.

Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me why some people write descriptions of the image under photo posts? — Asked by brumblebear Asked by brumblebear portrait

The descriptions are there to make the post accessible to people with visual disabilities who use screen readers.

the-goddamazon:

piscestoo:

petition for Taraji P Henson, Lucy Liu, Kerry Washington, Nicole Beharie and Rutina Wesley play either a coven of modern day witches or a team of deadly bad ass assassins.  either scenario would work for me tbqh

Or deadly badass assassins who are witches.

SOMEBODY MAKE THIS A TV SHOW RIGHT NOW. I’M NOT FUCKING AROUND. RIGHT NOW. TV SHOW. MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Can someone explain to me

vivalaevolucion:

How Trayvon Martin can be killed for walking back to his crib for wearing a hoodie, but 200-300 white kids can break into a black Ex- NFL players vacation home and cause $20,000+, and none of them get arrested? On the contrary, the parents of said kids threaten to sue him for posting the pictures that their kids posted on twitter and IG? That is the America we live in. Marinate on that.

42 days, 8 hours since Mike Brown was killed.

hasdarrenwilsonbeenarrestedyet:

@ShaunKing exposes Ferguson PD lie about distance from SUV

Huffington Post contrasts how the media treats white suspects and killers better than black victims.

109 more days until Grand Jury deadline.

boycott all non-organic food

white male leftist who’s never gone hungry/lived off of food stamps his entire life (via aloofshahbanou)

I hate it when people politicize food consumption

Hate it

Like you never had only $20 in your bank account and could only afford to eat Kraft for a week man

Shut the fuck up. 

I understand that Monsanto is the devil and I hate them and I hate monoculture agriculture too

But don’t penalize the people who don’t have the means to make a ~*~ideological lifestyle~*~ out of their food choices

(via sweetjosephine)

Feeling this so much lately. Recognize people’s economic realities.

(via youbestnotmiss)

Recognize people’s economic realities.

YES. (via mirandaadria)

[Image: A screenshot of a an article entitled: “Two Tampa teens found dead, tied together, on road in Jacksonville.” Then there are two portraits of two lovely Black women. Tjhisha Ball on the left and Angelia Mangum on the right.]

peechingtonmariejust:

vaganja:

atira-patrice:

thahalfrican:

postracialcomments:

The bodies of two Tampa teenagers were discovered Thursday morning on a roadside in Duval County.
Angelia Mangum, 19, and Tjhisha Ball, 18, were found about 1 a.m., according to law enforcement. A witness told Jacksonville news station WJAX the teenagers were bound with zip ties and lying on top of one another.
"Two witnesses were driving by and they saw bodies and they called 911," Sgt. T.K. Waters told news station WJXT.
Officers were dispatched to Sisson Drive, near the intersection of Main Street North and Clark Road.
Investigators suspect foul play and are trying to determine the causes of death.
"They were in an area where they would have been noticed, so I think it was fairly recently since they’d been left there,” Waters also told WJXT.
A medical examiner has taken the bodies to determine the cause of death.
"I just don’t understand what happened," Ball’s sister, Crystal Moore, said.
According to Moore, both women had been living in the Jacksonville area off and on for approximately a year and a half.
"I feel like sometimes that I failed," Ball’s mother, Jerlean Moore, said. "What could I have done? What could I have taught her better? It hurts…it really hurts."
It’s a pain that’s only worsened by the fact that no one has been caught.

:(

jesus..

let’s care just as much about black girls being murdered as we do about black boys. signal boost.

Not sure why the OP redacted information about both being strippers. This isn’t just about murdered Black women, it’s about violence against sex workers who are Black women.

Please care just as much about Black women who are sex workers as anyone else.

desidere:

bellahugo:

ratchetmelancholy:

White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective. 

please let them know.

white privilege is your history being taught as a core class, and mine being banned because it would promote "the overthrow of the U.S. government, foster racial resentment, and advocate ethnic solidarity."

Calling Fellow Fatties

Right now I’m having tremendous pain and mobility issues because of my back. I still don’t even know what the problem is. I just know if I walk more than a certain amount, my back starts to hurt and tighten up progressively until I have bad balance, I am shaking, sweating, and have to take smaller and smaller steps until I can’t. 

Sitting and laying down are fine. This is only a problem with standing or walking. 

I have had very, very bad luck with the most recent doctor. He zoned in on my weight, kept repeating that I needed to “take off the weight and exercise”. His suggestions were to exercise in a pool and use a treadmill, exercise bike, or elliptical trainer. He did not address any of my concerns that those things are not feasible for me right now because of the pain that eventually restricts all movement if I push too hard.

When I asked how to cope with the pain and the inability to move, he said: “you need to normalize your pain” and “make it part of your every day life”.

I was wondering if anyone else who’d been in this kind of situation had any ideas about what to do as far as mobility limitations and pain relief. Has anyone found that any kind of back brace or a cane works? Or any kind of natural remedies or anything else?

I’m just really getting desperate and it is affecting my health in such a way that I am fighting hard against urges to self-harm and/or commit suicide because I am terrified of never being free of this pain, of never being able to get any mobility back.

So anything anyone has, that would be just great.

[Image: A tweet from the account of fictional character Will McAvoy. It reads: “Funds from a pro-Darren Wilson t-shirt went in part to Backstoppers, whose Vice President is Robert P. McCulloch, the prosecuting attorney.”]
odinsblog:

#Bob McCulloch is the Ferguson prosecutor in charge of the grand jury “investigating” 😒 his new bff Darren Wilson
#This is what institutional racism, White privilege and a police cover up (all rolled into one) looks like in 2k14

[Image: A tweet from the account of fictional character Will McAvoy. It reads: “Funds from a pro-Darren Wilson t-shirt went in part to Backstoppers, whose Vice President is Robert P. McCulloch, the prosecuting attorney.”]

odinsblog:

#Bob McCulloch is the Ferguson prosecutor in charge of the grand jury “investigating” 😒 his new bff Darren Wilson

#This is what institutional racism, White privilege and a police cover up (all rolled into one) looks like in 2k14

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raresenses:

femtoxic:

-imaginarythoughts-:

land-of-propaganda:

Shaun King exposes Ferguson PD lie about distance from SUV

Click here to watch the video

This needs to be brought to attention IMMEDIATELY!!!!!

I don’t even understand what they’re expecting anymore. if they can lie to us to our face and us KNOW the truth, what power do we have , then?

that’s a great question. I wish someone had a viable answer, because I’m losing hope fast and in a hurry.