I've been living next to you

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allthecanadianpolitics:

Aboriginal women ask Stephen Harper: Am I next?

Am I next?

That’s the question aboriginal women are asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a new online campaign to renew pressure on his government to call a national inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women.

Coming on the heels of Harper’s "sociological phenomenon" blunder, the campaign is the brainchild of Holly Jarrett. She’s the cousin of Loretta Saunders, a 26-year-old Inuit student at Saint Mary’s University who was murdered earlier this year. At the time of her death, Saunders was working on her thesis on murdered and missing aboriginal women.

"She had come through a lot of the same kind of struggles that a lot women affected by colonialism and residential school stuff," Jarrett told PressProgress Friday, a day after  launching the Am I Next campaign.

"We wanted to move it forward for her. She was really passionate about telling her story, to stand up and tell the brutal truth," said Jarrett, an Inuit from the Labrador coast who’s now based in Hamilton, Ont.

After organizing one of the largest petitions at change.org calling on the government to launch a public inquiry into hundreds of missing and murdered aboriginal women, Jarrett decided to launch the Am I Next campaign.

It’s inspired by the Inuktitut word ain, a term of endearment for someone you love in her native language.

Here are some of the faces of the viral campaign:

This is what comes to mind when people try to tell me there is no (or less) racism in Canada. Hundreds of aboriginal and First Nations women are missing, abused, and murdered, and our country and GOVERNMENT doesn’t care. It doesn’t. Indigenous women don’t matter to our government and it’s horrifying.  Please click some of the above mentioned links and learn about these women and this campaign. 

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markdoesstuff:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Today in Solidarity: Protesters gather in Oakland against the Urban Shield conference and police militarization

Ever wonder where cities get all their fancy ideas on how to militarize their police force? It’s not just from the Pentagon— it’s conferences like Urban Shield, that highlight the latest in tactical equipment and practices for suppressing the very people you’re sworn to serve. #staywoke #whodoyouprotect #whodoyouserve 

This is what the Oakland protest was for yesterday.

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lucifersaxon:

calmility:

the fastest word i can type is motherlode

almost 70,000 people get this joke like is a fandom thing or can you all must type motherlode really fast what is going on

NO ONE SAY ANYTHING

i dont get it

I laugh at this because there are people who didn’t realize you could ctrl-c and v that shit

Like you guys actually typed out motherlode each time

Seriously

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Ridley Scott Addresses the Exodus Casting Controversy | /Film

tramampoline:

alienspacebats:

 ” Egypt was – as it is now – a confluence of cultures, as a result of being a crossroads geographically between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. We cast major actors from different ethnicities to reflect this diversity of culture, from Iranians to Spaniards to Arabs. There are many different theories about the ethnicity of the Egyptian people, and we had a lot of discussions about how to best represent the culture. “

aka I’m fucking racist and don’t give a fuck

"I’m sure there are “many different theories about the ethnicity of Egyptian people.” I’ll bet few of the credible ones point to them looking like Christian Bale. Apparently Scott’s idea of “diversity” is casting Australian, American, and British white people."

(Source: popculturebrain)

Filed under racist fuckery this is why I never see anything anymore

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Stupid Story Time

I ended up having to go to Walmart with my mom when I was home visiting my parents.

We walked by a toothbrush display, and I was like, hey I could use a toothbrush, so grabbed the closest one to hand. I went to toss it into the cart, and my mom said:

"That’s a boy toothbrush"

I paused and looked at the toothbrush, expecting to find I had accidentally grabbed a child’s Hot Wheels brush or something. But no, it was an adult brush. A *gasp* blue brush.

"I don’t think toothbrushes are gender specific, mom."

"Why don’t you get a nice colour?"

"Blue is nice"

"You’ll get that one confused with your boyfriend’s"

"Boyfriend’s toothbrush is grey."

She then proceeded to make some feeble argument about the blue brush not MATCHING MY BATHROOM because apparently toothbrushes now have to be colour coordinated with your towels and bathmat.

Filed under gender I love my mom but come on

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guidetodreaming:

This also applies to anxiety (which is often experienced together with depression).

I guess I have a bit of a problem with anything that treats people with mental illnesses as a singular unit who will all respond to things the same way, because these powerpoints always get my back up.

The things you can say are probably a good general guideline, but if you are dealing with people who react badly to any trace of condescension (like me) asking about feelings is only going to result in irritable friend.

People with depression are like any other people - some of us are very open people and some of us are very private. Having some one inquire with any depth about how I’m feeling feels like an invasion of privacy. Having someone ask if I’ve considered certain treatment options feels like an insult (e.g.You think I’m so stupid, it hasn’t occurred to me to try therapy/drugs/etc?)

Anyway just don’t expect the things you can say to work on everybody, we’re not bears. There isn’t some special non-threatening way to approach us. We’re people.

(Source: alwaysworthrecovery)

Filed under I am very irritable it is a symptom of depression so duh

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I really wish all this ice bucket stuff would have generated at least some discussion of euthanasia/right to die. Because very often it is ALS people fighting for that right. Haven’t seen anything at all so far.

Filed under als ice bucket challenge right to die

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somethingwithabeard:

micdotcom:

Broadway is about to get its most important LGBT show yet 

Broadway’s upcoming season features a show that will entirely change the way we talk about lesbians on stage.
Fun Home is a musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel of the same name. It arrives on Broadway in 2015 after a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at the Public Theater. The show, which was nominated for this year’s Pulitzer in Drama, is the most daring, relentless analysis of homosexual identity on the New York stage right now. 
The set-up seems simple enough, but the results are anything but.


FUN HOME MUSICAL

somethingwithabeard:

micdotcom:

Broadway is about to get its most important LGBT show yet 

Broadway’s upcoming season features a show that will entirely change the way we talk about lesbians on stage.

Fun Home is a musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel of the same name. It arrives on Broadway in 2015 after a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at the Public Theater. The show, which was nominated for this year’s Pulitzer in Drama, is the most daring, relentless analysis of homosexual identity on the New York stage right now. 

The set-up seems simple enough, but the results are anything but.

FUN HOME MUSICAL

Filed under neat! fun home alison bechdel

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benedictedcumberbabeof221:

petition for the next companion to not be a white girl in her 20s who crushes on the Doctor 

petition for the next companion to be a grumpy chinese-american grandma who complains about plot-holes and knits the doctor horrific time-travel-themed sweaters to wear when she thinks it’s cold out (most of the time)

reblogging because this is the best idea ever

I was thinking of what it would take to get me interested in Doctor Who again.

This. This would get me interested.

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thebluelip-blondie:

ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

I’m just gonna keep reblogging this because this is truly how white America works. Like people have their weddings on plantations, Blackface was and still is a major source of entertainment and the biggest movie of all time was Gone With the Wind. White America will kill Black people and then smile and laugh and enjoy their day it sickens me that we’re treated this way.

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Filed under this is so disgusting how can they smile and ignore whats right there ferguson