thatsthat24:

joshpeck:

my hero

Oprah joins the Arena

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punc:

awkwardsituationist:

from girl rising …to consider on international women’s day (and every day thereafter)

equality needs to be a goal that everybody actively works towards.

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areyouwritingthisalldown:

thepeoplesrecord:

Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”

Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.

So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”

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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 

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huffingtonpost:

Jon Stewart’s Priceless Response To Fox News On Ferguson

Jon Stewart is back from vacation, and he’s not wasting any time going after one of his favorite targets: Fox News.

Watch his the full brilliant 10  minute monologue on racism and Ferguson  here. 

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Buhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Just past the mid point of season 4



NBC is making a bold move to expand its audience’s imagination. The network has picked up a single-camera comedy that leans more toward the fantastical than perhaps anything before: It’s about what life would be life if — get ready — your boss had a vagina.

misandry-mermaid:

You would never see an article headlined “Woman Sexually Harassed on Dating Site”.  That would never make the news.  However, when a man gets harassed while pretending to be a woman on a dating site, literally every mediocre news site writes a story about it
It’s almost as if the female experience has to be validated through a man’s eyes in order to be taken seriously or seen as a legitimate issue.
It’s almost like that.

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Rest in Peace, Robin Williams.
July 21st, 1951 - August 11th, 2014

Thank you for bringing joy into my childhood and life with your voice and acting. Thank you for your contagious jokes, your wacky impersonations, and amazing acting. Thank you for making my childhood experience better, and thank you for bringing joy to those even though you battled with your own joy. If only you could have known how much you’ve impacted people. Your life work will live on, and you will never be forgotten. I know I won’t forget you. Thank you for helping me whenever I felt sad and having a film for every mood. Gone, but never forgotten.

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littlest-vegan:

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LOOK AT THE TIMELINE.

and notice how I didn’t respond to any of these.

like all jokes aside this shit is legitimately predatory and creepy and basically why I’m wary/ suspicious/ jaded af around men.

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