Flailing Her Puerto Rican Ponytail

My ponytail will cut you.
mothras-gay-dad:

tranqualizer:

[image description: photo of the Spencer family, with Sarah and Michael in the center and their two children at their side.]
Donate: Spencer Family In Crisis
Our beloved friend, Sarah Myles Spencer, is in need of the help of a faithful and loving community. 
Sarah suffers from several autoimmune disorders, including iritis, arthritis, interstitial cystitis, and has tested positive for the autoimmune gene that is present when a person has lupus (though no formal lupus diagnosis has been given yet).  She also has glaucoma that she developed from steroid treatments, lyme disease, chronic depression and anxiety disorder, trigeminal neuralgia, and mild PTSD.  She was the primary caretaker of her father in 2010, and when he died, she and her husband Michael took on all of that medical debt as well. 
Her family has been paying all of this medical debt off diligently, but are currently in a situation without income or insurance.  Sarah has had to put her own health (which would normally require her to see 4-5 specialists a month) on the back burner in the face of an impossible choice: groceries or medical care? 
No family should have to choose between feeding their children and maintaining their health.  
Because of the host of autoimmune deficiencies, Sarah has now developed pneumonia, for which she has been to the hospital several times in the last month. 
Michael lost his job in a confusing and infuriating situation involving racial targeting by his direct supervisor in the Fall, and has been forced to take several lower-paying jobs to support his family while working with his union in an attempt to rectify the illegal and horrible mistreatment of him by a company he’d been a top-performer at for over 3 years.  He has been the caretaker through this ordeal, but is currently faced with the burden of juggling the health and well-being of his family with finding work in a floundering economy.  Nothing he has found yet has provided insurance. 
This fundraiser is not only assuaging the burden of so much acquired medical debt, it is allowing a family to feed and clothe themselves while keeping a roof over their heads.  It is giving them some breathing room.  
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please share widely! 
Donate: Spencer Family In Crisis

I hate “needs more notes” additions to things… But if one post really does, its this one.

mothras-gay-dad:

tranqualizer:

[image description: photo of the Spencer family, with Sarah and Michael in the center and their two children at their side.]

Donate: Spencer Family In Crisis

Our beloved friend, Sarah Myles Spencer, is in need of the help of a faithful and loving community. 

Sarah suffers from several autoimmune disorders, including iritis, arthritis, interstitial cystitis, and has tested positive for the autoimmune gene that is present when a person has lupus (though no formal lupus diagnosis has been given yet).  She also has glaucoma that she developed from steroid treatments, lyme disease, chronic depression and anxiety disorder, trigeminal neuralgia, and mild PTSD.  She was the primary caretaker of her father in 2010, and when he died, she and her husband Michael took on all of that medical debt as well. 

Her family has been paying all of this medical debt off diligently, but are currently in a situation without income or insurance.  Sarah has had to put her own health (which would normally require her to see 4-5 specialists a month) on the back burner in the face of an impossible choice: groceries or medical care? 

No family should have to choose between feeding their children and maintaining their health.  

Because of the host of autoimmune deficiencies, Sarah has now developed pneumonia, for which she has been to the hospital several times in the last month. 

Michael lost his job in a confusing and infuriating situation involving racial targeting by his direct supervisor in the Fall, and has been forced to take several lower-paying jobs to support his family while working with his union in an attempt to rectify the illegal and horrible mistreatment of him by a company he’d been a top-performer at for over 3 years.  He has been the caretaker through this ordeal, but is currently faced with the burden of juggling the health and well-being of his family with finding work in a floundering economy.  Nothing he has found yet has provided insurance. 

This fundraiser is not only assuaging the burden of so much acquired medical debt, it is allowing a family to feed and clothe themselves while keeping a roof over their heads.  It is giving them some breathing room.  

please share widely! 

Donate: Spencer Family In Crisis

I hate “needs more notes” additions to things…
But if one post really does, its this one.

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thisfightisntover:

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3.6.14

Aasif Mandvi interviews Fox Business commentator, Todd Wilemon.

"Why are you poor?  Stop being poor.  Be rich like me!" - Fox News commentators, GOP congressmen, and late night informercials on real estate flipping.

"They made that choice to go bare"—Right, because everybody totally wants to live like a hermit and they find it easy to do so without a second thought

"Stop being poor"—GODDAMMIT IT’S NOT THAT EASY. IF IT WERE WE’D HAVE NO POOR PEOPLE

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chiefelk:

Huge News: Occupy Wall St. has officially joined the fight for Native women’s rights. We are so appreciative of them not only sharing the work of Save Wįyąbi Project, but of struggle to get the tribal provisions in the Violence Against Women Act passed.
In other news, the National Congress of American Indians has been working behind the scenes and conceding to Republican demands in VAWA. The lunatic fringe GOP is trying to remove the provisions in the Violence Against Women Act that would allow tribal authorities to prosecute non-Native rapists and domestic abusers. 
So please ignore the the most recent statements made by the National Congress of American Indians regarding the Violence Against Women Act. They are still pandering to the GOP, their most recent press release is to save face. NCAI accomplished zero of their legislative goals last term, and are now trying to act like the voice of Native people in the VAWA fight [Spoiler: NCAI “State of Indian Nations” address is on 2/14 and they need something to present].
Keep going strong, and let your voice be heard - do not let anyone speak on your behalf. Senate votes again this Monday (2/11) so make sure you contact your Senators and tribal leaders and tell them Native American women need S.47 with NO amendments.

chiefelk:

Huge News: Occupy Wall St. has officially joined the fight for Native women’s rights. We are so appreciative of them not only sharing the work of Save Wįyąbi Projectbut of struggle to get the tribal provisions in the Violence Against Women Act passed.

In other news, the National Congress of American Indians has been working behind the scenes and conceding to Republican demands in VAWA. The lunatic fringe GOP is trying to remove the provisions in the Violence Against Women Act that would allow tribal authorities to prosecute non-Native rapists and domestic abusers. 

So please ignore the the most recent statements made by the National Congress of American Indians regarding the Violence Against Women Act. They are still pandering to the GOP, their most recent press release is to save face. NCAI accomplished zero of their legislative goals last term, and are now trying to act like the voice of Native people in the VAWA fight [Spoiler: NCAI “State of Indian Nations” address is on 2/14 and they need something to present].

Keep going strong, and let your voice be heard - do not let anyone speak on your behalf. Senate votes again this Monday (2/11) so make sure you contact your Senators and tribal leaders and tell them Native American women need S.47 with NO amendments.

isumatv:

From the article “Tears and rage for my fallen native sisters”:

Why do some in society see women like me as targets to scoop off the street? Granted, as I did once make the mistake, there are times when we misplace trust and end up in compromising situations. But that doesn’t explain why an estimated 80 women and girls have been plucked off Manitoba streets since the 1920s and killed, raped or murdered – 600 across the country – according to the Native Women’s Association of Canada. Why is the rest of Canada not outraged and hurt by this national tragedy? It is now three years since an RCMP/Winnipeg police task force on the issue was announced. Since then, only one case has been solved and three more women have been murdered.

isumatv:

From the article “Tears and rage for my fallen native sisters”:

Why do some in society see women like me as targets to scoop off the street? Granted, as I did once make the mistake, there are times when we misplace trust and end up in compromising situations. But that doesn’t explain why an estimated 80 women and girls have been plucked off Manitoba streets since the 1920s and killed, raped or murdered – 600 across the country – according to the Native Women’s Association of Canada. Why is the rest of Canada not outraged and hurt by this national tragedy? It is now three years since an RCMP/Winnipeg police task force on the issue was announced. Since then, only one case has been solved and three more women have been murdered.

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An Open Letter to Eve Ensler

chiefelk:

Dear Eve Ensler,

I want to start off by saying thank you. I appreciate the time you took to reach out to me, because I know you’re incredibly busy. I know there are much more important people in this world than myself, so I appreciate you engaging in dialogue with me and my colleague Kelleigh…

Click here to support MtF Gender surgery by Alyssa Audrey Taylor

cosplayingwhiletrans:

strugglingtobeheard:

As a MtF transgender woman, it is very important for me to have this surgery. However I cannot pay for it. The cost of blood tests, hormones, and medical visits and college are all consuming all the money I make. If you could help this college student out, I would really appreciate it. This is the one of the final major steps that I need to complete my transition- if you could help, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
my cousin posted this on his facebook and she has only been donated $5 so I thought I should boost. please reblog, donate, or boost if you can. raising that money isn’t easy and she needs help!

Not cosplay related, but I think signal boosting here would be a good idea.

-Mod S

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Most of the characters in my fantasy and far-future science fiction books are not white. They’re mixed; they’re rainbow. In my first big science fiction novel, The Left Hand of Darkness, the only person from Earth is a black man, and everybody else in the book is Inuit (or Tibetan) brown. In the two fantasy novels the miniseries is ‘based on,’ everybody is brown or copper-red or black, except the Kargish people in the East and their descendants in the Archipelago, who are white, with fair or dark hair. The central character Tenar, a Karg, is a white brunette. Ged, an Archipelagan, is red-brown. His friend, Vetch, is black. In the [Sci Fi Channel] miniseries, Tenar is played by Smallville’s Kristin Kreuk, the only person in the miniseries who looks at all Asian. Ged and Vetch are white.

My color scheme was conscious and deliberate from the start. I didn’t see why everybody in science fiction had to be a honky named Bob or Joe or Bill. I didn’t see why everybody in heroic fantasy had to be white (and why all the leading women had ‘violet eyes’). It didn’t even make sense. Whites are a minority on Earth now—why wouldn’t they still be either a minority, or just swallowed up in the larger colored gene pool, in the future? […]

I think it is possible that some readers never even notice what color the people in the story are. Don’t notice, don’t care. Whites of course have the privilege of not caring, of being ‘colorblind.’ Nobody else does.

I have heard, not often, but very memorably, from readers of color who told me that the Earthsea books were the only books in the genre that they felt included in—and how much this meant to them, particularly as adolescents, when they’d found nothing to read in fantasy and science fiction except the adventures of white people in white worlds. Those letters have been a tremendous reward and true joy to me.

So far no reader of color has told me I ought to butt out, or that I got the ethnicity wrong. When they do, I’ll listen. As an anthropologist’s daughter, I am intensely conscious of the risk of cultural or ethnic imperialism—a white writer speaking for nonwhite people, co-opting their voice, an act of extreme arrogance. In a totally invented fantasy world, or in a far-future science fiction setting, in the rainbow world we can imagine, this risk is mitigated. That’s the beauty of science fiction and fantasy—freedom of invention.

But with all freedom comes responsibility. Which is something these filmmakers seem not to understand.

drakefanclub:

"THERE ARE CHILDREN ON THIS TRAIN"

Oh I miss my city

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NYPD beat Muslim teens, rip off hijabs

gelopanda:

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

A disturbing story emerged out of the Bronx on Thursday. Two Muslim sisters, Lamis Chapman and Khalia Wilson, aged 12 and 14 respectively, told the New York Daily News that they were thrown to the ground, put in chokeholds, and had their hijabs violently torn off by members of the NYPD, for a reason that remains unclear.

Chapman and Wilson said they were playing handball around 9:30 pm in the park near their home in the Lester Patterson Houses in Mott Haven, the Bronx, when police approached them and asked them to leave, as the park was closed.

The girls recounted that the cops followed them out of the park, and one grabbed Wilson from behind, putting her in a chokehold and wrestling her to the ground. “They said they asked for ID. I didn’t hear them,” reported Wilson. When her sister protested, she was also thrown to the ground, and both sisters’ headscarves were ripped off.

"I kept saying, ‘I’m 14! What are you doing? We’re not bad kids,’" explained Wilson.

When their 15-year-old brother, Shytike Wilson, saw the police assaulting his younger sisters from a window, he ran to their aid. “I asked them why my sisters were in handcuffs,” he said, when the police, “charged me, picked me up, and slammed me on the floor.”

An 18-year-old college student, Jonathan Harris, became involved when he heard the girls screaming and ran to the park to help. He told the cops to leave the teens alone and took out his cell phone to record the incident, but was also subjected to police abuse.

In the bx?
Ugh smfh

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Democracy has become Empire’s euphemism for neo-liberal capitalism.

—Arundhati Roy, An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire (via khilaaf)

Letbus think of this in the context of the Latino Rebels post I was asked to comment on

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