Posted 23 minutes ago

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. 

Posted 25 minutes ago

lancerbuck:

demonic-lionfish:

milliondollarnigga:

magnacarterholygrail:

jayjsupremacy:

phenomenarwhal:

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Posted 25 minutes ago

gaywrites:

Pakistan has its first pro-LGBT children’s book. In February, Pakistani blogger and artist Eiynah ‘Nice Mangos’ created an illustrated blog post called “My Chacha Is Gay,” about a boy named Ahmed and his gay uncle. With the help of a crowdfunding campaign, she raised enough money to publish the post as a children’s book.

“The treatment of LGBTQ people in Pakistan is incredibly unjust, as is the treatment of most minorities, or anyone that doesn’t fit the expected mould,” Eiynah told BuzzFeed in an email. “The concept of LGBTQ rights does not exist in any large-scale mainstream way. People are isolated from family, friends and loved ones over things like this. It’s no way to live… Admittedly we are not as extreme as countries like Iran in our homophobia, but that doesn’t mean the situation is not horrendous. I’m still working on getting “My Chacha Is Gay” into Pakistan, but that is proving to be quite a challenge, not unexpectedly.”

View the whole book at BuzzFeed or order it here. This is seriously beautiful. 

Posted 35 minutes ago
  1. Men's Rights Activists: THIS IS NOT FAIR. MEN HAVE PROBLEMS TOO.
  2. Black Men: We're constantly demonized by mainstream media and are targets of police brutality.
  3. Gay Men: We face discrimination and hatred and are denied marriage and job security.
  4. Trans Men: We are outcasts and are denied medical care, our lives are constantly under threat and our gender is always under scrutiny and policed by others.
  5. Men's Rights Activist: ....
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  9. Men's Right Activist: Y-Yeah, but... a Feminist was mean to me...
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pokemonmasterkimba:

that burn is so bad you’re gonna need a 3 year journey to regain your honor

Posted 3 hours ago

trollbutt:

poeticus:

anxiousbagel:

emotionally manipulative things you should never say to people:

  • "i would kill myself without you"
  • "everyone leaves me, don’t leave me like they did"
  • basically anything that guilts the other person into staying in a relationship with you

this post is important

This forever

Posted 3 hours ago

audio-sexual:

epherites:

afroboheme:

skinnyniggaballin:

flawlessxqueen:

designbydiaspora:

lovelylavenderchild:

darvinasafo:

Y’all believe it now?

You’re fucking kidding me right?

People are suffering to Ebola and America had a way to potentially cure it

AND THEY REFUSE A FUCKING REQUEST?

Does saving lives not mean anything to anyone anymore?

I fucking cant

Who’s really surprised? AMERICA isn’t shit & never will be.

They said it costing too much was part of the issue but I haven’t seen the government have any issue with the billions of dollars they constantly give Israel to do any mother fucking thing they please.

Seriously?! the US ain’t shit

Didn’t they give it to a Spanish patient today

Wtf America

http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2014/08/11/spanish-ebola-patient-gets-experimental-drug

It’s fucking true. They said no to Nigeria. But then ship it right the fuck out to Spain for one patient.

It is so hard to love a country that does not value you/people who look like you.

Posted 3 hours ago

boneycircus:

fauxcyclops:

morelikekanyebest:

only-ronnie:

i will never not reblog this

Dr. Seuss was a racist. He wouldn’t attach his words to an interracial romance. Here are seven racist cartoons he made about Japanese-Americans during WWII.

He also later apologized and wrote Horton Hears a Who! to illustrate his remorse for his previous way of thinking

#crazily enough people can learn and change

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jackunzeldrabblesgalore:

who-yawned:

IF YOU LOVE ANIMATION, YOU WILL LOVE THIS! One of the best edited videos I have EVER seen! The story goes so smoothly and character from your favorite movies make an appearance. The music just goes so well with the whole plot.

Why…why am I close to tears right now? Omg…

Posted 6 hours ago
It is illegal for women to go topless in most cities, yet you can buy a magazine of a woman without her top on at any 7-11 store. So, you can sell breasts, but you cannot wear breasts, in America.

Violet Rose (via c-icatrix)

This is one of my favorite quotes about sexualization/objectification vs autonomy of female bodies bc it’s so succinct

(via platonicsbeforeerotics)

(Source: screamingfemale)

Posted 6 hours ago

my-language-journey:

Here’s a pretty interesting site about Native American languages! You can see videos and hear audio recordings of people speaking different Native languages from all over North America. The Project is dedicated to saving and promoting the learning of Native American languages, and focuses on the importance of keeping them alive. Check it out!

(Source: the-language-journey)

Posted 6 hours ago

kasaneteto:

kasaneteto:

i wonder if any of the technicians who come in my room notice all of the dp shit and that framed picture of elmo and his puppeteer in the corner of my desk

i had to come in and grab them and this tab was open when tnhey were working on the internet again. they probably saw this post. elmo is no longer a secret

Posted 6 hours ago

THE FRIENDZONE

dragonlight:

Alright guys. Here’s my opinion on the friendzone.
It’s not a bad thing.
I’m not going to say it completely doesn’t exist, because, frankly, it does, however it’s not the negative thing a lot of people associate with it…or at least not the REASON they associate negative feelings with it, the way it’s used…alright, I’m getting ahead of myself here.

Let’s start with relationships and people. I…don’t have that much experience with them, honestly. However, they’re caused when two people feel romantic- or sexual- attraction to each other. It could also be that they feel both. Both people put something into the relationship, and each get something out. Whether it’s sexual pleasure, just being in a relationship, or all the little things that come with it, each person should put in, and each should take something out of it. Also, both people should enjoy the relationship, and being in said relationship with the other person.
This enjoyment can and often does fade after a time- this is natural. It can and likely will happen to most people, and can hurt to varying degrees.

And this is where I get into the more ‘friendzone’ area. I’m sure most of you know what this is, though the definition does vary slightly, depending on who you hear it from- the variance usually being between “she put me in the friendzone” and “oh, you’re going to get into the friendzone”
basically being a box you’re dropped in vs. wandering into an area.

The thing that always seemed off to me what that it’s always the person others are pining over that gets to be painted as the villain and/or the bad guy. I’ll also take this moment to say I’m saying person because- although it’s likely a girl has said she’s in the friendzone with another girl/guy or a guy has said he’s in the friendzone with another guy…It seems to MAINLY happen when guys say they’re in the friendzone with a girl. I, personally, have not seen any other girl=>girl girl=>guy or guy=>guy usage, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any. For the rest of this I’ll be using person.

Alright, as i was saying Person A (the person who feels the romantic attraction to Person B) seems to often paint Person B (the person the unrequited attraction is for) as doing something wrong when they turn Person A down.

You’ll often see posts of people claiming that “you don’t know how badly we hurt when you turn us down” or “well, if you’d just give us a chance” or “they won’t go out with me but they go out with that bitch/jerk”

Referring to my earlier, very simplified, description of relationships, both people need to feel an attraction to each other. Both need to put in, and get out of a relationship.

Not everyone will be attracted to someone else, no matter what they do. You could be a god, and there will still be people who wouldn’t be attracted to you. This is because what people find attractive or want a relationship with is different for each person. Yes, of course, there are certain common requirements. Such as being nice, sweet, relatively thoughtful, as well as some level of physical attraction (which can develop with emotional attraction, and doesn’t need to be sexual).

Just because you fulfill these basic requirements doesn’t mean that others are required to start a relationship with you. Just because they LIKE you doesn’t mean they’re required to give you a chance. You both need to want to be in a relationship.

That doesn’t mean that every time someone ‘gives someone a chance’ it won’t work out. But it is the choice of both participants if they start a relationship. Each person has an equal say, and no one person’s choice can outweigh that of another, nor can the other’s outweigh theirs.

When you say someone put you in the friendzone, it’s just another way to say they didn’t want to be in a relationship with you. It’s not a crime, and it’s something you need to accept. You can get a crush on someone else, move on, etc. It might take some time, but it’s possible.

Moving on. Sometimes, people say they’re in the friendzone, when they’re not. I mentally reserve the friendzone for when two people are friends, and one has an attraction to the other as more than a friend, while the other does not reciprocate.

If you’ve never talked to someone, and you don’t know them, and they turn you down, they didn’t friendzone you. They “I have no idea who this person is, but I have no desire to start a relationship with you” zoned you. Sometimes getting to know the person changes things, but that shouldn’t be your only goal.

Which brings us to our next topic- befriending someone to get with them.  Alright, getting to know someone is a good thing, especially if you want a more emotional relationship instead of a purely physical one (which is fine too, but i have no experience in that area, so moving on)

You should want to get to know that person, and expect to receive friendship in return. You give friendship, you get friendship- just like more romantic types of relationships. Of course, romantic feelings can develop from friendships, but no-one should expect that that happens all the time.

Alright, you’ve learned to move on. Now EVERYBODY turns you down. You’ve gotten to know people, but nothing. This could either be a case of ‘you haven’t met the right person’ OR a case of ‘there is something wrong with me’
Thing is, it’s usually that you haven’t met the right person yet. Sometimes there might be something putting others off…do you call every person who’s turned you down a “bitch” or some variant thereof? Do you think there’s something wrong with everyone who’s turned you down? Do you think that they owe you something for trying?
Well, if you answered yes to any of these, you need to put yourself in other people’s shoes more, and recognize that no-one’s perfect, and people DO NOT OWE YOU ANYTHING FOR ASKING THEM OUT.

Finally- Relationships are NOT the end all and be all. Just because you haven’t had sex or haven’t kissed someone doesn’t mean you’re less of a person. Just because you’re not CURRENTLY have sexing or kissing someone doesn’t mean you’re less of a person. You need to find happiness in your life, and in your friendships and your choices. Remember- you have your own story that you’re going through. The romance is just a side quest.

TL;DR:
Relationships aren’t everything. No-one owes you anything for being someone’s friend, except being a friend in return. If you can’t accept that, then you’re not ready for a relationship.