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oresamas:

cheekibreekiivdamke:

uglylilmonster:

glight1994:

icyarguments:

Because why go outside (gasp!) and get involved when you can just like and reblog posts from the comfort of your home.

Because sometimes you’re young, and can’t leave your area, or parents won’t let You get involved. so the only thing you can do is spread the message so someone who can help will see it. 

"Aaaand made a comic to make people feel bad about themselves, when I’m not doing anything either. Gee that was good use of my time." 

holy shit this comic is so pretentious and out of touch with reality, I can’t even begin to imagine what fantasy world the artist lives in where

  1. everyone who wants to go to a protest is physically capable of going to a protest (cool fact: disabled activists exist and while some disabled activists can make it to protests, most can’t. wow. what a concept)
  2. everyone who wants to go to a protest can financially afford taking days off of work, can financially afford the possibility of being arrested for protesting, and can financially afford the possibility of hospitalization / going to the emergency room in the case of police brutality (all very real things for poor people. wow. who knew)
  3. activists are safe from physical danger. activists face not just police brutality but harassment by people opposed to their activism. and that’s not even taking into account the fact that even in activist spaces, women face the threat of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape.
  4. where activists can accurately have their stories told to the general public, and can trust that their stories won’t be edited to make them look like awful people

wait that’s not the real world at all. home-bound disabled people exist (hi, I’m one of them), poor people exist (hi again), and women + NB ppl who are incredibly wary of men and the ever-present possibility of assault exist (hi). and that’s not talking about like, specific classes of people who are even more vulnerable to violence (disabled trans women of color to give you an idea) who might not feel safe being at a protest because someone might assault or murder them. you did not think this through at all.

y’know what icyarguments, I don’t doubt that there’s a handful of tumblr activists who don’t take (anti-racist) activism seriously and only reblog things about what’s happening in Ferguson so people don’t call them out on their apathy towards racism. but “tumblr activism” is legit; for a lot of poor folks, disabled folks, and women it’s a safe way to help get information out there. (Safe might be a bit of a stretch - lots of online activists receive tons of harassment and threats.) Protests don’t happen in a vaccuum. People learn about what they fight for not just on the street or in their lives but online. As an example: some women are going to be able to articulate what sexism is just from their lived experience, but others won’t, and a lot of women have found the words to articulate how sexism has hurt them by seeing information on tumblr. So. IDK, you’re kind of being a useless jerk here. Go read a book or something.

And that’s not even touching on your example of a ~worthwhile activism~. I’m not touching that with a ten foot pole.

This doesn’t excuse that most of SJWs on this site are fucking crybabies.

chill

reminds me of a study done a while ago of activist across different sites.

The Tumblr activitsts were the most likely to go to protests and events.

helps that this thing updates realtime so we can find out about the popup protests and any issues like supplies needed or talk to people who know more about the issue than we do.

dynastylnoire:

stair-diving-with-hayes:

Ladies and Gentleman, the man that will be in history books. He was throwing the burning tear gas. Not to the cops but away from the children protesting. In his American Shirt and bag of chips. Check his twitter.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

textposterdreams:

etteluor:

money-saving-links:

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rosalarian:

senilesnake:

thinksquad:

Cops have been put on notice: Let the cameras roll.

Camera-shy cops across the city were reminded they can’t legally take action to stop someone from filming them while they’re on the beat, the Daily News has learned. The refresher was provided in a memo the chief of department’s office distributed to all police commands Wednesday.

“Members of the public are legally allowed to record police interactions,” the memo states. “Intentional interference such as blocking or obstructing cameras or ordering the person to cease constitutes censorship and also violates the First Amendment.”

Cops can take action if videographers and shutterbugs “interfere with police operations,” the memo notes.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nypd-cops-told-memo-filmed-article-1.1898379

spread this like wildfire

when you see abuse, take out your phone and film that shit. 

Post it on youtube, send it to the news, let the whole world hear about it.

You don’t have to be any kind of official journalist. Anyone can do this. Never let them tell you differently.

loki-spaz-moments:

chaosd1:

jabraille:

Shit. Pack my bags, I’m going to Wall Maria.

RWBY. I’m less concerned about if it “counts” as much as I’m still not sure what the Hell is going on.

I think the last one I watched was Free! Eternal Summer… so whoo! I get to be a hunky swimmer???

Madoka Rebellion
Christ does that make me Homura or Madoka? or maybe one of the others
If it shifts the focus to me then maybe they can all catch a break while my soul gets crushed daily (But finding hope in the joy I can bring to others)

loki-spaz-moments:

chaosd1:

jabraille:

Shit. Pack my bags, I’m going to Wall Maria.

RWBY. I’m less concerned about if it “counts” as much as I’m still not sure what the Hell is going on.

I think the last one I watched was Free! Eternal Summer… so whoo! I get to be a hunky swimmer???

Madoka Rebellion

Christ does that make me Homura or Madoka? or maybe one of the others

If it shifts the focus to me then maybe they can all catch a break while my soul gets crushed daily (But finding hope in the joy I can bring to others)

World’s Greatest Extra

gay8:

thugmissus:

fun tip:

anxiety is not cured by forcing a person into the situation that makes them anxious

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From the same damn wikipedia page in which it says that they are not forced into the situation

Like try harder

Exposure therapy is exposure to the feared object without any danger or surprises. They know what’s coming and they have time to prepare themselves

Its a controlled environment. 

DO NOT FORCE  ANYONE INTO CONFRONTATION WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT

tomibunny:

artofcarmen:

A while ago I heard a version of this story where Athena has pity on Medusa and turns her into the gorgon to protect her from all men. A gift instead of a punishment for her brother’s crimes.
It always stuck with me, so here’s a doodle.

a lot of the myths told by women were different from the ones told by men, and recorded much like this—Medusa being given her power as a gift to protect her from men as opposed to a punishment. There’s also plenty written about pre-patriarchal Persephone, who chose to go to the Underworld herself, sometimes to be with Hades or sometimes to rule on her own. Basically women tell myths better. Shocker.

Rolling with the protector myth, Medusa is still worshiped as a protector of women. I’ve even got her image on a medallion which I’ve worn for 5 years straight now.

tomibunny:

artofcarmen:

A while ago I heard a version of this story where Athena has pity on Medusa and turns her into the gorgon to protect her from all men. A gift instead of a punishment for her brother’s crimes.

It always stuck with me, so here’s a doodle.

a lot of the myths told by women were different from the ones told by men, and recorded much like this—Medusa being given her power as a gift to protect her from men as opposed to a punishment.

There’s also plenty written about pre-patriarchal Persephone, who chose to go to the Underworld herself, sometimes to be with Hades or sometimes to rule on her own.

Basically women tell myths better. Shocker.

Rolling with the protector myth, Medusa is still worshiped as a protector of women. I’ve even got her image on a medallion which I’ve worn for 5 years straight now.

quixon:

thebigblackwolfe:

frantzfandom:

girilla-warfare:

the-average-gatsby:

the-average-gatsby:

how do you tell the difference between a chemist and a plumber

ask them to pronounce “unionized”

Holy fuck thats clever

It took me 5 minutes to get this

FUCK

Oh fuck you.

Smart people jokes be like

English Majors would get it in a snap

aj-starfish:

drunxaspunx:

magical-cumslut:

Dear Christ this episode

And that’s in just one episode

favorite

I miss watching Ed break the laws of physics and common logic