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"Existentialism isn’t so atheistic that it wears itself out showing that God doesn’t exist. Rather, it declares that even if God did exist, that would change nothing."

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (via cosmic-rebirth)

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markiplier:

Formation of Thought

markiplier:

Formation of Thought

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sogaysoalive:

Maryland has come up trumps as 18th state to ban discrimination against transgender people. Congrats! Let’s make this worldwide!

"This is an important group of people today who frankly we left out 11 years ago." 

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sogaysoalive:

Maryland has come up trumps as 18th state to ban discrimination against transgender people. Congrats! Let’s make this worldwide!

"This is an important group of people today who frankly we left out 11 years ago." 

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"Don’t let your white friends get you in trouble"

— African American Proverb: Black Parent Edition (via blackproverbs)

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sonofbaldwin:

What the United States, Russia, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Uganda have in common is that *technically*, it’s illegal to murder queer people.

Socially and spiritually, however, are other matters entirely.

People always talk their right to take a stand against queer people’s “lifestyle,” that hate speech is protected by the First Amendment, that “disapproving” of the existence of queer people is not, in and of itself, hate speech at all, but merely freedom of choice and freedom of religion.

They never want to take responsibility for the kind of hostile atmosphere those freedoms generate. They don’t claim ownership of the social “normalities” their “rational” or “religious” dogma creates.

They want to be able to whip people into a rabid moral frenzy, indoctrinate them into believing that queer people are “unnatural,” “a threat to civil society,” or “the enemies of God and all things that are good,” but stop short at implicating themselves whenever a successfully trained convert accomplishes the unspeakable.

Plausible deniability: “I never told anyone to murder anyone else. I just said that queers are sub-human/demon-spawn that are destroying our society/God says to stone to death. I can’t be held responsible for what anyone else does with that information.”

Every genocide begins with the rhetorical insistence upon the dehumanization of one group by another (for all sorts of “reasons”) and denial of any culpability for what the rhetoric incites.

But that the dehumanization rhetoric is designed to incite violence against those being dehumanized is an indisputable fact. The strategy is that the orators are trying to get as little blood on their hands as possible by ensuring that someone else is acting on their orders.

This was senseless, but don’t think for a moment that it wasn’t strategic. While it probably wasn’t organized, per se, don’t think for a moment that isn’t part of the larger American social war against queer people.

Anyone who has ever given voice to queerantagonism is implicated right alongside the human being who was actually able to shut off their heart and remove their spirit long enough to carry out the gruesome act.

Rest in peace, Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson.

Ashe.

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"Eggplant is an Indian crop, so [Monsanto does] genetic engineering of eggplant. They could have chosen 500 vegetables. Why don’t they choose potatoes for India? Why eggplant? Because it is native to India and we have 4,500 varieties. Why do they want to plant – by bullying – on six million acres – GM corn in Mexico? Because corn is the sacred crop of Mexico and the Andes. So basically, while the justification is, “We are doing science,” the reality is they are unleashing a war against our sacred cultures."

Vandana Shiva on GMO issues, University of Hawai’i, Jan 2013 (via lgbtbahai)

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blackfeminismlives:

This Quaker Chapel is about to get full of the June Jordan holy ghost!!! #brooklynfriends #blackfeministbreathingtour #someofusdidnotdie

blackfeminismlives:

This Quaker Chapel is about to get full of the June Jordan holy ghost!!! #brooklynfriends #blackfeministbreathingtour #someofusdidnotdie

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I know I’ve told this story before, but my abusive ex refused to let me take birth control. I was on the pill until he found them in my purse.

I went to the Student Health Center—they were completely unhelpful, choosing to lecture me about the importance of safe sex (recommending condoms) instead of actually listening to my problem.

Then I went to Planned Parenthood. The Nurse Practitioner took one look at my fading bruises and stopped the exam. She called in the doctor. The doctor came in and simply asked me: “Are you ready to leave him?” When I denied that I was being abused, she didn’t argue with me. She just asked me what I needed. I said I need a birth control method that my boyfriend couldn’t detect. She recommended a few options and we decided on Depo.

When I told her that my boyfriend read my emails and listened to my phone messages and was known to follow me, she suggested to do the Depo injections at off hours when the clinic was normally closed. She made a note in my chart and instructed the front desk never to leave messages for me—instead, she programmed her personal cell phone number into my phone under the name “Nora”. She told me she would call me to schedule my appointments; she wouldn’t leave a message, but I should call her back when I was able to.

And that was it. No judgment. No lecture. She walked me to the door and told me to call her day or night if I needed anything. That she lived 5 blocks from campus and would come get me. That I wasn’t alone. That she just wanted me to be safe.

I never called her to come to my rescue. But I have no doubt that she would have come if I had called. She kept me on Depo for a year, giving me those monthly injections in secret, helping me prevent a desperately unwanted pregnancy.

I cannot thank Planned Parenthood enough for the work they do.

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Curious Georgiana

Such an amazing story. Thank you for sharing.

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youngist:

by Nicole Ouimette

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The revolution will not be cited. It will not have a bibliography, or a title page. The revolution will never happen in the seclusion of the ivory tower built by racist, sexist, and classist institutions. Professional academic researchers in the…

"Researchers steal value from oppressed peoples by making them the subjects of theoretical research without lending them access to information that could better help their communities."

Re: the bolded. For the better part of four years I’ve used blogging as a way to share the pay-walled knowledge I had access to, deliberately. That practice isn’t sustainable B. Unpaid Black girl labor. But work that was needed just the same.

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