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seekingwillow:

Ferguson PD really doesn’t want attention on them; doesn’t UNDERSTAND attention on them. Darren Wilson was brought up in a police department, that once charged an innocent man with ‘property damage’, for getting his blood on their shoes while they kicked him in the head.

Darren Wilson could leave a child’s body in the street for 4 hours, with no expectation of a need for professionalism.

And now Wilson’s friends and family are out and about and online, telling their versions of ‘the dangerous negro' single story to try and exonerate a murderer. Even as the PD releases stills of Mike Brown in a convenience store, but refuse to show how he PAID and then LEFT.

Because they NEED the ‘dangerous negro narrative’.

They’re SURE the narrative will set THEM free and they can go back to brutalizing any black person they have access to.

Amnesty International (who should long SINCE have shown up in the US for so many other incidences of black life deemed worthless) is THERE and they’re putting guns in their faces like the tyrant police of every WAR NARRATIVE the US has for WHY they invaded a country and bombed it.

It is impossible to the Ferguson Police and the White People living in the area that a white man should face justice for killing a black child. The story THEY’VE been told, in the past twenty, twenty-five years says black life doesn’t matter. It says if they can cause the news to use the word ‘RIOT’ and ‘LOOTING’ enough times, people will forget.

They’re not considering it’s been twenty-five years of people getting more and more fed up. They don’t know and don’t care about the list of unarmed and more often than not INNOCENT black men and women, young and old who’ve been killed and permanently maimed by remorseless police.

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The Confrontation

Javert:
What is this feeling, so sudden and new?
Valjean:
I felt the moment I laid eyes on you.
Javert:
My pulse is rushing.
Valjean:
My head is reeling.
Both:
WHAT IS THIS FEEEEEEELING?
Javert:
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amazighprincex:

[Image: a series of tweets by justified agitator (@Awkward_Duck) on August 19, 2014.

1:23 AM: We literally laid in someone’s backyard for what seemed like an eternity while tanks rolled down the streets #Ferguson

1:26 AM: I’m live tweeting because there’s a media blackout. #Ferguson

1:33 AM: I’m so shaken. They’re literally just rolling around throwing tear gas into neighborhoods-not aggressive crowds. #Ferguson

1:34 AM: I was pouring milk over one guys eyes when they came back around and threw another at us. #Ferguson

1:51 AM: Let me repeat, THEY ARE GASSING NEIGHBORHOODS not crowds of protestors.There was only a few of us walking. there is no curfew, so why?]

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lora-does-things:

stars-collected:


Michael Brown was an 18 year old that was killed by a Ferguson Police Officer on Saturday, August 9th.  His family is now seeking justice for Michael’s death.  Their pursuit for justice will be lengthy and hard but with the support of the community they will get justice.  If you are willing to support Michael’s family please donate to Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund.  These funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf.  All funds will be given to the Michael Brown family.  We appreciate your support.

Donate here.

This is a legitimate fundraiser confirmed by the family’s lawyer’s official twitter account and multiple news sources. This family has suffered so much, please help relieve one small worry from their life.

lora-does-things:

stars-collected:

Michael Brown was an 18 year old that was killed by a Ferguson Police Officer on Saturday, August 9th.  His family is now seeking justice for Michael’s death.  Their pursuit for justice will be lengthy and hard but with the support of the community they will get justice.  If you are willing to support Michael’s family please donate to Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund.  These funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf.  All funds will be given to the Michael Brown family.  We appreciate your support.

This is a legitimate fundraiser confirmed by the family’s lawyer’s official twitter account and multiple news sources. This family has suffered so much, please help relieve one small worry from their life.

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ashypinky:

the-unpopular-opinions:

Warning: this opinion is about rape
Hello, tumblr. My name is Jack. I’m 17 years old. As you can tell by my name, I’m a guy. And last year, I was raped by my older male neighbor. I’d put my tumblr URL here, but I’ve received some disturbing and frankly borderline triggering messages in regards to my rape, so I’d rather not risk it. I hope you understand.
Introductions aside…
When I first went through my rape, all the supportive posts on tumblr about male rape victims was very comforting. I’m glad people acknowledged that guys could be raped and that they matter.
However…
I eventually had much more bitter feelings towards these posts when I noticed a certain trend with them: almost all of them belittled female rape victims in some way.
Just because someone is talking about girls/women getting raped doesn’t mean you need to derail it with “guys get raped too!”. As long as nobody is denying that fact, it’s unnecessary. Not every conversation about rape has to include all demographics of rape victims. There can be posts about male rape victims only, and there can also be posts about female rape victims only. 
It seems like people also act like female rape victims have it soooo easy and should just shut the fuck up, because male rape victims have it harder. A lot of women in my life including my friends and my sister have been raped, and it isn’t any easier for them. They still are told they deserved it, not given the legal attention they deserve, and accused of being liars and bitter sluts. That doesn’t sound easy to me. Male rape victims deal with a unique stigma as well (as in, some people don’t even believe we can get raped, which sucks) but that doesn’t mean it’s much easier for the ladies.
And another thing, why can’t tumblr have one nice photoset or post about male rape victims without some dumbass commenting “Because they’re men, nobody will care” or “This won’t get nearly as many notes as the female version”? Uh, shut the fuck up? You’re ruining the powerful message behind the post. And also, rape isn’t a fucking contest.
This not only pisses me off because I care about women and female rape victims, but it also pisses me off because I get the impression these people don’t actually give a shit about male rape victims at all. They only seem to use us as a prop in arguments to derail discussions of feminism, female victims, etc. by using a vulnerable group who has been through a horrible trauma. How sick is that?
While it’s important to spread awareness of other types of rapes besides male on female, there’s way to do so without derailing or talking over other victims.
So, as a tl;dr to this opinion: if the only time you talk about male rape victims is in some way to downplay or belittle women getting raped, then fuck you. You are a piece of shit, nothing more.
We deserve to be mentioned in our own posts rather than in derailment, and women who have been deserve a chance to talk about their experience without someone derailing saying men can get raped too when nobody was denying that fact. Fuck. You.

Wish I could do something to help you along your way, Jack. You sound like a great person. If more were like you, this world would be so much better off. 

Bless you.

nymphamortem:

ashypinky:

the-unpopular-opinions:

Warning: this opinion is about rape

Hello, tumblr. My name is Jack. I’m 17 years old. As you can tell by my name, I’m a guy. And last year, I was raped by my older male neighbor. I’d put my tumblr URL here, but I’ve received some disturbing and frankly borderline triggering messages in regards to my rape, so I’d rather not risk it. I hope you understand.

Introductions aside…

When I first went through my rape, all the supportive posts on tumblr about male rape victims was very comforting. I’m glad people acknowledged that guys could be raped and that they matter.

However…

I eventually had much more bitter feelings towards these posts when I noticed a certain trend with them: almost all of them belittled female rape victims in some way.

Just because someone is talking about girls/women getting raped doesn’t mean you need to derail it with “guys get raped too!”. As long as nobody is denying that fact, it’s unnecessary. Not every conversation about rape has to include all demographics of rape victims. There can be posts about male rape victims only, and there can also be posts about female rape victims only. 

It seems like people also act like female rape victims have it soooo easy and should just shut the fuck up, because male rape victims have it harder. A lot of women in my life including my friends and my sister have been raped, and it isn’t any easier for them. They still are told they deserved it, not given the legal attention they deserve, and accused of being liars and bitter sluts. That doesn’t sound easy to me. Male rape victims deal with a unique stigma as well (as in, some people don’t even believe we can get raped, which sucks) but that doesn’t mean it’s much easier for the ladies.

And another thing, why can’t tumblr have one nice photoset or post about male rape victims without some dumbass commenting “Because they’re men, nobody will care” or “This won’t get nearly as many notes as the female version”? Uh, shut the fuck up? You’re ruining the powerful message behind the post. And also, rape isn’t a fucking contest.

This not only pisses me off because I care about women and female rape victims, but it also pisses me off because I get the impression these people don’t actually give a shit about male rape victims at all. They only seem to use us as a prop in arguments to derail discussions of feminism, female victims, etc. by using a vulnerable group who has been through a horrible trauma. How sick is that?

While it’s important to spread awareness of other types of rapes besides male on female, there’s way to do so without derailing or talking over other victims.

So, as a tl;dr to this opinion: if the only time you talk about male rape victims is in some way to downplay or belittle women getting raped, then fuck you. You are a piece of shit, nothing more.

We deserve to be mentioned in our own posts rather than in derailment, and women who have been deserve a chance to talk about their experience without someone derailing saying men can get raped too when nobody was denying that fact. Fuck. You.

Wish I could do something to help you along your way, Jack. You sound like a great person. If more were like you, this world would be so much better off. 

Bless you.

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Anonymous asked: I love your post about labels. I've experienced mental problems like derealization and I thought I was going crazy until I found out that it's a condition that others have too. So bless your post it's 100% right

I’m really glad it helped you.

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starcatcherofficial asked: As a psychology student you need labels because of a crisis caused identity vs role confusion that happens during you're teenage years. Crisis cause extreme distress when not solved and finding correct labels are a way of solving this crisis because it helps u find ur identity. -back flips out of the window with a psychology text book in hand-

uh…i don’t recall asking for the opinion of “psychology.” I don’t support anything that argues for coercive labeling, and frankly, psychology hasn’t been much of a help for the marginalized people that my labeling post is talking about. its mostly been a site of abuse and great harm.

so thanks for thinking you’re helping, but you really arent.

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kuhzka:

telegantmess:

Most people who complain about “why do we all need labels!? Can’t we just be PEOPLE?!” have likely never felt the flood of relief that there is a WORD FOR WHAT YOU ARE after spending years wondering if you were broken, what was wrong with you, feeling ridiculously isolated and having other people complain about things you can’t change about yourself. If there’s a word for it, that makes it a real thing.

Knowing that I am real, that I am not alone, has done so much more for me than this idea that homogenizing everyone by refusing to recognize our differences is supposed to. I felt invisible and/or mocked for most of my life by people who thought we should all just be “people.” Why in the world would anyone think that could be a good thing for me now?

“Why does everyone need a label, GAWD!?” is code for “I haven’t given my self and who I am much thought, and the fact that you have, and have had to, upsets me. So stop it and be more like me, dammit!”

I appreciate the sentiment behind this but it is important to remember that not all people believe in/want to use labels despite being able to.

"Girl," "woman," "female," I have been labeled all my life. "Transgender," "Genderqueer," "nonbinary," I have been labeled after trying to explain what I have been feeling…

I have never liked labels and I never will. I respect those that are comforted by them (and would never argue with them about it), but please don’t assume we all feel the same about it. My opinions are legitimate.

And when you can find the part of my post that says that you personally must label yourself or must accept being labeled, you might have a point. your opinions are yours, but they are in relation to something i didn’t say, so you can draw your own conclusions on their legitimacy.

what i would love is if people stopped reacting to what they wish this post was saying and instead reacted to the actual words in the post. That would be just peachy.

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http://sktagg23.tumblr.com/post/94918441870/telegantmess-most-people-who-complain-about-why

awwooooooo:

telegantmess:

Most people who complain about “why do we all need labels!? Can’t we just be PEOPLE?!” have likely never felt the flood of relief that there is a WORD FOR WHAT YOU ARE after spending years wondering if you were broken, what was wrong with you, feeling ridiculously isolated and…

Yeah but then you get people who feel pressured into giving themselves a label and then feel as though they have to stick to that label. Having to choose a label can be a terrifying thing if you feel that there isn’t really a label that fits you. To be honest, I found most relief when I finally realised that actually I don’t have to stick to just one particular label, I can be whatever the hell I want to be whenever I want. I only started to accept myself for who I am when I realised that I didn’t need one single word to define that.

I’m not saying you’re wrong, I just think it’s different for different people and you shouldn’t say one way is better than the other or whatever.

Okay rant over ;)

the original post is directed at people who say “why do you need a label” to people who have found a label they need. Read the first sentence and tell me where in the post i insisted that people are required to pick labels for themselves. If that is actually there I will apologize, but i wrote this post over a year ago and no one has been able to find it yet.

what i would love is if people stopped reacting to what they wish this post was saying and instead reacted to the actual words in the post. That would be just peachy.