saying feminism is unnecessary because you don’t feel oppressed is like saying fire extinguishers are unnecessary because your house isn’t on fire

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To donate £5 to the charity supporting the male victims of domestic abuse, text the message: MKDV46 to 70070
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At first I though this was a joke

Don’t ignore this Tumblr

Yet they still do even when it’s right in their face.

This reminds me of how a friend of mine was abused by the mother of his child. She was mentally unstable and used to berate him constantly and would smack him in the head all the time. It really pissed me off. Then one night she threw hot coffee in his face and tried to stab him with a screwdriver. The cops hauled him off to jail because she made up a sob story that painted herself as the victim. 

Once he left her, he stayed with me and it was a nightmare. She stalked him and me. She would drive by my house obsessively at all hours of the day and night (her muffler made a weird sound so I know it was her). She started showing up at my job, showing up at the places I frequented around town, and filling up my voicemail with dead air. The cops were no help.

One day she got bold enough to talk her way into my home by conning my elderly grandmother, whom I was taking care of, while I was out. She went in my room and went through my stuff (creepy), then found him napping on the couch and attacked him. My grandmother witnessed the whole thing. He grabbed her by the arms, forced her out the front door, and locked it. The cops were called again. They said they’d go and ‘talk’ to her.

The next day we were watching a movie and there was a knock at the door. The police had come to arrest him. She filed a complaint against him and shown off some bruises on her arms from the altercation that she swore were completely unprovoked. My grandmother saw the whole thing since she was in the living room too and testified on his behalf. He still ended up serving jail time.
No one takes male domestic violence victims seriously. They only see males as perpetrators.



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If you say disabled people deserve to get paid less than minimum wage then you are saying disabled people don’t deserve to have a home, or adequate food, water, heat, and medical care, a phone, or assistive devices, or weather appropriate clothing, or to provide all of these things for their children, etc. We can’t even afford all of this to begin with on a minimum wage job (or SSI benefits), and yet they want to pay us even less than that.

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Day 4: Gaza death toll passes 100 as Israel continues assault | July 11, 2014

1. A ball of fire is seen following an early morning Israeli air strike on Rafah. (Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

2. A Palestinian man looks at a house which was hit in an Israeli air strike. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

3. The destroyed house of the Palestinian Abu Lealla family following an Israeli airstrike in the north of Gaza City. (Mohammed Saber/EPA)

4. Mother of three-year-old Saher Abu Namous mourns during his funeral after he was killed in an explosion in the east of Jabaliya refugee camp. (Mohammed Saber/EPA)

5. A chicken walks amidst the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

6. Smoke and debris from an Israeli explosion rise above the northern Gaza Strip. (Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters)

7. Palestinians look at the remains of a missile which was fired by an Israeli aircraft on a street in Deir El-Balah in the central Gaza Strip. (Ashraf Amrah/Reuters)

8. Members of the Abu Lealla family search the rubble of their destroyed home after an Israeli airstrike north of Gaza City. (Wissam Nassar for The New York Times)

9. A Palestinian woman reacts in front of her son’s boat, which was damaged in a fire that started following an Israeli naval strike, at the seaport of Gaza City. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

10. Palestinians look the damage of a destroyed house where five members of the Ghannam family were killed in an Israeli missile strike early morning in Rafah refugee camp. (Khalil Hamra/AP)

(Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 | Naming the dead)

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Racism 101: Understanding the dog whistles




Listen, when Republicans say “secure the border” what they’re really saying is “CLOSE the *southern* border”…as in 100% Completely. Seal. It. Off…to all the black and brown bodies

Please understand: they won’t be satisfied with anything less than that

No. No. No. They mean secure the border from illegal immigration. Not from black people or brown people or purple people or yellow or green. They mean make sure anyone coming through should legally be there. Not anyone banned from US territories, not anyone with drugs (though that is getting out of hand), not anyone with highly infectious diseases, or invasive species, or anything else that would be destructive. If you’re going to diss on Republicans, at least tell the truth. Lord knows there is a LOT of material.

You are 400% full of shit

So…human beings coming across the sOuThErN bOaRdEr are the ooonly ones with “infectious diseases” and “invasive species” and “destructive”???

Do I have that right?

Ok then…PLEASE do explain to me why BIRD FLU didn’t come to America via the dreaded southern boarder? That’s an “infectious disease” isn’t it?

OR could it be you didn’t bother to list any CONCRETE EXAMPLES to back up any of the utter bs you’re trying to sell because you don’t actually have any, you xenophobic piece of shit

And does it really matter if those starving little CHILDREN are bringing any diseases with them? They aren’t, but s2g I almost wish they were —I got all my vaccination shots up to date, but maybe some “infectious disease” would thin out some of those AMERICAN anti-vaxers who like exposing other people to their unvaccinated children’s diseases. Yeah, outbreaks of ~*completely preventable*~ diseases like whooping cough and measles didn’t come across the dreaded southern border…those came from right here in the U.S. of A. by willfully ignorant AMERICANS who refuse to vaccinate even their own children

SN: Guatemalan and South American children are far more likely to be completely vaccinated than children in Texas. In fact, measles outbreaks have resurged in some American cities. By contrast, according to the World Health Organization, neither Guatemala nor Honduras has had a reported case of measles since 1990

Blaming “infectious diseases” on immigrants and their children is a very old and a very racist trope. Try again, bigot

Moving on…what “invasive species” are you talking about? Specifically? Let me rephrase that —did you seriously mean to imply that after crossing a desert and nearly dying of heatstroke, starvation, thirst and dehydration, these little 8yr old KIDS somehow managed to keep a prohibited potted plant alive during their ordeal??? Does that sound completely absurd to you? Because if it doesn’t, it really should

And as far as drugs getting out of hand..? That’s a DEMAND driven business. As in *American* demand. But trust me, I really don’t think the child refugees and asylum seekers —who are literally seeking out uniformed border patrol agents to turn themselves in to when they finally make it here— I don’t think that they’re carrying drugs on them since that might put a kink in their asylum plans, so that’s another part of your bs “argument” shot down

And as far as “destructive”…I’ll remind you that none of the 9/11 hijackers crossed the southern border…they all lightened their skin & hair specifically because they *knew* simple minded racist assholes just like YOU would be busy perpetually staring at the southern border. Not even from this country, but they were fully aware of the depths of your “soft” racism and bigotry, and knew exactly how to use it against simps like you

And funny how we never seem to have these discussions about disease, invasive plants and drugs when WHITE Serbians, Russians or Cubans flee to America. 😒 Literally the *only* thing that magically makes people crossing the *southern* border more “infectious” or diseased than anyone else is your ignorance and racism. That’s all

FACT: The US/Mexico border is more secure today than it’s ever been at any point in American history, and anyone—ANYONE—willing to risk crossing a desert, sex trafficking, murder, enslavement, rape, torture, imprisonment and more…anyone who risks all of THAT deserves a fair shot at asylum and U.S. citizenship

They certainly couldn’t be any worse of a citizen than you appear to be

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damn informative immigration racism worldview reference