jeniphyer:

willowwish:

So I never posted my finished Garnet cosplay. Sowwy~ I get so excited during cons, I never really take formal pictures.

YAAASS mama slay!

"It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as though I had a right to be here."
— James Baldwin (via buddingblackflower)

lastofthetimeladies:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

themidwifeisin:

Check in at TheMidwifeIsIn.tumblr.com if you have any other questions.

There is also the Abortion Pill (Mifepristone).  It can be taken up to 9 weeks (but is most effective up to 7 weeks and check the laws in your state). It is comparable to a miscarriage and after getting the intial dosage from your medical service provider, you take the rest at home and go through the process at home.

This is super important, valuable information that I think many people don’t know. Also, when you go to an abortion clinic (I at least know this is true for Planned Parenthood) there’s a counseling meeting where you discuss the alternatives with a doctor and sign a consent form saying that abortion is what you really want. A lot of people who oppose abortion will want to tell you that abortion clinics and reproductive health centers will try to convince you to have the abortion, but that’s just not true. (I mean, only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s services are abortions. Family planning and community health centers like Planned Parenthood are often more concerned with prevention and awareness and other aspects of health. They’re more interested in helping you have options than they are in only giving you the one.)

Nor is it true that any medical center will throw the embryo away in a dumpster after the procedure. I’m sure none of you really thought that, but slander is a vicious thing that spreads and becomes true in the eyes of those who want to believe it because it fits into their agenda.

Additionally: know your rights. When I worked at Planned Parenthood, I learned that protesters are not allowed to be in front of the building or in the parking lot. They have to stay on the sidewalk, further away from the building. They are not supposed to try to convince you not to go into the building, nor can they physically block you from going in or follow you inside. You have to be let in by someone already in the building, which means that any appointment you have there - counseling, a check-up, a mammogram, an abortion, a testing - will be confidential and safe.

standwithpalestine:

• Withdrawal of Israeli tanks from the Gaza border.

• Freeing all the prisoners that were arrested after the killing of the three youths.

• Lifting the siege and opening the border crossings to commerce and people.

• Establishing an international seaport and airport which would be under U.N. supervision.

• Increasing the permitted fishing zone to 10 kilometers.

• Internationalizing the Rafah Crossing and placing it under the supervision of the U.N. and some Arab nations.

• International forces on the borders.

• Easing conditions for permits to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque.

• Prohibition on Israeli interference in the reconciliation agreement.

• Re-establishing an industrial zone and improvements in further economic development in the Gaza Strip.

It’s funny how truces put forward by Hamas are declined and largely ignored by MSM but the moment Hamas reject any farcical truces agreed to by Israel (which keep the inhumane blockade on Gaza intact, for example) it’s front page news and you’ll never hear the end of it. ‘HAMAS REJECTED THE TRUCE HAMAS DOESN’T WANT PEACE’. 

proletarianinstinct:

tupaya-devushka:

tupaya-devushka:

watchingthedetective:

oneluv918:

WinCo is an employee owned grocery chain which pays its 15,000 workers at least $11/hour, offers health and dental insurance-even for part-time staff, and invests 20% of an employee’s salary into a pension which has turned 400 cashiers and clerks into millionaires. They are Wal-Mart’s worst nightmare.

HOLY SHIT WHERE DO THEY HAVE LOCATIONS I WANT TO NE VER SHOP ANYWHERE ELSE

Where I used to live in Idaho, we had a Winco and I guess there tons of undocumented workers thereAnd one year, there was this huge raid at the store. I remember everyone freaking out about it cause we thought it was some hostage situation.Nope. The staff had called immigration and reported all of its undocumented employees. The immigration officers even took a few people who were just shopping there. It was awful. My family knew some of the people who were taken away from their families from this.I was kinda young when it happened but I remember the Hispanic community boycotted Winco for this and they lost a lot of profit.

In case anyone was interested, I searched the archives in my old hometown newspaper for the article on that happening. They’ve taken the main article down, it looks like, but here is an article of it happening not only at Winco but I remember that’s where it started. here is the article about the Hispanic community getting together to boycott Winco and here is an article where ICE confirmed the raids were going on there.
Supposedly the management at this store had nothing to do with the raid but they and employees helped the ICE agents. People would hide in the bathrooms and employees would tell the ICE agents where they were hiding. They weren’t even hiding because they were afraid of being caught here illegally, they were just afraid because ICE was arresting literally every Hispanic person they could find there. It was ridiculous.
After this, I remember my mom supported the boycott and she told other people around what other stores we could shop at and I remember tons of events were cancelled because they thought raids would happen again.
Some people during the first raid were deported and a lot of people were arrested or detained and ended up being legal immigrants here. It kickstarted a bunch of other raids that happened at this same store and Winco did nothing to stop it. I don’t think they would have been able to do anything but they encouraged these raids. I think that’s what made me the most angry.
proletarianinstinct I didn’t mean to ruin the post or this idea. Overall, Winco is pretty good as far as corporations go but those incidents really affected how I saw this chain and I thought it was important for other people to know.

You’re all good. This is information that needs to be known. 

proletarianinstinct:

tupaya-devushka:

tupaya-devushka:

watchingthedetective:

oneluv918:

WinCo is an employee owned grocery chain which pays its 15,000 workers at least $11/hour, offers health and dental insurance-even for part-time staff, and invests 20% of an employee’s salary into a pension which has turned 400 cashiers and clerks into millionaires. They are Wal-Mart’s worst nightmare.

HOLY SHIT WHERE DO THEY HAVE LOCATIONS I WANT TO NE VER SHOP ANYWHERE ELSE

Where I used to live in Idaho, we had a Winco and I guess there tons of undocumented workers there
And one year, there was this huge raid at the store. I remember everyone freaking out about it cause we thought it was some hostage situation.
Nope. The staff had called immigration and reported all of its undocumented employees. The immigration officers even took a few people who were just shopping there. It was awful. My family knew some of the people who were taken away from their families from this.
I was kinda young when it happened but I remember the Hispanic community boycotted Winco for this and they lost a lot of profit.

In case anyone was interested, I searched the archives in my old hometown newspaper for the article on that happening. They’ve taken the main article down, it looks like, but here is an article of it happening not only at Winco but I remember that’s where it started. here is the article about the Hispanic community getting together to boycott Winco and here is an article where ICE confirmed the raids were going on there.

Supposedly the management at this store had nothing to do with the raid but they and employees helped the ICE agents. People would hide in the bathrooms and employees would tell the ICE agents where they were hiding. They weren’t even hiding because they were afraid of being caught here illegally, they were just afraid because ICE was arresting literally every Hispanic person they could find there. It was ridiculous.

After this, I remember my mom supported the boycott and she told other people around what other stores we could shop at and I remember tons of events were cancelled because they thought raids would happen again.

Some people during the first raid were deported and a lot of people were arrested or detained and ended up being legal immigrants here. It kickstarted a bunch of other raids that happened at this same store and Winco did nothing to stop it. I don’t think they would have been able to do anything but they encouraged these raids. I think that’s what made me the most angry.

proletarianinstinct I didn’t mean to ruin the post or this idea. Overall, Winco is pretty good as far as corporations go but those incidents really affected how I saw this chain and I thought it was important for other people to know.

You’re all good. This is information that needs to be known. 

redplebeian:

kropotkindersurprise:

Palestinian activists destroy power lines to illegal Israeli settlement near Ramallah in response to the massace in Gaza

Fuck Yeah!

redplebeian:

kropotkindersurprise:

Palestinian activists destroy power lines to illegal Israeli settlement near Ramallah in response to the massace in Gaza

Fuck Yeah!

micdotcom:

Forget the spreadsheet, here’s an easy flowchart to know if a women owes you sex

Microsoft Excel took a turn for the explicit this week when the Internet learned the once-innocuous office tool was being used in a dispiriting new bro-trend: using the software to track of the number of times their partners refuse sex. Yes, #sexspreadsheets are a thing, presumably because some men still believe that owning of a penis entitles them to unlimited sexy times.
Sorry, guys, that’s just not the way the world works | Follow micdotcom 

micdotcom:

Forget the spreadsheet, here’s an easy flowchart to know if a women owes you sex

Microsoft Excel took a turn for the explicit this week when the Internet learned the once-innocuous office tool was being used in a dispiriting new bro-trend: using the software to track of the number of times their partners refuse sex. Yes, #sexspreadsheets are a thing, presumably because some men still believe that owning of a penis entitles them to unlimited sexy times.

Sorry, guys, that’s just not the way the world works | Follow micdotcom 

hamcheese35x:

cyberintifada:

A full moon and a fully destroyed house!
I was in the kitchen making salad for the 14th day of Ramadan iftar, suddenly I heard my mum and my little brother shouting ”clear the house now they are going to destroy our neighbor’s house” which is less than 10 meters away of our building.
There was no time to gasp the shock so I rushed to change my clothes, took my emergency back bag and ran down stairs and all my family members did the same.
All the 17 of us rushed to my uncle house which is about 50 meters away of our house.
I was by the door when the first rocket hit the house, but I kept going, there was a gap of 2 minutes between the first and second dozon’s rocket but those 2 minutes felt like 20 minutes, among us were 8 kids and they were extremely terrified of the sound, they were blocking their ears saying we don’t want to hear it. We tried to comfort them but it was nearly impossible.
Then the F16 came and destroyed the 3-floors building, I couldn’t catch my breath like if there was no air around, my heart was beating so fast that it ached me, but it was less painful than the fact that now 4 families become houseless!
Thank God there was no causalities. However, all the near houses had some damages but it’s okay.
They told us it’s okay to go back but I was already there checking the damages, it was so heartbreaking, they spend years to build it and in a click of button it turned to piles of stones. All the neighborhood was black and gray , full of the destruction pieces and smelled awful that you can barely breath.
After 15 minutes of destroying the house, there was a bulldozer opening the street, there were some policemen to keep people away of the site in case if they Israeli air-force targeted it again.
everyone in the neighborhood started cleaning, the sounds of shoveled glass were really loud pointing to the size of damages.
I didn’t hear any ”WHY”, all I heard was ”do you need a hand!, are you okay?, any serious damages?”
I stared at the moon thinking of how wonderful we gazain are, we are like the phoenix, we come back to life from our ashes, nothing can breaks us down because we have strong faith . everything looks achingly idyllic in the moon light.
Moving on in a few minutes is something you will never learn outside Gaza, as long as we are alive we will rebuild everything. We always can start over again, we know how to stand up again in a very short time.
This scenario is happening every minute in different areas, with different people. If you haven’t heard about it in your media, it doesn’t mean it’s not happening.

That is absolutely heart breaking but beautiful to see how strong Palestinians truly are. May God grant them all the strength, patience, and protection they possibly need.

cumslayer:

cumslayer:

So I went on a date today and we went to a nice restaurant before going to the movies and I ordered the “iced grape popsicles” for dessert because I love grape Popsicles so why not right?…..so the waiter brings out the “iced grape popsicles” aND THEY WERE LITERALLY 3 FROZEN GRAPES ON STICKS…..I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE OFFENDED IN MY LIFE…SINCE WHEN ARE 3 FUCKING FROZEN GRAPES IN A FUCKING VASE AN ACCEPTABLE SINGLE DESSERT ORDER..ITS NOT EVEN FROZEN GRAPE JUICE OR SOMETHING ITS LITERALLY JUST A 0.02$ GRAPE THAT WAS PUT ON A STICK THEN FROZEN…LIKE SOMEONE ACTUALLY WROTE THIS DOWN ON THE MENU THINKING “OH YEAH PEOPLE FUCKING LOVE COLD GRAPES” AND SOME OTHER ASSHAT SAID “BRAH. HEAR ME OUT, HOW ABOUT WE PUT THEM ON STICKS AND SERVE THEM IN A VASE WITH NOTHING ELSE” LIKE YOU COULDNT EVEN SERVE IT WITH A FUCKING SECOND FRUIT OR EVEN FUCKING LEAVES OR WHATEVER… IM SO MAD. FUCKING FROZEN GRAPES ON A STICK.

AND THEY WERENT EVEN SEEDLESS GRAPES…..

curvesincolor:

On the morning of September 4, 1957, fifteen-year-old Dorothy Counts set out on a harrowing path toward Harding High, where-as the first African American to attend the all-white school – she was greeted by a jeering swarm of boys who spat, threw trash, and yelled epithets at her as she entered the building.

Charlotte Observer photographer Don Sturkey captured the ugly incident on film, and in the days that followed, the searing image appeared not just in the local paper but in newspapers around the world.

People everywhere were transfixed by the girl in the photograph who stood tall, her five-foot-ten-inch frame towering nobly above the mob that trailed her. There, in black and white, was evidence of the brutality of racism, a sinister force that had led children to torment another child while adults stood by. While the images display a lot of evils: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality, it also captures true strength, determination, courage and inspiration.

Here she is, age 70, still absolutely elegant and poised.

nezua:

dynastylnoire:

hikergirl:

Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.
h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.

boooooooooooooooooost

I do hope this provides emergency relief for people. If you are without basic resources, that is all that matters.
But like the new “sharing economy” this innovation does nothing for the root systemic corruption, and until that’s addressed, these measures are a stall, and serve to camouflage the crisis at the heart of capitalism today.

nezua:

dynastylnoire:

hikergirl:

Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.

h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.

boooooooooooooooooost

I do hope this provides emergency relief for people. If you are without basic resources, that is all that matters.

But like the new “sharing economy” this innovation does nothing for the root systemic corruption, and until that’s addressed, these measures are a stall, and serve to camouflage the crisis at the heart of capitalism today.

bookofsol:

she asked that I remove my dreams

before entering her home

BRG