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Fast talking feminist poultry wrangling floral boot wearing seventeen year old whippersnapper. Fitting in never since '97

Pronouns: she/her/hers My darlin' best friend


PRIDE

privileged people:the problem isnt the actual problem!! the problem is that youre not reacting to the problem the way i feel you should be reacting to the problem!! even though im not experiencing the problem in any way therefore i really shouldnt dictate the way the problem should be solved but--- HEY LISTEN TO ME YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO ME THATS EQUALITY!!!
— 2 hours ago with 6171 notes

gharaajapardesi:

I don’t do the whole ultimatum thing often but any white person I see talking about how seeing posts about Ferguson gives them anxiety, it’s an automatic unfollow. This is what your country is all about, the destruction of black lives. You benefit from it every day. Grow the fuck up.

(via arabellesicardi)

— 16 hours ago with 780 notes
#ferguson  #I'm white 

lennykravitzscarf:

im really worried about the fact that this is going on while the cops have media penned up waiting for some presser in a fucking hour

(via dandelionchild)

— 1 day ago with 1214 notes
#ferguson  #police brutality  #racism 

sload:

The community in Ferguson is struggling to come up with the money to keep their kids fed, since school has been cancelled all this time, yet people have donated over $12,000 to the murderer who started all of this in the last 24 hours alone. Think about that. And then donate.

(via dandelionchild)

— 1 day ago with 35279 notes
#ferguson 
"

If you’re poor, the only way you’re likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car.

But if you’re tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every day. If you’re the leader of a country, you can declare war and kill by the hundreds of thousands or millions. And the nuclear superpowers – the US and Russia – still hold the option of destroying quite a lot of life on Earth.

So do the carbon barons. But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.

"

Let’s Call Climate Change What It Really Is—Violence | Alternet (via guerrillamamamedicine)

 But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.

 But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.

 But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.

(via tonidorsay)

(via kissingunderspiderwebs)

— 1 day ago with 10593 notes
#violence  #racial violence  #class violence 
"Why should I retract my claws for you?
What do I earn from playing nice?
I’ll choke on the cries I leave in my throat.
I am not sorry.
If I am angry, I will be angry.
I will be blinding light
I will be rage and shaky hands
I will be venom and teary eyes
I will not laugh at your jokes
I will not tuck my fangs away to smile for you.
I will look you dead in the eye
and
I will spit out teeth that are not mine."
— 1 day ago with 6071 notes
#contemplative stardust words 
"You realize that everything the police are doing in Ferguson is carefully calculated, right? They’re purposely turning peaceful protests into riots. They’re purposely committing violence to incite violence. From saying ‘We won’t be answering 911 calls,’ which is a very clever way to set themselves up to be able to say, ‘We were afraid for our safety - any call could really be an ambush, our lives were in danger’ right down to the camouflage and the military tanks and wearing more body armor than a soldier in a war zone. Its exactly why they’re going for a media blackout - yet allowing certain photos through - they WANT you to see their tanks. They want you to see their riot gear. They WANT you to see a war-zone. They’re trying to sell the world the idea that this community is inherently and constantly a source of violence and turmoil - they want you to think that they [the police] are being attacked daily in a place so vicious they need full body armor. You know why? Because then, at the end of the day, you might just be able to believe the story they’re going to spin. They’re going to tell you that this (white) officer goes to work in this war zone every day - that he spends every working moment in constant fear for his life. They’re going to tell you that Michael Brown attacked this officer. And then they’re going to bring up everything that has happened in the aftermath and try to use it to convince you that he shot that little boy because he was afraid for his life. They’re setting up a defense. You mark my words, they’re trying to set up a defense."
My mom’s take on what’s going on in Ferguson (via actualbanshee)

(via kissingunderspiderwebs)

— 1 day ago with 42716 notes
#ferguson  #tw racial violence  #police brutality  #racism  #racial violence 
lavendersprigsandcoffee:

What happened to the old, “you’ve got nothing to be worried about if you’re doing nothing wrong”?!

lavendersprigsandcoffee:

What happened to the old, “you’ve got nothing to be worried about if you’re doing nothing wrong”?!

(Source: david-gunther, via youdontlooklikeafeminist)

— 1 day ago with 17696 notes
#ferguson  #police brutality  #tw racial violence  #racism