loveisrespect:

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
On average, there are 237,868 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), during which activists from all over the nation seek to raise awareness about sexual violence and educate individuals and communities about how to end it. This effort requires many voices – including yours! There are several ways you can get involved, and here are just a few:
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s campaign this year focuses on healthy sexuality. On their site you can download a social media toolkit, learn how to become an agent of social change, and plan your own prevention campaign.
Participate in #TweetAboutIt Tuesdays or #30DaysofSAAM throughout April with the NSVRC.
Talk to your friends about sex, healthy relationships, and consent.
Educate yourself about sexual abuse and sexual coercion.
Learn more about how men can get involved via Men Can Stop Rape or Men Stopping Violence.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault and you need someone to talk to, contact loveisrespect 24/7 at 1-866-331-9474 or chat online at loveisrespect.org. It’s free, anonymous, and confidential.

loveisrespect:

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

On average, there are 237,868 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), during which activists from all over the nation seek to raise awareness about sexual violence and educate individuals and communities about how to end it. This effort requires many voices – including yours! There are several ways you can get involved, and here are just a few:

If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault and you need someone to talk to, contact loveisrespect 24/7 at 1-866-331-9474 or chat online at loveisrespect.org. It’s free, anonymous, and confidential.

Reblogged from new wave feminism
vicemag:

Everyone’s Tweeting Photos of Police Brutality Thanks to the NYPD’s Failed Hashtag 
Twitter is a cool website where you can type any old thing into a box and senpecid it out into the ether for the entire internet to read. Some people use it to joke around, some people use it to be like, “HEY INJUSTICE IS HAPPENING, WHOA #GETINVOLVED” and some people use it in order to roleplay as characters from Sonic the Hedgehog. It’s a lot of fun, especially if you like heated arguments with total strangers. 
Large institutions like corporations and government agencies use Twitter too, usually pretty badly. “Hey, we’re a pizza company, send us pictures of you eating our pizza and hashtag them #pizzapics” is an example of a typical lousy tweet from one of these accounts. Generally institutions try to drum up something vague called “social engagement”—basically they want to get people tweeting good stuff about them so other people see those tweets and, I guess, come to think good thoughts about the institution who started the engagement campaign. The New York Police Department was probably thinking they could do one of those social engagement thingies when they launched the hashtag #MyNYPD with this tweet:

What the person running the Twitter account probably failed to realize is that most people’s interactions with the cops fall into a few categories:

1. You are talking to them to get help after you or someone you knew was robbed, beaten, murdered, or sexually assaulted.
2. You are getting arrested. 
3. You are getting beaten by the police.

Continue

#nailedit

vicemag:

Everyone’s Tweeting Photos of Police Brutality Thanks to the NYPD’s Failed Hashtag 

Twitter is a cool website where you can type any old thing into a box and senpecid it out into the ether for the entire internet to read. Some people use it to joke around, some people use it to be like, “HEY INJUSTICE IS HAPPENING, WHOA #GETINVOLVED” and some people use it in order to roleplay as characters from Sonic the Hedgehog. It’s a lot of fun, especially if you like heated arguments with total strangers. 

Large institutions like corporations and government agencies use Twitter too, usually pretty badly. “Hey, we’re a pizza company, send us pictures of you eating our pizza and hashtag them #pizzapics” is an example of a typical lousy tweet from one of these accounts. Generally institutions try to drum up something vague called “social engagement”—basically they want to get people tweeting good stuff about them so other people see those tweets and, I guess, come to think good thoughts about the institution who started the engagement campaign. The New York Police Department was probably thinking they could do one of those social engagement thingies when they launched the hashtag #MyNYPD with this tweet:

What the person running the Twitter account probably failed to realize is that most people’s interactions with the cops fall into a few categories:

1. You are talking to them to get help after you or someone you knew was robbed, beaten, murdered, or sexually assaulted.

2. You are getting arrested. 

3. You are getting beaten by the police.

Continue

#nailedit

Reblogged from VICE
They say Chicago is violent, but when you close over 50 brown & black schools, that is violence.
Young poet, educator and activist - Malcolm London, Louder Than a Bomb 2014 (via faineemae)
Reblogged from new wave feminism

gemmafemma:

From my Limited Edition zine You Don’t Know Me, made for Sticky Institute’s Feed The Animals 2014 (now all sold out, sorry!)

More of my zines and artwork on my Etsy store <3 <3 <3

www.gemmaflack.com

sourcedumal:

siddharthasmama:

goddamazon-of-sol:

jessehimself:

point of clarity

So miss me with that “I feel threatened” horseshit.

In other words every 17/20 murders of white folks are done by other white folks.

Let’s talk about that white on white crime, please….

sourcedumal:

siddharthasmama:

goddamazon-of-sol:

jessehimself:

point of clarity

So miss me with that “I feel threatened” horseshit.

In other words every 17/20 murders of white folks are done by other white folks.

Let’s talk about that white on white crime, please….

drapetomaniakkk:

reverseracism:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

signedfury:

"Or if I had a song that said "I am a gangsta"? Or if I had a song that said "I am a pimp." All those colors and petinas fit better….on a person like me, right? But to say you are a god? Especially when you got shipped over to the country you’re in and your last name is a slave owners’? How could you say that? How could you have that mentality?

This interview was actually brilliant. It reminded me of the genius that is Kanye West. Yeah, he’s arrogant and explosive, but he’s a fucking visionary.

Yo, I was just thinking about this the other with the whole Richard Sherman thing. You just cannot be Black and say you’re awesome. 

The media loves to demonize Kanye West. The media loves to put him in the absolute worst light imaginable and cast him as a devil character. The funny thing is people like Charlie Sheen get brand TV new shows and positive press. How many white men in Hollywood are pedophiles? Huh, how many have physically beat there wives and have racist values? Yet Kanye, a SUCCESSFUL BLACK man with pride get looked down upon.

Remember, they don’t want us to get TOO successful.

wrote a paper on all of this. presenting it at northwestern university in april. check it out if you want

sodomquake:

robowolves:

trimcoast:

orangemuses:

I love this post so much


my hand slipped

with their new hit song, “Randomly Searching 4 U”

I am re-reblogging just because that was so good

sodomquake:

robowolves:

trimcoast:

orangemuses:

I love this post so much

image

my hand slipped

with their new hit song, “Randomly Searching 4 U”

I am re-reblogging just because that was so good

lacigreen:

socialjusticestudentaffairs:

Consent Campaign at UT Austin

Link

YAAAAAAAAAASSSSSS SO BEAUTIFUL

Reblogged from Sex+

lacigreen:

if you pressure a woman into having sex with you and she never actually says yes, it does not “just make you a jerk”, it makes you a rapist.

Reblogged from Sex+

knitmeapony:

Oh lord.

Reblogged from Racialicious