>watching subbed anime
>remember that i cant understand japanese
Hi, I'm A. Feminist, SB wannabe and expat.
>watching subbed anime
>remember that i cant understand japanese
An IKEA job interview
Unlike the beautiful 6-year old Jonbenett Ramsey who received coverage all over the media - every tabloid, newspaper, news channel, talk show, 7-year old Aiyana Stanley was killed by a police officer during a raid while she was sleep and her murder received very little coverage.
Police, searching for a murder suspect, threw a flash grenade through the window of her family’s apartment around midnight. According to Aiyana’s father, it landed on the couch, setting Aiyana on fire. A police officer’s gun then went off, and shot Aiyana in the neck.
Aiyana was asleep on the living room sofa in her family’s apartment when Detroit police, searching for a homicide suspect, burst in and an officer’s gun went off, fatally striking the girl in the neck, family members said.
Her father, 25-year-old Charles Jones, told The Detroit News he had just gone to bed early Sunday after covering his daughter with her favorite blanket when he heard a flash grenade followed by a gunshot. When he rushed into the living room, he said, police forced him to lie on the ground, with his face in his daughter’s blood.
“I’ll never be the same. That’s my only daughter,” Jones told.
We haven’t forgotten about you baby. R.I.P.
When I turned vegan, I didn’t feel that way about every animal around. I’ve noticed it’s something that changes naturally. Nowadays I vacuum around a spider, catch flies to release them outside and let silverfish go about their business; a whole new world, a whole new-found mental peace. I love being vegan, it’s the best thing that ever happened to me. I finally understand, we all have but one life, human, cow, ant, everyone, it is not our right to take it away in a whim, simply because we can, it’s their right to live their lives, just like us, just like me.
— Jaco van Drongelen (Nov 29, 2013)
Yes. No matter how I used to hate spiders and insects, I realised I could not kill them.. we all deserve to live and to be free.
Any Melbourne peeps going skip dipping regularly? I wanna have a mate to go with as I’m new to the city..
Send me a line pretty please~?!?
San Francisco Police shoot & kill 19 yr old
Warning: the video is graphic.
Yesterday, at 4:45 p.m., SFPD shot a teenager who fled during a fair inspection on a Muni light rail car. The cops claimed that he was armed and had fired shots at them first. After the suspect was shot in the back, no gun was found. Doesn’t this sound awfully familiar?
Seriously though, you shot a 19 yr old over a $2 fair? And he later died in the hospital, all because he didn’t pay a $2 fair & you assumed he had a gun. Back up arrived before an ambulance did. No back up was needed. There were already other cops on the scene, some even carrying assault rifles. The man was on the ground fighting for his life. That moment in the video where he struggles to even attempt to get up is some of the most chilling video I’ve seen. Ever.
It’s okay though right? America will probably ignore this & move on to some more mindless crap, as is usually the case. I’ve seen it before with the Oscar grant case, Sean bell, James Brissette, and countless others. When will this country’s collective conscious wake up?
i’m tired of shit like this happening
smfh what the fuck ever happened to shoot to injure not shoot to kill !
I’m so sickened by this. We’re losing our black man for what? For the color of their skin? Such bullshit. And he was only fucking 19 and had his whole life ahead of him. I hope you rest in peace dearThis makes me so mad and WHY DOESNT THIS HAVE MILLIONS OF NOTES. this is more then just what we see on the news it’s reality for the black community.
Trigger warnings: discussion of abusive parent, mental illness, violence, and suicidal ideation. Please proceed with caution if you are easily triggered by any of the above.
I’m not used to asking for anyone’s help, and I’m afraid I may not be much good at it, so I apologize in advance if this comes out a little awkward.
Our names are Nathan and Lucy. Nathan is a mixed-race trans man of color, and I’m a white trans woman. We’re both pretty far from neurotypical. He lives with BPD (among other things), and I fall somewhere on the bipolar spectrum. We both have pretty savage cases of gender dysphoria, and we need to transition, but we can’t because of our living arrangements. We’ve lived together for almost nine years, now, and I don’t know how much longer we can stand this, to be honest… and that’s why we’re finally breaking down and asking for people’s help.
We live with Nathan’s father, although not in the same household. He is an extremely wealthy, white landowner and businessman with several plots of commercial real estate in town, a profitable small business, a several-hundred-acre country estate, numerous classic cars, boats, tractors, guns, etc. He spends thousands of dollars on a whim to buy old, broken vehicles that he never gets around to fixing.
He’s also extremely racist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic, hates the poor, does not believe in mental illness, and is an aggressively militant right-wing conservative Southern Baptist. In the past, he has told Nathan gay people “shouldn’t have rights at all,” forced him to go to church to attempt to “fix” depression and suicidal ideation, and has made allusions to physically assaulting people of color many times. He has always denied Nathan monetary help… refusing, even, to pay Nathan’s (single, WoC) mother more than 25 dollars a week in child support, complaining constantly about being poor despite his obvious wealth. He has, many times in the past, pointed loaded guns at people who anger him.
In addition to being miserly and a bigot, he is verbally and emotionally manipulative/abusive toward Nathan. We have lived in a tiny FEMA trailer (pictured) on this man’s land for almost 4 years, now, and pay him rent. While we’re here, we can never transition because we would, at best, be thrown out and rendered homeless as soon as he figured out what was going on… given his past behavior, however, we fear he may physically harm one or both of us if we came out in any capacity.
I’m lucky enough to have a half-decent job, and I think we could - kind of - manage the cost of moving and transitioning on our own… or at least, we could have. We had been saving to try to move out of here for months and months, and eventually that effort fell apart because the Federal Government garnished my paychecks for my student loans. I don’t owe a lot, relatively speaking. I went to college for one year and dropped out, and owe a little less than $4000 on it, still. My parents had promised to pick up that cost before I went, and then backed out of that commitment after the fact, so now I’m stuck with the bill.
The government garnishes my wages to the tune of about 12.5% of my gross income, so I basically have NO disposable income and no way to save money. We can barely afford to eat, now! We may be able to have the garnishment removed, but we have no way of knowing how long that will take, and having to pay that in addition to bills has put us even further in the red than when we started.
We’re asking for money to help us move somewhere away from Nathan’s father and/or repay the student loan keeping us from doing so ourselves. This fund is NOT asking for help with the actual costs of transitioning - just the costs of physically moving away from an abusive and dangerous man so that we can live our own lives. In order to be able to pay rent ANYwhere, I have to pay off my student loan or at least get the garnishment removed. So we’re basically asking for enough to get rid of that so that I can pay rent somewhere, plus enough to find a place somewhere else where we can live without Mr. Deep South harassing Nathan all the time.
Thank you, everyone, for any help you provide, or for spreading the word if you can’t donate. We both appreciate it very much!
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