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dworkinclasshero:

when you say “real men dont hit/rape/etc. women” you are failing to hold masculinity accountable for its implications and simultaneously relegating those violent men to the category of “not-men” that women occupy. criticizing men for failed masculinity continues to demonize femininity.

pentaghastly:

30 day female character challenge: {1/~} supports - Toph Beifong

I don’t care what I look like. I’m not looking for anyone’s approval. I know who I am.

(i)

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Confidence isn’t walking into a room with your nose in the air, and thinking you are better than everyone else, it’s walking into a room and not having to compare yourself to anyone else in the first place.
— (via kiliansprincess)
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b-binaohan:

neeta-inari:

darnhomosexuals:

neeta-inari:

javeliner:

think about the concept of a library. that’s one thing that humanity didn’t fuck up. we did a good thing when we made libraries

I’m still hung up on the Romans giving out bread to their ppl for free, could we pls have that back?

Rome relied on conquered territories to supply grain and as far as I’ve found in five minutes, only applied to actual citizens living in the city of Rome (and later also Constantinople).

Well fuck — I knew the conquest part (Europe keeps the proud tradition going) but not the geographical limitations.

So, libraries. Gr8 invention esp when public and accessible.

this is an interesting thing to see…

just when there is an open call to contribute to this paper thing literally about understanding how libraries, as institution, are just as oppressive as any other institution.

libraries, like many other concepts, are great in theory

but fail on many accounts in practice

and believe me: this is esp. true of libraries operating within settler states.

here-in-the-room:

huffingtonpost:

IKEA ADVERTISES ADOPTABLE DOGS IN STORES, BECAUSE EVERY HOME NEEDS A RESCUE PUP

The idea to display the pets inside the store started in Singapore as a collaboration between Ikea and two animal shelters, according to Business Insider. Together they formed the project Home for Hope.

Watch the full video and also learn which state in the United States will be adopting pet displays in their Ikea stores here. 

this actually broke my heart a little bit and i cried what has the internet done to me wait no i just FUCKING LOVE DOGS SO MUCH

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descentintotyranny:

FBI pressured Muslims into committing terrorist acts, then arrested them: report

July 21 2014

The FBI encouraged and sometimes even paid Muslims to commit terrorist acts during numerous sting operations after the 9/11 attacks, a human rights group said in a report published Monday.

“Far from protecting Americans, including American Muslims, from the threat of terrorism, the policies documented in this report have diverted law enforcement from pursuing real threats,” said the report by Human Rights Watch.

Aided by Columbia University Law School’s Human Rights Institute, Human Rights Watch examined 27 cases from investigation through trial, interviewing 215 people, including those charged or convicted in terrorism cases, their relatives, defense lawyers, prosecutors and judges.

“In some cases the FBI may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals by suggesting the idea of taking terrorist action or encouraging the target to act,” the report said.

In the cases reviewed, half the convictions resulted from a sting operation, and in 30 percent of those cases the undercover agent played an active role in the plot.

“Americans have been told that their government is keeping them safe by preventing and prosecuting terrorism inside the US,” said Andrea Prasow, the rights group’s deputy Washington director.

“But take a closer look and you realize that many of these people would never have committed a crime if not for law enforcement encouraging, pressuring and sometimes paying them to commit terrorist acts.”

US Attorney General Eric Holder has strongly defended the FBI undercover operations as “essential in fighting terrorism.”

“These operations are conducted with extraordinary care and precision, ensuring that law enforcement officials are accountable for the steps they take -– and that suspects are neither entrapped nor denied legal protections,” Holder said July 8 during a visit to Norway.

The HRW report, however, cites the case of four Muslim converts from Newburgh, New York who were accused of planning to blow up synagogues and attack a US military base.

A judge in that case “said the government ‘came up with the crime, provided the means, and removed all relevant obstacles,’ and had, in the process, made a terrorist out of a man ‘whose buffoonery is positively Shakespearean in scope,’” the report said.

The rights group charged that the FBI often targets vulnerable people, with mental problems or low intelligence.

It pointed to the case of Rezwan Ferdaus, who was sentenced to 17 years in prison at age 27 for wanting to attack the Pentagon and Congress with mini-drones loaded with explosives.

An FBI agent told Ferdaus’ father that his son “obviously” had mental health problems, the report said. But that didn’t stop an undercover agent from conceiving the plot in its entirety, it said.

“The US government should stop treating American Muslims as terrorists-in-waiting,” the report concluded.

Mike German, a former FBI agent now with the Brennan Center, said FBI counterterrorism excesses were a source of concern — “concerns that they both violate privacy and civil liberties, and aren’t effective in addressing real threats.”

But JM Berger, a national security expert, said law enforcement faces a dilemma: it can’t just ignore tips or reports about people talking about wanting to commit a terrorist action or seeking support for one.

“The question is how to sort out which cases merit investigation and which do not,” he said.

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ladybrun:

FINALLY: Israel accused of its warcrimes by members of parliament in the UK

"We should not equate the occupied with the occupier, we should not equate a refugee population of 1.7mil imprisoned in a tiny strip of land, with prison guards, we should not equate terrorists firing rockets with a supposedly "civilized" state systematically killing women, children, disabled and elderly people…If UK and other Western governments fail to discriminate between the actions of Hamas and israel, hundreds of Palestinian civilians will continue to die and the annexation of Palestine by israel will continue.”

Finally

youngblackandvegan:

accras:

queensphynxe:

She just stared for the longest time.

OMG…I love this. This is important.

v important! representation matters more than words can express

but this picture about sums it up :)

thesmithian:

The first African-American to win a Tony Award, Juanita Hall. It was on April 9,1950.

theenergyissue:

Gansu Wind Farm is the World’s Largest

Though the project will not be fully completed until 2020, Gansu Wind Farm in the northwest province of Gansu in China is already the world’s largest. Begun in 2009, the farm has a capacity of 5,160 MW, five times greater than that of the next two largest wind farms, Jaisalmer Wind Farm in India and Alta Wind Energy Center in California. By the time of completion, it is expected to have grow to 20,000 megawatts at an estimated cost of 120 billion Chinese yuan ($17.5 billion). The project, which is being built by more than 20 developers, is one of six national wind power megaprojects approved by the Chinese government. Gansu reflects a larger move to invest heavily in renewables, a surprising turn for a country often associated with pollution, rapid industrialization, and short-sighted planning. In fact, though China, likely to surpass the United States as the world’s largest oil importer, accounted for one-third of the world’s growth in oil consumption in 2013, it is also the leader in renewable energy investment. As Jack Perkowski notes in Forbes, China spent a total of $56.3 billion on wind, solar and other renewable projects last year and is now home to about 24 percent of the world’s renewable power capacity.

Anonymous
hello, I'm sorry to bother u. but I read this "But since it’s likely that there’s only going to be 2-3 more chapters, I’ve decided to stick with it to the end" is that means Hana wa Sakuka will end soon? thank u ^^

Hello! Don’t worry, you’re not bothering me at all. Yes, Hana wa Saku ka will most likely be ending in a couple more chapters since Hidaka Shoko, the mangaka of HwSk, wrote that the 5th Volume would be the last in her afterword of the 4th Volume. Chapter 31 was just released yesterday in Japan, but it doesn’t seem to be the final one, so I’d say maybe two more chapters until the end? 

thylaed:

shout out to people who are scared to call others out, whose hands shake when they try to explain what’s wrong, whose throats threaten to close up with thoughts of ‘what if i’m just overreacting’, whose hearts are pounding out of their chests because they just stuck their necks out for their beliefs, who have lost friends and respect and safety for aligning themselves with causes

hueva-york:

la-bufadora:

businessinsider:

Infographic: 7 Reasons This Is An Excellent Resume For Someone With No Experience

yoooo what i need by tomorrow

AAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

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