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Oct 4

Two special snowflakes sittin in a tree, B-U-T-T-H-U-R-T

Anonymous

OH NOES A SHITBAG ANON MAKES A RAPE JOKE

WHAT A FUCKING SURPRISE

ALMOST LIKE YOU’RE A SHITBAG BULLY WHO DOESN’T HAVE AN ARGUMENT

May 2

Another Transgender Murder: Is Anyone Paying Attention?

A 37-year-old transgender woman was shot to death in downtown Oakland last weekend, just a block from Frank Ogawa Plaza/Oscar Grant Park, the former site of Occupy Oakland.

Transgender People Murdered On Average More Than One Person Per Month

Transgender people face well-documented and unconscionable levels of bias-motivated violence. This is especially true of young, low-income transgender women of color. The stigma associated with being transgender requires transgender people to maintain constant vigilance against sudden brutal violence.

For years, transgender people have been murdered on an average of more than one person per month; many more have been assaulted.

As The Daily Kos points out, “Think about what the newscape would look like if a well-heeled, white, Oakland citizen living on “the right side of the tracks” (or, in Oakland parlance, “the hills”) had been the victim.”

Attention must be paid to this horrifying statistic.

(Source: transfeminism)

May 2

[TW: Racism, violence, PTSD] Racial PTSD

redhandsredribbons:

strugglingtobeheard:

nom-chompsky:

velocicrafter:

pixyled: nudiemuse: liquornspice: shanaelmsford:

Is There Such A Thing As Racial PTSD?

A recent study out of Penn State University has found that chronic exposure to racial discrimination is analogous to the pressure troops can feel in combat and war.  Researchers found that many African-Americans who’ve been faced with racism struggle with debilitating stress similar to soldiers returning home from war.

According to the study:

“African-Americans who reported in a survey that they experienced more instances of racial discrimination had significantly higher odds of suffering generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) some time during their lives.”

The Penn State study confirms a condition that William A. Smith, Ph.D., of the University of Utah has coined “racial battle fatigue.”  Smith has argued that individuals can go directly from the experience of racism to the experience of a serious mental health disorder.  The study says that while it does not view discrimination as the same as conditions are exactly what soldiers face on a battlefield, it claims the underlying commonality is that stress is created in chronically unsafe or hostile environments.

A sentiment I voice fairly often. Especially when I’m in a city other than Phoenix. Especially when I’m in Portland. It takes me a good 24 hours to fucking relax and realize I don’t have to be on guard. Those happy white people that smiled at you as you walked by? They’re just happy white people! They probably don’t even want to touch your hair! CALM DOWN.

You mean to tell me that BlackAmericansintheUnitedStatesfacestresssimilartocombatveterans??? 

I’m white so I can’t testify to this personally, but from everything I’ve learned about PTSD, it seems plausible if not obvious.

this explains my racial nightmares. i’ve been coming to terms with having symptoms of ptsd and one of those symptoms is having very vivid dreams of white people committing a hate crime on me or white cops threatening to kill/rape/take away my entire family. so we need more studies on this cause this shit is not a fucking game.

See all of the above, especially bolded. (Yet another form of PTSD the mainstream rejects as valid.)

[tw: racism, anti-Native American hate crime, assault committed by medical professionals]

livingwithendo:

Was Lakota Man Victim of a Hate Crime in South Dakota Hospital? The Troubling Story of Vern Traversie

indiancountry:

In a somewhat grainy, homemade YouTube video, Lakota elder Vernon Traversie sits in his Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation home and quietly tells his story. It’s a deeply troubling one, alleging that he left the care of a South Dakota regional hospital last summer with more than just the routine scars of open-heart surgery.

Bitter Grapes: [TW: Child abuse, sexual abuse, murder, ableism] If you are allistic, you need to sit down, shut the fuck up, and listen...

thefullmetalbitch:

bittergrapes:

Autistics are murdered by their caretakers constantly.

Autistics are murdered by their caretakers constantly.

Autistics are murdered by their caretakers constantly.

When you say you want to kill your children sometimes because of their autism,…

Apr 8

"Ideas are not violence" is possibly the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen on Tumblr

tal9000:

youarenotyou:

lolprivilege

Concepts like “hate speech” and “deliberately triggering people” go out the window if you’re a radfem.

Um, also, weren’t some of the radfems actively trying to out trans* people who disagreed with them?

Because for a lot of trans* folks, outing has seriously violent consequences.

And outing isn’t an idea. It’s an action. An act of mental violence that so often leads to physical violence. An act of violence which would never have happened if radfems didn’t have the idea that trans women aren’t real people.

(Source: secretandroid)

Apr 7

TAL9000: [TW: T-slur] Radfem Doxers: Hope you love being who you hate.

widdershinsgirl:

Because that’s who you are. The moment you started gathering photographs and contact information of trans women for the specific purpose of putting us in harm’s way, you became an anti-choicer. You became a filthy, hate-driven, anti-choice terrorist - and worse, one of the…

(Source: baeddelshinsgirl)

Apr 2

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Mar 7

goldenheartedrose:

Wibbly-Wobbly Ramblings: a moment of your time, if you please

neetainari:

(TW: discussion of ableism, ableist slurs)

Here are some popular ableist slurs that are often used to put people down:

  • crazy
  • idiot
  • moron
  • lame
  • blind
  • dumb

Naming is informing. The language you use shapes the way you perceive and think about the world outside. Do NOT…

Mar 5

[content warning: sexist slurs, racism, assassination]

theoceanandthesky:

1. rush isn’t going to apologize (no shit, i could have told you that.)

2. i really don’t care, because no one asked him to apologize when he threw women of color under the bus. 

Oh my god, THANK YOU. Yesterday I was recalling all the offensive shit Limbaugh’s pumped out over the years, and wondered why Sandra Fluke’s story was apparently orders of magnitude worse than when Rush Limbaugh told a Black woman to “take the bone out of [her] nose” before calling him back.

What’s really fucked up to me: the same week Rush Limbaugh called Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” and demanded to see sex tapes of her, Limbaugh received a gift from an avid listener: a plaque “commemorating” the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The listener believed Rush would be interested in marketing such plaques on his radio show.

Most of the bloggers I’ve seen calling for Rush to apologize to Fluke? They either didn’t mention the plaque incident, or brought it up as a less-important aside to the whole Fluke debacle. Which is fucked up, because as sexist as Rush is, his racism also deserves commentary. Link to disgusting racism, for those of my followers who are blessedly unfamiliar with Rush’s shit: [link]. Link provides the full “Take the bone out of your nose” quote.

I’m not saying Fluke doesn’t deserve an apology (although she’d do better to sue Limbaugh for slander than getting an insincere apology from him, IMHO). But if Rush said he was sorry for every racist turd he farted out on the radio, he’d have to change his show’s name to “Rush Limbaugh Apologizes For The Rest Of His Natural Lifespan”.

Rush Limbaugh is an unapologetic racist, and every white USian who doesn’t call him out for his racism is responsible for his unapologetic stance. They are permitting racism to continue by not forcing Limbaugh into a position where an apology would benefit him more than obstinacy. We may not share his views, but our silence is interpreted, not only by Rush himself, as acceptance.

Ocean, if I’ve written anything ignorant here, I’m sorry. I got rant-y.

Mar 4
numol:

atotalrec:

numol:

blackandmissing:

Missing: ATHENA JOY CURRY (GA)
Athena was last seen on May 27, 2011 at 1485 Beecher Street in Southwest Atlanta. Her boyfriend and father of her son claims they got into a heated argument and she stormed out the house at 3am. She has not been seen or heard from since. Her family states under NO circumstance would she leave her 16 months-old son, King. If you have any information on her whereabouts, please contact the Atlanta Police Adult Missing Persons Squad at (404) 546-4235.
Read more about Athena’s story here. 
Click through the picture for Athena’s missing person Facebook page.

[WARNING for talk of abuse in the “Read more about Athena’s story here” link above.]
please pass this around if you can.  this is extremely important.  she is still missing.

Missing Since: May 27, 2011 from Atlanta, Georgia Classification: Endangered MissingDate of Birth: November 2, 1990Age: 20 years oldHeight and Weight: 5’8, 150 poundsDistinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Curry has the following tattoos: the words “King Kare” vertically on her left arm, a bow wrapped around her left upper arm, a rose and the name “Rocky” on the inside of her right wrist, a musical note on the left side of her neck and a tribal tattoo on the top of her left hand. Pictures of some of the tattoos are posted below this case summary. Curry’s nose and the right side of her lower lip are pierced. Her nickname is Nelz.

— from http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/curry_athena.html [WARNING for link: talk of abuse in the “Details of Disappearance” section.]

Athena Curry is STILL missing. And we need your help in getting the word  out. Contact any one (or all) of the following Atlanta newspapers and  ask them to do a story on Athena. We need to keep her face out there.  Athena is out there somewhere; we just need to keep telling her story  until someone comes forward. Thanks for all your help! Atlanta Daily World  3485 N. Desert Dr #2109  Atlanta , GA 30344  404-761-1114 - Telephone  404-761-1164 - Fax  Atlanta Journal-Constitution  223 Perimeter Center Pkwy.  Atlanta, GA 30346  404-526-5151 - Telephone  404-526-5746 - Fax  Atlanta Unfiltered  P.O. Box 730  Decatur, GA 30031  Creative Loafing Atlanta  384 Northyards Blvd Ste 600  Atlanta, GA 30313  404-688-5623 - Telephone  404-614-3599 - Fax  Fulton County Daily Report  190 Pryor St SW  Atlanta , GA 30303  404-521-1227 - Telephone  404-525-1738 - Fax  LikeTheDew  250 10th Street #3417  Atlanta, GA 30309  404-892-1116 - Telephone

— from a post on the Facebook page (link).
text of flyer at link:

ATHENA JOY CURRYMissing: 5/27/11 from Atlanta, GAHeight: 5’8    Weight: 150 lbsIf you have any information, please contact the Atlanta Adult Missing Persons Squad at (404) 546-4235.www.blackandmissing.comwww.facebook.com/blackandmissing


Atlanta…..heads up

still missing.
oh and all this time, i’ve been forgetting to put the links to online free faxing places in this post!  sorry.  anyway here they are:
http://www.gotfreefax.com (up to 2 a day for free)
http://faxzero.com (allegedly up to 2 a day for free, but sometimes one of those causes an error)
http://www.myfax.com/free (up to 2 a day for free)
[text below reposted from before — tumblr won’t let me reblog myself].
ALSO: from the “Missing Athena Curry Come home baby” facebook page (link to post):
[….] Someone out there knows something. Please be brave     enough and come  forward with any information you have. Athena is a     special young woman.  For those of you that know her…. you know she     lights up the room when  she walks in. She is full of energy and she     knows how to make you smile  when you are feeling down. Just the sound     of he…r    voice can brighten your day. We also know Thena has her   moods but we    all do… and it never took much to bring that spark back.   PLEASE if you    have any information what so ever Please contact   Detective Stribling @    404-546-2511 or send him an anonymous email   (make up one) his email    address is: dstribling@atlantaga.gov . We   need to bring Athena home,  she   is a mother, daughter, sister, niece,   cousin and bestfriend to  many of   us. We love her and miss her more   each day. You can inbox me  directly  as  well @ jerilynnL77@gmail.com
new-ish video on youtube: “HELP US!! Athena Curry is still Missing. We need your help!” (link)

numol:

atotalrec:

numol:

blackandmissing:

Missing: ATHENA JOY CURRY (GA)

Athena was last seen on May 27, 2011 at 1485 Beecher Street in Southwest Atlanta. Her boyfriend and father of her son claims they got into a heated argument and she stormed out the house at 3am. She has not been seen or heard from since. Her family states under NO circumstance would she leave her 16 months-old son, King.

If you have any information on her whereabouts, please contact the Atlanta Police Adult Missing Persons Squad at (404) 546-4235.

Read more about Athena’s story here.

Click through the picture for Athena’s missing person Facebook page.

[WARNING for talk of abuse in the “Read more about Athena’s story here” link above.]

please pass this around if you can.  this is extremely important.  she is still missing.

Missing Since: May 27, 2011 from Atlanta, Georgia
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: November 2, 1990
Age: 20 years old
Height and Weight: 5’8, 150 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Curry has the following tattoos: the words “King Kare” vertically on her left arm, a bow wrapped around her left upper arm, a rose and the name “Rocky” on the inside of her right wrist, a musical note on the left side of her neck and a tribal tattoo on the top of her left hand. Pictures of some of the tattoos are posted below this case summary. Curry’s nose and the right side of her lower lip are pierced. Her nickname is Nelz.

— from http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/curry_athena.html [WARNING for link: talk of abuse in the “Details of Disappearance” section.]

Athena Curry is STILL missing. And we need your help in getting the word out. Contact any one (or all) of the following Atlanta newspapers and ask them to do a story on Athena. We need to keep her face out there. Athena is out there somewhere; we just need to keep telling her story until someone comes forward. Thanks for all your help!

Atlanta Daily World
3485 N. Desert Dr #2109 
Atlanta , GA 30344 
404-761-1114 - Telephone
404-761-1164 - Fax

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
223 Perimeter Center Pkwy.
Atlanta, GA 30346 
404-526-5151 - Telephone
404-526-5746 - Fax

Atlanta Unfiltered
P.O. Box 730 
Decatur, GA 30031 

Creative Loafing Atlanta
384 Northyards Blvd Ste 600 
Atlanta, GA 30313 
404-688-5623 - Telephone
404-614-3599 - Fax

Fulton County Daily Report
190 Pryor St SW
Atlanta , GA 30303 
404-521-1227 - Telephone
404-525-1738 - Fax

LikeTheDew
250 10th Street #3417 
Atlanta, GA 30309 
404-892-1116 - Telephone

— from a post on the Facebook page (link).

text of flyer at link:

ATHENA JOY CURRY
Missing: 5/27/11 from Atlanta, GA
Height: 5’8    Weight: 150 lbs

If you have any information, please contact the Atlanta Adult Missing Persons Squad at (404) 546-4235.

www.blackandmissing.com
www.facebook.com/blackandmissing

Atlanta…..heads up

still missing.

oh and all this time, i’ve been forgetting to put the links to online free faxing places in this post!  sorry.  anyway here they are:

[text below reposted from before — tumblr won’t let me reblog myself].

ALSO: from the “Missing Athena Curry Come home baby” facebook page (link to post):

[….] Someone out there knows something. Please be brave enough and come forward with any information you have. Athena is a special young woman. For those of you that know her…. you know she lights up the room when she walks in. She is full of energy and she knows how to make you smile when you are feeling down. Just the sound of he…r voice can brighten your day. We also know Thena has her moods but we all do… and it never took much to bring that spark back. PLEASE if you have any information what so ever Please contact Detective Stribling @ 404-546-2511 or send him an anonymous email (make up one) his email address is: dstribling@atlantaga.gov . We need to bring Athena home, she is a mother, daughter, sister, niece, cousin and bestfriend to many of us. We love her and miss her more each day. You can inbox me directly as well @ jerilynnL77@gmail.com

new-ish video on youtube: “HELP US!! Athena Curry is still Missing. We need your help!” (link)

[TW: ableism, mention of suicide]

deaf-aspie:

painkillersdownmythroat:

If I’m autistic, you have down syndrome. That’s why I hang out with you, you make me look better.

People like this are why I contemplate suicide. /barelyjoking

I’m so sorry, deaf-aspie.

OP, your post is so incredibly fucked-up I don’t even know where to begin.