That '70s Hope

bussykween:

Best of Runways: Rupaul’s Drag Race S06E07&08

Bianca Del Rio

Best look. :)

blackinasia:

Photograph of two young black boys

In the graph below, their research shows the shows the number of use of force incidents by officers in the study:

The below graph shows the results of the study of mean age overestimation by college participants (left) and, frighteningly of police officers (right) in the study:

Police participants in particular grossly overestimated the age of black children when they suspected them of felonies especially. In fact, when a police officer suspected a white child of a felony, they underestimated their ages on average. College students also mimicked this trend in grossly overestimating the age of black children they suspected of felonies vs. white and latino children.

"[T]he implicit dehumanization of Blacks," the study’s authors write, “was a significant predictor of racial disparities in the use of force against children” — though they’re clear to note that it is “plausible that negative interactions with Black children disproportionately produce implicit anti-Black dehumanization.”

The humanity and innocence of black children and their bodies does not exist in our virulently antiblack society. Even criminal white children will still be seen as children, whereas black children are simply miniature adults bound to fill another bed in the prison industrial complex. Sickening.

(h/t For Harriet)

As Republican-controlled states one by one legislate abortion access out of existence, a new map of the United States is essentially starting to take focus: one where abortion is legal and accessible, and another where huge swaths of this country have no access to what on paper are their reproductive rights. When people talk the whole war on women thing, it is not a Beltway construct. It is the lived experience of Republican governance in the states right now.
Rachel Maddow (via kileyrae)

stop telling girls
that they’re not skinny enough

stop telling girls
that their feet are too large

stop telling girls
that their stomachs need to be flat

stop telling girls
that they should always cross their legs

stop telling girls
that they have too much muscle

stop telling girls
that a d cup is too large

stop telling girls
that their thighs are too fat

stop telling girls
to suck in their guts

stop telling girls
not to sit like a man

stop telling girls
that their fucking curls are too big

stop telling girls
that they can’t take up space
like a fucking man can
because
yes
they
fucking
can

S.S.  (via tobeheal-ed)
those70scomics:

~Classic Comics Saturday~
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T7S 57: MAMA’S BOY
Inspired by episode 124 - “Hyde Moves In”
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Comments: I hadn’t read any of my friend nannygirl’s T7S fanfiction when I made the first few seasons of Those ’70s Comics. I eventually did start reading her stories, however, and in one of them—written before she’d read my comics—she put that Eric had a teddy bear named Mr. Bear-Bear.
Seeing that name gave me a mini-freak-out. How—or why—the heck did we both decide Eric would name his teddy bear “Mr. Bear-Bear”? Were we tapping into the same T7S muse? Or is it simply an obvious piece of Eric’s characterization that he’d name a teddy bear “Mr. Bear-Bear”?
Eerie.

Cool! Life works in mysterious ways. :)

those70scomics:

~Classic Comics Saturday~

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T7S 57: MAMA’S BOY

Inspired by episode 124 - “Hyde Moves In”

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Comments: I hadn’t read any of my friend nannygirl’s T7S fanfiction when I made the first few seasons of Those ’70s Comics. I eventually did start reading her stories, however, and in one of them—written before she’d read my comics—she put that Eric had a teddy bear named Mr. Bear-Bear.

Seeing that name gave me a mini-freak-out. How—or why—the heck did we both decide Eric would name his teddy bear “Mr. Bear-Bear”? Were we tapping into the same T7S muse? Or is it simply an obvious piece of Eric’s characterization that he’d name a teddy bear “Mr. Bear-Bear”?

Eerie.

Cool! Life works in mysterious ways. :)

superwholockianlady:

porcupine-girl:

maymay:

“Repeat Rape: How do they get away with it?”, Part 1 of 2. (link to Part 2)

Sources:

  1. College Men: Repeat Rape and Multiple Offending Among Undetected Rapists,Lisak and Miller, 2002 [PDF, 12 pages]
  2. Navy Men: Lisak and Miller’s results were essentially duplicated in an even larger study (2,925 men): Reports of Rape Reperpetration by Newly Enlisted Male Navy Personnel, McWhorter, 2009 [PDF, 16 pages]

By dark-side-of-the-room, who writes:

These infogifs are provided RIGHTS-FREE for noncommercial purposes. Repost them anywhere. In fact, repost them EVERYWHERE. No need to credit. Link to the L&M study if possible.

Knowledge is a seed; sow it.

Reblogging because I mentioned this study in a post the other day and someone reblogged & replied insinuating that I’d made it up, but I didn’t have the citation on hand right then. As I said then: rape culture is what teaches rapists that they aren’t rapists.

^ bolded for emphasis

dianadoestuff:

Genuinely upset by this news. I was able to see him live when Celtic Thunder came to my state a few years ago and you could tell how much he loved what he was doing. My heart goes out to all the members, past and present, of Celtic Thunder, as well as George’s family.

Marriage equality will, in time, fundamentally destroy “traditional marriage,” and I, for one, will dance on its grave.

It’s not a terribly difficult conclusion to draw.

As same-sex couples marry, they will be forced to re-imagine many tenets of your “traditional marriage.” In doing so, they will face a series of complicated questions:

Should one of us change our last name? And if so, who?

Should we have kids? Do we want to have kids? How do we want to have kids? Whose last name do our kids take?

How about housework, work-work, childcare? How do we assign these roles equitably? How do we cultivate a partnership that honors each of our professional and personal ambitions?

As questions continually arise, heterosexual couples will take notice — and be forced to address how much “traditional marriage” is built on gender roles and perpetuates a nauseating inequality that has no place in 2014.

Marriage Equality Is Destroying “Traditional Marriage,” And Why That’s A Good Thing (An Open Letter) | Carina Kolodny for the Huffington Post Gay Voices (via gaywrites)

Oh so /this/ is what they’ve been defending all along.

(via seriouslyamerica)

electricsoulstrings:

Does anyone else see it? 
;)

electricsoulstrings:

Does anyone else see it? 

;)