It used to be a village that would help you. Now, it’s a village that will harm you.
Monica McBride, mother of Renisha McBride (via sonofbaldwin)

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BREAKING: Jury of 12+2 alternates has been selected & finalized in the #RenishaMcBride murder trial

thepoliticalfreakshow:

The juror breakdown coming shortly…

I do not regard you as a classic rapist. I do not think you are a general danger to strangers. You are not the type who goes searching for a woman to rape.
Judge consoles rapist in horrifying perpetuation of rape culture  (via micdotcom)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a woman who’s easy to cheer for.

The Supreme Court justice stands at five-feet, one-inch tall. She was the second woman ever appointed to America’s highest bench, the first female Jew. She’s a grandma.

And most importantly, she’s a breathtakingly accomplished legal scholar who’s not afraid to stand up to her largely conservative male peers. Even aside from her extremely eloquent, impassioned dissent against Monday’s ruling on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, it might be expected that those who oppose the decision would rally behind “the Notorious RBG” and her defense of women’s reproductive rights—she’s a living representation of intelligent, feminist defiance.
Emma Green, Blame It On the Patriarchy, The Atlantic, (July 3, 2014). (via notoriousrbg)

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theclearlydope:

I waited for my favorite to come along and it did. 
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theclearlydope:

I waited for my favorite to come along and it did. 

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toomanypangalacticgargleblasters:

I’m laughing and screaming at the same time.

toomanypangalacticgargleblasters:

I’m laughing and screaming at the same time.

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america-wakiewakie:

Police Brutality: Skokie Womans Face Shattered After Being Launched Into Concrete Jail Cell Bench | The World In Your Hands 

Cassandra Feuerstein, 47, was arrested March 10, [2013] by the Skokie Police Department after officers found her vehicle pulled over on the side of the road while she was asleep behind the wheel, NBC Chicago reported.

In a video released… by Feuerstein’s attorney, Torreya Hamilton, an officer can be seen acting with what he said is excessive force.

Feuerstein allegedly asked to call her husband and children. Officer Michael Hart called her out of the cell. Less than 10 seconds later, the video shows Hart launching the woman back into the cell where she hits the bench face-first.

The 110-pound woman can be seen collapsed on the floor, her face bruised, bloodied, and allegedly broken in several places. Hart walks over to her briefly before turning around.

"He was not apologetic at all," Hamilton says about Hart in the video.

Two officers then help Feuerstein. A male officer helps her sit up and cradles her as a female officer works to stop the bleeding from her nose.

"The video speaks for itself," Hamilton told the Chicago Tribune. "She does nothing to justify what this male police officer does."

Feuerstein said several bones were shattered in her face, and she required reconstructive surgery and a titanium plate in her cheek. Photos taken show her battered face and blood-red eye.

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"Statistics show that 1 in 4 women in the US is a victim of domestic violence, those numbers jump to 1 in 2 if they are married to a cop.
Law Enforcement officers beat their significant other at nearly double the national average. Several studies, according to Diane Wetendorf, author of Police Domestic Violence: Handbook for Victims, indicate that women suffer domestic abuse in at least 40 percent of police officer families. For American women overall, the figure is 25 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
— Cops Beat Their Wives & Girlfriends At Double The National Rate, Still Receive Promotions | The Free Thought Project (Photo Credit: CopBlock) 

"Statistics show that 1 in 4 women in the US is a victim of domestic violence, those numbers jump to 1 in 2 if they are married to a cop.

Law Enforcement officers beat their significant other at nearly double the national average. Several studies, according to Diane Wetendorf, author of Police Domestic Violence: Handbook for Victims, indicate that women suffer domestic abuse in at least 40 percent of police officer families. For American women overall, the figure is 25 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

Cops Beat Their Wives & Girlfriends At Double The National Rate, Still Receive Promotions | The Free Thought Project (Photo Credit: CopBlock) 

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redranga:

ciambee I almost died.

redranga:

ciambee I almost died.

bebinn:

becauseiamawoman:

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Dear follows, I post this every couple of months so if you need Plan B, you can get it. Here is a $10 off coupon. Remember that at Planned Parenthood (in MA at least), its only $26 to start with!
Reblog to let your followers get it too!

If your regular birth control fails (or you didn’t use it, for whatever reason), emergency contraception is here to save the day!

bebinn:

becauseiamawoman:

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Dear follows, I post this every couple of months so if you need Plan B, you can get it. Here is a $10 off coupon. Remember that at Planned Parenthood (in MA at least), its only $26 to start with!

Reblog to let your followers get it too!

If your regular birth control fails (or you didn’t use it, for whatever reason), emergency contraception is here to save the day!

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jcoleknowsbest:

cocofullofgrace:

8•9•14 #BADFAITH… HER NAME WAS MARY TURNER

WHITE PEOPLE DID THIS…

"If you had any compassion in your hearts you would understand why you should be hated" x


These are the stories that need to be told.  http://www.maryturner.org/

jcoleknowsbest:

cocofullofgrace:

8•9•14 #BADFAITH… HER NAME WAS MARY TURNER

WHITE PEOPLE DID THIS…

"If you had any compassion in your hearts you would understand why you should be hated" x

These are the stories that need to be told.  http://www.maryturner.org/

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NSFW - no joke. Rude & unapologetic.

#INFP - so true. Who knew? #NoH8 #ProChoice #fem2 #ChildAbuse #AnimalAbuse

Contrarian by nature; Democrat by choice. #p2 #p21 #CTL #Obama2012

Together we MUST take back the power wrongfully seized by banks, corporations, and the corrupt politicians they fund. #OWS #99

#Justice4Trayvon is the other tumblr I branched from this one so I could track the developments in the #Trayvon Martin case.

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