booksandghosts:

spookyweedwitch:

fuck john grisham fuck his stupid books

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29639956

From the article:
"The author of legal thrillers such as The Firm and A Time to Kill who has sold more than 275m books during his 25-year career, cited the case of a "good buddy from law school" who was caught up in a Canadian child porn sting operation a decade ago as an example of excessive sentencing.
"His drinking was out of control, and he went to a website. It was labelled ‘sixteen year old wannabee hookers or something like that’. And it said ‘16-year-old girls’. So he went there. Downloaded some stuff - it was 16 year old girls who looked 30."He shouldn’t ’a done it. It was stupid, but it wasn’t 10-year-old boys. He didn’t touch anything."
So because it wasn’t ten year old boys and he didn’t touch anything specifically looking for porn that involves 16 year old girls is ok.
Why are men allowed to speak.

booksandghosts:

spookyweedwitch:

fuck john grisham fuck his stupid books

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29639956

From the article:

"The author of legal thrillers such as The Firm and A Time to Kill who has sold more than 275m books during his 25-year career, cited the case of a "good buddy from law school" who was caught up in a Canadian child porn sting operation a decade ago as an example of excessive sentencing.

"His drinking was out of control, and he went to a website. It was labelled ‘sixteen year old wannabee hookers or something like that’. And it said ‘16-year-old girls’. So he went there. Downloaded some stuff - it was 16 year old girls who looked 30.
"He shouldn’t ’a done it. It was stupid, but it wasn’t 10-year-old boys. He didn’t touch anything."

So because it wasn’t ten year old boys and he didn’t touch anything specifically looking for porn that involves 16 year old girls is ok.

Why are men allowed to speak.

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craftylindsey:

lucifers-kittykat:

This is Susan Robinson, one of the last people in the country who can preform late term abortions after the murder of Dr. George Tiller. This is from an awesome documentary called After Tiller, about the last 4 late-term abortion practitioners in the country. It’s a great watch and available on Netflix, would strongly recommend. 

warrior woman

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shanellbklyn:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Speakers address the crowd .

Saturday, October 11th

I’m in tears…the turn out!

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asker

Anonymous asked: What's the best way for a poor person to avoid buying sweatshop stuff? I hate what happens in sweatshops but at the same time my options are limited due to money and what's being sold in my area :( Do you have any advice?

brunomarsvolta:

eoin-ceallsach:

bobsavage:

tranxious:

princess-passion-flower:

Thrift is the only thing i can think of

Not buying from sweatshops would do nothing to improve the lives of the workers so it’s probably best to not waste energy on shopping “ethically” and concentrate on organising our own workplaces and communities.

Over the past decade, factory and sweatshop workers across East and South Asia have been militantly organising. Their unions are getting stronger, they are taking direct action against bosses and militias, and they are gaining better wages and working conditions all the time.

To boycott the products they make, when no union or sweatshop workers are calling for a boycott, doesn’t strengthen their struggle, it’ll weaken it.

Nike or Primark, whatever you buy you’re buying from exploited workers. And that includes the first world primark shop workers and delivery people. You cannot boycott capitalism under a globalised capitalist system.

Boycotts lead to less profits lead to already exploited workers being laid off. Unless they call for a boycott (in which they’ve hopefully prepared for the fallout) you’re only added more exploitation and starvation. It’s a fucking terrible tight-rope act that was purposefully designed to weaken solidarity and direct action.

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forte-fievre:

There are many issues with contemporary Western feminism but one of the biggest flaws it has today is the abandonment of the dialectical method of understanding historical materialism and how capital ties itself with identity and difference. So, many western feminists (liberal white, black, brown, etc) will turn oppression into issues of discourse and ideology and representation while completely ignoring the fact that the means of production form the basis of oppression for the majority of women around the world. Take the example of the United States of America where 63% of the 18+ demographic is poor and female and usually non-white. A socialist feminist will propose a revolutionary demand that this gap be eliminated and that the question of class should be raised once and for all to destroy a social production like class. This is for one simple reason: The most dangerous life one can live is as a poor woman; her body becomes a marketplace. This is why you will not find socialist feminists congratulating young female students for taking up prostitution and pornography to pay their bills. What cultural or post-Marxist feminists or postmodern intellectuals will tell you is that the issue here is not the accumulation of profit/surplus value through the unrewarded labor of this young woman but more likely an issue of representation. Which is why liberal feminists fail; they focus on the cosmetic and cultural level of misogyny and forget class analysis. While cultural analysis of patriarchy is indeed important, class analysis will point out the root of a woman’s precarity in society. Representation will allow you a moment of respite in terms of lending you temporary political visibility and legitimacy but when it comes to social mobility and economic empowerment, representation will get you nowhere because representation simply makes an appeal to the state that created the difference to begin with. State will not bend over to give you more than representation. For the state, capital is more important which is why you will see that when a person from a marginalized community (racial or sexual or combination of several factors) is represented in culture industry, not much changes for the people on ground-level. There is a reason for that. This is why socialist feminists do not care if we as non-white women are represented in a capitalist entertainment industry. It does not mean better wages for us and it does not mean decreased violence from the state against our communities and it does not address our core problems. Back to Western feminists. Western feminists have abandoned what we call praxis and have turned feminism into middle-class academia integrated banter. This is why you see students angry with how inaccessible the language of feminism has become; it’s because it is now simply an issue of an academic panel to sit down and talk about it for 30 minutes and not do anything outside for the public. The dominant discourse of Western feminism is cultural feminism and that is the most dangerous thing you can do when it comes to the liberation of women: constricting yourself to an analysis of patriarchy that omits the reality of class and only focuses on culture. By reducing social life to representation, Western feminists ignore the fact that social life as a totality has a lot more to do with class *especially* for poor women. It ignores the racialized division of labor and assumes that black and brown women will be empowered if there is some celebrity representing them on the TV screen. It forgets the material basis of women’s oppression. The most ignorant step that cultural feminists take is forgetting that underpaid and/or unpaid labor is necessary for the accumulation of capital and the majority of it comes from women.

When you take class out of the analysis, you do a huge disservice to feminism and become, what is now a pejorative among socialist feminists, a rabid postmodernist.

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afunnyfeminist:

your-lies-ruin-lives:

my-unashamedly-antiabortion-blog:

bedlamity:

my-unashamedly-antiabortion-blog:

We have had two turn arounds this morning! Now the security guard is throwing a hissy fit and shooing me away from clients with his umbrella. I was not having that so I gave him “the look” and told him babies are being dismembered, ain’t nobody got time for that. He is now massaging his temples as I sing Jesus loves the little children.

Yo, dude, you’re spending your time outside a clinic, scaring away people who may need a service, rather than actually helping people by - I don’t know - volunteering at a soup kitchen or a children’s hospital or doing something actually valuable with your time.
You’re not “changing minds,” you’re harassing people and scaring people who don’t need your defunct version of the Blue Steel.

One of the turn arounds was there to get a pregnant test and I sent her to a clinic that does them for free. The PP where I am charges a lot for them. The other lady came up to me and took the information then later she left on her own accord. 
I stand in front of the clinic to give information that the abortion industry won’t. The only harassment that happened today was the security guard when he was intimidating that couple by making them go into the parking lot.
If people want the info they initiate the contact by coming up to me or by rolling down the window. 
You can spin this around all you want, but I go out every morning and so many women tell me they don’t want to be here, they have no choice, no one will help them, I hate abortion but I don’t have health insurance, and just a full range of other concerns. 
Abortion doesn’t solve problems. It just creates more.
Just this past week I had three different girls (one in front of a high school, one at a college and a lady at my church) say they wished someone was out there for them. Marisa the little high school girl had tears in her eyes saying no one asked how she felt and no one would help her and why wasn’t I out there? That still hurts.
Reality is a lot bigger than Tumblr 

You harass people. You have the right to say whatever you want but you have no right to a trapped/captive/attentive audience. 73% of abortions happen because of poverty. Why not devote some time to paid maternity leave? Abolishing poverty? Is it really so hard to get off your ass to stop judging people and actually do something that matters?Guess it’s easier to mug it up for a selfie outside a health clinic than it is to actually help anyone. 

I would like to know what kinds of problems abortion causes that having giving birth would prevent.

Since I work at a clinic as an escort I know that the person who “took the literature and left of her own accord” was probably not at that clinic for a procedure. She was likely there to pick up BC, do a follow-up, or just pick up her records. 
And the whole “they initiate contact” thing is bullshit. You aren’t standing out there silently, so don’t even fucking pretend like you are, OP. The antis that stand outside my clinic *always* initiate contact by saying hello and greeting patients, and patients who have often driven for hours to a clinic they’ve never been to before will sometimes approach these people because “oh hey, someone is talking to me” and that is just what you do. 
That’s how ya’ll operate. Don’t play otherwise. Because when an escort is there to intercept the patient they don’t say “hold on a minute I want to talk to this stranger with a pamphlet standing behind the fence asking me how far along I am in a pregnancy they don’t even know with any certainty I’m experiencing as if it’s their business anyway”.
They say “wow, thanks for being here, I really don’t want to talk to these people”.
So yeah, it is harassment. And you CPC-promoting assholes know it. For the most part ya’ll have copious state funds with which to advertise your services. You don’t need to be outside an abortion clinic. You do it for the harassment factor. 
Because when a woman doesn’t want to talk to you is when you call her a murderer as she’s walking through the double doors. 
So yeah, all that shit you just said is bullshit and no one cares. Get the fuck away from that clinic, you have no business being there and you’re an asshole, OP. No one is impressed by you.

afunnyfeminist:

your-lies-ruin-lives:

my-unashamedly-antiabortion-blog:

bedlamity:

my-unashamedly-antiabortion-blog:

We have had two turn arounds this morning! Now the security guard is throwing a hissy fit and shooing me away from clients with his umbrella. I was not having that so I gave him “the look” and told him babies are being dismembered, ain’t nobody got time for that. He is now massaging his temples as I sing Jesus loves the little children.

Yo, dude, you’re spending your time outside a clinic, scaring away people who may need a service, rather than actually helping people by - I don’t know - volunteering at a soup kitchen or a children’s hospital or doing something actually valuable with your time.

You’re not “changing minds,” you’re harassing people and scaring people who don’t need your defunct version of the Blue Steel.

One of the turn arounds was there to get a pregnant test and I sent her to a clinic that does them for free. The PP where I am charges a lot for them. The other lady came up to me and took the information then later she left on her own accord. 

I stand in front of the clinic to give information that the abortion industry won’t. The only harassment that happened today was the security guard when he was intimidating that couple by making them go into the parking lot.

If people want the info they initiate the contact by coming up to me or by rolling down the window. 

You can spin this around all you want, but I go out every morning and so many women tell me they don’t want to be here, they have no choice, no one will help them, I hate abortion but I don’t have health insurance, and just a full range of other concerns. 

Abortion doesn’t solve problems. It just creates more.

Just this past week I had three different girls (one in front of a high school, one at a college and a lady at my church) say they wished someone was out there for them. Marisa the little high school girl had tears in her eyes saying no one asked how she felt and no one would help her and why wasn’t I out there? That still hurts.

Reality is a lot bigger than Tumblr 

You harass people. You have the right to say whatever you want but you have no right to a trapped/captive/attentive audience. 

73% of abortions happen because of poverty. Why not devote some time to paid maternity leave? Abolishing poverty? Is it really so hard to get off your ass to stop judging people and actually do something that matters?

Guess it’s easier to mug it up for a selfie outside a health clinic than it is to actually help anyone. 

I would like to know what kinds of problems abortion causes that having giving birth would prevent.

Since I work at a clinic as an escort I know that the person who “took the literature and left of her own accord” was probably not at that clinic for a procedure. She was likely there to pick up BC, do a follow-up, or just pick up her records. 

And the whole “they initiate contact” thing is bullshit. You aren’t standing out there silently, so don’t even fucking pretend like you are, OP. The antis that stand outside my clinic *always* initiate contact by saying hello and greeting patients, and patients who have often driven for hours to a clinic they’ve never been to before will sometimes approach these people because “oh hey, someone is talking to me” and that is just what you do. 

That’s how ya’ll operate. Don’t play otherwise. Because when an escort is there to intercept the patient they don’t say “hold on a minute I want to talk to this stranger with a pamphlet standing behind the fence asking me how far along I am in a pregnancy they don’t even know with any certainty I’m experiencing as if it’s their business anyway”.

They say “wow, thanks for being here, I really don’t want to talk to these people”.

So yeah, it is harassment. And you CPC-promoting assholes know it. For the most part ya’ll have copious state funds with which to advertise your services. You don’t need to be outside an abortion clinic. You do it for the harassment factor. 

Because when a woman doesn’t want to talk to you is when you call her a murderer as she’s walking through the double doors. 

So yeah, all that shit you just said is bullshit and no one cares. Get the fuck away from that clinic, you have no business being there and you’re an asshole, OP. No one is impressed by you.

peterpipedher:

Even though the memorial was burnt to a crisp for #MikeBrown, it’s BIGGER & BETTER ! #Ferguson #NoJusticeNoPeace

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HAPPENING NOW (9.26.14): And in an instance, mayhem. The police attacked protesters without warning or clear provocation, mind you, WHILE the police chief was out chatting/marching with them. More to come tonight. Stay woke. #farfromover (PT I)

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kit-cloudkicker:

officialjeffgoldblum:

sludgewave420:

fishingboatproceeds:

WOW!
We are so close to getting to $100,000 (which will be matched by Bill Gates!) to help get 8,000 people in Ethiopia access to clean, safe water.
And it looks like we’re going to get there in two days. Amazing. THANK YOU.

hey john did you think of asking bill gates to just give the $100k since he primarily has that money from resource and labor exploitation from places like Ethiopia, instead of making it a Liberal Feel-Good campaign where people give up what insignificant money they have to aid in a publicity stunt for assholes like yourself and gates? or were you too busy sucking yourself off in a holocaust museum


^^^^^^^ baahahahahahahahaha

kit-cloudkicker:

officialjeffgoldblum:

sludgewave420:

fishingboatproceeds:

WOW!

We are so close to getting to $100,000 (which will be matched by Bill Gates!) to help get 8,000 people in Ethiopia access to clean, safe water.

And it looks like we’re going to get there in two days. Amazing. THANK YOU.

hey john did you think of asking bill gates to just give the $100k since he primarily has that money from resource and labor exploitation from places like Ethiopia, instead of making it a Liberal Feel-Good campaign where people give up what insignificant money they have to aid in a publicity stunt for assholes like yourself and gates? or were you too busy sucking yourself off in a holocaust museum

^^^^^^^ baahahahahahahahaha

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cisyphus:

I love this. We need to shame shame more liberals for their support or silence on the genocide of the Palestinian people.

cisyphus:

I love this. We need to shame shame more liberals for their support or silence on the genocide of the Palestinian people.

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