The fact that quality education in the US
Is seen as a privilege
Not a right
Disgusts me every damn day
I think the time for opinions is over. I’m sick of people having opinions on whether or not they should respect fellow human beings.
In my mind there are only facts. It is a fact that they should be treated and respected the same as everyone else. They deserve all the same rights and privileges. It’s really not that complicated and it boggles my mind that there are people trying to prevent that from happening.
(Just a Few of) The Federal Benefits of Marriage Equality
What we didn’t have yesterday.
if you never had to actually have your rights voted on because you always had them by default i think it’s safe to say you can sit the fuck down
A friend of mine posted it on Facebook. I couldn’t agree more, and not just because I have a degree in social work…
I could not have said it better myself.
Yeah no. Guns, hard drugs and porn are real big problems because they hurt real people on a large scale regardless of whether or not you, yourself, actually consume it. Now not all porn is evil bad and not all gun owners are omg terrible, but enough are and enough people get hurt in both that both need to be regulated a lot more than anything else on the list.
Also, I don’t care what you say you don’t have a right to a deadly weapon for shits and giggles (hello, well regulated militia YOU are not) and you don’t have the right to get off to someone’s sexual assault. Drugs… I’m not talking piddly stuff like pot or E. While E can kill you it’s pretty safe, same with weed which has legit medical uses.
I lost a sister to hard drugs, don’t you try to fucking tell me that drugs don’t fucking hurt people. Or that it was her fault when the club she worked at decided to strong arm her in to it so they could start getting money back from her because that’s what they did to all their dancers - which is a tie in back to porn and the adult industries. So this list can go fuck itself and die. Some things on here are rights - marriage, abortion. Some are privileges alcohol and cigarettes. Sorry you don’t have the right to booze up and smoke yourself to death no matter what you think.
Worst. List. EVER.
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it’s pretty fucked up that there’s a lot of people in this world who believe that people do not have a right to food, water and shelter and if they dont have the money to pay for it they dont deserve it
White, straight, cis male privilege is honestly believing that it doesn’t really matter who wins the election, because nothing will change either way. Yeah maybe for you, buddy, I can believe that nothing will change very much for you and you’ll be pretty much okay no matter what, but for everyone else who is even slightly less privileged than you, it matters a lot.
FUCK the people who tell me that by using swear words I am undermining my factual points.
FUCK the people who tell me I have to speak nicely when I tell them their precious opinions are fucking bullshit.
FUCK the people who yell “it’s just my opinion” when they are trying to oppress others.
FUCK the people who say “violence is never the answer” because sometimes it IS.
(Also fuck those people for never having been in a situation where violence is the answer, lucky fuckers.)
FUCK the people who think their feelings are more important than my rights.
This point can never be repeated often enough.
Freedom of speech is: the government will never (lol) create a law impugning your right to say whatever you want as long as it doesn’t create an immediate risk of harm for others.
Freedom of speech is not: you can say whatever you want and no one is allowed to get offended or call you out for being a jackass.
Do you remember the first time you told someone off because they were perpetuating oppression? The first time you signed a petition, went to a feminist potluck, joined a rally, rioted in the streets? It takes a lot of guts to speak out against oppression, whether it’s sexism, racism, classism, ableism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia…
It may not always seem worth it, and you have to pick your battles so you don’t burn yourself out, and you have to remember to take care of yourself… but there’s such important work to be done in order to dismantle the hegemonic patriarchy.
Don’t be silent. Don’t be afraid any longer. Rise up! Riot for your rights! Let your beautiful voice be heard!
Women Protesting Around The World: In Pictures
Breastfeeding Moms Stage “Nurse-in” Protests at Target Stores
(CBS) Should breastfeeding be allowed in public? The oft-debated controversy that pits moms against retailers and nosey onlookers reached a fever pitch yesterday when women across the country protested Target by holding “nurse-ins” at more than 100 stores in 35 states.
“Feeding your baby is nothing to be ashamed of,” North Texas nursing mother Angela Jackson told CBSDFW.com during a nurse-in. “I feel like asking someone to move to feed their baby is basically segregation.”
The nationwide protests began because of an incident on Nov. 28, when Michelle Hickman of Houston sat on the floor of the women’s clothing department and began breastfeeding her infant who had just woken up hungry. Despite covering herself and the baby with a blanket, two female employees came over to her and asked her to move and threatened her that she’d get a ticket.
Hickman legally had a right to breastfeed in public, so when she called Target to voice her complaints, a representative told her despite her rights, Target is a “family friendly public place” with different policies than what’s legally permitted, and suggested Hickman shouldn’t “flaunt” her feeding publicly.
Hickman organized a nurse-in for December 28, 2011. At the 11th hour, Target replied that it has a long-standing policy in support of breastfeeding in stores, and that the company would work to educate its team members on the store’s policies.
The letter was too little too late in the organization’s mind, so the nurse-in went on as planned. From Houston - where the incident took place - to Philadelphia to San Jose, moms across the nation brought their babies to Target stores to feed them in public.
“It’s going to take a couple of generations before it’s a non-issue,” one nurse-in organizer, Kelly Roth, told Time. “Our ultimate goal is for people to not notice that anything is happening, just like with breathing or speaking or a baby taking a bottle.”
they have got to be fucking kidding me.
Yup. I’m ashamed to admit I have a… “friend”(?) who has this view. Hold up, I’ll even copy paste something he said to me about women’s rights:
”As for the feminism thing - I feel very passionately that we are past the point where women are actively discriminated against and are now in fact unfairly advantaged. The only place ‘discrimination’ exists is in the media - which is immoral as a whole and makes negative portrayals of every group imaginable, and there’s no real way around it - we can’t simply refuse to consume any media that never portrays anyone negatively, as you’d be unable to tell stories.”
^^ SAY WHAAAA???