attention non-english speakers who have struggled to find gender neutral pronouns

zouisgate:

there is a very good compilation of gender neutral pronouns in a variety of different languages that can be found here! it’s really helpful and a lot of thought and help has gone into it from people who speak these as their native language! i definitely recommend you go check it out

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relatableteenblogger:

in case you were having a bad day, here’s a picture of Yo-Yo Ma, the famous cellist, on the floor of a bathroom with a wombat

relatableteenblogger:

in case you were having a bad day, here’s a picture of Yo-Yo Ma, the famous cellist, on the floor of a bathroom with a wombat

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browngirlblues:

thepeoplesrecord:

Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”

Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.

So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”

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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 

This is the length women have to go through to be heard

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decolonizingmedia:

"F*ck the waves of feminism: we embody over 500 years of resistance before us. We are an ocean" - NYSHN 
Rest in power, to our lost relations.
image: burymyart

decolonizingmedia:

"F*ck the waves of feminism: we embody over 500 years of resistance before us. We are an ocean" - NYSHN

Rest in power, to our lost relations.

image: burymyart

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phaentom:

I had some choice thoughts about terrorism today

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samanticshift:

chasewoods:

The Events in Ferguson will one day make a great movie for white people to feel guilty about and give an academy award to

and the story will revolve around a white journalist who ultimately realizes that wow, we’re all human

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infamous-legacy:

Watch out 

infamous-legacy:

Watch out 

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palexfawn:

Luna just came and woke me up sigh

palexfawn:

Luna just came and woke me up sigh

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ohyeselifresh:

Can i get an amen?

ohyeselifresh:

Can i get an amen?

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How to Help

justice4mikebrown:

  • Donations/Fundraisers

School Supplies for Ferguson

STL Crisis Nursery

"Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!" t-shirts

Mike Brown Memorial Fund

#LetUsBreathe: Supplies for Ferguson

#OperationHelpOrHush

Feed the Students of Ferguson

Amnesty…

cosmo tip #600

expertcosmotips:

if he thinks rape jokes are funny go on a romantic boat ride with him and leave him in the middle of the fucking ocean to die

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toastedtoffee:

How true, wisdom from a 5 year old

toastedtoffee:

How true, wisdom from a 5 year old

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