Author: UNAPOLOGETIC

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golddustdyke:

not to be naive but it still shocks me when people are so apathetic and cruel towards others like .. you’re literally rotting on the inside … , hope you feel better soon ?

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Does anyone know how I can check if my blog is flagged? ‘Cause my activity has dropped significantly since they announced the ban, which might be 1) ‘cause folks are jumping ship, 2) people aren’t interacting with my posts, or 3) maybe I’ve been flagged. I use mobile like 96% of the time and idk how to see if I’m flagged.

Merci beaucoup

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kipplekipple:

misscherrylikesthediscourse:

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misscherrylikesthediscourse:

Giving homeless people MONEY instead of FOOD can save their lives this winter, shelters cost money, being able to sit in McDonald’s and nurse a coke for a couple hours to warm up costs money, often accessing public toilets (whether it’s to use them, wash up or just to be out of the wind) costs money. 

Just give homeless people cash, just do it, no excuses, no whining about “enabling their drug habits”, if you have money to spare, give it and possibly save someone from literally freezing to death. 

In case anyone is still confused: People are freezing to death out there, every day. If you live in an area that gets cold right now, give money if you have it.
If you give someone food when what they really need is shelter, you’re basically saying that them hypothetically using their own money (that you gave to them, it’s not yours anymore) to buy drugs or alcohol is worse than them dying. Not to mention that along with the cold, detoxing can kill someone as well.
And if you really really really can’t bring yourself to act like a human being in person, sit in your own home and donate to a shelter online.

More nice things people can buy with money that are not food and will keep them from freezing:

  • A hot beverage to raise core temperature and warm hands, at the exact point when it’s needed, not when a stranger thinks it’s needed
  • A subway ticket – warm place with seats
  • Access to a public bathroom to refill a water bottle, wash, use the bathroom, or hang out
  • Any kind of drink to nurse in a food court or fast food restaurant, as mentioned above
  • The exact kind of meal that person wants, at the exact time they need it
  • Suitable clothing of THEIR choice, like socks or gloves
  • A few loads of laundry at a laundromat – a place to hang out and clean, dry clothes!

Furthermore, what an adult does with their money isn’t up to you. When I was desperately poor, I smoked. I did it because I couldn’t eat half the week, and the few quid I spent on tobacco wouldn’t have solved that problem. I got shit for it, but you know what? I survived and was able to set aside enough money so my kid never went without. Self-medicating with drugs or alcohol isn’t ideal, but you know what? Sometimes it HELPS. Sometimes you accept that you need to get through to the next day by hook or by fucking crook.

Give homeless people money. Give them what you can spare. And stop worrying about what they’re going to do with it. Just be content knowing you’ve enabled an adult to do something for themselves, regardless of what that something turned out to be.

Being homeless doesn’t take away someone’s agency. And money, as stated above, actually buys essentials (even if you, from a position of privilege, don’t consider them to be essentials).

Stop thinking you’re in charge of what people do and just give homeless people money.

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feministfront:

what i just don’t understand (and by that i mean “what i understand perfectly”) is why white men always complain when a woman and/or person of color is hired into a position they, too, were seeking. too often, it’s “ugh, affirmative action,” “ugh, reverse racism/sexism,” “ugh, they took my job.”
y’all… why did you assume it was “your job” to begin with? does it not cross your mind that maybe just maybe that other person was more qualified/better equipped/et cetera? or do you just assume that, because you’re white and a man, you’re automatically the best candidate? hmmmmmm…

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transandangry:

Shoutout to any trans friends that’ll be misgendered by family during this holiday season. You’re strong and you’ll get through this. I love you and wish you the best.

❤️❤️❤️

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chaosboy:

erikkillmongerdontpullout:

Everyone please I’m begging you please read Kimbrele Crenshaw’s work (definition and application,on violence and intersectionality) to get an understanding of how to properly use intersectionality.

Can’t read dense text? Here is a TedTalk. Y’all gotta stop learning from Buzzfeed videos that cite Huffingtonpost videos. Please value the words and thoughts of Black women because many of y’all just slap the word into whatever context without any care for its application and definition. You guys need to value actually listening to Black women.

kimberle crenshaw literally coined the term intersectionality and half of yall who talk about being “intersectional” have no idea what ur on about. PLEASE be informed

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krxs100:

krxs100:

                       !!!!!!!!! BREAKING NEWS !!!!!!!!!!

The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled former sex slave Cyntoia Brown MUST serve 51 years in prison before she is eligible for parole.

According to them:

“In today’s unanimous decision, the Tennessee Supreme Court explained that, under state law, a life sentence is a determinate sentence of 60 years,” the court wrote. “However, the sixty-year sentence can be reduced by up to 15 percent, or 9 years, by earning various sentence credits (good behavior. & getting involved in prison based education programs while incarcerated) Therefore, the Supreme Court concluded that a defendant serving a life sentence for a first-degree murder committed on or after July 1, 1995, may be eligible for release after serving at least 51 years of the sentence.“

For those of you who haven’t yet caught up to this story:

Cyntoia Brown was a 16 yr old girl, who at the time of the incident was living in a room at a Nashville InTown Suites with Allen (the man who propositioned her for sex) because her pimp and boyfriend Garion McGlothen, nick-named “Kut Throat,” insisted that she needed to earn money.

Kut Throat abused her physically and sexually throughout the approximately three week period in which she lived with him.

After Allen took her to his house, he showed Cyntoia multiple guns, including shotguns and rifles. Later in bed, as she described in court, he grabbed her violently by the genitals, his demeanor became threatening and, fearing for her life, she took a gun out of her purse and shot him.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP:

You can sign this petition 

Call Governor Bill Haslam (615)-741-2001she has a Clemency hearing May 23rd. DEMAND JUSTICE!!

#StayWoke

The parole board split on whether Cyntoia should be granted clemency. /BillHaslam can still grant her clemency before he leaves in January. You can reach him at: phone #: (615) 741-2001; e-mail: bill.haslam@tn.gov

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misseabutterfly:

spellcaster-queen-selene:

Remember that movie in which Jack Black was a teacher and building a rock band and when a little black chubby girl asked to be a singer he only said “sure! let me hear you” and the moment she started using her beautiful voice his lit up like all of his dreams came true, PLUS the same little girl was scared that people would make fun of her because she was fat and he started listing awesome singers with some weight on and included himself and told her that people wouldn’t laugh because she is awesome at what she does and that is all that matters PLUS that it’s ok to enjoy food?

Also, when a little boy asked to be the band’s stylist he just said “sure, go ahead fancy pants” like, there wasn’t a single second of questioning it, he went into “ok, that will be your position then” right away

That fucking movie is an hour and a half of Jack Black teaching kids to love themselves disregarding all of the stereotypes

I absolutely love this movie

#SCHOOLOFROCK4LIFE