today, in ferguson, i saw little kids offering bottles of water to rally attendees, others making chalk art dedicated in mike brown’s memory. a woman walking by said, “be safe,” when we, protestors coming from the outside, were in less actual danger than the people of ferguson. i added this to the many other chalk dedications written outside the QuikTrip, where people were making sure all the protestors were well fed+hydrated. this is what the mainstream media+news probably isn’t covering, but should be. all these cars were honking, but as a call for solidarity– as they passed by, passengers holding their hands up, all of us walking along the sidewalk held our hands up, as well. it was amazing to see this community welcoming + accepting outsiders even while they were hurting. it was all very humbling to experience. #justiceformikebrown #ferguson
Oscar Grant breaks up a fight, gets arrested and shot in the back.
Eric Garner breaks up a fight, gets put in a chokehold and dies.
Unarmed Glenn Broadnax gets charged with assault when the police officers who shot at him missed.
Mike Brown gets shot and killed with his hands in the air.
Jonathan Ferrell is shot and killed while running to a police officer for help.
James Holmes lights up a movie theater and somehow makes it to a police car.
Something is wrong here.
Bring socks!!!! #homeless #donate #homelessness
As are toiletries!
I would also advice NOT to buy wool socks because yes, they are warm, but wool shrinks very easily, some people are allergic to wool, and wet wool is one of the most uncomfortable things in the world.
Thick cotton socks would be best, they’d last the longest and be the easiest to take care of and clean.
Cotton is best. Always cotton
I feel the need to STRESS the necessity of socks. For the event AMOK through Random Acts this year, we went to DTLA to pass out donations. At one point we basically ran out and some of us broke off from the group to buy some more items. We ended up at a convenience store that had two boxes of cotton socks. We bought them and as we were walking one man asked us if we had socks. And we said “Yes.” and gave him a pair and then suddenly we were surrounded by individuals all asking for socks. We were out of socks in a few moments. I can say from personal experience that socks were the most important article of clothing that they wanted.
And as far as toiletries go, tampons. TAMPONS AND PADS. One woman was so excited, gracious, and thankful to receive tampons and pads, as it is a donation that seems to be overlooked. So please, of donations that could be given, while all articles of clothing and food and other necessities are more than welcome, socks and tampons and pads are largely needed.
(Source: cocoamoon, via bad-dominicana)
DEATH TO TRANSPHOBIA
I regret writing this card, it was a mean, cheap joke. We took it out of the game a while ago.
thanks! I wish that more people in comedy realized they could just, uh, do this, and not throw a big fucking stink about it, and go on to make more jokes that are good instead of bad. It is strange that so many people seem to imagine that a simple and sincere apology is a difficult or terrible thing to give.
Cards Against Humanity is a group of people writing immensely offensive joke prompts and punchlines for a living, and if they’re collectively a better person than you are when it comes to being called out on offensive language and jokes, you should really reconsider your behavior.
This is encouraging.
okay so this is very good…
… BUT ALSO, this wasn’t the only problematic card in the game. playing cards against humanity as a person of color can be extremely frustrating. there are a shit-ton of micro-aggressions included among the cards, making their main player demographic cis white ppl who think stereotyping PoC is really fucking funny. wanna get to addressing these issues now?
i’d like to see more fairy-type mythical beings placed in swamp or jungle settings! smth besides the usual forest/woodlands. will try & develop some ideas for that…
here is a little cyclops fairy. i was feeling like a turd earlier & then i drew this cutie & now i feel a whole lot better. #doodle #sketch #fairy
next time someone demands your digits and you want to get out of the situation, you can give them this number: (669) 221-6251.
when the person calls or texts, an automatically-generated quotation from feminist writer bell hooks will respond for you.
protect your privacy while dropping some…
everyone praise the feminist phone intervention for one of the best ideas of all time.