Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.
Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)
There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident), that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.
According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.
Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)
The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]
Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.
It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.
And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.
The bolded sections represent quotes from the criticism he received. All the z-snaps are in order.
Your characters are unrealistic stereotpyes of political correctness. Is it really necessary for the sake of popular sensibilities to have in a fantasy what we have in the real world? I read…
As and add on to Lynch’s excellent response to that second, horribly bigoted criticism, here’s a list of 10 historical female pirates who managed to kick some ass…
1.) Sayyida Al Hurra- Active around 1515 in the Mediterranean.
2.) Pirate Queen Teuta of Illyria- She took on the God Damn Roman Empire. Tell me thats no bad ass.
3.) Anne Bonny- Irish born pirate, she terrorized British and Jamaican Merchant ships.
4.) Jeanne de Clisson- Aka the Lioness of Brittany, she controlled three warships and proceeded to wreak havoc.
5.) Ching Shih- Originally a prostitute, she ended up controlling an entire pirate fleet and bringing the Chinese Navy to its KNEES.
6.) Anne Dieu Le Veut- This was a pirate lady with two daughters. Proving that it is possible to be a mother with a career.
7.) Grace O’ Malley- She took over the O’ Malley clan fishing business and expanded it to piracy.
8.) Lady Elizabeth Killigrew- Took over her husbands piracy enterprise after his death.
9.) Christina Anna Skytte- Got into the piracy business with her Brother and Finace. But whereas her two male business partners were captured and killed, she managed to escape with her life.
10.) Jacquotte Delahaye- To support her younger brother, Jacquotte became an extremely successful pirate in the Caribbean, faked her own death to escape the law, then returned to piracy with the nick name Back from the Dead Red.
More info at- http://listverse.com/2013/09/28/10-amazing-female-pirates/
if men and women should have equal rights then why are you against men wanting rights? feminism isn't about women being better then men is it?...
im against men complaining about wanting ‘mens rights’ because it’s never about wanting anything other than to silence and talk over women.
if men’s rights activists worked to open crisis centers for male victims of abuse and survivors of sexual violence i would love that. if men’s rights activists worked toward support and parenting classes and education for single fathers that would be amazing. if men’s rights activists worked toward educating fellow men on practicing safe sex and consent i would be so on board. if men’s rights activists worked toward breaking down the chains of racism of their brothers of colour i would be so happy. if men’s rights activists advocated for anything of value i would be so down for it all.
instead men’s rights activists sit on the fucking internet talking over women and attempting to silence them and their oppression with arbitrary add-ons, bullshit about the friendzone, and useless fucking nonsense.
so no. i have zero use for men’s rights activists because it’s never about advocating for things men need and instead it’s always about making sure women shut up about what they need. they aren’t “men’s rights activists” they’re “anti women activists”. point blank.
finally feminism is not about women being better than men nor is it about being equal to men. feminism is about women being liberated from men. i have no desire to be considered “equal” to the system of power that allows men to abuse, murder, and rape us. i want liberation from patriarchy and men.
I am currently at a dilemma in writing a fantasy story... I want dragons but feel that perhaps they are on kind of creature that is overused. Are they overused? Magic uses them a lot, and people generally like them. I was thinking of creating a new kind of creature in this fantasy world but perhaps dragons can be something to identify with... thoughts?
Never underestimate the power of using things that people already identify with.
Like a Fledging Thrown into the Globe (Or: I Finally get a Damn Tumblr)
Well, it happened. I started following enough people here that I felt it best just to make one myself to help colate everything. I enjoyed my limited experience with a writing blog myself, and might turn this into one- my upcoming semester is comparatively light, so writing practice would do me good- but, for the time being, this is just a place for me to read cool things by cooler people.