The Wonderkitty Abides

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

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hotsenator:

Shout out to all of the oldest children…who were used as the tester kids and now watch their younger siblings get away with shit you would have been killed for.. Justice will never be restored

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In which I’m pleasantly surprised that we’re again noticing incarceration is still violence.

In which I’m plesantly surprised that we’re again noticing incarceration is still violence.

[[Content Note: Carcerality, violence, both in this post and at the link.]]

A US Attorney in Manhattan has released the results of an inquiry into civil rights violations against teenagers at Riker’s Island. The report concludes that the guards at Rikers engaged in regular, routine and violent abuse of teenage inmates.

I was struck by this quote in particular:

“For adolescent inmates, Rikers…

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Propaganda is not an historical artifact

Propaganda is not an historical artifact.

An Aldus Huxley quote crossed my Facebook dash Sunday.

“The Propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.”

Propaganda has been relegated to a distant place in our vocabulary.  We associate it with past regimes that are now nearly universally reviled.  We associate it with others; propaganda is something which we do not do.  It is something…

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The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.

Scott Woods (X)

he motherfucking dropped the truth.

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figsandtea:

starvingheart:

i-will-kneel-for-loki:

makesomethingmarvelous:

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tHIS IS LIFE CHANGING

YEP. All clothing from eShakti that encompasses your top half comes standard with these now and it is AMAZING.
Why aren’t you all shopping at eShakti.

Seriously, you aren’t shopping at eShakti?  Even when there are sales? ;-) 

figsandtea:

starvingheart:

i-will-kneel-for-loki:

makesomethingmarvelous:

Best idea ever for those shirts that tend to slide off your shoulders. Sew in a simple clip to attach around your bra.

hacks

tHIS IS LIFE CHANGING

YEP. All clothing from eShakti that encompasses your top half comes standard with these now and it is AMAZING.

Why aren’t you all shopping at eShakti.

Seriously, you aren’t shopping at eShakti?  Even when there are sales? ;-) 

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rubee:

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rubee:

"why dont you just give him a chance"

idk because im not physically or mentally attracted to him and ‘but he likes you’ or ‘but hes really nice’ isnt going to change the fact that im not interested

Damn, I don’t think women know how much that really hurts

you know what else hurts?????????? getting abused for being a ‘bad person’ because you didnt want to date somebody that you werent interested in

^^^^^^^^^ THIS A THOUSAND TIMES THIS

No one owes you “a chance.”  No one owes you their time, no one owes you their attention, no one owes you a relationship, no one owes you friendship, no one owes you “more,” no one owes you sex.  

Even if you’re nice, even if you’re funny, even if you’re Adonis-like sexy perfection of George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Tom Hardy all rolled into one. 

NO ONE FUCKING OWES YOU “A CHANCE.”

Yeah, it hurts when you get rejected and, news flash, girls get rejected by the people they like to.  

But no one owes you a life free of emotional pain either.  You do owe the women (and men and whoever) respect for their own wishes, their autonomy, and their basic fucking human dignity up to the point where it infringes on yours. 

A person not wanting to date you is not a violation of your dignity, or autonomy.  It’s a prick in your pride, one of thousands you will have to endure in your lifetime.

You know what most men don’t have to endure?  The ever present fear that the man you just tried to turn down gently is going to lose his shit and kill you over it.

So maybe just learn to deal with that prick in your pride.

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