effective feminism is realizing that every struggle is not your own and that you can’t always relate
yes, yes yes, yes, yes. everything abut this ^^
"There are all kinds of silences and each of them means a different thing."
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The United States gives 8.5 million dollars per day in military aid to Israel so anyone who still thinks America isn’t involved “per se” can eat my ass. The financial collaboration coming from the United States is exactly what funds and allows the illegal and genocidal Israeli occupation of Palestine.
Not to mention the whole damn town gets cursed
he doesn’t just DIE, he’s lynched because the Gaston-equivalent sees them together and the whole town is horribly racist and that’s why she starts killing people
I WILL DEFEND THESE TWO TO THE GRAVE
Matt always says ” I can fix that” to me :)
"It’s lovely that Robin Thicke thinks his marriage is worth saving, but this is not the way to go about it. This entire album, the track names, the hashtag; if this is in fact a sincere effort to “get her back” it’s basically a how-to on abuser dynamics. Rather than allowing Patton the time and space to decide whether or not to reconcile in private, with this album, Thicke has effectively enlisted the public to get on his side and pressure her into going back to him, and make her the villain if she refuses. “Oh, but he wrote a whole album about her! He’s really sorry!” All while he rakes in the cash, and she loses her resolve to stay away from a man who cheated on her, publicly embarrassed her and ruined a decades long relationship."
OH MY GOD!! YESSS!! YESSSSSS!! I BEEN SAYING THE SAAAAME SHIT! THIS IS MANIPULATIVE AND ABUSIVE AND THAT MAN KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE’S DOING.
thank you for this.
A mini documentary on sex trafficking of Native women, with particular focus on Minnesota (Native women & girls are frequently sold on the shipping boats that travel around the Lakes, and have been for decades).
"People don’t see Native American women as humans. They see them as punching bags. Or something novel, like a new toy—it’s fun at first, but afterwards you throw it away." —Sarah El Fakahany, Sexual Assault Advocate at Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center
This is very sad, I didn’t know that the Native American women and girls were part of sex trade and prostitution.
it is a very big problem, much bigger than many people realize or want to admit, even among Native communities. if you go to a truck stop anywhere near tribal communities late at night, you will see young Native girls who have been trafficked. Minnesota, Arizona, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Oregon, & Washington are particularly bad. here’s some more resources on sex trafficking of Native women:
- Shattered Hearts: the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of American Indian Women and Girls
- Young Native Girls are Being Sacrificed to the Canadian Sex Trade
- stats from the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition
- 'Start Waking Up:' Report warns of Inuit child selling, cites anecdotal evidence of abuse, trafficking
- Native Schoolgirls Should Not Be for Sale on the Street
- Native Women Easy Prey for Traffickers
- Data Shows Link Between Oil Workers and Violence Against Native Women
- Go Home, Baby Girl
There’s also the fact that Robert Pickton was able to murder poor Aboriginal women for over a decade without people giving a fuck.
Let me repeat.
It’s not that they didn’t know. The police were aware of every missing woman, the families filed claims and the founder and foremost expert in geographic profiling, Kim Rossmo, told the Vancouver PD point blank that they had a serial killer hunting the women of the Downtown East Side.
They fired Rossmo, appointed a handful of part-time underpaid staff who were expected to maintain their regular day jobs to “research” the issue, and claimed they had it under control.
Robert Pickton was arrested after he tried to murder a prostitute named Stitch, and she stabbed him in the stomach. They both ended up in the same hospital. She was barely dressed, badly wounded, with a handcuff on her wrist. He was injured and covered in her blood.
The key to the handcuff around her wrist was found in his pocket.
The prosecution dropped the case because the word of a drug-addicted prostitute wasn’t going to hold up against a white millionaire’s.
Years later, when Pickton was arrested a second time for the murder of 26 Vancouver sex workers, the mud from the boots confiscated the night of his attack on Stitch was analyzed.
It carried the DNA of SIX of the missing women.
The boots had been kept in the evidence locker of the Vancouver Police Department.
So yeah. It’s easy to buy, sell, rape and murder First Nations women. It always has been.
Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.
That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.