in case anyone’s wondering why you shouldn’t wear straight jackets for halloween:

  • straight jackets are symbols of the oppression of the mentally ill, they are the embodiment of centuries of violent ableism
  • when people were put into straight jackets they lost their autonomy and control over their own body which is a terrifying thing to experience and a loss of basic human rights
  • as someone who has been physically and chemically restrained, when i see someone wearing a straight jacket for halloween it says to me that you think the abuses that sane people have perpetuated against me and people like me are a costume you can put on for one night and then take off and go home and never have to think about what it does to a person to be have their most basic rights taken away
  • DON’T
  • DO IT

Friends don’t let friends wear anything asylum-related 2k14

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best news ever or best news ever?


best news ever or best news ever?

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A Really Easy Chart To Help Americans Understand One Particular ‘Fashion’ Statement

Halloween is right around the corner folks…



The media really think they slick

When you wait until the end of an article to mention that the “black dude with a sword shot by the police” was cosplaying, you’re creating a situation where you want the readers to side with the police

you want them to infer a threat. you want them to think “yeah, someone walking down the street with a sword is a danger, sure the cops shot him but…it probably had nothing to do with him being black”

dude was cosplaying for an anime convention. dude’s back was turned.

We can’t even fucking cosplay without being killed by police.




Some pictures from the rally today at Columbia. So much wonderful support for my sister and I! Emma and I are truly grateful to everyone who came, and everyone who was there in spirit.

This honestly makes me so emotional.

i’m gonna cry

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If cisgender people REALLY thought “biological sex” was important and weren’t just using it to police trans people who complain about health forms, they would 

  • ask why there’s no intersex option on health forms 
  • ask why there isn’t a different column where you denote if you’re trans and whether you plan on getting surgery (you know, since that affects your HEALTH) 
  • use their cis privilege to point out the flaws in running health on a male/female system 
  • stop saying “biological sex” while ignoring the existence of intersex people, as well as people with hormonal imbalances that put them at risk for disorders that typically don’t apply to their “biological sex”

basically it’s really obvious that cis people only say “they NEED to ask male or female on health forms its for your HEALTH” to get trans people to shut up, because cis people are scared of change

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Astoundingly awful story of “every day” sexism and racism from @iSmashFizzle.

If you can’t read it here, see this timeline that I put together.

(Thanks to Matt for explaining how Twitter’s timeline feature wörks.)

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This is an absolutely heartbreaking case of police brutality. A 22 year old black man with down syndrome was beaten by the police for the bulge in his pants. That bulge turned out to be his colostomy bag. They ripped the bag off his body. This was an unprovoked attack. No one is safe out here.

Reblogging with updated link. The old one was dead.

Remember the case of 22 year old Gilberto Powell.

From a medical perspective this is horrifying, beyond the brutality he could’ve died from infection from a leak or trauma to his stoma.

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1,200 aboriginal Canadian women have gone missing over the past 30 years. Hashtag asks #AmINext?

On Aug. 17, Winnipeg police pulled the body of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine out of the Red River near Alexander Docks.

The scope of the tragedy prompted Holly Jarret of Hamilton, Ont. — cousin to Loretta Saunders, an indigenous woman who was murdered in February at age 26 — to launch the #AmINext hashtag earlier this month.

So, what’s being done about it? | Follow micdotcom

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