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bemusedlybespectacled:

newmodelminority:

bigangry:

vaganto:

According to Stop Patriarchy, Mark Ruffalo sent a speech to be read at an abortion rights rally this weekend in Mississippi in which he expressed his frustration with the state legislature’s ongoing attempts to close every last women’s health centers that offer abortion services.
The Clarion-Ledger reports that over 100 supporters gathered at the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and listened to a personal account of Ruffalo’s about the issue of abortion rights, in which he mentioned his mother’s struggle to obtain an abortion when she was young:

I am a man. I could say this has nothing to do with me. Except I have two daughters and I have a mother who was forced to illegally have an abortion in her state where abortion was illegal when she was a very young woman. It cost $600 cash. It was a traumatizing thing for her. It was shameful and sleazy and demeaning. When I heard the story I was aghast by the lowliness of a society that would make a woman do that. I could not understand its lack of humanity; today is no different.

Ruffalo reportedly referenced the United States as it existed pre-Roe v. Wade as “relic of an America that was not free nor equal nor very kind”, saying that it “we have worked long and hard to leave behind” that time:

My own mother fought to make herself more than a possession; she lived her life as a mother who chose when she would have children, and a wife who could earn a living if she so chose. I want my daughters to enjoy that same choice. I don’t want to turn back the hands of time to when women shuttled across state lines in the thick of night to resolve an unwanted pregnancy, in a cheap hotel room just south of the state line. Where a transaction of $600 cash becomes the worth of a young woman’s life. So that is why I am lending my voice to you and your movement today. Because I actually trust the women I know. I trust them with their choices, I trust them with their bodies and I trust them with their children.

Ruffalo has been politically active before; he’s a vocal opponent of fracking. And while his characterization of the impact of Roe v. Wade as a “law of the land for decades” is slightly historically inaccurate – anti-choice supporters have been chipping away at Roe v. Wade since that Supreme Court ruling came down – his decision to discuss abortion via women who have actually gone through it is a welcome relief from all the men talking about how they know thetruth about the experience.
(via Mark Ruffalo Sends an Awesome Pro-Choice Message in Mississippi)

Because I actually trust the women I know. I trust them with their choices, I trust them with their bodies and I trust them with their children.

Viola Davis. Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Mark Ruffalo. For ever.

I will never stop loving Mark Ruffalo. NEVER.

bemusedlybespectacled:

newmodelminority:

bigangry:

vaganto:

According to Stop Patriarchy, Mark Ruffalo sent a speech to be read at an abortion rights rally this weekend in Mississippi in which he expressed his frustration with the state legislature’s ongoing attempts to close every last women’s health centers that offer abortion services.

The Clarion-Ledger reports that over 100 supporters gathered at the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and listened to a personal account of Ruffalo’s about the issue of abortion rights, in which he mentioned his mother’s struggle to obtain an abortion when she was young:

I am a man. I could say this has nothing to do with me. Except I have two daughters and I have a mother who was forced to illegally have an abortion in her state where abortion was illegal when she was a very young woman. It cost $600 cash. It was a traumatizing thing for her. It was shameful and sleazy and demeaning. When I heard the story I was aghast by the lowliness of a society that would make a woman do that. I could not understand its lack of humanity; today is no different.

Ruffalo reportedly referenced the United States as it existed pre-Roe v. Wade as “relic of an America that was not free nor equal nor very kind”, saying that it “we have worked long and hard to leave behind” that time:

My own mother fought to make herself more than a possession; she lived her life as a mother who chose when she would have children, and a wife who could earn a living if she so chose. I want my daughters to enjoy that same choice. I don’t want to turn back the hands of time to when women shuttled across state lines in the thick of night to resolve an unwanted pregnancy, in a cheap hotel room just south of the state line. Where a transaction of $600 cash becomes the worth of a young woman’s life. So that is why I am lending my voice to you and your movement today. Because I actually trust the women I know. I trust them with their choices, I trust them with their bodies and I trust them with their children.

Ruffalo has been politically active before; he’s a vocal opponent of fracking. And while his characterization of the impact of Roe v. Wade as a “law of the land for decades” is slightly historically inaccurate – anti-choice supporters have been chipping away at Roe v. Wade since that Supreme Court ruling came down – his decision to discuss abortion via women who have actually gone through it is a welcome relief from all the men talking about how they know thetruth about the experience.

(via Mark Ruffalo Sends an Awesome Pro-Choice Message in Mississippi)

Because I actually trust the women I know. I trust them with their choices, I trust them with their bodies and I trust them with their children.

Viola Davis. Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Mark Ruffalo. For ever.

I will never stop loving Mark Ruffalo. NEVER.

womenwhokickass
leanin:

What would have once sounded like a “far-fetched feminist fantasy” – women forming the majority of a parliament – is a reality in Rwanda.
In fact, women are making gains throughout Africa, but these achievements have been met with a loud silence from the western feminist movement. 
African women are blazing a feminist trail - why don’t we hear their voices? (The Guardian) 

leanin:

What would have once sounded like a “far-fetched feminist fantasy” – women forming the majority of a parliament – is a reality in Rwanda.

In fact, women are making gains throughout Africa, but these achievements have been met with a loud silence from the western feminist movement. 

African women are blazing a feminist trail - why don’t we hear their voices? (The Guardian) 

filthyyuckysteveandbucky
drbrucebananer:

bankuei:

jhameia:

myheartleapt:

spyderqueen:

vaspider:

emberkyrlee:

Pokemon and Ride Along.
Really messed up cops in the pokemon world?

Uhhh, I’m currently MUSHing on a New World of Darkness game and watching True Blood.Either that or I’m MUSHing on a nWoD game and my last movie was The Avengers.Either way, I’m… kinda… fucked. Yep.

Guardians of the Galaxy and Skyrim.
…actually all of those guys would make for awesome and effective companions, but I could use ranged support as crazy as I am, so Rocket would go with Vigdis quite well.

Snowpiercer and Final Fantasy VII. EVERYONE LOVES TRAINS.

hell surrounded by wandering incipiently-hatching eggs
hmmmmmmmmmmmm

Monster Hunter & Special ID - Undercover cops and triads battle it out in a wilderness full of dinosaurs and dragons using martial arts and giant swords.

waynes world… and.. skyri m . .. i don’t .. …

Dragon age and Aladdin, fuck yeah

drbrucebananer:

bankuei:

jhameia:

myheartleapt:

spyderqueen:

vaspider:

emberkyrlee:

Pokemon and Ride Along.

Really messed up cops in the pokemon world?

Uhhh, I’m currently MUSHing on a New World of Darkness game and watching True Blood.

Either that or I’m MUSHing on a nWoD game and my last movie was The Avengers.

Either way, I’m… kinda… fucked. Yep.

Guardians of the Galaxy and Skyrim.

…actually all of those guys would make for awesome and effective companions, but I could use ranged support as crazy as I am, so Rocket would go with Vigdis quite well.

Snowpiercer and Final Fantasy VII. EVERYONE LOVES TRAINS.

hell surrounded by wandering incipiently-hatching eggs

hmmmmmmmmmmmm

Monster Hunter & Special ID - Undercover cops and triads battle it out in a wilderness full of dinosaurs and dragons using martial arts and giant swords.

waynes world… and.. skyri m . .. i don’t .. …

Dragon age and Aladdin, fuck yeah

dc-khaleesi

dc-khaleesi:

I’m beyond exhausted and there’s a ringing in my ears.

It reminds me of the times when I was a kid and couldn’t sleep for days at a time because of a horrible, forbidding pounding that would resonate (endlessly) through my skull whenever I tried to go to sleep. I think it was something like the pounding of the largest drum or the heartbeat of an unsizable beast on the other side of my door.

Is there a name for this?

wrathofmenses
Why should kids be taught to hate the police? Because there are 2.3 million people in jail in the US right now and every single one was put there by a fucking cop. Some people talk about good cops and bad cops, but a good cop, a cop doing their job properly, still puts nonviolent drug users in jail for many years, totally ruining their lives as they lose their jobs, houses, cars, romantic partners, access to college, and become substantially less employable upon release. A cop doing their job properly still gives homeless people tickets for vagrancy which they obviously can’t pay and when a warrant is issued as a result an officer doing their job properly arrests those homeless people. An officer doing their job properly peppersprays and arrests environmental protesters so that logging companies can clear-cut old growth forests. An officer doing their job properly is evicting a family from their home as you read this because the parents’ jobs were shipped overseas so that the bosses could make eight figures a year instead of seven. Those people will become homeless, vagrancy tickets will be written, warrants will be issued… And then there’s the “bad ones”.
Sacking Rome: A Magazine for Vandals, issue one. (via evilchurchgoer)
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itmakesmedizzy:

ode-to-psyche:

spooky-louie:

xicanaa:

chanclazo:

nativeamericannews:

This Aztec Headdress Came to Europe 500 Years Ago. It Can’t Go Home
It was probably a gift from an Aztec Emperor to a conquistador, but it will have to stay in Austria.In early June, experts announced that a 500-year old Aztec headdress, connected to the Emperor Moctezuma, could not be safely transported back to Mexico from Austria due to its fragile state.

The truth is that this is the crown jewel of the Völkerkunde Museum’s collection of Mesoamerican art and artifacts and the Austrian Govt. has no desire to turn over something which brings in prestige, tourists and scholars to Vienna.

Fuck Europeans

wtff is that shit

So, with this reasoning, you people are saying that every museum should also return the Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Chinese, Persian (I could go on forever) cultural treasures back to where they were born, right? Can you imagine this happening?
Some people may never have the chance to visit a foreign country, and museums really offer people the chance to come closer to understanding/knowing a culture/history other than theirs.
I believe the issue here is that -at least- some cultural treasures, which are moveable, should tour around the museums of the world. Something we don’t see happening often.

Yes, I can see that happening and hope it continues to. Because repatriation is happening all the time and deservedly so. Many museum artifacts were looted by occupying armies and colonial governments. These artifacts you see in these museums are the direct result of colonial imperialism and I don’t see why that should be celebrated and paraded around just so that privileged folk can have yet another chance to learn about other cultures at our expense. There is too much blood on their hands for me to be morally comfortable with that. Xokonoschtletl Gomora, a direct descendant of Moctezuma, has said that no one in that position would ever give their crown, gift or otherwise, and was taken. 
My family has Aztec roots so this hits close to home for me. We requested the return of this item back in 1991. My ancestors were almost wiped out completely and we have a hard enough time reconnecting with our origins and maintaining cultural identity as it is without having to legally fight for the repatriation of our significant artifacts. To compare and prioritize your chance to learn with our chance to maintain cultural identity, considering the bloodshed behind that, is an extremely privileged act. 
Even if museums across the world were to return all verifiable stolen artifacts, that would only include a very small fraction of the items they have because 85%-90% of artifacts on the market do not have documented provenance. Museums would very much continue to still exist as they do today.

itmakesmedizzy:

ode-to-psyche:

spooky-louie:

xicanaa:

chanclazo:

nativeamericannews:

This Aztec Headdress Came to Europe 500 Years Ago. It Can’t Go Home

It was probably a gift from an Aztec Emperor to a conquistador, but it will have to stay in Austria.
In early June, experts announced that a 500-year old Aztec headdress, connected to the Emperor Moctezuma, could not be safely transported back to Mexico from Austria due to its fragile state.

The truth is that this is the crown jewel of the Völkerkunde Museum’s collection of Mesoamerican art and artifacts and the Austrian Govt. has no desire to turn over something which brings in prestige, tourists and scholars to Vienna.

Fuck Europeans

wtff is that shit

So, with this reasoning, you people are saying that every museum should also return the Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Chinese, Persian (I could go on forever) cultural treasures back to where they were born, right? Can you imagine this happening?

Some people may never have the chance to visit a foreign country, and museums really offer people the chance to come closer to understanding/knowing a culture/history other than theirs.

I believe the issue here is that -at least- some cultural treasures, which are moveable, should tour around the museums of the world. Something we don’t see happening often.

Yes, I can see that happening and hope it continues to. Because repatriation is happening all the time and deservedly so. Many museum artifacts were looted by occupying armies and colonial governments. These artifacts you see in these museums are the direct result of colonial imperialism and I don’t see why that should be celebrated and paraded around just so that privileged folk can have yet another chance to learn about other cultures at our expense. There is too much blood on their hands for me to be morally comfortable with that. Xokonoschtletl Gomora, a direct descendant of Moctezuma, has said that no one in that position would ever give their crown, gift or otherwise, and was taken. 

My family has Aztec roots so this hits close to home for me. We requested the return of this item back in 1991. My ancestors were almost wiped out completely and we have a hard enough time reconnecting with our origins and maintaining cultural identity as it is without having to legally fight for the repatriation of our significant artifacts. To compare and prioritize your chance to learn with our chance to maintain cultural identity, considering the bloodshed behind that, is an extremely privileged act. 

Even if museums across the world were to return all verifiable stolen artifacts, that would only include a very small fraction of the items they have because 85%-90% of artifacts on the market do not have documented provenance. Museums would very much continue to still exist as they do today.