I need feminism because a senator actually referred to a pregnant woman as a ‘host’.
Not a woman. Not a mother. A ‘host’.
You know what a host is?
It’s the victim of a parasite.
So this pro-life dude just made an argument against his own agenda.
And also, a host?
Fuck that shit.
If I’m a host, then I have the right to kick an unwelcome visitor out of my house.
He may want to rethink that term.
I need feminism because this happened in my state and the sad thing is it was nothing new or surprising, as disgusting as it is.
I cannot believe this has happened. The exotics and pet fox community is shaken up over this right now. Poor Vader was wrongfully taken from his loving family and killed because of a false report and an officer not following proper protocol. Please share this and sign this petition to help bring justice for Vader. This is fucking disgusting and disheartening. After living with a fox for several months I know how quickly and deeply they change our lives. My heart goes out to Tara and family, and of course little Vader. I hope this is ok to post and wish I could do more to help. @vaderfox http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/board-of-animal-health-justice-for-vader #vaderfox #vaderthefox #vaderpetfox #petfox #justiceforvader #domesticfox #tamefox #exoticpet (at http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/board-of-animal-health-justice-for-vader)
Arizona’s law banning Mexican-American studies is constitutional, judge rules
February 25, 2014
A court upheld most provisions of an Arizona state law used to prohibit a controversial Mexican-American Studies curriculum in Tucson on Friday.
The ruling dealt a blow to supporters of the suspended classes, who had hoped the courts would overturn a 2010 law championed by Arizona conservatives determined to shut down the unconventional courses.
“I was really surprised at the decision,” Jose Gonzalez, a former teacher of Tucson’s suspended Mexican-American Studies classes, told The Huffington Post. “But as a student and teacher of history, I know in civil rights cases like this there’s always setbacks.”
The experimental Tucson curriculum was offered to students in different forms in some of the local elementary, middle and high schools. It emphasized critical thinking and focused on Mexican-American literature and perspectives. Supporters lauded the program, pointing to increased graduation rates, high student achievement and a state-commissioned independent audit that recommended expanding the classes.
But conservative opponents accused the teachers of encouraging students to adopt left-wing ideas and resent white people, a charge the teachers deny. Aiming squarely at Tucson’s Mexican-American Studies program, the Arizona legislature passed HB 2281 — a law banning courses that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, foster racial resentment, are designed for students of a particular ethnic group or that advocate ethnic solidarity.
Federal Judge Wallace Tashima said the plaintiffs failed to show the law was too vague, broad or discriminatory, or that it violated students’ first amendment rights.
The news wasn’t all bad for supporters of the suspended classes. Tashima ruled that the section of the law prohibiting courses tailored to serve students of a particular ethnicity was unconstitutional.
Originally filed in October of 2010 on behalf of the program’s former teachers, who lost standing because they are public employees, the case is currently brought by former Mexican-American Studies student Nicholas Dominguez and his mother Margarita Dominguez. They will likely appeal the ruling to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals within the next 30 days, their lawyer Richard Martinez told The Huffington Post.
“This case is not over,” Martinez said. “It’s not only important to Arizona, but to the country as a whole that this statute be addressed.”
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne began a campaign to eliminate the Mexican-American Studies program from Tucson Unified School District in 2006, when he was serving as the state’s Superintendent of Public Education.
Angered that Mexican-American civil rights leader Dolores Huerta had said that “Republicans hate Latinos” in a speech to Tucson students, Horne sent Deputy Superintendent Margaret Dugan, a Latina Republican, to give an alternate view. But the intellectual exercise turned confrontational when students, who said they were not allowed to ask Dugan questions, sealed their mouths with tape and walked out of the assembly room.
“As superintendent of schools, I have visited over 1,000 schools and I’ve never seen students be disrespectful to a teacher in that way,” Horne said in an interview last year.
The final product of his efforts was House Bill 2281, which then-State Sen. John Huppenthal (R) helped pilot through the Arizona legislature. Huppenthal, who succeeded Horne as state superintendent of schools, then found Tucson out of compliance with the new law and ordered the district to shut Mexican-American Studies down or lose 10 percent of its annual funding — some $14 million over the fiscal year. In January of 2012, the school board complied, voting 4 to 1 to discontinue the classes.
The decision drew national attention as administrators plucked Latino literature that once belonged to the curriculum from classrooms, explicitly banning seven titles from instruction.
This is what I’m often referring to when I talk about backlash and suppression of education in the United States. There is literally legislation that bans teaching the history of colonization and civil rights movements in various states-states like Arizona, in which 43% of the population are “minorities”…30% of Arizona is Hispanic/Latin@.
That’s not actually a coincidence. :|
This is systematic, institutional disenfranchisement in action.
In highschool, I would’ve gotten up at ass’o’clock in the morning for a zero hour class just to take a course on the history of my people. The Latino people of Arizona have been robbed.
And what’s worse is that Arizona is so rich with Native and Mexican culture, it’s so disheartening to see the government fight it so aggressively from their racist soap boxes. It makes me sick.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” —George Santayana
Spread this like a damn wildfire.
17 Year old Christopher Roupe was gunned down by a police officer while answering his front door while holding a Nintendo Wii remote.
"At around 7:30 PM, young Christopher took out his Nintendo Wii controller to put on a movie.
As he was sitting down, he suddenly heard knocking on the front door.
He asked, “Who is it?” but received no response.
At that point he got up from his chair and opened the door.
To his shock, the female cop already had her gun drawn and pointed at him, according to reports.
She immediately fired a bullet into the boy’s chest and killed him, according to Renee Vance, the boy’s aunt.
The police claim that “he had a handgun.”
It was actually the boy’s small Nintendo Wii controller, says the aunt.
The officer gave him “no warning” to drop the controller before taking his life, the aunt added.
The police claimed to be at his house regarding a “probation” matter. It turns out that it had nothing to do with Christopher.
His 13-yr-old little sister heard the gun shot and ran over to the door to find her brother bleeding and crying.
The little sister held her brother and tried to comfort him as he cried in pain, according to reports.
That’s when the female cop pointed her gun at the child and said “Shut up!” according to reports, forcing the girl away.
Moments later Christopher bled to death.
Both the female officer and the officer who was with her have received “paid administrative leave” as the investigation proceeds.”
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Police are already trying cover up this incident with bullshit lies.
Don’t let this just get swept under the rug.
A Wii remote in no way resembles a handgun.
This is absolutely ridiculous and disgusting
Medical Student (via shitrichcollegekidssay)
[TW: ableism] Welp, this explains quite a lot about why I’ve had so much trouble getting an appropriate diagnosis for my neurological issues. You know, like eight years, thousands of dollars in doctor’s visits and diagnostics and medications that didn’t really help, countless doctors visited, countless days of my life lost to symptoms so crippling I was barely able to function … well, thanks for the tip, medical student. Just because you don’t care about our lives or our bodies doesn’t mean we don’t keep trying like hell to get you to.
I bet they didn’t say that when we had to write papers on Christopher Columbus. Or when they’re studying European world history. Did you skip over colonization and everyone involved? Or just Malcolm X who was a reactionary to that colonization? How about Hitler? Oh ok. You’ll silenced the oppressed but freely speak of the oppressors.
the american school system is a fucking joke
absolute props to the amazing parents who took a stand for their history and for their children’s education
And this is why we have to take it upon ourselves to teach our children…
Just something that happened to me at a convention a while ago that stuck with me, and finally decided to doodle after reading Gingerhaze’s recent post.
I’ve had the incredible luck of living in a city where women in comic shops, whether they’re behind the counter or are customers themselves, isn’t uncommon. But I know that that isn’t true for everyone. There’s a great list going around tumblr of safe spaces for comic fans and I highly encourage you to find one near you and pick up a comic or two, or even a copy of Ms. Marvel #1 (PS: I REALLY LIKED IT).
The fuuuuuuuuuck what.
in case you were having any qualms about the whole twitter bomb thing— remember this video clip from a movie produced by Autism $peaks. It’s about a mum who talks about considering a murder and suicide with her and her Autistic daughter IN FRONT OF HER OWN DAUGHTER and saying that the “only reason” she didn’t do it was because of her ‘normal’ NT daughter.
It’s called Autism Everyday.
And this was available on the Autism Speaks Youtube channel for a long time. I don’t think it was deleted (finally) until this past year sometime. I know because my masterpost used to link to the A$ Youtube, but now I have to use an alternate video source.
Disgusting. And this woman runs the Autism Science Foundation, so be aware of that, as well.
Three things to know:
1: You can hear her “nonverbal” daughter in the background ask mommy, what’s going on?
2: In case anyone ever tries to tell you they’ve changed: A$ released another video this year where a mother says she doesn’t ever want to leave her son in someone else’s care because sometimes I want to kill him, how will they not?
3: There have been over 40 murders of disabled people by their parents in the last five years. There were 3 last month.
The bodies of Thuy Phan and son Vincent Phan were discovered Thursday in Rock Springs Park.
Vincent was 24-years old. He was around my age.
In December, a 52-year old autistic man was murdered at the hands of his father. It’s called an “act of love” by the father’s friends.
In January, a 9-year old autistic boy the victim of a murder-suicide, suffocated to death (and possibly medicated beforehand).
The deaths keep piling up. And up.
And it’s become so commonplace, so acceptable.
It paralyzes me with fear as I sit here and weep, mourning the loss of yet more of us. Lives cut short by the people we’re told to love and trust the most. Yet filicide is all too common when it comes to the murder of autistic people.
Rest in peace, Vincent, Mickey, Damien. You will not be forgotten.
I am still SO FUCKING ANGRY that this movie is going ahead
No, wait, that sounds really cool. I would so fucking be INTO THIS
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW
Remember when people argued that Hollywood wouldn’t cast white actors for a historical story set in an African country?
Adding this onto that whitewashing defenders post.
And before people are like “lololol North Dakota who lives there anyway?”
You know what particular population North Dakota is higher than most in?
And Native women have astronomical rates of violence and rape against them.
So basically people who dismiss North Dakota don’t give a fuck about these women.
this is actually so unconstitutional like what???????????????????????????