1. kittencuffs:

indexedbabe:

the-treble:

impuretale:


"…Rialto’s randomised controlled study has seized attention because it offers scientific – and encouraging – findings: after cameras were introduced in February 2012, public complaints against officers plunged 88% compared with the previous 12 months. Officers’ use of force fell by 60%.”
— California Police Use of Body Cameras Cuts Violence and Complaints | The Guardian

This should be a federal law.

DID SOMEONE SAY FEDERAL LAW?!?!
SIGN HERE!

Yessssssssssss.
Signal Boost.

This post has 26k notes, but there’s less than 8k signatures on the petition and it ends in eight days, y’all. Get signing.

Unfortunately, by the time I saw this post the petition was already inactivated from lack of signatures.

    kittencuffs:

    indexedbabe:

    the-treble:

    impuretale:

    "…Rialto’s randomised controlled study has seized attention because it offers scientific – and encouraging – findings: after cameras were introduced in February 2012, public complaints against officers plunged 88% compared with the previous 12 months. Officers’ use of force fell by 60%.”

    — California Police Use of Body Cameras Cuts Violence and Complaints | The Guardian

    This should be a federal law.

    DID SOMEONE SAY FEDERAL LAW?!?!

    SIGN HERE!

    Yessssssssssss.

    Signal Boost.

    This post has 26k notes, but there’s less than 8k signatures on the petition and it ends in eight days, y’all. Get signing.

    Unfortunately, by the time I saw this post the petition was already inactivated from lack of signatures.

    (via thebicker)

    1 day ago  /  62,145 notes  /  Source: america-wakiewakie

  2. cartoonpolitics:

"President Obama’s Affordable Care Act .. is a modest step forward. But if we are serious about providing quality care for all, much more needs to be done. The only long-term solution to America’s healthcare crisis is a single-payer national healthcare program.” ~ Senator Bernie Sanders

    cartoonpolitics:

    "President Obama’s Affordable Care Act .. is a modest step forward. But if we are serious about providing quality care for all, much more needs to be done. The only long-term solution to America’s healthcare crisis is a single-payer national healthcare program.” ~ Senator Bernie Sanders

    (via liberalsarecool)

    5 days ago  /  642 notes  /  Source: cartoonpolitics

  3. Give me ONE example of Christians being oppressed in our culture that doesn’t boil down to “religious bigotry is no longer excused as normal and acceptable 100% of the time” or bellyaching “sometimes people remember that other religions exist” entitlement and I will eat my own foot.

    1 week ago  /  495 notes  /  Source: fandomsandfeminism

  4. anogoodrabblerouser:

    The odds of being attacked by a shark in the US are 1 in 11,500,000, but no one gets mad at people who want to avoid the ocean.

    The odds of a woman being sexually assaulted in her lifetime are 1 in 6, but if she doesn’t feel safe around strange men she’s a stereotyping bitch.

    Strange old world we live in.

    (via photography-kitty)

    1 week ago  /  230,718 notes  /  Source: anogoodrabblerouser

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  6. stfufauxminists:

pansymandy:

This practically made me cry. How could this ever be okay?

[Image: An illustration is labeled as a “partial birth abortion”. It shows a person performing an intact dilation and extraction, which is described at the bottom of the image: “The surgeon pulls the fetus into the breech position. He forced scissors into the skull, removes them and inserts a suction catheter through which he suctions out the skull contents.”]
I’m going to tell you a story that my tenth grade biology teacher told me. 
So, my teacher had a friend. She was happily married, a Christian, and pregnant. She and her husband were extremely excited about the pregnancy and they couldn’t wait to be parents. She was pretty far along - probably about 7 month in. She went to get a check-up, and her doctor checked out the fetus. Well, it turns out her fetus had hydrochephalus. In this particular case, the fetus’s head had not and would not form enough to even hold the brain inside the skull. If the woman continued the pregnancy, she would give birth to a dead baby, and that’s if it didn’t die in utero and possibly cause sepsis before she had the opportunity to give birth.
So, and this was before the “partial birth abortion ban” was enacted (not when the story was told, but when it took place), the woman opted to get an intact dilation and extraction procedure (since that’s the proper medical term, “partial birth abortion” is a made up term and has no medical relevance). 
Do you know what that allowed her to do? What that allows a lot of uterus-bearers in the same predicament to do? 
She was able to hold her dead, intact fetus and mourn for it.
Now, she would have to get a procedure that literally rips the fetus apart, since apparently anti-choicers looking for a means to chip away at Roe v Wade think that this is a better alternative to the described procedure above. As the law currently stands, it is now impossible for people like the woman I described to have their fetuses aborted intact so that they can hold them like they wanted to. It is impossible for women like the one I described to have a body to mourn over. 
So good job. Because you’re too ignorant to actually know why uterus-bearers get late-term abortion, specifically intact D & X procedures, you’ve essentially made it much harder for those that are experiencing the difficult choice to end a wanted pregnancy to mourn and move on. 
But hey, go ahead and continue to consider yourself compassionate. I guess ignorance really is bliss, especially when you can hold up illustrations of medical procedures you don’t understand and hide behind them as if they have any meaning in the face of the reality that you refuse to acknowledge.

    stfufauxminists:

    pansymandy:

    This practically made me cry. How could this ever be okay?

    [Image: An illustration is labeled as a “partial birth abortion”. It shows a person performing an intact dilation and extraction, which is described at the bottom of the image: “The surgeon pulls the fetus into the breech position. He forced scissors into the skull, removes them and inserts a suction catheter through which he suctions out the skull contents.”]

    I’m going to tell you a story that my tenth grade biology teacher told me. 

    So, my teacher had a friend. She was happily married, a Christian, and pregnant. She and her husband were extremely excited about the pregnancy and they couldn’t wait to be parents. She was pretty far along - probably about 7 month in. She went to get a check-up, and her doctor checked out the fetus. Well, it turns out her fetus had hydrochephalus. In this particular case, the fetus’s head had not and would not form enough to even hold the brain inside the skull. If the woman continued the pregnancy, she would give birth to a dead baby, and that’s if it didn’t die in utero and possibly cause sepsis before she had the opportunity to give birth.

    So, and this was before the “partial birth abortion ban” was enacted (not when the story was told, but when it took place), the woman opted to get an intact dilation and extraction procedure (since that’s the proper medical term, “partial birth abortion” is a made up term and has no medical relevance). 

    Do you know what that allowed her to do? What that allows a lot of uterus-bearers in the same predicament to do? 

    She was able to hold her dead, intact fetus and mourn for it.

    Now, she would have to get a procedure that literally rips the fetus apart, since apparently anti-choicers looking for a means to chip away at Roe v Wade think that this is a better alternative to the described procedure above. As the law currently stands, it is now impossible for people like the woman I described to have their fetuses aborted intact so that they can hold them like they wanted to. It is impossible for women like the one I described to have a body to mourn over. 

    So good job. Because you’re too ignorant to actually know why uterus-bearers get late-term abortion, specifically intact D & X procedures, you’ve essentially made it much harder for those that are experiencing the difficult choice to end a wanted pregnancy to mourn and move on. 

    But hey, go ahead and continue to consider yourself compassionate. I guess ignorance really is bliss, especially when you can hold up illustrations of medical procedures you don’t understand and hide behind them as if they have any meaning in the face of the reality that you refuse to acknowledge.

    1 week ago  /  84,753 notes  /  Source: pansymandy

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  8. Olivia, my eldest daughter, caught measles when she was seven years old. As the illness took its usual course I can remember reading to her often in bed and not feeling particularly alarmed about it. Then one morning, when she was well on the road to recovery, I was sitting on her bed showing her how to fashion little animals out of coloured pipe-cleaners, and when it came to her turn to make one herself, I noticed that her fingers and her mind were not working together and she couldn’t do anything.

    “Are you feeling all right?” I asked her.

    “I feel all sleepy, ” she said.

    In an hour, she was unconscious. In twelve hours she was dead.

    The measles had turned into a terrible thing called measles encephalitis and there was nothing the doctors could do to save her.

    That was twenty-four years ago in 1962, but even now, if a child with measles happens to develop the same deadly reaction from measles as Olivia did, there would still be nothing the doctors could do to help her.

    On the other hand, there is today something that parents can do to make sure that this sort of tragedy does not happen to a child of theirs. They can insist that their child is immunised against measles. I was unable to do that for Olivia in 1962 because in those days a reliable measles vaccine had not been discovered. Today a good and safe vaccine is available to every family and all you have to do is to ask your doctor to administer it.

    It is not yet generally accepted that measles can be a dangerous illness.

    Believe me, it is. In my opinion parents who now refuse to have their children immunised are putting the lives of those children at risk.

    In America, where measles immunisation is compulsory, measles like smallpox, has been virtually wiped out.

    Here in Britain, because so many parents refuse, either out of obstinacy or ignorance or fear, to allow their children to be immunised, we still have a hundred thousand cases of measles every year.

    Out of those, more than 10,000 will suffer side effects of one kind or another.

    At least 10,000 will develop ear or chest infections.

    About 20 will die.

    LET THAT SINK IN.

    Every year around 20 children will die in Britain from measles.

    So what about the risks that your children will run from being immunised?

    They are almost non-existent. Listen to this. In a district of around 300,000 people, there will be only one child every 250 years who will develop serious side effects from measles immunisation! That is about a million to one chance. I should think there would be more chance of your child choking to death on a chocolate bar than of becoming seriously ill from a measles immunisation.

    So what on earth are you worrying about?

    It really is almost a crime to allow your child to go unimmunised.

    Roald Dahl, 1986

    (via brain-confetti)

    TEAM VACCINE

    (via watchoutfordinosaurs)

    NINETEEN EIGHTY SIX.

    roald dahl was calling out the anti-vaccination movement as self indulgent bullshit //thirty god damn years ago//.

    (via ultralaser)

    Over 1,000 preventable deaths and 128,000 preventable illnesses since 2007 and counting

    And this is only in recent history. I can’t imagine the numbers if we had data all the way back to 1986.

    (via autistiel)

    And thanks to anti-vaxxers, measles is back in the United States.

    (via thebicker)

    (via breezyfeminist)

    1 week ago  /  28,462 notes  /  Source: brain-confetti

  9. rebeccacohenart:

http://vitaminw.co/culture-society/womens-history-questions-and-facts
Just a fraction of the cool stuff I learned when researching women’s history.

    rebeccacohenart:

    http://vitaminw.co/culture-society/womens-history-questions-and-facts

    Just a fraction of the cool stuff I learned when researching women’s history.

    (via bluepixelplanet)

    1 week ago  /  113,682 notes  /  Source: rebeccacohenart

  10. mcqueenn:

fcobro:

spacetimebeatdown:

dicksantorum-2012:

I wish that I could hug whoever made this.

PRO CHOICE

the last time i reblogged this i got an angry anon. let’s try this again, shall we?

I don’t get it

    mcqueenn:

    fcobro:

    spacetimebeatdown:

    dicksantorum-2012:

    I wish that I could hug whoever made this.

    PRO CHOICE

    the last time i reblogged this i got an angry anon. 
    let’s try this again, shall we?

    I don’t get it

    (via gabbyg77)

    2 weeks ago  /  184,654 notes  /  Source: dicksantorum-2012