The Smaller Seekings

Polytheist, witch, trans, gender variant, queer, white, ADHD, kinky, librarian, writer... and a whole lot more.

vintageshi:

tangebaby:

The photo on the left is Chief Big Foot. He and an estimated 300 Native Americans were massacred at Wounded Knee in 1890 by the United States Army. Most of them were women and children that died face first in the freezing snow, shot in the back as they tried to run. This incident is a drop in the bucket as compared to the literal genocide that took place here until the early 1900’s and the cultural genocide that some argue still takes place today. Of the millions upon millions that were executed, NONE were dressed as a “Slutty Indian” or the ill representation of “Pocahontas.” These people were AND ARE more than a costume or a fake headdress. You may find this petty or sensitive, perhaps we should “grow up” or “focus on other real issues.” I wish we could. How can a people be taken seriously about the “real issues” if we are still a slutty costume at a Halloween party, a crude drawing on a baseball jersey, or a derogatory mascot on a football helmet. If you wouldn’t paint your face black and dress as a slutty African American woman, why on earth would you do that to a Native American and think it isn’t racist, that it’s “in good fun.”

I love Halloween as much as the next person, probably more since it is the day after my birthday, but we can all have fun without being an ignorant bigot. I implore you to respect our culture, to respect our traditions, and to respect our ancestors. I BEG YOU TO RESPECT US!

I’ve never heard it put so well before.

THIS!

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jadelyn:

ebondandy:

note-a-bear:

abbyjean:

South Carolina is one of more than 20 states that has passed an expansive Stand Your Ground law authorizing individuals to use deadly force in self-defense. The law has been used to protect a man who killed an innocent bystanderwhile pointing his gun at several teens he called “women thugs.” But prosecutors in Charleston are drawing the line at domestic violence.

In the cases of women who claim they feared for their lives when confronted with violent intimate abusers, prosecutors say the Stand Your Ground law shouldn’t apply.

“(The Legislature’s) intent … was to provide law-abiding citizens greater protections from external threats in the form of intruders and attackers,” prosecutor Culver Kidd told the Post and Courier. “We believe that applying the statute so that its reach into our homes and personal relationships is inconsistent with (its) wording and intent.”

oh. well then.

Once again we see who SYG is REALLY for. 

"Law-abiding citizens" is being used in direct contrast to "victims of domestic violence and abuse".

I wasn’t aware it was a crime to be abused.

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moeity:

Val-Blème series

This is what I saw, wandering into the scottish moor.

http://moeity.com

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bpdrinmatsuoka:

fursecutions:

radfemale:

the fact that many radfems are frightened to post radfem things let alone talk about it off tumblr is testament to the harrassment, humiliation and violence we experience just for fighting for women.

it’s almost like you can’t harass trans women and sex workers without blowback :O

the fact that many radfems are mildly put off in the process of posting dehumanizing propoganda about trans women and sex workers is a testament to what happens when a ‘fight for women’ only includes a very select group of white cis women

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glegrumbles:

We’re going to have a story. It’s probably going to piss people off.

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onlyblackgirl:

This is a reminder that the Montgomery Bus Boycott lasted 13 months and the Civil Rights Movement took over 10 years, so next time you want to tell us to “get over Ferguson”, “its been long enough” “You’re not making any difference” remember that.

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popping-smoke:

mbisthegame:

oparnoshoshoi:

anarchyandacupofcoffee:

OK Highway Patrol Captain George Brown says the best “tip” for women to not get raped by a cop is to “follow the law in the first place so you don’t get pulled over.”
http://youtu.be/BO8g8akPWcY (Last third of the video).

Three serial rapists in 3 weeks arrested in Oklahoma, all cops.

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Pro tip: if you’re signaled to pull over (whether you’re male or female) and you’re in a place that has no witnesses, turn your hazard lights on to acknowledge the officer’s siren, and drive to the nearest gas station or populated area. This is accepted protocol by every agency. You are not obligated pull over until you can do so safely. This includes personal safety. Understand your rights, brothers and sisters. There are disgusting examples of authority in this world.

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lilbijou:

lilbijou:

the statistic is NOT “1 in 3 native women will be raped in their lifetime”

the real statistic is “1 in 3 native women will be raped AT LEAST ONCE in their lifetime”

this is a very important distinction to make please make it known im serious. also its worth noting that 70% of our rapes are carried out by colombus’ crew aka white men. murders also happen more at the hands of white men. this is all important information and im pissed it was ignored in that photoset

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