kileyrae:

If you’re a Texas woman and you’re feeling discouraged as it is very easy to do in the current political climate of our state, look to women like Leticia Van de Putte, Wendy Davis, Cecile Richards and Queen Yonce, but also know our history. Learn about the women who paved the…

nevver:

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water… , Aaron Ansarov’s Portuguese Man-of-War

yoshio-yoshida:

Oh my god youre straight? I had no idea. You seem normal to me. Did you know that Sara is straight to? You two should totally hook up. I cant believe youre straight. You could be my straight best friend. We could go to football games together. Itll be so much fun. So like how long have you been straight? Youre whole life!? No way.

thebicker:

micdotcom:

The GOP supports equal pay for women, except when it’s on the Senate floor 

Republicans are claiming that they support equal pay for women, but the party’s recent actions tell a different story.
The claim comes in this tweet from the Republican National Committee (via the Huffington Post) marking Labor Day, the holiday meant for celebrating the American worker by issuing hollow political statements that don’t really add up.
Equality wasn’t the priority in April | Follow micdotcom


EXCUSED ME?!?!? No but really, EXCUSE ME? This, from the party who regularly goes on cable-news tears about how mommies make different choices and deserve to get paid less? And the people who parrot Libertarian hero Milton Friedman saying it’s better for women to get paid less? They FILIBUSTERED the Paycheck Fairness Act. They routinely muddle the argument by saying women choose lower-paying fields than men, conveniently ignoring that the statistics on equal pay are about wages for the SAME work.
Just un-fucking-believable.

thebicker:

micdotcom:

The GOP supports equal pay for women, except when it’s on the Senate floor 

Republicans are claiming that they support equal pay for women, but the party’s recent actions tell a different story.

The claim comes in this tweet from the Republican National Committee (via the Huffington Post) marking Labor Day, the holiday meant for celebrating the American worker by issuing hollow political statements that don’t really add up.

Equality wasn’t the priority in April | Follow micdotcom

EXCUSED ME?!?!? No but really, EXCUSE ME? This, from the party who regularly goes on cable-news tears about how mommies make different choices and deserve to get paid less? And the people who parrot Libertarian hero Milton Friedman saying it’s better for women to get paid less? They FILIBUSTERED the Paycheck Fairness Act. They routinely muddle the argument by saying women choose lower-paying fields than men, conveniently ignoring that the statistics on equal pay are about wages for the SAME work.

Just un-fucking-believable.

melanijann:

fallalbomb:

PLEASE WATCH THIS

Then read this and possibly sign this.

My tribe isn’t federally recognized, so we’re basically invisible to the government (you can read about that here). This dam raise is a super huge threat to our culture; stopping it from happening is really important.

IF YOU CAN’T SIGN THE PETITION, PLEASE AT LEAST REBLOG THIS POST. IT WOULD MEAN A LOT TO ME AND MY PEOPLE. LIKE, PLEASE.

This is unforgivable. These people have already had most of their land flooded and stolen from them, and now we want to take more. I know a lot of people are afraid of water shortages in California right now, but this dam will not help. Dams don’t create water, they just store it, and they store it in a way that can actually cause water to be lost due to evaporation. We have no right to take these people’s homes and history and culture. We didn’t have the right in the first place. There is nothing okay about this.

dramatisecho:

films // guardians of the galaxy

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Image AP Photo/Damian DovarganesA Los Angeles Police officer wears an on-body camera, similar to the ones implemented in Ferguson, Mo., during a demonstration for media in Los Angeles.  (AP PHOTO/DAMIAN DOVARGANES)

Police officers in Ferguson began wearing body cameras over the weekend, as residents continue to protest the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager three weeks earlier.

About 50 body cameras were donated by two security firms, Safety Vision and Digital Ally, last week, after talks with the Ferguson Police Department in response to differing stories coming out the of the shooting on Aug. 9 of Michael Brown Jr. by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said that officers are adjusting to working with body cameras, but that the overall response is positive now that nearly the entire department has been trained.

“They are really enjoying them,” Jackson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “They are trying to get used to using them.”

More than 150,000 Americans have petitioned the White House to create the Mike Brown Law, which would require all state, county and local police officers to wear body cameras. 

Source: Allen McDuffee for The Wire