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20 - Philosophy student - london- etc

arabellesicardi:

Here is a side by side comparison of how The New York Times has profiled Michael Brown — an 18 year old black boy gunned down by police — and how they profiled Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. 

Source for Brown, Source for Bundy.

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Unfocused rant #1

It’s actually quite ridiculous how the cultural portrayal and semantics regarding the working class and the poor has not essentially changed since the Medieval period. Piers Plowman is a Middle English narrative poem written around 1360 and essentially expounds upon similar tropes expressed by the current coalition government - e.g. the term “benefit scrounger”. Parts of the poem essentially chastises the poor for mutilating children, so as to make them more effect beggars (such practice still unfortunately is common in countries such as India). While I cannot quote exactly where a familiar term to “scrounger” appears in the text (this is some long ass shit right here), it portrays the poor fundamentally as thieves. So yeah, Conservative dialogue toward the working class is literally Medieval.

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  • Skin: Do you tan easily?
  • Eyes: What is your favorite show to watch?
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  • Mouth: Do you want to kiss anyone right now?
  • Tongue: What was in your last meal?
  • Windpipe: Do you sing?
  • Neck: Do you wear necklaces?
  • Ears: How many piercings do you have (if any)?
  • Cheeks: Do you blush easily?
  • Wrists: Have you ever broken a bone?
  • Hands: Are you an artist/writer?
  • Fingers: Do you play an instrument?
  • Heart: Are you in love? If so, does the one you love know?
  • Lungs: Do you smoke cigarettes?
  • Chest: Are your maternal/parental instincts strong?
  • Stomach: Do you feel confident in your body image?
  • Back: Are you a virgin?
  • Hips: Do you like to dance?
  • Thighs: Has anyone ever called you fat or ugly?
  • Knees: Have you ever cheated on someone?
  • Ankles: Have you ever been arrested?
  • Feet: Favorite pair of shoes?
  • Brain: Anything you want to ask

mickyalexander:

bellecosby:

queeradical:

If a police officer’s job is to uphold and enforce the law — literally their one and only job description — and you knew that almost half of police officers think they’re above the law, what does that say? If half of them admitted it on a survey how many more do you think actually feel this way? 

What if I told you half of doctors don’t care about patient well-being, or half of farmers don’t care about growing crops, or half of our presidents dislike the public?

The law in itself is super problematic and terrible, but if on top of that police officers don’t even adhere to that at the very least, what does that tell you about the justice system? 

hey look what i found in my likes from a year ago 

And since we’re asking police and some of them lie I’m sure these numbers are much higher smh.

(Source: policebrutality.info, via pleasantlydissonant)

edgebug:

instead of watching the 50 Shades trailer, why not just make awkward eye contact with a total stranger at the grocery store for a solid 2 minutes and 34 seconds? you get the same skin-crawling, uncomfortable feeling but without the shitty writing, terrible acting and massive dose of rape culture

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