littlemissmutant:

Quote of the Day: “A Richard Dawkins tweet is like a Game of Thrones episode. There are 140 characters & unimaginably awful happens.”
- Philosophy student Gary Holland joins the outcry against Dawkins’s claims that it’s “immoral” to allow Down’s syndrome babies to be born
#YOU TELL ‘EM PHILOSOPHY STUDENT GARY HOLLAND

littlemissmutant:

Quote of the Day: “A Richard Dawkins tweet is like a Game of Thrones episode. There are 140 characters & unimaginably awful happens.”

- Philosophy student Gary Holland joins the outcry against Dawkins’s claims that it’s “immoral” to allow Down’s syndrome babies to be born

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itsdleon:

A mother lost her child. A father lost his son. A young man lost his life. #JusticeForMikeBrown

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wordsonbirds:

becausebirds:

MAKIN’ IT RAINNNN

It is only a matter of time before this is my life, I’m sure….

wordsonbirds:

becausebirds:

MAKIN’ IT RAINNNN

It is only a matter of time before this is my life, I’m sure….

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feministmagicalgirl:

manshamer:

afro-dominicano:

darvinasafo:

Just like in the Eric Garner situation…

these people need to be heard and defended.

holy shit they actually charged him w filing a false police report bc they didnt like what he said

#i see all the people who are obsessed with pulling the freedom of speech card are being completely silent…
did you expect anything else?



Tumblr, please actually read the damn article before you get all outraged by a headline you took out of context.  This is a several days’ old story about the fact that Dorian Johnson was charged with theft and false report in a 2011 incident where he took a package off a front porch and then gave the police a false name and date of birth when they talked to him.  He pled guilty to the false report charge and failed to appear in court on the theft.  No charges have been filed against him in relation to anything that happened on August 9th.

feministmagicalgirl:

manshamer:

afro-dominicano:

darvinasafo:

Just like in the Eric Garner situation…

these people need to be heard and defended.

holy shit they actually charged him w filing a false police report bc they didnt like what he said

did you expect anything else?

Tumblr, please actually read the damn article before you get all outraged by a headline you took out of context. This is a several days’ old story about the fact that Dorian Johnson was charged with theft and false report in a 2011 incident where he took a package off a front porch and then gave the police a false name and date of birth when they talked to him. He pled guilty to the false report charge and failed to appear in court on the theft. No charges have been filed against him in relation to anything that happened on August 9th.

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lgbtqblogs:

The body tasked with rating films for screening in the United States has given a film about an aging gay couple and their extended families an R-rating in a sign that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) may itself have fallen behind community standards.

The MPAA gave Love Is Strange, starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a couple who have been together for four decades but who are forced to move in with their families, the rating supposedly for ‘language’ used in the film – though many are saying the decision is just plain homophobic.

There are no nude scenes in Love Is Strange, no drug use, and no sex scenes. The raciest the film gets is two scenes where Molina and Lithgow are asleep in the same bed while fully clothed.

The MPAA has been called out over the issue by New Jersey Star-Ledger film reviewer Stephen Whitty who noted two other films released this month that got the same rating.

‘On Friday, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” will be released in a wide number of theaters. It features nudity, sexual situations and substance abuse,’ Whitty wrote in a column posted online yesterday.

‘Every woman in it is a stripper, a prostitute or a murderer. There is violence and graphic gore, including one scene of a man having his eye plucked out and another of a man having his fingers broken with a pliers. It is rated R.

‘That day, “Jersey Shore Massacre” also reaches theaters. It features nudity, sexual situations, substance abuse and ethnic and racial slurs. There is violence and graphic gore, including one scene of a woman being disemboweled, another of a naked woman getting her breasts sliced open and one of a man having his hands fed into a wood chipper. It is rated R.’

‘If there’s an equivalence among these three films, and their equal unsuitability for anyone under 17, it’s lost on me — and, I suspect, on anyone but the censors at the MPAA.’

Whitty said it would be unthinkable that the film would have been given an R-rating had it starred veteran actors Robert Duval and Jane Fonda as an aging straight couple in the same situation.

‘This is a gentle, if often heartbreaking story about two loving men in a long-time committed relationship,’ Whitty wrote, ‘What on earth is in it that so horrifies the MPAA? I’m sorry. I think I just answered my own question.’

Under the MPAA rating system an R-rating implies that a film ‘contains some adult material [and] parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.

But we all know that’s not what an r rating really means. The MPAA is an extremely powerful arbiter of American culture and they are unbelievably homophobic and misogynistic.

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Lol

Zero (the pure white retriever in my video posts) LOVES Raz. He’s so, so sad that I just put the bird to bed. He followed me up to the bedroom because I took the cage, and when he came back down he went over and stared at where the cage had been sitting on the hearth.


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