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Children, Girls, and Life: To you, my Father, why do you hate girls? systlin: appropriately-inappropriate: kittiesatemypronouns: r1vk4: ‘To you, my Father, who do you hate girls? With the same hatred you hate our Mothers…’ In the village of Umoja in Kenya, men are not welcome. In fact, they are banned. In Swahili, one of Kenya’s official languages, Umoja means unity. It is a safe and inspirational refuge for 50 women and 200 children. Umoja was founded in 1990 by female survivors of rape and sexual violence. It has also become a haven for women fleeing sexual and domestic violence, and welcomes people fleeing female genital mutilation, child marriage, and more. ‘I wouldnt wish any Maasai girl to go through what I went through.’ The local Samburu culture is patriarchal where historically women are seen as property. Beading is culturally significant and the women are able to support themselves by selling crafts. Protected by a wall of thorns, the village is self-sufficient and the women run their own lives. Despite resistance from local male-run tribal groups, the village continues to grow. Life is frugal, but the women own the land the village is on and proudly call Umoja their home. A beacon of light for women, Umoja has inspired other women-only villages in Kenya.  - Umoja: The Town Where Men Are Banned They are making and selling jewelry online now! ☺☺ https://umojajewellery.com/ Oh fuck I want the jewelry. That’s gonna be gifted to everyone come holiday season. Welp time to buy some jewelry
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Abc, Being Alone, and Anaconda: 8:20 AM a mobile.twitter.com Sprint Tweet Imam Tawhidi @lmamofpeace If you really cared about babies, you would've given £30,000 to Children's Rights organisations, to help "the children in detention camps". Instead, you spent it on a balloon Now we have a balloon that's big on the outside and empty on the inside, just like vour morals Reuters London 0.04 AM TRUMP IN UK PROTESTS GREET U.S. PRESIDENT IN UK N Street demonstrations and a giant, infiatable Trump baby EAANPT AALY START 7:02 AM Jul 14, 2018 roguestatistician: awesomehawks: ms-demeanor: rightsmarts: The Imam of Peace drops a MOAB on the U.K. Trump protestors Hello rightsmarts, the latest in conservative news. I’m just reblogging this because it’s gotten around to the punk side of things and sometimes it seems like anarchists forget that PR is important in political movements. The balloon cost around $3k to make and fill, the remainder of the money is going to go to take the balloon on tour. People DID donate $52,000 dollars to the Trump Baby. They also donated $21 million to The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) to help the children in detention camps. The comparative cost of the balloon is about a quarter of a percent of what was donated to RAICES alone. You know what’s great about a balloon? It’s ridiculous. It’s got a fun, airy parade feel. You go to a protest with the Trump Baby and you see people who share your values and are equally frustrated with the world - and it’s hard as hell to show a bunch of people having a fun old time with a parade float as dangerous antifa terrorists. (Also it gets news cameras pointed at protests of Trump, and at this point we should all recognize the value of big stunts that get you free press because Trump sure as hell did.) That and it gives frustrated, burned-out activists a bit of a laugh. We’ve got to have levity, we’ve got to be able to enjoy things and have a sense of humor. If we’re all grimly grinding away and donating all of our spare change to the ACLU and only ever talking about the horrible things that are happening we’re going to get too exhausted to carry on. Which is exactly what folks like rightsmarts and Imam Tawhidi want. Oh yeah, that’s the other thing - imamofpeace up there bills himself as a moderate Muslim who wants reform but he’s supported calls for Muslim immigration bans in Australia. He claims to want reform to prevent extremism but denies extremism in his own sect and only targets Muslims of other sects. He doesn’t have many Muslim followers but he does have a lot of twitter followers who seem to like being able to point to Imam Tawhidi and say “see, I’m not islamophobic, I only want to listen to *reasonable* Muslims, like this guy who tells me how backward all those Muslims are and how they’re preparing to take over the west.” So a professional pot-stirrer is criticizing activists for spending the equivalent of a quarter of a percent of their donations on a fun balloon that bring out large crowds to protest, creates feelings of solidarity and levity, and is an excellent PR tool. Yeah, fuck off with your bullshit. People recently crowdfunded a couch for Elon Musk and tried to give Kylie Jenner $100 million so she’d be a round billionaire. Nobody should feel the tiniest bit bad for donating to the construction and display of a protest sign. The Trump Baby balloon is a good investment on the part of protesters and helped ensure that Trump knows he’s not welcome or appreciated by the people of London. (hey by the way this criticism of decadence and fun is the kind of puritanical authoritarian shit that you get from the right and from tankies and it’s why nobody likes tankies. bread AND roses, motherfuckers.) Sharing this with you all.  Reminder - it’s possible for people to do more than one thing at a time! We can spend money on charity and protests. We can fund libraries and food programs. We can laugh at stupid shit on the internet and still read serious news.
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Anaconda, Bad, and Community: Americans Who Own Video Game Con soles Women 42% Men 37 % Boys -18 yrs 45% 43% 39% 17% 36% Women 18+ yrs Hispanic Black White <p><a href="https://listener-blue.tumblr.com/post/175888050086/thespectacularspider-girl-invigoraide" class="tumblr_blog">listener-blue</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://thespectacularspider-girl.tumblr.com/post/175856358174/invigoraide-geekandmisandry-refinery29-yet" class="tumblr_blog">thespectacularspider-girl</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://invigoraide.tumblr.com/post/175785074993/geekandmisandry-refinery29-yet-another-stat" class="tumblr_blog">invigoraide</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://geekandmisandry.tumblr.com/post/134261154990/refinery29-yet-another-stat-that-proves-the" class="tumblr_blog">geekandmisandry</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://refinery29.tumblr.com/post/132669856325">refinery29</a>:</p> <blockquote> <h2><b><a href="http://www.refinery29.com/2015/11/96985/women-video-game-consoles?utm_source=tumblr.com&amp;utm_medium=post">Yet Another Stat That Proves The Male Gamer Stereotype Is A Farce</a></b></h2> <p>With new data from a Pew Research Center survey, we know that women play an even bigger role in the gaming community. Of the 40% of Americans who own a video game console, 42% are women and only 37% are men.<br/></p> <p><b><a href="http://www.refinery29.com/2015/11/96985/women-video-game-consoles?utm_source=tumblr.com&amp;utm_medium=post">READ MORE</a></b></p> </blockquote> <p>Oops, I accidentally reblogged this again.</p> </blockquote> <p>Good info but these visualizations are really Bad </p> </blockquote> <p><a href="https://www.theverge.com/2015/11/4/9670524/pew-survey-women-men-console-ownership-by-gender-2015">https://www.theverge.com/2015/11/4/9670524/pew-survey-women-men-console-ownership-by-gender-2015</a></p> <p>The Verge of all things shows the fault in the info.  The question asked is as follows:</p> <blockquote><p> “Please tell me if you happen to have each of the following items, or not. Do you have a game console like Xbox or PlayStation?” <br/></p></blockquote> <p>A console is a family device.  And we know that more women than men are single parents.  Which skews the data in women’s favor, as it’s highly likely that a child has a console. The single parent in question would therefore have purchased a game console but not plays it.</p> <p>Additionally, using the above question, it explains the drastic shift in women owning consoles compared to sub-18 boys.  You’re comparing boys who may not have a job to women who may be buying a console for their entire family.  You’re comparing an entire family entertainment system to a boy buying a console and putting it in his room with a TV.  </p> <p>Lastly, the racial breakdown is absolutely misleading.  It’s detailing the % of a racial group that owns a console, not the numbers sold.  You could have 100% of all Indians owning consoles in the USA and that would be still a statistical insignificance.  </p> <p>This infographic is inherently misleading.  Anyone who uses this to make any sort of statement on the state of gaming is an idiot who is trying to push an agenda.</p> </blockquote> <p>I just wish people would make up their minds. Are a high percentage of gamers women, or are women not welcome in gaming? Because I fail to see how it can be both. </p> </blockquote> <p>More proof that you can use “statistics” to say anything you like.</p>

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America, Children, and Crazy: Adam Serwer @AdamSerwer Flowv The President just issued a thinly veiled physical threat to a sitting mem ber of Congress Donald J. Trump GrealDonaldTrump Follow Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Democrat Party. She has just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement. Be careful what you wish for Max! 12:11 PM-25 Jun 2018 1,771 Retweets 4,719 Likes 1.1K ta 1.8 7 0:15 AM 25 Jun 2018 Adam Serwer Follow Two months ago, a Trump supporter pled guilty for threatening to kill Waters over her criticism of the president. San Pedro Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening to Kill Rep. Maxine Wat. A 45-year-old San Pedro man is expected to plead guilty Monday to threatening to kill Los Angeles Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters over her o... nbclosangeles.com 0:19 AM 25 Jun 2018 Adam Serwer @AdamSerwer Follow Also, it is false that Waters called for "harm" to "supporters." Here's her statement, and the accompanying video. She doesn't mention Trump supporters, she's referring to cabinet members, and she's talking about denying them service, not assaulting them. youtube.com/watch?v--1Fu3g... WATERS: Let's make sure we show up wherever we have to show up, and if you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere, we've got to get the children connected to their parents, their children are suffering 10:39 AM- 25 Jun 2018 Bree Newsome @BreeNewsome Follow Let's see how quickly the pundit class rushes to defend Maxine Waters as a "wife and mother" like they do for Sarah Sanders because y'all love to insist Black women aren't treated any differently from other women Adam Serwer @AdamSerwer The President just issued a thinly veiled physical threat to a sitting member of Congress Show this thread 10:22 AM 25 Jun 2018 thyestean-feast: sauvamente: questionall: niggazinmoscow: this ALL OF THIS!!! So much truth! If Maxine Waters ends up dead follow this back because it’s a fucking trail that man is crazy The Left white silence on this is not astounding. They were all for reclaiming my time, but as soon as she says some real shit it’s “you’re too aggressive. You’re so angry”
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Animals, Cars, and Cats: 22%A 1:13 PM Title If you are evacuating to a hotel/motel and they say they DON'T accept pets, don't get ugly, but simply tell them that is against the law & FEMA established that after Hurricane Katrina! The Pets Evacu ion an StandarAct (P TS) was a bi-p rti itiaii he U ited St ort 1on use of re states seeking deral Emergency Management Agency (EMA) assistance to accommodate pets and service animals in their plans for evacuating residents facing disasters The more you know!!! Stay Safe everyon!! writertobridge: The claim that the PETS Act requires hotels/motels to shelter your animals is false. Let me explain. Why Was The PETS Act Passed? The PETS Act was signed into law on October 6th, 2006. The bill was brought forward after the events of Hurricane Katrina. Before and during Katrina, there were no evacuation measures for pets set in place when natural disasters occurred in the United States. None. At all. Because of that, it’s estimated that about 70,000 pets were left behind. It’s believed that 15,000 of them were killed. Images of families leaving their pets behind made international news. One in particular showed a young boy being torn away from his beloved dog, Snowball. Aftermath pictures showed dogs stranded on car roofs and cats swimming to get to safety. The loss and horror was so high, lawmakers decided that evacuation efforts for pets, as well as people, were necessary during future events. What Does The PETS Act Do? The Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act allowed the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to create guidelines for state and local emergency services to use in regards to pets and families with pets during natural disasters. If states wanted FEMA funding, they needed to create emergency plans that: Allows pets to stay in state or federally funded shelters during natural disasters. Allows families with pets to enter community shelters with their animals. Allows rescue operations specifically to save household pets and service animals. States that included pet rescue and relief efforts in their emergency planning would continue to get FEMA support. Community shelters that allow animals can even be reimbursed for their care later on. Why Does The PETS Act Not Apply To Hotels/Motels? The PETS Act only applies to government agencies. Hotels and motels are not government or state run entities. They are exempt from the law and are not required to shelter animals during natural disasters. It is not illegal for them to turn away pets if it is against hotel policy. Why Is This Important? Many people are reblogging the original post without checking how accurate the sources are, if any sources are even provided. Some people in the path of a hurricane may read and believe said information without finding out the truth until they arrive at a hotel. There were reports of a family having their dogs turned away from a hotel during Hurricane Harvey. Some families may choose to leave their pets in the car and stay into the hotel themselves. Others may lie and then sneak their animals in anyway. Others, still, may leave and try to find more accommodating shelter somewhere else. Either way, this is added stress to an already stressful situation. And it can be dangerous. If families decide to leave and look for different shelter, they could get stuck in flood waters. It only takes a few inches of water for cars to start floating. If they start floating, they can be dragged through the currents and into extremely flooded areas. Something like this happened during Hurricane Harvey. Six people in one van died because their car was submerged in flood waters after the family members tried to escape the area. During times like this, proper safety and shelter information is a must. You should always double-check everything before you reblog it when lives are on the line. You don’t know who’s reading it. You don’t know who will believe it. You don’t know what that misinformation will cost someone.

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Anaconda, Fake, and Muslim: RACISTS ARE NOT WELCOME IN OUR CITY WE SUPPORT OUR MUSLIM NEIGHBORS WE SUPPORT OUR UNDOCUMENTED NEIGHBORS WE SUPPORT OUR LGBTQ NEIGHBORS YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED NO BORDERS NO NATIONS JUST PEOPLE THIS IS AN ANTIFA ZONE <p><a href="https://reactionaryhater.tumblr.com/post/160667745014/social-darwin-awards-reasonandempathy" class="tumblr_blog">reactionaryhater</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://social-darwin-awards.tumblr.com/post/160666775253/reasonandempathy-sighinastorm-cisnowflake" class="tumblr_blog">social-darwin-awards</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://reasonandempathy.tumblr.com/post/160666527879/sighinastorm-cisnowflake-bransrath" class="tumblr_blog">reasonandempathy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://sighinastorm.tumblr.com/post/160662345535/cisnowflake-bransrath-jingopatriot" class="tumblr_blog">sighinastorm</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://cisnowflake.tumblr.com/post/160660275826/bransrath-jingopatriot-jeremyvyoral72" class="tumblr_blog">cisnowflake</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://bransrath.tumblr.com/post/160660094431/jingopatriot-jeremyvyoral72-libfas-no" class="tumblr_blog">bransrath</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://jingopatriot.tumblr.com/post/160659231654/jeremyvyoral72-libfas-no-borders-our" class="tumblr_blog">jingopatriot</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://jeremyvyoral72.tumblr.com/post/160658008898/libfas-no-borders-our-rules-apply-in-this" class="tumblr_blog">jeremyvyoral72</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://libfas.tumblr.com/post/160652301628/no-borders-our-rules-apply-in-this-specific" class="tumblr_blog">libfas</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><b>“NO BORDERS”</b></p> <p><b>“OUR RULES APPLY IN THIS SPECIFIC ZONE WE HAVE CLAIMED AS OURS”</b></p> <p>uhhhhhhh</p> </blockquote> <p>Good luck with that</p> </blockquote> <p>This is officially a tit wank zone</p> </blockquote> <p>Their muslim neighbors do not support them.</p> </blockquote> <p>I’m always skeptical of nameless flyers like this. I’m as critical of antifa as anyone but you have to admit there’s a possibility that this was put out by someone trying to further inflame the situation.</p> </blockquote> <p>Or just someone who themselves printed something out to get notes.</p> </blockquote> <p>Who would do that!? /s</p> </blockquote> <p>&gt;paper clearly hasn’t been taped<br/>&gt;no sign of wear and tear<br/></p> <p>Gee, I wonder who’s behind this post…</p> </blockquote> <p>So, thanks to a comment from the OP I was able to find the source, which was actually an amazing stroke of luck to find in the thumbnails of a 5-hour stream, here.</p><figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="304" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2F4yJTbBEozXo%3Ft%3D1h45m35s"><iframe id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4yJTbBEozXo?start=6335&amp;feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" allowfullscreen="" width="540" height="304" frameborder="0"></iframe></figure><p>This is “Live at the Boston Free Speech V Antifa” by Tim Poole, starting at 1:45:35.  You see a black bloc dressed person walk past and hand them to him, but then throw them at the ground instead (Antifa has some kind of no-talk list and I’ve seen them bring it up with Poole as well as Lauren Southern).  Also, why it’s in new condition, I admit that did make it look suspicious out of context.  So yeah you can never tell 100% what’s genuine, but if that’s a fake protester it’s really elaborate for a subtle lel.<br/></p><p><a href="https://tmblr.co/mixXhlp4GtnL7PQThI-7o3g">@libfas</a>, <a href="https://tmblr.co/maqpgLabaBFrTjV6tpuQDVw">@sighinastorm</a>, <a href="https://tmblr.co/mYeEXURnr1RWJNU8yglAFjQ">@reasonandempathy</a>, would @cisnowflake too but tumblr won’t allow<br/></p></blockquote>
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Bad, College, and Confederate Flag: MARK BRUNNER ..ooo AT&T 11:27 PMM Q Search A Mighty Girl Yesterday at 6:30 PM G Twenty years ago today, Keshia Thomas was 18 years old when the KKK held a rally in her home town of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Hundreds of protesters turned out to tell the white supremacist organization that they were not welcome in the progressive college town. At one point during the event, a man with a SS tattoo and wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with a Confederate flag ended up on the protesters' side of the fence and a small group began to chase him. He was quickly knocked to the ground and kicked and hit with placard sticks As people began to shout, "Kill the Nazi," the high school student, fearing that mob mentality had taken over, decided to act. Thomas threw herself on top of one of the men she had come to protest, protecting him from the blows, and told the crowd that you "can't beat goodness into a person." In discussing her motivation for this courageous act after the event, she stated, "Someone had to step out of the pack and say, 'this isn't right'.. I knew what it was like to be hurt The many times that that happened, I wish someone would have stood up for me... violence is violence nobody deserves to be hurt, especially not for an idea." Write a comment. Post News Feed Requests Messenger Notifications More .ooo AT&T 11:27 PMM Q Search Thomas never heard from the man after that day but months later, a young man came up to her to say thanks, telling her that the man she had protected was his father. For Thomas, learning that he had a son brought even greater significance to her heroic act. As she observed, "For the most part, people who hurt... they come from hurt. It is a cycle. Let's say they had killed him or hurt him really bad. How does the son feel? Does he carry on the violence?" Mark Brunner, the student photographer who took this now famous photograph, added that what was so remarkable was who Thomas saved: "She put herself at physical risk to protect someone who, in my opinion, would not have done the same for her. Who does that in this world?" In response to those who argued that the man deserved a beating or more, Pulitzer Prize-winning commentator Leonard Pitts Jr. offered this short reflection in The Miami Herald: "That some in Ann Arbor have been heard grumbling that she should have left the man to his fate, only speaks of how far they have drifted from their own humanity. And of the crying need to get it back Keshia's choice was to affirm what they have lost. Keshia's choice was human. Keshia's choice was hope." Write a comment. Post News Feed Requests Messenger Notifications More <p>&ldquo;Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.&rdquo;</p>
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