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Apparently, Bad, and Children: the "police officers risk their lives to protect us" starter pack Savannah Danielle lol who knew there was something wrong with actually having a car, a nice house and a clean put together family who lives in a safe community while spending your hard earned money on paying your bills rather then expensive sneakers and supporting the authorities of the neighborhood you take pride in Like Reply 11 minutes ago living-for-fiction: unbossed: theflowerfish: saaavx0h: jaime-foxxx: OKAY BUT SOME OFFICERS ACTUALLY DO RISK THEIR FUCKING LIVES. It’s cute how tumblr users are liike “ahhh not all _____ people” but when it’s cops, they’re all awful apparently. Good god.  yes they do and it’s a shame some people don’t recognize or appreciate that! Cops who don’t check and report explicitly bad cops are not good cops. The culture of the blue wall of silence logically makes it so that cops are inherently bad, not good. The good cops who do report their constituents get labeled as rats and get harassed by other cops for snitching or even lose their jobs. The police are nothing more than a glorified gang. Come live in the communities that the police continuously harass, brutalize, and murder then let me know how you feel. Come hang in Philly for a minute, get a taste of how it feels to have the cops hold a magnifying glass over you. Ask my friend who got shot while delivering pizza in Southwest Philly by plainclothes officers who never identified themselves how it felt to have a bullet removed from his face. Or head to Camden where the cops don’t even respond to calls in these communities, and if they do they just show up to beat and arrest the people there. Go to Washington Heights in NYC where they stop and frisk mostly black and Latino men, even though almost 90% of those searches end up with nothing (stats available on NYPD website). Imagine a world where you get stopped and harassed by the police because of where you live or how you look, regardless of whether you’re innocent or not. Then tell me how much you just loooooove the police. Y'all don’t see shit over that white picket fence of yours, do you? The “good cop” going by the book will use violence to evict a homeless family from their car if they’re parked illegally. The “good cop” going by the book will use violence to arrest them, tearing the children from their parents, if they try to sleep in a foreclosed home left empty by the bank as a tax write-off. The “good cop” going by the book will use violence to keep that family from eating food that grocery stores and restaurants throw away in their locked dumpsters. The “good cop” going by the book will use violence to enforce even the most unjust law. And badge lickers will always try to justify the injustice. For the people who missed the point, this post doesn’t say that cops never risk their lives - it’s inviting you to take a good long look at the characteristics of the people they DO protect and risk their lives for, and note that there is a huge disparity in how cops treat people based on race, socioeconomic status, etc. Also I love it when people use “coppin’ is DANGEROUS” to handwave the numerous civil rights violations cops are routinely guilty of in the process of “just following orders”. Plenty of jobs are dangerous. Plenty of jobs are more dangerous than being a cop. But cops seem to be the main ones stomping around demanding endless respect and unquestioning obedience just because their “job is dangerous”.
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College, Friday, and Honeymoon: A CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS GRAPHIC Legally married and legally fired Congratulations! You legally marry on Sunday! THAT NIGHT honeymoon because of your sexual orientation. ON MONDAY You are legally denied a hotel room for your You are legally fired from your job for being gay when you try to update your employment forms to reflect that you are married You are legally evicted from your apartment when you try to add your new spouse to the lease. ON WEDNESDAY You are legally denied a loan because you are married to a person of the same gender. ON THURSDAY Your child is legally expelled from college when you notify the school of a new legal parent. ON FRIDAY You file a complaint but learn that you may not be protected from the discrimination you have faced. While you now have a marriage license, too many people still have a license to discriminate. No explicit LGBT protections Explicit LGB protections Explicit LGBT protections* Twenty-nine states lack explicit sexual-orientation nondiscrimination protections, and 32 states lack explicit gender-identity nondiscrimination protections. It is time for Congress to act. For more information, read the Center for American Progress report "We the People" at http://ampr.gs/wethepeople. Massachusetts lacks gender-identity protections in public accommodations. Source: Movement Advancement Project. "Non-Discrimination Laws: Employment Equality Map,"available at http://www.lgbtmap.org/equalit riminationlaws (last accessed January 2015) Center for American Progress pawdugan: elisaintime: rosalarian: veggieheather: wertheyouth: Infographic: Legally Married and Legally Fired, Center for American Progress THIS THIS THIS I’m continuously terrified that people will think LGBT rights is a finished fight as soon as marriage equality passes nationally. There’s still so much extremely important stuff to get to. Marriage is not an end goal. Keep it going! One step after the next! Closer at least!

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College, Friday, and Honeymoon: A CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS GRAPHIC Legally married and legally fired Congratulations! You legally marry on Sunday! THAT NIGHT honeymoon because of your sexual orientation. ON MONDAY You are legally denied a hotel room for your You are legally fired from your job for being gay when you try to update your employment forms to reflect that you are married You are legally evicted from your apartment when you try to add your new spouse to the lease. ON WEDNESDAY You are legally denied a loan because you are married to a person of the same gender. ON THURSDAY Your child is legally expelled from college when you notify the school of a new legal parent. ON FRIDAY You file a complaint but learn that you may not be protected from the discrimination you have faced. While you now have a marriage license, too many people still have a license to discriminate. No explicit LGBT protections Explicit LGB protections Explicit LGBT protections* Twenty-nine states lack explicit sexual-orientation nondiscrimination protections, and 32 states lack explicit gender-identity nondiscrimination protections. It is time for Congress to act. For more information, read the Center for American Progress report "We the People" at http://ampr.gs/wethepeople. Massachusetts lacks gender-identity protections in public accommodations. Source: Movement Advancement Project. "Non-Discrimination Laws: Employment Equality Map,"available at http://www.lgbtmap.org/equalit riminationlaws (last accessed January 2015) Center for American Progress pawdugan: elisaintime: rosalarian: veggieheather: wertheyouth: Infographic: Legally Married and Legally Fired, Center for American Progress THIS THIS THIS I’m continuously terrified that people will think LGBT rights is a finished fight as soon as marriage equality passes nationally. There’s still so much extremely important stuff to get to. Marriage is not an end goal. Keep it going! One step after the next! Closer at least!

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Bodies , Dancing, and Energy: i-wontdance: Enhancing Body Lines in Dance. Learn how to Enhance your body lines All dancers have heard that they need to enhance their lines or lengthen their lines. What are lines, or body lines, for dancers? Dancers’ lines are the way in which their limbs extend through the space in which they are dancing. Line describes the dancers’ use of the space around them. Whether or not a dancer has exceptionally long limbs or lengthy proportions does not matter in terms of lines. There are ways for every dancer to elongate what he or she does have. Here are some steps that dancers can take to find their perfect lines. Be Aware of the Space Taken Up by the Body. Dancers should always be conscious of their bodies, whether in motion or standing still. There should be a constant effort to extend the body in every direction, lengthening the neck, lowering the shoulders, and extending the limbs.  Dancers should also be aware of what works for their individual bodies. They should learn which angles can appear to shorten their lines, and which angles add length to their limbs. In most cases, parallel lines (an arm extended toward the back with the leg up in first arabesque, for example) will give the illusion of length. Keep your chin up. Your head is an extension of your torso, just like your arms and legs. Instead of always dancing in the mirror, which keeps you looking directly at yourself, finish your lines by lifting your chin and upper chest, and focusing your gaze beyond your fingertips. Don’t slouch, even during moments of stillness. If your shoulders round and your chest caves inward, or you sink into your lower back or tuck your hips, you’ll seem shorter than you really are. Instead, use oppositional forces to create length in your spine: Imagine your body pressing into the floor while simultaneously lifting to the ceiling. Use the mirror to experiment with how subtle posture changes can lengthen or shorten you. Use the Space around the Body to the Fullest. Unless otherwise instructed in the choreography, legs should be fully extended at all times. Straight, high leg-lines can make everything else on the dancer appear longer. A more open attitude position, for example, can make the upper body appear more open and lengthened through the torso. Straighter arms with lowered shoulders can also make the arms and neck lines look longer. A dancer’s head is an extension of his or her torso, and should always be lifted. Body lines can look more finished, or polished, by lifting the chin instead of looking straight to the front. The gaze should always be focused beyond the dancer’s fingertips, to complete the illusion of extended lines. Keep the Posture Intact While Extending the Lines. Even during periods of stillness, dancers should never slouch. If the shoulders pull forward, the chest caves in to the body, and the hips tuck under, a dancer will seem shorter than he or she actually is. Instead, dancers should continuously think about lengthening the spine - pressing the body into the floor while simultaneously lifting to the ceiling. Practicing this posture in the mirror can help dancers to achieve perfect lines for their own bodies.  Continue to Focus on Extended Lines During Movement. Dancers should remember to extend their lines through movements, as well. Transitions are important between large movements, so that dancers maintain their energy throughout a piece. Creating longer lines is not only about the grande jete in the air; it is also important for the transition steps that take the dancer into the air.  Travelling steps should be taken as large as possible. If a dancer keeps his or her movements small and in place, he or she will appear to be short or timid on stage. The larger these steps can be, the longer the lines appear on the dancer.  Dancers should also keep in mind that stopping short after each step cuts off their lines. Extending an extra inch through the feet or fingertips in any movement, before moving on to the next step, has a large effect on the length of a dancer’s lines. By practicing these techniques regularly, dancers can achieve longer, leaner, more effective lines in performance. Be sure to LIKE I Won’t Dance on FACEBOOK! follow on Instagram Twitter @jeffreyvictor www.iwontdance.com

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