Ms Marvel #6
sometimes i think i’m sassy and then i realize i’m just too sarcastic and borderline mean
this is me a lot of the time and i just want to say, if i say/do something that’s hurtful to you (and i can’t stress this enough) TELL ME.i genuinely care about you and the only reason i would say something mean is because i personally wouldn’t take it seriously or find it hurtful, and i don’t always think about how other people would find it hurtful.i’ve had friends drift away before because i’ve said things that insulted them unintentionally, even though i didn’t mean them. on the other hand, my friendships that have lasted the longest, regardless of distance or inability to talk face-to-face, are with people who have actually told me “hey, this/these thing(s) you said bother me and i’d like you to stop.”
Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.
And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.
Note how Weird Al doesn’t make songs mocking fat people anymore either. It’s almost like people are capable of learning and changing their behavior for the better.
this was the only reason I couldn’t enjoy his cover of the song and I’m so glad to have seen this now
"Consensual sex" is just sex. To say that implies that there is such a thing as "non consensual sex", which there isn’t. That’s rape. That is what it needs to be called. There is only sex or rape. Do not teach people that rape is just another type of sex. They are two very separate events. You wouldn’t say "breathing swimming" and "non breathing swimming", you say swimming and drowning.
reblogging for that metaphor I like that metaphor.
The Eagle Bull- Oxendine family is being sued by their child’s school for defamation, because they asked the school to permanently change their offensive and culturally insensitive Thanksgiving curriculum and to honor a two-year scholarship taken from their daughter after they voiced their concern over Native appropriation there.
They’re raising funds to defray mounting legal expenses. Please share this link and donate what you can. If they lose, we all lose. This case has the potential to set dangerous precedent where Natives are effectively gagged from speaking out against appropriation and the abuse of our culture and sacred ways by mainstream society. This is legal conquest. We can’t allow them to play Indian and hide behind judicial robes to do it. Thank you.
Contribute here: http://www.gofundme.com/8f3z30
Just $10 more to $9,000 of $15K. If every single celebrity or hipster who committed cultural appropriation contributed to this, the goal would have been reached instantly. It shouldnt be Native American’s job to educate people on Thanksgiving myths and appropriation. They ESPECIALLY shouldnt be getting punished- sued or even arrested (there are natives this happened to at a sporting event) for calling out appropriation. People always say “well its just a trend. Its good intentioned, its not a big deal”. Well guess what when you have people committing legal conquest suing and arresting native that is direct harm ON TOP of the erasure and perpetuated genocide that cultural appropriation and racist curriculums commit against Native Americans. After everything the United States has done you would think enough is enough but it never is. Freedom of speech should protect EVERYONE, not just the right to commit cultural imperialism. Its sick that Natives are denied rights from the constitution which once again is something else the United States was influenced by Native Americans when it was created.
Become a member at http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka. This is just an example of the corruption that South Dakota DSS perpetuates. Learn more about the Mette Case at http://lakotalaw.org/special-reports/the-mette-affair. There are many stories like this, which is why we are assisting the Lakota tribes to create their own foster care system.
Free the Mette Children!
The South Dakota Dept. of Social Services placed 7 Lakota foster
children into foster care with a non-Native, known molester.
In what appears to be a common situation, the state of South Dakota placed 7 Lakota children into a foster family with a known molester, Richard Mette, and his enabling wife, Wendy Mette, from 2000 to 2013. The DSS knew of the accusations against Mr. Mette, but still placed Lakota foster children with him.
The state ignored MULTIPLE complaints of sexual and physical
abuse, and pleas for help from the children.
1. In 2001, the state ignored the foster boys’ complaints of molestation, and simply made the Mette adoptive parents sign a contract pledging to discontinue any illegal behavior.
2. In 2007, one of the girls told the police how she was sexually molested by Mr. Mette. She reported that Mrs. Mette knew about the molestations. Again, the DSS defended the Mette foster parents, and allowed the children to stay in the home.
3. Afterwards, Kelly, the older foster sister who had aged out of the Mette foster family, was getting reports from her younger siblings that the sexual and physical abuse was increasing and intensifying. She reported this to the South Dakota DSS, who ignored it and said they did not believe the children.
Yankton Doctor sees bruises and reports abuse. In October 2010, the only boy among the Mette foster siblings at that time went to see a doctor at the Human Services Center in Yankton, S.D. The child, covered with bruises, disclosed abuse occurring in his adoptive home. He also detailed how Richard Mette, the adoptive father, was molesting the girls. The doctor contacted the authorities at once.
Brandon Taliaferro, the Assistant State’s Attorney responsible for criminal child abuse cases in Brown County, immediately began an investigation.
The police search the Mette house and find more evidence of sexual abuse, including enough pornography to “pack a store”, including “family incest” porn.
The children revealed they had been subjected to physical abuse, sexual molestation and threats of being beaten if they did not comply with the molestation or if they told anyone. In addition, the children explained that they were often given a choice between “b***jobs or beatings”.
The children say they were forced to watch incest porn with Mr. Mette. The children were told that the porn, with titles like “Family Heat”, is how families are supposed to act.
The disgusted police charged Mr. Mette with 23 counts of child rape and incest, and Mrs. Mette with 11 counts of physical abuse and enabling.
The State prosecutor, however, first attempted to drop all charges, and charged sexual predator Mr. Mette with only one count of “spanking”.
When the State was not allowed to do this, they decided to charge Mr. Mette with only one count of rape of a child under 10. The other 22 charges of aggravated child rape and incest were
The State then dropped all charges against Mrs. Mette, who the children said knew about and enabled the abuse.
Children are now back with Mrs. Mette, where they can’t sue the State DSS. As the state’s DCI agent explained, South Dakota fears that they will face an expensive lawsuit by the seven Lakota foster children whose complaints of sexual abuse were ignored by the state
for 10 years. Since they are now minors in the custody of Wendy Mette, the person who enabled the abuse, they cannot sue the state without her permission and support.
What can we do?
Please call Tony West, the Associate Attorney General of the United States, and let him know that the federal Department of Justice needs to Free the Mette Children immediately!
Learn more: www.lakotalaw.org/special-reports/the-mette-affair
You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
THIS. FOX NEWS IS A GODDAMN SHITSTAIN ON THE EARTH.
Also, I feel the need to mention, if you are on food stamps, you can use it to buy groceries, but not hot foods. That means if you are trying to use it to buy fast food (because it’s already made and you prob don’t have time to cook if you’re on foodstamps and not because it’s cheaper) the payment won’t go through. And the line about using it to buy an ipad is the biggest load of bullshit I’ve ever heard. Let me tell you a thing, if you’re a family of 6, you’re gonna get about $400 worth of foodstamps (obv this is gonna vary from case to case, but from my experience and others I know this is p much what you can expect), my sister is a single mother with two kids and she only gets a little more than $200. Do these people honestly think that if she could she’d waste that on an ipad? And on another note, when someone is on foodstamps, not having to worry about paying for food frees up some cash that they could use to buy nice things, and guess what??? That’s a good thing. By freeing up that money for spending, meaning it goes back into the economy, you’re helping revitalize it. Y’know, to help fix it??
They just need to get rid of all fox news commentators, because they clearly don’t know shit about what people consider them to be “authorities” in.