okcupidvillains: versatilequeen: Call out your bros. I have literally never seen a guy tell another guy that he is being sexist, misogynist, or slut-shamey. Not even once. Call out your bros. Wanna be a male feminist? This is the only way, The. Only. Way.
If your partner were terrible all the time, it would actually be easier to deal...– Lundy Bancroft, Healing and Hope (via waronxmas)
Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start...– Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s answer to the question “Any advice to a young person who wants to get into this field?”, from his spectacular reddit IAmA (via apoplecticskeptic)
It strikes me that the reason so many rabidly anti-gay people believe that...– TampaZeke in Comments Section to Box Turtle Bulletin post: U.K.’s Top Cardinal Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Complaints From Priests by Jim Burroway February 25th, 2013 ...
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youngbadmanbrown: dl-44: skepticalavenger: confrontingbabble-on: Pope aborted papacy…to avoid arrest “In a statement to Reuters today, Vatican officials announced that Joseph Ratzinger will remain a permanent resident of Vatican City after his resignation. Doing so will…
What if gun control laws were like abortion laws? →
fuckyeahfeminists: What if gun rights were regulated like abortion rights? Here’s a list of just some of the hoops you’d have to jump through before you could own a gun: Only one store in the entire state would sell guns. (See: Mississippi, Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming for states with only one abortion provider.) You’d have to fill out an enormous personal background check...
Der Spiegel: The World from Berlin: 'It Is Good... →
This church has remained stationary for 200 years. The Vatican has not allowed the vitality and imaginative power of the church in the Third World and in Latin America to approach. The houses of God in Europe are large, but they are empty. The organization is efficient, but powerless…. Ecclesia semper reformanda — the church is always to be reformed — goes the saying, which is sometimes ascribed...
These people are literally ill with fear. And their world is turning lopsided....– White, “Christian” and Treasonous: Who Will They Kill? (via azspot)
We’re not a national security group. We are a freedom group. And this is about...– NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous discussing civil liberties on Up w/ Chris Hayes in January. With the government’s secret drone program and targeted killing policy in the spotlight this week, Jealous’s remarks — about how encroachments on freedom often come in the form of bipartisan consensus —...
Is the Supreme Court Argument Over Gay Marriage... →
Nan Hunter on February 7, 2013 “Those defending California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) have filed the initial set of Supreme Court briefs in the cases that will be argued in late March. … In the end, the main argument of those defending Prop 8 and DOMA boils down to a real headscratcher: the institution of marriage mixes economic advantage and...
TarenSK: Why Aaron died →
tarensk: Last week, I awoke to find Aaron with me. He was sitting next to my bed, grinning his cheekiest grin, holding my hand. For a few minutes, I savored a sweet uncertainty: Were the last few weeks all a nightmare, and Aaron was still with me? Or was I awaking inside a dream state, and in the real…
You want to arm me? Good. Then arm me with a school psychologist at my school...– Mary Cathryn Ricker, President of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers. (via singingkanaya)
San Francisco to cover sex change surgeries for... →
stfuconservatives: (As always, folks… don’t read the comments.) “In 2001, San Francisco became the first city in the country to cover the cost of sex change surgeries for transgender city employees. In 2007, it became the first city in the country to provide health care for all uninsured residents through its Healthy San Francisco program. Now, San Francisco is combining those firsts into yet...
Losing my religion for equality- Jimmy Carter →
stfuhypocrisy: Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God. I HAVE been a practising Christian all my life and a deacon and Bible teacher for many years. My faith is a source of strength and comfort to me, as religious beliefs are to hundreds of millions of people around the world. So my decision to sever my ties with the Southern...
Secretary of State Clinton showed up to answer tough and sometimes ridiculous...– Hillary Schools Congress and Teaches Girls by Connie Schultz on Creators.com - A Syndicate Of Talent (via immlass)
Historian, author and teacher Gerda Lerner established the nation’s first...– Rest in peace, Gerda Lerner: The Permission to Be Serious | Daily Yonder | Keep It Rural (via mslorelei)
In today’s binary political system, however, abortion has become oversimplified....– Taja Lindley, “Wading in Uncomfortable Waters: Abortion and the Politics of Experience,” Feministe 1/22/13 (via racialicious)
QBits: Scientists find potential cure for AIDS →
qbits: Australian researchers have created a modified protein that protects human cells from the immune deficiency virus 18 January 2013| By Joe Morgan Australian scientists have said they have a made a breakthrough in the fight against AIDS. The Queensland…
Good and great causes don’t advance without resistance. First the thing is...– Adam Gopnik on Obama’s stance against gun violence (via newyorker)
Meet The Hero Of The Marriage Equality Movement →
Edith Windsor never meant to be the face of a decades-long political, legal and civil-rights battle. But it’s a role that suits her well. [O]n Dec. 7, the U.S. Supreme Court announced the justices will be hearing Windsor’s challenge to the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), as well as a challenge to California’s Proposition 8 marriage amendment. Windsor’s...
Stfu Hypocrites: Dear Liberal Allies – what your... →
ishkwaakiiwan: trungles: I’m not angry or upset about anything in particular at the moment, but I thought I’d take a little time to write something out that had been bugging me about allies. It’s certainly not all-encompassing or totally comprehensive, but it’s something I’ve been…
SCOTUS schedules Prop 8 and DOMA hearings to begin... →
The Supreme Court on Monday released the schedule of oral arguments for the sitting that begins March 18, showing that the two cases on same-sex marriage will be heard — one on each day — on Tuesday, March 26, and Wednesday, March 27. The case on California’s “Proposition 8″ will come first, followed by the case on the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act; each case is...
'Esquire' Exec. Editor Mark Warren apologizes to... →
Good As You by Jeremy Hooper 01/04/2013 Check out this great letter from Esquire magazine in which Executive Editor Mark Warren gives present day respect to his past annoyances: Dear Larry Kramer, I owe you an apology. KEEP READING: Silence = Death [Esquire]
Truthout: Suicides Outnumber Battle Deaths in the... →
The military excels when it comes to conducting research to find the best evidence-based medicine for soldiers; refinements in battlefield medicine have greatly increased the chances of survival after serious injuries in the field, and many of those developments have trickled into the civilian world as well. Thanks to the military, civilian trauma medicine is highly advanced in the United...