The Moon and the Sun could eclipse a thousand times over and there still wouldn’t be enough shade to encompass how deep this went.
[A series of tweets by Shaun King (@ShaunKing) on 17 October, 2014, about the circumstances surrounding the murder of Mike Brown.
I wonder if Wilson told authorities how angry he got after he drove away and saw that Mike & Dorian refused to get on the sidewalk.
Darren Wilson DROVE AWAY from Mike Brown & Dorian Johnson after telling them to get on the sidewalk. Follow me for a second.
He drove away. THEN 4 witnesses saw & heard him so violently shift his SUV into reverse that the tires screeched down Canfield Drive.
Eyewitnesses said that Dorian Johnson & Mike Brown were nearly hit by his SUV when he reversed it down Canfield.
Dorian Johnson said that when Darren Wilson so violently flung his door open that it hit him and “knocked the breath” out of Dorian.
The sheer size of Mike caused that SUV door to close back at Darren Wilson and he was PISSED. Instantly pissed.
He reached through that window and grabbed Mike Brown in anger. Several eyewitnesses saw Mike Brown TRYING HARD to get away.
And, if he didn’t know about the store incident, the SUV reversal alone is a deep insight into the energy and anger Darren Wilson possessed.
Remember, all he knew is that Mike Brown & Dorian Johnson were jaywalking AND he PULLED AWAY. He left. WILSON came back for the conflict.
If only he had kept driving away…
His goal was to kill someone black that day!
Note that this fits exactly with Dorian Johnson’s account. All of the eyewitness accounts match up perfectly. It’s the police who are lying and changing their story.
It’s good to know that we weren’t the only ones driven crazy by people who “axe” questions.
Okay, see, we talked about this linguisitic phenomenon in my grammar class. I don’t remember what it’s called, but it happens with other words, too - my professor used an example of “uncomfortable.” When you say it out loud, most likely, it sounds more like “un-comf-ter-ble,” thus mixing up the position of the r and the t, like how the k and the s are mixed in this speech pattern. However, not many people are out here acting high and mighty because someone said “uncomfterble” like they are with “ax,” and that has absolutely everything to do with academic biases - because “ax” is associated mostly with Black people (and occasionally lower-class whites), it’s viewed as “improper” speech, whereas most people, even middle & upper class white people who are thought to speak the most ~proper~ version of English, say “uncomfterble.”
tl;dr actually caring about whether someone says “ask” ~”correctly”~~ is rooted in racist & classist biases of language so, consider, not.
"This leaves men confused and unable to pigeonhole you. What they are forced to do instead is… take you seriously."
Reblog every time.
i will ALWAYS reblog this. I feel powerful just reading this photoset lol
Sorry to hijack, but I am reblogging because this is a PERFECT example of a woman with an internalized male gaze. She is trained to see herself at all times the way a man would—not a specific, human man, but the generalized, ruthless male gaze. She is never alone with herself—the male gaze watches her through her own eyes at every moment.
I’m very sorry, but this is not empowering, this is depressing. A woman deserves to not have to perform sexual availability to men to be “taken seriously.” A woman deserves her independence without having to cater to men to avoid being pigeonholed as a “bitch.” A woman’s integrity is not contingent on her sexual history, and her sexual history is no one’s business. Getting power over a man through being his mommy is not real power because it leaves you with all the responsibility and none of the credit, just like his real mother. Seeing yourself through the male gaze is seeing a constant distortion, is an attack on your true identity.
Here’s a better message. You don’t need men’s permission to be taken seriously. Take yourself seriously. Take other women seriously. And if men don’t take you seriously, annihilate them. Their lack of perception is not your problem. Their soggy diapers are not your problem. Their boners are not your problem. You may have a male child or a male lover, but all of the male gender is not your child or your lover, and you don’t have to treat them like they are. Be yourself. See yourself. See through your own gaze. Turn YOUR gaze on THEM, measure them and find them wanting.
Take yourself seriously. You can be any of the things above if you want to. But don’t do them for men. They aren’t worth it.
Was waiting for someone to do this
Thank you, because there’s nothing empowering about the original post.
Alan Wilson Watts
It’s Okay It’s Love(2014)
This drama is tragically and beautifully written. We rarely see the deglamorized reality of Mental Illness and the stigmas that come with it. I would highly suggest this drama to everyone! You don’t even have to be a drama fan to appreciate this amazingly well written story.
In some east Asian countries, mental illness carries even more of a stigma then it does in the UK and the US, which makes this film so much more important.
fun statistics for adults!
“when I was a kid, I had no help with college tuition, I was hardworking and paid it all myself”
-Annual tuition for Yale, 1970: $2,550
-Annual tuition for Yale, 2014: $45,800
-Minimum Wage, 1970: $1.45
-Minimum Wage, 2014: $7.25
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 1970: 4.8
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 2014: 17.3