1. Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College
    Reblogged from: fassidycink
  2. If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them.

    anonymous reader on The Dish

    One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.

    (via mysweetetc)

    Reblogged from: sirquincybatter
  3. things my wife(!!!!!) and i have done in our apartment that definitely make being married to her even better than ever (as if that’s possible):

    • blanket fort!!! blanket fort with video games and cuddles AND a tickle war even!
    • legit burning our first meal as a married couple. why? i burnt grilled cheese. DON’T ask :p
    • literally shedding clothes at the front door and always being naked unless my in laws are coming over or we have to leave the apartment. no. fucks. given.
    • rating (on a numbered scale o.O) bodily noises. i come from a gassy family. thank god she still loves me :P (she says i should insert: “sadly, i have surpassed the numbered scale.”….oops?)
    • movie nights
    • getting a new couch and showing her how awesome it is to play video games from a couch, versus a computer chair and/or bed
    • randomly looking over at her to see the same silly grin on her face that i know is on mine
    • reading to each other over morning coffee
    • not actually having a table and so eating from a coffee table covered in school things and a stool
    • …..
    • uhm….
    • …just…
    • basically…
    • EVERYTHING!!!
  4. jakewyattriot:

    I apologize as this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.

    I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.

    When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.

    And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.

    But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, or passive racism that plagues our country.

    And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.

    Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.

    But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?

    That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.

    So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.

    And then let’s turn the damn page.

    Reblogged from: bigh2143
  5. dion-thesocialist:

    All it takes is one event to set a precedent. If Darren Wilson is arrested for, charged with, and convicted of the murder of Michael Brown, then that means ALL cops can be held accountable for their actions. It means the people can ALWAYS rise up and fight back against police brutality. 

    That’s what the cops and National Guard in Ferguson is fighting against. They don’t want this standard to be set.

    Reblogged from: bigh2143
  6. William Bratton: Investigate Ryo Oyamada's Death

    locs4eva:

    dynastylnoire:

    jspark3000:

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    Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run.  Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph.  The released footage by NYPD was proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp. 

    On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture.  I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive.  But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency.  Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up. 

    Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case.  *Edit*  This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police.  Please advise, it is highly disturbing. 

    And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

    This is atrocious. . By the time everyone wakes up.. i fear it will be too late..

    Reblogged from: bigh2143
  7. high-megan:

    redefinedrose:

    tayelchapo:

    this why they killed him

    JFK will forever be one of the best presidents this nation ever had.

    Reblogged from: bigh2143
  8. postracialcomments:

The young lady that was shot in the head by a police officer is still waiting to be interviewed by the police department
Ferguson Police claimed that 4 to 5 Black males conducted a drive by which resulted in a White woman being shot in the head. (Here, Here, Here)
(they’ve edited the articles to take out the white part and that she was killed hehehe)
Residents knew it was BS. 
Turns out Mya was shot by a police officer. The department forced surgeons to take the bullet out and took the bullet for “Ballistics”
Over a week later, she still has yet to be contacted by the department
Do not let her story go ignored

    postracialcomments:

    The young lady that was shot in the head by a police officer is still waiting to be interviewed by the police department

    Ferguson Police claimed that 4 to 5 Black males conducted a drive by which resulted in a White woman being shot in the head. (Here, Here, Here)

    (they’ve edited the articles to take out the white part and that she was killed hehehe)

    Residents knew it was BS. 

    Turns out Mya was shot by a police officer. The department forced surgeons to take the bullet out and took the bullet for “Ballistics”

    Over a week later, she still has yet to be contacted by the department

    Do not let her story go ignored

    Reblogged from: bigh2143
  9. miltonsong:

    The Ferguson police department was forced to release an incident report with the freedom of information act by the ACLU.  When the ACLU gets the report it only has Michael Brown’s date of death and nothing about the incident and it was filed two days ago.

    So that means that the Darren Wilson never filed an incident report on killing a young man and his superiors covered that up by approving and making up an incident report.

    But he’s only on administrative leave?

    Right.  America.

    Reblogged from: bigh2143
  10. hiowl:

    missmania244:

    eatfithappiness:

    epic-humor:

    Animals Growing Up

    Cuz who wouldn’t want this on their dash

    The turtle one

    If this doesn’t make ur day better u are wrong and you can go

    Reblogged from: yewwantcheezwifdat
  11. Love like there’s no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
    Reblogged from: savageshea
  12. Dont ruin a good today by thinking about a bad yesterday. Let it go.
    Unknown (via seabois)
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  13. If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
    Roald Dahl   (via alaelia)
    Reblogged from: takesometimetokillsometime
  14. You’re not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness.
    (via melisica)
    Reblogged from: takesometimetokillsometime
  15. unsuccessfulmetalbenders:

    unsuccessfulmetalbenders:

    being black is really wonderful and convenient bc i can just be sitting here in my room like this

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    and whenever people come looking for me to do stuff i dont even really have to hide all i have to do it turn off my light and

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    and then when they leave i just 

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    ive received this question so many times since i posted this yesterday so imma just leave this right here ok  

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    Reblogged from: hope-4-a-better-life
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