n3ssi3

restinpiecespeace0fmind:

pahnem:

vua2:

oh my god

everyone needs to see this video at least once in their life

I WANT TO BE THAT KIND OF HAPPY

n3ssi3
nananananananananananabatman:

hitlerch4n:

ledi-babushka-soski:

weloveinterracial:

Black Teen With White Parents Mistaken For Burglar, Assaulted By Cops In His Own Home
‘Put your hands on the door, I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ Police pointed at photos of white people hanging on the wall and told him that he was lying.
A North Carolina teen was recently assaulted and pepper sprayed by police in his own home, after he was mistaken for a burglar.  18-year-old DeShawn Currie has been living with foster parents Ricky and Stacy Tyler in Wake County, North Carolina for about a year.
The Tylers love DeShawn as their own son and they have taken him into their home, in hopes to provide him the safe and loving environment that he needs to thrive in the most important years of his life.
Unfortunately, some of the Tyler’s neighbors were not familiar with the family dynamics of the home, and decided to call the police to report a burglary when they saw the young man entering his home after school one day.  DeShawn did not climb through a window or struggle to get inside, but simply walked through the unlocked door of the home.  The only thing that actually made his neighbors suspicious, was the color of his skin.
When police arrived on the scene they treated DeShawn like a criminal without asking any questions.
“They was like, ‘Put your hands on the door, I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ I was like, ‘Why are y’all in here?” DeShawn said in an interview.
When DeShawn asked the officers why they were in his home, they pointed at photos of white people hanging on the wall and told him that he was lying.
“I’m feeling comfortable, I had moved into my room, and I’m feeling like I’m loved. And then when they come in and they just profile me and say that I’m not who I am. And that I do not stay here because there was white kids on the wall, that really made me mad,” DeShawn later told reporters.
During the entire altercation, police were shouting profanity at the young man, and pointing multiple guns at his face.  When DeShawn stood firm and insisted that he was in fact in his own home, police attacked him with pepper spray.
When Stacy Tyler came home from work she saw her son DeShawn in the driveway being treated by paramedics for the injuries that police had inflicted.
“My 5-year-old last night, she looked at me and said, ‘Mama I don’t understand why they hated our brother, and they had to come in and hurt him,” Stay Tyler told reporters.
“Everything that we’ve worked so hard for in the past years was stripped away yesterday in just a matter of moments,” father Ricky Tyler added.
The police department has defended their actions, saying that that DeShawn did not obey the officer’s orders to the letter, despite the fact that they were intruders in his home and had no right to be there barking orders at him.

Now this is something to bring attention to.

Yes

OOOHHH MYYYY GGGGOOOODDDDD


Seriously messed up :/

nananananananananananabatman:

hitlerch4n:

ledi-babushka-soski:

weloveinterracial:

Black Teen With White Parents Mistaken For Burglar, Assaulted By Cops In His Own Home

‘Put your hands on the door, I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ Police pointed at photos of white people hanging on the wall and told him that he was lying.

A North Carolina teen was recently assaulted and pepper sprayed by police in his own home, after he was mistaken for a burglar.  18-year-old DeShawn Currie has been living with foster parents Ricky and Stacy Tyler in Wake County, North Carolina for about a year.

The Tylers love DeShawn as their own son and they have taken him into their home, in hopes to provide him the safe and loving environment that he needs to thrive in the most important years of his life.

Unfortunately, some of the Tyler’s neighbors were not familiar with the family dynamics of the home, and decided to call the police to report a burglary when they saw the young man entering his home after school one day.  DeShawn did not climb through a window or struggle to get inside, but simply walked through the unlocked door of the home.  The only thing that actually made his neighbors suspicious, was the color of his skin.

When police arrived on the scene they treated DeShawn like a criminal without asking any questions.

“They was like, ‘Put your hands on the door, I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ I was like, ‘Why are y’all in here?” DeShawn said in an interview.

When DeShawn asked the officers why they were in his home, they pointed at photos of white people hanging on the wall and told him that he was lying.

“I’m feeling comfortable, I had moved into my room, and I’m feeling like I’m loved. And then when they come in and they just profile me and say that I’m not who I am. And that I do not stay here because there was white kids on the wall, that really made me mad,” DeShawn later told reporters.

During the entire altercation, police were shouting profanity at the young man, and pointing multiple guns at his face.  When DeShawn stood firm and insisted that he was in fact in his own home, police attacked him with pepper spray.

When Stacy Tyler came home from work she saw her son DeShawn in the driveway being treated by paramedics for the injuries that police had inflicted.

“My 5-year-old last night, she looked at me and said, ‘Mama I don’t understand why they hated our brother, and they had to come in and hurt him,” Stay Tyler told reporters.

“Everything that we’ve worked so hard for in the past years was stripped away yesterday in just a matter of moments,” father Ricky Tyler added.

The police department has defended their actions, saying that that DeShawn did not obey the officer’s orders to the letter, despite the fact that they were intruders in his home and had no right to be there barking orders at him.

Now this is something to bring attention to.

Yes

OOOHHH MYYYY GGGGOOOODDDDD

Seriously messed up :/

n3ssi3
shamelesslyunladylike:

A Facebook friend of mine posted this picture a couple days ago. It’s just bathroom graffiti, but it’s very telling of a phenomena we’re seeing all across this website - and outside it too. The writing in pink says “August 29th - Lesbian Visibility Day”. The writing in black says “and bissexual too, erase it now, dear”, with a condescending little heart. Notice also that the word “lesbian” has been partially erased, probably by the bisexual woman who wrote the text in black.
This illustrates well the widespread trend that is lesbians not being allowed to have anything for themselves. Non-lesbians constantly feel entitled to our spaces, our discussions, even our bodies, and every time we try to assert some semblance of boundaries, we’re criticized harshly for it. Want to express your sexuality, your desire for women? You’re a predator, mannish, objecifying. Want a separate space to discuss your specific issue or heal among other lesbians? No, you’re exclusionary, and you’ll hear this from the same women who fight for female-only spaces. Everything we have must be open for consumption, and our needs are always shoved aside.
Sometimes I have this impression that non-lesbians don’t really see us as a “real” oppressed group? They see being a lesbian as an inconvenience at most. Or even worse, they see it as a luxury, as if we “don’t have to deal with men”, as if we’re not as vulnerable to their abuse for not having sex with them. They ignore the whole layer of vile lesbophobia and hatred that we get from men specifically for being lesbians, on top of what we get for being women.
If they even see us as women at all.
Being a butch dyke, I’ve noticed that straight (and a lot of bisexual) women either treat you like a dangerous predator that’s out to abuse them, or they treat you as some sort of cute pet. Because since we don’t perform femininity, we’re considered “immature”, “childlike”, “not like a fully grown women”, and I’ve heard this kind of idea coming out of straight women a lot. They treat us as rebellious kids, who didn’t “settle down” yet, because performing femininity is regarded as a sign a girl reached adulthood. And then, of course, they get shocked and appaled when the little lesbian pets affirm that our relationships with other women are more than “special friendships”, or when we want to have our own spaces where we don’t have to justify our existence all the time.
It’s like they feel we owe them, somehow. We owe them our time and energy because we are not “real women” with “real problems” like dealing with Nigel’s bullshit, and holy shit, I’ve seen so many bisexual women coming to cry on a lesbian’s shoulder because Nigel was an asshole, to get a hug, a kiss, maybe some actual decent oral, and when they’re all healed up and happy, they go back to their cozy hetero relationships, the ones that their families approve and that doesn’t get them dirty looks in the street. We’re not even pets them, we’re service dogs. We’re resources to be used when it’s convenient.
And y’know what, I’m so tired of this. This week I was in a lesbian-only discussion about gynecological care and the discriminations we suffer there, and a bi woman decided to butt in and whine that we were not catering to women who like dick. It’s fucking outrageous, because every gyno ever caters primarily to women who fuck dick. But no, we can’t have a group of lesbians talking about their lesbian stuff, right? We get accusations of being “biphobic”, but I don’t see lesbians invading bi women’s spaces. Hell, all I see is lesbians saying “leave us alone”, “let us have our own thing”, “respect out boundaries”, and this is apparently too much? We can’t have our terminology, our stories, our culture, without someone else wanting to get their appropriating little mitts on them. Is respect too much to ask?
This is why, every day that passes, separatism sounds like a better idea. Because no one fucking takes us seriously. They all love our shit, our spaces, our style, our terms, our story, but when it comes to respecting our boundaries or actually acknowledging that we are an oppressed minority that contains women of all races, all ages, all backgrounds, then it’s too much. Because there’s this ridiculous idea going around that we’re some kind of special elite within Feminism, because we are completely woman-identified and woman-focused, as if this wasn’t the very root of all the hatred we get. And it’s just so exhausting, it makes me want to not even talk to anyone who’s not a lesbian.
This has been the pissed-off lesbian rant of the day, and I’m 100% sure some non-lesbian will take offense and come whining in my inbox.


Good for her lol speak your mind woman :)

shamelesslyunladylike:

A Facebook friend of mine posted this picture a couple days ago. It’s just bathroom graffiti, but it’s very telling of a phenomena we’re seeing all across this website - and outside it too. The writing in pink says “August 29th - Lesbian Visibility Day”. The writing in black says “and bissexual too, erase it now, dear”, with a condescending little heart. Notice also that the word “lesbian” has been partially erased, probably by the bisexual woman who wrote the text in black.

This illustrates well the widespread trend that is lesbians not being allowed to have anything for themselves. Non-lesbians constantly feel entitled to our spaces, our discussions, even our bodies, and every time we try to assert some semblance of boundaries, we’re criticized harshly for it. Want to express your sexuality, your desire for women? You’re a predator, mannish, objecifying. Want a separate space to discuss your specific issue or heal among other lesbians? No, you’re exclusionary, and you’ll hear this from the same women who fight for female-only spaces. Everything we have must be open for consumption, and our needs are always shoved aside.

Sometimes I have this impression that non-lesbians don’t really see us as a “real” oppressed group? They see being a lesbian as an inconvenience at most. Or even worse, they see it as a luxury, as if we “don’t have to deal with men”, as if we’re not as vulnerable to their abuse for not having sex with them. They ignore the whole layer of vile lesbophobia and hatred that we get from men specifically for being lesbians, on top of what we get for being women.

If they even see us as women at all.

Being a butch dyke, I’ve noticed that straight (and a lot of bisexual) women either treat you like a dangerous predator that’s out to abuse them, or they treat you as some sort of cute pet. Because since we don’t perform femininity, we’re considered “immature”, “childlike”, “not like a fully grown women”, and I’ve heard this kind of idea coming out of straight women a lot. They treat us as rebellious kids, who didn’t “settle down” yet, because performing femininity is regarded as a sign a girl reached adulthood. And then, of course, they get shocked and appaled when the little lesbian pets affirm that our relationships with other women are more than “special friendships”, or when we want to have our own spaces where we don’t have to justify our existence all the time.

It’s like they feel we owe them, somehow. We owe them our time and energy because we are not “real women” with “real problems” like dealing with Nigel’s bullshit, and holy shit, I’ve seen so many bisexual women coming to cry on a lesbian’s shoulder because Nigel was an asshole, to get a hug, a kiss, maybe some actual decent oral, and when they’re all healed up and happy, they go back to their cozy hetero relationships, the ones that their families approve and that doesn’t get them dirty looks in the street. We’re not even pets them, we’re service dogs. We’re resources to be used when it’s convenient.

And y’know what, I’m so tired of this. This week I was in a lesbian-only discussion about gynecological care and the discriminations we suffer there, and a bi woman decided to butt in and whine that we were not catering to women who like dick. It’s fucking outrageous, because every gyno ever caters primarily to women who fuck dick. But no, we can’t have a group of lesbians talking about their lesbian stuff, right? We get accusations of being “biphobic”, but I don’t see lesbians invading bi women’s spaces. Hell, all I see is lesbians saying “leave us alone”, “let us have our own thing”, “respect out boundaries”, and this is apparently too much? We can’t have our terminology, our stories, our culture, without someone else wanting to get their appropriating little mitts on them. Is respect too much to ask?

This is why, every day that passes, separatism sounds like a better idea. Because no one fucking takes us seriously. They all love our shit, our spaces, our style, our terms, our story, but when it comes to respecting our boundaries or actually acknowledging that we are an oppressed minority that contains women of all races, all ages, all backgrounds, then it’s too much. Because there’s this ridiculous idea going around that we’re some kind of special elite within Feminism, because we are completely woman-identified and woman-focused, as if this wasn’t the very root of all the hatred we get. And it’s just so exhausting, it makes me want to not even talk to anyone who’s not a lesbian.

This has been the pissed-off lesbian rant of the day, and I’m 100% sure some non-lesbian will take offense and come whining in my inbox.

Good for her lol speak your mind woman :)