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Pats posts stuff sometimes, mostly reblogs and likes other posts, usually cats or important issues but often pop culture too.

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I write a lot about social/political/world issues and you may or may not agree with my opinions. I am not and do not claim to be an expert on any of the topics, and am only presenting my thoughts formed from knowledge gained through research or school. Feel free to let me know what you think, I am always open to new ideas and perspectives.

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    modificationnotmutilation:

    lacigreen:

    micdotcom:

    Forget the spreadsheet, here’s an easy flowchart to know if a women owes you sex

    Microsoft Excel took a turn for the explicit this week when the Internet learned the once-innocuous office tool was being used in a dispiriting new bro-trend: using the software to track of the number of times their partners refuse sex. Yes, #sexspreadsheets are a thing, presumably because some men still believe that owning of a penis entitles them to unlimited sexy times.

    Sorry, guys, that’s just not the way the world works | Follow micdotcom 

    sometimes i just cant believe this is the 21st century

    Nobody owes anybody sex, ever.

    (via criminallybonkers)

    alittlefalloftears:

    les pizzarables

    (via krnkitty)

    charke105:

    blackpussypower:

    knowledgeequalsblackpower:

    blackourstory:

    bathory-babe:

    How many of you have heard Latasha Harlins?

    *everyone is silent*

    She was killed by Korean store owner Soon Ja Du, which set off the LA Riots. Ice Cube did a song about her called Black Korea, predicting that riot in fact. Some of us know. And no, I didn’t have to look her up. I remember. I read the Final Call.

    She was murdered over a damn bottle of orange juice that store owner thought she was going to steal. There were eye witnesses and security camera footage.

    The store owner still got no jail time! 

    It’s not just an inconvenience to be followed around the store. You can be murdered if the store clerk decides to stand their ground.  If you’ve been followed around a store before, let Harlins tragedy serve as a reminder of why you shouldn’t go back.

    Don’t spend money where you are not welcomed!

    Shoutout to people who actually take the time to teach and spread the word instead of gate keeping to look superior.

    damn. this was not in the mediaaa.

    Important things to know as well:

    1) Latasha Harlins was going to pay for the bottle of orange juice, it was Soon Ja Du who physically accosted her. After a physical altercation, Latasha put the bottle of orange juice down and turned to leave the store, at which point Soon shot Latasha with her back turned

    2) Soon was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter by the jury, but was given probation, community service, and a $500 fine by the judge. At her court hearing, the white woman judge deployed the model minority ideology in her leniency on Soon, using the narrative that her actions were justified. 

    "Judge Karlin characterizes Du Soon Ja as a successful shopkeeper and by implication Karlin presents the Korean community as a successful "model-minority." This presentation thus provides Judge Karlin with an ideological framework to both distance herself from Latasha Harlins individually, and also more generally to absolve non-Blacks .. of any social responsibility for the effects of racial subordination upon African Americans."[x]

    3) What happened to Latasha is a crime that everyone should know about, but Asian Americans interested in racial justice must especially know if we are to confront the true evils of having the model minority labeled onto us and of buying into the model minority logic ourselves. 

    ricegongjunim:

    Angry asian man is such a funny name. Cuz I usually don’t associate angry Asian men with being progressive. I just think of Asian men who are angry at not being able to assert their dominance and masculinity.

    (via feministdonut)

    Israel’s IDF always trumpets its ~super advanced and high tech~ military technology that conveniently “accidentally” kills dozens of Palestinian children every day.

    therandominmyhead:

    Yes just me, a dog. Taking a walk. With my dogs. Who are my friends. But also dogs. And I am a dog.

    (via kchublr)

    caelas:

    saying feminism is unnecessary because you don’t feel oppressed is like saying fire extinguishers are unnecessary because your house isn’t on fire

    (via kchublr)

    824706:

    tacobell-canon:

    Ladypug.

    i hate this

    (via bttrndlnl)

    It is illegal for women to go topless in most cities, yet you can buy a magazine of a woman without her top on at any 7-11 store. So, you can sell breasts, but you cannot wear breasts, in America.

    Violet Rose (via c-icatrix)

    This is one of my favorite quotes about sexualization/objectification vs autonomy of female bodies bc it’s so succinct

    (via platonicsbeforeerotics)

    (via thisrevolutionwillbeliterary)

    this post by Aamer Rahman flashed through my mind at the rally when the chant was “Intifada, Intifada” and i hesitated for a brief moment. then i mentally slapped myself in the face and joined in the chant. as mentioned in another chant if i remember correctly - those under occupation have a right to resistance. 

    this is not to excuse or condone anti-Semitic actions (nothing excuses intentional anti-Semitic actions), but i have to suggest that the conflation of Israel and all Jewish folks is at least in some part caused by a very concerted political/ideological effort by the state of Israel, its extremist supporters, and zionists, to create the perception that Israel represents all Jewish people and an attack/critique of Israel is an attack on Jewish people. 

    similarly, this has made me think about the (largely undiscussed) Western (and probably in other places too) conflation of Palestinians with Muslims, and how for many racist/islamophobic people around the world, Israel’s violence against Palestinians is a welcomed strategy of military violence against Muslims. 

    inhumanity is six asian americans present at a los angeles rally for palestine, three others being my friends, and two others being a 70 year old japanese american and chinese american

    inhumanity is at a japanese food plaza when whites and asian americans snicker as three white police officers harass a black person who exasperatedly states “I’m transsexual!” 

    inhumanity is me standing there, paralyzed, too fucking cowardly to do anything or say anything. inhumanity is espousing a politics that i’m not putting myself on the line for

    inhumanity is an hour later as we’re leaving and drive by a scene where there’s six patrol cars and ten of los angeles’s finest pigs pinning down and arresting the person

    treerings-sing:

    This is perfect.

    (via el-tang)

    kevinmagiclam:

    does airbnb have a mobile site? because their site sure isn’t responsive. 

    took me five seconds to realize you were talking about responsive design