A Sassination

I'm a competitive debating, swing-dancing, feminism-loving law student. Be aware that I sprinkle my writing with liberal amounts of obscenities, vulgarities, profanities, expletives, and just plain naughty words.

The Berlin Wall made news every day. From morning till night we read saw, heard: the Wall of Shame, the Wall of Infamy, the Iron Curtain…

In the end, a wall which deserved to fall, fell. But other walls sprouted and continue sprouting across the world. Though they are much larger than the one in Berlin, we rarely hear of them.

Little is said about the wall the United States is building along the Mexican border, and less is said about the barbed-wire barriers surrounding the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla on the African coast.

Practically nothing is said about the West Bank Wall, which perpetuates the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands and will be fifteen times longer than the Berlin Wall. And nothing, nothing at all, is said about the Morocco Wall, which perpetuates the seizure of the Saharan homeland by the Kingdom of Morocco, and is sixty times the length of the Berlin Wall.

Why are some walls so loud and others mute?

Eduardo Galeano in Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone  (via penultimateairbender)

because some walls are for white people

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Calgary Stabbing Information Post

sparklegroin:

citiesofcoinandspice:

So if you’re familiar with Calgary, you may have heard that this morning the community at the University of Calgary woke up to the news that five of their classmates had been stabbed to death just hours after the last day of classes and the ensuing party. 

Here’s a masterpost of important information:

Calgary Herald is providing live, ongoing coverage

CBC liveblog has also been a great source of information

Coverage of the event from the UofC’s student newspaper

University administration released a statement here

Comments from prevalent officials, including the Prime Minister, SU President, University President, Calgary Mayor, along with student reactions

Suspect ID of Calgary’s worst mass murderer

The University IS offering alternative plans for final exams

University is offering support through the Wellness Centre. Phone 403-210-9355 and press 2 for counselling or email sar@ucalgary.ca

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families, and the entire university community. Our community is strong, and we will find the strength to heal. 

Hang in there everyone.

The 1% wants to ban sleeping in cars – because it hurts their 'quality of life'

redsuns-n-orangemoons:

bspolitics:

Let’s see; keep pay low for average workers, keep pay high for the higher-ups, keep unemployment high by squeezing as much as possible out of those workers and basically tell anyone who can’t get by to stay out of sight.

whose life is being affected by someone sleeping in their own car?

Well this is a whole new level of horrifying.

There was a concept I learned in my first year of law school called “the criminalization of poverty.” It blew my mind, because the whole concept was simultaneously so horrible and so obviously a part of how some people legislate. The idea is that you make illegal the behaviour that poverty requires; then you can scoop poor people up off the street and put them in prison. The example my professors used was a bylaw in my city that fined people for obstructing the sidewalk - and let me tell you, that’s a bylaw that gives law enforcement a hefty amount of flexibility when it comes to enforcement.

The idea of that was bad enough - I mean, at least there’s some argument to make that obstructing a sidewalk is dangerous if it forces people to step into the street, or at the very least causes a nuisance. This law, though? This law literally hurts no one. Like, on a very basic level, you should prohibit behaviours when they limit someone else’s rights, and sleeping in a car - especially if that car is otherwise legally parked - impacts no one.

This is infuriating.

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seekingwillow:

bankuei:

killbenedictcumberbatch:

*white guy shoots up jewish community center*
*kills 3 men*
*member of the kkk*
*yells ‘heil hitler’ before being apprehended by police*
"were still unclear on a motive for the suspect"

Dude spent 20 years in the Army, was a Green Beret for 13 of them BEFORE they finally kicked him out for Klan ties.  Had numerous run ins with the law, was subject to a manhunt previously and found in a trailer with HAND GRENADES.

But you know, they kept letting him go.

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hmasfatty:

nowolveshere:

6 year old fan asks Sebastian a question.

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OH MY GOD! EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS IS THE GREATEST THING! THEIR FACES! OH MY GOD!

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goddammitstacey:

1/∞ Queer Reads - Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

That’s it. That’s the rec.

Having read this after flatandsassy gave it to me for Christmas - this is a pretty accurate plot summary. XD

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PSA: Your Tumblr

kilodalton:

So, most of you know that your facebook can be viewed/monitored by employers. But I know a girl who got fired a few weeks ago because her boss used her email from her application TO FIND HER TUMBLR - where she had said some not nice things about her boss, job and coworkers.

And after some discussion, a worker who over heard the conversation for a Staffing Company confessed that they use your email to find you on several social networking sites (Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook being the first ones they check) and that they recommend it to employers as well.

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You can prevent this on Tumblr by deselecting the “let people look me up by this address” box. It also helps to never tag your name, or have your full name on your blog if it’s also searchable by search engines. 

It was just brought to my attention to post this because if your out on your blog, but not IRL, your employer could potentially out you to your coworkers, friends or family. Plus I also think it’s a huge violation of privacy, since some of these blogs are outlets from your everyday life. So protect yourself fellow bloggers :)

I want to add to this that this is also true even if you don’t use your email address. A girl from my school—which, btw, does not hesitate to put you on academic probation with expulsion for the second offense of the vague charge of “unprofessionalism” of all things—was a member of the same rather… um… biting healthcare blog that I was a member of. She’d submitted a funny post there obviously critical of her school, so I went to her page… and there was her selfie. I saw her at school the next day, told her I’d stumbled across her Tumblr and warned her to at least take the selfie down… but if I’d been a teacher (like I will be next year…) and not a student? That alone could have sent her straight to the honor committee. Be careful, folks—you never know who’s out there.

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When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that.
The scene with Black Widow yelling to people to get out of the way as Winter Soldier follows her through the streets really made me think that. I know everyone complained about the loss of life in Man of Steel and here was the non-superpowered Natasha actively trying to get people out of the way of the big bad. The audience expects that of Captain America but even the most morally dubious good guy is more thoughtful than Superman was in MOS

From ONTD. I think this speaks volumes about how I feel about the DCU at the moment.  (via 1critic)

I whispered ‘all those people' several times in this movie but it was never because the people were being harmed and the narrative didn't care. The narrative cared about those ordinary people, a lot.

And once again, Nat is scared of an opponent that she doesn’t think she can beat, but she’s still aware of what’s going on around her and she’s trying to help people.

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