Over 50% of the American population believes it should be illegal for women to keep their own name on marriage
ILLEGAL. Not just that you “should” change your name. But that it should be ILLEGAL for you not to do so.
“Innocent tradition” my ass. No social pressure my ass.
what the fuck
U.S. imperialism’s enemies were Mandela’s friends
Great collection of photos of Nelson Mandela with other anti-imperialist leaders.
Really, 'CBS This Morning'? -
"CBS This Morning" raised eyebrows on Tuesday when it played Toto’s "Africa" while previewing an upcoming segment about Nelson Mandela’s memorial services.
Sometimes, I think network interns are trolling the higher ups. Pay those children and maybe they’ll stop doing this stuff.
(Source: thepoliticalfreakshow, via quickhits)
I have never thought about it in this context
that’s actually really, really creepy.
I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages.
There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.
(Source: bigfatphallusy, via itsblitzomg)
Something to keep in mind after reading Newt Gingrich’s defense of Mandela.
In case you missed it, that defense is here. While Newt’s anti-apartheid history seems pretty legit, he still doesn’t get let off on the charge of hypocrisy, as this story from New Year’s Eve 2011 demonstrates.
Associated Press: Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich blasted the Justice Department for blocking a South Carolina voter identification law and suggested the Obama administration wants to “steal elections.”
During a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the former House speaker questioned why Attorney General Eric Holder is “so determined not to identify if people are not eligible to vote”
Gingrich went on to say that, “you have to ask, why is it that they are desperate to retain the ability to steal elections and I think that’s what it comes down to.”
The Justice Department recently rejected South Carolina’s law requiring voters to show photo ID at polling places as discriminatory against minorities. Republicans argue stricter voter ID laws are needed to avert voter fraud.
Gingrich was the big beneficiary of voter fraud in 2012, not Obama. Hypocrisy abounds.
So yeah, Newt was a passionate defender of the rights of black people — so long as those black people were way the hell and gone over in South Africa. When it came to the rights and freedoms of people here at home… Well, you know, screw that.
[photo by Gage Skidmore]
Jesse Owens’ Olympic Gold Medal Sells for Record $1.4 Million
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owensat the 1936 Berlin Games…
Here is a difference. Black/Brown/Yellow face is used to humiliate. White face is packaged in a bottle, marketed as a key for success and labelled Fair and Lovely. And it sells.