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28. Somerville, MA. Librarian and teacher. Activist and volunteer. Bi/queer feminist. Nerd and fangirl. Dhamma follower, book-worm, Trekkie, forgetful vegan, tama'ita'i palu'ava. Mainer-turned-Bostonian-turned-Somervillen.

Idea for a two-volume book series:

Book one:a life-affirming story about pretentious teens with superiority complexes who have experiences and give nauseatingly quotable musings on philosophy and what it means to be alive, which often involves their enjoyment of books and tea and their condescending view of the popular kids as sheep
Book two:the same exact story, except this time it's being narrated by the teacher who has to deal with these asshole kids on a daily basis but is legally barred from saying "are you fucking kidding me" when they say some pretentious bullshit about how they prefer the smell of old books to the taste of alcohol. The teacher is re-telling the story to her friend at the bar, and her friend refuses to accept that these children could POSSIBLY be as pretentious as she makes them sound
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Supreme Court rules unanimously: If you are convicted of domestic violence charges, you can't have guns. →

rhrealitycheck:

cunt-lyfe:

They did something right

This is for the best.

(Source: impuretale)

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"Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in."
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (via verbascumm)

(Source: emotional-algebra, via fuckyeahfeminists)

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"

Think about the first name you were ever called,
and then think how long it took until
you got called a pussy
or a slut,
or a bitch,
or a whore,
all of which are words that fall too close to ‘girl.’

Think about the first time you got called a ‘girl’
and they said it with a sneer.
Like it was a bad thing.

For a boy, it is the lowest degradation to get called a girl.
For a girl, it is the lowest degradation to get called a girl.

Remember, black widow spiders and female praying mantises eat their partners after intercourse.
Remember, it’s the lionesses who hunt.
They come back with bloody muzzles, dragging bloated carcasses as the alpha lion strides around with his mane puffing out.
Remember, it’s only the female mosquitoes who drink blood.
We’re the ones who do the necessary work, dirty our hands,
fuck or fight or both.
We’re often the smaller sex, which makes us a harder target
as we slink close and sink our teeth in.

Remember: we’re deadly.

You should be proud to be called a girl.

"
Most Female Killers Use Poison (via dylanludwig)

(Source: theappleppielifestyle, via thenicestkidsingallifrey)

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rosalarian:

cruelvalentine:

cemeterycigarettes:

Anton Konashuk Photography

THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE THING ON TUMBLR GOODNESS

I wish my feed were only this.

I’ve only ever sen the second to last image. I didn’t know there was a whole series! This is FANTASTIC!

(Source: asylum-art, via themonicabird)

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d-pi:

thehungryhungryemo:

note-a-bear:

qweent:


Tulsa OK 1921: US Government Bombs US City



National Guard troops patrolling the streets armed. Thousands of black people held in a convention center. Hundreds of black dead, with bodies piled like wood. That was not New Orleans, that was Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June 1921.On May 30, 1921 a young black man named Dick Rowland, stumbled into a white woman, while entering an elevator. He was accused of assault, and arrested the next day. Newly rich from oil Tulsa, was a Ku Klux Klan town. Rowland was sentenced to be hanged. The Tulsa Tribune called for a “Negro lynching tonight.”The white mob was surprised when they were met by several dozen armed black men, dressed in their World War I uniforms. This led to a racist three day destruction of the black neighborhood of Greenwood. The Red Cross reported 300 mostly dead black people.Greenwood called “Little Africa,” was a relatively wealthy community. White mobs, many deputized, destroyed every house, store, church or school. The mob met resistance from an armed black population. Governor Robertson declared martial law. The National Guard arrived with machine gun mounted trucks, and airplanes hovering over Greenwood. It was the first time an American city was bombed from the air, by the US government.Over 6,000 black people, were round up and held in the convention center and fairgrounds, as long as eight days. The homeless were shuttled into a tent city, where typhoid and malnutrition took over. Blacks were allowed out of the convention center, with a tag, with an employers name. Thosands fled the city.Attempts to turn Greenwood into an industrial zone were unsuccessful. For several years, it was deprived of paved streets, running water, and garbage collection.See: Tulsa Reparations Coalition and thank you to Internationalist Group for presenting this story in your newspaper.
RENEGADE EYE
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Shit they don’t teach you in school.

d-pi:

thehungryhungryemo:

note-a-bear:

qweent:

Tulsa OK 1921: US Government Bombs US City


National Guard troops patrolling the streets armed. Thousands of black people held in a convention center. Hundreds of black dead, with bodies piled like wood. That was not New Orleans, that was Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June 1921.

On May 30, 1921 a young black man named Dick Rowland, stumbled into a white woman, while entering an elevator. He was accused of assault, and arrested the next day. Newly rich from oil Tulsa, was a Ku Klux Klan town. Rowland was sentenced to be hanged. The Tulsa Tribune called for a “Negro lynching tonight.”

The white mob was surprised when they were met by several dozen armed black men, dressed in their World War I uniforms. This led to a racist three day destruction of the black neighborhood of Greenwood. The Red Cross reported 300 mostly dead black people.

Greenwood called “Little Africa,” was a relatively wealthy community. White mobs, many deputized, destroyed every house, store, church or school. The mob met resistance from an armed black population. Governor Robertson declared martial law. The National Guard arrived with machine gun mounted trucks, and airplanes hovering over Greenwood. It was the first time an American city was bombed from the air, by the US government.

Over 6,000 black people, were round up and held in the convention center and fairgrounds, as long as eight days. The homeless were shuttled into a tent city, where typhoid and malnutrition took over. Blacks were allowed out of the convention center, with a tag, with an employers name. Thosands fled the city.

Attempts to turn Greenwood into an industrial zone were unsuccessful. For several years, it was deprived of paved streets, running water, and garbage collection.

See: Tulsa Reparations Coalition and thank you to Internationalist Group for presenting this story in your newspaper.

RENEGADE EYE

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Shit they don’t teach you in school.

(via teachingindividuals)

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Must Every YA Action Heroine Be Petite? →

sslibrarianship:

YES. THIS. This has bothered me for a long time…

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In honor of Fred Phelps

goddesswithinyou:

"I’ve never wished a man dead, but I’ve read some obituaries with great pleasure."

~ Mark Twain

(via a-little-bi-furious)

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Some claim that Evolution is just a theory, as if it were merely an opinion.

(Source: alwaysmoneyinthebnanastand, via raven-waves)

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pickeringtonlibrary:

We are (as if you couldn’t tell by our posts!) huge science fiction/dystopian fans here at PPL: we are tremendously excited for tomorrow’s visit with Mindy McGinnis, who’ll be talking about her dystopian novel Not a Drop to Drink! 
So of course we’re also thrilled that this year’s summer reading theme is Science! Here is a (very, very) brief guide to science fiction topics in some of our favorite YA reads. And to see these awesome book covers in full, click through the image to find our dedicated Pinterest board! 

pickeringtonlibrary:

We are (as if you couldn’t tell by our posts!) huge science fiction/dystopian fans here at PPL: we are tremendously excited for tomorrow’s visit with Mindy McGinnis, who’ll be talking about her dystopian novel Not a Drop to Drink

So of course we’re also thrilled that this year’s summer reading theme is Science! Here is a (very, very) brief guide to science fiction topics in some of our favorite YA reads. And to see these awesome book covers in full, click through the image to find our dedicated Pinterest board! 

(via yaflash)

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hisnamewasbeanni:

gallifreyanstories:

amandaonwriting:

Nine Wonderful Words About Words from 25 things you had no idea there were words for

I denomonalise so many words y’all.

Denominalise: To verb.

(via teachingindividuals)

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twistedviper:

missmeaganlouise:

You know all those wonderful Conservative parents who proceed to abandon, kick out, or cut off their children for any reason (including, but not limited to a child’s sexuality)?
Well here we go:

“But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
1 Timothy 5:8 (NKJV)

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trashylittlefuck:

women are considered fragile but I’ve never seen anything as easily wounded as a man’s ego

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