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“Anyway, my point here isn’t really about some hypothetical kid. It’s really about Republicans. It’s about our Republican friends and neighbors, relatives and co-workers, and about how we are going to talk to them over the next two and a half months, and over many months after that. Because we very much need to have that talk.”
- ‘You’re better than this’ vs. ‘You should be ashamed of yourself’ (via azspot)
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Some 40 years ago, Tracey Norman’s modeling career was abruptly halted when she was outed to her employer as a transgender woman. 

Now, at age 64, she’s back in the game. She’s the new face of the “Color As Real As You Are” hair color campaign for Clairol, one of her first clients. 

Norman describes her reaction to getting the news that Clairol wanted to work with her again — the real her.

“At the time I just had so many different emotions going through me. I was being accepted for who I was. And they wanted me to come back as that person and not be something other than what I truly am —”

She pauses, then smiles.

“— a woman of color, of course.”

Beautiful woman, powerful story. Congratulations, Tracey. (via LGBTQ Nation)

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Female oliticians are often judged by much different standards than their male counterparts. The current race is a prime example. A man with no political experience who’s a literal member of the rich elite is seen as an equivalent and more populist choice than Clinton, whose political qualifications are unmatched in modern history.

Sexism has also denied Clinton political agency. She’s been called a puppet for her Wall Street Donors (or worse). She’s been blamed for all the mistakes equally attributable to the men she's served alongside. She has been called shrill, manipulative, and a power-hungry bitch.

A male politician with the same qualities, beloved or reviled, would likely be called driven and commanding with a keen mind for strategy. Some politicians have even questioned if Clinton, the wife of a former president, can legally run for public office.

It’s ridiculous that women, in politics or any position of power, are criticized for the same qualities that their male counterparts are lauded for.

The day after Clinton made history as the first woman to be nominated for president by a major party, newspapers across the country featured pictures of Bill Clinton instead of her.

America is certainly less sexist now than before, thanks to the tireless efforts of brave patriots who realized that even though women were deliberately left out at the onset, the country’s ideals belong to women as much as it does men.

The battle still isn’t won though.

Donald Trump is a rabid sexist, making his antiquated perception of women’s roles a “feature” in his candidacy. Some of his supporters embrace this attitude and see it as permission to give voice to every reprehensible thought that wanders into their minds.

Yet, it’s not just some small segment of troglodytes who are vulnerable to sexism, it’s everyone. Research has shown that even those who firmly believe they aren’t sexists get caught in its clutches.

Sexism is so pervasive and insidious in our national political attitudes that its been used to vilify and devalue a woman who has stepped beyond the role society crafted for her.  And so far, it has worked. Polls have consistently shown voters find Clinton just as or even less trustworthy than Trump.

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This is the last chance to sign up for this round of the Marvel POC Fanworks Exchange! You can sign up in any of the ways below.

Sign up on Livejournal (also you can get the sign up sheet here too!)

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Sign up on Tumblr (submit)

Or email your sign up to marvelpocmods@gmail.com

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“Follow the voice of your heart, even if it leads you off the path of timid souls. Do not become hard and embittered, even if life tortures you at times. There is only one thing that counts: to live one’s life well and happily…”
- Wilhelm Reich (via fyp-psychology)
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The grass is greener … if you’re a student in Detroit, looking across your school district’s boundary with the neighboring Grosse Pointe public schools.

Nearly half of Detroit’s students live in poverty; that means a family of four lives on roughly $24,000 a year — or less.

In Grosse Pointe, a narrow stretch of real estate nestled between Detroit and Lake St. Clair, just 7 percent of students live at or below the poverty line.

To recap, that’s 49 percent vs. 7 percent. Neighbors.

Which is why a new report from the nonprofit EdBuild ranks the Detroit-Grosse Pointe boundary as “the most segregating school district border in the country.”

The report, called Fault Lines, doesn’t stop there.

“What we did is built an algorithm that identified all 33,500 school district borders in the country … and compared their school-aged child poverty rates,” says Rebecca Sibilia, the founder and CEO of EdBuild.

From this comparison Sibilia’s team compiled a list of the 50 most segregating school boundaries in the nation — in short, the district borders with the largest difference in child poverty rates from one side to the other. In this case, “segregating” is being used to talk specifically about class, not race, though the two often overlap, especially in America’s large, urban school systems.

The 50 Most Segregating School Borders In America

Images: Gustav Dejert/Getty Images and NPR

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“It is well known that those who do not trust themselves never trust others.”
- Alfred Adler (via fyp-psychology)
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“Overall, Clinton has an 85 percent chance of winning the elections according to our polls-only forecast and a 76 percent chance according to polls-plus. Neither figure has meaningfully changed over the past couple of days. Looking at the polls as a whole — and adjusting for house effects — Trump seems to have gained 1 or 2 percentage points from his post-convention lows, but probably not more than that yet.”
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Nate Silver

We can’t get complacent, though. Trump, his supporters, and everything he represents must be defeated in a humiliating, historic landslide.

(via wilwheaton)

Down ticket, down ticket, down ticket….

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tooquirkytolose:

My 26 yr old sister still says things out loud like ‘ermagerd’ and ’___ ALL the things!’ Like…is that what’s gonna happen to me?am I going to be 30 still saying stupid shit like O shit waddup! Are all the youngins gonna be embarrassed by my use of outdated memes….how long until I myself am not Hip With It….how long until I am no longer a trendy memer…

my greatest fear honestly

It’s okay, when you hit 40 you stop giving a shit and just act like yourself.

Honey, hit 50 like you just don’t care.  You won’t.  At that point, you’re one of a kind and such a relief!

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LiveFreeFriday | Meet Julia Nunes.

A songwriter who sings about love and life, Julia Nunes has been taking off this past year. Since finding early success and a large following on YouTube, she’s gone on to perform at Bonnaroo, SXSW, and Conan, and to share the stage with Weezer, Amanda Palmer and Katy Perry. 

The singer tells popular YouTuber Miles Jai about coming out. “I told my parents I was dating a person, and then when they learned more about the gender of that person they were like, ‘Are you happy?’” she says. “A lot of people just assume that I am a lesbian because I’m with a woman. And then a lot of people have referred to me as bi. So the label that feels best to me is just, ‘not straight’.”

This spring she toured with her band and promoted her album that includes songs like “Makeout” which she strums on the ukelele for Miles Jai. She lives tobacco-free because she wants to be good to herself. While she knows that some people smoke when they go out, she finds other ways to enjoy the nightlife. “I want to treat myself right. I want to do something that maybe will make my night go better,” she says. “How about I go talk to that person or dance to this beat.” Sounds like a good time to us.
What’s your LiveFreeFriday story?

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metal-queer-solid:

crushwhatsweak:

Greece is actually bankrupt up, but American’s just want to bitch about a racist flag and gun control.

5 yard penalty, repeat 1st down.

Football sucks and you can suck me from the back.

Penalties will be assessed on the kickoff.

This meme is completely new to me and I immediately, unironically love it.

fallacy football

this is the best meme

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