Posted 32 minutes ago

Obama to Congress: Deport the Kids

Posted 4 hours ago
It is, precisely, feminist and anti-racist politics that shield and allow powerful men to run roughshod over women, perpetrating inconceivable acts of violence behind the veneer of allyship… We are trained to believe the words men say even if those words contradict their actions and even if those actions are personally and structurally violent toward us. I believed my father when he told me he loved me while simultaneously striking me. Similarly, I had it on good authority my partner was a paragon of anti-racism and anti-patriarchy. Friends and colleagues who knew of his ideology celebrated his politics and scholarship because allies to feminists of color are so rare that when we meet them, we glorify them for being one of the few claiming to stand with us instead of recognizing the power they wield as our self-proclaimed allies.
Posted 5 hours ago
Posted 5 hours ago

treerings-sing:

This is perfect.

Posted 6 hours ago

whitehouse:

This week, President Obama signed an Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against their employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

On Friday, join a conversation on the new Executive Order and steps the President has taken to expand opportunity for the LGBT community. Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, will host for a Tumblr Q&A this Friday, July 25 at 1pm ET.

Right now, you can ask your questions here on the White House Tumblr, and Valerie Jarrett will answer a bunch on Friday, July 25 at 1pm ET.

Posted 7 hours ago

prostheticknowledge:

"My saddest photo yet …"

Alexander Gerst, an astronaut currently based at the International Space Station, takes a photograph over Gaza at night:

My saddest photo yet. From we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over &

https://twitter.com/Astro_Alex/status/492003157531451392

Posted 7 hours ago
Posted 7 hours ago

The Border Children: They Are Not Criminals and They Need Counsel - Geoffrey A. Hoffman

"Our nation’s response to this humanitarian crisis at the border has not been clear or coherent…the voices which have defined the debate have been guilty of the same underlying misconception: that these children must be "criminals" and that they need to be returned to their home countries at the earliest possible time. However this is not true. First, children (and even adults fleeing persecution) are not criminals if they are at the border and declare themselves afraid to return home. It is a flagrant violation of international law and also our domestic laws…to brand them criminals and fail to fully consider their claims…To frame the debate as merely an enforcement issue misses the crucial bedrock issue: whether or not these kids are entitled to protection as refugees…" -  Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman, July 21, 2014

Posted 7 hours ago
I have no control over what people think of me but I have 100% control of what I think of myself.
Beth Ditto (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Posted 8 hours ago

Border Crisis Pushes Immigration Courts to 'Point of Implosion'

“‘We are reaching a point of implosion, if we have not already reached it,’ said Judge Dana Leigh Marks of San Francisco, who has been deciding immigration cases since 1987 and is president of the National Association of Immigration Judges.”