micdotcom:

DreamWorks animator imagines the “Rejected Princesses” Hollywood would never touch 

While fans have taken to creating their own “racebent” versions of classic Disney characters, the question still remains: Given how many great female characters there are in history and in literature, why is Disney not willing to look outside the box?

That was the question on former DreamWorks animator Jason Porath’s mind when he launched his project “Rejected Princesses.” Describing himself as “a guy who likes interesting, lesser-known women and would like for them to get their time in the sun,” Porath decided to create Disneyfied versions of female characters who would have a hard time receiving the green light from the studio.

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Why can’t we have some live-action movie versions of these awesome ladies??

In a decision of startling breadth, the Court holds that commercial enterprises, including corporations, along with partnerships and sole proprietorships, can opt out of any law (saving only tax laws) they judge incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs.

blackorchidd:

dear-white-people:

Two years ago we made a fake trailer for a movie we WANTED to make. And TODAY thanks to you guys, the OFFICIAL TEASER TRAILER for that movie is here! You did this. Your support and love brought the smart black movie genre back from the dead and into theaters this OCTOBER 17TH!!

WATCH, LIKE, SHARE, REPEAT!

I cannot fucking wait I’m so proud of this omg I remember when the fake trailer came out!! Yesss so excited who’s watching this with me????

cascadians:

i don’t think anyone understands that when i say i get secondhand embarrassment easily i mean at the first sign of trouble for a character in a television show i immediately pause and sit there for ten to thirty minutes thinking “oh god they screwed up”

when a sloppy designer starts working in an organized designer’s PSD

thisadvertisinglife:

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8 year old me just did a backflip because that looks so fun.

black-belt-in-origami:

jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.
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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

what in the everloving fuck

this is so absolutely fucked up and it makes me so ANGRY

black-belt-in-origami:

jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System

Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.

Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.

His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.

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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

what in the everloving fuck

this is so absolutely fucked up and it makes me so ANGRY

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Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.
motleycraft-o-rama:

From Molly’s Sketchbook, on The Purl Bee.

I love regular cross stitch, but man I really wanna get into embroidery too now. These are awesome!

motleycraft-o-rama:

From Molly’s Sketchbook, on The Purl Bee.

I love regular cross stitch, but man I really wanna get into embroidery too now. These are awesome!

hayei:

sprouting-colours:

appropriately-inappropriate:

lesbian-isthenewblack:

heylookitsliz:

elizabeth-antoinette:

ikenbot:

freeselfdefense:

Rape Escape

  • Easy and very effective
  • Requires nothing but your body
  • Includes attack

Very useful to know, pass and share please.

Worth watching

I don’t mean to impose a personal favour on you guys, but I really would like to ask that everyone who follows me reblog this. 

I don’t think I made it very clear but last month I was sexually assaulted by someone who I thought was my friend (I don’t want to talk about it don’t ask), and it’s… really fucked with my head. 

Had I known this a month ago I would have been able to get away

So, essentially, I’m really pleading with you to reblog this so everyone who follows you doesn’t get stuck in the same position I was with no way out. 

I mean again I don’t want the point of this to be my sob story or whatever but if you could reblog this it would seriously mean a lot 

and im asking to all of my followers who see this post in your dashboard to please press play to this video, you never know when this is gonna be useful, PLEASE DON’T IGNORE IT.

This is one of the first moves I was taught in Krav Maga, and it is one of the most effective.

It took me about a half hour to get down with practice, but once you get it, it’s an intuitive movement.

Please pass this along, it will save lives.

Important

Please reblog this.

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Anonymous said: I'm one of the men saying 'not all men', because I honestly consider myself one of those 'not all'. What's the matter about this phrase? I always hear one should not say this, but no one ever tells me why.

silencingthedrums:

I think if you look around even a little, you’ll see tons and tons of explanations for why the phrase “not all men” is at best, useless derailment, and at worst, toxic and dangerous.  But my take on it, to put it as simply as I can without getting too into the many many layers, is to step back from the phrase “all men” and consider the phrase, “any man”

Obviously, not every single man on the planet is a rapist, or a killer, or a misogynist.  But for women, any man has the potential to be.  You have to put yourself in someone else’s shoes.  Being out in the world, for women, literally every strange man (and even some men they know!) has the potential to be dangerous.  In order to stay safe, women have to treat every strange man as a potential threat.  

Therefor, telling them that not all men are like that is literally completely pointless, because they have no way of knowing that from looking at you.  Rapists do not generally announce themselves.  Indeed, rapists are often excused because of something the victim did.

Instead of crying “Not all men!” to excuse yourself from responsibility or avoid confronting the problem, try and think of ways you can be aware of yourself and your role.  You can be the most harmless dude ever, but if you don’t take responsibility for your role in the patriarchy, yes, simply by existing as a male-identified human being, you are contributing to the problem.  A simple positive step you can take is to call out misogyny or problematic behavior when you see it.  Also, listen to women.

There’s about nine bajillion more layers to this, but I don’t feel totally qualified to talk about them all.