iwriteaboutfeminism:

Shots are fired in the distance as police prepare to escalate things. 
Monday, September 29th iwriteaboutfeminism:

Shots are fired in the distance as police prepare to escalate things. 
Monday, September 29th iwriteaboutfeminism:

Shots are fired in the distance as police prepare to escalate things. 
Monday, September 29th iwriteaboutfeminism:

Shots are fired in the distance as police prepare to escalate things. 
Monday, September 29th iwriteaboutfeminism:

Shots are fired in the distance as police prepare to escalate things. 
Monday, September 29th iwriteaboutfeminism:

Shots are fired in the distance as police prepare to escalate things. 
Monday, September 29th iwriteaboutfeminism:

Shots are fired in the distance as police prepare to escalate things. 
Monday, September 29th iwriteaboutfeminism:

Shots are fired in the distance as police prepare to escalate things. 
Monday, September 29th iwriteaboutfeminism:

Shots are fired in the distance as police prepare to escalate things. 
Monday, September 29th iwriteaboutfeminism:

Shots are fired in the distance as police prepare to escalate things. 
Monday, September 29th

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Shots are fired in the distance as police prepare to escalate things. 

Monday, September 29th

chutzpadik:

big noses are super Quality reblog if u agree

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bardockpunk:

livinglifeclean:

health-over-vanity:

mylifeofloveandhate:

this means a lot, my boyfriend considers him self fat no matter what I tell him. One of my best guy friends thinks no one will date him because he is over weight which is the most un true thing every. All guys bodies are attractive.

This means a lot to me too because my boyfriend also thinks he’s fat regardless of what I say. The saddest day was when I watched him step on a scale and get sad at a number he saw. Spread the love. 

It’s not just the guys that are overweight either. One of my best friends is constantly poked fun at for being really skinny and he’s super self conscious about it. It’s just sad

I’m always going to reblog this

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victhechaosgoat:

Finally moved and settling into my new home in Fort Wayne. I start my new position tomorrow, but my students have already given me a nickname.

I am… The Notorious V.I.C.

Oh, and they also got me a ticket to see Neil Degrasse Tyson speak on campus at the end of the month.

I love these kids already.

Finally moved and settling into my new home in Fort Wayne. I start my new position tomorrow, but my students have already given me a nickname.

I am… The Notorious V.I.C.

“there is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
there is a rapture on the lonely shore,
there is society, where none intrudes,
by the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more”
— Lord Byron (via grateful-sounds)

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thisbridgecalledmyback:

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A word of advice to trans women

orangelemonart:

interruptmag:

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Go to your nearest target. Buy a two pack of pushup bras (24$ for 2), and target’s bra inserts (12$). Then go to your nearest Walmart and buy the Vasserette Control Shapewear Panties (2.50 each), they do wonders for helping your tuck. There you go! You just saved yourself a lot of money, you can afford to buy enough to wear every day, and best of all you look fabulous. -@twidx

recs for trans women are so rare on tumblr!! spread this, people.

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

BREAKING: Protests resume in Ferguson, MO tonight. Updates are below.

  • Protesters asking for Cosma to be removed from the front line. Finally happened
  • "They out here in riot gear. Psh. Who’s rioting?"
  • Earlier… “: police officer exchanges words with protesters as he orders them off the street.
  • protesters march on S. Florissant Rd calling for the resignation of police chief.
  • Dude from inside a pizza parlor just pointed a gun at a PEACEFUL protestor.
  • The police didn’t do anything to ol boy who pointed the gun.
  • The media saw the dude with the gun but they couldn’t get it on camera because the business turned the lights out.
  • IF THAT WAS A BLACK PERSON THAT CAME OUT WITH A GUN HE WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED ON THE SPOT BY THE POLICE!

jasmined:

With Halloween on the horizon, here is Angie Jordan with an important message.

Yes, I’m re-blogging myself.

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retro-girl811:

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baelor:

OK SOME REALLY SERIOUS SHIT IS HAPPENING IN NORTH KOREA

According to South Korean newspapers, last week the North Korean government PUBLICLY EXECUTED 80 people in 7 cities for watching South Korean/Western shows, movies, and videos, “pornography,” or possessing a Bible.

Apparently people’s attitudes and conformance are changing SO THIS IS HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO SUPPRESS DISOBEDIENCE

They allegedly herded 10,000 innocent civilians into a stadium where they were FORCED TO WATCH THE EXECUTIONS BY MACHINE GUN FIRE

THIS IS HONESTLY SOME HUNGER GAMES SHIT HAPPENING IN REAL LIFE RIGHT NOW

some of the more reputable sources: x, x

Other sources: The Sydney Morning Herald    The Los Angeles Times

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

Questions regarding who, if anyone, is culpable in the death of Tucker Hipps—the Sigma Phi Epsilon pledge at Clemson who was found dead in a lake near campus Monday after going on an early morning run with fellow pledges and frat brothers—remain, but a newly released 911 call indicates that his frat’s explanation was set from the beginning.

That call is embedded above, and in it a friend—whose name appears to be Cam—tells the 911 operator the same story that the university relayed to the public on Tuesday: that the frat went running early Monday morning, and when the group returned Hipps was unable to be located.

The friend opens the call by asking the operator if cops had “picked up” anyone that matches Hipps’ description, but after the operator tells the friend that the police “don’t just pick up people off the side of the road,” they begin to discuss the manner in which Hipps disappeared. The story, again, is very similar to the university’s public explanation, but there is one point in which Hipps’ friend seems to be withholding details.

Almost exactly three minutes into the call, the operator asks the friend when he last saw Hipps. His response is as follows:

When we were running. Someone said that he was like—he was running with us and he said that he was, like—[pause]—there and we got back and we thought everybody made it back and he didn’t.

It is in that portion, specifically at the moment where Hipps’ friend pauses for a full second, where it seems like he chooses to omit details about the state in which the frat brothers and other pledges last saw Hipps.

By now, though, one figures those details will have come out, at least in private—police say they have already interviewed the 30 or so members that make up Clemson’s Sig Ep chapter. But if something nefarious triggered Hipps’ death—as a large number of Clemson students suspect—the police haven’t indicated it.

Oconee County sheriff Mike Crenshaw said yesterday that his department is still waiting on toxicology results that might shed light on why Hipps—a fit 19-year-old with no known medical issues—fell behind the group early in a run before somehow toppling over a bridge and dying.

Regardless of what those toxicology results return, it appears as if the question of whether hazing killed Tucker Hipps will depend on what you consider hazing. As many commenters in our post from yesterday pointed out, very few fraternities have “voluntary” 5:30 a.m. Monday runs attended by over 30 people. But others, especially those that made it out of the fraternity system safe and sound, objected to the notion that such an activity even counts as hazing.

Police on the case, for their part, seem to strongly side with the latter argument.

UPDATE (11:01 PM 9/25/2014): Here’s the original story on this case, that originally appeared on Gawker.

Did Hazing Kill a Clemson Frat Pledge?

On Monday afternoon, Clemson University sophomore Tucker Hipps was reported missing by the fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon. A few hours later police spotted him floating in a lake under a bridge and retrieved his body. He was pronounced dead just after 5 p.m. The question that members of the Clemson community now want answered is whether fraternity brothers were responsible for his death.

Sig Ep’s story, as relayed by the university in an official statement, is as follows:

Tucker was participating in an early-morning group activity run with fraternity members. He didn’t return from the run and wasn’t at breakfast, so they began looking for him. Members of the fraternity contacted the Clemson University Police Department to report him missing at 1:45 p.m. Monday.

A spokesperson for the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office provided a bit more detail early this morning:

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Jimmy Watt said Hipps was on a voluntary pledge run with about 30 other pledges and brothers of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity when he began to fall behind the group.

What happened next is not known because Watt said no one saw Hipps fall into Lake Hartwell from the Highway 93 bridge that crosses over the Seneca River portion of the lake.

The official story is clear enough to absolve Sig Ep and its members of culpability—at least at this early stage—but still vague to the point that many Clemson students have alleged that Hipps died because of hazing. (The run, according to police, took place around 5:30 a.m.)

To that end, Oconee County police have acknowledged the accusations while still maintaining that hazing was not the cause of Hipps’ death. But the case is still decidedly open—in a USA Today article on the incident from late Tuesday night headlined “Clemson weeps as questions linger in student’s death,” Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says his office is still investigating the matter.

Those “questions” that USA Today is referring to are not just the routine police work of tying up loose ends. Clemson’s social media networks are currently embroiled in discussion over whether Hipps died because of frat hijinks. It is not hard to find Clemson students on Twitter matter-of-factly stating that Hipps died because of hazing.

But the real debate is happening on an anonymous location based app called Yik Yak, which is something like a cross between a traditional message board and 4chan. Like 4chan, posters don’t have usernames and threads self-destruct in reverse-chronological order as newer threads are added. But like a traditional message board the content of Yik Yak is text-based and mostly banal—the app is popular on college campuses, and Clemson’s page is mostly filled with kids complaining about this class or that walk across campus.

But ever since Monday, it has been flooded with yaks about Hipps’ death. The majority of yaks about Hipps opine that his death was caused by Sig Ep, which has incited it own backlash from pro-Greek factions. Here is some of what you’ll find if you open Yik Yak and “peek” at Clemson’s page:

Did Hazing Kill a Clemson Frat Pledge?

Did Hazing Kill a Clemson Frat Pledge?

Did Hazing Kill a Clemson Frat Pledge?

Did Hazing Kill a Clemson Frat Pledge?

Did Hazing Kill a Clemson Frat Pledge?

Of course, this is all just speculation—it’s impossible to tell which yaks are opinion and which are based on rumors, and it’s even harder to know which, if any, of the rumors are founded. But it’s clear, at least, that Clemson students are split on the university’s official explanation regarding Hipps’ death.

Yesterday Clemson suspended activities for all 24 fraternities on campus. Hipps’ death seems to obviously be the catalyst for that decision, but in its statement the university noted that “there has been a high number of reports of serious incidents involving fraternity activities” this semester “ranging from alcohol-related medical emergencies to sexual misconduct.” Another thing you can read on Yik Yak, which is elucidated in this message board post on Clemson forum Tigernet, is that the main allegation of “sexual misconduct” alluded to in that statement stems from a rumored incident at a Sig Ep party in which a girl claims that she was sexually assaulted after being drugged. (That accusation has not been publicly verified and no one seems to have been charged.)

Fraternity life has been placed in a crucible in American society recently, and even if Sig Ep is officially cleared of any wrongdoing, the specter of Hipps’ death will loom over the Greek community at Clemson. Just a few weeks ago, the possibilities seemed much more open.

Source: Jordan Sargent for Gawker