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Do NOT let the federal government take away snake owners’ rights!

Do NOT let the federal government take away snake owners’ rights!

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Tongue Penetration Festival at Bode near Kathmandu (April 14, 2012)

Tongue Penetration Festival at Bode near Kathmandu (April 14, 2012)

theatlantic:

futurejournalismproject:

What China’s Talking About Today: Mother Tries to Give Away Baby Online

A Guangzhou woman contemplating divorce attempted to give away her baby on second-hand-goods website, according to a Sina News article.
The mother, age 30, said that she was not ready to raise a child alone. She reportedly listed her 2-month-old baby boy as a “99 percent new” item, 100 percent free, and attached the above picture of her child on the site. She still hasn’t found a taker.

FJP: Wait, really? 

Really.

Take me off this planet.

theatlantic:

futurejournalismproject:

What China’s Talking About Today: Mother Tries to Give Away Baby Online

A Guangzhou woman contemplating divorce attempted to give away her baby on second-hand-goods website, according to a Sina News article.

The mother, age 30, said that she was not ready to raise a child alone. She reportedly listed her 2-month-old baby boy as a “99 percent new” item, 100 percent free, and attached the above picture of her child on the site. She still hasn’t found a taker.

FJP: Wait, really? 

Really.

Take me off this planet.


Kumar Rao, a defence lawyer for the Bronx Defenders in New York City, stated that: “Martin’s killing reflects the absolute worst of a national psychosis: The view that Black males - young and old alike - are inherently threatening and unworthy of personal security; and that the state’s commitment to enduring that belief is perpetuated and institutionalised.”
Trayvon Martin’s murder was avoidable, but yet perversely justified through the cold silence of the state.
from   Trayvon Martin: The myth of US post-racialism  

The slaying of the innocent youth, known as Trayvon Martin, is yet another painful reminder that racism & prejudice are still thriving in America’s society.  I love when people remind me that there no longer are Jim Crow Laws in the South, or that Beyoncé is the only Black woman who’s deemed “acceptable” and sexually sought after in many men’s fantasies because she’s light-skinned (recently, a male friend told me: “I don’t get that Gabrielle Union thing. She too dark…”), or that affirmative action is an example of “reverse racism”. As I see it, so long as Black men continue to get proverbially hosed and literally shot down like stray dogs with no purpose (and often times we provide significantly better protection for animals on the street and in the wild than some people believed to be at the bottom of society’s totem pole); so long as Black beauty & Black women are continually subjected to and perpetuated by racist myths of being deemed ‘exotic’ because she’s dark-skinned (often seen in the runway or in high fashion’s mentality) or acceptable because she’s light-skinned (always found in Hollywood & television), instead of admired in all her many wonderful shades; and so long as “affirmative action”, a privilege overwhelmingly reserved exclusively for whites, continues to pervade our sick, twisted system, instead of providing truly equal access to the best of everything to everybody - regardless of race, ethnicity, color or creed - then I know institutionalized racism is alive & well today.
-Wanjira

Kumar Rao, a defence lawyer for the Bronx Defenders in New York City, stated that: “Martin’s killing reflects the absolute worst of a national psychosis: The view that Black males - young and old alike - are inherently threatening and unworthy of personal security; and that the state’s commitment to enduring that belief is perpetuated and institutionalised.”

Trayvon Martin’s murder was avoidable, but yet perversely justified through the cold silence of the state.

from Trayvon Martin: The myth of US post-racialism

The slaying of the innocent youth, known as Trayvon Martin, is yet another painful reminder that racism & prejudice are still thriving in America’s society.

I love when people remind me that there no longer are Jim Crow Laws in the South, or that Beyoncé is the only Black woman who’s deemed “acceptable” and sexually sought after in many men’s fantasies because she’s light-skinned (recently, a male friend told me: “I don’t get that Gabrielle Union thing. She too dark…”), or that affirmative action is an example of “reverse racism”. As I see it, so long as Black men continue to get proverbially hosed and literally shot down like stray dogs with no purpose (and often times we provide significantly better protection for animals on the street and in the wild than some people believed to be at the bottom of society’s totem pole); so long as Black beauty & Black women are continually subjected to and perpetuated by racist myths of being deemed ‘exotic’ because she’s dark-skinned (often seen in the runway or in high fashion’s mentality) or acceptable because she’s light-skinned (always found in Hollywood & television), instead of admired in all her many wonderful shades; and so long as “affirmative action”, a privilege overwhelmingly reserved exclusively for whites, continues to pervade our sick, twisted system, instead of providing truly equal access to the best of everything to everybody - regardless of race, ethnicity, color or creed - then I know institutionalized racism is alive & well today.

-Wanjira

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