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first Yale, then Harvard, now Columbia … America’s ivy league schools definitely have a massive rape problem. at least they are finally beginning to be held to account by former/current students and survivors.

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Students demand right to safety from sexual violence and access to mental health resources.

Trigger Warning: The following content discusses specific cases of sexual assault.

“I don’t trust the University to take my experience or my safety more seriously than they take their own public image.“– Cami Quarta, Columbia survivor and complainant


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it would be hilarious how desperate Republicans are trying to remain in power if their actions in doing so weren't so horrible toxic and damaging to the American people.
Anonymous

True.


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dentistlegs:

After an announcement yesterday outlining what girls (and only girls) could and could not wear to school today (even though it was 80 degrees and the school would not turn on the air conditioner) someone posted this in a stairwell. A lot of girls were supportive of these posters, seeing as some teachers were sending down absolutely any girls wearing shorts.

dentistlegs:

After an announcement yesterday outlining what girls (and only girls) could and could not wear to school today (even though it was 80 degrees and the school would not turn on the air conditioner) someone posted this in a stairwell. A lot of girls were supportive of these posters, seeing as some teachers were sending down absolutely any girls wearing shorts.


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WHAT DID the United States accomplish by banning Gabriel Garcia Marquez from the country for so long? The beloved author, who died on Thursday at age 87, couldn’t get an American visa for three decades, purportedly because of his ties to the Colombian Communist Party in the 1950s. During those years, as Garcia Marquez’s novels like Love in the Time of Cholera and One Hundred Years of Solitude won worldwide acclaim, his American fans couldn’t invite him to book festivals or universities.

Boston Globe Editorial, “Gabriel Garcia Marquez case shows need to let critics visit US,” 19 Apr 2014


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This was submitted as an anonymous guest post:

Just saw a link to an article for the Advocate called “Is the T word the new N word?”

No.

Nope.

No.

Why? Because people still use the N word and probably never will stop, therefore how can it be replaced with something else? Also the racism us black people experience is not the same as the tranmisogyny and transphobia people experience. Also there are black trans people that get to experience both. Blah.

I’m real tired of white people, because let’s face it it’s always white people, comparing homophobia or transphobia to racism that us blacks face.


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the fact that these bigots were not charged with committing a hate crime just shows how racist the “justice system” is.

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A friend writes: "Cliven Bundy is a pro-slavery racist. I mean, could we really ask for a better end to this manufactured right-wing freedom circlejerk?"

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ONE HUNDRED years ago this week, the Ludlow Massacre resulted in the death of as many as 25 striking coal miners and members of their families, about half of them children. Members of the National Guard, joined by militiamen from robber baron John D. Rockefeller’s private armies, were sent in to break the strike that miners had been waging for more than seven months, demanding recognition of their union, part of the radical Western Federation of Miners.

The tent colony of about 1,200 workers in Ludlow was isolated from much of the country, but was walking distance from other smaller, similarly constructed camps. In sustaining their strike, workers overcame their geographic isolation—but also organized across ethnic and racial divisions that the operators had assumed would keep workers divided.

The workers at Ludlow came from all over the world. The strikers included Mexicans, Slavs, Italians, Austrians, Poles, Greeks, Japanese, Hungarians, Swiss, Bohemians, Finns, French, Swedes and more. Black and Brown workers who didn’t fit into these categories were tallied as “colored,” regardless of their ethnicity, and represented a small but significant number of strikers. This was the population of the tent city that came under assault.


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#StopTellingWomenToSmile

#StopTellingWomenToSmile


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