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October 23 2017

redmensch:

The 1930s in America were a period of rampant anti-Semitism, particularly in the Midwest. Father Charles Coughlin, Detroit’s “Radio Priest,” and William Pelley of Minneapolis, openly called for Jews to be driven from positions of responsibility, if not from the country itself. Organized Brown Shirts in New York and Silver Shirts in Minneapolis both outraged and terrorized American Jewry. While the older and more respectable Jewish organizations pondered a response that would not alienate non-Jewish supporters, others–including rabbis [such as Stephen Wise]-asked the gangsters to break up American Nazi rallies.

Historian Robert Rockaway notes that German-American Bund rallies in the New York City area posed a dilemma for mainstream Jewish leaders. They wanted the rallies stopped but had no legal grounds on which to do so. New York state judge Nathan Perlman personally contacted Meyer Lansky and asked him to disrupt the Bund rallies, provided that Lansky’s henchmen stopped short of killing any Bundists. Enthusiastic for the assignment if disappointed by the restraints, Lansky accepted all of Perlman’s terms except for one: he would take no money for the work. Lansky later observed, “I was a Jew and felt for those Jews in Europe who were suffering. They were my brothers.” For months, Lansky’s workmen effectively broke up one Nazi rally after another. As Rockaway notes, “Nazi arms, legs, and ribs were broken, and skulls were cracked, but no one died.”

Lansky recalled breaking up a Brown Shirt rally in the Yorkville section of Manhattan: “The stage was decorated with a swastika and a picture of Hitler. The speakers started ranting. There were only fifteen of us, but we went into action. We … threw some of them out the windows…Most of the Nazis panicked and ran out. We chased them and beat them up… We wanted to show them that Jews would not always sit back and accept insults.”

In Minneapolis, William Dudley Pelley organized a Silver Shirt Legion to “rescue” America from an imaginary Jewish-Communist conspiracy. In Pelley’s own words, just as “Mussolini and his Black Shirts saved Italy and as Hitler and his Brown Shirts saved Germany,” he would save America from Jewish communists. Minneapolis gambling czar David Berman confronted Pelley’s Silver Shirts on behalf of the Minneapolis Jewish community.

Berman learned that Silver Shirts were mounting a rally at a nearby Elks’ Lodge. When the Nazi leader called for all the “Jew bastards” in the city to be expelled, or worse, Berman and his associates burst in to the room and started cracking heads. After ten minutes, they had emptied the hall. His suit covered in blood, Berman took the microphone and announced, “This is a warning. Anybody who says anything against Jews gets the same treatment. Only next time it will be worse.” After Berman broke up two more rallies, there were no more public Silver Shirt meetings in Minneapolis.

semitics:

I think the “I hate kids” sentiment grew out of: “I hate the pressure placed upon me as a woman to procreate heterosexually” but instead of thinking through this and realizing that this pressure is constructed by the patriarchy to oppress women and that the children themselves in this equation have done nothing wrong, you all turn your anger on to children because you can’t seem to place that it’s not really them that you are frustrated with and hate in the first place, but an oppressive system larger than you as an individual.

dwarrowdamsel:

a few monster girl things for femslash february.

  • a vampire lady whose wives help her with her hair and makeup since she can’t see herself in a mirror.
  • ghost girlfriends who ‘haunt’ the local gay bar, innocuously changing the music to the jazz that played when they were young. the owner loves it and remodels the bar to match.
  • a centaur and a faun who live in a cute forest cottage with wide doors and an apple orchard in the back. the faun does the gardening since her wife can’t comfortably reach the earth with her human hands, and the centaur picks the apples from the tall trees.
  • a gorgon with a gargoyle girlfriend who can always turn back from stone after looking into her eyes.
  • a siren who will die if a ship ever sails past her cove, and her harpie girlfriend who snatches up the sailors that try to resist the song.
  • werewolf wives with eight children. they are total soccer moms and the rest of the pta was terrified of them for months, but they won the other moms over with an amazing shepard’s pie at the potluck.
  • scylla and charybdis, cursed to half-lives as monsters living across from one another in the strait, find comfort in each other’s company. sailors talk of the pass between them narrowing at nights, truly impassible.
  • monster girls who love other girls (ノ^ヮ^)ノ*:・゚✧

cardozzza:

busket:

it is SO much easier for teachers to be like “hey we’re going to be talking about *sensitive topic* tomorrow so be prepared” and a student who knows that topic is one of their traumas can mentally prepare themselves, or decide “hey i’d rather not risk having an anxiety attack today, i think i’ll just stay home” instead of springing it on them last second and making a student feel like shit

thats literally all a “trigger warning” is in the context of schools. being like “hey we’re discussing this, take and precautions you need to prepare” not completely banning sensitive material. is it so hard to just try to be sensitive and caring to other people’s needs

In my experience people will fully support trigger warnings in real life… as long as the phrase ‘trigger warning’ isn’t used and they don’t have to think about it.

justsomeantifas:

literally no one is forcing you to go to a “safe space” so if you can’t fucking keep your mouth shut and stop yourself from spewing bullshit hate, … you literally don’t have to go to one. 

… you have no reason to be in a safe space … their existence does nothing to you you fucking asshole. it’s literally fucking meaningless to you. you’ve just picked a fucking buzzword and decided to arbitrarily be against it based on how it sounds because you hate marginalized people, but you don’t want to say that’s why you’re uncomfortable with safe spaces

and just to be a fucking asshole: sounds to me like you want the world to be your safe space, whereas marginalized folks just want one small area where they can relax. you’re not asking for safe spaces to stop existing, you’re asking for everywhere to be YOUR safe space. that’s literally what your doing. 

yall out here like “if consequences exist in any place, even a place i will never go to, i hate it.” 

jedihighcouncil:

me: being white is easier in a racist society because you won’t have to deal with certain issu-

every white man on facebook:

rosalarian:

letterofone:

thegoodfoothousehold:

the-militant-catholic:

hidrihime:

liache:

ok kids repeat after me

vinegar and bleach makes chlorine gas, which is highly toxic

ammonia and bleach makes chloramine, which is highly toxic

rubbing alcohol and bleach makes chloroform, which is highly toxic

hydrogen peroxide and vinegar makes peracetic/peroxyacetic acid, which can be highly corrosive

be careful about your cleaning products and dont get yourself injured or potentially killed ok

why it so dangerous to be clean

As someone who’s job is to handle chemicals like this, I need to state that this information is IMPORTANT. Plenty of people have accidentally injured or killed themselves at home because they didn’t know what kind of reaction certain substances have with one another. Play it safe and don’t mix chemicals.

Also don’t use bleach to clean up urine it’ll create chloramine bc of the ammonia in it and you can give yourself chemical pnemonia that way

bleach is scary

Last night I was about to mix hydrogen peroxide with vinegar when I remembered seeing this post earlier in the day. Thank you.

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alexandrareadsthings:

stop telling girls interested in lit that they need to read these great american classics by violent misogynists in order for their opinions to be valid or for their minds to be developed

The predator wants your silence. It feeds their power, entitlement AND they want it to feed your shame.

Our bodies are not the ‘spoils of war’… a trophy to be collected to fuel your ego. It’s OURS!!! It doesn’t belong to you!! And when you take it without permission, it DESTROYS…… like a virus!!!


To the predators.. Weinstein, the stranger, the relative, the boyfriend…. I say to you, ‘You can choose your sin but you don’t get to choose the consequences.’ To the victims…. I see you. I believe you… and I’m listening.

Viola Davis Speaks Out on Harvey Weinstein
(via davis-viola)

makingqueerhistory:

Shoutout to the queer people who are forgotten. To the pockets of happiness you carved out of a society that hated you. To the moments of friendship and laughter that weren’t recorded. To the love and strength it took to just exist from day to day. 

Let’s give a moment of thought to the sapphic lovers who made a home with each other and were remembered as good friends. To the transgender women who snuck out at night and breath in the city air as their true selves but always made it home before sunrise. To the men who held their loves hand when they were able to scavenge moments alone. To all of the forgotten faces and stories. To all the grand moments that will never be written in history books. Tonight is dedicated to you, our forgotten family.

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blackness-by-your-side:

video + story

The saddest part is that people faced charges despite the fact that the cop was clearly unfit for service.

makingqueerhistory:

Queer people have never existed in just one way. Queer people will never exist in just one way. And any movement that expects queer people’s needs to be met through one big solution is doomed to fail. It is vital that we work for change from more than one angle because we exist in more than one way and our needs are just as diverse as we are.

October 22 2017

fullhalalalchemist:

fullhalalalchemist:

Trump just made an executive order that allows the Treasury and Department of Defense able to declare martial law. So when the next terrorist attack happens on American soil and they use it to put Muslims in concentration camps don’t say we didn’t freaking warn you.

https://twitter.com/charlesjaco1/status/921509552775991296

Sarah Kendzior is an expert on authoritarianism and has predicted Trump’s every single move months before he’s done it.

Ancestry.com takes DNA ownership rights from customers and their relatives

saturnineaqua:

thetruthaboutnobodies:

protect-lgbtqia-kids:

timemachineyeah:

bisexilicous:

rosemoo:

obiwanishinaabe:

I will take every opportunity to warn people against these genetics testing “services.” They are huge data mines and prospecting firms, and if you are Indigenous, your submission may be their way around tribal moratoriums against these sorts of collections.

Plus, they don’t mean anything as far as Indigenous identity.

Oh wow, read this. Excerpt, emphasis mine:

“Buried in the “Informed Consent” section, which is incorporated into the Terms of Service, Ancestry.com warns customers, “it is possible that information about you or a genetic relative could be revealed, such as that you or a relative are carriers of a particular disease. That information could be used by insurers to deny you insurance coverage, by law enforcement agencies to identify you or your relatives, and in some places, the data could be used by employers to deny employment.

This is a massive red flag. The data “you or a genetic relative” give to AncestryDNA could be used against “you or a genetic relative” by employers, insurers, and law enforcement.

For example, a young woman named Theresa Morelli applied for individual disability insurance, consented to release of her medical records through the Medical Information Bureau (a credit reporting agency for medical history), and was approved for coverage. One month later, Ms. Morelli’s coverage was cancelled and premiums refunded when the insurer learned her father had Huntington’s disease, a genetic illness.

Oh tf wow

Ancestry.com is the woooorst. Don’t use them ever. 

They also are owned by the LDS church, and get all their genealogy information for the genealogy work the members are pressured to do to make sure their extended family (and all of humankind) gets eternal saving ordinances. The church coerces people into providing free labor in genealogy research under the threat of losing your family in eternity if you don’t. They then take that free labor, aggregate it, and sell it for a profit through Ancestry.com. 

So 

like

Ancestry.com exploits the free labor of people to sell it, and also exploits your DNA test results to sell them, so that people can exploit you based on the results of those tests, and they make you pay for the privilege. 

Don’t ever touch that fucking company. 

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Yeah I’m pretty sure 23&Me pulls the same shit

they all do. 

i implore everyone to take note of how all these organizations are doing everything they can to harvest your dna. 

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stealthboy:

stealthboy:

fun fact: the infamous hell is real sign is about halfway between where I go to college and my moms house, so it’s become common practice to text her an out of context “hell is real” message to let her know I’m getting close when I visit

And if that’s not the best summary of Ohio I don’t know what is

moms coming to visit

brainstatic:

I hate this notion that universities need to let literally anyone speak or else you’re stifling knowledge. Here’s something that stifles knowledge: having to explain very basic things over and over. If you let someone barge into a medical laboratory and yell “everyone stop what you’re doing and prove to me that germs exist”, that’s stifling knowledge. Shutting everything down so that a neo-nazi can calmly ask whether black people are people does not enrich a learning environment in any way, It drags everything down and exhausts everyone. Free speech absolutism is crude and unsophisticated, we need to acknowledge that sometimes speech has deleterious effects on the free speech of others.

emulgent:

People seems to forget that observations have truths to them. All these kids, men, and white folk always asking for sources, stats, studies…. Well sometimes they simply aren’t there. Because no one has researched it, no one has the resources to do so. For example, there was that oncologist who noticed that his male patients always had support of their spouses but female patients were battling cancer on their own. He researched it and found it to be true, that men don’t stick through but women do. But these observation don’t always go on towards being full studies. Some questions will never get researched because there isn’t interest or any perceived value to it, it won’t get funded. And half the time when it does, y'all come back and be like “lol ofc that was true. Did we really need a study to prove it??”

None of that makes the collective observations/experiences of a group any less true. Like when you gut reaction is to question someone’s actual lived experience, you aren’t being critical. You’re simply lack empathy. So don’t try to act like it’s cos you’re some superior rational being.

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weavemama:

This is super terrifying. More than 30 people have already been killed, and many are missing. The world is facing tragedy after tragedy these days and it’s getting scarier by the minute 

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note-a-bear:

itsexclusive:

tarynel:

tumbladiah:

bellygangstaboo:

WHAT. THE. FUCK. FIVE?!?!?

Being white is wild

Wow

5th?!?

Seattle, y'all okay?

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