Members of a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in Fairview Township, Pennsylvania, have begun what they are calling a “neighborhood watch”.
People in the area: PLEASE be careful. These people are armed and police do not seem to care much about this issue. (Surprise, surprise).
i kept looking and looking and looking and they left laverne cox off the fucking list
you can go check but she’s not there
fuck time magazine
laverne cox got left off but MILEY CYRUS is on it?
please tell me this is a fucking joke?!?!?!??!?!?!??!??!????????!!!
OMG THE LAST LINE COULDN’T HAVE BEEN A WORSE CONCLUSION TO THIS POST HOLY SHIT I CAN’T BREATHE
This is an important event in history, especially Canadian and feminist history. So I’m going to tell you more about it.
1) The shooter had been rejected from Ecole Polytechnique prior to the shooting. He blamed this on these female students, claiming that they were feminists who ruined his life.
2) In the first classroom he entered, he demanded the men leave before shooting at the women. No man attempted to stop him as they left. Take that as you will. (Later on, several men did get injured trying to stop him in the hallways.)
3) In his suicide letter, he believed that feminists were attempting to be more powerful than men, and were trying to take men’s rights away.
4) Feminists were actually blamed by some for the massacre. The line of logic was “if feminists didn’t make women’s rights an issue, Levine wouldn’t have wanted to kill feminists!” Victim blaming at its finest.
5) The mainstream news media often did not publicize the outrage from women’s groups, and often preferred those who took a calm approach. Ironic, that.
6) Despite him literally having a hit list of feminist icons in his final letter, several newscasters questioned whether or not the shooting was a sexist act, some even denying the idea outright.
8) Many memorials for the victims have been created, and rightly so; however, some prominent ones were erected in poor neighbourhoods where many Native women were killed every day in the same time period as the shooting (see: Marker of Change, Vancouver) (see: Missing Women, Vancouver). Basically, white feminism happened.
The entire event was nothing short of a tragedy, and I recommend that everyone read up on it and the resulting aftermath. It’s… interesting to see how the media tried to turn it into a random act of psychopathy instead of what it was (we know better now, luckily). The reactions (memorials, etc) to the deaths of these 14 White, middle class women as compared to the deaths of 60+ Native, lower class women are also “interesting” to compare. (By interesting, I mean infuriating.)
Interesting to note - his suicide note listed 19 feminists he wished he had also killed. He wrote:
So people who say “kill all radfems,” that’s quite some company you keep.
mentally ill disabled person who’s been forcibly institutionalized speaking here, but is the issue that telling someone they definitely need therapy is more imposing than suggesting it and making sure they’re aware that it’s an option, because you can’t be fully aware of the barriers they face re: diagnosis and treatment? or am i missing something..
listen, folks, phrases like “you need to get help/you need therapy” are ableist so stop fucking using them ok thanks bye
Anonymous asked: Another reason for the misconception that all people with autism lack empathy, is because many of us tend to think very logically rather than emotionally. We often don't get tied up in our feelings like others do and see things more realistically. For this reason, I don't mourn the death of people. I cherish the memories I have of them, but I see death as a natural part of life that can't be helped, so to me personally mourning is a waste of time. I'm like that with a lot of situations.
I think you’re definately right about this. Emotion is often at odds with logic so lack of empathy could just due to the more logical perpectives of autistic people.