I'm a former reformer who was happily radicalized by my experiences with occupy. I'm an anti-TERF feminist, a queer friendly/collaborator and anti-imperialist/colonialist. I share perspectives with anarchists, communists and socialists. Privileges include white, cis and hetero -please feel free to call me on BS.
I do share triggering content sometimes and feel TW are are almost useless in Tumblr format; due to the fact that only the original poster can warn effectively, by placing it atop the blog. So this is a general warning, as inefficient as this may also be.
This was drawn to our attention:
This is just absolutely appalling. pic.twitter.com/9D1crIa7eV
— End Online Misogyny (@misogyny_online) July 21, 2014
This is not only an endorsement of misogyny and violence against women but reflects and reinforces institutional misogyny. How on earth are these kinds of comments supposed to inspire women with the confidence to report domestic violence and…
"By Tuesday afternoon, more than 780,000 comments had been submitted to the regulator over its proposed ‘open internet’ rules that have cable companies, politicians, consumers and activists at loggerheads over the future of the internet.
Thousands more submissions were expected before the planned deadline of midnight Tuesday, as activists and consumer groups rallied supporters to lobby the FCC to moved: protect ‘net neutrality’ - the concept that all traffic on the internet should be treated equally – and stop cable companies setting up high-speed ‘fast lanes’ for some customers.
The FCC, which has struggled to get Congress to fund an upgrade to its antiquated systems, has now extended the deadline to midnight Friday [July 18th]. A second round of comments on the original submissions will then begin, ending in September, with the FCC expected to make its ruling by the end of the year.”
Learn more and submit your comment to the FCC here:
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is also an excellent resource, for any rights related to online activity actually and that’s lots of info on their website about Net Neutrality too. The latest news from the EFF is they just joined 35 other organizations that are petitioning Obama to veto the cybersecurity bill known as CISA, because as the coalition’s letter states:
CISA fails to offer a comprehensive solution to cybersecurity threats. Further, the bill contains inadequate protections for privacy and civil liberties. Accordingly, we request that you promptly pledge to veto CISA.
CISA presents many of the same problems the Administration previously identified with CISPA in its veto threat. Privacy experts have pointed out how CISA would damage the privacy and civil liberties of users.
The EFF adds:
As we’ve emphasized in the past, the bill fails to provide privacy protections for Internet users and allows information sharing in a wide variety of circumstances that could potentially harm journalists and whistleblowers. Like its previous iterations, it also contains overbroad immunity from lawsuits for corporations that share information. As the letter points out, it even contains “a broad new categorical exemption from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, the first since the Act’s passage in 1966.”
So this is a bonus of my previously listed giveaway that is still going on until August 31st, BUT we got in this one huge makeup set at work, and I thought I’d do a special bonus giveaway. This giveaway ends on September 3rd. **This one is still only for trans women/dmab trans femmes, but you can still signal boost this if you’re not entering, and just caption it/tag it with “not entering” (if your theme shows tags)/send me a message that you aren’t entering.
This one is only open to followers (again, only trans women/dmab trans femmes), and to enter you gotta reblog this post, and also reblog this post about my custom patches.There will only be one (1) winner for this, and you can’t win the other one if you win this, but you can certainly enter both, and you’ll be in the running to win this, as well as one of the four (4) prizes in the first giveaway. For this one, you’ll win:
Not entering but signal boost!
Not entering, just a friendly signal boost :)