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Help save a 16 year-old trans girl of color from being put in a mens adult prison with NO crimes charged on her by emailing Commissioner Katz.

inkdefense:

butchimightbe:

She has never been convicted of a crime but they want to move her to near isolation in an adult mens prison. This CANNOT happen. Here is a more in depth article: http://feministing.com/2014/04/14/how-the-connecticut-department-of-children-families-is-failing-a-trans-girl-of-color/

I put together an email for Commissioner Katz, so all you have to do is copy and paste it. Click here for the example email

Please reblog to raise awareness!

signal boost, please!

Consumer Alert - Trojan Fire & Ice Condoms

strugglingtobeheard:

princexneeshydoomcuddles:

bookishboi:

condomdepot:

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Upon examining a Trojan Fire & Ice condom, I immediately noticed something was very wrong.

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Hell no.

I knew something was wrong with those things.

i was always suspect of a condom advertising itself like icyhot…

Megaupload Returns…

thefourteenthdoctor:

But, I feel there is something many are not realising, and it is important to know this. Megaupload has started to use a special encryption, meaning they cannot see what you are uploading and allowing others to download. This means that they cannot be held accountable for any illegal activity that goes on on the site. Which means if the FBI focus on Megaupload, the consequences will fall on you. Megaupload has made itself prosecutable, because under their terms and conditions, all liability now goes to the users. Which means if the FBI chooses to go in search of those uploading illegal content, or downloading illegal content, they cannot prosecute the site or owners. There is only one person they can prosecute, and that is the user. And I feel that users, tumblr especially, will not realise that, and continue on using it as they did. So if you use it as you did, you now run a much higher risk of being caught. And I thought you should know that. Be careful.

cosplayingwhileblack:

Be careful cosplayers

cosplayingwhileblack:

Be careful cosplayers

The Story of the Black Friday Strike

ssitara:

changewalmart:

So, by now you’ve heard that Walmart workers are walking out on strike on Black Friday. Here’s a quick primer on why they’re striking.

Let’s start with the basics. Walmart is the largest private employer in the world.  They help set labor standards for almost every country on earth.

Walmart generated at least $405 billion in revenue last year, making it the 23rd largest economy in the world. Larger than Sweden.

Walmart remains an incredibly profitable company. But Walmart’s profits are America’s loss. Between 2000-2006, Walmart imported so much stuff from Chinese manufacturers that it eliminated nearly 200,000 U.S. jobs.

Walmart pays employees so little that they’ve cost taxpayers an estimated $1 billion per year in government assistance to their workers.

The result? Walmart is crazy rich.

So rich, in fact, that the Walton family — which owns a 49% stake in Walmart — is worth more than the bottom 40% of all American families combined. That means six people are worth more than an entire third of America.

Walmart workers, however, struggle to pay their rent and feed their families. Store employees earn an average of $8.81/hr or just $15,500 a year

But paying employees poverty wages isn’t enough for Walmart. They’ve also settled lawsuits alleging rampant wage theft from employees.

Locked workers in the store overnight.

And systematically pushed out full-time workers in favor of cheaper part-time workers.

This year, they decided to hike healthcare premiums for store employees by as much as 36%. And they don’t even offer health insurance to their part time employees.

They’ve also been messing with employee schedules, insisting on a new “flexible” scheduling policy. It’s flexible for Walmart, but not so much for workers. And let’s not forget they’ve chosen to open Walmart stores at 8pm on Thanksgiving Day this year.

Meanwhile, Walmart employees have filed numerous class action lawsuits and EEOC complaints over the years, alleging systemic discrimination and other illegal employment practices. 

Eventually, Walmart associates got fed up.

Two years ago, Walmart employees formed the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart). Now they’ve got thousands of Walmart associates nationwide who are organizing around issues like erratic hours, low wages and retaliation by management in their stores.  

Nothing like this has ever has ever happened in Walmart’s 50-year history. It’s an unprecedented moment for workers’ rights in America.

But Walmart has responded by attempting to silence its workers. Walmart even called the police and handcuffed a former employee who had simply been inside the store, talking to ex-coworkers about the Black Friday strike.

Then Walmart filed an “Unfair Labor Practice” (yes, we had the same reaction) last week.

So, now we’re three days away from the first nationwide strike of Walmart associates ever. How can you support the cause? There are a number of ways:

1. Show up on Black Friday and support the strikers.

2. Sponsor a Walmart striker by donating towards a $50 grocery gift card.

3. Donate your Facebook & Twitter account to Walmart strikers on Black Friday.

4. If you work at Walmart, become a member of OUR Walmart.

The bottom line is this — OUR Walmart is just getting started. 

Hey loved ones. I know that many of us are stuck in the cycle in which we can’t afford not to go to places like Walmart. But we *have* to respect when workers call for a boycott. Workers are calling for you to boycott Walmart for Black Friday, which apparently starts on Thursday this year. So please stand in solidarity with Walmart workers, don’t buy anything from Walmart this weekend. In general, please don’t ever cross a picket line. And please try to join a protest with Walmart workers demanding justice, there’s one in every area!

comicbookcosplay:

Please reblog this message to all of your SoCal Female Cosplayer Friends:

There is a guy named Jeff (Marshall? I believe) And he claims to be an aspiring photographer, but really is preying on vulnerable women. He will be going to conventions, so beware female cosplayers. If you have a “sexy” (comic) cosplay, he will stalk you. (He also lurks on craigslist, beware.)

He is really unprofessional and will try to get you to model topless, at all costs.

He is obsessed with boobs and will try to touch yours if you model for him topless.

He even told me that he uses photography as an excuse to see women’s boobs and “play” with them.

He will even try and get you to lie to your significant other/parents/etc. just so he can get you to model topless/nude for him. He has no respect if you are taken. He will hit on you and try to advance on you if you let him.

He knows nothing about anime or video games either, he just wants to photograph “sexy characters” to fantasize about.

All of the photos in his “portfolio” that he showed me are topless models and even nude photos. He has hundreds of these photos on his laptop. 

Please be careful, if you feel that you may have encountered him, please Ask/Submit/Fan Mail: ManiacalxJester.tumblr.com

He is not a trustworthy photographer. He doesn’t even own a camera, he rents them. He also doesn’t work for any company either, so don’t believe his bullshit.

I wish I could describe his looks to you.. He is semi-tall, dirty blonde-brunette-ish, and Caucasian. I know that doesn’t narrow it down, but I can point him out if you have a photo. (I’m sorry that I can’t provide a photo.)

If ANYONE has a photo of this guy, could you please pass it along?  I know a number of people who work for conventions in SoCal (and work a few myself), and this could be potentially useful information.

(Source: derekfuego)

Hey lovelies. Read this if you’ve got a minute.

bookishboi:

bookishboi:

Someone incredibly special to me is going through a rough place right now.

“Rough place” doesn’t really do her situation justice but long story short? She’s in a spot to be homeless soon if she doesn’t get help.

What I’m asking is you signal boost this post. Tell your friends, anything you can do to help is appreciated. If you can donate? Even the smallest bit will help, a dollar, two dollars, whatever you can possibly spare to help her get a plane ticket.

whitewhinesangria:

If you guize could donate like…a dollar or two to the Broke Black Bitch is Getting Kicked Out Fund, that would be really awesome.

That link doesn’t work? Try this one.

For those of you that will signal boost this post or donate, thank you. Thank you a ton. <3 <3

BOOST 

(Source: brownnipplebraggadocio)

numol:

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MISSINGTAMALA WELLS: DETROIT, MICHIGAN9/10/2012: Tamala Wells (33) of Detroit, Michigan hasn’t been seen or heard from since 8/6/2012 and the white, four-door Pontiac Grand Prix she was driving was found abandoned on Coventry Street, between Lantz Avenue and Emery Street.  At the time of her disappearance, the mother of two was living with her boyfriend who claims Tamala was “just going out to take care of some business.”  Tamala’s brother, Ricardo Wells, said he talks to or sees his sister usually 5 times a week and says it’s totally uncharacteristic of her not to contact anyone.  Tamala is 5’6” and 150 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.  She was last seen wearing a white shirt and jean shorts.  Anyone with information on Wells’ whereabouts is asked to call the Detroit police at 313-596-5240 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.facebook.com/seeking.thelost.news

Source Link
via the Help Find Kalisha “Mocha” Madden facebook page (post link)

numol:

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MISSING

TAMALA WELLS: DETROIT, MICHIGAN

9/10/2012: Tamala Wells (33) of Detroit, Michigan hasn’t been seen or heard from since 8/6/2012 and the white, four-door Pontiac Grand Prix she was driving was found abandoned on Coventry Street, between Lantz Avenue and Emery Street.  At the time of her disappearance, the mother of two was living with her boyfriend who claims Tamala was “just going out to take care of some business.”  Tamala’s brother, Ricardo Wells, said he talks to or sees his sister usually 5 times a week and says it’s totally uncharacteristic of her not to contact anyone.  Tamala is 5’6” and 150 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.  She was last seen wearing a white shirt and jean shorts.  Anyone with information on Wells’ whereabouts is asked to call the Detroit police at 313-596-5240 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

facebook.com/seeking.thelost.news

Source Link

via the Help Find Kalisha “Mocha” Madden facebook page (post link)

ronweasley:

Okay maybe you know, or maybe you don’t but, to cut a long story short, things didn’t turn out well with the family I’m living with right now as an au pair (I just really don’t like being called a b*tch by thirteen years-old girls who hit their parents, parents who just don’t care about me being treated like shit or them being hit). They want me out before the end of the week because they’ve found a replacement. Now a few points.

  1. plane tickets are really expensive given the short notice I have to buy them and I simply can’t afford one.
  2. even if I could, I simply have nowhere to go. I haven’t talken to my parents in six years and I gave my French flat back before coming here.
  3. I’ll effectively be homeless in a city I barely know, in a country that isn’t mine, before the end of the week.

So it’s really not my style but fuck it guys I need help. I’m in Dublin, Ireland, and I need someone to shelter me for about week - maybe less, probably more but I can always gtfo if you want me to. I’m looking for a new family in need of an au pair and I hope to find one but if I don’t I’ll take a plane back to France - this way I’ll be homeless in a country where I have more rights because it’s mine, yay!

If you can help me, please send me an ask and I will name my next cat after you (I’d say “my first born” but there is no way in hell I’m ever having children). I will of course help to pay for meal and stuff (this I can afford, not like plane tickets that all cost over 500 euro ugh)

Thanks a lot if you can help, because I’m honestly scared to death right now.

As you all know, I do commissions!

popular-slut-club:

popular-slut-club:

popular-slut-club:

I need to make 200$ by October 1st, in order to have money to be able to travel.

Here is a (completely negotiable) list of my prices

Uncolored sketch: 3-6$ 

Colored sketch: 10-15$ 

Portrait painting: 20$ 

Full body painting: 30$ 

Portrait lineart: 25$

Full body lineart: 35$

Flat colored lineart: 40$

Shaded and colored lineart: 45$

Background of your choice is an additional 5$.

here’s some example art, some of them are WIP’s (works in progress)

reblogging myself

Please keep boosting this, this is my food and travel money. if I don’t make this, i will not be able to get to the airport to even get on the plane. 

genderbitch:

sugaredvenom:

OK, so I’ve been putting this off for as long as I can, but shit has got real recently. 

Basically, my flatmate and I are totally financially screwed at the moment. She’s not got any money coming in, and I make £2.60 an hour at my apprenticeship. The amount I make just about covers my travel, but we’ve been surviving so far.

The problem is paying rent. My flatmate is the landlord after her mother transferred the mortgage to her after moving out due to disability problems and between us we have nowhere near enough- there is no asking the landlord for an extension, by not having the money we face eviction and she faces losing the house she’s always lived in. Obviously we’d like to avoid this.

I’m selling a bunch of stuff on eBay- I have a lot of clothes that I’ve never worn and are new, or are old and just too fabulous to throw out despite not fitting anymore. There will also be a bunch of handmade jewellery and art being added over the next few days along with the rest of the clothes we have.

Please have a look and see if there’s anything you like- we have sizes from 8 to 22 going up in a bunch of styles, and anything you buy goes directly towards supporting us.

eBay link is here!

I’ll also be adding a donate button for anyone who doesn’t see anything to buy but wants to help. 

Thank you in advance guys. I’m finally at a place where I’m happy with what I’m doing (despite the poverty)and I don’t want to give it up.

Help and boost please!