One of the ways that German history is not like other European histories is that Germans consciously use it as a warning to act differently in the future. As the historian Michael Stürmer says, “for a long time in Germany, history was what must not be allowed to happen again”. This is very different from Britain or France, where most public engagement with history, in terms of monuments and memorials, is to honour valour and heroism, with little public recognition of any wrongdoing, or of follies that might have led to the wars in which the valour had to be demonstrated. What is striking about German war memorials is that they look forward not back - a characteristic clearly visible in their parliament building.
Neil MacGregor in yesterday’s Guardian Review, “Made in Germany” (via timeswhenlucywasright)
Moira: ilu Rachel ur the bomb

Moira: ilu Rachel ur the bomb

I’m fucking gunning for it.

I gathered up all of the Wisconsin statutes on sexual assault, and combed through it. What he did to me and to Hailey constitutes Second Degree Sexual Assault (Class C felony) and Fourth Degree Sexual Assault (Class A misdemeanor).

Penalties:
— For a Class C felony, a fine not to exceed $100,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 40 years, or both.
— For a Class A misdemeanor, a fine not to exceed $10,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 9 months, or both.

Wisconsin’s definition of consent: means words or overt actions by a person who is competent to give informed consent indicating a freely given agreement to have sexual intercourse or sexual contact.

I don’t know if we’ll actually charge him, but if I’m going to the unversity police and filing a report, I’m gonna go in knowing what the fuck I’m talking about.

Kinda fucking glad my daddy was a lawyer, now.

freddieboychilton:

freddieboychilton:

Brought my cousin with me to my parents house and now my dad’s making him vacuum the entire house because my cousin said it was a womans job to vacuum and clean

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transyoite:

gutcolour:

for the record, yes it is ableist to go on about how Bad People are sociopaths/psychopaths, for a few reasons

  • have you ever noticed how people tend to use psychopathic/psychotic (usually followed by killer, bitch, nutjob, etc) synonymously? yeah, that’s not an accident. the image of the psychopath is supposed to invoke Scary Crazy People. hopefully i don’t need to explain why this is ableist
  • psychopathy doesn’t even exist in a clinical context. it is literally an invention of the criminal justice system. we don’t like the criminal justice system, remember?
  • the idea of sociopaths/psychopaths is that Bad People are just aberrations, people who are somehow “sick” and “twisted” and who inflict harm on others because of ambiguous “mental problems”. this is obviously false; most often, the people we call sociopaths/psychopaths are people who are behaving exactly as systems of oppression want them to behave. violence against women is not an individual problem; police brutality is definitely not an individual problem. the concept of sociopathy/psychopathy deliberately shifts the blame away from institutions and onto individuals. it’s liberal as hell
  • people with blunted affect and/or reduced affective empathy aren’t fucking evil. jesus christ. you know these are actual symptoms of a lot of psychotic/personality disorders, right. you know that people with psychotic/personality disorders are extremely likely to be SUBJECT to violence and abuse, right

THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS WHOLE FUCKING TIME. EVERYONE, READ THIS NOW.

welcometofigtown:

Sometimes I’m kinda irritated that barefoot is almost always a “last ditch” thing in the horse world. So is ethical/+R training. Just seems silly.

It’s so fucking obnoxious and ridiculous. You’d think it’d be a primary thing, but no it’s just a fair weather add-on for some people

All those moments will be lost in time… Like tears in the rain.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner(1982)
tefpoe1:

The national mobilization begins …. We are asking people all over the world to join us in #Ferguson and help us flood the city with the war cry for #justice4mikebrown and the countless other victims of police brutality … People from all over the world will be joining us !!!

tefpoe1:

The national mobilization begins …. We are asking people all over the world to join us in #Ferguson and help us flood the city with the war cry for #justice4mikebrown and the countless other victims of police brutality … People from all over the world will be joining us !!!