call-to-action

Hey girl.  Censorship can ruin a magic moment.  STOP SOPA. 

Please call and write your representative.

Here is more SVRG on SOPA.

To clarify for those who seem to be confused, censorship of RG’s private parts isn’t actually an issue of SOPA (I was being clever and strategic with the well-known “censorship” black-out banner). However, my use of the photographic film still and your reblogging it falls squarely within SOPA territory.  So please click that representative link above and speak out against SOPA. 

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Across the country there will be vigils held for Raza Barati who was murdered a year ago while in detention at Manus Island. He was only 23. What happened was atrocious and what continues to happen on Manus/Naru is disgusting. We can make our disdain for this known.

Invite people, attend, make it known that the Australian public does not condone our Government’s indecency and indifference to Asylum Seekers. Do not forget Reza Barati.

(Re)Queering Pride

By Ngoc Loan Tran; Edited by Muna Mire

The history of Pride in America

June was Pride month in the United States. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender folks from coast to coast celebrated the history of queer resistance led by drag queens, poor and homeless queer youth, and trans* women of color like Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson… oh what? Word? That’s not what you thought Pride was? Well, maybe that’s because it isn’t what Pride looks like these days.

Keep reading

Ben And Jerry’s Statement on OWS Call to Action

We, the Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors, compelled by our personal convictions and our Company’s mission and values, wish to express our deepest admiration to all of you who have initiated the non-violent Occupy Wall Street Movement and to those around the country who have joined in solidarity. The issues raised are of fundamental importance to all of us. These include:


  • The inequity that exists between classes in our country is simply immoral.
  • We are in an unemployment crisis. Almost 14 million people are unemployed. Nearly 20% of African American men are unemployed. Over 25% of our nation’s youth are unemployed.
  • Many workers who have jobs have to work 2 or 3 of them just to scrape by.
  • Higher education is almost impossible to obtain without going deeply in debt.
  • Corporations are permitted to spend unlimited resources to influence elections while stockpiling a trillion dollars rather than hiring people.

We know the media will either ignore you or frame the issue as to who may be getting pepper sprayed rather than addressing the despair and hardships borne by so many, or accurately conveying what this movement is about. All this goes on while corporate profits continue to soar and millionaires whine about paying a bit more in taxes. And we have not even mentioned the environment.

We know that words are relatively easy but we wanted to act quickly to demonstrate our support. As a board and as a company we have actively been involved with these issues for years but your efforts have put them out front in a way we have not been able to do. We have provided support to citizens’ efforts to rein in corporate money in politics, we pay a livable wage to our employees, we directly support family farms and we are working to source fairly traded ingredients for all our products. But we realize that Occupy Wall Street is calling for systemic change. We support this call to action and are honored to join you in this call to take back our nation and democracy.

— Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors

anonymous asked:

I'm a man who is fascinated and disgusted (like watching a train wreck) by the way many men are treating women online and in real life these days. Catcalling, the MRA movement, "nice guys", Bronies... I just don't know what happened (although my non-academic guess it has something to do with increasingly isolated, anti-social, pornography-filled lifestyles). On behalf of the good guys (not nice guys!), I apologize for these boys. I hope you all find the men (or women) you deserve.

I want to give a call to action for men who are considering sending messages along the lines of this one. By sending us these messages, you are obviously trying to separate yourselves from these creeps. But chances are, you have, at one point or another, engaged in similar behavior.

So I want to challenge all of you to a) critically think and reflect on your own behavior and continuously check yourself and, b) start calling out men on the internet and real life. Call out your friends. Call out your family. Call out that douche on reddit. Sending us messages apologizing “on behalf of your gender” doesn’t accomplish anything; it’s just asking for cookies for “not being that guy." 

We do sincerely appreciate messages like this one. It’s nice to know that men are equally disgusted by other mens’ behavior. But if you really want to help us, then please consider trying to actively change the culture around us.

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This week on “How short is Ezra Bridger”

The first cap is the blueberry with his feet dangling off the floor because he’s too short to touch the ground (Path of the Jedi)

The second cap is the blueberry standing on his tip-toes so he can look over the railing at Kanan because he’s otherwise too short to see over it (Call to Action)

SERIOUSLY HOW SMALL ARE YOU

Star Wars Rebels
  • *episode 1*
  • :haha this is cute and funny and action-packed and well written and the characters are so lovable and awesome
  • *a couple episodes later*
  • :nonONONONOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENONONONO wHY WOUL D U EVEN GO THE R E S T O P JUST RIP MY HEART OUT IT'LL HURT LESS

From the National Center for Transgender Equality:

Save the LGBT-inclusive Violence Against Women Act by calling your senators now. The Senate may take up the bill in the coming days. 

And the programs covered in VAWA are so crucial for trans people–nearly a fifth of trans people have faced domestic violence from their families because they are trans or gender non-conforming.

Call your Senator now and let them know how important these programs are for all survivors of violence.

Learn more here: http://wapo.st/14S1qPs