8 Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

  1. Student-Loan Debt.
  2. Psychopathologizing and Medicating Noncompliance.
  3. Schools That Educate for Compliance and Not for Democracy.
  4. No Child Left Behind” and “Race to the Top.”
  5. Shaming Young People Who Take EducationBut Not Their SchoolingSeriously.
  6. The Normalization of Surveillance.
  7. Television.
  8. Fundamentalist Religion and Fundamentalist Consumerism.

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Why I Think This World Should End

Sorry if this offends you. - Prince Ea

I’ve never seen an exploding helicopter. I’ve never seen anybody go and blow somebody’s head off. So why should I make films about them? But I have seen people destroy themselves in the smallest way. I’ve seen people withdraw. I’ve seen people hide behind political ideas, behind dope, behind the sexual revolution, behind fascism, behind hypocrisy, and I’ve myself done all these things. So I can understand them. What we are saying is so gentle. It’s gentleness. We have problems, terrible problems, but our problems are human problems.
—  John Cassavetes

A Bronx woman is suing the city after spending 7 long years in jail for a crime she didn’t commit. Malisha Blyden was convicted in 2007 for having a role in a 2005 home invasion, according to the New York Daily News, but her conviction was dismissed on March 11th. Although Blyden was convicted of setting up a man, George Peseo, who was gunned down, it turns out she’d never seen the man in her life. Still, she was sentenced to 40 years in prison for her supposed role in the home invasion. “It took me a while to realize they just convicted me on an attempted mµrder charge that I had nothing to do with,” Blyden said. In a stroke of luck, Blyden encountered a fellow prisoner who knew Blyden was innocent because her Harlem neighbors had committed the crime. In their rush to escape, the robbers had hid Peseo’s bloødy shirt in the Ford Expedition they’d stolen from him. “She was there when they came back from the robbery, in front of the building,” said […]

I think this image speaks for itself. Rape Culture needs to be squashed. We need to stop victim blaming. Instead of teaching “how not to get raped,” we need to be teaching “don’t rape.” Instead of telling victims that they’re lying or that they enjoyed it, how about we actually give them support and try to help them through their traumatic experience? Victims of rape and sexual assault have gone through enough trauma without having to deal with being called a liar or a slut. We need to stop victim blaming and we need to put an end to rape culture.

~Anna

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I was on facebook and saw this a great moment for humanity, only to have it ruined by the idiocracy of the ignorant.  It is honestly hurtful that people believe asexuality is fake, and that since I (yes I am asexual) “just need to get some from a better dick” What confuses me is that in my sexuality (or lack of) I am not hurting anyone’s beliefs whether they be religious or political. It is at this point I end with the statement ”fuck society” 

Sometimes, I ignore everyone. I don’t mean to. I do it because mostly I feel like everyone doesnt acknowledge me, listen to me or notice me.

One reason is that I do it just to see if anyone would actually even care to notice. And sometimes, the people who I notice don’t notice me… Feel like its reverse psychology.

This is also another reason why I’m sometimes really quiet.

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