• 2015:I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22 (Taylor Swift™ No copyright infringement intended. Property of TAS LLC Management 2014©).
  • 2016:He didn't react (Fine Brothers™ No copyright infringement intended. Property of Fine Brothers Entertainment 2007©) to the news like I thought he would.
Only 30% of homeless shelters willing to house trans women with women

They called 100 shelters in 4 states to see what kind of access trans women in these states had to homeless shelters.

Overall, only 30% would house trans women in gender appropriate facilities (ie, as women).

21% outright refused shelter.

This? Is why the public accommodations debate is so fucking important. Yes. Peeing and shitting matters a great deal. But trans women have been and will continue to use public restrooms when we must.

Homeless shelters, women’s shelters, rape crisis centres, etc, however? Are an entirely different story.

I’d love to see someone do a test like this with IPV/DV Women’s shelters and/or rape crisis ones. Having some actual figures and facts about trans women’s access to these spaces (rather than just - albeit important - anecdotes).

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It’s in the middle of nowhere. And it’s flat-ass cold up there.
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U.S. government official, on federal authorities’ plan to cut off power at Oregon wildlife refuge being occupied by militia

More at The Guardian: Armed militants begin their third day at the wildlife refuge and have vowed to remain for months in protest over the treatment of two local cattle ranchers

I realize that everyone reblogging the post about the riots in Sarcelles is doing so with the best of intentions, but please read the article.

It is from 2014.  It should not have happened in 2014, such things should never happen, but please stop spreading it around like it is a thing that is happening now, with comments that seem to indicate that the article is current.

That said, the situation in France for Jewish people is still not great.  Here are some more recent articles if you’d like to read them:

France is still not a very safe place for Jewish people.  But that specific article about Sarcelles is two years old, and spreading it around like it’s something new is only going to confuse people.

Disclaimer: I am not Jewish, but I am generally in favor of all humans being treated well and treating each other well, so the situation in France concerns me.  The misinformation about it also concerns me because it could lead people to ignore accurate information further down the line. 

@fameone‘s Tumblr Thoughts Podcast #35

What’s really good?

After last week’s hilarious nonsense, we decided to have a more controlled and laid back podcast which allowed us to address various topics. I was joined by @purestreetspecialistsallure, @3plymike, and @ghostboymike. We touched on the Kanye West messiness, our Super Bowl pics, women getting away with being homophobic, fashion, and, of course, cars.

Many thanks to @underr-grround, @mideida, @carversti, @wt-fvck, @elfloppytaco, @hood-skoop, @suprakai, @mikurubeamu, @kawahbunga and @jezebuilt for asking questions and providing much of the content for this week.

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What is Wrong with Magic

“Good day, Commanders. Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of every day routine- the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. I enjoy them as much as any Magic: the Gathering player. But in the spirit of commemoration, I will be taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat.

I suspect even now, fingers are furiously whizzing over keyboards, and men with angry, hate-filled speech will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this community, isn’t there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression.

How did this happen? Who’s to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, but again truth be told, if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. “

Does any of this sound vaguely familiar to you? Here’s why.

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yesterday (9 jan 16) thousands of Kurds marched in paris to call for justice on the killing of three kurdish rebels, all women, whose bodies were found on january 10, 2013: Sakine Cansiz (54), Fidan Dogan (28) and Leyla Soylemez (24). between 7,000 and 10,000 manifestants came to paris from all over europe for the occasion.

the protesters denounced crimes by the Turkish regime, chanting “no to impunity for political crimes.” they marched to the site of the killings and laid flowers in the memory of the dead. three years after the fact, french justice has yet to shed any light on the killings.

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Iran Proves Republicans Are Full Of Crap As United Nations Says Nuclear Deal Has Been Honored
Iran is fulfilling their obligations under the nuclear deal reached with the Obama Administration, and Republicans can't handle being proven wrong by those they consider enemies.

Iran is fulfilling their obligations under the nuclear deal reached with the Obama Administration, and Republicans can’t handle being proven wrong by those they consider enemies.

On Saturday morning, Iran released several Americans from jail. Among them included Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, pastor Saeed Abedini, and former marine Amir Hekmati. As you may recall, Republicans repeatedly used the imprisonment of these three men as a reason to oppose the nuclear deal and demanded that President Obama make their release a condition of the negotiations.

But President Obama wisely refused to tangle the two issues, which kept the nuclear deal alive while preserving a future opportunity to bring the prisoners home.

And on Saturday, President Obama’s wisdom paid off, as all three men have been released just as the deal goes into effect. Not only that, but the United Nations has announced that Iran has honored the terms of the deal in a statement by International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano.

Here is the full statement via the IAEA.

Today, I released a report confirming that Iran has completed the necessary preparatory steps to start the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The report was submitted to the IAEA Board of Governors and to the United Nations Security Council.

It was issued after Agency inspectors on the ground verified that Iran has carried out all measures required under the JCPOA to enable Implementation Day to occur.

This paves the way for the IAEA to begin verifying and monitoring Iran’s nuclear-related commitments under the agreement, as requested by the U.N. Security Council and authorised by the IAEA Board.

Relations between Iran and the IAEA now enter a new phase. It is an important day for the international community. I congratulate all those who helped make it a reality, especially the group of countries known as the E3/EU+3, Iran and the IAEA Board.

In line with its commitments, Iran will start to provisionally implement the Additional Protocol to its Safeguards Agreement with the IAEA. Together with other nuclear-related measures under the JCPOA, this increases the Agency’s ability to monitor nuclear activities in Iran and to verify that they are peaceful.

We have come a long way since the IAEA first started considering the Iran nuclear issue in 2003. A lot of work has gone into getting us here, and implementation of this agreement will require a similar effort. For our part, we are ready to get on with the job.

In other words, Iran met their obligations and showed the world that Republicans were full of bullshit every time they demonized the deal or accused Iran of not cooperating.

Even Secretary of State John Kerry took a victory lap around those who doubted the deal would succeed, calling the deal an “ambitious set of promises” that Iran is keeping, which makes the entire world safer.

“Iran has undertaken significant steps that many, and I do mean many, people doubted would ever come to pass. And that should be recognized, even though the full measure of this achievement can only be realized by assuring continued full compliance in the coming years. Today marks the moment that the Iran nuclear agreement transitions from an ambitious set of promises on paper to measurable action in progress. Today, as a result of the actions taken since last July, the United States, our friends and allies in the Middle East, and the entire world are safer because the threat of the nuclear weapon has been reduced.”

Clearly, the deal is working and Iran must continue to honor it since other sanctions won’t be lifted for another ten years down the road. For now, however, Iran is working with the world and the world is rewarding them by lifting sanctions.

This deal will go down in history as one of the greatest achievements of President Obama’s time in office, and will go down as a humiliating defeat for Republicans. The GOP hoped to sabotage the deal in preference of war with Iran that would cost thousands of lives and add even more to our national debt.

It’s likely they are furious that they failed so badly, but they should really be embarrassed that they stood in the way of history and the diplomatic negotiations that brought the deal to fruition. They acted like little toddlers who didn’t get their way while the Iranians and President Obama were the adults in the room. And the results make it absolutely clear that Republicans do not have what it takes to lead or make American foreign policy.