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The numbers, in several cases, are astounding. 350.org, a climate action group, saw donations almost triple in the month after Donald Trump’s election. Since Trump’s win, Planned Parenthood told NPR it’s gained over 600,000 new donors and more than 36,000 new volunteers. And the American Civil Liberties Union has raised more than $80 million since Nov. 8.

Key players in what’s being called “The Resistance” — a vocal and growing progressive backlash to the Trump presidency — have been flooded with, and in some cases overwhelmed by an outpouring of money and volunteer support in the last few months. In many cases, these groups are struggling to keep up.

‘The Resistance’ Faces A New Question: What To Do With All That Money

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Bus with anti-transgender message is vandalized in NYC
A bus spreading a message against transgender culture was vandalized near United Nations headquarters early Thursday evening while it was parked, according to the head of one of the three groups organizing the bus tour.

“The “Free Speech Bus,” as it is called by organizers, was parked near the UN for a scheduled event when two people approached, scratched it with a key, cracked windows with a hammer, and spray painted slogans such as “Trans Liberation,” Brian Brown, president of the Washington-based National Organization for Marriage, told USA TODAY.

“Boys are boys and girls are girls - it’s very simple,” Brown said of the bus tour’s purpose and message. “We don’t want men in girl’s restrooms. We don’t want schools and our law attempting to say that people are bigoted simply because they understand that there’s a difference between male and female.”

The New York City Police Department said it took a report on the alleged vandalism and that it is being investigated as an incident of criminal mischief.

“Free speech is a constitutional right, but language has consequences that must be considered,” Jessica Stern, executive director of OutRight Action International, a pro-LGBT rights organization based in New York, said in a statement e-mailed to USA TODAY.

“Trans youth already have an extremely high risk for violence, discrimination and suicide. Broadcasting a message that erases and denies the reality that transgender and intersex children and youth exist (sic) is irresponsible, factually misleading, disrespectful and dangerous,” Stern said.

Read the full piece here

Lame adaptations and sequels are always like, “how can Mina go back to her stifling Victorian marriage after her experience with the dark, seductive Dracula??”

Meanwhile, Mina marries her best friend, who she’s known since they were children, who she share common interests with, they build a home together, work as partners, make immense sacrifices for each other, support each other through their traumas.

Guys, a marriage isn’t stifling and restrictive just because two people… get along, I guess?

Whoever made this comic is a dumbass, and Marvel are morons for publishing it.

Do I even need to explain what is so retarded about this?

I’ll give you a hint 

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Marvel purposefully lied about their own history to make some half-assed commentary about an issue that never even existed in tne first place 

It took me just having to hear that there were women negatively affected by porn to question it and quit watching it. I didn’t need the statistics, I just needed one exited woman to say “Hey this shit sucks, here’s my experience.” Then it was “Here’s more exited women talking about their experience” that made me realize how much of an epidemic porn is for women. And that’s all anyone needs to believe porn is awful. Statistics work to organize everything in readable numbers, but if famous porn “stars” are comeing out and saying porn is abusive and dangerous and a plight against women then I think that’s enough.

Anyone who is pro porn is pro violence against women, pro rape, pro pedophilia, pro trafficking, and it doesn’t matter how “careful” you are when watching, doesn’t matter how many privileged women talk about how they enjoy it, they’re just the same.

I will never put the feelings of males and privileged women over the safety and freedom of women and children who never had a choice or had their choices taken away in this gross industry and the fact that there are people who don’t get that boggles me to no end.

Y’know, guys, nothing brightens my mood quite like seeing a bunch of cis “allies” get together and have a big fuggin circle-jerk about why they’re allowed to speak over trans people on trans-specific issues.  Really puts a fucking spring in my goddamn step, it does.

The Dual Royals’ Act III: Last Door Campaign {Open to All}

So here we are, at long last. This is where it all leads… and it’s gonna have everyone and anyone who wants in throughout the entirety of April. Pick a side to lend your aid toward as these two unknowingly try and find each other in this mightiest of Great Mazes!

Lockdown with Team Leo.

  • Includes everybody who’s interacted with the royals at some point or another by default (can request to appear on Takumi’s route instead).
  • Maps are geared toward laying siege to areas which will be repurposed as safe havens to use for keeping the Subspace Army out.
  • Focus on these threads will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (when available).

Liberate with Team Takumi.

  • Allows more room for newer RPers, including those not necessarily in the Fire Emblem RP Community.
  • Maps here have enemies that are a bit stronger but also fewer in number. Primary goal is to rescue those in trouble and quickly get out.
  • Focus on these threads will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (when available).

Questions? Concerns? General silliness? Please direct them to the inbox~. By the by, if there’s a thread somewhere that we didn’t finish that started before this, I’m not opposed to finishing it but just be aware it’ll prooobably be lower priority.

This single post will be edited with changes to things when the need arises. I hope this is something you all can have fun with like in the Subspace Revelation before it!

agent-jaselin  asked:

Stan was raised jewish but doesn't practice when he gets to the Mcgucket's home so they don't make him go to church. But when he's five he can't be left alone, so do they start taking him to church but also teach him about the jewish religion? Or do they just get a babysitter and don't teach him either. Basically i guess does Stan get raised interfaith so he knows his real culture but is still a part of the Mcguckets family culture?

Ooooh, that’s a good question.

Because he can’t be left alone, they take him to church.  I’m not sure how Catholic churches work, but at my church, when I was a kid, I didn’t actually need to pay attention to the service, and I sometimes wasn’t even always in the…room with the pews (it has been a while since I have been to church).  

So Stan might not have to do those things?  At the very least, the McGuckets would give him the option to read a book or something when the pastor or minister or whatever is just yammering on about dying in hell.  That’s what they say in Catholic churches, right?  My church doesn’t do that lol.  I don’t know much about Catholicism whoops.  Once he’s old enough to be on his own (15 or so), they stop making him come with. But he might want to tag along to mass every now and then just to spend time with the McGuckets and also to be involved in their culture.  And also he might have made some friendships with other members of the congregation.

But the McGuckets also do their research.  They find a synagogue in Little Rock to take Stan to, and also try to learn as much about Judaism and Jewish culture as they can.  They explain to people at the synagogue that they adopted someone who comes from a Jewish background, and they want to make sure he is raised with that culture and religion.

So, to give a very long answer, Stan is effectively raised as Jewish and also sort of Catholic.  

Holy shit imagine the McGuckets throwing Stan a bar mitzvah.