In Bundelkhand, India, a revolution is in the making among the poorest of the poor, as the fiery women of the Gulabi Gang empower themselves and take up the fight against gender violence, caste oppression and widespread corruption.
Members of the gulabi gang (pink gang), a group of women in rural India who strive for social justice.
Awesome image from Toronto’s Walk A Mile in Her Shoes parade to end violence against women.
Gender based violence is not just a women’s issue
THROUGH WALK A MILE, WE DON’T TALK THE TALK - WE WALK THE WALK
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes isn’t simply a stunt - it’s a statement about men’s role in ending violence against women; an issue that is connected to strict gender roles and expectations of men. By wearing heels and acting in solidarity with women, we want to show that we’ll do whatever it takes to make this a safer world for everyone.
Una representación de la callada resignación con la que la mujer atrapada en una situación familiar violenta arrastra la violencia. La sonrisa es la máscara cotidiana que hace pasar lo intolerable por lo cotidiano inevitable y que le dice al mundo que todo está bien.
As a cashier in a truck stop, shady people are pretty common to see… and this goes to show how even shady people come in all varieties…
About 4 hours into my shift, one of my good friend stopped in to chat with me for awhile. He works as a volunteer medic on the local ambulance service; he was on call & where i work is a couple minutes away from the ambulance base… he was getting coffee when a pair of teenagers come in.
The one blonde guy i kinda recognize from when i went to high school… he’s only a year or 2 younger… i rang his sale up and that was that… his brunette buddy on the other hand…
Guy #2 puts a bottle of wine on the counter & a big cloud of marijuana just hits me in the face from this guy… dealing with so many potheads in the area, its nothing outside of normal… so asked for this guy’s ID, of course he wants to mock me & give me a hard time about having to pull it out for me.
He asked me if i cant tell he’s old enough by his beard… he has just has a tiny little patch of facial hair on his chin not even bigger than a thumb print, a wussy attempt at a beard… and i tell him so.
“With a wussy beard like that, its hard to tell how old you are.”
He doesnt hear me & i’m not going to repeat myself a million times so i verified his ID & finished the sale… not even catching onto what his blonde friend is going on about til after they walked out. My medic friend has been parked at the counter the whole time this is going down…
My friend points out to me that the 2 guys rode together… in a 7-seater van that is holding at least 9 people & half of them look underaged & under influence… that is all very, very illegal… so our best bet is to call this situation into Dispatch to have a cop come out to investigate.
As my friend is grabbing his phone out to call the Police, guy #2 comes storming back in and throws a pen down on the counter.
“Who owns this store? I want their name & number. You will not disrespect a customer like that. Saying I have pussy-fur on my face”
(Erm… what? Pussy fur? Where the hell did that come from?)
“I am not obligated to hand out any personal phone numbers regardless of who asks. If you want to complain to my manager, you may call the store in the morning. For the record, that wasnt even remotely close to what i said.”
This idiot is trying to grab at me from across the counter now!
“Come here! No ugly bitch is going to insult me and get away with it!”
So my friend, Adam, grabs the guy & shoves him back.
“I’m going to call you into the local police department. Stay or run, we have a name & license plate for you and all your underaged stoner friends. I’ll make sure to file a verbal assault report again you for insulting my girlfriend. She did NOT say pussy fur, she said you had a wussy beard!”
Of course, the guy guns it out the door & we filed a police report. I hope they found them because I dont wish for Adam to end them cutting their mangled bodies from a car accident later…
A lava planet. There are some disarticulated legs floating around in the magma somewhere. It’s populated by lava-resistant fleas and in denizens of the Dark Side. Anakin murdered Padmé
here just before Obi-Wan cut off Anakin’s legs. Palpatine chaired a shady company.
Queer engagement with law enforcement cannot be accurately described, much less analysed, as a stand-alone, generic “gay” experience because race, class, and gender are crucial factors in determining how and which queers will bear the brunt of violence at the hands of the criminal legal system.
Queer Injustice: The Criminalisation of LGBT People In the United States by Joey L. Mogul, Andrea J. Ritchie, and Kay Whitlock
This literally made me sick. Fucking terrible how people can be so disrespectful, so violent. Please watch this, spread this around and educate your friends, family and anyone who just doesn’t know for a better tomorrow.
The result is a heart wrenching technicolor spectacle that raises questions about gender stereotypes, mob mentality, and violence in America.