unit stand up

Four years of Trump is four years of demanding our voices to be heard. Don’t stay silent. If you believe in something strongly enough then make it your mission to make change happen. Don’t sit and watch your beliefs get torn apart, get up off of that couch, out of your bed, and into the real world where real things happen that affect us all like it or not. A single voice starts an idea, but only we can make that idea spread. Women’s bodies are their own and they have the right to choose what is done with them. Women are not just pussies to be grabbed at, Muslims are not all terrorists, climate change is real, gay is not a choice, and building walls to keep out “problems” is not the solution literally or metaphorically. What I am saying is real, and if you can’t handle the reality of my words then the unfollow button is right up there. We can conquer this together.

reuters.com
In challenge to Trump, 17 Republicans in Congress join fight against global warming
Seventeen congressional Republicans signed a resolution on Wednesday vowing to seek "economically viable" ways to stave off global warming, challenging the stated views of President Donald Trump, who has called climate change a hoax.
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Photos from the protest at orlando international airport
We are fighting for the release of 3 people being detained here. Two had proper immigrant visas, the other is a lawful permanent resident. But there are many more around the united states who need to get back in the country to get to their families and their lives. People put an immense amount of time and money trying to get their green cards, this is unconstitutional and unamerican. Among the wonderful people I met today, 3 of them are immigrants to this country and are afraid that they’re next. When i went to the statue of liberty it read “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me” and last time i checked, it hasn’t changed. ❤💛💚💙💜

#nobannowall #muslimban #orlandounited #standup #resist

Dear super conservative Republicans posting about the protests and how there “weren’t any” when Obama was elected,


Did y'all forget he was the first African American president? Cause I’m pretty sure the race card got brought out like 19458284 times. Including protesters with signs saying “hang in there Obama” with pictures of a noose, and PLENTY of people protesting his presidency strictly because of the color of his skin

Not so fun when it’s the other way around except 100x MORE powerful because there is way more to be worried about then then a man’s race, huh?

Sincerely,
Someone with their eyes open.

Reasons why Hannibal/Bedelia makes perfect sense:

  • he feels protective of her.
  • of all the psychiatrists he could have chosen, it was her. There’s something about her that intrigues him.
  • she has the capacity to do Very Bad Things, which is something Hannibal knew before she did.
  • he refused to accept her resignation and she chose to accept his refusal.
  • he covered up her murder as she covered up his involvement.
  • she’s the only person besides Will Graham who knows and understands him.
  • he opens up to her about his innermost thoughts and feelings to a degree he hasn’t even done with Will.
  • she’s suspected that he’s dangerous for a while but continued his therapy regardless because her professional curiosity in him was too great to resist.
  • she’s one of very few people who saw him for what he is and survived it (in part through her own intelligence, in part because he cares about her to a degree).
  • she made the conscious choice not to kill him and instead chose to join him because again, her curiosity in him is too great to resist.
  • he allowed her to go with him instead of killing her right there, when he had already left everyone else to die (Hannibal is a social creature who enjoys company and Bedelia is a familiar force in his life he feels trusting of).
  • she’s drawn to the criminal mind, Hannibal’s in particular.
  • she’s no innocent bystander; she’s complicit in his crimes and while terrified also fascinated and participating in them to a degree she hasn’t anticipated but is undeniable.
  • they have very similar tastes; Bedelia’s house closely resembles Hannibal’s and they listen to the same kind of music. It wouldn’t be a stretch to assume Bedelia enjoys the environment and life they have in Italy as much as he does (apart from the crimes).
  • she’s an unconventional psychiatrist, like him, which doubtlessly drew him to her and makes her therapy with him about as unhealthy as his with Will’s.
  • she’s intelligent and capable enough to see through him and manipulate him to a degree, making her more an equal than a victim.
  • she never sugarcoats things and is always extremely frank with him, despite knowing what he is, and he reacts to those moments with almost childish petulancy, not anger. She’s much more of a guiding force in his life than he would probably like to admit.
  • he wanted to be her friend and she shot him down, stating that they’re colleagues but not that – because he doesn’t show his true face and hides behind a veil. The veil is now lifted and they share an openness and honesty Hannibal has never had with anyone else except to a degree Will Graham.
  • from what we’ve seen, her life is somewhat depressing; he’s her only patient, she’s alone in the house, and apparently nobody missed her when she disappeared. Hannibal can offer her excitement and intrigue, which she seems to be interested in, judging by her continuous involvement with someone who she knows to be dangerous.
  • them posing as a married couple is no coincidence; it’s Hannibal’s way of enforcing commitment, ensuring her loyalty. If she truly wished to betray him, a ring on her finger wouldn’t stop her, but somehow Hannibal seems to think it would – marriage clearly means something to him, and he chose her to do it with.

I cannot wait until I’m living with someone and have something like this. Ladies and Gentalmen, don’t let anyone treat you any less than you deserve. Stick up for yourself. Wait for the person who treats you like there is no one else in the world. You deserve nothing less.

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A riot is the language of the unheard. I support the movement. We should fight for not only justice, but peace as well. In order to make effective and lasting changes, we must unite as one and stand up for what we believe in. I believe in fighting for justice. Like the great Martin Luther King Jr once said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” One thing many people don’t realize is that racism and discrimination is still very much alive. Riots don’t happen out of thin air and chaos is rarely an accident. This is the outcome of many people being mistreated, people abusing their authority, murders, etc. Understanding and peace cannot be reached without a sense of trust, compassion, or true effort. Instead of getting better, things are just getting worse. Why? Because society and the government made it okay to tear each other down instead of build each other up. Doing what’s right must matter more than doing what’s convenient.

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”
-Martin Luther King

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
-Martin Luther King

Last week my equality center was shot at.. 13 times. This is a growing trend. Everyone keeps saying how this unites us and to stand up and not to give in to fear. Obviously, yes. The people who do these acts want us to be afraid, to sit down, to stop gathering and building community. Showing them they haven’t succeeded in shaking us may be important, but I do think it’s a performance. How many of us crumble in private? I know I did. And so much of me wants to scream: FUCK YOU. YOU SUCCEEDED. I AM AFRAID.

We had a protest on Friday for hate crime protections in Oklahoma. Over 200 people showed up. We marched from the equality center to city hall. There were a lot of speakers. There was local press for once, which is good. I’ve been to so many protests in Oklahoma that no one knew about. But I wondered how many more people might have been there if they didn’t fear being outed. Employment discrimination, reputations at stake, bigoted families. We truly are unprotected.

The only thing that anyone said that resonated with me, that reassured me, was this: “We are incredibly grateful that this event did not result in physical scars, but it has reopened emotional scars that we’ve all felt for decades.” It was the only thing that made me feel that being afraid was okay.

I felt heavy. I feel so heavy. I’m feeling the pain of our lesbian foremothers and our gay forefathers, or at least deeply empathizing with it. At the same time, I feel distant and separate. Intergenerational trauma isn’t the right term for this. It’s historical, but no matter how much I read I feel like I don’t know them. But nonetheless I feel their pain in my body. If it’s this way now, I can’t imagine how it must have been. And I wonder if I would have been brave enough to bear it.

I do not care what race you are.
I do not care what gender you are.
I do not care what sexuality you are.
I do not care if you’re rich.
I do not care if you’re poor.
I do not care if you’ve gone to college.
I do not care if you didn’t graduate high school.
I will respect you, if you respect me. I will accept you for who you are, if you do the same for me. We are a powerful generation. If we started accepting people no matter the differences, we could literally eliminate racism, sexism, etc. Every human being deserves respect.

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i know he’s your brother, vic, but he’s bad news when it comes to aaron. you can’t stop them being together if that’s what they want. i’ll give it a damn good go, ‘cos i am not having my boy getting hurt again. well, you never know, if they’re not sneaking around, they might actually be happy. why don’t you just leave it? good advice. they are both adults. i don’t care. 

do you know what? you’re a hypocrite because you expect aaron to accept you getting back with his dad, but then you wanna dictate who he can see.

bonus:

"Everyone get out of pulse and keep running."

And with those words an entire community was shattered. Not just the lgbtqa+ community, but the community of Orlando. This is the worst mass shooting in American history, 59 people confirmed dead. 53 more injured. Countless families and friends in mourning over the ones they loved. I don’t care who you are, your political views, your religion- There’s no excuse for this amount of hate. This only serves as a grim, and deadly reminder that we are nowhere near the level of equality and love we preach, because there will always be others with hate that consumes them. This tragedy was meant to break us, to split us up and make us weak, but we will not succumb to this. This is all the more reason to fight back, raise your arms to the skies and take action. Donate blood, volunteer, be proud of who we are and don’t let them take this from us. We are stronger than this, and if we ban together, we can make it through even this darkest hour.

Originally posted by les-betogether

The secret meaning behind Apple’s new eye emoji

Apple new eye emoji is dedicated to a good cause. The emoji is meant to help bystanders and victims, via social social media and text message, call out cruel comments and harassment, and support those who are bullied.

“Hopefully what we end up creating is a collective of people who go from being passive bystanders to a group of united and empowered people standing up to speak out against bullying,” Lisa Sherman, president and CEO of the Ad Council, says.

And you thought it was just an illuminati eye emoji. Tuh!

Hi everyone

I am French, and as you already know France was under a terrorist attack on Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and Friday9th (January). 

This post is not informating. It’s to make a point. 

It started with the attack of Charlie Hebdo, a satiric Newspaper who regularly published cartoons about Mahomet, the prophet of Islam. 12 deaths.
On the second day, hostages taking. 1 death.
On Friday, hostages of taking in a Kosher supermarket. 4 deaths.

17 murders in 3 days. 

Civilians. Cartoonists who died for expressing themselves. 

INNOCENTS.

But you know what? They failed.

They wanted to make France shut up, and instead they made us want to be loud and stand against them. I’m not saying that to show you that France is strong, but because this is TRUE. 

I’ve never been that close from such a conflict. I was born during a peaceful period of time, and when events like the World Trade Center attack for example happened, I was just a little kid. I am aware of the presence of war in the Middle East, and even from a long distance it worried me. But now it worries even more because it affects me and my country personally. I am really scared about how things are going to turn out.

I would like to say something as well: Even if the attack was commited by muslim people, France does not blame ALL the Muslim people. I’ve heard a lot of people talk, and trust me, we are all worried for the Muslim people who are not extremists. 
Three people mess up, and all the innocent people have to pay for that? No. We’re not like that.

Finally, I’d like to thank the whole World for standing with us against those acts. Seeing all the meetings organized and all the people publishing/sharing/trending “Je Suis Charlie” warms my heart, our hearts.

I invite you to reblog this and flood Tumblr with this picture and those words, because today

WE ARE ALL CHARLIE

Thank you.