jfc why won’t everyone let me be ugly in peace
"Most people on food stamps work full time. They work full time but they don’t have enough money to pay for food for their kids. So really, in some ways, food stamps are about a business subsidy because it allows low wage business workers to… feed their families and continue working. But we call it charity, or the Republicans call it charity. They want to cut food stamps so badly that every church, synagogue, mosque, house of worship in the United States—every single one—[would] have to raise an additional $50,000 every year for ten years to replace what he wants to cut. It’s not gonna happen. It’s not gonna work. "
Sister Simone Campbell [x]
I like how she articulates the simple financial impossibility of religious organizations being able to replace government aid. I’d like to add that, of course, there are so many people who have trouble receiving aid from religious institutions because they’re LGBT and/or non-religious or have a fraught relationship to religion… aid is a human right—and, as she points out, a business subsidy as well as a subsidy to food companies—which people should be able to receive in a secular setting.
GOOD NEWS, PUNKS: these three designs are now available for you to own as patches. do you want to help support a struggling trans person and stand in solidarity with one of modern punk’s most iconic women AT THE SAME TIME? sew ‘em to your vest, stick ‘em on your bag, attach them to your dog’s sweater, drape ‘em over a dead cop - the possibilities are endless.
HOW DO I GET ONE?! i hear you cry at your computer screen. it’s easy: i’m giving them away as a thank-you gift to anyone who donates to my paypal to help me raise money for top surgery. i am living in some fairly shitty financial conditions (i.e. i make less than $9,000 a year), and since my surgeon has raised her prices, i need to collect $7,500 in order to have this surgery. at present, that amount also happens to equal the amount of debt i am in, thanks to student loans and the credit card i was living off of before maxing it out. but enough about me, let’s talk about how we get you hooked up with one of these radical patches:
1. DECIDE HOW MUCH MONEY YOU WANT TO GIVE MY ASS. any donation greater than the cost of the stamp i’ll be putting on your envelope will get you the patch of your choice.
2. DONATE THAT AMOUNT TO MY PAYPAL (email@example.com) AS A GIFT. “why ‘as a gift’,” you ask? if you send money through paypal for goods, services or any other reason aside from “gift”, paypal deducts fees. i’m assuming you worked hard to earn your money, and it seems shady that all of the money you’re kind enough to donate doesn’t go where you told it to, but rather to a “convenience” fee (whose “convenience” exactly, paypal? you fuckin’ rats).
3. INCLUDE A NOTE, LETTING ME KNOW WHICH PATCH YOU’RE INTERESTED IN. donations over $8 will get two patches, and donations over $12 will get all three. it might also help to slip me your address somewhere along the line, yanno. so you can actually get your patch.
AND THAT’S ALL. have any friends that might be interested? spread the word and help me out.
OR, are you the most DIY person you know and see other possibilities for these swank designs? donate $1 to my paypal and i’ll email you a high-res stencil of the design of your choice, and you can do whatever you’d like with them: tag a building, tattoo it on your best friend’s calf, or even make a BIGGER patch. go crazy.
i swear on everything ever
if i hear one more person say it’s easier to dig a hole than build a pole, i will avada kedavra you into nonexistence DO NOT TEST ME
TW: POLICE BRUTALITY
Justice for Deaf Woman Tasered and Jailed by Police!
Lashonn White is a deaf woman who called 911 after being attacked in her apartment. Instead of being helped, Tacoma police tasered her and put her in jail for 60 hours without an interpreter.
Two police officers were dispatched who had been told that she is deaf. She ran outside to meet them, and immediately, Officer Koskovich tasered her in her rib and stomach. Because of the fall, she suffered heavy bleeding from her knuckles, injuries to her cheek, chin, ribs, neck, and arms, and swelling on the right side of her face.
Then they handcuffed her — she was incredibly confused as to why she was under arrest, and couldn’t talk to the officers because they don’t know sign language. Koskovich said that he had yelled for White to stop, but she had ignored him, when she actually couldn’t hear him.
Please tell the Tacoma Police Department that all officers need to receive training concerning disabled individuals and to do a full investigation of the incident. Get justice for Lashonn White!
She is also BLACK. Please note that deaf black people have been harassed and threatened many more times than white deaf people. Maybe if she was white, this would have never happened. FUCK THE POLICE.
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i think i need this
this is an exact model of how my mind works and why I sound ridiculous in real life
bad-mojo and I
classy as fuck
i was like, “that kind of looks like ivan…that’s not ivan…”
and then it was