Wednesday, 30 July 2014

venomous-feminists:

emergencies and support

self-care

housing, etc

clothing and appearance

gender

communication and relationships

sexuality

film, literature, zines, art, and music

we’ll update this list as needed. let us know if you have questions or comments!

(via stringsdafistmcgee)

#lgbtqipa    #online resources    




venomous-feminists:

emergencies and support

self-care

housing, etc

clothing and appearance

gender

communication and relationships

sexuality

film, literature, zines, art, and music

we’ll update this list as needed. let us know if you have questions or comments!

(via stringsdafistmcgee)

#lgbtqipa    #online resources    




A few things about Israel you won’t see much of in mainstream media





america-wakiewakie:

'World stands disgraced' as Israeli shelling of school kills at least 15 | The Guardian 

Death toll now more than 1,300 after three weeks of fighting.

United Nations officials described the killing of sleeping children as a disgrace to the world and accused Israel of a serious violation of international law after a school in Gaza being used to shelter Palestinian families was shelled on Wednesday.

At least 15 people, mostly children and women, died when the school in Jabaliya refugee camp was hit by five shells during a night of relentless bombardment across Gaza. More than 100 people were injured.

Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, said the attack was “outrageous and unjustifiable” and demanded “accountability and justice”. The UN said its officials had repeatedly given details of the school and its refugee population to Israel.

Fighting in Gaza continued through the day despite a four-hour humanitarian ceasefire called by Israel from 3pm. A crowded market in Shujai’iya was hit in the late afternoon, causing at least 17 deaths, including a journalist, and injuring about 200 people, according to Gaza health officials. They said people had ventured out to shop in the belief a ceasefire was in place. Witnesses said several shells struck as people were running away. Israel said rockets and mortar shells continued to be fired from Gaza.

At the UN school the first shell came just after the early morning call to prayer, when most of those taking shelter were asleep, crammed into classrooms with what few possessions they had managed to snatch as they fled their homes.

About 3,300 people had squashed into Jabaliya Elementary A&B Girls’ School since the Israeli military warned people to leave their homes and neighbourhoods or risk death under intense bombardment. Classroom number one, near the school’s entrance, had become home to about 40 people, mostly women and children.

As a shell blasted through the wall, showering occupants with shrapnel and spattering blood on walls and floors, Amna Zantit, 31, scrambled to gather up her three terrified infants in a panicked bid for the relative safety of the schoolyard. “Everyone was trying to escape,” she said, clutching her eight-month old baby tightly. Minutes later, a second shell slammed through the roof of the two-storey school. At least 15 people were killed and more than 100 injured. Most were women or children.

(Read Full Text) (Photo Credit: Mohammed Saber/EPA & Lefteris Pitarakis/AP, respectively)

(via realworldnews)

#violence tw    #genocide    #palestine    #israel occuparion    




Feminism makes women ‘victims’? I think you’ve mistaken us for the sexists, my latest at the Guardian (responding to #WomenAgainstFeminism)

(Source: jessicavalenti)





marinashutup on feminism

"BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MEN?!" - Is Feminism Sexist? (x)

(Source: marinakeeptalking, via smellslikegirlriot)

#gif warning    




fotojournalismus:

A Palestinian man photographs a fire in Gaza’s main power plant following an overnight Israeli airstrike south of Gaza City on July 29, 2014. Gaza’s only power plant destroyed in Israel’s most intense air strike yet — at least 100 Palestinians killed and media outlets, mosque and refugee camp all targeted (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

fotojournalismus:

A Palestinian man photographs a fire in Gaza’s main power plant following an overnight Israeli airstrike south of Gaza City on July 29, 2014. Gaza’s only power plant destroyed in Israel’s most intense air strike yet — at least 100 Palestinians killed and media outlets, mosque and refugee camp all targeted (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

(via humanrightswatch)

#violence tw    #palestine    #genocide    #israel occupation    




refugerestrooms:

REFUGE restrooms is now live on the web at http://www.refugerestrooms.org. It is viewable on any browser.

REFUGE seeks to provide safe bathroom access for transgender, intersex, and other gender nonconformist individuals. A few months back the valuable safe2pee database stopped working. We present Refuge as a replacement. Starting with the existing database of listings from Safe2Pee, refuge makes the database easily searchable and mappable to allow folks to find the nearest safe restroom.

This is very much in its alpha stage and had a lot of growing to do. I started learning how to code not that long ago so I’m still learning how I can make the app better and better. The app is open source so please contribute to the project on github @
http://www.github.com/tkwidmer/refugerestrooms
stay tuned both here and on twitter @refugerestrooms.

(via lgbtqblogs)

#transgender    #intersex    #gender noncomforming    #resources    #app    




Tuesday, 29 July 2014

nativeamericannews:

At least 10 tribes adopt laws to recognize same-sex mariage
At least 10 tribes have adopted laws to recognize same-sex marriage, The Advocate reports.The Coquille Tribe of Oregon was the first to go public with its equality marriage ordinance. Now tribes in Connecticut, Washington, Michigan, California, Oklahoma and Minnesota a part of a movement that has swept across dozens of states and the federal government.

nativeamericannews:

At least 10 tribes adopt laws to recognize same-sex mariage

At least 10 tribes have adopted laws to recognize same-sex marriage, The Advocate reports.
The Coquille Tribe of Oregon was the first to go public with its equality marriage ordinance. Now tribes in Connecticut, Washington, Michigan, California, Oklahoma and Minnesota a part of a movement that has swept across dozens of states and the federal government.


(Source: indianz.com, via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)





"Not a single word."

Dr Rebecca Erikson, my professor, in her introduction of epistemology and challenging the main narrative

(via marloscruzin)

(Source: rafrousseau, via iwriteaboutfeminism)