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Feb 21
fishingboatproceeds:

riceflavor:

diegueno:

This week, Tunisia passed a truly historic constitution widely heralded as a progressive and monumental document. Here’s just some of what these brave elected representatives agreed upon in the face of strong pressure from the more extreme factions of their parties:
Guaranteed equality between men and women
A constitutional mandate for environmental protection, only the third country in the world to do so
A declaration that health care is a human right, with preventative care and treatment for every citizen
A democracy with civil laws that respects freedom of religion
An established right to due process and protection from torture
In one stroke,
Tunisia’s become more democratic than many Western countries have been for years.This is a revolution of democracy and a great victory for human rights — and the more we recognize that, the more Tunisia can shine as an example for the Western and the Arab world!Congratulate the Legislators!MESSAGE FOR TUNISIAN LEGISLATORS: We , the citizens of the world, applaud your bravery in making a strong commitment to universal human values in your constitution. People deprived of democracy around the world look to you to set the example of human rights and democratic principle — hold true to the promises made in this revolutionary document! (via Three Cheers for Tunisia’s Revolutionary Constitution!)


Yes.

Huge moment for Tunisia, which has persevered through terrorist attacks and assassinations. The hard work doesn’t end today, of course, but this is a great day nonetheless.

fishingboatproceeds:

riceflavor:

diegueno:

This week, Tunisia passed a truly historic constitution widely heralded as a progressive and monumental document. 

Here’s just some of what these brave elected representatives agreed upon in the face of strong pressure from the more extreme factions of their parties:

  • Guaranteed equality between men and women
  • A constitutional mandate for environmental protection, only the third country in the world to do so
  • A declaration that health care is a human right, with preventative care and treatment for every citizen
  • A democracy with civil laws that respects freedom of religion
  • An established right to due process and protection from torture
In one stroke,
Tunisia’s become more democratic than many Western countries have been for years.

This is a revolution of democracy and a great victory for human rights — and the more we recognize that, the more Tunisia can shine as an example for the Western and the Arab world!

Congratulate the Legislators!

MESSAGE FOR TUNISIAN LEGISLATORS: We , the citizens of the world, applaud your bravery in making a strong commitment to universal human values in your constitution. People deprived of democracy around the world look to you to set the example of human rights and democratic principle — hold true to the promises made in this revolutionary document!

Yes.

Huge moment for Tunisia, which has persevered through terrorist attacks and assassinations. The hard work doesn’t end today, of course, but this is a great day nonetheless.

(via waxjism)


Jul 24

politicalmachine:

36 Photos From Russia That Everyone Needs To See

Russia is hosting the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi. What does this mean for gay athletes and spectators? Is the US Olympic Committee okay with this?

(via littlemousling)


Jun 3


All in Favor by Amber Tamblyn

Dear men in congress,
You think banning birth control is conservative progress?
You think sanctioning my ovaries won’t bring me to violence?
How about I tell you what to do with your caucus?
It is now illegal to think about me topless
To keep your lotion where your socks is.
To refer to powerful women as monsters like those jocks at Fox did.
I am not afraid to cock-block dick.
To sew an instructional video for rape kits to your eyelids and make you watch it.
I’ll take away your golf clubs and gun clips.
I’m going to fix this by getting you fixed.
Enough’s enough, kid, come on stop that.
If you want to make this law then use my law rap.
You have the right to get strangled by a bra strap.
Anything you sexualize with, can and will get shot at.
With a glock cap.
I’ll shove your life in a duffle bag
Hand it over to a sex trafficker and let him smuggle that.
You want to cuddle dad?
No! Don’t touch me!
You can’t touch me anymore!
I’m so pissed I forgot how to rhyme!
I hate you so much I forgot what I was talking about!
Who wants to get Mexican food?
Jay-Z, do something!
This is do or die.
These are the new rules I play by.
This is the end of the line.
KO, white guy.
Ladies testify.
It’s time to put a measure on the floor against chromosome-Y.
All in favor say I.


Oct 4

smythe-hummel:

heathermorris:

“i love coal”

“i like big bird”

ok mitt

(via peachbows)


Aug 26

barackobama:

squidkitten:

OBAMA IS SELLING A COFFEE MUG WITH HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE ON IT AND ON THE OTHER SIDE IS HIS FACE AND “MADE IN THE USA” I AM ACTUALLY CRYING

Yes, this is a real thing we sell in our store!

(via somehigherplace)


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House GOP triples budget to fight same-sex marriage

lgbtlaughs:

shortformblog:

  • $1.5 million in funding to prevent gays from marrying source

» Don’t forget, this is taxpayer money, allocated by House Republicans to their legal counsel to defend DOMA in court. It was originally capped at $500,000, but that limit has since been tripled.

I’m reblogging this because this is an utter joke. A cruel, sick, twisted joke.

(via foundorfollowed)


Sep 3
“To many Christians their immense privilege seems invisible. They don’t understand how much of our society panders to their unspoken power. The churches on every corner, the holidays and celebrations structured around Christian dates, the pandering of politicians, the ceremonial deism that acts as a placeholder for state-sponsored religion. Even our vernacular is colored by Christianity: “God bless you,” “we’ll pray for you,” “I’m in heaven,” or even “go to hell.” Yet despite this, many Christians, particularly conservative Christians, have a major investment in seeing themselves as part of a persecuted minority. This was reinforced for me in the comments section of a recent post at the journalism commentary site Get Religion. There, I was informed that Michele Bachmann was part of a religious minority, and that due to mainstream media criticism “one has to speculate that perhaps Christians are a small minority in the United States.”
Where does this inaccurate perspective come from? How can a group see itself as a minority when it holds so much power?”
Invisible Christian Privilege (via dallowayward)

(via suchcharminglives)