not gonna make it. someone save me
Image via Daily Kos’ FB Page.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lost in Virginia’s 7th district GOP primary to David Brat, who raised $206,663 to Cantor’s ~$5.5 million. About $4 out of every $5 Cantor raised this cycle came from outside Virginia.
One important take away is that even in the age of Citizens United, money only gets you so far.
Hahahahaha. Ha. Good
Deputies want to know why Tea Partiers got locked in MS courthouse where ballots counted -
Note to ‘baggers: democracy is the backbone of our entire system of government. “Patriots” don’t steal elections and “liberty” is not defined as “the act of giving the finger to the will of the people.”
That’s invading her rights as a person to decide whether or not she wants to get it done or not. —
Mother wants answers after teenage daughter’s armpits were shaved by teacher
A fourteen year-old girl has her armpits forcibly shaved by a teacher, in front of other students. The teacher and school district defend it because the girl is developmentally disabled and needs to learn “independent living skills” (otherwise known, in this case, as why you must submit to gendered social norms at all times).
And the justification is that the girl would be made fun of if she didn’t do it? Maybe you should change the behavior of the kids that are the bullies, not the kids being bullied. Because even if you forcibly shave her armpits, she’s still noticeably disabled, and that (in her case) can’t be hidden/normalized quite so easily.
The message being sent here - and in so many of these programs - is “You’re being teased because you’re different, so try to be the same!” Rather than seeing the value in human difference and diversity.
(Source: occupy-my-blog, via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)
Men’s rights activists don’t organize marches; they don’t build shelters or raise funds for abused men; they don’t organize prostate cancer-awareness events or campaign against prison rape. What they actually do, when they’re not simply carping in comments online, is target and harass women—from feminist writers and professors to activists—in an attempt to silence them. — White Hot Rage (via luatide)