Tags: inequality

The arrival of the virus in America has crystallised a range of Conservative anxieties: immigration, race, terrorism, science, big government, Barack Obama – you name it.”

Some of the shit conservatives are saying is actually unbelievable.

Conservative eminence grise Phyllis Schlafly believes Obama is allowing it into the country deliberately. “Obama doesn’t want America to believe that we’re exceptional,” she said. “He wants us to be just like everybody else, and if Africa is suffering from Ebola, we ought to join the group and be suffering from it, too.” Rightwing radio host Rush Limbaugh claims liberals won’t impose a travel ban from infected areas because Ebola is “payback” for slavery.”

Read this shit, it’s really very powerful!

Out of 34 countries studied, the US ranked near the bottom, yet, here, white babies are just as likely to make it to their first birthday as babies in top ranked countries. Yup: mortality rates for Black babies are so dismal here that the US ranking crashes. WOW

Tags: inequality

"People were just throwing everything they could find — rocks, skateboards, buckets, pumpkins… People just got too drunk."



Fractal pizza.


Fractal pizza.

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"Relying on state violence to curb domestic violence only ends up harming the most marginalized women."

"When a local government’s very existence depends on its citizens breaking the law — when fines from ordinance violations are written into city budgets for the upcoming year as a primary or even the main expected source of revenue — the relationship between the government and the governed is not one of public officials serving their constituents, but of preying off of them. When the primary mission of a police department isn’t to protect citizens but to extract money from them, and when the cops themselves don’t look like, live near or have much in common with the people from whom they’re extracting that money, you get cops who start to see the people they’re supposed to be serving not as citizens with rights, but as potential sources of revenue, as lawbreakers to be caught. The residents of these towns then see cops not as public servants drawn from their own community to enforce the laws and keep the peace, but as outsiders brought in to harass them, whose salaries are drawn from that harassment. The same goes for the judges and prosecutors, who also rarely live in the towns that employ them."

Why we need to fix St. Louis County (via wilwheaton)

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Dick Pic curator @moscaddie (http://critiquemydickpic.tumblr.com/) wrote a splendid essay about dick pics and the female gaze. It is an exciting time.