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lokicolouredglasses:

fandom-universe:

kungfucarrie:

The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”

"Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.
"B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."
"That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."


(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)
This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.
standwithpalestine:

Invading Israeli terrorists committed a massacre this morning in the Shujaiyya neighborhood of Gaza City. At least 66 people were killed and the death toll is expected to rise as more bodies are uncovered.
Rescue teams only managed to evacuate 50 dead bodies from destroyed houses including 17 children, 14 women and four elderly people. More than 200 injured people were taken to al-Shifa Hospital. 
No word is said with more certainty when it comes to Israel: civilians, ambulances and hospitals are their targets. 
johnnythemizfit:

tasylki:

😂😂😂😂😂

Too real
"Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched."
Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via ynannarising)

70,035 notes - 21 July, 2014

Marissa Alexander denied 'stand your ground' hearing

unlockaflockofwords:

freemarissanow:

Marissa Alexander has been denied a new Stand Your Ground hearing. Yet again, Florida refuses to free this survivor of domestic violence, fails to support women’s right to self defense, and continues to support anti-black racism in the judicial system. Her new trial is still scheduled to begin Dec 8th.

Marissa needs your voices and support more than ever!
Standing Our Ground Week of Action is still on!
July 25-Aug 1: LET’S TAKE ACTION!

http://www.freemarissanow.org/standing-our-ground-week.html

This is so fucked up.

1,499 notes - 21 July, 2014

crisdashon:

krystvega:

This image is the earliest known image of Jesus Christ, from the Coptic Museum in Cairo, Egypt. This painting of Jesus is older than the image of the black Jesus Christ in the Church of Rome which is from the 6th century.

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This Moment Should Be the Absolute Last Straw for Americans Tired of Police Brutality

 The death of Staten Island father of six Eric Garner is rocking New York City. His disturbing confrontation with at least five NYPD officers, captured on video, shows how quickly police turn to brutal force.

The video shows Garner in a chokehold, gasping “I can’t breathe” as police hold him down. After the footage was recorded, he was pronounced dead. Since that July 17 incident, the community has been up in arms, calling the NYPD racist and demanding change.

But this is not an isolated incident.

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Israel-Gaza conflict: Medical charity official likens job to ‘patching up torture victims in an open-air prison’

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