Martina (A solitary trip, Kock Magazine)
I’ll just… leave this here.
He should talk to me. I’m pro-equality when it comes to the draft. Either women SHOULD be on it, or there should be no draft at all. Call me up. The military is one of the few places women are paid equally, have healthcare, have paid maternal leave etc. It’s far from perfect though.
I think that’s a terrible opinion for lots of reasons.
Women more often than not don’t even support war, let alone mandatory draft registration
I don’t believe anyone should have to register for the draft.
First of all, no one gets a letter from Selective Services anymore. Secondly, this asshole should check how many women in the military are raped.
Voter caging is a dirty little trick that the Republicans around the country have been using for over half a century to purge voters - mainly African Americans - from voting lists. Here’s how it works:
Voter caging is a practice of sending mass direct mailings to registered voters by non-forwardable mail, then compiling lists of voters, called “caging lists,” from the returned mail in order to formally challenge their right to vote on that basis alone. Other methods, such as database matching, have been used more recently to compile voter caging lists. The practice is used almost exclusively by officials or members of the Republican Party, local and national.
Wisconsin has not been spared from this crap.
In 2010, One Wisconsin Now broke the story of how Republicans, Americans for Prosperity and other Tea Party groups were conspiring to commit voter suppression - complete with a recording and transcription of their meeting discussing exactly how they were going to do it.
The fact that both of these reactions came from males
Men are asked to speak up, but ridiculed when they do. That is not progress.
Brooke Eva, Red reflection, Lo-res 35mm film scan by Creative Rehab
The prison-industrial complex is just a myth…right?
Jesus he didn’t even have us do the damn math. He just said it.
…yeah. I suppose there’s no point in finding flowery rhetoric for it. “Putting people in jail is good for business” is pretty much the size of it.
John Scalzi gets it.
John Scalzi isn’t just an awesome scifi writer, but an awesome person in general.
There’s a rape every 30 seconds in this country. A woman is beaten every 10 seconds by her partner. 75% of Americans know someone in an abusive relationship. So, yeah, the vast majority of men in this country are the problem or, at least, part of the problem. It isn’t “all men”, but it sure as fuck is FAR too many of them!! And every one of the men who say “it isn’t all of us”, need to step up and do more to make sure it isn’t ANY of us!
by Vladimir Lestrovoy
Because one is too many. (x)
Reuters: US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has ordered the creation of a 30-person expeditionary medical support team that would respond to domestic Ebola cases.
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So, how crazy does Naomi Wolf sound now??
Latoya Peterson, "Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, and the cult of the white male celebrity activist" (via wolfcola)
All politicians spin. They exaggerate and make selective use of facts and data. These are tricks of the trade.
But I have never seen a public official lie as easily and as relentlessly as Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.
That sounds harsh, and it is possible that Brownback actually believes his own mythology. But much of what he has told the citizens of Kansas is flat out wrong.
Brownback has lied about the fiscal conditions he inherited. He spins a fantasy about a low-tax utopia even as his state is exhausting its budget reserves, staring at more cuts in education, and not experiencing the promised economic rebound. He has salted his administration with sycophants who tell lies of their own.