"And on the Mexican border,
Someone has ripped through a fence
Of reinforced chicken wire
With bolt cutters,
And erected a hammock
By suspending it
Between two of the fence’s
After swinging gently back and forth,
From Texas to Mexico and then
From Mexico back to Texas,
They doze off; contemptuous
Of the security guards
Patrolling this artificial demarcation –
For, once upon a time,
Texas was Mexico
And Texas didn’t exist.
When Eugene Debs was imprisoned
For conscientious objection in World War One
He said, on September 11th 1915,
‘I have no country to fight for
My country is the earth
I’m a citizen of the world.’”
– Heathcote Williams, “No Borders”
• 14 March 2014 • 37,542 notes • View comments
to my boyfriend who is totally owning at the conference he is at. I am really happy for you!
• 14 March 2014 • 2 notes • View comments
Interactive tool reveals how many slaves work for you
Although it’s much easier to walk through the world in total denial of the forced labor that may have contributed to the creation of our shoes, an organization dedicated to ending slave labor is determined to make us think about how business is connected to slavery. Based out of Oakland, the Slavery Footprint was founded in 2011 as a collaborative effort between Call + Response, an anti-slavery organization, and the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
Through its app and website, the Slavery Footprint offers a quick test that estimates what a person’s spending habits mean in the context of known slave labor statistics.
As you take the test, the average person may be shocked to find out that innocuous products – from a favorite blush, that daily Starbucks latte, the carpet in your office or even that shrimp cocktail you had for lunch – were all produced with the help of slaves.
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• 13 March 2014 • 373 notes • View comments
“People sometimes say that we will know feminism has done its job when half the CEOs are women. That’s not feminism; to quote Catharine MacKinnon, it’s liberalism applied to women. Feminism will have won not when a few women get an equal piece of the oppression pie, served up in our sister’s sweat, but when all dominating hierarchies - including economic ones - are dismantled.”
— Lierre Keith (via iamelliebusch)
• 10 March 2014 • 4,307 notes • View comments
I’m so done with this planet
she saved two lives and all they care about is her nipple.
this is sexism, my friends.
This is just fucking ridiculous! I’m sure the last thing she gave a shit about was her nipple coming out while she was SAVING HER CHILD AND THEIR NANNY!
Gotta love he fact that the story is about the nip slip and not the rescue. The rescue is just an afterthought.
This is why I(we all) need feminism
• 10 March 2014 • 342,411 notes • View comments
"It just happened not a big deal" is my new go-to answer whenever someone comments on my hair bye
(Source: maaarine, via becauseiamawoman)
• 9 March 2014 • 37,662 notes • View comments