“Don’t you know that slavery was outlawed?”
“No,” the guard said, “you’re wrong. Slavery was outlawed with the exception of prisons. Slavery is legal in prisons.”
I looked it up and sure enough, she was right. The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution says:
“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
Well, that explained a lot of things. That explained why jails and prisons all over the country are filled to the brim with Black and Third World people, why so many Black people can’t find a job on the streets and are forced to survive the best way they know how. Once you’re in prison, there are plenty of jobs, and, if you don’t want to work, they beat you up and throw you in a hole. If every state had to pay workers to do the jobs prisoners are forced to do, the salaries would amount to billions… Prisons are a profitable business. They are a way of legally perpetuating slavery. In every state more and more prisons are being built and even more are on the drawing board. Who are they for? They certainly aren’t planning to put white people in them. Prisons are part of this government’s genocidal war against Black and Third World people”
— Assata Shakur’s autobiography (via the-uncensored-she)
2:24 am • 11 July 2014
No matter how you phrase it. 77 Palestinians have been murdered by Israel in 48 hours. 0 Israelis have died. This is the reality.
9:36 pm • 10 July 2014
"I find it funny how all these girls are watching the World Cup but don’t know a single position other than goalie lol"
that’s funny because your girl told me you don’t know a single position other than missionary so sit the fuck down and shut your dipshit mouth
7:12 pm • 9 July 2014
“If a woman didn’t want to have sex, though, abortion suddenly becomes okay. Most states and nations with laws restricting abortion to the point of a ban make exceptions for rape and incest. Any qualms about the feelings of the nugget of cells forming in the uterus are instantly, magically less important than a woman’s autonomy if she was raped or subjected to incest, because a woman who didn’t really, truly want to have sex is a good woman and shouldn’t be punished for it, whereas bad women who consent to sex, who might even actually enjoy it, deserve to suffer the consequences.”
Unspeakable Things, Laurie Penny (via ekattri)
It’s all about controlling female sexuality and our reproductive destinies. Welcome to the Gilead.
2:24 am • 9 July 2014
In case you still don’t understand how badly women have had it, when anaesthetic was first invented doctors weren’t allowed to give it to women who were giving birth because the church said that the pain of childbirth was God punishing women for not being men
9:36 pm • 8 July 2014
Golden Retriever / Siberian Husky mix
That is seriously the cutest puppy I’ve ever seen.
7:12 pm • 8 July 2014
“And the truth of the matter is that over the last thirteen years, the Israeli government has killed a Palestinian child every three days. Between 2000 and 2013, the Israeli Defense Forces killed 1518 Palestinian children. That means every nine days there is a Palestinian catastrophe equal to the catastrophe of the murder of these three Israeli boys. The lives of these Israeli boys are sacred, and so are the lives of the Palestinian children. We somehow have to be able to say, without anger but with compassionate clarity, that the Israeli boys were murdered unjustly, yet they were settlers living in a colonial occupation that the world community considers illegal.”
— One Palestinian child has been killed by Israel every 3 days for the past 13 years. (via mehreenkasana)
4:49 pm • 8 July 2014
Salome dances her dance of the seven veils,
The men all eye her like wolves on the hunt, this beautiful girl
finally undressing for them. Finally they can see her
exactly as they want to.
The first veil drops.
In 2007, Kim Kardashian’s ex-boyfriend
released their sex tape against her will.
Kim Kardashian, rather than hide in shame
Used the publicity to promote her own career.
Salome moves like a dream half-remembered.
Salome dances like a siren song. All the men ache
to see the hot sugar of her hip bones.
The second veil drops.
In 2014, Kim Kardashian walks down the aisle
As the whole world watches. If only all of us
were so successful in our revenge.
If only all of us stood in our Louboutin heels
on the backs of the men who betray us,
surveying the world we created for ourselves.
The third veil drops.
Kim Kardashian knows exactly what you think of her.
She presses the cloth tighter against her skin
Her smile is a promise she never intends to keep
We can almost see all of her.
Salome shows us her body
but never her eyes.
The fourth veil is dropping.
The four things most recently tweeted at Kim Kardashian were
@KimKardashian Suck My Dick
@Kim Kardashian Can I Meet Kanye?
@KimKardashian Please Fuck Me
@KimKardashian I Love You. I Love You.
Women are told to keep their legs shut.
Women are told to keep their mouths shut.
Some women are kept silent for so long,
They become experts in the silent theft of power.
The fifth veil has dropped.
Kim Kardashian made $12 million dollars this year
Yesterday, uncountable men in their miserable jobs,
told their miserable friends that Kim was a “dumb whore”
Kim Kardashian will never learn their names.
The sixth veil has dropped.
The seventh veil has dropped.
And Salome sat beside King Herod. And he swore unto her
“Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give to thee
unto the half of my kingdom”
And she smiled, and said
“Bring me the head of John The Baptist.
Punish the man who hurt me”
— Clementine von Radics (via clementinevonradics)
12:00 pm • 8 July 2014