- 1 hour ago
THE DEMOCRATIC Party establishment’s response to the recent arrival of thousands of young refugees from Central America has created a hostile climate that opened the door for a reinvigorated anti-immigrant movement to go on the offensive.
Putting herself out in front of the issue very quickly, Hillary Clinton, the favorite to be the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, called for their deportation, stating the unaccompanied minors “should be sent back.” Wagging her finger at imaginary Central America parents, she said, “We have to send a clear message: Just because your child gets across the border, that doesn’t mean the child gets to stay.”
For its part, the Obama administration has also taken a hard line. According to USA Today, “The administration’s plan includes more detention centers, immigration judges and attorneys on the southern border to speed up deportation times.”
The toxic result of this approach was seen in the highly publicized Murrieta, Calif., stunt where local police and a few dozen anti-immigrant activists blocked buses containing Central American refugees seeking temporary shelter in the small town.
In such a hostile environment, anti-immigrant groups are re-activating across the Southwest. For this reason, anti-racist and pro-immigrant activists are also mobilizing to confront the hate groups and counter their message. In recent days, activists have organized counterprotests in Texas and California.
- 4 hours ago
Please take one minute out of your day and watch this. It’s the ugly truth.
I hear no lies.
I did not think she would go there but then she did I literally screamed YAAAAAASSSSS BITCH DRAG THEM LIKE YOU’RE TRYNA WALK A CAT
She gets my respect for the rest of life
3 snaps and a twirl.
(via happiestbackslider)Source: jshaath
- 4 hours ago
"Being sex-negative doesn’t mean that I fancy myself the chief inspector of the sex police, or that I am personally judging what you do in bed, or that I’m conservative, or that I’m engaging in repressive moralizing. It doesn’t mean that I hate sex workers, or that I want to ban sex work or porn (and, in general, I tend to leave those conversations to women who do sex work while I shut up and listen to what they have to say). It doesn’t mean that I hate sex or that I’m embarrassed by it.
What it does, in fact, mean is that the way you fuck is not “private,” apolitical, or outside the realm of critique. Sex does not happen in a vacuum immune to outside structural influences; in fact, it can (and does) replicate inescapable systems of power and dominance. Being sex-negative means acknowledging that sex, and kink, have nothing intrinsically “good” or “positive” about them (in direct contrast to sex-positive feminists, many of whom argue that sex is an inherent good and that less charitable opinions toward sex are the result of a poisonous, prudish society).
It means understanding that many women have neutral to negative experiences with sex, whether due to a lack of desire or sensitivity or past traumatic experiences or myriad other reasons, or may not wish to have sex at all, and that none of this makes them unhealthy, aberrant, or wrong."
- 7 hours ago