After learning my flight was detained 4 hours,
I heard the announcement:
If anyone in the vicinity of gate 4-A understands any Arabic,
Forty-six million white adults today...
I want to take kickboxing classes. Or ballet. Or lyrical dance classes.
I just really want something where I can kick. And not hurt me.
Have you tried the Dancing with the Stars version of Lindy Hop? 200% kicking.
LOOKIT THE SHORTY GEORGE. TELL ME HOW AWESOME IT ISN’T.
Also, our 1920’s dance is totes always done to rock and in rhinestoned, polka dotted fluff.
This is, sadly, one of my favourite dance videos. The whole thing is the most fabulous train wreck I’ve ever seen and I’m equal parts horrified and amused.
But it has kicking.
California is the first state to pass a ban on using the “gay panic” defense to reduce a murder charge.
You can no longer wiggle out of a murder charge in California by saying you were frightened by a scary lesbian.
Current California law allows a murder charge to be reduced to manslaughter if the killing happened in the heat of passion - the so-called “panic defense”. Defendants charged with murdering members of the LGBT community have been able to claim they acted in a “moment of passion” upon discovering the victim was LGBT, and therefor their crime met the requirements for a reduced charge of manslaughter. The bill that passed the Assembly this week will bar defendants from using their victim’s gender or sexual orientation to support a panic defense. An identical bill passed the state senate in May.
Democratic Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla (right) sponsored the bill, which passed on a 50-10 vote. Ms. Bonilla told reporters that such defenses legitimize violence against LGBT people.
Though The American Bar Association advocates curtailing the use of the “gay panic” defense, California is the first state to ban using the “heat of passion” defense because the victim was LGBT.
The bill now heads for Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for his signature.
Susan Bonilla photo via Facebook
Source: Jean Ann Esselink for The New Civil Rights Movement
First, the bill in question is AB2501. I really, really hate the fact that the media pretty much never cites the actual bill when they’re talking about legislation.
Second, the most important thing about this bill is that unlike most bills of this type, AB2501 is fully inclusive of trans people as opposed to being for gays only. To quote the bill itself: “provocation was not objectively reasonable if it resulted from the discovery of, knowledge about, or potential disclosure of the victim’s or defendant’s actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation…”
This may actually be one of the biggest steps forward in trans legal rights/protections in YEARS.
Who the fuck goes on a walk at night, comes back, retreats to their room and leaves the front door open an inch, knowing that the door is sticky and you have to actually close it and not just swing it shut?
My fucking roommate.
Who sees the front door open and super slams it shut because the roommate’s room is right next to the front door?
set rapists on fire, set rape apologists on fire, set anyone who says ‘we should think about how the rapists’ life is going to be affected’ on fire, set victim blamers on fire
Look at those flammable clothes. They were obviously asking to be set on fire. They secretly wanted it.
Internalized misogyny makes me more sad than angry.
I can be mad at men for perpetuating bullshit. But I can’t bring myself to be mad at a woman for trying to survive and doing what she thinks will earn her the most of what is prized in this world - male attention.
The fact that she has to hate herself enough to deny other women the chance to exist in her space makes me really sad.
honeymoon is an interesting term because an actual moon made of honey would imply space bees which is pretty horrifying
Honeymoon became a thing after the father of the bride was required to supply the groom with as much honey beer as he could drink for one cycle of the moon.
But shortening things to make them easier to reference and stuffs.
NR keeps walking around the house with no shirt on and I’m extremely tempted to do the same. He’ll either start wearing a shirt or he’s going to be extremely uncomfortable.
Anyone know of any downsides to this that I should be aware of before I rip my shirt off?
In which Reddit defends a guy with an incest porn obsession and says his girlfriend, who has been abused by her dad, is “overreacting” and that she should just totally accept that it’s fantasy and totes not real life.
WHY THE FUCK DO YOU EXIST?
I’m so angry.