Quebec police ID all 6 victims of fatal mosque attack

Quebec police ID all 6 victims of fatal mosque attack

I Am Femslash

femslashrevolution:

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Femslash Revolution is very happy to announce a new event for Femslash February 2017. I Am Femslash will collect essays, opinions and discussions from a wide range of F/F creators, in order to celebrate and engage our community.

We’ve already gotten in touch with a wide range of creators, and we’re really excited about how this event will shape up. But we’re missing one crucial ingredient: you!

If you would like to participate, you’ll need to write something on a femslash-related topic of your choice. Here are some prompts to spur your imagination:

  • What does femslash mean to you?
  • Tell the story of your relationship with your favourite F/F pairing.
  • Why do you make the things you make?
  • What advice would you give to a creator just starting out?
  • How do you want the community to grow and develop in future?

Constructive criticism of the community is perfectly fine, but as this is a celebration, we’d like the message to be
positive overall!

There is no minimum or maximum word limit, and you can be as
formal or relaxed as you like – write in a way that feels authentic to you. But you’ll need to include a short “About
the Author” style bio with links to your blog and anywhere else you
want people to find you.

Deadlines are variable throughout the month. If you need to be placed in the later half of the schedule, please let us know!

If you are interested in taking part, you must get in touch with Mod Lulu directly by PM: https://www.tumblr.com/message/centrumlumina You should receive a response within 48 hours. Entries will remain open until the end of January.

We look forward to sharing your voices!

Since several people have still asked, the nominations for this event are still open. If you want to nominate someone to participate, you have until January 26th.

Nominations for this event have now closed, but it is still possible to enter yourself until January 31st.

The response so far has been amazing and it’s shaping up to be a great event. This is your last chance to get involved!

jhameia:

GUYS SO HIDDEN FIGURES WAS SO GREAT

NO WHITE PEOPLE TAKE THE SHINE FROM THE AMAZING BLACK PROTAGONISTS

in fact there’s a whole lot of “here is how people racist” and “here is how to ally without being a smug prick about it”

there is ALSO ALSO ALSO a lot of beautiful black men who are initially douchey but CLEARLY ALSO LOVE THEIR WOMEN AND WANT TO DO BETTER

Taraji P Henson is courted by FINE AS ALL HELL Mahershala Ali *STARS IN EYES* and you know those moments which are like IMAGINE YOUR OTP except THIS IS YOUR OTP YOU DONT HAVE TO IMAGINE IT and her daughters being all into the new man in her life and AAAAAAAAAAAAA IMAGINE YOUR OTP NO WAIT IT’S ALREADY ONSCREEN

buncha white characters have this complete thoughtlessness, this “that’s the way it is” until they are inconvenienced and then that’s how they go out of the way to make things better which is so utterly real, of course that’s how it goes

other buncha white characters who just hate being upstaged and their hostility is shown really subtly, like it’s clear they’re not even AWARE of how fucking racist they are

then there’s that John Glenn astronaut guy who’s like a complete ALL AMERICAN WHITE BREAD BOY and he has this looks-natural-is-it-really way of being an ally that’s just completely innocuous except it’s exceptional like yes good that’s a really awesome way of alleviating the AWKWARD in the room

Janelle Monae as the plucky wannabe-engineer

Octavia Spencer as the long-suffering but determined to help not just herself but EVERYONE in her department of human computers by getting ahead of the game learning computers

IT’S ALL AMAZING IT’S GREAT I WANNA TALK ABOUT IT AND I CANT WAIT TO SEE ALL THE DISCOURSE ON IT

I LOVED this movie. It was so well crafted and absolutely pulled me in. There were so many stories going on at once but they were all given time? I knew going in I’d love Katherine (Taraji P. Henson) and Dorothy (Octavia Spencer) but I didn’t realize I’d adore Mary (Janelle Monáe) as much as I did. And my followers know how much I adore f/f but all the m/f relationships were so lovely? 

There was so much time devoted to so many things. Katherine, Katherine and Jim Johnson, Katherine’s cute ass family, Katherine’s friendship with Mary and Dorothy, Mary’s husband, Mary’s role in her group, Mary’s camaraderie with her team, Mary’s fight to be able to take classes, Dorothy not being afraid to stand up for herself, Dorothy being ambitious, Dorothy’s “I’m sure you believe that”, Dorothy not leaving her women behind, Dorothy getting the jump on learning programming.

And everything else, god, there were a lot of white people. They were always going to be the center of a story to space, there were just crucial parts that Black women would not be part of, but even then, the trio’s points of view were always shown. 

There were some unexpectedly emotional moments, like seeing Black people invested in the space race despite how they were treated by their country. Despite how blunt the movie was about how tough things were, it was a story about the women overcoming their many obstacles and being awesome as heck. The movie was able to blend moments where they were just being themselves among their families and friends and then how it’d change, sometimes sexism, sometimes racism, sometimes both. 

I watched in a theater with a mostly white audience and I could feel when everyone was sucked into the lighter moments when it was just the trio, or Katherine and her kids, or the romance with Jim, or the tenser moments with Glenn, but you could just sense the men drawing back when something sexist happened and white people pulling away when something racist happened. Not when the little victories happened, of course, because then it was a feel-good moment and they could act as if they were part of that and they’d have been aware and good allies if they lived then and now there’s no need. But I think by the end everyone was fully invested in their stories, and I think a lot of the ubiquitous awfulness still got through. But it was just a great movie and story on its own, making so many things, not just racism or sexism or history but bureaucracy and the space race and MATH accessible to us.

And I loved how awesome all three of the ladies were, there was no head, heart, hand separation, where each is reduced to just one trait, they were all amazing. 

Katherine was so different from Cookie or Carter so I’m sad TPH’s been shut out of awards, she was the center of it, as great as everyone else was. I did read about how in real life Katherine Johnson did not make that half-mile journey to the colored bathroom every day, so finding out such a major part was faked was a bit disappointing. I understand this was not meant to be a documentary but represent many other women’s experiences, and I get that it shows their struggles and I get that the director wanted to show that it was up to other people (white men) to make changes, but it did place a big moment on the white dude. Still, it didn’t near ruin the movie for me, especially as it showed that even “good” white people were so unconsciously racist all the time. It was a way of life, the established order of things. 

‘Sanctuary City’ Mayors Vow to Defy Trump’s Immigration Order

‘Sanctuary City’ Mayors Vow to Defy Trump’s Immigration Order

Trump’s Muslim Ban Realized

sitta-pusilla:

Today on 1/27/17 Trump closed America’s doors to refugees, indefinitely, banned immigrants from several countries, suspended the Visa program, and effectively left untold numbers of people stranded–including those with Green Cards and especially those with no where else to turn who had already been approved to come here.

It is not a ban purely on Muslims, just on specific (majority Muslim) countries, so there’s a chance it could hold up in court.

He signed this executive order on Holocaust Remembrance Day. Even if he didn’t understand the significance of that, I have no doubt Bannon and the other nazis on his staff did. 

This is monstrous.

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msdisdain:

WE NEED 3 SENATORS TO CHANGE THEIR VOTES TO PREVENT DeVos FROM BEING CONFIRMED!!!

The vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Sec of Education was delayed. The hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will now be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 31, according to an advisory from the committee.
And now to act (esp my ME, GA, NC and SC friends)! Betsy DeVos is up for confirmation as U.S. Education Secretary, and many, many educators have expressed strongly that she is not qualified to ensure quality education in this country.

Please consider calling one of the following Republican Senators (key in the confirmation vote) to express your opinion on the appointment. At least 3 of these need to be convinced in order to block DeVos’ nomination. Don’t email. Don’t tweet. Don’t complain on Facebook. Call them!

Then, PLEASE SHARE WIDELY:

If you live in one of the states represented below, PLEASE call YOUR Senator, If you don’t, pick one and call him/her:

Susan Collins (ME) 207.622.8414..&..202.224.2523
Lamar Alexander (TN) 615.736.5129..&..202.224.4944
Lisa Murkowski (AK) 907.586.7277..&..202.224.6665
Johnny Isakson (GA) 770.661.0999..&..202.224.3643
Orrin Hatch (UT) 801.524.4380..&..202.224.5251
Richard Burr (NC) 336.631.5125..&..202.224.3154..&.. 910.251.1058..&..828.350.2437
Michael Enzi (WY) 202.224.3424
Dr. Bill Cassidy (LA) 202.224.5824
Pat Roberts (KS) 202.224.4774
Tim Scott (SC) 202.224.6121
Rand Paul (KY) 202.224.4343

Battlestations, my Yankee Activist peeps

gonna call lamar alexander tomorrow

Booooooost

CALL YOUR DANG REPRESENTATIVES

Susan Collins (ME) 207.622.8414..&..202.224.2523
Lamar Alexander (TN) 615.736.5129..&..202.224.4944
Lisa Murkowski (AK) 907.586.7277..&..202.224.6665
Johnny Isakson (GA) 770.661.0999..&..202.224.3643
Orrin Hatch (UT) 801.524.4380..&..202.224.5251
Richard Burr (NC) 336.631.5125..&..202.224.3154..&.. 910.251.1058..&..828.350.2437
Michael Enzi (WY) 202.224.3424
Dr. Bill Cassidy (LA) 202.224.5824
Pat Roberts (KS) 202.224.4774
Tim Scott (SC) 202.224.6121
Rand Paul (KY) 202.224.4343

IF the state is one you live in call. They don’t really have reason to listen if they don’t represent you. 


If your state is not listed here, signal boost.

Target those first three. Most likely to be sane. Maybe Enzi and Cassidy, but I’m not as familiar with them.

NC Senator Burr on fence about Devos nomination and instructing interns to count constituent responses. Call 202-224-3154.

Source.