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    Apr 14, 2014 9:23 pm

    A Guy Talks About Rape From A Man’s Perspective. (And It’s Not What You Think, Either.)

    You think this is going to be about one thing, but then it ends up somewhere completely different. More than once. I’ll just let you take a look.

    (This brilliant work comes with a trigger warning.)

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    Apr 14, 2014 7:45 pm
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    Apr 14, 2014 6:07 pm
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    Apr 14, 2014 4:30 pm



    Experts told this artist her dream was impossible. It’s a good thing she didn’t listen.

    Smart Girl Pioneer / Adventurer / Smartist Alert!

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    Apr 14, 2014 2:53 pm

    Could You Handle Being In A Cage This Small For 4 Minutes? How About 4 Years?

    This may seem like a silly challenge (and the set up is pretty funny actually), but the underlying message is clear: Should a living thing be treated this way?

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    Apr 14, 2014 1:15 pm


    Pigmentocracy: Real Talk About Fair Skin (via WNYC)

    Last month I worked with the folks at WNYC on a piece about skin lightening. Truthfully, I’ve never had any negative feelings about my skin tone so I had no idea this was such a big business. So for me, this conversation was both sad and incredibly eye opening. Have you ever felt self conscious about your skin tone or considered using lightening products?

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    Apr 14, 2014 11:38 am

    A Genius Piece Of Art Forces Drone Pilots To See Who’s Down Below

    After learning that predator drone operators often refer to kills as “bug splats,” because bodies look so small from up above, an artist collective didn’t get angry — they got creative.

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    Apr 13, 2014 9:23 pm




    The backlog of rape kits has put justice on hold for a lot of people. Back in 2009, more than 11,000 untested kits were found in a Detroit Police Department storage facility. Some were more than 25 years old.

    Mariska Hargitay speaks on some of the issues surrounding the rape kit backlog in Detroit, Michigan. #endthebacklog (x)

    It costs between $1,000 – $1,500 to test every single rape kit. There are over 10,000 kits left in Detroit’s rape kit backlog. Your donation can go directly to testing them. Donate to the Detroit Crime Commission’s backlog initiative by clicking here.

    I am pretty explicitly anti-police in every respect. But I support Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy and her push to catalogue the egregious backlog of unprocessed rape kits in Detroit. 

    Her work has already identified countless serial rapists in southeast Michigan, and will continue to identify these rapist pieces of shit as she moves forward.

    Who cares if this process leads to conviction or not. Just give us the list. We can take care of the rest.

    "After Detroit tested the first 10% of its backlogged kits, authorities were able to link cases to 46 serial rapists." (x)

    Just think about it: 46 serial rapists. And the evidence against them was out there, all the time, in those backlogged kits. And that’s just 10% of them

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    Apr 13, 2014 7:45 pm
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    Apr 13, 2014 6:08 pm


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