In the winter I sleep with twelve blankets on.
In the summer I turn on a fan then sleep with twelve blankets on.
Dying right now.
I cannot believe this got so many notes. But this is the continuation.
THIS WOMAN IS MY NEW HERO.
When the Internet gives you lemons, make lemonade.
This is such a righteous post that I am happy I stayed up late. I will probably still regret going to school on 5hrs of sleep, but then I’ll just think of this and not give a damn.
Awesome women who don’t take no shit, part 2.
I AM SORRY BUT THIS IS WHY I AM EMBARRASSED TO BE AN AMERICAN. IF A HIJAB THAT DORNS THE AMERICAN FLAG PATTERN IS NOT ACCEPTABLE BUT SKIMPY ASS BIKINIS OR WEARING THE FUCKING ACTUAL FLAG IS ACCEPTABLE, JUST BECAUSE THE PERSON IS WHITE, I WANT TO FUCKING THROW UP.
(I don’t have a thing against Audrey Kitching, she was just merely and example).
But this fucking disgusts me right here. It makes me want to say, fuck this country and its racism and double standards.
I LITERALLY FUCKING CAN NOT
Give her a bullet to the head for walking down the street, minding her own business?? And they think SHE’S the terrorist.
^bolding for emphasis.
“You breed with the mouth of a goat.”
Quick, messy graphic to explain a concept that seems obvious to me:
We shouldn’t be helping women because they’re related to someone else. We shouldn’t be helping women because someone else cares about them. We should be helping women because they are people.
We should be helping women for their own sake.
Why is that a hard concept for people to grasp?
hey there fellow students can I copy your homework i ate mine
So, to all of you who follow me and who are not from Brazil, you should read this, and please reblog, if you can.
These are some photos of what is happening to our country today. São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are facing protest all over the cities. To fight for their rights. Our country is facing actions from the government which are, in many ways, similar to a dictatorship, even though it is still a democracy. The protests started because the bus fee raised 20 brazilian cents. Which doesn’t seem that much, but you all should know that millions of brazilians live with a monthly income of no more than 700 brazilian reais (something like 350 american dollars). Some people live and raise families with that money. Monthly. To these people, $0,20 for each bus means a lot.
But the thing is: what initially was intended to be a protest against the bus fee turned into a protest against the government. A government that every year, steals millions of dollars of their people, in their own benefit. A government so corrupt, the population got used to it, and make jokes about it. In this country, a school teacher has a yearly income of $8400. The governors, on the other side, earn, for the same time, about $300.000. To work less. And they don’t even show up to work. And besides that salary, they steal.
And now, people are going to the streets. And the response is photographed. The government is brutally attacking everyone. I mean everyone. Protesters, pedestrians, reporters, photographers. Everyone. For no reason. They just attack. And bomb. And hurt.
The media is absolutely corrupted. The brazilian media makes it look like a violent act, that has to be fought with equal violence. That is a lie. 15 thousand people are going to the streets of Sao Paulo with no guns, no fire, no weapons. And they are being hurt, persecuted, and arrested. Some of them have to pay bail fees up to $20.000.
If you came all the way down here, please, reblog this. Help making the world know what is really going on here. This country, this beautiful country, with beautiful beaches, and women, and music, is now screaming in protest. This is the country in which the World Cup will be in 2014. A country that worries about the World Cup much more than it worries about the welfare of its citizens.
It’s sad being here. But we’re fighting.
once again, i know this is not sg related, but i have to take advantage of how many followers i have here to let as many people as possible know what’s been happening over here. i’ve already seen that there are a lot of other countries that are showing support to this cause, and it’s a huge deal. it’s not just because of the 20 cents. the raising of the bus fee was just the last straw. and the fact that the police had such a violent response just makes us angrier, and braver, i mean, people were being arrested for carrying vinegar (which was being used to protect themselves from the tear gas, for christ’s sake!)
so please, read it, reblog it, look it up, do what you can to let other people know about this.
e pra quem é brasileiro, tente ajudar também. se você não quer ir nas manifestações, tudo bem, é normal estar assustado, depois de tudo que tem acontecido e o que temos visto, mas só de repassar a informação, você já ajuda. se você não tem coragem de ir às ruas, compartilhe a informação, pode ser que outra pessoa tenha.
There’s kind of a similar situation in Turkey right now, I think.
Also, the Brazilian government really need its shit together in the coming years. Both the FIFA World Cup in 2014, AND the summer Olympics in 2016 mean that the whole world will be watching. And trust me, corrupt governments don’t look good. :)