when really great artists follow u and u don’t want to mess things up
Poverty rates varied widely across the state of Washington, Romich said in the UW statement. As a whole, the Seattle metro area had a lower poverty rate than the state, but some cities – Everett and Tacoma – face higher poverty rates. — An excerpt from this Seattle PI piece on how the “job creators” of the state are not creating any kind of that supposed trickle-down — because what did you think, that trickle-down isn’t a fairy tale of the conservative and wealthy? — showing disparate poverty rates across Washington. One interpretation of the data not mentioned: Seattle has a lower poverty rate, whereas the poverty rate in the surrounding area is higher, because rapidly increasing rent prices are driving our poorest citizens outside of the city. Just a thought. (via seattlish)
We are outraged when an Indian police officer tells a rape victim she should marry her attacker but not when a California judge says a woman wasn’t really raped because she didn’t put up enough of a fight. We are outraged at 24,000 rapes in India but not 188,380 in America. —
Hoopstatic - First World Problems
I really recommend reading the entire article. Trigger warning for discussion of rape and rape culture - it’s a tough article but very important.
(Thanks to byunbbi for submitting)
#’stuff like that just doesn’t happen in western countries!!’#’we’re so civilized and democratic!!!’
(Source: stfusexists, via cheminsdudesir)
amazing that there are living humans out there who have chosen to label other groups of people “justice warriors” and align themselves as directly opposed to them. opposed to justice. look in the mirror. tell yourself “i hate justice”. do you feel like a batman villain yet.
Miru, for my buddy, boohooemmysue. Happy Birthday, buddy!