Jon Stewart Goes After Fox in Powerful Ferguson Monologue
Finally, we are having the conversation that matters. Race, gender, religion, sexual preference? These are tools used to divide & distract us from rape & destruction of our planet by greedy corporations & the politicians they’ve bought & paid for.
This Comic is PERFECT! It is about harassment towards women and femmefolk and was created by Robot Hugs. I’ve included the beginning text here to entice you, because it is just so awesome and people need to see it. Gohereto see the entire comic:
"One of the challenging things about talking to men about violence, harassment and sexism is that it so often seems invisible. ‘Are you sure you’re not just being sensitive?’"
It’s important to remember that harassment is, like a lot of gender related issues, really about power and control. “There’s lots of examples of how women’s bodies are considered public property, from legislation, to slut shaming, to groping.”
"Street harassment is part of a larger system in which men feel entitled to comment upon women’s bodies based on their appearance and mannerisms. This kind of harassment is based on the problematic idea that public spaces are actually men’s spaces - and that women passing through them are subject to the desires, needs and opinions of the surrounding men …."
Happening NOW: Thousands of New Yorkers are staging a sit-in in the middle of Times Square chanting, “Hands up, don’t shoot” to support the people of #Ferguson. Every 28 hours in the US, a person of color is killed by racist police terror. Rest in Peace to Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Rekia Boyd, Oscar Grant, Ramarley Graham, Amadou Diallo and too many more.
I deal with suicidal, unipolar depression and I take medication daily to treat it. Over the past seven years, I’ve had two episodes that were severe and during which I thought almost exclusively of suicide. I did not eat much and lost weight during…
Koko the gorilla is a resident at the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, CA and communicates understands spoken english and uses over 1,000 signs to share her feelings and thoughts on daily life. After the first call about Robin’s passing, Koko came to Dr. Patterson with an inquiring look on her face. Dr. Patterson explained that ‘we have lost a dear friend, Robin Williams. Koko was quiet and looked very thoughtful, Koko signed the words for “woman” and “crying.” Koko became very somber, with her head bowed and her lip quivering; she was crying over the loss of her friend.
"Robin made Koko smile — something she hadn’t done for over six months, ever since her childhood gorilla companion, Michael, passed away. Not only did Robin cheer up Koko, the effect was mutual, and Robin seemed transformed — from a high-energy entertainer, into a mellow, sensitive, empathetic guy, who also happened to be really funny." -Dr. Patterson