lisa is a feminist

21. Intersectional Feminist. Liberal. Bisexual.

maeriea:

kanyewesticleandthepeasants:

my girl angie knows privilege and can acknowledge that its not “ooo i worked harder to get here and if some women work this hard they could be standing here too”

but more like “my opportunities are better because i was born into a position thats easier to get them and i acknowledge that that is unfair”

This is v important

(Source: queen-angelina, via infectiousdean)

postracialcomments:

codelens:

Enforcement Officials Beat & Kidnap a 12-yo Black Girl in Front of her Residence, Claiming She Was a Prostitute
"When her mother and father came outside after hearing her cries for help she was desperately holding a tree with one arm while plainclothes officers were beating her in the head, neck and throat.
Dymond Milburn, now 20-years-old, was an honor student attending advanced classes at Austin Middle School, when her life would be forever scarred by Galveston police.”
None of the enforcement officials who terrorized and beat Milburn were penalized.

GALVESTON  2009      
Milburn had gone outside her home in the 2000 block of 24th Street on Aug. 22, 2006, to flip a circuit breaker when she was confronted by the three police officers. They were responding to a call that three white prostitutes were soliciting in the neighborhood. Milburn is black.
The defense alleged that the officers struck the girl on the head and face, causing injuries that resulted in an $8,000 medical bill.
Prosecutors will not retry a 15-year-old girl after a jury failed to reach a verdict on a charge of assaulting a police officer, Galveston County District Attorney Kurt Sistrunk said Tuesday.
The defense accused police of mistaking for a prostitute and beating Dymond Larae Milburn, an honors student at Austin Middle School. Prosecutors said officers were doing their job and that the girl, then 12, scratched herself while holding onto a bush.
Griffin said his client will continue with a federal lawsuit filed against Galveston Police Sgt. Gilbert Gomez and officers David Roark and Sean Stewart.
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postracialcomments:

codelens:

Enforcement Officials Beat & Kidnap a 12-yo Black Girl in Front of her Residence, Claiming She Was a Prostitute

"When her mother and father came outside after hearing her cries for help she was desperately holding a tree with one arm while plainclothes officers were beating her in the head, neck and throat.

Dymond Milburn, now 20-years-old, was an honor student attending advanced classes at Austin Middle School, when her life would be forever scarred by Galveston police.”

None of the enforcement officials who terrorized and beat Milburn were penalized.

GALVESTON  2009      

Milburn had gone outside her home in the 2000 block of 24th Street on Aug. 22, 2006, to flip a circuit breaker when she was confronted by the three police officers. They were responding to a call that three white prostitutes were soliciting in the neighborhood. Milburn is black.

The defense alleged that the officers struck the girl on the head and face, causing injuries that resulted in an $8,000 medical bill.

Prosecutors will not retry a 15-year-old girl after a jury failed to reach a verdict on a charge of assaulting a police officer, Galveston County District Attorney Kurt Sistrunk said Tuesday.

The defense accused police of mistaking for a prostitute and beating Dymond Larae Milburn, an honors student at Austin Middle School. Prosecutors said officers were doing their job and that the girl, then 12, scratched herself while holding onto a bush.

Griffin said his client will continue with a federal lawsuit filed against Galveston Police Sgt. Gilbert Gomez and officers David Roark and Sean Stewart.

source 

(Source: thefreethoughtproject.com)

geekygothgirl:

Thank you, John Oliver, for taking down the “she’s someone’s daughter/sister/mother” thing at the root. I get the intention behind it is not bad, but seriously-my value as a human should not be defined by how my being hurt would affect my father, brother, or male partner. It should be defined by how it would affect ME. I am someone with worth and value independent of the men in my life, as are all women. We are not tangential sub-people who only exist as we are related to me, we are people. Full stop. 

(Source: -teesa-, via aurora-of-aragon)