El Aleph Deslumbrante

nuditea:

last night a guy said to me “you are very, very pretty” and i said “i know” and he said like patronisingly “you KNOW?” and i said “you think you’re the first person to ever compliment me?” and he didn’t know where to go from there

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You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discover that it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that he is alone. This is why art is important. Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important.

—"An interview with James Baldwin" (1961)

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I’m broke as fuck but still hella cute so there’s that.

I’m broke as fuck but still hella cute so there’s that.

So begins the my 3rd week in a row of excruciating headache. It’s been going on long enough that I know I need to go see a doctor. But I can’t afford it because my insurance doesn’t have copays, I have to meet a $3000 deductible first.

Like.

I’m a fucking nurse. I work at a fucking hospital. And the insurance and my pay is SO SHITTY that I literally can’t afford to go see a doctor. 

highandparanoid:


The phenomenon of the female homicides in Ciudad Juárez, called in Spanish the feminicidios (“femicides”) and las muertas de Juárez (“The dead women of Juárez”), involves the violent deaths of hundreds of women since 1993 in the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, a border city across the Rio Grande from the U.S. city of El Paso, Texas. The estimated homicide toll is speculated to be around 400, but many local residents believe that the true count of los feminicidios stands at an estimated 5,000 victims. Most of the cases remained unsolved as of 2003, and are still mainly unsolved today.

THIS IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT.
HASTA CUANDO HABRA UN YA.

highandparanoid:

The phenomenon of the female homicides in Ciudad Juárez, called in Spanish the feminicidios (“femicides”) and las muertas de Juárez (“The dead women of Juárez”), involves the violent deaths of hundreds of women since 1993 in the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, a border city across the Rio Grande from the U.S. city of El Paso, Texas. The estimated homicide toll is speculated to be around 400, but many local residents believe that the true count of los feminicidios stands at an estimated 5,000 victims. Most of the cases remained unsolved as of 2003, and are still mainly unsolved today.

THIS IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT.

HASTA CUANDO HABRA UN YA.

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amazing-how-you-love:

Dashcam video shows white cop shooting unfailingly polite Black man as he follows officer’s orders. 

Jones was stopped Sept. 4 as he pulled into a convenience store on a busy Columbia road. With the camera recording, Groubert pulls up without his siren on as Jones is getting out of his vehicle to go into the store.

"Can I see your license please?" Groubert asks.

As Jones turns and reaches back into his car, Groubert shouts, “Get outa the car, get outa the car.” He begins firing before he has finished the second sentence. There is a third shot as Jones staggers away, backing up with his hands raised, and then a fourth.

From the first shot to the fourth, the video clicks off three seconds.

Jones’ wallet can be seen flying out of his hands as he raises them.

Groubert’s lawyer, Barney Giese, said the shooting was justified because the trooper feared for his life and the safety of others. Police officers are rarely charged in South Carolina. In August, a prosecutor refused to file criminal charges against a York County deputy who shot a 70-year-old man after mistaking his cane for a shotgun during an after-dark traffic stop.

Groubert is white and Jones is black. Neither state police nor the FBI keep detailed statistics on the races of people in officer-involved shootings.

Much like the recent police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, the racial aspect of the South Carolina shooting bothers state Rep. Joe Neal, an African-American lawmaker who has spoken out against racism in law enforcement for years.

"You are doing exactly what the police officer asked you do to and you get shot for it?" said Neal, D-Hopkins. “That’s insane.”

Neal said he doubts the trooper would have been charged without the video. South Carolina has nearly 300 police agencies, and many smaller forces don’t have dashboard cameras.

"If it had been the trooper’s story versus his story, I’m not sure anything happens," Neal said.

Jones is recovering after being shot in the hip. He released a statement last week saying he hopes his shooting leads to changes in how police officers treat suspects.

"I thank God every day that I am here with a story to tell and hope my situation can make a change," Jones said.

For those who missed it, Groubert pulls up without his siren on as Jones is getting out of his vehicle to go into the store.  Jones was stopped for not having his seatbelt on as he got out of his car?!?  The video shows the rest.

The thing about patriarchy is that individual men, gay and straight, are often really wonderful people who you love deeply, but they have internalized some really poisonous shit. So every once in a while they say or do something that really shakes you because you’re no longer totally certain they see you as a human being, and you feel totally disempowered to explain that to them.

Texas homecoming queen gives crown to bullied friend

BRB SOMEONE IS CUTTING UP ONIONS AND I CAN’T SEE WHAT IS THIS LIQUID COMING OUT OF MY EYES. 

cisyphus:

I love this. We need to shame more liberals for their support or silence on the genocide of the Palestinian people.

cisyphus:

I love this. We need to shame more liberals for their support or silence on the genocide of the Palestinian people.

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asylum-art:

Ruined Polaroids - William Miller

I came across this project by veteran photographer and photojournalist William Miller. The story behind “Ruined Polaroids” is so unique – I immediately fell in love with the concept and resulting images. Let’s leave the explaining to Miller himself:

“These pictures are taken with a camera that is, by most definitions, broken: an old Polaroid SX-70 camera rescued from a yard sale. I’ve always loved this camera. It is an ingeniously conceived, complicated bundle of gears and switches with hundreds of moving parts packed in tight like a chrome and leather pistol…

With its first use I realized the camera wasn’t functioning properly. It sometimes spills out two pictures at a time and the film often gets stuck in the gears, exposing and mangling the images in unpredictable ways. Over time I’ve figured out how to control and accentuate aspects of the camera’s flaws but the images themselves are always a surprise…

This project is an unintended exploration into the three-dimensional physical character of an antiquated photographic medium that touches on subjects from the artistic value of chance, to questions of what constitutes a photograph. I say unintended because what I’m focusing on here is a technological anomaly. The failure of a process.

Miller’s attention to these processes has made all of his recent ventures into fine art photography highly refreshing.

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rollership:

thinksquad wrote: 

A California-based group has distributed and trained some Ferguson residents on how to use body cameras to record police.

Copwatch raised more than $6,000 to purchase 110 of the small devices to give to residents over the weekend, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported (http://bit.ly/1uswQXx).

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phoeni-xx:

dynastylnoire:

sonofbaldwin:

 An NYPD officer was caught on a disturbing video tackling a clearly pregnant woman and riding her to the ground early Saturday in Brooklyn.
 The recording shows Sandra Amezquita, who is 5-foot-4 and five months pregnant, being grabbed by the arm and thrown to the pavement with the cop on her back in Sunset Park around 2:15 a.m.
 The baby’s father, Ronel Lemos, said he watched in horror as his wife hit the ground belly-first.
 “The first thing I thought was they killed my baby and they’re going to kill my wife,” Lemos, 50, told the Daily News on Tuesday.
 Moments later, another unidentified woman was violently flung to the ground on Fifth Ave. and 41st St.
 “You would think the police would respect a woman that is pregnant,” Amezquita, 43, said through an interpreter in an exclusive interview with The News.
 “I was afraid something happened to my baby. I am still afraid that something is wrong,” she said, referring to the abdominal pain that persists.
FUCK THE POLICE!!!!!!!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

fucking disgusting pigs

phoeni-xx:

dynastylnoire:

sonofbaldwin:

An NYPD officer was caught on a disturbing video tackling a clearly pregnant woman and riding her to the ground early Saturday in Brooklyn.

The recording shows Sandra Amezquita, who is 5-foot-4 and five months pregnant, being grabbed by the arm and thrown to the pavement with the cop on her back in Sunset Park around 2:15 a.m.

The baby’s father, Ronel Lemos, said he watched in horror as his wife hit the ground belly-first.

“The first thing I thought was they killed my baby and they’re going to kill my wife,” Lemos, 50, told the Daily News on Tuesday.

Moments later, another unidentified woman was violently flung to the ground on Fifth Ave. and 41st St.

“You would think the police would respect a woman that is pregnant,” Amezquita, 43, said through an interpreter in an exclusive interview with The News.

“I was afraid something happened to my baby. I am still afraid that something is wrong,” she said, referring to the abdominal pain that persists.

FUCK THE POLICE!!!!!!!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

fucking disgusting pigs

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