thinksquad:

As anger erupted again on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, a human rights team from Amnesty International worked on the ground in the US for the first time ever.

Confrontation flared up after an autopsy found that Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager who was fatally shot by an officer on 9 August, had suffered at six bullet wounds including one in the top of his head.

Eye-witnesses report seeing police, with no visible ID badges, hurling tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters and threatening members of the press in another night of demonstrations.

Amnesty International, said it would be observing police and protester activity and gathering testimonies as well as training local activists “on methods of non-violent protest” in an “unprecedented” move by the campaigners.

Amnesty International USA’s Executive Director, Steven W Hawkins said that the “people of Ferguson have the right to protest peacefully the lack of accountability for Michael Brown’s shooting”.

Jasmine Heiss, one of the 13-strong team sent by Amnesty, told Buzzfeed that the limits placed on the organisation’s access to post-curfew areas was indicative of “the overall lack of transparency in this investigation”.

Complex Magazine said that police had opened fire into the crowds without warning three hours before the midnight curfew began, causing some children and members of the media to be hit with tear gas and rubber bullets.

Two black journalists from Complex also said that they had been racially profiled, being refused re-entry into the press area whereas white members of the press had been.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/michael-brown-shooting-amnesty-international-sends-team-within-us-for-first-time-as-national-guard-deployed-9675149.html

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These are named after MONSTERS are you KIDDING ME if I don't get at least one of these I'm going to be very disappointed

Vampire: Someone offers you a chance at immortality. Do you take it, and why or why not?
Werewolf: If you had to spend your life with just one person, who would it be?
Witch: If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
Ghost: Do you have any regrets?
Frankenstein: Is someone telling you how to live your life, or are you an independent person?
Mummy: If you were to fall into an eternal sleep, do you think anyone would miss you?
Zombie: Do you miss anyone right now?
Faerie: If you could get away with anything, what would you do?
Nymph: What are you like when you’re by yourself?
Mermaid: How far would you go to keep the one you love?
Shapeshifter: What would you change about yourself?
Banshee: If you knew one of your loved ones/best friends had only one day left to live, how would you spend that last day with them?
Siren: If you could make anyone do anything, what would you make them do?
Genie: If you had one wish that would come true and couldn’t be reversed, what would you ask for?
Fury: What is a word/phrase that you dread to hear?
Incubus: What would someone have to do to get in your pants?
Succubus: What’s one thing you can’t live without?

moshquitoes:

bovveredforsooth:

Daddy came home from work today. 

Everyone needs this on their dash.

I think I’m going to cry

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cosmopolitanchick:

socialjusticeworriers:

cosmopolitanchick:

I found all these comments on the same article about Calvin Klein models. Tell me again that thin shaming doesn’t exist. 

Absolutely disgusting. 

Ok um, I have no idea about the article’s true context but how does this even qualify as “thin shaming”? It sounds more like people viscerally jarred and outraged by the sight of emaciated models in ads.

We all know what many models go through and do to themselves or are quietly “encouraged” to do.

Outraged? Sure. Shaming? I don’t think so.

  A lot of people have those natural body types though. Many people are naturally underweight, and struggle to put on weight. While I agree that the fashion industry’s standards are extreme, people are putting down a body type that a portion of people naturally have. That’s why I think it’s thin shaming. If it was phrased like “I feel like the fashion industry should be more inclusive of different body types” then it would not be thin shaming. But they’re saying that these bodies aren’t attractive to men, that they look like concentration camp victims, that they’re lesser than women with curves, when many people are naturally underweight and look this way. 

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homosexualfrustration:

I’m going to fill this bucket with ice and prepare for the worst…

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radgoku:

i dont think my friends understand. when i say my room is messy i dont mean “cute” messy where i have a jacket hanging here and there i mean messy as in fuckin trash island where garbage citizens hold elections over who will become the next trash overlord it’s fuckin gross

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i-wanna-be-stereotyped:

zombiawsum:

I sometimes like to imagine a world where people wore whatever style they wanted without society judging them or ignorant people questioning the way the dressed 

like cyber goths

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or steam punk

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or lollita

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or scene

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or grunge

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or punk

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or goths

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all just walking around with no strange looks from passers by and no judgement like it were the most normal thing a person could do 

Yes

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"Biology’s cruel joke goes something like this: As a teenage body goes through puberty, its circadian rhythm essentially shifts three hours backward. Suddenly, going to bed at nine or ten o’clock at night isn’t just a drag, but close to a biological impossibility. Studies of teenagers around the globe have found that adolescent brains do not start releasing melatonin until around eleven o’clock at night and keep pumping out the hormone well past sunrise. Adults, meanwhile, have little-to-no melatonin in their bodies when they wake up. With all that melatonin surging through their bloodstream, teenagers who are forced to be awake before eight in the morning are often barely alert and want nothing more than to give in to their body’s demands and fall back asleep. Because of the shift in their circadian rhythm, asking a teenager to perform well in a classroom during the early morning is like asking him or her to fly across the country and instantly adjust to the new time zone — and then do the same thing every night, for four years."

Sleep and the teenage brain (via explore-blog)

This is why you have every right to be tired.  

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And, in defiance of every medical study on the subject that’s been run, they keep pushing the start time of high school earlier and earlier.

#child abuse #systematic child abuse

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I used to sleep through my first period class every morning. I’m really lucky that the year I had the most trouble staying awake, I was taking creative writing with a teacher I’d made friends with: she knew it was no reflection on her and I did extra projects to make up for it.

Still, shit ain’t right.

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warranty:

5-v:

EVERYONE NEEDS THIS ON THEIR BLOG.

DYING RIGHT NOW

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muirin007:

everymanhybrid-fandom:

fenton-ann:

Did Tim Burton just nail how everybody feels when they have a crush on someone they know doesn’t like them back?

I LOVE THIS MOVIE

IT TEACHES PEOPLE THAT IF SOMEONE DOESINT LOVE THEM BACK,THAT IF YOUR REALLY LOVE THEM THEN YOUD LET THEM GO INSTEAD OF BEING PISSED OFF AT THEM FOR IT

SHE FUCKIN HELPS THEM GET BACK TOGETHER IN THE END AT THATS WHAT SETS HER FREE 

I LOVE THAT

It also teaches you not to wander around 19th century forests at night practicing your marriage vows because Helena Bonham Carter might accidentally come back from the dead and force you into mummy matrimony.

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