And here is what we call a textbook defintion of puppydog eyes.
it winked are you joking
Day 9: Four boys killed while playing football on beach, Israel warns 100,000 Gazans to evacuate their homes, hospitals and medical facilities being targeted by airstrikes — Wafa hospital was hit by an Israeli helicopter attack but defies Israel evacuation warning amid fears for frail patients, Gaza deaths pass 200 | July 16, 2014
1. A woman cries as Palestinians flee their homes in the Shajaiyeh neighbourhood of Gaza City, after Israel had airdropped leaflets warning people to leave the area. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)
2. Smoke rises after Israeli missile strikes hit the northern Gaza Strip. (Adel Hana/AP)
3. The father and brother of a Palestinian boy from the Baker family, whom medics said was killed with other three children from the same family by a shell fired by an Israeli naval gunboat, mourn during their funeral. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters)
4. A Palestinian man looks at a house destroyed by Israeli Defense Forces during an overnight air strike in Gaza City. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)
5. A staff member of the Al Wafa hospital in the Shuja’iyya neighbourhood in Gaza City looks at the remains of an Israeli Defense Force warning missile. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)
6. A Palestinian woman, who fled her home close to the border with Israel, stays at a United Nations-run school in Gaza City. (Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters)
7. Palestinians run for shelter as they hear bombing in the distance while they flee their homes in the Shajaiyeh neighbourhood of Gaza City, after Israel had airdropped leaflets warning people to leave the area. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)
8. A Palestinian man cries as he holds the dead body of his young brother shortly after he was killed in the morgue of the al-Shifa hospital. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)
9. Palestinians salvage what they can of their belongings from the rubble of their destroyed house following an early morning Israeli missile strike in Gaza City. (Khalil Hamra/AP)
10. Palestinians sleep at the yard of a UN school in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya early on, after evacuating their houses near the border with Israel. (Mohammed Abed/Getty Images)
“Know first who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.” – EpictetusAdorn thyself with positive thoughts and people. Adorn thyself with a King that appreciates and respects you.
Embrace the wild woman in side of you. Never be ashamed of your sexual needs.Be vocal about your life. You are the only person that can stifle your desires. Photo shot by Islandboi Photography
Anyone got deets on this film?
Here’s what I got from the Facebook:
OUT IN THE NIGHT (formerly titled The Fire This Time) follows the journey of a group of African American teenagers who went to a gay-friendly neighborhood in New York City for a night out. These lesbian and gender non-conforming friends, Patreese, Renata, Terrain and Venice, were confronted by an older man on the street. They defended themselves. Strangers jumped in to support them and a fight ensued. Only the women were rounded up by police and charged and convicted as perpetrators of gang assault. They became known as The New Jersey 4.
OUT IN THE NIGHT follows their journey to Rikers Island, to the courtroom, and through slanderous media coverage that labeled them a “Wolfpack” and “Lesbian Gang”. While exploring the fight from all sides through the security camera footage that captured it, that hot August night in 2006 can be seen from many perspectives. But our film’s purpose is to examine the events after the fight: biased media coverage likening the women to “man-hating” animals, and unprecedentedly harsh sentencing by the court. This story shows how four young, queer women of color were unfairly criminalized for defending themselves.
It’s currently running the film festival circuit, but you can keep checking the website for new screenings: www.outinthenight.com
In Praise of Black Women: Heroines of the Slavery Era (buy)
Heroines of the Slavery Era weaves oral tradition, folk legends and stories, songs and poems, historical accounts, and personal writings from North and South America and the Caribbean, from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century.
These women of the slavery era include Aqualtune, a princess from Congo enslaved in Brazil and the Caribbean, who led an army of ten thousand warriors in the Battle of Mbwila; Anastasia, an African slave in Brazil, who today is considered the patron saint of Brazil’s blacks; Solitude, a slave in the French West Indies, the leader of the survivors of La Goyave and legendary in Guadeloupe to this day; Phillis Wheatley, a slave in Boston, a child prodigy and brilliant woman whose poetry is among the finest from the early American era; Harriet Tubman, heroine of the Underground Railroad who helped hundreds of other slaves escape to freedom in the United States and Canada; Ellen Craft, a slave who successfully escaped to Philadelphia with her husband; Sojourner Truth, famed orator on behalf of the rights of women and the abolition of slavery; and many others.
Parent of a female teen whose school banned leggings
#yesallwomen have a right to an education without fashion policing by sexist administrators
^ this, tho… the message in these ridiculous dress codes remains “boys deserve an undistracted education, and you-GIRL-are a distraction… and your education comes second. You should be grateful, anyway… it’s really more than you deserve.” and i actually am not going to repeat how it reinforces rape culture because really, i’m just so damn tired of the messages we send young women about being nothing more than an accesory in a man’s life… fuck that. and fuck awful myopic dress codes… (via ginandbird)