"It’s a scary world, but Jesus! It was not a mugging, it was a drunken frat hate crime […] I’m sick of college asshole kids fucking with people just going home."
Local drag performer Ade, who was attacked on 13th and Cherry in the wee hours of Saturday morning after one of her assailants yelled “No! That’s a dude!”
I’ve heard people talk about the “increasing crime problem” in Capitol Hill, but they don’t always mention hate crimes while expressing their concern. Hate crimes, obviously, are a gigantic cause for concern; in the past year, at least three other attacks targeting queer folks have hit the news — and those are just reported ones. And this is in Capitol fucking Hill.
We’re grateful for an absence of sickening, classist op-eds about Downtown crime over the past few months, but hey, maybe those hand-wringers can start hand-wringing about targeted attacks on queer people in their own backyard? Maybe KIRO can do a feature story!
Yup, what seattlish says right here. I want my neighborhood to be safe for everyone.
"Every year white people add 100 years to how long ago slavery was. I’ve heard educated white people say, ‘slavery was 400 years ago.’ No it very wasn’t. It was 140 years ago…that’s two 70-year-old ladies living and dying back to back. That’s how recently you could buy a guy."
Louis C.K. (via 30thcenturyboy)
Sylvester Magee, the (probable) last American born into slavery died in 1971.
The last living child of former American slaves, Mississippi Winn, died in 2010.
Slavery in the territory that is now the United States lasted more than 330 years. We will be 330 years removed from slavery in the year 2195.
140. A character for each year. That’s all.
"I came here to chew bubblegum and kick ass", she said, a steely glare fixed upon the man behind the counter. She shoved a hand in her pocket, searching, and continued speaking. "And I’m fresh out of ass." Without breaking eye contact, she coaxed a piece of Hubba Bubba from its crinkly wrapper and popped it in her mouth.
She glowered as she blew a bubble, defiantly, and its tacky sugar surface stretched perilously close to the man’s nose.
The man regretted his decision to work as an Immigration Officer in Singapore.
In my twitter feed in the last hour: successful uterus transplants for transgender women (http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4629589?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003) and forced life support for women in comas who happen to be pregnant, regardless of their previously expressed wishes (http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/22/us/pregnant-life-support-texas/index.html).
So, when will we see the first transgender woman whose body is kept grotesquely alive against her will because it has a fetus in it? Or will we as a society manage to progress faster than medical technology, for once?
Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University
Well, I guess this isn’t anonymous anymore.