MamaAtheist
fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

'Who Would Jesus Deport?' by Matt Bors

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

'Who Would Jesus Deport?' by Matt Bors

What does true patriotism mean today? Do you truly love your country if you are a corporate leader hiding billions of dollars in profits offshore or insisting on the declining wages that have ruined the American dream? Do you love your country if you demand the right to pollute its air and water and despoil its countryside, no matter the cost to future generations? Do you love your country when you scheme to deprive your fellow citizens of the right to vote, which so many died to preserve?

Somehow the right-wingers righteously wrap themselves in Old Glory, as if our heritage belongs to them alone. On this holiday, and every other day, it surely does not.

As far as we can tell, Hobby Lobby is “Christian” because it’s closed on Sundays…and now they don’t have to pay for birth control. And that’s it. It’s not their purchasing practices. It’s not their corporate structure. Hobby Lobby does not define itself as “Christian” because of some broad international humanitarian work that everyone knows about. Like a certain fast-food chain, we are witness to a national corporation representing our faith in the thinnest of terms.
iammyfather:

justinacuff:

Wow.
h/t Demo News

The best court money can buy.

iammyfather:

justinacuff:

Wow.

h/t Demo News

The best court money can buy.

The startling defeat today of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by Dave Brat, a little-known economics professor, in Virginia’s Republican primary, is a lesson in just how extreme the GOP base has become. Brat, the tea party favorite, had repeatedly attacked Cantor for supporting “amnesty” for undocumented immigrants. The lesson won’t be lost on congressional Republicans. You can kiss immigration reform goodbye, for one thing. And expect the GOP to move even further rightward. Even if this is good for Democrats in the upcoming midterms and 2016, it’s bad for America. Working-class whites on a downward economic escalator are easy prey for demagogues blaming immigrants, the poor, African-Americans, and the U.S. government. The real fault lies in an economic system that’s no longer working for most people. Unless or until prosperity is more widely shared, we can expect more of this.
Robert Reich on the defeat of Eric Cantor in the GOP primary (via sickeningliberal)
The next time I am met with a demand for “evidence” when I report incidents of harm as a result of oppression, this is going to be my script: “I am giving you evidence in the form of my lived experience. In so doing, I am asking you to care. About me and about the other people to whom these things are also done. If you care, you will listen. If you don’t, I am politely requesting you be honest enough to simply say that you do not care, instead of obliging me to engage with you in a mendacious argument designed to publicly justify why you won’t.”

laterinthecaveoflesbians:

watershiphobbits:

If you are a man who thinks it’s funny to make misogynist jokes purely to make your female friends uncomfortable/angry, then you are a misogynist.  It is not “just a joke.”  You literally are finding humor in the discomfort and dehumanization of women.  You are not helping, you are not making satire.  You are just being misogynist.

Yes, this includes you gay men.

neptunain:

the point of social activism isn’t equality or loving each other, it’s about breaking down dangerous power systems when are people gonna get this

When you say you’re a feminist…I hope you really know what that means. It means standing up for women of color.

Standing by black women who must deal with being referred to as welfare queens or ratchet.

Being a feminist is standing beside immigrant women who deal with wage theft, unsafe working conditions, and being referred to as leaving anchor babies in America.

It means standing beside Native American women who face domestic violence and rape at unprecedented rates.

It means standing beside Muslim women who choose to live out their faith and face Islamaphobia, sexism and ignorance constantly.

It means standing beside Asian women who have been misrepresented in the media to be thought of as only submissive and quiet.

Please recognize that feminism impacts the lives of every single one of these groups…but we are all women

(via lifeisallaboutbeauty)