his life was totally in danger.
True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.
Ferguson Mayor James Knowles is making no friends at tonight’s Town Hall. Part 2
things that can make an autistic person’s life harder:
- NTs using “autistic” as an insult
- NTs jokingly saying “lol I’m so autistic” in reference to being socially awkward—e.g., NTs basically presenting autism as a big joke and/or thinking autism only has social aspects
things that do not make autistic people’s lives harder:
- autistic people who are self-diagnosed
- people who self-diagnose as autistic and later figure out they’re not actually autistic after all, and have some other condition that better accounts for their experiences
things you should do in response to encountering a person who has self-diagnosed as autistic:
- give them advice re coping mechanisms if they ask for it.
- if you want to not be a jerk about having doubts about their self-diagnosis, keep it to yourself. No one wants to be put on trial by a stranger and made to “prove” that they’re autistic.
- realize that lots of autistic folks choose to remain self-diagnosed because professional diagnosis is expensive and has drawbacks. drawbacks like potentially losing custody of your children, potentially losing (or being denied in the first place) approval for trans medical care, potentially losing a driver’s license, etc.
how does cr1tikal not get startled by anything. how do you do it, cr1tikal. did someone hurt you. did you lose something you once held dear. is that why you’re so dead inside. you can tell me, cr1tikal. i am here for you, and i’m worried about you.
P.S. A lot of people with depression and other mental illnesses have trouble making decisions or choosing from a bunch of different options. “Wanna get dinner at that pizza place on Tuesday night?” is a LOT easier to answer than “So wanna hang out sometime? What do you want to do?”
I promise I’ll get better at this from the helping-friend side since I totally would prefer this from the other side as well. I think I do some of it well already but I know I could be better.
Uh…… you mean like this?
wow. let it be known that tumblr legitimately changed my opinion on something today.
I’m sorry but is there an advert about toilet paper in there. They are legitimately trying to sex up toilet paper.
Urgent - Please Spotlight:
I regret to tell you that Christina Fonthes - a dear friend and organiser of Rainbow Noir has been held against her will in The Congo - she was on a family holiday with her mother who has decided to have Christina ‘cured’ of her sexuality.
Christina has managed to escape from her aunt’s house and is currently hiding out with a friend. She has access to internet and has been communicating with us via email. The next available flight is 2nd September - 5 days away! Chris needs help and protection from the British Embassy in Congo but her mother has reported her missing and therefore we need to get in contact with both the UK Home Office and UK embassy in Congo to let them know that she is in danger and that her mother is lying/the one endangering her life!!
PLEASE SHARE THIS ON ALL YOUR NETWORKS. CALL, EMAIL, TWEET the British embassy on behalf of Christina - the more we call, the more attention it will bring to her case and hopefully they will act quicker in getting Christina to a safe place.
HER MOTHER HAS HER PASSPORT AND TRAVELING DOCUMENTS!
CHRISTINA’S LIFE IS IN DANGER. PLEASE DO AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.
If you can help please contact @RainbowNoirMCR or @WritersofColour on twitter.
UK EMBASSY: 0871 050 5840
DETAILS OF THE EMBASSY IN CONGO ARE HEREhttps://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-kinshasa
Please re-tumblr this. This is an actual friend of ours and we need your help to get her home safe.
So it turns out that even if I say no, if a company doesn’t like my answer, they’ll do it anyway. A big “fuck you” to poprageous, who I contacted last year, received a reply that essentially said “no I won’t pay you,” and then did it anyway 12 months later (I suppose she hoped I would forget about her?).
Before I replied to her first scummy email where she only says that she’d send me a FREE PAIR (oh WOW), I made a blog post
I had recently undergone other companies trying to do the same thing and her email reply to me was just nothing short of incredibly shitty. After seeing my post (which didn’t mention her company or anything) she thought it would be a good idea to send me an email trying to make ME feel bad that I didn’t just ASK for money for using my artwork. That it was on ME to ask about royalties, not about her fucking company to actually fairly pay artists or anything.
"I saw your post - what do u want to get paid? Let’s work out a royalty. jeeeez all u had to do was ask."
All I had to do was ask? That’s pretty hilarious, considering she asked, I said no, and she went ahead with it anyway.
Regardless, this is shit. Companies shouldn’t act like this. People using creator’s works just because they exist and feel like they should be able to is just absolutely bullshit.
The most appalling thing about this is seriously the fact that I said no and she did it anyway. I said no and she did it anyway.
This is how little most companies respect and regard artists. Thanks a lot, Cher Park.
Feel free to let her know that it’s not acceptable to pull this bullshit with her company email, email@example.com - please don’t be rude or anything, but this is definitely not okay and she needs to not do this to other artists in the future.
Oh yes, let me not forgot to mention: she has no trace of credit on the image, this time. She posted an instagram earlier a year ago with credit to my name, but it seems she’d rather remove it so that I not find out, I guess.
Good job, Cher Park.
Oh good! There are leggings, too!
hey everybody! don’t buy this shit! fuck these guys!
Do not buy from these terrible people and spread the word that Poprageous can’t be trusted.
Work to shut them down or at least remove the product… Should post this on Reddit if you’ve not done so already… Wider audience… Post to the chan sites as well…
They stole Black Milk’s mermaid designs as well.