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TRANSGRIOT: Black Transwoman Monica Jones convicted of “manifesting intent to prostitution” in Arizona

Have another reason to not like Arizona despite some of the cool people who call it home. 

Been keeping an eye on the ongoing case of ASU student Monica Jones, who was accosted on the street while walking in her Phoenix neighborhood during a sting operation and charged with ‘manifestation of intent to prostitute’ the very night after she spoke at a May 2013 rally denouncing Project ROSE.  .

Project ROSE is a program created with 15 partner organizations including the Phoenix Police Department with the goal of avoiding filing charges against adults engaged in prostitution, providing an opportunity for medical and social services and assistance in helping them exit the life of prostitution if they choose.   

In practice, the program and its profiled prostitution sweeps target trans, SGL and low income women far too often and has a 30% success rate, the same rate as a woman who goes before a judge and hasn’t gone through the unjust Catholic Charities supported program.   


Jones believes she was unfairly targeted for arrest because of her outspoken criticism of Project ROSE.   A Change.org petitionwas created urging the Phoenix city prosecutor to drop the charges against her..     

And they trying to throw her into a goddamn mens prison. FUCK the judge FUCK the poilice, FUCK the catholic charities, FUCK Project ROSE and ALLLLLL its partners. She is appealing. Keep her in your thoughts.

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“War does not determine who is right - only who is left.”
“When you’re 45th in civil liberties, 19th in economic freedom, and #1 in prisoners per capita, I think it’s officially time to stop bragging about being the “freest country on earth”–and maybe time to start thinking about how to rebuild that image.”
“There is no place with more personal debt and heavier patterns of obligation than the Land of the Free. We are free to try to get expensive degrees to get jobs that barely exist, we are free to spend most of our lives paying student loans, we are free to lose everything we may have gained the moment we get sick”
“If you’ve spent any time having conversations about consent, you’ll probably have encountered the following question: ‘Is it rape if somebody has sex while drunk?’ Now, when men used to ask me this kind of question, the conversation requests I actually used to hear were, ‘I have sex with drunk people, or can imagine myself doing so; I want you to tell me that I’m not a rapist’ and/or ‘I like the pressure that alcohol allows me to put on people’s consent and I’m seeking social approval for this tactic.’”
Drunken Consent by Lisa Millbank, in Drifting Clouds (zine), writings about consent

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emedeme:

miss-love:

ohsummerrain:

byeproductivity:

omg you can’t just ask people why they’re ignorant


^THAT. THAT IS THE COMMENT OF THE YEAR.

ALL THE AWARDS. 

emedeme:

miss-love:

ohsummerrain:

byeproductivity:

omg you can’t just ask people why they’re ignorant

^THAT. THAT IS THE COMMENT OF THE YEAR.

ALL THE AWARDS. 

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superlockedhogwartianinthetardis:

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I DON’T THINK NON-WHOVIANS UNDERSTAND OUR TERROR LIKE JESUS FUCKING CHRIST YOU CAN HATE ON MOFFAT ALL YOU WANT BUT WHEN HE WRITES EPISODES IN RTD’S ERA (not to mention the non-canon spoof) HE MAKES TERRIFYING ANTAGONISTS AND IT SERIOUSLY SCARES THE SHIT OUT OF YOU

RTD era was the golden era

“For Mother Teresa poverty is the condition of saintliness. Poverty, then, ceases to be bad and instead becomes something to be celebrated. The poor can be treated with condescension as those who will redeem the world by their acceptance of charity. Such an approach becomes a part of a global enterprise for the alleviation of bourgeois guilt rather than a genuine challenge to those forces [i.e., modern capitalism] that produce and maintain poverty.”
— Vijay Prashad, “Mother Teresa: Mirror of Bourgeois Guilt”

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“Life’s too short to drink crappy coffee and cry over boys who don’t care.”
— Matty Healy (the 1975)

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“It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth.

You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything.”