macrolit:

Giveaway Contest: We’re giving away fifteen vintage paperback classics by George Orwell, Ray Bradbury, Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Kate Chopin, and others! Won’t this collection look lovely on your shelf? 😀

To win these classics, you must: 1) be following macrolit on Tumblr (yes, we will check. :P), and 2) reblog this post. We will choose a random winner on October 7, at which time we’ll start a new giveaway. And yes, we’ll ship to any country. Easy, right? Good luck!

thesociologicalcinema:

Propaganda is when you invent a fear that doesn’t exist, like the idea that cisgender women are less safe in restrooms with transgender women. There is NO evidence that male violence against women happens more in restrooms than anywhere else (which is to say, it is too high everywhere). There is even less evidence that transwomen pose a threat to ciswomen. This is a sociology page, so it should come as no surprise that we prefer to base our conclusions on evidence, not assertions.

And there is just one other point we’d like to make: if you were truly concerned about the safety of women, you would have shown equal disgust with the idea that transwomen may face a greater threat of assault when using the men’s restroom. However, we suspect this thought didn’t occur to you because you’re not really concerned with safety at all. Whether conscious or subconscious, you’re really just concerned with policing the boundaries of gender.

@thesociologicalcinema

macrolit:

Giveaway Contest: We’re giving away ten vintage paperback classics by William Faulkner, Harper Lee, Alice Walker, George Orwell, Richard Wright, and others. Won’t these look lovely on your shelf? 😀

To win these classics, you must: 1) be following macrolit on Tumblr (yes, we will check. :P), and 2) reblog this post. We will randomly choose a winner on January 22, at which time we’ll start a new giveaway. And yes, we’ll ship to any country. Easy, right? Good luck!

micdotcom:

No, there was no “assassination attempt” against Trump — in reality, supporters attacked a peaceful protestor

Here’s what happened: 

  • Trump was delivering a speech in Nevada. 
  • A fight broke out in front of the stage after a man identified as Austyn Crites held a “Republicans Against Trump” sign. 
  • Someone in the crowd reportedly shouted, “gun!”
  • Trump was whisked off stage. 
  • Crites was detained. No weapon was found. He was released.
  • Trump was returned a short time later. 

Trump’s social media director and Donald Trump Jr.  both retweeted the above tweet calling it an “assassination attempt.” Cries said the following:

“All of a sudden, because they couldn’t grab the sign, or whatever happened, bam, I get tackled by all these people who were just, like, kicking me and grabbing me in the crotch and just, just beating the crap out of me. And somebody yells something about a gun, and so that’s when things really got out of hand.”

The Trump campaign released a statement later in the evening that obfuscated the truth.

nevaehtyler:

Poet

Taylor Steele captures the problem with appropriating Black slang.

In her poem “AAVE” (which stands for African-American Vernacular English) Taylor Steele explains why appropriation of Black slang is the worst. 
African-American culture is being popularized on a daily basis and while Black people are judged and mistreated for using something they came up with ages ago, White people come off as cool and original when they use it.

Full video

#BlackLivesMatter