Freedom In Wickedness

It is a consistent theme in past cultures that elite courtesans were often the only truly free women. They were women of intellect, education, and power in worlds which denied that a woman could be anything.

It's time to reclaim that heritage.
lostintrafficlights:

wannissa:

THANK GOD THEY’RE LIFTING THE FERRY! PLEASE SAVE THEM. WE’RE HERE TO PRAY FOR YOU ALL. #PrayForSouthKorea 
Thanks to Samsung’s CEO Lee Kunhee for sending out a crane to lift up the ferry! 
crdt : @pjofbts 


Okay I just looked up some stuff and guys this might be bad since1. The crane can only lift up to 3000 tons. The ferry is 6825 tons. So they need more than one crane.2. There is a possibility that the survivors will die as if the ferry gets shaken during the lifting process water can get into air pockets. So the families of those that are missing are opposing this procedure.:(

The salvage crane doesn’t need to lift the entire weight of the ship unless it is lifting the ship all the way out of the water — it just needs to be powerful enough to turn the ship back over, since most of the weight is still offset by displacement. While there is a risk of disturbing air pockets as they right the ship, the unfortunate fact is that it’s nearly impossible for rescue divers to get inside with the ship upside down, and even more impossible to actually rescue anyone. At the very minimum, hooking up the crane ship will allow the ferry to be stabilized in place and minimize the risk of it sinking all the way.

lostintrafficlights:

wannissa:

THANK GOD THEY’RE LIFTING THE FERRY! PLEASE SAVE THEM. WE’RE HERE TO PRAY FOR YOU ALL.

Thanks to Samsung’s CEO Lee Kunhee for sending out a crane to lift up the ferry!

crdt :

Okay I just looked up some stuff and guys this might be bad since
1. The crane can only lift up to 3000 tons. The ferry is 6825 tons. So they need more than one crane.
2. There is a possibility that the survivors will die as if the ferry gets shaken during the lifting process water can get into air pockets. So the families of those that are missing are opposing this procedure.

:(

The salvage crane doesn’t need to lift the entire weight of the ship unless it is lifting the ship all the way out of the water — it just needs to be powerful enough to turn the ship back over, since most of the weight is still offset by displacement. While there is a risk of disturbing air pockets as they right the ship, the unfortunate fact is that it’s nearly impossible for rescue divers to get inside with the ship upside down, and even more impossible to actually rescue anyone. At the very minimum, hooking up the crane ship will allow the ferry to be stabilized in place and minimize the risk of it sinking all the way.

blue-author:

actressesofcolor:

This is not about an actress of color, but please vote against David O. Russell being included in #TIME100. If you are unaware, he admitted to sexually assaulting his transgender niece, and does not deserve any sort of praise or recognition. Reblog to spread the word!

.The subject matter of that second link is obvious from the text, but be advised, it is a very detailed account of physical violation of a type and context that many trans women will have direct experience with. I feel physically ill and very anxious—as one does when one is an unsafe environment—having read it. Proceed with caution.

blue-author:

actressesofcolor:

This is not about an actress of color, but please vote against David O. Russell being included in #TIME100. If you are unaware, he admitted to sexually assaulting his transgender niece, and does not deserve any sort of praise or recognition. Reblog to spread the word!

.The subject matter of that second link is obvious from the text, but be advised, it is a very detailed account of physical violation of a type and context that many trans women will have direct experience with. I feel physically ill and very anxious—as one does when one is an unsafe environment—having read it. Proceed with caution.

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braiker:

Are you fucking kidding me? Did we all just wake up in 1938?

braiker:

Are you fucking kidding me? Did we all just wake up in 1938?

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lostintrafficlights:

freedominwickedness:

lostintrafficlights:

I’m just very upset that the captain told the students to stay where they are. Most kids believe in rules, they believe in adults to take care of them during an emergency. And then you abandoned them and escaped the ship. Fuck you honestly. You cried during an interview but you didn’t explain why the ship sank, why you told the kids to stay, and now the police are saying that it was probably because the ship turned too fast. Fuck you.

Both naval tradition and maritime law dictate that the captain of a ship is “first on and last off” — the captain bears ultimate responsibility for the ship and all her passengers, and it is the captain’s duty to ensure the safety of everyone else before their own. This above all else is why Captain Schettino of the Costa Concordia was reviled as a coward — he ignored his legal and moral duty and fled to save himself while passengers were still in danger.

Now, it’s not necessarily wrong to tell passengers on a sinking ship to stay put. The survival rate for people floating in life jackets in frigid water is extremely low, so if the ship is sinking slowly and/or on a relatively even keel, the chances of survival are far better if people are told to wait for life rafts to be deployed, as opposed to “don your jackets and jump!” At this time, it’s not clear what exactly happened and that makes it premature to say people did things right or wrong.

I do agree that it is important to keep some sort of order in a case of emergency-people have been trample, etc. However it seems to me, from the survivors’ recounts at least, that the ferry was sinking quickly and it was very steep. One person reported that vending machines had fallen down and such, and most importantly, most of the hildren were on the lower decks. Also, the electricity went out quite a while after this announcement so that the captain or any of the crew for that matter did have time to warn the passengers. It’s a horrible, man-made tragedy imo.

I’m reserving my final judgement for when more information becomes available. It’s worth pointing out that this is a ferry — although it’s a seagoing ferry and not the more bargelike style which is commonly used for short-range crossings, it’s a car carrier which means that it has a large, open internal cargo deck with roll-on / roll-off exterior access. Such a vessel can change from “sinking evenly” to “capsizing” very very rapidly — the tendency is to sink normally until the car deck starts flooding, but at that point the balance goes to hell because unlike cargo containers which are actually clamped down on standardized deck fixtures, cars on a ferry are simply parked in place.

Note that the survivor description of a sudden sharp turn followed by rapid capsizing is entirely consistent with such a cargo shift. Large ships like this can’t turn sharply from command input because they’re big and heavy yet have small rudders and relatively weak engines.

lostintrafficlights:

I’m just very upset that the captain told the students to stay where they are. Most kids believe in rules, they believe in adults to take care of them during an emergency. And then you abandoned them and escaped the ship. Fuck you honestly. You cried during an interview but you didn’t explain why the ship sank, why you told the kids to stay, and now the police are saying that it was probably because the ship turned too fast. Fuck you.

Both naval tradition and maritime law dictate that the captain of a ship is “first on and last off” — the captain bears ultimate responsibility for the ship and all her passengers, and it is the captain’s duty to ensure the safety of everyone else before their own. This above all else is why Captain Schettino of the Costa Concordia was reviled as a coward — he ignored his legal and moral duty and fled to save himself while passengers were still in danger.

Now, it’s not necessarily wrong to tell passengers on a sinking ship to stay put. The survival rate for people floating in life jackets in frigid water is extremely low, so if the ship is sinking slowly and/or on a relatively even keel, the chances of survival are far better if people are told to wait for life rafts to be deployed, as opposed to “don your jackets and jump!” At this time, it’s not clear what exactly happened and that makes it premature to say people did things right or wrong.

DO NOT SUPPORT JELLY BELLY THIS EASTER

waitingfordesire:

Jelly Belly Chairman donates $5000 to help turn back the rights of trans kids in California to use the bath room and change rooms of their gender identity, not assigned sex.
Source: THE AGE

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odinsblog:

[Reagan’s 1986 Executive Order 12548]

Republicans get their “facts” mixed up so frequently, you’d almost swear they’re always distorting the truth on purpose

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audscratprophetlilith:


A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.
The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.
Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.
The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t.
"One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. "She thought it was an actual homeless person."
That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus.


It’s the lack of compassion that always gets me.

audscratprophetlilith:

A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.

The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.

Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.

The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t.

"One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. "She thought it was an actual homeless person."

That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus.

It’s the lack of compassion that always gets me.

(Source: circuitfry)

icedheart-hotcoffee:

faruzah:

fatbodypolitics:

freedominwickedness:

saturnineaqua:

intheindigo:

shanellbklyn:

historicaltimes:

Babies are strapped into airplane seats enroute to LAX during “Operation Babylift” with airlifted orphans from Vietnam to the US. April 12, 1975.

This looks dangerous as fuck 😒

ikr? I was thinking how they would not have been secure if the plane crashed only to find out that one of the planes in the operation did crash.

what?!

Most of the babies taken to the United States by “Operation Babylift” were not orphans in the first place; they were children from refugee camps who were fraudulently designated as orphans by American relief workers — most of them with religious affiliations — who believed they’d be “better off” being raised by white Americans.
Operation Reunite is an amazing nonprofit run by Babylift victims which seeks to use DNA testing to find and reconnect with their real families back home in Vietnam.

So basically look at this photo of kidnapped babies.

This is why I side eye missionary work.

Actually Some of these babies were actual orphans and others were children given up by Vietnamese mothers as a way to ensure their child’s survival during the war. Mothers worried over the possiblity of "being soaked with gasoline and be burnt."  The drving force for Operation Babylift was the survival of children in war-torn Vietnam not religion and American xenophobia

    This person does not know what they are talking about. The only people in Vietnam who were ever soaked with gasoline and burnt were Buddhist monks who committed suicide in the most dramatically agonizing manner possible as a public protest of the U.S. puppet government’s brutal repression of Vietnam’s Buddhist majority (the express intent was to create a pseudo-democratic Catholic theokleptocracy).


    The driving force for Operation Babylift was absolutely American xenophobia. That’s why only “perfect” babies which American adoption agencies wanted to sell to nice white families were evacuated, while handicapped and older children were abandoned.

icedheart-hotcoffee:

faruzah:

fatbodypolitics:

freedominwickedness:

saturnineaqua:

intheindigo:

shanellbklyn:

historicaltimes:

Babies are strapped into airplane seats enroute to LAX during “Operation Babylift” with airlifted orphans from Vietnam to the US. April 12, 1975.

This looks dangerous as fuck 😒

ikr? I was thinking how they would not have been secure if the plane crashed only to find out that one of the planes in the operation did crash.

what?!

Most of the babies taken to the United States by “Operation Babylift” were not orphans in the first place; they were children from refugee camps who were fraudulently designated as orphans by American relief workers — most of them with religious affiliations — who believed they’d be “better off” being raised by white Americans.

Operation Reunite is an amazing nonprofit run by Babylift victims which seeks to use DNA testing to find and reconnect with their real families back home in Vietnam.

So basically look at this photo of kidnapped babies.

This is why I side eye missionary work.

Actually Some of these babies were actual orphans and others were children given up by Vietnamese mothers as a way to ensure their child’s survival during the war. Mothers worried over the possiblity of "being soaked with gasoline and be burnt."  The drving force for Operation Babylift was the survival of children in war-torn Vietnam not religion and American xenophobia

This person does not know what they are talking about. The only people in Vietnam who were ever soaked with gasoline and burnt were Buddhist monks who committed suicide in the most dramatically agonizing manner possible as a public protest of the U.S. puppet government’s brutal repression of Vietnam’s Buddhist majority (the express intent was to create a pseudo-democratic Catholic theokleptocracy).

The driving force for Operation Babylift was absolutely American xenophobia. That’s why only “perfect” babies which American adoption agencies wanted to sell to nice white families were evacuated, while handicapped and older children were abandoned.

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

WHOSOEVER HOLDS THIS HAMMER, IF SHE BE WORTHY, SHALL POSSESS THE POWER OF THOR.

ACTUAL GODDESS NATASHA ROMANOV

I always knew she was one :D

As is so often true of comics, a lot of the awesome is in the details. Natasha can’t move the Hammer when she first reaches it. What makes her worthy at the end when she apparently wasn’t worthy just seconds before? Look at panels 2-3 again. Natasha’s got that big ogre right on top of her with his club already going back to strike … and instead of shooting it to save herself, she uses her last shot to bring down the flying reptile that’s chasing that fleeing shuttle. That act of self-sacrifice in the face of certain death is what made her worthy.

(Source: clintonfbarton, via forestbjorn)

yeahsokindofabitch:

freedominwickedness:

saturnineaqua:

intheindigo:

shanellbklyn:

historicaltimes:

Babies are strapped into airplane seats enroute to LAX during “Operation Babylift” with airlifted orphans from Vietnam to the US. April 12, 1975.

This looks dangerous as fuck 😒

ikr? I was thinking how they would not have been secure if the plane crashed only to find out that one of the planes in the operation did crash.

what?!

Most of the babies taken to the United States by “Operation Babylift” were not orphans in the first place; they were children from refugee camps who were fraudulently designated as orphans by American relief workers — most of them with religious affiliations — who believed they’d be “better off” being raised by white Americans.
Operation Reunite is an amazing nonprofit run by Babylift victims which seeks to use DNA testing to find and reconnect with their real families back home in Vietnam.

I cannot believe somebody not only thought of this but successfully convinced others it was a good idea.


    The organizations involved in lobbying the U.S. government to set up Operation Babylift were Holt International Children’s Services, Catholic Relief Services, International Social Services, International Orphans and the Pearl S. Buck Foundation. There were also a couple of temporary organizations — Friends of Children of Viet Nam (FCVN) and Friends For All Children (FFAC) — which were set up solely for Babylift, and ceased to exist afterwards.

yeahsokindofabitch:

freedominwickedness:

saturnineaqua:

intheindigo:

shanellbklyn:

historicaltimes:

Babies are strapped into airplane seats enroute to LAX during “Operation Babylift” with airlifted orphans from Vietnam to the US. April 12, 1975.

This looks dangerous as fuck 😒

ikr? I was thinking how they would not have been secure if the plane crashed only to find out that one of the planes in the operation did crash.

what?!

Most of the babies taken to the United States by “Operation Babylift” were not orphans in the first place; they were children from refugee camps who were fraudulently designated as orphans by American relief workers — most of them with religious affiliations — who believed they’d be “better off” being raised by white Americans.

Operation Reunite is an amazing nonprofit run by Babylift victims which seeks to use DNA testing to find and reconnect with their real families back home in Vietnam.

I cannot believe somebody not only thought of this but successfully convinced others it was a good idea.

The organizations involved in lobbying the U.S. government to set up Operation Babylift were Holt International Children’s Services, Catholic Relief Services, International Social Services, International Orphans and the Pearl S. Buck Foundation. There were also a couple of temporary organizations — Friends of Children of Viet Nam (FCVN) and Friends For All Children (FFAC) — which were set up solely for Babylift, and ceased to exist afterwards.

"Noah" Screenwriter Doubles Down On Racism

vampirequeeneffeffia:

yesfiachstuff:

freedominwickedness:

The screenwriter of “Noah” claims that it’s *more racially inclusive* to have an all-white cast because white people are “stand-ins for all people”, whereas people of color only represent themselves. And this is for a movie set in a time and place where there shouldn’t have been ANY white people at all.

What. The. Fuck.

Well, this guys a cunt. Good lord the bible was set in the middle fucking east! 

Following this guy’s logic, you could write a movie about the Holocaust, but cast Christians as the Jewish. It’s extremely insensitive. “Whites represent all!” Bite me. When you have a character who is colored, then you properly represent them when you CAST SOMEONE WHO IS COLORED. God, even a young child could tell you how much sense is lost in that statement!

The Hiding Place verged VERY strongly in that direction, one will note, and Schindler’s List similarly focused on the non-Jewish “savior” character rather than the actual victims. But neither was as brazen as this.

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Teen convicted of disorderly conduct for using iPad to record bullies tormenting him | The Raw Story

socialismartnature:

This country is the fucking worst. As the world’s biggest bully-nation, it’s no wonder that our society literally encourages kids to bully the most vulnerable among themselves … and then punishes the victim if they try to resist …

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A Pennsylvania mother whose learning-disabled son was convicted of disorderly conduct for recording his bullies while they tormented him demanded the judge reverse decision and the school district apologize.

Shea Love wondered why the school district contacted the police to discuss a violation of wiretap statutes instead of confronting the students who were bullying her son, a sophomore at South Fayette High School with attention deficit and an anxiety disorder.

“The whole thing has been a horrible nightmare,” Love told the Tribune-Review. “This whole ordeal has made my son miserable.”

On the recording — which the 15-year-old made on his iPad — one student can be heard telling another to pull Love’s son’s pants down. The teacher can be heard intervening, telling the students that they need to stop talking if their discussion isn’t about math.

A few minutes later, a loud slam can be heard, followed by the teacher telling students to sit down. “What? I was just trying to scare him,” one of the boys can be heard saying.

The 15-year-old said he made the recording “because I always felt like it wasn’t me being heard.”

“I wanted some help,” he continued. “This wasn’t just a one-time thing. This always happens every day in that class.”

Upon learning of the recording, South Fayette High School principal Scott Milburn and assistant principal Aaron Skrbin contacted Lieutenant Robert Kurta, asking that he come to the school because he believed there had been “a wiretapping incident.”

School district officials forced the student to erase the recording and ordered him to attend Saturday detention. Kurta charged him with disorderly conduct, but didn’t believe that the incident warranted a felony wiretapping charge, though according to court records, he was adamant the student had “committed a crime.”

South Fayette District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet found the student guilty, fined him $25 and ordered him to pay court costs.

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"Noah" Screenwriter Doubles Down On Racism

The screenwriter of “Noah” claims that it’s *more racially inclusive* to have an all-white cast because white people are “stand-ins for all people”, whereas people of color only represent themselves. And this is for a movie set in a time and place where there shouldn’t have been ANY white people at all.

What. The. Fuck.

3 days ago - 245 -

the-treble:

I figured most of my Facebook friends would miss out on some of Martin Luther King, Jr’s quotes that are less palatable for complacent America. So I made some aggressive and hard-to-ignore photos to bomb their feed with for today.

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