I posted a comment the day before yesterday that was impatient and might have come off as a little mean. I don’t know how to get back to the original post without spending time I don’t have, but I’m sorry. I’ve been feeling guilty and miserable and depressed since it happened. I am going to go away from the Internet for a while. I am sorry and it was my fault.
"The US Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division confirmed in January 2014 that it has opened up an investigation into whether Connecticut judges are unfairly singling out and punishing disabled litigants caught in the State’s divorce courts. The announcement came in response to parents who complained that if the family courts even suspected a family member suffered from an impairment, judges denied them equal access to due process, took away their children, and imposed outrageous costs and fees on their families that drove them into bankruptcy and financial ruin."
Wow. The depth of ableism in the Connecticut courts is astounding. And I say that as someone who is not easily astounded by ableism.
Just a fraction of the cool stuff I learned when researching women’s history.
World’s Poorest Suffer From Radioactive Sickness as Areva Mines for Uranium
More than 60 percent of Niger’s population lives on less than $1 per day, and even more have no electricity.
Still, French company Areva keeps contaminating those residents and their environment while mining away for uranium—one of the few resources the world’s poorest country still has.
READ MORE on EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/24/worlds-poorest-radioactive-areva-uranium/
Imagine how much wealth the people of Niger could reap in if they were able to use their own resources. But no, their lands and resources keep getting exploited by Europeans (and Americans) in the name of greed and capitalism while they get NOTHING in return.
oh they get something alrigt. the destruction of their environment and of their health. and the promise later of NGO’s coming thru to further fuck up their businesses
Galaxy Quest (1999)
I had originally not wanted to see Galaxy Quest because I heard that it was making fun of Star Trek. Then Jonathan Frakes rang me up and said ‘You must not miss this movie! See it on a Saturday night in a full theater.’ And I did, and of course I found it was brilliant. Brilliant. No one laughed louder or longer in the cinema than I did. - Patrick Stewart
positive lady characters meme → martha jones + powerful moments
THIS IS ACTUALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT.
NO BUT SERIOUSLY. MARTHA IS SO FUCKING HONEST THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE SERIES. She loves the Doctor, but he didn’t love her back. And instead of being upset about that, she accepted it. People are allowed to love or not love whoever the fuck they want. And instead of spending her whole life obsessive about him falling I love with her (if you look back on your childhood shows you’ll probably find a few female characters that did that throughout the show) she simply “got out” so that she could move on without hurting anyone, especially herself. We could all learn a shit load of things from Martha.
Martha is amazing. I just love her to bits.
Martha was a character who initially put others’ happiness and trouble before her own. But this moment was her saying “No, I need to help my family right now and I also need to move on.” Everyone wants to stay with the Doctor forever, which is fine. But it’s not what Martha deserved, under the circumstances she & Ten were in. So she got out, and she did it with grace, dignity, & class. She didn’t accuse the Doctor for anything, didn’t regret anything. I love it.
WHERE are they getting this stuff !!
I am the last dragon.
Top dragon is me 100%
Saw this higher up on my dash and was like “P much Megan.”