The Accused, 1988 (dir. Jonathan Kaplan)
Painful proof that we have progressed so little in 25 years.Everyone should see this film.
Being good to each other is so important, guys.
this is the entire police situation in america in 6 seconds
When I was a kid I thought your 20s were supposed to be fun, not filled with perpetual anxiety about financial stability and constantly feeling like an unaccomplished piece of shit.
That’s because it was fun for baby boomers and they basically gave us this impression it would always be like that, but then they ruined the economy.
The Rethink Homelessness campaign aims to dispel stereotypes and remind us that the circumstances which lead to living on the streets could happen to each and every one of us.
Because a lot of people—mainly motherfuckers who don’t really understand struggle—think all homeless people are alcoholic drug addicts…especially Black homeless people.
Because victims of alcohol and drug abuse don’t deserve shelter??
And ya know, any of the people in these pictures could be alcoholics and drug addicts. Alcohol and drug addiction are also things that could happen to each and every one of us, especially after becoming homeless.
As I’ve explained before: when you’ve homeless two of your biggest problems are often going to be being cold and being bored. You have infinite time but almost nothing that you can do without getting arrested. You have to suffer the cold not for a night, not for a week but indefinitely. Guess what’s the cheapest way to feel less cold and less bored for a while, while also putting necessary calories into your body? Alcohol. Guess what might give you that one moment of joy that helps you push through the shitty cold that is your every day life? a hit.
If what you learn from this photoshoot is ‘not alcoholics and drug addicts’, you also need to change your perspective on what alcoholics and drug addicts are and why you think they are so unworthy of your respect.
Another thing to keep in mind, is that a big problem for homeless drug addicts (and drug addicts in general) is withdrawal. For some drugs, the withdrawal is absolute hell. You get physically sick. And it can be dangerous if you’re not in a safe space, which homeless people may not have access to.
"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….
First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”
But here is what I think you should know.
You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.
You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.
You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).
You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.
In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.
In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”
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