uppercut

uppercut:

iamnotafeministtbh:

So much integrity.

Panti’s Noble Call at the Abbey Theatre (by rory oneill)

This is pretty fantastic.
If you’re not Irish (or have been living in a cave somewhere), a drag queen named Pati/Rory O’Neil dared to say homophobia was subtle and perpetuated by people who campaign against gay rights, naming a couple of notable cases. These notable cases took exception and threaten the state broadcaster with legal action, who quickly rolled over and paid them €85,000.

Furthermore, the segment in which the names were mentioned was speedily edited out of the online version of the programme, and Rory O’Neill himself has been threatened with legal action. Instead of forking out 85k of hush money, Panti took to the stage of the national theatre and gave this speech.

The night that this was performed (Feb 1st), the state broadcaster conceded to having a ‘debate’ on that same show about homophobia. Ultimately, it boiled down to definitely-not-homophobes trying to convince the audience that there was a real problem in describing discrimination and prejudice as homophobia (yes you read that right), and the ‘neutral’ host suggesting that “a little bit of institutional discrimination” shouldn’t really be a problem (yes I’m serious), and that maybe for the sake of reasonable discourse the word ‘homophobia’ should be banned from discussions on same sex marriage (no I’m not joking, yes I know this is past satire).

I am sure you’ll be shocked to learn that mainstream media has been almost silent on the matter. I am also sure you’ll be completely taken aback to learn that because mainstream journalists aren’t talking about it, public outcry (which has already been damage-controlled through what seems to be effectively a media blackout) has been dismissed as an internet storm in a teacup - though after a public protest in Dublin today, there does seem to be some acknowledgement appearing in the press.

Anyway. You should watch the speech, and maybe even give it a reblog.

It’s hella good.

stargazypie
Except you can’t show a topless woman on TV - and you can’t defibrillate a woman in a bra. So victims of heart attacks on TV are *always* male. Did you know that a woman having a heart attack is more likely to have back or jaw pain than chest or left arm pain? I didn’t - because I’ve never seen a woman having a heart attack. I’ve been trained in CPR and Advanced First Aid by the Red Cross over 15 times in my life, the videos and booklets always have a guy and say the same thing about clutching his chest and/or biceps.

And people laugh when I tell them women are still invisible in this world.

distractedbyshinyobjects

re: feministing - for women, heart attacks look different

Things I did not know, but should.

(via elfgrove)

This is a post that might save a life. 

(via str8nochaser)

My mom worked for 25 years as an ER nurse and is convinced that a lot of women die simply because folks only know heart attack symptoms that occur in males. 

(via darkjez)

mobiusloops

occupyallstreets:

Google acknowledged in its latest lobbying disclosure form that it is working behind the scenes on a controversial cybersecurity bill, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).

The bill’s author, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.),

therothwoman

complicatedtriangulated:

jaxtheripper13:

sanityscraps:

colourmeclassy:

Hey everyone, remember the nightmare that was SOPA and PIPA? IT’S NOT OVER!


Reports say that lawmakers will vote on the bill as early as Wednesday, April 25th or Thursday, April 26th. It isn’t looking very good. It is of utmost importance that you contact your local representatives to tell them that you do not agree with this bill and they shouldn’t either. Make your voice heard. Don’t let this happen. 

Want to learn more about CISPA? Check out the EFF’s Cybersecurity Bill FAQ.

Don’t know who your representatives are? Just use this.

It takes maybe five minutes of your time to do this — make the effort. It will certainly be worth it.

GUYS. WE REALLY SHOULD CARE ABOUT THIS. LET’S GET ON THIS SHIT.

Sorry guys to make you feel scared but we need to stand up again ! 

Well that can’t be good…

mobiusloops

roars-in-public:

awigglytuffnamedwiggins:

mrxlisam:

thescarletdevil:

adriofthedead:

unreadablemind:

rinnysega:

waitinginthesky7:

nerdfighterninja:

This is about CISPA.  Tl;dr, worse than SOPA. Watch the video. 

I know I’m a fairly ineloquent Tumblr nobody but come on, followers, spread this around, it could pass in THREE DAYS. 

THREE. DAYS.

THREE. DAYS.

WE NEED TO STOP THIS SHIT NOW.

…fuck.

shit

ohmygod

This has been going on for a while and this is the first I’ve seen any sort of TV coverage about it :/

PLEASE EVERYONE! REBLOG THIS THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT :(

fuck. everything.

this is getting fucking annoying

COME ON GUYS give it a rest seriously

therothwoman

thedailywhat:

This Is Important, You Should Know This of the Day: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act now has more than 105 co-sponsors, and some fear the bill could go further than SOPA and PIPA in threatening online privacy. SOPA and PIPA were finally discarded earlier this year after resoundingonline protest changed the debate, but the same doesn’t yet appear to be the case with CISPA.

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, H.R. 3523 “would let companies spy on users and share private information with the federal government and other companies with near-total immunity from civil and criminal liability. It effectively creates a ‘cybersecurity’ exemption to all existing laws.”

The bill could sneak through Congress quickly once it’s back in session, so be sure totrack its progress.

[digitaljournal]

ernesthemingay

toodotnil:

(reposting and quoting from LJ)

Seriously. WHAT THE FLYING FUCK WORLD.

“File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US.”

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person’s internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don’t know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I’m so sorry my friends. I don’t even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox news confirms this:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/17/us-isps-become-copyright-cops-starting-july-12/

Youtube video explaining this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OG0R-yS-c

stargazypie

THE GOVERNMENT WAS called on today to address the subject of reparation for survivors of the Magdalene laundries.

Ireland’s human rights record is being examined at the United Nations in Geneva today as the country bids to become a member of the UN Human Rights Council. The Irish Human Rights…

ladyromanahasmoved

fluorescentbird:

Traditionally, the youth vote has always been relatively low, and if that stays the same this year, we run more of a risk of getting an anti-women, anti-choice, anti-gay, racist, Islamaphobe, war-happy idiot for President. Now, I don’t really want that. At all. It’s enough…

bitchesguidetoetiquette: