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labonsoirfemme:

feministlikeme:

thegatsandpartyhats:

feministlikeme:

The sad part is, barely anyone knows about this. 

You people (tumblr) still don’t understand the definition of murder? When you’re having your face bashed into the concrete by an aggressive amateur MMA fighter and you shoot them with a gun, that is not murder. That is killing, but it isn’t murder, That’s called self defense. Note I don’t agree with Marissa Alexander’s sentence either. She shouldn’t have even been tried for that. Get your head out of your asses people. 

Clearly you don’t understand the facts of the Trayvon Martin case, and we understand the definition of murder just fine. Zimmerman claims that he was having his face bashed in, which no one testified for or witnessed. I think the key fact you’re blatantly forgetting is that Zimmerman called the police and was told to stay in his car, but decided to stalk Trayvon rather than listen to direct orders from police. To quote CNN, “moments later’ as in, very short period of time, shots were fired. Seems a little odd that you’d call it self defense to stalk and then shoot someone, considering the person who actually did the shooting was intensely training in MMA the week prior to the shooting. Smells like a lie to me (but of course, I must acknowledge that this is subjective, not proven). Zimmerman’s wounds were also unbelievably minimal, not the ‘fighting for his life’ kind of injuries he was claiming, and certainly not the expected results of getting ‘grounded and pounded’. 
Now let’s not forget Zimmerman has a history of racial prejudices and targeting, with previous calls to the police recorded, and that Trayvon was not armed in any capacity. So Zimmerman, against direct police orders, stalks after and accuses a young unarmed man (who I think we can safely assume was subjected to racial profiling for most of his young adult life), while being armed himself; I would highly assume Zimmerman instigated or accused, and that if anyone was actually acting in self-defense, it was Trayvon. I know if someone was accusing me and made it clear they had a gun, I would be inclined to protect myself too (again, unclear as to whether or not Zimmerman made his weapon evident to Trayvon before the altercation, but I strongly believe he did). 
What you’re saying is, that if you and I go to a bar, and I confront you outside aggressively, cursing you out, saying you stole my wallet, etc.etc. with no good reason or evidence to verify my suspicions, and you deck me in the face for being an asshole, I can shoot you back because self-defense right? 
Also, the point of this post is to highlight the the racial discrimination that permeates the stand-your-ground laws. Thanks for completely ignoring the point to focus on ridiculous semantics, you get a gold star.

Law student chiming in — a lot of excuses (like duress) and justification (like self-defense) are not available to defendants when they recklessly put themselves into the situation in which that forbidden act was required. I still do not understand how Zimmerman was able to plead self defense when he FOLLOWED Trayvon against the express orders of the dispatcher. The prosecutors dropped the ball all over the Trayvon case, tbh, and everyone knows it.

labonsoirfemme:

feministlikeme:

thegatsandpartyhats:

feministlikeme:

The sad part is, barely anyone knows about this. 

You people (tumblr) still don’t understand the definition of murder? When you’re having your face bashed into the concrete by an aggressive amateur MMA fighter and you shoot them with a gun, that is not murder. That is killing, but it isn’t murder, That’s called self defense. Note I don’t agree with Marissa Alexander’s sentence either. She shouldn’t have even been tried for that. Get your head out of your asses people. 

Clearly you don’t understand the facts of the Trayvon Martin case, and we understand the definition of murder just fine. Zimmerman claims that he was having his face bashed in, which no one testified for or witnessed. I think the key fact you’re blatantly forgetting is that Zimmerman called the police and was told to stay in his car, but decided to stalk Trayvon rather than listen to direct orders from police. To quote CNN, “moments later’ as in, very short period of time, shots were fired. Seems a little odd that you’d call it self defense to stalk and then shoot someone, considering the person who actually did the shooting was intensely training in MMA the week prior to the shooting. Smells like a lie to me (but of course, I must acknowledge that this is subjective, not proven). Zimmerman’s wounds were also unbelievably minimal, not the ‘fighting for his life’ kind of injuries he was claiming, and certainly not the expected results of getting ‘grounded and pounded’. 

Now let’s not forget Zimmerman has a history of racial prejudices and targeting, with previous calls to the police recorded, and that Trayvon was not armed in any capacity. So Zimmerman, against direct police orders, stalks after and accuses a young unarmed man (who I think we can safely assume was subjected to racial profiling for most of his young adult life), while being armed himself; I would highly assume Zimmerman instigated or accused, and that if anyone was actually acting in self-defense, it was Trayvon. I know if someone was accusing me and made it clear they had a gun, I would be inclined to protect myself too (again, unclear as to whether or not Zimmerman made his weapon evident to Trayvon before the altercation, but I strongly believe he did). 

What you’re saying is, that if you and I go to a bar, and I confront you outside aggressively, cursing you out, saying you stole my wallet, etc.etc. with no good reason or evidence to verify my suspicions, and you deck me in the face for being an asshole, I can shoot you back because self-defense right? 

Also, the point of this post is to highlight the the racial discrimination that permeates the stand-your-ground laws. Thanks for completely ignoring the point to focus on ridiculous semantics, you get a gold star.

Law student chiming in — a lot of excuses (like duress) and justification (like self-defense) are not available to defendants when they recklessly put themselves into the situation in which that forbidden act was required. I still do not understand how Zimmerman was able to plead self defense when he FOLLOWED Trayvon against the express orders of the dispatcher. The prosecutors dropped the ball all over the Trayvon case, tbh, and everyone knows it.

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In San Francisco last year, a man stabbed a woman in the face and arm after she didn’t respond positively to his sexually harassing her on the street.

In Bradenton, Fla., a man shot a high school senior to death after she and her friends refused to perform oral sex at his request.

In Chicago, a scared 15-year-old was hit by a car and died after she tried escaping from harassers on a bus.

Again, in Chicago, a man grabbed a 19-year-old walking on a public thoroughfare, pulled her onto a gangway and assaulted her.

In Savannah, Georgia, a woman was walking alone at night and three men approached her. She ignored them, but they pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.

In Manhattan, a 29-year-old pregnant woman was killed when men catcalling from a van drove onto the sidewalk and hit her and her friend.

Last week, a runner in California — a woman — was stopped and asked, by a strange man in a car, if she wanted a ride. When she declined he ran her over twice.

FUCK YOU if you think that street harassment is a “compliment” or “no big deal” or that it’s “irrational” of us to be afraid because “what’s actually gonna happen.” Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you some more.

"When I looked at Annalise, that’s a fantasy role of mine. That’s the kind of role I want people to see me in."
Viola Davis and how she sees Annalise.

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queen-mzbigabootie:

haneefistheonlyone:

kwamejaw:

Im pretty sure I walk past a lot more cops than that

queen-mzbigabootie:

haneefistheonlyone:

kwamejaw:

Im pretty sure I walk past a lot more cops than that

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gracefully-found:

crydaisy:

Oh cool a sKY DEMON AWAKENS

This is one of the coolest pictures I have ever seen.

gracefully-found:

crydaisy:

Oh cool a sKY DEMON AWAKENS

This is one of the coolest pictures I have ever seen.

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heyyemmaa:

obstinate-nocturna:

bemusedlybespectacled:

inkfromtheoctopus:

Addams Family Values (1993)

Gomez knows how its fucking done.

Gomez gives out better relationship advice than like 90% of dudes.

Gomez Addams is a suave motherfucker who loves his wife more than his own life.

Everyone should want a Gomez. He’s p cool.

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Though Mean Girls was rated PG-13 for “sexual content, language, and some teen partying,” that was a rating Paramount had to fight for, says Waters. “We had lots of battles with the ratings board on the movie. There was the line, ‘Amber D’Lessio gave a blow job to a hot dog,’ which eventually became ‘Amber D’Lessio made out with a hot dog.’ Which is somehow weirder! That’s the thing we found: When you’re trying to make a joke obey the rules and not use any bad words, it can actually become seamier, even.” Still, there were some things that Waters simply refused to change. “The line in the sand that I drew was the joke about the wide-set vagina. The ratings board said, ‘We can’t give you a PG-13 unless you cut that line.’ We ended up playing the card that the ratings board was sexist, because Anchorman had just come out, and Ron Burgundy had an erection in one scene, and that was PG-13. We told them, ‘You’re only saying this because it’s a girl, and she’s talking about a part of her anatomy. There’s no sexual context whatsoever, and to say this is restrictive to an audience of girls is demeaning to all women.’ And they eventually had to back down.”
don’t fuck with tina fey (via grrrltothefront)

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teamsciles:

laoisepotter:

Don’t you hate it when there’s a perfect opportunity for lesbians and the writers just don’t?

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pumpkaboohoo:

spaos-case-marine:

poppopcrocker:

I CANNOT BELIEV

HOW DUMB IS TEXAS

pumpkaboohoo:

spaos-case-marine:

poppopcrocker:

I CANNOT BELIEV

HOW DUMB IS TEXAS

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crossbowsandwalkers:

bonapartist:

so i was looking up stuff about birth control throughout history and

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The fucking caption on the picture is the funniest part though

The villain still pursues her

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