8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

disquietingtruths:

  1. Student-Loan Debt.
  2. Psychopathologizing and Medicating Noncompliance.
  3. Schools That Educate for Compliance and Not for Democracy.
  4. No Child Left Behind” and “Race to the Top.”
  5. Shaming Young People Who Take EducationBut Not Their SchoolingSeriously.
  6. The Normalization of Surveillance.
  7. Television.
  8. Fundamentalist Religion and Fundamentalist Consumerism.

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vugsvunny:

Greeeeetings ya’ll 

vugsvunny:

Greeeeetings ya’ll 

Poolside reading.

Poolside reading.

It’s not a deterrent. It’s not foolproof. It is racially biased. It costs more. And there is no way to reverse a mistake when you put an innocent person, wrongly accused, to death.
If September 11, 2001, was the day our innocence was taken, then April 15, 2013, is the reminder that it is never coming back.
I do volunteer work for an organization in Houston that helps dogs in a specific area and pulls them off the streets if they’re in desperate need. There’s no better feeling than trapping a seemingly feral dog the org has been watching for a year only to get her in the trap, ignore the growling, and get kisses on the hand after. 

I LOVE ANIMAL RESCUE.

I do volunteer work for an organization in Houston that helps dogs in a specific area and pulls them off the streets if they’re in desperate need. There’s no better feeling than trapping a seemingly feral dog the org has been watching for a year only to get her in the trap, ignore the growling, and get kisses on the hand after. 

I LOVE ANIMAL RESCUE.

When I’m not busy finishing up my undergrad in Public Relations/Political Science, I work in campaigns/fundraising. In my spare-spare time, I also foster puppies who were abused, neglected, or dumped. For the next two weeks I’ll be fostering three pups (Boudreaux pictured above!): Boudreaux, Breesy, and Nola. Boudreaux got to go to work with me today - he’s really great at helping sort through FEC filings!

When I’m not busy finishing up my undergrad in Public Relations/Political Science, I work in campaigns/fundraising. In my spare-spare time, I also foster puppies who were abused, neglected, or dumped. For the next two weeks I’ll be fostering three pups (Boudreaux pictured above!): Boudreaux, Breesy, and Nola. Boudreaux got to go to work with me today - he’s really great at helping sort through FEC filings!

Antlers are the vessels of a deer’s memories. They carry the burden of their owner’s past, a burden so heavy it twists and contorts them into forms both uniquely beautiful and grotesque. How will your own past shape you? Will you be crushed by a constant cycle of regret, of feeling sorry for yourself, of clinging, complaining, longing, lamenting, and boo-hooing? Or are you ready to move on, let go, release, dream?

“One male poet approached me after a performance and said, “I don’t mean to be rude, but do you ever write about anything other than the struggles of women?” I replied, “I don’t mean to be rude, but take your finger off the trigger and I’ll stop.” After all, who among us ever wanted to speak about these things? What little girl dreams of growing up to write ‘rape poems?’ About violence? About the muffled voices of women worldwide?” -Andrea Gibson

(Source: talkaboutourbigplans)