Hey so there’s this petition petition going around which requires all police to wear a camera. Although it doesn’t do anything to stop the real problem (i.e. racism), it at least would help with a violent and often deadly symptom of it, that being police brutality. The problem with this petition is that there is frequently an error preventing you from signing it, and when you finally do sign, they now require email validation, which can take anywhere from 1-3 hours (I had to wait a very long time for my verification email, didn’t see it until the next day). This seems very intentional, reminds me a lot of voter ID, just the gov finding ways to make it harder for oppressed groups to be heard. I know it’s not as easy as a simple click anymore but please don’t give up on this petition. Check back every now and then if you’re getting an error, and make sure you give an email you know you will be checking often.
About 30,000 to go, let’s keep this one moving
i guess now we wait to see what the white house does about it
Short-Term Effects of Alcohol
- Slurred speech
- Upset stomach
- Difficulty breathing
- Impaired judgment
- Distorted vision and hearing
- Flushed appearance
- Intense moods
- Lack of coordination and slower reflexes
- Reduced concentration
Long-Term Effects of Alcohol
- High blood pressure
- Liver disease
- Brain damage
- Vitamin B1 deficiency
- Mouth/throat cancer
- Concentration & memory problems
- Within 2-6 hours of the last drink
- Reduced appetite
- Clammy skin
- Rapid heart rate
- Dilated pupils
- Rapid emotional changes
- Within 12-24 hours
- Some experience alcoholic hallucinosis, which includes visual, auditory, and tactile hallucinations that normally end within 48 hours
- Most are aware that the hallucinations aren’t real
- Within 24-48 hours
- Withdrawal seizures may occur
- Risk is increased after multiple detoxifications
- Within 48-72 hours
- DTs (delirium tremens) may occur
- DTs usually peak at 5 days
- High blood pressure
- Severe tremors
- Irregular heartbeat
- Hallucinations indistinguishable from reality
When people dismiss concerns about diverse representation (the “best” examples in prominent media often still being less diverse than what should statistically be average) with language like “we’re not trying to cater to [a particular demographic]”, they’re revealing the fundamental truth that white heteronormative male-dominated stories are not something that “just happens”, they are not something that happens because “that’s how the story goes”, they are not the result of “hiring the best actors” or “giving the audience what they want”… or at least, not the whole audience.
The people who make these statements are in the business of serving up stories, and they make choices about what stories to serve and to whom they will be served.
They might not think about the fact that they’re catering to a select audience to begin with, but as soon as you propose that they shift their focus, this is the kind of language they find that best describes how they see such a shift.
Amazing Entrance. Amazing pose.
"who cares about representation in video games, video games are meant for escapism"
how exactly is it escapism to switch from a world where white cis men are in charge to…….. a world where white cis men are in charge
also what does that say about you when you want to “escape” to a world completely devoid of poc and women
And queer folk.
and where are poc, women and queer folk supposed to ‘escape’ to
Help the fight against police brutality!
You should definitely do this, but please be safe and knowledgeable about it! Here are some resources for how to safely film/photograph police brutality, as well as information on YOUR rights as you do so:
Please be aware that different states have different laws on the matter. Check into them so you can know you specific laws, and what to expect if you film the police. Also check with your state’s chapter of the ACLU; many of them have tips on this matter, and some have pocket foldouts of your rights that you can use to convince the police that no, you aren’t doing anything wrong.
Fun Fact: Quiet people are aware that they are quiet. They don’t need you to point it out to them. They know. Please stop.