never in my life did I think that toilet doors would make me so angry
Um…so the football one is for girls right because I know I fucking hate shopping. Awww, d’aaww though, they’re trying to be cute, bless.
So, I started thinking about a post my good friend made a few weeks back about trolling of the MMFD fandom. (Yeah, yeah, I know, that was ages ago, I should just leave it).
But, I thought, if the best you can do is troll a book/programme about a girl who knows she is fat, knows she is a bit unstable, and yet manages to laugh at herself and the world; if that’s the best you can do troll wise, don’t you think maybe you’ve failed as a troll?
Like don’t you think that’s not just an easy target but a pointless one? Hasn’t Rae, the fictional (and maybe the real) Rae, trolled herself enough already? Hasn’t she kinda done your job?
Trolls, find a harder target. If you want to be abusive find someone who isn’t already aware of their own “faults”. Or maybe, I dunno, just a thought, fuck off?
I’m going to write about memetic personalities when I get the chance coz all this pigeon holing you lot do, it only pleases the oppressors…
Which side are you on?
my our dog that passed away, I just wanted to have a photo of him somewhere.
My partner posted this on twitter & it was his dog but we’ve been together for as long as he’s been alive. Wow.
He was waiting for something, he didn’t want to go, I know what he was waiting for but it’s a bit sad and personal so…I know, that’s all that matters.
Why do we do it? Get animals and become so attached to them we treat them as humans? It’s an odd thing no? Are we being fair to the animals? I don’t know, all I know is this little dog had more heart and soul than any human I have ever met, he was amazing. He thought he was people.
I could not have got him to the vet that day without some help from my friend who paid the taxi fare to Brighton, you know who you are and you are wonderful.
So that’s it. Duff RIP, we loved you so much.
When you whine about going to school, remember Malala Yousafzai fought and almost lost her life for the right to do the very same.
I took my education for granted and now I have trouble getting careers I want because I chose not to go to Uni. Most people don’t have a choice so don’t make the wrong ones.
A version for tumblr that can be read without opening a new tab, since plenty of people would scroll past this story otherwise.
Original comic from: Zen Pencils
I had a female officer say to me “aren’t you cold? That skirt is so short.” Just say you think I look slutty love, don’t try and be passive aggressive and feign compassion.
Luckily, most officers in the UK these days are trained a little better, we have moved forward with treatment of rape victims and domestic abuse, they are no longer ignored. I hate the police but in the UK they are trying at least.
Fuck. Not that the remand system in the UK is any better but at least you get charged, no trial before remand but you do get charged. This is just fucked.
3 years in Rikers Island, 2 in solitary confinement, this high school student, NEVER CHARGED, gets released
16-year-old high school sophomore Kalief Browder, of the Bronx, spent nearly three years locked up at the Rikers Jail after he says he was falsely accused of stealing a backpack. Amazingly, Browder never pleaded guilty, actually refused to plead guilty and requested a trial, even when pressured, but was never convicted and was only offered plea deals while the trial was repeatedly delayed.
Near the end of his time in jail, the judge “offered” to sentence him to time served if a guilty plea was entered, and warned him he could face 15 years in prison if convicted, but Browder still refused to accept the deal. The only reason Browder was finally released was because his case was dismissed, but the damage had been done.
Browder, a high school student, spent an unbelievable 800 days, or over 2 years, in solitary confinement, which is a common juvenile imprisonment practice that the New York Department of Corrections has now banned after several investigations.
How does a teen end up in jail for 3 years, of which 2 years was spent in solitary confinement, and never be charged with a crime?
Browder’s case highlights several broken mechanisms in the New York legal system that feeds itself to civil liberty abuses on our youth.
- The 6th amendment gives us a right to a speedy trial, but in New York they have a “Ready Rule”. The “Ready Rule” allows the courts to postpone trial dates by offering continuances. The system may give a continuance for 1 week, but logistically it may be 1 month before the trial actually comes to fruition and the still not convicted civilian only gets “credit” for the 1 week, not the actual time they have served. In Browder’s case, he was given an absolutely ridiculous number of continuances initiated by the prosecution which left him locked up because he could not afford the $3000 bail.
- Browder was a high school student and juveniles are supposed to continue their education while behind bars .. except for juveniles that are in solitary confinement. Guards would place juveniles in solitary and the schooling would stop relinquishing any educational support.
- While in solitary, Browder says that guards would routinely refuse to give him his meals. Hunger is a common complaint by teens that are locked up because of the 12-hour stretch between dinner and breakfast. Guards would use starve tactics at their discretion for punishment or their own personal enjoyment. Browder says the worst of his starvations lasted for 4 meals in a row, meaning he was denied breakfast, lunch, dinner and another breakfast.
- As it stands, the courts place people in these situations and it is human nature for some to strike a plea deal just to get out of jail. But Browder did not play into their game and take a plea deal, but maintained his innocence and requested a trial which came at a snail’s pace. This leads one to believe that the courts use this a planned tactic or procedure to play on human nature all in the name of getting convictions.
- The issues of using a Public Defender have long been recorded across the country. In New York, court appointed lawyers make $75 a case. In order to make money, that PD has to take on huge caseloads which leads to other problems. Browder, although locked up for nearly three years in Rikers, where his PD was located everyday, never once was visited by his PD or had anyone to advocate his case for him. This shows a reckless disregard which leads to a vicious cycle of apathy that often leads innocent people to copping pleas or getting longer sentences.
He was charged, but never convicted. Per the newyorker:
Not trying to imply that in any way makes this better. It’s horrifying from top to bottom.
(gif via ADHD)