An advocacy group has released images which claim to show an NYPD officer putting a seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling on the sidewalk in front of her apartment.
NYPD officers have been banned from using the chokehold since 1993, but an officer can be seen in the pictures wrapping his arm around 27-year-old Rosan Miller’s neck in the Saturday incident.
Her young daughter is also in the pictures, watching the arrest unfold.
Illegally grilling on the sidewalk! What a hardened, dangerous criminal! And I bet that little girl now has a very solid grasp on who she can trust and what’s ok to do to women and/or people who are physically weaker than you!
Dedicated to all te children who were most likely born from 1995-2003 who spent all their money on the cute cuddley webkinz.
Our vengence has finally come!
you have got to be shitting me good lord jesus
How are they so cheap
I love this post so much
my hand slipped
with their new hit song, “Randomly Searching 4 U”
I am re-reblogging just because that was so good
I think this one’s an Always Reblog, because the picture, the illustration, and the song title are just too damn perfect together.
I love this every time it comes across my dash but I’ve never reblogged it. FIXED!
Nice try, Anna. ‘A’ for effort.
What’s really motivating the cultural panic over The Hunger Games and The Fault in Our Stars?
y’all should probably spend some time reading this
Oh my god this was supposed to be about books but it’s actually about my relationship with my parents I was unprepared for these feels
yep yep yep this
"The hot insistence on labeling YA as “trashy” and not fit for adult reading isn’t just about a visceral hatred of genre fiction. It’s also a form of denial from older adults who don’t want to engage with the issues faced by Millennials. If the validity of experiences underlying the desire to read YA can be eliminated, then older adults can feel less responsible for what they did to the generations that followed them"Read the whole thing. Seriously.
I hadn’t even thought about it this way, but I think I just had my whole worldview reframed. Terrific article.
Working in a bookstore, I get at LEAST one parent per day that calls YA comics or novels trash. And ALWAYS in front of their disappointed kid/teenager/tween who was really looking forward to reading that book. And EVERY TIME it takes a shitload of willpower (because customer service) for me to tell them to FUCK OFF.
Once, I was giving a class in a school about manga, and this one kid, her mom threw out all the manga she had bought, with her summer job money, (and it was good series too) simply because she thought her daughter was wasting too much time reading them. You know, instead of discussing the issue that maybe she didn’t do her chores or whatnot? Just fucking toss the books. Yeah.
The hatred on books because they are for teens or for girls shows off the lack of understanding that a group has for another (adults to kids, boys to girls, etc).
YA stories matter because they allow their readers to deal with uncertainty and disappointment, it allows them to enjoy themselves, it allows them to look up to a character that didn’t start up a special, but discovered they could be special if they took into their own hands to become great.
Coming of age stories now happen in books for pre-teens, teens, tweets, and even 50 years olds (after all, the midlife crisis is coming to terms with a change). Because society has strong expectations of everyone at every turn of age now.
BOOKS FUCKING MATTER. The internet and the people who write on it matter. It all matters.
I’m writing YA stories until I die.
And I will never tell my readers they don’t matter.
I love Tamora Pierce’s circle of magic series. For so many reasons, but here a just a few.
1. Powerful POC characters
2. Queer characters
3. POC Queer character (IN A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL!)
4. Super powerful, smart, and fat female character.
5. Feminist characters
Step 1: Curse Microsoft viciously for trying to browbeat me into making ‘an account.’
Step 2: Open Internet Explorer
Step 3: Download a browser that doesn’t make me want to kill myself every day, all day at work
Step 4: Close IE. Never open it again
Step 5: Download Open Office
Step 6: Move all files from other computer
Step 7: Scream “NO I DON’T WANT TO DOWNLOAD APPS ONTO MY COMPUTER MICROSOFT GOD I HATE YOU.”
Step 8: Commence writing.