Unfortunately being intelligent and gorgeous doesn't pay the bills, or you'd be rich :( i hope the process of getting your mental health in check goes smoothly!! never forget that there are always people rooting for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I thought this was gonna be a bad ask, but it turned out to be a really great one. Thank you for the reminder. Bob knows I need it. <333

Why do people go out of their way to be cruel? How is you asking for donations hurting them or anyone else. What you do is gold. I hope you aren't to disheartened. I really appreciate you, and I know I'm not the only one. Peace be with you x

Thank you. :-) What you do is gold is gonna have to be one of those nice things I remind myself when I’m down.

I guess this is as good as time as any to say thank you to people for reblogging my posts and putting up with the blog being more personal than feminist the past week, but I am officially gonna have to leave my apartment and go back to Ohio for a few months to stay with my family. This obviously won’t affect anyone, but sharing in case anyone cares.

And one last time, I want to send so much love to the 10 people who donated. There was one person in particular, Hannah, I swear she donated like three times. Amazing person. Thank you.

I couldn’t afford to keep the apartment, but I am at least going to get to use the money that I did get to go to a psychiatrist appointment and get back on some anti-depressants and as-needed xanax for anxiety/triggers. I’ve needed to do that for the last six months and couldn’t.

I’ll delete the posts relating to donations soon so as to un-clutter the blog and get back to business as usual. xx

shanellbklyn:

tefpoe1:

The national mobilization begins …. We are asking people all over the world to join us in #Ferguson and help us flood the city with the war cry for #justice4mikebrown and the countless other victims of police brutality … People from all over the world will be joining us&#160;!!!

BOOST!

violenceandscience, we should go to this together.

shanellbklyn:

tefpoe1:

The national mobilization begins …. We are asking people all over the world to join us in #Ferguson and help us flood the city with the war cry for #justice4mikebrown and the countless other victims of police brutality … People from all over the world will be joining us !!!

BOOST!

violenceandscience, we should go to this together.

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Just a couple of messages to show what happens when I ask for donations.
OP, I am actually strong enough to put my ego aside, and know when it is time to ask for help. I&#8217;m still in need, and I hope people aren&#8217;t totally sick of this yet, but I&#8217;ll share the donation link one more time, in hopes it reaches someone that can help.
paypal account = feminishblog@gmail.com (if the link doesn&#8217;t work)
Thank you again for your continued support. If you can donate, or are one of the nine people who have already donated, I couldn&#8217;t be more grateful. Every dollar counts. xx

Just a couple of messages to show what happens when I ask for donations.

OP, I am actually strong enough to put my ego aside, and know when it is time to ask for help. I’m still in need, and I hope people aren’t totally sick of this yet, but I’ll share the donation link one more time, in hopes it reaches someone that can help.

paypal account = feminishblog@gmail.com (if the link doesn’t work)

Thank you again for your continued support. If you can donate, or are one of the nine people who have already donated, I couldn’t be more grateful. Every dollar counts. xx

Final update on the situation with the guy at work

So, he was officially fired. It sounds like a win, but I don’t really feel satisfied because I found out that management had already met and decided to fire him before I even got to speak with HR and tell them about what happened. And they weren’t firing him for all of his previous misogynist/hostile comments they knew he had been making prior to his most recent one with me. They decided to fire him because he sucked at the job. It’s true, he did suck at it, but I feel like if he was good at the job and had still done and said everything he had done and said, he’d have gotten to keep his job…

Anywho, the final incident between us is as follows:

My co-worker and I were both near the big glass window facing the street. A black truck/van pulled up to park along the curb. We both noticed it because it was big, very sleek, and kind of mysterious/creepy looking.
He then turns to me and says:
"Look! It’s the rape truck!"
Immediately horrified. I freeze and don’t say anything or respond at all. He then says with a smile:
"Go get raped, Victoria!"
I still don’t respond. Lastly, before I walk out of the store, he excitedly says:
"I wonder who’s gonna be the first victim?"
Needless to say I was very triggered and re-traumatized.
…..
At the very end of our shift, as we were walking out to our cars, I told him that I thought I should let him know I was a victim of rape, but I did not want to discuss things any further and goodnight. I told him because I thought he should know what he did and who he did it to, but that was it. I could not talk about it and would not feel safe talking to him. He of course did not respect my wishes, and followed me to my car, and insisted I keep talking to him, and got in the way so I couldn’t close the door to my car and leave. Showing he had no understanding or respect for the situation, the last thing he said, casually and callously, before I was finally able to leave was “Are we good?”

What’s happening in Hong Kong?

fireinthehob:

  • The protests are being held in order to achieve universal suffrage in Hong Kong. Although democracy had been promised for 2017 in 2008, China announced this August that Hong Kong people would only be able to vote from a pool of 2-3 specially selected candidates (all of whom would definitely have pro-China sentiments) 
  • University students held a week-long boycott of classes to protest for true democracy in Hong Kong 
  • Today riot police were deployed against peaceful protesters. Equipped in full riot gear the police used pepper spray to deter the protesters, mainly students and youths but also some elderly people have reported being sprayed point blank 
  • It is estimated that over 50,000 people have joined the protest and this number continues to grow
  • This is the largest political protest in Hong Kong since our independence from the UK in 1997 
  • Although the protests remain peaceful, police have now started to use tear gas and have brought out long guns loaded with rubber bullets (there hasn’t yet been a report of any bullets being shot)
  • Over 80 arrests have been made including students as young as 16 for taking part in these protests
  • They are cutting cell phone receptions in the protest area so that people can’t share any information
  • Violence is increasing as police continue to instigate protesters
  • All this comes right before the October 1st celebration of the 65th anniversary of founding of the People’s Republic of China 
  • There are rumours that the PLA (the Chinese army) are going to be brought into the city tonight 

More facts about Hong Kong:

  • We run under a one country, two systems policy with China meaning that we are part of China but have our own government and laws. 
  • Protests for universal suffrage have been held throughout the summer but these are the biggest yet 
  • Anti-China and anti-government sentiments are at their highest levels yet. Survey results showed that 1 in 5 people are thinking of emigrating from the city. 
  • In June, China issued a white paper essentially telling Hong Kong to remember their place and re-asserting their authority over the city

The scenes from the protest look awful. In my 17 years in Hong Kong I’ve never seen anything like it. The world needs to know about this and say something before we get a recurrence of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

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I hope everyone stays safe. Hong Kong stay strong. 

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Ferguson Police officer is allegedly shot in the arm… immediate manhunt commences.

Innocent black boy killed in cold blood, and his murderer is safely escorted out of the state.

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You're so cool:)

Thank you :-) I’m sure you’re pretty cool too!

How do you feel/what do you think about "white guilt"?

White guilt doesn’t help anyone that is marginalized because of their race or ethnicity. White guilt makes racism about white people… and that doesn’t help any of those marginalized people.

White guilt is white people wearing and hashtagging I am Trayvon Martin and I am Mike Brown, but not doing anything to ensure those innocent, young, black lives are never robbed of again. We are not Trayvon. We are not Mike. We never will be. And we shouldn’t try, because it’s insulting and dismissive to years of systematic oppression and violence.

Acknowledging our white privilege is crucial. Using that white privilege for good - to support marginalized voices and actions, is crucial. Carrying white guilt is useless.