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What's the scariest thing in the world? Ask your teenage daughter

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incogneeco:

bklynboihood:

meandmybois:

#OUTINTHENIGHT #NJ4

Anyone got deets on this film?

Here’s what I got from the Facebook:

OUT IN THE NIGHT (formerly titled The Fire This Time) follows the journey of a group of African American teenagers who went to a gay-friendly neighborhood in New York City for a night out. These lesbian and gender non-conforming friends, Patreese, Renata, Terrain and Venice, were confronted by an older man on the street. They defended themselves. Strangers jumped in to support them and a fight ensued. Only the women were rounded up by police and charged and convicted as perpetrators of gang assault. They became known as The New Jersey 4.OUT IN THE NIGHT follows their journey to Rikers Island, to the courtroom, and through slanderous media coverage that labeled them a “Wolfpack” and “Lesbian Gang”. While exploring the fight from all sides through the security camera footage that captured it, that hot August night in 2006 can be seen from many perspectives. But our film’s purpose is to examine the events after the fight: biased media coverage likening the women to “man-hating” animals, and unprecedentedly harsh sentencing by the court. This story shows how four young, queer women of color were unfairly criminalized for defending themselves.

It’s currently running the film festival circuit, but you can keep checking the website for new screenings: www.outinthenight.com

incogneeco:

bklynboihood:

meandmybois:

#OUTINTHENIGHT #NJ4

Anyone got deets on this film?

Here’s what I got from the Facebook:

OUT IN THE NIGHT (formerly titled The Fire This Time) follows the journey of a group of African American teenagers who went to a gay-friendly neighborhood in New York City for a night out. These lesbian and gender non-conforming friends, Patreese, Renata, Terrain and Venice, were confronted by an older man on the street. They defended themselves. Strangers jumped in to support them and a fight ensued. Only the women were rounded up by police and charged and convicted as perpetrators of gang assault. They became known as The New Jersey 4.

OUT IN THE NIGHT follows their journey to Rikers Island, to the courtroom, and through slanderous media coverage that labeled them a “Wolfpack” and “Lesbian Gang”. While exploring the fight from all sides through the security camera footage that captured it, that hot August night in 2006 can be seen from many perspectives. But our film’s purpose is to examine the events after the fight: biased media coverage likening the women to “man-hating” animals, and unprecedentedly harsh sentencing by the court. This story shows how four young, queer women of color were unfairly criminalized for defending themselves.

It’s currently running the film festival circuit, but you can keep checking the website for new screenings: www.outinthenight.com

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damselindetech:

geekandmisandry:

realmisandrists:

therealfaceofmensrightsactivism:

Mra comparing women showing breasts to someone showing blood to a shark. Way to show men are just dangerous predators!

Just another MRA making a generalization about men.

"Men are visual creatures"What a vague, broad and entirely useless generalisation of men.But he’s right, a compromise DOES need to be reached, so here is my deal:Stop acting like breasts are sexual organs and that your attraction to them trumps a woman’s right to do with them what she wants and I won’t smack you over the head with a shovel. Then we’re all winners!

That cuts pretty close to my “Lions, Tigers, and Rapists. Oh, my!" post. Tl;dr - if men were legit these mindless, slavering beasts, I could just carry a set of decoy breasts in my purse to distract a potential rapist long enough to sneak away.

damselindetech:

geekandmisandry:

realmisandrists:

therealfaceofmensrightsactivism:

Mra comparing women showing breasts to someone showing blood to a shark. Way to show men are just dangerous predators!

Just another MRA making a generalization about men.

"Men are visual creatures"

What a vague, broad and entirely useless generalisation of men.

But he’s right, a compromise DOES need to be reached, so here is my deal:

Stop acting like breasts are sexual organs and that your attraction to them trumps a woman’s right to do with them what she wants and I won’t smack you over the head with a shovel.

Then we’re all winners!

That cuts pretty close to my “Lions, Tigers, and Rapists. Oh, my!" post. Tl;dr - if men were legit these mindless, slavering beasts, I could just carry a set of decoy breasts in my purse to distract a potential rapist long enough to sneak away.

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huntokar:

livelongandgetiton:

ormondhsacker:

christinefuckingchapel:

is that you hobby lobby

Am I the only one that’s a just a tiny bit pissed off that this is still an issue?

The Original Series wasn’t even in the general VICINITY of fucking around yo

Oh man if you’re mad things from the seventies are still issues don’t read 1910’s feminist satire. You could remove mention of not having the vote and print it today and no one would realize it.

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misscherrylikesitdirty:

I think I might have broken my finger reblogging this. 

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damselindetech:

Right. Thanks.

damselindetech:

Right. Thanks.

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Remember Renisha McBride and That Imperfect Black Women's Lives Also Matter

gradientlair:

On November 2, 2013, Ted Wafer, a 55 year old White male resident of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, killed Renisha McBride, a 19 year old young Black woman who was injured from a car accident and seeking assistance. According to Detroit Free Press, Ted Wafer has been charged…

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atomicdomme:

ida b wells was definitely grandmacore and also every other kind of core

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