halftheskymovement:

After being repeatedly sexually harassed and stalked, two teenage girls committed suicide at their school in India. The engineering students, Madhu and Nikita, both left suicide letters at their desks decrying the way women are viewed in society."Every day a new man would come and chase us. They would pass lewd remarks and offer us phone numbers. The people around us would stare as if we had done something wrong,” wrote 16-year-old Madhu in her six-page letter."I have not done anything wrong to bring shame on my family. I am ending my life because I cannot take this daily tension," 17-year-old Nikita wrote, urging police to crackdown on sexual harassment and warning of more suicides happening if action is not taken.Read more via Thomson Reuters Foundation.

halftheskymovement:

After being repeatedly sexually harassed and stalked, two teenage girls committed suicide at their school in India. The engineering students, Madhu and Nikita, both left suicide letters at their desks decrying the way women are viewed in society.

"Every day a new man would come and chase us. They would pass lewd remarks and offer us phone numbers. The people around us would stare as if we had done something wrong,” wrote 16-year-old Madhu in her six-page letter.

"I have not done anything wrong to bring shame on my family. I am ending my life because I cannot take this daily tension," 17-year-old Nikita wrote, urging police to crackdown on sexual harassment and warning of more suicides happening if action is not taken.

Read more via Thomson Reuters Foundation.

A Rant About The Demonization of Poor People in America.

lawrenceland:

I hate that in this country people have to apologize for being poor and hungry. I dont know person in their right fucking mind actually thinks that less than $600 a month can sustain a family? Same goes for social security! These programs were implemented to help people…

So true!!!!!!!!

prochoiceamerica:

Women make up TWO-THIRDS of minimum wage workers. Access to affordable birth control is critical to their economic success.

prochoiceamerica:

Women make up TWO-THIRDS of minimum wage workers. Access to affordable birth control is critical to their economic success.

"And we’re not going to be debating all these gosh darn proposals. That’s all we do in the Senate is vote on things like raising the minimum wage"

Mitch McConnell, everyone. (via think-progress)

Gee Mitch, ever try to feed a family of 4 on minimum wage? How about paid the rent and all the bills that go along with living in this modern world?

I bet you haven’t. So why don’t you give raising the minimum wage a shot. It won’t hurt you one little bit and it will probably help quite a few people out.

$15 hr should be almost enough to pay the bills. Almost, maybe.

"I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that."

Robin Williams (via 90377)

(Source: skateeofmind, via questionall)

livingina-hidingplace:

faineemae:

"You plagiarized a sentence in an essay? Expelled & we’ll make it hard for you to enroll into another school ever again."

"You raped and assaulted a student on campus? You can come back to school."

fuck the education system

I will never NOT reblog this.

(via questionall)