I’m going to tell you something important. Grown-ups don’t look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside they’re big and thoughtless and they always know what they’re doing. Inside, they look just like they always have. Like they did when they were your age. The truth is, there aren’t any grown-ups. Not one, in the whole wide world.

Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane (via liquidnight)

yeah, it’s saturday night and yeah i’m posting a depressing radiohead song. deal with it. to paraphrase godard: life’s shit and always beautiful.

Ten rape prevention tips:

1. Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks.

2. When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her alone.

3. If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape her.

4. If you are in an elevator and a woman gets in, don’t rape her.

5. When you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is to not rape her.

6. Never creep into a woman’s home through an unlocked door or window, or spring out at her from between parked cars, or rape her.

7. Remember, people go to the laundry room to do their laundry. Do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.

8. Use the Buddy System! If it is inconvenient for you to stop yourself from raping women, ask a trusted friend to accompany you at all times.

9. Carry a rape whistle. If you find that you are about to rape someone, blow the whistle until someone comes to stop you.

10. Don’t forget: Honesty is the best policy. When asking a woman out on a date, don’t pretend that you are interested in her as a person; tell her straight up that you expect to be raping her later. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the woman may take it as a sign that you do not plan to rape her.

The lie, the look, the grief are without permanence. The watch continues to tick where the story stops.

– Mavis Gallant


#Repost from @ignorantazztitan_rmoe with @repostapp —- #Repost from @youngblackhustling we just received this email:

A Howard university graduate by the name of Mya Aaten-White who has been actively and peacefully protesting in St.Louis was shoot in the head last night by police who are trying to pass it off as a drive by. She @spookwrites has been actively posting and covering the reality of what has been going on in St.Louis. covering everything the news media refuses to show. If you would please post about her story the Howard univ and St.Louis community would really appreciate it. We are praying for her recovery.

Sheji LaDay


Michael Brown, a quiet, 18-year-old black kid—who had recently graduated high school and was scheduled to begin college this week—was executed by a police officer. Witnesses say Brown had his hands in the air and was pleading for his life to be spared when the cop, who officials refuse to identify, finished him off with “more than a few” shots including, allegedly, at least one bullet to the face.

Ian Blair
Black America’s everyday reality: Ferguson and the world that terrorizes us

Photo: Law enforcement officers, including a sniper perched atop an armored vehicle, watch as demonstrators protest the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 13, 2014. (Photo: Whitney Curtis / The New York Times)