Diving Into the Zeitgeist Abyss.

"The world is spinning too fast, And I'm buying Nike shoes To keep myself tethered To the days I tried to lose." - 2D

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bootsnblossoms:

femininefreak:

Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014

Both by Dan Bagan

Wanna see my cry like a baby? Ask me who these women were.

Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK when she was a kid, and what does she do? Become an activist to try and stop that from happening to other people. She raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. She helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. She founded an agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone, because childcare in the 1970s? Not really a thing. In fact, a famous feminist line in the 70s was “every housewife is one man away from welfare.”

Then she teamed up with Steinem to found the Women’s Action Alliance, which created the first battered women’s shelters in history. They attacked women’s rights issues through boots on the ground activism, problem solving, and communication. They stomped over barriers of race and class to meet women where they were: mostly mothers who wanted better for themselves and their children.

These are women are who I always wanted to be.

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thehomestuckwhovian:

Anybody else remember this episode? In it, a female villain called Femme Fatale is stealing millions of dollars in Susan B. Anthony coins. Naturally, the Powerpuff Girls go to stop her. She then convinces them that men are all horrible because female superheroes aren’t as well known as male superheroes, even asking Blossom to name some to where her only answer is Wonder Woman.

They start acting bitter, refusing to do chores when the Professor asks and even telling the Mayor to save the town himself. Ms. Bellum and Ms. Keane talk to the girls and basically explain that being mean to guys won’t do anything and that isn’t the kind of message feminists should put out.

They proceed to beat up Femme Fatale while giving her a history lesson about Susan B. Anthony, the story where she voted and was found guilty because women couldn’t vote back then, but when the judge wanted to let her off easily because she was a woman, she forced them to take her to jail. The girls handle her and the lesson is that misandry will not stop misogny and we all should just respect each other.

This is so relevant and provides a good lesson to third wave feminism.

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farfrompaid:

*Unarmed Black person gets killed by police*
“It’s not about race they had to have done something to deserve it.”

*Black person gets a job or goes to a college*
“This is obviously about race there is nothing they could have done to deserve it.”

Bro it’s is the truth.

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fluttershy-love:

sixpenceee:

In 1997, a metal box was found near Indian Lake in upstate New York by a hiker. The hiker passed away for unknown reasons but he left the box to his nephew John. 

The box contained 21 photographs with varying degrees of water damage, three reels of 8mm film, and an assortment of documents.

The photographs largely depicted children, and the documents indicated that these children had been part of a government-run experiment between the years of 1952 and 1955.

John created this blog where he attempted to document his findings. 

As John dug deeper he uncovered EXTREMELY disturbing findings.

The first reel seems to show four children eating a meal while confined within a cage-like structure.

Other clips from the film reels provide images of children listening to what John believed to be high-frequency sounds which may have been used in some form of psychological conditioning. 

He discovered the existence of a CIA run project called MK-ULTRA. This project was geared towards mind-control using hypnosis, radiation and LSD.

The last picture above he found not on the box but on the website. It says:

“Unidentified white female between the age 8 and 10 years old. Subject underwent 6 months of treatment using heavy doses of LSD, electroshock and sensory deprivation. Experiments under codename: MKULTRA about early 60s. Subject’s memory was erased and her brain is that of a newborn baby.”

John went back to the the place the box was found, and claimed he found the base that the Indian Lake Project was conducted. 

You can read more on his official website here

After doing some digging around, it is uncertain if this is fact or fiction. Things mentioned such as Project MK-ULTRA are real. 

Did the government really torture children for their own knowledge? Or is this just another lame conspiracy theory? 

The fact that this guy kept his blog running from 2005-2013 and didn’t post at all in 2012 shows dedication. 

A really well put together story or another nasty truth about the US government? 

What do you guys think?

I really hope this is fake, god sometimes the United States fucking disgusts me and I live there.

Project MK-ULTRA is real. That’s for sure. The caption on the last photograph about the little girl is supposed to be an experiment as a part of the MK-ULTRA project. 

Let me phrase again what they did to her

“Unidentified white female between the age 8 and 10 years old. Subject underwent 6 months of treatment using heavy doses of LSD, electroshock and sensory deprivation. Experiments under codename: MKULTRA about early 60s. Subject’s memory was erased and her brain is that of a newborn baby.”

mk-ultra is some v. heavy and v. real shit. read up on it.