Magpie Arts


I'm mixed media artist, dog rescuer and writer.

lauriehalseanderson:

policymic:

Do you still need more proof of rape culture?

As Noam Chomsky once pointed out for Z Magazine, old media types from the institutional bodies like American Enterprise Institute tend to regurgitate the same ideas with a reliability that is equally impressive and infuriating. While assuring the public that rape is a terrible crime, writers like Caroline Kitchens and Heather McDonald of right-wing think tank The Manhattan Institute try to claim that feminists have blown this whole rape culture thing way out of proportion.

Apparently, many women disagree. On Tuesday there were more than 1 million responses on the #RapeCultureIsWhen hashtag started by a frustrated Zerlina Maxwell in response to these right-wing narratives. 

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Keep speaking up!!!!!

SIGNAL BOOST!!!

Source: micdotcom

When a local government’s very existence depends on its citizens breaking the law — when fines from ordinance violations are written into city budgets for the upcoming year as a primary or even the main expected source of revenue — the relationship between the government and the governed is not one of public officials serving their constituents, but of preying off of them. When the primary mission of a police department isn’t to protect citizens but to extract money from them, and when the cops themselves don’t look like, live near or have much in common with the people from whom they’re extracting that money, you get cops who start to see the people they’re supposed to be serving not as citizens with rights, but as potential sources of revenue, as lawbreakers to be caught. The residents of these towns then see cops not as public servants drawn from their own community to enforce the laws and keep the peace, but as outsiders brought in to harass them, whose salaries are drawn from that harassment. The same goes for the judges and prosecutors, who also rarely live in the towns that employ them.

Source: wilwheaton

When a local government’s very existence depends on its citizens breaking the law — when fines from ordinance violations are written into city budgets for the upcoming year as a primary or even the main expected source of revenue — the relationship between the government and the governed is not one of public officials serving their constituents, but of preying off of them. When the primary mission of a police department isn’t to protect citizens but to extract money from them, and when the cops themselves don’t look like, live near or have much in common with the people from whom they’re extracting that money, you get cops who start to see the people they’re supposed to be serving not as citizens with rights, but as potential sources of revenue, as lawbreakers to be caught. The residents of these towns then see cops not as public servants drawn from their own community to enforce the laws and keep the peace, but as outsiders brought in to harass them, whose salaries are drawn from that harassment. The same goes for the judges and prosecutors, who also rarely live in the towns that employ them.

Source: wilwheaton

threadear:

Quick 221 B scene!  Ink sketch from this screenshot/edit
For the next one I will time myself properly, but I think this one was around 20 min (?) You probably all know by now that I am not the best with commitment, but I should really stick with doing Inktober for the rest of the month. I would really look forward to seeing some improvement :)

threadear:

Quick 221 B scene!  Ink sketch from this screenshot/edit

For the next one I will time myself properly, but I think this one was around 20 min (?) You probably all know by now that I am not the best with commitment, but I should really stick with doing Inktober for the rest of the month. I would really look forward to seeing some improvement :)

Tagged: 221b baker street

Source: threadear

darlingbenny:

john watson was so ready to punch the landlord for touching sherlock i’m screaming

Tagged: john watson

Source: darlingbenny

kitteningrayspaces:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

ohgodhesloose:

*boop* *bap*

"I TOUCH YOUR BUTT"
“WHAT NO”

This made me giggle far too much

kitteningrayspaces:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

ohgodhesloose:

*boop* *bap*

"I TOUCH YOUR BUTT"

WHAT NO

This made me giggle far too much

Tagged: dog and cat humor

Source: catleecious

colchrishadfield:

Our decisions change our climate. We dried up the 4th-largest sea on Earth in a single generation.http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WorldOfChange/aral_sea.php(If you’re wondering about the link between drying the Aral Sea and changing the climate, here is more info: http://www.columbia.edu/~tmt2120/environmental%20impacts.htm)

colchrishadfield:

Our decisions change our climate. We dried up the 4th-largest sea on Earth in a single generation.

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WorldOfChange/aral_sea.php

(If you’re wondering about the link between drying the Aral Sea and changing the climate, here is more info: http://www.columbia.edu/~tmt2120/environmental%20impacts.htm)

Source: colchrishadfield

Dog cat humor

Dog cat humor

Source: britscatsandromance

peanutbutterlov-er:

clittyslickers:

very into charts about naps

This is very useful for when I go back to uni.

peanutbutterlov-er:

clittyslickers:

very into charts about naps

This is very useful for when I go back to uni.

Source: itsaisha5hah

socialjusticekoolaid:

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (Evening, 10.3.14): Last night’s arrested leaders of the Ferguson movement have finally been released. The struggle continues. #staywoke #farfromover 

My disgust for the injustices of Ferguson grows deeper by the day. Utmost respect to these brave warriors on the frontline. Make sure you’re following millennialau on Tumblr and Twitter#nojusticenopeace

Source: socialjusticekoolaid