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Mac Calarco

Protocol (selected), 2013

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 neon.tambourine 

It's official: Gay panic/trans panic defenses banned in California

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gaywrites:

This weekend, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that prohibits “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses from being used to escape murder charges. 

All over the country, murder charges can sometimes be downgraded to manslaughter when a person claims they acted out of panic after finding out a person was gay or trans. (It’s especially common around the murders of trans women.) It perpetuates the idea that LGBT people are “lying” about who they are if they aren’t out to everyone, it attempts to justify murder, and it says that LGBT lives aren’t as important as others. 

The American Bar Association has urged governments to end panic defenses, but with this legislation, California becomes the first state ever to outlaw them. 

Current state law allows murder charges to be reduced to manslaughter if the killings happened in a sudden quarrel or in the heat of passion.

But under the bill, approved by the Assembly last month, defendants would be barred from using their victims’ sexual orientation or gender identity to support such a defense.

Read that again: California is the first state ever to say that a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity is no excuse for murdering them. The first state ever. Wow, have we got a ton of work to do. 

holy shit i cant believe thats a legal thing that people can use to get murder downgraded to manslaughter thats literally GARBAGE

and i wasnt old enough to vote for him the first time, but i will this year, thank you CA for not being THAT state for once

Anonymous asks: You can be vegan all you want, good for you, but not being vegan doesn't make someone a bad person. Not everyone in the world will convert to being a vegan so maybe y'all should stop being angry people and just get over it.

trans-vegan:

we-are-the-survivor:

cleanbodyfreshstart:

agirlnamedally:

ihearthawthorneheights:

trans-vegan:

Of course the whole world will never be vegan, but I strongly believe that someday a majority of the world will be vegan. In fact, the world will have to go mostly vegan or we are screwed, anon. Veganism is the future, out of necessity, and the UN agrees.

Animal agriculture is destroying our world. 

No, not being vegan does not make someone a bad person… but if you’re aware of the slaughter you’re contributing to and you’re able to change that and choose not to, that is extremely problematic. Especially if you mourn the deaths of companion animals, but not the ones on your plate. 

That’s it. I need to go vegan.

Super important post with lots of great links and resources. Give it a read! :)

Awesome post, please become enlightened!

Don’t go vegan,your depriving yourself of the minerals you need. Yeah you can do alternatives but it’s never enough. Why don’t we just treat animals and life like we used to? Eat the animal to survive,not to binge and waste. Just be kind to other life in general. I plan to substantial farm and maybe own a couple chickens

You are not depriving yourself of anything. You have no clue whatyou’re talking about, just like anon. It would be nice if you people would do research before you spoke, but you never do. 

Low income/poor vegans

Vegans recovering from eating disorders

Vegans allergic/sensitive to soy and/or gluten (+ soy information)

Disabled vegans

Vegans with autoimmune disorders, IBS, anemia, etc.

Homeless Vegans

Please add in or message me with any resources you’d like to see added to this list. Share if you can, and help dispel misinformation about living vegan. If you’re recently going vegan and you want some help, please feel free to message me or check out my FAQ on veganism.

WATCH WHAT YOU PAY FOR

WATCH WHAT YOU PAY FOR

Truth behind dairy

Truth behind eggs/chicken

Truth behind beef

Truth behind pork

Truth behind animal testing

Truth behind fur for fashion

Eating meat affects more than just you, it affects the planet, which is my home too, and I want it to be around for a long time. 

Veganism and the environment

Dairy plays a major role in creating climate change

Eating Vegan Is Efficient, Both Costly & Environmentally (Alternatively: Why Meat ISN’T Efficient)

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Why is raising animals for food so inefficient?

  • 70% of grain and cereals grown in U.S. are fed to farmed animals
  • it requires 16 pounds of grain to produce 1 pound of meat

What does eating meat have to do with people starving in other countries?

  • every ounce of water, grain and resources that goes towards an animal who will ultimately be slaughtered is an ounce of water or grain that could have gone to those who so desperately need it. a study published earlier this year in the journal Environmental Research Letters analyzed the world’s agriculture resource data and found that humans cutting meat from their diets could play a significant role in combating world hunger. According to the researchers, 36 percent of the total calories that come from crops are allocated to farm animal feed, but only 12 percent of those calories actually make it to people’s dinner plates. The researchers concluded that if all of the world’s crops were directly consumed by humans, there would be approximately 70 percent more food available, providing sustenance for an additional 4 billion additional people.

Check out this article, in which the UN is urging a global shift towards a vegan diet 

And last but not least… this post that says where you can get EVERYTHING while vegan.

Now please stop spreading your ignorance. 

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Berlinale 2012 Portrait | Léa Seydoux by Gerhard Kassner

hello-sunshy:

Berlinale 2012 Portrait | Léa Seydoux by Gerhard Kassner

girl-cult-ure:

Felicia, 17, on her way to a raveSan Francisco, California 

girl-cult-ure:

Felicia, 17, on her way to a rave
San Francisco, California 

let me live mayhaps???


Aidan Koch

Aidan Koch

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girl-cult-ure:

Sara [Ziff], 19New York, New York

I was the stringy, beanpole, gawky, not very attractive, awkward girl. Then all of a sudden when I was thirteen, I got all this attention. At boarding school, I had a different boy asking me out every single day. On Valentine’s Day, the boys lined up and brought me boxes of chocolates and gave me kisses, and it was really bizarre. It was flattering, but it got in the way of my ability to function socially at school.
There’s a café-bar on Spring and Broadway that gives models at my agency a VIP card. Seventy-five percent off anything. When I went, they said I had to sit in the window to get the discount. They want to get more people in there who want to be around pretty girls, and they’re not discreet about it at all. You definitely feel used. But, at the same time, if I can get 75% off, I’ll go for it, you know.
That is related to my feelings about being in the modeling industry. I don’t think my modeling is good for society. I mean, ultimately, what am I doing? I’m making a bunch of little girls feel bad about their bodies and go anorexic. I don’t think I’m doing the world any good. But if a client is offering you ten thousand dollars to do a shoot for the day, are you going to say no? You kind of have to have your self interest at heart.
I can’t complain. I sit around for a day, and they give me several thousand dollars - for what? Smiling? I mean, how can you not be comfortable with things that are given to you, whether you really deserve them or not? I’m comfortable while I’m getting the attention, but I definitely question it.

girl-cult-ure:

Sara [Ziff], 19
New York, New York

I was the stringy, beanpole, gawky, not very attractive, awkward girl. Then all of a sudden when I was thirteen, I got all this attention. At boarding school, I had a different boy asking me out every single day. On Valentine’s Day, the boys lined up and brought me boxes of chocolates and gave me kisses, and it was really bizarre. It was flattering, but it got in the way of my ability to function socially at school.

There’s a café-bar on Spring and Broadway that gives models at my agency a VIP card. Seventy-five percent off anything. When I went, they said I had to sit in the window to get the discount. They want to get more people in there who want to be around pretty girls, and they’re not discreet about it at all. You definitely feel used. But, at the same time, if I can get 75% off, I’ll go for it, you know.

That is related to my feelings about being in the modeling industry. I don’t think my modeling is good for society. I mean, ultimately, what am I doing? I’m making a bunch of little girls feel bad about their bodies and go anorexic. I don’t think I’m doing the world any good. But if a client is offering you ten thousand dollars to do a shoot for the day, are you going to say no? You kind of have to have your self interest at heart.

I can’t complain. I sit around for a day, and they give me several thousand dollars - for what? Smiling? I mean, how can you not be comfortable with things that are given to you, whether you really deserve them or not? I’m comfortable while I’m getting the attention, but I definitely question it.

tillearlymorning:

Yoshimoto Nara

tillearlymorning:

Yoshimoto Nara

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