Viola Davis has never shied away from harsh truths. On Tuesday, Davis spoke to the Stuart House (a nonprofit for sexually abused children) about trauma in her own family. Through her speech, she explained how abuse changes survivors’ lives and what she wishes she could say to her sister now: “I wish I could tell my sister …”
That last line…
THIS IS FUCKING IMPORTANT
So huge. And the Stuart House could do a lot to help.
Not if you balance it just right... that was my drug.
TRAGEDIOGRAFO (l’ Italia del sud è verde/blu)
The words on her tank: Боевая подруга means Fighting Girlfriend [x]
While living in Tomsk, she learned that her husband was killed fighting the forces of Nazi Germany near Kiev in August 1941. The news took two years to reach her. The news angered her extremely, and she became determined to fight the Germans in vengeance for her husband’s death
Most of the men fighting alongside Mariya just saw her as a publicity stunt and didn’t take her seriously. However, their doubts were quickly laid to rest when Mariya drove her tank straight into battle and was the first tank to breach the German lines. In doing so, she destroyed several machine gun nests and German artillery. It wasn’t long until the Germans figured out that her tank was the one they needed to really worry about.
The Germans immediately started focusing their gunfire on her medium Mariya-Vasilievna-Oktyabrskayasized tank, temporarily crippling it. Mariya didn’t sell all her worldly possessions just so she could sit around in a crippled tank. She was determined to get her vengeance. She leaped out of her tank into a hail of gunfire and started patching it back together so that she could charge even further into the enemy lines.
A month later Mariya found herself in the middle of night raid when her tank was hit by an artillery shell severing the tracks on her tank. She once again jumped out of her tank and started repairing the tracks while her gun crew provided covering fire. A few days later and a little worse for wear, she rejoined the fight.
Mariya Vasilyevna Oktyabrskaya was the first female tanker to be awarded the Hero Of The Soviet Union award; the Soviet Union’s highest award for bravery during combat.
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I LOVE IT
I FUCKIN LOVE IT
shoutout to highkeychildish on Twitter for posting this
“ In August, 1968, the country was still reeling from the assassination of Martin Luther King four months earlier, and the race riots that followed on its heels. Nightly news showed burning cities, white flight, radicals and reactionaries snarling at each other across the cultural divide.
“A brand new children’s show out of Pittsburgh, which had gone national the previous year, took a different approach. Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood introduced Officer Clemmons, a black police officer who was a kindly, responsible authority figure, kept his neighborhood safe, and was Mr. Roger’s equal, colleague and neighbor.
“Around the first anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death, Mr. Rogers invited Officer Clemmons to join him in soaking their tired feet in a plastic wading pool. And there they were, brown feet and pasty white feet, side by side in the water. Silently, contemplatively, without comment.
“25 years later, when the actor playing Officer Clemmons retired, his last scene on the show revisited that same wading pool, this time reminiscing. Officer Clemmons asked Mr. Rogers what he’d been thinking during their silent interlude a quarter century before. Fred Rogers’ answer was that he’d been thinking of the many ways people say “I love you.”
- Carl Aveni’s FB page
Mr Rogers was one of the good ones.
Scientist discovered 15 partial skeletons in a burial chamber deep in a South African cave system.
By the way? They worked for no pay. So let’s help them be remembered.
EXCUSE ME I NEVER SAW IT MENTIONED ANYWHERE ELSE THAT THE TEAM OF SCIENTISTS WERE ALL FEMALE!!
Meet Mary Numair, a 29-year-old copywriter from Portland, Oregon. She describes herself as a “generally kind person” and likes cats.
Over the last few weeks, Mary had seen a woman holding a sign that read “abortion kills children” outside the Planned Parenthood building near her office.
Mary said she is a supporter of Planned Parenthood – the non-profit organisation that provides reproductive health and family-planning support in the U.S. and internationally – because it had helped her personally in the past. When she was 20years old, the clinic treated her for UTIs and yeast infections. They also provided her with her first birth-control pills.
“Planned Parenthood is vital resource for so many people,” she told BuzzFeed News.“We have to look beyond the pro-life/pro-choice debate and recognize this organization is out there providing some of the most important care to our sensitive medical needs.”
After several failed attempts at approaching the protesters outside her local clinic to discuss their complaints and reason with them, she decided to try a different approach.
Yesterday, Mary approached the anti-Planned Parenthood protesters while chanting “yeast infection” and holding [a sign].
“The protesters kept moving their children away from my yeasty cries, so I kept moving closer,” she joked.
“Initially they had spread down the sidewalks on both sides of the street, but after some yelling and high kicks on my part, they huddled together,” she said.
“They glared at my princess wave and cheerleader enthusiasm, and they began a prayer circle. This is when I really shined. I have never made my voice louder.”
After a short while, Mary’s chant ended up driving the protesters away. She said they grew tired of her shouts and eventually left, shaking their heads.
“One woman turned around during their prayer to shake her head at me, to which I responded: ‘OMG do you have a yeast infection? I know who can help you!’ She covered her kid’s ears,” she said.
Mary said although one man drove past and called her a “
whore” from his car, many others were “really supportive”.
Does Mary have any plans for other similar protests? “Fuck. Yes. I. Do,” she replied. (source)
I can’t even tell you how happy this makes me. Thank you @buzzfeed lol. We definitely need to do this EVERYWHERE bc it’s time to make those shithead anti-choicers uncomfortable hahah
What do you think @prochoice-or-gtfo, @prochoiceamerica, @prochoicecanadian, @proudly-pro-choice, @prochoiceisprogress, @prochoiceisprolife, @oh-snap-pro-choice, @plannedparenthood, & @prochoicehumor?
I think this is pretty brilliant. Anti-abortion protesters don’t seem to care about all the necessary services that Planned Parenthood provides. I think it’s amazing that this woman had the courage and spirit to shut down a whole group of protesters.
Right?!? And she did it a) w/o violence or even losing her shit on anyone, and b) while demonstrating anti-choicers’ hypocrisy. It’s perfectly fine if they expose their kids to all their very graphic and horrifying anti-choice material and language but GOD FORBID they hear about yeast infections….. /sarcasm
also just in case you needed reminding that anti-choicers are actually just terrified of vaginas
Proud to have this amazing woman representing Portland Fucking Oregon.
At age 12, Martin Pistorius became mysteriously ill and fell into a coma. For the next decade, he was trapped inside his own mind, gradually pulling himself out of a vegetative state.
For most of his time in the coma, he was aware of his surroundings. Today, after a miraculous recovery, the 39-year-old South African man recalls being forced to watch Barney reruns for hours at the special care center where he spent most days.
“I cannot even express to you how much I hated Barney,” Pistorius told NPR. The show’s theme song, “I Love You, You Love Me,” was revealed last year as part of a list of songs used in “enhanced interrogation techniques” by the CIA, according to The Houston Chronicle.
That hatred was part of what triggered him to start regaining control of his mind and body.
Trapped inside his mind with Barney and a host of depressing and lonely thoughts, Pistorius decided he’d had enough. He began to reengage his mind and think about things that gave him a sense of control, like determining the time of day by watching sunlight and shadows in the room.
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Excuse me. This is a cake. It spins and becomes an animation. I just thought you should know.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BREAKING NEWS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THIS JUST HAPPENED NEAR WHERE I LIVE!!!
After His Car Broke Down On I-95, Florida Church Drummer Calls Police For Roadside Assistant, Instead Gets Shot Dead
A well-known Florida drummer, Corey Jones, who doubled as the assistant manager of the Delray Beach Housing Authority, was shot dead by a plain clothes Palm Beach Gardens police officer in an unmarked car after his car broke down on the side of the road following a music gig Sunday.
According to his bands bass player, Mathew Huntsberger, he got a call from drummer Corey Jones around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday. Jones told Huntsberger that his SUV had broken down and asked if he could help, so Huntsberger drove to find his bandmate, who was stranded north of West Palm Beach, Fla., on Interstate 95. He brought along some oil, but when that didn’t work, the two decided to look up numbers for a tow truck. Huntsberger said he called roadside assistance for his bandmate and then, about 2:30 a.m., left to head home while Jones waited for the tow truck.
About 45 minutes later, Jones was dead — shot and killed by a police officer.
Jones’s Family says that Authorities have refused to fully describe what happened during the early morning confrontation that left 31-year-old dead.
In a statement issued Monday afternoon, the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department said that officer Nouman Raja was in plainclothes in an unmarked car when he stopped to investigate what he believed to be an abandoned vehicle on an Interstate 95 exit ramp.
“As the officer exited his vehicle, he was suddenly confronted by an armed subject,” the police department said in a statement. “As a result of the confrontation, the officer discharged his firearm, resulting in the death of the subject.”
But when the police were asked what “weapon he was armed with” they failed to come up with an answer….
And when the family asked where the body is they also didn’t have an answer…
IMPORTANT!!!! THIS ONLY JUST HAPPENED AND ALREADY THE POLICE ARE MAKING UP LIES!!!
Looks like his friend has also written about this over here: When the Police Turn Someone You Know into a Hashtag.
Except tumblr won’t post the goddamned thing.
On February 16, 2014, Yvette Smith, a 47-year-old mother beloved by her family and community, was shot and killed on the spot by local police as she opened the front door of her home. A full 18 months later, as her case finally came before a jury, it’s disturbingly clear that the police lied, repeatedly, in an attempt to cover up their murder of Smith.
On the day of her murder, Smith called 911 for help because two men in her home were arguing over a financial dispute and she felt it was getting out of hand. She had nothing to do with the dispute and was an innocent bystander—a victim, even. When the police showed up, both men were already in the front yard and it appeared that the dispute was settled. This should’ve been case closed, but it wasn’t.
When Smith opened the front door of her home, she was shot twice with a high-powered .223 caliber rifle in less than two seconds by Officer Daniel Willis of Bastrop County, Texas, outside of Austin.
The lies and the coverup began immediately. The entire department was involved.
What you need to know:
- Police claim she was holding a firearm and they acted in self-defense. This is a lie. When Sheriff Terry Pickering issued the statement, he was fully and completely aware that Yvette Smith wasn’t armed. No weapon was found on or near her. He knew this. The officers on the scene knew this, but Sheriff Pickering issued that statement anyway. It sounded better.
- Knowing that the evidence and scores of eyewitnesses saw that she was unarmed, police later retracted the statement, but have given absolutely no answers or held anyone responsible for the earlier lie—which was the primary reason given for shooting Smith in the first place.
- Police also claimed that Smith ignored their commands. On September 17, in open court, we learned that this was also an elaborate lie told to justify police misconduct.
- Officer Gaskamp literally admitted that he made the whole damn thing up. He also stated that he couldn’t remember telling this lie to the lead investigator, until they played him the recorded interview where he stated the lie over and over again.
- It was discovered that the officer who shot and killed Smith was found incompetent by another police department. The evaluation said the police officer who killed Yvette Smith struggled with “common sense,” but was hired by a neighboring department anyway.
are you a campfire because you’re hot and I want s'more
Gross Halloween Treats
Since someone messaged requesting creepy Halloween foods. Here are some that go the extra mile, from shrimp-brain to a burn victims severed hands. For more information on each of these foods, here’s the source. We specialize in Halloween so here are more Halloween themed posts on sixpenceee.
This is so gross but so cool at the same time
I want. To make sugar blood slides and a shrimp brain! The eye wax is too much. Ewe
Man buys ad time on digital billboards, displays pictures of nature.
The above is a rosebush.
This headless make-up tutorial done by Sarah Mudle is fantastically creepy. You can watch it here.
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Everyone behind her like “well, daMN”
Women’s health services are arguably Planned Parenthood’s most vital and necessary component. But more than 4.6 million people use their sexual and reproductive health and education services each year, and from 2002 and 2012, the number of men using them grew by a staggering 83%. Yes, Planned Parenthood helps men. Even when they are not the immediate beneficiaries of Planned Parenthood, men often are by direct association.