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oinonio:

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Someone set Mike Brown’s Memorial on fire in the middle of the Night

Residents are rebuilding another memorial.

FERGUSON • One of two Michael Brown memorials burned overnight, though it’s not clear how.

Memorial items near a post along the street burned. However, a larger memorial in the middle of Canfield Drive, marking the spot where Brown died, is several feet away and was not damaged by fire.

For weeks, burning candles have been part of the memorials near the shooting site on Canfield Drive, but it was unclear if the fire at the roadside memorial was set or an accident. One photo showed an empty, overturned votive candle next to the burn site.

Some residents of the area were upset, claiming the fire was set by someone in the pre-dawn hours early Tuesday and that they smelled gasoline in the aftermath.

Many on Tuesday morning had gathered on Canfield Drive, which police had closed. Some were rebuilding the memorial with a blanket and a new collection of teddy bears and other stuffed animals next to the soot-stained pole.

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(Dont read the comments, please)

Actually, I’d say that if you’re white, and doubting that there is racism in this country, a glance at the comments should cure you of that. 

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kasefacee:

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thewhoviantheatregeek:

DEAR EMMA WATSON
Where was MY right to decide what to do with my body? It wasn’t in the room where my parents paid a doctor to cut the skin off my penis when I was a mere minutes old!!
I bet your clit and vulva are still intact.
Tell me again how oppressed you are by this patriarchy?

Dear thewhoviantheatregeek
Please do not belittle female circumcision by comparing it to male circumcision. 
Male circumcision is not done to oppress men or destroy their sexuality but for either religious or health reasons. Removing the foreskin does not prevent sex, or damage the penis. You were not genetically mutilated.
Female circumcision involves removing the clitoris, or the vulva, sometimes it involves cutting the inside of the vagina and sowing it shut so that it heals over. Sometimes all of the above. It is oppressive, it is always painful and often fatal, and is still practised in many countries around the world with the goal of oppressing women under extreme patriarchal regimes.
Emma Watson may not suffer from those regimes directly in the way you’re referring to, but she spoke very frankly about how she has had a very privileged life. She is using that privilege to stand up for those who are not as fortunate. 
Tell me again how you are helping by making it about you?

kasefacee:

butfirstbreakfast:

thewhoviantheatregeek:

DEAR EMMA WATSON

Where was MY right to decide what to do with my body? It wasn’t in the room where my parents paid a doctor to cut the skin off my penis when I was a mere minutes old!!

I bet your clit and vulva are still intact.

Tell me again how oppressed you are by this patriarchy?

Dear thewhoviantheatregeek

Please do not belittle female circumcision by comparing it to male circumcision.

Male circumcision is not done to oppress men or destroy their sexuality but for either religious or health reasons. Removing the foreskin does not prevent sex, or damage the penis. You were not genetically mutilated.

Female circumcision involves removing the clitoris, or the vulva, sometimes it involves cutting the inside of the vagina and sowing it shut so that it heals over. Sometimes all of the above. It is oppressive, it is always painful and often fatal, and is still practised in many countries around the world with the goal of oppressing women under extreme patriarchal regimes.

Emma Watson may not suffer from those regimes directly in the way you’re referring to, but she spoke very frankly about how she has had a very privileged life. She is using that privilege to stand up for those who are not as fortunate. 

Tell me again how you are helping by making it about you?