Mi’kmaw lobster fishers who were blockaded, attacked and assaulted while exercising a treaty right to harvest lobster late last year say internal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) documents expose systemic racism in the bureaucracy and preferential policing by law enforcement.
APTN News obtained hundreds of internal records that reveal public servants and law enforcement agencies knew potentially violent protests against the Mi’kmaq were coming, yet did little to intervene.
“That’s pretty unnerving. It’s even more unnerving to know those documents exist,” said Jason Marr, a lobster harvester with Sipekne’katik First Nation.
“After thirty years of intensive research, we can now answer many of the questions posed earlier. The recycle rate of a human being is around sixteen hours. After sixteen hours of being awake, the brain begins to fail. Humans need more than seven hours of sleep each night to maintain cognitive performance. After ten days of just seven hours of sleep, the brain is as dysfunctional as it would be after going without sleep for twenty-four hours. Three full nights of recovery sleep (i.e., more nights than a weekend) are insufficient to restore performance back to normal levels after a week of short sleeping. Finally, the human mind cannot accurately sense how sleep-deprived it is when sleep-deprived.”
— Matthew Walker PhD, Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
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they need to start rereleasing old cars. like cars these days all follow some bland, amorphous, unremarkable design principles but if i could buy a car with like the body of an old, boxy, wood-paneled station wagon but with a modern engine and amenities? game over.
like i literally just want this but electric and with a bluetooth stereo
agreed except with an early 80s-style VW rabbit instead
“I think we have to stop asking that question [‘why didn’t you leave your abuser’]. I know that you’re asking it out of love, but I’m just gonna make a stance and say that I’m not gonna answer that question anymore. Because the question should really be, to the abuser: why are you holding someone hostage with abuse? You know? And people say, oh, it can’t have been that bad, because else she would have left. And it’s like, no, it’s *because* it was that bad that I couldn’t leave.”
— FKA Twigs, closet-keys )
Fun Fact! Two Weeks Notice is not a REQUIREMENT in any sense of the word. It’s a nicety. A polite gesture, and only polite for the MANAGEMENT because THEY want time to find someone to replace you. They cannot withhold your last paycheck if you refuse to give two weeks notice, and they cannot force you to work the two weeks. Additionally, they cannot report that to any future employers who call them regarding your work history. In fact, they’re not allowed to comment on your performance AT ALL! Legally they are only allowed to confirm that you were an employee during the dates you list - anything else and they open themselves up to civil lawsuits in which they can be sued for damages for any number of reasons. So fuck Two Weeks Notice. if you work for a fucked company, they deserve to get fucked in return.
It’s too bad trans girls are in so much danger from police and social violence because otherwise they’d be the perfect group to push the envelope on “Free the Nipple”.
Unless they get their gender markers changed they’re legally allowed to be topless in public.
Except we’re not even apparently legally allowed to do that:
“Andrea Jones was arrested for indecent exposure after taking her shirt off after the Morristown Driver’s License Office refused to change her sex from male to female on her driver’s license.”
Numerous trans women over the years, with or without their legal markers changed, have been arrested for public indency for toplessness, in states where men can be topless, before being charged and jailed with men.
The state has absolutely no problem using unfair double standards to punish trans women just for existing.
If you’ve ever wanted a perfect example of why the term “transmisogyny” exists, here you go. Trans women are only called male when people want to insult us or put up a convenient roadblock. All the other times we’re regarded as a lesser class of woman.
“Fight the real enemy” momentSinead O'Connor
She was so fucking brave for this. So many powerful men expressed a desire to hurt or even kill her for this. And she was right. She was right because she knew, having been sent to a magdalene launderette as a child. And people told her she was wrong about abuse she experienced firsthand. Some people think what she chose to do was a little off the wall, but what else could a young woman in that kind of spotlight do with that spotlight?
I think the world owes Sinead a massive apology for the way they responded to her telling them a truth they weren’t ready for.