1. to clear, as of an accusation; free from guilt or blame; exculpate.
2. to relieve, as from an obligation, duty, or task.
Etymology: from late Middle English < Latin exonerātus (past participle of exonerāre, “to unburden, discharge”), equivalent to ex-, prefix for “out of, without” + oner- (stem of onus), “a burden”.
I thought I saw Lauren Hill reading spoken word in Ferguson as a post somewhere. At the time, i thought i have to emotionally prepare myself for this. Now I can’t find it.
Just read through ALL of this…these people are INCREDIBLY organized and have collected almost every piece of information out - and they are asking some amazing questions.
"You know most of those protestors, even most of the peaceful one, we’re not even from Ferguson"
Really? That’s soooo crazy! It’s almost as if Ferguson isn’t part of a greater metro area, or even more to the point; it’s almost as if police brutality and institutional racism exists outside of a single Missouri town.
Anonymous said: So a cop, a racist, and a murderer walk into a bar. And that's just the first guy.
I get this joke.
This time last year I was unemployed, broke, and suicidal.
Today, I just got the keys to my first house.
Give it time.every time I see this, I reblog it.
Dude, this time two years ago I was jobless, unmedicated, overwhelmed and suicidal. Today I’m trying not to cry while I am at work due to sensory overload. Sometimes… it doesn’t get better. It just gets different.
Deducecanoe I don’t understand why you felt the need to give people real talk on this post. This is passive aggressive nihilism. I was trying to spread a little hope to balance of all the heavy social justice issues. Guess what? My life is fucked up enough that I figured out that it gets different all on my own and I’m pretty sure over half the people reblog this also know that. They reblog it, like I did, because they choose to believe that with time there will be change and that belief allows them to make it through some rough shit.
Have you ever wanted to say something so badly but every way you try to say it just comes out wrong? I feel that a lot but I really feel it right now.
Shoot cops, not heroin
Shoot fascists, not heroin
Shoot pedophiles, not heroin
Anonymous said: are you single? :))
im actually plural
I think people need to realize that it’s okay to like stuff and not have a deep reason for it
You can like a character because they’re cute, not because you identify with them
You can like a ship because you think they look good together, not because of a deep emotional bond
You can like a song because it’s catchy, not because of the meaningful lyrics
If you like it that’s okay, you don’t have to have deep reason or meaning behind it
Every time I write a trigger warning I’m worried that I’m misspelling what I’m labeling therefore making it useless. This is even after I look up how to spell something. Dyslexia sucks.
A feminist group based in Guangzhou, China staged an online protest against the sexual exploitation of women in the workplace, revealing a photograph with a message boldly written in red on a whiteboard behind them: “My vagina does not come free with my labor.” More words were written on the women’s thighs, reiterating: “Not freebies.”
The campaign was in response to a recent fatal rape case involving a 20-year-old woman at a state-owned company who was asked by her boss to a dinner. She was sexually assaulted by her boss’s friend and died as a result of her injuries.“Don’t ask your staff to provide part-time escort services. Women should only be asked to provide knowledge or technical skills in the workplace, but not other things,” says Ye Haiyan, an advocate of women’s and children’s rights.
Read more via The New York Times.