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Real life “Rosie the Riveter” - Tennessee, 1943.
GLORIFY THE SHIT OUT OF THIS IMAGE
Painting a more accurate version of history, one reblog at a time.
When I posted this archival image of a “real life Rosie the Riveter” one year ago, I had no idea it would resonate with so many people. 19K and counting.
Charda Gregory abducted, humiliated, violated, restrained, scalped and tortured.
If this were reversed, with black police officers who were sworn to uphold peace and justice but instead were documented victimizing a white woman (who was already a victim), this news would have trumped the Olympics!
Truncated version: drugged at a party, abducted to a motel, wakes up during unwanted sexual violation in a motel room full of strangers, fights like hell to escape, motel employee calls the authorities, she gets arrested for destroying motel property and it just gets worst from there.
Every officer who participated in it and even those who witnessed it and did nothing should be punished but instead they just fired the woman?
No rape kit, no police report on the people inside the motel room, no investigation of her claims, no accountability for missing motel entry records, no video from the motel but she gets detained for fourteen days?
(Btw, when did your tax dollars begin purchasing Abu Ghraib type water boarding chairs?)
THIS IS JUST FUCKING UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!
this happened in november of 2013 and only now i’m seeing this. only now i’m hearing about this. ugh. sickening. the atrocities against our people is just too much to keep up with. fuck!
When you hit the blunt before you go on the air…
Dear Ninja & Trouble,
If there’s one thing that makes me uncomfortable, it’s taking risks. With short term reactions, I’m better at it, but when it comes to decisions that will dictate my future, I get scared because the last thing I want to do is mess up. My boyfriend gave me words of encouragement as I beat myself over the success of my older sister vs. my own: "… You get more than just one shot at something- take your time and go at your pace but take risks and find out what you really want in the process,” and they’re words that I need to remember.
We went camping a few weeks ago and this is from one of our mornings.
Happy Sunday and best wishes, Thesolis x
The focus and angle of this picture make it feel so familiar, like I’ve laid in this tent before. I recognize those hairy legs, the bare thighs, and the tree outside the door. Thank you for sharing your risk with us, it looks like an exciting and relaxing moment.
Me at parties
i’m actually pretty attractive if you never compare me to anyone ever
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Virginia Broersma (USA) - Swish from Exercise Project, 2011-2012 Paintings: Oil on Canvas
lol but they shook of Black motherfuckers in a hoody, with a bag of skittles; Black motherfuckers listening to music; Black motherfuckers toy shopping; and Black motherfuckers with their hands raised in surrender (after already taking at least one bullet), 35 feet away from them…
this diked casually had a spider in her mouth; and this why you need to be afraid of White folk.
Tame Impala - The Institute, Birmingham 14/07/14