The Textile Moths of Yumi Okita
i fucking hate butterflies and moths but also love them
UNUSUAL HOARD commission for je-suis-manatee ! that lizard is much too small to be the real godzilla. maybe its his stunt double ???
so as some of you may have seen from my post yesterday, i finally got a job! specifically tutoring, part time. i’m still looking for more work, but this is definitely coming in the nick of time, as i’m literally flat broke right now.
flat broke as in, i have about 20 dollars to my name between now and next friday, when i get my first paycheck. so i’m wondering if y’all can help me out a bit - i’ve got the major necessities on lock for the most part, but between then and now, i’ve got no gas money, and i’m going to be driving all next week for my job, which will consist of a decent amount of driving - driving 40 mins up the road to pick up the kid from school, take her to her house, then back down the road to my house at the end of the night. and i’ve currently got about 1/4th a tank of gas in my car.
so if you’re able and willing and feel up to donating a few bucks towards my gas fund, you can do so here (hopefully this link works) or you can click on the “donate” link on my tumblr. it usually takes only $45 to fill up my tank, so i’m not aiming for hundreds - if 5 people could each donate ten dollars, id be set.
thanks so much tumblr fam……for all of your support, monetary and otherwise. <333
i’ve been meaning to say this since it came in the mail last week but so-treu’s zine is totally brilliant and i recommend supporting her however possible
:”””””) you are so so so kind. i’m so glad you enjoyed it.
and yes i totally should have mentioned this, folks can also buy copies of my zine if ya wanna contribute……….
Cabinet of Monstrosities by Hajime Emoto. They are supposed to represent the 7 deadly sins.
These were all made from paper and bamboo. Here is his website, although it’s in Japanese. (Website)
I forgot the best one
California is the first state to pass a ban on using the “gay panic” defense to reduce a murder charge.
You can no longer wiggle out of a murder charge in California by saying you were frightened by a scary lesbian.
Current California law allows a murder charge to be reduced to manslaughter if the killing happened in the heat of passion - the so-called “panic defense”. Defendants charged with murdering members of the LGBT community have been able to claim they acted in a “moment of passion” upon discovering the victim was LGBT, and therefor their crime met the requirements for a reduced charge of manslaughter. The bill that passed the Assembly this week will bar defendants from using their victim’s gender or sexual orientation to support a panic defense. An identical bill passed the state senate in May.
Democratic Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla (right) sponsored the bill, which passed on a 50-10 vote. Ms. Bonilla told reporters that such defenses legitimize violence against LGBT people.
Though The American Bar Association advocates curtailing the use of the “gay panic” defense, California is the first state to ban using the “heat of passion” defense because the victim was LGBT.
The bill now heads for Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for his signature.
Susan Bonilla photo via Facebook
Source: Jean Ann Esselink for The New Civil Rights Movement
First, the bill in question is AB2501. I really, really hate the fact that the media pretty much never cites the actual bill when they’re talking about legislation.
Second, the most important thing about this bill is that unlike most bills of this type, AB2501 is fully inclusive of trans people as opposed to being for gays only. To quote the bill itself: “provocation was not objectively reasonable if it resulted from the discovery of, knowledge about, or potential disclosure of the victim’s or defendant’s actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation…”
Removing the carpet on the stairs in my flat reveals arcane secrets
On the evening of August 25th, 2014, the Chicago Police murdered DeSean Pittman, a black youth living on the southside. DeSean’s mother, Natasha Haul, might not be able to bury her son because the cop that killed him came to his vigil as an on duty officer, and police deliberately provoked the mourners by breaking candles for DeSean’s memorial and tearing down posters commemorating his life. When a fight broke out between DeSean’s friends, family, and loved ones, and the police, five people were arrested, including his mother, and are still being held in Cook County Jail. Natasha is being held on felony charges of aggravated battery of a police officer, and mob action, on a $75,000 bond. Natasha needs to be out in time for her son’s funeral. We need to put up 10 % to get her out, meaning we have 48 hours to raise $7,500. Additionally, DeSean’s family urgently needs financial support to help with paying for DeSean’s funeral.In the wake of an upsurge of national resistance to racist police terror and international attention to the police killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and many others, Chicago must show support the families of those murdered by CPD right here at home. The same night the police murdered DeSean, they also killed Roshad Mcintosh, a 19-year-old black resident of Lawndale, on Chicago’s westside. Donate, support the Pittman, Haul and Mcintosh families, spread the word, and resist police violence in our communities!