2016-07-12

Baton Rouge, America’s Tiananmen Square Tank Man (also known as the Unknown Protester or Unknown Rebel) is the nickname of an unidentified man who stood in front of a column of tanks on June 4, 1989, the morning after the Chinese military had suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 by force. As the lead tank maneuvered to pass by the man, he repeatedly shifted his position in order to…

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Alton Sterling: How It Began…NSFW

2016-07-11

I hadn’t written about Alton Sterli9ng shooting even though it precipitated the Phildro Castile’s shooting. The circumstances surrounding the shooting of Sterling was questionable. I had heard reports that Sterling was in possession of a firearm while he was on parole for possessing an unlicensed firearm. Photo by By Maina Kiai – https://www.flickr.com/photos/mainakiai/28506889722/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50782477 I don’t immediately defend individuals, even when they have tragic interactions with the…

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::WARNING-NSFW-GRAPHIC CONTENT-FULL VIDEO

2016-07-08

Below is the full unedited video.  Warning: Contains graphic content of human suffering and death. Unbelievable and heartbreaking. Legality is a construct of the powerful — and black Americans are worried how laws and rights of the land affect how minorities are treated by police and society. Acknowledging that they have a weapon, they said, can open them up to violence from police, who can then claim they feared for…

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Worthiness

2016-07-07

White Lives Also Matter Demonstrations over Dylan Noble’s death – friends of the unarmed teen shot by police say they only want justice Dylan Noble was killed by police during a traffic stop. I haven’t written a post in quite a while. Frankly I am disillusioned with the LGBT online community and its rampamt case of Cognitive Dissonance, for example: Those damn recaps, or an Interview with Tegan and Sara,…

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Cognitive Measures

2016-06-23

The blog: tek-girl.com doesn’t make money, it has no donors or even anyone intelligent enough to click on a banner ad. What this blog does have however,  is a contributor who is sick to no end of the persistent ongoing cognitive dissonance in the online lesbian community. The Pulse nightclub shooting was more than anything that we can label it as: More than a terrorist attack (Don’t all shooting incidents…

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Remembering The Women and Men Who Were Killed In Orlando

2016-06-15

Originally Posted on Autostraddle June 14, 2016 at 10:35am UTC We mourn the loss of 49 LGBTQ people and allies — almost entirely people of color— with our whole hearts. We already know that at least one of the men killed on Sunday was a friend of an Autostraddle team member, and it’s likely that many of you out there have connections to these beautiful souls yourself. The Orlando Sentinel…

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