For the record, Justin Trudeau’s government says no:
The Vox article that I was interviewed for is up and running, and it contains some serious fuckign information about this whole fiasco.
Information that tumblr just straight up refused to provide to its userbase at all.
Unsurprisingly to those of us watching this website deteriorate over the last year, this full content purge and ban has been in progress for a solid 6 months. The date got moved up because of the child porn thing, but it was always coming for us.
Equally unsurprising: Tumblr’s management and ownership are absolutely destroying the actual staff working on it. The company has been hemoragghing senior staff without so much as a token attempt to keep them in place. So the drops in site quality are real, and wil probably only be getting worse.
Truly astonishing is the fact that apparently this crap was supposed to “double” the userbase by the end of next year. Boy, howdy, that’s not gonna work out well for them.
Verizon delete challenge
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Good news, Bad news
Let’s get the bad news out of the way – my job has officially let me go! They cut my position and now this etsy shop is my only source of income!
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All soap are back in stock!
All melts are back in stock!
All bath bombs are back in stock!
at 11:10 a.m. in every time zone in which the protest is taking place,
employees at nearly two thirds of Google’s global offices are walking
out of their offices. We, the seven core organizers of today’s Google
Walkout, are proud to stand with thousands of Google employees in our
call to demand change.
employees and contract workers across the company deserve to be safe.
Sadly, the executive team has demonstrated through their lack of
meaningful action that our safety is not a priority. We’ve waited for
leadership to fix these problems, but have come to this conclusion: no
one is going to do it for us. So we are here, standing together,
protecting and supporting each other. We demand an end to the sexual
harassment, discrimination, and the systemic racism that fuel this
are building on the work of others. Many at Google have been advocating
for structural change for years. It’s their legacy and leadership that
made this moment possible. We are a small part of a massive movement
that has been growing for a long time. We are inspired by everyone from
the women in fast food who led an action against sexual harassment to
the thousands of women in the #metoo movement who have been the
beginning of the end for this type of abuse.
Rise up google employees! Glad to see they make a point of including contract employees in the demands.
This is fucked up
Incredibly fucked up
also if this happens a lot of trans people may end up homeless and the. the government turns the other eye- proves how much they hate us!!!!!
For non-trans people who think, “eh, that’s sad, but it only affects a tiny fraction of the people,” NO IT DOESN’T – this is laying the groundwork for discrimination against women by declaring that it’s okay to treat the sexes differently. If everyone has the same rights, it doesn’t matter what gender someone is.
They’re claiming that it’s not discrimination to fire a trans woman for wearing skirts, because it’s not discrimination to say that only women can wear skirts and men must wear pants. They want to claim that sex-specific policies aren’t innately a form of discrimination – meaning they want to be able to say, “women must wear skirts; men must wear pants; this is equivalent treatment;” they want to be able to say, “women must smile at the customers; men don’t need to (oh maybe we can say men have to shake hands with customers if they’re receptionists),” and so on.
To erode women’s rights, first they have to erase trans rights, because their whole hierarchy is based on WHITE MEN ON TOP and they can’t establish that if the definition of “men” keeps changing on them. If someone who used to be labeled a “man” is now a woman, or vice versa, their claim that men are just innately more suited to be in charge, falls apart.
FIGHT THIS FIGHT THIS FIGHT THIS.
You can’t do anything to affect the courts, but you can:
- VOTE next Tuesday (or before, if you have that option);
- Treat trans women as women, trans men as men;
- If you misgender someone, apologize and make an effort to remember the correct term;
- Call out mistreatment when you see it, including in jokes – “I don’t think that’s funny; could you explain it to me?”
- Refuse to help with mistreatment if it’s part of your job – delay getting things done, lose paperwork, correct people’s genders on forms if they’ve been switched, and so on.
Yes, you read this correctly.
Americans, this is why it is SO IMPORTANT that you vote in the upcoming November election.
“Sorry lil Jimmy we can’t let you be fostered by this loving family because they’re Jewish. Stay put and keep attending our mandatory Bible study while we rake in more money until we can find a proper Christian family.”
Does this mean that Jewish kids who end up in foster care couldn’t be placed in Jewish homes? (Or Muslim or Catholic kids in Muslim or Catholic homes, etc.)
If the private foster agency in question takes them from the public system and places them in a group home, yes. And for all we know, those are exactly the kids they’re after, the young non-Protestant ones who they want to convert.
The first “religious freedom” lawsuits were never about baking cakes, they were about laying a foundation.
It’s what happened to Jews in Germany in 1938 when their passports were declared invalid. That is what is beginning to happen here, now, to Hispanic citizens along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Oh, is it bad to compare the GOP to Nazis? Well, if members of the GOP do not like being compared to Nazis, they should consider not behaving exactly like Nazis.
Hispanic U.S. citizens, some of whom were in the U.S. military, are not being allowed to renew their passports. This is reportedly happening to “hundreds, even thousands” of Latinos, according to a report in the Washington Post. They’re getting letters from the State Department saying it does not believe they are citizens. The government claims their citizenships are fraudulent. “I’ve had probably 20 people who have been sent to the detention center—U.S. citizens,” Jaime Diez, an attorney in Brownsville, told The Washington Post.
The Washington Post also reports on ICE officials coming to citizens’ homes and taking their passports away. This is an escalation from a few months ago, when Americans were detained by ICE officials just for speaking Spanish to one another.
The administration is currently launching an effort to take citizenship from people who they suspect of fraud in obtaining it. Fraud in these cases is exceedingly rare. The last time the government tried to strip people of their citizenship was, according to Columbia Professor Mae Ngai, during The Red Scare of the 1950s. As Ngai remarks, McCarthyism is not typically remembered as a good period in American history.
There is good reason to believe that this could portend still worse things to come for the U.S. Hispanic population, unless people begin to speak out loudly, and fast.
First, they came for the Hispanics and I did nothing.
Then they came for (fill in the blanks) and I did nothing.
Then, when they came for me, there was no one to do nothing.
SILENCE IS COMPLICITY.
IT WILL HAUNT NOT ONLY YOU BUT YOUR CHILDRENS CHILDREN.
DONT BE SILENT. PASS THIS AROUND. Let everyone know it’s happening!
This whole bankruptcy thing was a money making scam by the suits who bought out the company back in the 2000s and ran it into the ground.
Not only is the toy store brand not dead, but 30,000 people are now angry as this scheme blocked them out of severance pay and they are now unemployed and unable to return to work when they start up again.
Many toy companies including Hasbro are raising eyebrows at this, as the initial bankruptcy cost them millions of dollars in sales revenue and their stocks took a nasty hit (Mattel being the worst off from it, as Toys R Us closing compounded with steadily falling sales of their products). Advocates are calling this a “bad PR stunt” since the suits want the company to make sales for the holidays.
Hopefully, this will cause enough of a stink to kill it off for good. I’d rather say goodbye Geoffrey as I knew him than have him come back as a reanimated corpse controlled by greedy hucksters who put thousands of people out of work for no other reason than to line thier own pockets and escape the consequences of their own failings.
This one of the most disgusting things I’ve seen done by any company in years
Seriously. Share this. Impact sales. I wanna see Toy’s R Us driven in the ground for this shit-fucking hard. No mercy, just good old fashioned, cutthroat capitalism where the market says “FUCK YOU” in bright neon letters…just like the greedy fucks who orchestrated this whole thing like-except they won’t like it when the “FUCK YOU” sign is for them.