California has become the first state to require students on college campuses to receive active consent before all sexual activity.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed into law a bill that will impose this new standard for consent at all colleges that receive state funding, including all public universities and many private institutions where students receive state grants.
Consent can be conveyed by a verbal “yes,” or signaled in a nonverbal way, but lack of resistance or objection cannot constitute consent. …
The new law will also offer other protections: universities will be required to offer on-campus victims’ advocates; victims who come forward to report a sexual assault may not be punished for under-age drinking; and all institutions will be required to teach incoming freshmen about sexual assault and consent during orientation.
Emotion gives context to the logic of a political argument. Arguing that people without a personal stake in an issue are better spokespeople for that issue because they’re ‘unbiased by emotion’ delegitimizes the real-life experiences and authority of the people affected by the issue by constructing them as overemotional reactionaries.
In short: no, actually; I can be pissed off and still dismantle your entire duckfricked argument.
what the fuck is wrong with u people if a person wants to wear a grandpa sweater and a flowercrown while drinking a pumpkin spice latte fucking let them live their life the last thing they probably need is your broke judgmental ass giving them hella negative vibes cause you don’t like their life choices bye
Starting on Monday, thousands of university students in Hong Kong have been gathering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Tamar Park (outside the government offices) to protest the National People Congress (NPC) of China’s decision to restrict the right to vote for Chief Executive, the city’s highest political leader in 2017.
Article 45 of the Basic Law (Hong Kong’s own mini-constitution implemented after the handover from Britain to China in 1997) states that the Chief Executive should be chosen by universal suffrage as an eventual goal. Time and time again the Communist Party of China have dodged/shut down any democratic progress. Last month the NPC announced that they would continue using the 1200-member committee, consisting of members loyal to the Communist Party, to vote for our CE. THIS IS ILLEGAL. THIS IS SHAM DEMOCRACY AND SHOULD NOT BE TOLERATED.
The sit-in of university students belongs to a movement called ‘Occupy Central with Love and Peace’ and is led by The Hong Kong Federation of Students (schedule and declaration of the strike included). This act of civil disobedience consists of absolute non-violence. It consists of free public lectures offered by university professors and writers on topics like Orwell’s ‘1984’, history of Hong Kong’s struggle for democracy, Ghandi and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s fight to end injustice etc etc. I was one of the students sitting in Tamar Park on Tuesday and Thursday and it was one of the most rewarding, educational and, I must emphasise, peaceful political activities I have ever witnessed.
On Friday, high school students led by the student group Scholarism joined in the protest. They marched to Civic Square, pleading for our current CE to come out of his offices and listen to their requests, just like he promised during his ‘campaign’ in 2012. More and more citizens joined in the protest after work.
The police started cutting off access to Civic Square, which is a publicly owned area. They used shields to form a blockade against the protestors and started pushing them back. When people resisted with umbrellas, they started using clubs and pepper spray on the protestors, who started putting both of their hands up to show they are unarmed. Many students who managed to rush in Civic Square are arrested, including the leading of Scholarism. Many of them have visible injuries caused by police brutality and some of them still haven’t been released from police custody.
THE FIGHT IS STIL GOING ON. PEOPLE ARE STILL CROWDING OUTSIDE CIVIC SQUARE AND TAMAR. Resources are running thin and the police are still threatening violence. Some of my friends are at the protest and they are continuing the struggle despite the risks. It is predicted that the police will escalate their brutality with tear gas, more pepper spray and water cannons against innocent, peaceful protestors, many of them teenagers.
You can watch Occupy Central live here: x (Apple Daily livestream)
I know tumblr is a US-centric place but PLEASE PLEASE SPARE A SECOND TO REBLOG THIS POST. Hong Kong is a tiny city. We are anything but a formidable force in international politics. The only thing we can do is raise awareness among the world and force our corrupt government to answer to our protests.
PLEASE HELP US.
Articles on Occupy Central (English): x (The Economist), x (BBC News), x (Mail Online), x (Newsweek), x (CNN), x (Right Now I/O), x (NY Times)
Updates (Chinese): x (Campus TV, HKU), x (Apple Daily), x (Amnesty International Hong Kong), x (InMedia HK), x (926政總現場消息發佈)
I don’t know if anyone has done this yet. It hasn’t crossed my dash, so I thought I would do it. I’ve been re-read All of Narutoto refresh my knowledge on the series and I thought I would show this HUGE parallel for SS. There is a reason this chapter is called ‘Once Again’ , beside the obvious Naruto and Sasuke return to the waterfall.
Half of this chapter is a parallel to Chapter 181.
I think, Sakura is the one to notice this right away.
The only difference is Naruto and Kakashi are there this time.
Again, she finds herself looking at his back as he talks about doing something that she doesn’t understand/want him to do.
So she does the exact same thing she did in Chapter 181:
She tries to bring back from the ‘darkness’ with her words. She tells him again that even after everything he has done to her, she still loves him more than she can bear.
She even wanted to carry the burden of revenge for him if it meant she could be with him. And again we don’t see Sasuke’s face.
In Chapter 181, she tries to use the tactic of promising him everything would turn out okay if he just stopped and stayed with them.
In the new confession, she is telling him that someday things could be the way they used to be. She is pretty much begging him at this point. Look at our babies face, she’s completely broken by this, because she doesn’t want to fight him.
Then the kicker of it all:
He calls her annoying in Chapter 181 after telling her that he didn’t remember this:
He lied about not remembering it.
And now he goes right back to that night, letting her know he remembers it too, without really giving anything away.
The only difference is in his expression.
Before it was a smirk, now it’s a guilt ridden sadness? Like he was feeling guilty about what he was about to do to her…again?
First of all lets put ourselves in Sasuke’s place for a moment, Sakura once attacked him with the intent to kill, it was to save him but he doesn’t know that, she lied to him just to get close enough for the kill. After that he probably assumed she didn’t love him like she had in the past.
After all, the one who claimed to love him went against him, but that’s a whole different post entirely.
And in this moment, after everything that happened in the war, in where he knew that he cared about his former team, we have him once again throwing everything away. He knows full well that they won’t agree with his way of doing things and the moment he throws it all away again and faces Naruto for battle he hears her.
Once again she’s pouring her heart out for him. You can see he’s in mid step when he stops altogether to hear her. Her confession probably comes as a surprise to him.
He was probably so sure those feeling were dead and gone because they should have been, he tried to kill her, he’s hurt her time and time again. But he can probably hear the truth of her words in her voice.
Do you get how this must have felt for Sasuke?
To know that someone loves you through it all? Even if he doesn’t deserve it? Even if he doesn’t understand?
And then he hears perfect little Sakura, with the perfect life, with everything one could wish for, basically saying that if she could choose one thing in life it’d be his happiness.
She would shoulder everything in order for him to be happy, she would throw all his tragedies to herself even if it breaks her. He can probably hear the frustration and desperation in her voice, how much she wishes she could make it all better. And the pain in which she realizes she can’t
And aside his family, his brother, no one’s loved him like that, so selflessly.
Her words seem to hit a chord in him because he hesitates. And I think he wants it as much as she does to stay together forever, for everything to be how it used to be. And maybe he feels it’s too late like, he forfeit every chance at happiness the moment he walked away from her after knocking her out.
This is what breaks me, this panel right here. This is the most beautiful, raw, and heartbreaking Sasuke I’ve ever seen.
There is so much emotion here, so many things happening at once. He seems to be both glad and pained about her confession. Glad because a part of him doesn’t want to lose the place in her heart and pained because he feels her pain.
He understands that he broke perfect little Sakura that night he left the village, that night her words were sincere.
"I have friends and family, but if you were to leave me…to me I would just be as alone as you."
He understands now more than ever what he’s done to her, all she’s suffered for him and pains him.
And he uses the same words again.
"You’re so damned annoying."
Over time I’ve seen so many people fighting about these words, thinking they have a negative connotation, but I’ve never believed that.
She’s annoying, she makes him feel, she makes him want, made him long for happiness.
To me this words have such a powerful meaning, not by what they literally mean, but what they mean for them, what Sasuke says with them. Once again she’s making him yearn for everything he can’t ever have; a life with them, love, and her. The promise behind her words makes him hesitate.
Whatever doubts I might have once had on Sasuke’s feelings are gone. Sasuke’s feelings have always been this big mystery but now we get a possible answer to everything.
"I can see no reason why she would love me."
He feels undeserving, not worth her every declaration of love or her devotion, he’s not good enough for her.
He can see no reason as to why someone would love him! And that breaks my heart. What does this say of Sasuke?
He can’t comprehend for the life of him that someone would love him so much, that someone would care about his happiness over her own, that someone would love him.
"I have absolutely no reason to love her."
Sasuke is not good with feeling that’s always been a fact and that’s why this mean so much. This is as if he’s been questioning himself over and over again “What reason do I have to love her?” and found none.
And in between the lines there’s an unspoken little something.
I can see no reason why she would love me, but she loves me anyway. I have no reason to love her, but I do.
I believe Sasuke loves her and he always has. But being who he is he’s not come in terms with that feeling.
We’ve always known Sasuke has had a soft spot for Sakura, that he holds her in a different light, that she manages to invoke in him things others can’t. And now we know why, because he might have loved her all along but never really realized.
In another character we may dismiss this as if he actually meant what he said, but this is Sasuke the boy who’s so bad at feelings and we have to look a little deeper.
We have to remember that he falters in his step, he hesitates, he listens, he remembers, he actually says something, he’s pained, and then you read in between the lines something else.
"That’s probably just…chains of a failed past that she’s feeling."
She can’t love me, she can’t love me, and I can’t love her.
It’s so painful, so beautiful, and so SasuSaku that we would out find out this way. So much attention to this, so much detail, so much emotion, and without outright telling us Kishi tells us that Sasuke might have been in love with Sakura all along.
“there is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
there is a rapture on the lonely shore,
there is society, where none intrudes,
by the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more”—Lord Byron (via grateful-sounds)