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Transphobic U.S. Congressman edits Wikipedia to include hate speech for Laverne Cox   

wdya:

Someone with an IP address sourcing to the House of Representatives just edited the Orange Is the New Black Wikipedia page with the telling summary of “not a woman.”

That’s right, this Congressman edited out a sentence hailing the show for including “the first ever women-in-prison narrative to be played by a real transgender woman.”  What did he replace it with?  Hate speech.

The Congressman called Cox a “man pretending to be a woman,” and linked to an offensive article by National Review Online aptly titled “Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman.”

The change has since been reversed and the IP address has been banned from editing Wikipedia for a month, but you can see the original edit he made in the link above.

The change was spotted by a Twitter bot which tweets out links any time a Congressional IP address edits Wikipedia.

Spread this like wildfire.

(articles on The A.V. Club, Yahoo, and NY Daily News)

(via iandsharman)

kingjaffejoffer:

This happens in 2014

We haven’t progressed at all have we. We’re still just isolated tribes of apes, scared that other apes will eat our food.

kingjaffejoffer:

This happens in 2014

We haven’t progressed at all have we. We’re still just isolated tribes of apes, scared that other apes will eat our food.

(via lilprince)

lexlifts:

postracialcomments:

In response to the GoFundMe Campaign for Darren Wilson, people are asking GoFundMe to close the account due to the fact that it incites hate and obviously violates their terms and conditions

The donors and the comments attached to the campaign are sick and simply racist. They asking for the “Killing of Niggers”, “purging the savages” and to support a “fellow White” individual that has the right to murder Black people.

Pass this around. Report the Darren Wilson page as for the violation

http://www.gofundme.com/supportofficerwilson

I will add their contact info as soon as I find it. 

KILL A BLACK KID GET AWARDED 200,000 FUCKING DOLLARS WHAT . the. FUCK

Humans suck.

(via iandsharman)

Dying of cancer? Work or starve: the end of the welfare state.

relivingthe80s:

There are now numerous cases of terminally sick cancer patients being told by the DWP they are unable to receive sickness benefit because they are supposedly ‘fit for work’.

The latest victim of the coalition government’s slashing of help and support for the sick, disabled and dying was Chris Smith, a plumber from Leicester with terminal cancer who died last month: Fit for work?

Continues…

… Welcome to the future.

(via lilprince)