wiccateachings:

A handy guide on the best times to work your magic.

wiccateachings:

A handy guide on the best times to work your magic.

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thisblackwitch:

middleclassvirtue:

snarkasaurusrex:

suicabear:

riotgrrrlact:

ohnobutwhy:

This man, Conor Fowler of Baltimore, MD, is a rapist. He raped me and has raped other women I know. He is violent, manipulative, dangerous, and should not be trusted. He is not under any current legal investigation and is still a threat to women in the Baltimore area.

Stay away from him and advise everyone you know to do the same. I suspect he has attacked many women and will continue to do so any time he feels he can get away with it.

It has taken me nearly six years to build up the courage to share this in such a public way and I am doing so in hopes of reaching out to other women he victimized who have not yet had the support or avenues needed to come forward.  I want to do everything in my power to stop him from hurting anyone else, but I can’t do this alone.  Please share via any/all social media platforms and feel free to add commentary.

If you know someone Conor assaulted who wants to talk me, give her my contact information or request it through my ask box if you don’t know me in person.  You are not alone

First things first, I want to commend the woman speaking out. We read, everyday, about more and more sexual assault survivors outing their abusers and I can only imagine how difficult it is to do so. You have courage that I’ve never known and I hope that you continue to flourish and shine. Clearly, you have a lot of support, keep those people close because misogyny, rape apologists, and victim blamers often lurk around. 

Being someone who is very distantly acquainted with this man, I hate to admit that I hesitated when I saw this post because my instinct was ‘how do I know this is true?’ and ‘this guy’s reputation is on the line’ but then I thought about it (asked some questions, got some answers) and realized I was perpetuating everything that I’ve been fighting against and all the things I’m hoping women and men will ‘unteach’ themselves. 

I’m confident that many people I know who know him much better than I do and perhaps even consider him a friend will have the same knee-jerk reaction. 

Stop.

And, now, consider: People don’t just makes these accusations up. And people don’t just randomly accuse someone of a heinous crime six years later (or at any time, really). Less than 1% of rape accusations are false and as much as you may know or like this man, it’s highly unlikely that this falls into that category. 

It’s easy to share an article about the Steubenville, or TKE, or any other men who’ve been accused of horrific crimes against women when they’re distant and far-removed from you.

It’s easy to advocate for change in those cases. It’s a little more uncomfortable when that person is someone you know, but what you don’t want to do right now is perpetuate exactly what you stood against in all those past articles you’ve shared about rape (the current one’s probably being the Columbia University student speaking up). 

So right now may perhaps be a defining moment for many of the people who I know. You’re probably going to learn a lot about yourself in how you react and then choose to proceed here. 

Don’t be like all of those people we’ve hated on for supporting rapists and rallying behind them. 

Just don’t. 

reblogging for comment.

Once I called him my best friend. This is very fucking serious.

If your initial reaction to this, or any outing of a rapist, is to immediately question the validity of the accusation then please take a minute to think about why you’re doing that. If your answer includes ‘innocent until proven guilty’, then think about why it never crossed your mind to lend the victim that same assumption. Because as sensational as those one in a million reports are of women who falsely accuse a man and ruin his life, there are millions of women who have been assaulted that never come forward. I will go as far as to say that there is definitely a woman, if not many, in your life who has been sexually assaulted. Most likely she was convinced either by her own internalized, self-deprecating assumptions of why she was raped, or by the people in her life influenced by rape culture, not to file a report or bring any consequences at all against her rapist.

Think about this: He didn’t hesitate to ruin her life, so if outing him as a rapist would ruin his then why should she, or any victim, keep quiet?

Please stop pretending that women deserve this. They fucking don’t.

Reblogging again because this sort of thing is incredibly important.

Conor Fowler is rapist and live is Baltimore, MD.

Please be careful.

WOOOOW, NOT SURPRISED. THE DUDE IS AN ALMIGHTY DOUCHEBAG, GO FIGURE.

So, I have an forever eternal disdain for this guy. Like, I have told anyone who has ever interacted with this dude to punch him in the face, without warning. Lemme tell you why:

Ok, so, this guy went to UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), he was an English major and is not only a racist but also a Dudebro racist and sexist parading as an “enlightened” (read: White Savior-type), pro-gentrifying hipster. This guy was just missing a raging neckbeard and a fedora. He’s a total jerk to any and everyone and has the amazing ability to make you want to hit him in the f*cking face repeatedly. I nearly did, I even skipped the class I had with him because I couldn’t stand him and his “I’m so much better than you because I read Foucault too much” self. Like, I was ready to really just beat him because he could really benefit from a good whuppin’ to take care of that high-and-mighty attitude problem he has. He uses race and racism as jokes as if he’s some enlightened guy (like, he’s the type that would use the n-word while chugging down a Pabst and go “Hey, I’m not racist. I was using it ironically.”)

You wanna find this guy? He likes playing wannabe activist and is major nosy and annoying at political events. Just stake out at Red Emma or the art house near it for a while, he’ll pop up eventually like there’s a meeting for Douchebag Anonymous. I know because he had shown up to Occupy Baltimore to peacock to the other male activists like he knew anything. I even tried to have dude jumped somewhere near Occupy Balto. because he’s that much of a freaking dick. He likes being the center of attention so he’ll say pseudo-intellectual stuff or whatever he thinks makes him look edgy. Hell, just go to some yuppie meeting up in Canton or in the arts district about Ferguson, he’s probably there. He’s all about White Saviorism, like that’s the bulk of his bigoted, loser personality. He also likes going to the Renn Festival

So if you find this guy, just do me a personal favor and just sucker punch him. With a brick. Run his pockets if you want a fiscal reward, he’s a trust fund kid. (This is Baltimore, personally murkin’ the dude is the most justice you’re going to get, don’t expect the police to do miracles like actually bust the guy, they’d prolly treat him like the cops treated Elliot Rodger). 

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potootagath:

wingleader:

wakeupslaves:

the-goddamazon:

LOL man.

never forget white people did nothing first neither the best, they sleep and eat false propaganda,

Ugh, why the shit does that have to turn into a race thing? Why does EVERYTHING have to turn into a race thing?

because white people have made sure that everything is about race
as proved by the fact that when you say explorer, you think of a bunch of white guys walking the world and discovering it ~exotic wonders~ even though Zheng He travelled through Asia, to the Middle East, and even East Africa. But you’d likely never heard of him before.
Same reason you never heard of Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, an Arab traveller who, as early as the 10th century, went to the Volga area for diplomatic reasons. He wrote about it, much as Marco Polo would do later for his own travels, and is one of our sources on what viking were like (and by all accounts, he wrote about them more accurately than western scholars of the same period did)
Oh, or Ibn Battuta who travelled throughout Africa long before europeans did, and even went to Europe himself.
And that’s just some example of Muslim medieval travel writers
Everything is about race because white people keep telling everyone that their race is the only one who every got anything done.

I love this post.

potootagath:

wingleader:

wakeupslaves:

the-goddamazon:

LOL man.

never forget white people did nothing first neither the best, they sleep and eat false propaganda,

Ugh, why the shit does that have to turn into a race thing? Why does EVERYTHING have to turn into a race thing?

because white people have made sure that everything is about race

as proved by the fact that when you say explorer, you think of a bunch of white guys walking the world and discovering it ~exotic wonders~ even though Zheng He travelled through Asia, to the Middle East, and even East Africa. But you’d likely never heard of him before.

Same reason you never heard of Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, an Arab traveller who, as early as the 10th century, went to the Volga area for diplomatic reasons. He wrote about it, much as Marco Polo would do later for his own travels, and is one of our sources on what viking were like (and by all accounts, he wrote about them more accurately than western scholars of the same period did)

Oh, or Ibn Battuta who travelled throughout Africa long before europeans did, and even went to Europe himself.

And that’s just some example of Muslim medieval travel writers

Everything is about race because white people keep telling everyone that their race is the only one who every got anything done.

I love this post.

(Source: romancingalbion, via youngblackandvegan)

kemetic-dreams:

Mobs lynched Mary Turner on May 17, 1918 in Lowndes County, Georgia because she vowed to have those responsible for killing her husband arrested. Her husband was arrested in connection with the shooting and killing Hampton Smith, a white farmer for whom the couple had worked, and for wounding his wife. Sidney Johnson. a Black man, apparently killed Smith because he was tired of the farmer’s abuse. Unable to find Johnson. the killers lynched eight other Blacks Including Hayes Turner and his wife Mary. The mob hanged Mary by her feet, poured gasoline and oil on her and set fire to her body. One white man sliced her open and Mrs. Turner’s baby tumbled to the ground with a “little cry” and the mob stomped the baby to death and sprayed bullets into Mary Turner. (NAACP: Thirty Years of Lynching in the U.S. 1889-1918 )

kemetic-dreams:

Mobs lynched Mary Turner on May 17, 1918 in Lowndes County, Georgia because she vowed to have those responsible for killing her husband arrested. Her husband was arrested in connection with the shooting and killing Hampton Smith, a white farmer for whom the couple had worked, and for wounding his wife. Sidney Johnson. a Black man, apparently killed Smith because he was tired of the farmer’s abuse. Unable to find Johnson. the killers lynched eight other Blacks Including Hayes Turner and his wife Mary. The mob hanged Mary by her feet, poured gasoline and oil on her and set fire to her body. One white man sliced her open and Mrs. Turner’s baby tumbled to the ground with a “little cry” and the mob stomped the baby to death and sprayed bullets into Mary Turner. (NAACP: Thirty Years of Lynching in the U.S. 1889-1918 )

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I just realized something…I’m in love with Diamond Dan. Oh yea…

practicallyblack:

jesuseatsdiamonds:

i don’t reblog shit like this but this is so good

y not just reblog the actual post???? like where is this post???

practicallyblack:

jesuseatsdiamonds:

i don’t reblog shit like this but this is so good

y not just reblog the actual post???? like where is this post???

(Source: ultrafunnypictures, via practicallyspoopy)

kingjaffejoffer:

socialjusticekoolaid:

HAPPENING NOW (9.24.14): The situation in Ferguson is escalating quickly. Protests continue, following this morning’s burning of a Mike Brown memorial, and another frustrating Ferguson City Council meeting.Looks like the same “antagonize over de-escalate” tactics are back online. Prayers to all those out in the street of Ferguson right now fighting for their right to exist. #staywoke #farfromover (PT IPT IIPT III)  

Bringing back the dogs, choppers, charging the crowd, attempting to bottleneck protesters into an area, AND live shots possible fired into the crowd… what the ever-living fuck is Ferguson PD trying to do?! We’re a month and a half into this saga, and they still don’t know how to de-escalate a situation. Pray y’all. That might be all we got right now.

Those “I am darren wilson” bracelets….

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allhalebreaksloose:

interstellarmage:

i knew this guy in middle school who when asked about his future plans, even by school counselors or teachers would without fail always chant,

KICK ASS, GO TO SPACE
REPRESENT THE HUMAN RACE

i wonder what he’s up to these days.

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(Source: viviornitier, via pale-n-punk)