Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear and obvious to resist is treated as a defence. For every other crime, we call that a confession.

I’ve gotten more angry asks about this post than I have actual reblogs.

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the summer is coming to an end and now starts the great Canadian migration, where hockey players return to their nhl teams. Pony Toews is on his way back to Chicago and is traveling in style.   

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The food you eat or brush you’re using may have been made by a worker earning less than a dollar an hour — not in the developing world, but in the invisible workforce inside America’s prisons. Share this if you oppose prison labor for profit.


When I was in prison I worked 3 shifts a day, 5 days a week, starting at 5 AM and ending at 8 PM. I was paid $5.25 a month. Pay for the inmates who facilitate UNICOR workers (by making their food, washing their laundry, etc,) is even lower than the wages cited in the above graphics. The prison industry is also a slave industry, and it isn’t just corporations who benefit. All the furniture you see in federal buildings, post offices, DMVs, etc, where do you think it comes from? Prison labor. I think a lot of people know about states that use prison labor for license plates, but fewer people know that the plaques on doors at city halls, and sometimes the doors themselves, come from prison labor. The incarcerated are a hyper-exploited class unto themselves, and almost no one seems to be helping them to organize.

My SO was talking about this just now. They say there ain’t no jobs here but there’s always jobs in prison. He was working everyday to make $11 a month. They know what they’re doing.

yeah so friendly reminder that prisoners are disproportionately people of color and that we have a corrupt af criminal justice system where many of these people are innocent, and many of the ones who are guilty of what they were incarcerated for have only done shit the average white middle class college student does and gets away with

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guys it got better

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(Source: essouffle)

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Missing the Windy City

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