spooky orientations for halloween:
Parent of a female teen whose school banned leggings
"Expecting girls to be the gatekeepers of boys’ bad behavior is a slippery slope to placing more serious restrictions on women’s bodies, and lets boys off the hook at a time when they should be focusing on how to improve their own actions."
The tale of the police dashcam video has now helped clear a Bloomfield, New Jersey man who faced a multitude of charges.
It’s the video that prosecutors say they never saw when the pursued criminal charges against 30 year-old Marcus Jeter . In the video, his hands were in the air. He was charged with eluding police, resisting arrest and assault. One officer in the video can be seen throwing repeated punches.
Sarah Wallace: “It this tape hadn’t surfaced?”
Marcus: “I’d be in jail.”
This video was only turned over by Bloomfield police after Jeter’s attorney filed a request for records; at the time prosecutors were insistent that Jeter do prison time.
"The first plea was 5 years," said Jeter.
This is why we need dashboard and body cameras everywhere.
The most terrifying part of this to me was the one who kept yelling “stop trying to get my gun” and “stop resisting arrest” when Jeter was literally standing there with his hands up in terror being beaten by the three of them.
Obviously he was partly playing to the recording, but there’s a kind of deeply creepy self-delusional aspect to it, also — like he’s convincing himself of this narrative. I’m sure that’s how a lot of this happens — that cops really do convince themselves that they’re in danger, or defending themselves, or upholding justice, even when that is insane when you look at it from outside.
FWIW, having looked at a bunch of reviews, the G1W dashboard cam looks like a good bet if you want to try and get one for your own car. It’s ~$50.
Sorry but I’m gonna hijack this for some make up history. If I get anything wrong guys, let me know- a lot of this is off of memory.
I assume this is the color changing kind! This type of lipstick was very popular in the 90s, but it got it’s start way back in the 1920s with indelible lipstick- lipstick that stained the lips, as opposed to just covering them with pigment (unlike cream lipstick- a look currently popular that we think of as 40s or 50s retro!).
The most famous color-changing indelible lipstick was Tangee, which used bromo acids and oil soluble dyes, which meant the color of the lipstick wax itself did not transfer to the lips- but the inactive water soluble dyes did! That’s how you get lipsticks like this later on. There was even one from the 30s that looked black but went on cherry red. They were also super-easy to apply- just pop some on and it rub your lips together, and you’d get pretty good coverage.
Tangee promoted itself as an all-natural lipstick that provided modest, personalized colors.
It also had a very distinct, powdery sent, and lasted quite a long time (I actually own a stick and it is usually good through the whole day). Drawbacks were that it could feather away from your lips, and that if you put it on with lips that were too dry it was shockingly pink!
Here’s my lips in Tangee. Usually it goes on a bit brighter than this- I just woke up and my lips are discolored bc I bite them in my sleep :/:
Creamy red lipsticks, such as Tabu and it’s like, became far more popular in the 40s. They provide a much deeper red than can generally be achieved with indelibles, but they aren’t nearly as long lasting nor as easy to apply. The corners of the mouth are especially hard to get because of the softness of the lipstick. God forbid you try to sexily bite your lip- you’re going to get stained teeth. The color never properly soaks in, so in an hour or two, you’d need to reapply.
And wooh boy does it stain! Even after a whole lot of blotting. This photo is no exaggeration:
I love the dramatic, authentic look of Tabu (I own a reproduction of the lipstick as it existed in the 50s), but it is a PAIN to wear regularly. I would probably buy a modern lipstick with less smear and more stickin’ power next time- but I love the red.
My lips in Tabu.. forgive the lazy application, but creamy lipsticks are hard, man!:
Here’s a link to an awesome review by Lucky Lucille’s of both lippies! Shows off the fantastic vintage packaging they have as well.
Happy vintage lips!
An empty space where somebody used to stand
favorite personality traits of steve rogers:
- don’t tell me what to do
- fuck your rules
- no seriously, your rules are pointless and i’m ignoring them
- fuck your bullshit
- double dog dare me
- lets fucking jump off this building!!!!!
- i’m annoyed at everything you choose to be but recognize you need help and love
- ~*sarcastic compliment*~
- ~*barely concealed dry insult*~
- the best tactical mind in the universe, lets plan this shit
- i love my country that’s why i’m forever critical of it and mindful of the past and concerned for the future
- loyalty and love above reason
steve rogers personality traits in fandom:
- what does a microwave do idgi
- gay people lol amirite
- sure i’ll do whatever you say
- math??????????????? science??????????
- no, i would not like to participate in shenanigans
- america fuck yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!
waiting for my friends like
if u dont know how to respond to something just say “how dare you”
Bisexual Steve Rogers dating Sam Wilson, heralded and feared by media as ‘gay icon’
Articles about how Captain America never really loved Peggy abound
Bisexual Steve Rogers explains to anyone who will listen that he’ll always love Peggy, and right now he loves Sam, too. Unfortunately, that list is the Avengers.
Bisexual Steve Rogers finally goes to Tony, because he doesn’t know how to explain that he’s bi, not gay to the media, in a way that they will remember or respect. Tony tells him not to worry about it.
Next day, Stark Industries has worldwide campaign on all mobile devices, phones, computers, cars, etc. that defines bisexual for general public, and uses public figures to illustrate. Iron Man and Captain America are the examples.
Natasha and Clint sneak up on Tony to demand that he do the same for grey-ace spectrum and pansexual. Sam follows up later, reminds Tony, “don’t forget about the trans community!” Tony rolls his eyes and says “Ok, ok, Pepper was all over me for doing this, again, so this is the last time!”
“That’s what you think,” whispers non-binary Bucky from the shadows. Bisexual Steve Rogers smiles.
Tony laughs about it, but everyone knows that he will continue to add whatever they ask.
Reblog if you’re bisexual, biromantic, bigender or two people pretending to be one person in a big coat
Nope. I have never approached makeup from the standpoint that natural is inherently more beautiful or authentic. I am staunchly #teamfake. I don’t care for the whole “beauty is an industry directed purely for the male gaze / fight the system by not wearing anything at all” boat. Nope. You can be a horrible and ugly person inside and be “beautiful just the way you are”, you can be a very untrustworthy person and be all about “au naturale”. I also think the idea of upholding naturalism as this great ethos doesn’t give space for trans people who use makeup to help them express their gender. the whole natural/feminine association is meant to make women seem literally, actually, historically crazy. beauty has always been seen as unreasonable. this is misogynist. i do not stand for it. and put another way, makeup totally helps people express their truth. a person using it to become themselves is not lying. your identity, it is an event. you become through intention and choices. starting from zero doesn’t mean you are point zero — you are more than your naked body. it is not a lie to manipulate your body through mediums in which you feel like you are becoming yourself. and frankly, that is me being very zen about it. in reality, i really don’t give a fuck if i’m presenting “false advertising” to someone through makeup. i am constantly misread all the time anyway, as straight, as cis, as femme, as 100% white gurl. it is totally not my priority to play into people’s basic assumptions of me by not using makeup at all. it would just make people misread me at a starting point that i don’t feel i really am anymore. i use makeup to deal and negotiate myself into an identity i can survive and thrive in and this is not lying. i might be queering aesthetics, which i guess is cheating the system of tools in which i use — and so the fuck what if i am. not using beauty products doesn’t make someone inherently more morally sound than me. it just makes them poorly moisturized.
raise your hand for gay michaela pratt and her lady fiance