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Without money of my own, I had no doctors, no hormones, no surgeries. Without money of my own, I had no independence, no control over my life and my body. No one person forced me or my friends into the sex trade; we were groomed by an entire system that that failed us and a society that refused to see us.
Janet Mock, Redefining Realness

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I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture. 

So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.

Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome. 

So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.

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LAPD officer: "If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me", delete all your Blues Traveler albums


LAPD officer: “If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me”, delete all your Blues Traveler albums

Allison and Jamie discuss an LAPD officer penning a Washington Post op-ed in which he tells people to stop resisting him if they don’t want to get hurt, nobody knows how many Americans the police kill each year, and Katey Healy-Wurzburg (@khealywu) explains why you should delete all your Blue Travelers album.

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