Submission from @emc20 who says:Just wanted to make sure you were aware that MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell did a great piece on Market Basket last night (8/28/14)! It can be found under www.msnbc.com/the-last-word, under The Rewrite (on the left), appropriately entitled “See you at Mahket Bahsket.” Lots of clips from Artie T’s speech and just a really great summation of the whole ordeal. Hope you enjoy! —A fellow Market Basket fan.Thanks for the tip!
Not sure if I’ve reblogged this before but it always bears repeating.
If the only time you talk about male rape survivors is when you are interrupting women and non-binary people talking about sexual assault statistics and their own experiences, don’t pretend you give a shit about male rape survivors.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example."
— Brian Lord.org (via boysncroptops)