October 16th, 2014

Life with cats

Hears really weird, supposedly large noises. “What the fu—!!! Someone is trying to break into my house!!” Gathers tazer and pepper spray, sneaks around house, almost tazers my cat….

If you are a white woman and you want to call yourself a feminist, you must acknowledge that your whiteness affords you a privilege that shields you from a lot. You must also acknowledge that you are afforded privileges that some men in this country do not have. Racism and sexism are tightly intertwined. You cannot fight one while ignoring the other.
  • Friend: So how do you think you've changed since high school?
  • Me: Well I became aware of oppressive power structures and how we are complicit in them and now seek to dismantle them.
  • Friend: ...
  • Me: I also think I got hotter.
librarianpirate:

tastefullyoffensive:

How the dinosaurs really died.

apatosaurus

librarianpirate:

tastefullyoffensive:

How the dinosaurs really died.

apatosaurus
Most mass murderers do not go from zero to 60. Rodger made escalating assaults on women (splashing coffee on them, attempting to shove them off a ledge) before his killing spree. Both Cho and Justin-Jinich’s murderer harassed women before they killed anyone. When such acts go unnoticed and unpunished — because we expect men to harass women, and it’s not outrageous or even noteworthy when they do — they can become stepping-stones to more conspicuous and less socially acceptable acts of violence.

Raina Lipsitz

Interesting to note that while a history of animal cruelty is widely accepted to be a link with becoming a serial killer, the link between cruelty towards women and killing women is still up for debate. If a guy abuses a cat and then shoots women we say "we should have seen it coming that guy was nuts", but if abuses women and then shoots women we say "we had no way of seeing it coming that guy was a perfectly polite, kind and wonderful human 

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castielsteenwolf:

pr1nceshawn:

The evolution of Halloween costumes for girls…

this is really important

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October 15th, 2014
mindofkimbo:

thepovertyline:

aleitos:

Fuck GE.
Fuck Newscorp.
Fuck Disney.
Fuck Viacom.
Fuck Time Warner.
Fuck CBS.

^ Yes

THIS. THIS is the media. Whenever people say fuck the media, THESE are the companies they’re talking about. For future reference.

mindofkimbo:

thepovertyline:

aleitos:

Fuck GE.

Fuck Newscorp.

Fuck Disney.

Fuck Viacom.

Fuck Time Warner.

Fuck CBS.

^ Yes

THIS. THIS is the media. Whenever people say fuck the media, THESE are the companies they’re talking about. For future reference.

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youthxcrew69:

THIS IS A CAT IN A HALLOWEEN COSTUME PLAYING WITH A TINY PUMPKIN THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT

youthxcrew69:

THIS IS A CAT IN A HALLOWEEN COSTUME PLAYING WITH A TINY PUMPKIN THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT

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daniellemertina:

ncpssm:

msnbc:

Many people know that women make 77 cents to the dollar compared to men. But did you know that African-American women make just 64 cents to the dollar, and Hispanic women make just 56 cents? One group offers an interesting way to fix this. 

Related reading:"Gender wage gap affects the WHOLE family." - Terry O’Neill from the National Organization for Women via Eleanor’s Hope conference call.

I just don’t understand why all of these posts ignore that the racial pay gap also impacts men of color.
I honestly believe that this oversight is on purpose because nobody wants to acknowledge that Black and Latino and Native men are being paid less than white WOMEN. Because that would totally re-frame this pay gap conversation if it was widely acknowledged. And suddenly, there would be NO reason for white women to be front and center. 

daniellemertina:

ncpssm:

msnbc:

Many people know that women make 77 cents to the dollar compared to men. But did you know that African-American women make just 64 cents to the dollar, and Hispanic women make just 56 cents? One group offers an interesting way to fix this. 

Related reading:
"Gender wage gap affects the WHOLE family." - Terry O’Neill from the National Organization for Women via Eleanor’s Hope conference call.

I just don’t understand why all of these posts ignore that the racial pay gap also impacts men of color.

I honestly believe that this oversight is on purpose because nobody wants to acknowledge that Black and Latino and Native men are being paid less than white WOMEN. Because that would totally re-frame this pay gap conversation if it was widely acknowledged. And suddenly, there would be NO reason for white women to be front and center. 

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jkottke:

Sub2 Marathon 01

I am not a runner so I didn’t think I would find this exploration into the conditions under which a 2-hour marathon could occur that interesting. I was incorrect.

Between 1990 (the first year in which data was available) and 2011, the average male marathoner ranked in the top 100 that…

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stereoculturesociety:

CultureHISTORY: #FergusonOctober - The Movement

Incredible scenes from the 'Weekend of Resistance' in Ferguson and St. Louis. #BlackLivesMatter

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October 14th, 2014
unclewhisky:

theshadiertwin:

unclewhisky:

vastderp-placeholder:

poppunk-notcollars:

iamtheralrus:

holy shit.

For the win

THIS IS MY PHILOSOPHY.

I kinda doubt this is a real Seuss quote, but I like the idea behind it nevertheless.

It’s a real Seuss quote.

…huh! I stand corrected.

unclewhisky:

theshadiertwin:

unclewhisky:

vastderp-placeholder:

poppunk-notcollars:

iamtheralrus:

holy shit.

For the win

THIS IS MY PHILOSOPHY.

I kinda doubt this is a real Seuss quote, but I like the idea behind it nevertheless.

It’s a real Seuss quote.

…huh! I stand corrected.

(Source: mexicangovernent, via margaretmoony)

tamorapierce:

fytortall:

sammaggs:

The AMAZING Regina Flath at Simon & Schuster sent me these INCREDIBLE new copies of the Lioness Quartet. It has a new afterword by Tammy!!

I can’t stop staring at the beauty of these new covers.

I’m majorly pleased with them, too.  And the afterwords are different for each book!

These are amazing!!! However, I cannot buy new copies of these everytime beautiful new ones come out.

tamorapierce:

fytortall:

sammaggs:

The AMAZING Regina Flath at Simon & Schuster sent me these INCREDIBLE new copies of the Lioness Quartet. It has a new afterword by Tammy!!

I can’t stop staring at the beauty of these new covers.

I’m majorly pleased with them, too.  And the afterwords are different for each book!

These are amazing!!! However, I cannot buy new copies of these everytime beautiful new ones come out.