The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral...– John Kenneth Galbraith (via juliaudacious)
Contrary to right-wing propaganda, decent pay for workers helps the economy and...– Minimum-wage misconceptions - Salon.com (via sarahlee310)
You won’t allow me to go to school. I won’t become a doctor. Remember this:...– — Poem written by an 11 year old Afghan girl This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their...
Marissa Alexander: Shoot to Kill Or You Must Not... →
Marissa Alexander is another victim of Florida’s infamous Stand Your Ground law, proving that Florida statute 776.013 is not for battered women or people who won’t shoot to kill. When attacked by her husband in her home, with an order of protection in place, Marissa Alexander shot into the ceiling, instead of into his body, to scare him away. She is now sitting in a jail cell, awaiting...
Sometimes I feel that if Liberals had their way,...
stfuconservatives: zacchaeus: By trying to help make one group of people feel accepted, you are systematically repressing everyone else who you feel has too many rights as it is. I’m not ashamed of who I am or what I stand for, so I will be damned if I let you take rights away from me. That’s why I’m a Republican. Yup, that’s our long-term goal. No more straights. But for real, you...
(Nuns) were the first feminists, earning Ph.D.’s or working as surgeons long...– New York Times columnist NICK KRISTOF, “We Are All Nuns” (via inothernews) I think this is the petition mentioned. Right now it has 26,887 signatures. The petition is organized by Nun Justice who are on tumblr. (via coolchicksfromhistory) I’ve known so many wonderful, sweet, amazing Nuns. Even...
Not being assaulted is not a privilege to be earned through the judicious...– Emily Nagoski. no idea who she is, but i thank her. there is no excuse for rape and anyone who excuses it is insulting both the victim and the rapist. (via rapeisnotajoke) There are two arguments I’ve noticed “Women should prepare themselves better if they don’t want to get raped” ALL MEN...
I guess some of this mad right-wing love comes from the idea that in America,...– Stephen King: Tax Me, for F@%&’s Sake! - The Daily Beast (via ronmarks)
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TRANS COUCHSURFING NETWORK - PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST... →
transcouchnetwork: Hi! I just started a tumblr, the Transgender Couchsurfing Network. After seeing dozens of posts come across my dash about displaced or homeless trans people needing places to crash, I decided that there had to be a way to organize these posts somehow, and to put those in need in contact with those willing to lend a hand. If you’re trans and need a place to stay, or if you...
Quick civics lesson:
dionthesocialist: Freedom of speech is: the government will never (lol) create a law impugning your right to say whatever you want as long as it doesn’t create an immediate risk of harm for others. Freedom of speech is not: you can say whatever you want and no one is allowed to get offended or call you out for being a jackass.
I have a healthy range of fetishes, one of which is so unusual that I’ve never...– Porn panic! | Martin Robbins | The Lay Scientist | Science | guardian.co.uk (via sexisnottheenemy) It could well be true, for example, that the majority of porn reinforces misogynistic attitudes, and that this could damage young children as a result; but if that’s the case then the problem is...
If you could swap with any of the other characters, who would it be and why?
CHRIS EVANS: I want to say Iron Man because I love those movies, but who can do it better? The shoes would be too big to fill.
SAMUEL L. JACKSON: I’d want to be Scarlett [Johansson]. I just want to be that cute for 15 minutes.
clientsfromhell: Me: Please measure the width of your window so that I know how wide to create your vinyl lettering. Client: I’m not sure what the exact dimensions are, but it is big. Me: I’ll need more than that. Client: It’s made of glass.
The problem of ’working from different facts’ →
deedixon: If you didn’t catch “Meet the Press” yesterday, you missed a lively conversation about, among other things, women’s votes in 2012 and the policy controversies that have put women’s issues at the forefront of the political landscape. As you’ll see in this clip, around the 5:20 mark, Rachel noted the pay disparity between men and women in this country, which prompted some unexpected...
baddominicana: split-the-coast: When you discuss the wage gap, here are a few things to keep in mind: Only white women make $0.77 to a man’s dollar. Black women make about $0.68 to a man’s dollar. Latina women make about $0.58 to a man’s dollar. Intersectionality matters. and many MOC make less than white women too. womp womp
Hate to break it to you
myasphyxiatedmind: sanityscraps: andtheniwaskilled: tommyxvx: But choosing to eat meat absolutely makes you a bad person. Like, without question. Just a total shithead.
myasphyxiatedmind: heathyr: can i like, formally thank tumblr for educating me on sexuality and gender identities and stuff like that? because there was so much i just didn’t know before. thank you, tumblr. And feminism, and race and racism, and all the isms, and body positivity, and sex positivity, and privilege, and… …intersectionality, and cultural appropriation, and…
Texas State Department of Health Services is going... →
That awkward moment when Benedict Cumberbatch...
harrypotterandtheorderofklaine: taggianto: nightbecomesme: sherbertsheperton: I APPROVE! Cannot unsee…
Interviewer: What's your guilty pleasure?
Sara Quin: Pleasure never makes me feel guilty.