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08 Nov 15:25

misandry-mermaid: venusmentrap: men: but women like getting cat called women: we don’t like...

misandry-mermaid:

venusmentrap:

men: but women like getting cat called

women: we don’t like getting cat called, it makes us uncomfortable, please stop

men: but women like getting cat called

This is it.
This is literally the entire conversation.

09 Nov 22:41

dog person: we have a purebred border collie with a bernese twist

dog person: we have a purebred border collie with a bernese twist
cat person: this is rita we love her she's orange
09 Nov 00:05

jackpowerx: geekygothgirl: The original is good, the comment...



jackpowerx:

geekygothgirl:

The original is good, the comment is STUNNING. Love it!

So, basically, this is a symbolic representation of internalized misogyny:

09 Nov 01:46

meetcarajean: captainfantasticspastic: Seizure First Aid: ...



meetcarajean:

captainfantasticspastic:

Seizure First Aid: Read it. Learn it. Know it. Teach it.

This means a lot to me

07 Nov 20:35

Photo



07 Nov 21:41

marxvx: i think the funniest joke in friends is that rachel could afford half the rent of a 2...

marxvx:

i think the funniest joke in friends is that rachel could afford half the rent of a 2 bedroom apartment in lower manhattan by working in food service

07 Nov 16:59

lesboflow: THIS. FUCKING READ IT, UNDERSTAND IT, THEN REREAD...









lesboflow:

THIS. FUCKING READ IT, UNDERSTAND IT, THEN REREAD IT, THEN SHARE IT, THEN NEVER EVER FUCKING EVER USE SLUT AS AN INSULT AGAIN, OK? OK.

07 Nov 17:46

what do you think are the best pro choice arguments??

  • Bodily autonomy is the most important argument because it’s bulletproof, really. Bodily autonomy is an unwritten law that says no one can use your body without your consent, which is why (most) humans automatically understand why rape is wrong and why you have to be an organ donor in life for your organs to be taken after your death. Fetuses do not have bodily autonomy because they are not autonomous. Anti-choicers sometimes try to derail at this point and accuse you of ableism, because many disabled people are dependent on others. It is important to remind them that disabled people are still autonomous, because they don’t live inside the body of another person and suck up their nutrients. If abortion is illegal, dead people will officially have more rights than pregnant people (because a dead person’s organs can’t be used if they aren’t an organ donor).
  • Outlawing abortion will not stop abortion, but make it less safe. As high as 1.2 million people died attempting unsafe and illegal abortions between 1880 and 1973, and thousands more were injured[x]. Abortions are going to happen no matter what, so if anti-choicers really care about pregnant people, they had better simmer down and let abortion be.
  • Fetuses cannot feel and do not have a sense of mortal danger. There are no detectable brain waves that would translate to pain or fear until 28 weeks. An abortion after 28 weeks only happens under special circumstances, and the fetus is euthanized before a 3rd-trimester abortion, meaning it feels none of the abortion
  • A heartbeat does not make something alive. There is this thing called  Electroencephalography (EEG), which records brain activity. If someone has no EEG activity, they are declared brain dead. Some say that fetuses don’t have brainwaves detectable by EEG until a certain point, while some say they don’t at all until birth.
  • Life does not equal personhood. The biological definition of life is something that is made of cells and has the ability to grow and reproduce. Animals are alive. Trees are alive. Bacteria are alive. Are they people? No.
  • Many anti-choicers claim that legal abortion in the First World is dangerous, which is not true. Not only is legal abortion safe, here are some things that are unsafe: inducing miscarriage with drugs without physician discretion, placing foreign objects up the vagina to induce miscarriage, douching with harsh chemicals, ingesting chemicals to induce miscarriage, and self-inflicted trauma to the abdomen caused by punching/falling/etc. (all methods of abortion pre-Roe). Many doctors agree that surgical abortion by the cut-off date is easier than wisdom teeth extraction, and very early abortions are more difficult to mess up than a tooth extraction. Pregnancy and childbirth are actually more dangerous than legal surgical abortion. Every minute in the US, at least one person dies from a complication related to pregnancy/childbirth, which is 287,000 a year[x]. Even more get sick or injured from these complications, about 10 million per year[x]. Approximately 400 people have died from abortion since Roe v. Wade ruling, which means 400 people in 40 years dead from legal abortion compared to approximately 11,767,000 dead from pregnancy/childbirth. Pregnancy/childbirth has killed over 27,000 times more people than legal abortion.
  • Adoption is not always the answer. Adoption does not make someone unpregnant, and they still have to go through the agony of pregnancy (if you don’t want to be pregnant, it can be truly agonizing) for 9 months. Also, adoption isn’t even the best for the fetus. Being put up for adoption can lead to catastrophe for many children, and there are already so many children waiting to be adopted.
  • A tiring argument from anti-choicers is that abortion is “racist” because PoC get abortions more than white people. First of all, the people who argue this are putting all this money into shaming people out of abortions when they could be making donations to help fix the socioeconomic gap between Black/Latin@ and white people, so they have no place to talk about abortion being racist. Secondly, if abortion is racist, so is adoption! Look at this:
    Who in their right mind would shame a Black person out of their abortion, telling them to choose adoption instead, knowing that the child probably won’t be adopted outside of a pre-planned adoption?
  • A lot of anti-choicers will claim that sex is only for pro-creation, therefore it’s only fair to punish people for having sex with an unwanted pregnancy. This actually isn’t true. If human sex were only for procreation, the clitoris would not exist.
  • I’ve experienced a lot of anti-choicers claiming elective abortion based on fetal abnormality/disability is ableist, which is pretty ironic of them to say considering not everyone who can get pregnant is fit to be pregnant and have a child (often due to disabilities), but anti-choicers think they should be forced to no matter what. That is ableist.
  • Right to life does not trump everything else. If an anti-choicer claims it does, be sure to ask them why they haven’t donated one of their kidneys, a few lung lobes, bone marrow, blood, liver pieces, etc., because everyone deserves to live more than each person deserves rights over their own body, right?
  • "Women deserve better." A bit cissexist, but, yes, pregnant people do deserve better (link).
  • Abortion is a constitutional right (in the US)! It isn’t written explicitly in the US Constitution, but the Supreme Court declared it a constitutional right under Amendments 1, 3, 4, 5, 9, and 14 during Roe v. Wade.
  • If an anti-choicer compares abortion rates to genocide, be sure to define genocide for them. Genocide is targeting and deliberately killing a specific group. The Holocaust was Jewish people, the Rwandan Genocide was the Tutsis, and, in Colonial US, it was Native Americans. Fetuses are not aborted for one discriminatory reason. Abortion is not genocide because no specific group is deliberately killing fetuses because they are fetuses. People don’t get pregnant and say, “Ew, a fetus, kill it.” Also, remind them that, if abortion were the monstrosity they claim it is, they wouldn’t have to compare it to something else (the Holocaust, African slavery, etc.) to get their point across. We don’t compare 9/11 or the Holocaust to anything else because people automatically understand how bad they are when they are explained, without comparisons.
  • Anti-choice beliefs are misogynistic. Even for pregnant people who don’t identify as women, anti-abortion movements against them are a form of misogyny because they are basically being punished for having the parts necessary for pregnancy(vagina, uterus, etc.). When you tell someone they shouldn’t be able to abort a pregnancy, you are also telling them they don’t have or deserve control over their body. You’re saying a being with no sentience has more rights over this person because they are the one with the vagina (notice, the penis in the situation still has control over their body), which is misogyny. Suggesting that a person not get an abortion also suggests that pregnancy and childbirth aren’t that bad. When you call the pregnant person wanting an abortion a murderer, and don’t say anything to the penis-person who may or may not have played a part in the decision, you are being a misogynist.
  • Abortion occurs in nature. When a nonhuman animal is pregnant at a bad time, they will electively abort. Some animals eat poisonous plants, and some even walk through spaces too small for them to crush the fetus. All so they won’t give birth to a baby they can’t feed.
  • Elective abortion is a maternal instinct. Some anti-choicers vocally wonder why people can have abortions, saying it conflicts with maternal instincts, but, if you look at nonhuman animals and why they abort, you see that abortion is maternal instinct, to save a child from being born unwanted/very sick. Also, that’s a sexist thing to say because not everyone with a vagina has a proper maternal instinct, or child abuse by mothers would never happen.
  • Even if someone will not let the idea go that abortion is murder, it’s justifiable homicide, self-defense. Having something inside of you that you don’t want in there is a medical urgency. When that thing is violating your bodily autonomy, it is self-defense to kill it.
  • Abortion does not cause breast cancer. All studies that say so show a correlation, but no evidence of cause, and the studies are very specific to certain type of women (same race and age).
07 Nov 15:25

mayahan: Self Watering Animal Planter

05 Nov 14:46

micdotcom: Yeah, this makes no sense

05 Nov 00:49

alexianfireflies: awwww-cute: Are baby bison allowed...



alexianfireflies:

awwww-cute:

Are baby bison allowed here?

yES

04 Nov 19:40

damndandy: guitarsandcontrabandx: mizzjade: dirtygrass: sizvi...



















damndandy:

guitarsandcontrabandx:

mizzjade:

dirtygrass:

sizvideos:

Video

fuck man

From the mouths of babes.

Damn…

Beautiful

I adore this.

04 Nov 13:33

"Confidence is not ‘they will like me’ Confidence is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t’"

Confidence is not ‘they will like me’

Confidence is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t’



- things everyone should know (via this-is-realitea)
03 Nov 19:25

zazzle-poetry: buy here

28 Oct 22:16

omatsu777: Acorn on the bunny. #のせうさぎ #konatsu #usagi #bunny...



omatsu777:

Acorn on the bunny. #のせうさぎ #konatsu #usagi #bunny #rabbit

26 Oct 08:17

"76% of negative feedback given to women included personality criticism. For men, 2%. The study..."

“76% of negative feedback given to women included personality criticism. For men, 2%. The study speaks to the impossible tightrope women must walk to do their jobs competently and to make tough decisions while simultaneously coming across as nice to everyone, all the time.”

- http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/28/opinion/sunday/learning-to-love-criticism.html (via maxofs2d)
23 Oct 16:17

guacamolebeautyqueen: nubbsgalore: for nepalese hindus, today...


niranjan shrestha


narendra shrestha


prakash mathema


narendra shrestha


narendra shrestha


niranjan shrestha

guacamolebeautyqueen:

nubbsgalore:

for nepalese hindus, today is kukur puja, the second day of the five day tihar festival, nepal’s version of diwali. literally meaning “worship of dogs,” kukur puja is dedicated to honouring our special relationship with dogs, who are adorned in vermillion and garlands of marigold. photos by (click pic) narendra shresthaniranjan shresthanavesh chitrakarprakash mathema in kathmandu. 

!!!!!!

23 Oct 19:49

geekgirlsmash: Any time someone asks me if “I’m too old for...















geekgirlsmash:

Any time someone asks me if “I’m too old for that”, I just direct them to Advanced Style.

22 Oct 21:00

polyatom1c: fool me once, shame on you. fool me twice, shame on you again for continuing to...

polyatom1c:

fool me once, shame on you.
fool me twice, shame on you again for continuing to exploit my sense of trust. trust is not a weakness and should be respected, not taken advantage of.

19 Oct 00:44

powercuddle: free-parking: i found my new wardrobe i need...









powercuddle:

free-parking:

i found my new wardrobe

i need henry the eighth to reside over my crotch like some fucked up guardian who will behead or divorce all who dare try and pass him

14 Oct 02:22

horrorproportions: tamie-love: ghoulnextdoor: Can you imagine...









horrorproportions:

tamie-love:

ghoulnextdoor:

Can you imagine these glorious horrors stalking and slashing down the runway?  I can and it makes for most memorable nightmares. From Alice Auaa 2014-2015 F/W runway during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Japan.

At a glance I thought it was McQueen

The coats look a bit naff but I’m feeling the bottom two

12 Oct 13:16

horrorproportions: Historian and Feminist Scholar Gerda...











horrorproportions:

Historian and Feminist Scholar Gerda Lerner

I know nothing of this woman, but this seems pretty rad

07 Oct 22:28

"So, hypothetically… if I could take a bunch of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and read books at..."

So, hypothetically… if I could take a bunch of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and read books at Barnes and Noble all day… and then be able to display my knowledge and understanding of the subject on an equal, if not higher, level than a college student… then, hypothetically… why is everyone paying for college again?



(Answer: Because a college degree isn’t about education, it’s a class marker. If we cared about everyone being educated, we would accredit free online courses and allow people to achieve intellectual growth and success without going into debt. But that’s not what college is for. I mean, yeah in college you can travel and learn from amazing professors and start your own anything and have access to facilities and resources and money, yeah, college is all that. And I’m not discrediting anyone who loves college but… college, at the end of the day is a business. College is just one more big way to perpetuate the system. But I say f**k the system, man.) #FreeEducationForAll #LearnRadically



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Vanessa Newman (Washington, DC) - haikuology.tumblr.com

theblackcollegian.tumblr.com

Instagram: @theblackcollegian 

(via theblackcollegian)

06 Oct 12:52

Values

by swissmiss

“To be mature you have to realize what you value most. It is extraordinary to discover that comparatively few people reach this level of maturity. They seem never to have paused to consider what has value for them. They spend great effort and sometimes make great sacrifices for values that, fundamentally, meet no real needs of their own. Perhaps they have imbibed the values of their particular profession or job, of their community or their neighbors, of their parents or family. Not to arrive at a clear understanding of one’s own values is a tragic waste. You have missed the whole point of what life is for.”

- Eleanor Roosevelt

(via Gretchen Rubin’s Newsletter)

26 Sep 21:27

kittydoom: exgynocraticgrrl: Breaking The Male Code: After...













kittydoom:

exgynocraticgrrl:

Breaking The Male Code: After Steubenville, A Call To Action

 (Left to Right): Peter Buffett, Jimmie Briggs, Joe Ehrmann, Tony Porter,
 Dave Zirin and Moderator Eve Ensler.

MIC DROP

24 Sep 17:58

phoenix-falls: queereyes-queerminds: lostruth: Power...



phoenix-falls:

queereyes-queerminds:

lostruth:

Power Structure of Oppression

Yes. Yes. YES. 

I’m just gonna leave this here, in case anyone thought their fee fees were more important than systematic oppression 

24 Sep 18:11

swampmaiden: the phrase “what pronouns do you use?” should be used way more often to be honest. it...

swampmaiden:

the phrase “what pronouns do you use?” should be used way more often to be honest. it should be up there with “what’s your name?”

29 Sep 21:00

androgynistic: if it’s inaccessible to poor people it’s not radical 

androgynistic:

if it’s inaccessible to poor people it’s not radical 

30 Sep 19:35

Selena Quintanilla Perez











Selena Quintanilla Perez

30 Sep 21:41

takemewithyer: Jenny Holzer is famous for her short...















takemewithyer:

Jenny Holzer is famous for her short statements, formally called ‘truisms’. Some are common myths while others are just phrases on random subjects in the form of slogans.

And this is the best of her Twitter feed. She has somehow perfected the art of sardonicism. You’re very, very welcome for this.