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10 Mar 03:29

krxs10:Nearly 2,000 People Are Currently Protesting Fatal Police...



















krxs10:

Nearly 2,000 People Are Currently Protesting Fatal Police Shooting Of Tony Robinson In Wisconsin.

Almost 2,000 students marched in Madison, Wisconsin on Monday to protest the fatal police shooting of an unarmed biracial teenager, while his family demanded justice and the police chief apologized.Students crowded into the rotunda of the state Capitol in the morning, chanting and waving signs to protest the death of Tony Robinson, 19, shot on Friday by a white police officer.

An investigation into this case is still going on, no word on any new findings.
#StayWoke#BlackLivesMatter
10 Mar 00:48

darksilenceinsuburbia:Mathilde Giron: Chemin de Chair

08 Mar 23:55

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09 Mar 00:18

princess-cuteness: This person is a masochist

Rosie

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princess-cuteness:

This person is a masochist

07 Mar 16:40

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08 Mar 16:07

marxvx:steph-mcmillan:Comic #3 for International Working Women’s...









marxvx:

steph-mcmillan:

Comic #3 for International Working Women’s Day.

International Working Women’s Day was started by the Socialist Party of America to commemorate a wave of spontaneous strikes by first- and second-generation Jewish, Russian, and Italian immigrant teenage girls (as in like, they were 16 years old) in the textile mills of New York City. This was the “Uprising of 20,000” and was one of the most infectious displays of labor militancy in the 20th century. A couple years later Clara Zeitkin, a German Marxist who would be arrested several times for helping to incite the 1919 communist revolution in Germany, brought it to the floor of the Second International and the first Women’s Day celebrations in Europe were held by communist parties and communist women.

This isn’t even like “oh yeah well maybe it kinda had the phrase ‘working women’ in there originally.” It was started by socialists to commemorate daring strike actions led by newly-immigrated teenage girls and then formalized by the international communist movement. Fuck the UN’s tepid IWD celebrations.

06 Mar 00:50

white people on house hunters: we're looking for a rustic home with a modern feel and an open floor plan under our budget of 1.2 million. we need 4 bedrooms for our children, bentley, presley, weston, and kale. we definitely need an office space because my wife heather runs her organic candle business from home :)

white people on house hunters: we're looking for a rustic home with a modern feel and an open floor plan under our budget of 1.2 million. we need 4 bedrooms for our children, bentley, presley, weston, and kale. we definitely need an office space because my wife heather runs her organic candle business from home :)
06 Mar 00:50

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05 Mar 14:53

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05 Mar 19:23

"We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an..."

“We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work.”

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Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking hour.

More on sleep here.

(via explore-blog)

04 Mar 18:10

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06 Feb 17:20

Via Bem Lagaus!, the work of Veronika Richterová, who creates...

by murketing






Via Bem Lagaus!, the work of Veronika Richterová, who creates sculptures from PET bottles:

When I found out by chance, that plastic bottles could be deformed by heat I decided to create a sculpture from this material. Immediately, I had the idea that it could be called PET-art however, I took it only as one of my visual experimentations. I didn’t anticipate that plastic bottles would become such an obsession for me for many years.
20 Feb 23:53

goldenheartedrose:eloralouistra:It was suggested to me on facebook that we also have a hash tag...

Rosie

I've heard that Autism Speaks does not represent people with autism well, but this spells it out.

goldenheartedrose:

eloralouistra:

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It was suggested to me on facebook that we also have a hash tag explaining why we hate Autism Speaks. Twitter apparently cuts off the hashtag on $ signs, so I’m thinking we could just use #actuallyautistic. In both that and #AutismSpeaks10 include all the horrible ways Autism Speaks has affected you.

Example tweets could be:

  • #AutismSpeaks10 A$ has touched me in so many ways. I love how they spread hate speech and misinformation about people like me constantly
  • Thanks #AutismSpeaks10 for how much awareness you’ve spread about how horrible and burdensome I am… #ActuallyAutistic 
  • #ActuallyAutistic and constantly fighting to get my voice heard instead of Autism Speaks’ hate #AutismSpeaks10
  • #AutismSpeaks10 Apparently it’s perfectly acceptable to “advocate” for a cause in ways the people you’re “supporting” hate #ActuallyAutistic 
  • #AutismSpeaks10 Thanks A$ for making it so hard to find people who’re positive about autism over the past 10 years! #ActuallyAutistic
  • #ActuallyAutistic and my life has been harder for the past ten years, because #AutismSpeaks10 tells people I need to be cured.
  • #AutismSpeaks10 You’ve touched my life by making me fight harder to get my own voice heard, instead of people who’d rather I didn’t exist.
  • #AutismSpeaks10 So glad Autism $peaks has been spending the last 10 years making money by claiming #ActuallyAutistic people shouldn’t exist.

If you don’t have twitter you can also email them at AS10Years@gmail.com

Also, boycottautismspeaks is a thing and a good hashtag to use for this too.

23 Feb 00:30

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13 Feb 20:40

Where do your old clothes go?                      ...

by murketing
Rosie

Interesting!



Where do your old clothes go?                                     By Lucy Rodgers BBC News                              

Every year, thousands of us across the UK donate our used clothing to charity - many in the belief that it will be given to those in need or sold in High Street charity shops to raise funds.

But a new book has revealed that most of what we hand over actually ends up getting shipped abroad - part of a £2.8bn ($4.3bn) second-hand garment trade that spans the globe.

We investigate the journey of our cast-offs and begin to follow one set of garments from donation to their eventual destination.

The full story is here and worth reading. It also includes an interactive graphic that shows the destination countries for used clothing. Really interesting.

24 Feb 20:40

Problems Too Disgusting to Solve - The New Yorker

by murketing
Problems Too Disgusting to Solve - The New Yorker:

Following this earlier post about the (much publicized) Gates Foundation project converting sewage to drinkable water, this NewYorker.com piece is pretty interesting: “The technology to turn sewage into clean water has been around for years, and its efficacy is an established fact,” it says. “So why hasn’t it been widely adopted yet?” 

That’s precisely the question that Paul Rozin, along with Brent Haddad, Carol Nemeroff, and Paul Slovic, tackled in a series of studies spanning more than two thousand American adults and several hundred college students. The results were published, in January, in the journal Judgment and Decision Making. “The problem isn’t making the recycled water but getting people to drink it,” Rozin told me recently. “And it’s a problem that isn’t going to be solved by engineers. It will be solved by psychologists.”

In the first series of studies, the group asked adults in five cities about their backgrounds, their political and personal views, and, most important, their view on the concept of “recycled water.” On average, everyone was uncomfortable with the idea—even when they were told that treated, recycled water is actually safer to drink than unfiltered tap water. That discomfort, Rozin found, was all about disgust. Twenty-six per cent of participants were so disgusted by the idea of toilet-to-tap that they even agreed with the statement, “It is impossible for recycled water to be treated to a high enough quality that I would want to use it.” They didn’t care what the safety data said. Their guts told them that the water would never be drinkable.

The rest is here.

03 Mar 21:39

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csrcalloway:

Victims of police brutality… Art by Ashley A. Woods.

This is my submission for the APB - Artists Against Police Brutality book - with John Jennings and Bill Campbell. Please take the time to read about the victims in the subsequent posts.
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22 Feb 06:25

"The war on drugs is built on the idea that the chemicals are the problem. Once you realize that..."

“The war on drugs is built on the idea that the chemicals are the problem. Once you realize that disconnection and isolation are the drivers of addiction, you suddenly realize that what we do actually makes addiction worse. We take addicts who are addicted because they’re isolated and suffering, isolate them in prison cells and make it impossible for them to get jobs when they leave, and inflict more pain and suffering on them. As the doctor from Vancouver said to me, if you wanted to create a system that would make addiction worse, you would create the system that we have.”

- Everything you know about drug addiction is wrong 
(via rebirthofalibra)
03 Mar 05:06

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spacemuffinz:

daviddrag:

Is this a BDSM community protest of 50 Shades of Grey? Cool.

this is my favorite thing

02 Mar 17:33

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nonepants:

djrocca87:

God, look at her face. I love her.

This was one of my favorite exchanges in TNG. And some of the best advice I received and have been able to pass on. 

28 Feb 19:00

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Steel mermaid corset by Fiori Couture

23 Feb 15:29

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27 Feb 18:06

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lodubimvloyaar:

thranduskul:

tastefullyoffensive:

[wierddad]

the cats are what really makes this for me

This is the most awesome baby picture ever.

28 Feb 19:05

Lol. puppiesandbabies

28 Feb 20:49

Jessica Huang gives her son “the talk.”









Jessica Huang gives her son “the talk.”
24 Feb 16:42

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24 Feb 16:47

impuni: Watermelon. by Hello i’m Wild ! on Flickr.

22 Feb 19:09

monstrousreg:Today in the park I was walking my dog and there was this other girl walking her...

monstrousreg:

Today in the park I was walking my dog and there was this other girl walking her poodle. She was really pretty and very very nice. Our dogs played for a little while. And then her poodle squatted and pooped, and when she leaned down to pick it up a dude started yelling obscenities about how he’d like to put his dick in her ass.

She got up and literally threw the bag of warm poop at him.

It hit him in the face.

I got to witness that. This might be the best day of my life. 

This girl wins at life

22 Feb 19:11

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softmotherswimming:

estebanwaseaten:

watchthisgingersnap:

teganquinruinedmylife:

moonwalkingkaur:

star-core:

youvefeltthiswaytoo:

teganquinruinedmylife:

I’ll just leave this here.

It’s not abuse if the person has given consent.

1. “No, please. I can’t do this, not now. I need some time, please.” 

"Oh Ana, don’t overthink this."

2. “No,” I protest, trying to kick him off

He stops. “If you struggle, I’ll tie your feet too. If you make a noise, Anastasia, I will gag you.”

3. “Alaska is very cold and no place to run, I would find you. I can track your cellphone - remember?”

There is no such thing as ‘abuse with consent’ abuse is abuse, no matter what way you look at it.

Christian Grey is an abuser, sadist, and rapist. He takes advantage of Ana, using the fact that they’re together as an excuse, because if you’re dating someone their body automatically belongs to you, right?

Don’t you dare try to give me that “It’s not abuse if the person has given consent” bullshit. This is not just a fictional book, this happens to women and even men all over the world, and its ignorant assholes like you that refuse to realize it.

Yeah, this book sure does show a lot of fucking consent, don’t you think?

Just leave the book alone. If you don’t like it why are you reading it and talking about it? And it’s all consensual. She had the choice to leave. And she did at the end of the first book.

moonwalkingkaur
ya hi stay off my posts.

"Leave the book alone"?? Why? I’m dead fucking serious, why? Are we hurting the book’s feelings? Is the book going to go home and cry itself to sleep? Why tf do you care more about an inanimate object than the real fucking women who are hurt and killed by abusive men every day??

Take your own fucking advice and don’t read/comment on posts you can’t fucking handle.

There are THREE books?

"she had the choice to leave"

SHE HAD THE CHOICE TO LEAVE???????


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are you fucking serious. how much of an abuse apologist can you be? do you understand how abuse works? here’s a handy infographic of the multitude of ways women are psychologically conditioned and LITERALLY FORCED to stay in abusive relationships:


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these books encompass almost all of these methods of control. also have we forgotten the whole tracking on the cellphone bit? 

when you believe you might be in serious physical danger if you leave a man, you do not have the “simple” choice of leaving. i speak from experience. 

additionally, when you are traumatized, your mind is constantly trying to make sense of the threats in your environment. sometimes it is easier for your brain to condition itself to think that you either want or deserve harsh treatment than to accept that someone who is supposed to love/care for you is hurting you. 

BDSM can be consensual, but consent=constant checking in about boundaries, feelings and emotional wellbeing. these books have none of that. 

All the yes to consensual bdsm (hi, daddy) ;) but all the fucking no to abuse disguised as kink. Fuck Fifty Shades

21 Feb 19:50

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inixoq:

nethilia:

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I can’t stop thinking of this and how it describes white people’s attitude towards Mexican food perfectly. 

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