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23 Aug 14:02

A peek into the mind of an abuser

by PZ Myers

Wow. This reddit thread by a guy whose girlfriend left him is amazing. He’s getting good advice, but what was so strange was reading this guy’s own version of the story and seeing how wrong he was.

Short version: his girlfriend quietly left him, has a lawyer call him and tell him he has 45 days to pack up and move out; she paid the deposit on the place, the lease was in her name, he says they’ve been sharing the bills, and she’s offered to pay the last bit of rent until he’s gone. But she wants no contact with him, has moved all her stuff out, hasn’t told him where she has gone, and has blocked phone contact. He’s baffled about why, and wonders if she can really do all that.

Along the way he casually mentions that he’d hit her in a domestic dispute a few years before, and that they’d recently had an argument in which the police were called. He downplays these events, but it seems to me that such a thorough, calm, and well-planned departure was probably a rational response to abuse. He writes as if he’s the victim here.

He’s the sole source of information, and even he can’t twist the facts to exonerate himself, which tells me he has to be far worse than he lets on. And his ex-girlfriend? She’s brilliant. It’s a textbook example of how to terminate an abusive relationship, if you have the financial resources (that’s a key modifier: abusers often force dependency, this woman was lucky her boyfriend was a slacker).

23 Aug 14:08

yrbff: How We Treat Mental Illness Vs. How We Treat Physical...

22 Aug 14:55

chocolate–goddess: xenolithia: milkmoustaches: romy7: andyroc...

















chocolate–goddess:

xenolithia:

milkmoustaches:

romy7:

andyrockcandy:

youngblackandvegan:

littlepandabear:

this-is-life-actually:

Drag queen Phi Phi O’Hara recreates 90s cartoons

Drag queen, artist and chameleon extraordinaire Phi Phi O'Hara is chronicling her #365DaysOfDrag project on Instagram. As part of the year-long project, O'Hara limited her subject matter for a time to iconic cartoon characters of the ‘90s — and they are amazing.

More like this on @this-is-life-actually

JUDY

i live

Ok but this post left out the two best ones.

YOU BETTER FUCK. IT. UP.

CHARACTER MAKEUP.
I CANT YES.

Such talent

22 Aug 23:34

the-bitch-goddess-success: cocoabuttabrown: locsofpoetry: thec...













the-bitch-goddess-success:

cocoabuttabrown:

locsofpoetry:

thechanelmuse:

theryanproject:

afrolatinabillgatesinthemaking:

thechanelmuse:

She out here calmly collecting their asses one by one with ease.

Yess bitch

EXPOSE EM!

I liveeeeeee

yo another one got caught lmao

22 Aug 16:07

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22 Aug 17:16

Going under, Cameron Stalheim





Going under, Cameron Stalheim

07 Jul 00:54

A comic about phones. http://tilliewalden.com/









A comic about phones. 

http://tilliewalden.com/

01 Aug 01:07

Posting comics like this every day over at Patreon









Posting comics like this every day over at Patreon

19 Aug 21:09

sale-aholic: That last Tweet!



sale-aholic:

That last Tweet!

19 Aug 15:26

profeminist: refinery29: Watch: Leslie Jones gave a touching...

19 Aug 17:56

micdotcom: Jon Stewart gives Larry Wilmore the send-off he...

19 Aug 04:34

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19 Aug 06:53

sixpenceee: Artist Daan Roosegaarde has created an incredibly...











sixpenceee:

Artist Daan Roosegaarde has created an incredibly beautiful tribute to Vincent van Gogh, an illuminated bike path that glows in the dark. Located in the Netherlands, the path is illuminated by thousands of twinkling stones that feature glow-in-the-dark technology and solar-powered LED lights. (Source)

19 Aug 08:23

obaewankenope: sanerontheinside: eclipsemidnight: sweetlyminiaturesublime: k-lionheart: ralkana:...

obaewankenope:

sanerontheinside:

eclipsemidnight:

sweetlyminiaturesublime:

k-lionheart:

ralkana:

alykat86:

bittyblueeyes:

nominanescio:

joestoyes:

unironicallyenthusiasticknitter:

dafezgirl:

thomas-is-so-vine-and-kind:

“really?” I say to inanimate objects that are not working like they usually do

“Stay.” I glare at inanimate objects that continuously fall over

“Thank you!” I say exhasperatedly to the inanimate objects when they do finally work right/stay put

“Sorry! I say to the table I bumped into

“SHHH” I say to the inanimate object that keeps making noise

“Yeah, yeah, I’m coming,” I huff at the persistent kitchen timer.

“Don’t take that tone with me!” I exclaim at objects that make strange and sudden unknown noises.

“Stop crying, you’re fine,” I snap as I’m looking for the charger cord for the electronic device beeping demandingly at me.

“Oh nice, real mature,” I snarl at devices that suddenly stop working after I berate them for not working properly.

JESUS CHRIST I HAVE NEVER RELATED SO HARD IN MY LIFE

“Just shut up,” I groan when the alarm clock across the room goes off.

“No, no, don’t be dead,” I plead with the infamous Blue Screen of Death

“I trusted you,” I whisper, staring at the app that just restarted and deleted everything that I spent two hours writing with tears in my eyes.

18 Aug 14:40

reverseracism: thingstolovefor: An armed man barricades himself...



reverseracism:

thingstolovefor:

An armed man barricades himself in a motel, takes out his gun and shoots at the cops. 

It wasn’t a maybe or we thought he had a gun, this was 100% him shooting at them, but AMAZINGLY with this guy they were able to handle the situation without killing him.

Authorities said they responded to a call of a despondent man at the Hyland Motel in the 700 block of South Brea Boulevard at about 3 p.m.

When officers arrived at the scene, they said the man fired at them through the door.

After being barricaded for several hours with SWAT outside the motel, the man was eventually shot with bean bags and tackled by SWAT.


And once again white privilege prevails. #Hate it!

Incredible, not only did they use the bean bags BUT! He got immediate medical attention.

Incredible. Astounding. I wonder why they didn’t shoot him because he was acting threatening?

18 Aug 22:45

jopara: *googles number i dont recognize calling me instead of answering*

jopara:

*googles number i dont recognize calling me instead of answering*

18 Aug 15:41

the-movemnt: The Equal Justice Initiative is building a...





















the-movemnt:

The Equal Justice Initiative is building a memorial for lynching victims — and it’s about time.

The Equal Justice Initiative announced on Tuesday that it will build the first-ever national memorial to lynching victims in Montgomery, Alabama. Titled “Memorial to Peace and Justice,” the EJI project will sit on six acres of land that used to be a public housing project in Montgomery. 

The structure will include the thousands of lynching victims’ names on concrete columns, which will represent hundreds of U.S. counties where the acts took place. The memorial will also coincide with the opening of a museum.

follow @the-movemnt

18 Aug 20:08

tuba-terror: boredpanda: 15+ Rare Photos Of Victorians...













tuba-terror:

boredpanda:

15+ Rare Photos Of Victorians Proving They Weren’t As Serious As You Thought

They were just the same as us, but since it took so long to take a picture, it was easier to keep a stern face for as long as it took for a picture to be taken.

16 Aug 17:53

arianaediits: onlyblackgirl: fvlani: accras: Just a regular...









arianaediits:

onlyblackgirl:

fvlani:

accras:

Just a regular teen…Sasha Obama’s summer job at seafood restaurant Nancy’s in Martha’s Vineyard.

When has a child of the first family ever???????

Michelle was like “So you think you just gone lay around in my house all summer?

Sasha: But we the first family…

Michelle: No I’M THE FIRST FAMILY. You ain’t paying no bills. You got First family money?

seriously go sasha 

15 Aug 16:45

Michael Phelps released back into the ocean after more than 15...



Michael Phelps released back into the ocean after more than 15 years in captivity

25 Jul 19:57

itswalky: thedailyshow: Jordan Klepper investigates why...

Cary Renquist

I would say that the cognitive dissonance is deafening, but I don't think that there is any cognition occurring.





















itswalky:

thedailyshow:

Jordan Klepper investigates why evangelicals think Donald Trump is better than Hillary Clinton.

aaaaarrrrrrrrrggh

08 Jul 12:30

Use Your Microwave to Make French Toast All Summer Long — Delicious Links

by Lauren Kodiak
Cary Renquist

Breakfast for supper all summer long?

(Image credit: Jelly Toast)

French toast is a breakfast staple, but it requires either standing over a hot stove or turning on your oven — two activities I try to avoid in the sweltering summer heat. Luckily there's an appliance that makes French toast possible for brunch all summer long: your microwave.

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29 Jun 23:49

TIT le

27 Jun 22:58

Source

28 Jun 04:01

destinyrush: Racism can explain almost everything.













destinyrush:

Racism can explain almost everything.

28 Jun 02:34

healingdoesntcomequickly: nerapalooza: micdotcom: Watch: The...



















healingdoesntcomequickly:

nerapalooza:

micdotcom:

Watch: The most wonderful moment of joy came when he entered a Nazi guard bungalow.

We are the last generation who can hear from these survivors directly. Do not take that lightly. Do not waste that opportunity. Do not forget your freedom isn’t infinitely guarenteed. And do not, do not, let it happen again.

Really truly, watch the video, reblog it. Teaching about the holocaust is so necessary for our generation before it slips under the rug and people forget about it.

31 Mar 23:48

tilliewalden: Very excited to share a new comic I made with...





















tilliewalden:

Very excited to share a new comic I made with @annasellheim (The first part by Anna, the second part by me)

We both really believe that @plannedparenthood is vital for women’s health, so to show our support we made a comic about our lovely experiences there. 

If you have any questions or just want to support PP, visit https://www.plannedparenthood.org/

Find more of my work on my website or twitter

Find Anna’s work on her website or twitter

23 Nov 02:32

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Cary Renquist

Not if you balance it just right... that was my drug.



23 Nov 08:29

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31 Mar 22:07

bisexualbucky: the reason i like staying up late so much is because between the hours of 1am-5am,...

Cary Renquist

I miss that time of night -- it's when I used to do all of my creative work.

bisexualbucky:

the reason i like staying up late so much is because between the hours of 1am-5am, the world is quiet and no one expects anything from me. i could stare at my wall for 4 hours and there would be no consequences. it’s so silent and calm. i love it