Turkish Activists Demand Action on Transphobic... →
odd couple seeks awesome person/people
thecurvature: ekswitaj: novazembla: morninggloria: Yesterday, I got to PAWS and was sort of surveying the new dogs, checking out who got adopted since the last time I was there, and I came to this extra room for overflow at the end of one of the hallways. I peeked in and felt a few seconds of confusion. In the room were a large handsome pit bull that must weigh 50 lbs and a tiny...
katoleary: kelsium: You guys, Crazy Town’s “Butterfly” is probably the worst song ever. I hate that fucking song. When M is mad at me and we’re in the car together he plays that song because I hate it so much. What a dumb song. Its like looking into the sun…if the sun were Cthulhu.
Indyweek: People with eating disorders can't get... →
meloukhia: eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia are not often covered by health insurance. Insurance companies regularly deny patients coverage, which is expensive and long term—as many as five or six years, according to a study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. And if insurance companies do cover the treatment, they base “wellness” on the person’s body mass...
Privilege tells its members they need not reflect, or justify, or earn, or...– Shakesville: With All Due Respect (via clingtomymouth) (via robot-heart-politics) (via guerrillamamamedicine)
My Life's So Common It Disappears: The naming of... →
shiyiya: meloukhia: There’s a lot of feminist discussion centered around the patriarchal tradition of taking your husband’s name when you get married, and most of it seems to center on a binary of choices: either you keep “your” name and are a good feminist doing the good feminist thing, or you take your husband’s name and capitulate to the patriarchy. Depending on how kind people are...
Race Relations for Cats - LOLSpeak →
sadydoyle: rosasparks: Click thru. You will crack up. Seriously, Internet? SERIOUSLY? And yet, I always knew it would come to this. This makes me happy.
Stop crying.– Harry Reid, offering advice to Republicans upset about reconciliation (via blogonthe) (via think4yourself)
Google Person Finder: Chile Earthquake →
abbyjean: database for people looking for information about people in Chile potentially affected by the earthquake.
Adventures of an Anna: Jenny McCarthy →
dorianisms: … On the bright side: yay for reconsidering/rethinking her position on vaccination, as she said she might do? On the bad side: I really don’t think we need Jenny McCarthy as our Official Voice. Heck, I don’t think we needed her in the first place, and especially not given this…
or it’s like when that larry summers thing happened, and the female president of...– very filled with dreams - to… clarify is not really the right word, here, but that started out as the intention. (via guerrillamamamedicine) (via jadedhippy)
Ayn Rand was a sociopath who idolized murderers →
shiyiya: telegantmess: (via nezua) I’m reading this article now and it is chilling me. I will put a trigger warning on it for descriptions of graphic violence. I am bothered by the “literally a sociopath”. If you are basing that on your opinion of her writing and your perception of sociopathy, that is not “literally”. That is “I like armchair diagnosis”. The only way it would be...
fuckyeahyokoono: Question: If you could have dinner with the Dalai Lama, Barack Obama, or Ringo Starr, who would you choose? Yoko: Ringo. (Yoko QandA Day)
Ayn Rand was a sociopath who idolized murderers →
(via nezua) I’m reading this article now and it is chilling me. I will put a trigger warning on it for descriptions of graphic violence.
minisparks has scarlet fever.
rosasparks: YIKES. This shit is nasty. FYI. Oh Jesus. Poor mini! Garfield feels her pain.
Tell Senator Jim Bunning he is an asshat →
thecurvature: meloukhia: Or, if you prefer to use less crude language, you can tell him he is a butt hat. No seriously people. This guy is *singlehandedly* holding up critical legislation and gleefully pledged to continue doing so into the future. Not. Cool. Done. (I didn’t say asshat, but I sure as hell was not nice, either.)
Write one leaf about your own name.
(via writeoneleaf) Ummmm. Okay…My name is technically a boys name. I get a lot of “Dorian? Not Dorian Grey!? har har” type of jokes and actually, I’m not named after Wilde’s narcissist. I am named after the Dorian scale and the Dorian measure, which is used rather frequently in blues and celtic music. My dad is a self-taught musician and wanted names with meaning for...
Inside the Mind of Newsweek on "Terrorism" →
kameelahwrites: dominickbrady: BOOM! GLENN GREENWALD On so many levels, this is one of the most stunningly revealing things I’ve read in quite some time. As I documented last week, the media’s reluctance to describe IRS attacker Joe Stack as a “terrorist” reveals that this term has little to do with the act itself and everything to do with the demographic attributes of the actor: namely, in...
I’m old enough to remember when the official GOP position was that people flying...– brianbeutler (via notthatkindagay) (via stfuconservatives)
Even my gender has been questioned. I want that to be public because I don’t...– Johnny Weir, responding to commentators who questioned his gender, example he sets (via apsies) (via rosasparks) I will find a way to marry this man…you’re all invited to the wedding. (via curtcole) (via katoleary)
REBLOG IF to you, real woman aren't size 0 - REAL...
annaoverseas: ihatethismess: anadagiobreeze: sylarkitty: bleedingaudioblood: (via idothattoo) or or i have a better idea no…reblog if you are a woman. they are plenty of women who are size zero and them seem pretty real to me. Real women have bodies and take up space. That may be a small amount of space, or a large one. Women who have curves, women who do not, women who are built...
fuckyeahanidifranco: i’m warning you i’m...
I just hope that if any athletes are injured up there [in Vancouver], they...– Stephen Colbert (via fairphantom) (via fuckyeahstephencolbert) (via curliestofcrowns) (via stfuconservatives)
Minimum Wage Loopholes Exploit Young and Disabled... →
abbyjean: Federal minimum wage does not apply to everyone. Read the fine print on the poster hanging in most low-paying workplaces, and you’ll find two important exemptions: “employees under 20 years of age may be paid $4.25 per hour during their first 90 consecutive calendar days of employment with an employer,” and “certain full-time students, student learners, apprentices and workers with...
The one thing that feminists don’t do is take responsibility. If men are guilty...– Commenter on For women in America, equality is still an illusion Super guilty. Wow. That’s like, so much guiltier than dudes! (via robot-heart-politics ) Because expecting men’s actions to reflect a belief that women are people is totally hating men. (via sexartandpolitics) I hate shit like...
meloukhia: So I’ve been reading coverage of the ice dancing at the Olympics, and I am confused. I gather that the theme was “folk dance.” I have three questions: 1. Why is it that many of the athletes used routines/tropes from dance traditions which are definitely *not* folk dance? 2. Why is it that many of the athletes from countries with a rich tradition of folk dance chose to appropriate...
Dorianisms: Describing Ridiculous Behavior Without... →
notthemarimba: … Other words I’d like to see used less that are used a lot: crazy, whacko, lunatic, insane, moron, idiot, dumb. The message is the people who the words are used against are bad because they are like people with mental illness, people with developmental disabilities, people…
Truth is stranger than fiction, because fiction has to make sense.– Lykke Li (via quote-book)
I’m as poor as a church mouse, that’s just had an enormous tax bill on the very...– Edmund Blackadder (via squashedkitty) (via fuckyeahblackadder)
Burundi: Drought leaves thousands needing food aid... →
abbyjean: Failed rains in northern Burundi have left tens of thousands of people needing food aid and prompted many to seek work in neighbouring Rwanda to earn enough to feed their families. Some 35,710 households (about 180,000 people) in Kirundo province require food and seeds, according to government officials and UN agencies, who last week visited the province.