vaspider:

boycottautismspeaks:

Virtual Protest! Boycott Autism Speaks, everywhere!
Image description: Picture is of a woman, wearing glasses and holding a sign that reads: My Autistic children are happy and healthy, smart and funny, resourceful, persistent and capable of speaking for themselves. They are not missing, merely existing, a burden, tragedy, epidemic, health crisis, or a national emergency. I am not in despair. Please do not believe Autism Speaks when they try to tell you otherwise. ‪#‎BoycottAutismSpeaks‬

This, thank you.

vaspider:

boycottautismspeaks:

Virtual Protest! Boycott Autism Speaks, everywhere!

Image description: Picture is of a woman, wearing glasses and holding a sign that reads: My Autistic children are happy and healthy, smart and funny, resourceful, persistent and capable of speaking for themselves. They are not missing, merely existing, a burden, tragedy, epidemic, health crisis, or a national emergency. I am not in despair. Please do not believe Autism Speaks when they try to tell you otherwise. ‪#‎BoycottAutismSpeaks‬

This, thank you.

(via coronercountess)

the-blonde-bombshell:

thebadgersblog:

the-blonde-bombshell:

the-cinnamon-peelers-wife:

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make the least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?




Yup.

What’s really sad is that the average cost of medical school in Australia is $9000/year. In the US, it’s $20,000-40,000 with some schools topping out at $75,000 a year. Nursing school in the US can cost $50,000-100,000 for four years and $50,000+ for a master’s degree. Our country is facing a huge crisis in primary care and all our universities care about is making money. Things need to change. Medicare and Medicaid barely reimburse for services and there are so many indigents, those with commercial insurance eat the cost.

What’s even worse is apperantly from popular opinion all of us from 20-35 are money hungry, lazy as fuck, useless wastes of space who are asking too much when we exclaim that we LEGIT can’t make it on our own. That we NEED roommates or financial aids or food stamps.
But we’re just lazy you guys.

Oh I know! Nothing pisses me off more than Baby Boomers saying “oh, those self absorbed Millenials, taking selfies and living in their parent’s basement. Like hello…. the cost of college has increased over 1000% in the past two decades. We no longer have high paying, low skilled jobs like working at the auto plant. Everything has been outsourced to other countries where they pay them 0.25$ a day. Our government has let this happen, providing tax breaks to huge companies. And they wonder why we are bitter.

the-blonde-bombshell:

thebadgersblog:

the-blonde-bombshell:

the-cinnamon-peelers-wife:

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make the least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

Yup.

What’s really sad is that the average cost of medical school in Australia is $9000/year. In the US, it’s $20,000-40,000 with some schools topping out at $75,000 a year. Nursing school in the US can cost $50,000-100,000 for four years and $50,000+ for a master’s degree. Our country is facing a huge crisis in primary care and all our universities care about is making money. Things need to change. Medicare and Medicaid barely reimburse for services and there are so many indigents, those with commercial insurance eat the cost.

What’s even worse is apperantly from popular opinion all of us from 20-35 are money hungry, lazy as fuck, useless wastes of space who are asking too much when we exclaim that we LEGIT can’t make it on our own. That we NEED roommates or financial aids or food stamps.

But we’re just lazy you guys.

Oh I know! Nothing pisses me off more than Baby Boomers saying “oh, those self absorbed Millenials, taking selfies and living in their parent’s basement. Like hello…. the cost of college has increased over 1000% in the past two decades. We no longer have high paying, low skilled jobs like working at the auto plant. Everything has been outsourced to other countries where they pay them 0.25$ a day. Our government has let this happen, providing tax breaks to huge companies. And they wonder why we are bitter.

(Source: socialismartnature, via coronercountess)

micdotcom:

Powerful portraits of the Liberians who beat Ebola 

To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.

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valdrake:

"That’s why I think women should be demanding something more than frozen eggs and artificial wombs. We should be demanding that our workplaces provide childcare during working hours. I’m not talking about Google’s super-elite, super-expensive on-site preschool bullshit. I’m talking about CHILD CARE FOR EVERY WOMAN AT EVERY COMPANY. Sorry to go caps lock on you, but this solution to the work/child problem is so simple and so effective that I’d like to see it emblazoned across the sky."

Christ, yes.

The more I think about it the more obvious a solution it is. You’re ensuring the child receives constant care and some early development education and socialization. You’re relieving a parent or parents of the constant worry of whether they are doing the right thing for their child or neglecting them. You’re creating a new job opportunity for those who want to work in childcare.

"That’s why I think women should be demanding something more than frozen eggs and artificial wombs. We should be demanding that our workplaces provide childcare during working hours. I’m not talking about Google’s super-elite, super-expensive on-site preschool bullshit. I’m talking about CHILD CARE FOR EVERY WOMAN AT EVERY COMPANY. Sorry to go caps lock on you, but this solution to the work/child problem is so simple and so effective that I’d like to see it emblazoned across the sky."

Christ, yes.

The more I think about it the more obvious a solution it is. You’re ensuring the child receives constant care and some early development education and socialization. You’re relieving a parent or parents of the constant worry of whether they are doing the right thing for their child or neglecting them. You’re creating a new job opportunity for those who want to work in childcare.

shisnojon:

how come threesome porn always start off the same like

image

(Source: jxnc, via hiimmiv)

worldofthecutestcuties:

Put my son to sleep in his new onesie, woke up to a bear raiding my drawers.

worldofthecutestcuties:

Put my son to sleep in his new onesie, woke up to a bear raiding my drawers.

(via theblackestwidow)

maidmarians:

The Incredibles (2004)

Rest In Peace Elizabeth Peña

(via susias)

notcuddles:

cumberdoom:

papermonocle:

Things I learnt today: During WW1, MI5 used Girl Guides to send secret messages. They used Girl Guides because they quickly found that Boy Scouts couldn’t be trusted and were’t efficient enough.

At the start of the war Boy Scouts were also used. But it quickly became clear that Girl Guides were more efficient because they were less boisterous and talkative.

the boy scouts were too gossipy, so they used girl guides as spies instead this is probably the best day of my life

This is DELIGHTFUL.

(via mrchinhell)

hexcolour:

OKAY I’m posting about this shit

I am a Woman working in/around/for the games industry. I am also a feminist.
I am critical of Anita Sarkeesian’s ‘Tropes vs Women in Video games’ videos (all two of them) but I absolutely support her in making them because I feel like a lot of people pretend to criticize her videos but really just get mad at her for daring to make them at all.

Like personally I watched her original tropes vs women series and I thought it was pretty good. I liked it. but for a lot of reasons I feel like her tropes vs women in video games series misses the mark.

It seems to me that she started with her original tropes vs women series, and when it was over, the next “logical” progression was video games but she wasn’t really equipped to handle the differences or really understand the cultural differences because she’s not a gamer. 

Also It seems like she under delivered on her kickstarter but i didn’t back it so i’m not really gonna get into that

But it seems like people aren’t attacking her based on her research or her methods but just on the fact that she’s daring to say anything at all. Even the people who say “this video is poorly researched” seem to follow it with “so it’s all bullshit and misogyny isn’t a problem in video games” which is one hell of a false correlation.
Why can’t we look at her videos and say “I don’t think she’s going about this the right way, but is there any truth in what she’s saying?”

Like i’ve seen posts where people say things like “why is she focusing on video games when movies are more misogynistic” and I’m just thinking “She already did focus on movies. Who’s got terrible research now?” 

And people get mad at her by saying things like “she’s just doing it for attention” and “She’s trying to be a martyr” (which of course are attacks on her character instead of her material)

But even assuming those things are both true, I personally am GLAD that she is willingly accepting all of this negative attention because I sure as hell don’t want to. All this negative attention is bringing to light some REALLY SHITTY BEHAVIOUR that we, as people, need to be able to address and talk about and if Anita is willing to shoulder the burden than I am fucking thankful for it.

IN CONCLUSION:
I don’t really like Anita’s videos. but i respect the hell out of her for making them and i am THANKFUL for her continuing to talk about what they represent. If you dislike Anita Sarkeesian I don’t blame you, but if you use her shortcomings to justify the misogyny in the games industry than I have absolutely no respect for you. Regardless of the quality of Anita’s videos, the reaction to them has more than proven that THERE IS A PROBLEM HERE. 

rainbow-femme:

I’m sick of magical worlds with no technology. I want fairy run coffee shops where you can get a latte with a shot of charisma, because you’ve got a big presentation you’re worried about, or witches working at Apple selling phones that automatically appear in your pocket if you accidentally leave it somewhere, or psychics running hair salons who always know how you want your hair to look, or aura reader therapists. I just really want normalized magic in modern society

(via zinge)

greliz:

the gang will reign supreme
and no one can deny~yi~yi~yi~

greliz:

the gang will reign supreme

and no one can deny~yi~yi~yi~

(via axelkatten)

kungfusnowqueen:

be critical of Anita Sarkeesian all you want but if the fact that she had to cancel a speech at a college because a student threatened a mass shooting isn’t a huge red flag to you about how very much alive misogyny is then you need to get the fuck out of my face

(via tempesterra)

10:43 PM - Mezmerize: oh god

10:43 PM - Mezmerize: fuck

10:43 PM - Mezmerize: i know what i have to do

10:44 PM - Mezmerize: make a vpk override with marion jump sounds

10:44 PM - Mezmerize: for sagans leap

10:44 PM - ARTY!: god

10:44 PM - ARTY!: NO

10:44 PM - Mezmerize: shit why didnt i think of this

10:44 PM - Mezmerize: TOO LATE

10:44 PM - Mezmerize: ITS HAPPENING

10:49 PM - Mezmerize: HAHA YES

10:49 PM - Mezmerize: IT OWKRS

(Source: rantsofmezmerize, via girlondire)