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“You know, people just really need to stop being so sensitive. I mean, what next, people won’t be able to dress up like Bikers because we’re all afraid of getting beaten up?? This is crazy!!” I’m taking that quote directly from a comment thread. Emphasis mine. Basically, if you think that example IN ANY WAY correlates to the Don’t Be A Racist Douchebag ad...
Tips for Pisces
theastrologyzone: Believe in yourself. As your imagination inspires you, create, create, create. When you’re distracted or daydreaming, channel this into new projects. Now and then pinch yourself so you know you’re a real person. Learn to have as much compassion for yourself as you do for others. Don’t escape into drugs or alcohol—spiral up, not down. Consider the advice of the fire signs...
5 months pregnant and nowhere to be found, where... →
blackandmissing: When Laci Peterson went missing, the world seemed to stop. The 7 and a half months missing pregnant woman became a household name everywhere, grabbing the hearts of Americans. “Who would take a pregnant woman!” was probably the thought that was on the minds of men and women alike. But despite the ongoing and national attention she received, her case was under fire when...
Encarnación Bail, the boy’s birth mother, was arrested during an immigration...– In a tiny town just outside Joplin, a landmark adoption case tests the limits of inalienable human rights - Page 1 - News - St. Louis - Riverfront Times over and over again in these cases (cuz no, this is NOT the first time that an child who is a US citizen was removed from his undocumented parents...
Melgar, a legal resident, was not turned over to immigration authorities. He...– EXCLUSIVE: Escondido woman turned over to immigration after domestic violence incident This makes me ill. Melgar—the man who *beat* the woman turned over to ICE—was released. the *victim*, is now trapped in a world of violent bureaucracy and imprisonment. All for *reporting* him. And it’s worth...
It's sayonara, not sianara.
Rampant misspellings and grammatical errors have made this episode of Facebook Trash Talking particularly hilarious! Now go DIAF. Kthxbai.
Mike: “I really think you would like it out there, near the woods.” Me: “I think I would, too. No people. I fucking hate everybody.” Yep, right on track to Crazy Cat Lady-dom.
Can't. Stop. Laughing. →
Walmart Could Easily Pay Its Workers $12 An Hour |... →
Walmart is plowing through its global responsibility goals, cutting down on plastic waste, improving energy efficiency in factories, and reshaping the crop diversity of entire U.S. regions. But it’s doing a less-than-stellar job when it comes to doing right by its workers. According to a new report (PDF) from the University of California, Berkeley, Walmart could significantly raise the...
The next person to use the term “progressive” pejoratively is getting punched right in the goddamn mouth. I fucking dare you. Bring it.
[F]or the first several years the SAT was offered, males scored higher than...– “Gender Bias in College Admissions Tests”, FairTest.org (via bibliofeminista) I did my senior thesis on gender bias in education, specifically within standardized testing. There is so much fail in how we educate young people, and I believe this is where it all starts.
raptors in the rafters:... →
gravewisdom: nuderevolution: cliffordcorrupt: dearestdarlingdevon: Get a job Don’t major in something that doesn’t allow you to get a job, unless you have something to fall back on and don’t want/need a job Get a job Work hard Get a job Fight for every single penny you… Hm, that Tumblr is mysteriously gone…. Cannot imagine why that would be… I swear I’m...
Fitting Pisces Cartoon Character: Lisa Simpson,...
North by North
I was listening to Pandora on my way home from dropping Mike off at work, and a song I had never heard but liked came on. I pulled up the album info, and instead of seeing it’s actual title (North by North) I saw “Heather North.” Last night, I dreamed that I was trapped in a building - I think it was a house, and it definitely looked like a house, but I “knew” it...
Topeka, Kansas considers decriminalizing domestic... →
bibliofeminista: …Last month, the Shawnee County District Attorney’s office, facing a 10% budget cut, announced that the county would no longer be prosecuting misdemeanors, including domestic violence cases, at the county level. Finding those cases suddenly dumped on the city and lacking resources of their own, the Topeka City Council is now considering repealing the part of the city code that...
Transgender 'Occupy Wall Street' Protester... →
thecurvature: Justin Adkins, a transgender activist and Assistant Director of the Multicultural Center at Williams College, was arrested as part of the “Occupy Wall Street” protest on October 1 at the Brooklyn Bridge. In a statement released to the public (read it below), Adkins details his mistreatment by the NYPD because of the fact that he is a transgender man. Adkins said he...
One thing you’ll hear lawmakers on both sides of the abortion debate say again...– 35th Anniversary Of The Hyde Amendment Is Nothing To Celebrate (via bibliofeminista)