feministwerewolf: you really need to make 100yr+ birth certificates searchable for free online, since they’re public records and all and I’M IN FLORIDA. Cause I need my grandma’s birth certificate (from 1907) to try to get my papers together to apply for enrollment. FML. NDN problems…. (for real, what is with records in this country? only thing i’ve been able to find for her is the 1940...
“It is my privilege, and an honor, to introduce to you Martha Kane Wayne… …my significant mother.” /end Bruce voice [drawn by me, on the tablet (no stylus) using the PaintJoy app; now you all know why I’m usually reblogging other people’s art instead of posting my own] [why are hairlines so hard augh]
If your partner were terrible all the time, it would actually be easier to deal...– Lundy Bancroft, Healing and Hope (via waronxmas)
Yeah, I’ve been on a kind of feministwerewolf-reblogging spree today. Just how I’m keeping my reblogs (semi- …sorta- …quasi-) organized at the moment. Not a tumblr crush. much
What You Said: I don’t think it’s right for you to say that I shouldn’t have a say in a certain conversation.
What You Meant: The world has told me that my opinion is so valuable, my voice is so universal and my very being is so much more important than yours that I am positive that by simply adding my view on a topic, a topic that I am neither educated on nor have lived through, makes the conversation better, more viable and more important. I can not fathom a single subject or conversation that wouldn’t be made better when my opinion is given.
Johnny Depp isn't Cherokee
ulinawi: digatisdi: phoenix-falls: ulinawi: He claims to be cherokee But Johnny Depp isn’t Cherokee he claims to have some Creek ancestry too He doesn’t. Johnny Depp is NOT Native American, guys. Seriously, stop saying it The exact quote is “[great-grandmother] grew up Cherokee or maybe Creek Indian” It is literally the definition of a blood myth. I mean most people with a blood...
We need to acknowledge that we cannot know what it’s like to be an oppressed...– White Feminists: It’s Time to Put Up or Shut Up on Race (via waschbar) This might be the greatest thing I ever read… (via holyharam) This is important. (via yourveryfleshshallbeagreatpoem) THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS (via danapolis) Except on what planet are ethnic Jews not a racial...
Labeling people as "Illegal Immigrants" benefits...
queernonywolf: As long as America continues to threaten migrants, it will benefit economically. Now, many naysayers and tea partiers will disagree — the rhetoric of “they took our jobs!” etc. The fact is, as long as people are threatened about their paperwork status on being here, they can be mistreated and forced to work shit pay — and companies routinely do this. It is cheaper and more “cost...
[Trigger Warning: Dead Baby Animals] PETA's secret...
[Image descriptions: 1. A pile of garbage bags, mostly black with a few white or transparent, in what appears to be a commercial Dumpster-type waste receptacle with rusty-crusty metal walls and floor. The context implies the bags are full of the corpses of companion animals, but the bags’ contents are not visually discernible. 2. In a field, on a sunny day, a human wearing a white...
Another post about why Autism Speaks should STFU
(This started as a brief response to thispurplepoet’s question, “How can someone be an advocate for Autism if they have absolutely no idea what they are talking about?” and turned into a long-ish rant, so I decided to make it a separate post.) Autism Speaks does NOT advocate for people with autism, and it never has. Rather, it advocates on behalf of parents (and/or other family...
ivewaitedforyou: Why is it that people spit out “communist ” like it’s a swear word? I was born and I lived in a communist country for nine years and I can tell you THIS: -There are NO people starving in the streets. - There are NO drug problems. - People DO NOT die because they have no healthcare. - Kids are NOT kidnaped, raped, sold or prostituted. -NOBODY is gunning ,bombing or shooting...
NYPD Now Running Criminal Checks On Domestic Abuse... →
notesonascandal: I can’t even form a proper sentence to describe my rage. Here’s the full text of the Gothamist article: NYPD Now Running Criminal Checks On Domestic Abuse Victims by Ben Yakas | March 15, 2013 It’s already very difficult prosecuting domestic abuse cases, because 75 percent of the time the women who were victimized stop helping prosecutors—thankfully,...
Reblog if you sleep in your bra.
germanystatas: Alternatively reblog this if you do not sleep in your bra. I am super curious about this. My first girlfriend slept in hers, routinely. She had a specific reason for doing so: Her mother was large-breasted, and like many women with larger breasts hers were “saggy” and “droopy” — those were the words my girlfriend used. And even though her own...
The world doesn’t understand me and I don’t understand the world, that’s why...– Paul Cézanne (via xu-an) Well, if that isn’t autism in a nutshell…
“Keeping the wrong people out” has never been an...
madgastronomer: widdershinsgirl: “Keeping the wrong people out” has never been an acceptable civil rights goal. “Keeping the wrong people out” has never been an acceptable civil rights goal. “Keeping the wrong people out” has never been an acceptable civil rights goal. There are legitimate aims that can only be achieved by limiting the admission of people to a particular space. “Making sure...
lalondes: how does one even go about Talking To Girls like isn’t there a 99.9% probably she is not Into Ladies Statistically, there’s no way that chance is over, like, 60%, max.
fuckyeahmarxismleninism: ‘Dirty War’ Questions for Pope Francis By Robert Parry If one wonders if the U.S. press corps has learned anything in the decade since the Iraq War – i.e. the need to ask tough question and show honest skepticism – it would appear from the early coverage of the election of Pope Francis I that U.S. journalists haven’t changed at all, even at “liberal” outlets like...
You know you’ve been on Tumblr too long when you expect the last thing you...– teland
the-nomadic-writer: New research shows 0.6% of rape allegations are false. likeadeadchinadoll: and for those interested, you can find the report [that the Guardian article referred to] HERE So, can people maybe stop bringing up false allegations in discussions about specific sexual assaults and/or rape culture in general… FOREVER?
(trigger warning: rape) A woman dials 9-1-1,...
louque: (trigger warning: rape) A woman dials 9-1-1, the cop who comes rapes her mohandasgandhi: statistsgonnastate: There’s just a dead place inside of me now where I used to feel shock. This happened in Milwaukee, which has one of the most corrupt and brutal police forces in the country. I’m honestly not surprised that such a horrible thing even happened.
Aspartame Linked to Leukemia & Lymphoma in... →
quixxotica: journeytogirly: liftlikeyoumeanit: doyouevenlift: Edit: for those that think you’re safe since you don’t drink any diet sodas check the ingredients in any bodybuilding supplements you use since some brands load up their products with aspartame oh. fuck. Aspartame AND sucralose trigger horrible headaches and stomach cramps in me. The smallest amounts. I got scared out of...
I also don’t trust white people in this country... →
shespeaksoflove: I also don’t trust white people in this country because of the Pacific Islander slave trade that was going on in Australia from 1842-1904, which til this day is either ignored or in describing it, words like recruited, encouraged and employed are used. When in reality South Sea Islanders were coerced, kidnapped, forced, and sold. Slavery by any other name, is still slavery. ...
I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve had to switch porno off because I’ve...– Porn for all, not a ban, is better for women | Fern Brady | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk (via sexisnottheenemy) YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Your 'hipster' 'fashion' bullshit doesn't belong...
imnotwhite-imjewish: whenever someone talks about the fuckery in their tags, no matter what background they’re from, some white person always says, “omg why are u searching for my stuff, you just want to offend yourself” uh no. i track my culture’s tag so i can see posts about my fucking culture. not your idiotic bullshit. why the fuck would i purposely search for that? do you really think i...
Everything You Need To Know About The Steubenville... →
ladyaches: The boys’ lawyers plan to argue that silence is consent. The boys’ lawyers plan to argue that silence is consent. The boys’ lawyers plan to argue that silence is consent. THE BOY’S LAWYERS PLAN TO ARGUE THAT SILENCE IS CONSENT (Note that current Ohio law does not require victims of sexual assault to overtly deny consent — the lawyers’ stated plan is a longshot. The...
Usually I try to keep a better balance of image to non-image posts here, but folks, I am tired of having to do 99% of the image descriptions and image credit info myself. (Yes, occasionally I post images without one or the other, but I try not to.) If y’all could pick up some of the slack at least once in a while, my blog could be prettier… and yours would be less obnoxious to people...
12-year-old girl: I don't want kids when I grow up.
Society: You'll change your mind when you get older. You're only 12. You're too young to know what you want.
16-year-old girl: I'm pregnant.
Society: How could you be so stupid? Do you know anything about safe sex? You should be ashamed.
20-year-old woman: I'm a single mother with an infant son.
Society: You should've gone to college first. You need a stable career before you can support a child.
33-year-old woman: I'm married and my spouse and I both have stable careers. I have two young daughters now.
Society: You're not staying home? Who's going to take care of them? You're just going to put them in day care while you work? That's selfish of you. You can't expect to raise decent kids with a full-time job.
45-year-old woman: I just had my first child.
Society: Why would you have a child when you're that old? Do you realize the health risks of being pregnant at your age? When your kid is a teenager you'll be a senior citizen. That's inconsiderate of you.
60-year-old woman: I haven't had any children.
Society: Your life must be so unfulfilling. Is there something wrong with you? Why didn't you want kids? How strange.
Ban I.P. Addresses From Your Blog
faineemae: A couple of weeks ago, I was getting some really vicious and nasty anons so I was suggested this feature on how to ban an I.P. addresses* from reaching your page or any page you choose. What it does is when that person tries to come to your blog, they will automatically be re-directed to a website of your choice. You can be cruel and send them somewhere nasty or like me, I sent them...
Being body positive doesn’t mean you have to find every body type attractive....– Damn My Feminine Wiles: PSA (via nadiaaboulhosn)
The moral of the fable "The North Wind and the...
formerlyfannybaws: dog-egg: hasnt anyone on tumblr heard the fable of the sun and the north wind like basically the moral is that its easier to get what you want by being nice and patient than by being an abrasive asshole because people will just shut you out if you do that and people here think its unreasonable to say that no one will listen if you are rude as long as you’re ~oppressed~ no...
A year ago today, US soldier Robert Bales murdered 9 children, 3 women, and 4...– Neha Ray Panjwayi Massacre. Don’t forget. R.I.P. (via neharaysays) And also don’t forget that while the official position of the United States is that Bales acted alone, pretty much no one else agrees with that explanation of how the massacre transpired. Multiple survivors witnessed...
Only a dick calls another human being "it"
(Original content omitted as not relevant to my point & also not image-descriptioned.) wilwheaton: From K., who knows what he/she/it is talking about. Did Wil Wheaton just refer to a person whose gender identification was unknown to him as “he/she/it”?! SIDE-EYE, WIL. [image description: Marouk, leader of the Acamarians in the ST:TNG episode 3.9 “The Vengeance...
Why the Obesity Epidemic is Like Modern Art
madgastronomer: PETA: You’re fat because you eat meat. We can cure fat by making meat-eating illegal. ENVIRONMENTALISTS: You’re fat because you drive everywhere instead of bike. We can cure fat with higher gas prices. LOCALVORES: You’re fat because you eat fast food and over-processed junk instead of cook with local ingredients. We can cure fat by taxing fast food and processed food, and by...