"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….
First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”
But here is what I think you should know.
You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.
You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.
You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).
You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.
In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.
In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”"
public school dress code
"My family is suffocating me with pressure to be a perfect student and daughter." (r.i.d)
people always ask me why i’m going into teaching instead of being a writer.
the number of notes on this in less than 24 hours and the number of people who said “same” or “exactly” or “about me” - that’s why. there is so much fundamentally wrong with our system. The only way to change it is from within.
This is so relevant.
George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.
"Another scene I remember now as an adult is every morning at school we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag…there was the American flag flying over the camp but I could also see the barbed wire fence and the sentry towers pointing at us from my schoolhouse window as I recited the words ‘With liberty and justice for all’." - George Takei, The Daily Show (July 24, 2014).
Full Episode (apologies, The Daily Show website does not have the best video player).
To Be Takei documentary official website.
- Mod Dawes Sr.
i’m proving a point to a family member that believes that youtubers are purely for entertainment value
for over 4 years
god bless sdcc
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signal boost the shit out of this
THIS IS AMAZING SPREAD THE WORD
YAY!!! I cannot believe it, but I have reached a phenomenal 50,000 followers (now 55,555)! That’s 49,500 more than I ever hoped to have, hehe, and to celebrate and say thank you for your unbelievable support, I want to give a little something back.
There will be three lucky winners who will each win one of these prizes…
The large Oh-Totoro (grey) plushie.
The medium Chu-Totoro (blue) plushie.
The small Chibi-Totoro (white) plushie.
All three of these plushies are genuine Japanese merchandise and feature the official “Approved by Studio Ghibli” sticker, so are very high quality! ^___^
HOW TO ENTER:
1. You must be following oh-totoro
- I will check this after making the draw and redraw if necessary.
2. You must reblog this post.
- Each reblog counts as an entry. You may reblog once per day.
3. You must be willing to give me your postal address.
- Well, this should be obvious.
4. A photo of each winner with their prize would be greatly appreciated so I can reblog it to oh-totoro, but this is not a requirement.
DATE OF DRAW:
Thursday 31st July 2014 (and will be announced a week later)
I will contact the three winners on this date and give them 48 hours to respond to my Ask. If I don’t receive a response, I will nudge up those who have responded and redraw the lowest prize. This will also be the case if Asks are not enabled. Make sure your Asks are enabled!
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Anybody can enter. I will post to any country. So don’t miss out!
Good luck! x
what the fuck how is he putting his arm through the cat and it doesn’t even care
You clearly don’t own a cat
To donate £5 to the charity supporting the male victims of domestic abuse, text the message: MKDV46 to 70070
At first I though this was a joke
Don’t ignore this Tumblr
Yet they still do even when it’s right in their face.
This reminds me of how a friend of mine was abused by the mother of his child. She was mentally unstable and used to berate him constantly and would smack him in the head all the time. It really pissed me off. Then one night she threw hot coffee in his face and tried to stab him with a screwdriver. The cops hauled him off to jail because she made up a sob story that painted herself as the victim.
Once he left her, he stayed with me and it was a nightmare. She stalked him and me. She would drive by my house obsessively at all hours of the day and night (her muffler made a weird sound so I know it was her). She started showing up at my job, showing up at the places I frequented around town, and filling up my voicemail with dead air. The cops were no help.
One day she got bold enough to talk her way into my home by conning my elderly grandmother, whom I was taking care of, while I was out. She went in my room and went through my stuff (creepy), then found him napping on the couch and attacked him. My grandmother witnessed the whole thing. He grabbed her by the arms, forced her out the front door, and locked it. The cops were called again. They said they’d go and ‘talk’ to her.
The next day we were watching a movie and there was a knock at the door. The police had come to arrest him. She filed a complaint against him and shown off some bruises on her arms from the altercation that she swore were completely unprovoked. My grandmother saw the whole thing since she was in the living room too and testified on his behalf. He still ended up serving jail time.
No one takes male domestic violence victims seriously. They only see males as perpetrators.
Please, if you witness abuse, no matter WHO the recipient is, report it. If someone you know if being abused (not just physically - in any way) help them. Connect them to resources. Gender doesn’t matter in this case - no one deserves to be abused.
National Domestic Abuse Hotline
- Mod Dawes Sr.
What is gluten exactly? In this article, we’re going to clear up some of the misconceptions and fears about this mysterious term that has gained so much popularity recently.
Gluten is a complex protein that creates the structure of most of the breads/pastas we eat. If you’ve ever made bread, you’ve seen gluten in action. The pictures below show a simplified version of what happens when you knead dough – you are forcing the two main components of gluten together to form a gluten matrix that forms the structure of bread and other food systems. See the stringy fibers in the dough in the second picture? That is a developed gluten matrix!
The next question most often asked about gluten is: Is it dangerous? That depends on whether you have certain medical conditions. To the normal person, there is absolutely no danger to eating gluten and little benefit to going gluten-free. Most people who chose to go gluten-free do so for weight loss purposes because eliminating gluten eliminates a lot of complex carbs (pasta, bread, etc.) from your diet, which can help you lose weight. However, some people have gluten intolerance or a more severe condition called Celiac’s Disease. People with Celiac’s or gluten intolerance can have a reaction to any or all components of gluten (gliadin, glutenin, and gluten) which can cause intestinal swelling, diarrhea, vomiting, or constipation.
There are some foods you may know contain gluten and some foods you might not think about even checking. The three main contributors of gluten to foods are wheat, rye, and barley. Foods that definitely contain gluten (unless stated otherwise): bread, pasta, beer, noodles, pastries, crackers, baked goods, cereal and granola, pancakes, croutons, tortillas, and any malt alcohol. Some foods you might not realize have gluten: Doritos (my one friend always forgot this and would be totally swollen the next day), breadcrumbs (made of bread, but you may not think of this as you eat something coated in them), sauces/gravies/soup (some soup, sauces and gravies use flour as a thickener – always ask!), processed lunch meats and meat substitutes can sometimes use plant ingredients for texture, some cheesecakes can use flour – again always ask before eating – and anything with seasoning on it can have trace amounts (there is a starch that is used to help hold the seasoning to the chip/meat/etc.).
Some key words to look for on labels to avoid gluten: rye, barley, wheat, malt vinegar, flour, soy sauce, and maltodextrin. Now, a product can still have traces of gluten in it and be called gluten free, so if you are really sensitive to gluten it is best to avoid ANYTHING that has been listed above on the ingredients statement in any quantity. Trace amounts are allowed because it can be difficult to completely remove all the gluten from a product and in most individuals, these trace amounts will not cause any reactions.
I hope this post clears up some fears you might have! If you have any questions about something covered/not covered here please submit them here or to my personal tumblr and I can answer them there!
Amanda is a food scientist currently working in product development. She’s excited to teach No More Ramen’s readers about the building blocks of food. Click here to read all of Amanda’s posts for No More Ramen!
the creatures : and their college stereotypes.
➤ jordan & seamus edition.