27 7 / 2014

elizabitchtaylor:

I’m such a nice girl, I’m so sick of being fuckzoned!!!!!!!

What’s the fuckzone you ask? it’s this zone that guys put you in where they only want to fuck you; they don’t want to have a friendship with you and they aren’t satisfied with emotional commitment, they just want sex!!!!!

I’m a nice girl!!!! Stop putting me in the fuckzone!!!!!!!

(via isitbatman)

27 7 / 2014

callmeoutis:

i was ready to just scroll past like “haha grammar humor” but then it was weird al and i,

(Source: iraffiruse, via lesandbarnlife)

25 7 / 2014

literarysins:

In light of the 50 Shades of Grey trailer coming out today, quick reminder that that book is about an abusive and controlling relationship, not BDSM.

Fanfiction (published or not) is important for women of all ages to explore gender roles and sexuality in a way that is less stigmatized and more accessible. 

But do not do the BDSM community a disservice by calling the relationship described in the book a BDSM experience. 

(via onehundredbottlesofwhiskey)

25 7 / 2014

treerings-sing:

This is perfect.

treerings-sing:

This is perfect.

25 7 / 2014

25 7 / 2014

lancrebitch:

raksolnikov:

parenting tip: talk to your kids about mental illness. tell them they might have a hard time. tell them they can ask for therapy and medication. tell them they aren’t alone. tell them if your family has a history of mental illnesses and which ones. just fucking talk to your kids and be there for them.

Yes please please do this it could save a lot of suffering

(Source: scullysass, via isitbatman)

25 7 / 2014

socialismartnature:



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I endorse this message.

24 7 / 2014

sdzoo:

Throwback Thursday - January 2013, Panda cub Xiao Liwu makes his public debut.

23 7 / 2014

bl00diedhell:

listoflifehacks:

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SCREAMING WITH LAUGHTER AT THE DISHCLOTH ONE OH MY FUCKING CHRIST

This is awesome. On a semi-related note, IKEA has a plastic paper towel holder that looks like a tall, thin butt plug.

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23 7 / 2014

notfuckingcishet:

seekingwillow:

moniquill:

wifigirl2080:

moniquill:

project-raw:

Enough said!

This ‘YOU CAN DO IT!’ shit needs to be -BACKED-.
I am all for the encouragement of urban gardening, but pretty pictures and platitudes aren’t enough. You need to be out there handing out dirt and seeds and containers, you need to be getting out there and building wheelchair-accessible raised community gardens and building seed libraries and showing people how to hang tomato plants off fire escapes and commandeer city land - and even THEN you don’t say ‘YOU CAN DO IT!’ you say ‘Hey, this is how to do it, if you want in.’
Telling people they can do it isn’t doing shit if you’re not actually showing them how and helping to make it possible.
Growing food instead of lawns is good, but can we PLEASE work on doing things to make it possible?
Maybe give people instructions on how to work with an/or fight their home owner’s association, how to appeal to a landlord, how to address local ordinances, and how to grow stealth food crops as ornamental plants in areas where food gardening is banned. Seriously, they will come bulldoze your shit and then bill you for it.
We need more posts instructing people how to guerrilla garden and found community gardens, and fewer posts saying ‘Grow food, not lawns!’
(Also we need to remember that some people will never be able to invest the money, time, and effort both physical and mental that it takes to have a garden, because they have personal care needs/care of others responsibilities/jobs/illnesses/physical disabilities/other shit to do/do not give a dull fuck about gardening and are perfectly happy with a patch of grass or even astroturf AND THAT IS OK TOO.)

Ok not deter anyone from doing this but just an observation I have about home gardens and shit:
To me it’s funny seeing white ppl with these gardens in their yards, like ur ppl literally destroyed whole ecosystems and forests, killed families of color and destroyed cultures, put them in jails and cities with little to no access to the resources that would enable them to have these plots of land, let alone a house to grow it in, have them situated in food deserts and then u kick them out of wherever they were staying in these under served urban areas, refurbish and buy the homes and set up these little gardens so that u can have fresh kale for ur breakfast smoothies.
Just rlly funny.

^Also 100000000% important commentary. The reason you folks HAVE to fight your HOA and the city to be allowed to grow food instead of lawns is because of -entirely racist- anti-gardening laws that are meant to keep out poor people, poc, immigrants, etc.

__
That last set of commentary.
Urban husbandry; minding chickens, or pigeons. Urban gardening; little kitchen gardens. All the restrictions in cities and suburbs came from racist, sexist and classist laws to prevent minorities, widowed women/single mothers and immigrants from being self sufficient when the ‘goal’ was to assimilate to a particular look/style of white upperclassness. Everyone’s lawn was supposed to mimic Washington’s Mount Vernon and the like.
During WW2 (I know at least in England) some of those bans lifted for ‘victory gardens’ to take stress off infrastructure and rationing and provide fresh foods. And then they flipped right around again because of the possibility of ‘certain people’ moving towards even a touch of prosperity due to some self sustainability.
From Canada to the US, black neighbourhoods that did such were ‘eminent domained’ and knocked down and laws put up to prevent any possibility of return.
Which is another reason I want to slap ppl who go; ‘But even the poor can grow such and such in a few pots on a fire escape or balcony’. NO THEY CAN’T. In many places that’s cause for eviction.

YES! And good luck growing anything when you work 2 jobs just to get by.
And hey shit, I am a white person with a kitchen garden. But I would never call that shit activism or pretend that it is improving the world in ANY way. It’s improving my own life because it’s fun and relaxing and my landlord won’t let me keep a cat so at least I can care for some lettuce now. But kitchen gardening is a really privileged hobby. It is 100% selfish. It is NOT activism. It does not help the people around me in any way. It does nothing to solve structual inequality or polution. It does nothing to change the fact that the environment is being destroyed and the majority of people brutally exploited and oppressed to support my privileges. It does nothing to undo that privilege. In short: not activism.
Activism is fighting to end food deserts, fighting to ban chemicals used in industrial farming that are destroying our world, fighting for the rights of tennants.

Interesting post since I toyed with the idea of growing herbs in my NYC apartment, but since I have no gardening background this soon became daunting as I’d need to spend a chunk of time learning what each plant needs to thrive, what to plant together, not to mention that OF COURSE I can’t put flower pots on my fire escape, it’s there so we can all exit the building safely in case of a fire. I’m not even sure I could have a window box outside a window. I’m a white, educated, middle class woman and this task was too daunting for me. If I was someone with less education, resources, time, etc. I couldn’t even toy with this notion of growing my own food in the city. It’s a great idea to grow your own food, and I’m supportive of urban places offering space for communities to garden, but it’s not as easy at the platitudes imply. Other than inside my apartment, there’s no where I could garden in my neighborhood.

notfuckingcishet:

seekingwillow:

moniquill:

wifigirl2080:

moniquill:

project-raw:

Enough said!

This ‘YOU CAN DO IT!’ shit needs to be -BACKED-.

I am all for the encouragement of urban gardening, but pretty pictures and platitudes aren’t enough. You need to be out there handing out dirt and seeds and containers, you need to be getting out there and building wheelchair-accessible raised community gardens and building seed libraries and showing people how to hang tomato plants off fire escapes and commandeer city land - and even THEN you don’t say ‘YOU CAN DO IT!’ you say ‘Hey, this is how to do it, if you want in.’

Telling people they can do it isn’t doing shit if you’re not actually showing them how and helping to make it possible.

Growing food instead of lawns is good, but can we PLEASE work on doing things to make it possible?

Maybe give people instructions on how to work with an/or fight their home owner’s association, how to appeal to a landlord, how to address local ordinances, and how to grow stealth food crops as ornamental plants in areas where food gardening is banned. Seriously, they will come bulldoze your shit and then bill you for it.

We need more posts instructing people how to guerrilla garden and found community gardens, and fewer posts saying ‘Grow food, not lawns!’

(Also we need to remember that some people will never be able to invest the money, time, and effort both physical and mental that it takes to have a garden, because they have personal care needs/care of others responsibilities/jobs/illnesses/physical disabilities/other shit to do/do not give a dull fuck about gardening and are perfectly happy with a patch of grass or even astroturf AND THAT IS OK TOO.)

Ok not deter anyone from doing this but just an observation I have about home gardens and shit:

To me it’s funny seeing white ppl with these gardens in their yards, like ur ppl literally destroyed whole ecosystems and forests, killed families of color and destroyed cultures, put them in jails and cities with little to no access to the resources that would enable them to have these plots of land, let alone a house to grow it in, have them situated in food deserts and then u kick them out of wherever they were staying in these under served urban areas, refurbish and buy the homes and set up these little gardens so that u can have fresh kale for ur breakfast smoothies.

Just rlly funny.

^Also 100000000% important commentary. The reason you folks HAVE to fight your HOA and the city to be allowed to grow food instead of lawns is because of -entirely racist- anti-gardening laws that are meant to keep out poor people, poc, immigrants, etc.

__

That last set of commentary.

Urban husbandry; minding chickens, or pigeons. Urban gardening; little kitchen gardens. All the restrictions in cities and suburbs came from racist, sexist and classist laws to prevent minorities, widowed women/single mothers and immigrants from being self sufficient when the ‘goal’ was to assimilate to a particular look/style of white upperclassness. Everyone’s lawn was supposed to mimic Washington’s Mount Vernon and the like.

During WW2 (I know at least in England) some of those bans lifted for ‘victory gardens’ to take stress off infrastructure and rationing and provide fresh foods. And then they flipped right around again because of the possibility of ‘certain people’ moving towards even a touch of prosperity due to some self sustainability.

From Canada to the US, black neighbourhoods that did such were ‘eminent domained’ and knocked down and laws put up to prevent any possibility of return.

Which is another reason I want to slap ppl who go; ‘But even the poor can grow such and such in a few pots on a fire escape or balcony’. NO THEY CAN’T. In many places that’s cause for eviction.

YES! And good luck growing anything when you work 2 jobs just to get by.

And hey shit, I am a white person with a kitchen garden. But I would never call that shit activism or pretend that it is improving the world in ANY way. It’s improving my own life because it’s fun and relaxing and my landlord won’t let me keep a cat so at least I can care for some lettuce now. But kitchen gardening is a really privileged hobby. It is 100% selfish. It is NOT activism. It does not help the people around me in any way. It does nothing to solve structual inequality or polution. It does nothing to change the fact that the environment is being destroyed and the majority of people brutally exploited and oppressed to support my privileges. It does nothing to undo that privilege. In short: not activism.

Activism is fighting to end food deserts, fighting to ban chemicals used in industrial farming that are destroying our world, fighting for the rights of tennants.

Interesting post since I toyed with the idea of growing herbs in my NYC apartment, but since I have no gardening background this soon became daunting as I’d need to spend a chunk of time learning what each plant needs to thrive, what to plant together, not to mention that OF COURSE I can’t put flower pots on my fire escape, it’s there so we can all exit the building safely in case of a fire. I’m not even sure I could have a window box outside a window. I’m a white, educated, middle class woman and this task was too daunting for me. If I was someone with less education, resources, time, etc. I couldn’t even toy with this notion of growing my own food in the city. It’s a great idea to grow your own food, and I’m supportive of urban places offering space for communities to garden, but it’s not as easy at the platitudes imply. Other than inside my apartment, there’s no where I could garden in my neighborhood.

(via sinshine)