19 7 / 2014

kinkyturtle:

it’s interesting but also terrifying to see the ways that capitalism has shaped our language and how we talk about bodies. can you be useful? can you be a productive member of society? can you work? can you make money? that is all this comes back to. so much ableist and fat phobic rhetoric is, at its core, does your body enable you to produce capital. if not, then you are useless and don’t deserve humanity. 

I’ve learned this during my 6 month recuperation. I still feel pretty fucking useless by usual standards. I’m not full time again yet.

(via sinshine)

19 7 / 2014

sociolab:

It’s funny how I’ve grown up hearing that the United States is the greatest country on earth only to reach adulthood and find out that many other countries handle education, healthcare, gun control, incarceration (as in less people, not more), and the overall economy better that we do and they spend less money doing it.

I feel like all this patriotism is just overcompensating.

(via sinshine)

18 7 / 2014

twinkleofafadingstar:

frida kahlo was a disabled politically active woman of color who deliberately fucked with gender roles and don’t you ever forget it

(via isitbatman)

18 7 / 2014

17 7 / 2014

irisblasi:

theatlanticcities:

“‘There’s always that joke that there’s a Starbucks on every corner,’ says Justin Grimes, a statistician with the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington. ‘But when you really think about it, there’s a public library wherever you go, whether it’s in New York City or some place in rural Montana. Very few communities are not touched by a public library.’
In fact, libraries serve 96.4 percent of the U.S. population, a reach any fast-food franchise can only dream of.” 
There are more public libraries (about 17,000) in America than there are McDonalds (about 14,000) or Starbucks (about 11,000).
Read: Every Library and Museum in America Mapped
[Click here for the original map]

This makes me happy.

irisblasi:

theatlanticcities:

“‘There’s always that joke that there’s a Starbucks on every corner,’ says Justin Grimes, a statistician with the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington. ‘But when you really think about it, there’s a public library wherever you go, whether it’s in New York City or some place in rural Montana. Very few communities are not touched by a public library.’

In fact, libraries serve 96.4 percent of the U.S. population, a reach any fast-food franchise can only dream of.” 

There are more public libraries (about 17,000) in America than there are McDonalds (about 14,000) or Starbucks (about 11,000).

Read: Every Library and Museum in America Mapped

[Click here for the original map]

This makes me happy.

(Source: thisiscitylab, via sinshine)

16 7 / 2014

maniclaughter:

raggediandi:

ghostgif:

when you yell “puppy!” at a lil doge and they get happy and wag their lil tail like “yess!! i am a puppy!! a baby dog!!! thank you!!!!!!”

When you yell “puppy!!!!” At an old doge and they wag their tail and get all happy like “yes I am still a little doge thank you for noticing! !”

I call all dogs puppies.

(via lesandbarnlife)

16 7 / 2014

thehandbehindthepen:

la-belle-poubelle:

theclearlydope:

WORTH SEEING: Kacy Catanzaro becomes the first woman to make it to Mt. Midoriyama. She’s amazing. 

YAAAAAASSSSSSSS OH MY GOD

Okay this is honestly UNBELIEVABLE! Because of her height she’s had to exert SO MUCH MORE muscle in half of these obstacles and the agility at which she does it in is crazy! Mad props to her, holy crap.

(via isitbatman)

16 7 / 2014

hungryhungryhiddles:

travelingbythoughts:

this is the greatest thing i’ve ever seen

THIS GIF LITERALLY JUST MADE MY ENTIRE WEEK A THOUSAND TIMES BETTER

Is it wrong that I’m 41 years old and yet I feel so happy for Cookie Monster seeing this? He must be in heaven.

hungryhungryhiddles:

travelingbythoughts:

this is the greatest thing i’ve ever seen

THIS GIF LITERALLY JUST MADE MY ENTIRE WEEK A THOUSAND TIMES BETTER

Is it wrong that I’m 41 years old and yet I feel so happy for Cookie Monster seeing this? He must be in heaven.

(Source: camiivalee, via mydrunkkitchen)

16 7 / 2014

notfuckingcishet:

stfusexists:

everyjoyitbrings:

collectivecrack:

White American males constitute only 33% of the population. Yet, they occupy approximately:

  • 80% of tenured positions in higher education
  • 80% of the House of Representatives
  • 80-85% of the U.S. Senate

(Source: collectivelyfrivolous)

15 7 / 2014

watershiphobbits:

If you are a man who thinks it’s funny to make misogynist jokes purely to make your female friends uncomfortable/angry, then you are a misogynist.  It is not “just a joke.”  You literally are finding humor in the discomfort and dehumanization of women.  You are not helping, you are not making satire.  You are just being misogynist.

(via sinshine)