vixyish:

solarbird:

xgenepositive:

mmmahogany:

#john barrowman is having none of your misogynist bullshit

i love that barrowman’s response also distances him from the contestant
"hahahaha women do laundry right john?  you with me, john?"
"don’t lump me in with you, you fucking martian”

This is what I’m talking about when I keep saying that men have to deny the endorsement. This guy wanted Barrowman’s tacit support or agreement for his sexism, as part of bonding through humour. John went nope.

Bolding mine.

(Source: kaniehtiio, via cyderpunk)

priceofliberty:

ragingcommonsense:

sirdukeiii:

ragingcommonsense:

sirdukeiii:

talkstraight:

For all you “oil companies are evil giants out to eat children” people.

is this accurate?

My dad, grandpa, great uncle, and uncle all work for Oil Companies in one form or another and this is accurate. At least for the tax on consumers.
There’s another tax for the producers of the oil.

But what about the profit? Do they make less of a profit than the government?

Oh hell yeah the Government makes more off of oil than the companies that produce it do. At the very least as far as fuel like gas and diesel go.
There are all kinds of federal and state taxes on it.
Nowadays it’s around 18¢ a gallon on average that oil companies earn. Then the gas stations have to make a profit and are also being bled by the government in one way or another.
If oil had just one tax on it, the price change would be drastically reduced.
But instead it’s bled out with taxes all over the place in every which way the government can take it. Whether it’s a tax on the consumer, producer, or distributor.
Oil and gas companies actually make a LOT more of a profit in other ways and on the other products that are made by petroleum than they do from the gas and diesel that run cars. In comparison the money they make from gas and diesel is almost chump change.
Oil goes into a massive variety of other products we use on a daily basis all across the United States.


Don’t forget about the ethanol racket.

priceofliberty:

ragingcommonsense:

sirdukeiii:

ragingcommonsense:

sirdukeiii:

talkstraight:

For all you “oil companies are evil giants out to eat children” people.

is this accurate?

My dad, grandpa, great uncle, and uncle all work for Oil Companies in one form or another and this is accurate. At least for the tax on consumers.

There’s another tax for the producers of the oil.

But what about the profit? Do they make less of a profit than the government?

Oh hell yeah the Government makes more off of oil than the companies that produce it do. At the very least as far as fuel like gas and diesel go.

There are all kinds of federal and state taxes on it.

Nowadays it’s around 18¢ a gallon on average that oil companies earn.
Then the gas stations have to make a profit and are also being bled by the government in one way or another.

If oil had just one tax on it, the price change would be drastically reduced.

But instead it’s bled out with taxes all over the place in every which way the government can take it. Whether it’s a tax on the consumer, producer, or distributor.

Oil and gas companies actually make a LOT more of a profit in other ways and on the other products that are made by petroleum than they do from the gas and diesel that run cars. In comparison the money they make from gas and diesel is almost chump change.

Oil goes into a massive variety of other products we use on a daily basis all across the United States.

Don’t forget about the ethanol racket.

(Source: amarkedman)

excessunrated:

veganfoody:

20 cool and useful kitchen tools! 

Some of my personal favorites are: veggie spiralizer, high powered blender, garlic press, veggie peeler and sharp knives!

Do you have a favorite kitchen tool or appliance?

This is pornographic.

(via lillabet)

melissasoup:

writeswrongs:

tony-starked:

rabbleprochoice:

gynocraticgrrl:

Tough Guise: Violence, Media & The Crisis in Masculinity

with Ed. M, Ph.D Jackson Katz

Same for mass shootings which are almost entirely done by white males.

If it was done by, literally, ANYONE ELSE of any other race or gender, I can’t even IMAGINE the shit that would be said by people.

I read somewhere, someone had this theory that the reason shootings are mainly committed by white males is because when women or poc feel alienated, depressed, etc, we are trained to keep it to ourselves, whereas white men are raised with a sense of entitlement that allows them to make their own problems everyone’s problem.

I wonder if it is true for shooting or for road rage or both or neither.

the bolded!

This is a really good documentary.

(via anar-fem)

Teaching Consent to Small Children

afrafemme:

A friend and I were out with our kids when another family’s two-year-old came up. She began hugging my friend’s 18-month-old, following her around and smiling at her. My friend’s little girl looked like she wasn’t so sure she liked this, and at that moment the other little girl’s mom came up and got down on her little girl’s level to talk to her.

“Honey, can you listen to me for a moment? I’m glad you’ve found a new friend, but you need to make sure to look at her face to see if she likes it when you hug her. And if she doesn’t like it, you need to give her space. Okay?”

Two years old, and already her mother was teaching her about consent.

My daughter Sally likes to color on herself with markers. I tell her it’s her body, so it’s her choice. Sometimes she writes her name, sometimes she draws flowers or patterns. The other day I heard her talking to her brother, a marker in her hand.

“Bobby, do you mind if I color on your leg?”

Bobby smiled and moved himself closer to his sister. She began drawing a pattern on his leg with a marker while he watched, fascinated. Later, she began coloring on the sole of his foot. After each stoke, he pulled his foot back, laughing. I looked over to see what was causing the commotion, and Sally turned to me.

“He doesn’t mind if I do this,” she explained, “he is only moving his foot because it tickles. He thinks its funny.” And she was right. Already Bobby had extended his foot to her again, smiling as he did so.

What I find really fascinating about these two anecdotes is that they both deal with the consent of children not yet old enough to communicate verbally. In both stories, the older child must read the consent of the younger child through nonverbal cues. And even then, consent is not this ambiguous thing that is difficult to understand.

Teaching consent is ongoing, but it starts when children are very young. It involves both teaching children to pay attention to and respect others’ consent (or lack thereof) and teaching children that they should expect their own bodies and their own space to be respected—even by their parents and other relatives.

And if children of two or four can be expected to read the nonverbal cues and expressions of children not yet old enough to talk in order to assess whether there is consent, what excuse do full grown adults have?

(via cyderpunk)

When children attend schools that place a greater value on discipline and security than on knowledge and intellectual development, they are attending prep schools for prison.

Angela Davis (via thinksquad)

You see, the biggest myth in all of fitness and nutrition is that people fail because they’re lazy about exercise… that they fail because they didn’t have the willpower to “eat less, move more.”
Skinny people love to tell this to fat people, and fat people love to beat themselves up about it when they fail. I should know this very well. I’ve been on both sides before.

Don’t know about you, but I’m tired of seeing the “eat less, move more” fitspo. 

Click here to read the whole article. It’s worth it, trust me.

(via fitocracy)

This article is worth reading. And it’s a summary of a point I try to make every. single. day.

(Source: fitocracy, via fitocracy)

"But a female dummy didn’t become a mandatory part of frontal crash tests until last year. For all this time, the average American guy stood for us all.

That may have had a substantial impact on women’s auto safety. If airbags are designed for the average male, they will strike most men in the upper chest, creating a cushion for their bodies and heads. Yet small women might hit the airbag chin first, snapping their heads back, potentially leading to serious neck and spinal injuries.

In some cases, according to tests with female mannequins, small women were almost three times as likely as their average male counterparts to be seriously injured or killed. A study of actual crashes by the University of Virginia’s Center for Applied Biomechanics found that women wearing seatbelts were 47 percent more likely to be seriously injured than males in similar accidents.”

Why Carmakers Always Insisted on Male Crash-Test Dummies — Taming the American Idol (via daily-denial)

ugh

(via stfufauxminists)

I really wish there were a single word that meant “disgusted and speechless but also not at all surprised”

(via stfusexists)

(via iamthethingwithfeathers)

herricaneamber:

vstr:

fitocracy:

Always remember to get your protein.

My plight.

Me when I have the late break at work

(Source: gargoyles42, via the-big-bang-fitness)

catbountry:

ex-wife:

did-you-kno:

Source 

"When I got my first cat, it changed me. There is something about holding a cat that makes your anger melt away. And if someone does something that upsets me—I have to remember my cat. I can’t keep my cat if I get into trouble.”

"I asked if Major Cabanaw had concerns for the safety of the cats. “Of course, we always want to ensure the safety of the cats, and the staff is great about keeping an eye out for them. But mostly, it’s the offenders keeping them safe. I have never once seen an offender kill his own cat. We screen them to be sure they have no history of animal abuse. But I’ll tell you this, there was a guy killed in here because he had spit soda pop onto someone else’s cat.”"
Wow.

catbountry:

ex-wife:

did-you-kno:

Source 

"When I got my first cat, it changed me. There is something about holding a cat that makes your anger melt away. And if someone does something that upsets me—I have to remember my cat. I can’t keep my cat if I get into trouble.”

"I asked if Major Cabanaw had concerns for the safety of the cats. “Of course, we always want to ensure the safety of the cats, and the staff is great about keeping an eye out for them. But mostly, it’s the offenders keeping them safe. I have never once seen an offender kill his own cat. We screen them to be sure they have no history of animal abuse. But I’ll tell you this, there was a guy killed in here because he had spit soda pop onto someone else’s cat.”"

Wow.

(via thatqueerchick)

stfusexists:

faineemae:

queenofadodi:

Men had no problem violating women’s bodies while they had on corsets, petticoats and farthingales, so what the fuck makes you think a short skirt has anything to do with it? 

Men also have no problem violating women’s bodies while they wear a niqab, hijab and burqa, some of the most covered form of clothing. So basically, what the fuck makes you think clothes have anything to do with it?

Super relevant. 

(Source: morenamagia, via the-big-bang-fitness)

laliberty:

Giant Portrait Shows Drone Operators That People Aren’t “Bug Splats”

From where a drone operator’s sitting, one blurry blob of pixels looks almost exactly like the next blurry blob of pixels, which is how the term “bug splat” worked its way into modern military slang as a way of referring to a kill. Now, though, a giant art installation in Pakistan wants to show drone operators that its people are anything but anonymous white blobs—and that that “bug splat” belongs to an actual human being.

laliberty:

Giant Portrait Shows Drone Operators That People Aren’t “Bug Splats”

From where a drone operator’s sitting, one blurry blob of pixels looks almost exactly like the next blurry blob of pixels, which is how the term “bug splat” worked its way into modern military slang as a way of referring to a kill. Now, though, a giant art installation in Pakistan wants to show drone operators that its people are anything but anonymous white blobs—and that that “bug splat” belongs to an actual human being.

(via cyderpunk)

I’ve been called worse things by better people.

Pierre Trudeau (via supermodelgif)

(via cataliewood)

So I spent $166 at the optometrist’s office

after insurance.

Couldn’t even afford to get my glasses filled afterwards.

mothernaturenetwork:

Artist wraps shelter dogs in a cape of whimsy
It’s no secret that a good pet portrait may increase the chances of a shelter animal getting adopted. Hungarian digital artist Sarolta Bán is taking this concept a step further with her latest project, “Help Dogs with Images.” She’s on a mission to transform run-of-the-mill shelter photos into whimsical digital manipulation masterpieces.