Our political system benefits the vast majority of people.– Said the white male in the western world. (via iwanttheairwaves)
Nearly all medicines have toxic, potentially lethal effects. But cannabis is not...– US Department of Justice in 1988 (via pieceinthepuzzlehumanity)
In 2007, Janet Holt of Floresville, Texas, felt swelling in her pelvic area. She...– From a Consumer Reports Magazine investigation into how most implantable medical devices, like artificial joints and heart defibrillators, never undergo testing for safety. A loophole in the FDA approval process, called the 510(k) process, allows major devices to go to market without rigorous...
For many years, sex work was a solution. I could work and go to school. I could...– I Lost My Job as a Teacher Because I Was Once a Call Girl Melissa Petro As I get older I’m realizing, more and more frequently, that George Carlin was wrong about a lot of things. A lot of things. But he was absolutely right about sex work. Selling is legal. Sex is legal. Why is selling sex not...
If you are trying to transform a brutalised society into one where people can...– Adrienne Rich. (via zeezeescorner)
society: ew thick girls
society: ew thin girls
society: ew no makeup
society: ew too much makeup
society: ew you're rude
society: ew you're too nice
society: ew plastic surgery
society: ew you need a makeover
society: ew you're not perfect
society: ew you're too perfect
CA Republicans Sue Hispanic Dem Candidate For... →
sarahlee310: A law firm with ties to the California GOP is deeply bothered to see Mexican-American Jose Hernandez’s name on the ballot for U.S. Congress (that is not the joke yet, but we could probably just stop there, ha ha) because he has listed himself as “astronaut” on the line for his occupation. Hernandez, the son of migrant Mexican laborers, is a recently retired astronaut, a fact the...
dank-potion: So, all the mainstream feminists who ranted about how “women are the n*ggers of the world”, the white LGQBT activists who insisted that “gay is the new Black” and PETA advocates who kept relating the meat industry to slavery? Where the fuck are all of you now? Have you mentioned Trayvon’s death at all? Why are you turning a blind eye to the community you insist on conflating your...
10 tips for maintaining emotional health →
mindfulwellness: Maintain good physical health. This point is so basic it’s often overlooked. Our physical health affects our emotional health much more than we realize. Make sure to eat well, exercise and get plenty of sleep. As Virgil said: “The greatest wealth is health.” Learn to release anger and let go of grudges. Vent if you have to. Shake it off. Walk it off. Harboring anger or ill...
fuck yeah sex education: PLEASE HELP →
duessa: gimpunk: Earlier today fuckthedisabled closed her blog saying, “At this point it is entirely too frustrating, and I do not believe that my presence here is productive.” and then wrote me privately informing me she was committing suicide. I have been trying since then to find…
I don’t care how much sex anyone has, how often they do it, or who they do it...– Charlie Glickman (If You Don’t Respect Sluts, You Don’t Respect Women)
For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.– Noam Chomsky (via noam-chomsky)
Audre Lorde, "Eye to Eye: Black Women, Hatred, and... →
so-treu: all thanks to deliciousKaek! <3
In loving memory of the black girls who died... →
working on my masters in social work...
dayglopsycho: …should already have my doctorate in procrastination.
oppressionisyucky: thefullmetalbitch: Trans 101 for Trans People tranwrecks: A Trans 101 For Trans People You are human. You are worthy of respect. You deserve to be treated with the same dignity as anyone else. There is nothing inherently wrong with your gender. You are not broken, you are not disgusting, you do not deserve to be hurt. You’ve been brought up and live in a world that’s...
Woman (Shaima Alawadi) from Iraq found severely... →
truth-has-a-liberal-bias: EL CAJON, Calif. — A 32-year-old woman from Iraq who was found severely beaten next to a threatening note saying “go back to your country” died on Saturday. Hanif Mohebi, the director of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said he met with Shaima Alawadi’s family members in the morning and was told that she was taken off life support...
logicallypositive: please don’t compare things that aren’t rape or genocide to rape or genocide
Even today, more than a decade later and four years into a severe economic...– How We Cured “the Culture of Poverty,” Not Poverty Itself | Truthout (via sociolab)
Black Woman Shot By Off-Duty Chicago Police...
pearlfectchassi: Source: Ben Bradley / ABC7Chicago.com CHICAGO - A woman shot by an off-duty Chicago police officer on Wednesday morning died Thursday. Family members say she was an innocent bystander and are calling for an investigation into her death. “How could this be justified? They took my sister away from me,” said Martinez Sutton, the brother of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd. The suburban...
All this talk about “hoodies” & looking “gangsta” yet the most dangerous...– (via heyfranhey)
I’m working with a phenomenal Caribbean nanny right now. She is drop-dead...– The Best Nanny Money Can Buy - NYTimes.com Sorry, I cannot stop quoting from that article about “nannies as luxury items”. This one made my jaw drop. (via redlightpolitics)
Little Known Facts about Condoms
sexreeducated: 1) When it comes to HIV,using a condom makes sex 10,000 times safer than not using a condom. 2) There is no medical reason why someone can’t use a condom. Even people with latex allergies can use them — there are latex-free condoms made of polyurethane and polyisoprene. 3) Condoms have been around a long, long time. The earliest known illustration of a man using a condom is a...
(TW for rape) Why Native American Women Are... →
fuckyeahfeminists: A staggering one in three Native American women will be raped in their lifetime—three and a half times the national average. The law Iyotte testified about was designed to cut through the jurisdictional red tape that too often allowed rapists to go unchecked. It also requires the federal Indian Health Service (IHS)—which runs or oversees most reservation-based clinics,...
And yet, because of that randomness of birth, we tend to punish, ignore or fear...– The Welfare Washington Doesn’t Know (via sociolab)
My point is I wasn’t a criminal when I did drugs, no more than you’re a criminal...– Bill Hicks (via skaterboytae)