A man admittedly followed and killed an innocent teenager, and was declared not guilty.
States are passing laws allowing guns in public schools.
Women are losing their reproductive rights at an increasingly alarming rate.
Riots are tearing through the streets in cities all over the world.
College tuition keeps rising, sending a generation into debt as soon as they are entering the adult world.
Education funds keep getting slashed.
Privacy no longer exists.
Corporations now have the same rights as people, and the funds to actually protect them.
Through loopholes, many U.S. Corporations pay a lower tax rate than middle class families.
States are now passing more voter ID laws and similar laws that only affect the lower class.
The corporate giant, Monsanto, has pretty much purchased and bribed its way into every grocery product on the shelf, resulting in food becoming less and less like, well, food. There are reasons Cancer rates are getting worse.
Likewise, Monsanto is making sure small American farmers are ran out of business. Also, their constant pesticide use is killing bees and other insects, causing dire environmental issues.
The mass media is more concerned with pop culture and trends, than the real issues the world is facing.
Human population is ever growing, and at rapid rates. It can’t just continue this way.
We have put so much trash in giant landfills all over our world and in our oceans. We are killing our planet.
By planet you mean we are killing ourselves.
Can we also pay attention to the fact that there aren’t just political problems going on???
I mean, seriously, I have been trying to tell everyone, BUT NO ONE IS EVEN REBLOGGING THE ARTICLES THAT COULD SAVE A LIFE
While all this is happening, the Pacific Ocean is being contaminated by not just trash, but Radiation.
There was a leak in the Fukushima power plant that has now poisoned the entire Pacific Ocean.
Some think that oh, maybe it will go away with time. Sure, it will, in about 16 million years. Yes, you read that right. Due to the long half life of iodine-129, the whole ecosystem of the Pacific Coast will be contaminated pretty much forever.
Here is the radiation levels in the ocean.
Everyone needs to wake up.
The government needs to be set straight. They were hiding this information so that people don’t panic. Well, now everyone’s gonna die and not know why.
Shit is going down, and we need to make sure EVERYONE knows EVERYTHING that is happening in this place we call home.
Holy fucking shit
fukushima is one of the scariest things going on and it’s literally getting less attention than that real houswives couple who are going to prison.
whoa whoa whoa not cool guys read pls
The shittiest thing about our government is that literally EVERY issue has become political fodder. I can almost guarantee that Fukishima isn’t getting any news not because they don’t want people to panic, but because neither side is going to gain any political power or any votes by talking about it. It can’t help their political agendas, or gain them any power, so why bother with it?
(Goofy side note: some people who are allergic to fish or shellfish can actually eat it if it’s irradiated — my dad had a friend who that was true of. I mean, it’s not healthy, but since we’re all going to die or radiation poisoning and cancer anyways, may as well enjoy a nice a lobster. :P)
At the poker table in Atlantic City...
- (Read the following with east coast accents)
- Guy from another poker table: (shouts) Hey Rufio is here!
- Guy from my poker table: What's a Rufio?
- Drunk Guy from my poker table: You know, Rufio! The kid from "Hook" who took over the Lost Boys when Peter Pan left then got killed and then Peter Pan avenges his death!
- Guy from my poker table: What the fuck?
- Drunk Guy from my poker table: The fuckin Rufio! You know, the fuckin Asian Spanish kid with the Mohawks!
"I don’t see why learning about Native Americans is such a big deal, it’s not like they’re relevant anymore. Could you also not use the term ‘white people,’ because I think it’s offensive."
-Second Year International Studies Major
silver-sass.tumblr.com (via shitrichcollegekidssay)
Basically my whole life. :|
Reblogging because somehow this seems related to the inane discussion friends and I were having with someone who didn’t understand the concept of institutional racism. In every way that we individually and collectively tried, he didn’t get it or refused to get it.(via diyhomesteading)
Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.
Anonymous asked: What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?
50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.
It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.
While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.
Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it.
It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.
I am printing this out and slipping it into the copy of of FSoG that my 67 year old mother borrowed from her older neighbor.
Along with some excerpts of highly improbable fan-fiction that demonstrate in contrast how mind numbingly terrible the actual writing is okay.
Alright. Thank you.
I will then make sure this book gets passed on in a book swap with said attachment “book marks”.
JOHNNY UTAH IS SECRETLY THE HIGHLANDER maybe
#4. “Keanu Reeves and Nic Cage Are Immortal”
Several Internet eons ago (in 2011), a man emerged from the depths of the abyss bringing secret, dangerous knowledge: The entity we know as “Nicolas Cage” is immortal, and quite possibly a vampire. A few years earlier, we had already found out that another popular person we have come to call “Keanu Reeves” is equally ageless, having lived throughout the ages under various guises that include the French silent-film actor Paul Mounet and the legendary 9th-century emperor Charlemagne.
Hate being woken out of a good sleep because of my allergies. Damn allergies. Had to take my meds. Good thing they make me drowsy. I will succumb to the drowsiness and Innis the Z Monster to begin his song. I’m so tired.