White women’s feminisms still center around equality…. Black women’s feminisms demand justice. There is a difference. One kind of feminism focuses on the policies that will help women integrate fully into the existing American system. The other recognizes the fundamental flaws in the system and seeks its complete and total transformation.
Brittney Cooper | Feminism’s ugly internal clash: Why its future is not up to white women (via america-wakiewakie)

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paticmak:

October moods #2

paticmak:

October moods #2

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The idea is that since the main goal of all private corporations is to make money, they’ll be much more willing than the government is to cut costs and eliminate waste. The result, conservatives and libertarians say, will be more efficient, responsible, and responsive services. That’s the theory, at least. In reality, privatization of public services has been a total disaster wherever it’s been tried. And, as a new report from the Center for Media and Democracy shows, it’s also created huge opportunities for fraud and corruption. The report, which was released today and is titled “Pay to Prey,” focuses on how Republican governors in states all across the country used the cover of privatization to enrich campaign donors and political cronies. The worst culprits include some the biggest names in Republican politics.

A Red State Privatization Horror Story (via azspot)

Privatization only lowers costs when profits are higher at lower costs (i.e. when raising costs will lower the rate of purchase enough that any benefits gained by having a higher price point are canceled out). Services that are necessary to live, literally or in terms of functioning in society, inherently have a captive consumer base. Anyone who can afford to pay for whatever it is must do so, and thus corporations only have to lower costs enough to get the highest number of people possible paying. And when they have a captive consumer base, they only have to provide the minimum amount and quality of service and maintenance.

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warblerlandredvines36:

allmymisery:

Every single one of your actions suddenly becomes epic when you listen to this

I play this in my car while I’m driving.

I’m getting married and walking down the aisle to this song

I decided this a long time ago

Try petting the cats to this.

Ima just gon reblog this a seventh time okay

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2,602,187 plays

gay update: getting gayer

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thecertifiedfangirl:

acontemplativedrunk:

ameliacgormley:

chinese-shibe-artist:

professorcheesums:

holyfandombatman:

twerkin-fo-jesus:

pokemoncards:

connivingwitch:

beyoncespregnantstomach:

CHILDHOOD BACK

AND CALVIN IS WITH THE GIRL THAT HATED HIM ASFHAGS

im crying a lil bit


I need this in my tumblr forever.

is anyone gonna talk about how his kids name is bacon???

HE’S WITH SUZIE THAT WAS MY CHILDHOOD OTP

..this is real.
CHILDHOOD

who names their kid bacon

Calvin and Hobbes were Reformation-era philosophers, as was Frances Bacon. I’m better his daughter’s name is actually Frances, but he calls her by the appropriate last name of the philosopher, just as Calvin and Hobbes are last names.

OH THE FEELS! THE ABSOLUTE FEELS!

OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD. OH. MY. GAAAAAAAAAWD.

I’M FREKING OUT

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Negative Perceptions

e-n-t-p:

ENTP- Too unrealistic/ uncommitted
INTP- Lost inside of their head too often
INTJ- Too apathetic about people
ENTJ- Too controlling
ENFP- Too talkative
INFP- Can’t decide what they want
INFJ- Too quiet
ENFJ- Too sensitive
ESTP- Self-contradicting
ISTP- Too focused on improving things they can come off as ungrateful
ISTJ- Perfectionist
ESTJ- Too dependent on structure
ESFP- Arrogant
ISFP- Too clingy
ISFJ- Too paranoid/ stressed
ESFJ- Think they always know what’s right

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Can we officially call this terrorism? Because I am calling it that. Because it’s exactly what this is and what it has been from the beginning. This organized, dedicated, on-going, online harassment is terrorism directed at women in an attempt to silence them. And when women don’t shut-up, the threats escalate.

Will law enforcement please start taking the targeting of women online seriously?
Online Threats Against Women Now Officially Terrorism | Skepchick (via thatgothlibrarian)

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Why is it not helpful to say “not all men are like that”? For lots of reasons. For one, women know this. They already know not every man is a rapist, or a murderer, or violent. They don’t need you to tell them.

Second, it’s defensive. When people are defensive, they aren’t listening to the other person; they’re busy thinking of ways to defend themselves. I watched this happen on Twitter, over and again.

Third, the people saying it aren’t furthering the conversation, they’re sidetracking it. The discussion isn’t about the men who aren’t a problem. (Though, I’ll note, it can be. I’ll get back to that.) Instead of being defensive and distracting from the topic at hand, try staying quiet for a while and actually listening to what the thousands upon thousands of women discussing this are saying.

Fourth—and this is important, so listen carefully—when a woman is walking down the street, or on a blind date, or, yes, in an elevator alone, she doesn’t know which group you’re in. You might be the potential best guy ever in the history of history, but there’s no way for her to know that. A fraction of men out there are most definitely not in that group. Which are you? Inside your head you know, but outside your head it’s impossible to.

This is the reality women deal with all the time.

- #NotAllMen: How Not to Derail Discussions of Women’s Issues (via http://www.slate.com/)

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dadatavis:

London in 1300

dadatavis:

London in 1300

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