Jumble of Thoughts

Aug 31

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“Fuck, my tea.” — me approximately an hour after every time I make tea (via peachiecreme)

(Source: madopiano, via recreationalcannibalism)

In the 1930s, men’s nipples were just as provocative, shameful and taboo as women’s are now, and men were protesting in much the same way. In 1930, four men went topless to Coney Island and were arrested. In 1935, a flash mob of topless men descended upon Atlantic City, 42 of whom were arrested. Men fought and they were heard, changing not only laws but social consciousness. And by 1936, men’s bare chests were accepted as the norm.

So why is it that 80 years later women can’t seem to achieve the same for their chests? Why can’t a mother proudly breastfeed her child in public without feeling sexualized? why is a 17-year-old girl being asked to leave her own prom because a group of fathers find her too provocative?

[…] I am not trying to argue for mandatory toplessness, or even bralessness. What I am arguing for is a woman’s right to choose how she represents her body — and to make that choice based on personal desire and not a fear of how people will react to her or how society will judge her. No woman should be made to feel ashamed of her body.

” — Scout Willis, in XOJane, on Instagram’s nudity policy and why she recently strolled the NYC streets topless. Solid essay all around. I found this piece particularly interesting because I’d never heard about the men’s nipples thing. (via batmansymbol)

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madlori:

jmathieson-fic:

mumblingsage:

decodethefallenmoon:

molokoko:

amazing

“Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”Shut up already.

The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 
And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier.  Her dad has ALS.  The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.
This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp.  And they did.  She posted pics.
So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.

madlori:

jmathieson-fic:

mumblingsage:

decodethefallenmoon:

molokoko:

amazing

Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”

Shut up already.

The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 

And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier.  Her dad has ALS.  The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.

This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp.  And they did.  She posted pics.

So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.

(via do-you-have-a-flag)

missgaley:

A brilliant FemShep cosplayer who deserves her own post.  I wish I’d gotten her name because I believe she said this was her first cosplay (or first cosplay with armour?) and I basically ran up to her like a kid on Christmas day, she was so pretty and nice.

missgaley:

A brilliant FemShep cosplayer who deserves her own post.  I wish I’d gotten her name because I believe she said this was her first cosplay (or first cosplay with armour?) and I basically ran up to her like a kid on Christmas day, she was so pretty and nice.

(via parasini)

avocadoclock:

Mawa’s bwessing ‘pon you!
Remember Maramal and Dinya Balu, aka the hippie Priests of Mara in Riften who can get you married? If you listen to their idle conversations, you’ll find out that they’re in fact happily married and expecting a child.
Now, Skyrim is somewhat lacking in cute interracial mer-human babies, so why not draw them with their little girl while taking a happy family trip to the Riften market?
(Sketchbook Pro, 14-16 hrs.)

avocadoclock:

Mawa’s bwessing ‘pon you!

Remember Maramal and Dinya Balu, aka the hippie Priests of Mara in Riften who can get you married? If you listen to their idle conversations, you’ll find out that they’re in fact happily married and expecting a child.

Now, Skyrim is somewhat lacking in cute interracial mer-human babies, so why not draw them with their little girl while taking a happy family trip to the Riften market?

(Sketchbook Pro, 14-16 hrs.)

(via parasini)

thepunkrocker:

thescentofsouls:

I’ll respect your opinion as long as your opinion doesn’t disrespect my existence.

THIS PHRASE SHOULD BE WRITTEN EVERYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD 

(via ollivander)

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Aug 30

minicanada:

THIS IS MY FAVOURITE TWEET EVER

minicanada:

THIS IS MY FAVOURITE TWEET EVER

(via brb-makingmischief)