WASHINGTON POST: "Of last year’s 100 highest-paid... →
inothernews: Yes, by all means, let’s continue to give corporations and the wealthiest tax breaks. Because they’re creating jobs with all that cheddar.
He had heard her say, so many times, that a society that approved of making...– John Irving, The Cider House Rules (via johnirvingthings) what the actual fuck is this fuckery I don’t even (via unfriendlyatheist)
You think he belongs to you because you want to belong to him. Don’t. It’s a bad...– Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon (via graham-bailey)
Study finds daycare is more expensive than college →
stfuconservatives: But no, please, continue to restrict abortion access AND cut programs for the poor. MORE EXPENSIVE THAN COLLEGE
The next time you want to tell a little girl how cute she is, try something else...– Really good article Don’t Dumb Girls Down. Check it out here. (via jngaio) This is a nice short article.
Black communities will decide when they are bored with black history month. LGBT...– Ourben (via droppingthefbomb) Ourben, I love you (via anticapitalist)
World-Renowned Chef Karl Wilder Tries Living on... →
peecharrific: stfuconservatives: Still think people on food stamps have it too good? Chef Karl Wilder is trying to feed his family on the budget equivalent of what they would receive on food stamps. He’s been documenting his meals on his blog as part of an awareness campaign for the San Francisco Food Bank. He just finished his two months on a food stamp budget, and he says, “I admit to being...
I feel as if I’m always on the verge of waking up.– Fernando Pessoa (via mirroir)
Climate Adaptation: Wikileaks: Climate change and... →
climateadaptation: The US Embassy reported that rising sea waters could also kill off the rice paddies of the Bangkok plains that contribute to Thailand’s status as the world’s largest rice exporter. ”Other Asian mega-cities such as Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City face similar inundation scenarios.” The cable observes…
Can fat people be healthy? A provocative new study shows that obese people who...– CBS article on a new weight study via @Fatheffalump on Twitter (via shallanelprin)
Femmephobia can also be seen in marketing. We have diet soda, and we have diet...– On Femmephobia | No, Seriously, What About Teh Menz? (via zaftiggles) can I use this post to comment on my hatred of gendered Happy Meal toys because i really hate those (via squintyoureyes)
this ain't livin': Charitable Appeals and the... →
Charity, you see, is for the deserving poor. The selected recipients chosen for profiles are carefully cultivated by charities and the organisations that do the profiles; a journalist who approaches a charity for a story will get a list of carefully vetted clients to interview, and the charity will exercise extreme caution when it selects people. Thus, a journalist talking about the food bank...
Talking To An Abortion Clinic Protester →
greaterthanlapsed: faded-as-my-jeans: I don’t really get a clear answer out of her when I talk about abortion as a feminist issue. She indicates that she finds that concept to be a misdirection, when it should be about the children. “They always think, ‘It’ll ruin me, it’ll affect my life’,” she says. “Well, you shouldn’t have laid down and done what you did. It’s the farmer’s principle,...
How To Encrypt BitTorrent Traffic →
anticapitalist: More and more ISP’s are limiting and throttling BitTorrent traffic on their networks. By throttling BitTorrent traffic the speed of BitTorrent downloads decrease, and high speed downloads are out of the question. The list of ISP’s that limit BitTorrent traffic, or plan to do so is growing every day, and according to the BBC, the ‘bandwidth war’ has begun. Are you not sure if...
The Unfriendly Atheist: Cleric breaks 7-year-old’s... →
nonplussedbyreligion: I mostly target christianity because its the religion I was raised in. However, I am absolutely appalled by all religions and the evil that come out of them. ~ nonplussed ************************************************************ VEHARI: A cleric tortured a…
Yeah, I really should be.: Fat is not an evil... →
madamethursday: liquornspice: steepedinburningflowers: fresafresca: “…fat people (especially fat women) die every year because they walk into doctors’ offices with complaints that are ignored by doctors who can’t see past fat. Shortness of breath? Lose weight. Whoops, that was…
Women's Health and Lives at Risk Due to Religious... →
rabbleprochoice: This is an article about how dangerous religious-affiliated hospitals are to women’s health in regards to pregnancy complications. This is becoming a growing problem and if you are pregnant and experience complications I implore you to go to any hospital that is NOT affiliated with a religion. You could die if you experience a miscarriage and go to a Catholic-affiliated hospital...
Don't criticize the Bible until you've actually...
anticapitalist: livingonmusicals: And I mean actually read it page by page, all the way through. Not just a few little Old Testament verses you took out of context. You make yourself look just as ignorant as the people you’re criticizing. Atheists/Nonreligious people have been show to know more about the bible than christians. How about you read the Origin of Species and other science...
When Bias Is Stronger Than The Profit Motive →
atomicsocialist: letterstomycountry: Malcolm Gladwell argues professional sports don’t operate like a normal business, citing former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey as an example. Even though it would have boosted attendance in the 1940s and 1950s, the Red Sox integrated the team very late in the game: Yawkey was not just a racist, in other words. He was a racist who put his hatred of black...
Women that would have kicked your ass, a history... →
WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE BODY SHOP? - a criticism of... →
almaswithinalmas: EXPLOITING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES The Body Shop claim to be helping some third world workers and indigenous peoples through so-called ‘Trade Not Aid’ or ‘Community Trade’ projects . In fact, these are largely a marketing ploy as less than 1% of sales go to ‘Community Trade’ producers , and it has been shown that some of these products have been sourced from...
From White Racist to White Anti-Racist →
privilegecheck: Detailing different stages white people go through in developing awareness to racism. A great read
[Their issues are] anti-abortion, anti-gay rights — but they also have … the...– A new Christian movement that seeks to take dominion over politics, business and culture in preparation for the end times and Jesus’s return, is becoming more of a presence in American politics. On today’s Fresh Air, Rachel Tabachnick, who researches the religious right, explains its beliefs and...
So in the DSK rape case, we’re supposed to believe that an African immigrant...– Sherry Wolf (via jessrosney) there’s nothing more to say about this. (via listofnow) YES. THIS. YES THIS YES THIS YES THIS YES THIS. (via thecurvature) No. We are supposed to believe that even if she didn’t decide to do any of those things, since she is not as blameless and sinless as the...
Better Red than Dead: The Stimulus: Why the... →
atomicsocialist: Alright, so in the field of economics, there is plenty of discussion about the stimulus and if you are interested in economics you probably know a thing or two about it, or at least know the arguments that both sides use so I’ll keep it short and not waste your time Democrats and psuedo…
Ms. Magazine | Top Ten Historic Advances for... →
kungfucarrie: becauseiamawoman: This is SO IMPORTANT I can’t help but notice these not only impact women, but in many cases elderly.
Capitalism is not interested in freedom, and neither are landlords.– Ourben. This whole post is extremely quoteable. I stole the idea of quoting it from atomicsocialist though. brilliant post. (via anticapitalist)
Realize that anyone who tries to put you down about your appearance is assuming...– Skeptifem (in this interview: http://teenskepchick.org/2011/07/14/teen-skepchick-interviews-skeptifem/ ) Oh, wow. I never thought about it this way before. I am going to try to keep this in mind! (via special-k-art) Yet another corollary to “I do not live to fucking please you”, which is fast...
The Unfriendly Atheist: ~mind control in cults~ →
death-candy: Mind Control Mind Control is a suite of psychological techniques that cult leaders attempt to control their members with. Mind Control is not some magical device which can take away peoples’ free will. In other words it does not turn people into some sort of remote control… wow. Title should be: mind control used by cults, government, religion, corporations and basically...
We must make it clear that a platform of ‘I hate gay men and women’ is not a way...– Jimmy Carter, relevant now more than ever. (via gaywrites) Jimmy Carter is so BAMFY, it hurts. There’s also this. Former President Jimmy Carter issued a statement Sunday announcing he is severing all ties with the Southern Baptist Church due to their treatment of women. A devout Southern Baptist...
Hate of Church and State: Market Anarchy and... →
anticapitalist: I’m a market anarchist. I support meritocracy, but I believe that the workers have a right to their labor, and the arbitrary owner of capital does not get to choose the value of labor, but the market should. That’s why workers should unite and take control of the materials they use to create…
I think there’s a serious problem. The minute that the Republican Party becomes...– GOP presidential hopeful Jon “call me crazy” Huntsman, on ABC News’ This Week, when asked about Rick Perry’s stance on evolution and climate change. Distinguishing yourself from the pack: you’re doing it right. (via pantslessprogressive) Notice this tweet he tweeted in response to Rick Perry’s...
get free or die tryin'.: periodp00ps: tw rape i... →
periodp00ps: tw rape i think the difference between men getting raped by women and women getting raped by men is not something ridiculous like “men can’t be raped” or “women can’t rape” - they’re both equally harmful and devastating acts - but that we live in a culture that actively…
Best Wedding Pictures Ever →
ginger—gal: I want to be friends with this couple. CLICK THE LINK!!!