Posted 1 month ago

verbosetherapy:

I think you can tell a lot about a person by which death in Harry Potter hurt them the most.

It’s a tossup between Fred or Remus and Tonks.

I think what this says about me is that I have good taste in characters. Honestly, everyone else who died had it coming to them or were so minor as to not even warrant notice.

Posted 1 month ago

queen-of-love-and-beauty:

Men who can’t cook, clean, or even do their own laundry are not “cute” and “in need of a woman to care for them.” They are spoiled brats so dependent on gender roles that they never bothered to learn the minimal skills to take care of themselves.

Posted 2 months ago

currentsinbiology:

Young Scientists Say They’re Sexually Abused In The Field (NPR)

In a survey of scientists engaged in field research, the majority — 64 percent — said they had personally experienced sexual harassment while at a field site, and 22 percent reported being the victim of sexual assault.

Most of the people reporting harassment or assault were women, and the vast majority were still students or postdocs.

And for female victims, the perpetrator was more likely to be a superior, not a peer. “This is happening to them when they are trainees, when they are most vulnerable within the academic hierarchy,” says evolutionary biologist Katie Hinde, an author on the study in PLOS ONE. Hinde and her colleagues say this could be a factor in the large number of women who enter scientific fields but don’t continue.

Students work at an archaeological dig near Silchester, England.

Posted 2 months ago

heyitsjnnfr:

I want to let people know about this app, especially for those people who suffer from social anxiety where telephone communications might be triggering or uncomfortable.

It’s called “TalkTo” and is available for iOS devices for FREE here and is also available in Google Play for Android devices! Essentially, it allows you to ask businesses questions by sending a text message instead of calling. For businesses that aren’t set up to answer a text message or an email (it will try to send it either way) a TalkTo agent will make the call FOR you, and then will text you back with the company’s response.

I have used this app to make reservations, check for stock, check store hours, and more. Certain businesses will have a higher response time than others but if you ask ahead of time then you won’t have a problem. I sent a restaurant a question this afternoon (see picture) and i had a response within 15 minutes.

Give it a try!

Posted 2 months ago

yesmissmori:

THINX Underwear:

Thoughtful underwear with hidden powers. For every pair purchased you fund 7 pads to a girl in need.

OH SHIT YOU GUYS THIS COMPANY IS MAKING UNDERWEAR THAT IS STAIN RESISTANT, ANTIMICROBIAL, AND WILL ABSORB UP TO 6 TEASPOONS OF LIQUID BUT STILL LOOKS FUCKING SEXY

AND DID I MENTION THIS PART:

For every pair of THINX you buy, you help one girl in the developing world stay in school by providing her with seven washable, reusable cloth pads

AND WHY IS THAT SUCH A BIG DEAL? HERE’S WHY:

After doing some research, Agrawal says she found that more than 100 million girls in the developing world were missing a week of school because of their periods, and using things such as leaves, old rags, or plastic bags in the place of sanitary pads.

THE SIZES RUN FROM XS TO XXL AND THE PRICES ARE NOT INSANE, THEY’RE OBVIOUSLY HIGHER THAN THOSE 5 FOR $10 SALES AT TARGET BUT YOU WON’T HAVE TO THROW THEM OUT BECAUSE YOU MISCALCULATED YOUR FLOW AND BLED ALL OVER THEM BEFORE YOU COULD GET TO A BATHROOM

I’M SORRY FOR SHOUTING I’M JUST REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS

LIKE HOLY FUCKBASKET IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME

Posted 2 months ago

surnameviet:

NailedIt: Vietnamese & The Nail Industry

This is an American story that has to be told. #NailedIt preserves and unfurls an indelible history, and gives voice to the Vietnamese women who are stalwarts of the nail salon. Although the wave of Vietnamese refugees coming to the US has slowed to a trickle, many Vietnamese have roots in the trade, and continue to use it to put themselves through school, and support their families in an unpredictable economy.

#NailedIt also explores social/environmental issues that Vietnamese Americans currently face in the nail industry, including racial discrimination by regulators, negative portrayals and stereotypes in mass media, workers rights issues, education and the development of “healthy” nail salons and products, which is met with resistance from customers accustomed to discount pricing, and salon owners who have built their business around providing high volume, low overhead service.

In other words, this is the definitive story of Vietnamese Americans and their impact on American culture and the nail industry. Join us and make a difference!!

Posted 2 months ago

ragemovement:

Not just for those in Detroit, but anywhere where the right to water is being restricted or denied!

Posted 2 months ago

Project Muse

loserbeam:

Get Matt Grote to New York. Commission jokes and other pieces!

Hey, so listen. I’ve posted literally thousands of jokes on social media for free over the past couple of years. I’ve even had jokes and articles on Collegehumor, work for which I received zero pay. But in a few weeks, I’ll be moving to New York for grad school. I will have enough money to pay for this, but due to circumstances out of my control I’m not getting my stipend or pay for the job I’ve been working since March until late September. It’s a lot of bullshit.

If I can’t raise some cash, I’m going to end up homeless during at least my first month of grad school. I’m starting an indiegogo campaign so that you can commission me to write material. If you like my stuff, commission a joke or a sketch or something. I’d really appreciate it and you get something out of it.

I love you.

I won’t be able to donate until August 7, when I get paid (one day before the deadline!) so I’m just signal boosting for now. If you’re in a position to help out, please do! Matt’s a really nice guy — anyone who feeds me is alright in my book — and has a versatile sense of humor. He can be wryly amusing, or break out the slapstick and vulgarity, and he mostly does it without shitting all over people who do not deserve to be shat on.

Also he can do math, so maybe you can give him your math homework to do instead of a comedy commission.

Posted 2 months ago

Emperor’s New College

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Posted 2 months ago

sandandglass:

While it’s nice to talk about freedom and all…just remember the Supreme Court last month basically decided corporations were more important than women #freedom

Posted 2 months ago

leahcultice:

Liu Dan & Chen Lin for Baccarat Magazine by Man Tsang

Posted 2 months ago

amypop:

I’m so angry. I will stay angry.

Posted 2 months ago

A man came to our class once,
he claimed to be a fair judge
with daughters he loved.

He asked a question to the class:
“When should a minor be tried
as an adult?”
and students began raising their hand

“murder”
he wrote it up on the board.

“robbery”
he wrote it up on the board.

I said, “Rape”
and he paused, he asked
for clarification

“You mean violent rape?”

“no I mean rape.
It is all the same.”

he looked to a boy
who said “rape only if
he used a weapon and
hurt her.”

and I said, “rape is rape,
whether his weapon is a knife,
drugs, or guilt. She said no.”

he shook his head,
and wrote
“Violent rape” on the board
anyways.

I never understood,
because you can kill somebody
quietly and peacefully with drugs,
or with guns and knives or cars;
but nobody cares if the murder was “violent”

it was still murder.

#yesallwomen by Amanda Katherine Ricketson (via -poetic)
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