humansofnewyork:

"I started working in the fields when I was five. After that, I worked construction for thirty years. Eight years ago, I was between jobs and I wanted to do something useful, so I started going to school. It took me 8 years to get through middle school, because I could only go to classes when work was slow, but I finished with a 9.3 out of 10. Now I’m moving on to high school. The toughest part is Algebra."

(Mexico City, Mexico)

"The only thing that I saw was incredible acclaim and praise and that’s just me going off of what I’m plugged into which is my fan base of real girls out in the world living their lives and when they saw their favorite actress get up in front of the UN and say what she said, I wish when I was younger, I wish when I was 12 years old I’d been able to watch a video of my favorite actress explaining in such an intellectual, beautiful, poignant way the definition of feminism because I would’ve understood it and then earlier on in my life I would’ve proudly claimed that I was a feminist because I would’ve understood what the word means. So many girls out there say “I’m not a feminist” cause they think it means something angry or disgruntled or complaining. They picture like rioting and picketing, it is not that at all, it just simply means that you believe that women and men should have equal rights and opportunities and to say that you’re not a feminist means that you think men should have more rights and opportunities than women. I just think a lot of girls don’t know the definition and the fact that Emma got up and explained it is I think an incredible thing and I’m happy to live in a world where that happened."

— Taylor Swift on Emma getting hate for her speech

circular-time:

sedxctively-dedxctive:

Katy Manning and Peter Capaldi on the Doctor Who set

That second to last picture though

#somethinginmyeye

squatsandsupernatural:

The number of people to which I have wanted to say this to…

colaeuphoria:

mysticmisfit89:

Meanwhile, in prehistoric Canada…..

What the fuck do you mean prehistoric? Moose are fucking huge.

thediaryofadisappointingman:

Eventually whenever Pavlov heard a bell ring he had an uncontrollable urge to feed a dog.

cinderellsa:

infamymonster:

fuckyeahfemaleyoutubers:

Disney’s Queen Elsa Frozen - Inspired Makeup Tutorial & Disney’s Princess Anna Frozen - Inspired Makeup Tutorial by Ellend Muzzakky

ARE WE NOT GOING TO DISCUSS HOW SHE  FOLDED HER HIJABS TO LOOK LIKE THE HAIR OF THE CHARACTER, THAT IS SUCH A LOVELY AND GREAT IDEA. OHMYGOD

This is so cool

odinsblog:

ruckawriter:

worldoflis:

girldwarf:

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

YAAAAEEESSSSSSS

You know what I like, and feel is so important? That he doesn’t say “Men thinks those are THEIR positions”. He says “We think those are OUR positions.”

As a male feminist, he still doesn’t exclude himself from the group of men.

Damn.

Well said.

We are (still) living in the age of the angry White male…who, unironically, is the beneficiary of 99.999% of society’s benefits 

huffingtonpost:

'Columbusing': when white people think they discovered something they didn't

Want more examples of ‘Columbusing?’ watch the full video here.

(Source: College Humor)

sandandglass:

Stephen Colbert talks to John Lithgow, who plays a gay character in the movie Love Is Strange

anderjolras:

leggywillow:

the-uncensored-she:

theafrikahnpoet:

drziggystardust:

appropriately-inappropriate:

kropotkindersurprise:

An activist from the International Solidarity Movement blocks IDF soldiers from shooting at protesting Palestinians in Gaza, saying “You’re shooting at kids, don’t you understand that? Just pull back!
[video]

Guys. This is a woman grappling with an armed soldier wearing nothing but a jacket.

I think we need to know her name.

Diana Prince 

this is why I wanted to be a war journalist. how powerful is this segment. why did it not make it on the news?

Because Western/US media supports Israel’s war crimes, just as the US funds and arms Israel’s ethnocidal regime.

In case anyone else is like me and didn’t get the Diana Prince joke at first and was super confused (Wonder Woman) and is curious to know who she is, she appears to be Huwaida Arraf (first link to her Twitter, second to her Wikipedia page).

thank you for the links and correct info, leggy

vegan-animallover:

prochoice-or-gtfo:

proudly-pro-choice:

It’s unimaginable and disgusting that this happens to children that don’t even understand what’s happening to them.

-Allie

This girl was lucky to even survive. What a horrible story.
-V

Oh god.

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

prochoice-or-gtfo:

thehomoschedule:

thehomoschedule:

occursamongstthestars:

The women of Tennessee are having their reproductive rights stolen from them. 

Right now in Tennessee, there is a constitutional amendment that is going to be on that ballot in November that will give politicians the unlimited authority to restrict or ban abortion, even in cases of rape or incest or if the life of the mother is endangered. Its called Amendment 1 and it simply goes to far into our private health decisions. Even if you’re against abortion personally, you can see that. Not only that, but similar amendments have passed in all of our border states so, if this passes, women in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri and North Carolina all loose access to safe abortions. And “safe abortion” really is the key word here because this amendment is not going to end abortion. Its going to end safe and legal abortions. Women will still need them and still seek them but will simply be unable to get them in safe and sanitary environments. 

Also, on October 1st, the Hamilton county (the county that the city of Chattanooga falls under) commission is considering a resolution to support Amendment 1. This would mean that the city of Chattanooga itself would endorse the amendment. The city has no right to try to sway voters one or another in a personal issue like this, and we need to let them know that. If you live in or around the Chattanooga area, please join us at the next county commission meeting on Wednesday, October 1st on the fourth floor of the Hamilton County house at 625 Georgia Ave. The meeting begins properly at 9:30 so we urge you to get there no later then 9:00. If you wish to attend, please contact me and I’ll be sure to get you Vote No On One shirts, buttons and stickers. If you can’t attend, please reblog this spread the word! 

The women of Tennessee need you to Vote No On One!  

The Duggars (famous reality tv family with 19 children) were in Nashville recently and voiced their support for Amendment 1 because it stops a “baby holocaust”. 

Also, please support this Facebook page which is the official organization in Tennessee combatting this bill.

Signal boost!

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youbestnotmiss:

vaspider:

scribbleowl:

vaspider:

poppypicklesticks:

anotherstarinthesky:

empresspinto:

nigga-chan:

People need to realize the significance of this post, because when I reblogged it it was just blank so I think some people may not understand what this is trying to say

Adopting an animal (or buying from someone close to you who has recently had puppies, kittens, etc) is not like simply going to the store and buying a toy. You do not just get to throw it away once you are done with it and it stops being cute in your eyes

This is a real living thing that has emotions, needs, and wants, not something to be thrown away when YOU are done after YOU entered at commitment to raise and care for this animal. 

What’s just as bad as dumping the animal off just anywhere you want, whether it be on the side of the road or in a shelter, is that a lot of these animals end up dying after that. Animals are NOT always adopted and strays are not always picked up. Animals can get put down, run over, tortured, and a list of other things 

People should really think about what they are responsible for before they bring an animal into their life

Not to mention that that animal loves you, you are his world, and when you drop him off at the shelter - or worse, in the street - you are abandoning him. He doesn’t know what he did wrong, he thinks you’ll come back, maybe you just dropped him off for a bit and you’ll come back to him.
Not only did you make a commitment, but that animal loves you and throwing them away isn’t just breaking that commitment, it’s throwing away someone who doesn’t understand why you don’t love him anymore and where you went.

This is so important. Animals are NOT toys you just can’t return them because you got bored. Think first before you buy a cute little puppy for your stupid girlfriend or sister or whatever. Okay. This just make me so mad that I can’t keep talking about it. Seriously you have no heart if you do this. Seriously

This shit pisses me off

How could you be so hateful to that poor puppy who loves you 

When we got Lex, he had been stray for some time. We found out not long after we got him that he has seizure syndrome/epilepsy. We’re pretty sure that he was dumped, and that this is why he was dumped. He was on his 11th hour when we rescued him — we spoke up and said we’d foster him literally within the last hour to two before he would have been put to sleep. It’s gruesome, people. (That’s really what it’s like for people who work in rescue — running up to the wire trying to find foster situations for dogs who are within hours of dying).

Not too long after he came from the shelter, and he decided he was not our foster but he would be staying with us forever, we had to take him to the vet. We put him in the back of the big old car that we had at the time, and the back seat was down. Poor Lex was sliding all over the place, trying to control his big old clumsy Lab/Airedale self.

We pulled over at the side of the road so that my spouse could put the back seat up and get Lex more comfortably situated… 

… and Lex crawled back into the back corner of the car, tucked his tail under his body, and started freaking out, shaking and crying. I’m convinced the only reason he didn’t piss himself in fear is because we’d just walked him before putting him in the car. 

That was when we knew for sure that someone had pulled over and thrown him out of a car.

After that first vet visit, when we brought him home at the end, Lex became more comfortable with the car, and now he trusts us to take him in the car and bring him home.

Dogs remember. Dogs know. Dogs have rich emotional lives of which their people are the center

Here are my two cents: so do cats. They aren’t as demonstrative, but people who think that cats don’t bond with their owners are uneducated at best. The first cat I adopted, Bunny, has the same sorts of attachment/abandonment issues that any dog in the same situation would have. He was dumped by a family in north Philly and lost his tail to gangrene while he was a stray. And he still cries for twenty minutes every night when I go upstairs to bed because he doesn’t like when I’m out of his sight. I’ve taken him across the country with me and he’s still afraid I’ll leave him behind.

Reblogging, as always, for commentary. My dad’s cat sits on his travel case when he is packing to go away on business, and when he moves the case off of the bed, she will burrow under the covers of their neatly-made bed.

do not do not do not adopt a pet unless you are ready for everything that comes with it. Your dog may never be a dog who plays fetch, may always be a chewer, may have separation anxiety, may have chronic illnesses or allergies. Do not adopt a dog unless you are certain that you will continue to enjoy spending time with them until they’re so old they can’t run to the door to greet you anymore. Pets depend fully on you for their physical and emotional needs. They need you to play with them and look out for their health, and they notice when you leave. If you need an animal fix, go to your local shelter and play with the animals. Volunteer to foster a grown dog before you adopt a puppy. If you don’t like hanging out with that one, don’t. buy. a. puppy. Don’t be selfish.

And for god’s sake learn about positive reinforcement training. If I have to deal with one more cesar millan fan I’m going to peel my own skin off.

© OCTOMOOSEY