Danielle Lavigne

A thing that pisses me off about Irish governments since the crash is how they’re perfectly happy to institute regressive taxes, but they say the entire economy will collapse if you increased taxes on income earned over €100k. They say the well-off will leave if we tax them any more, but all of their economic projections are based on thousands of young people leaving the country in the face of this nation’s bullshit. Dublin has one of the highest per-capita number of millionaires in Europe, but they insist there isn’t rich people money to collect. So many of us buy into this bullshit because it’s easy to accept these “logical”, “reasonable”, “responsible” ideas. They’re so unemotional and masculine, and this way we don’t have to care about people, we just have to “take the pain”. We’re such good little reasonable people, maybe one of the big countries will give us a pat on the head! Grumblerant.

My therapist just told me a joke.

professorfangirl:

timemachineyeah:

So this girl walks up to another girl and says “Hey, have you heard of the Bechdel Test?”

And the other girl says, “Yeah, my boyfriend was telling me about it the other day!”

SIT DOWN.

therothwoman:

Holy shit it’s not just me.

some ways to check your ableism

afrafemme:

  • never spray perfumes in public. 
  • never assume someone can walk with you somewhere. offer to drive, take a taxi or a bus. walking distance can mean different things to different people
  • never assume concepts are “easy.” easy can mean different things to different people
  • never sit in seating for designated disabled passengers. 
  • never complain about someone in front of you going slow or having to wait for someone who is moving slower than you. you don’t know what their needs are. 

pregnantfitmom:

casualblessings:

May you have enough money to pay your bills this month with a little extra left over for a bit of fun.

This is one of the nicest things to wish for someone

What's your Friday bomb drop?
Anonymous

brianmichaelbendis:

what?  like some BRAND NEW JESSICA JONES by Michael Gaydos for the marvel 75th anniversary special??

!!!

ickletayto:

catherineaddington:

I had kind of a nerd-out this morning. But I felt like everyone needed to know about this.

Fascinating

Then one day you turn around and find they’re like a balloon, so far out of reach that they’re up there in the sky, a tiny little speck of color, and you’re not even sure you have hold of the string at all. And, of course, it isn’t as though people were standing still while I was putting my shit back together. They were doing their things, living their lives, achieving their goals, growing and changing. So now as I’m turning around and realizing that there’s distance there which wasn’t there a year and a half ago, that someone(s) I was dearly close to are people at the end of that proverbial string, the question is: are we even friends anymore? Is there a *there* to find? It’s an incredibly painful realization, that the cost of what I’ve been through may be that I’ve been a shitty friend, both due to disconnectedness and to pain, and I have definitely, and may have lost more friends than I know as a result. That’s a price that I didn’t count on paying.

'Sex' doesn't sell. Erosion of female self esteem does. The feeling of superiority over women does. Turning women into 'things' to be studied, scrutinized & judged and then calling it 'sex' does.

Sex doesn’t sell. Objectification does

Sadiqa Thornton (via internetexplorers)

princessbuttcup:

Sophia’s female anatomy lesson benefits everyone

This was my favourite scene because even 5 years ago there would have been no way this stuff could have been on a TV show. A trans woman in a position of power? Actual information about female anatomy? Representation of the issue that some women (and men) are never taught about basic female anatomy? Having a trans woman understand this because she ‘designed her own’? And thus pointing out the difference between sex and gender in one scene? While arguing that biology doesn’t make you a woman because many women don’t even understand the biology and continue to be women? And that some do understand and also continue to be women? I hope they teach this scene in film and media and television classes in years to come like ‘this was the turning point of our society and everything got better from here.’

arcanewinter:

huntersonahotelbed:

oh my fucking god

so i’m reading this harry potter fic

and every now and then there are words like “arseented” and “marseaging” and “arseistance” and i was trying to figure out what the hell is going on

finally i got to the word “parse” and figured it out

they’re american so after they wrote it they did a find and replace to change every “ass” to “arse”

i can’t stop laughing omg

"Word has made 436 replacements."

"That sounds right."

evangeli0n:

avoiding my responsibilities like

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saoili:

shamelesslyunladylike:

himitsubasa:

copperkiwi:

ninjaeyecandy:

4gifs:

Bully messes with karate champ. [video]

The source video is very, very worth watching. A few things to point out:
The young woman in the dark coat is continually trying to escape from the man. She has spoken to him, she’s pulled away, she’s even tried to walk away before he dragged her back. She hit him as a last resort but it didn’t do anything, he just got more aggressive.
The girl in the white jacket was walking by, recognized that a bad situation was happening, stopped, and intervened. At 0:28 she calls the man out, and continues to call him out until he breaks off attacking the young woman in the dark coat and turns his aggression on her. At which point she defends herself—and then she escorts the young woman in the dark coat safely away.
This is a hero.

Bringing this back.

GIRL POWER

The woman in the white jacket is Olga Ivanova, taekwondo world champion. That kick must have hurt like hell.

I watched the gif several times to try to catch the kick that must have hurt like hell. I couldn’t, it goes too fast.

Definitely worth watching the source video if one has the spoons to handle viewing the violence the man inflicts on the woman initally. The end is very satisfying.

saoili:

shamelesslyunladylike:

himitsubasa:

copperkiwi:

ninjaeyecandy:

4gifs:

Bully messes with karate champ. [video]

The source video is very, very worth watching. A few things to point out:

The young woman in the dark coat is continually trying to escape from the man. She has spoken to him, she’s pulled away, she’s even tried to walk away before he dragged her back. She hit him as a last resort but it didn’t do anything, he just got more aggressive.

The girl in the white jacket was walking by, recognized that a bad situation was happening, stopped, and intervened. At 0:28 she calls the man out, and continues to call him out until he breaks off attacking the young woman in the dark coat and turns his aggression on her. At which point she defends herself—and then she escorts the young woman in the dark coat safely away.

This is a hero.

Bringing this back.

GIRL POWER

The woman in the white jacket is Olga Ivanova, taekwondo world champion. That kick must have hurt like hell.

I watched the gif several times to try to catch the kick that must have hurt like hell. I couldn’t, it goes too fast.

Definitely worth watching the source video if one has the spoons to handle viewing the violence the man inflicts on the woman initally. The end is very satisfying.

theawkwardterrier:

The guy in front of me when I was getting ice cream tonight was wearing this.

theawkwardterrier:

The guy in front of me when I was getting ice cream tonight was wearing this.

saphire-dance:

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