sweetpeche:

JUST IN TIME FOR EASTER

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catsbeaversandducks:

Meerkats make the best photographer’s assistants EVER.

Via BuzzFeed

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weloveshortvideos:

Who’s that pokémon? - Vine by SBKC Phoolies

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strugglingtobeheard:

cynique:

popculturebrain:

Leading Men Age, Leading Women Don’t | Vulture

There are more charts if you click through.

I’m so glad this info graphic is going around, because so many people don’t realize how ageism and misogyny play hand in hand and how the sexualization of young girls play into this.

and how absolutely normalized it is via media such as popular film

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anarcho-queer:

If Wal-Mart Paid Its Employees a Living Wage, How Much Would Prices Go Up? (2:02)

This video crunches the numbers on how much Walmart, the single biggest beneficiary of the food stamp economy, might have to raise prices across the board to help a typical worker earn a living wage.

This video was created by Slate magazine and Marketplace. It’s part of a series entitled The Secret Life of a Food Stamp.

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cartoonpolitics:

"It was working men and women who made the 20th century the American century. It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of middle-class security all bear the union label." ~ Barack Obama

cartoonpolitics:

"It was working men and women who made the 20th century the American century. It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of middle-class security all bear the union label." ~ Barack Obama

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eugeniced:

ausphin:

1ocus:

The average person was a 1 in 18,000 chance of being murdered.

If the person is trans, that chance turns into 1 in 12 chance of being murdered.

Think about that for a moment. 

How disgusting is it, how disappointing is it,

how monstrous is it that being a trans person makes you more than 1000 times more likely to be killed

Seriously I can’t even string together enough words to represent how utterly abominable that is

1 in 8 for the brown girls

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beecauseiamme:

ignite-my-veins:

ifyou-werehere:

rqficrecs:

Jenny Farrell (Katherine Heigl) has led an openly gay life - except with her conventional family. When she finally decides to start a family and marry the woman they thought was just her roommate, the small, safe world the Farrell’s inhabited changes forever. They are left with a simple and difficult choice - either change with it or drown. 

Last November, MM Productions completed principal photography on the film “Jenny’s Wedding” and they are currently in post production. 

Made independently, this film is the kind of movie the studios used to make all the time. It is about real people, the problems they face, and the personal courage it takes to resolve them. It is also about transformation and love.

Both moving and funny, it has an important message to send, and our goal is to ensure it reaches a wide audience.

HELP the filmmaker’s of ‘Jenny’s Wedding’

Donate here: GOOD CAUSE

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omg are you kidding me, how fucking cute 

FUCKING DONATE!!!

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sadbisexual:

tryna cheer up a friend whom you really adore is so hard its like trying to convince the sun of its own warmth

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anarcho-queer:

Mass Incarceration In The U.S.

The video doesn’t mention the slave labor prisoners are forced to endure or the racist and incredibly disproportionate incarceration rate by ethnicity but it is otherwise informative.

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Q
I've wanted to join the Peace Corps for a long time, and I was going to asked to be placed in Ghana, but now after reading this blog and ones like it I'm worried I'm coming across as one of those "white savior" people...
Anonymous
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alterthecolorofmymind:

thisisnotafrica:

Beulah: Here you go. 

  1. Don’t assume those you intend to help even wanted your help.
  2. You are not there to ‘help’ anyone. Help assumes you are in authority and they depend on you.
  3. You are there to work with people.
  4. Those people are not charity cases: they are human beings with feelings history and personal identities.  Like you. Treat them as such.
  5. That means stop thinking its so goddamn ’beautiful’ to hold a black child’s hand or ‘inspiring’ when you wear their clothes and practice their customs or ‘amazing’ when you see a person wear western clothes.
  6. You’re exotifying people based on racist and ignorant ideas you had of them. Go back to no. 4
  7. The people you work with don’t exist to make you/your life look better.
  8. Don’t assume you know what’s best for them.  Ask. Listen.
  9. Listen to them more than those you view as your ‘equals’ (fellow volunteers/white ppl)
  10. Don’t expect those you work with to be thankful to you.  They didn’t ask you to work with them in the first place. 
  11. You are not there to ‘save the day’.
  12. Treat them the way you treat your friends; be there for them when they want/need you, offer advice but don’t act [snooty] if they don’t take it. 
  13. You do not have all the answers.  Nobody does. So don’t act like you do. It shows. 
  14. Don’t describe those you work with as ‘underprivileged’ or other demeaning  eurocentric words.  What you are doing is comparing your own life to theirs and assuming everyone wants the type of life you have. Go back to no. 6 & 7

(this also goes for working with kids, women’s groups, people with certain disabilites etc. whether in your own country or abroad.  Feel free to add more points that hasn’t been covered and reblog.  End the White Saviour Complex) 

original source found here

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