"I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged."
: I am not Mike Brown. (via fitle-tight)
Damn, I could not have said this better myself!
Are you bored by dinosaurs? Then you’re in luck, my jaded friend: according to a new study published recently in ZooKeys, the Earth used to be ruled by Azhdarchidan pterosaurs–massive, toothless winged creatures named from the Persian word for dragon. Fuck yeah.
According to the new study, the variety of locations where Azhdarchidan remains have been discovered hint that the creatures dominated the skies worldwide throughout the Cretaceous period. The dragons are believed to have been the last of the pterosaurs, and, unlike their predecessors, were toothless (the better with which to emit giant gulps of fire, I’m presuming. In other news, someone at DreamWorks has access to a TARDIS)…
Just in case Azhdarchidan’s awesome name alone doesn’t have you stoked, fossils show they were also some of the largest flying animals to ever exist, with wingspans between 10-12 meters. The dragons are thought to have been most common in lakes, rivers, beach environments, and anywhere that needed a pinch of magic.
Just A Heads Up, New Study Says Earth Was Once Covered In Literal Dragons | The Mary Sue
"Cool. Now where we at with unicorns?"
"when we bought and paid for ads in airports across six anti-woman states pointing out how awful their local policies are, guess what happened? Our ads got censored.
That’s right—local tourism officials freaked out and scrambled to reject our ads. They realize that if women know the truth, they’ll spend their tourism dollars elsewhere.
We’ve got their attention, and we refuse to be silenced when it comes to policies like mandatory vaginal ultrasounds and unequal pay for equal work…
No politician wants to be caught putting one of their state’s key industries at risk, and if even a small percentage of women change their vacation plans, it’ll put enormous pressure on the right-wing politicians in these states to back off their war on women.
That’s why we launched this campaign aimed at six states with major tourism industries and appalling policies toward women: Florida, Nevada, Louisiana, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Texas.
But when we launched the campaign we were counting on being able to reach lots of travelers with relatively small, supertargeted ad buys in airports.
So with local tourism officials banning our ads in airports, we’re going to have to expand our budget to have the same impact. Can you chip in $20?” - Ultraviolet email
Is it even legal for paid-for ads to be banned? Shouldn’t they get their money back??