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"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!

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"John and I have this amazing, wonderful, and loving dog named Penny. We (I) was a little bit afraid of getting a pitbull at first because of the stories in the media but those stories were squashed as soon as we met her. She is such a good dog, the best I have had…"

Signal boost!

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"John and I have this amazing, wonderful, and loving dog named Penny. We (I) was a little bit afraid of getting a pitbull at first because of the stories in the media but those stories were squashed as soon as we met her. She is such a good dog, the best I have had…"

Signal boost!

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An anonymous commenter who identifies her/himself as a funeral director has posted a magnificent rant to a Reddit thread, explaining all the ways that funeral directors con bereaved families into paying for things they don’t need, like $5000 painted plywood boxes and “barbaric,”…

Woah, signal boost for the bereaved.

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Sweaty girls represent.

Yes, this was me in my room all day Sunday and last night, trying to sit still and edit my friend’s 200 page paper. 

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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.

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Just A Heads Up, New Study Says Earth Was Once Covered In Literal Dragons | The Mary Sue

"Cool. Now where we at with unicorns?"

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pbsdigitalstudios:

Bobviously, we love this. 
"What trees paint" via asapscience

Aww.

pbsdigitalstudios:

Bobviously, we love this. 

"What trees paint" via asapscience

Aww.

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Monstrous Bodies: Feminine Power in Young Adult Horror Fiction, by June Pulliam, McFarland, 2014. Info: mcfarlandbooks.com.
"Recent works of young adult fantastic fiction such as Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga have been excoriated for glamorizing feminine subordination. However, young adult horror fiction with female protagonists who have paranormal abilities suggests to female readers the possibility of resisting restrictive gender roles that are presented to them as natural and therefore immutable. In this type of fiction, the “monstrous Other” is a double with a difference, a metaphor of the adolescent girl in Western culture who is pressured to embody a doll-like feminine ideal which is untenable because it deprives her of agency. Monstrous Bodies examines three types of female monstrous Others in young adult fiction—the haunted girl, the female werewolf and the witch—and considers what each has to tell us about resistance to feminine subordination in a supposedly post-feminist world, where girls continue to be pressured to silence their voices and stifle their desires in conformity with contemporary ideas about what it means to be a good woman. June Pulliam teaches courses on horror fiction and adolescent literature at Louisiana State University and edits Dead Reckonings: A Review Magazine for the Horror Field and is the author of Encyclopedia of the Zombie. She lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana."
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1. Subversive Spirits: Resistance and the Uncanny in the Young Adult Ghost Story Chapter 2. Blood and Bitches: Sexual Politics and the Female Lycanthrope in Young Adult Fiction Chapter 3. “An ye harm none, do as ye will”: Magic, Gender and Agency in Young Adult Narratives of Witchcraft Conclusion Chapter Notes Bibliography Index

Awesome! She’s from my hometown as well!

weirdletter:

Monstrous Bodies: Feminine Power in Young Adult Horror Fiction, by June Pulliam, McFarland, 2014. Info: mcfarlandbooks.com.

"Recent works of young adult fantastic fiction such as Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga have been excoriated for glamorizing feminine subordination. However, young adult horror fiction with female protagonists who have paranormal abilities suggests to female readers the possibility of resisting restrictive gender roles that are presented to them as natural and therefore immutable. In this type of fiction, the “monstrous Other” is a double with a difference, a metaphor of the adolescent girl in Western culture who is pressured to embody a doll-like feminine ideal which is untenable because it deprives her of agency. Monstrous Bodies examines three types of female monstrous Others in young adult fiction—the haunted girl, the female werewolf and the witch—and considers what each has to tell us about resistance to feminine subordination in a supposedly post-feminist world, where girls continue to be pressured to silence their voices and stifle their desires in conformity with contemporary ideas about what it means to be a good woman. June Pulliam teaches courses on horror fiction and adolescent literature at Louisiana State University and edits Dead Reckonings: A Review Magazine for the Horror Field and is the author of Encyclopedia of the Zombie. She lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana."

Contents:
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1. Subversive Spirits: Resistance and the Uncanny in the Young Adult Ghost Story
Chapter 2. Blood and Bitches: Sexual Politics and the Female Lycanthrope in Young Adult Fiction
Chapter 3. “An ye harm none, do as ye will”: Magic, Gender and Agency in Young Adult Narratives of Witchcraft
Conclusion
Chapter Notes
Bibliography
Index

Awesome! She’s from my hometown as well!

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"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?? 

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Love him.

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[photo of a school assignment that says: “Writing in Math. Evan told his class that the people in his family have 14 legs altogether. Quinton said Evan must have 7 people in his family. Is Quinton correct Explain why or why not.” The answer given is: “Yes, because 14 : 2 = 7, but not everyone has two legs. Go to www.woundedwarriorproject.org.]
amydentata:

southern-feminism:

Inclusive children go far.

Kids are too smart for this school crap.


Nice.

disabilityinkidlit:

[photo of a school assignment that says: “Writing in Math. Evan told his class that the people in his family have 14 legs altogether. Quinton said Evan must have 7 people in his family. Is Quinton correct Explain why or why not.” The answer given is: “Yes, because 14 : 2 = 7, but not everyone has two legs. Go to www.woundedwarriorproject.org.]

amydentata:

southern-feminism:

Inclusive children go far.

Kids are too smart for this school crap.

Nice.

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