nifflerstorm:

thesampala:

nifflerstorm:

swooshmami:

White privilege is finding your name on a Coke bottle

#text #oh my god #OH MY GOD #PLEASE SHUT THE FUCK UP #THEY GATHERED 250 OF THE MOST COMMON NAMES#ONLY 250 #THERE ARE A LOT MORE FUCKIGN NAMES IN THE WORLD #SO A LOT FO FUCKING PEOPLE DONT HAVE THEIR NAME ON A FUCKING COKE BOTTLE #PLEASE GET OVER YOURSELF #ITS JUST A COKE BOTTLE #GOD DAMN #wank (thesampala)

Most Popular Names (Male and Female): (Source)

Algeria: Mohamed and Fatima

Brazil: Miguel and Sophia

India: Aarav and Saanvi

Malaysia: Muhamad and Nor

Taiwan: Chia-hao (家豪) and Shu-fen (淑芬)

Japan: Hiroto and Yuina

Philippines: John Paul and Althea

Czech Republic: Jakub and Eliška

You let me know if all of those common names made it on a Coke bottle.

omg

courtney stop

i think you ignored the part where i say its literally just a coke bottle

No, I got that part when you screamed it in the tags. And it’s not just a coke bottle. It’s a microaggression and those build up. Quickly.

10318 notes • 1 day ago

Anonymous said: "11.5% of surveyed parents admitted to, despite recommendation from the physician, refusing at least one vaccination for their child." My mother refused a vaccine for me because it was an STD vaccine and she trusts I won't have sex yet. I don't think it's a bad thing that she refused a shot that would be meaningless for me so far, since I'm young. I'll take it when I'm older.

southern-feminism:

I’m not saying refusing an HPV shot is as severe as refusing a measles shot, because it isn’t, but there is nothing wrong with administering an HPV shot to a teen who claims to be not sexually active (if they want it). First of all, parents can be hostile toward their kids about sex, especially if they think they are “too young” to have sex. Physicians often give teens the option of the “for the ~*future*~” shot in case the teen actually is having sex and is too afraid to say so. Second, getting an HPV shot before you are sexually active is not useless??? The HPV vaccine definitely lasts 10 years, and probably lasts 25 (the only reason we don’t know is because it hasn’t been around that long yet). I don’t see why you would wait until after you’re sexually active to get a vaccine for something that you can catch the first time you have sex. You don’t know for sure when you’ll want to have sex. You may want to get the shot before you’re interested in sex so you don’t have to try and halt your feelings to go to the doctor and get a shot (if you’re having sex with someone with a penis, a condom isn’t a guaranteed protection against HPV).

I don’t think your mom should have refused the vaccine. She should have asked you. If you’re old enough to get the vaccine, you’re old enough to decide if you want it.

Not related to your argument about the statistic, but I think you should have gotten the vaccine. Refusing it is not the same as refusing a more serious vaccine, but your mom’s reasons for declining aren’t very good ones. Vaccines like flu and HPV are optional and people who decline them aren’t putting others in danger like those who decline MMR vaccines for their kids (and their kids don’t have an issue that prevents them from being vaccinated), but just judging by your situation, I would recommend that you at least look into the vaccine for yourself and really think about if and when you want it. You definitely don’t know enough if you call it an “STD vaccine.” You need to at least know what it’s for so you can decide if you want or even need it.

Now, I’m only assuming this vaccine was for HPV. The only vaccine-preventable STDs are hep A, hep B, and HPV. If you don’t know what it was for, you need to find out. If your doctor was recommending a vaccine for hep A/hep B, you should have gotten it. You actually should have been vaccinated for both as an infant. Both of these forms of hepatitis can be spread easily outside of sex and you should be vaccinated!

But in relation to your argument about the statistic, I wouldn’t consider “Hey, do you want your sexually inactive kid to get the HPV vaccine?” a recommendation. I would consider a physician recommendation to be more along the lines of “Your kid needs this vaccine.” A physician can’t order you to do anything, so I strongly believe a physician’s recommendation is as close to telling the patient or parent to do something as they can get, and physicians don’t usually strongly recommend HPV vaccines to sexually inactive children, but they will give the option.

megandeth said: Also, Gardasil is a series of shots administered over a six month period. Something to take care of well in advance of becoming sexually active.

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micdotcom:

One statistic sums up why The New York Times suddenly stood up for legal marijuana

 The racial bias of marijuana arrests is one of the New York Times editorial board’s key arguments for repealing prohibition.
The logic is simple. In the 40 years since the current ban was enacted, black and white Americans have used cannabis at comparable rates.
Bad for everyone. Worse for black people.

micdotcom:

One statistic sums up why The New York Times suddenly stood up for legal marijuana

 The racial bias of marijuana arrests is one of the New York Times editorial board’s key arguments for repealing prohibition.

The logic is simple. In the 40 years since the current ban was enacted, black and white Americans have used cannabis at comparable rates.

Bad for everyone. Worse for black people.

(via fyeahcracker)

1455 notes • 1 day ago • TAGS: important  
feelknower93:

equivalent experiences: having to see a hotter guy date a girl who you want to date, being harassed

feelknower93:

equivalent experiences: having to see a hotter guy date a girl who you want to date, being harassed

(via veganbutt)

1283 notes • 2 days ago

queermarcobodt:

"you’re too young to know what your sexuality is" said the straight person to a queer teenager 

"he’s such a ladies’ man" said the straight person about a 6 month old baby that doesn’t know what a lady is

(via hellyeahprochoice)

75992 notes • 2 days ago

(Source: urgabe, via punkswithcleankitchens)

383 notes • 2 days ago

theuppitynegras:

piccolowasablackman:

mgann-morzz:

McDonald’s worker arrested after telling company president she can’t afford shoes.

"A woman who has been employed by the McDonald’s Corporation for over 10 years says she was arrested last week after she confronted the company president at a meeting and told him she couldn’t afford to buy shoes or food for her children.

Nancy Salgado, 26, told The Real News that she felt like she had to speak out during McDonald’s USA President Jeff Stratton’s speech at the Union League Club of Chicago on Friday for the sake of her children.

“It’s really hard for me to feed my two kids and struggle day to day,” she shouted as Stratton was speaking. “Do you think this is fair, that I have to be making $8.25 when I’ve worked for McDonald’s for ten years?”

“I’ve been there for forty years,” Stratton replied from the podium.

“The thing is that I need a raise. But you’re not helping your employees. How is this possible?” Salgado asked.

At that point, someone approached Salgado and informed her that she was going to be arrested.

She later recalled the encounter to The Real News’ Jessica Desvarieux.

“The strength was very powerful, like, just remembering the face of my kids, like I say, you know, just simple things like I can’t provide a pair of shoes like everybody else does, sometimes every month, or anything like that,” she said. “And he needs to know we are what all the employees at McDonald’s are going through. We’re struggling day to day to provide our needs in our houses, things for our kids. And it’s just–it gets harder and harder with just the poverty wage they have us living in.”

“They just told me, you know, well, you’re being under arrest because you just interrupted, you trespassed the property. You’re just going to go to jail,” Salgado added. “And what I remember just telling them, ‘well, like, so, because I have to speak out my mind and I had to tell the president the poverty wage I’m living in, that’s just against the law?’ You know, just be able to speak up your mind and say, you know what, I can’t survive with $8.25? It’s just — it’s ridiculous that I’m going to get arrested. You know.”

Salgado, who is still working at McDonald’s, said she had her hours cut following the arrest and feared further retaliation.

“The CEOs make millions and billions a year and why can’t they provide enough for their employees?” she wondered.”

I think that this is beyond awful for many reasons. People can’t afford to live off of the wages that they are given currently, and can’t even speak out against it. I know tumblr is great for spreading important news like this, so please help me get the word out to support this woman.

omg

this is terrifying

(via fightingforanimals)

50819 notes • 2 days ago
yeltsinwasright:

kosherqueer:

armisael:

i know its supposed to be like social list but did anyone think this through

organize the things you love, like the economy

collaborate in the workplace

yeltsinwasright:

kosherqueer:

armisael:

i know its supposed to be like social list but did anyone think this through

organize the things you love, like the economy

collaborate in the workplace

(via veganbutt)

9538 notes • 2 days ago
fightingforanimals:

altruisticmorgan:

sonnetstockmar:

tentacritters:

11:03AM GMT 31 Oct 2008
 Staff believe that the octopus called Otto had been annoyed by the bright light shining into his aquarium and had discovered he could extinguish it by climbing onto the rim of his tank and squirting a jet of water in its direction. 
 The short-circuit had baffled electricians as well as staff at the Sea Star Aquarium in Coburg, Germany, who decided to take shifts sleeping on the floor to find out what caused the mysterious blackouts. 
 A spokesman said: “It was a serious matter because it shorted the electricity supply to the whole aquarium that threatened the lives of the other animals when water pumps ceased to work. 
 “It was on the third night that we found out that the octopus Otto was responsible for the chaos. 
 “We knew that he was bored as the aquarium is closed for winter, and at two feet, seven inches Otto had discovered he was big enough to swing onto the edge of his tank and shoot out the 2000 Watt spot light above him with a carefully directed jet of water.” 
 Director Elfriede Kummer who witnessed the act said: “We’ve put the light a bit higher now so he shouldn’t be able to reach it. But Otto is constantly craving for attention and always comes up with new stunts so we have realised we will have to keep more careful eye on him - and also perhaps give him a few more toys to play with. 
 “Once we saw him juggling the hermit crabs in his tank, another time he threw stones against the glass damaging it. And from time to time he completely re-arranges his tank to make it suit his own taste better - much to the distress of his fellow tank inhabitants.” 
This is one smart octopus.

No but for real though scientists have theorized that if the octopus had a longer life span, they would create underwater civilizations THAT IS HOW SMART THEY ARE

JUGGLING THE HERMIT CRABS

This is an intelligent and very bored animal. Showing clear signs that he is not content in captivity. For goodness sake.

fightingforanimals:

altruisticmorgan:

sonnetstockmar:

tentacritters:

11:03AM GMT 31 Oct 2008

Staff believe that the octopus called Otto had been annoyed by the bright light shining into his aquarium and had discovered he could extinguish it by climbing onto the rim of his tank and squirting a jet of water in its direction.

The short-circuit had baffled electricians as well as staff at the Sea Star Aquarium in Coburg, Germany, who decided to take shifts sleeping on the floor to find out what caused the mysterious blackouts.

A spokesman said: “It was a serious matter because it shorted the electricity supply to the whole aquarium that threatened the lives of the other animals when water pumps ceased to work.

“It was on the third night that we found out that the octopus Otto was responsible for the chaos.

“We knew that he was bored as the aquarium is closed for winter, and at two feet, seven inches Otto had discovered he was big enough to swing onto the edge of his tank and shoot out the 2000 Watt spot light above him with a carefully directed jet of water.”

Director Elfriede Kummer who witnessed the act said: “We’ve put the light a bit higher now so he shouldn’t be able to reach it. But Otto is constantly craving for attention and always comes up with new stunts so we have realised we will have to keep more careful eye on him - and also perhaps give him a few more toys to play with.

“Once we saw him juggling the hermit crabs in his tank, another time he threw stones against the glass damaging it. And from time to time he completely re-arranges his tank to make it suit his own taste better - much to the distress of his fellow tank inhabitants.”

This is one smart octopus.

No but for real though
scientists have theorized that if the octopus had a longer life span, they would create underwater civilizations THAT IS HOW SMART THEY ARE

JUGGLING THE HERMIT CRABS

This is an intelligent and very bored animal. Showing clear signs that he is not content in captivity. For goodness sake.

118053 notes • 2 days ago

Anonymous said: Do you think weed should be legalized?

Yes, but people need to realize that there are more important things. Weed, or at least other substances from the marijuana plant, can save lives, make dying easier, and/or help with chronic illnesses. BUT, weed legalization is getting the attention and progress it needs. We are progressing with nation-wide legalization, or at least decriminalization, while other issues, like immigration (to remain relevant to the picture you’re probably referring to) are being ignored and are even getting worse.

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