this might go over the heads of some of the kids on here.
did you just
This is the greatest post I have ever seen because it is both a pun and a harsh truth.
I showed this to my 11 year old brother and asked him if he knew what it was. He looked at it for a few seconds and said
"I dunno. a printer?"
Please restore my faith a little.
I do NOT mean excusing the wrongs and abuse that goes on within these industries. I mean supporting sex workers and their agency, and supporting them in their choices.
No, no and no. REBLOG this please, this shouldn’t be allowed and we need to spread the word to everybody about this injustice!
The actual news article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2726219/Yasmin-Thomas-victim-disgusted-walked-free.html
It’s time for all countries to stand up and say no more special treatment based on gender, race or sexual orientation.
yeah ok but fuck rightwingtoday this is not “special treatment” the sentiment is literally “women are weak they can’t assault people” or “pretty white women don’t deserve jail” this is some misogynistic racist shit, not “special treatment” fuck off rightwingtoday
"Racist Misogynistic Shit"
A snippet from an article on Huffington Post about what it means to be working poor.
Pretty spot on…
I got into an argument today with someone who is a landlord, and they were outraged, outraged, to find that their evicted tenants owned an Xbox 360. Never mind that the console was ten years old and worth perhaps $50 on Craigslist, they were outraged that their evicted tenants did not sell it, along with the very clothes on their back, to pay their back rent. I tried to explain to him that when you are $1800 in back rent, $50 isn’t even a dent in that debt. Why bother? Why bother selling that $50 item if it isn’t going to get you any less evicted? If it’s not going to save you, you’ll hold on to it. Money becomes meaningless when you’ll never have enough to hold onto. You just let it flow like water through your hands. It’s all gone anyways, no matter what you do. It was gone before it ever touched you.
This is what middle-class people and above never understand.
Seriously, this is so beyond true. When people say, “A head of lettuce costs $2, why is this person buying an unhealthy burger?” consider that the head of lettuce won’t actually create a meal and requires the purchase of several more items—and you may literally only have $2 to your name, so you need something that’s actually a meal (and fast food provides that cheap meal). This is why we eat top ramen multiple nights a week—not because we’re too stubborn to “learn” healthy eating and healthy “shopping habits” but because we’re literally dirt poor, literally fucking negative bank balance poor.
When people complain that a poor person buys Starbucks, consider that maybe that $3 latte (and, yeah, I notice you always calling it a $5 drink, then $6 drink, and progressively higher from there as you complain more and more) is a short pleasure that will ease the fucking horribleness of life for a few hours, and that the maybe $10-$30 poor people could save in a month by not buying sbux will not actually ever possibly accumulate into enough wealth to shift their circumstances, like seriously that sbux for those few hours is doing more to improve a poor person’s life quality than saving that money would. and yeah, maybe we’d have like $120-$360 saved at the end of the year (at the cost of losing those small pleasures), but in situations that call for breaking into the savings (car purchases, broken limbs, etc) you’re a fucking fool if you think that even makes a dent in the kind of money we’ll owe. car prices, medical prices… those are fucking mystical numbers we can’t even fucking imagine paying. $3 latte? yeah, I can do that.
and yeah, maybe we have an flat-screen HDTV—well, for fucking starters, NO, those don’t fucking cost $1000 anymore you goddamn fool, not the ones we fucking buy, they’re like $350 or less, and flat-screens are LITERALLY the only type of TV for sale anymore, it’s not some fucking luxurious Rich People version. but you know what? that TV provides hours and hours and hours of comfort and fun and pleasure (hey, we want to feel good too—again, that is not a Rich People-only version of life). and again, the $350 or whatever it’s worth won’t make a dent. We will owe rent monthly, and selling that TV provides one sum. Selling it does not provide us with consistent income to deal with our ongoing expenses. It makes no fucking sense to sell something for a flat amount and be out what little we have when we will continue to owe and owe and owe and pray to God our next paycheck covers all of our expenses and PLEASE don’t let me get sick or hurt because then i’m fucking done, literally actually done and permanently unable to repair my destroyed credit in order to scrape my way to the lower middle class just so i can survive with some marginal amount of comfort
Nintendo Comic Peach > Any other Peach.
she will always be princess toadstool to me.
DO YOU SEE THIS? DO YOU? ALL OF YOU WHO HAD WRITTEN OFF PLUTO, WHO HAD CROSSED IT OFF YOUR PLANET LIST? REMEMBER HOW IT WAS ‘TOO SMALL” TO BE A PLANET? HOW NASA, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION REMOVED ITS PLANETARY STATUS AND CHANGED ITS NAME TO 134340? HOW EVERYONE THEN CONSIDERED THERE TO BE EIGHT PLANETS, NOT NINE?
BUT SOME OF US REMAINED LOYAL TO PLUTO. IT WAS NEVER FORGOTTEN. AND NOW HERE WE ARE, AND JUSTICE IS UPON US AFTER 8 YEARS.
BECAUSE GUESS WHAT? PLUTO HAS AT LEAST FIVE MOONS, A PRETTY BIG NUMBER FOR A ”DWARF-PLANET”, HUH? ESPECIALLY WHEN EARTH, QUITE BIGGER THAN PLUTO AND AN OFFICIAL PLANET ONLY HAS ONE. AND GUESS WHAT ELSE? ERIS, THE PLANET WHICH EVERYONE THOUGHT TO BE BIGGER THAN PLUTO, MAY NOT BE BIGGER AFTER ALL. AND THE BEST PART IS THAT PLUTO HAS AN ATMOSHPERE. THAT’S RIGHT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, A SUPPOSEDLY NON-PLANET HAS AN ATMOSPHERE. AGAIN, ISN’T THAT IMPRESSIVE?
SO LOOK AT THIS. NEW FINDINGS, AND A NEW AGE FOR PLUTO. AN AGE OF RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION. AND ALLOW ME TO CLOSE THIS -somewhat aggressive-PRESENTATION OF OPINION WITH THE MOTTO OF THE PLUTO APOLOGISTS: VIVA LA PLUTO!
Get “Viva la Pluto” to be a trending tag
The Pluto fandom doesn’t fuck around
WHAT DO YOU MEAN EIGHT YEARS?!!!!
There are objects in the Kuiper belt larger than Pluto, and Titan has an atmosphere, but it’s a moon, not a planet. Here’s a more balanced article, that discusses the criteria for planetary status and brings up some important points this poster left out.
What I don’t understand is why people take Pluto’s planetary status as a personal slight. Calling Pluto a planet or a dwarf planet changes nothing about Pluto’s physical state. It doesn’t cease to exist. It’s just terminology. I’d wager that the vast majority of people who reblogged this can’t even name the other large TNO’s without googling it, and those TNOs are exactly why we reconsidered Pluto’s planetary status in the first place.
Don’t fuck with Pluto.
again, sailor moon is coming back and pluto going to be reclassified as a planet. coincidence, I THINK NOT!!!
Anecdotes by medical practitioners"A woman came in for a baby check with her 6-month-old and she had what looked like chocolate milk in the baby’s bottle. So he started explaining to her as kindly as he could that she shouldn’t be giving her baby chocolate milk. At which point she interrupts him and says, ‘Oh that isn’t chocolate milk. It’s coffee! He just loves it!”
"I had a patient come in for an STD check. She was very upset and continued to tell me that she only had one partner. Progressing through my assessment, she further divulged that even if he was sleeping with other people it shouldn’t matter ‘because he uses a condom every time and he makes sure to wash it thoroughly after every use’.”
"Had a lady who measured her baby’s temperature by pre-heating the oven and putting one hand in front of it while the other hand was on the baby’s forehead. She told the nurse her baby’s fever was about 250 degrees.”
"Lady has to have foot amputated and is given waiver forms to sign pre-op. Buddy asks if she needs time to think about it. She’s very nonchalant and doesn’t seem to care much what they do. He gets suspicious and probes a bit as to why she’s not more concerned. She says she gets that they have to operate and it’s OK because the foot will grow back.”
"I had a couple who had been trying to conceive for over two years. I asked all the usual questions, how often do you have sex, any previous pregnancy, etc etc. Something seemed off to me during the consult, so I continued to ask questions. Finally I asked if he ejaculated while inserted into the vagina. Both parties looked confused.Turns out the couple was not having insertional sex at all. I had to awkwardly explain to them how insertional sex works. Diagrams were required.”
"Patient comes in, she’s upset. She’s pregnant, and she doesn’t understand why. She’s on the pill. Upon talking to her at great length, I find out that she only takes the pills on the days that she is sexually active – no other time.”
"Patient comes in with her bf. They are indignant, as if somehow I could’ve prevented [the pregnancy]. The problem? Well, the pills were bothering the girl’s stomach, so, being a gallant bf, he decided to start taking them instead.”
“I was explaining the treatment to the husband of a patient about to be discharged. He kept nodding and agreeing with me, but I knew it was flying over his head. Turned out a fundamental problem was that I was describing the drugs as ‘tablets’ and he had no clue what those were.”
Oh my god… I can’t decide if I should laugh or cry…
please tell me each of these ended. “i got so fed up with it all, i whacked them upside their head with a tack hammer”