01 10 / 2014

toopunktofuck:

one of new jersey’s most famous confections, saltwater taffy, was invented because some asshole’s candy shop flooded and ruined all his taffy and he sold it to a child anyway and i think that pretty much says a lot about the overall cultural climate of new jersey

(via baranyker)

01 10 / 2014

thephilyptian:

90% of eating disorders begin with a diet. 

30% of all diets end in an eating disorder. 

99% of dieters gain back all the weight and more. 

Yo-yo dieting increases your chance of high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and early death. 

Diets are dangerous. Say no to diet culture. 

(via dietfitnesshealth)

01 10 / 2014

thatopinionatedfemme:

White people on the subway talking about how they didn’t understand why their Latino friend would change his name to a whiter name because they ~love him anyway~ and he’d be ~more likely to get a job with a Latino name~ in this job market :-///////

01 10 / 2014

jackpowerx:

millennialau:

Rev Sekou kneeled between protesters and police and prayed, then was thrown into a police vehicle with blood smears all inside of it.

What the slotting hell?

(via skipping-disc)

01 10 / 2014

01 10 / 2014

"You don’t have to be pretty like her. You can be pretty like you."

One of the most freeing things I have ever heard (via pursuitofhapppinessss)

(Source: firecannotkillabadwolf, via skipping-disc)

01 10 / 2014

adventuresinchemistry:

This is a really interesting and well done article about queer folks in STEM fields.

(via thatopinionatedfemme)

01 10 / 2014

nolongersunday:

nolongersunday:

I’m just going to address your questions one at a time:

Why wouldn’t you invite more people to fight for equality? As I have stated before, it is wonderful to have more people - of various genders, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds - join your movement. The new members…

Unfortunately, your responses are now coming in a circle. While, believe me, I would love to continue to logically dispute your arguments, I can no longer give my time to this thread as I have legitimate things to do with my day. If you would like to message me privately, by all means, go for it.

01 10 / 2014

factualfeminist:

How sexism works.

factualfeminist:

How sexism works.

(via thatopinionatedfemme)

01 10 / 2014

slayboybunny:

i refuse to be shamed for having a body. i refuse to get embarrassed when a tampon falls out of my purse or spend a whole day anxious about if someones going to notice that i forgot to shave a patch of leg hair. i wasnt put on this earth to spend my time apologizing for my existence and i refuse to let anyone make me feel like i have to waste my energy on all that petty shit

(via ogochukwunproud)

01 10 / 2014

facebooksexism:

shakethecobwebs:

i really need people to stop talking about mras only in terms of fedoras/being bronys/how unkempt they are, etc. because there are dudes out here looking like hollister models who need to be held just as accountable for their creepy/misogynistic behavior

01 10 / 2014

stoptellingwomentosmile:

I walked up to a woman as she was taking a picture of this piece and she told me that, to her, as a Brooklyn native, “You Are Not Entitled To My Space” made her also think of gentrification.

stoptellingwomentosmile:

I walked up to a woman as she was taking a picture of this piece and she told me that, to her, as a Brooklyn native, “You Are Not Entitled To My Space” made her also think of gentrification.

(via official-mens-frights-activist)

01 10 / 2014

andreashettle:

ragingpeacock:

Is funny when doctors and other peeps act like my problem is that I’m obsessed w/ my disability. Um no. You have it backwards. The problem is I HAVE to be cuz it is a constant problem.

I’m deaf. About 25 years ago, I was working for a little while as a…

01 10 / 2014

meloromantics:

appropriately-inappropriate:

audreyvhorne:

sttinkerbelle:

vmpolung:

knowledgeandlove:

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#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

meloromantics:

appropriately-inappropriate:

audreyvhorne:

sttinkerbelle:

vmpolung:

knowledgeandlove:

Photo source

Fact check source

#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.

The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.

Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.

It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

(via official-mens-frights-activist)

01 10 / 2014

tachibanamakotos:

*becomes educated on issues and learns not to use slurs* *literally everyone u come in contact with uses said slurs and u cringe*

(via official-mens-frights-activist)