1. 16:48 1st Sep 2014

    Notes: 122337

    Reblogged from 16bitmick

    Tags: reptiles

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    mister-smalls:

awwww-cute:

Accidentally scared them during their bath

"GET OUUUUUT MOM"
"EVER HEAR OF PRIVACY"
"RESPECT MY PERSONAL BOUNDARIES"

    mister-smalls:

    awwww-cute:

    Accidentally scared them during their bath

    "GET OUUUUUT MOM"

    "EVER HEAR OF PRIVACY"

    "RESPECT MY PERSONAL BOUNDARIES"

     
  2. 20:44 30th Aug 2014

    Notes: 119877

    Reblogged from feistyfeminist

    If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also
    — 
    Matt 5:39

    This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.   

    (via thefullnessofthefaith)

    THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you. 

    (via guardianrock)

    I can attest to the original poster’s comments. A few years back I took an intensive seminar on faith-based progressive activism, and we spent an entire unit discussing how many of Jesus’ instructions and stories were performative protests designed to shed light on and ridicule the oppressions of that time period as a way to emphasize the absurdity of the social hierarchy and give people the will and motivation to make changes for a more free and equal society.

    For example, the next verse (Matthew 5:40) states “And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” In that time period, men traditionally wore a shirt and a coat-like garment as their daily wear. To sue someone for their shirt was to put them in their place - suing was generally only performed to take care of outstanding debts, and to be sued for one’s shirt meant that the person was so destitute the only valuable thing they could repay with was their own clothing. However, many cultures at that time (including Hebrew peoples) had prohibitions bordering on taboo against public nudity, so for a sued man to surrender both his shirt and his coat was to turn the system on its head and symbolically state, in a very public forum, that “I have no money with which to repay this person, but they are so insistent on taking advantage of my poverty that I am leaving this hearing buck-ass naked. His greed is the cause of a shameful public spectacle.”

    All of a sudden an action of power (suing someone for their shirt) becomes a powerful symbol of subversion and mockery, as the suing patron either accepts the coat (and therefore full responsibility as the cause of the other man’s shameful display) or desperately chases the protester around trying to return his clothes to him, making a fool of himself in front of his peers and the entire gathered community.

    Additionally, the next verse (Matthew 5:41; “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”) was a big middle finger to the Romans who had taken over Judea and were not seen as legitimate authority by the majority of the population there. Roman law stated that a centurion on the march could require a Jew (and possibly other civilians as well, although I don’t remember explicitly) to carry his pack at any time and for any reason for one mile along the road (and because of the importance of the Roman highway system in maintaining rule over the expansive empire, the roads tended to be very well ordered and marked), however hecould not require any service beyond the next mile marker. For a Jewish civilian to carry a centurion’s pack for an entire second mile was a way to subvert the authority of the occupying forces. If the civilian wouldn’t give the pack back at the end of the first mile, the centurion would either have to forcibly take it back or report the civilian to his commanding officer (both of which would result in discipline being taken against the soldier for breaking Roman law) or wait until the civilian volunteered to return the pack, giving the Judean native implicit power over the occupying Roman and completely subverting the power structure of the Empire. Can you imagine how demoralizing that must have been for the highly ordered Roman armies that patrolled the region?

    Jesus was a pacifist, but his teachings were in no way passive. There’s a reason he was practically considered a terrorist by the reigning powers, and it wasn’t because he healed the sick and fed the hungry.

    (via central-avenue)

     
  3. 20:39

    Notes: 296115

    Reblogged from cuntwarrior

    what the fffffffffffffffheck
    — me trying to be more family friendly (via spookyjacob)

    (Source: pfghhh)

     
  4. 16:32 25th Aug 2014

    Notes: 13317

    Reblogged from misandry-mermaid

    Tags: feministfeminismmisogyny

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    quietly-creeping:

pandorasprings:

a whole study asking the important questions

(transcription of the abstract)
Despite the popular belief that feminists dislike men, few studies have actually examined the empirical accuracy of this stereotype. The present study examined self-identified feminists’ and nonfeminists’ attitudes toward men. An ethnically diverse sample (N = 488) of college students responded to statements from the Ambivalence toward Men Inventory (AMI; Glick & Fiske, 1999). Contrary to popular beliefs, feminists reported lower levels of hostility toward men than did nonfeminists. The persistence of the myth of the man-hating feminist is explored.
*places hands on chin* Hmm, would you look at that.

    quietly-creeping:

    pandorasprings:

    a whole study asking the important questions

    (transcription of the abstract)

    Despite the popular belief that feminists dislike men, few studies have actually examined the empirical accuracy of this stereotype. The present study examined self-identified feminists’ and nonfeminists’ attitudes toward men. An ethnically diverse sample (N = 488) of college students responded to statements from the Ambivalence toward Men Inventory (AMI; Glick & Fiske, 1999). Contrary to popular beliefs, feminists reported lower levels of hostility toward men than did nonfeminists. The persistence of the myth of the man-hating feminist is explored.

    *places hands on chin* Hmm, would you look at that.

     
  5. 16:54 24th Aug 2014

    Notes: 13287

    Reblogged from marinashutup

    Tags: the best

    (Source: eliasgoliath)

     
  6. 19:27 21st Aug 2014

    Notes: 174339

    Reblogged from erikalynae

    Tags: menstruationcissexismgpoy

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    4-panel-life:

every month

    4-panel-life:

    every month

     
  7. 22:44 20th Aug 2014

    Notes: 26509

    Reblogged from zjemptv

    misterracoon:

    roachpatrol:

    yeah seriously tell us how wizardry’s done in the new world tell me how the wizards from france and spain and britain stamped out the brujos and the medicine men and set up their own schools tell me what the fuck the british raj did to fucking india because the patel twins are going to school in scotland and what are they told about their history, tell me about native american kids learning to say wingardium leviosa with hate in their hearts and tell me about wizarding rabbis bickering about whether you can use potions on the sabbath tell me about the slaves on their ships with their wands broken, mouthing curses in the dark tell me about the runaways that made it with garter snakes wrapped around their wrists that told them when they tasted dogs in the distance, tell me about the underground railroad and abolitionists with unbreakable vows and home-spun invisibility cloaks and disilusionments, using obliviate, using imperio, knowing that they served a higher justice, tell me about what happened to black wizards in the fifties, about what gates they were storming in the sixties tell me about queer wizards taking love potions every morning in their coffee to stay married to their husbands and their wives because what else could they do?

    the world only begins and ends with straight white christians if you don’t bother looking any farther than that and too many people don’t and i am tired, tired, tired

    Oh. 

     
  8. 12:33 19th Aug 2014

    Notes: 203

    Reblogged from youknowyouhaveadhdwhen

    The hallmark feature of ADHD has always been the inconsistency. Inconsistent engagement, inconsistent performance, inconsistent moods, etc. Activities that were done beautifully yesterday are terribly done today. Usually this is presented in a very judgmental way that the person with ADHD is ‘flighty, unreliable, unpredictable, or intentionally not trying.’
    — Adult and Teen ADHD Information, Dodson ADHD Center (via crylie)
     
  9. brain-food:

    I stumbled across these 3 shows on Netflix this year and absolutely fell in love with them. I was pleasantly surprised.

    BOMB GIRLS

    Bomb Girls is a Canadian television drama that debuted on January 4, 2012 on Global. The plot profiles the stories of four women working in a Canadian munitions factory during World War II, beginning in 1941

    THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE

    The Bletchley Circle is a 2012 television mystery drama miniseries, set in 1952.  It focuses on Four ordinary women with an extraordinary flair for code-breaking and razor-sharp intelligence skills. Having served as code breakers in World War II, the four now focus their talents on catching killers.

    CALL THE MIDWIFE

    set in the 1950s, this period drama based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth follows new midwife Jenny Lee and the other midwives and nuns working in a nursing convent in an impoverished section of London’s East End.

     
  10. 02:18

    Notes: 56731

    Reblogged from daeranilen

    daeranilen:

    daeranilen:

    Earlier today, I served as the “young woman’s voice” in a panel of local experts at a Girl Scouts speaking event. One question for the panel was something to the effect of, "Should parents read their daughter’s texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

    I…

    Apparently people are rediscovering this post somehow and I think that’s pretty cool! Having experienced similar violations of trust in my youth, this is an important issue to me, so I want to add my personal story:

    Around age 13, I tried to express to my mother that I thought I might have clinical depression, and she snapped at me “not to joke about things like that.” I stopped telling my mother when I felt depressed.

    Around age 15, I caught my mother reading my diary. She confessed that any time she saw me write in my diary, she would sneak into my room and read it, because I only wrote when I was upset. I stopped keeping a diary.

    Around age 18, I had an emotional breakdown while on vacation because I didn’t want to go to college. I ended up seeing a therapist for - surprise surprise - depression.

    Around age 21, I spoke on this panel with my mother in the audience, and afterwards I mentioned the diary incident to her with respect to this particular Q&A. Her eyes welled up, and she said, “You know I read those because I was worried you were depressed and going to hurt yourself, right?”

    TL;DR: When you invade your child’s privacy, you communicate three things:

    1. You do not respect their rights as an individual.
    2. You do not trust them to navigate problems or seek help on their own.
    3. You probably haven’t been listening to them.

    Information about almost every issue that you think you have to snoop for can probably be obtained by communicating with and listening to your child.

     
  11. 03:30 18th Aug 2014

    Notes: 283

    Reblogged from bisexual-books

    Tags: booksprecious books

    harmonyinkpress:

    Harmony Ink Press 2,000 Followers Giveaway!

    We’ve passed 2,000 followers, and to celebrate, we’re giving away an ebook to 25 lucky winners! The covers above are just a small sample of what we have to offer. We currently have about 100 LGBTQ YA titles to choose from.

    The Rules:

    1. This giveaway is to celebrate followers on Tumblr, so you must be following us to win. An account with Dreamspinner Press and a subscription to our newsletter are NOT required.
    2. One entry per person. Duplicate entries will be deleted.
    3. You can earn two extra entries by asking us a question we can publicly publish the answer to. These questions can be for Harmony Ink in general, for Nessa (the person who runs this blog), or for any of our authors. You can ask this via our Tumblr ask or by sending an email to nessa (at) harmonyinkpress (dot) com. Questions for the authors will be passed on.
    4. You can get one extra entry by sharing this contest on social media and providing the link when you fill out the form.
    5. Contest will close on at 11:59 PM US Eastern Time August 31, 2014. Winners will be notified by September 6, 2014.
    6. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or they will forfeit the prize and a new winner will be selected.
    7. To enter, fill out this form.

    Winners will be able to select from any of our released titles and either have the ebook added to their shelf at dreamspinnerpress.com or have the format of their choice emailed to them.

    Go forth and enter!

     
  12. 03:21

    Notes: 104543

    Reblogged from katgezicht

    Tags: devil wears pradameryl Streep

    bisexualroses:

    has someone done this already or

     
  13. 11:16 15th Aug 2014

    Notes: 160793

    Reblogged from fogwithwheels

    Tags: gpoy

    mymissus:

    moosekingofhell:

    Forever wondering if I am contributing to a conversation by using my own experiences or being self centered and rude.

    Thank god for this post.

    (Source: doeeyedpdsmessiah)

     
  14. 22:44 13th Aug 2014

    Notes: 45331

    Reblogged from erikalynae

    image: Download

    (Source: pleatedjeans)

     
  15. when someone’s flaws are not flaws in your eyes, you’re fucked.
    — (via girlchoking)

    (Source: diced--pineapple)