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chocolatebluesandpaprika:

womanistgrrrlcollective:

mercuryjones:

super-galaxy-gurren-lagann:

just in case you somehow forgot how horrible the pro life movement is

For the “pro life” movement:
A fetus has the right to a woman’s body
A husband has the right to a woman’s body
An employer has the right to decide what medication is covered for a woman’s body
The government has the right to decide what tests a woman’s body  will have to undergo if she wants reproductive healthcare
In short, everyone has the right to make decisions about a woman’s body, except the woman herself.

tw: rape

March 4, 2014
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chocolatebluesandpaprika:

womanistgrrrlcollective:

mercuryjones:

super-galaxy-gurren-lagann:

just in case you somehow forgot how horrible the pro life movement is

For the “pro life” movement:

  • A fetus has the right to a woman’s body
  • A husband has the right to a woman’s body
  • An employer has the right to decide what medication is covered for a woman’s body
  • The government has the right to decide what tests a woman’s body  will have to undergo if she wants reproductive healthcare

In short, everyone has the right to make decisions about a woman’s body, except the woman herself.

tw: rape

March 4, 2014

(Source: iliketoeatsalamanders, via amaridisogna)

Masculinity in the MCU is coded like, well, like Nick Fury. Being a masculine guy means that you have the power to stop the bad guys, whether with a gun like Coulson or with your smarts like Tony or by way of gamma radiation like Bruce Banner. It’s rare in most any media to have a male character like Fitz, who’s unapologetic about his love for Simmons, his apparent fear of guns, his lack of field knowledge. A character like Fitz would normally be the butt of a joke, not the acclaimed hero, and yet S.H.I.E.L.D. goes out of its way to prove that the Wards of the world don’t always have to be the ideal when it comes to masculinity. With Ward and Fitz, S.H.I.E.L.D. asks us to consider what a weak man truly acts like, and concludes that physical strength and mental stoicism are not always the mark of a strong man. Strength is compassion, and compassion is badass.

Sexualized Saturdays: Ward, Fitz, and S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Ideal of Masculinity (source)

This is why, contrary to the reaction to him when the show premiered, Fitz is an important character, not a throwaway.

(Source: leopoldfitz, via fuckyeahjosswhedon)

sourcedumal:

The Stars Of ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Play Fuck, Marry, Kill +

Loool Peter Dinklage is a treasure

(Source: xmendaily, via toddtizzle)

shannibal-cannibal:

inkyubus:

sandandglass:

President Barack Obama at the White House Correpondents’ Dinner. 

OBAMA HAS TOTALLY STOPPED GIVING A FUCK AND IT’S THE GREATEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN

this shit was brutal

(via ladysisyphus)

rosalarian:

Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.

Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.

Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.

Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.

Adulting: Step 312: Not all voices are equally relevant in a conversation

adulting:

Remember:

If you are a Rmember of a group that has privilege, and someone who does not have that privilege is good enough to be explaining their experience to you, just be quiet for a second and listen.

Really! Just for the duration of this conversation, you do not need to relate their…

Gender and empathy: Men shouldn’t need to “imagine if it were your wife/daughter/mother”

This blog post is important, because it addresses one of THE crucial flaws in the way boys are raised and socialised: homosocial bonding practices are contingent upon men and boys actively denying empathy.

The White House says this is not the right time to talk about gun control. Every time this happens, and it is happening with more frequency and more deadly consequences, it is “not the right time” to talk about gun control. Bullshit. Every time this happens is one time too many, and it is precisely the time Americans NEED to talk about gun control. Because llet’s face it, this is a uniquely American problem. And every time gun advocates come out ito stand and talk about their rights the rest of us should be asking, “at what cost?” And every time the government brushes it aside for fear of looking as though they’re politicising a tragedy, we should recognize that to a large extent all of this death and all of this carnage and all of this prideful, hateful “guns don’t kill people” rhetoric is problematically wrapped up in the need for Americans to cling to a misunderstood and disingenously-trumpeted constitutional amendment. If this isn’t the time to talk about gun control, then all of these deaths aren’t tragic at all, they’re just collateral damage.

bookshelfporn:

This Vintage-Looking Vending Machine Dispenses Rare Books For Just $2
A Toronto bookstore has come up with a creative way to add value to old, discount books that otherwise may clutter its storage: an antique-seeming “book dispenser” that randomly spits out old books for $2 a pop.
The Biblio-Mat combines the charm of a gumball machine with the surprise element of a raffle. The machine jumps to life once money’s inserted. With a bit of overt drama—cranking and whirring and ringing that invoke old machinery—the dispenser then releases a used title from its stock, dropping it into a slot for a happy reader to walk away with.
(via Fast Company + infoneer-pulse)

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bookshelfporn:

This Vintage-Looking Vending Machine Dispenses Rare Books For Just $2

A Toronto bookstore has come up with a creative way to add value to old, discount books that otherwise may clutter its storage: an antique-seeming “book dispenser” that randomly spits out old books for $2 a pop.

The Biblio-Mat combines the charm of a gumball machine with the surprise element of a raffle. The machine jumps to life once money’s inserted. With a bit of overt drama—cranking and whirring and ringing that invoke old machinery—the dispenser then releases a used title from its stock, dropping it into a slot for a happy reader to walk away with.

(via Fast Company + infoneer-pulse)

Yes please!

Since you asked the question, “Am I nuts to think there’s a war on Christmas?” it’s only polite for me to offer you a resounding, “Yes, you’re f*cking nuts.” Because, for whatever annoying local ticky-tac Christmas-abolishing story you and your merry band of persecution-seeking researchers can scour the wires to turn up, the rest of us can’t swing a dead elf without knocking over an inflatable snow globe or a giant blinking candy cane. For god’s sakes! Fox News itself is located in Midtown Manhattan, the epicenter of all that is godless, secular, gay, Jewy, and hellbound. And yet, even here, all around your studio, it looks like Santa’s balls exploded. In the olden days, before the “war on Christmas” the celebration of the birth of Jesus lasted a day, like birthdays do. … There’s a war on Christmas? Has anyone told Thanksgiving? ‘Cause this year, Black Friday, AKA Christmas’ opening bell, got pushed back a day to “Black Thursday.” Or as we used to call it: Thanksgiving. Christmas is so big now it’s eating other holidays.

-Jon Stewart 

(Dec 3, 2012)

(Source: thecomedynetwork.ca)