Rule # 12: Only three types of people tell the truth: kids, drunk people, and anyone who is pissed the fuck off. — Richard Pryor (via cinethon)
(Source: notesfromarmageddon, via oh-for-the-love-of-wine)
Girls are told to be skinny but not too skinny and to wear makeup but not so much that guys can tell and to dress in revealing clothes but not too revealing or else you’re a slut and a hundred other contradictory standards so I think guys can deal with being made fun of for wearing fedoras
This is Peanut the turtle, shortly after being found in Missouri in 1993. She was taken to to a zoo in St. Louis where the six-pack ring was removed.
It seems that she was trapped in the plastic ring as a young turtle and was unable to free herself. Subsequently her shell moulded itself to the plastic ring and she grew in the strange shape you see here.
Unfortunately the damage is permanent, but peanut is expected to live a long life and today she serves as a mascot for the fight against beach littering.
Please, always remember to clean up after yourself at the beach.
More on peanuts’ story and current status:http://bit.ly/WnNWd8
This is my son, Chester, who is nearly 4. He was invited to his friend Chloe’s birthday party today, the theme was prince and princesses. He asked if he could go as Sleeping Beauty, so I bought him a dress and put a cute little clip in his hair.
We arrived at the party to the following comments from the adults present:
“Oh that is just cruel.”
"Why did you make him wear a dress?"
"Poor little man, what’s your mummy playing at?"
"He’s going to hate you when he grows up."
"No way I’d let my son dress like a girl."
The fact is, Chester is almost completely gender neutral. I let him wear what he wants, be it boys or girls clothes, and he plays with whatever toys he likes. This usually involves him holding tea parties while wearing his pink Minnie Mouse top, jeans and a tiara. The guests are more often than not a mixture of Winnie The Pooh characters, dinosaurs, Barbie, Dora and solders, and they’re usually transported in his favorite fire engine.
When my husband arrived at the party later on, he was subjected to endless ridicule from the other dad’s present about how I must keep his balls in my back pocket because otherwise he would have put his foot down and not allowed Chester out like that. Oh, and by the way, our other son dressed as Ariel. When my husband pointed out that the boys were happy, and the mother of the birthday child made a point of saying how wonderful she thought it was that we allowed them freedom of choice and expression, they then stopped talking about it to our faces and started muttering about us behind our backs.
Interestingly enough, not a single child said a word about their choice of costumes, other than to compliment Chester on his new dress.
Children do not perceive gender deviance as degrading or threatening. Adults inculcate this heteronormativity in children through persistent, perpetual emphasizing gender-lines as somehow morally non-arbitrary.
I just got harassed in the weirdest way ever. I was walking down the street, headphones in, rapid pace, when a guy standing in a small group of people suddenly stood in my way and shoved an open stick of deodorant in my face, saying something that I couldn’t hear.
I’ve never actually directly…
Ah, the sweet memories…
(Source: kitchen-goth, via imgonnamakeachange)
Scream this from the fucking rooftops.
Lol why women’s lives specifically? Can’t we just say it’ll save lives?
Because background checks do save women’s lives. This statistic is specifically about domestic violence, of which women tend more often to be victims, and how background checks will save women’s lives. It’s derailing to ask the wording be changed because the focus is on women and on women’s issues.
(Source: weprochoicefeminists, via futureabortiondoctor)