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I'm a pessimistic American who is stupid enough to try and change the world.

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neoliberalismkills:

being neutral isn’t being neutral

if you have the privilege of being neutral and you do it and stay silent, it only benefits the oppressors

your neutrality is literally never going to help those who are being crushed by an oppressive system

so don’t feel like you’re a good person for “not picking a side” because that oppressive system loves your passivity

"You can’t be neutral on a moving train." - Howard Zinn

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http://beckie0.tumblr.com/post/82473285650/every-time-i-hear-mum-talk-about-we-need-you-to

beckie0:

Every time I hear Mum talk about ‘we need you to have a job for October’ - it’s like a knife in my chest. I don’t want to get a typical office job. If and once I do, that’s the next decade of my life down the drain. No acting. No more courses. Stuck living with parents. Stuck in the UK. Stuck from…

The problem with institutionalized education.  

Menstruation: What is the evolutionary or biological purpose of having periods?

thisfeliciaday:

This is horrifying hahaha. (Via @amberbenson)

I’m not a biologist.  

What I got from this is that the female is essentially screening her eggs (potential embryos) for max compatibility with her own blood.  The eggs that don’t have an ideal genetic structure get forced out in what we call the menstrual cycle.  Basically, it’s a “survival of the fittest” game between the a woman and her potential offspring.  Since an embryo is technically a parasite, the mother’s immune will attack it, so the embryo had t develop a strong method of survival through its evolution.  

faultinourstarsmovie:

One note = one vote. Like or reblog to vote for your state! Go New Mexico! http://thefaultinourstarsmovie.com/demandourstars 

Calling all New Mexico nerdfighters!  Reblog this gif if you want John Green to visit your state on the “The Fault in our Stars” tour.  The states that get the most reblogs win. 

faultinourstarsmovie:

One note = one vote. Like or reblog to vote for your state! Go New Mexico! http://thefaultinourstarsmovie.com/demandourstars 

Calling all New Mexico nerdfighters!  Reblog this gif if you want John Green to visit your state on the “The Fault in our Stars” tour.  The states that get the most reblogs win. 

Within a Generation, America Is on Track to Become a Second-Rate Nation

For the second-richest country in the world per capita ($45,336), we sure are lousy compared to a lot of other countries in the overall ranking. And on specific issues the U.S. stands a lot worse. America ranks 70th in health, 69th in ecosystem sustainability, 39th in basic education, 34th in access to water and 31st in personal safety.

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"The first step in solving any problem is recognizing that there is one.  America is not the greatest country in the world anymore."

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(Source: policymic, via bspolitics)

nevver:

Peanuts

If I could be any cartoon character, I think I’d be Charlie Brown.  

nevver:

Peanuts

If I could be any cartoon character, I think I’d be Charlie Brown.  

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Was this a final question on Jeopardy?  It’s the easiest question ever!  

(Source: cunningfoxes, via evanedinger)

regretisfortheliving:

bowtiesarecool4:

This is deep, man

one of the greatest piece of information taught to me in life was from a fucking deranged talking baboon

"Now, what are you going to do?"  :) 

(Source: neogohann, via beckie0)

beckie0:

beckie0fandom:

Twitter user Georgia Rose (@georgiasugg) made this amazing edit. It’s absolutely fantastic. I’ve made a few of these, but recently I’ve been very occupied so it makes me very happy when other fans contribute and do cool things like this.

Thanks guys ^^^.

We should remember this moment when beckie0 is rich and famous.  :)  

beckie0:

beckie0fandom:

Twitter user Georgia Rose (@georgiasugg) made this amazing edit. It’s absolutely fantastic. I’ve made a few of these, but recently I’ve been very occupied so it makes me very happy when other fans contribute and do cool things like this.

Thanks guys ^^^.

We should remember this moment when beckie0 is rich and famous.  :)  

Most girls are relentlessly told that we will be treated how we demand to be treated. If we want respect, we must respect ourselves.

This does three things. Firstly, it gets men off the hook for being held accountable for how they treat women. And secondly, it makes women feel that the mistreatment and sometimes outright violence they face due to their gender is primarily their fault. And thirdly, it positions women to be unable to speak out against sexism because we are made to believe any sexism we experience would not have happened if we had done something differently.

I cannot demand a man to respect me. No more than I can demand that anybody do anything. I can ask men to be nice to me. But chances are if I even have to ask he does not care to be nice. I can express displeasure when I’m not being respected. But that doesn’t solve the issue that I was disrespected in the first place.

I can choose to not deal with a man once he proves to be disrespectful and/or sexist. But even that does not solve the initial problem of the fact that I had to experience being disrespected in the first place.

As a young girl, I wish that instead of being told that I needed to demand respect from men that I had been told that when I am not respected by men that it’s his fault and not mine. But that would require that we quit having numerous arbitrary standards for what it means to be a “respectable” woman. It would mean that I am not judged as deserving violence based on how I speak, what I wear, what I do, and who I am.

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excerpt from “FYI, I Cannot “Demand” Respect From Men so Stop Telling Me That!" @ One Black Girl. Many Words.  (via fajazo)

People should simply treat their peers with respect, no matter their gender, ethnicity, age, or any other superficial classification.  

(Source: daniellemertina, via hannahwitton)