2. omg, this reminds me of *that scene* in Changeover by Margaret Mahy, still one of my favorite witchy books.

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  3. deebott:



    The “first man-made biological leaf” could enable humans to colonise space»

    if you aren’t hyped about synthetic life and colonizing space then get out of my face

    Umma scream

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  4. John Waters’ Cry-Baby (1990)

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  5. caelas:

    saying feminism is unnecessary because you don’t feel oppressed is like saying fire extinguishers are unnecessary because your house isn’t on fire

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  6. theramblingfangirl:


    I actually don’t think we should shit on young women like Shailene Woodley for saying they aren’t feminists.


    It’s not her fault that she’s be taught the ‘wrong’ definition of that word. It’s not her fault that she thinks it’s socially dangerous to call herself a…

    I don’t think we should leave them alone and here’s why: I was that 20 something year old kid. I thought that feminism was synonymous with hating men. Feminist film theory was all about the male gaze and how everything was from the male perspective. About the objectification of women. And being young and realizing that maybe I wasn’t completely straight, it’s something I didn’t understand because I liked looking at girls, too. Don’t blame the men! I do it too! I’d read all of this literature that seemed so anti-man and I loved men (still do), so I didn’t understand that either. And so I said that I wasn’t a feminist. Feminists were butch lesbians who hated men. Wanted them to be castrated. Thought they were all a bunch of assholes.

    And then my kind Internet friends educated me. And I am eternally grateful. Because my concept of feminism? So fucking off base. Do you think that women are equal to men? You’re a feminist. Do you believe in equal pay for equal work? Oh, shit! You’re a feminist! Political, social, and economic equality to men. That is what feminists want. And I think that’s what Shailene Woodley and all of these other young women want, too. But they’ve been taught that feminism is bad. It’s dirty. It’s about women ruling men. It’s about tearing men down. And it’s not! Because it’s not about men. It’s about women and it’s about equality. It’s just that simple.

    Do I think that these young women should be berated? No. Should they be harassed? No. But they do need to be educated. They need to understand the full scope of what they’re rebelling against before they can actually rebel against it. Yes, they’re young and we can forgive their ignorance, but it doesn’t mean we brush it off and move past it. We educate. We inform. We nurture. That’s what we do.

    When Shailene Woodley says that she’s not a feminist because she “loves men,” she is completely missing the point. And fine, we’ve all had that friend who misses the point, too. And if we don’t know that person, then we’ve probably been that person. Here’s the difference: most of us are not celebrities. We’re not in a position of power. We don’t have legions of young women and men who cling to our every word. So when Ms. Woodley says stuff like this, people listen. They listen and they internalize it and that’s damaging. Because when you make statements about things that you don’t fully understand, you have the ability to influence others in a negative way. And maybe there are some teenagers out there who are listening to her and thinking, “Huh. Well, I love men, too. I must not be a feminist either.” That is fucked. It’s fucked and ignorant and so, so young. So immature. And it’s damaging. They need to learn.

    I say this as a woman. I say this as an educator. I say this a feminist. I say this as someone who is sick and tired of being thought of as less than. I say this as someone who didn’t understand that she was thought of as less than until someone else pointed it out to her. And I’m telling you, once you notice that this inequality exists, you’ll never forget it. And you’ll want to fight to restore balance. Because it’s the right thing to do. Because we are not less than.

    Educate. Inform. Nurture. People’s lives depend on it.

  7. lawebloca:


    (via rubdown)


  8. "Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon."
    — E. L. Doctorow (via agentotter)

    (Source : maxkirin, via agentotter)

  10. memegop:

    ‪#‎MemeGOP‬ ‪#‎UniteBlue‬

    The only good news is it’ll be Cantors last!

    We can add to that list in Nov

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  11. slackmistress:



    Veronika Scott was a fashion student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit when her teacher, Stephen Schock, challenged her class to create a product that filled a need, rather than satisfying or creating a fad. Veronika’s design was a coat for homeless people that could transform into a sleeping bag, since in her city, she says, “you are constantly faced with the homeless epidemic.” 

    Not only did her design win a International Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America, it’s become the core of Veronika’s nonprofit organization, The Empowerment Plan, which hires people from homeless shelters and transition homes to help her make the coats. Now, three years later, the 24-year-old social entrepreneur expects that her team of 15 seamstresses will produce over 6,000 coats in 2014 — all of which will be distributed free of charge to people living on the streets. 

    Veronika originally designed the coats seeking input from people at a homeless shelter. After receiving feedback from people who used the prototype over a Detroit winter, she refined the design to create her final version which, in addition to being a waterproof and windproof coat and sleeping bag, also transforms into an over-the-shoulder bag with storage in the arm sockets. 

    When she started out, Veronika states,

    “Everybody told me that my business was going to fail — not because of who I was giving my product to but because of who I was hiring. They said that these homeless women will never make more than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — you cannot rely on them for anything. And I know my ladies enjoy proving everybody wrong.” 

    And, their impact is growing — according to CNN, which recently honored Veronika as one of their 10 Visionary Women of 2014, “The Empowerment Plan expects to launch a ‘buy one, give one’ program that will make it sustainable beyond the donations and sponsorships that keep it running now. Hunters and backpackers who’ve asked to buy the coat will be able to do so, and the Empowerment Plan will still create coats for homeless people who need them.”

    Veronika is also excited to show other clothing producers that local manufacturing is possible: “I think we’re going to show a lot of people: you think it’s outdated to do manufacturing in your neighborhood, but I think it’s something that we have to do in the future, where it’s sustainable, where you invest in people, where they’re not interchangeable parts.”

    You can read more about Veronika’s organization on CNN, or watch a short video about her work here.

    To learn more about The Empowerment Plan or how you can support their work, visit http://www.empowermentplan.org/

    For a wonderful book about women’s great inventions throughout history, check out “Girls Think of Everything” for readers 8 to 13.

    For those in the US who would like to support efforts to end homelessness and help the over 600,000 people who experience homelessness on any given night, visit the National Alliance to End Homelessness athttp://www.naeh.org/ or to find a local homeless shelter to support in your area, visit http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

    Important in so many ways.

    This is amazing and wonderful.

  12. insanity-and-vanity:

    Marlene Dietrich in Morocco (1939)

    (Source : kittypackards, via melikeit2011)

    Tags : #gpoy
  14. Tyler Hoechlin at Comic Con 2014

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