I am one of the lucky ones. I managed to turn my history of science and...– Why The Practicality Trolls are Wrong | Earnest and Jest (via brute-reason)
katnissandhermione: i just realised there are more nipples in the world than there are people About twice as many?
The first time I read ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ I was sitting in 10th grade English...– Melissa Harris-Perry [x] (via mswyrr)
50 Books That Changed The World →
azspot: The Republic by Plato. The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine. Common Sense by Thomas Paine. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe. On Liberty by John Stewart Mill. Das Kapital by Karl Marx. The Wealth of Nations by Adam...
Somewhere It Hides a Well...: Living with your... →
cactuartamer: Opponents of economic justice spend an awful lot of time talking about people’s “choices.” They talk as if such a thing as free choice actually exists, upholding the thing they call the free market (which, supposedly exists). Don’t like your ISP? Change it, they say! Except… there’s actually just the one ISP for your entire area. Employer doesn’t offer decent health care? Get a...
((REBLOG IF IT IS OKAY TO COME INTO YOUR INBOX AND...
whynotshesaid: Reading through my dashboard makes me glad I popped over to tumblr this morning, because it’s reminding me that I’m not alone. It’s like someauthorgirl said last week, facebook is where we all present our put-together grown-up faces, and then tumblr is where we peel back the facade and show the messiness underneath.
This is what I don’t get - Women are impure because males have touched them....– Comment on Jezebel article “Female ‘Purity’ Is Bullshit” (via lorbeere)
fromonesurvivortoanother: lots of love this mother’s day for everyone who has a complex relationship with their mom, everyone who has ceased communication with their mom for reasons of self-preservation, and every person whose mom is deceased
Okay, guy, so why do you feel like you want/need/deserve to settle down with a...– Female ‘Purity’ Is Bullshit Hitting the bullshit nail right on its head. Feminists don’t hate men, we hate the bullshit power structure that exists that allows men to take advantage of women rather than dealing with their emotions. (via teacheremmalee)
Elizabeth Smart and the Psychology of the... →
Now what is peculiar about all this is that we use the purity metaphor in an uneven manner. Most sins don’t get the purity metaphor. True, generally understood sin is understood to be a purity violation. But particular sins aren’t typically viewed as a purity issue. Most sins are framed, metaphorically, as mistakes or errors, as performance failures. Another common metaphor here is sin as a...
Some people say that we can’t afford to help our kids through school by keeping...– Elizabeth Warren: Students should get the same loan rate as big banks (via robot-heart-politics)
If a country can’t keep wages and costs down, its production will be moved to...– William Greider, The Bangladeshi Blood on America’s Hands (via stoweboyd)
reverseracism: When people claim that willfully ignorant opinions that support systems of oppression and discrimination are the other side of the argument and should be given the same respect in order to have a balanced exchange.
Autism and "Fuck Your Shit": thestolencaryatid:... →
thestolencaryatid: Where’s all the outrage over the 700+ Bangladeshi workers crushed to death making your fucking clothes? That’s not terrorism? Working in those conditions wasn’t terrorism? Only explosives incite terror? Waking up every day going to work in those conditions under threat of…
This is a real problem for our society because the whole definition of a liberal...– Robert McChesney (via azspot)
kmanovaere: livia-carica: Reblog if you’re currently writing a novel, even if it’s only in your head or scribbled in the back of a notebook somewhere. Think about how many books don’t exist yet. Two, in fact ;-) http://kmanovaere.tumblr.com/ Does a dissertation count?
Along with all of the other rising inequalities we’ve become so familiar with —...– Chris Hayes, quoted by Ta-Nehisi Coates (via ayjay)