Random Thoughts of Chaos


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In last night’s gubernatorial debate, Wendy Davis stood strong and called Abbott’s blatant twisting of facts for what it was. His campaign’s desperate post-debate response? Calling her clearly superior performance a “meltdown.”
It’s outrageous, patronizing, and incredibly sexist. But you know what? If Greg Abbott and his team have to resort to sexist attacks on Wendy, it only shows one thing: She’s someone he’s afraid of.
#TeamWendy

ppaction:

In last night’s gubernatorial debate, Wendy Davis stood strong and called Abbott’s blatant twisting of facts for what it was. His campaign’s desperate post-debate response? Calling her clearly superior performance a “meltdown.”

It’s outrageous, patronizing, and incredibly sexist. But you know what? If Greg Abbott and his team have to resort to sexist attacks on Wendy, it only shows one thing: She’s someone he’s afraid of.

#TeamWendy

— 5 hours ago with 137 notes

m-arkiplier:

Instead of insane, say unreal.

Instead of crazy, say unbelievable.

Instead of calling someone a psycho, call them an asshole.

Instead of stupid, say awful.

Instead of dumb, say bad.

Taking ableist language out of your vocabulary is simple and will help widen your vocabulary.

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toxicwinner:

the smarter u are the more men arent funny 

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caffebear:

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raaawrbin:

I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.

"They cant kill us all"
holy shit

Reblogging. HK is a beautiful place and very close to my heart.

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prongsvssquid:

prongsvssquid:

Snow White twist where Snow White is played by a dark-skinned woman with snow white hair

  • another twist: the story focuses on beauty in the context of racial prejudice 
  • the stepmother is white and known as the ‘fairest of them all’ but then this girl with dark skin grows to be more beautiful than her and she doesn’t understand and she doesn’t like it and she is threatened by it
  • you can see where this is going

(Source: prongsvsdeath, via prongsvsdeath)

— 3 days ago with 35047 notes
#i want this 
Frat brothers rape 300% more. One in 5 women is sexually assaulted on campus. Should we ban frats? →

ebol4:

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allthebeautifulthings9828:

Guys, look. They finally made a baby stroller for wheelchair-bound mothers. This is so important.

My wife is a physical therapist.  She started tearing up when I showed this to her.

This is so lovely. 

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I’m back at grad school.  Last spring my program coordinator basically told me my thesis topic for this year should be a paper I worked on last quarter.  But my heart just wasn’t in it but I didn’t know how to convince my coordinator.  Today I spoke to my thesis advisor and she told me to abandon it and supported me trying to go after the topic I’m more passionate about.  I’m just glad I got over my anxiety to actually bring up my unhappiness.

— 5 days ago with 2 notes
#so me  #back to grad school  #this thesis is going to kick my ass 
"An August 2011 survey by the Center for Talent Innovation found that 61 percent of women ages 33 to 47 without kids believe that their parent colleagues receive more flexibility at work. While businesses are increasingly sensitive to helping parents manage their time, they still assume, says DePaulo, that “single people don’t have lives. No life means no need for balance—when, of course, everyone has important obligations, whether it’s a class, exercise, caring for an elderly family member, or taking a vacation.” Corporate lawyer Mary Mathis says she worries that her life 10 years from now will look exactly like it does now: “My coworker with kids leaves early twice a week, but I work from 9 to 7 in the office every day, another hour at home, and throughout the weekend,” says the 30-year-old from Plainfield, New Jersey. “No one has ever directly said this to me, but when late nights or extra projects come up, it’s clear the thinking is, She’s single, she has time to do this."

The Single Girl’s Second Shift - Marie Claire

I’ve been reading some pretty fascinating stuff about this issue tonight. (I began with this one.) I’m a fairly chipper person and am usually more than happy to help out but I dread basketball season. As the only single, childless person in our building I can almost promise you I’m usually the first one people ask to cover them at the last minute when something else comes up.

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Yes! I’m the only person without kids at my work. All my coworkers have left early to because of their kids, yet when I ask for time off to take my cat to the vet I get hassled

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— 6 days ago with 34 notes
#so not cool  #my kitty needs me too