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On the Way to the MFA

badwolfinthecity:

Jay and I were sitting on the Green Line when a middle-aged white man wearing dark sunglasses boarded the train. We paid him no mind until he demanded that the woman in front of us “move [her] fat ass” over to let him sit. When she refused, he proceeded to make fun of her weight to everyone on the…

There are awful people everyone. I’m nearly always expecting this kind of BS. Fortunately, this ass never made a move toward getting physical, and when he wouldn’t back off people made him do so. The craziest part of it to me is that of all days for this to happen, it’s when I’m not with a woman I’m dating and it’s when I’m wearing a skirt.

thebrainscoop:

Science Needs Women: 
For Women in Science; the L’Oreal Foundation 

I’m sharing this video on any platform I can because when I first found it last week it had something like 1,400 views, but it’s the most beautifully produced and succinctly narrated video addressing some of the most complicated issues facing women in STE(A)M fields I’ve found yet. 

I’m sharing this for every time I’m called a “feminazi.”

…for every time I’m told that my concerns aren’t valid, our that our issues are imagined.

…for every time I hear “women just don’t like science,” or worse - “women just aren’t good at science.”

…for every time we’re told that we can have a family or a career, but not both - and for every time we feel like we have to decide between the two.

…for every time a study comes out saying as many as 64% of women endure sexual harassment during field work

…for the fact that women earn 41% of PhD’s in STEM fields, but make up only 28% of tenure-track faculty in those fields.

…and because we need more women mentors in these fields to stand up for issues that are not “women’s issues” - these are people issues that affect our collective society as a whole.

The women in this video are my heroes and they should be your heroes, too.

pervocracy:

Look at Fifty Shades Of Grey's knot.

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Now look at my knot.

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Now back at FSoG.  Now back at me.

This is the knot your knot could look like if you bothered to ask actual BDSM players, or hell, even their YouTube channels, before making a movie supposedly about BDSM.  I’m not a rope top and I did that one-handed.

I’m on a horse.

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The thing where they justify abuse by saying “it’s BDSM, of course it’s sick and wrong” is still a bigger problem though.

I am not going to that movie. Yikes.

GAZA. WAR. OVER. HELLO????

missivesfromghosts:

Palestine and Israel have negotiated an end to the fighting for the time being!!!!!!!!!

Passage in an out of Gaza will be allowed again, the border with Egypt will be reopened, the fishing area will be expanded, and it seems that rebuilding Gaza will begin soon. This is far from perfect. Gaza remains occupied and under incredibly harsh economic conditions, but the wholesale slaughter is over!

hayei:

sprouting-colours:

appropriately-inappropriate:

lesbian-isthenewblack:

heylookitsliz:

elizabeth-antoinette:

ikenbot:

freeselfdefense:

Rape Escape

  • Easy and very effective
  • Requires nothing but your body
  • Includes attack

Very useful to know, pass and share please.

Worth watching

I don’t mean to impose a personal favour on you guys, but I really would like to ask that everyone who follows me reblog this. 

I don’t think I made it very clear but last month I was sexually assaulted by someone who I thought was my friend (I don’t want to talk about it don’t ask), and it’s… really fucked with my head. 

Had I known this a month ago I would have been able to get away

So, essentially, I’m really pleading with you to reblog this so everyone who follows you doesn’t get stuck in the same position I was with no way out. 

I mean again I don’t want the point of this to be my sob story or whatever but if you could reblog this it would seriously mean a lot 

and im asking to all of my followers who see this post in your dashboard to please press play to this video, you never know when this is gonna be useful, PLEASE DON’T IGNORE IT.

This is one of the first moves I was taught in Krav Maga, and it is one of the most effective.

It took me about a half hour to get down with practice, but once you get it, it’s an intuitive movement.

Please pass this along, it will save lives.

Important

Please reblog this.

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A Journal of Interstitial Arts Needs Genre-Bending Prose and Poetry - Pays 10 cents/word

writingcareer:

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Writers and poets are invited to submit genre-bending literary stories to the next issue of Interfictions: A Journal of Interstitial Arts. Each online issue showcases poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that moves between or crosses over the boundaries of different genres, tropes and themes.

Sofia Samar, who serves as Poetry and Nonfiction Editor, seeks poetry that is experimental in nature. She welcomes narrative poems, especially in poems set to music or images.

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