In general, I think we need to move away from the premise that being a good person is a fixed immutable characteristic and shift towards seeing being good as a practice. And it is a practice that we carry out by engaging with our imperfections. We need to shift towards thinking that being a good person is like being a clean person. Being a clean person is something you maintain and work on every day.We don’t assume ‘I am a clean person therefore I don’t need to brush my teeth.’ When someone suggests to us that we have something stuck in our teeth we don’t say to them ‘What do you mean I have something stuck in my teeth—but I’m a clean person?!’ —
Jay Smooth in his TED speech “how I learned to stop worrying and love discussing race” (via tropicanastasia)
Jay Smooth almost always a reblog
Dude nailed it. We all need to work at being good. Even if we think we are.
This applies to so much
BEST PURCHASE IN THE HISTORY OF EVER
*excited umbrella-sword slashing*
in recent news I’ve been stopped by multiple security guards
Must be nice to just be … stopped.
When these first popped up on thinkgeek my brother thought these were neat and I was tempted to buy him one but thought it wasn’t worth the hassle of being stopped by security or the cops for a gag umbrella.
Now that murdering black kids has becoming standard operating procedure for cops I’m extra glad I never bought one of these for my brother.
I have been reading & loving Nimona since the 2nd week and have introduced it to many friends, so thank you for the great experience and fun conversations it created! Quick question about your latest GayDads!AU fanart you posted, why does Ballister prefer to go without a prosthetic limb (in what I'm assuming is modern times, and thus it'd probably be more comfortable than the metal arm he had in the comic)? p.s. toddler!Nimona's rainboots are SO CUTE!!! — Asked by noblealice
This version of Ballister isn’t a supervillain, so he doesn’t have access to high-tech materials or stolen wealth. His metal arm in the comic is a cybernetic implant, and it’s certainly not for looks - if Ballister has a prosthetic in the AU it would probably be strictly functional, and not something he’d wear out on a walk with his family if he could help it. He’s learned to do most everything he needs to do without it anyway.
Oh wow! boibandmembergender!no-future6661
OKAY SO I HAVE THIS ECZEMA
ECZEMA YOU NORMALLY GET WHEN YOU’RE 3, BUT GROW OUT OF IT BY THE AGE OF 10, TOPS. BUT I’M 16 IN A MONTH AND I STILL HAVE ONE OF THE WORST SEEN CASES IN THE STATE.
AND TODAY I SPRAYED THIS THING CALLED AVENE ON ME
YOU MIGHTVE SEEN IT ON A CURRENT AFAIR IF YOU LIVE IN AUSTRALIA??? THAT LITTLE GIRL WHO TRAVELLED TO FRANCE FOR HER ECZEMA AND BATHED FOR A MONTH
WELL THAT’S AVENE
THIS MOTHERFUCKER CALLED AVENE
WATER FROM THE FUCKING VOLCANIC MOUNTAINS IN FRANCE, YOU APPLY IT TO YOUR SKIN AND VOI FUCKING LA
YOUR SKIN TURNS FROM GROTESQUE LITTLE THICK SKINNED TOMATOFUCK TO PARTIALLY HUMAN IN WHAT I COUNTED AS 4 MINUTES
IT ISN’T THICK, IT ISNT SCABBY, IT ISNT DRY OR SCRACKED. I CAN ACTUALLY MOVE MY FACIAL MUSCLES WITHOUT CRYING IN PAIN
IT GETS RID OF EVERY SKIN THING POSSIBLE, OILY SKIN RASHES PIMPLES SUNBURN DRY SKIN PSORIASIS ECZEMA WRINKLES IT GETS RID OF EVERY
THING YOU CAN IMAGINE
OVER A PERIOD OF WEEKS YOU SHOULD SEE A HUGE DIFFERENCE
I’VE ONLY USED IT ONCE, ABOUT 20 MINUTES AGO AND LOOK AT MY HAND IT IS LIKE A NORMAL HAND IM LITERALLY IN TEARS HERE OKAY IM CRYING I HAVE TEARS STEAMING DOWN MY FACE
Thanks for sharing this information! Everyone, remember to test it on a very small portion of skin when you get it just in case of any type of reaction.
Reblogging because I love a good personal triumph
I need this!!
i’ve been using this stuff for years, there’s a bottle standing right next to me. i usually use it for my face in the summer because i have really sensitive skin and always carry a small bottle in my bag but apparently it’s even better than i thought
Here's a question you'll either ignore, edit, or mock because it'll blow your underdeveloped brain. You're a feminist, disgustingly, yet have you ever protested anything that feminism actually stands for? For example, women aren't forced into the SSA, women have all female colleges, women get scholarships just for being female, women are more likely to be chosen for jobs. You do realized that the definition for feminism is "the advocation of women rights to be equal to those of men"? Doubt it. — Asked by offensive4you
It’s so adorable how hard you guys try to blow my mind.
There has been much discussion over the last few decades of including women in the draft, and now that women are no longer excluded from ground combat roles (which was the primary justification for their exclusion from the draft), you may get your wish. In 1980, the year the draft was reactivated, the National Organization for Women (NOW) announced “opposition to the draft, but states that if there is a draft, NOW supports the inclusion of women on the same basis as men.” Not only that, President Carter himself "recommended that Congress amend the Act to permit the registration and conscription of women as well as men," but it was Congress that “declined to amend the Act to permit the registration of women.” Congress in 1980, by the way, was all of 3.6% female, so you have your fellow men to thank for your complaint. Oh, and an organization specifically for women in the military also supports inclusion of women in Selective Service. (Personally, I think the whole thing should be abolished for everyone, but I know you’re not really interested in my thoughts.)
Are you seriously complaining about all-female colleges when the reason they exist is that women weren’t allowed to go to college in the first fucking place? ”Education for women in the 1800s was minimal during that period. Schooling was for the male gender, and if a woman wanted to go to school, she was looked down upon.” Oh, and there are about 48 active colleges in the US that admit only women, which is about 1% of all colleges. The historical exclusion of women from higher education, as well as the current gender imbalance in the STEM fields, are a couple of reasons why women-only scholarships exist; often, “scholarships for women have a specific goal in mind, whether it is to get women into leadership positions, doctoral programs, or currently male-dominated industries or companies.” Also, there are scholarships just for men. And, you are flat-out wrong in your assertion that women are more likely to be hired. I mean, like, very wrong.
What were you saying?
And boom goes the dynamite.
And actually I’m completely right that women are more likely to get hired. An example of this: Apple, the company, recently released its diversity report. A diversity report shows how ethnically and genderly diverse a company is, why, I don’t know seems pointless to hire people basses on anything other than skill. Anyway, females make up 20% of apples tech employees, yet females only acquire an average of 12% of tech scholarships, and they don’t score near the top generally. So yea, you’re wrong. Like bad, bad wrong.
This such a sad attempt that I was tempted to leave it alone out of pity, but I want you to take note that you’re trying to prove me wrong about the “sexist” treatment of men by:
- providing an example of one, individual company’s hiring stats, which show that the company employs 80% men, in order to somehow demonstrate that women are universally more likely to be hired (because math means whatever you want it to mean?), and
- providing the statistic that men receive 88% of tech scholarships, which, though completely unsourced and therefore assumed spurious, does absolutely nothing to help your argument, if you can call it that.
This is getting really embarrassing for you, dude. You should probably lie down.
Someone get me the gif of Naomi Campbell laughing
yeah the majority of apple’s employees are women. sure.
The Scott sisters will remain on parole and be required to pay the state of Florida $52 per month for the rest of their lives.
I think it is important to also mention that they were released under the condition that one sister donate an organ to the other sister to save her life after neglect and abuse by the prison staff caused her health to deteriorate.
Also, it should be noted that the witnesses to the crime repeatedly said that the sisters were not the ones who robbed the restaurant.
If I remember correctly, the two women are relatives of an activist, or something to that effect and may have been targeted just because the cops couldn’t get to the family member. As far as I recall, neither women were themselves activist.
$11…a year before I was born. AND IT WASN’T EVEN THEM. $52 a month. wth….
Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when “yes means yes” and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.
State lawmakers last month approved SB967 by Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, as states and universities across the U.S. are under pressure to change how they handle rape allegations. Campus sexual assault victims and women’s advocacy groups delivered petitions to Brown’s office on Sept. 16 urging him to sign the bill.
De Leon has said the legislation will begin a paradigm shift in how college campuses in California prevent and investigate sexual assaults. Rather than using the refrain “no means no,” the definition of consent under the bill requires “an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity.”
"Every student deserves a learning environment that is safe and healthy," De Leon said in a statement Sunday night. "The State of California will not allow schools to sweep rape cases under the rug. We’ve shifted the conversation regarding sexual assault to one of prevention, justice, and healing."
The legislation says silence or lack of resistance does not constitute consent. Under the bill, someone who is drunk, drugged, unconscious or asleep cannot grant consent.