I know I haven’t been writing fic or posting much, but school is just really hard right now. This chem class is unfair, awful, not properly taught, evil evil evil evil. I have literally used all of my free time studying and I’m still struggling a lot, so bear with me.
"Violence against women—it’s a men’s issue
Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called “women’s issues.” But in this bold, blunt talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men’s issues — and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. A clarion call for us all — women and men — to call out unacceptable behavior and be leaders of change.”
***Warning for some triggering language and mentions of sexual/physical/verbal violence against women***
I think this speech is amazing. It encompasses so MANY social issues, even though he’s primarily talking about this one thing… violence against women. But he goes into social inequality as a whole and how it works and why we don’t challenge it as a population… and I just had to share it.
Remember when I posted this video? Nah?
WELL he came to my university today! He did an amazing 2-hour presentation and Q&A for us, and then hung out a while after. I talked with him a few minutes and he signed his book for me :)
The kakapo is a critically endangered species of large, flightless, nocturnal, ground-dwelling parrot of the super-family Strigopoidea endemic to New Zealand. It has finely blotched yellow-green plumage, a distinct facial disc of sensory, vibrissa-like feathers, a large grey beak, short legs, large feet, and wings and a tail of relatively short length.
The total known population is only 126 living individuals, as reported by the Kakapo Recovery programme, most of which have been given names.Because of Polynesian and European colonisation and the introduction of predators such as cats, rats, ferrets, and stoats, the kakapo was almost wiped out. Conservation efforts began in the 1890s, but they were not very successful until the implementation of the Kakapo Recovery plan in the 1980s. (x)
There are ways you can help save the kakapo population through donations, adoptions, voluteering, becoming a supporter, or buying merchadise.
Please spread the word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PLEASE DON’T LET THIS BEAUTIFUL ADORABLE SPECIES OF BIRD DIE OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.
(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)
Well, more a Hound question, but it bears SanSan implications. Under a cut because it’s potentially insensitive, I’m sorry.
Sandor is definitely not a rapist. That’s Gregor’s M.O., and we all know how Sandor feels about him. Even when word got…
very chilling topic on twitter right now.
i have my own reasons for #WhyIStayed, and looking through this hashtag, i can see so many women and men who were lost, just as i was.
i stayed because it was the first time i felt important to anyone. he “loved” me. when he said he would die if i left him, i thought it passionate. when he started showing up unannounced at my house, because my friends told him my brother’s friends were over, i thought the jealousy was endearing.
then he tried to kill himself when i left town for two days. he was convinced that i would find someone else, in a town where i knew no one. i came back home, and promised i would never leave.
the manipulation and emotional abuse became physical—but only once. he slammed me against a wall after i made a joke about dumping him once i started college. i hid the bruises from my family, for weeks. that was the moment i decided to get out, no matter what happened. for some people, it only takes one time. others need more than one. and some people never make it out alive.
it is not always easy to “just leave.” it is a blessing if you are able to leave, with no consequences.
School has me so stressed and I can’t stop picking my face oh my god it’s so bad again and I’m making myself feel like shit what the fuck
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Yup my students are finding out the hardway too. All of mine know Spanglish/TexMex but not the Castillian spanish. It is eating their lunch.
My accent is good, according to my professor, but she’s overly nice to us about our accents, so I have no idea. She’s probably full of shit.
All I know is, when Luis and Cory taught me to say ¿Puedo tener una cerveza? Soy mayor de veintiún años… and I repeated it back to them, they both died and laughed until I went home.