"We are all books because we have spines and stories to tell."

My coworker (because we work in a library)

"Pity the living, and, above all, pity those who think Frozen is better than Tangled."

dumbledore i’m 100% positive (via lastisle)

moarrrmagazine:

SlatePro - TechDesk

Steve Jobs would have approved this. Pretty cool and useful desk for Apple lovers!

"Monsters are tragic beings. They are born too tall, too strong, too heavy. They are not evil by choice. That is their tragedy. They do not attack people because they want to, but because of their size and strength, mankind has no other choice but to defend himself. After several stories such as this, people end up having a kind of affection for the monsters. They end up caring about them."

Ishiro Honda (via ironiconion)

This quote is so rarely printed in its entirety. Fantastic.

(via astoundingbeyondbelief)

tiredestprincess:

exgynocraticgrrl:

Tony Porter: A Call To Men
"Tony is the original visionary and co-founder behind A CALL TO MEN: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women. He is the author of "Well Meaning Men...Breaking Out of the Man Box - Ending Violence Against Women" and the visionary for the book, NFL Dads Dedicated to Daughters.

Tony's message of accountability is welcome and supported by many grassroots and established organizations. He’s currently working with numerous domestic and sexual violence programs, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, colleges and universities around the country. He has worked with the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.

Tony is an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department having worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Kingdom and Brazil. In addition, he has been a guest presenter for the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women and has been a script consultant for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." - (x)
beyondtheoath:

assholeofday:

Phyllis Schlafly, Asshole of the Day for September 2, 2014
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
Every now and then the GOP will try to hide their war on women by pushing front and center a woman who is also happy to do so. Last summer during Rick Perry’s push to restrict abortion under the guise of protecting women’s health (despite there being no exception to save the life of the mother), they trotted out Rep. Jody Laubenberg who justified the lack of exception for rape by claiming “rape kits prevent pregnancy”, instead of that they are merely to gather evidence of the crime of rape. Last week I satirized this as

The GOP doesn’t discriminate based on gender—women are free to join in the oppression of women, minorities and the poor along with the men.
— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat)
August 28, 2014
And of course one woman has relished her role in trying to keep women oppressed for almost 40 years— Phyllis Schlafly. And over the weekend, she spoke out and claimed that rape and domestic violence are the fault of single, career women:

We all know that married men can still be violent to their families, but they are far less likely to be violent against women than are live-in boyfriends.
Why is this? It’s true that women who have found men who are already better partners are more likely to marry them, but it’s also true that marriage settles men down. Being married makes a man care more about his family’s expectations and future because he sees his family as enduring. It also makes him more faithful and committed to his partner. Marriage makes men directly protective of their wives, and living in a home with their daughters gives them the opportunity to be directly protective of them as well. Marriage also creates indirect protection for wives and daughters, because married women and their children tend to live in safer neighborhoods.
So what’s the answer for women who worry about male violence? It’s not to fear all men. It’s to reject the lifestyle of frequent “hookups,” which is so much promoted on college campuses today, while the women pursue a career and avoid marriage.

She starts by identifying that women are less likely to marry men who commit violence against them, which should adequately explain why domestic violence is more common among unmarried women. That makes sense and we can all agree on that. I’ve even made that exact same argument in June when Bradford Wilcox blamed single moms for the sexual abuse of their daughters.
But rather than stick with the wisdom of women to explain these differences, she goes the other direction and assumes that in marriage women calm men down so that they are no longer interested in hurting women. Thus women who haven’t married are the real culprits here. It’s important to note how ridiculous this is— where many conservatives will blame a woman for her own rape because of what she was wearing, etc., Schlafly is blaming all single women (and especially career women) for all the rapes and domestic violence in the world.
Another point here is that she assumes that domestic violence and rape are part of the nature of single men. To her men are all monsters, but that’s OK, because that’s how God made them. It’s not their fault— women are supposed to fix that, and if not, well, that’s the woman’s fault.
So, for blaming single women for domestic violence and rape, Phyllis Schlafly is the Asshole of the Day.
It is Phyllis Schlafly’s second time as Asshole of the Day. Her previous win was for saying the best way to help women is to pay men even more or women will never get married.
Full story: Right Wing Watch.

I heard her being interviewed by Thom Hartmann today and it was great hearing him call her out on stupid things.

beyondtheoath:

assholeofday:

Phyllis Schlafly, Asshole of the Day for September 2, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

Every now and then the GOP will try to hide their war on women by pushing front and center a woman who is also happy to do so. Last summer during Rick Perry’s push to restrict abortion under the guise of protecting women’s health (despite there being no exception to save the life of the mother), they trotted out Rep. Jody Laubenberg who justified the lack of exception for rape by claiming “rape kits prevent pregnancy”, instead of that they are merely to gather evidence of the crime of rape. Last week I satirized this as

And of course one woman has relished her role in trying to keep women oppressed for almost 40 years— Phyllis Schlafly. And over the weekend, she spoke out and claimed that rape and domestic violence are the fault of single, career women:

We all know that married men can still be violent to their families, but they are far less likely to be violent against women than are live-in boyfriends.

Why is this? It’s true that women who have found men who are already better partners are more likely to marry them, but it’s also true that marriage settles men down. Being married makes a man care more about his family’s expectations and future because he sees his family as enduring. It also makes him more faithful and committed to his partner. Marriage makes men directly protective of their wives, and living in a home with their daughters gives them the opportunity to be directly protective of them as well. Marriage also creates indirect protection for wives and daughters, because married women and their children tend to live in safer neighborhoods.

So what’s the answer for women who worry about male violence? It’s not to fear all men. It’s to reject the lifestyle of frequent “hookups,” which is so much promoted on college campuses today, while the women pursue a career and avoid marriage.

She starts by identifying that women are less likely to marry men who commit violence against them, which should adequately explain why domestic violence is more common among unmarried women. That makes sense and we can all agree on that. I’ve even made that exact same argument in June when Bradford Wilcox blamed single moms for the sexual abuse of their daughters.

But rather than stick with the wisdom of women to explain these differences, she goes the other direction and assumes that in marriage women calm men down so that they are no longer interested in hurting women. Thus women who haven’t married are the real culprits here. It’s important to note how ridiculous this is— where many conservatives will blame a woman for her own rape because of what she was wearing, etc., Schlafly is blaming all single women (and especially career women) for all the rapes and domestic violence in the world.

Another point here is that she assumes that domestic violence and rape are part of the nature of single men. To her men are all monsters, but that’s OK, because that’s how God made them. It’s not their fault— women are supposed to fix that, and if not, well, that’s the woman’s fault.

So, for blaming single women for domestic violence and rape, Phyllis Schlafly is the Asshole of the Day.

It is Phyllis Schlafly’s second time as Asshole of the Day. Her previous win was for saying the best way to help women is to pay men even more or women will never get married.

Full story: Right Wing Watch.

I heard her being interviewed by Thom Hartmann today and it was great hearing him call her out on stupid things.

itsstuckyinmyhead:

Why you should follow Denny’s on Tumblr

pencilpaperpassion:

marauders4evr:

Wow, so I cannot draw.

That’s alright though. I’m more of a writer. And I have a story to tell.

I have always been disabled. However, up until eight years ago, I could still walk, run, skip, jump, etc. In November 2006, I had a surgery that left me almost paralyzed. I could walk short distances but had to spend the rest of my time in a wheelchair. I was scared and confused. I didn’t know what to do. One day, I turned on the small television in my hospital room and realized that there was an Avatar marathon on. Now, you must understand. I’ve watched Avatar since I was in the fourth grade – when the very first episode came out! So I sat back and eagerly watched the marathon, whispering the dialogue and humming along to the music. When The Northern Air Temple came on, I sat in stunned silence. I had forgotten all about Teo! Here was an epic, well-written, character who just so happened to be disabled! Even better, he was a character who didn’t let his disability define him! By the time I reached The Blind Bandit, I was grinning from ear-to-ear as I watched Toph take down the group of wrestlers.

Toph and Teo are two of the best characters with disabilities that I’ve ever seen. Both are shown to have their limitations. Nevertheless, they’re both mentally, emotionally, and physically strong! And most importantly, they overcome their limitations! Teo can still fly around with the rest of his friends and is able to protect his home when the time comes. Toph is still able to travel around with the Avatar and has proven herself to be an excellent fighter and the greatest earthbender in the world!

To me, it was as if these fictional characters were saying, “You can do this! Don’t listen to anyone who says otherwise. What do they know!?”

And eight years later, it seem that the tables have turned.

A large part of the Avatar fandom seems to be taking the news that Korra’s in a wheelchair very badly. I’ve seen so many depressing and nasty comments. Many people are wondering how the Avatar can still fight and keep balance while being in a wheelchair.

And every time I see someone comment about how Korra “can’t do this” I just smile and think, “Yes, she can.”

this brought tears to my eyes

y browneyesblackcoffee:

shitdickfuckmothafucka:

omgbuglen:

A warning to anybody thinking about getting a husky

You can build yourself a third husky

That’s the spirit

browneyesblackcoffee:

shitdickfuckmothafucka:

omgbuglen:

A warning to anybody thinking about getting a husky

You can build yourself a third husky

That’s the spirit