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fauxmosexualtranstrender:

quasi-normalcy:

xkcds:

I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.
Free Speech

More people would get this if there weren’t so many professional journalists who must know better, but deliberately conflate the issue whenever they or one one their associates is criticized. 

the circumstances the first amendment of the bill of rights were meant to address was literally being thrown in jail for putting something critical of the government in a newspaper. those are not the circumstances we’re dealing with in the united states today. and people who invoke this don’t realize the double-standard they’re using. you have a right to say something awful, but the other person doesn’t have the first amendment right to say “what you just said is awful”? free speech goes both ways, folks. 

fauxmosexualtranstrender:

quasi-normalcy:

xkcds:

I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.

Free Speech

More people would get this if there weren’t so many professional journalists who must know better, but deliberately conflate the issue whenever they or one one their associates is criticized. 

the circumstances the first amendment of the bill of rights were meant to address was literally being thrown in jail for putting something critical of the government in a newspaper. those are not the circumstances we’re dealing with in the united states today. and people who invoke this don’t realize the double-standard they’re using. you have a right to say something awful, but the other person doesn’t have the first amendment right to say “what you just said is awful”? free speech goes both ways, folks. 

autistpsyche:

you should check out #AcademicAbleism on twitter, if you haven’t already. 

bipaganman:

bingkafei:

Watch as I attempt to explain biphobia using poorly-constructed metaphors and absolutely 0% skills in terms of digital art and presentation!

This is actually pretty awesome!

finding-tear:

rhamphotheca:

This is not a meme - it’s a quote from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren.
 (via: SlugBooks)

Forever reblog.

finding-tear:

rhamphotheca:

This is not a meme - it’s a quote from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren.

 (via: SlugBooks)

Forever reblog.

socialjusticearcher:

mamavalkyrie:

bronzebasilisk:

blu-thoth:

meta-bubbles:

DO NOT GIVE OR GET ANY VACCINATIONS FOR YOURSELF OR  YOUR KIDS………..

Ok, lets break this down nice and simple.
Formaldehyde is from the purification of the vaccine. 99.9% of which is removed. The reason it doesn’t give a dosage is so minuscule that it can’t be measured without going into picograms. That’s one trillionth of a gram. You breathe in more formaldehyde by driving down a busy road than in a vaccine.
Thimerosal is NOT elemental mercury, It is a molecular compound made up of carbon, hydrogen, mercury, sodium, oxygen, and surfer. This is used as a preservative for the vaccine. Thimerosal is used in a variety of other things, like tattoo ink, facial creams, nasal sprays. It’s toxic to humans only in fairly large quantities but highly toxic to aquatic born organisms like infectious bacteria. In short, it makes sure you don’t get salmonella from a stray bacteria from the chicken embryos.As for the dosage of the Thimerosal. That is the most laughable point in this post. It says 25 mcg, that’s micrograms, or one millionth of a gram. To put this in perspective, a dollar bill weighs roughly 1 gram, the average human eyelash is around 80-90 micrograms. The box also says that it contains a 5ml (milliliter/cc) vial which leads me to my next point.
A little simple math and we find out that 25 mcg = 0.00003 ml and a little more math we find that 0.00003 ml is 0.00006% of 5 ml. Let me put this another way. By the age of 5, an American child weighs about 50-55lbs and their body contains 55 mcg of Uranium. I don’t see any kids running around with radiation sickness, so I think they’re safe with a preservative in them.TL;DR: This is like saying you don’t want your child eating their baked birthday cake because raw eggs were used to make it and you don’t want your child getting salmonella from it.

THANK YOU

VACCINATE YOUR KIDS!… I just love the science side of Tumblr :) I couldn’t have put it better myself. However I would like to add that when people think because a compound contains a dangerous element, it itself is dangerous, i’d like to remind you of table salt. NaCl is comprised of an explosive metal & a poison gas. Compounds almost always have entirely different properties than the elements they are comprised of. Plus, it’s required for children to have these vaccinations to attend school, as in they need medical proof to ensure the safety of all students. By doing this, you’d not only be putting yourself & your family ignorantly in harm’s way, but would also make getting them into school a near impossibility. 

socialjusticearcher:

mamavalkyrie:

bronzebasilisk:

blu-thoth:

meta-bubbles:

DO NOT GIVE OR GET ANY VACCINATIONS FOR YOURSELF OR  YOUR KIDS………..

Ok, lets break this down nice and simple.

Formaldehyde is from the purification of the vaccine. 99.9% of which is removed. The reason it doesn’t give a dosage is so minuscule that it can’t be measured without going into picograms. That’s one trillionth of a gram. You breathe in more formaldehyde by driving down a busy road than in a vaccine.

Thimerosal is NOT elemental mercury, It is a molecular compound made up of carbon, hydrogen, mercury, sodium, oxygen, and surfer. This is used as a preservative for the vaccine. Thimerosal is used in a variety of other things, like tattoo ink, facial creams, nasal sprays. It’s toxic to humans only in fairly large quantities but highly toxic to aquatic born organisms like infectious bacteria. In short, it makes sure you don’t get salmonella from a stray bacteria from the chicken embryos.

As for the dosage of the Thimerosal. That is the most laughable point in this post. It says 25 mcg, that’s micrograms, or one millionth of a gram. To put this in perspective, a dollar bill weighs roughly 1 gram, the average human eyelash is around 80-90 micrograms. The box also says that it contains a 5ml (milliliter/cc) vial which leads me to my next point.

A little simple math and we find out that 25 mcg = 0.00003 ml and a little more math we find that 0.00003 ml is 0.00006% of 5 ml. Let me put this another way. By the age of 5, an American child weighs about 50-55lbs and their body contains 55 mcg of Uranium. I don’t see any kids running around with radiation sickness, so I think they’re safe with a preservative in them.

TL;DR: This is like saying you don’t want your child eating their baked birthday cake because raw eggs were used to make it and you don’t want your child getting salmonella from it.

THANK YOU

VACCINATE YOUR KIDS!… I just love the science side of Tumblr :) I couldn’t have put it better myself. However I would like to add that when people think because a compound contains a dangerous element, it itself is dangerous, i’d like to remind you of table salt. NaCl is comprised of an explosive metal & a poison gas. Compounds almost always have entirely different properties than the elements they are comprised of. Plus, it’s required for children to have these vaccinations to attend school, as in they need medical proof to ensure the safety of all students. By doing this, you’d not only be putting yourself & your family ignorantly in harm’s way, but would also make getting them into school a near impossibility. 

Peter Joseph on structural violence, from this video.

The Hamster Wheel, Season 2 extras, Balance [6/6]

l0kasenna:

souada:

gingerbrownies:

A Civil War Hits London, This Shocking One Second a Day Video Shows How it Destroys a Little Girl’s Life

oh my syrian kids

Love this, it makes a hard-hitting point.

Opinions

"all opinions are valid" only applies to subjective shit like ice cream flavours, when it come to whether or not certain types of people are allowed to live safe and comfortable lives, I’d say objectivity was pretty fucking important.
bronyparctears

"Your privilege is comprised of the questions you’ve never had to ask."

Catherynne Valente, "The Girl Without Hands: Writing, Carpal Tunnel, and Silence" at Rules for Anchorites (via theblastofatrumpet)

or that people have never asked you.

(via iamseafemme)

rosalarian:

Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.

Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.

Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.

Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.

taco-bell-rey:

Ke$ha is a perfect example of how the media loves to make intelligent girls seem dumb and bitchy even though they are actually smart and caring. Ke$ha isn’t far from being a feminist icon but the media continues to label her as a dumb drunk party girl.

and Ke$ha is all for loving yourself and equality but she continues to receive harassment from mainstream media. Enough harassment to the point that she developed an eating disorder because of it. She is an example of how horrible and sexist the music industry is

cyberflirt:

cis people who state that they are cis in their bio=epic

cis people who do not complain about cisphobia because they know it doesnt exist=fuck yes

cis people who call out transphobia when they see it instead of just calling themselves an ally and sitting on their ass doing nothing=good job

cis people who dont victimize themselves or say theyre being “bullied” after saying something bigoted=hell yeah

smitethepatriarchy:

therothwoman:

blairellis:

this never gets old

I met the creator of this a month ago and he said he got a lot of hate mail from dudebros who thought that he was a woman complaining about these problems.

Gold.

Bolding mine.