April172014

fatopus:

demontadark:

kedreeva:

8bitrevolver:

This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.

A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!

Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.

All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.

Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!

Let me tell to you a thing.

This is Lenore. I first saw her in a little cage at the Petco I frequent (I used to take my parents’ dog in for puppy play time), and she looked like the grouchiest, old, crotchety cat in the world, and I fell instantly in love. She was cranky, she was anti-social, hanging out at the back of her cage. Her fur was matted because she wouldn’t let the groomers near her.

She was perfect.

But I didn’t have a place for her. I wasn’t living in my own space yet, and where I was, I wasn’t allowed cats. So I pressed my face to the bars of her cage and I promised that if no one had adopted her by the time I’d bought a house, I would come back for her.

I visited her every week for over six months while I looked for a house. At one point, they had to just shave her entire rear-end because the mats or fur were so bad. They told me she clawed the heck outta the groomer that did it, screamed the entire time, and spent the next two days growling at anyone that came near the cage.

A couple of weeks later, I closed on my house. I went back and I got an employee, and I said: “That one. I need that cat.”

They got the paperwork and the lady who ran the rescue that was bringing the cats in told me that Lenore (at the time, Lila) was 8 years old, had been owned by an elderly lady who had died, and brought in to a different rescue, who’d had her for six months on top of the time I’d been seeing her at Petco.

This kitty had been living in a 3x3’ cube for over a YEAR because she was older and “less adoptable.”

I signed the paperwork, put her in a cat carrier, and drove her to my new home. I had pretty much nothing; a bed, an old couch, a couple of bookcases, and a tank of mice I called “Cat TV”. I let her out of the carrier and onto my bed, and I told her “I told you I would come back for you when I had a place. It’s not much, but it’s yours too now.”

Lenore spent the next three days straight purring non-stop. She followed me around the house purring. Sat next to me purring. Slept next to me purring. Leaning into every touch, purring, purring, always purring. She still purrs if you so much as think about petting her. She’s amazing, and I love her.

So, you know, if you’re thinking about adopting, and you see a beast that others consider “less adoptable,” think about Lenore.

IM CRYING I LOVE CATS FUUUUCK

This is beautiful ❤️

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1PM
April152014

womenpacific:

Princess Ruth Luka Ke‘elikōlani Keanolani Kanāhoahoa 
of Hawai’i - 1826-1883

She was a very strong-willed woman and as she witnessed continued attacks on native traditions printed in the newspapers and mission press, she fought back with equally strong statements. Although her mission education meant that she understood English, she staunchly refused to do business in anything other than her Native ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i. Those who could not speak Hawaiian were required to use an interpreter.

The Princess owned a large and stately modern home in Kailua, Kona but preferred to reside in her grass house that stood on the same property (2nd picture). Luka also continued many of the ancient traditional religious rites. This adherence to the ways of her ancestors brought great admiration from many maka‘āinana.

Also defying Western beauty standards, Ruth stood at over 6 feet tall and weighed 440 pounds.  

This woman is an icon.

Taken from:  Ruth Ke’elikolani Wikipedia page and http://www.hawaiialive.org/realms.php?sub=Wao+Lani&treasure=356&offset=0

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April122014
sancophaleague:

There is always popular white guilt-ridding propaganda or excuses for racism. Before it was the “your ancestors sold themselves to slavery”” now it’s the “lets not talk about race, talking about race is racist”
Black People seem absorb the bullshit like its vitamins.
I posted things along these lines before I am again because I’m here to remind you that as a Black person not speaking about race does not benefit you it works against you. RACISM DOES NOT STOP BECAUSE YOU DON’T SPEAK ABOUT IT. White people can live without speaking about race because they don’t face racism. They are the ones with white privilege so OF COURSE you don’t want to speak about race because it requires you to take accountability for a racist system. 
The new racism is to deny racism…
The system we live in is racist until that changes you must speak and act against it… Yeah they’ll say all types of shit like “you’re complaining, you’re ignorant/hateful” and all that bullshit to throw you off from speaking truth but you got to stay strong and keep it real. Sometimes you gotta stand by the truth even if you are alone…
Don’t ever give up, don’t ever stop criticizing the racism system and don’t ever stop fighting it.
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sancophaleague:

There is always popular white guilt-ridding propaganda or excuses for racism.
Before it was the “your ancestors sold themselves to slavery”” now it’s the “lets not talk about race, talking about race is racist”

Black People seem absorb the bullshit like its vitamins.

I posted things along these lines before I am again because I’m here to remind you that as a Black person not speaking about race does not benefit you it works against you. RACISM DOES NOT STOP BECAUSE YOU DON’T SPEAK ABOUT IT. White people can live without speaking about race because they don’t face racism. They are the ones with white privilege so OF COURSE you don’t want to speak about race because it requires you to take accountability for a racist system. 

The new racism is to deny racism…

The system we live in is racist until that changes you must speak and act against it… Yeah they’ll say all types of shit like “you’re complaining, you’re ignorant/hateful” and all that bullshit to throw you off from speaking truth but you got to stay strong and keep it real. Sometimes you gotta stand by the truth even if you are alone…

Don’t ever give up, don’t ever stop criticizing the racism system and don’t ever stop fighting it.

Post made by @Solar_InnerG

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April112014

destinysfetus:

blackmalehair:

nappyhokage:

Why is it okay to say ‘jungle fever’? Next time I thirst after a whitey I’m calling that shit privilege pox.

KML

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April72014

thepunkrocker:

thescentofsouls:

I’ll respect your opinion as long as your opinion doesn’t disrespect my existence.

THIS PHRASE SHOULD BE WRITTEN EVERYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD 

(via gnomees)

April62014

youdontlooklikeafeminist:

facebooksexism:

feminismisprettycool:

When dudes are like, “Oh, I believe in equal pay because I have a daughter,” like they could not imagine that women were worth equal pay before they had one they cared about. Jesus. Fucking. Christ.

Ah, the narcissistic father type. 

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Mmmmmhm.

Women - only worth anything if they’re worth something to some man somewhere. 

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12PM
hugs-and-muffins:

moonblossom:

d0cpr0fess0r:

tsupertsundere:

fuckyeahwomenprotesting:

tontonmichel:

The choice is yours.

This is a shit ton of bullshit and shaming. People are born with health problems and perfectly healthy people develop health problems. There isn’t always a choice.

are your eyes red, itchy, and inflamed? don’t reach for those eyedrops, just grab a fucking red pepper and shove that into your eyes instead, just fucking jam all the vegetables you can into your eyes you fucking animal just do itgo greengo green

Inject V8 directly into your veins you miserable bag of trash. Get a giant syringe full of vegetable juice and stab right through your fucking arm in a wild attempt to cure your heart condition.

Wow, and here I could have saved all the time and discomfort of fucking brain surgery by eating a leek or something. WHO KNEW?!

Commentary. On. Point.

Reblogged for the commentary.

hugs-and-muffins:

moonblossom:

d0cpr0fess0r:

tsupertsundere:

fuckyeahwomenprotesting:

tontonmichel:

The choice is yours.

This is a shit ton of bullshit and shaming. People are born with health problems and perfectly healthy people develop health problems. There isn’t always a choice.

are your eyes red, itchy, and inflamed? don’t reach for those eyedrops, just grab a fucking red pepper and shove that into your eyes instead, just fucking jam all the vegetables you can into your eyes you fucking animal just do it
go green
go green

Inject V8 directly into your veins you miserable bag of trash. Get a giant syringe full of vegetable juice and stab right through your fucking arm in a wild attempt to cure your heart condition.

Wow, and here I could have saved all the time and discomfort of fucking brain surgery by eating a leek or something. WHO KNEW?!

Commentary. On. Point.

Reblogged for the commentary.

(via eatshitwhiteboy)

April52014

dykeprivilege:

-samwinchester-:

dykeprivilege:

Women and girls should never apologise for there bodies.

*nobody should ever apologize for there bodies 

Did I stutter? If I wanted to make a general post I would have.

Women and girls should never apologise for talking about women and girls either.

(via eatshitwhiteboy)

12PM
April42014

wocinsolidarity:

homoarigato:

That’s What She SaidA queer, Asian-American web series following the lives of 5 friends in Los Angeles. Created out of a desire to see positive Asian representations in the media, as well as to give voice to the often untold stories of queer Asian women, the series chronicles the lives of five fictional characters – Leslie, Rae, Shin, Baby, and Nic – within the queer sphere of the greater Los Angeles area.

SIGNAL BOOST

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March202014
12PM
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