Because it’s important to remember.
Just because it isn’t happening here doesn’t mean it isn’t happening
Obscura Nocturna Mortífera
Apocalyptic by Nuclear Snail Studios
I met Katie recently via 2 different sources here in my new city, and she is a WONDERFUL lady. She gives freely of herself w/o ever asking for any kind of recompense, so I’m praying we can help (even though I know many of us are not exactly “in the money”). It drives me nuts that people in this country are going w/o vital medical care, so if you wanna help, all it takes is just 100 folks to donate a minimum of $10. For Katie, that would be HUGE.
So if you’ve got a sec., won’t you pop by her GoFundMe page, read a little about her and what she’s going through, and donate what you can to help save her truck and get her the medical care she needs..? (And if you’re broke, passing the word on helps too! Every set of eyes who sees this is one more set that belongs to a person who might be able to help this rockin’ chick out. :))
Thank you so very much, |
Due to a fall in February ago missing the last 2-3 steps and landing on a cement landing at my apartment complex [and subsequently] hitting my head, I will more than likely need to undergo neurosurgery to correct the issue in my head and neck. I have been slowly but progressively feeling the effects of the damage. Yet to be able to do all the necessary running around to doctors for medical tests and to social service agencies to inquire about medical financial help I need my car. I am behind in payments plus a promissory note I took out to get more money to pay for recent doctor visits and upcoming testing, as I could not run a tab any longer. I don’t have health insurance yet, finding out now i have to pay for private insurance, but this still creates a very dangerous waiting game for me physically and mentally. I really need this help and appreciate it very much..As I told the person at Cover Oregon I don’t want to die and so I really need health insurance. I REALLY need my truck to get around to beg for the help I need. This is my last piece of independence I have left. I also want to continue to help those in need to the best of my ability as well, it helps me to feel more human, and worthwhile.
Please pass this plea along I’m trying to get medical funding assistance but I don’t want to go to the hospital knowing my truck is in danger of repossession.
I’m really digging the look of her, from what I saw in the interview. She seems awesome and grounded, and just as cool inside as she is lovely outside. :) (And I cannot WAIT to see miss self-proclaimed “fishy” girl Gia’s expression when she sees Courtney. *lol* Now SHE is “fishy.” -A term I was kinda un-thrilled about, until I decided to give it my own definition. Fishy does not refer to a derogatory term for the smell of a woman’s sex. Instead, I shall henceforth consider it mermaidy- both feminine AND truly “fishy.” ;D)
“‘Toppit, ‘toppit, ‘TOPPIT Momma, ‘toppit! XD
..’Ey wait.. yoo ‘topped!”
XD THE CUTE!!! XD
Uromastyx likes her belly rubbed
this is a fucking lizard getting her belly rubbed if you don’t think that’s the cutest shit then get out of my blog
LOOK AT ITS LIL ARMS FLAPPING AWWWWWWWW
Good to know.
A prominent lobbyist is drafting a bill to ban gay players from the NFL. Don’t expect it to amount to anything. It’s likely a nonsense publicity stunt from a small-time conservative podcast host.
Oh dear lord.. really people..? Really??
Clearly, someone feels his favorite sport is being threatened by “them damned gays..” and is throwing a temper tantrum. (Not Burkman’s words, but ones I have heard personally, falling from the mouths of bigoted, backward-thinking people full of fear & hate like him.) C’mon Mr. Burkman.. don’t you have anything better to do w/your time.. and peoples’ money??
Between this ass-hat and the ass-hats that are pushing for the madness happening in Arizona, I’m kinda reeling that things have gotten this far. ..Are you idjits just running scared..? Do you finally see perhaps that the times they are a-changing, that you cannot hide from society’s evolution, and therefore now you suddenly feel like the walls are closing in..? Is this your childish, petty way of doing anything & everything you can to lash back out at a culture you fear you have no sway over anymore..?
“[i]f the NFL has no morals and no values, then Congress must find values for it..?” My stars man.. what happened to “small government” being one of the core tenants of the your precious party..? Are you just throwing that out the window? And beyond that; memo to Mr. Burkman.. have you realized this is all over A GAME..? You are trying to get the government to pick and choose who can and cannot play- a GAME. Beloved sport to many Americans it may be, but.. wtf is wrong with you, man?? Do you not have more important things to do..?? Shouldn’t you and the people you employ, your fellow “officials,” and the poor folks THEY employ (not to mention your superiors who’ll have to read this drek) be more concerned about.. oh.. I dunno.. STARVATION, DISEASE, POVERTY, JOBS, EDUCATION, and the seventeen million other issues that plague us today- in this country and abroad??
Nah.. go ahead n’ buy another fancy suit. XP OY. Tell me sir, just how can you and people like you POSSIBLY bitch about money and deficits in this country, about how wasteful opposing part(ies) are, as you work tirelessly to abolish funding for things like public health, education and the arts, when you advocate spending precious tax dollars on ludicrous shit like THIS??? ..I dunno ‘bout y’all, but I think this idjit should be removed from his post just for proposing this idiocy. CLEARLY his priorities (along w/his own head) are up his bum, and he doesn’t care how he wastes his time (or that of the government), let alone others’ money.
What’s next..? Screening schools for queer students, so you can be sure no one’s showering next to a homosexual in gym..??
Moreover, did it ever occur to you that a; these athletes are professionals, and boinking people (let alone oggling them) in the showers isn’t exactly professional conduct?? I mean.. I may not be up on pro football policies, but I have a feeling the coach and other members of the team would object to general “bow-chicky-wow-wow” happening in the showers. Yanno.. while everyone’s there.. and on the clock. XP Or maybe you haven’t thought about b; that w/all the stresses these guys deal with, after game/practice eye-sex in the showers is prooobably the last thing on their minds. (And if not, I’d wager many of them have SOs to go home to, or dates to find, where they can do that just fine w/o needing the team’s “assistance.” :P) Or, have you ever pondered c; that regardless of being in, out, straight, gay, or whatever, simply due to general “guy” bathroom etiquette, one very well may run the risk of getting the SHIT beaten out of them, if people think you’ve been caught looking “the wrong way” at someone in the showers..? It doesn’t matter if that person weighs 350lbs. If they’re being jumped by TWELVE people who weigh 350lbs, they’re done. That’s it. And I’m wagering that most guys probably realize that. :P
Lastly however, please consider most basically that d; this is allll aside from the fact that just because one is of any sexual proclivity, it doesn’t mean that they are necessarily attracted to everyone within their preferred gender spectrum. XP (For example, I’m bi, but that doesn’t mean I wanna hump every human being that crosses my path. Seriously people, think about this for a minute.) So just because say.. Bill is gay, that doesn’t mean that he’s gonna find his bath partner(s) attractive. So get over yourself, man.
Just freaking quiddit. Enough is ruddy enough. Enough w/the idiocy in Arizona, w/stupid, wasteful, dick-faced legislative proposals like this, and just.. w/all this hateful backwards bullshit.
You don’t like gays..? Great, don’t fuck one. Now hand over the keys and let somebody else drive.
Animals getting help from people.
Damn, the page no worky! *pulls a thick Scottish brogue* -I want to brrrrrowse!!
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TOO MANY TO CHOOSE FORM YE GODS BEHOLD THIS CREATION AND BESTOW IT UPON MANKIND
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Someone be a dear and get me the Assassin’s Creed jacket…Maman will reward you…
So eloquently put, I’ve lost the few words I would have had to explain the subject beforehand. *cheers* ♥ ♥ ♥
So some dudes were complaining lately, “Women are telling guys to stop telling them how to dress, but not all guys are total misogynists! Women do it to each other too!”
So. People. Let me tell you a thing.
This is a picture of a panopticon. It’s a kind of prison. See, it’s a giant circle, with all the cells around the rim. The tower in the middle is where the guards are. The guards can see into all the prisoners’ cells, but the prisoners cannot see each other, and they have difficulty seeing the guards. Each prisoner knows that at any time, they are being watched, and if the guards see them behaving incorrectly, they will come with truncheons and beat the prisoner up. They learn to feel that gaze on them, all the time; every movement makes them think, “What if this breaks the rules, and they see, and they come and punish me?” Soon, prisoners don’t need guards standing over them all the time to follow the rules; they do it themselves, because that gaze is omnipresent. Even when the guard house is empty, they still think, “What if someone is watching me?” (This is all from Michel Foucault. You want more on this, go read Discipline and Punish, enjoy the descriptions of medieval torture.)
The panopticon is a metaphor. In our society, we are constantly watched, tracked, disciplined, and punished, from childhood. The school says you skipped class today. The babysitter says you wouldn’t follow the rules. The police saw you at the park with your friends. We are held to valid rules, and to bullshit rules; some of them are necessary to make our society safe, and some of them just make us easier to exploit.
You are held to rules. I am held to rules. They vary. As a woman, I am held to rules that say be small be pretty defer to someone else and I’m punished in different ways if I don’t obey. My brother is held to different rules, that say be strong don’t feel dominate the situation. We end up policing each other; we meet and he says, “Looking good,” and I remember: people are watching how I dress and how I look. If I disobey, they will notice, and I could be punished. I meet him after his job and ask, “Do you think you’ll be promoted soon?” and he remembers: people pay attention to whether or not I’m in charge, and if I’m not dominant, I could be punished.
Sometimes the guardhouse is empty. Sometimes nobody is paying close attention to what I’m wearing. Sometimes the guards don’t come to punish me, so whether or not I am pretty or attractive does not affect whether I get to own property. (It used to: whether or not my ancestresses were married affected their legal and economic statuses hugely)
Feminism is about the work of dismantling the prison when it comes to bullshit rules. It’s about saying that we shouldn’t be held to stupid rules based on gender. So it’s about the work of getting rid of the cells and the watchtower, and getting rid of the guards with truncheons. We can stop telling each other these stories about all the rules we’re held to, and we can stop punishing each other for breaking them. My brother stops telling me, “You’ll never get a date if you dress like that.” I stop telling him, “You need to be strong and work hard so you come out on top.”
So no, feminists don’t believe that all men everywhere are 100% misogynistic. It’s just that a lot of women are conditioned to think that 100% of the time, there is a risk that someone is watching us, and we will be punished if the break the rules. It is really hard work to break the social structures and the internal attitudes that imprison us.
And yes, women can enforce the panopticon. Hell, I’ll even tell you a womanly secret: I cannot count the number of times I’ve received cruelty at the hands of fellow girls for the way I looked or dressed. My entire middle school experience was basically that and algebra. We’re working on fixing that! Please, do not doubt that we’ve been working on that among ourselves as a gender. Women have spent a lot of blood, sweat, and tears trying to change how we treat each other. Now we’re asking you to pitch in.
Woooo, neat! (Be sure to read the description below. ;))
A “Ghost Organ,” an experimental decellularized organ that can be reseeded with a patient’s own cells and then transplanted without being rejected
Targaryen colours for Daenerys, Pamella Roland.
Okay, now I wanna see this flick. :)
[…] They are all okay! And all those things could exist in the same woman. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people.” Erin Bowman