What is it about The Capital in The Hunger Games that is so wrong?
Is it the killing of innocent children?
Is it the oppression of the districts?
Is it the media censorship?
Is it the attacks on peaceful protesters?
Is it the denial of basic human rights?
Does any of this sound familiar?
If it’s clear in fiction why is it so hard to see that what’s happening in Ferguson is so wrong?
A friend was in town over the weekend, and just as he left, he said “Hey–we broke up. I wanted to tell you. And I wanted to thank you for always reminding me that it’s okay to be single.” He’s an old friend, in the awesome little brother category, a smart and sensitive person who’d been trying to make a relationship work. And there was a lot of pressure for him to make it work, because it would turn him into that magical thing our culture loves to celebrate—a married person!
And I’m so happy that my you are significant with or without a significant other mantra was valuable to him. That’s kind of one of my things—one of the things I love to tell people. A couple other things I love to tell people: go to counseling, make your own salad dressing, just about anyone can run a marathon. But I digress.
I love to tell people that it’s okay to be single because so many of my very favorite people are single. And it breaks my heart when they feel like they’re less or half or waiting around for their real lives to start. That’s garbage.
You are significant with or without a significant other. Marriage isn’t like being named prom queen. It’s a partnership, one I love being a part of. But it doesn’t make me more special. It’s not a status symbol.
Here’s the truth: some of the worst people I know are married. I don’t know how it happens. And some of the truly best people I know are single. I don’t know how that happens, either.
But what I do know is it’s not about the fundamental value of the person in question. Your value is not up for grabs, and certainly your value is not riding on a cultural obsession with romance and tulle and diamonds.
Single is cool. It’s far better to be single and happy than partnered and unhappy.(via tamorapierce)
Brutus and his niece, Sybil. I think she’s been reading MRA blogs and is unaware that a) She’s female, and b) She’s a cat.
England saves Scotland, America in turn saves a united friendship. It’s a sign.
I’ve recently become fascinated by why tuition costs have risen so much in the last 30 years. I mean…it’s insane, and it doesn’t result in a better education. It turns out, for the most part, that it’s marketing. Universities spending money so that they look better than other universities so they get more and better students so that they can make more money (largely via student loans.)
Student loans mean well, and they’re vital. But the education industry has been economically incentivized by their easy access to raise prices and get more students paying more. Schools that don’t spend lots of money on luxury dorms and top notch sports programs don’t grow…kids don’t go to them because, effectively, it’s the same price for 18 year olds because the loans are available.
We should start a university that costs $3000 per year, but you have to sleep on a cot with six other people in the room. Like Hogwarts.
my credit card debt is around 7k. my student loan debt is over 100k.
Not enough roles for black women in Hollywood? Let’s make some!
1. Thandie Newton/Alice Walker, 2. Amber Riley/Aretha Franklin, 3. Kerry Washington/Vonetta McGee, 4. Lupita Nyong’o/Grace Jones, 5. Mo’Nique/Hattie McDaniel, 6. Oprah Winfrey/Mary McLeod Bethune, 7. Regina Hall/Moms Mabley, 8. Teyonah Parris/Assata Shakur, 9. Viola Davis/Shirley Chisholm, 10. Jurnee Smollett/Eartha Kitt
YES YES YES YES!!!!
*insert Drake stomping gif*
I sign, too! Absolutely!
*flings money* TAKE MY ENTIRE PAYCHECK PLEASE.
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that calling women of color exotic is
- fucking racist
- and not a fucking compliment
New Zealand posters from Flight of the Conchords
Can we please take a moment to talk about this man? He is not what you would look and say “He is a superhero.” He also doesn’t have any type of superpower, he don’t fly, or have super strength, or has the mutant gene. But he had a choice to do between what was right or wrong, and even though he knew if he didn’t do as Rumlow was asking Rumlow would kill him and just do it, he prefered not to do and die. Because he wanted to do what was the right thing to do.
#see this kid right here#he’s exactly what steve rogers is about#steve rogers does what he does#the flashy superheroic heroism#for men and women like this#the ones who don’t have super powers#so they can see him#and they can be inspired#to ordinary acts of extraordinary bravery#captain america is captain america because people see him#and they think#’this is someone i want to aspire to’#’this is someone brave and who doesn’t give up and who does the right thing’#’i want to be like that’ (via tonystarks)
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