In San Francisco last year, a man stabbed a woman in the face and arm after she didn’t respond positively to his sexually harassing her on the street.
In Bradenton, Fla., a man shot a high school senior to death after she and her friends refused to perform oral sex at his request.
In Chicago, a scared 15-year-old was hit by a car and died after she tried escaping from harassers on a bus.
Again, in Chicago, a man grabbed a 19-year-old walking on a public thoroughfare, pulled her onto a gangway and assaulted her.
In Savannah, Georgia, a woman was walking alone at night and three men approached her. She ignored them, but they pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.
In Manhattan, a 29-year-old pregnant woman was killed when men catcalling from a van drove onto the sidewalk and hit her and her friend.
Last week, a runner in California — a woman — was stopped and asked, by a strange man in a car, if she wanted a ride. When she declined he ran her over twice.
such a needed campaign. i wish they’d have included native americans as well, though, as cultural appropriation of them in costumes is just as awfully common.
It’s that time of year again when these go around. And I will keep reblogging them. And if I see the joke ones I am likely to rip them apart with prejudice.
I will reblog this every year and unfollow anyone who posts joke fandom spinoffs of this very serious and important commentary.
Reblogging this because Halloween is coming up again and I have no patience for this racist shit.
Gay Flamingos Adopt Abandoned Chick
via: TheGuardian UK
A pair of gay flamingos have become foster parents after taking an abandoned chick under their wings.
Carlos and Fernando had been so desperate to start a family that they had resorted to stealing eggs at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire.
But their egg-sitting and hatching skills impressed staff so much that when one of the flamingo nests was abandoned last week, they were considered the number one choice to adopt the chick.
The unhatched egg was taken to an incubator where it was warmed up and monitored.
Hours later a healthy chick emerged, but staff were concerned that the duo would not bond with the newborn because the process normally begins when the chicks are ‘calling’ them from inside the egg.
So the chick was carefully placed in an old eggshell, which was taped up and returned to the couple’s empty nest.
The pair were soon seen ‘talking’ to the chick inside the egg and a little while later it hatched for a second time - to be greeted by its new parents…
A flamboyance of gay flamingos.
Disappointed in the lack of variety/material in women’s Halloween costumes?
Want your costume to be a totally unique conversation starter?
Interested in showing appreciation for your heritage or the great women who’ve inspired you?
Or do you just want to be totally fabulous and glamorous, but can’t find costumes that aren’t cheap-looking or too skimpy for your taste?
HAVE I GOT A WEBSITE FOR YOU.
The creators of Take Back Halloween! have created an amazing resource for creating your own costumes of famous historical and mythical women. Want to dress as Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer of the 19th century? How about Sappho, considered by the ancient Greeks the greatest of all lyric poets?
Maybe you’re more interested in queens and goddesses - while TBH has instructions for creating a Queen Victoria costume, they also have a page on Tomyris, a 6th century BC warrior queen of the Massageteans, who, after refusing his marriage proposal, defeated Cyrus the Great and had his skull made into a drinking cup. There’s also a page for Wu Zetian, the only woman to ever rule as Empress of China.
Chalchiuhtlicue, the Aztec goddess of water, wears a large feather crown and turquoise jewelry, and TBH has even included a picture of her sculpture if you want to recreate her hairstyle. Kiyohime, furious after being spurned by a Buddhist monk, turned into a purple dragon and killed him with her fiery breath. Lasiren (pictured above), the Haitian goddess of the sea, lives as a mermaid in a fabulous palace filled with sunken treasure. And of course, you can’t forget Baba Yaga, the cannibalistic Slavic witch who lives in a hut on chicken legs and travels through the air in a giant mortar and pestle!
Each page includes the histories of these women and why they were so awesome, then links to places you can buy wigs, clothing, and other materials to put the costume together. Take Back Halloween! has costume guides for famous actresses, lady pirates, scientists, philosophers, writers, artists, businesswomen, religious figures, and warriors from around the world.
I was stumped for my costume this year, and now it seems I have too many amazing ideas to choose from!
#no one realizes the significance of this #the point of this movie is not that you will find another love #it’s that douches like tom will keep falling into the cycle of chasing a manic pixie dream girl #and probably think that she’s the one #but guess what? just because you listen to the same music or because she has a cute name #doesn’t mean that you’re meant for each other #500 days of summer the most misunderstood hipster hit the world has ever seen
And let’s talk about the fact that Joseph Gordon Levitt himself said the point of the movie is not so you’d feel bad for him and fall in love with him, it’s so you’d realize how selfish some people are.
Actual quote from him from an interview:
The (500) Days of Summer attitude of ‘He wants you so bad’ seems attractive to some women and men, especially younger ones but I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is.”
"He develops a mildly delusional obsession over a girl onto whom he projects all these fantasies. He thinks she’ll give his life meaning because he doesn’t care about much else going on in his life. A lot of boys and girls think their lives will have meaning if they find a partner who wants nothing else in life but them. That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person.”
Don’t get me wrong, the new iPhones look interesting. But this is an excellent idea for the future of cellphones.
(by Dave Hakkens)
Completely agree with the OP. This is a very democratic, sustainable, and innovative path forward for cell phones. I hope such an idea can catch on.
I support this 100%.
This is completely brilliant!
Boosting the signal. I’d buy (and customize one) in a heartbeat.
Cool as hell.