Because that's what I do \m/

Ad astra per alas porci - John Steinbeck

(aka "Sean's girlfriend who hijacked his Tumblr")

 

Early morning Grateful Things Day 5:

  • New roommates are nice and responsible
  • Got to do somersaults on trampoline bungie cord things
  • My parents took me grocery shopping before they left 
thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

Lion: AGGGGGGGHHHHH
YOU HAVE VANQUISHED ME, MIGHTY BEAST
Cub: DAD STOP
Lion: EVERYTHING…GOING…DARK
Cub: DAD OH MY GOD
Lion: REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE…

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

Lion: AGGGGGGGHHHHH

YOU HAVE VANQUISHED ME, MIGHTY BEAST

Cub: DAD STOP

Lion: EVERYTHING…GOING…DARK

Cub: DAD OH MY GOD

Lion: REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE…

(Source: lalulutres)

Late night Grateful Things Day 4:

  • Our cousins got us free tickets to the De Young Museum
  • My sprained ankle healed up enough so I can go back to yoga
  • I has fancy Dutch cheese

thescienceofjohnlock:

artofabrooklynboy:

GODDAMN IT TUMBLR, CAN YOU AT LEAST GIVE US THEIR NAMES?!?!?

  1. Ching Shih was a prominent pirate in middle Qing China, who terrorized the China Sea in the early 19th century. She commanded over 300 junks manned by 20,000 to 40,000 pirates[2] another estimate has Cheng’s fleet at 1800 and crew at about 80,000[3][4]— men, women, and even children. She challenged the empires of the time, such as the British, Portuguese and the Qing dynasty. Undefeated, she would become one of China and Asia’s strongest pirates, and one of world history’s most powerful pirates. She was also one of the few pirate captains to retire from piracy.
  2. Nancy Wake (one of the few white women on this list; of course you put her name on the graphic…)
  3. Lyudmila Pavlichenko
  4. Rukhsana Kausar
  5. The Gulabi gang (gulabi is Hindi for “pink”) was founded by Sampat Pal Devi, a mother of five and former government health worker (as well as a former child bride), as a response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women.[3]Gulabis visit abusive husbands and threaten to beat them with laathis (sticks) unless they stop abusing their wives. Al Jazeera reports there are 400,000 members across Northern India.
  6. Neejra Bhanot was just 22 when terrorists from the Abu Nidal Organization hijacked Pan Am Flight 73, where she was the senior flight purser. After 17 hours (and yes, hiding American passports to protect those passengers), when the hijackers opened fire and set off explosives, Bhanot opened the emergency door and helped a number of passengers escape. She could have been the first to jump out when she opened the door but she decided not and was shot while shielding three children from a hail of bullets. Bhanot was recognized internationally as “the heroine of the hijack” and is the youngest recipient of the Ashok Chakra Award, India’s most prestigious gallantry award for bravery during peace time.
  7. Zainab Bibi, 42, allegedly told authorities she killed her husband Ahmad Abbas because he tried to sexually assault her 17-year-old daughter from another marriage.
  8. In September 2006, Susan Kuhnhausen found an intruder in her southeast Portland, OR home. “I saw a man step out of the shadows and he began to hit me in the head and the face with a hammer,” said Kuhnhausen. “I got the hammer and started hitting him with the hammer several times. My father, the carpenter, always taught me a hammer could be used for self defense — the claw end would work the best,” said Kuhnhausen. Kuhnhausen’s husband, Michael, had hired Ed Haffey to kill his wife.
  9. Seriously, fuck this one. The photo is of Parinya Chareonphol or Nong Thoom who is a kathoey, which many Thai believe to be a third gender (as opposed to the Western idea of ‘transgender’.) After a short time as a Buddhist monk, she took up Muy Thai kickboxing to support her parents and make enough money to pay for her sex-reassignment surgery, and basically kicked ass at it for several years. She was not “constantly made fun of before fights;” the Muy Thai community embraced her and her presence greatly revitalized both media and public interest in the sport, as shown by increased ticket sales and stadium revenue. The movie Beautiful Boxer was made about her, and she has recently acted in Mercury Man as well as continuing to kickbox. So yeah, fuck this one hard.
  10. Juliane Diller née Koepcke was the only survivor of the LANSA Flight 508 crash in 1971. Despite sustaining a broken collar bone, a deep gash to her right arm, a concussion and an eye injury in the fall, she was able to trek through the dense Amazon jungle for 10 days, until she was rescued by local lumbermen, who subsequently took her by canoe back to civilization. It was later discovered that as many as 14 other passengers also survived the initial fall from the disintegrated plane but were unable to seek help and died while awaiting rescue.

Seriously, guys, this took me like 20 minutes using Google and Wikipedia. These women are real people with real names and real stories. Please don’t reduce them to a picture (most of which came from Wikipedia in the first place oh my god i know you were there) and an “uplifting” story.

Look at these kickass women, and remember their names!!

We need a lot more women being remembered for what they did, rather than what they looked like.

(Source: mehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh)

liquidfire asked
literally my only complaint about feminism is that a lot of it is too radical to the point of being useless. Being passionate is great. Being angry is just making the entire movement get ignored. (Also, it's easy for men to dismiss it as "women being crazy".) I have female friends who are ex-feminists because of the extremist feminist movement. They don't want to identify with that sort of thing.

thinkmooinc:

gratuitousabs:

your complaint about feminism is that a few loud misandrists exist and then you take their opinion and sweep it over the whole movement? This is a phenomeon that I see applied to feminism more than anything else? Extremists exist in every school of thought but it’s only in this instance that I find that the small minority gets a louder voice than the majority. 

Like, not that I identify as either of these things, but I can talk to someone about Christianity without someone waving the Westboro Baptist church in my face. I can talk about republicans without someone going “I don’t believe in republican ideals because the TEA PARTY exists!” It’s ridiculous. There’s nothing radical about looking for equal rights. There’s nothing ridiculous about trying to set up a dialogue to talk about feminism and gender equality, but for some reason, every time I try I have people complaining about “SJW’s” and “feminazis.” 

The fact that I can be as intelligent, coherent, and well researched as I can possibly be, and still have my words dismissed as “crazy” is ridiculous. That’s absolutely insane. That’s an incredibly good indication that feminism needs to exist. My words should be able to stand as they are. If they’re dismissed, it should be because they’re wrong, not because i happen to be a fucking woman.

Your female friends who don’t identify with feminism because of the small faction of misandrists wearing the cloak of being feminists should probably educate themselves a little about what feminism means. The “extremists” are often just misandrists trying to give themselves credibility through a known movement, but aren’t really feminists. Like, there your friends are, running around saying they don’t support feminism, without understanding that feminism supports them. Without feminism they wouldn’t be able to vote, work, have an education, and if they were born in some parts of the world they still wouldn’t. 

And back to your anger comment: listen, I’ve been furious the entire time I’ve been typing this reply. People are more than capable of saying rational things when they’re angry. I’m furious that I have nowhere near the same opportunity to succeed in most fields, that rape culture exists, and a thousand other things. I feel like my reaction to the injustice I see is pretty reasonable. 

Here’s the question: is it anger that makes the entire movement ignoreable, or are people looking for any reason they can to ignore feminism? Is it a coincidence that when a women shows a strong presence in the workroom she’s seen as a “hormonal crazy bitch?” Is it mistake that successful women are seen as harpies, self-serving sluts, or ice queens, as if what people have to say about their personalities somehow invalidates their success? 

If I’m not on my period, I’m angry. If i’m not angry, I’m crazy. If i’m not crazy, then i’m still “just a girl.” None of that has anything to do with the validity of what I’m trying to say. Neither does the opinions of the faction of misandrists who call themselves feminists. The fact that nothing your ask included nothing about the actual feminist beliefs kind of goes to show that there needs to be radical change in the way that people understand feminism, not necessarily feminism itself. 

"The fact that … your ask included nothing about the actual feminist beliefs goes to show that there needs to be radical change in the way that people understand feminism"

smyoshi:

Emma Watson is a pretty stellar individual. Given the opportunity, she gave an amazing speech to hundreds, advocating for gender equality, as well as a movement that debunked any potential “man-hating” notion that the anti-feminists would otherwise use. And of course, the video was seen by hundreds of thousands of individuals, many of them being men and boys who are now avidly supporting HeForShe.

I am loving the overflow of support for the #HeForShe campaign, which advocates gender equality in all ways possible. And as such, I am hating the outburst of those who cry foul, who threaten the campaign, but also Emma Watson with potential slander.

Nevertheless, the HeForShe campaign continues to grow stronger, fuller, and more realized by a growing community that believes in gender equality. I like the idea of us all being treated as human beings, and not anything less than that.

(Source: berdsandnerds.com)

How to find textbooks online for free: a post.

obsessionfull:

Textbooks are fucking expensive, and if your professor doesn’t require a physical copy (most don’t - they just want you to have the book at hand. Or maybe even not. Some professors literally give no fucks about whether you have the book or not) and you don’t mind having your…

humansofnewyork:

"He found me and my son on New Year’s Eve, sleeping in a construction site. We’d been forced out on the street after my husband abandoned us. He said: ‘You shouldn’t live like this, come home with me.’ He let us live with him for months, and he never asked me for a thing, and he very good to my son. Sometimes I’d come home and find him carrying my son on his shoulders. After a few months, we developed romantic feelings for each other."
(Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon, Vietnam)

humansofnewyork:

"He found me and my son on New Year’s Eve, sleeping in a construction site. We’d been forced out on the street after my husband abandoned us. He said: ‘You shouldn’t live like this, come home with me.’ He let us live with him for months, and he never asked me for a thing, and he very good to my son. Sometimes I’d come home and find him carrying my son on his shoulders. After a few months, we developed romantic feelings for each other."

(Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon, Vietnam)