20-something Southern California native who enjoys chillin on the Interwebs. I try my best to be a friendly person, so feel free to message me about anything and everything.

 

mashable:

A new study suggests fathers may have an easier time requesting work-life balance than mothers. The finding is an exasperating twist in the debate about how to best support women who want both a flourishing career and family.

Learn more about the study here.

darlinghogwarts:

darlinghogwarts:

Muggleborns gifting their pureblood friends crocs as a joke, and telling them it’s “the highest quality of shoes muggles can make”. Purebloods wearing crocs when they go out into the muggle world, smugly thinking that people are staring because they admire the style and fashion. Lily Evans doing this to James Potter. Harry and Hermione doing this to Ron. 

IMAGINE RON SHOWING UP TO MEET HERMIONE’S PARENTS AND HE’S WEARING FUCKING LIME GREEN CROCS

grimgrinninggirl:

witchyredhead:

bi-privilege:

"she can’t be bisexual! she’s in a relationship with a man!"

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Perfect use of that gif. Thank you.

#My name is Inigo Montoya you erased my sexuality prepare to die

gingerkinomiya:

baconeatsyou:

frecklesandmisterblueeyes:

My house is strange. There’s me, i’m bisexual, and I live with my gay brother and my asexual fiance.
My brother and I have the same taste in boys, but i’m really the only one who likes girls, and my fiance is generally just really excited about dragons.

Dude I want this sitcom

is generally just really excited about dragons

jagiv:

I was just explaining to my friends how bald eagles are like pigeons in Alaska.

jagiv:

I was just explaining to my friends how bald eagles are like pigeons in Alaska.

(Source: guns-and-humor)

Confession: I liked “Pacific Rim” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” well enough, but all the screen time put on the Bland White Dude protagonist (as opposed to More Interesting Characters of Color) sorta put a damper on my enjoyment.

bitteroreo:

eshusplayground:

There needs to be a name for this because I swear it’s endemic.

I like referring to it as the White Trojan Horse trope. One white character, or the white characters that get the most spotlight but are the blandest and are surrounded by PoC who way more interesting but are regulated to sideline status. See the Office, Orange Is The New Black, New Girl, Glee, True Blood, etc

Tear Gas Is an Abortifacient. Why Won’t the Anti-Abortion Movement Oppose It?

mangoestho:

A couple of years ago, when I was newly pregnant and reporting in the West Bank, some of my local colleagues insisted that I skip covering a protest at an Israeli checkpoint. At first, I was resistant to letting pregnancy stand in the way of my work, but they knew from experience that there might be tear gas, and tear gas, they said, causes miscarriages.

They were right: though rigorous studies are few, there is evidence that tear gas is an abortifacient. In 2011, Chile temporarily suspended its use after a University of Chile studylinked it to miscarriage and fetal harm. Investigating the use of tear gas in Bahrain in 2012, Physicians for Human Rights found that local doctors were reporting increased numbers of miscarriages in exposed areas. And UN officials have connected tear gas to miscarriages in the Palestinian territories.

This means it’s likely that police in Ferguson, Missouri, have been spraying abortion-causing chemicals on crowds of civilians. Recently at TheNation.com, Dani McClain wrote about the killing of black youth as a reproductive justice issue, one that goes to the heart of the rights of parents to raise their children in peace, safety and dignity. She’s correct, of course, but if the anti-abortion movement were actually concerned about the well-being of the unborn, then the violence in Ferguson would be a pro-life issue as well.

(Source: aloofshahbanou)

When I started making those weird voices, a lot of people told me how whack it was,” she says, “‘What the fuck are you doing?’ they’d say. ‘Why do you sound like that? That doesn’t sound sexy to me.’ And then I started saying, Oh, that’s not sexy to you? Good. I’m going to do it more. Maybe I don’t want to be sexy for you today.

Nicki Minaj  (via dirrtyfilthynasty)

(Source: youwantsum)

The worst part of outfitting our police officers as soldiers has been psychological. Give a man access to drones, tanks, and body armor, and he’ll reasonably think that his job isn’t simply to maintain peace, but to eradicate danger. Instead of protecting and serving, police are searching and destroying.

If officers are soldiers, it follows that the neighborhoods they patrol are battlefields. And if they’re working battlefields, it follows that the population is the enemy. And because of correlations, rooted in historical injustice, between crime and income and income and race, the enemy population will consist largely of people of color, and especially of black men. Throughout the country, police officers are capturing, imprisoning, and killing black males at a ridiculous clip, waging a very literal war on people like Michael Brown.

America Is Not For Black People (via jenn2d2)

This quote just keeps cycling through my mind with everything I read about US policing lately.

(via nietzschesghost)

curiosity-discoverer-of-worlds:

michaelblume:

curiosity-discoverer-of-worlds:

I think that even harry doesnt know what a cappucino is

I mean, the reason is pretty depressing. Hermione’s had a muggle upbringing, Ron’s had a wizard upbringing, Harry’s had neither.

What a great way to start my morning

With a cappuccino and a broken heart

(Source: nevillles)

mugglebornaus:

After getting a Hogwarts letter, muggleborn children get more and more frustrated as the summer goes on and they still can’t find any information about the school when they google Hogwarts or Dumbledore.

monetizeyourcat:

reagan-and-sara:

monetizeyourcat:

WHY PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET DO A WHISPERING? LARGE LETTER, LARGE VOICE, LARGE BABY SEAL. THANK U

What?

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