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Just your average dorky teenage girl with a passion for rock bands, zombies, anime, pictures of women from the 1920's, Ice Hockey (NYR and Coyotes), Alice in wonderland Spin offs, ancient history,
literature, and biology.

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Let’s play out the scenario for the one in millions chance that someone in the presence of someone who wants to assault her is wearing the nail polish, coyly gets her finger into the drink, and spots the color change. Then what? How does it end? If this person is willing to go to such lengths to harm her, they won’t be phased by her setting her drink down. So let’s say she gets away or finds help. Does she call the police to report the activity of her fingernails? What happens when the next person this predator wants to harm opts for her favorite OPI shade that weekend?

How does it end?

It doesn’t; not with nail polish, anyway.

(…)This product does nothing to dismantle a culture of violence against women that demands we constantly become ever more vigilant against those who would do us harm. Undercover Colors, like so many other products, treats rape as an individual incident rather than a systemic and pervasive problem. Despite the never ending stream of prevention products, the statistics haven’t improved.

Unfortunately, This Magical Anti-Rape Nail Polish Won’t Save Us

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lacigreen:

a nail polish that can detect date rape drugs is making its rounds in the news today - “an amazing new way to stop rape!”….slow down there sonny, let’s not get distracted from the real issues here 

lacigreen:

a nail polish that can detect date rape drugs is making its rounds in the news today - “an amazing new way to stop rape!”

….slow down there sonny, let’s not get distracted from the real issues here 

dragondicks:

promoting body positivity for larger girls:

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doing so by throwing skinny girls under the bus, calling thinner girls “fake”, or insisting that being bigger is “what men really want” (implying that any female body type is only good if it has male approval):

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theronnelleffect asked
Have you seen Officer Darren Wilson's (Mike Brown killer) GoFundMe campaign? He's raised (last time i checked) $225,000 to help him with legal fees. And the comments look like i open the KKK's burn book. I think the company has removed them now but shit is ridiculous.

black-culture:

I’ve seen it. It’s despicable. It flies in the face of anyone who believes we live in a post racial society. We live in a society that has deep seeded discriminatory views on race. These are the people who serve on juries which convict black people at higher rate than white people accused of the same crimes.

jumpingjacktrash:

0salt:

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

This is an important message on how privilege really works.

a very good post.

privilege is not a sin or moral failing that you have to correct, nor does it mean you have nothing relevant to say; tumblr uses the concept completely wrong most of the time.

the actual sense of the term is more like ‘defaultness’ — being the baseline in society’s eyes, not standing out, not being the sticking-up nail or the squeaky wheel. and the reasonable response to realizing this is not to apologize and feel bad — and it’s certainly not to try to be less default, that goes to really weird places — but to consider your new level of awareness and apply it to the society around you. it’s a useful tool. it’s like a UV camera that shows up fingerprints and bloodstains so you can investigate a crime scene. it’s like a polarizing camera filter that cuts out glare so you can see details. once you’re aware of what society deems ‘other’ or ‘exception’, you can see where to focus change to fix it.

the theory of privilege is a lens for seeing society more clearly, not a hammer to hit people with.

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl)

uptheeucalyptustree:

ericscissorhands:

"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee."

This gave me chills

innerlifemining:

Never Forget Them

Images from a candlelight vigil for Mike Brown in Boston, MA on August 22, 2014

sophielostandfound:

hugheslair:

sansaofhousestark:

a show is only as good as its filler episodes

and avatar: the last airbender was on a whole other level

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this was what a filler episode SHOULD be, it may not have furthered the plot, but it did highlight the characters and deepen our understanding of them

knuckleshark:

yugichrist:

now THAT’S a meme……simply exquisite!

This is an excellent vintage meme. The mixture really brings out the best of both components.
A 2007 I’d imagine. What makes this meme especially fascinating is the textwork. This was made during the short length of time between memes not yet having their defined outlined-Impact text. The Impact has obviously been included, but still uses the one-toned coloring that would be commonly seen with a variety of fonts.
I imagine this would usually be used behind the “spoiler image” feature, making the best of its abilities. Truly an intriguing meme.

knuckleshark:

yugichrist:

now THAT’S a meme……simply exquisite!

This is an excellent vintage meme. The mixture really brings out the best of both components.

A 2007 I’d imagine. What makes this meme especially fascinating is the textwork. This was made during the short length of time between memes not yet having their defined outlined-Impact text. The Impact has obviously been included, but still uses the one-toned coloring that would be commonly seen with a variety of fonts.

I imagine this would usually be used behind the “spoiler image” feature, making the best of its abilities. Truly an intriguing meme.

dreadpiratekhan:

A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  
(freakin’ immaculate)
Source with more wonderful photos

dreadpiratekhan:


A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  

(freakin’ immaculate)

Source with more wonderful photos