“My absolute favourite piece of information is the fact that young sloths are so inept that they frequently grab their own arms and legs instead of tree limbs, and fall out of trees.”—Douglas Adams (via nowtranscendtheskies)
a fuckingg justin bieber picture has more notes than this. you’re all heartless. fucking reblog it, unless you’re ashamed to have a picture or post related to a child with a disability on your blog, in that case, you can now go jump off a bridge.
My cousin’s autistic, lovely to know people out there are doing good things for charities which can affect someone’s life massively :)
I’m reblogging to complain about the guilt and accusation tactic. I have Asperger’s, my father’s cousin’s son (complicated, I know) has autism, and my 1 and a half year old nephew just got diagnosed with PDD-NOS. Am I going to yell at you that you’re a heartless bastard because you didn’t reblog this? No. People have other causes to worry about or that are more important to them. You should donate money anyway, not because of the number of reblogs you get on Tumblr. Shame on you, really.
HOWEVER, if that bold comment is a parody of the comments people have been making for things like this, then a 10/10 to you.
Reblogging for the good cause AND the commentary on the guilting. It really bugs me (as I mentioned here). Your cause is worthy without trying to shame people into helping you. Have a little faith that people want to help you.
Fear, in fact, is precisely what Ailes is selling: His network has relentlessly hyped phantom menaces like the planned “terror mosque” near Ground Zero, inspiring Florida pastor Terry Jones to torch the Koran. Privately, Murdoch is as impressed by Ailes’ business savvy as he is dismissive of his extremist politics. “You know Roger is crazy,” Murdoch recently told a colleague, shaking his head in disbelief. “He really believes that stuff.”
Does this sound familiar?
Ailes also pushed Bush campaign manager James Baker to “get on the fucking offensive” and “go for the red meat.” From his office in Manhattan, Ailes advised the campaign to spin Clinton’s graduate-school train trip to Moscow into a tale of a Manchurian candidacy. “This guy’s hiding something,” Ailes barked over a speakerphone in Baker’s office. Clinton’s public fuzziness about the trip was proof enough, insisted Ailes: “Nobody’s that forgetful.” President Bush soon appeared on Larry King Live, following the redbaiting advice to the letter. “I don’t have the facts,” the president insinuated, “but to go to Moscow one year after Russia crushed Czechoslovakia, and not remember who you saw – I think the answer is, level with the American people.”
And the paranoia is real:
Ailes begins each workday buffered by the elaborate private security detail that News Corp. pays to usher him from his $1.6 million home in New Jersey to his office in Manhattan. (His country home – in the aptly named village of Garrison – is phalanxed by empty homes that Ailes bought up to create a wider security perimeter.) Traveling with the Chairman is like a scene straight out of 24… Ailes is certain that he’s a top target of Al Qaeda terrorists. “You know, they’re coming to get me,” he tells friends. “I’m fully prepared. I’ve taken care of it.” (Ailes, who was once arrested for carrying an illegal handgun in Central Park, now carries a licensed weapon.) Inside his blast-resistant office at Fox News headquarters, Ailes keeps a monitor on his desk that allows him to view any activity outside his closed door. Once, after observing a dark-skinned man in what Ailes perceived to be Muslim garb, he put Fox News on lockdown. “What the hell!” Ailes shouted. “This guy could be bombing me!” The suspected terrorist turned out to be a janitor. “Roger tore up the whole floor,” recalls a source close to Ailes. “He has a personal paranoia about people who are Muslim – which is consistent with the ideology of his network.”
Not liking them doesn’t mean you just hate on them.
@icirkuskang: I’m the person who wrote the original version of this and I’m a Fat Admirer. That means I think fat women are fucking hot as hell and I’ve never been sexually attracted to thin women (I’ve dated quite a few of them, though).
Despite having strong feelings about the attractiveness of fat women, that does not give me permission to announce my desire or my attraction as though it cancels out or eliminates the attractiveness of thin bodies.
I think fat women are hot… so what? Other guys think thin women are hot. Does that mean that anyone has the right to claim that “this is more attractive than this”? Well, sure, you have the right, and I have the right to think you’re a douchebag for turning beauty or attractiveness into a contest.
Body acceptance is not about putting a certain set of bodies (let’s say fatties) ABOVE another set of bodies (let’s say skinnies). It’s about elevating ALL BODIES above the arbitrary ideals of our culture.
Stop comparing bodies, dammit, and start sharing the love.
Where the hell are the curves on that upper picture? Hell, if thats how a curvy woman is defined, THANK YOU NO, NOT EVER EVER.
I don’t understand why people are so keen on the weight, THAT’S NOT WHAT MAKES A PERSON AWESOME.
When I think curvy, I think Dita Von Teese. I honestly don’t think the woman in the above photo falls under the category of ‘curvy’. I’m not saying this makes her any less beautiful. Now that I’ve said that, I also don’t think any less of the woman in the second photograph. Have you ever seen classical art? Look at the women in those paintings. They are full figured, and what a lot of people today would call ‘fat’. They were seen as beautiful and desirable because they could afford to feed themselves and not look sickly thin. In this day and age one would think people could see both wicked thin and plump women as beautiful, because all of humanity is fucking beautiful. Men, women, boys, girls, fat, thin, “curvy”, black, white, tall, short, and everything in between. All of this unnecessary hate focused on another person’s physical appearance is just baffling. It makes me think maybe you aren’t happy with yourself, so you criticize the appearance of others to make yourself feel better. Maybe you should work on changing what you don’t like about yourself rather than worrying about people who are comfortable in their own bodies.
“The soul of wit may become the very body of untruth. However elegant and memorable, brevity can never, in the nature of things, do justice to all the facts of a complex situation.”—Aldous Huxley Brave New World Revisited (via littlebluepenguin)
Thank you so much Shannon, I really appreciate your help. I didn't have the guts to do anything about it at the time so its lovely to have your support :)
You’re welcome Mel.
In case anyone has, like Mel, had their photo reblogged as part of “reverse thinspo” (pro-ana assholes posting photos of fatties as “inspiration” to continue starving themselves) I’ll post some more info later today (assuming I find some free time) on what to do if you find your photo being used in this manner.
Depending on how they respond to Mel, this should give us some idea as to whether Tumblr will respond proactively when your photos are appropriated for hurtful, hateful crap.
If anyone had any doubt about whether the Palestinians would declare a state in September, they can’t have them now.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu delivered a speech to Congress that essentially was a series of insults to Palestinians and every insult was met by applause and standing ovations.
In fact, Netanyahu’s appearance itself was an insult.
In the entire history of the United States, only four foreign leaders have addressed joint sessions of Congress more than once.
Prime Minister Winston Churchill, America’s great ally, addressed Congress three times during World War II. President Nelson Mandela was honored for destroying apartheid and freeing South Africa. Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was recognised for opening negotiations with the Palestinian people.
“So why was he invited to address a rare joint session? He was invited because the new Republican leadership of the House of Representatives wanted to demonstrate, loudly and clearly, that Congress will not support President Barak Obama in the event that he tries to achieve an Israeli-Palestinian agreement.”
Just read the entire opinion piece, it’s well worth it. I think this was my favorite quote though, “Congress cheered and cheered and when Netanyahu was finished, they climbed over each other to touch the hem of his garment”… they were clapping like brainwashed seals (55 breaks in applause and standing ovations!). If you can stomach it, watch it here.
Think of the people who are left behind, because of your death.
If you don’t care, screw you.
You know, I don’t care if it’s controversial, I’m re-blogging it regardless, it’s something that needs to be said. I know people can’t help how they feel but emotions never render someone so irrational to persuade themselves that such an act isn’t selfish.
Telling someone who has been suffering without relief for years from an excruciatingly painful terminal illness who simply wants to free themselves from a hellish existence and find peace on their own time rather than continue to find themselves at the mercy of the sickness until it slowly and torturously wrings every last drop of life out of them “YOU HAVE TO KEEP LIVING LIKE THIS BECAUSE I WANT YOU TO BE ALIVE, I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU AREN’T THINKING ABOUT THIS FROM MY PERSPECTIVE” is selfish.
fuck me, some people are so ignorant
Making suicidal people feel worse about their struggle is not exactly the most productive or admirable use of one’s time, I must say
I’ve written about this issue before, but I can’t find it, so I’ll just reiterate my thoughts.
Anyone who tells a suicidal person that they are selfish is an asshole: period.
But I think we need to distinguish between people who threaten suicide and people who actually commit suicide intentionally… the former group is significantly larger than the latter, and the latter group is composed of some members of the former who hope to be discovered, but weren’t in time.
Does it matter which group you’re a part of? A bit. The intentions of the two groups can be radically different, and for the person who intends to commit suicide successfully, who has reached the point of desperation where they have whole-heartedly decided that now is the time to end their life… those people are n ot selfish. They are in pain. Deep, serious, horrible, soul-crushing pain. And guess what won’t help with that pain? Shame.
The second group is also in pain… deep, serious, horrible, soul-crushing pain. But sometimes, those people can use suicide as a means of seeking help. They don’t really want to die, but they feel as though they have exhausted all their options and have resorted to suicide as a means of either alleviating that pain themselves or getting someone else to help them alleviate that pain.
This isn’t 100%… only the person with suicidal ideations knows their true intentions. But you know who has absolutely no place judging the intentions or reasons behind suicidal ideation? EVERY-FUCKING-BODY ELSE.
If you are so desperately in pain that suicide seems to be the only plausible solution to that pain, then you are beyond guilt. If anything, guilt will only make that pain more intense.
No, these people do not need to be told they are selfish. They don’t need to be made to feel like shit for the thoughts their minds wallow in. What they need, more than anything, is compassion and understanding.
The fact that anyone would dare to post this shit makes me livid. To the OP and the reblogger who supported the OP: FUCK YOU. Fuck you for being so self-righteous as to think anyone gives a fuck what you think of suicide, let alone the people out there who are struggling with their lives.
I pray you never experience the pain of those tormented souls, but if you do, may you never encounter this kind of callous, judgmental bullshit because it’s not going to help you.
If you are struggling with suicidal ideation, you need to talk to someone, anyone, that you can trust and that will listen to you. You need to find someone, anyone who will take you by the hand and hold you as long as you need. And if you don’t have anyone like that, fucking email me because I will always listen.
Can we somehow purge the internet of these judgmental assholes, now?
I wish I had known it was a prohibited item, but I should have checked the TSA list before I packed. I was pissed, too… I kept asking for supervisors until the highest up threatened to call the police when I told him he was stealing the snowglobe from my daughters. So, I bought another one in the airport.
There’s a pigeon walking around the Newark terminal, and two little girls chasing after. One little girl crawled under the seats, determined to… I dunno… pet it?
Then, as I was sitting here, I saw a guy with a trickle of blood running down the middle of his forehead. he also had a serious surgical scar across his neck, so I figured that maybe he might have some kind of wound or something. So, I said, “Excuse me, you have a bit of blood running down.” And he said, “Oh no, that’s a religious mark.” He’s Hindu and it has religious significance, but I had a difficult time understanding the whole thing. But it looked exactly like a trickle of blood.
My flight was at 5:17, but is now delayed until 6:06. Fucking delays. Now I won’t get home until almost 8. I just want to hug on V and smoke and lay in bed and make up for four lost days.
hm, i've never experienced that feeling on the subway
Seriously? If you hold onto the rails on the stairway going down to the subway, it seems almost greasy or slimy or something… like there’s a film coating the palm of your hand. Then I noticed that most people don’t seem to hold the railing, so I figured it must be one of those New York in-the-know things, like how the old men in Ireland piss on the Blarney Stone every night after the tourists leave.
There are African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, etc. And then there are just Americans. You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction. You call me ‘White boy,’ ‘Cracker,’ ‘Honkey,’ ‘Whitey,’ ‘Caveman’… and that’s OK.. But when I call you, ******, Kike, Towel head, Sand-******, Camel Jockey, Beaner, ****, or Chink .. You call me a racist. You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you… so why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live? You have the United Negro College Fund. You have Martin Luther King Day. You have Black History Month. You have Cesar Chavez Day. You have Yom Hashoah. You have Ma’uled Al-Nabi. You have the NAACP. You have BET…. If we had WET (White Entertainment Television), we’d be racists. If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists. If we had White History Month, we’d be racists. If we had any organization for only whites to ‘advance’ OUR lives, we’d be racists. We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce, and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce. Wonder who pays for that? A white woman could not be in the Miss Black American pageant, but any color can be in the Miss America pageant. If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships… You know we’d be racists. There are over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges in the US . Yet if there were ‘White colleges’, that would be a racist college. In the Million Man March, you believed that you were marching for your race and rights. If we marched for our race and rights, you would call us racists. You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you’re not afraid to announce it. But when we announce our white pride, you call us racists. You rob us, carjack us, and shoot at us. But, when a white police officer shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist. I am proud…. But you call me a racist. Why is it that only whites can be racists?
Blah blah blah blah…LAWD I’m so tired of this shit!
Tell you what? You can have all that stuff back AND we’ll throw in White Entertainment Television and stop shooting you.
We’ll also need about one out of every eight White men to report immediately to prison. Feel free to rock, paper, scissors that shit amongst yourselves.
Nice doing business with you.
“Is being white racist?”
How fucking hard is it to look at your own logic and say, “Wait a minute, if you remove BET and Black History Month and the NAACP… you just eliminate those altogether, what’s left?” The answer: all the white shit. Dumbass.
Okay, now I’m going to go check if Aubergine is some kind of cheese.
Oh shit, close. Eggplant.
Is this one of those color words that women primarily have domain over? My wife and I play Bananagrams almost every night and it is completely unfair the amount of words that (many) women have access to, that men are completely in the dark about. Fabrics and colors and all kinds of weird shit men never even think about.