221cbakerstreet:

how about for day of silence straight people have to be quiet and listen to queer people all day

(via rage-romano)

xelcior:

commanderabutt:

fagsindubai:

Friendly reminder  ԅ(≖‿≖ԅ) that if you don’t sleep with someone for the sole reason that they’re HIV positive then you ARE being discriminatory towards a human being with a disease and you’re scum of the earth 。◕‿◕。 It’s basically as bad as saying you couldn’t love somebody with cancer. Respect people’s feelings. (◕‿◕✿)

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"Give yourself HIV, asshole.
Do it or you’re scum.”

(via larvitarse)

You want to say Hi to the cute girl on the subway. How will she react? Fortunately, I can tell you with some certainty, because she’s already sending messages to you. Looking out the window, reading a book, working on a computer, arms folded across chest, body away from you = do not disturb. So, y’know, don’t disturb her. Really. Even to say that you like her hair, shoes, or book. A compliment is not always a reason for women to smile and say thank you. You are a threat, remember? You are Schrödinger’s Rapist. Don’t assume that whatever you have to say will win her over with charm or flattery. Believe what she’s signaling, and back off.

If you speak, and she responds in a monosyllabic way without looking at you, she’s saying, “I don’t want to be rude, but please leave me alone.” You don’t know why. It could be “Please leave me alone because I am trying to memorize Beowulf.” It could be “Please leave me alone because you are a scary, scary man with breath like a water buffalo.” It could be “Please leave me alone because I am planning my assassination of a major geopolitical figure and I will have to kill you if you are able to recognize me and blow my cover.”

On the other hand, if she is turned towards you, making eye contact, and she responds in a friendly and talkative manner when you speak to her, you are getting a green light. You can continue the conversation until you start getting signals to back off.

The fourth point: If you fail to respect what women say, you label yourself a problem.

There’s a man with whom I went out on a single date—afternoon coffee, for one hour by the clock—on July 25th. In the two days after the date, he sent me about fifteen e-mails, scolding me for non-responsiveness. I e-mailed him back, saying, “Look, this is a disproportionate response to a single date. You are making me uncomfortable. Do not contact me again.” It is now October 7th. Does he still e-mail?

Yeah. He does. About every two weeks.

This man scores higher on the threat level scale than Man with the Cockroach Tattoos. (Who, after all, is guilty of nothing more than terrifying bad taste.) You see, Mr. E-mail has made it clear that he ignores what I say when he wants something from me. Now, I don’t know if he is an actual rapist, and I sincerely hope he’s not. But he is certainly Schrödinger’s Rapist, and this particular Schrödinger’s Rapist has a probability ratio greater than one in sixty. Because a man who ignores a woman’s NO in a non-sexual setting is more likely to ignore NO in a sexual setting, as well.

So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone. If you pursue a conversation when she’s tried to cut it off, you send a message. It is that your desire to speak trumps her right to be left alone. And each of those messages indicates that you believe your desires are a legitimate reason to override her rights.

For women, who are watching you very closely to determine how much of a threat you are, this is an important piece of data.

an excerpt from Phaedra Starling’s “Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced” (via lostgrrrls)

HOLY FUCK THE TRUTH.

Can every one of my male followers read this? And please, before you get defensive (“I would never rape anyone!”) keep in mind, women being afraid of Shrodinger’s Rapists (oh my god i still can’t get over the encompassing brilliance of this phrase) is a conditioned, learned response from being immersed in rape culture and the evolution of sexism and sexual violence in our society from the day we’re born. And unfortunately, it’s very difficult to unlearn without the efforts of all genders to dismantle it. Which is where you come in.

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It’s also just rude and disrespectful to patently ignore what someone has told you regarding their personal space, body, and time. Get a clue.

(via geekdomme)

I will always reblog this. Always.

(via myherocomplex)

So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone.

(via alamaris)

(via pimpunderthemountain)

missjia:

Archaeologists find mummy with natural hair (post via Facebook)
2000 Year Old Mummy Still Has Natural Hair. Turns out that there is some serious truth to the fact the Egyptians were Black Africans .I often wondered why Hollywood refused to accurately display movies that have Egyptians with Dark skin tones. That always boggled my mind. The natural hair of this mummy proves what history has been saying all along. 2000 Year Old Mummy Still Has Natural Hair I tell you one thing though, after 2000 years her natural hair is still intact, i have GOT to know which protein treatment she was using cuz damn. 2000 years! Some of us can’t stop our hair from falling out after a month, but 2000 years?! The ancient Egyptians styled their hair an analysis of mummies has found. Natalie McCreesh, an archaeological scientist from the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology at the University of Manchester, UK, and her colleagues studied hair samples taken from 18 mummies. The oldest is around 3,500 years old, but most were excavated from a cemetery in the Dakhleh Oasis in the Egypt Desert, and date from Greco-Roman times, around 2,300 years ago.

missjia:

Archaeologists find mummy with natural hair (post via Facebook)

2000 Year Old Mummy Still Has Natural Hair. Turns out that there is some serious truth to the fact the Egyptians were Black Africans .I often wondered why Hollywood refused to accurately display movies that have Egyptians with Dark skin tones. That always boggled my mind. The natural hair of this mummy proves what history has been saying all along. 2000 Year Old Mummy Still Has Natural Hair I tell you one thing though, after 2000 years her natural hair is still intact, i have GOT to know which protein treatment she was using cuz damn. 2000 years! Some of us can’t stop our hair from falling out after a month, but 2000 years?! The ancient Egyptians styled their hair an analysis of mummies has found. Natalie McCreesh, an archaeological scientist from the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology at the University of Manchester, UK, and her colleagues studied hair samples taken from 18 mummies. The oldest is around 3,500 years old, but most were excavated from a cemetery in the Dakhleh Oasis in the Egypt Desert, and date from Greco-Roman times, around 2,300 years ago.

(via planetpiiss)

chrissymodi-frost:

I have to reboot this today!

chrissymodi-frost:

I have to reboot this today!

(via larvitarse)

temperamental-creature:

marvelous-gallifrey:

funnyfandomfeelz:

mermaidandthedrunks:

Supernatural fandom should be coming any moment now. 

an unexpected addition but highly appreciated

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adrians:

adrians:

the best thing about having the house to myself is that I can make breakfast in my underwear

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cosettefauchelevents:

what if they took west side story and made a version where it was set in verona in the 1400s and instead of gangs there are two powerful italian families. i just think that would be really cool

(via larvitarse)

marukobott:

if i ever misgender you:

  1. it is not on purpose i promise
  2. im very sorry
  3. tell me your correct pronouns and ill use them
  4. spray me with cold water

(via thedevintownsendfanproject)

The key to happiness is $4 food truck truffle grilled cheese.

The key to happiness is $4 food truck truffle grilled cheese.

derpycats:

He did this to himself. Then looked at me with sad eyes because I was to busy laughing to help him.

derpycats:

He did this to himself. Then looked at me with sad eyes because I was to busy laughing to help him.

(via thedoctorwillsaveme)


Mr. Blobby: J̸̓̑ͯ̿̏͋ͧ̈ͦ́͝͡A̸̴ͦͩ͐̆̑̚͞Cͧ̋͋̾̏͒́͟҉͜K̸ͮ̽̈͛͌̋̊̕͝͝Jack Whitehall: Tell me when he’s gone.

Mr. Blobby: J̸̓̑ͯ̿̏͋ͧ̈ͦ́͝͡A̸̴ͦͩ͐̆̑̚͞Cͧ̋͋̾̏͒́͟҉͜K̸ͮ̽̈͛͌̋̊̕͝͝
Jack Whitehall: Tell me when he’s gone.

(via larvitarse)

Relaxing night with a great friend after a dumb day.