*sleigh bells jingle ominously in the distance*
“I don’t understand bisexuality, I don’t think it exists”
well I don’t understand physics but you don’t see me floating off into space because gravity no longer applies to me
A brief description using some familiar characters about how no one is ever, ever “asking for it”.
SO GOODTHANK YOU
*REBLOGS SO HARD I THINK I BROKE SOMETHING*
I’ve reblogged this before and lost followers for it. So fuck you, I’m reblogging it again.
“Alice is seven. If you need to be told that she isn’t asking for it, seek psychological help immediately.”
US students will be able to shield themselves during school shootings with the latest in body armour, the Bodyguard Blanket
Are fucking kidding me? I have been sitting at home and constantly watching the news after the events of yesterday. For those of you who are wondering, I am a junior at REYNOLDS HIGH SCHOOL! I was there when the shooter kept running in the halls trying to open the doors and get in. I was there in the dark praying and crying while my librarian kept saying ” they’ll have to kill me before they touch my kids” I have known her for three years, her determination to keep us safe broke her heart. Seeing this, that little children need protection in school. Are we sending kids to a battlefield? I have three little brothers ranging from 5-10, and still people have the nerve to speak about the second amendment? Really? I can’t even type anymore. I’m so disgusted and frustrated. When will you realize that it’s important to have gun control? When a shooter is pointing a gun at your child? Is that when you’ll realize that guns aren’t something to be kept around. People say it’s a free country but honesty, this country is more oppressed and diseased than any other country.
Show me ONE instance where gun control and gun free zones prevented school shootings.
Let me tell you guys a story.
In 1996, in a little town in Australia called Port Arthur, a gunman killed 35 and injured 23. This place was a tourist attraction, with plenty of visitors and locals going about their business.
35 people died.That’s 35 marriages, anniversaries, birthdays or uni degrees. 35 people left Port Arthur in body bags.
At the time, we had a pretty conservative government, and the Prime Minister at the time (in hindsight) was kind of a dick. But within two weeks of the shooting, Howard instituted a massive reform and buyback of all firearms.
But it must be a statistical flaw, you say, there weren’t that many massacres before 1996, right? No, WRONG.
In the eighteen years leading up to Port Arthur, there had been 13 mass shootings.
But April, you ask, this couldn’t possibly have worked could it? Wouldn’t it only have reduced the mass shootings? WRONG.
Since 1996, there have been ZERO mass shootings. That’s right, ZERO. FUCKING ZILCH. There have been scattered homicides, however:
How many schools have been raided and children murdered? NONE.
How many film buffs have been murdered in their seats? NONE.
How many innocent lives have been lost to the barrel of a gun? NONE.
On top of this, homicides involving the use of guns, and youth suicide involving the use of guns has declined dramatically, by up to 60%
Australia, however much the environment tries to kill you, is a safe haven, and you can walk the streets with 99% assurance that you won’t fall victim to a drive by shooting.
Your move, America.
in 1987 a lone gunman killed 16 people, wounded 15 and then committed suicide. within six months the uk government passed an amendment to the firearms act effectively outlawing all high calibre, high frequency, high capacity rifles and shotguns.
in 1996 another lone gunman killed 16 children and their teacher, and then committed suicide. again within six months the uk government outlawed all handguns. special dispensation had to be issued in order to hold shooting competition as part of the 2012 olympic games, and british hopefuls had to train overseas.
you can legally own certain types of shotgun, .22 calibre rifles over a certain barrel length, and antiques. that’s it.
in the nigh-on twenty years since the uk has had one mass shooting. one. and we’re down to about 30 gun-related deaths annually.
there is not one example of gun control laws reducing mass shootings and gun-related homicide. there are dozens. it literally works every time. the usa is the anomaly not because it didn’t work but because it hasn’t tried.
Good commentary here.
“it literally works every time. the usa is the anomaly not because it didn’t work but because it hasn’t tried.”
Hyperbole and a Half – The Motivation Game
this is too accurate for me right now
Lisa Bloom, (Gloria Allred’s daughter) is an attorney, author, CNN legal analyst, and founder of general-practice law firm The Bloom Firm. Let me just tell you it’s nice to see an actual lawyer reading McCulloch and his team for filth. These words aren’t more valuable because she’s a white woman, but it’s certainly heartening to see white allies publicly denouncing that miscarriage of justice.
Y’all should follow her on twitter.
Really respect this series of tweets by Lisa Bloom. Got me asking a number of questions that I had not yet considered.
Do not approach this hyrid unless you want an obsession for tall-lanky Brits. BONUS:He is also extremely intelligent:
*seethes with rage*
In a stunning turn of events today in Thailand, riot police yielded to the peaceful protesters they were ordered to harass and blocked. They police removing barricades and their helmets as a sign of solidarity.
The protesters explain that their goal is to destroy the political machine of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who is accused of widespread corruption and abuse of power. Thaksin’s sister, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, is currently in power, and is seen as a puppet of her brother.
Suthep Thaugsuban, the leader of the widespread protests that have been going on in Thailand, told his supporters to storm the Bangkok Metropolitan Police Bureau. This was one of the primary buildings they vowed to take over in their vow to topple the Shinawatra government.
The move by police has surprised many, and marks a turning point in the protests and a potential shift in power.
reading a language: wow i’m fluent
writing in a language: ok this could be better
listening to a language: why
Bob McCulloch pointed out a lot of inconsistencies in testimony yesterday.
None of these, I think.
There’s actually a lot you need to know about Bob McCulloch that tumblr hasn’t really been on top of.
- McCulloh’s father was a police officer who was killed on duty. He’s biased as all fucking hell.
- 70,000 people signed a petition to try and get McCulloch out of this case. He’s been known to protect officers from murder cases, which isn’t that unusual since his father was one. Despite everyone wanting him off this case, he refused to step down. He fully intended to go in and do a shitty job to make sure Wilson does not get indicted. This was planned.
- He cherry-picked evidence specifically showing Wilson’s innocence while arguing against evidence from his own defense.
- McCulloh literally protects officers. A majority of his work has been getting police officers out of murder charges. He literally only became an attorney because he didn’t qualify to become a police officer. This wasn’t an issue of a lazy lawyer, this was methodically planned to make sure Mike Brown never got justice.
- If you’re denying that this wasn’t planned from the beginning, you aren’t listening hard enough.
CultureHISTORY: #FergusonDecision Protests – London – Nov. 26, 2014
All from tonight in London in front of the U.S. Embassy. Photo #6 (three people) features the family of Mark Duggan who was shot by police in Tottenham, North London in 2011. His death led to some of the largest civil protests in modern English history.
London, stand up. Much love. #GlobalProtest
Very different [to Orpheus’] was the reward of the true love of Achilles towards his lover Patroclus – his lover and not his beloved (the notion that Patroclus was the beloved one is a foolish error into which Aeschylus has fallen, for Achilles was surely the fairer of the two, fairer also than all the other heroes; and, as Homer informs us, he was still beardless, and far younger).
Plato, Symposium (179e)
‘Who tops’ arguments from Classical antiquity and correct citation. Be still my heart.
No 7 bus for 15 minutes and then three turn up together. Isn’t this an analogy?
seriously though bisexuality being defined as attraction to men and women is a heterosexual’s definition of bisexuality actual bisexual groups and organizations have been defining it as attraction to two or more genders or same and other genders since the nineties and plenty of nb people actually id as bi and refusing to accept how we define ourselves is so ridiculously biphobic and heterosexist and jfc it’s 2014 can other queer people fucking realize and acknowledge this
casual reminder that Elle Woods scored a 179 on the LSAT, which is one point shy of a perfect score.
Casual reminder that Whatshisface here had family connections and was a legacy and shit, whereas Elle Woods came out of nowhere.
casual reminder that Elle Woods actually had an amazing background in real life issues that people dismissed as unimportant but managed to not only learn the law, but learned how to apply the law.
Casual reminder that Elle Woods used her lawyer skills to save a woman from an abusive relationship and also save another woman from trumped up murder charges and basically what I’m saying is you go, girl, go get ‘em Elle Woods, thank you for this movie.
what’s fantastic about this movie is that it’s not that fucked up brand of feminism where the girls who arent like other girls and sip tea and read hemingway look down on the blonde party sluts. the message of the movie is like, you can be blonde and attractive AND enjoy stuff like shopping and partying and you can still be smart and kick ass!!!
#and it focused on female friendships!!! her best friends were never less than her!! and older female best friends!! and didn’t pit her against vivian but had them grow into close friends!!#THE MOST IMPORTANT FEMINIST MEDIA OF OUR TIME