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marveloki:

You know those gifs you see of elephants painting and everyones like “oh wow that’s so amazing and intelligent I love elephants”?

If you really love those elephants, read this and stop reblogging those gifs.

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lacigreen:

50shadesofacceptance:

superdodirty:

it ok to not be ready

Please spread this shit like wildfire. People go on and sit through the whole experience and they’re uncomfortable because they just want to please their partner and they don’t tell them that they want to stop because they are not ready. It’s okay not to be ready. 

i wish someone had told me this kind of stuff when i was younger… ಠ_ಠ

calliopesmuse:

glencocobro:

sizvideos:

Watch Honey Maid’s awesome answer about the backlash they received 

so powerful

This is beautiful and perfect and EXACTLY as the world should be.

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mythosidhe:

Although I have to point out that there was a piece of speculative science fiction called The Blazing World published by one Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1666, slightly predating Mary Shelley.

mythosidhe:

Although I have to point out that there was a piece of speculative science fiction called The Blazing World published by one Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1666, slightly predating Mary Shelley.

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darthmoonmoon:

caring4theunconventionalcritter:

ody-ssea:

zooophagous:

courteousaviarist:


From Nathan Winograd:


PETA’s 2013 statistics from the State Veterinarian with the Virginia Department of Agriculture are now available. According to the records, PETA took in 894 dogs in 2013. They killed 629 of them, or seven out of 10. They also sent 227 to kill shelters, where they were either killed or potentially displaced other dogs who were killed. That’s a high-end 96% rate of killing associated with their intake of dogs. They rehomed only 35, a paltry 4%.They also took in 1,281 cats and killed 1,164, nine out of 10 of them. They sent another 100 to kill shelters, where they were either killed or potentially displaced other cats who were killed. That’s a high-end 99% rate of killing associated with their intake of cats. They rehomed only 16 or 1%.The records can be found here: http://bit.ly/1dL07TuIn the past, PETA was defiant, claiming their job was to kill the young and old, the healthy and sick, even those they themselves described as “adoptable,” “adorable,” “healthy,” and “perfect.” They did so even after promising to find them homes, injecting them with a fatal dose of poison within minutes instead. Ingrid Newkirk has called the overdose of poison a “gift.” Since 1999, roughly 2,000 animals a year have been systematically slaughtered by PETA, well over 90% with only 1% being adopted (and then primarily to staff ). Over 30,000 animals have lost their lives at the hands of PETA and they do not deny it.PETA still takes in and kills about 2,000 animals a year. That has not changed. Now under increasing scrutiny because of the wide ranging success of the No Kill movement and greater exposure of their killing, what has changed is the excuse. Their defiant view that killing even healthy animals is a “gift” has given way to apologia that all the animals they take in and kill are suffering, even while they refuse to provide individual veterinary records for all the animals, even as a newspaper quoted a senior PETA spokesperson as admitting that half the animals they took in last year were healthy, and even as they send animals to kill shelters for possible adoption, putting them either on death row or displacing others in those shelters to be killed. PETA says they have over 3,000,000 supporters and they take in over 30,000,000 dollars a year. With that kind of outreach, surely they could have found those animals a home, with minimal effort. Why send them to shelters which already claim they have no choice but to kill because they get too many as it is? Why? Because killing is what they do and what they believe in.This is the same organization that has called for every shelter to kill every pit bull, even friendly ones: http://bit.ly/XrvcKfThis is the same organization that tells shelters to kill animals, rather than work with rescuers and foster parents: http://bit.ly/ZAnrvQThat claims that animals do NOT have a right to life: http://bit.ly/1lzfQMHThat lied to people and killed healthy animals they promised to find homes for within minutes in the back of a van: www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/death-squad/That has a history of putting 90% of animals to death within 24 hours, including healthy and treatable ones, without making an effort to find them homes:http://bit.ly/1eHkWlDThat put to death puppies they described as healthy, adoptable, adorable and perfect: www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/photos/That celebrates when shelters kill, even after four years of not doing so:http://vimeo.com/48651351And that complains when over 10,000 animals are adopted in a single day, rather than killed: www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=13122Don’t take my word for it. Look at the evidence for yourself:www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/documents/Look at the photographs: www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/photos/When you donate to PETA, you pay for the killing of animals. Please note: As an ethical vegan and (now former) PETA volunteer who thought they shared my views about the rights of animals, I do not criticize PETA because they believe animals shouldn’t be exploited or killed, but because they do not. I do. Animals should have a right to life.

I have heard these claims before that PETA euthanizes most of the animals they get; is it really true? Why would they do this? I don’t understand ):

For a couple of reasons: firstly because it takes a lot of work to actually house and care for and adopt out animals and they’re first and foremost a marketing and lobbying group, not an actual shelter. Secondly because they believe that all animals are essentially better off dead than in captivity. They disagree with animal ownership in general including pets and will gladly see them dead instead of giving them to new homes out of a misguided sense of purpose.
This is the same group that gives support to actual literal domestic terrorists who fire bomb research clinics.

I hate PETA with a fervency.

They will poison show dog’s water with Antifreeze because according to them they are better off dead than being shown. Plus they objectify women and many other horrible things. PETA is numero uno on my shit list when it comes to “helping” animals.

PeTA is literally one of the worst organizations ever.

darthmoonmoon:

caring4theunconventionalcritter:

ody-ssea:

zooophagous:

courteousaviarist:

PETA’s 2013 statistics from the State Veterinarian with the Virginia Department of Agriculture are now available. According to the records, PETA took in 894 dogs in 2013. They killed 629 of them, or seven out of 10. They also sent 227 to kill shelters, where they were either killed or potentially displaced other dogs who were killed. That’s a high-end 96% rate of killing associated with their intake of dogs. They rehomed only 35, a paltry 4%.

They also took in 1,281 cats and killed 1,164, nine out of 10 of them. They sent another 100 to kill shelters, where they were either killed or potentially displaced other cats who were killed. That’s a high-end 99% rate of killing associated with their intake of cats. They rehomed only 16 or 1%.

The records can be found here: http://bit.ly/1dL07Tu

In the past, PETA was defiant, claiming their job was to kill the young and old, the healthy and sick, even those they themselves described as “adoptable,” “adorable,” “healthy,” and “perfect.” They did so even after promising to find them homes, injecting them with a fatal dose of poison within minutes instead. Ingrid Newkirk has called the overdose of poison a “gift.” Since 1999, roughly 2,000 animals a year have been systematically slaughtered by PETA, well over 90% with only 1% being adopted (and then primarily to staff ). Over 30,000 animals have lost their lives at the hands of PETA and they do not deny it.

PETA still takes in and kills about 2,000 animals a year. That has not changed. Now under increasing scrutiny because of the wide ranging success of the No Kill movement and greater exposure of their killing, what has changed is the excuse. Their defiant view that killing even healthy animals is a “gift” has given way to apologia that all the animals they take in and kill are suffering, even while they refuse to provide individual veterinary records for all the animals, even as a newspaper quoted a senior PETA spokesperson as admitting that half the animals they took in last year were healthy, and even as they send animals to kill shelters for possible adoption, putting them either on death row or displacing others in those shelters to be killed. 

PETA says they have over 3,000,000 supporters and they take in over 30,000,000 dollars a year. With that kind of outreach, surely they could have found those animals a home, with minimal effort. Why send them to shelters which already claim they have no choice but to kill because they get too many as it is? Why? Because killing is what they do and what they believe in.

This is the same organization that has called for every shelter to kill every pit bull, even friendly ones: http://bit.ly/XrvcKf

This is the same organization that tells shelters to kill animals, rather than work with rescuers and foster parents: http://bit.ly/ZAnrvQ

That claims that animals do NOT have a right to life: http://bit.ly/1lzfQMH

That lied to people and killed healthy animals they promised to find homes for within minutes in the back of a van: www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/
death-squad/

That has a history of putting 90% of animals to death within 24 hours, including healthy and treatable ones, without making an effort to find them homes:http://bit.ly/1eHkWlD

That put to death puppies they described as healthy, adoptable, adorable and perfect: www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/photos/

That celebrates when shelters kill, even after four years of not doing so:http://vimeo.com/48651351

And that complains when over 10,000 animals are adopted in a single day, rather than killed: www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=13122

Don’t take my word for it. Look at the evidence for yourself:www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/documents/

Look at the photographs: www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/photos/

When you donate to PETA, you pay for the killing of animals. 

Please note: As an ethical vegan and (now former) PETA volunteer who thought they shared my views about the rights of animals, I do not criticize PETA because they believe animals shouldn’t be exploited or killed, but because they do not. I do. Animals should have a right to life.

I have heard these claims before that PETA euthanizes most of the animals they get; is it really true? Why would they do this? I don’t understand ):

For a couple of reasons: firstly because it takes a lot of work to actually house and care for and adopt out animals and they’re first and foremost a marketing and lobbying group, not an actual shelter. Secondly because they believe that all animals are essentially better off dead than in captivity. They disagree with animal ownership in general including pets and will gladly see them dead instead of giving them to new homes out of a misguided sense of purpose.

This is the same group that gives support to actual literal domestic terrorists who fire bomb research clinics.

I hate PETA with a fervency.

They will poison show dog’s water with Antifreeze because according to them they are better off dead than being shown. Plus they objectify women and many other horrible things. PETA is numero uno on my shit list when it comes to “helping” animals.

PeTA is literally one of the worst organizations ever.

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arlorock:

tastefullyoffensive:

Bears Doing Human Things [via]

Previously: Before and After Pictures of Animals Growing Up

but whats the last one? yoga?

i-heart-bodies:

if “girls aren’t supposed to have body hair” then why do girls have fucking body hair?

(via findmeinthevalley)

When I was seventeen and preparing to leave for university, my mother’s only brother saw fit to give me some advice.
“Just don’t be an idiot, kid,” he told me, “and don’t ever forget that boys and girls can never just be friends.”
I laughed and answered, “I’m not too worried. And I don’t really think all guys are like that.”

When I was eighteen and the third annual advent of the common cold was rolling through residence like a pestilent fog, a friend texted me asking if there was anything he could do to help.
I told him that if he could bring me up some vitamin water that would be great, if it wasn’t too much trouble.
That semester I learned that human skin cells replace themselves every three to five weeks. I hoped that in a month, maybe I’d stop feeling the echoes of his touch; maybe my new skin would feel cleaner.
It didn’t. But I stood by what I said. Not all guys are like that.

When I was nineteen and my roommate decided the only way to celebrate the end of midterms was to get wasted at a club, I humoured her.
Four drinks, countless leers and five hands up my skirt later, I informed her I was ready to leave.
“I get why you’re upset,” she told me on the walk home, “but you have to tolerate that sort of thing if you want to have any fun. And really, not all guys are like that.”

(Age nineteen also saw me propositioned for casual sex by no fewer than three different male friends, and while I still believe that guys and girls can indeed be just friends, I was beginning to see my uncle’s point.)

When I was twenty and a stranger that started chatting to me in my usual cafe asked if he could walk with me (since we were going the same way and all), I accepted.
Before we’d even made it three blocks he was pulling me into an alleyway and trying to put his hands up my shirt. “You were staring,” he laughed when I asked what the fuck he was doing (I wasn’t), “I’m just taking pity.”
But not all guys are like that.

I am twenty one and a few days ago a friend and I were walking down the street. A car drove by with the windows down, and a young man stuck his head out and whistled as they passed. I ignored it, carrying on with the conversation.
My friend did not. “Did you know those people?” He asked.
“Not at all,” I answered.
Later when we sat down to eat he got this thoughtful look on his face. When I asked what was wrong he said, “You know not all guys do that kind of thing, right? We’re not all like that.”
As if he were imparting some great profound truth I’d never realized before. My entire life has been turned around, because now I’ve been enlightened: not all guys are like that.

No. Not all guys are. But enough are. Enough that I am uncomfortable when a man sits next to me on the bus. Enough that I will cross to the other side of the street if I see a pack of guys coming my way. Enough that even fleeting eye contact with a male stranger makes my insides crawl with unease. Enough that I cannot feel safe alone in a room with some of my male friends, even ones I’ve known for years. Enough that when I go out past dark for chips or milk or toilet paper, I carry a knife, I wear a coat that obscures my figure, I mimic a man’s gait. Enough that three years later I keep the story of that day to myself, when the only thing that saved me from being raped was a right hook to the jaw and a threat to scream in a crowded dorm, because I know what the response will be.

I live my life with the everburning anxiety that someone is going to put their hands on me regardless of my feelings on the matter, and I’m not going to be able to stop them. I live with the knowledge that statistically one in three women have experienced a sexual assault, but even a number like that can’t be trusted when we are harassed into silence. I live with the learned instinct, the ingrained compulsion to keep my mouth shut to jeers and catcalls, to swallow my anger at lewd suggestions and crude gestures, to put up my walls against insults and threats. I live in an environment that necessitates armouring myself against it just to get through a day peacefully, and I now view that as normal. I have adapted to extreme circumstances and am told to treat it as baseline. I carry this fear close to my heart, rooted into my bones, and I do so to keep myself unharmed.

So you can tell me that not all guys are like that, and you’d even be right, but that isn’t the issue anymore. My problem is not that I’m unaware of the fact that some guys are perfectly civil, decent, kind—my problem is simply this:

In a world where this cynical overcaution is the only thing that ensures my safety, I’m no longer willing to take the risk.

—   r.d.  (via albinwonderland)

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dienuu:

dashielovesthedoctor:

roseapples:

sarahtrails:

SIGNAL BOOST. Keep reblogging. This could save my life.

Hello beauties.

I have had Chronic Lyme Disease for 10 years now and I’m only 21. It’s a truly debilitating disease and I’ve been going through hell for 10 years. I’m only getting worse and basically slowly dying.

I found this treatment center that specializes in Chronic Lyme only 30 minutes from me. The catch is, its a crap load of money. Of course, right? :P


If the peoples of the internet unite and all donate a dollar, I can easily raise the 34,500 I need to go and get healthy!

I do not even have a memory of what it is like to be healthy because I was infected at such a young age. Please help me so I can understand what it feels like to be normal. So I can go on to live an actual life. The suffering is immense and I cannot do this much longer.

So please, share this and if you can donate a dollar!

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/a-dollar-for-sarah-s-life-saving-lyme-disease-treatment-/69172

Hey lovelies, signal boost?

Not enough notes. SIGNAL BOOST

if everybody who has reblogged this donated one dollar this girl would have more than enough money for treatment :) 

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