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March 25 2017

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This is the first pokemon game I’ve ever played am I doing it right?

March 24 2017


Honestly, imagine how many young people would be relieved by communal life. Where folks wouldn’t have to worry about paying off debt, buying a house, losing a job, or not affording food or water. Where even if things become scarce, you’ll always have others looking after you. 


Capitalism requires:

  • a group of workers whose labor is being directly exploited for profit
  • a group of unwaged supporting workers, who fulfill a variety of necessary social functions and who are required to maintain the existence of workers whose labor is more directly exploited (not always but traditionally and normatively expected to be women doing feminine coded work such as child care or housework)
  • a group of unemployed workers in reserve to use as threatened replacements (see: reserve army of labor)
  • a group of stigmatized poor people and former workers who are used as examples of how the others will be punished if they stop being useful to exploit their labor or are too disobedient/deviant towards the capitalist system

Unless you fix the system, you can’t eliminate poverty, you can just shift which individuals or groups fall into which section (and which fall into the bourgeoisie/ruling class) and their relative status to each other within those categories.  Capitalism doesn’t just cause poverty indirectly or as a side effect, it’s a necessity to maintain the ability to exploit workers.  

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The mother horn shark wedges her eggs into crevices to hide them from predators. [Images via @sixpenceee]

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Largest Canadian School System Will End Class Trips to U.S. Because of Travel Ban Uncertainty


This is what happens when you have laws that target people arbitrarily, rules that are administered unevenly and often treat people unfairly—people stop coming. Not terrorists, not criminals, normal people stop coming. School children. On Thursday, the Toronto District School Board announced it would no longer be scheduling school trips across its southern border into the U.S. because of the uncertainty around the rules for entry and the risk that a young school child might be turned away or detained. And, to be honest, that seems fair; it’s hard to blame them.

The school district, Canada’s largest, which covers 584 schools and more than 284,000 children, sits just miles from the U.S. border and actively sent dozens of school groups to the U.S. each year, but no longer. “We just can’t have trips going across the border and a student for no legitimate reason being denied entry to the U.S. We’re obviously not going to leave that student and continue on,” Ryan Bird, a spokesman for the board, told the Associated Press.

The 25 trips already on the books will proceed as planned, but if any of the students are refused entry at the border, the entire group will return home, according to the Toronto Star.


balto didn’t die for you to not vaccinate your kids

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Women empowering women, you go girl!






why do people always advertise skin products as making your skin “radiant”? like “clean” and “clear” i get but i’ve never once looked at myself in the mirror and thought, “you know what would be better? if i were bioluminescing like some sort of hideous deep-sea creature”

actually, you know what, if clerasil is gonna straight up turn me into some aquatic horrorterror, sign me the fuck up. fuck college, i’m all about that “lurking in swamps and frightening sleep-deprived drivers on long interstate trips with my literally radiant skin” life now. we gon be a cryptid for a living

reblog if youd rather be a cryptid

Catch me devouring hitchikers in the midwest with my extendable prehensile jaws.

#can I turn it on and off at will?#imagine some asswipe not getting that you’re not interested#so you unhinge your jaw and switch on the bioluminescence#emitting a horrifying sound and haunting him for the rest of his very short life

Reblogging with notes because THIS



why does everyone look so surprised when i say the reason for cutting my hair short is the hot weather, what were u expecting “i need to take my father’s place in war and the chinese army won’t accept women” ???

So what you’re saying is that you’re not going to help defend China from the Huns…?

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Turning roommate shaming into an art form. (via justincousson)


i always thought it was funny in FFX that you can actually pay Ultima Weapon not to fight you


and its just like “okay bye”



A consequence of feminism merging with pop culture is that it’s becoming commodified. Teens are buying feminist etsy patches and are putting ‘intersectionality’ into their twitter bios, but are failing to engage or critically think about how the sexism woc face is often racialised (i. e i n t e r s e c t i o n a l i t y) I mean i’m all for visual representations of your feminist praxis, but f e m i n i s m is much more than some cool quirky watered down tumblr aesthetic

March 23 2017

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This is the soft grandma of love and generosity (regular & HD)
Reblog for good vibes, love, and warm soup to come your way


I am an obsessive person, yes, but also some things matter.

The way we treat other people MATTERS. What we do in this world and how we move through it MATTERS.

I keep repeating this and I will keep repeating this like a broken record because it’s important, it’s one of the most important things:

Privileged people have a moral and ethical duty not to run with their privilege, not to prioritize what is best for them, we have a duty to be humble, to seek out and listen to the voices of the less privileged, to amplify them, to redirect inquiries about marginalised communities back to members of these communities, to ask where and how we can support them and then to do that.

We have an ethical responsibility, those of us who have it systemically easier for one reason or another or multiple reasons, to do the hard lifting work, the unpopular work, the scary work, for the people who can’t afford to. They can’t do these things, they can’t speak out: they’ll lose jobs, homes, children, lives. I’ve lost at least one of these things due to marginalization and I’m telling you, I still have a responsibility to do the heavy and unpopular work and to take the brunt of that for the people who don’t have my privilege and position.

These things matter. We are not in a position anymore to shrug things off and let things go, locally or as a global community. Those of us who can, need to do this work.

And when people are hurting other people, we need to speak up and intervene.

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Literally shakespeare


So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.” 

Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

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