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I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.

1- I am glorious above all things
2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4- Show displeasure clearly.
5- NO
6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.


It’s never, never, never the woman’s fault. No man has a right to raise a hand to a woman. No means no. […] The one regret I have is we call it domestic violence as if it’s a domesticated cat. It is the most vicious form of violence there is, because not only the physical scars are left, the psychological scars that are left. This whole culture for so long has put the onus on the woman. What were you wearing? What did you say? What did you do to provoke? That is never the appropriate question.

Joe Biden on Today this morning (h/t Joy)


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This is how to run a stick of Chapstick
down the black boxes on your scantron
so the grading machine skips the wrong
answers. This is how to honor roll. Hell,
this is how to National Honor Society.
This is being voted “Most Likely to Marry
for Money” or “Talks the Most, Says the
Least” for senior superlatives. This is
stepping around the kids having panic
attacks in the hallway. This is being the
kid having a panic attack in the hallway.
This is making the A with purple moons
stamped under both eyes. We had to try.
This is telling the ACT supervisor you have
ADHD to get extra time. Today, the average
high school student has the same anxiety
levels as the average 1950’s psychiatric
patient. We know the Pythagorean theorem
by heart, but short-circuit when asked
“How are you?” We don’t know. We don’t
know. That wasn’t on the study guide.
We usually know the answer, but rarely
know ourselves.

HIGH SCHOOL By Blythe Baird (via bl-ossomed)

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A blog, in which I ponder some stuff, inspired by tidepools.

Anne and I were standing at the edge of some tidepools, watching tiny fish swim around in them.

“They look just like little versions of the fish we see on the reef,” I said.

“I’m pretty sure that’s exactly what they are,” Anne replied. A wave crashed against the rocks nearby, and the water near our feet gently rose a few inches. As the tide ran out, it created a small current between two tide…

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Love this.





#john barrowman is having none of your misogynist bullshit

i love that barrowman’s response also distances him from the contestant
"hahahaha women do laundry right john?  you with me, john?"
"don’t lump me in with you, you fucking martian”

This is what I’m talking about when I keep saying that men have to deny the endorsement. This guy wanted Barrowman’s tacit support or agreement for his sexism, as part of bonding through humour. John went nope.

Bolding mine.

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Don’t you know that slavery was outlawed?”
“No,” the guard said, “you’re wrong. Slavery was outlawed with the exception of prisons. Slavery is legal in prisons.”
I looked it up and sure enough, she was right. The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution says:
“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
Well, that explained a lot of things. That explained why jails and prisons all over the country are filled to the brim with Black and Third World people, why so many Black people can’t find a job on the streets and are forced to survive the best way they know how. Once you’re in prison, there are plenty of jobs, and, if you don’t want to work, they beat you up and throw you in a hole. If every state had to pay workers to do the jobs prisoners are forced to do, the salaries would amount to billions… Prisons are a profitable business. They are a way of legally perpetuating slavery. In every state more and more prisons are being built and even more are on the drawing board. Who are they for? They certainly aren’t planning to put white people in them. Prisons are part of this government’s genocidal war against Black and Third World people
Assata Shakur’s autobiography (via the-uncensored-she)

We live in a country founded on subjugation and murder of native peoples to steal their lands, with an economy that was founded on slave labor, low wage child and immigrant labor, and which continues hidden slavery and unfair wages to turn profits for the already uber-rich and SUBSIDIZED BY OUR TAX DOLLARS. We pay to feed, clothe, house, provide substandard medical care to, and terrorize prisoners so that corporations make money. We pay to supplement the poverty wages paid by mega-corporations through medicaid, SNAP, TANF, and subsidized low-income housing. Then we also give those corporations tax breaks to the point that they don’t pay into the system.

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Add to this the fact that our country creates the very criminals we turn into incarcerated slaves from birth - with unequal & uneven educational opportunities starting with pre-school & unequal access to pre-natal care all while cocooning ourselves in the warm (& completely obtuse) embrace of “if these criminals had just made better life choices they’d be better off”…


Anonymous asked:

hi curious anon here. im not trying to be mean or anything cause I really love your blog and I agree with you on almost everything, but can you explain to me why you hate the 'not all men' thing so much? I honestly just don't understand it and would like to have a better grasp on why you feel the way you do. :)





this ask in my redirect tag explains it in short, this Slate article about the #YesAllWomen tag is good too, and also the fact that someone talking over women and prioritizing their hurt feelings over the valid fear a woman might have is really selfish and shitty.

Men aren’t saying that their issues are more important than women’s, or that they don’t support women, in fact by saying “not all men” we are saying that we do support women!! That we are your side! That we want to help fix the problem! Not all men are your enemy!! We recognize that there is a problem, and WE WANT TO FIX IT. So stop criminalizing us.

oh my goodness you seriously don’t understand at all.

just shouting “not all men” is the most useless thing because DUH.

we already know “not all men”. all of us know that already. every single one of us. saying “not all men” is like saying “you were attacked by a german shepard so why are you afraid of ALL dogs???” when people shout “not all men” all they’re doing is screaming that the sky is sometimes orange when we’re upset that’s it’s blue.

saying “not all men” puts the focus on how you apparently personally are A Good Man Who Won’t Hurt Us when in all honesty you’re just being a selfish asshole and shifting the focus to you when it’s about the imbalance of power in society resulting in justified fear for our lives.

no shit not all men are Like That. but all men have a responsibility to set those men who are Like That straight. because when you don’t teach your sons consent, when you don’t teach your daughters that her body is hers, when you perpetuate gender roles and casual sexism, when you talk over women on women’s issues, when you selfishly pretend this is a personal attack on you when it’s about systematic misogyny, when you trivialize oppression, when you invalidate someone’s anger, when you weaponize support or are even just being a passive bystander, when you shout “not all men are Like That!!”, you are being Like That.

Basically gonna keep repeating some variation of this until these motherfuckers trying to ice-skate their egos up the hill of our lived experience HAVE A DAMN SEAT and LISTEN.


And if you have used the #NotAllMen hashtag anywhere, do please promise you will read - because clearly you haven’t - this well written piece by Phil Plait - a man! K? Bcz you aren’t getting it. Sorry. But you might get it if you read HIM. Sigh, and thank you.

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