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Being Alone, Animals, and Lgbt: this-tragic-affair Charities/organisations to avoid: PETA: They'd rather spend their money on publicity campaigns than on the animals in their care. PETA killed 73.8% of the animals in their care in 2015 (x) FCKH8: Is a for-profit company that exploits oppressed groups for money. They're also wildly uninformed, and spread misogyny, cissexism and bi/panphobia, as well as stealing their posts/designs (x) Autism Speaks: They spend most of their money on researching a way to eliminate autism, heighten the stigma against autism and don't have a single autistic person on their board (x) Please support other, better charities, and feel free to add any others you can think of to this paintedspectres Susan G. Komen for the Cure: CEO makes insane amounts of money, they deny a lot of requests for wigs/help with treatment/etc., and have attempted to sue other charities that use the color pink as part of their anti-breast cancer campaign. xx) prochoice-or-gtfo The Salvation Army: They promote the hatred of LGBT+ people, work with fundamentalist Christian groups to support conservative politics and rip off and exploit workers. (xxx) shitpost-senpai Wounded Warrior: They take money that should be spent on veterans and blow it on huge opulent parties for the company bigwigs. 26 million in 2014 alone wasted! x x) thefingerfuckingfemalefury Important reminder to NOT waste any money donating to these groups ayellowbirds Reblogging because of the added info about Wounded Warrior. arch4ngel A good way to know if a nonprofit you're donating to is allocating their money in the right way is to check out their Charity Navigator darkbookworm13 Signal boosting, the bell ringers are out in force, and this info is too important ayamccabre Depending on where you are, charity budgets may be public. There's a good chance you can find out exactly where the money is going fuck all these “charities”
Anaconda, Andrew Bogut, and Bored: Kate Crawford @katecrawford Following Meanwhile, Amazon's latest patent is for Alexa to detect when people are sick, bored or unhappy. "Alexa would listen out for if users are crying and then class them as experiencing an "emotional abnormality telegraph.co.uk/technology/201 132 130 Alexa, "cough I'm hung sniffle 120 100 Would you lke a recipe for chicken soup? No, thanks 134 Ok, I can find you something else. By the way, would you like o order cough drops with 1 hour delivery? That wouki be awesome Thanks for asking! 110 No probiem. Pil email you an order confirmation. Feel better! 7:54 AM 10 Oct 2018 570 Retweets 655 Likes imaginedsoldier: the-tired-tenor: tankies: Me: *crying* Alexa: This seems sad, now playing Despacito Y’all need to have a greater degree of 1- healthy suspicion in Alexa and corporate surveillance devices personal assistants, and 2- understanding of how dangerous this kind of algorithm is in the hands of a multinational company (and anyone for that matter.)  To begin with, that data is both available for sale and able to be subpoenaed by the government. Alexa’s records and recordings have already been used in criminal trials. In the US, a digital record of your emotional patterns can be used to deny you housing, jobs, and to rule on your ability to exercise your basic rights. Consider that psychiatric stigma and misdiagnosis can already be wielded against you in legal disputes and the notion of a listening device capable of identifying signs of distress for the purpose of marketing to you should be made more clearly concerning.  Moreover we have already seen the use of algorithms like this on Facebook and other “self-reporting” (read: user input) sites capable of identifying the onset of a manic episode [1] [2] [3], which have been subsequently been linked to identifying vulnerable (high-spending) periods to target ads at these users, perhaps most famously in selling tickets to Vegas (identified in a TedTalk by  techno-sociological scholar Zeynep Tufekci where she more generally discusses algorithms and how they shape our online experiences to suggest and reinforce biases).  The notes on this post are super concerning- we are being marketed to under the guise of having our emotional needs attended to by the same people who inflicted that emptiness on us, and everyone is just memeing.

imaginedsoldier: the-tired-tenor: tankies: Me: *crying* Alexa: This seems sad, now playing Despacito Y’all need to have a greater degre...

Ass, Condom, and Doctor: The counter giri told me birth ol anyway I was I thad sex without a condom, but IIm on the pime Stim, l left Walmart immediately to purchase Plan B the guy's house& drove to 45 & in a locked case, btw Employee an] old woman shot a look, only said God have mercy' after I smiled/thenked (her" "The first time ltried to go on contraception.. sald he wouldnt prescribe ft, as it would promote promiseuous activity the doctor Ivisited NDC 51285-942-88 PlanB Rx only for womern younger than age 17 pill the pharmacist scowled, scoffed and loudly asked if I wanted the generie, ['d have to responsible and take two pills over 12 hours, she sald, but it would save me a few bucks in the end. morning-after e Tablet the phrase "Whenluttered' tected sex sooner you tak etter Plan B be more save-me-grunkle-ford: roseynopes: stylemic: What it’s like to be slut-shamed when buying birth control Even when pharmacists do let people access contraception, whether emergency contraception or condoms or prescription birth control pills, the process isn’t always free of judgment. In a series of recent online discussions, people across the country have begun to share stories of the stigma they’ve experienced. As many have pointed out, this can be especially damaging to teens. DO YOU SEE THIS? PHARMACY EMPLOYEES IN THE U.S. ARE NOT LEGALLY ALLOWED TO DO THIS. THAT GOES FOR THE PEOPLE AT THE FRONT AS WELL AS PEOPLE IN WHITE COATS BEHIND THE CAGE. If an employee in a pharmacy makes a snide comment - Front store workers, pharmacists, or Pharmacy Techs give you shit? Gently (Or not so gently) remind them that the waiver they signed upon being hired legally binds them from commenting on your purchase, as it is a violation of privacy laws. Doing so is grounds for INSTANT termination and hefty fines. Pharmacy workers (white coats) are legally obligated to ASK if you need an explanation of how medication works and any side effects, any medication conflicts etc. If you decline, THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED AT ALL TO MAKE SNIDE REMARKS OR FARTHER COMMENT ON YOUR PURCHASE. FRONT STORE EMPLOYEES CAN NOT AT ALL COMMENT IN ANY WAY, IN ANY STORE WITH A PHARMACY IN IT. Know your rights. If this shit happens? Call them the fuck out and ask to speak to a manager. Get worked up. Cause a scene. Threaten a Lawsuit. If you see this happening to someone else, and they seem to be struggling, speak up for them.  As a Pharmacy worker, you bet your ass I’ll protect you and your privacy. IT’S MY JOB. REBLOG THIS I DONT CARE WHAT YOUR BLOG IS THIS IS SOMETHING EVERYONE SHOULD SEE
Anaconda, Children, and Instagram: O4G16:36 YUP V yup-that-exists Libraries in LA are starting to let kids read to pay off their late fees. Each hour they spend reading knocks off $5 from their balance. The idea has exploded, having 100 kids a week reading away their debt and over 3,500 accounts cleared during the first six months of the program. YUP Follow us on Instagram too: https://www.instagram.com/yup.that.exists pup-rusty Can we figure out a way to do this to student loan debt. imthehuggernaut O O4G16:36 imthehuggernaut I would read Ayn Rand to pay down my student loans colt-kun Our library ran the expenses and realized we spent about 3,000$ MORE than what we got back in trying to collect late fees. So? We dropped them completely. No late fees. Period If you keep a book, it auto renews two times. Then it comes up as overdue. If your overdue items exceed a certain amount, your account freezes. You can't use any of the local libraries anymore until you return the items or claim them lost and pay for them. If someone else is waiting for the book, you can't renew. Its that simple. And guess what. Not only did we save money, but we / got more materials back/. More materials were turned in than declared lost as compared to before. There was no stigma to it. If you had already paid for the item, the money was credited back to you Because the people late fees actually affected were children and elderly adults - people unable to regularly get to the library. And the stigma of late items was dropped. Attitude and mindset are important. we still have no late fees. And we are considered to be one of the top public systems in our state. People from 00 4G . 16:37 dropped. Attitude and mindset are important. we still have no late fees. And we are considered to be one of the top public systems in our state. People from out of state PAY to get library cards for a year because our online Overdrive system is amazing, and we have a ton of partnerships and interlibrary loan systems in place. AND we suffer less losses of both materials and patrons due to our "no late fee" policy Serve your public. Don't belittle them Fuente: yup-that-exists 82,689 notas ourclosetistorclothes homoluthor marvelheroes ¿Dónde está la biblioteca?

¿Dónde está la biblioteca?

Being Alone, Bad, and Community: <p><a href="http://givemeyourtired.tumblr.com/post/173937568616/whyyoustabbedme-its-so-refreshing-seeing-a" class="tumblr_blog">givemeyourtired</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://whyyoustabbedme.tumblr.com/post/173926075757/its-so-refreshing-seeing-a-black-mother-be-so" class="tumblr_blog">whyyoustabbedme</a>:</p> <blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="121" data-orig-width="578"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7afd28d70d45b61eff9825fa5b4ad414/tumblr_inline_p8rnf6WHcC1vrw6x9_540.png" data-orig-height="121" data-orig-width="578"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="412" data-orig-width="580"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ff5ffd7515af075259ddccd95a0d0131/tumblr_inline_p8rnf7TS0k1vrw6x9_540.png" data-orig-height="412" data-orig-width="580"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="446" data-orig-width="577"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e623d9ec30eeb5d6abf10a0c3ccda4a4/tumblr_inline_p8rnf9w5yu1vrw6x9_540.png" data-orig-height="446" data-orig-width="577"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="352" data-orig-width="576"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/78b4c5616df8628af6db87b03dea1b85/tumblr_inline_p8rnf7HvLH1vrw6x9_540.png" data-orig-height="352" data-orig-width="576"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="544" data-orig-width="575"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b5a8cb73e7f9bdc39aebd8473c4dad64/tumblr_inline_p8rnf9KxF21vrw6x9_540.png" data-orig-height="544" data-orig-width="575"/></figure><p>It’s so refreshing seeing a black mother be so open and nonjudgemental towards her daughter especially when expressing her feelings. That’s the kind of mother I aspire to be. #BlackFamily #BlackLove</p> </blockquote> <p>I do wanna talk about one of these tweets because it’s part of the problem and I feel like even though this tweet brought it up, people still gonna pass it by.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="397" data-orig-width="623"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e7b8bcec77fc456c62c59530cc63ed20/tumblr_inline_p8shlh0cHY1rsj1it_540.png" data-orig-height="397" data-orig-width="623"/></figure><p>See, but this is the problem of whole racial communities seeing bad mental behaviours/actions and just chalking it up to “those crazy white people”. When the pass-off “that’s white people shit” is just used for one-off innocuous jokes about real trivial shit, that’s fine, but you also see it being used for big-time psychological shit like this too.</p> <p>And I know no one wanted to make the world be this way for black girls or guys, but it’s definitely a deep-seated issue in the community. White people didn’t make this happen alone, the stigmas against mental health in racial communities held by poc also are a huge factor in helping to cause this. And then people wonder why mental health issues aren’t taken seriously in poc communities. </p> <p>But how can anyone take an issue seriously when no one wants to address it responsibly? Or see it as the non-racial occurrence it is - mental health issues happen to everyone, race has nothing to do with it. Stop racializing mental health issues. A lot of poc blame mental health stigma on white people, but you can’t, you can’t blame others for what is perpetuated in someone’s own community by someone’s own community members.</p> <p>So that’s why everyone, <i>everyone</i> needs to step up for mental health.</p> </blockquote> <p>This is so important. I love that Jada heard her out and didn’t start freaking out or alienating her. It also goes to show how mentally taxing fame at such a young age can be.</p>
Anaconda, Children, and Community: mental illness and mental illness and violence mental illness and crime mental illness and homelessness mental illness and gun control mentally ill people mentally ill people scare me mentally ill people on death row mentally ill people in movies mentally ill people committing crimes people with mental illness should people with mental illness should be exempt from the death penalty people with mental illness should not have children people with mental illness should be isolated from the community people with mental illness should go to jail 6 people with depression are people with depression are smarter people with depression are weak people with depression are selfish people with depression are annoying schizophrenics should schizophrenics should be locked up schizophrenics should be killed schizophrenics should not have children should schizophrenics have children awake-society: “Mental Illness Recovery Series” book contains 100 true life stories of people all around the world battling daily with their mental disorders. It’s an inspirational book 📖, that gives rise to the silenced truth of mental illness and the exhausting, but noble journey of recovery. 🌏📚 Where to buy it :) = http://awakesociety.com/mental-illness-recovery-book/ 🌏📚 
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Ass, Confused, and Family: Relatableo @Relatabletxtes Follow If the titanic sunk in 2016 RETWEETS LIKES 5,7097,671 Follow @k-İbrahim15 Replying to @Relatabletxtes The titanic wouldn't sink in 2016 there would be no iceberg in due to climate change and global warming. RETWEETS LIKES 350 E19022 celticpyro: asiafish: dirtydirtychai: destinyrush: she ain’t wrong 🤔 Im so???? What asshole drew this?? As if we don’t have the very recent, devastating shipwrecks of the Costa Concordia (2012) in which video from firefighters helped prove the captain abandoned his ship in a disaster that resulted in 32 fatalities or the sinking of the Sewol ferry in Korea (2014), in which over 300 people, mostly middle school students, were drowned, but not before many sent footage of the ferry’s announcements telling people to stay seated and not evacuate, proving the negligence of the ferry’s crew. Many of them were able to get final goodbye messages to their friends and family before they drowned.  Ability to send final messages aside, documentary archival video footage is PRICELESS in situations like this. After any kind of public event, you bet your ass police are asking for any and all cell phone footage from the area.  anyway, in conclusion, that artist can fuck off  technowogy is scawwy Yes, at least a handful of people probably would be recording it on their phones because then they could alert authorities to send aid and let loved ones know where they are and what’s going on. I can’t stand the anti-technology stigma that really just boils down to a bunch of bitter old people being scared and confused by something they’re unfamiliar with and want to make themselves feel better about by painting it in a negative light.
Dancing, Life, and Soon...: I was at my cousins wedding reception and had just sat down from dancing. It was nearing the end of the night at this time so I was pretty secluded from everyone. A man walked up to me who I hadn't seen before and nervously said "what's your name?" I replied, "Chad, what's yours?" He said "Shane, I just wanted to let you know that I have noticed you all night. I wanted to leave this with you before I left." He handed me a piece of paper and quickly walked out. It was his number. Without knowing if I was straight or not he had built up the guts to put himself out there. I thought it was extremely brave and I know it's something I wouldn't be able to do. I'm sharing this to remind everyone to live their lives without regrets. Almost all of my regrets come from the things I didn't do, not the things I did. I will be living my life more like this man and I suggest you all do as well. Good night. o Verizon 12:21 AM 〈Messages Wedding Guy Details iMessage Yesterday 11:51 PM Hey this is Chad from the wedding. I just wanted to let you know that I actually have a girlfriend but I thought it was really brave what you did I. Keep it up I hope you're a good year! Hey Chad. I appreciate you responding, man. It took me forever to pony up the guts to do it. I really never thought that you would respond because l was so awkward the entire time . Your gf is a lucky gal! Thanks a lot! Keep it up its so much better to live your life without the regrets of not doing those types of things even if they're scary at the time. I wish you the best and know you'll find someone soon. Havea great week! Delivered O iMessage 0 owloftheforest: pleatedjeans: via This is what society needs, less stigma around gay people trying to find what everyone else does. For people who aren’t lgbtq to understand that we are just trying and if you aren’t attracted to us don’t take it offensively or weirdly and just politely say no. I wish I had the courage to give guys my number in public.

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Amber Rose, Ass, and Emma Watson: After Amber Rose posted a picture of her pubic hair, an unexpected call to action arose IMAGES On Friday, @AmberRose posted a picture of herself nude from the waist down, with her pubic hair on full display. Instagram quickly deleted Rose's post, due to its strict no-nudity policy. The image still remains on Twitter, however. There was a deeper meaning behind this post that many may have missed — in a time when pubic hair is inching toward being normalized, with women like Emma Watson and Ashley Graham speaking out about having it, Rose's post is one more tactic to remove the stigma around the existence and visibility of women's pubic hair. Additionally, the post raised awareness for her third annual Slut Walk, with Rose adding the hashtag AmberRosesSlutWalk to it. Writing on Instagram after her original post was deleted, Rose doubled-down on her original intent: "When IG deletes ur fire-ass feminist post but you really don't give a fuck because everyone picked it up already." She signed off with the hashtags AmberRosesSlutWalk and BringBackTheBush. Rose got heat from some followers, and most notoriously, @ThePiersMorgan, who attempted to shame her, but the internet clapped back. To continue this fight to end the stigma against pubic hair, people are participating in the AmberRoseChallenge, where people post pictures of themselves similar to her original post, but a bit more censored, using wigs and other things to cover their crotch. By posting that selfie, Rose actually showed exactly why events like her Slut Walk, which centers around women owning and claiming their sexuality and putting an end to slut shaming, need to exist.
Asian, Bad, and Clothes: lein-wahliik: appropriately-inappropriate: someoneintheshadow446: rainbownova: otakusapien: shrineart: joyfulldreams: senpaibowie: etirabys: skull-bearer: lolatsjw: ifonlyfor: nouveau-brut: humansofnewyork: “Two other people took my picture before you, so I was already popular.” I know that some people said in the comments that this outfit was culturally appropriative, but just remember that you don’t know that someone isn’t a POC or biracial just by looking at them. Don’t assume other people’s races.  ^ My immediate reaction was to be upset by this photo because, I’m sorry, I’m just so fucking sick of people stealing Asian outfits and making them cool or trendy. But then I thought that maybe she’s a mixed kid. If not, there’s a problem here, though. Hi. I’m actually Japanese. Most of us LIKE when people find beauty in our culture. As long as nobody is disrespecting us or making a mockery of us, then there isn’t a problem, and if you think there is, then it seems that you are in favor of cultural segregation and that is causing more harm than good. When I was in Japan, there were a lot of places where you could get done up in a kimono or the male equivalent and have your picture taken. No one cares. Most Korean people I know are pretty delighted when foreigners wear hanbok, in a “oh, you are appreciating our culture! you look good in that” way. I have never actually heard or heard of people reacting negatively to non-Korean people wearing traditional Korean clothes, unless they were racist to begin with and would have objected to foreigners regardless of what they were wearing. ‘Appropriation’ is, I think, only appropriation when either it is done in a blatantly disrespectful way, or if the group whose clothes (etc) are being adopted is culturally marginalized to the degree where they themselves face discrimination when they wear those things. Korean people, afaik, don’t give a fuck. When foreigners visit and wear our clothes, it’s in good fun by people who are usually appreciative of the aesthetic qualities of what they’re donning, and also because we ourselves have never faced discrimination for our nationality or traditional dress. uhhh, basically, intent matters, context matters, people within the same community often have radically different ideas of what’s okay. But you know, I think the only Koreans I know who’d potentially care are the American-raised ones on liberal, activisty college campuses who are extremely well versed in the liberal, activisty language and rulebook. Thank you!! I also think it makes a difference in that the clothing is, you know, the actual thing and not some vaguely exotic knock-off like most people do with native american clothing. Like this is a legit, actual Kimono. There’s nothing really in the culture OF kimono that has rules about who wears this sort of thing when. Like…kimono literally means “thing you wear”. -shrug- Bolded some of the things that stood out the most to me. # it’s not like wearing inaccurate and sacred native american clothing or wearing a bindi or a burqa wear you’re doing it disrespectfully and the people of that group is marginalized and made fun of for those things and there is meaning behind them that people ignore or take for granted kimonos are jusr robes and there isn’t really a stigma about people who wear them  (gifs from here) When foreign women come to India we give them pottus and sarees and teach them how to wear them.  Please stop speaking for us, SJWs.  There is a huge difference between wearing an item known for its religious or social significance (for example–a Plains headdress), and wearing something that is just a general item of clothing (like kimono). If you’re wearing it to sexualize it (ie: “sexy kimono” in the fetish scene) or to mock its origin (ie: “sexy geisha Halloween costume!”), then that’s inappropriate. But wearing a kimono in good faith–say to a cherry blossom festival–isn’t in any way cultural appropriation, it’s cultural appreciation. Like, I’m Dominican, and when people want to buy Mascaras de Carnaval, or learn to dance merengue or bachata, it’s not a bad thing. person: hey I find this culture interesting and I would like to learn more about it rather than impose my own culture on them.SJWs: how dare you.