Are these things more important than edits to talking points? Judge for yourself.
1. Carbon pollution reaches historic highs, threatening human existence
2. The devastating impact of sequestration on kids, cancer patients and first responders.
3. Massive cuts to food stamps for the most vulnerable.
4. 1,100 workers die in a Bangladesh factory collapse, and American retailers continue business as usual.
5. 4,150 gun deaths from gun violence since Newtown.
TW: suicide, outing
A couple of days ago, a woman game developer attempted suicide on a live video stream following internet harassment related to an Indiegogo campaign for her game. While she lay in the hospital, Destructoid writer Allistair Pinsof, in the interest of clarifying her Indiegogo “scam,” outed her as a transgender woman on his Twitter account.
Destructoid announced today that they’re docking Pinsof’s pay and putting him on a temporary leave of absence. But not firing him. I couldn’t help but remember when, less than a year ago, Destructoid writer Ryan Perez was fired for comparing you to a “booth babe.”
Pinsof put this woman’s life in danger in a real way - as she (according to his tweets) lay in a hospital bed following a suicide attempt. He still has a job. The man who called you a booth babe lost his.
you know what to do, tumblr
reblog, signal boost
I doubt she’ll actually help but boosting anyway
is this the fucking shit that will happen every time queer people try to fucking do ANYTHING????
the same shit
the same fucking shit
“this is a scam, let’s try to *~out it~*”
fucking fuck fuck fuck fuck
i hope every person involved in this bullshit fucking burns in hell
Effects Of Thinking White People Are “All Like That”:
- Literally nothing other than white people having their feelings hurt on the internet
- I’m not joking there is no real world consequence of this
Effects Of Thinking People of Color Are “All Like That”:
i have no problem with pointing out that anyone of any gender can be an abuser, rapist, pedophile etc because that’s absolutely true.
but the problem with always emphasizing “yes but it happens to everyone, not just women (or people of colour, or trans* people, etc)!” is that it depoliticizes the issue.
violence is not an accident, it is reflective of social power relations that permeate society at every level
Not so much outrage about all these fuckin sexual assaults in the military
I don’t remember the president saying OUTRAGEOUS OUTRAGEOUS like an Oblivion High Elf about that
I actually fucking have it. I went through eight grueling hours of neuropychological testing, okay?
This has nothing to do with me being stifled in a conformist school system (other countries have far more conformist school systems and they’re not exactly diagnosing ADHD willy-nilly).
This has nothing to do with me being a genius. I’m not a genius. I’m smart, but I’m not at genius level by any stretch of the imagination. Being smart does not mean you exhibit the symptoms of ADHD.
This has nothing to do with me being prescribed Ritalin when I was two by a sexist, clueless asshat of a doctor who thought girls—even toddler girls—shouldn’t be so boisterous, that it was unnatural. Telling me that being on it for two weeks probably fucked up my brain chemistry for life is not only a shitty thing to do, it’s also completely, factually WRONG.
This has nothing to do with people wanting an easy answer.
This has nothing to do with me being a victim.
This has nothing to do with any of that shit.
The next person who tells me any shit like that is going to be swallowing their own damn teeth, for real. I’m all out of patience.
Here’s the thing: I’m planning to try the meds. I will make no apologies for it. I have no idea if insurance will cover it (it didn’t cover the testing, which is expensive, BTW). But I plan on doing it.
So, I made my own version of the baked eggs with tomato dish. Using a small bowl of oven safe cookware (Fiesta), I laid in first olive oil, then some marinara, fresh diced cherry tomatoes, diced jalapeño, freshly shaved Parmesan cheese, some aged extra sharp cheddar cheese, two eggs, garlic powder, oregano, and a Bay leaf.
Bake for 15 mins at 350°F in a preheated oven. Complement with a toasted slice of 100% sprouted whole wheat raisin bread slathered in butter. Well, I did.
All I hear are people talking about Fast Fashion and buying used or buying ethically but these same folks do NOT want to hear about organizing or working with labor organizations or using the democratic process to affect change.
And I’m glad they’re so concerned about clothes, but it’s not just clothes. Computers and smart phones and electronics and phones and kitchenware and office supplies and every thing else people use are ALSO produced in EPZ’s by exploited labor.
Yet we don’t exhort folks to buy used or buy ethically made or whatever then because suddenly “it’s complicated” and suggesting we organize is met with resistance because it’s too much work and besides it would be breaking the law (!!) since we’ve got trade agreements in place and we can vote with our dollars.
Never mind the fact that some of us have precious few dollars to vote with or spoons to spare.
I was recently diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic, it runs in my family. Unfortunately, I’ve been removed from my family’s insurance plan and they won’t pay for the insulin, or the doctor’s appointment/tests that diagnosed the diabetes.
I have 30 days to pay for the appointments, which…
Only one part of this entire post was at all useful. Hint: it wasn’t your experience with a different diabetes type, or the dietary advice.
Anyone who promotes that dogawful hack-job Forks Over Knives loses whatever shred of credibility they may have had. And it’s not like anyone who ‘splains to people on the internet how they’re Doin it Rong (when they aren’t even Type II themselves) have much credibility to begin with.