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naps-and-slaps:

aisu10:

okay i never reblog hair but HOLY FUCKING SHIT I WOULD DIE FOR THIS.

Or would you dye for it?

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why are bats stigmatized as being creepy?

veganbutt:

building-an-unstoppable-fist:

bodypartss:

elfpen:

I mean

look at these things

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they’re like tiny

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fluffy

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dragons

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but instead of breathing fire they squeak and cuddle 

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in caves

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and leaves

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and they have funny ears and noses

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I mean really

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bats are amazing

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This post is so fucking important to me

im gonna go with the various diseases they carry.

^^ hey how about shut the fuck up? You wanna insult bats you picked a bad day. Which is any fucking day.
Bats make up a 1/4 of all mammal species. Pretty cool right? Except that many of them are endangered due to poaching, exotic pet trade, non-zoonotic (which means you can’t get them you massive baby) diseases like the white nose fungus, culls, and of course environmental decimation. Wanna know why that’s shitty? Bats are pollinators, just like bees. Without bats we lose a lot of our food and the entire ecosystem gets wrecked. Pollinators are some of the most important members of our ecosystem because without them we lose primary producers (plants) killing off primary consumers (herbivores), which then kills off secondary and tertiary consumers (carnivores), many of which are already endangered like many big cats or certain bears or birds.
Bat shooting or hunting is legal and encouraged in many places in the world with one of the larger ones receiving attention being Australia with their flying fox culls. Flying foxes are pollinators AND ENDANGERED.
I’m guessing you’re referring to rabies? I bet you’re believing the lie that 50% of these precious babies have the disease. Well listen up bub because only about 2% of bats have the disease. 2 frikken percent.
Another thing about bat diseases: they aren’t an animal that comes into contact with humans unless you work directly with bats. You’re not just gonna find one crawling on you and they don’t get into your trash or food. “Guano” or bat poop, is where people usually contract any kind of sickness from bats and it’s not because they’re bats, it’s because it’s POOP. COMING IN CONTACT WITH POOP ISN’T A GOOD PLAN. Otherwise they carry no more diseases than your average mammal.
So you wanna contribute to the false and negative stigmatization that’s killing our bats and therefore our ecosystem? Or do you wanna not talk out of your asshole next time and maybe spend 3 seconds on google?

andrewpauldost:

i want dogs to be allowed at more places and i want children under 6 to not be

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little-hylian-witch:

answersfromvanaheim:

therewerebirds:

bextalkssex:

dirtylola69:

opalinebaby:

eoliveson:

Annnnd this belongs on here for reasons.

Teaching consent doesn’t have to be hard or confusing

And I love The Big Comfy Couch even more now.

I remember this episode!

I loved this show as a kid.

MY FRICK FRACKEN CHILDHOOD MAN. RIGHT HERE.

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havocados:

knowledgeandlove:

TOP PICTURE FOUND IN 2013

BOTTOM PICTURE FOUND TODAY (7/25/2014)

WE’RE WINNING.

Tyson more like byeson

burgrs:

"as a straight male, i ppbppbpttt hhptpphhptpp hpbptpphptppthpbbphbh"

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jossisgod:

yesysabella:

"It just shows you how important it is to represent everyone in our profession." (x)

MEDIA REPRESENTATION IS IMPORTANT

I am thrilled to see this on my dash.  I’ve posted the link to this interview twice in the past and no one liked or reblogged it.  PLEASE WATCH IT - it’s such a wonderful interview.  Lupita had me and every woman on the panel in tears.  And Emma Thompson was RIGHTEOUS!  She kicked ass & mentioned my man, Joss.  Please humor me and watch the video.  Strong, amazing women - so good.

insanely-smart, mypreciousmind1, smitethepatriarchy, catalystrene, allthatandasideoftom, matchgirl42, whedonist4life, jackburtonsays, larouau12, tarrysmith, angreav

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hylianears:

micdotcom:

Canadian music festival takes huge step against Native appropriation

Follow micdotcom 

From their announcement:

For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.

Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.

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shickalenia:

dduane:

thesuitsofwoah:

that’s almost too cruelalmost

I had to do this once with Privateer II: The Darkening. It gained a bit when he said “I bet you didn’t play it through, I bet somebody just told you how…” and I was able to smile gently and say “God, possibly, since I wrote the game.” And plainly the Deity was with me that day, as I happened to be carrying docs from my UK agent (who’d done the deal) that showed not only that I was the writer, but the five-figure sum I had been paid. …It was a happy day for me. Not so much for him. I’d never had a referent for the word “slink” for a full grown male before. As in “slink away in utter dejection.” I smiled for at least three days without stopping. And am smiling now… I had completely forgotten about this.

Reblogging because “I beat the game” is fantastic, but “I wrote the damn thing” is even better.

shickalenia:

dduane:

thesuitsofwoah:

that’s almost too cruel
almost

I had to do this once with Privateer II: The Darkening. It gained a bit when he said “I bet you didn’t play it through, I bet somebody just told you how…” and I was able to smile gently and say “God, possibly, since I wrote the game.” And plainly the Deity was with me that day, as I happened to be carrying docs from my UK agent (who’d done the deal) that showed not only that I was the writer, but the five-figure sum I had been paid. …It was a happy day for me. Not so much for him. I’d never had a referent for the word “slink” for a full grown male before. As in “slink away in utter dejection.” I smiled for at least three days without stopping. And am smiling now… I had completely forgotten about this.

Reblogging because “I beat the game” is fantastic, but “I wrote the damn thing” is even better.

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thrillboswaggins:

girlwhowasonfire:

shitangiggle:

girlwhowasonfire:

Petition to ban old men from writing books just because they don’t know how to use an iPhone

Petition to have the youth in this country to actually educate themselves instead of spitting out some bullshit they read on some shitty post on facebook that’s untrue, and continues to spread like wildfire.

In 2012, young adults set the record of completing both high school and college and are on course to become the most educated generation in American history. Maybe you should follow the example of ‘the youth in this country’ and do the same.

thrillboswaggins:

girlwhowasonfire:

shitangiggle:

girlwhowasonfire:

Petition to ban old men from writing books just because they don’t know how to use an iPhone

Petition to have the youth in this country to actually educate themselves instead of spitting out some bullshit they read on some shitty post on facebook that’s untrue, and continues to spread like wildfire.

In 2012, young adults set the record of completing both high school and college and are on course to become the most educated generation in American history. Maybe you should follow the example of ‘the youth in this country’ and do the same.

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missmagrathea:

emmatavasci:

 

Porn Actress Exposes Industry: Trafficking in the Porn Industry - The Pink Cross

Elements of Sex Trafficking

Act: Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons;

Means: Threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim;

Purpose: Prostitution of others, sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, or slavery.

- From the 2000 UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, ratified by 154 countries. (x)

[Highlighted elements of sex trafficking in the porn industry connect with the examples Lubben gives in this specific gifset, other elements do occur in the porn industry as well].

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"The federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act defines the crime of human trafficking as:

A. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act where such an act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age, or

B. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.” - (x)

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… [P]ersons are trafficked into the international sex trade, often by force, fraud, or coercion. The sex industry has rapidly expanded over the past several decades. It involves sexual exploitation of persons, predominantly women and girls, involving activities related to prostitution, pornography, sex tourism, and other commercial sexual services. The low status of women in many parts of the world has contributed to a burgeoning of the trafficking industry. -
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (TVPA). TVPA combats trafficking in persons, especially into the sex trade, slavery, and involuntary servitude. It has been reauthorized three times since its initial passage: (x)

for all the people who think there’s nothing wrong with porn, here’s another example.

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Anonymous said: What's the reason you don't like 50 shades?

stupidstagram:

horrible aggressive misogyny and the romanticization of domestic violence and sexual torture aren’t some of my favorite things and young girls picking up that book or watching that movie being left wondering if that’s what relationships are supposed to be REALLY makes me angry. 

this man takes a young woman who is less powerful, less experienced and not entirely confident or educated about the area of life he’s leading her into and then starts doing horrible sexual things to her, he removes her boundaries and normalizes the violence against her

50 shades of grey reinforces and perpetuates the disgusting lie that women LIKE and WANT to be hurt and that you can heal a broken man if you just love him enough and do all the things he wants you to do bc eventually he won’t want to hurt you anymore 

he goes from a sexually violent predator to prince charming and it’s gross and offensive and nobody should support it no matter how cute the guy playing him is. 

Anonymous said: what exactly is 4chan

clannyphantom: