Paraphernalia of a Life

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fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Qiu Jin - a writer, poet, feminist revolutionary, philanthropist and martial artist who was a strong advocate of women’d education, ran a girls’ school dedicated to both educating girls and training them to participate in an uprising against the corrupt and oppressive government of the time, and was generally a BAMF in all respects. She died for her beliefs after refusing to give up on them, and became a martyr and Chinese national hero after her death.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Qiu Jin - a writer, poet, feminist revolutionary, philanthropist and martial artist who was a strong advocate of women’d education, ran a girls’ school dedicated to both educating girls and training them to participate in an uprising against the corrupt and oppressive government of the time, and was generally a BAMF in all respects. She died for her beliefs after refusing to give up on them, and became a martyr and Chinese national hero after her death.

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miss-love:

if I ever see a girl in public who is clearly going for something really bold with her look (crazy hair, makeup, outfit) and looks like she’s maybe uncomfortable or nervous about rocking it, I make sure to go up to her and tell her she looks fierce. It took a lot of courage to go out like that and somebody ought to notice.

changes lives. be sure to do that at least once a day.

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the best and most accurate thing

This literally NEVER gets old.

Yassss

"Which of the vegetables wears the strap-on?" is something I say in everyday conversations now. 

What is this comedian’s name? I’m interested in seeing her act in non-GIF form, but I’m not going to google vegetables wearing strap-ons.

MAE MARTIN. She’s amazing in non-GIF form. This is the video of the moment above. 

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'The Maya Rudolph Show' Is Coming To NBC

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If you’re poor, the only way you’re likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car.

But if you’re tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every day. If you’re the leader of a country, you can declare war and kill by the hundreds of thousands or millions. And the nuclear superpowers – the US and Russia – still hold the option of destroying quite a lot of life on Earth.

So do the carbon barons. But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.

Or so I thought when I received a press release last week from a climate group announcing that ” scientists say there is a direct link between changing climate and an increase in violence”. What the scientists actually said, in a not-so-newsworthy article in Nature two and a half years ago, is that there is higher conflict in the tropics in El Nino years, and that perhaps this will scale up to make our age of climate change also an era of civil and international conflict.

The message is that ordinary people will behave badly in an era of intensified climate change.

Let’s Call Climate Change What It Really Is—Violence | Alternet (via guerrillamamamedicine)

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fromsmallvilletosuperman:

Hiya!!! This post is for anyone who gets their period.

This app is amazing, and I love it. It’s called iPeriod. And today I’m gonna talk to you lovely people about it.

The icon that shows up on your phone is a discreet white square with a pink circle in the middle AND IT IS NOT LABELED! So anyone glancing at your phone wouldn’t know what it was. A period is nothing to be ashamed of, but if you have your period, and do not identify as a cis-female, then the discreet nature of this app not only may benefit you and so might the reminder of when your next period is coming.

That first picture above is what I set my phone to say when I am close, because it humors me and makes me feel like a warrior. HOWEVER- you can customize the app to say ANYTHING. It can be very discreet, it can just say “3 days”, etc. It can say anything you want.

The next two pictures are what the main app looks like when you have an alert, and without the alert. The ‘wallpaper’ of the app (the black flowers and swirls and stuff) can also be customized. There are lots of different options- and is sure to be something that fits your style.

The large picture below that is the calendar. Pink circle days are your expected periods, and green shaded days are days you are expected to be most fertile. (I think you can turn the fertile options off). You’ll notice other symbols show up on the calendar too; we’ll talk about those in the last pictures.

So the next two are: My cycle history (on the left), and then my next 8 predicted periods (on the right).

The last two pictures are notes. If you look back up at the calendar- when you highlight a day it says what day that is at the bottom rectangle and there is a ‘>’ symbol. If you click that rectangle it takes you to this symptoms section and you click what applies to you. So when you look back at your calendar the symbols of the symptoms you have show up on the day you had them. Goodness, I hope I’ve explained that in a way that makes sense.

Anyways- that is a very basic overview of this app. IT IS FREE!!!! There IS a version you pay for- but it just has extras and is not necessary.

If you have anymore questions, please don’t hesitate to ask, and I hope this has helped some of you. <3

Reblogging for the morning crowd. I can’t stress enough how great this app is.

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Hi guys! I wanted to inform you about this great thing that is happening!

These smart fellows have devised a way to create cups, straws, mixers, etc that can detect common date rape drugs. This is an amazing idea and it needs funding! The campaign ends in 35 hours and they are a little short on funding. Please, signal boost this or even give a dollar if you can, it’s a great cause and something that will really change the world!

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Only 28 hours left! Check this out and spread the word!

donate or signal boost, they still have about a fifth to go!
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IF YOUDONT REBLOG YOU SUCK

Hey! This is pretty awesome, so I thought I’d share here. Even if you can’t donate, signal boosting the fuck out of this is important! 

Patricia. 

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orgyporgy:

Like when women hate men it’s frustrating at worst, maybe it hurts someone’s feelings, but when men hate women they are shamed, abused, patronized, demeaned, objectified, raped, and murdered, ya feel me, so even if I WAS a raging misandrist like worst case scenario I’d be a bummer at parties, meanwhile a girl somewhere literally can’t leave her house because it’s dark outside.

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