lgbtqblogs:

Mariela Castro – the daughter of Cuban president Raul Castro – has cast the first ever recorded vote against a government bill, over a lack of LGBT protections.

Cuba has a tradition of legislation passing through the 612-seat National Assembly unanimously, even when bills are controversial outside of Parliament.

However Ms Castro – who is the head of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education as well as an MP – broke the decades-old tradition by casting a solitary vote against an employment rights bill, because it failed to prevent discrimination based on gender identity.

She said: “I could not vote in favour without the certainty that the labour rights of people with different gender identity would be explicitly recognized.

“There have been advances in the way things are discussed, above all the way things are discussed at the grass-roots level, in workplaces, unions and party groupings… I think we still need to perfect the democratic participation of the representatives within the Assembly.”

However, Baruch College Latin American studies professor Ted Henken noted: “I would say that this is more a sign of what Mariela can get away with than a sign of what your everyday parliamentarian can get away with.”

Ms Castro is one of the most outspoken figures in Cuba, openly praising Barack Obama for supporting same-sex marriage, and leading pro-gay protest marches.

She was behind a historic LGBT conference in Cuba earlier this year, which saw 400 activists from across the world travel to the communist country, 

Cuba made gender reassignment surgery available to citizens free of charge in 2008.

(via projectqueer)

kuurion:

jajakuroneko:

excuseyoukyofu:

"The Me Generation," as our predecessors call it, is the generation that cares about nothing but ourselves, which is wrong, because we have life so much easier.

"But young people these days have Google and the texting or whatever. What else could they possibly be struggling with?" — practically any older, middle-class person in present America

How about the shithole of a government and dumping grounds of an environment you seem so intent on leaving us to deal with, OLDER GENERATION.

(via sacredium)

sparkysmachine:

I dressed my cat, Sir Didymus, up as Thor, to match my favorite “Thor Cat” print by artist Jenny Parks. The mini-Mjolnir and shoulder-thingies (uh, technical terms) were printed on our PrintrBot Jr. 3D printer.

Although he looks miserable, he was actually fine with the ordeal since I put a lot of catnip on his Mjolnir.

littlefishyponyo:

curvyrainbowboi:

k-iamironman:

singingoah:

apocalyptictacolord:

thoooooooooooooor:


#trying to get my ship to be canon #come on ship #lets go

Unpopular Ship?

Unknown ship:

Trying to get other people to ship your ship:

Ship remains non-canon?

Ship remains non-canon part 2:

You ALMOST Ship something:

Someone ships something you don’t ship?

Someone insults your ship:

Ship becomes canon:

What is the conclusion?  Jack Sparrow is a Shipper.

No, Jack Sparrow is the entity of “shipping”.

When someone shoots your ship down:


that’s CAPTAIN* Jack Sparrow to you



that last gif is “When you find smutty fan art of your ship”

littlefishyponyo:

curvyrainbowboi:

k-iamironman:

singingoah:

apocalyptictacolord:

thoooooooooooooor:

#trying to get my ship to be canon #come on ship #lets go

Unpopular Ship?

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Unknown ship:

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Trying to get other people to ship your ship:

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Ship remains non-canon?

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Ship remains non-canon part 2:

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You ALMOST Ship something:

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Someone ships something you don’t ship?

image

Someone insults your ship:

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Ship becomes canon:

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What is the conclusion?  Jack Sparrow is a Shipper.

No, Jack Sparrow is the entity of “shipping”.

When someone shoots your ship down:

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that’s CAPTAIN* Jack Sparrow to you

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that last gif is “When you find smutty fan art of your ship”

(Source: themagicofvenice, via livinlavidanerdy)

questioningofthor:

I HAVE SANG MUCH KARAOKE! VERY OFTEN I PLAY ACCOMPANYING INSTRUMENTS AS WELL!

caseyanthonyofficial:

caseyanthonyofficial:

My lifes not going too great at the moment. I had planned to have petted at least 40% of the dogs on planet earth by now and I have petted maybe 0.5% of the dogs.

I just did the math and it turns out 0.5% of the dogs on the planet is 26 million and I dont even think I’ve petted that many :(

(via official-mens-frights-activist)

"This is the reality of sexism. This is what sucks about our culture. Living with daily sexual harassment on my fifteen minute walk to work eroded my sense of security and impacted every decision I made: don’t wear makeup, don’t wear knee boots even over jeans, don’t wear a skirt or a dress, don’t have your cellphone out but keep in at least one ear-bud so that you have an excuse to ignore comments, always hold your keys, glance behind you every few seconds, learn which blocks are safe and which aren’t, don’t go out after dark, take the BART but stay toward the center of the platform where there are the most people, don’t my eye-contact, don’t make eye-contact, don’t ever make eye-contact and maybe this will protect you but probably not. With this constant self-policing I forgot who I was, too busy trying not to be noticed."

— I have a lot of feelings about sexual harassment and my time in Berkeley.  (via mslonelyhearts)

(via feministquotes)

"Quinoa may deliver a complete protein—all of the amino acids you require—in a compact package, but rice and beans together actually do better. And like goji berries, blueberries and strawberries are packed with phytochemicals. The only problem is that lacking an exotic back story, food marketers can’t wring as exorbitant a markup from these staples: The domestic blueberry, for example, is periodically (and justifiably) marketed as a superfood, and in 2012, products featuring blueberries as a primary ingredient saw their sales nearly quadruple. But they only raked in $3.5 million—less than 2 percent of açaí-based product sales."

Tom Philpott, "Are Quinoa, Chia Seeds, and other ‘Superfoods’ a Scam?" (from Mother Jones)

Also worth highlighting is this section:

Worse than superfoods’ origin myths, though, are their effects on the people in their native regions. In 2009, at the height of the açaí berry hype, Bloomberg News reported that the fruit’s wholesale price had jumped 60-fold since the early 2000s, pricing the Amazonian villagers who rely on it out of the market. In the Andes, where quinoa has been cultivated since the time of the Incas, price spikes have turned a one-time staple into a luxury, and quinoa monocrops are crowding out the more sustainable traditional methods.” (emphasis mine)

So not only are the markets for “superfoods” putting the foods out of reach of the people who relied on them as a dietary staple, but there are foods easily accessible to us that deliver all the nutrition at a fraction of the cost, both to our grocery bill and to the social/environmental toll.

(via elenilote)

(Source: thalassarche, via hailthenightmareking)

mtg-realm:

Magic: the Gathering - Nail’d It !

Some cool / incredible / kick-arse Magic: the Gathering nail art spotted at Gen Con Indy.

sabubu91:

rideitslut:

rural-mom:

stonecoldstunning:

men took my little pony away from us girls so us teen girls are takin pro wrestling fuck yall just try n stop us

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have fun fetishizing the shit out of *real life* celebrities. it actually makes the people who sexualize the shit out of children’s cartoons seem normal.

did you just imply being attracted to actual real human males isn’t normal but wanting to fuck cartoon horses is

I need to reblog this again because it still makes me laugh

(Source: skankplissken, via magpiemurph)

After more than two years worth of troubles, the Atlanta organization for LGBTQ youth YouthPride seems to finally be closing its doors.

(Source: therainbowhub)