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h0odrich:

pythonoid:

stunningpicture:

This is the single best Ask Amy response I’ve ever read

i love it when people who do shit things write in asks to validate their shittiness and it backfires. It feeds me

OK ASK AMY W THE SWIFT #CLAPBACK

h0odrich:

pythonoid:

stunningpicture:

This is the single best Ask Amy response I’ve ever read

i love it when people who do shit things write in asks to validate their shittiness and it backfires. It feeds me

OK ASK AMY W THE SWIFT #CLAPBACK

itsninjam:

tedmosbyisnotajerk:

if anyone ever asks me what tumblr is i’m gonna show them this video and just walk away

GOD ITS 5AM AND IM TRYING TO HOLD IN MY LAUGHTER FUCK

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feimineach:

"yes, poor little old you." On anonymous was a woman: pinterest: feimineach

feimineach:

"yes, poor little old you."
On anonymous was a woman: pinterest: feimineach

also my work by 9am

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turmoilsofthesea:

barafurbear:

anotheralexandros:

tommytv:

nychealth:

Let’s stop HIV in New York City

  • If you are HIV-negative, PEP and PrEP can help you stay that way.
  • If you are HIV-positive, PEP and PrEP can help protect your partners.

 

Daily PrEP

PrEP is a daily pill that can help keep you HIV-negative as long as you take it every day.

  • Ask your doctor if PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) may be right for you.
  • Condoms give you additional protection against HIV, other sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancy.

 

Emergency PEP

If you are HIV-negative and think you were exposed to HIV, immediately go to a clinic or emergency room and ask for PEP (Post-exposure  Prophylaxis).

  • PEP can stop HIV if started within 36 hours of exposure.
  • You continue taking PEP for 28 days.

Many insurance plans including Medicaid cover PEP and PrEP. Assistance may be available if you are uninsured. Visit NYC Health’s website to find out where to get PrEP or PEP in New York City.

This is such a giant step that barely any people know about it seems, so amazing to see progress in the treatment of HIV

I honestly thought this might be exaggeration but the CDC says that PrEP is 92% effective. Damn. Damn.

reblogging because this deserves waaaay more attention D:

WOW, WHAT!!!

All gay/bi men (or, in medical parlance, “men who have sex with men”) should seriously consider pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV. And post-exposure prophylaxis can benefit anyone who has been exposed to anyone or anything of unknown HIV status, through intercourse or through needlestick. Talk to your doctor.

queertodaygonetomorrow:

atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

queertodaygonetomorrow:

atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

whiskey tango foxtrot

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feimineach:

Every feminist and activist I know has been the subject of horrible misogynistic abuse online. I have, several times, and so much so that it has been an ordeal for me to even check my twitter mentions (for example) in the morning. The abuse follows the same pattern for everyone: a feminist states her opinion about some, any form of gendered inequality, violence etc. and she receives an onslaught of specifically gendered abuse in response. This abuse can include rape, violence, death threats, accusations of being ugly, fat, stupid, lesbian (because that’s an insult, clearly), and speculations that the feminist must be a virgin (on account of being so ugly and fat, you see), but also a whore. The abuse can also be racist, ableist, transphobic and ageist. Really, the possibilities are endless. After a while, it would become hilarious if, you know, several people weren’t threatening to rape and kill you.
That’s why the artwork above appealed to me so much. It’s ascetically beautiful, for starters, and it encapsulates excellently some of what feminists have to endure online all the time. Kudos to @Amy Davis Roth for doing it.
HT to slate: “For having the temerity to say that women should have equal rights, opportunities, and treatment as men, she gets a tsunami of hatred, venom, death threats, rape threats, and more. It would be enough to break down hardened people, and it has. But not Amy. She manages to not only deal with this horrifying onslaught but also turn it into art.”
See also: Twitter mentions: I’m not longer looking at them (Amanda Marcotte) and The Next Civil Rights Issue: Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet (Amanda Hess).

feimineach:

Every feminist and activist I know has been the subject of horrible misogynistic abuse online. I have, several times, and so much so that it has been an ordeal for me to even check my twitter mentions (for example) in the morning. The abuse follows the same pattern for everyone: a feminist states her opinion about some, any form of gendered inequality, violence etc. and she receives an onslaught of specifically gendered abuse in response. This abuse can include rape, violence, death threats, accusations of being ugly, fat, stupid, lesbian (because that’s an insult, clearly), and speculations that the feminist must be a virgin (on account of being so ugly and fat, you see), but also a whore. The abuse can also be racist, ableist, transphobic and ageist. Really, the possibilities are endless. After a while, it would become hilarious if, you know, several people weren’t threatening to rape and kill you.

That’s why the artwork above appealed to me so much. It’s ascetically beautiful, for starters, and it encapsulates excellently some of what feminists have to endure online all the time. Kudos to @Amy Davis Roth for doing it.

HT to slate: “For having the temerity to say that women should have equal rights, opportunities, and treatment as men, she gets a tsunami of hatred, venom, death threats, rape threats, and more. It would be enough to break down hardened people, and it has. But not Amy. She manages to not only deal with this horrifying onslaught but also turn it into art.”

See also: Twitter mentions: I’m not longer looking at them (Amanda Marcotte) and The Next Civil Rights Issue: Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet (Amanda Hess).

FOR THOSE WHO DON'T LIKE TO TALK ON THE PHONE BUT WANT TO HELP KEEP THE INTERNET AWESOME

followthebluebell:

feminishblog:

liberalsarecool:

laineydiemond:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on 14-28 
  3. Comment “I want internet service providers classified as common carriers.”
  4. Done!

Please reblog for people who have…

inspiringpieces:

The Wallet Ninja

It seems like the only thing you can’t do with this little helper.. is paying!

BUT aside from this it offers so much more functionality than a credit card. It has the same size as a credit card, so you can easily put it inside your wallet. There’s six Hex wrenches, a can opener, fruit peeler, bottle opener, ruler (standard & metric), letter opener, box opener, phone stand, and eyeglasses, Philips and flathead screwdrivers. It’s made from 4x heat treated steel, and comes with a lifetime guarantee to never rust, bend, dull, or fold up like Circuit City.

GET your own Wallet Ninja ($14.99)

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Stiffing the waiter: is it always a dickhead move?

I don’t know what to think about the flap about a Philadelphia Eagles player stiffing his server on the tip. On the one hand, yeah, it looks like a dickhead move. But on the other: in America, the tip is voluntary rather than automatic for a reason. Stiffing the server is the ultimate veto if they were a complete asshole to you, and you didn’t deserve it. Maybe their last 5 tables were filled with complaining morons; that is still no reason to be rude to you when you yourself did nothing wrong.

Getting an asshole server has happened to us all, and I think giving a shit tip or even no tip is acceptable revenge when this happens. Yes, serving is a thankless job and maybe her last several tables were all nightmares. It’s still not acceptable. I’ve done it maybe 3-4 times in my life, but more importantly, it’s comforting to have the ultimate Asshole Reprisal Weapon available if you get one of those servers who manage to singlehandedly ruin your entire night.

Now I’m not saying McCoy got a server who was an asshole for no reason. Nobody knows. But I do know that LeSean McCoy is getting increased grief for two reasons: 1) the general anti-NFL attitude right now for obvious reasons, and 2) the fact that he is black. Let’s face it. The latter has a lot more to do with the story than white people care to admit. If it had been Andrew Luck who had stiffed a server, would it be getting quite the same coverage? Or would people automatically assume that he was justified and the server was at fault?

forbiddencomma:

Google has sold out on net neutrality, while Yahoo! and its wholly owned subsidiary Tumblr have not. In other words, Yahoo! has picked up the mantle of “do no evil” since Google now considers their old motto out-of-date. 

For comparison, here is Google’s stance on NN from 2006, back when they still adhered to the above-mentioned policy regarding evil. How infuriating is that?

Also, God help the soulless PR flaks who put that weasel-worded post for Google together. I do a bit of PR myself as my side hustle so I understand the realities of the business… but Jesus Christ dude! You’re getting me so worked up that I’m actually reblogging myself!

Google has sold out on net neutrality, while Yahoo! and its wholly owned subsidiary Tumblr have not. In other words, Yahoo! has picked up the mantle of “do no evil” since Google now considers their old motto out-of-date. 

For comparison, here is Google’s stance on NN from 2006, back when they still adhered to the above-mentioned policy regarding evil. How infuriating is that?

CollegeHumor explains Net Neutrality

collegehumor:

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I’m Adam.

-And I’m Emily.

We make “funny videos” on the Internet.

-But soon, we might not be able to.

That’s because…

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…net neutrality is in jeopardy. Net Neutrality is the principle that says ISPs can’t discriminate between different types of traffic.

That means that…

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…whether you’re a bedroom music producer, a couple on an amateur porn site, or just someone with a start up idea - you get access to the same users as Netflix, Facebook or Amazon. On the Internet, anyone can succeed.

But…

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…America’s ISPs wanna set up a pay-for-play system where rich companies pay extra to get to those users first.

If this happens…

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…instead of a wonderful playground if innovation that it is now, the Internet will become like cable TV where you can only get stuff that’s been pre-approved by a bunch of old rich guys.

Ten years from now…

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…your Internet bill could be a bigger “fustercluck” than your cable bill.

Now, you might be thinking…

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…isn’t the government supposed to protect me from fragrant doucheholery like this?

Unfortunately…

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…the former chairman of the FCC (government agency that’s SUPPOSED to protect you) is now the cable industry’s head lobbyist. And another former cable industry lobbyist is now the CURRENT head of the FCC.

So…

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…we can’t trust the FCC to make the right decision on their own. That’s why WE need to protect the Internet we love. The chaotic, AWESOME, often quite weird, place where literally everyone’s voice can be heard.

In a few months…

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…the FCC will approve this festering soal of proposal unless we speak up. The Internet is one of the few places where human voices speak louder than money. So while that’s still the case, let’s use those voices. Go to DEARFCC.ORG and tell them to protect Net Neutrality. Thanks for doing your part to protect the Internet.

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Contact FCC at https://dearfcc.org/

IF DEARFCC.ORG IS DOWN, simply go to good oldhttp://www.savetheinternet.com/

All GIFS are courtesy of our new friend, RANDY!

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feminishblog:

His not making fun of you for having to pee every three seconds after drinking soda…

… does not excuse his abuse.

His ability to appreciate and join in on your silly bits, voices, and characters…

… does not excuse his abuse.

His similarly high standards for tastes in…

Sep 9

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