coelasquid:

Whenever people point to Mary Shelley and say “a woman invented sci-fi you know” I just think “well, I mean, technically a woman invented the whole concept of authoring books as far as we can tell but hey who’s keeping track”

politicalmachine:

it is important for feminist-minded men to actively analyze their own presence, words, and actions to ensure that they are not making the women around them feel uncomfortable or unsafe

15 seconds love story

today while I was in a drug store looking at make up the cutest girl passed me by and we exchanged smiles in mutual appreciation of each other’s cuteness and great black clothes and it was such an intense moment that after she passed me by she actually turned around, touched my arm and said my hair was amazing and I said “thanks, right back at you” and I think we fell in love a little bit

it did cross my mind to ask for her phone number but I’m not the kind of person who would actually dare something like that and also what if she was somehow straight how awkward would that be

(even though it shouldn’t be like why can’t we have friend pick up lines and befriend interesting looking strangers)

anyways, I’m a little heartbroken

spoonie-living:

65pinkroses:

Amazing spoke guard art for my wheelchair done by my lovely cousin (go check her out)!!! 65 Pink Roses for Cystic Fibrosis :)

Oh my god, so cute. Brb, dying.

bellecosby:

hexgirl96:

Why do dirty hippies act like John Lennon was a saint

He physically abused both his wives, emotionally abused his son, was openly homophobic and antisemetic, was controlling and misogynist, he literally made yoko ono write a list of all the men she’d been with and shamed her for it, was openly racist, wrote a song called “woman is the n-word of the world” (except actually used the slur) and never actually did any activist work, just posed with whatever groups and signs were counter-culture for the media, stated that the idea of disabled people touching him made him sick, used to pretend to be intellectually disabled on stage as a joke, and probably tons more shit that was never documented

Stop worshipping john lennon. The Beatles are mediocre and he was a horrifying human being

Didn’t he also beat someone to the point where they later had complications that led to their death 

afro-dominicano:

zenkitty714:

unlockaflockofwords:

angry-hippo:

socialismartnature:

The food you eat or brush you’re using may have been made by a worker earning less than a dollar an hour — not in the developing world, but in the invisible workforce inside America’s prisons. Share this if you oppose prison labor for profit.

Source: http://ow.ly/iwTlY

When I was in prison I worked 3 shifts a day, 5 days a week, starting at 5 AM and ending at 8 PM. I was paid $5.25 a month. Pay for the inmates who facilitate UNICOR workers (by making their food, washing their laundry, etc,) is even lower than the wages cited in the above graphics. The prison industry is also a slave industry, and it isn’t just corporations who benefit. All the furniture you see in federal buildings, post offices, DMVs, etc, where do you think it comes from? Prison labor. I think a lot of people know about states that use prison labor for license plates, but fewer people know that the plaques on doors at city halls, and sometimes the doors themselves, come from prison labor. The incarcerated are a hyper-exploited class unto themselves, and almost no one seems to be helping them to organize.

IT GENUINELY IS NO COINCIDENCE THAT BLACK PEOPLE GET IMPRISONED WAY THE HELL MORE THAN WHITE PEOPLE. THIS IS HOW SLAVERY CARRIED THE FUCK ON.

For-profit prisons are a huge business and this is part of why. 

Also, did you know that it’s in the Constitution that people convicted of crimes can be used as slave labor? That’s another part of the Constitution that needs to be changed. 

If you changed that part of the constitution you’re essentially removing a strong leg of the prison industrial complex

livingwithdisability:

spoonie-living:

radically-disabled:

spoonie-living:

I have a really exciting Spoonie Living announcement for y’all! When I started on my 6-month medical leave from work, one of my goals was to create a zine for new spoonies, to help them hit the ground running as they begin their chronic illness experience. I’m calling it Chronically Badass, and it’s finally done!

Here’s what I cover inside:

  • Spoon theory
  • Getting answers
  • Working with doctors
  • Work & school
  • Friends & family
  • Reactions
  • Mental health
  • Coping strategies
  • Online communities
  • Mobility

It’s free for download right here (although you’re welcome to donate if you like), so be sure to check it out!

Please also reblog and spread the word so others can find and benefit from this zine.

Is there any way to get this without a credit card? I’d love to read it, but not sure how to get it without having a card.

Gosh, absolutely! If you set the amount to $0, the credit card thing will disappear—give it a shot :)

Just read this and loved it!

Dian Pelangi, Indonesian fashion designer.

princeowl:

reminder that the matrix trilogy was written and directed by a trans woman (lana wachowski) along with her brother

one of the most influential and iconic sci fi movies was created by a trans woman and MORE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS!! lana wachowski is a babe and an inspiration, one of the few female directors in hollywood as well as one of the few transgender people in hollywood.