havocados:

hailey-lives:

*snorts line of nutritional yeast*

vegan level 13

"It is an interesting sidelight that our language - created and codified by men - does not have one unflattering term to describe men who vent their anger at women. even such epithets as ‘bastard’ and ‘son of a bitch’ do not condemn the man but place the blame on a woman - his Mother!"
Harrier Lerner (via quoilecanard) ←

things i ran into today on okcupid:

  • TERF who thinks non-binary people are inherently misogynistic???
  • the most fragile little vegetarian i ever did see. mens’ egos break so fast

madoka07:

2014 “Magical Girl” Acrylic paint, Canvas F10 17.91x20.86

exhibition work
"Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and sailor senshi"
http://www.facebook.com/events/658896564156271

Making video :) / Canvas art “Magical Girl”
http://youtu.be/jNjji8I5VbY

medievalpoc:

Medieval Europeans of Color: Occupations and Race

maryrobinette:

Every time I see someone who complains that the inclusion of people of colour in historical fantasy/film/novels/tv is part of a politically correct agenda, I want to point to these images and say, “Look. Painted from models. Models who were living in Europe. These artists weren’t including people of colour for political correctness. They were included because they were there.”

medievalpoc:

I recently received a message asking about what kind of jobs and occupations a Medieval European of color might have, as they had only seen “merchant” and “solider” listed as possible occupations in specific articles.

Part of the problem is framing the inquiry that way, since at this point it’s…

(SQUEE)

Exactly.

Almost all the descriptions you read at museum websites for these works either

1. ignore the people of color, or

2. Go on and on about how “EXCEPTIONAL” and “Super First EVER!” that particular work is.

1,500-ish works of art posted on medievalpoc later and I’m here like…well….not so much. At all, really.

The National Portrait Gallery claims this one as “the first”, The Walters says this one is “the first”, The National Gallery of Art seems flummoxed that Dürer could have somehow encountered “an African!" totally ignoring the Black German in this other print in the SAME collection, and the SAME slideshow!.

Just to underscore how absolutely ridiculous a claim like “inclusion=political correctness” I’ve posted some scenes like this one of a bustling waterfront, where it’s kind of painfully obvious how many rather specifically Black people of all stations and occupations were living their Medieval lives in Europe (Netherlandish,c. 1570):

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ive heard a lot about monosexism, but is it not a thing? im hoping u dont take this the wrong way but im kinda freakin out over it

share-biyuti:

i’ve talked about this somewhat before. 

but, no, monosexism isn’t a thing. 

biphobia is definitely a thing. imo it delineates the experiences of bi and/or pan ppl in heteronormativitiy/heterosexism.

monosexism is about as meaningful as a distinct form of oppression as binarism (every probably knows what i think of binarism — not a *distinct* form of oppression but one facet of gender-based oppression within colonialism and targeted at iaopoc)

sexuality-based oppression has but one goal: enforcing and maintaining hetero hegemony and power over society.

oppression is always about systemic and institutional power.

monosexism states that gay and lesbian ppl have *institutional* power over bi/pan ppl. which is, frankly ridiculous.

exclusion and erasure and biphobia in the few queer spaces that exist =/= institutional power (and thus, != oppression)

when gays and lesbians enact biphobia they are colluding with *heterosexism* and *not* monosexism.

the notion that there are sanctioned, legitimate sexualities is fundamentally grounded in heterosexism. so mobilizing any notion that some sexualities are illegitimate (biphobia) is to support heterosexism. 

and i’m not even talking about how i find sexuality abstracted from gender an incoherent position.

or how frankly absurd it is to state that a gay man of colour has institutional power over a white bisexual.

so on with other overlapping oppressions. 

in conclusion: monosexism isn’t a thing. 

and bi ppl invoking it are abusing the language of liberation by diluting it and misappropriating it. 

iamafuckingrevenant:

clogfold:

So we picked up a free couch from someones backyard and 4 baby kittens fell out!
We contacted a no-kill shelter about what to do, and we are trying to find homes for them!!! There is 4 and they are all cute as fuck.
Please contact me if you know anyone interested and spread the word! We are in the St-Henri area in Montreal.
Les chats sont gratuit a donner!

they’re soooooo freaking cute i can’t deal

ahhhh the multi-coloured one on the right is so precious! i wish i lived in montreal  so i could adopt them, but i’m stuck in toronto with no way to get there.
someone adopt these cuties, please!

iamafuckingrevenant:

clogfold:

So we picked up a free couch from someones backyard and 4 baby kittens fell out!

We contacted a no-kill shelter about what to do, and we are trying to find homes for them!!! There is 4 and they are all cute as fuck.

Please contact me if you know anyone interested and spread the word! We are in the St-Henri area in Montreal.

Les chats sont gratuit a donner!

they’re soooooo freaking cute i can’t deal

ahhhh the multi-coloured one on the right is so precious! i wish i lived in montreal  so i could adopt them, but i’m stuck in toronto with no way to get there.

someone adopt these cuties, please!

parumi:

SENSATION…

parumi:

SENSATION…

vegasmo:

I honestly do not understand how anyone can look at a beautiful and peaceful cow and think, “Yeah, I don’t care, kill her children, kill her, I want her milk and meat,” and still expect anyone to consider them a decent human being.

"If animals are indeed enough like us to provide models that many scientist consider necessary, then we should recognize that animals are, in fact, like us, and deserve not to suffer as we would under such circumstances. Yet, in my conversations with vivisectors or supporters of vivisection, I’ve often been told that humans and animals are significantly different in that they perceive pain differently, and have different physiological reactions. If this is the case, then —if animals are indeed so different— then we must wonder how suitable animal use is for understanding human physiology and psychology. In a way then, the animal experimenter is caught in a logical trap: if animals are enough like us to justify using them as experimental models, then we must consider that they suffer, or to be mere cognitive machines as Descartes reasoned, then we must question whether or not animals provide a good enough model."
Making a killing - Bob Torres (via apologetikerfeind) ←
Why You Should Go Vegan: A Masterpost

greenmanxvii:

People always want the truth and no bullshit when they’re buying into something so here’s a 100% factual, 100% sourced master-post dedicated to converting you to veganism. 

Veganism Is Natural 

Animal Product Industries Are Literally Killing The Planet & Its People

Eating Vegan Is Efficient, Both Costly & Environmentally (Alternatively: Why Meat ISN’T Efficient)

Meat, Dairy, Etc. Is Bad For You

Consuming Animal Products is Cruel

Why You Should Stop Supporting Zoos and Circuses

Why Animal Testing Is Inhumane (Alternatively: Animal Sentience)

You Don’t Have To Give Up Good Food

More Links: The More You Know 

What Do I Do Now?

Remember that it’s almost impossible for anyone to live 100% vegan in this day and age due to so many factors, but to do your best is the key to health and sustainability. Every act counts.

Feel free to add more links!

foodwarriornetwork:

The streets of San Francisco are lined with pear, plum and apple trees thanks to ‘guerilla grafters’ secretly grafting fruit-bearing scions onto ornamental, non-fruit bearing trees making fresh fruit free and available to everyone who wishes to pick some.

'All you have to do is make a slit with a knife in a branch on the host tree, insert a branch from a fruit-bearing tree, and secure it with tape.  Once it heals, it connects.” — Tara Hui started the movement and has been grafting fruit branches to city trees for two years now.

How great would it be to see free fruit from guerilla grafters growing in your city?  Want to start a trend?

marveloki:

You know those gifs you see of elephants painting and everyones like “oh wow that’s so amazing and intelligent I love elephants”?

If you really love those elephants, read this and stop reblogging those gifs.