lokiel-fallen-god:

celesgami:

idpmirtf:

rearadmiral-comsmocock:

can we just take a moment to realize that not only did it paint an elephant it painted it to give the illusion of depth

I love elephants more than anything

#1: read this

#2: stop reblogging this 

please

we need to keep reblogging so people see your comment and know

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rivaisexual:

spindlebug:

prpltnkr:

This is too important for me not to mention.

This “Christian” child-rearing manual has led to at least three known deaths through child-abuse.

The book states: "Give 10 licks at a time, more if the child resists. Be careful about using it in front of others — even at church; nosy neighbors might call social workers."

This is literally a how-to manual on how to abuse and beat your children.

Sign this petition to have Amazon stop selling this hideous thing.

what????

OH MY GOD.  Okay stop scrolling and look at me.  My mother actually used this book.  I am a victim of this piece of literary evil, and let me tell you, it has left me with some seriously deep scars.  It got to the point that  my brother and I couldn’t even laugh.  Laughter was considered “foolishness” and we would literally be struck ten times for it if she heard it.  Let me reiterate that. 

We could not enjoy ourselves or even be happy without being beaten.

One of the “Christian” cult families introduced this to her and yes, it is basically condoning serious child abuse.  I actually personally believe in corporal punishment and let me tell you, THIS IS NOT CORPORAL PUNISHMENT.  It is heavy abuse and it’s evil, evil, evil.  I’m going to go sign that petition, and so help me, if you know of someone using this book, call Child Protective services immediately.  The children of that cult family are now actually being rehabilitated because they grew up like robots.  It’s a sick fucking book, okay? Sick.  Let’s get this thing banned before it ruins anymore lives. 

I am the way I am today because of this hideous thing.  I cry every time someone even gently reprimands me.  I’m afraid of cutting up in public because I think someone is going to hit me.  Worst of all: It taught me to tolerate abuse, that I deserved abuse, and that if someone abused me, I was clearly in the wrong.  I can’t possibly begin to tell you how dangerous it has been for me.  Thanks to people around me who were raised right, I am only now starting to learn to stand up for myself and that, no, I am not an idiot who deserves verbal, physical, emotional, or mental abuse.  I am not just a child who will forever be subject to her power-hungry mother.  

Most of all…  Children are not animals.  And really, who the fuck even treats an animal like that???  Please, if you reblog one thing from me, please let it be this.  I don’t want anyone else to go through what I did. 

apersnicketylemon:

Tumblrpro Free is Tumblr’s april fools day joke. Cute, BUT it leads to a video with shaking and flashing lights. For people with epilepsy, photosensitivity or autism it could be painful or even cause a seizure. Please be careful, because tumblr staff apparently forget that disabilities are a thing.

QuestionHow would you describe a toxic relationship? Answer

misandry-mermaid:

Here are a few websites with a list of signs that you’re in a toxic relationship:

One

Two

Three

Four

Five

Hope this helps!

Anonymous Asked
Questionwhy do you think it's bad to anthropomorphize animals? what does that even mean? Answer

markscherz:

mothbug:

To anthropomorphize your pet is to assign it human personality traits and desires that it doesn’t actually possess. This can be benign (such as imagining that your pet snake likes to wear hats or that it has a favorite color), and, in most cases, is. 

However, it can also be problematic. It’s easy to forget that your beloved pet is not a human and doesn’t work the same way humans do. Some body language doesn’t translate—I see people all the time claiming that their lizard is content because it closes its eyes when being petted. This is actually a stress response and indicates an unhappy animal, but since people think the behavior is cute, they don’t interpret their pet’s body language correctly. Another example is that distressing Uromastyx belly-scratching gifset that’s been floating around tumblr for the last few months. 

TL;DR animals don’t people the way we do. They people in their own ways and it’s our responsibility as keepers to learn how to interpret the body language of the animals we work with rather than being lazy and presumptive by assuming they act like humans and want/need things humans do. This is especially important with animals like snakes and lizards which have limited capacities for communication—know your animal and educate yourself on the way it behaves in nature. Your pet’s health and contentment is more important than your amusement. 

This is very important. A lot of people labour under the impression that their herps are going to behave in ways that they can easily recognise, because our brains are so carefully tuned to mammalian signals. Learning the behaviour of your animals is crucial to their happiness and, in many cases, survival. Chameleons, for instance, have very distinct stress signals (darker or more contrasting skin colour, hissing, body inflation, stiff walking, fast walking, etc.), and if these signals are ignored, they can rapidly deteriorate and die. I have watched a chameleon die from stress over a two hour period. It is not pretty.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of animals in captivity for which very little behavioural information is available. Generalising across reptiles can be difficult, but careful attention should always be paid to indicators like breathing, sounds, and body stiffness. Long term, be aware of the weight of your animal, its food consumption, and any behaviours that are changing.

Here is a relatively good reference for general signs of stress to look out for in herps.

Take care of your animals. As much as you might like to think of them as friends, they are not people, and deserve to be treated as such.

size10plz:

optimuspham:

i hope that someone, somewhere, sees this and is actually affected by it enough to make a change. this is terrible.

Unacceptable.

If you are or someone you know is in a situation where there is physical or emotional abuse here is a list of numbers and directories so you can get some help/advice for the situation. In an emergency call 911 or your country’s emergency service number if you need immediate assistance or have already been hurt.

In the US: Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE(7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224

Canada: call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-363-9010

UK: call Women’s Aid at 0808 2000 247

Australia: Call 1800RESPECT at 1800 737 732. The website also allows you to chat with a qualified and experienced counsellor

New Zealand: Women’s Refuge - 0800733843

Are You Ok - 0800 456 450 (the website is full of information and support services contacts for families experiencing violence).

Worldwide: Visit International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies for a global lists of helplines, shelters, and crisis centres.

alwayssmilecuzyoucan:

afangirlstreehouse:

hheath541:

Apple download - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aspire-news/id733163167?mt=8

Android download - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.collectiveray.aspire

I’m sorry - not my usual stuff - but this is incredibly important. Please share around. It could save someone’s life.

I DON’T CARE IF THIS DOESN’T SUIT YOUR BLOG TYPE IF YOU DON’T REBLOG THIS I’M JUDGING YOU 

rp0077:

micasablumpkins:

the-unpopular-opinions:

i really hate seeing children at gay rallies. in most cases, they don’t understand what they’re doing and what they’re promoting. i think most children are pressured into going to gay rallies by their parents and, therefore, pressured into believing in gay marriage. 

i really hate seeing children in churches. in most cases, they don’t understand what they’re doing and what they’re promoting. i think most children are pressured into going to churches by their parents and, therefore, pressured into believing in a magic man in the sky who will send them to hell if they touch themselves or eat shrimp.

omg

pixiepienix:

girldwarf:

future-restart:

Don’t Be That MRA
Based Upon: A Voice for Men Takes On Feminists With New Poster Campaign.
Album; Album + QR Codes

*don’t be ANY type of MRA

The day I have an exchange of any kind with an MRA where he does not make a disgusting comment about my appearance and/or threaten to rape or beat or kill me I will let you know. It hasn’t happened yet. Not. Once.
pixiepienix:

girldwarf:

future-restart:

Don’t Be That MRA
Based Upon: A Voice for Men Takes On Feminists With New Poster Campaign.
Album; Album + QR Codes

*don’t be ANY type of MRA

The day I have an exchange of any kind with an MRA where he does not make a disgusting comment about my appearance and/or threaten to rape or beat or kill me I will let you know. It hasn’t happened yet. Not. Once.
pixiepienix:

girldwarf:

future-restart:

Don’t Be That MRA
Based Upon: A Voice for Men Takes On Feminists With New Poster Campaign.
Album; Album + QR Codes

*don’t be ANY type of MRA

The day I have an exchange of any kind with an MRA where he does not make a disgusting comment about my appearance and/or threaten to rape or beat or kill me I will let you know. It hasn’t happened yet. Not. Once.
pixiepienix:

girldwarf:

future-restart:

Don’t Be That MRA
Based Upon: A Voice for Men Takes On Feminists With New Poster Campaign.
Album; Album + QR Codes

*don’t be ANY type of MRA

The day I have an exchange of any kind with an MRA where he does not make a disgusting comment about my appearance and/or threaten to rape or beat or kill me I will let you know. It hasn’t happened yet. Not. Once.

pixiepienix:

girldwarf:

future-restart:

Don’t Be That MRA

Based Upon: A Voice for Men Takes On Feminists With New Poster Campaign.

Album; Album + QR Codes

*don’t be ANY type of MRA

The day I have an exchange of any kind with an MRA where he does not make a disgusting comment about my appearance and/or threaten to rape or beat or kill me I will let you know. It hasn’t happened yet. Not. Once.

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angrypeopleofcolorunited:

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thatqueerchick:

the-exercist:

lescicatrices:

the-exercist:

manvmiles:

The best lift doors ever…

Snapped at the Technogym Wellness Valley. A message to employees and visitors to take get more active. Gotta love this.

Plus: Other oddities, amusements and fascinating things I’ve stumbled across being a slightly obsessed runner.

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To quote an excellent article by Lesley Kinzel:

[W]hat’s wrong with positively encouraging people to use the three minutes they’d spend in an elevator to exercise instead? Nothing, on the surface. Unfortunately though, these efforts don’t happen in a vacuum — they happen in context with a lot of other, less positive messages. They happen in the same culture that condemns any perceived laziness and less-than-perfect physical condition as moral failures. And that’s where things get a little more complicated.

While stairs-encouragement may have some positive effects, it has negative ones too. Culturally, it places a heavy value on the ability to climb stairs in the first place, and marks this as both “normal” and the perferred state of things. It reinforces the idea that disabled bodies (or bodies that just aren’t in good enough shape to run up a few floors) are somehow broken, mismanaged or defective, and together with the plethora of other ableist crap we live with every day, this has a powerful and cumulative impact on their quality of life. In a world that sees good physical condition as a signifier of morality and good character, this is a problem.

Disabled folks’ ability to get around is essentially being sacrificed in favor of feel-good cosmetic changes that let public institutions pat themselves on the back for being so forward-thinking. Ironic.

So no thanks - The message here isn’t that employees and visitors should get more active, the message is that they should feel guilty for needing or wanting access to mobility aids. That’s not something that I can get behind or support.

there are plenty of social justice causes on Tumblr that I can support, but this one just makes my blood boil each time I see it.  Is this seriously a thing?  Who’s going to give someone in a wheelchair a hard time about not being able to take the stairs?  Is it impossible for someone disabled to see this and simply think “obviously they are not referring to me?”  This seems like a major case of making a mountain out of a molehill.

Several people have reblogged this post in order to share their stories. If you do not have the time to scroll through the notes, you may want to click herehere, here, here and here for a start.

For some outside reading, in addition to the article linked about, you can also see here, here and here.

There are lots of people who feel that it is their duty to police wheelchairs, disabilities and medical problems of all kinds. Memes have even been made for the purpose of mocking wheelchair users. Not to mention that many people would rather photograph a disabled person and post it online to laugh about than actually help someone in trouble. We live in a culture that outright doesn’t value people with disabilities, and you really thing that no one would ever make a person feel bad about their mobility aid?

Remember that this isn’t just about people who use wheelchairs - It is about all disabilities and personal situations that may make the stairs an impossibility. When people are explicitly and repeatedly told that they are lazy and that their medical problems are entirely their own fault (or that the problems don’t even exist!), it’s not surprising that they’ll feel hurt by campaigns that outright deny their needs. If this advertisement “obviously” is not “referring to me,” then where is that distinction made? Where are disabilities being taken into account? Where are the campaigns that remind everyone about how elevators are often necessary and good?

Why should the health and accessibility of disabled bodies be pushed aside in order to promote the health of able bodies?

I mean, on the outside I look perfectly healthy-slim and not in a wheelchair. But I do have bad knees, I am quite often in a fair amount of pain and coupled with that I have PTSD, which often leads to debilitating fatigue. So if I take the lift up one floor, there’s probably a good reason.

demigray:

insertintellectualusernamehere:

Finally >:T
I am a proud Demisexual! And I always have a hard time explaining it to other people, let alone myself some times? But this makes it really easy ^^ please reblog and share this.

This is neat; I like it.

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caskisses:

UNDERSTANDING
types of anxiety disorders // what is panic disorder? // panic disorder & agoraphobia // tips to cope with a panic attack // 3 ways to help someone having a panic attack // 4 things you shouldn’t say to someone having a panic attack // what is obsessive compulsive disorder? // more on ocd // coping with ocd // living with someone who has ocd // what is post-traumatic stress disorder? // coping with ptsd // 10 tips for understanding someone with ptsd //what is social anxiety disorder? // coping with social anxiety disorder // how worrying affects the body
CALMING DOWN
wikihow // helpful tips // 3 practices to calm an anxious mind // how-to guide // creating your mind palace // 3 breathing exercises // 6 breathing exercises // yoga bunny // meditation for beginners // about meditation // yoga with connie bowman // 20 minute yoga routine // yoga to make you happy // guided meditation 
MASTERPOSTS
back to school // helpful websites // happy things // feel good things // college survival // a lil bit of everything // a really big masterpost // music masterpost // diy home spa // coping skills & distractions // for bad days // bad day remedies
BLOGS
yogaholics // killyouranxiety // thatanxietyblog // lets-beat-mental-illness // recoverykitty // yogis-yoginis // healthylifestylechoice // happier-soon // rising.co.vu // catfromhell // you-can-just-breathe (trigger warning: autoplay) // recovery-in-pink // forescent // recoverytree
MUSIC
note to self. // good feelings // coffee shop acoustic // bubble baths, coffee and hardback books // rad covers // a little bit of everything // good morning // breathe // acoustic // conquer school // wheels on the road // choose happy // coffee shop tunes // my faves // good vibes // late winter nights // lovely quiet // overwhelmed // tonight you’re perfect // random [feel]goodies // rewind // crawling back to you // sleepy tunes 
RELAXING NOISES
soundsleeping // noisli // naturesoundsfor.me // ambient-mixer // calmsound // calm.com // mynoise.net // rainymood // coffitivity // soundrown
OTHER
make a grounding box // top 10 essential oils to relieve anxiety // personal care products from walgreens // aromatherapy // 19 natural remedies for anxiety // lots and lots of sweaters // stuffed animals // books (free) // used books for 1 cent // electric blankets // soft pillows

caskisses:

UNDERSTANDING

types of anxiety disorders // what is panic disorder? // panic disorder & agoraphobia // tips to cope with a panic attack // 3 ways to help someone having a panic attack // 4 things you shouldn’t say to someone having a panic attack // what is obsessive compulsive disorder? // more on ocd // coping with ocd // living with someone who has ocd // what is post-traumatic stress disorder? // coping with ptsd // 10 tips for understanding someone with ptsd //what is social anxiety disorder? // coping with social anxiety disorder // how worrying affects the body

CALMING DOWN

wikihow // helpful tips // 3 practices to calm an anxious mind // how-to guide // creating your mind palace // 3 breathing exercises // 6 breathing exercises // yoga bunny // meditation for beginners // about meditation // yoga with connie bowman // 20 minute yoga routine // yoga to make you happy // guided meditation 

MASTERPOSTS

back to school // helpful websites // happy things // feel good things // college survival // a lil bit of everything // a really big masterpost // music masterpost // diy home spa // coping skills & distractions // for bad days // bad day remedies

BLOGS

yogaholics // killyouranxiety // thatanxietyblog // lets-beat-mental-illness // recoverykitty // yogis-yoginis // healthylifestylechoice // happier-soon // rising.co.vu // catfromhell // you-can-just-breathe (trigger warning: autoplay) // recovery-in-pink // forescent // recoverytree

MUSIC

note to self. // good feelings // coffee shop acoustic // bubble baths, coffee and hardback books // rad covers // a little bit of everything // good morning // breathe // acoustic // conquer school // wheels on the road // choose happy // coffee shop tunes // my faves // good vibes // late winter nights // lovely quiet // overwhelmed // tonight you’re perfect // random [feel]goodies // rewind // crawling back to you // sleepy tunes 

RELAXING NOISES

soundsleeping // noisli // naturesoundsfor.me // ambient-mixer // calmsound // calm.com // mynoise.net // rainymood // coffitivity // soundrown

OTHER

make a grounding box // top 10 essential oils to relieve anxiety // personal care products from walgreens // aromatherapy // 19 natural remedies for anxiety // lots and lots of sweaters // stuffed animals // books (free) // used books for 1 cent // electric blankets // soft pillows

savvymavvy:

legitknits:

mcguirkthejerk:

kristinethequeen:

jimmysnowvakk:

This is what pisses me off about Tumblr. You all say you’re so accepting and you don’t want to offend anyone, but then thousands of people reblog something like this because Christians aren’t the minority. You wouldn’t want to offend a Muslim, and if this were offensive to them or another minority, there’d be so many comments about it. But everyone is completely fine with offending a non minority. “You’re not oppressed, you can’t talk!” You know what? I’m a Christian and this offends me and my faith, but nobody’s going to care about that because I’m not oppressed. Tumblr is hypocritical and that needs to stop.

Amen to the comment

Oh my precious lambs:
Examine why you are being offended. Because this is literally how a sunset works. There is not room for debate on this question. There is less room for debate on this than there is on just about any other thing. We are not reblogging because Christians aren’t the minority, dear ones. We are reblogging because after the debate a few days ago, creationists were given the opportunity to pose a question for non-creationists. One of these questions was:
"How can you explain a sunset if their is no god?" (sp.)
Questions, we assume, are posed so that someone might answer them. And yes, there is an answer of how exactly one can explain a sunset given the absence of a divine force. Now, you can certainly posit that God is the creator of all things and so all things came from him including the sun and light refraction and anthrax and kittens and famine and all that jazz.
But you don’t get to deny that THIS IS HOW A SUNSET WORKS, and of the necessary elements of this equation (Sun + Atmosphere + Angle = Sunset), God is not one of them. That’s because everything else is an observable phenomenon, and God is not. You can explain a sunset without God. You can go ahead and believe that God’s part of it all. That’s cool. Lots of people believe stuff like that, and I encourage you to delve into the ways that people make science and their faith jive. But if you are offended by being shown the basic scientific principals behind a sunset, you must be offended by damn near everything. And that seems exhausting. 
In short:


People getting butthurt over science, fucking love it.


savvymavvy:

legitknits:

mcguirkthejerk:

kristinethequeen:

jimmysnowvakk:

This is what pisses me off about Tumblr. You all say you’re so accepting and you don’t want to offend anyone, but then thousands of people reblog something like this because Christians aren’t the minority. You wouldn’t want to offend a Muslim, and if this were offensive to them or another minority, there’d be so many comments about it. But everyone is completely fine with offending a non minority. “You’re not oppressed, you can’t talk!” You know what? I’m a Christian and this offends me and my faith, but nobody’s going to care about that because I’m not oppressed. Tumblr is hypocritical and that needs to stop.

Amen to the comment

Oh my precious lambs:
Examine why you are being offended. Because this is literally how a sunset works. There is not room for debate on this question. There is less room for debate on this than there is on just about any other thing. We are not reblogging because Christians aren’t the minority, dear ones. We are reblogging because after the debate a few days ago, creationists were given the opportunity to pose a question for non-creationists. One of these questions was:
"How can you explain a sunset if their is no god?" (sp.)
Questions, we assume, are posed so that someone might answer them. And yes, there is an answer of how exactly one can explain a sunset given the absence of a divine force. Now, you can certainly posit that God is the creator of all things and so all things came from him including the sun and light refraction and anthrax and kittens and famine and all that jazz.
But you don’t get to deny that THIS IS HOW A SUNSET WORKS, and of the necessary elements of this equation (Sun + Atmosphere + Angle = Sunset), God is not one of them. That’s because everything else is an observable phenomenon, and God is not. You can explain a sunset without God. You can go ahead and believe that God’s part of it all. That’s cool. Lots of people believe stuff like that, and I encourage you to delve into the ways that people make science and their faith jive. But if you are offended by being shown the basic scientific principals behind a sunset, you must be offended by damn near everything. And that seems exhausting. 
In short:


People getting butthurt over science, fucking love it.

savvymavvy:

legitknits:

mcguirkthejerk:

kristinethequeen:

jimmysnowvakk:

This is what pisses me off about Tumblr. You all say you’re so accepting and you don’t want to offend anyone, but then thousands of people reblog something like this because Christians aren’t the minority. You wouldn’t want to offend a Muslim, and if this were offensive to them or another minority, there’d be so many comments about it. But everyone is completely fine with offending a non minority. “You’re not oppressed, you can’t talk!” You know what? I’m a Christian and this offends me and my faith, but nobody’s going to care about that because I’m not oppressed. Tumblr is hypocritical and that needs to stop.

Amen to the comment

Oh my precious lambs:

Examine why you are being offended. Because this is literally how a sunset works. There is not room for debate on this question. There is less room for debate on this than there is on just about any other thing. We are not reblogging because Christians aren’t the minority, dear ones. We are reblogging because after the debate a few days ago, creationists were given the opportunity to pose a question for non-creationists. One of these questions was:

"How can you explain a sunset if their is no god?" (sp.)

Questions, we assume, are posed so that someone might answer them. And yes, there is an answer of how exactly one can explain a sunset given the absence of a divine force. Now, you can certainly posit that God is the creator of all things and so all things came from him including the sun and light refraction and anthrax and kittens and famine and all that jazz.

But you don’t get to deny that THIS IS HOW A SUNSET WORKS, and of the necessary elements of this equation (Sun + Atmosphere + Angle = Sunset), God is not one of them. That’s because everything else is an observable phenomenon, and God is not. You can explain a sunset without God. You can go ahead and believe that God’s part of it all. That’s cool. Lots of people believe stuff like that, and I encourage you to delve into the ways that people make science and their faith jive. But if you are offended by being shown the basic scientific principals behind a sunset, you must be offended by damn near everything. And that seems exhausting. 

In short:

People getting butthurt over science, fucking love it.