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policymic:

Watch: 'They Daily Show' exposes birth control-penis pump double standard

Although the birth control mandate has been hotly debated and contested for its burden on taxpayers, Medicare has spent $872 million on penis pumps in the last five years alone. Viagra has also received $819 million and Cyalis more than $782 million. But you’ll never hear those numbers being debated anywhere.

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What world is this?

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gunpowderandspark:

Summarizing The Mother as “The Yellow Umbrella” and Robin as “The Blue French Horn” is especially perfect because it reinforces that the finale treated them as objects to pick up and set down at Ted’s whim.

brandx:

mothernaturenetwork:

12-year-old invents Braille printer using Lego setThe Braigo printer cost its inventor about $350, making it more affordable than other Braille printers that can retail for more than $2,000.

And because I seriously side-eye this Western journalism trend of never crediting and NAMING the actual inventors in the headlines (especially when they’re young POC)
this inventor’s name is Shubham Banerjee, and he is making his glorious design completely open source, publishing it online FREE of charge! Just remember this kid’s name before some crusty old white dude “innovates” his design and takes all the credit.

brandx:

mothernaturenetwork:

12-year-old invents Braille printer using Lego set
The Braigo printer cost its inventor about $350, making it more affordable than other Braille printers that can retail for more than $2,000.

And because I seriously side-eye this Western journalism trend of never crediting and NAMING the actual inventors in the headlines (especially when they’re young POC)

this inventor’s name is Shubham Banerjee, and he is making his glorious design completely open source, publishing it online FREE of charge! Just remember this kid’s name before some crusty old white dude “innovates” his design and takes all the credit.

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liamdryden:

ohmydisney:

Introducing All New Mickey-Shaped Foods

that turkey leg tho

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folieafab:

Reasons I should be in a band:

1) I’d be really amusing in interviews

2) I’d try to reply to everyone on Twitter

3) I’m totally on board with shipping (I’d probably read all of your fanfics tbh)

4) I don’t get homesick so tours would be good

Reasons I shouldn’t be in a band:

1) I can’t sing or play instruments for shit

thehungryhungryemo:

I have a new favorite post.

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reblog if you have ever cried because school stresses you out

darlingyoufellapart:

I’m doing an experiment

edsheeran:

happywater:

skypestripper:

its sad when cute boys dont think theyre cute

it’s sad when cute boys don’t think i’m cute

it’s sad when cute guys don’t think

guy:

i’m actually pretty cool just give me like 5 tries to get it right

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Anonymous asked: Black Widow or Black Canary who'd win in a catfight?

clintbarttons:

no one because they would get drinks and talk shit about clint and ollie because "ugh archers" and “i know right” 

castielinablanket:

pippin-and-other-drugs:

remember when we found out Neville Longbottom had bigger balls than anyone else in the HP series

remember how Dumbledore told us this in the very first book, but no one believed him

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pussylipgloss:

you’re a girl and yes I called u cute I meant it full homo I don’t half ass anything

Anonymous asked: what's extreme is people like you not realizing that sometimes diversity can go too far. When characters are made black or disabled or gay for no reason it hurts the story and it hurts the cause of the people who are supposedly being represented.

blue-author:

I like how you sent me an ask claiming that no one says a thing except people rhetorically making fun of the position that no one actually holds, and then you send me an ask clarifying that you hold exactly the same position.

I’m kind tempted to just not address anything else you said and just marvel in the perfection of that.

What’s the reason for making a character white? What’s the reason for making a character straight? What’s the reason for making a character abled or neurotypical or cis?

When you assume that making a character Other relative to yourself weakens the narrative, you’re revealing a terrible thing about yourself: that you can’t imagine that those people have backstories and inner lives the way that you do.

Every single person in a fictional narrative is ultimately there because a writer decided they needed to be there, but when the person looks like you and matches your expectations, you accept that this person who was made up for the plot had a life full of events that led them to the point where they’re appearing on the screen or page.

But when your expectations aren’t met, you start saying it’s forced. You can’t accept that events led them here because you don’t grant them the kind of life that you know you have. Your empathy does not extend to them. 

Look at how many white people think they can relate to a little girl in an industrial orphanage who falls in with a capitalist robber baron during the Great Depression more than they can relate to a little girl in the foster system in modern New York who falls in with a career politician, all because of a difference of race. The original Annie’s situation and world were only slightly less alien to us than the Victorian period, but making her white somehow makes her relatable in a way that a little girl who clearly exists in our world isn’t.

The fact is, empathy is linked to imagination and we can (and do!) relate to people who are literally alien beings in literally alien worlds. The choice not to relate to Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie—or a Black or gay or female or trans video game character—is a choice to shut off both imagination and empathy. 

The failing is not with the narrative, it’s with you.