1. bi-privilege:

    borg-collective:

    bi-privilege:

    some informational venn diagrams on bisexuality

    I am pretty sure that being perceived as straight while in a relationship with a woman, explicitly being exempt from being called diseased by family members and not having to fear negative consequences like getting fired from talking about my relationship, counts as some kind of privilege?

    Hint: it’s straight privilege.

    fun facts for you, studies have actually found that bisexuals have similar or higher levels of STI infections compared to gay and lesbian monosexuals, probably because of the lack of bisexual-friendly health care; one of the first times bisexuals ever got any public attention was during the midst of the aids crisis when straight people were blaming us for spreading aids to them; and bisexual men are not allowed to donate blood in the U.S. and a bunch of other countries either and any of their female sexual partners have to wait six months after their last sexual encounter to donate. bisexuals getting called diseased? check.

    more fun facts! the pew research survey of lgbt americans found that a high percentage of gay and lesbian monosexuals reported that their work places were very accepting of their identity than bisexuals—60% of gay men and half of lesbian women, compared to 44% of bisexuals. this probably contributes to the fact that, while only 8% of gay men and 6% of lesbians say that they are not out at their place of work, over half of bisexuals report being closeted at work.

    as for being perceived at straight-weirdly enough, that’s not a phenomenon exclusive to bisexuality! it’s almost as if we live in a heteronormative society in which anyone not doing something explicitly not straight at this very moment is automatically assumed to be straight (excluding people with non-conforming gender expressions, who are automatically assumed to be not straight)—oh wait, we do! and yet no one ever says that gay and lesbian monosexuals who are not in a relationship, or who are stopping by the grocery store to pick up some cereal without their significant other, have straight privilege! i wonder why?

    oh right. biphobia. that’s why.

    (via mermaid-princess-b)

     
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  3. "

    Since the beginning of civilization, those in power have successfully restricted the interest of the majority by regulating their values, by controlling resources through money, [and] not to mention controlling the very processes that exist to challenge them.

    Is it a conspiracy? Do such powerful men meet in dark rooms, and work to figure out how to keep their power? Actually no, not as much as you might think.

    You see, the hilarious thing about all of this is such a process of manipulation is actually self-generating, justified in a step-by-step manner with basic self-interest guiding the whole way.

    You see, the real corruption is not occurring in back-room meetings, or at the docks; the real power resides in how you, the public, actually perpetuate, condone and support the very underlying systems that oppress you.

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    Peter Joseph | Culture in Decline | Episode #1 “What Democracy?”

    (via transcended-thought)
     
  4. thementalrevolt:

    I Pledge Allegiance to the EARTH, and all the Life which it supports. One Planet, in our care, irreplaceable, with sustenance and respect for all.

     
  5. disquietingtruths:

    Living skyscraper concept is straight out of J.R.R. Tolkien’s dreams

    Our greatest cities could see massive tree-like structures rising amidst their skyscrapers one day. Teeming with life, these vertical gardens could provide both food and a bit of green space for city folk. These enormous vertical farms could be the self-sustaining hearts of their host cities. They’ll scrub the air clean, purify local water and produce renewable energy. They’ll be so wonderful that it’ll almost be like living in Lothlorien.

    http://www.dvice.com/2014-6-4/living-skyscraper-concept-straight-out-jrr-tolkiens-dreams

    (Source: zeitnews.org)

     
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  7. hermionejg:

    beperpetuallydrunk:

    Possibly my favourite photo set ever

    #serviceindustry

    (Source: aurora-spirit, via mermaid-princess-b)

     
  8. come-closer-vasilisa:

    siddharthasmama:

    whoismims:

    Hong Kong’s protesters are using the same “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture used in Ferguson

    tears in my eyes; solidarity arising from such horrible situations is bittersweet.

    Well goddamn 😢

    (via acceber74)

     

  9. cishaming:

    Hey, if a trans woman says she doesn’t like being called something, instead of talking about how you call everyone it, how about you apologize and don’t call her it again?

    (via cishaming)

     
  10. chubbycartwheels:

    afatfox:

    I reallyyyyyyy wanted to wear jeans today, but unfortunately it warmed up this weekend.

    Top ~ Simply Be (US 22)
    Skirt ~ ASOS Curve (US 18)
    Shoes ~ Target
    Purse ~ Titinastore via Etsy
    Headpiece ~ LoliMillie via Etsy
    Lips ~ Wet n’ Wild Megalast Lipcolor in Sugar Plum Fairy

    This girl.  <3

    (via mermaid-princess-b)

     

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  12. internetexplorers:

    janedoodles:

    josiewhales:

    anatoxin-a:

    a-bit-of-wit:

    litengnista:

    knickerocker:

    Forever 21 have stolen some designs of mine, quite blatantly. You can find the originals in my Etsy shop - www.knickerocker.etsy.com

    Please reblog xxx

    Support the original artist y’all.

    Why do I seem to think that this isn’t the first time Forever 21 has done this?

    It’s not, by far, the first time

    REALLY sick of these big brands ripping off Etsy sellers and other individual artists - Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters do this constantly!!! It’s unacceptable!

    So does hot topic

    forever 21 version ugly as HELL :/ tbh

    (via thelazystrippers)

     
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  14. magictransistor:

    Devanagari-kalki [Avatar of Vishnu]; Weapon-Sword, Mount-Horse. Stone plaque of Kalki from the 18th century.

    In Hinduism, Kalki (Devanagari: कल्कि; also rendered by some as KalKin and Kalaki) is the tenth and final Maha Avatar (great incarnation) of Vishnu who will come to end the present age of darkness and destruction known as Kali Yuga. The name Kalki is often a metaphor for eternity or time. The origins of the name probably lie in the Sanskrit word “kalka” which refers to mud, dirt, filth, or foulness and hence denotes the “destroyer of foulness,” “destroyer of confusion,” “destroyer of darkness,” or “annihilator of ignorance.”

    Other similar and divergent interpretations based on varying etymological derivations from Sanskrit, including one simply meaning “White Horse” have also been made.

    In the Buddhist Kalachakra tradition, some 25 rulers of the legendary Shambhala Kingdom have the title of Kalki, Kulika or Kalki-king.

    Copper plate engraving, India, late 18th century,

    (Source: syedjehu.wordpress.com, via ancienttimenews)

     
  15. clean-energy-now:

    Climate Change and Fukushima

    http://goo.gl/0WUVmv

    #ClimateChange