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14 4 / 2014

14 4 / 2014

ripopgodazippa:

LEST WE FORGET THE MOTHERFUCKER WHO STARTED THE ‘BOYS IN CROP TOPS’ MOVEMENT 28 YEARS AGO. ABOUT TIME!

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14 4 / 2014

policymic:

Scientists find poverty literally makes kids sicker

According to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, children from unstable, low-income homes are genetically predisposed to poor health. The researchers studied the DNA of 40 9-year-old African-American boys from stressful, disadvantaged backgrounds, and compared them with the DNA of boys with the same age and ethnicity who came from privileged families.
What they found was shocking: The environmental stress that the boys in the former group were exposed to changed their genetic material. The premature aging of their telomeres left them more vulnerable to physical and mental illness; those who had a genetic sensitivity to dopamine and serotonin — the neurochemicals associated with happiness and pleasure — were at even greater risk.
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policymic:

Scientists find poverty literally makes kids sicker

According to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, children from unstable, low-income homes are genetically predisposed to poor health. The researchers studied the DNA of 40 9-year-old African-American boys from stressful, disadvantaged backgrounds, and compared them with the DNA of boys with the same age and ethnicity who came from privileged families.

What they found was shocking: The environmental stress that the boys in the former group were exposed to changed their genetic material. The premature aging of their telomeres left them more vulnerable to physical and mental illness; those who had a genetic sensitivity to dopamine and serotonin — the neurochemicals associated with happiness and pleasure — were at even greater risk.

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12 4 / 2014

thatloudnavy:

Care to explain?

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12 4 / 2014

naamahdarling:

wrath-fire-ice:

Bury me in this.

*SCREAMS*

naamahdarling:

wrath-fire-ice:

Bury me in this.

*SCREAMS*

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12 4 / 2014

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12 4 / 2014

thornicating:

thornicating:

my family usually eats bagged cereals (you know, the off brand kinds that taste like deceit) and today my mother came home with 15+ boxes of sugared name-brand cereal, dumped them into my arms, and said “i can’t eat lies anymore, caroline.” 

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04 4 / 2014

unclefather:

I don’t want to hear the dog ate your homework. 

unclefather:

I don’t want to hear the dog ate your homework. 

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18 3 / 2014

  • 1: you know he's old enough to be your father
  • 2: the father of my children
  • 1: what
  • 2:
  • 2: what

18 3 / 2014

dynastylnoire:

appolsaucy:

continueplease:

Is this stroke #4 or something else?

I just posted an update on my campaign, check it out

I’ve had strokes, before. I visited an Urgent care 24 hours after this happened & have been told that it’s possible I had another stroke …

Hey guys, Robin is one of my bffs and I can vouch that this has been a long-term medical issue that prevents her from qualifying for affordable health insurance. If any of you can spare a few dollars and please share this post, I’d really appreciate it.

We save rescue animals and get people fancy chickens, okay, we can save a human life, too. 

booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooost

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18 3 / 2014

superwholockianlady:

porcupine-girl:

maymay:

“Repeat Rape: How do they get away with it?”, Part 1 of 2. (link to Part 2)

Sources:

  1. College Men: Repeat Rape and Multiple Offending Among Undetected Rapists,Lisak and Miller, 2002 [PDF, 12 pages]
  2. Navy Men: Lisak and Miller’s results were essentially duplicated in an even larger study (2,925 men): Reports of Rape Reperpetration by Newly Enlisted Male Navy Personnel, McWhorter, 2009 [PDF, 16 pages]

By dark-side-of-the-room, who writes:

These infogifs are provided RIGHTS-FREE for noncommercial purposes. Repost them anywhere. In fact, repost them EVERYWHERE. No need to credit. Link to the L&M study if possible.

Knowledge is a seed; sow it.

Reblogging because I mentioned this study in a post the other day and someone reblogged & replied insinuating that I’d made it up, but I didn’t have the citation on hand right then. As I said then: rape culture is what teaches rapists that they aren’t rapists.

^ bolded for emphasis

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17 3 / 2014

"This person took meticulous time destroying EVERYTHING that was important to me; everything that I have worked very hard for all my life. He destroyed the plumbing and heating system in the building. He then completely destroyed all my medical equipment, ripping apart, breaking every glass object, bending, stabbing knives into or punching hammer holes into, and then methodically cutting and sticking knife holes into the faces of my friends and family, including pictures of my baby grandson. In my opinion, this is NOT the act of someone who was ‘high’ and didn’t know what he was doing, but rather someone who knew EXACTLY what he was doing."

Dr. Susan Cahill’s health clinic, All Families Health Care, was destroyed last week by Zachary Klundt, son of a board member for Hope Pregnancy Ministries, an anti-abortion organization.

Please donate to help Dr. Cahill repair the damage to her clinic and return to providing essential health care to Montana residents.

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I am continuing to reblog ‘til they reach their goal.

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Less than $5,000 of $25,000 left to go! All in less than 72 hours! Say no to intimidation.

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17 3 / 2014

zelinkfangrrl:

Because you may have Native blood, but do you have the heart to pump it?

If a person of colour tells you that what you’re wearing is offensive then don’t wear it.

Disclaimer: This comic only applies to those [“you” meaning those who wear headdresses where it does not apply to them or their culture, hense cultural appropriation] or have in some way done offense in the term of cultural appropriation and this post was created specifically for said people in order to perhaps gain a better understanding of why cultural appropriation is offensive to many Native Americans [and to whom it applies within any person of colour] and strictly for educational purposes. This post does not mean to offend those who have done some sort of act of unintentional offense to Native Americans in the past by means of cultural appropriation and presently understand the offense that was made and regret it.

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17 3 / 2014

sophia-kaminski:

vinlandrite:

vinlandrite:

sophia-kaminski:

vinlandrite:

sophia-kaminski:

Speaking in public is so much easier when you talk about something you love. :D
Also my teaching skills are improving so much!

This is good to hear, my Lady. I can not but think you will make quite a…

Speaking as a native American; the rise of the tea party, the growing backbone of a burgeoning middle class who are standing up for their rights and pushing back against the government.  I have also noted a wellspring of the youth who are taking to youtube to speak out on these matters.

It is most heartening to see.

Yes, my teacher talked about this revival movement as well. But seeing as how the natives are sadly a minority, even more a minority silenced by the louder black minority, I don’t see how their efforts will ever receive the credit they deserve.

^^^Do ya’ll see this fuckery?  Damned black folk getting too FUCKING LOUD again and is obvs the reason for continued Native oppression, NOT my badly designed overpriced fringe “Aztec” handbag.

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