What to read now that you’re somewhat grownup, based on your childhood favourites. I tried to make choices based on plot, mood, tone or themes. There’s a few other children’s books I wanted to include but I was stumped on, so maybe there will eventually be a part 2.
The GOP has a plan to stop Wendy Davis: blatant voter suppression.
Women don’t like having their bodies policed, and are supporting Davis like no Democrat has been backed before. But Republicans aren’t fighting back on the issues — they’ve pushed through a Voter ID law that blocks the votes of countless Texas women.
The only way the GOP can keep Texas is by rigging the game. Women have the power to turn this state blue for the first time in two decades, but we need to help secure their rights first. Please, join us in calling on the Texas legislature to get rid of this unconstitutional Voter ID lawand stop trying to strip women of their votes.
“If men didn’t want to be assumed rapists, perhaps they should stop dressing like them. They’re practically begging for it. Also, men that don’t want to be thought of as rapists really shouldn’t be out late at night!
That’s when women are out and about, it’s just not safe and at that point they’re bringing it upon themselves.”—eliza (via anarcha-pie)
You know how people buy drinks for girls in bars? Why can’t people do that in book stores? Like if I’m looking at a novel in Barnes and Noble and some person walks up to me and strikes up a conversation and offers to buy the book for me there is a lot better chance of that working out in their favor
I’m going to reblog this until it’s a cultural norm.
Lets do it
plus less chance of drugs being slipped into your book
maybe i’m a goddamn bleeding heart hippie liberal but i’m totally down with paying an extra .50 cents for a thing of fries if the person who makes me those fries doesn’t have to work 3 jobs just to survive.
“A boy and a girl run around on the grass at the park. The boy tackles the girl. The girl laughs. She gets up and runs away. She loves to run. He chases, she turns and they grab each other, tumble and land in a pile, giggling. After a few minutes, he tackles her again and she lands a bit hard. She is bigger and physical, but he more than holds his own in roughhousing. She pauses for a second. Then she laughs again; she’s still having fun.
Dad gets his attention, and says, “If she’s not having fun, you have to stop.”
He is two. He needs to hear this now, and so does she. And again, and again, and again, so that like wearing a helmet on the bike it is ingrained.”—
"I’m not vaccinating my kids because they’ll build up immunity naturally anyway"
Excuse me, when I was born I reacted badly to the first round of injections given to me and didn’t have anymore - and I have never had an injection at any other point in my life. I’ve never had any serious illness in my life.
It’s the parents’ decision whether their young children have injections or not, not someone on the freaking internet.
It is well established that a small percentage of the population is unable to receive vaccinations for various medically valid reasons. The reason you did not get sick despite not being vaccinated is that you were protected by herd immunity. Herd immunity means that if enough people are vaccinated, diseases are much less likely to gain a foothold in the population due to there being very few available hosts. Those diseases, unable to find enough hosts to multiply and mutate, die off quickly and do not present a threat to the general population. Once vaccination levels begin to drop, however, herd immunity no longer protects those who are unable to be vaccinated (very young infants, those with immune deficiencies, those who are allergic to the inert contents of vaccines, etc…). As someone who is unable to be vaccinated, you should be urging everyone who is able to receive vaccines to get them. All of those people are what is standing between you and vulnerability to many deadly but preventable diseases. This is why vaccines are a public health issue, not a frivolous personal choice.