This just showed up on my feed and now I am reblogging it because of reasons. You can’t tell me how to live my life.
this is… this is fine
The Scott sisters will remain on parole and be required to pay the state of Florida $52 per month for the rest of their lives.
I think it is important to also mention that they were released under the condition that one sister donate an organ to the other sister to save her life after neglect and abuse by the prison staff caused her health to deteriorate.
Also, it should be noted that the witnesses to the crime repeatedly said that the sisters were not the ones who robbed the restaurant.
If I remember correctly, the two women are relatives of an activist, or something to that effect and may have been targeted just because the cops couldn’t get to the family member. As far as I recall, neither women were themselves activist.
I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.
You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.
Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.
A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.
On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.
So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.
As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.
Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.
First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.
Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.
You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.
I will never not reblog this gif set whenever it comes across my dash.
i feel like women are made to feel like they Owe it to the world to be attractive and so even for those of us that by default wouldnt normally care about that stuff theres this implication from people’s interactions with you that if you are not attractive you are depriving them, and/or the world at large, of something youre entitled to give them. and i feel like that’s how especially people who are like….raised to be super accommodating start to build up guilt/shame over aspects of their appearance
but i mean thats so ridiculous when you think about it, you don’t have some sort of Obligation to the world for your face/body to be a certain way. you don’t even owe it to yourself to be “beautiful” or whatever and i feel like thats what’s encouraged by all this garbage like “Everyone Is Beautiful In Their Own Way You Must Think Of Yourself As Beautiful And You DESERVE To Feel Beautiful”. i mean what if you don’t feel beautiful, what if you honestly think youre ugly as hell, then its like youre pressured into feeling guilty because your attitude is somehow not correct and you can’t fulfill this obligation of Feeling Beautiful
but you know……..whats wrong with honestly thinking you’re ugly. when there’s nothing wrong with being ugly and when you don’t owe it to anyone to be “beautiful”. why is being beautiful demanded of you and why is FEELING beautiful being demanded of you too. the latter is well intentioned obviously, but it’s. misguided. if physical beauty isn’t something inherently Good and is not something we owe people the way we owe them basic courtesy then there’s nothign wrong with being ugly and so there’s nothing wrong or bad about feeling like you’re ugly too.
this is all excellent and you should all be following windycastle
it’s so weird because my instinctual response was to say that, as women, i think a lot of the “everyone is beautiful in their own way” talk is attempting (and failing) to get at also inner beauty and blah blah, but as soon as i thought that to myself, it also occurred to me as really terribly awful that we use the literal same word (beautiful) to try and talk about ~inner beauty and personal worth~ to get past physical appearance as we do to talk about that same physical appearance.
which is really screwed up
also that may have been an extremely poorly worded mess but i should be going to bed
windy-castle said: ughhhhhh i hope it turns out ok :(
missionyco said: I know how that feels… I’ve dropped around 2k into my car and I’d really like to just get a new one, but c’est la vie…
thanks - at least i had the $800 to fix my brakes, or i’d be in a really tough spot. extremely grateful for that. i think the hardest part, psychologically, is looking at my problem and trying to analyze what the best, most grownup, most long-term cost-effective solution is, and then looking at what i can actually do, and it not being the same thing. i want to make good choicesssss
so this weekend my car’s back left wheel started smoking. yay.
fortunately, it was right when i’d arrived at my friend’s house, so i had a safe place to wait it out until AAA could come and take my car away. apparently my brake had broken (i just had a different part of the brakes fixed, dangit) and it never released the wheel, just tightened down every time i pushed the brakes.
i just had to drop another $800 to keep my car running, and now it has me seriously considering getting a new one, because i can’t afford to keep sinking money into this thing (but hahahahaha i also can’t afford a new car)
Fact: Though rare, when bisexuals feel threatened they may bite. The bite of a bisexual contains toxins that act as hallucinogenics and render their victim docile. Bizarrely most victims can only speak in Cold Play lyrics until the toxins wear off.
99 Red Balloons played using only red balloons.
I hope the number of balloons used was 99.
I thought about that but then I did it with 4 and could not be bothered to blow up another 95 just to get a shot of me dancing around in them (◡‿◡✿)
the sex positivity movement should never forget asexuals, abstinent & celibate people
being comfortable with not being interested in sex is just as important as being comfortable with having sex