Villains of OkCupid

tevintermustache:

my family is about broke and we still need groceries. as it stands, we have enough for two or three days; we need an entire week.

if anyone wants to help, i’d be super grateful, and I’m more than happy to write you anything you like in thanks. the paypal is seijuro_hiko2005@yahoo.com if you’d like/are able to help.

if you can’t donate, I completely understand, and a signal boost would be just as welcome.

thank you ♥

roguejuror:

I cannot avoid male violence by “avoiding the comments section.”

roguejuror:

Male rage is not confined to a bunch of reddit geeks on the internet. Male rage and entitlement is everywhere, at all times affecting us. Male rage is violent all the time. We are never free of it because it flies under the radar. The internet is where it rears its head in an extreme and undeniable manner, and yet we choose to ignore it, we choose to dismiss it. See the obvious. Acknowledge the violence, make the connection, do not compartmentalize. Name it for what it is.

I am going

roguejuror:

to eating disorder rehab for six weeks starting in May, which is something I have needed for nearly 8 years. (If you want to know where I will be glad to link you, but I don’t want the location floating around publicly)

Through miraculous insurance wending, I am able to afford this by making monthly payments for the next two years.

Of greatest concern, is the six weeks I will not be able to work.

If you would like to help me pay rent to my roommate while I am gone, offset rehab bills, etc…. you can help me here.

I am also accepting donations in the form of prayers, hopes, letters, escarchas, etc…

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roguejuror:

If only everyone believes Bill Nye about science and stops thinking that a supreme being created the universe, the problems of the world will melt away, and we will all live in peace and equality and flourish to the full extent of our human capacity!!!

Gosh then what would the networks use to distract us and profit?

eternallybeautifullyblack:

Photos: Survivors of North Carolina’s Eugenics Program
Photographs by Andy McMillan / Text by Maya Dusenbery

Between 1929 and 1974, North Carolina sterilized more than 7,500 of its residents. Most were operated on without their consent, having been deemed “feebleminded” and unfit to reproduce by the state Eugenics Board. Eighty-five percent were women; about 40 percent were black or Native American. As many as 2,000 victims are thought to still be alive.  [Read more.]

See also Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet Washington.

socialismartnature:

"The Gates Foundation’s Hypocritical Investments" | Mother Jones

ExxonMobil, Walmart, and McDonald’s are just a few of the companies that the mega-charity supports.

With an endowment larger than all but four of the world’s largest hedge funds, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is easily one of the most powerful charities in the world. According to its website, the organization “works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.” So how do the investments of the foundation’s $36 billion investing arm, the Gates Foundation Trust, match up to its mission? We dug into the group’s recently released 2012 tax returns to find out.

roguejuror:

I’ve been looking at surveys on intimate partner violence, and they are so flawed because of the way that they group together types of violence e.g. a man beating a woman and causing her hospitalization and a woman simply pulling a man’s hair will fall into the numbers of violence against women and men, respectively, and add equal weight to the statistical rates, with no differentiation of the severity.

My mistrust [of men] is not, as one might expect, primarily a result of the violent acts done on my body, nor the vicious humiliations done to my dignity. It is, instead, born of the multitude of mundane betrayals that mark my every relationship with a man—the casual rape joke, the use of a female slur, the careless demonization of the feminine in everyday conversation, the accusations of overreaction, the eye rolling and exasperated sighs in response to polite requests to please not use misogynist epithets in my presence.