Womensrights.change.org? Best taken with a grain of salt. You can call me...– The Short Straw: 7th Grader Raped at School, Officials Rush to Victim-Blame The quotations from the school personnel come from outside news organizations (there are links throughout the article — not just to Jezebel), and said personnel were suspended for their comments. Change.org didn’t, like,...
Virtual Massage Therapists →
For some reason this makes me laugh every time.
Airport Clusterfuck 2009
I am flying south to be with my GF for Christmas. This is crazy exciting and we have been counting the days since the plans were made (because we are cheesy like that.) But now there’s all this winter weather causing massive delays everywhere. Currently none of the airports I will be utilizing are having any issues, but they will by Wednesday, my scheduled departure date. So I call the...
Fox News Reports on Brittany Murphy's Death:
You speculate; we imply.
Hi, YOU ARE NOT 17
Murphy’s former boyfriend and “Just Married” co-star Ashton Kutcher posted his reaction to the news via Twitter. “2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany’s family, her husband, & her amazing mother Sharon,” Kutcher posted. He added later: “see you on the other side kid.”
You know what offends me? It’s not whether someone says “Happy Holidays” or...– Stand up for “christmas”? (via azspot) (via abbyjean) Great statement. I am constantly amazed by how the major issues in the world: pollution, slavery, sex trafficking, violence against women- are always brushed aside in the grand parade that is “a march against the liberal agenda.”
Scientists have proved for the first time that a cheap form of sugar used in...– Child diabetes blamed on food sweetener - Times Online (via ilovefat)
There's no good way to say the following:
sparklepants: “Hey, I’m an introvert who feels super awkward at parties, so I actually won’t be attending your party where I won’t know anyone but you. I attended two parties last night and I’d rather watch hulu tonight. Thanks, though.” Are you are in my brain?
Christ. (or: How not to make an argument)
ilovefat: katieklassified: ilovefat: xgabegore: I’ve noticed that my reblog has gotten pretty out there about “fat girls shouldn’t wear tight clothes, because it brings the teasing upon them self.” The thing that I can’t stand is considering probably over half of the people that reblogged saying “let them wear whatever the fuck they want” probably have and DO tease them behind their back....
I didn't check my email for a few days and this is...
crannybananny: lihtknack: Hello Baby Good Day ! I am knocking at your Door, Seeking for reliable , honest trusted lady who have good maner , who is ready to be under a man as his life partner, who can not disappint in near future,Can we work to gether to become one body one flesh and one blood, as the bible says, I realy know that there’s many have came on your way who later not to...
Is it correct to assume
katoleary: that men often get more upset about women trying to have a conversation that is solely about violence against women than they do about the occurrence of violence against women? That is seriously disturbing. From my work training various groups on this issue, I can authoritatively tell you it is correct to make such an assumption.
Europeans cheek-kiss, Americans hug.
crannybananny: savagejen: So I’ve been doing a small hug as a greeting or a goodbye since my college days. I never really thought much about it, but in recent years there has been an anti-hug movement. I find this simply ridiculous. First there was this: For Teenagers, Hello Means ‘How About a Hug?’ And then: School Bans Hugs Over 2 Seconds And then: Controversy Over New Hugging Trend Among...
Me: My office is closed tomorrow because of the blizzard!
My gf: That's awesome! Are you excited?
Me: Of course! I just wish I had some liquor in the house.
My gf: Well, why don't you get some?
Me: The office is closed because of the blizzard! It's unsafe to drive!
My gf: Yeah, but that's for work, not for driving to the liquor store!
People Amaze Me
Me: Crisis line
Her: Oh jeez, I'm sorry, but I just need some help.
Me: Sure, that's what we're here for.
Her: I called [your organization] and the voicemail said the daycare was closed today because of the blizzard, but I don't know if [her location] is closed or not.
Me: (tiny aneurism, one eyeball exploding out of my head) This is our domestic violence and sexual assault crisis and support line.
Her: I know, but I called [your organization] and I just got a voicemail.
Me: That's because we are closed today (because of the blizzard you ignorant ass!)
Her: Well it didn't say [her location] was closed. I thought [her location] only closed if my office closes, and my office isn't closed! I have to go to work! I don't know what I am going to do with my kids!
This is the point in the conversation when time froze. I thought about all the women who have called us while huddled in the stairwell of their apartment, whispering so their batterer wouldn't find them. I thought about all the sexual assault survivors who call at 2am because they had a nightmare and can't calm down. And I thought about all the women who use our services who can't work because their batterer doesn't let them, or because they don't qualify for daycare, or because they have survived a level of trauma that left their bodies gasping for breath, unable to perform as they want them to. And then I thought about this woman. Who, like everyone else in town, is snowed in due to a blizzard. Her sense of entitlement that she had the right to call a crisis line SHE KNEW was not for her just put me over the edge. But I did not scream. I spoke calmly.
Me: Have you called your office to ask them if the daycare is open?
Her: Oh, I guess I could do that.
Me: (Oh man, lady, I am so going to blog about your ass!)
There is a puppy on my bed chewing a “busy bone.” I have a hot cup of coffee and my laptop. The schools are closed; I will be going nowhere. If only my sweet girlfriend were beside me, I would be in heaven. As it is, I am still feeling pretty good.
Thought Crimes, Behavior Profiling and Fantasies
Here is the evidence against Amanda Knox: According to [chief prosecutor] Mignini, ‘‘It is easy to believe that Knox said to her flatmate: ‘You are such a little saint … now you are going to be forced to have sex.’’’ It is easy to believe a lot of things. But it is not a prosecutor’s job to make us believe things. It is his job to prove things, to show us the evidence. And in...
We have to make a lot of choices about how we spend our money. And when we have a chance to donate, we have a lot of places to choose from. There is more need than any one of us can quash. That said, if you are so moved, Amanda Knox’s family is one place you may choose to share what you have. I wouldn’t post this if I hadn’t done it myself. Why this cause and not another? I...
Just saw a clapper commercial.
crannybananny: “Clap on, Clap off?” It now comes with a remote. Oh and you can mount it on the wall….kind of like a lightswitch. Hmm.
I think it’s wonderful for there to be a public example of a family...– By Tracy Clark-Flory www.salon.com
abbyjean: amazing fan made vid to Britney’s ‘Piece of Me’ by obsessive24. it made me cry (yes really) and also made me want to find brit and give her a big hug. and ban paparazzi. This is just amazing. The video itself is great, but the lyrics are insanely awesome. As I watched this, I couldn’t help but think about the pop star as a gender icon. And I realized that the constant battle...
BREAKING NEWS:Amanda Knox convicted, sentenced to 26 years in Italy AP
Some people say really mean things about my being overweight. I read something...– Amanda de Cadenet/Glamour
I dunno why it's so weird for a girl to play video...
crannybananny: I have since I was 3 or 4 years old. Between me and my brother, I’m FAR more into video games. I have a Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Wii, Playstation 2 and the original gray gameboys. They are like my babies. One of my best friends is a pretty hardcore girl gamer. She worked at Gamestop for the longest time and people still came in shocked that a girl worked there. And...
Oh my god Billy Mays
crannybananny: Shut up! Aren’t you dead? This is why you should follow cranny if you don’t already. Seriously. Love her!
I am ignoring you
How have you not noticed that I am typing on my computer and mindlessly laughing at the things you are saying. Remember when I said, “well, I think I need to check my voicemail” and “oh boy, I have a lot of emails to reply to”??? How are you not noticing that I want you to Please GET OUT OF HERE!!!!!!!!
The First Gay Marriage in Latin America
Monday 30 November 2009 by: Soledad Gallego-Díaz | El País (Spain) Tomorrow, December 1, Álex Freyre, 39 years old, and José María di Bello, 41, have an appointment at the civil registry office in Buenos Aires. They are to become the first husband and husband in Argentina. After an initial rejection from the registry office, a city court judge accepted the couple’s appeal, the...
Reblog if you know the correct phrase is "couldn't...
crannybananny: samisbamboozled: (via everchanginglights) Thank you. I would like to put in a vote, though for the phrase “could care less” which would be spoken in a different tone of voice and mean, “actually, I kind of do care about this so quit being an ass.”