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Day 1

I started my day by coaxing my partner out of bed to go on a walk. We took a leisurely stroll around our apartment complex and likely discovered where all the teens smoke pot. We also took the time to meditate with an incense burning. I had Gin & Juice stuck in my head the whole time, but it was still practice.

I also treated myself to some Amy’s bean and cheese enchiladas after running some errands for my partner and job searching at the library.

I spent a good 40 minutes folding laundry, but got to watch Parks and Rec while making my shirts into rectangles. Then I read a few pages before I took a super quick cat nap. Later I treated myself and my partner to some delicious pasta.

We’re about to snuggle up in bed with some books. It turned out to be a pretty successful first day. I didn’t accomplish everything I wanted to, but I’d say I’m still pretty proud of myself for continuing to be active even though I’m not working. 

30 Days of Self-Care Challenge

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These are forms of male aggression that only women see. But even when men are afforded a front seat to harassment, they don’t always have the correct vantage point for recognizing the subtlety of its operation. Four years before the murders, I was sitting in a bar in Washington, D.C. with a male friend. Another young woman was alone at the bar when an older man scooted next to her. He was aggressive, wasted, and sitting too close, but she smiled curtly at his ramblings and laughed softly at his jokes as she patiently downed her drink. ‘Why is she humoring him?’ my friend asked me. ‘You would never do that.’ I was too embarrassed to say: ‘Because he looks scary’ and ‘I do it all the time.’

Women who have experienced this can recognize that placating these men is a rational choice, a form of self-defense to protect against setting off an aggressor. But to male bystanders, it often looks like a warm welcome, and that helps to shift blame in the public eye from the harasser and onto his target, who’s failed to respond with the type of masculine bravado that men more easily recognize. By Why it’s so hard for men to see misogyny (via ethiopienne)

Why aren't you 'ready for hillary'? x
Anonymous

malahua:

hairymanhatinglesbian:

There are a couple of reasons.

1. She sat on the Walmart board for 6 years and then didn’t do anything when they waged war against the workers and their unions (X)

2. She voted in favor of the Iraq war (X)

3. She is into free trade agreements (even if she is formally against some of the policies, she still maintains that she supports the principles of them) (X)

4. She supports a border fence in Israel and wholeheartedly believes Israel deserves “safety and security” (X)

5. She supports performance based pay for public schools (X)

6. She also believes charter schools help failing public schools (X)

7. She wants to maintain US hegemony, increase the defense budget and she supports the death penalty (X)

8. She said, “I am adamantly against illegal immigrants” and supported the border wall (X)

9. She supported DOMA and thinks civil unions are good enough for “equal rights” (X) I’m not interested in marriage for us queers, but she is on the other side of the issue entirely saying that she is against marriage for same sex partners but is pro civil unions. The reason civil unions were created was to create a new way to oppress and otherize systematically. 

10. She wants more police, vigil antes and harsher prison sentences (X)

I’m sure there are more. But honestly she’s very moderate and I see her being really exciting for the young dems because she’s a woman but ultimately her policies will reflect those of the old white dudes (and obama bc his policies aren’t anything to praise either) that came before her.

Bye she’s trash. @theentiretyofwellesleycollege

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headassbitch:

vinebox:

Greeting your white friends

THEY GOT NEV IN THIS

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soulbrotherv2:

PAINTING POSSIBILITIES:

ST. LOUIS ARTIST DEPICTS AFRICAN AMERICAN FATHERS WITH THEIR CHILDREN

For the past year, artist and businessman Cbabi Bayoc has attempted to create a portrait a day of a father interacting with his kid.

The resulting project, titled “365 Days With Dad,” goes beyond showing fathers who go through the motions of parenthood, and shows engaging and teachable moments.

Originally from O’Fallon, Illinois Bayoc began this project as a means of stability, but over the course of a year it morphed into a means of preserving memories and encouraging parents to be their best selves when with their kids.  [Continue to view all 365 days of Bayoc’s ouevre and support his effort by ordering prints.]

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b8in4satan:

mirahxox:

theblindanddeaf:

sonofbaldwin:

White dude in St. Louis named Kevin Miner was wanted for burglary.He eluded police officers until they conducted a search of a resident’s home and found him.He attacked both officers, breaking one cop’s hand. The media even alludes to Miner being forced to “fight back” against the police because of how he was being apprehended!Miraculously, the cops managed not to punch him in the face repeatedly, put him in a chokehold, or shoot him six times including once in the face and once in the head.He, in fact, barely had a scratch on him.Imagine that.The next time someone says to you:"BUT IT’S NOT ABOUT RACE (Patent Pending)!"Throw your tea dead in their face Dominique Deveraux-style and pump on away from them like Naomi Campbell.

It’s furgeson with the problem. Not the state of Missouri. Not saying furgeson is not a race issue, but why St. Louis?

If you think abusive cops are limited to one town in Missouri, then you are not paying attention.

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b8in4satan:

mirahxox:

theblindanddeaf:

sonofbaldwin:

White dude in St. Louis named Kevin Miner was wanted for burglary.

He eluded police officers until they conducted a search of a resident’s home and found him.

He attacked both officers, breaking one cop’s hand. The media even alludes to Miner being forced to “fight back” against the police because of how he was being apprehended!

Miraculously, the cops managed not to punch him in the face repeatedly, put him in a chokehold, or shoot him six times including once in the face and once in the head.

He, in fact, barely had a scratch on him.

Imagine that.

The next time someone says to you:

"BUT IT’S NOT ABOUT RACE (Patent Pending)!"

Throw your tea dead in their face Dominique Deveraux-style and pump on away from them like Naomi Campbell.

It’s furgeson with the problem. Not the state of Missouri. Not saying furgeson is not a race issue, but why St. Louis?

If you think abusive cops are limited to one town in Missouri, then you are not paying attention.

^