(I did say spirit animal because that’s what my great grandmother called it from her cherokee upbringing)
As I understood it, when i was little and I haven’t done further research, my great grandmother said it was that the animals protected you, or the spirit of the animal protected you,…
Anecdotally speaking, there’s not a universal correlation between kintype and animal totem/guardian/etc. I know plenty of therians, for example, whose primary totems are very different species than their theriotypes.
Going on dates with people whom she has no intention of calling again/dating exclusively
Wearing clothes that show her cleavage
THINGS THAT DO A WOMAN A WHORE:
Soliciting sexual acts for currency, and although that fits the definition of “whore” that’s still a derogatory term and you should probably stop using it because it sets back the feminist movement several decades and the preferred term is ‘sex worker’ and please get over your internalized misogyny, why do we keep having this discussion.
What’s with the some feminists and the “don’t hold the door open for me or be chivalrous” thing? (I’m definitely aware NOT all feminists do this, but a conversation on my dash brought the topic to mind) I mean, I understand that you don’t like being treated differently solely because you have a…
I know very few, if any, women who will refuse to have a door held for them. I can not remember the last time I saw this magical woman who goes about refusing to have doors held for her all about the world. I see a damned lot of the opposite of this, actually, people not paying attention when I have my arms full, or when my friend has her stroller with two kids in it and people can’t be arsed to open a door. Or when I am having a high pain day and using my cane and people ignore that too.
It doesn’t personally bother me at all, unless I am holding a door open and some dude happens along and refuses. THIS is actually something I do see, almost every day that I am out and about. I’ll hold the door that I am going in or out of anyhow, and dude will stop, stock still, and insist that I go first. I have actually had men get grumpy with me over the fact that I won’t go first. I have been called a bitch and a feminazi over this little tiny gesture.
The problem is that it stems from Chivalry, which, sure, sounds neat and respectful on the surface, but is rooted in the idea that women were fragile and delicate and needed to be protected, so they were treated like fragile property, instead of equal individuals.
So, I guess… excuse me if I don’t get over this one thing?
I have NEVER seen this hypothetical feminist who yells at men for holding the door open for her. Ever. But I have had my share of guys who will stop when I hold open the door, even though I have taken a step behind it to hold it open, and therefore it makes no sense for me to step around and enter and he has to swing open the door himself again and he is wasting precious fucking time waiting for me to go inside first. It’s kind of aggravating. I wonder if it’s a regional thing, though.
If someone—male, female, or otherwise—holds a door open for me, great! If there’s a second door that I get to first, I’ll hold that one open.
What I hate are the gendered approaches to chivalry that, instead of simply encouraging all of us to be polite to each other, instead involve the idea that women should be treated differently because we’re more “delicate”, or more “demure”, or otherwise deserve to be placed on a pedestal because of our sex. Waiting for someone to hold a door for me implies that I am too powerless to take care of it myself, and that my job is to please the other person by allowing them to feel they are doing me a favor that I couldn’t accomplish myself.
And DFCS came back in November 2008 for her fifth child, Debbi, just 14 days old.
“I begged them not to take my baby,” said Domitina Mendez, 24, “but the interpreter told me to calm down or it was going to be worse.”
Since then, the five children have been cared for by a foster family who wants to adopt them, even as the Mendezes try to regain custody.
A hearing to have their case reopened is set for Thursday in Whitfield County Juvenile Court after a June 2011 ruling that terminated their parental rights.
In her ruling, Judge Connie Blaylock said she didn’t believe the parents could care adequately for the five children with their complicated medical needs and the dozens of medical appointments they require every month.
But advocates working with the family believe their inability to speak English and their illegal status were the main factors that led to the rights termination.
yeah, you know what? I think this has less to do with them speaking spanish, and more to do with that big bolded part up there— US citizens want some children. And what better way to get some cheap home made kids without having to worry about birth family contact attempts or wait for years and years?
This is so fucked. They target women like this. Why are they taking her 14 day old child anyways, how you neglect your child in 14 days? Oh, they already deemed her unfit to reproduce on her own terms. And yea, I’m sure wanting to adopt families needs trump the mothers, all because of U.S. citizen status, language, and race if the adopting family is white. Whoever said those weren’t factors in the article are lying and enough evidence supports this all plays a huge effect in the judgement of these cases.
Ask the Siri, the new iPhone 4 assistant, where to get an abortion, and, if you happen to be in Washington, D.C., she won’t direct you to the Planned Parenthood on 16th St, NW. Instead, she’ll suggest you pay a visit to the 1st Choice Women’s Health Center, an anti-abortion Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC) in Landsdowne, Virginia, or Human Life Services, a CPC in York, Pennsylvania. Ask Google the same question, and you’ll get ads for no less than 7 metro-area abortion clinics, 2 CPCs and a nationwide abortion referral service.
Ask in New York City, and Siri will tell you: ‘I didn’t find any abortion clinics.’
If true, this is extremely important. Not just because of the subject matter but because its important to understand that our access to news and INFORMATION may increasingly be funneled through large companies like Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon, who have hidden agendas, policies or biases we don’t know about.
CSRF/Phishing attack There is currently a CSRF designed to mislead you into believing LiveJournal is requesting your username and password, when the data is actually being requested by a third party who is trying to gain access to your account.
The attack will appear as though someone has left you a comment, but an image similar to the following will appear requesting your password:
The domain used, livi ejournal.com, is not livejournal.com, and you should not enter your password into any popup like this which appears. The domain used by the attacker could change at any time.
Hey you all? Real Talk (in case this doesn’t automatically cross-post, from the LJ):
For all intents and purposes, the holidays are here, money is ridiculously tight and things are rough all over. I’m talking Tom-Waits-Singing-With-a-Sore-Throat rough. That being said, if you were going to buy…
The arrival of 7 and half tons of tear gas to Egypt’s Suez port created conflict after the responsible officials at the port refused to sign and accept it for fear it would be used to crackdown on Egyptian protesters.
Local news sites published documents regarding the shipment shows that the cargo that arrived in 479 barrels from the United States was scheduled to be delivered to the ministry of interior.The reports also mentioned in the documents that a second shipment of 14 tons of tear gas was expected, making the total 21 tons, in one week.
The importing of tear gas comes after thousands of tear gas canisters were fired at Egyptian protesters last week as clashes raged in downtown Cairo, just off from the iconic Tahrir Square, where thousands of protesters had gathered.
Henry James maintained his innocence all during the 30 years he’s spent in Angola prison in Louisiana after he was convicted for the rape of his neighbor. Today, he will finally walk free, his conviction overturned by a Jefferson Parish judge. A jury convicted James in…
The program is available in slightly different forms in all 50 states. I just talked to someone whose brother (in his 60s) would have to pay $450/month. That’s not cheap, but it’s not like the cost of health care, or like the cost of “we don’t want you” insurance. Not even close.
Alexander, a 16-year-old student who was brought here [to the South Bronx] by his parents from Jamaica just a year ago, says this: “You can understand things better when you go among the wealthy. You look around you at their school, although it’s impolite to do that, and you take a deep breath at the sight of all those beautiful surroundings. Then you come back home and see that these are things you do not have. You think of the difference. Not at first. It takes a while to settle in.”
I ask him why these differences exist.
“Let me answer that,” says Israel, a small, wiry Puerto Rican boy. “If you threw us all into some different place, some ugly land, and put white children in this building in our place, this school would start to shine. No question. The parents would say: ‘This building sucks. It’s ugly. Fix it up.’ They’d fix it fast—no question.”
Alexander then begins an explanation of the way that inequality becomes ensconced. “See,” he says, “the parents of rich children have the money to get into better schools. Then, after a while, they begin to say, ‘Well, I have this. Why not keep it for my children? In other words, it looks them into the idea of always having something more. After that, these things—the extra things they have—are seen like an inheritance. They feel it’s theirs and they don’t understand why we should question it.
“See, that’s where the trouble starts. They get used to what they have. They think it’s theirs by rights because they had it from the start. So it leaves those children with a legacy of greed. I don’t think most people understand this.”
jonathan kozol talking to students at morris high school in the south bronx, in savage inequalities, 1991. look at all that truth-bombing going on coming from these children; and then read what comes after:
One of the counselors, who sits nearby, looks at me and then at Alexander. Later he says, “It’s quite remarkable how much these children see. You wouldn’t know it from their academic work. Most of them write poorly. There is a tremendous gulf between their skills and their capabilities. This gulf, this dissonance, is frightening. I mean, it says so much about the squandering of human worth… .”
Kaitlund Gonzales, an artist on deviantArt, suffered a stroke earlier this month. She’s back home from the hospital, but is still suffering fine motor issues that are affecting her ability to draw. In order to try and build her skills back up, she’s offering VERY reasonable sketch commissions (and even her post-stroke work is *excellent*. $5 for a whole page!
Look! I made holiday ornaments out of fur, leather, bone, antler, and more! There are animals, and bells, and Cthulu, and prices range from $6 to $10 - check them out at http://lupabitch.dreamwidth.org/177323.html! (Please feel free to reblog this—thanks!)