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Oct 20

cydne-should-be-sleeping:

Some femmes are dominant and some butches are submissive. Some men have vaginas and some women have penises. Sometimes what you call a clit is called a dick by it’s owner, and sometimes a dick is really a clit. Some straight men want to be penetrated and some straight women want to do it. Sometimes people aren’t men or women at all and sometimes genitals aren’t a black and white issue. Sometimes people are different to you, and always, we need to accept this.

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mellowmanatee:

drunktrophywife:

shadow-nanner:

vegan-vulcan:

thinksquad:

Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.

All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.

Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.

In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.

It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.

With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.

How to handle the language barrier

German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.

What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2014/10/03/german-colleges—free-degrees—americans/16658027/

This is actually making me cry…it’s one of those times when you realize that your own government just truly, honestly, does not give a shit about your wellbeing in any way.

If Americans don’t reblog this, then y’all need help.

PS. Germany’s not your only option if you’re tempted by Europe. Currently tuition free studies for Americans and other non EU/EEA citizens are also available in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Austria.

(Source with some additional links)

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communistbakery:

imnotjailbait:

imnotjailbait:

Still don’t believe how much of a piece of shit monster Dr. Luke is? #FreeKeshaLuke #StayStrongKesha


Don’t ignore this. Realize what a monster Dr. Luke is.

he also never gave her any money or credit for her part in “Right Round”

communistbakery:

imnotjailbait:

imnotjailbait:

Still don’t believe how much of a piece of shit monster Dr. Luke is? #FreeKeshaLuke #StayStrongKesha

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Don’t ignore this. Realize what a monster Dr. Luke is.

he also never gave her any money or credit for her part in “Right Round”

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shego:

guys are so terrifying like they will really date a girl as a joke or make bets in their friend groups on who can fuck a girl first or take her virginity and that’s so scary this is a joke to them

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Oct 17
themidwifeisin:

WHOA KIDS.
I just found THIS AMAZING WEBSITE called Trans Birth.  It is “a directory created to connect trans* and gender non-conforming people and their families to midwives, OBGYNs, and doulas who provide welcoming care to our communities.”
WHHHAAATTTT???  I’m sending them a blurb as we speak so that I can be listed on their directory.
Providers - sign up!!  It’s quick and easy.  Let’s make this an awesome resource for trans people!!

themidwifeisin:

WHOA KIDS.

I just found THIS AMAZING WEBSITE called Trans Birth.  It is “a directory created to connect trans* and gender non-conforming people and their families to midwives, OBGYNs, and doulas who provide welcoming care to our communities.”

WHHHAAATTTT???  I’m sending them a blurb as we speak so that I can be listed on their directory.

Providers - sign up!!  It’s quick and easy.  Let’s make this an awesome resource for trans people!!

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Oct 16
tom-sits-like-a-whore:

callmekitto:

alexandraerin:

silverilly:

bookshop:

mydaywithd:

Julie D’Aubigny was a 17th-century bisexual French opera singer and fencing master who killed or wounded at least ten men in life-or-death duels, performed nightly shows on the biggest and most highly-respected opera stage in the world, and once took the Holy Orders just so that she could sneak into a convent and shag a nun.
(via Feminism)

bisexual opera singer who killed ten men and snuck into a convent to shag a nun.

Just so y’all know, she later set that convent on fire so she and that nun could sneak out. And she seduced one of the men she’d dueled.

Also, dueling was a serious crime during her life, but the king of France essentially overturned her conviction on the grounds that the relevant law specifically referred to men. 

how has there never been a million stories about this badass

new rolemodel

tom-sits-like-a-whore:

callmekitto:

alexandraerin:

silverilly:

bookshop:

mydaywithd:

Julie D’Aubigny was a 17th-century bisexual French opera singer and fencing master who killed or wounded at least ten men in life-or-death duels, performed nightly shows on the biggest and most highly-respected opera stage in the world, and once took the Holy Orders just so that she could sneak into a convent and shag a nun.

(via Feminism)

bisexual opera singer who killed ten men and snuck into a convent to shag a nun.

Just so y’all know, she later set that convent on fire so she and that nun could sneak out. And she seduced one of the men she’d dueled.

Also, dueling was a serious crime during her life, but the king of France essentially overturned her conviction on the grounds that the relevant law specifically referred to men. 

how has there never been a million stories about this badass

new rolemodel

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Oct 15

pinoy-culture:

abandonedmarionette:

pinoy-culture:

JUSTICE FOR JENNIFER LAUDE !

END THE MILITARY EXERCISES AND VISITING FORCES AGREEMENT!

KICK OUT THE U.S. MILITARY OUT OF THE PHILIPPINES !

If you live in NYC, come join us for the action and rally on Wednesday, October 15 at 5 pm in front of the Philippines Embassy.

When: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 5 pm.
Where: 556 Fifth Avenue, New York front of the Philippines Embassy

If you haven’t heard already in Philippine news and now some U.S. news outlets like ABC News & The New York Post, yesterday night a transgender woman name Jennifer Laude was found murdered inside the Celzone Lodge on Magsaysay Drive in Olangapo City, Zambales. She was found, strangled with her head leaning over the toilet by one of the hotel attendants who was also a witness. The attendant, Elias Gallamos, witnessed a white man with blonde hair and a marine cut walking out of the hotel room a few minutes after both he and Jennifer went in. According to Elias the suspect left the door open and Elias went to check the room but saw slippers outside the bathroom so believed someone was inside using the room and he left. Later, they returned to check back in the hotel room and discovered Jennifers body.

Earlier on in the night another witness, the victim’s friend, said they met the suspect at the Ambyanz Disco Bar at 10:55 p.m. Jennifer then invited the suspect to the hotel and asked the witness to leave before the suspect found out they were both transgender.

Both witnesses describe the man as having a “white complexion, with marine-style cut of hair,” standing between 5’8″ and 5’10” and between 25 and 30 years old.

The suspect is now detained in the USS Peleliu assault ship as the investigation continues. However according to the VFA any military servicemen who has committed a crime in the Philippines must be held by U.S. officials not Philippine officials. Basically the U.S. military is hiding behind the VFA (which they created) for the suspect and any other military personel stationed on the islands to gain immunity and escape prosecution from Philippines laws.

Now people, especially the family members and friends of Jennifer, are worried that the U.S. ships can leave at any time and justice won’t be served as the suspect and 3 other suspects of the case will not be turned over to Philippines authorities. Though officials say the ship will not be able to leave the port until the case is solved many worry this will not be the case.

We call for the U.S. to turn over the suspects to Philippine officials for investigation. We call for justice for Jennifer Laude in which its clearly a hate crime and for the numerous rape cases by U.S. military who have escaped prosecution. 

JUSTICE !

UPDATE: PFC JOSEPH SCOTT PEMBERTON from the U.S. Marine Corps. 

According to our news, this is the name of the identified suspect for this case. It is also speculated that the murder was because of homophobic hate crime. 

This is really scary. Although this is the first reported case of murder due to homophobic hate, the LGBT community in this country is constantly enduring this kind of problem. 

It is deeply horrendous even when it’s the first time to have a transgender victim, rape-murder cases of Filipino women by the U.S. Military have happened before. One very popular case is with “Nicole” that got Lance Corporal Daniel Smith sentenced for 40 years of imprisonment. This was then reversed by the court, saying issues of “force and intimidation” and “unconsciousness” via “intoxication” cannot be appreciated because such evidence failed to convince the judge to convict Smith.

This is a serious matter. Because of the country’s alliance with the U.S. Military, soldiers training in the country are protected of their crimes. It’s difficult to convict them since the U.S. has the final say whether or not they would hand us the suspect.

It’s disgusting. I don’t have anything against U.S. citizens. I just hope that the Filipino citizen could claim our rights to justice even when such treaties exist because a lot of victims are too scared to speak up, knowing that nothing would happen if they do so.

UPDATE : We now have the name of the suspect. His name is Joseph Scott Pemberton, of New Bedford, Mass.

Also the above commentary is spot on. This is a very serious matter especially after what happenef back in 2005 when another U.S. military person was originally sentenced to 40 years in prison but was released a few years later with “lack of evidence of rape” when the the victim was intoxicated and was carried by Scot. That case still needs justice as well as many more rape cases by U.S. military servicemen and hopefully we can get justice for Jennifer. This timw however is the first known case of a murder and MUST be taking seriously by our people because there are many who are actually LAUGHING and making a joke out of this because the victim is a transwoman. NO. All those who are shouldn’t even call themselves Pilipin@ or say they have Pilipin@ pride. Y’all have pride when someone becomes a famous singer or boxer internationally or particularly in the U.S. but you shrug and make a damn joke when one of our people get killed. Do you know how many of our people have been effected by the U.S. military being here? Or what happened when they colonized us and during the Philippine-American War?? Murder. Rape. Torture. Concentration Camps. Prostitution. Burning of villages and towns.

It’s about time Pilipin@s for our people, country, sovereignty, and rights.

(via arcanelibrarian)


I bet you can tell I’m a woman,” she said, “and I suspect the rest of the world can, too.”

She said she was all too aware that if she was selected, she would represent several hundred male athletes in the NBA; she would deal with league officials and agents who were nearly all men; she would negotiate with team owners who were almost all men; and she would stand before reporters who were predominantly men.

She did not flinch. “My past,” she told the room, “is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on.

Michele Roberts, the new head of the NBA Player’s Union (via emilyisobsessed)

“My past,” she told the room, “is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on”

“My past,” she told the room, “is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on”

“My past,” she told the room, “is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on”

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BALL IS LIFE

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First time I read that line a couple months back, I’m pretty sure I pumped my fist in the air. 

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kittensplaypenshop:

Kittens Playpen Custom Order Giveaway!

You can win your choice of the following..

  • -A custom made collar in any size!!
  • -A pair of custom animal ears!
  • -A custom tail!

All YOU have to do, is Reblog this post! 
No follows needed! :) 

Contest will end November 10th! 

Goodluck Everyone!

 

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“Do you know what hurts most about a broken heart? Not being able to remember how you felt before.” Cassie Ainsworth, Skins (via larmoyante)

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