emmaapproved:

The big day is just around the corner! The Emma Approved Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction for Human Rights is taking place this weekend, and we have a very impressive lineup to choose from. Click through for a small sample of the lovely, talented and socially-conscious people who are donating their time in support of human rights. 

Don’t forget: if you are unable to attend the auction, the Emma Approved team is also participating in an online fundraiser to support human rights organization 27 Million. It looks like Mr. Knightley is going to win our friendly competition by a landslide, but we still have from now through this weekend to aim for second place.


Relaxing under a beautiful sky with some of Grandma’s old papers.

Relaxing under a beautiful sky with some of Grandma’s old papers.


explore-blog:

This wonderful short film chronicles a day in the life of a printmaker – here’s to hoping it never ends up among this omnibus of bittersweet short films about obsolete occupations


A List of “Men’s Rights” Issues That Feminism Is Already Working On

Feminists do not want you to lose custody of your children. The assumption that women are naturally better caregivers is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not like commercials in which bumbling dads mess up the laundry and competent wives have to bustle in and fix it. The assumption that women are naturally better housekeepers is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to have to make alimony payments. Alimony is set up to combat the fact that women have been historically expected to prioritize domestic duties over professional goals, thus minimizing their earning potential if their “traditional” marriages end. The assumption that wives should make babies instead of money is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want anyone to get raped in prison. Permissiveness and jokes about prison rape are part of rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want anyone to be falsely accused of rape. False rape accusations discredit rape victims, which reinforces rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be lonely and we do not hate “nice guys.” The idea that certain people are inherently more valuable than other people because of superficial physical attributes is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to have to pay for dinner. We want the opportunity to achieve financial success on par with men in any field we choose (and are qualified for), and the fact that we currently don’t is part of patriarchy. The idea that men should coddle and provide for women, and/or purchase their affections in romantic contexts, is condescending and damaging and part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be maimed or killed in industrial accidents, or toil in coal mines while we do cushy secretarial work and various yarn-themed activities. The fact that women have long been shut out of dangerous industrial jobs (by men, by the way) is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to commit suicide. Any pressures and expectations that lower the quality of life of any gender are part of patriarchy. The fact that depression is characterized as an effeminate weakness, making men less likely to seek treatment, is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be viewed with suspicion when you take your child to the park (men frequently insist that this is a serious issue, so I will take them at their word). The assumption that men are insatiable sexual animals, combined with the idea that it’s unnatural for men to care for children, is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be drafted and then die in a war while we stay home and iron stuff. The idea that women are too weak to fight or too delicate to function in a military setting is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want women to escape prosecution on legitimate domestic violence charges, nor do we want men to be ridiculed for being raped or abused. The idea that women are naturally gentle and compliant and that victimhood is inherently feminine is part of patriarchy.

Feminists hate patriarchy. We do not hate you.

If you really care about those issues as passionately as you say you do, you should be thanking feminists, because feminism is a social movement actively dedicated to dismantling every single one of them. The fact that you blame feminists—your allies—for problems against which they have been struggling for decades suggests that supporting men isn’t nearly as important to you as resenting women. We care about your problems a lot. Could you try caring about ours?

Excerpt from If I Admit That Hating Men is a Thing, Will You Stop Turning it Into a Self-fulfilling Prophecy?, by Lindy West  (via lilac-time)

fucking THANK YOU

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this is a BIG thing that men don’t get about feminism and patriarchy. 

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I’ve reblogged this before but it bears repeating

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Everyone. Please read this. Please just stop what you’re doing, and please read this. This is so critical, so important. Please read. 

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humansofnewyork:

"I was about to leave for work the other day, so I stopped in her room to wake her up. And the first thing she said was: ‘Dad, I need a surprise.’ I said: ‘You need a what?’She said: ‘I need a surprise.’ So I ran to the store and got her a doll, brought it to her, and went to work.”
(Nairobi, Kenya)

humansofnewyork:

"I was about to leave for work the other day, so I stopped in her room to wake her up. And the first thing she said was: ‘Dad, I need a surprise.’ 
I said: ‘You need a what?’
She said: ‘I need a surprise.’ 
So I ran to the store and got her a doll, brought it to her, and went to work.”

(Nairobi, Kenya)


ifistayofficial:

Bring on the feels. See Chloë Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley in IF I STAY this Friday!

ifistayofficial:

Bring on the feels. See Chloë Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley in IF I STAY this Friday!


actorswithactionfigures:

thingiverse:

We’ll just leave this here. 

3D printed TARDIS #Transformer.

Mind.
Blown.

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allison schulnik

allison schulnik

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felineofavenueb:

poursomelesbianhotsauceonit:

Celebrities take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS. (Part 1)

Jeez how many buckets did Demi get? It looks like she walked through a damn line of them, no?

Look at all these people wasting fresh water that communities (especially in CA) desperately need.

And most of the people who are doing this fucking challenge don’t even know what it’s for.
And the point of the ice bucket thing is “do this or donate”
So there’s that.

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majiinboo:

aeon-fux:

postracialcomments:

Update, 4:30 p.m.: The ACLU, responding to BuzzFeed's Chris Geidner on Twitter, says that the officer involved in the incident described above has been removed from duty following a public ACLU complaint.

Source

But………..

this is great and all but lets observe the fact that the moment a WHITE journalist is threatened, action is taken…while Michael Brown’s murderer still walks freely and the police officers threatening the lives of black people/hitting them with tear gas and rubber bullets are still on the clock 

bolded for emphasis 

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ifistayofficial:

Meet the third leading role in If I Stay: the music. 
Exclusive featurette on iTunes Movie Trailers! http://bit.ly/iTunesIfIStay

ifistayofficial:

Meet the third leading role in If I Stay: the music.

Exclusive featurette on iTunes Movie Trailers! http://bit.ly/iTunesIfIStay

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incidentalcomics:

The Shape of Ideas

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