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Your blog has been signed by David Tennant
A message about forgotten diseases, and how we can keep them forgotten (hint: vaccines) from Beatrice the Biologist, whose comics are wonderful.
Do it for the testicles. And for the ovaries. And for the good of humanity.
Vaccinate. I mean it. Because if you choose not to vaccinate your children, not only are you putting them at risk, you’re putting the REST of us at risk.
Clear off one surface that’s near you. Return things to their rightful homes, wipe down the surface, and put anything back that stays on that surface. Return to your normally scheduled fucking around on the internet.
The Coffee Table - Before and After. I even vacuumed the rug. I still have to go through that pile of papers but I can do that while I drink wine and fuck around on the internet. :-)
UPDATE: This petition must get 100,000 signatures by December 24th of this year! Boost this as much as you possibly can and make sure to sign!
In 31 states, rapists are allowed to sue victims they’ve impregnated for custody rights.
There’s a case in Boston, MA right now in which a rapist is taking advantage of this. He pleaded guilty of rape in 2011 and was sentenced to 16 years probation; however, this sentence includes 16 years of family court as well, which the victim must also attend. He’s using this to sue for joint custody of her child and will only withdraw his law suit if he is free from paying any form of child support. This entire sentence seems like much more of a punishment for the victim than it is for the rapist, and for the state to allow such a thing, the victim is suing.
As stated in the court complaint, “Even if the family court ruled in the [victim]’s favor on issues currently in dispute, such as whether the criminal defendant should be granted visitation rights to [her] child, [she] will suffer harm from the constant threat of new issues arising in family court until her child reaches adulthood, including, for example, efforts by the criminal defendant to seek to modify child support orders and enforce his parental rights at the trial court level and on appeal.”
If this woman is forced to attend 16 years of family court with her rapist, she is not only forced to confront a traumatic event that she should never have to deal with again, but she is subjected to the possibility of losing pieces of her child to him over and over again for all of those years. In addition to this constant state of fear and anguish she would face, just by being sent to something considered ‘family’ court—for her and her rapist—she’s being disrespected and her rape undermined by even the suggestion that this is a family situation. By doing this, the law is making felony into family.
In 31 states, rapists are actually given rights instead of having much of anything taken away. In being given these rights, they are being given the chance to further torment the woman and possibly abuse the child. It is not okay to reward rapists and further punish victims, and the ignorance of rape and how our justice system is handling it needs to turn around.
Please sign this petition to ban rapists from being able to sue for custody rights. This issue is so little known, yet so important, and I don’t know any better way of trying to make this change.
HOW ARE THERE LESS THAN A HUNDRED SIGNATURES!?!!
Still need 97,000 signatures to reach the goal. Signed, tweeted, FB’d, and tumblred.
Anytime someone questions my support for President Obama I’m just going to pull up my Tumblr and show them this.
This is why I voted for him. He gets it.
OMG. I love this. It’s powerful and this is why he’s president.
But also, in that last GIF, his face is just like ‘Getting awful tired of your shit rapers’Here is a man who knows what’s up
The guy has two daughters, and is by all accounts an absolutely awesome dad. Black women face a much higher chance of being raped, especially by an acquaintance, and a much lower chance of being believed, due to the numerous hypersexualizing stereotypes that exist. While victim-blaming exists for all women, it is especially, especially a problem for WoC, which is utterly fucking terrifying as a concept if you consider how big of an issue it is for white women. (Hint: it’s a big issue.)
I don’t imagine it’s very hard for him to put himself in the position of asking: if this were one of my daughters affected by this, how likely would it be that the rape of my daughter would fall, by dint of victim-blaming, into one of those sliced-and-diced categories that just don’t qualify for “the ability to make her own goddamned decision”?
I also think that President Obama doesn’t actually need to be able to filter that through the experience of being a father; he’s shown himself on the overall to be a thoughtful, empathetic individual who ‘gets it’ very well. However, having two daughters approaching adulthood as WoC probably certainly doesn’t hurt his ability to see that.
Yep. That’s MY President. Adding a little reminder of why he’s one of the better one’s we’ve had lately.
Mae Martin is the best! :)
Please do not laminate your queers
Reposting this bit from my Doctionary book so I can point out the cute.
I’m sorry but River’s lippy
I’m sure this must be a typo. This is supposed to say “never ever ever NOT kiss River Song and if you’re lucky she’ll be wearing her hallucinogenic lipstick and say suggestive things to you”, right?
Hey, how come we never talk about Charles Addams?
I barely ever see compilations of his work for sale.
I barely ever see his cartoons being blogged.
His tumblr tag is sparse as hell.
So many people have no idea that the Addams Family began as recurring characters in what was basically "The Far Side" of the 1940’s and 50’s.
He invented the Addams Family and he barely gets any credit.
And seventy years later his jokes feel as fresh and sharp as ever.
Because Charles Addams.