Correct Me If I’m Wrong…
Feminist: a person who believes men and women should have equal rights. If you don’t believe me, look it up right here.
Nazi: a member of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party of Germany or a currently living person who holds similar views, those views being largely defined by antisemitism, racism, ableism, homophobia, and various other discriminatory idiocies, and essentially amounting to the belief that nobody should have equal rights to blonde, blue-eyed, light-skinned, Protestant, able-bodied straight men; in fact, nobody else should even necessarily be alive and/or permitted to reproduce.
Feminazi: DOES NOT EXIST BECAUSE NAZISM IS NOT A SUBSET OF FEMINISM OR EVEN A DISTANT COUSIN OF FEMINISM AND THE FACT THAT THE TWO ARE SMASHED INTO ONE WORD ON A FREQUENT BASIS MAKES ME WANT TO CRY
10:11 pm • 17 September 2014 • 2 notes
Sir Nicholas Winton is a humanitarian who organized a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia children from Nazi death camps, and brought them to the safety of Great Britain between the years 1938-1939.
After the war, his efforts remained unknown. But in 1988, Winton’s wife Grete found the scrapbook from 1939 with the complete list of children’s names and photos. Sir Nicholas Winton is sitting in an audience of Jewish Czechoslovakian people who he saved 50 years before.
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This post gained more than 100,000 notes in over a day. One of the most powerful things I ever posted.
11:00 pm • 15 September 2014 • 414,777 notes
“But perhaps more important than both those facts, is that the universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up. Many people feel small, ‘cause they’re small and the universe is big; but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars.” - Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson
(edit: Max Schlickenmeyer)
10:57 pm • 15 September 2014 • 384 notes
what do you call a fight between 2 headmates?
10:57 pm • 15 September 2014 • 78 notes
The Illuminator projected this near the Brooklyn Bridge in solidarity with the people of Ferguson.
10:52 pm • 15 September 2014 • 53,158 notes
Street Harassment vs. Compliments: YES, PEOPLE, IT’S TRUE. THEY’RE NOT THE SAME THING.
Yesterday, as I was walking down the street carrying groceries, wearing a pair of overalls and a red hat and my dorky Harry-Potter-ish glasses, a man smiled at me and said, “You look lovely today, ma’am.”
Let me repeat that:
"You look lovely today, ma’am."
I smiled back and said thanks, and you know what? It felt nice. A man I’d never met before stopped on the street to say something to me, and I felt nice about it.
This is why it felt nice:
The man spoke to me from an appropriate distance.
He used polite, general language.
He looked at my face, not my body.
He was walking one way, and I was walking the other.
We each had our own errands to run, and he didn’t try to detain me, follow me, or block my path.
This interaction goes to show that street harassment is a real honest-to-God problem, because it’s not an imaginary complaint crafted by hordes of man-hating feminists who “don’t know how to take a compliment.” Compliments are actually an entirely different ballgame. The man I encountered yesterday showed me this by being respectful and positive, for which I wish him lots of good karma.
In return for his kindness, this stranger received a thank-you and a smile. Not an international social justice movement demanding reform. That’s for the assholes who leeringly call me “baby” and blow cigarette smoke in my face. That’s for the creeps who swagger in front of me to announce that I have a nice ass, as if I’d sought out their eloquently-phrased opinion. That’s for the criminals who swipe at my breasts, the low-lifes who follow me for six blocks, and the other assorted jerks who have been harassing me since age eleven.
That’s right, you heard me— harassing. Not complimenting. Learn to appreciate the difference.
11:55 am • 14 September 2014 • 4 notes
on a scale from Matilda to Carrie how well do you handle having telekinesis and terrible parents
Seriously, though, can you imagine what would have happened to Trunchbull?
10:07 pm • 13 September 2014 • 178,693 notes
This is why I love New York City.
9:58 pm • 13 September 2014