First Place Loser

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

You may think it’s unfair that we have to counteract and adjust ourselves for the ill behavior of other men. You know what? You’re right. It is unfair. Is that the fault of women? Or is it the fault of the men who act abysmally and make the rest of us look bad? If issues of fairness bother you, get mad at the men who make you and your actions appear questionable.

Because when it comes to assessing a man, whatever one man is capable of, a woman must presume you are capable of. Unfortunately, that means all men must be judged by our worst example. If you think that sort of stereotyping is bullshit, how do you treat a snake you come across in the wild?

…You treat it like a snake, right? Well, that’s not stereotyping, that’s acknowledging an animal for what it’s capable of doing and the harm it can inflict. Simple rules of the jungle, man. Since you are a man, women must treat you as such.

The completely reasonable and understandable fear of men is your responsibility. You didn’t create it. But you also didn’t build the freeways either. Some of the things you inherit from society are cool and some of them are rape culture.

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A Gentlemen’s Guide To Rape Culture

This whole article should be required reading for every man, complete with actual tips on what men can do to combat rape culture. 

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Please.  It would make things so much easier.

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geek-art:

#geekart Disney princesses rock ! Gorgeous hipster princesses by Emmanuel Viola. More princesses here http://www.geek-art.net/emmanuel-viola-tattooed-disney-princesses/

This is pretty cool.

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staff:

Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.

Ready? 

Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

thesassyblacknerd:

abjectd:

ave-65:

earth96:

Falcon - The New Captain America by John Jennings

Mcn

:/ damn

Sigh

thesassyblacknerd:

abjectd:

ave-65:

earth96:

Falcon - The New Captain America by John Jennings

Mcn

:/ damn

Sigh

BREAKING: Ferguson Police Chief Admits Mike Brown Shooting Not Related To Robbery

socialismartnature:

The case around Mike Brown’s killing by a Ferguson police officer is only getting murkier.

After releasing images from a gas station robbery to the press Friday morning with the suggestion Mike Brown was pictured in them, the Ferguson police department is now backtracking. In a second press conference hours later, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson admitted that Brown’s shooting was unrelated to the incident.

Jackson told reporters that Brown and a friend were in fact stopped, “because they were walking down the middle of the street blocking traffic.”

He also admitted that Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Brown, didn’t suspect Brown at the time that he stopped him.

When Chief Jackson was asked by reporters why his department chose to release the robbery tape if it was unrelated to the shooting, he replied that he had to because “the media asked for it.”

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blacksupervillain:

black excellence 

blacksupervillain:

black excellence 

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ghdos:

Hey, white people: THIS is how you ally.

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Oh alright guys, if you insist.

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mangomonkeyboy:

mechaberry:

I’m in charge of chalk signs at work. I’m been cracking Flan Solo jokes since we got the first shipment in. Needless to say, I had waaayyyy too much fun making this. (ღ˘⌣˘ღ)

perfect.

I suddenly feel the need for Flan in my life.