sockai-chan

inertialicious:

lissymac37:

huffingtonpost:

People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.

Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

This is so important. Girls pay attention. Boys, if you are a brother, father, cousin of a girl, pay attention.

This is CRITICAL

notordinaryfashion
notordinaryfashion:

vs-angelwings:
Oscar de la Renta- S/S 2015

Ok, so this is a beautiful dress. But, I want you all to take a look at how constricting it is around Karlie’s torso. She is a thin woman. And they are making these dresses even smaller than one of the thinnest women on the planet. Something is very wrong here.

notordinaryfashion:

vs-angelwings:

Oscar de la Renta- S/S 2015

Ok, so this is a beautiful dress. But, I want you all to take a look at how constricting it is around Karlie’s torso. She is a thin woman. And they are making these dresses even smaller than one of the thinnest women on the planet. Something is very wrong here.

Looks are not Everything

So today when I was with my sister at Whole Foods, there were absolutely no parking spaces left in the lot. We ended up parking all the way around the block. Needless to say, in my current health condition (tingling flareups, woohoo), I couldn’t carry my groceries all the way back to the car. And I certainly wasn’t going to impose on my sister to carry all of it. So, we decided that she would drive up to the Whole Foods entrance where I would wait with our bags, and I would load them into the car there. As we were carrying out this plan, there were a few drivers behind my sister’s car in the one lane that goes around the (still full) parking lot. Then, out of nowhere, some random lady comes up to me and says, “You’re blocking traffic.” Well no shit, Sherlock. In my anger and frustration at the reappearance of my health issue symptoms, any politeness check or filter that I normally put on myself and any semblance of shyness went out the window. I immediately turned, looked her straight in the eye, and very tersely said, “I have a physical disability. You are being extremely rude.” She walked away with nary an apology uttered, giving me a look that said “Oh, suuuuuure you are.” So I gave her the finger. Which I don’t often do. But she deserved it. To my surprise, however, another lady who was nearby had heard and seen the whole exchange, and it nearly brought me to tears with what she said in the next moment: “Don’t worry about her, honey. You just do what you’ve got to do.” It’s amazing how you can meet such polar opposite people in the span of less than a minute.

So here’s your moral lesson regarding ableism for the day: Just because someone looks healthy, don’t assume they are. And don’t ever fault them for doing something that helps to ease the burden of their illness. On the outside, I look relatively fine. But on the inside, I am tingly, nauseous, fatigued, in pain, and constantly depressed from all that this mystery illness has put me through.

sonybaloney

asieyonce:

kiarasnaps:

Laverne: Nicole, does your belief system now change, in which you now know you don’t need him to be there? 
Nicole: No. I think what happens is it turns into less a conversation about my blackness and more about relating to humanity, because that’s really what we’re trying to do. We’re just realizing that people are capable of doing it. We’re underestimating people because people said we weren’t viable. 
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all this flawfree beauty I can’t handle it ;___;

flyweightlove

ferncer-ferst:

videohall:

For some reason a bird speaking Japanese is mildly off putting.

> Literal translation

Bird:” ‘Uhm Hello, this is the Ono family.”

Bird: “What’s wrong?”

Owner: “Abe-chan, you’re a little too early. Once the phone’s picked up, then properly say hello.”

Bird: “Okay, understood.”

Owner: “Do you really understand? I’m counting on you. Hello, this is the Ono family residence in Gifu.”]

Bird: “Okay, I understand!”

Owner: “Got it.”

> That’s clearly some sort of Pokemon.

> Off-putting? It’s like birds were meant to speak Japanese!

> For some reason it’s never occurred to me that birds can mimic languages other than English. It’s so cool, though!

Your human world will soon crumble around you and the day of the birds will dawn!

Oh my gosh! The bird is actually having a legitimate conversation! 0___0 Animals are amazing, and way more capable than humans give them credit for.