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Young men need to be socialized in such a way that rape is as unthinkable to them as cannibalism.

Mary Pipher, Reviving Ophelia (via ohdreaming)

Important addendum: to also know what rape is. Too many of them understand “rape is bad” but see it in a disconnected, “stranger jumping from bushes” sort of way instead of the “close friend who oversteps boundaries because of entitlement issues”. That last bit? That, and everything that goes into it, needs to be defined as being unthinkable.

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animalsnatureveganism:

TIGERS ARE ON RED ALERT

The Sumatran Tiger is said to be extinct by 2015, with fewer than 300-400 left in the wild due to large-scale habitat loss, poaching, hunting and human-tiger conflict. Other subspecies are said to follow. 

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Source: ttp://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/endangered_species/tigers/about_tigers/sumatran_tiger/  

THIS IS NOT OK. :(

IMPORTANT SIGNAL BOOST PLEASE

Ok so tigers are my favourite animal and this literally kills me.
I have 12,000+ followers
if each one of you donated like £3 it would be huge.
Please and thank you.

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nmscares:

#DidYouKnow #Deaf #DeafAwareness #education #SignLanguage #advocacy #NMSCares

This is actually sadly relevant. I had a lecture this summer about sign languages and Deaf culture and when I was finished, one hearing girl from the audience stayed behind to ask me some more question.

She asked me: “And your parents use sign language, right?” Like it was the most obvious thing in the world and why is she even asking this, of course my parents must know sign language.

"No… They don’t, actually."

"And how do you communicate, then?"

"Talking?"

"But… isn’t that complicated for you?"

"It is, sometimes."

"They probably didn’t have time for it…" she said. And I haven’t the heart to tell her that my father was offered sign language courses several times, that I offered to teach them some signs and that they always refused.

But I did told her: “It is not that rare. Most of deaf people I know have hearing parents who don’t sign.”

It’s the sad truth. People are willing to pay for surgeries to “repair” their children, but they are not willing to learn something to communicate with them.

i’d like to add onto this with my own personal experience, too. i was born hearing, but as soon as i was diagnosed as HoH, my parents didn’t do anything to learn ASL. they were quick to put me in classes, but they wouldn’t when i suggested to them that they take the classes with me so that we could learn.

i’ve tried to teach my mom how to sign numerous times, but she always says that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” to which i tell her that she can learn, she just doesn’t want to. which is true. neither of my parents want to learn how to sign, but they want me to be able to hear perfectly so they don’t have to repeat themselves.

little do they know that their frustration with me not being able to hear them would be solved if they would just learn how to sign. maybe signing something to me once instead of repeating themselves four times and then getting mad would be more beneficial.

beckie0:

beckie0:

We have called him Thomas, after Thomas O’Malley - The Alley Cat!
This cat is like the replica of my missing Ginger cat (missing since 2009). He is the same in almost every way imaginable, apart from the fact that he is white with ginger splodges, not full on ginger. A ghost of my ginger baby boy?!
He is the most adorable little… well… huge cat we’ve had in this house in years. He is like a walking teddy bear that flops at any time! Rolls over with one tickle of the tummy. Comes running at any sign of food! He spoons, cuddles, nuzzles, meows, purrs - and has a wife!
Considering we have owned him less than a week and already he is spooning and spending hours on my lap, I sense we are going to have a strong bond.
You can’t replace children, or pets - but I do feel better in ways I didn’t think I could again :).
P.S. This is my old room, it’s now my brothers, hence the blue!

THIS CAT IS NOW MISSING.

PLEASE TWEET TO @BECKIE0 OR TAG A POST ON TUMBLR WITH #BECKIE0 if you find him! We’re in the Essex area!
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beckie0:

beckie0:

We have called him Thomas, after Thomas O’Malley - The Alley Cat!

This cat is like the replica of my missing Ginger cat (missing since 2009). He is the same in almost every way imaginable, apart from the fact that he is white with ginger splodges, not full on ginger. A ghost of my ginger baby boy?!

He is the most adorable little… well… huge cat we’ve had in this house in years. He is like a walking teddy bear that flops at any time! Rolls over with one tickle of the tummy. Comes running at any sign of food! He spoons, cuddles, nuzzles, meows, purrs - and has a wife!

Considering we have owned him less than a week and already he is spooning and spending hours on my lap, I sense we are going to have a strong bond.

You can’t replace children, or pets - but I do feel better in ways I didn’t think I could again :).

P.S. This is my old room, it’s now my brothers, hence the blue!

THIS CAT IS NOW MISSING.

PLEASE TWEET TO @BECKIE0 OR TAG A POST ON TUMBLR WITH #BECKIE0 if you find him! We’re in the Essex area!

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