I draw things and bitch about life. It's about a 50/50, I think.

 

dedalvs:

yellow-dress:

teratomarty:

one-angry-liberal:

sonofbaldwin:

The so-called “pro-life” movement’s philosophy.

One of the best political cartoons that I’ve seen. 

You know what pisses me off about this?  Really, REALLY pisses me off?  That’s George (H.W.) Bush holding that umbrella.  He was president 1981-1989.  Do you get that?  
It means that the right have not budged an inch on their ridiculous pro-foetus, anti-actual-persons position in THIRTY GODDAMN YEARS. We should not still be having this argument! Thirty year old political cartoons should be bafflingly opaque, not crystal clear!

^ Reblogging again for that comment.

Listen, I’m all for the sentiment, but George H. W. Bush was vice president from 1980-1988 under Ronald Reagan, and president from 1988-1992 (modulo the fact that presidents take office the year after they’re elected, so it’s 1981-1989 and 1989-1993, technically). But, of course, the principle is still the same, as it’s been rather more than 30 years since the position has…well, actually, has there ever been a time when conservatives were not opposed to abortion in America? If not, then it’s probably been over 200 years. Not that that makes things any better—quite the opposite, in fact.
Of course, their opinions don’t necessarily need to change: their numbers do. And in that regard, I think we’re doing all right. Things are, slowly but surely, improving. We just need to keep on pushing.

dedalvs:

yellow-dress:

teratomarty:

one-angry-liberal:

sonofbaldwin:

The so-called “pro-life” movement’s philosophy.

One of the best political cartoons that I’ve seen. 

You know what pisses me off about this?  Really, REALLY pisses me off?  That’s George (H.W.) Bush holding that umbrella.  He was president 1981-1989.  Do you get that?  

It means that the right have not budged an inch on their ridiculous pro-foetus, anti-actual-persons position in THIRTY GODDAMN YEARS. We should not still be having this argument! Thirty year old political cartoons should be bafflingly opaque, not crystal clear!

^ Reblogging again for that comment.

Listen, I’m all for the sentiment, but George H. W. Bush was vice president from 1980-1988 under Ronald Reagan, and president from 1988-1992 (modulo the fact that presidents take office the year after they’re elected, so it’s 1981-1989 and 1989-1993, technically). But, of course, the principle is still the same, as it’s been rather more than 30 years since the position has…well, actually, has there ever been a time when conservatives were not opposed to abortion in America? If not, then it’s probably been over 200 years. Not that that makes things any better—quite the opposite, in fact.

Of course, their opinions don’t necessarily need to change: their numbers do. And in that regard, I think we’re doing all right. Things are, slowly but surely, improving. We just need to keep on pushing.

breedabettadragon:

Hm. Yes. Good. Yes. They’re 80kT each. Exalted in 3 days. Also, yes, somehow they all managed to get violet/x/banana…. 

Oh no, that’s okay! If you ever get more like it though… ;O

I’ll be keeping an eye out~

breedabettadragon:

Hm. Yes. Good. Yes. They’re 80kT each. Exalted in 3 days. Also, yes, somehow they all managed to get violet/x/banana…. 

You wouldn’t happen to still have that first guardian, would you?

darksilenceinsuburbia:

luciferspersephone:

reichenbella:

bodypositivestatues:

It is time for a fucking revolution.
If the fashion industry thrives on newness and novelty then they are failing themselves.
If you want a ‘new twist on a classic style’ I’ve got one for you.
Make a pencil skirt for someone who is 5ft 3.
Make a white shirt that will button over my breasts.
Make a shift dress that doesn’t get ‘nipped in at the waist’.
Make a pair of shoes that won’t aggravate my ankle injury.
Make a ‘nude-coloured’ dress that is dark brown.
Make your plus-sized jeans in actual denim, not some shitty stretch fabric dyed blue.
You want a fresh take on the classics?
Try making your clothes for someone who isn’t six foot tall and a size 6.
For once.
Please.

oh and also make fucking steel-toed boots under the size mens 8 1/2

Make some form-fitting shirts that are thick enough to stop our bras from showing through.
Make sensitive skin-friendly buttons and clasps so we don’t have worry about the metal making us break out in contact dermatitis (that’s a localized rash that can easily become an infection, for the uninformed).
Make a long dress that is easy to go to the bathroom in.
Make a pair of jeans that actually fit in the crotch area instead of putting us at risk of a yeast infection (No “V”).
Make more dress shoes that aren’t heels.
Put more pockets in women’s clothes.
CREATE A FUCKING UNIVERSAL SIZING SYSTEM THAT MAKES SENSE.

Amen to all.

darksilenceinsuburbia:

luciferspersephone:

reichenbella:

bodypositivestatues:

It is time for a fucking revolution.

If the fashion industry thrives on newness and novelty then they are failing themselves.

If you want a ‘new twist on a classic style’ I’ve got one for you.

Make a pencil skirt for someone who is 5ft 3.

Make a white shirt that will button over my breasts.

Make a shift dress that doesn’t get ‘nipped in at the waist’.

Make a pair of shoes that won’t aggravate my ankle injury.

Make a ‘nude-coloured’ dress that is dark brown.

Make your plus-sized jeans in actual denim, not some shitty stretch fabric dyed blue.

You want a fresh take on the classics?

Try making your clothes for someone who isn’t six foot tall and a size 6.

For once.

Please.

oh and also make fucking steel-toed boots under the size mens 8 1/2

Make some form-fitting shirts that are thick enough to stop our bras from showing through.

Make sensitive skin-friendly buttons and clasps so we don’t have worry about the metal making us break out in contact dermatitis (that’s a localized rash that can easily become an infection, for the uninformed).

Make a long dress that is easy to go to the bathroom in.

Make a pair of jeans that actually fit in the crotch area instead of putting us at risk of a yeast infection (No “V”).

Make more dress shoes that aren’t heels.

Put more pockets in women’s clothes.

CREATE A FUCKING UNIVERSAL SIZING SYSTEM THAT MAKES SENSE.

Amen to all.

(Source: curvefollower)

Teaching Consent to Small Children

bebinn:

mysalivaismygifttotheworld:

afrafemme:

A friend and I were out with our kids when another family’s two-year-old came up. She began hugging my friend’s 18-month-old, following her around and smiling at her. My friend’s little girl looked like she wasn’t so sure she liked this, and at that moment the other little girl’s mom came up and got down on her little girl’s level to talk to her.

“Honey, can you listen to me for a moment? I’m glad you’ve found a new friend, but you need to make sure to look at her face to see if she likes it when you hug her. And if she doesn’t like it, you need to give her space. Okay?”

Two years old, and already her mother was teaching her about consent.

My daughter Sally likes to color on herself with markers. I tell her it’s her body, so it’s her choice. Sometimes she writes her name, sometimes she draws flowers or patterns. The other day I heard her talking to her brother, a marker in her hand.

“Bobby, do you mind if I color on your leg?”

Bobby smiled and moved himself closer to his sister. She began drawing a pattern on his leg with a marker while he watched, fascinated. Later, she began coloring on the sole of his foot. After each stoke, he pulled his foot back, laughing. I looked over to see what was causing the commotion, and Sally turned to me.

“He doesn’t mind if I do this,” she explained, “he is only moving his foot because it tickles. He thinks its funny.” And she was right. Already Bobby had extended his foot to her again, smiling as he did so.

What I find really fascinating about these two anecdotes is that they both deal with the consent of children not yet old enough to communicate verbally. In both stories, the older child must read the consent of the younger child through nonverbal cues. And even then, consent is not this ambiguous thing that is difficult to understand.

Teaching consent is ongoing, but it starts when children are very young. It involves both teaching children to pay attention to and respect others’ consent (or lack thereof) and teaching children that they should expect their own bodies and their own space to be respected—even by their parents and other relatives.

And if children of two or four can be expected to read the nonverbal cues and expressions of children not yet old enough to talk in order to assess whether there is consent, what excuse do full grown adults have?

I try to do this every day I go to nursery and gosh it makes me so happy to see it done elsewhere.

Yes, consent is nonsexual, too!

Not only that, but one of the reasons many child victims of sexual abuse don’t reach out is that they don’t have the understanding or words for what is happening to them, and why it isn’t okay. Teaching kids about consent helps them build better relationships and gives them the tools to seek help if they or a friend need our protection.

majesticech:

draconicmalcontent:

rimesong:

Flight-based greetings:

Arcane: *Nose stuck in a book, doesn’t notice you*

Earth: What’s shakin’?

Fire: Hey, hot stuff.

Ice: Hail.

Light: DO NOT GAZE UPON MY RADIANT FORM, PEASANT

Lightning: Nice weather we’re having.

Plague: *Sneeze*

Shadow: Fuck the police

Water: Good tidings?

Wind: What’s up?

Once again wondering why I didn’t go for Arcane way back when because that is basically me

That’s actually the reason I almost went with Arcane XD

as a Shadow flight I can attest to this.

bunnywith:

nettosan:

datademon:

damn-arrows:

caffensis:

revyas:

I like it when cats settle down and it looks like they don’t have any limbs

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they’re slugs

…and if you ever wondered what they look like from underneath when doing that:

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This is important

CAT LOAF FORMATION

(Source: kimsoldblogone)

lackadaisycats:

Full image here.

Response to a reader’s question I drew during downtime on my business trip…when I should have been sleeping. I ought to have left cactus friend at home.