having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time. it’s the fear of failure but no urge to be productive, and it’s wanting friends while hating socializing. it’s like running a marathon with the willpower of a corpse because you want to get to the end but you also want to sleep and evaporate into the soil and become compost for snails and flowers because then at least you’re useful
business:I can't afford to pay my employees a living wage.
free market conservatives:Lazy! If you can't afford one of the basic expenses of running a business, you shouldn't be running a business. Go back to school and learn how to run a business! Get a better business model! Why should you expect the rest of us to prop up your failure by feeding and clothing the employees YOU can't pay for with our tax money?
Shout out to all the radical trans women whose refusal to let bullshit take them down gives me what I need to stay standing. I see you, sisters. I also see the way we’re made to play the bitch (“You think you can hurt me? Fuck you.”) being turned around and used as justification for why we don’t feel pain, and why it’s ok to beat on us. So I also want you to know that I see you too when you feel pain, and that I believe we don’t deserve that pain. You and I are fully human.
His body isn’t even cold yet and the New York times has already put out a shameful article declaring Nelson Mandela to be an “icon of peaceful resistance”. News outlets around the Western world are hurrying to publish obituaries that celebrate his electoral victory while…
While the world mourns Mandela, let’s not forget that some of the people “mourning” him are the children of the people who imprisoned him in the first place. Quite similar to the G.O.P. singing the praises of MLK Jr. and Rosa Parks, as if they loved them when they were alive.
This is the Mandela that I mourn not the white-washed, sanitized version of a revolutionary figure that aligned with Communists, was part of a group branded as terrorists by Reagan, who continued to voice his opposition to Israel’s apartheid regime and illegal occupation of the West Bank and used armed resistance to fight apartheid in South Africa.
The way white people are exalting him across the political spectrum globally based on his national reconciliation work in South Africa post-apartheid (which did have major pitfalls for non-whites in particular) and erasing his revolutionary past and fight for equality across the globe shows just how ignorant of history they are and how incredibly myopic they are too.
White people are doing to Mandela what they’ve already done to Martin Luther King, Jr., and it makes me sick. If I see one more racist white liberal lionizing Mandela in a way that erases his revolutionary past so their facebook status about his death can serve as their “feel-good” justification of the day for their “liberalism,” I’m going to be sick. And don’t even get me started on the white American conservatives who are now lauding him even as Reagan demonized the ANC and Dick Cheney voted against a resolution that would have urged the South African apartheid government to remove Mandela from prison.
Don’t sanitize Mandela for your white comfort. He’s a hero in many regards, but maybe not for the reasons you might think based on the whitewashing he’s receiving in the media to hollow him out and make him into a puppet figure for racist white liberals and conservatives alike, just like MLK.
that's exactly why jesus was born as a human, suffered and died on the cross, and rose again. not to save the world from sin. just so you could use the fact that you supposedly follow his teachings to annoy liberals and feminists.
“Most people can motivate themselves to do things simply by knowing that those things need to be done. But not me. For me, motivation is this horrible, scary game where I try to make myself do something while I actively avoid doing it. If I win, I have to do something I don’t want to do. If I lose, I’m one step closer to ruining my entire life. And I never know whether I’m going to win or lose until the last second.”—Allison Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened. (via thingssheloves)
prioritize trans women. prioritize fat trans women in your body positivity and fat acceptance. prioritize butch trans women in your celebrations of fucking with gender roles. prioritize trans women of color anti-racism activism. prioritize trans women.
I Have Waited Twenty-Eight Years To Spend Thanksgiving With My Family
Today, I am nervous and incredibly excited. I am extremely thankful for this chance to connect with them for the first time. I’m trying not to be too vulnerable, but I also owe it to these people to not judge them by my mom’s example and hope they’ll do the same for me.
So far everyone has been lovely. I hope I’m doing ok.
However, this is a meal twenty-eight years in the making, and I am confident about one thing: I am going to EAT.
“The Justice Department has all but concluded it will not bring charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing classified documents because government lawyers said they could not do so without also prosecuting U.S. news organizations and journalists, according to U.S. officials.”—