1. odinsblog:

    The New Jim Crow

    1. Ferguson, Missouri has a population of approximately 21,000 people — roughly 67% of those residents are Black

    2. The Ferguson police department has around 53 commisioned officers —3 of them are Black

    3. Ferguson had *zero* homicides for all of 2014 —until Michael Brown was murdered by Darrin Wilson

    4. Things you should know: Five Myths About Black-on-Black Crime

    5. Michael Brown was 18yrs old and was about to begin college. Brown had no criminal record, and despite the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign, Mike Brown PAID FOR the cigars —those facts are all important and should be known, but even if Brown was a high school dropout with prior arrests who stole the cigars, 1) it wouldn’t have made his life any less valuable, 2) we have a court system and those are not capital offenses and 3) it doesn’t change the fact that the cop who killed him, Darren Wilson, had no idea about Brown’s personal history when he executed Brown. Wilson saw only a Black teen deemed either “too uppity” or “suspicious” because of his skin color

    6. Five examples: The Militarization of the police

    7. It’s deeply Institutional: Police view Black Children As Less Innocent

    8. This is Not the first time Ferguson’s police have been heavy handed with it’s Black residents  - Innocent Black man beaten by cops, then charged with bleeding on police officer’s uniforms 

    9. So please - don’t get it twisted

    (via starline)

     
  2. jtotheizzoe:

    thebrainscoop:

    Science Needs Women: 
    For Women in Science; the L’Oreal Foundation 

    I’m sharing this video on any platform I can because when I first found it last week it had something like 1,400 views, but it’s the most beautifully produced and succinctly narrated video addressing some of the most complicated issues facing women in STE(A)M fields I’ve found yet. 

    I’m sharing this for every time I’m called a “feminazi.”

    …for every time I’m told that my concerns aren’t valid, our that our issues are imagined.

    …for every time I hear “women just don’t like science,” or worse - “women just aren’t good at science.”

    …for every time we’re told that we can have a family or a career, but not both - and for every time we feel like we have to decide between the two.

    …for every time a study comes out saying as many as 64% of women endure sexual harassment during field work

    …for the fact that women earn 41% of PhD’s in STEM fields, but make up only 28% of tenure-track faculty in those fields.

    …and because we need more women mentors in these fields to stand up for issues that are not “women’s issues” - these are people issues that affect our collective society as a whole.

    The women in this video are my heroes and they should be your heroes, too.

    Science needs women.

    Yay women in science!

     
     
  3. jtotheizzoe:

    smartereveryday:

    Have you ever been stung by a jellyfish? Want to know what was actually happening? First ever footage (that I’ve seen) of an actual jellyfish sting in microscopic slow motion. Check it out! 

    This makes at least two times that Destin has captured something that no one has ever seen before via YouTube (here’s the other). We live in amazing times, eh?

    Next time you look at a jelly, venomous or otherwise, I hope you carry a bit of awe with you. Remember, even the most basic creatures are products of hundreds of millions of years of intricate natural selection and evolution, and their simplicity should not take away from their wonder.

     
     
  4. starline:

    I was lucky enough to get to see Robin Williams make an impromptu drop-in at Harmontown back in April. He was an amazingly witty, funny and charming dude. 

    I don’t really have anything poignant to say. I’m not very good at that stuff. I just know that even with my dips into depression and anxiety, I can understand how someone who looks seems so happy, bright, social, and overall is a good human being, can reach that place where ending it all feels like the best way out.

    There’s something incredibly jarring when you realize how good your life is, and you still can’t help but feel incredibly sad. It adds an extra layer of guilt and shame to it too, and it’s not hard to come to conclusion of “Well, what’s the point of it all if I’m STILL going to feel this shitty?”

    It’s a constant battle to snap yourself out that train of thought. It really is. 

    I think even more than calling a suicide hotline, if your brain is one of those brains that likes to break into depression it’s really important to have layers of people you can call and meet up with and talk about or distract from what you’re feeling so that you’re really surrounded by a community of support (because one person isn’t going to be able to help you all the time and a phone line seems like a really random place to go that may not be able to help you the way a therapist or loved one can help.) I also think that men sometimes aren’t taught to reach out and talk about their feelings as much with their friends (could just be me stereotyping,) so talk about your feelings, have those close bonds. Life always changes and gets better and worse and then better, lets just try to hang on and enjoy as much as we can.

     
  5. alexieileen:

    faantasmic:

    "i’m free."

    rest in peace, robin williams.

    (via jenniferruiz)

     
  6. starline:

    o/~ iiiiiiiiiii’m….hooked on a feelin’ o/~

     
  7. mooseandmustaches:

    samw1se:

    underage-fangirl:

    joelayheymanasdicks:

    sobsbcyoutubers:

    skin-like-snowflakes:

    masterdust:

    uncannibal:

    guccipoop:

    Beautiful

    I THOUGHT IT WAS SO FLOWY AND COOL AND SO ODD LIKE WOW ITS LIKE THE PERFECT SHAPE TO FLOW DOWN AND DROP LIKE THAT AND THEN I REALIZED IT WAS A BUNCH OF MINIATURE DICKS SO I WAS JUST„, “OH”

    I thought they were peanuts

    At first glance I saw jellybeans

    I thought they were babies help

    I thought it was a human spine…..

    The dicks only make it better

    WAY TO CUT OFF THE BEST PART OF THE WHOLE GIF

    I instantly saw penises and for once I was right

    (Source: nutnics, via smallbysmall)

     
  8. Fishbowls Are Definitely My Thing Finale. It’s awesomeness.

     
     
  9. omgitsbrilliant:

    livindavidaloki:

    redhjedi:

    The Hulk ain’t never lied.

    I can’t even express how much respect I have for Mark Ruffalo.  The dude’s on the US terrorism watchlist for fuck’s sake.

    Omg, it’s true

    (Source: pipeschapman, via smallbysmall)

     
  10. ghostridetheweb:

    My other piece for the “Paging Mr. Herman” art show at Meltdown. (Runs through this week.)