Anonymous said: Wasn't Cleopatra Greek? Which would be white? I keep seeing she's black. I've always learned that she was Greek.

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You’re right, she was Greek, and from a Greek family. She was white (or at least, not black). 

Wherever you’re seeing that she’s black they’re spreading blatant misinformation. 

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What the hell are MRAs even trying to do?

Raising awareness of male victims of violence, rape, and abuse. Trying to get the definition of rape expanded to more than just men. Right now in many places it is not considered rape for a woman to coerce, use…

What the hell are MRAs trying to do that feminists aren’t already trying to help with/fix?

I’m going to copy a thing, and I want you to read it very, very carefully.

mr-cappadocia:  In fiscal year 2015 the United States Government will grant Two Hundred and Twenty Two Million in Grants to Combat Violence against Women. During that same fiscal year men will be significantly more likely to be murdered, assaulted, and mutilated. They will be more likely to die on the job. They will be more likely to suicide. They might be more likely to be raped. We don’t know. We don’t count. And they will be subject to roughly half of all acts of domestic violence. No money is earmarked to benefit males. None. Meanwhile organizations such as NNEDV.ORG lists men not getting a job as a form of domestic violence. Of course, men are also the victims of domestic violence… just read about it here:  Does… does that seem a little… biased to you? Just a little? Maybe? Sorta? NAH! Fortunately it has neat links… like Women’s Law. Which has, if you dig a little, a state by state guide on how to best get custody of the children. This includes such handy step by step guides as “How to sue your abuser" and even includes a handy manual on how to maximize your alimony payments., this comes with an additional primer on what to say to the Judge when questioned as well as such useful tips as telling the Judge your husband hasn’t been helping with the bills lately… which again constitutes economic abuse. I wish I was making this up. And while adultery in and of itself does not guarantee a good divorce settlement… framing it as Cruel and Inhumane treatment does! Additionally if your husband refuses to have sex with you for a year or more you can sue him for that too! Careful though, it’s not as effective if your husband is sick or dying. But if you’re smart you can straight up throw your husband out of the house and then use the court to order him to support you while you fuck other men and you’re still married! Huzzah! Also… Not only do women receive child support until the children are TWENTY ONE FUCKING YEARS OLD (in New York)…. they are urged to demand child support even if the husband is currently on assistance, in prison or homeless. So… who exactly RUNS this upstanding and unbiased bastion of good in the world?   Kim A. Gandy  President & CEO -  General counsel of the Feminist Majority and the Feminist Majority Foundation, where she led their successful campaign to modernize the FBI Uniform Crime Report definition of rape. <-the definition of rape that makes it so you can drug and rape a 14 year old boy and it’s not rape. If you’re a woman.  Alright… so there’s a Feminist running it… it’s not like you actually have to BE a Feminist to work for this… OH SHIT…  I… I can’t go on… just so much awful…

In fiscal year 2015 the United States Government will grant Two Hundred and Twenty Two Million in Grants to Combat Violence against Women.

During that same fiscal year men will be significantly more likely to be murdered, assaulted, and mutilated. They will be more likely to die on the job. They will be more likely to suicide. They might be more likely to be raped. We don’t know. We don’t count. And they will be subject to roughly half of all acts of domestic violence.

No money is earmarked to benefit males. None.

Meanwhile organizations such as NNEDV.ORG lists men not getting a job as a form of domestic violence.

Of course, men are also the victims of domestic violence… just read about it here:

Does… does that seem a little… biased to you? Just a little? Maybe? Sorta?

NAH!

Fortunately it has neat links… like Women’s Law. Which has, if you dig a little, a state by state guide on how to best get custody of the children.

This includes such handy step by step guides as “How to sue your abuser" and even includes a handy manual on how to maximize your alimony payments., this comes with an additional primer on what to say to the Judge when questioned as well as such useful tips as telling the Judge your husband hasn’t been helping with the bills lately… which again constitutes economic abuse. I wish I was making this up. And while adultery in and of itself does not guarantee a good divorce settlement… framing it as Cruel and Inhumane treatment does!

Additionally if your husband refuses to have sex with you for a year or more you can sue him for that too!

Careful though, it’s not as effective if your husband is sick or dying.

But if you’re smart you can straight up throw your husband out of the house and then use the court to order him to support you while you fuck other men and you’re still married! Huzzah!

Also… Not only do women receive child support until the children are TWENTY ONE FUCKING YEARS OLD (in New York)…. they are urged to demand child support even if the husband is currently on assistance, in prison or homeless.

So… who exactly RUNS this upstanding and unbiased bastion of good in the world?

President & CEO - 

General counsel of the Feminist Majority and the Feminist Majority Foundation, where she led their successful campaign to modernize the FBI Uniform Crime Report definition of rape. <-the definition of rape that makes it so you can drug and rape a 14 year old boy and it’s not rape. If you’re a woman.

Alright… so there’s a Feminist running it… it’s not like you actually have to BE a Feminist to work for this… OH SHIT

and now that you’ve read it do tell be what feminists are trying to do for men.

please.

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This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 
But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 
It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.
Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 
The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!
Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.
Okay, what else?
Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.
Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.
You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.
And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 
If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

For real, man. We used this in French and I enjoyed it so much that I’m using it to fly through German this year.

orionettelle:

officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 

But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

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I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 

It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.

Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

image

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 

The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

image

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!

Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.

Okay, what else?

Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.

Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.

You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.

And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 

If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

For real, man. We used this in French and I enjoyed it so much that I’m using it to fly through German this year.

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This was recorded by the Portsmouth Sinfonia in an experiment where all the members of the orchestra would swap instruments with each other and attempt to play them to the best of their ability.

favorite things about this

  • literally all the brass starts to get the hang of it and then the crescendos happen and everyone is like FUCK FUCK FUCK??? FUCK. JUST. BLOW RLY HARD.
  • the strings are lazy but also the same. like u can tell a lot of the ppl w/ the stringed instruments may already basically know how to play stringed instruments. like there’s definitely a section at the beginning where you hear a good portion going “oh yeah this is like. a smaller/bigger version of what i do.”
  • all you hear of any woodwinds is just “pffffttt??? pFFFTTTT???? PFFFFFTTTT I SAID PFFFFTTTT!!!!!” bc woodwinds are fucking HARD and you hear after like the first crescendo half of them just give up. they give up. they’re done. fuck this it tastes weird and my lips hurt.
  • that trumpet. that person is fucking TRYING man they fucking GOT this. they may not have figured out notes but they figured out LOUD and they GOT this.

I JUST DIED

I SEARCHED THIS POST FOR AGES OH MY GOD

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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this is literally the greatest subtitling job that has ever been done. someone learned how to speak cat.

*laughs irl*

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Yaaaaaas bitch you brush that cabbage

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Yaaaaaas bitch you brush that cabbage

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Today is the day Marty McFly goes to the future!

Where is my hoverboard

I just have to reblog this because this is LITERALLY a once in a lifetime thing and I need it on my blog. 

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martymcflyinthefuture:

Today is the day Marty McFly goes to the future!

Where is my hoverboard

I just have to reblog this because this is LITERALLY a once in a lifetime thing and I need it on my blog. 

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Y’all believe it now?

You’re fucking kidding me right?

People are suffering to Ebola and America had a way to potentially cure it

AND THEY REFUSE A FUCKING REQUEST?

Does saving lives not mean anything to anyone anymore?

I fucking cant

Who’s really surprised? AMERICA isn’t shit & never will be.

They said it costing too much was part of the issue but I haven’t seen the government have any issue with the billions of dollars they constantly give Israel to do any mother fucking thing they please.

Seriously?! the US ain’t shit

Didn’t they give it to a Spanish patient today

Wtf America

http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2014/08/11/spanish-ebola-patient-gets-experimental-drug

It’s fucking true. They said no to Nigeria. But then ship it right the fuck out to Spain for one patient.

It is so hard to love a country that does not value you/people who look like you.

Welp/

Told y’all this was going to happen. Just like what they did with the HIV/AIDS drug treatments. 

So did none of you actually read the sources here or what? 

Liberia announced Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, making them the first Africans to receive some of the scarce treatment in a spiraling outbreak.”

Why aren’t they giving out more? 

In a statement, the California-based company said that in responding to a request from an unidentified West African country, it had run out of its supply of the treatment.” “That treatment is so new that it hasn’t been tested for safety or effectiveness in humans. And the company has said it would take months to produce even modest quantities.”

Why wasn’t it shipped to Liberia immediately? "Since the drug was shipped for use outside the U.S., appropriate export procedures had to be followed."

You can’t just ship an untested drug to a foreign country without a metric shit ton of red tape to cross. If we allowed this we would have all kinds of fucking “companies” shipping random shit to wherever on the basis that is “medicine”. Since we wouldn’t need to properly test it, or go through the proper procedures to track it. 

There was an incredibly limited supply of this. Not nearly enough to make an impact on the outbreak. But enough to test the drugs effects, kind of. What are they gonna do, go to a hospital and hand them 3 samples and tell them to pick who to live and let the rest fend for themselves?

And we have far better medical facilities here in America. Which makes it a whole lot fucking easier to monitor what’s happening to the people being experimented on. Which were still not sure of the effects, the survival rate of ebola is about 40% anyway, more so if the person in question is a healthy adult. So statistically speaking about half of the patients should be recovering even without the drug. So having all 3 showing signs of improvement is far from a certainty that the drug works. And we have no clue of the long term implications. 

What would have happened if the drug failed? People would be losing their fucking minds over a company in America using sick Africans as test subjects for their drug that killed them. The backlash would have drove the company out of business. Speaking of which, why the fuck would a company make such a drug and willingly withhold it from the people who need it? That’s a pretty fucking retarded business venture. 

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Wait, so Shayamalama wasn’t the one ultimately to blame for ruining this movie?  Reality has just been turned upside down.

What a twist!

So M Night was one of the very few people on the team who actually cared, but corporate executives fucked everything up to the point where he gave up?

That’s…actually really sad, especially since everyone blames HIM for the disaster.

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