Where Mary Meets Eve

roscoemcnally:

phil-irish-artist:

By copyrighting his property as an artwork, he has prevented oil companies from drilling on it.

Peter Von Tiesenhausen has developed artworks all over his property in northern Alberta.  There’s a boat woven from sticks that is gradually being reclaimed by the land; there is a fence that he adds to each year of his life, and there are many “watching” trees, with eyes scored into their bark.

Oil interests pester him continually about drilling on his land.  His repeated rebuffing of their advances lead them to move toward arbitration.  They made it very clear that he only owned the top 6 inches of soil, and they had rights to anything underneath.  He then, off the top of his head, threatened them that he would sue damages if they disturbed his 6 inches, for the entire property is an artwork.  Any disturbance would compromise the work, and he would sue.

Immediately after that meeting, he called a lawyer (who is also an art collector) and asked if his intuitive threat would actually hold legally.  The lawyer visited, saw the scope of the work on the property, and wrote a document protecting the artwork.

The oil companies have kept their distance ever since.

This is but one example of Peter’s ability to negotiate quickly on his feet, and to find solutions that defy expectations.

Wow.

sophisti-cunted:

grungehood:

i-wanne-be-your-arabella:

Kurt Cobain was so important

he still is

Kurt Cobain was the only friend Kathleen Hanna could trust to believe her ex-boyfriend was a crackhead stalker, and protect her, knowing everyone else would think she was exaggerating as a known vocal lady feminist. I’m not a huge Nirvana fan but Kurt was a good fuckin’ dude.

sophisti-cunted:

grungehood:

i-wanne-be-your-arabella:

Kurt Cobain was so important

he still is

Kurt Cobain was the only friend Kathleen Hanna could trust to believe her ex-boyfriend was a crackhead stalker, and protect her, knowing everyone else would think she was exaggerating as a known vocal lady feminist. I’m not a huge Nirvana fan but Kurt was a good fuckin’ dude.

rootworkn:

carpeumbra:

notalwaysluminous:

Wait… so your religion forbids something… but you’re NOT trying to enforce that prohibition on others via legislation?

Pork isn’t even illegal in Israel where Judaism IS the state religion.

EXACTLY

rootworkn:

carpeumbra:

notalwaysluminous:

Wait… so your religion forbids something… but you’re NOT trying to enforce that prohibition on others via legislation?

Pork isn’t even illegal in Israel where Judaism IS the state religion.

EXACTLY

Dude, you’re so edgy and politically incorrect. it’s totally ironic and satirical how you regurgitated those ancient and threadbare stereotypes. It reminds me of my great great great great grandpa, Cracker von Patriarch, who also challenged the status quo by embracing it with loving tenderness.

I don’t know where I came across this, but it’s witty as fuck  (via naartje)

Take note college campuses (and the world, by extension). (via note-a-bear)

Always reblog the Ballad of Cracker von Patriarch. (via mumblingsage)

gildatheplant:

pomme-poire-peche:

useyourwordsasher:

cmtothemc:

theancientcistern:

omegaqueer:

thatlupa:

All it does is show me you have a superiority complex and deep rooted classist tendencies. I’ve been a waitress, a barista and a sales associate, so your talking down to others just tells me at one point you would’ve talked down to me. This guy in the queue tried to buy me a coffee today, after ripping into the guy behind the counter about his skills and his job. Don’t care what people do for a living, if you don’t treat ‘em like (very important) people when you deal with them, we can’t be friends.

"A person who is nice to you but cruel to the waiter isn’t a nice person."

I don’t understand how people don’t get this

It is terrifying. It means if you don’t adhere to their demands or if you make on little mistake, they can turn on you. I don’t deal with people who are nasty to others.

Fucking *this*.
http://notalwaysright.com/tip-of-the-entree-iceberg/27669



(It is a busy Saturday night. During the dinner rush, I have been dealing with a table of two 20-something year old men. The blonde one has found something to complain about every time I’ve walked by while the brown-haired one just blushes and stays quiet. They’ve finished their meal.)
Blonde Man: “Are you new here?”
Me: “No, sir. I’ve been a waitress here for two years and three years at [other restaurant] prior.”
Blonde Man: “Then you have no excuse for how terrible this service was. The salad was wilty, and the entree was way too cold, and you were nowhere to be found. Plus, this place is far too noisy; I could barely hear myself speak! Honestly, I get better service at a fast food place.”
Me: “I’m sorry you feel that way. While there isn’t much I can do about the noise, I did offer to bring you different food before, but you said no.”
Blonde Man: *waves me off* “Just bring me the check, and try not to be so slow about it for once.”
(I go and get the check, but when I return, the brown-haired man stands up and hands me a $20 bill.)
Brown-haired Man: “Here, this is your tip. He wasn’t going to give you one. As a former waiter myself, I thought you were doing a perfectly fine job. My food was great, and the service was fast even though you’re so busy right now.”
(He turns to his blonde companion.)
Brown-haired Man: “People like you made my job so much worse, especially for making us work that much harder for no tip. So thanks for the meal, but you can go ahead and delete my number because there will be no second date. And by the way,potjevleesch is supposed to be served cold, you idiot.”
(With that, he left the restaurant without his date. It made the whole night worth it, to see that blonde man speechless for once.)



Brown-haired Man is my hero.

gildatheplant:

pomme-poire-peche:

useyourwordsasher:

cmtothemc:

theancientcistern:

omegaqueer:

thatlupa:

All it does is show me you have a superiority complex and deep rooted classist tendencies. I’ve been a waitress, a barista and a sales associate, so your talking down to others just tells me at one point you would’ve talked down to me. This guy in the queue tried to buy me a coffee today, after ripping into the guy behind the counter about his skills and his job. Don’t care what people do for a living, if you don’t treat ‘em like (very important) people when you deal with them, we can’t be friends.

"A person who is nice to you but cruel to the waiter isn’t a nice person."

I don’t understand how people don’t get this

It is terrifying. It means if you don’t adhere to their demands or if you make on little mistake, they can turn on you. I don’t deal with people who are nasty to others.

Fucking *this*.

http://notalwaysright.com/tip-of-the-entree-iceberg/27669

(It is a busy Saturday night. During the dinner rush, I have been dealing with a table of two 20-something year old men. The blonde one has found something to complain about every time I’ve walked by while the brown-haired one just blushes and stays quiet. They’ve finished their meal.)

Blonde Man: “Are you new here?”

Me: “No, sir. I’ve been a waitress here for two years and three years at [other restaurant] prior.”

Blonde Man: “Then you have no excuse for how terrible this service was. The salad was wilty, and the entree was way too cold, and you were nowhere to be found. Plus, this place is far too noisy; I could barely hear myself speak! Honestly, I get better service at a fast food place.”

Me: “I’m sorry you feel that way. While there isn’t much I can do about the noise, I did offer to bring you different food before, but you said no.”

Blonde Man: *waves me off* “Just bring me the check, and try not to be so slow about it for once.”

(I go and get the check, but when I return, the brown-haired man stands up and hands me a $20 bill.)

Brown-haired Man: “Here, this is your tip. He wasn’t going to give you one. As a former waiter myself, I thought you were doing a perfectly fine job. My food was great, and the service was fast even though you’re so busy right now.”

(He turns to his blonde companion.)

Brown-haired Man: “People like you made my job so much worse, especially for making us work that much harder for no tip. So thanks for the meal, but you can go ahead and delete my number because there will be no second date. And by the way,potjevleesch is supposed to be served cold, you idiot.”

(With that, he left the restaurant without his date. It made the whole night worth it, to see that blonde man speechless for once.)

Brown-haired Man is my hero.

thotbotsuperstar:

tofupapi:

thotbotsuperstar:

allwarandpeace:

Will liberal, pro sex work feminists ever care about Eastern European women being sold into prostitution in Germany?

The very idea of this post is ridiculous. How many times do we have to say that sex work and trafficking aren’t the fucking same? Being pro sex work does NOT mean we don’t care about trafficking victims, Jesus fucking Christ.

Who’s saying they’re the same? The point is that the legalization of sex work is correlated with increased instances of human trafficking.

Most of this pro sex work legislation is written under the assumption that a larger market of legal prostitutes will decrease the “demand” for trafficked women, but that simply isn’t the case. The legalization of sex work broadens markets for prostitution, which in turn increases the number of women being trafficked into these countries [x]. Amsterdam and Italy are prime examples of countries where legal prostitution was legalized and organized prostitution, like brothels, was outlawed, yet by and large women are still subject to pimping. This increase in the number of trafficked victims doesn’t seem so surprising considering terms of imprisonment for prosecuted traffickers are paltry at best [x].

What’s more, it’s not like these are regional issues. Women and girls are trafficked and sold into prostitution in the west too, and because sexual attitudes in the West and in Europe are so similar [x], it’s not a stretch to assume that the same increase in demand that we’re seeing in Europe would occur in the West as well.

Pro sex work arguments are correct in that we shouldn’t demonize people who are sex workers or see them imprisoned for resorting to sex work, but branding the legalization of sex work as a liberatory practice while ignoring the glaring human rights issues that it exacerbates is dangerous.

"Who’s saying they’re the same? The point is that the legalization of sex work is correlated with increased instances of human trafficking."

No, it’s linked to increased REPORTS of trafficking. Common sense will tell you that a woman who faces both violence from the person trafficking her and incriminating herself for illegal prostitution isn’t going to report what’s being done. Infact, criminalization is what makes it easy for women to be trafficked. There will always be a demand for prostitutes, legal or not, but when it’s criminalized, it’s unsafe for women to report anything that happens to them, including trafficking, rape, and assault from clients or pimps. Legalization means these women can come forward and seek protection when they are being forced, rather than be thrown in jail for prostitution. 

Trafficking and sex work STILL aren’t the same though. And, I’d appreciate it if you didn’t tell me, a sex worker, about my job. No one’s saying it’s “liberatory.” I don’t find my job empowering and I reject the idea that it should be considered any more revolutionary tan any other job. But I am SICK TO FUCKING DEATH of people throwing me and fellow sex workers under the bus as not caring for trafficking victims or somehow exacerbating the issue when we’re just trying to put fucking food on our table. 

So, I ask, what the fuck are YOU doing for these victims? Because my fight for sex work to be legalized will help ALL sex workers, as well as victims AND clients. By making it legal for us to do our jobs, legal for us to carry condoms and go to clinics to get tested without fear. And by making it legal to sell sex, those who are forced to don’t have to worry about having the book thrown at them for admitting that someone is controlling them and their bodies.

But what the fuck do us hookers know, right?

swiggityswagurfab:






This guy would survive a horror movie.

This guy would survive a horror movie.

Every single time this comes up on my dash it gets funnier. Like I just fell of of my bed from laughing so hard

He hit him with a lamp. 

I love his freedom pants.

im crying omg

swiggityswagurfab:


This guy would survive a horror movie.

This guy would survive a horror movie.

Every single time this comes up on my dash it gets funnier. Like I just fell of of my bed from laughing so hard

He hit him with a lamp.

I love his freedom pants.

im crying omg

werewolfzero:

How many Hogwarts boys do you think Madam Pomfrey has to fix every year because they messed up trying to cast an Engorgio on their dicks

punkwarren:

striderdaves:

i love catfish so much because they act like theyre fbi agents or something when theyre really just using reverse google image search

i thought you meant the animal and let me tell you that was a wild minute of me trying to figure out the psychology of fish thinking they’re federal law enforcement

chickdeney:

chronic-faerie:

gimmeallyoresidualz:

glamorousmonstrosity:

fangirlfeminists:

veganmoonprincess:

This is disgusting did they just smack the walden instagram filter on her

This isn’t the Walden instagram filter otherwise the shirt color would have changed, they lightened her skin by a fucking lot.

gimmeallyoresidualz
omg do you see this shit??? Ugh this makes me so mad

In a nutshell why I still to this day get insecure about my skin color. This pisses me off to no end

Wow they didn’t even try to be subtle wtf

Unbelievable