We’ve come to expect impossible, even improbable standards of beauty to populate our magazines and our television shows. It’s another thing entirely to find they’ve invaded our workplace.
Now add Black to it,
And think about how white people are the ones in the hiring positions,
And white people never look at us or interact with us for longer than they absolutely HAVE to,
So most of us are automatically marked ‘unattractive’ simply because we’re Black,
Aaaaaand you end up with a Black unemployment rate that’s over DOUBLE that of the rest of the country,
EVEN DURING TIMES OF ECONOMIC PROSPERITY.
Now don’t be black AND unattractive AND fat.
— Dr. Dawn Mabalon on the lost history of Filipinos in the organized labor movement, and the stories of women that went untold. (via pag-asaharibon)
for some reason i thought both of these were the same post and i sat for awhile trying to figure out which ice cream face was the weak bitch
it’s batman, fyi
tumblrs message system is a bit like messenger pigeons only they’re chickens and you just kind of throw them in the direction of the recipient and hope they find their way
"We’re preparing you for the real world"
I don’t meant to alarm you but
the real world has calculators
do you know how many math teachers I had this argument with
there is literally no math related function on the planet they would ever let you do without double-checking your numbers
but we expect students to keep all that shit in their heads
getting outfit inspirations from anime characters
Oh my goodness.
Life was much simpler when I was 8 and my career goal was to be a Power Ranger.
he needs those parts for his space ship
he’s going to otter space
Seriously, though this is kind of a big deal. Know that big problem we have? You know, the one involving a crapload of used plastic hanging around in landfills with nowhere to biodegrade for a couple million years? Well, Jonathan Russell might’ve solved that problem. See, Russell and his fellow Yale students went to Ecuador, where they found a new kind of fungus they’re calling Pestalotiopsis microspora. Big deal, you’re thinking. Anyone can find fungus anywhere! Well, something his fellow students found out after the fact is that this fungus can live on a diet of polyurethane alone — and even crazier, it doesn’t even need air to do so! In other words, we could potentially put it at the bottom of a landfill and cover it with plastic, and it would do the rest of the work. This might be game-changing if it works as advertised. (photo via Flickr user dbutt; EDIT: Updated with link to research abstract) source
THIS IS AMAZINGGGG
I love nature
THE EARTH IS SO AMAZING IT KNOWS THAT WE’RE FUCKING IT UP AND EVEN THEN INSTEAD OF GIVING US AN APOCALYPSE IT GOES AND GIVES US A SOLUTION TO HELP US FIX WHAT WE FUCKED UP BLESS
The New World Shopping Mall has been abandoned since 1999. It shut its doors after being condemned by local regulators. A few years later a massive fire destroyed the structure’s roof. Not long after that monsoon rains flooded the lower floors.
As a way to combat the spread of mosquitoes and other insects breeding in the stagnant water, locals introduced koi and catfish to the former mall. Not only did the fish take care of the pest problem, they’ve thrived. It is now one of the world’s largest urban ponds.
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the day I can afford to commission art is the day I’ll know I’ve made it
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All I wanted to be when I was a kid was Hawkman
I thought it was awesome he had a mace, wings and didn’t wear a shirt