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My Bestie Needs Your Help!

I wouldn’t normally use this venue for such a post, but I need as big a signal boost as I can get and you, my dear followers, are the biggest source of eyes I have in one spot. So here it goes:

My best friend’s niece is a brittle type1 diabetic. Her organs have now begun to shut down due to extensive diabetic neuropathy. The doctors are saying she may have only months left now with her digestive tract shutting down. Amanda is more like Beth’s daughter than her niece and it’s distressing her horribly that she can’t get there to see her before she passes. So, even if you have just a couple of bucks, could you consider tossing them into the pot so we can get her there to say her goodbyes in person? It would mean a lot if she could go. If I had the means, I would be paying to get her there myself, but I’m not capable of helping at this time.  Note that the amount is what it is because my bestie is disabled and will have to pay for both herself and her caregiver to get to Kansas. Travel and accommodations for special needs folks isn’t cheap.

So, I put this out there for you. If you can’t help, please consider at least giving it a signal boost? I’d really appreciate it.


Anonymous asked:

What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?




50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.

It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.

While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.

Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it. 

It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.


Boycott this fucking movie, for the love of god. These kinds of ideas are dangerous and set us back as a society 

This hits a lot of the points Tumblr decided to eradicate when I tried to post previously.

For some reason, Tumblr totally stripped out what I said here originally and I don’t have the strength (or memory) to retype it all. In a nutshell: E. L. James is a crappy writer with a stylistically juvenile voice who knows NOTHING about the BDSM lifestyle. She wrote Twilight porn fic centering on a very sick and abusive relationship dynamic and then changed enough to scrape by the legalities to publish it. She’s riding on the power of titillation and sensationalism and not talent. So, please, let’s stop making this garbage more popular. Let’s go find those brilliant writers who are struggling to get an audience and lift them up out of the shadows!

(Source: protest-resources)





Polite cat 

That little headbutt in the second one gave me diabetes.

“Excuse me, human. I would like a petting, please. Yes, thank you.”

“Um, excuse me, human? Human? Ah yes, I’d like another petting please. Ah, thank you.”

Always reblog Polite Cat.


The head boop is the most important part of that. It says “You are my family. I love you.” Cats only do this to people they are very closely attached to.

(Source: toptumbles)

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