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Queer white cisgendered woman. I post a more or less equal mix of radical/leftist politics, disability rights, general US celebrity culture and One Direction stuff here. I tag all my shit so if some but not all of those things interest you I think we can still be cool.

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interviewer: finally, is there anything in this interview that you wanna set straight?

louis: oh what a great question! that is a big thing, that one innit?

niall: that’s great

harry: i feel like this is one were we’ll say no and then we’ll go away and 5 minutes down the road we’ll be like oh!

liam: *talking about how fans on twitter will think mgmt made them say something if they talk*

harry: *attempting to change subject* can we message you about it later?

interviewer: it’s not the same, harry

louis: dig deep, c’mon there must be…

*silence*

liam: umm…

*dead ass silence*

someone in the background: oooh!

harry: i don’t know, you know?

liam: yeah, it’s hard. there’s things i could say but i’m not going to.

harry: ohhh…

louis: *laughs nervously*

zayn: don’t

louis: *laughs again*

harry: how elusive

liam: i’m gonna put my mic down there

interviewer: what kinda theme is it on?

*silence*

liam: not telling you

x

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We tell our women “get into science, get into math, get into the pipeline.” Who wants to be in a pipeline full of acid?

Alicia Menendez - The View

I’m at the car dealership, waiting for my service recall to be completed, and this statement caught the attention of every woman in the room. Unsurprisingly, they all nodded in assent while the few men in the room looked uncomfortable.

The point is valid: even if access to STEM and other male dominated fields is made available, we need to do something about the culture in the field. Access to a pipeline full of acid, while it is still access, serves to maintain inequality.

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so my sister works in STEM & if you talked to her for like 5 minutes she can tell you how true this is. it’s fucking poisonous

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gayturians:

don’t say you’re a writer if you just write fanfiction for your entertainment. you’re only a writer if you kill a bear with a typewriter to appease the spirit of hemingway and slather yourself in ink in tribute to shakespeare, the one true over-penis of literature.

Lying is the best and often also the most ethical way to get a job.
For $150, this guy bought a fake résumé & callable references in an industry he’s never worked in. And got hired:

For a small fee, CareerExcuse.com promises to not only craft an elaborate lie based on your exact job specifications but to see it through for as long as necessary. The site will provide a live HR operator and staged supervisor, along with building and hosting a virtual company website—complete with a local phone number and toll-free fax. CareerExcuse will even go so far as to make the fake business show up on Google Maps.

William Schmidt started the site in 2009, after being let go from his job in a round of layoffs during the lowest depths of the recession.

“While we were all unemployed, a couple of my former coworkers asked me to act as their reference for job interviews,” Schmidt recalled. “I did it for free for my friends, but then I realized that this is some there’s a pretty big demand for. It was something I could take to the public.”

He was right. Within the first 24 hours of launching the CareerExcuse site, Schmidt had already received multiple order for his services. He’s quick to brush off ethical concerns, citing horror stories from his clients about being mistreated by their former employers (and thus being unable to acquire a reference) and noting that it becomes more difficult to land a job the longer someone’s been unemployed.

Employment is a racket. So is college.

May May (x)

Whoa

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herstrionics:

preciousliam:

Am I the only one who’s got a sinking feeling in their stomach about the answer Liam gave on the official annual for the last dream he had? He said he dreamt about eating McDonald’s and it was bad but also nice to enjoy it without getting fat or feeling guilty about unhealthy eating.

think twice before you attack the kid again about his weight.

ugh yes. listen, i get that the way liam talks about weight and food are harmful and triggering for a lot of people, we all want him to be better for himself and for his huge impressionable audience, but there is nothing productive about gleefully mocking him for putting on weight then climbing up onto the highest of horses when he doesn’t seem to love himself or fat bodies the way you want him to. practice the body positivity you preach, please

In addition, Liam’s body image issues aren’t coming from a vacuum. You know who has a huge influence on Liam’s health? Mr. Mark ’Pushing garbage body building practices in order to turn 1D into supersoldiers' Jarvis.

Let’s make this a #firemarkjarvis Thursday.

peoplesdefense:

AUDIO REPORT BACK: Listen in for a brief timeline of events about the child migrant and refugee harassment by right wing protesters and neo-nazi white supremacist hate groups in Murrieta.

Included is a debrief on the wrongful arrests/lynching charges of five people at the 4th of July demonstration. Please visit peoplesdefense.tumblr.com to learn how to support their legal defense.