I can change this later, right?

bodyfluids:

This is so me tbh

korraspirit:


"Tyra ain’t got nothing on this SMIZE", said @official_sokka. Well, he’s right. WERK!

Supermodel Tyra Banks has shared a fanart of Sokka on her Instagram account. 
Link to photo: instagram.com/p/rFbyrdKQK-

korraspirit:

"Tyra ain’t got nothing on this SMIZE", said @official_sokka. Well, he’s right. WERK!

Supermodel Tyra Banks has shared a fanart of Sokka on her Instagram account.

Link to photo: instagram.com/p/rFbyrdKQK-

socimages:

Nope!
Brain studies find that concern for justice and equality is linked to logic, not emotion.
By Lisa Wade, PhD
A new study finds that people with high “justice sensitivity” are using logic, not emotions.  Subjects were put in a fMRI machine, one that measures ongoing brain activity and shown videos of people acting kindly or cruelly toward a homeless person.
Some respondents reacted more strongly than others — hence the high versus low justice sensitivity — and an analysis of the high sensitivity individuals’ brain activity showed that they were processing the images in the parts of the brain where logic and rationality live.   “Individuals who are sensitive to justice and fairness do not seem to be emotionally driven,” explained one of the scientists, “Rather, they are cognitively driven.”
Activists aren’t angry, they reasonably object to unjust circumstances that they understand all too well.
Image borrowed from Jamie Keiles at Teenagerie, who is a high sensitivity individual.
Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

socimages:

Nope!

Brain studies find that concern for justice and equality is linked to logic, not emotion.

By Lisa Wade, PhD

A new study finds that people with high “justice sensitivity” are using logic, not emotions.  Subjects were put in a fMRI machine, one that measures ongoing brain activity and shown videos of people acting kindly or cruelly toward a homeless person.

Some respondents reacted more strongly than others — hence the high versus low justice sensitivity — and an analysis of the high sensitivity individuals’ brain activity showed that they were processing the images in the parts of the brain where logic and rationality live.   “Individuals who are sensitive to justice and fairness do not seem to be emotionally driven,” explained one of the scientists, “Rather, they are cognitively driven.”

Activists aren’t angry, they reasonably object to unjust circumstances that they understand all too well.

Image borrowed from Jamie Keiles at Teenagerie, who is a high sensitivity individual.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

dentonsocialists:

ragingprogressive:

republicanidiots:

Other Hitchens’ beliefs;  Women couldn’t be funny. The Iraq War was necessary.

My belief: Hitchens is an asshole


It’s like he tries to prove atheists can be just as dickish as evangelical Christians. Good job, point made.

dentonsocialists:

ragingprogressive:

republicanidiots:

Other Hitchens’ beliefs;  Women couldn’t be funny. The Iraq War was necessary.

My belief: Hitchens is an asshole

It’s like he tries to prove atheists can be just as dickish as evangelical Christians. Good job, point made.

rapeculturerealities:

rowanontheriver:

feminismandhappiness:

thinksquad:

On a chilly night in February, Jessica Ojeda, 23, sat shivering in her car while police arrested her fiancé for drunken driving.

It was shortly after 1:30 a.m. and they were still a couple of miles from their Salem home. Her cellphone was dead; she didn’t have money for a taxi. Police put her fiancé, William Helle, in the back of a police car and told Ojeda they were impounding the vehicle.

"I don’t have any way to get home," Ojeda said to the deputy. "Wait a minute, you can’t just pull me over and leave me here."

But a Marion County police report confirms that Ojeda was, indeed, left there — alone at 2 a.m., walking along Hawthorne Avenue NE to a nearby hotel to call for a ride.

Most law enforcement agencies don’t have policies in place requiring officers to go out of their way to help people who wind up in situations like Ojeda’s.

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/27/police-leave-salem-woman-stranded-phone-money/13233639/

Ok, but

At least she didn’t get killed in an accident caused by her stupid drunken driver fiance.

She agreed to ride with a drunken driver. Being stranded is not really much worse. Yeah, it’s inconvenient. But causing an accident is more inconvenient if you ask me.

Specially if you end up killing yourself or other passerbys who didn’t have anything to do with your stupid drunken driving decisions.

I prefer this woman being stranded with no money or phone over a family losing someone they love just because these people didn’t have “any other way to get home”.

Seriously, I have zero tolerance for drunken drivers

zero.

I agree that there should be zero tolerance for drunk drivers, but that’s not the point of this article. Maybe she didn’t know how drunk her fiance was, maybe her fiancé is controlling and abusive, maybe she did consent to riding with a drunk driver, we’ll never know.

However, that doesn’t cancel out the fact that the police just left a woman on the stranded on the side of the road. Yes, it is better than being in the car with a drunk driver, but it’s still not okay.

Are you fucking kidding me?! It’s not “inconvenient” to be stranded on the side of the road at 2am it’s fucking DANGEROUS! She could have gotten hit by a car, she could have gotten assaulted, kidnapped, raped, murdered, and it’s fucking February in the North which means she could also have fucking frozen to death! This isn’t people making a big deal out of nothing, this woman’s life was endangered by the police for no fucking reason at all! They didn’t have to impound the car, there’s no law saying that’s a requirement, they chose to do it, and they damn sure should be obligated to make sure she’s SAFE and not leave her in a dangerous situation. Fuck off with your trivializing, minimizing bullshit! Jfc!

Also, reblogging this version for that excellent commentary on how we don’t know what was going on. It’s entirely possible she didn’t freely consent to being in the car with a drunk driver, of course, even if she did she still didn’t deserve to be stranded because of it.

fuckyeahfamousblackgirls:

Unlike the beautiful 6-year old Jonbenett Ramsey who received coverage all over the media - every tabloid, newspaper, news channel, talk show, 7-year old Aiyana Stanley was killed by a police officer during a raid while she was sleep and her murder received very little coverage.
Police, searching for a murder suspect, threw a flash grenade through the window of her family’s apartment around midnight. According to Aiyana’s father, it landed on the couch, setting Aiyana on fire. A police officer’s gun then went off, and shot Aiyana in the neck.
Aiyana was asleep on the living room sofa in her family’s apartment when Detroit police, searching for a homicide suspect, burst in and an officer’s gun went off, fatally striking the girl in the neck, family members said.
Her father, 25-year-old Charles Jones, told The Detroit News he had just gone to bed early Sunday after covering his daughter with her favorite blanket when he heard a flash grenade followed by a gunshot. When he rushed into the living room, he said, police forced him to lie on the ground, with his face in his daughter’s blood.
“I’ll never be the same. That’s my only daughter,” Jones told.
We haven’t forgotten about you baby. R.I.P.

fuckyeahfamousblackgirls:

Unlike the beautiful 6-year old Jonbenett Ramsey who received coverage all over the media - every tabloid, newspaper, news channel, talk show, 7-year old Aiyana Stanley was killed by a police officer during a raid while she was sleep and her murder received very little coverage.

Police, searching for a murder suspect, threw a flash grenade through the window of her family’s apartment around midnight. According to Aiyana’s father, it landed on the couch, setting Aiyana on fire. A police officer’s gun then went off, and shot Aiyana in the neck.

Aiyana was asleep on the living room sofa in her family’s apartment when Detroit police, searching for a homicide suspect, burst in and an officer’s gun went off, fatally striking the girl in the neck, family members said.

Her father, 25-year-old Charles Jones, told The Detroit News he had just gone to bed early Sunday after covering his daughter with her favorite blanket when he heard a flash grenade followed by a gunshot. When he rushed into the living room, he said, police forced him to lie on the ground, with his face in his daughter’s blood.

“I’ll never be the same. That’s my only daughter,” Jones told.

We haven’t forgotten about you baby. R.I.P.

saehaven:

THIS IS EVERYTHING IVE EVER DREAMED OF

queerwashing:

*takes bad selfie* *deletes* glad nobody outside a small group of nsa staffers saw that whew