Due to previously undisclosed regulations on test subject motivators, the Enrichment Center regretfully informs you that the cake was, in fact, a lie. We apologize to you, and your digestive organs, for the inconvenience. However, as a mandatory refund required by test protocol, we invite you to spend the entirety of the next testing hour in the Aperture Science Fun Plastic Sphere Container.
I am sorry, fandom
I am not
EDIT: it got better
Do ants sleep? What is the technical and neurological definition of sleep? Do moths sleep? Do sominsects in general sleep? Sea urchins. Jellyfosh?
I should probably b aslpeep
The new bill would help people with long-term disabilities plan for the future by letting them save money in a tax shelter while still qualifying for Medicaid.
this is such good news.
so many of my friends are disabled, and need medical care they could never afford on their own; if they lose their medicare they’re utterly screwed. as things stand, this forces them to live hand to mouth, well below the poverty level. if this bill passes, they could at least save up for future expenses without losing their healthcare.
the article talks optimistically of things like education and housing. i wonder if it also lets you use the savings for things like replacing your crapped-out old car when it finally dies. when you’re living at medicare-qualifying levels of income, a shitty used car is the kind of thing you have to save up for for six months.
I think with my heart and I move with my head
I open my mouth and it’s something I’ve read
I stood at this door before, I’m told
But a part of me knows that I’m growing too old
The headset speaker is really terrible when it comes to music, but that makes some things better.
Visual Shoe Dictionary
More Visual Glossaries (for Her): Backpacks / Bags / Bra Types / Hats / Belt knots / Coats / Collars / Darts / Dress Shapes / Dress Silhouettes / Eyeglass frames / Eyeliner Strokes / Hangers / Harem Pants / Heels / Lingerie / Nail shapes / Necklaces / Necklines / Puffy Sleeves / Shoes / Shorts / Silhouettes / Skirts / Tartans / Tops / Underwear / Vintage Hats / Waistlines / Wool
I passed the driving rules exam!
It wasn’t too bad, I should probably bitten the bullet ages ago and just taken it, but oh well :D
Now its the actual driving left buuuut since I haven’t slept at all last night I won’t be doing that today. Maybe tomorrow.
this is for all of you because you’re all cuties. also give this to a cutie whenever you see one 😏😏 😏
i’m not reblogging this for any of you guys. i’m reblogging this for me. i’m the cutie. me. get your own certificate.
IMPORTANT: So they had these cards in the women’s restrooms at this doctor’s office that I was at. I’m really happy that they put them in there because it makes it easier for a woman to escape an abusive relationship without the abuser expecting anything. It gives me hope when I see things like this.
Oh yes, because women are never abusers.
I never said that they can’t/ aren’t. I’m well aware that some women are. I was just trying to talk about a positive thing that I found in a restroom. Don’t turn my post into something that it’s not. God fucking damn it, it’s like you can’t talk about something positive on this site without someone trying to ruin it or twist the original posters words.
Thank you so much for the positive post, and the VERY true words at the asshole commenting on your post. This is the exact reason why I don’t like this website sometimes. Christ.
If you have to qualify Situation A with “but Situation B happens, too,” do you actually give a shit about Situation B? Or are you looking for ways to derail Situation A?
40% of domestic violence is experienced by men, do you suppose they also put these cards in the men’s restroom?
Wouldn’t seeing these cards in the restroom alert abusers that there were probably the same cards in the other gender restroom, possibly making them more violent and cutting off their partner even more from resources that could help them?
This seems ill thought out. Unless, of course, they are only in the women’s restroom. In which case they are ignoring 40% of domestic violence victims. I wonder why.
getting really tired of this 40% myth and how frequently everyone scrambles to believe it because they want to look reasonable and fair.
While some people may believe that there is a higher reported incidence of women experiencing violence by their male partners due to men underreporting when they are victims, the reality is the opposite. In 2008, 72 percent of the intimate partner violence against males and 49 percent of the intimate partner violence against females was reported to police.Catalano, Smith, Snyder, & Rand (2009). Bureau of Justice Statistics Selected Findings: Female Victims of Domestic Violence. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, NCJ 228356.
Researcher Elspeth McInnes… recounts some of her research that showed that when men talked about women’s violence against men, some cited abuse as not having a hot meal on the table, not having the children bathed before bed, or women spending money on gambling or shopping. At the more severe end of the spectrum, they nominated verbal and emotional violence as abuse. Then, a tiny minority documented physical abuse, and an even smaller minority named sexual abuse.
“Women were talking about being run over, being drugged and raped at knifepoint, having their children dangled over high rise balconies till they did as they were told and of course you get verbal and emotional violence,” says McInnes. “When we were talking about physical violence against men, one of the worst examples was that she banged his head with the cupboard door – which isn’t good – but the sheer level of fear, harm and terror that women talked about was simply not present in what the men’s data showed.”
Recent years have seen an increase in the number of women arrested for domestic violence…Some have attributed this to the increase in “mandatory arrest” policies, in which police are required to make an arrest if there is probable cause that a person has committed domestic violence…When officers arrive at the scene of a domestic violence crime, they often cite evidence that both partners have engaged in some aggressive behavior, and arrest both the man and the woman. This “dual arrest” strategy fails to take into account which of two people is primarily responsible for the aggression and which one is responding out of self-defense, and can have devastating effects, particularly if there are children involved in the relationship.
Two studies have found that at least 40% of police officer families experience domestic violence, (1, 2) in contrast to 10% of families in the general population.(3) A third study of older and more experienced officers found a rate of 24% (4), indicating that domestic violence is 2-4 times more common among police families than American families in general.
in conclusion while domestic abuse hotlines in men’s bathrooms would be great too, women are the majority of victims of violent, life-threatening domestic abuse by a lot more than 40%, and men are still the majority of perpetrators of violent, life threatening domestic abuse, even to other men and boys. this is not a remotely equivalent situation.
men and boys are victims of domestic abuse and we need to care for them too, but using them to prop up the myth of hoards of abusive women all the time isn’t helping. it’s not helping women and it’s not helping men. it’s bullshit.