An existential crisis for the human species, a clear and present danger to civilization, a death sentence for the planet, a weapon of mass destruction: these are just some of the phrases you will find in Naomi Klein's new book, This Changes Everything. The book is a wake-up call about the state of the environment. Ms. Klein argues that nothing else matters - war, pestilence, disease, economic collapse - if we don’t have clean air to breathe and water to drink. But we seem to be sleep-walking en masse towards a point of no return.Naomi Klein is a bestselling author. No Logo - about how we have become slaves to globalization and brand culture - was translated into more than 25 languages and sold more than a million copies. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism also became an international bestseller.
Autonomous social movements involved with the campaign for Scottish independence have a chance of permanently changing Scotland’s political landscape.
For the last few weeks, the UK has been consumed with one single question: will Scotland become an independent country? While those outside the UK might not have been as unavoidably aware of this — and while those in England, the political class in particular, seem only now to be waking up to the prospect — for everyone in Scotland it has been a long and eventful two years since the Scottish National Party (SNP), the ruling party in the semi-autonomous Scottish Parliament, announced the date of the referendum. On September 18, Scotland will go to the polls and vote on whether to leave the UK.
While the independence issue has always been closely linked to left-wing politics in Scotland (the Green Party and the Scottish Socialist Party, along with others, have always been pro-independence, and the SNP could be called a center-left social democratic party), it may seem odd to those on the outside that radicals would be passionately involved in this debate. But as is the case in Catalonia and the Basque Country, nationalism has taken a different form in Scotland than it has in other European countries in the last century, and has indeed been likened more to a national liberation struggle than a form of right-wing conservatism.
|—||Pat Obuchowski (via psych-facts)|
What if this had been reverse? What if the girl dumped him and then he smashed all of her CDS or her cellphone and laptop? How would society react? By calling him abusive and controlling.
See, female on male abuse is seen as funny or comical. you see those commercials with the wife throwing the boyfriends stuff out the window. IF the genders were reversed, everyone would see it and call it out for what it really is…abuse.
Abuse is not funny in any way shape or form.
This is why we don’t need feminism.
This mother fucker also owes him a fuckton of money.
thats more than 600$ worth of games!
that’s a fucking felony, theft and destruction of property. call the law on the psycho bitch!
"This is why we don’t need feminism."
Actually, it’s why we DO need feminism. Because feminism isn’t about making women superior and putting men on the bottom. Feminism IS about making everyone equal. The “comedy” behind male abuse is a result of the patriarchy, which is exactly what feminism is trying to destroy. The patriarchy mocks weakness in men, so when men get abused, it’s not taken seriously. It’s a joke, it’s funny, it’s no big deal. “You’re a man, suck it up.”
That’s not what feminists want. If you think that’s what we want, then you’re not talking to the right feminists. It’s about equality, NOT just reversing the roles, understand?
It’s not okay to abuse women, it’s not okay to abuse men, it’s not okay to abuse ANYONE. That’s the fucking point. The point isn’t “whaa it’s time for women to get to be mean you need to lean your place”. The point is gender inequality is stupid and unhelpful to everyone.
So if you don’t like the way men are treated, don’t hate on feminists. Join them. We don’t like it either.
I wish the feminists on this site would all think this way.
all the feminists on this site do think this way. the people who don’t think this way are not feminists
wow look at this terrible role model for young girls.
|—||Dan Campbell (via owkwerd)|
Here is an article I’ve submitted to http://admitopia.com/college-life/ but it has not been published on the site yet. Yay, sneak peaks! - Shannon Rodrigues
For those of you graduating from high school and trying to decide on a college, there are probably a lot of questions you’re asking yourselves. Which school should I go to? Should I move really far away? What should I go to college for? What is college life like? The answers to all those questions definitely vary by person, but there’s a main answer everyone needs to decide on – Should I go to a community college or a university?
I started my college life at a community college. There were two distinct crowds. The first are the rowdy freshman who didn’t have the grades or cash to get into a university. They don’t want to participate, they whine about every assignment, and spend a great deal of their time interrupting the class or staring at their cell phones. The other type of students are the ones who already have bills to pay. They show up, keep quiet and pay attention, then they leave without a word to anyone else. (Obviously there are people that fall in between these two categories but those are the two main bunches.)
What are you trying to get out of college? Do you want a quick degree? Do you want a great transfer program to save thousands of dollars instead of going straight to a university for your freshman year? Do you want to make friends, do drugs, and skip class every day? If you want shorter papers, more lenient teachers, and to keep to yourself so you can get that associate’s as quick as possible while you’re working or saving up money to move out of dad’s house – go to a community college.
Universities have many pros and cons. There are bigger classes and campuses, more students, and way more activities to do. Some teachers don’t care if you come to class, as long as you do the work. Some teachers drop entire letter grades if you’re late too often or don’t show up. Some classes are lectures, some are just like high school. There are more classes available and more times scheduled for each, since there are way more students.
Partying: every college has college kids, therefore you can always find a kegger. There are always different crowds to hang out with, it is easy to mingle among many. With dorm life comes more freedom and responsibility. Sure, you can stay up all night drinking and miss class tomorrow –mommy’s not there to stop you and your professor gets a paycheck whether you’re in a seat or not. However, that lifestyle can take over and before you know it, you’re flunking out of a class and still having to pay the bill for it. (Oh, and university classes cost nearly twice as much as community college classes – even if they’re the exact same class.)
It really depends what you want out of college and what is available in your area of choice. If you want to branch out and be more independent, check out a new city and become part of it, make new friends and join clubs, be social while you earn your degree – I recommend you go to a university. If you’re not really sure where you’re going yet or what you want to do, if you just want to get a quick degree or get your foot in the door of education – I recommend you go to a community college. It’s a bit slower paced, the teacher holds your hand a bit more, and the research papers are way shorter. Other than that, I’m sure there are just as many bars and pizza places around every community college and university - so you’re all set.
"In the 1950s a group of pioneering psychiatrists showed that hallucinogenic drugs had therapeutic potential, but the research was halted as part of the backlash against the hippy counterculture."
"According to the FBI, there have been 129 confirmed white Christian terrorists in the last 20 years. That includes Timothy McVae, the uni-bomber, the Atlanta Olympics bomber and dozens of family planning centers and abortion clinics. Muslims? 19. Which would make white people the most likely demographic to commit a terrorist attack. So watch your mouth before you call me a terrorist or I’ll knock your fucking teeth out.”