Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish, it makes you indestructible.
Things I’ll teach my children (via infl4ted)

kqedscience:

Ocean Floor Mats Send Power to the Surface

A wave power technology called M3 Wave dispenses with all the problems that come with buoys or other above- and below-the-surface designs by mooring a simple device to the ocean floor. The device contains two air chambers connected by a wind tunnel of sorts. As a wave passes over the top of the first chamber, the pressure inside increases—forcing air through a passageway to the second chamber. Inside the passageway is a turbine, so the passing air is actually what generates the electricity. As the wave continues on, it raises the pressure inside the second chamber, pushing the air back through the turbine and into the first chamber (the turbine is bidirectional). Another wave, another cycle. Repeat.”

Learn more from Conservation Magazine.

She warned us against becoming a movement only for white middle class people, this was 41 years ago, and today, so much of the ways in which LGBT equality has played out has been about white middle class people.

Laverne Cox talking about Sylvia Rivera

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sidzthekillahhh:

There we go

Bout fuckin time someone called they ass out

The white gay dude on the left is the asshole who wrote the rebuttal to Sierra’s piece for Thought Catalog.

He—and all the other useless white gay racist assholes crying ‘cultural segregation’—should die in a fire while starving.

^^^ we definitely need to have convos on women stealing black gay culture. but not convos that center on the hurt feelings of whiny, white gay boys. 

Is it really Black women stealing Black gay culture when it was BLACK women who raised those BLACK gay boys, and BLACK women they emulate any damn way?

Sure, Black gay culture is a real and huge thing that creates culture on its own,

But a LOT of Black gay culture comes from Black femininity in general.

(My language is clunky, but I KNOW you know wtf I’m saying)

But the article being discussed on CNN anyway is about WHITE gay men and their need to be sassy Black women, reducing our identities to a joke and stealing Black woman culture to form their raggedy ass identities.

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Source

Kathryn Johnston (June 26, 1914 – November 21, 2006) was an elderly Atlanta, Georgia, woman who was shot by undercover police officers in her home on Neal Street in northwest Atlanta on November 21, 2006, where she had lived for 17 years. Three officers had entered her home in what was later described as a ‘botched’ drug raid.Officers cut off burglar bars and broke down her door using a no-knock warrant. Police said Johnston fired at them and they fired in response; she fired one shot out the door over the officers’ heads and they fired 39 shots, five or six of which hit her. None of the officers was injured by her gunfire, but Johnston was killed by the officers. Police injuries were later attributed to “friendly fire” from each other’s weapons.

One of the officers planted marijuana in Johnston’s house after the shooting. Later investigations found that the paperwork stating that drugs present at Johnston’s house, which had been the basis for the raid, had been falsified. The officers later admitted to having lied when they submitted cocaine as evidence claiming that they had bought it at Johnston’s house. Three officers were tried for manslaughter and other charges surrounding falsification and were sentenced to ten, six, and five years.

She would’ve been 100 years old this year. It’s a damn shame that they didn’t get at least twenty years plus. That would’ve been the lowest possibility for anyone else. Racism was definitely one of the motives.

Ten, Six, & FIVE FUCKING YEARS; ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!?!?!?!!!!????

Welcome to the world of killing Black folk, but don’t you dare kill a fucking dog!

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Gregg Segal

7 Days of Garbage

The United States has a trash problem. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American produces more than 4 pounds of garbage per day. That’s more than double the amount produced in 1960, and it’s50 percent more than the amount produced by Western Europeans. In January, photographer Gregg Segal decided to put some imagery to those numbers. His ongoing series, “7 Days of Garbage,” shows Californian friends, neighbors, and relative strangers lying in the trash they created in one week.

Some of Segal’s subjects volunteered to be a part of the project because they believed in the idea behind it. Others were compensated for participating. Generally, Segal strove to include people from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. And while the amount of garbage varies by person, there were some people who produced more garbage than they were willing to bring to the shoot. “Of course, there were some people who edited their stuff. I said, ‘Is this really it?’ I think they didn’t want to include really foul stuff so it was just packaging stuff without the foul garbage. Other people didn’t edit and there were some nasty things that made for a stronger image,” Segal said.

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micdotcom:

Photographer gives stunning look at the world of gender non-conforming

Genderbent is the product of photographer Dusti Cunningham, who was approached by trans activist Jacob Rostovsky to begin the series. “As a transman and trans activist, [Rostovsky] has dealt with the issue of gender a lot. I’ve always been fascinated with the issues surrounding gender, and how its rules dictate our society,” Cunningham told Mic. “Gender, and the words used describing it, have lately been a hot topic. I’ve seen arguments online and heard discussions at gatherings about the policing of these words. Historically the trans and gender nonconforming communities have been mostly hidden from the average public’s sight. That is quickly changing, with mainstream media showing an interest. I want this project to offer a view the mainstream won’t. Hopefully it will answer many questions and give a better understanding of the culture.”

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Six hundred goddamn AD

Six hundred. Goddamn AD.

This needs to be en-grained in every single living human.

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ungratefullittleshit:

i’m feeling sick

no no no no

I told my sister this and she told me to shut up

shrewdshrew:

if someone gave this to me i would die

We assume others show love the same way we do — and if they don’t, we worry it’s not there.

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Everyone has their own love language. That’s one of the most important lessons I’ve ever learned.

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loveisrespect:

What is Sexual Coercion?

If someone makes you feel obligated or forced to do something you don’t want to, you may be experiencing coercion. By definition, sexual coercion is “the act of using pressure, alcohol or drugs, or force to have sexual contact with someone against his or her will” and includes “persistent attempts to have sexual contact with someone who has already refused.”

Think of sexual coercion as a spectrum or a range. It can vary from someone verbally egging you on to someone actually forcing you to have contact with them. It can be verbal and emotional, in the form of statements that make you feel pressure, guilt or shame. You can also be made to feel forced through more subtle actions. For example, your partner might:

  • Make you feel like you owe them — for example, because you’re in a relationship, because you’ve had sex before, because they spent money on you or bought you a gift, because you go home with them
  • Give you compliments that sound extreme or insincere as an attempt to get you to agree to something
  • Badger you, yell at you, or hold you down
  • Give you drugs and alcohol to loosen up your inhibitions
  • Play on the fact that you’re in a relationship, saying things such as: “Sex is the way to prove your love for me” or “If I don’t get sex from you I’ll get it somewhere else”
  • React negatively (with sadness, anger or resentment) if you say no or don’t immediately agree to something
  • Continue to pressure you after you say no
  • Make you feel threatened or afraid of what might happen if you say no
  • Try to normalize their sexual expectations — for example, “I need it, I’m a guy.”

In a relationship where sexual coercion is occurring, there is a lack of consent, and the coercive partner doesn’t respect the boundaries or wishes of the other.