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April 15th

I feel a strange grief today. I don’t mean strange as in unexpected. Today is the anniversary of my little brother’s birth, and subsequent death 13 hours later. This grief comes in a strange shape - the shape of someone I never met, who never got to define themselves. This grief is for a loss of a potential.

His name was Roger Edward Spencer III. My parents called him Eddie. He would’ve been 23 today. He probably would have been graduating college soon. I sometimes feel an Eddie-shaped hole in my life on important dates. Graduations, both high school and college. Birthday parties. My wedding. And of course, every April 15th.

I hope we would’ve been friends. That we both liked the same books and video games. Maybe he would’ve been in marching band with me. Maybe he would’ve gone to college nearby. Maybe he and Brendan would’ve been friends. I’ll never know, and I mourn that.

Every year on April 15th I buy a happy birthday balloon, spend a few minutes talking to it, updating it on the last year. Then I let it go. I’m not sure if I believe in heaven, but I hope he gets it anyway.

  • The US Government:

    We're not going to make it federally mandatory for people to get paid a wage they can actually live off of

  • The US Government:

    If people want to make a living, they'll just have to work 16+ hours a day

  • The US Government:

    And if their kids end up disenfranchised because of a lack of parental involvement, well that's not our problem

  • The US Government:

    In fact, what is our problem is creating a system that will funnel these disenfranchised youth into our prison system so they can work for corporations (that promise us money) for damn near free

  • The US Government:

    If they don't want to fall victim to this system, then they can seek higher education

  • The US Government:

    Except such an education will be inaccessible to most disenfranchised people and skewed in favor of the financially stable and white people

  • The US Government:

    And we're not going to make intervention programs like sex education and conflict resolution federally mandatory, because that's the parent's job

  • The US Government:

    The parent who is working 16 hours a day

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kittykitpanda:

rumbellehasthephonebox:

kittykitpanda:

Sirius Black high-fiving Lily Evans every time she raises her hand in class.

Sirius asking James to high five her when he is too sick to come to class.

Remus Lupin doing it with a sigh and an immediate apology when neither Sirius or James is available.

Peter being overly enthusiastic about being asked to do it, and slapping Lily in the face by accident.

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fivetail:

robinpant:

The Kickstarter Needs You

Sorry to reblog from the source, but I thought the chain of comments was rather unnecessary. All that needs to be said is that this documentary examines gender inequality and how patriarchy contributes negatively to our society.

This is a feminist issue.

And anyone on Tumblr who’s too close-minded to recognize it as such due to a nonsensical blanketed hatred of men’s issues need to re-evaluate their motives.

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THESE ARE REAL AND HORRIBLE MALE ISSUES CAUSED BY THE PATRIARCHY. IF YOURE FEMINIST, THESE SHOULD ANGER YOU. IF YOU’RE NOT, HERES ANOTHER REASON TO SUPPORT THE MOVEMENT. 

have I already reblogged this? don’t give a fuck.

The patriarchy hurts everyone.

I WANNA MENTION THIS BECAUSE EVERY TIME SOMEONE MENTIONS THIS THING ABOUT SUICIDE I FEEL I SHOULD BUT IN

MORE WOMEN ATTEMPT SUICIDE

MORE MEN SUCCEED

Women are more likely to use non-lethal methods such as pills while men tend to use firearms.

Something to keep in mind.

I need feminism because the father of my children thinks his depression is invalid because he is male.

cutebabe:

erinswed:

cutebabe:

superior-grandtheftauto-tune:

cutebabe:

A GUY WAS STARING AT ME THROUGH THE CAR WINDOW MAKING THE MOST DISGUSTED FACE EVER BC HE SAW MY ARMPITS SO I DECIDED TO TAKE THIS SELFIE IN THE MOMENT OF IT

Gross

this is the wikipedia page for the Chihuahua (dog) please cheer yourself up

It’s just seems strange that some one would put so much effort into having nice makeup, which is a long frustrating process, but won’t put in the effort to spare 30 seconds in the shower shaving the pits.

this is a compilation video of puppies learning to walk 
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cutebabe:

erinswed:

cutebabe:

superior-grandtheftauto-tune:

cutebabe:

A GUY WAS STARING AT ME THROUGH THE CAR WINDOW MAKING THE MOST DISGUSTED FACE EVER BC HE SAW MY ARMPITS SO I DECIDED TO TAKE THIS SELFIE IN THE MOMENT OF IT

Gross

this is the wikipedia page for the Chihuahua (dog) please cheer yourself up

It’s just seems strange that some one would put so much effort into having nice makeup, which is a long frustrating process, but won’t put in the effort to spare 30 seconds in the shower shaving the pits.

this is a compilation video of puppies learning to walk 

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

What do you think of miley?

h0ney-dipped:

terarroni:

Black fetishizing, cultural appropriating, self-important douchebag comes to mind.

She manages to perpetuate anti-Black symbolism and stereotypes while getting profits from taking our culture and turning us (esp. Black women) into props, she has also dehumanized and humiliated little people, and others in marginalized groups as a part of her ‘freak show’ type theme. She’s disrespectful, has no regard for anyone for herself, and is generally not someone I would ever want to associate with on any level, music or otherwise.

THANK YOU.
someone gave a REAL reason as to why miley ain’t shit.

im so sick of hearing “oh well because she’s a whore.” or “she did that drug thing.”
like, that’s HER self. if that’s what she chooses to do with herself and her body, fine. that shit is none of your business, and she can do anything she pleases in that retrospect.

HOWEVER:
what she cannot do, is use black people as objects. or use our women in her videos to market her ridiculousness. and try to appeal to other white people by using things in our culture, like our fashion, our mannerisms, etc. to show that it’s just okay to go and pretend to be something you’re fucking not. also, trying to make it so that black culture is almost a “trend”. WE ARE A PEOPLE, NOT A PASSING FAD.

i praise you for being one of the few who sees the real problem with miley cyrus.

@terarroni

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