I just want Scott to come home and kiss my migraine away until I fall asleep.
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A rescue called Pit Bull Ambassadors of Northwest Arkansas, founded in 2010 by a local pit bull lover, has helped more than 65 of these lovely dogs find loving homes when no one else would step up for them (pictured above are some of the dogs they’ve helped and some still up for adoption). With the state of Arkansas being one of the worst in the nation in terms of strays and animal welfare, Pit Bull Ambassadors of Northwest Arkansas have quickly become swamped with demand for dogs needing to be placed. They currently can only take in as many dogs as they have foster homes, but they have a dream: To open a facility inspired by Villalobos’ spacious headquarters, and to save more lives than ever!
The rescue has the opportunity to purchase 29 custom kennels (picture below of kennels), but they only have until January 4th to raise $3800 for these kennels or they will be scrapped. The rescue says, “We do not have a facility at the moment so we would store them and use the few we could until we found the facility/home for our rescue. We feel this is a opportunity the rescue can’t pass up. Please if you can help us by donating towards these kennels.”
Ways to donate:
1. Go to http://www.pitbullambassadornwa.com/how-you-can-help.html and use the Paypal links to donate.
2. Mail a check: contact Cheryl Pba Gibson for address - Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006119760141&__user=1407263014
3. Rescue can take debit/credit cards using Square
Please consider donating to a small rescue that wants to grow into a big one, in order to help our state with its stray, abandoned, and homeless dog population! If you can’t donate, please share so we can get the word out - come on Tumblr, you’ve done amazing things before :)
Always see “real women” posts so here’s one for the dudes.
this says so much. I wish there were more posts like this. please.
body positivity and realistic body standards are important for guys too!
Men are constantly reassured that it’s okay to oogle women and harrass them about their looks. Women rarely see sexualized images of men that are made for women.
Guys get eye candy everywhere they go. Their sexual gaze is constantly catered to. Women* are rarely given the opportunity to have their sexual interest entertained. We’re told that we should be okay with having nothing to look at. That our fantasies don’t matter. That we shouldn’t ever even remotely expect to be able to eyeball a svelte man in public, only behind closed doors and heaven forbid that the man look vulnerable. So we finally get to see images that turn us on and people are like, “Hey, you can’t put that in magazines! that might hurt some little boy’s feelings!”
Men are given alternative physical images to aspire to. Women are not.
While yes, guys should be treated to body positivity too… they already are. Just watch TV or any comedy and count the number of pudgy, out of shape, male leads vs pudgy, out of shape female leads. Or the number of hairy, overweight, older men making block buster movies vs the number of hairy, overweight, older women. Now count how many times that male character has some incredibly smart, sexy wife who does everything for him. And then how many times she’s the butt of the joke when he gets hot for some woman who’s younger and thinner than she is.
Fuck, just look at the responses to women not shaving their legs vs the responses to guys not shaving off their stubble.
Name six movies about a woman above the age of forty who’s love interest is a man that’s younger than she is where the plot doesn’t revolve around her being the butt of a cougar or mom joke. Now name me six where a man over the age of forty’s love interest is a woman who’s significantly younger than he is. Bonus points for action movies where anyone in the movie makes a mention of the age difference.
How many times are male politician or CEO’s body or style of dress put into question? How many times are female’s? Or has everyone forgotten how we flip out when the president’s wife gets a new hair cut? Or how Hillary Clinton had to have a FUCKING MAKE OVER before the news agencies took her seriously? How many times was her daughter raked over the coals for looking like an average teenager?
What’s more, I’ve never heard any of my female friends or my mother and her female friends saying, “Why can’t my 50 year old husband get a six pack like that?” What I USUALLY here is “I wish my husband would get a nice hair cut.” or “I wish he’d wear some nicer clothes that actually fit him.”
But what i hear overhear men saying all time is, “No fat chicks!” or “I wish my wife had bigger boobs.”
I know a woman who’s husband threatened to leave her if she didn’t get a face lift and a boob job- she was so upset that she did it. She felt disgusting every day because she wasn’t a size six and he expected her to be a size six after bearing him four kids. My own uncle said if his wife got overweight that he’d drag her behind a car until she lost weight. These aren’t even “bad guys”! They seem like perfectly nice men when you meet them! But they’re taught from the moment they’re kids that all women need to be a certain body type to be worthy of any attention.
Men are told through our culture’s stories and media that a woman will still love them unconditionally and throw themselves at them if they’re fat, old, balding, or an asshole, while women are told that if they’re pushy, fat, old or wearing out of style clothes that they aren’t even worth mentioning.
*While I’m bisexual, but I’m not a lesbian so I can’t speak for what a lesbian finds attractive anymore than I can say what a gay man might find attractive. I’m talking about the female gaze toward men in general. We each have our individual tastes tho.
Oh this is such utter bullshit.
It just reminds me of the whole “do i say not as i do” and “it’s okay when i do it but wrong when you do it” schtick. Women are constantly told it’s okay to sexually harass or leer at men, or at the very least, far, far far more then men are: nearly all of my male friends who work out and take care of themselves have to deal with women, sometimes even strangers on the street openly leering, catcalling and groping. These same women often get very nasty if the men either return the favour, or ask if they can. Also look at the middle aged women openly talking about how much they lust after teenage boys like One Direction or young men like the Twilight cast: how about the one who asked Robert Pattison whether he wore boxers or briefs during a Q and A at comic-con? Don’t even try to pretend this would be allowed if it was the other way round. Or how about Germaine Greer, Queen of the Feminists writing a book called “The Boy” about her appreciation and enjoyment of naked teenage boys in art and photography: I doubt a middle aged or elderly man, let alone a MRA would be allowed to write a book called “The Girl” all about his enjoyment of naked 15/16/17 year old girls in art.
Pictured below: a boy who does not look 18, or even 16 for that matter.
Men are not given alternative images to aspire to. I have never, ever, every seen any body positivity blogs for men: we are told about how real women have curves but I’ve never seen anything that tried to redfine the male beauty ideal as manboobs or fat stomach. The only reason we see chubby hairy men getting it on with supermodels in movies is because they have something to compensate for their lack of physical attractiveness: comedy skills or lots of money.
How many times is a male politician’s attractivness called into question? Well I’ve seen a lot of posts celebrating Obama’s handsomeness and photographs of him with his shirt off. Lookin’ good, Mr B.
"What’s more, I’ve never heard any of my female friends or my mother and her female friends saying, “Why can’t my 50 year old husband get a six pack like that?” Then you are fucking bonkers. Why do you think 50 Shades of Grey is selling like hotcakes amongst bored housewives? I don’t see Ana’s Inner Goddess gushing over how Christian’s pants hang so perfectly below his muffin top or how the moonlight plays off his back hair when he’s playing the piano with his shirt off. If you think women never pine or wish for idealised men then you really must have been born yesterday and then kept under a rock for the first 23 hours.
“I know a woman who’s husband threatened to leave her if she didn’t get a face lift and a boob job- she was so upset that she did it. She felt disgusting every day because she wasn’t a size six and he expected her to be a size six after bearing him four kids. My own uncle said if his wife got overweight that he’d drag her behind a car until she lost weight. These aren’t even “bad guys”! They seem like perfectly nice men when you meet them! But they’re taught from the moment they’re kids that all women need to be a certain body type to be worthy of any attention. “
And I’ve heard of women dumping their boyfriends and husbands to chase after a real life Christian Grey. Oh and only a certain body type is worthy of attention and men are taught that from an early age and not girls? That’s must be why Ken dolls, boybands and Disney Princes are always so fat.
The female gaze and the male gaze are not different, so you can quit with the double standards now. It’s such bollocks. I like staring at Andrew Garfield’s heavenly derriere as much as the next person, but you don’t see me posting long pseudo-intellectual rants on how it’s “totally different”.
stop trying to have your cake it and eat it please. especially if you’re trying to eat it off andrew garfield’s buns because bitch i will fucking cut you if you try that that belongs to me
On the 11th December 1969- 44 years ago today- a beautiful 3 year old girl was stolen from her mother by a group of men who didn’t speak the same language as her. She was kept in a Warehouse for some months before eventually being removed and instead, held captive with an older boy.
At just age 11, she fell pregnant with her first child and gave birth to a baby boy. He died of brain damage and pneumonia 18 days later. After screaming for 3 days solidly, she realised she was never going to see her son again.
Over the next 18 years, she became pregnant a further 6 times and all of her children died either by miscarriage, still birth or lack of resources due to her captors not understanding what to do. Her longest surviving child lived for just one month.
Eventually, she was moved to a bigger facility but was still held captive. People fought and fought for her freedom but the day never came. When she turned 27, she was played a recording of her family and even then, she still remembered them. She shook and she cried in distress at their familiar voices.
And now, at 47 years old, this little girl is a grown woman and has still not been granted her freedom. What she doesn’t realise is that her mother is dead but she still has a living sister, brother, niece and grand niece. The chances are, she will never have the opportunity to meet them.
This woman’s name is Corky II and she is an orca whale. I hope that by reading that, you do not find this story any less heart wrenching. It is because of whales like Corky II that I do not believe in or support captivity. We simply have to break the chain and start phasing it out.
So, here’s to Corky II. For being one of the strongest and most resilient women I’ve ever known. Corky, you’re in my thoughts.
Above: Corky and her first born son, Spooky.
All of this year’s essential stocking stuffers
Holy fucking nostalgia
TED is dead.
Members of Congress are living off food stamps for a week to protest Republican cuts. It’s a challenge for them, but GOP cuts would hurt millions of everyday Americans.
Why does this not have more publicity. This needs it!
Signal boosting this A) because it deserves to be seen by more people, and b) because I appreciate some members of Congress are actually willing to see what it’s like living on food stamps in order to make their point about how horrifying cutting food stamps would be.
News flash, regressives: people on food stamps do not load up on Snickers bars and filet mignon. They’re limited in what they can buy, and oftentimes, it’s not enough to get by on. Go on thinking these are entitlements that let minorities live lives of luxury, comfortable in the knowledge that you’ll never go hungry.
You privileged, elitist pricks.
First of all, humans are not carnivores. The fact you claim as such is beyond ridiculous. Do you know what a carnivore is? Do you know what carnivores even are?? They require meat to live - there is simply no alternative. Without meat, they die.
A carnivore has all the hallmarks of a predator, because they simply are killers. They have long canines for ripping and tearing at RAW, UNCOOKED flesh. They have a variety of evolutionary assets for ensuring they are successful at bringing down their prey - sharp claws, keen senses, large teeth for tearing and slicing, a short intestinal tract to ensure that the flesh doesn’t rot for too long inside the body, good agility, strength, and capabilities for bringing down their prey, the list goes on and on.
What happens if a human eats a diet of nothing but meat? They die. Look at the inuit community, who due to their location, eat a diet of nothing but meat and animal products - and they have the shortest lifespan of the human population. If people eat nothing but meat - cooked and seasoned of course, but we can’t even manage to eat it raw and bloody like a CARNIVORE - they get sick very quickly and die. Because even carnivores require some essence of vegetation in their diet - and they get this by eating the stomach contents of their prey. After all, carnivores eat everything - tendons, intestines, bowels and their contents, cheeks, eyeballs (often relished as some sort of delicacy, at least in the avian world), and so forth.
No, instead humans buy their mass-produced, abused flesh at the supermarket - all pre-cleaned and pre-cut of course. After all, we natural carnivores simply shriek with terror and disgust if we find a bit of blood in our food, or heaven’s forbid, some sort of extra bounty item with our feast, like the wrong dead body part in our bucket of dead body parts. Pictures of our prey recoiling in fear and smothered in blood should, by all accounts, get our hearts racing and our mouths salivating, but instead you look away and scream at the vegans to stop showing them them the truth.
I’m sorry but… how dare you call me disrespectful? You take an innocent creature’s life at the expense of one entire life per meal - a rate that even an apex predator doesn’t compete with - under the delusion that you are some sort of supreme race of carnivores. You come to an animal rights page demanding me to show respect when your lifestyle warrants NONE. Not only do you, the consumers, pay for the forced breeding, intensively-farmed, antibiotic-laden, terror-filled, short-lived sickened and mutilated existences of billions of sentient creatures a year so you can have a ham fucking sandwich or a bit of chicken with your salad, all the while paving the way for such a healthy, beautiful planet for future generations, you want me to be chill about it? The very fact you demand respect for a lifestyle that shows brute force - and might I mention the sweet irony of the word BULLY you used - and unmitigated fear and pain to innocent beings all for your westernised diet at the expense of humans and the environment on a global scale, is a sheer mockery. Where’s your respect, huh? What respect do you all show for the bullied, tortured, terrified, utterly trusting and docile creatures you pay to be slaughtered? I was not brought up a vegan. I understand about cravings and tradition and having to change. But it does not deserve respect to simply look at all these facts, all the information my blog and others work tirelessly to provide for the masses, and simply hold up your hands and say you don’t give a shit.
It’s barely worth answering your joke that vegans “aren’t bullied”. Nah you’re right, we’re just mocked and ridiculed instead. Because we live in a society where standing up for others - human or otherwise - and urging people to adopt more conscientious and humane alternatives instead of such destructive, self-centred lifestyles, is frowned upon. God forbid we hurt someone’s presh feelings over say, exposing the fragility of our ecosystem and the miserable existences of their victims.
Rolling Stone lifts the veil on animal abuse at factory farms
not everyone has the privilege of not eating meat and going the veg route and it sucks bc everyone should be able to eat well/ healthy but at the same time, if meat is all people can afford then that’s better than starving. on the other hand, i feel like if you can afford food without worrying about where you next meal is coming from then why not try and be a vegetarian or vegan
If you can afford meat then you can afford edible plants.