Lesbian asylum-seeker sentenced to death →





Please sign the petition to stop her deportation! 70,792 people have already signed this petition. We’re almost at the goal of 75,000 signatures. 


(ETA: Seems you can only sign from the UK; definitely share if you have followers there!)

Interview with Aderonke Apata for those who are interested

Aaaand the link seems to be the thanks message for those who’ve already signed.

This one works


ok I need some help from someone more technology savvy than me because I’ve exhausted all my solutions

My laptop is 2 years old this year and I bought it specifically because it had a blu-ray drive already installed in it. I’ve watched all of 2 blu-ray discs in it so far (because they’re expensive and not many movies I want on bluray) and worked just fine, until the last month or so.

It reads dvds and cds and blank dvds just fine, no problem. But will not register there’s a bluray disc in the drive at all, reads it like a blank disc. I’ve looked through the manufacturer’s website for fixes, spoken to them directly, patch drivers, uninstalled and reinstalled the disc drive itself, everything I can think of.

If anyone’s got some help, I would really, really appreciate it.

Hey, so my dvd drive stopped reading dvds for a while, and I finally did a software update and it worked again, so maybe try that?



How can rape by giving a drug or intoxicant to a person that renders them unable to give consent have a minimum sentence of 0-15 years but possession of drugs without being used for rape has a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years to life?

its almost like we have legalized the systematic oppression of women and people of color





Even if this does not end up passing, it would be so important to get this on president Obama’s desk and have him be aware that this is a concern in our country. Please sign!!!!! Even if you personally don’t think it’ll work, don’t let your cynicism ruin it for everyone.




So, just as I complete my second widow’s bite, my friend lets us know that she has a family emergency and can’t come tonight. :(

So would anyone in Los Angeles like to come to the 8:30 Cap 2 with us tonight?

You’d get a free ticket, a killer Black Widow costume, and we’d take you to get your makeup done (free!) if you want. Plus you’d get to roll up to the movie with some comics!Avengers, and who wouldn’t want that?

Put an ask in my askbox if you’re interested or know someone who is.

Oh, and also y’all can signal boost this if you want to? Thank you!




So, just as I complete my second widow’s bite, my friend lets us know that she has a family emergency and can’t come tonight. :(

So would anyone in Los Angeles like to come to the 8:30 Cap 2 with us tonight?

You’d get a free ticket, a killer Black Widow costume, and we’d take you to get your makeup done (free!) if you want. Plus you’d get to roll up to the movie with some comics!Avengers, and who wouldn’t want that?

Put an ask in my askbox if you’re interested or know someone who is.

Oh, and also y’all can signal boost this if you want to? Thank you!







So natural hair is being targeted by the U.S. Military. 

More than 30% of females serving in the military are of a race other than white. As of 2011, 36% of females in the U.S. stated that they are natural, or refrain from chemically processing their hair. Females with natural hair take strides to style their natural hair in a professional manner when necessary; however, changes to AR 670-1 offer little to no options for females with natural hair. In the proposed changes, unauthorized hairstyles include twists, both flat twists as well as two strand twists; as well as dreadlocks, which are defined as “any matted or locked coils or ropes of hair.” These new changes are racially biased and the lack of regard for ethnic hair is apparent. This policy needs to be reviewed prior to publishing to allow for neat and maintained natural hairstyles.” 

There is a petition to reconsider the changes added to AR 670-1 and you can sign here


Boost please! This shit is garbage!

I wish I could pretend to be surprised by this, but we already know that the military specifically targets black women.

[Image: List of “Female Unauthorized Hairstyles” showing pictures of Black army women in various hairstyles used by women with natural hair.]

Like even the white girl is wearin a hairstyle that black girls wear all the time and they know it. They on that bullshit i stg.


important psa about buns

Folks in WV please read this!


I got this email from MoveOn because I signed the petition demanding clean water (because the government’s official response is ‘It’s fine, just drink it.’). They are urging people to call WV American Water and tell them you’re not drinking the water, that you don’t feel safe. If you’re still smelling chemicals or have experienced symptoms from exposure to or ingestion of the water, let them know.

"The past three weeks have been very challenging and frustrating as many of our questions remain unanswered including: When is the water going to be safe for everyone?

Last night I attended a televised Town Hall meeting in Charleston, WV at the Clay Center.  When several hundred people were asked if anyone in the room was drinking the water, there was silence.  We heard from community members about rashes, chemical burns, respiratory issues and ongoing concerns.

Pregnant women, infants, young children and people at risk should definitely NOT be drinking the water and limiting their exposure.
Even  Dr. Gupta, the director of the county health department isn’t letting his family drink the water. 

Help send a stronger message to West Virginian American Water. Demand clean, safe drinking water for everyone.

Put pressure on the national American Water company and WV American Water tonight. Their lines are open 24/7.

Call 1-800-685-8660

Tell them:
Your Name
Your Account Number
Your story - what symptoms you’re experiencing or experienced
Why you don’t trust the water and if you feel you should not have to pay for water that’s of limited use.

And, please try not to be angry with the customer service rep - they did not spill 4-MCHM into the Elk River and were not part of the decision making chain that makes this crisis on-going today.

Why I believe making the call is important: last night my fiance and I called American Water around 11:00 pm. We talked with an empathetic customer service represenative who answered from a call center outside of West Virginia.  The rep seemed surprised that so many people still aren’t drinking the water, and told us that she would have to report our complaint to their internal Quality Board. Let’s make sure that American Water, the parent company with operations across the U.S. can not ignore us. We deserve the same quality of service that American Water provides to customers across the country.

Let me know that you called by reporting your phone call here:

And please, continue to share this petition throughout West Virginia with your friends, families, and loved ones for whom this nighmare is not over.




I am one such an individual, and last night I was super pumped to try this concealer. Out of curiosity I read the ingredients and saw something called arachidyl behenate.

Anything with the root “arachi” such as “arachis oil” is probably peanut related. And, sure enough, I did some research and arachidyl behenate is peanut-derived. Which is the story of how I nearly smushed a deadly food allergen into my skin.

There’s a report here from last year that seems to indicate that some food allergens are neutralized when processed for cosmetics, but I’m not sure that applies for peanuts. And at any rate, they did indicate there was still a risk of a reaction if such proteins weren’t processed properly.

Now, I’m gonna say it outright - I’m not one hundred percent sure that a heavily processed peanut-derived chemical such as arachidyl behenate will cause a reaction. I’ve worn a lot of makeup over the years without checking the ingredients, so I could have easily used a product containing it without knowing. Still, better safe than sorry.

Alternate names for peanut products (anything with the prefix “arachi-” should be considered suspect):

beer nuts, earth nuts, goobers, groundnuts, groundnut oil, hypogaeic acid, katchung oil, mandelonas

A full list can be found here, another cosmetic-specific one here.

Here’s some articles on the subject:





Stay safe, guys, and please signal boost for any peanut-allergic followers you might have!








If you only ever read and/or reblog one of my posts, I hope this will be the one. Due to some medical problems I am on two pretty serious medications. One is fairly affordable. The other one? Well…

The local Krogers charges over $200 PER MONTH.

I did some research and found out that COSTCO had it for “considerably cheaper.”  But I wasn’t a member of Costco. Come to find out, YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A MEMBER to fill prescriptions at their pharmacy.

In that bag I’m holding is a 90 DAY supply of BOTH medications for…wait for it….$38. This is friggin awesome. I nearly cried when I found out. So please, share this info (if not necessarily this post). There are plenty Tumblr folks who are struggling with medication costs and this could really help them.

I hope I’ve already helped some of you. :)

This is a thing which is good to know!


i don’t live in an area with costco but this is good to know! also if you’re in the south, publix will fill certain prescriptions for free: http://www.publix.com/pharmacy/Free-Medications.do

Facts! Publix also filled our dog’s prescription for antibiotics for free when he needed it. :)


It’s dangerously cold out today, so if you see a stranded vehicle, call *47 on your cell phone. This will connect you to the NC Highway Patrol - tell them where you saw the vehicle, and they’ll dispatch someone to help them. This way 911 doesn’t get overwhelmed by calls.


Ok tumblr, I know the power of the internet so just hear me out right quick as I ask for a simple favor. See those cereal boxes up there? If you buy any Kellogg’s product with that Free Book logo on it there is a 16 digit code inside your box of cereal. Now, when you get three of those codes together you submit them online and they will send you a free Scholastic book. Now I’m sure you’re wondering why I’m bringing it up, so here goes.

I teach first grade at a school where the kids have little to nothing. Through generous donations (government, three square, various community partners, etc.) the kids get backpacks, clothes, shoes, free breakfast/lunch, and some school supplies. The school is not in the best part of town. I’ve had students who live with grandparents because their own parents are in jail, kids who have parents that don’t have custody over them for various reasons, and so on and so forth. Now I am trying to get my kids to read books, but they literally don’t have any books at home that they can use to practice their reading. Sure they get a library book from the school library but it’s not the same, you know? They don’t own the book, it’s not theirs. 

Here’s where you come in. If you happen to buy one of these specially marked boxes and don’t plan on using the code please send me that code through my ask box. If 60 people on here send me a code I’ll be able to get 20 books, which will easily allow me to get each of my students a brand new book of their own. I used the Fly Guy books above because my kids are currently obsessed with the character and the book has sight words that we’re working on in class. Even if you have no codes, I’d appreciate the signal boost as well.

So, if you happen to get a code please send it my way. I would appreciate it and so would my kids. Heck, if I get 60 codes, that would give me enough to give each of my students a book and I will gladly take a picture to show you how excited they are to get a book. If more codes keep coming, I’ll post up their thank you notes. They’re seven so expect something awesome. Thanks in advance.

The girls' guide to getting some privacy on your parents' health insurance →





Sharing as I know it would be helpful.

not just girls can benefit from this!

please read this even if you don’t need to take advantage of this right away. I have friends who have been dissuaded from seeking help for their mental health because they were afraid of being ostracized by their parents.

i was JUSt bout to sign up too