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dogblessusa:

Burlington Dog Works grooming spa is offering services to the amazingly selfless and courageous canines who are actively participating in the relief efforts of the Oso Mudslide in Washington. 

Ryker (above) is a search-and-rescue dog who, along with his owner David, has been searching for survivors amidst the desolation. Ryker was tired and sore from working, so he particularly enjoyed his relaxing salt bath! For more, watch this video. 

Dog Bless David, Ryker, Becca Chestnut, and everyone involved with the relief efforts in Washington.  

autisticadvocacy:

Background is a pale Autism Speaks puzzle piece with the “No” or “Not allowed” circle and strikethrough. The text reads:
Autism $peaks has ZERO autistic leaders
Autistic Self Advocacy Network: 100% autistic leadership
Self Advocates Becoming Empowered: 100% leadership with intellectual or developmental disabilities
National Down Syndrome Society: 7 leaders with Down Syndrome
Autism Society of America: 5 autistic leaders
Autism $peaks: ZERO autistic leaders

autisticadvocacy:

Background is a pale Autism Speaks puzzle piece with the “No” or “Not allowed” circle and strikethrough. The text reads:

Autism $peaks has ZERO autistic leaders

Autistic Self Advocacy Network: 100% autistic leadership

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered: 100% leadership with intellectual or developmental disabilities

National Down Syndrome Society: 7 leaders with Down Syndrome

Autism Society of America: 5 autistic leaders

Autism $peaks: ZERO autistic leaders

dogblessusa:

Watch the Service Dog Project’s live puppycam and get to know these little heartbreakers. 

puppy love!

callmebliss:

callmebliss:

THEY’RE SO FLUFFY I’M GONNA DIIIIIIIIE!!!!!!!

…ahem. Our new chicks came in and I went to pick them up today! One dozen Buff Orphingtons came home in a box (seatbelted in my car in the first picture - safety first, li’ll fluffbutts!) and got snuggled one at a time to calm down before depositing in their first location, a box set up with food, water, a heat lamp, and removable newspaper to deal with all the tiny poops. They’re digging it.

Me? I’m eggstatic.

mayonnaisejane said: For Eggs or for Meat? Or on loan from a farm for the holiday?

For eggs. We started a flock a few years ago, starting with 14. One was a rooster, which we gave away. We have lost a few to hawks and disease, and are down to 9 3-year-old birds. They have an average life expectancy of 5 years, so it’s time to fill out the flock. :D

Soooooo fluffyyyyyy!

exfatalist:

trekual-innuendos:

Lets have a dystopian future movie where none of the actors are white

Not a single one

No reason

No explanation

There’s just no white people and not a single character questions it

Watch how quickly people notice and get pissed off

but wouldn’t it be better to put one white extra in the far background of a huge crowd shot for a few frames, so we could point to them every time someone gets pissed off?

think-progress:

kateoplis:

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg's nonprofit organization, LeanIn.org, has partnered with Getty Images to “to create a line of stock photos that depict mature, professional businesswomen, rather than ones who appear dumb, subservient, sexualized, or sometimes all three at once.” 

One recent study found that only 3% of creative directors are women. In journalism, men continue to fill the majority of top editor roles — and this likely extends to photo editor roles as well. We’ve all seen Mad Men. This isn’t the 1950s, but the advertising industry is not exactly a model for gender equality. None of this is to say that men can’t accurately depict women in visual imagery, but if we’ve learned anything from the research, it’s that gender equality in every industry leads to better and more representative outcomes.”

"The new library of photos shows professional women as surgeons, painters, bakers, soldiers and hunters. There are girls riding skateboards, women lifting weights and fathers changing babies’ diapers.”

Jessica BennetWill Lean In & Getty Rid the World of the Media’s Subtle Sexism?

Changing Women’s Portrayal in Stock Photos | NYT

Making Stock Photos Less Sexist | Bloomberg

We’d like to see more of this. 

geektasticandalsodorktacular:

Why is there so much talk about whether or not Black Widow can “handle” a solo movie or is a good enough character for a solo movie?

Like, you guys realise you aren’t watching documentaries right? There are scriptwriters, they write scripts, actors act them…

my problem is my mamma raised me far too nice
to ever wish death on somebody, regardless of how much
they’d harmed me so instead i’m compiling a list
of odd karmatic punishments
for the assholes of my existence like

i hope the girl who ruined my senior year of high school
by bullying the hope out of my bones
has a bad hair day on every first date. i hope
the words she said behind my back tangle around
her head so when people meet her for the first time
they can see how unkind
she really is.

my mother and my father were talking in public
and a policeman asked her if she wanted the
‘dirty hispanic’ to leave her alone
and i really hope that policeman goes home
to heat that never works properly and that
the cold makes his bones ache, i hope the
warmth of my daddy’s sun never kisses
the sweaty temples of men who use their
position of power as an excuse to be racist

the man who hit me until i bled from the
corners of my mouth and who kissed me no matter
how much i asked him to stop better constantly get
his dick stuck in his zipper and i hope a large rash
develops because of it because maybe being
in constant pain will make him learn
some empathy

i want the teacher who told my friend joe
‘you can’t be a boy just because you say so’
to spill overheated 99-cent coffee on her ironed skirt
every other thursday, i hope it stains because
her words never washed out of his ears either

i hope the boy who broke my heart is
doing well, because i’m doing well too, but i want
the boy who broke my sister by promising forever
when he really meant ‘just until you give me everything’
to get a tattoo with a misspelling
just because i think it would be funny
since he was so afraid of commitment

the man who told my friend to kill herself, just get it over
should wake up to a leak in his roof
that has no particular origin and constantly drips
onto his face no matter where he moves his pillow to
because maybe then he’ll have some idea about
drowning

i hope the people who told my brother
he couldn’t succeed
solely based on his disability
constantly hit their heads when getting into the car,
i want them to blink back little black dots
and wonder what they’ve ever done wrong to deserve
this and then i want them to see my brother’s company
on a full-page spread because he’s twenty-four and
making more money than they ever did

my math teacher told me most girls are stupid
with numbers and i hope his wife is funneling large
sums of his money into an offshore account without
him noticing while my english teacher told me
he didn’t expect much because i’m not a native speaker
so i really hope in class one day
he unknowingly passes out one of my poems

and i hope if you’ve been hurt, your life has
turned around. keep your head up,
square your shoulders, trust that
the universe will find some way to sort things out. hold on
until your heart mends. regardless of what happens,
know that happiness
is the best revenge.

I can’t wish true evil or true evil will come back to me but that doesn’t mean I want assholes to go around happy /// r.i.d | inkskinned (via inkskinned)

Oh, this gave me chills.

wickedwitchshaming:

the-best-lesbian-mermaid:

deathmetallife:

stvkln:

sassy-snow-queen:

littleangrykitten:

ejacutastic:

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Faith in humanity restored! Never judge a book by its cover! 

I’m actually sobbing


Seen this before. Sob’d the first time. Doing it again.

Bless them.. I like bikers even more now.

i’m crying. this is so beautiful

"Because my friends are scarier than he is." gets me every time.

REBLOG THIS IF YOU KNOW WHO JULIE ANDREWS IS.

disneygirldreams:

magzlvzu:

thetype40:

I’m asking you guys to do this because one of my friends says that no one knows who Julie Andrews is. I’m trying to show her that people really do know who she is.

So plz help a girl out, and thank you. :3

Oh that poor soul

Julie is our queen

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