White roses symbolize truth and innocence. One of the meanings of white roses is everlasting love - love stronger than death, an eternal love, undying and all sustaining. White roses are also associated with honor and reverence. They can convey feelings of love, friendship, respect and hope. 
  
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Carlos de Haes, The road near Villerville (Normandy).

Carlos de Haes, The road near Villerville (Normandy).

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imkirby:

Laverne Cox should play Wonder Woman

  
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mx-lee:

hi i think i might be kinda cute

mx-lee:

hi i think i might be kinda cute

  
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107422:

the-mind-of-damon:

porcelain-horse-horselain:

107422:

this is a goddamn national travesty

FIX THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don’t care if you like Benedict Cumberbatch or not, but I need EVERYONE READING THIS to click on this link, scroll down to laverne cox (or just ctrl+f her name) and click YES on her voting!!!!! it’ll make you sign in with either facebook or twitter, but it is instant one-click signing in, and they don’t post anything on your profile. it’s just for verification purposes so 4chan doesn’t fix the voting again like they did a few years ago.

DO IT!!!!!

Don’t make an excuse. It’ll take like thirty seconds. Just do it.

eh, i dont see anything that incredible from her, Cumberbatch is Khan, a Dragon, and fucking Sherlock Holmes all in one, plus hes a noted Philanthropist, being involved in things like “the princes trust” and hes also an LGBT advocate…

  1. he is not an LGBT advocate because he fucking misgenders trans people
  2. he is a “philanthropist” because his rich family owned slaves
  3. laverne cox is absolutely incredible
  4. fuck you, also
  
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107422:

the-mind-of-damon:

porcelain-horse-horselain:

107422:

this is a goddamn national travesty

FIX THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don’t care if you like Benedict Cumberbatch or not, but I need EVERYONE READING THIS to click on this link, scroll down to laverne cox (or just ctrl+f her name) and click YES on her voting!!!!! it’ll make you sign in with either facebook or twitter, but it is instant one-click signing in, and they don’t post anything on your profile. it’s just for verification purposes so 4chan doesn’t fix the voting again like they did a few years ago.

DO IT!!!!!

Don’t make an excuse. It’ll take like thirty seconds. Just do it.

eh, i dont see anything that incredible from her, Cumberbatch is Khan, a Dragon, and fucking Sherlock Holmes all in one, plus hes a noted Philanthropist, being involved in things like “the princes trust” and hes also an LGBT advocate…

  1. he is not an LGBT advocate because he fucking misgenders trans people
  2. he is a “philanthropist” because his rich family owned slaves
  3. laverne cox is absolutely incredible
  4. fuck you, also
  
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yilduza:

edgebug:

sincerely, a person who has been on prozac for 9 years

this is in response to some shitty stuff i’ve seen on my dash recently. it’s super simplified, so if you’d like to know some more indepth stuff on how exactly it works, google it—OR BETTER YET actually talk to a mental health doctor psychiatrist person wow

okay i keep seeing this around and a few things:

  • SSRIs are only one class of anti-depressants.  There are also SNRIs (newer, like SSRIs, & function in a similar way), MAOI inhibitors (older), Tricyclics (older), and atypical, like remeron/mirtazapine that I was on once (not a good option for anyone with an eating disorder!)
  • We still don’t really know exactly why SSRIs work, though it has something to do with serotonin.  Depression is not as simple as as a chemical problem with serotonin reuptake, though.
  • ANTI-DEPRESSANTS CAN MAKE PEOPLE FEEL NUMB.  This is a bad side-effect and you should see your doctor about it ASAP.  Pretending this never happens doesn’t help.  It should be noted, however, that the idea they’re supposed to make you numb is a total myth, and I’m assuming that’s what the OP was going for.
  • Anti-depressants are neither mood stabilizers nor stimulants but perhaps you could just explain this? Because I’m kind of sick of people on anti-depressants acting completely offended at being mistaken for people on SCARY drugs like mood stabilizers.  Hopefully that wasn’t the intent here.
  • "Suuuure some people have reported shitty side-effects but they were probably on the wrong meds."  Side-effects really shouldn’t be brushed off that easily, because they’re a huge problem for many people on psychiatric medication.  And unfortunately, medication working on your symptoms doesn’t mean you won’t have side-effects, and same for vice versa.  There are some cases where people can have dangerous side-effects from being on the wrong medication, for example, people with bipolar disorder can go into a manic state when on anti-depressants.  However, many people are on medications they find very helpful but that come with problematic side-effects like anorgasmia, increased appetite, and phototoxicity.  Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as shitty side-effects = wrong meds and sometimes all you can do is work with your doctor to find the best compromise you can.
  • People say shitty things to people with diabetes all the goddamn time please & thank you.
  
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#MALICE

fragilesoftmachines:

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i am never one thing or the other;
at night i am everything i fear.
(Staceyann Chin, “Feminist or a Womanist”)

A fanmix celebrating bitterness, anger and witchcraft as reasonable reactions to bullshit

Listen on 8Tracks

Tracklist, content warning, DLL, and translations for the non-English songs under the cut:

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diaharan:

when someone asks you who your inspiration is, one of the first things out of your mouth should always be “myself.” youre inspiring, you got yourself out of shitty situations, you made it through and you take care of yourself every day. you should always be your own biggest inspiraiton

  
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janetmock:

The profiling and over policing of trans women of color’s lives will no longer stand — and Monica Jones is the embodiment of resistance and brilliance.

More info: http://www.bestpracticespolicy.org/2014/04/11/guilty-verdict-for-monica-jones-reveals-broken-legal-system-urgent-need-for-action/

janetmock:

The profiling and over policing of trans women of color’s lives will no longer stand — and Monica Jones is the embodiment of resistance and brilliance.

More info: http://www.bestpracticespolicy.org/2014/04/11/guilty-verdict-for-monica-jones-reveals-broken-legal-system-urgent-need-for-action/

  
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Three dead in Kansas Jewish center shootings

ashkenazi-autie:

Three people were reported dead on Sunday in a possible anti-Semitic shooting attack at two buildings serving the Jewish community near Kansas City.

A gunman opened fired in the parking lot of the Overland Park Jewish Community Center and the nearby Village Shalom retirement home, both in the Kansas City suburb.

"At around 1 p.m. today, Overland Park police received multiple calls regarding a shooting on the campus of the Jewish Community Center, 5801 W. 115th Street. Additional calls were received by police of another shooting at the Village Shalom Retirement Community, 5500 W. 123rd," according to the Overland Park Police Department.

“Three victims are confirmed deceased. A person of interest has been taken into custody at this time,” the police spokesman said.

CNN reported that the deceased included a teenager and an elderly woman.

During the initial developing story, a spokeswoman for Overland Park Regional Medical Center said the hospital was treating a 14-year-old male who suffered a gunshot wound and who was in critical condition.

The gunman fired toward a total of five people, three of whom were confirmed dead, authorities investigating the incident said at a press briefing.

Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass said it was too early to label the attacks as anything other than “vicious acts of violence.”

He stated that two males were killed outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas and one female at the nearby Shalom Village retirement home.

He confirmed that police had a white male in his 70s in custody for questioning. He added that the man was unknown to police until today.
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City said on Facebook that no shooting had occurred inside its campus, and it had released home all the participants of its programming.
Overland Park, the second biggest city in Kansas, is a short drive away from the state’s main Jewish concentration in Kansas City.

According to Kansas’s KSHB 41 Action News, police were holding one suspect in custody, who was reported as yelling “heil Hitler” as he was being detained.

The entire JCC campus was locked down.

One witness was quoted by KSHB 41 Action News as saying that a man, presumably the shooter, had aimed a gun at him before shooting the windows of his vehicle.

US Federal Bureau of Investigation officials were helping local authorities investigate the two shootings, CNN cited FBI spokesman Joel Sealer as saying.

The JCC of Greater Kansas City announced that it would be closed on Monday.

“We will post more information following a debriefing at the Overland Park Police Command Center and a 5:00 pm press conference, which will be carried live,” the JCC said on Facebook.

The Jerusalem Post was unable to reach the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City for further comment.

The shooting comes only weeks after the Anti-Defamation League released a report describing an increase in physical assaults against Jews despite an overall 19 percent decrease of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States.

In its Annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, the ADL reported that there 751 incidents in 41 states and Washington, DC — among the lowest number since 1979, when the ADL began collecting data. The number of incidents has been steadily declining for the past decade.
I am asking for my followers, Jewish and non-Jewish, to spread this like wildfire. Antisemitism isn’t often discussed in social justice circles, but I need y’all to know that hate crimes are committed against us. So far, I have only been seeing this circulate among Jews on Tumblr, but I want it to go farther than that.
I want this to lead to a larger discussion about antisemitism. I don’t want it to be derailed merely as a discussion about gun control. I don’t want people asking if the shooter had mental illness. I want people to acknowledge that the shooter is a blatant antisemite. I want people to know why we often have cop cars parked outside our synagogues. I want people to know why we are still afraid.
  
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fighting-for-animals:

FARM WHICH WAS FILMED ALLOWING WORKERS TO SEXUALLY ABUSE, TORTURE AND INJURE ANIMALS IS TRYING TO BAN FILMING ON FARMS LIKE HIS

In 2012, Mercy For Animals exposed horrific cruelty to animals at Bettencourt Dairies, Idaho’s largest dairy factory farm. During the investigation, MFA documented workers sexually abusing animals, and viciously beating, kicking, and jumping on cows in order to deliberately inflict pain. The investigation led to criminal cruelty charges against workers and a manager at the facility.

In direct response to an undercover recent investigation exposing horrific animal abuse and sexual assault at Bettencourt Dairies, Idaho’s largest dairy factory farm, corrupt lawmakers have introduced a bill to silence whistleblowers and keep the dairy industry’s dirty secrets hidden from public view. 

Introduced as Senate Bill 1337, this ag-gag bill has already passed through the Idaho Senate, and is now pending in the House of Representatives. From there, it will go to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. If enacted, SB 1337 would make it a crime to take photos or video at a factory farm without the owner’s permission.

SB 1337 is a pathetic attempt by pro-factory farm legislators to stifle undercover investigations and allow criminal animal abuse to continue, undetected, at factory farms and slaughterhouses across the state. And instead of fostering greater transparency in food production, Idaho’s ag-gag bill would allow factory farmers to ignore important food safety, environmental, and worker safety laws.

SIGN THE PETITION HERE!!

PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST

  
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Lying in a ditch along the Trans-Canada Highway. I simply cannot get this image out of my mind.

…I refuse to speculate about Loretta’s death. What I do know is that our society has discarded indigenous women and girls in much the same manner for generations. These people were playing out a script that we all know intimately, but never acknowledge. I told a good friend of mine yesterday that there’s no conspiracy, there’s no mystery, Loretta will show up in a ditch like so many indigenous women before her. He was taken aback. I am devastated that the pattern proved true.

It’s our doing, which Loretta articulated so clearly in her writing — theft of land base, legalized segregation and racism, residential schools for several generations, continued dispossession = social chaos. It is a recipe for disaster for indigenous peoples, and especially indigenous women. Who suffers most when access to land, to the ecological order at the basis of most indigenous societies, is limited, controlled, or outright eliminated? Is that not what’s at the basis of a settler society like our own, eliminating indigenous peoples’ relationship to the land (and/or their actual bodies), so that can we plunder it for our gain?

…I ask my students, who are you meant to care about in society? The answer is always clear to them – I have been taught in such a way that I’m mostly incapable of caring about indigenous peoples. It’s not that they don’t want to, it’s that it takes years of hard work. And who has that much time or is willing to be vulnerable in the face of the seemingly unending gulf that lies before them?

And so we continue to look to indigenous peoples like the savages we imagine them to be. Meanwhile, Loretta is dumped in a ditch in a province that once paid European invaders for the scalps of Mi’kmaq women, children, and men, repeating a centuries-old pattern in ways that are much too familiar to be a coincidence, to be irony, to be senseless…It is an organized terror of the everyday. And it must stop.

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