Posted 15 hours ago

http://sosungjackskellington.tumblr.com/post/99945046418/endgaem-mirandaadria-people-always-want-to

endgaem:

mirandaadria:

People always want to bitch about the word “feminism” and how it makes the movement “feminine” or “women-centric”.

I’ve yet to see these same people bitch about Men’s Rights Activists and their movement name, though.

Wonder why.

Probably because Men’s…

Posted 15 hours ago
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poppypicklesticks:

crowvo:

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apologetikerfeind:

refusingtobeaman:

havocados:

veg-anna:

suicunecutie:

josiephone:

Apparently some vegans are telling people not to eat honey to support bees.

STOP. STOP NOW.
DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW BEES WORK?

Buy honey (local if possible) -> support beekeepers -> support bees.

I swear people don’t even think this stuff out. 
Beekeepers provide bees with an environment in which they can live, and are encouraged to thrive. Bees then have a big huge giant person who can deal with any threats to the hive. 
Yes, honey is a winter food supply for bees, but beekeepers (unless they’re dicks, in which case they’d be shooting themselves in the foot) will NEVER take too much honey from a hive, and will always ensure that bees have enough food. Think about it, you’re not going to starve a source of income/hobby, are you?

So now.
Support beekeepers.
Support bees.

buzz.

I think a few ppl took Bee Movie too seriously.

Can a knowledgable vegan tackle this post please? I can’t imagine this is logical.

Yes, I can and I have several issues with that.

Wild bees exist. Many different races, on top of that. Bees do not fucking need human support to live.

The whole "without us bees will die" argument is wrong, because bees literally die because of us spraying pesticides on plants while bees are out pollinating

and because humans feed them substitutes instead of letting them
nurture their young with honey.
(that’s 2 links)


There is more than enough cruelty involved in honey.

HONEY

IS

NOT

VEGAN

Watch the more than honey documentary and shut the goddamn hell up forever.

this needs to be reblogged thousands of times with that takedown because I’m god damn tired of seeing thousands of notes on these misguided anti vegan posts when what matters here are the bees, not how humans are their saviors

I can’t let this go, because whenever a vegan pulls this shit it always baffles me. I live on an apiary, for Christ’s sakes, so it’s always fascinating to see some jackoff on the internet telling me how beekeepers operate.

Wild bees exist, but their population is not this massively impressive, sustained population. You can thank logging and development for that.

While it is true that bees die because of us, and honestly, NO ONE IS ARGUING AGAINST THAT. THE ENTIRE SAVE THE BEES DEBATE IS ABOUT THE FACT THAT BEES ARE BEING KILLED BY PESTICIDES. It blows my goddamn mind that vegans wanna hop on that bandwagon and act like people don’t get it. Everyone gets it. Even Monsanto gets it, Monsanto just doesn’t give a flying fuck.


The ONLY time that beekeepers have to give a honey-substitute to bees is when a winter is particularly harsh and the bees deplete their resources. NO beekeeper “steals” all of the honey and leaves them with sugar water. We’re not evil villains twirling mustaches while laughing for fucks sakes.

Because at the end of the day, it’s a business. And vegans, apparently, believe that the world is not driven by capitalism, and that we can magically wish away capitalism with a flick of the goddamn wrist.

What happens if we do away with beekeepers and just ‘let nature’ decide?

Well, for starters, this leaves all bee populations to the whim of every other industry. No place for the bees to move in? Well, they’ll try to move onto people’s properties and build wild hives. And then get exterminated. Because people feel threatened by bee hives.

But the biggest, most damning thing, the thing that makes it so utterly irrational that vegans would be blogging AGAINST beekeeping, is that your entire goddamn diet REVOLVES around beekeepers.

Every single crop that requires insect pollination? Farms have beekeepers bring their bees to do that. Guess what happens without beekeepers? Can’t mass-pollinate as easily. Those wild bee populations don’t settle in close to humans because they’ll be taken down by exterminators, and butterflies and bumblebees don’t even come CLOSE to the pollinating power of honeybees.

When bees get an excess of honey? They get aggressive. It’s so they can defend their honey, of course. If you don’t harvest some, they just keep growing and getting more honey, because there aren’t days off for them. So then you get massive, unwieldy bee hives that are giant beacons for wildlife to pulverize.

What you SHOULD be campaigning against, vegans, is Monsanto. Because if the beekeepers vanish, do you know what remains? Monsanto. And the bees still get to enjoy breathing in all of those fantastically lethal chemicals, only now without there being a viable commercial reason to give a shit about them. On top of that, the bees lose out on protection and, indeed, on concerned businesses convincing politicians to stop Monsanto.

It is goddamn frustrating to me. Our bees produced 700 pounds of excess honey this year. 700 pounds. Their reserves are filled to burst because we don’t like to have to feed them a substitute. Hell, we’ve only had to give them substitute once, for two weeks.

I hate it when people talk clean out their ass. The person who posted all of those sources, which, FYI, the non-vegan sources? Explain what honey does. They do NOT even talk about honey substitute, they just talk about what honey does for bees. Scare tactic bullshit. The person who posted all of that deleted their blog. Jesus, they must have really believed their bullshit confidently!

Don’t just lap up vegan propaganda. There are PLENTY of viable reasons to be vegan, and hey, I’m not saying you -should- eat honey if you’re vegan. But don’t you DARE try to tout this bullshit as “fact”. The only things hurt by this, are the bees. Hate it all that we want, at this point, the bees DO need us, because if we didn’t need them, you know for a fact we’d wipe them out. We’re a disgusting race hellbent on slaughtering whatever doesn’t suit us. If we didn’t use bees for agriculture and honey? Holy shit, they’re annoying stinging motherfuckers, we’d probably have tons of pesticides designed specifically to kill them.

Sorry that I ranted about that, just, fuck man. I can’t stand vegan propaganda aimed at honeybees. It invariably signs a death sentence for honeybees every single time.

When people pull shit like this or feed their dogs tuna loaf maggie menus, you know they don\t really give a shit about animals, it’s all about their own egos and emotional validation as “nice people”

Posted 16 hours ago
Posted 16 hours ago

"Life roils with competition, death, and replacement, from the tide pool borders of our natal ocean to the farthest stars. Its cruelty and creativity are interwoven."

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Posted 18 hours ago
  1. (I work the floor at an independently-owned menswear store. The owner, my boss, spends a lot of time at the shop, and tries to keep prices as low as possible to help our city’s large homeless population get good job interview clothes. A clearly homeless man is wandering around the store. The other patrons are giving him looks.)
  2. Customer: “Excuse me, sir?”
  3. Me: “Yes, ma’am?”
  4. Customer: “I think you may want to call security. That… bum over there, he keeps feeling the suits and muttering to himself. I’m just sure he’s planning to steal one.”
  5. Me: “Well, ma’am, I think that’s quite unlikely.”
  6. Customer: “Oh, come on, you know how they are! I mean, I’d keep an eye on him even if he wasn’t homeless!”
  7. (The homeless man in question happens to be Hispanic.)
  8. Me: “We don’t discriminate here, ma’am.”
  9. Customer: “Well, I’m sure the owner would want to hear about this!”
  10. (I give in and call him over. The customer explains her concerns. As a black man, my boss isn’t happy with her racism, but agrees to talk to the homeless man.)
  11. Owner: “Excuse me, sir, are you finding what you need?”
  12. Homeless Man: “Well, not really. I’m hoping for something versatile in a dark or navy wool, but most of the options in my size are cut American style instead of European, which fits me a little better. Not to mention they’re all pinstriped, which I really don’t have the build for, you know?”
  13. Owner: “I… yes, I understand. I think we may have some options over here, if you’ll follow me. How did you know all that?”
  14. Homeless Man: “Back before I lost my job, I used to be really into this stuff. I’m not looking for anything fancy, just something I can use to look good for a job interview later today.”
  15. (My boss helps him find something he likes, and comes to the counter with him. The suit is priced at $87.)
  16. Homeless Man: *digging in his pockets* “Hang on, I think I’ve got enough.”
  17. Owner: *to me* “Take my card. I’m buying it for him.” *to the homeless man* “Here. The suit’s yours, on one condition. After your interview today, you come back and apply for a job here too. Got it?”
  18. Homeless Man: “I… oh my God, thank you. Thank you so much.”
  19. (Two years later, that formerly-homeless man is my manager, and has a little girl with his new wife—the owner’s sister.)
Posted 18 hours ago
Posted 18 hours ago

youarelookingatthis:

johanirae:

ninemoons42:

tomhazeldine:

I like how Natasha always cares about other people’s safety before hers.

Can the Man of Steel do that? No he can’t.

In other words where the hell is my Black Widow movie?

When HYDRA was in pursuit of her in the CATWS movie, I wondered why Nat kept running straight, when a zig zag pattern would have made her harder to hit. It just now occured to me, if she HAD ran in a zig zag pattern while surrounded by innocent pedestrians in DC, the Winter Soldier’s bullets could have hit any number of people. She had increased the chances of her getting shot just to make sure more people got away.

I think this is one of the reasons she bonds so well with Steve.

Posted 18 hours ago

phoneticmeow:

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Posted 18 hours ago
Posted 18 hours ago

Faith in humanity: restord

feminismisahatemovement:

ratherbeingallifrey:

ratherbeingallifrey:

(During a discussion about modern feminism and rape culture)
Me: Anyway, so MRAs like to say…
Male friend: MRA?
Me: Men’s Rights Activists
Male friend: That’s such bullshit. We have enough rights already.
Me: *restrains urge to hug him in front of crowded lecture…

onemv:

enough rights? Oh, ok, then. So giving men reproductive rights, rights to bodily autonomy, equal protection under the law, wouldn’t be a step towards equality…it would just be too many rights for men to have. got it.

Sorry, in what way do men not already have these?

Reproductive rights: males have no right to decide whether or not they want to become a father. When a man and a woman have sex, and the condom breaks and it results in a pregnancy, the man’s reproductive rights stop the instant he ejaculates. The woman has a long list of options ahead of her: she can take the morning after pill. She can have an abortion. She can have the child and keep it. She can have the child and give it up for adoption. She can keep the child and keep the father. She can keep the child and lose the father, but demand payments from him for the next 16 years of his life, even though he may not even be allowed to see the child he is paying for, and will be imprisoned if he fails to make the payments. Men have none of the rights women have in this area, and have very few rights in divorce court hearings, where custody is overwhelmingly awarded exclusively to the mother as a matter of course. If you are against reproductive rights for men then you are opposed to equality.

Bodily autonomy:  unlike female circumcision, which is rightly seen as an abomination, illegal in almost every country in the world, male circumcision is considered normal, trivial and even humorous, and legal everywhere. If you are opposed to female genital mutilation but not male genital mutilation then you are opposed to equality.

Equal Protection Under The Law: This should be self-evident - there are countless special provisions, protections and programs to help women, and none whatsoever to help men. We have the ‘Violence Against Women Act’ but no violence against men, or even violence against people act. Women are granted affirmative action and hiring quotas, governmentally funded rape support and domestic violence shelters, etc. Men have none of these. If you are opposed to men having equal protections and provisions under the eyes of the law then you are opposed to equality.

Posted 21 hours ago
Posted 21 hours ago

iwasrepeals:

opening a pack of gum in public like

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Posted 21 hours ago
drkarayua:

piertotum-locomottor:

deepthoughtmod:

This guy was the leader of the improv comedy group I was in

who the fuck carries fake blood everywhere

leaders of improv comedy groups obviosuly

drkarayua:

piertotum-locomottor:

deepthoughtmod:

This guy was the leader of the improv comedy group I was in

who the fuck carries fake blood everywhere

leaders of improv comedy groups obviosuly