Wickedness

What I like, as I like, and when I like. The home of fannish me.
rosalarian:

pourquoi-nutmeg:

nortonism:

The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…

YES.

Girls don’t let anyone tell you loving yourself is vanity.

rosalarian:

pourquoi-nutmeg:

nortonism:

The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…

YES.

Girls don’t let anyone tell you loving yourself is vanity.

(Source: nevver, via opinionatedlez)

gracehelbl0g:

This is Sam Pepper. If you don’t know who he is, Sam is a successful YouTube prankster with over 2 million subscribers. He recently uploaded a video titled “Fake Hand Ass Pink Prank" where he pinched unsuspecting girls’ butts without their permission. None of this was done with the girls’ consent…meaning Sam Pepper sexually harassed and assaulted these women.

This is no longer a “simple, harmless prank” but rather a very serious matter and offence. If you haven’t seen the video yet, you can watch, dislike, and report it HERE. You can also take the pledge to help stop sexual violence at itsonus.org. Please do not let Sam get away with this kind of behavior. He crossed the line and needs to be held responsible for his disgusting actions.

(via misandry-mermaid)

HELP THE PUPPY!

Kathy Willett Guminski's photo.
Kathy Willett Guminski's photo.
Kathy Willett Guminski added 2 new photos — feeling emotional.
ble to continue fostering Maya due to health reasons. If a foster can’t be found we will have no choice. We will have her euthanized before we take her to a shelter and leave her to sit on a cold cement floor. Maya is 8 months old, pit bull, spayed and UTD on shots. She has her own wheelchair and gets along in it great. She loves people, kids, cats and other dogs.
269-637-4996 or email bkgum@btc-bci.com We are in Michigan but can arrange transport to almost anywhere. For more info on Maya and her story visit my FB page,Kathy Willett Guminski
Thanks in advance, no matter how this turns out, I will be forever grateful for having had the chance to know Maya.
mostlycatsmostly:

Narrative from  (Haberuvi Flickr)
A couple of days ago I was driving to work on the Washington beltway and saw something up ahead shoot out of traffic and against the jersey wall median. It was black. I wondered if it was a piece of a truck tire but it looked different somehow. So I paid attention as I reached it and, lo and behold, it was a tiny cat scrambling along the jersey wall like a big black spider. I carefully pulled off, then backed up as far as I could safely. Got out of the car and walked back toward where it had been. There was a grate. Oh no. If he went down there I wouldn’t be able to do anything. But farther back there was a spot under an overpass. It wasn’t moving. I kept walking. There it was. It seemed to have found the darkest spot under the overpass and hunkered down. I picked it up and sheltered it against my body as best as I could and made my way back to the car. I did not see it thrown, but the speed and trajectory when I first saw it simply could not have been the result of self propulsion. I can only assume it was thrown. What kind of world do we live in, anyway?
We’re thinking of naming him Lucky.
(by Haberuvi)

mostlycatsmostly:

Narrative from
(Haberuvi Flickr)

A couple of days ago I was driving to work on the Washington beltway and saw something up ahead shoot out of traffic and against the jersey wall median. It was black. I wondered if it was a piece of a truck tire but it looked different somehow. So I paid attention as I reached it and, lo and behold, it was a tiny cat scrambling along the jersey wall like a big black spider. I carefully pulled off, then backed up as far as I could safely. Got out of the car and walked back toward where it had been. There was a grate. Oh no. If he went down there I wouldn’t be able to do anything. But farther back there was a spot under an overpass. It wasn’t moving. I kept walking. There it was. It seemed to have found the darkest spot under the overpass and hunkered down. I picked it up and sheltered it against my body as best as I could and made my way back to the car. I did not see it thrown, but the speed and trajectory when I first saw it simply could not have been the result of self propulsion. I can only assume it was thrown. What kind of world do we live in, anyway?

We’re thinking of naming him Lucky.

(by Haberuvi)

The House was only scheduled for twelve days of work in September and October, but the original plan proved too challenging, so the Republican leadership stopped working after eight days. The American people are paying House Republicans to work at job that they aren’t showing up for. The House GOP is taking millions of dollars from taxpayers in salaries and benefits for doing nothing. The Republicans aren’t passing legislation. They aren’t dealing with the nation’s problems. Heck, Boehner and company can’t even show up for work.

If the Republican House were paid by the hour maybe, they would spend more time doing their jobs, but this is a Congress that has shown no interest in doing anything productive.

Boehner and the House Republicans are stealing your hard earned money, and if Republicans can’t be bothered to show up for work, voters need to fire them this November.

killsave:

revolutionary-afrolatino:

Police shoot teenage special-needs girl within 20 seconds of arriving to ‘help’

On June 3rd, 2014, the Serrano family was having difficulty with a young female family member who suffers from a mental illness and depression. Yanira Serrano-Garcia, 18, had apparently gone off of her medication and became agitated and hard to control.
“[Yanira] wanted to be normal. She wanted to stop taking her medication, and I get it. Sometimes when my feet hurt I just want to be normal. I don’t want to take pills. I get her…all we want is justice,” said a friend of Yanira’s during a community march. 
“Sadly, they mistook her for something she didn’t do, and a cop decided to get his gun out when he could have gotten out his taser, his pepper spray,” she said.
“She has special needs and we just want answers,” said Yanira’s brother, Tiny Serrano. “Who are we supposed to call now when we need help when who is supposed to help us is killing our kids?”


I feel like I reblog this kind of stuff every single day… Same story, different names. And police always use the same fucking excuses because they’re trained in how to loophole the law. It’s what they do for a fucking living.


The cops want to know why we don’t trust them, are afraid of them, fear them, and hate them. They shoot our pets, kill our loved ones when we call them for help, they lie and cover up for the “bad cops.” When you call the cops now, it’s like playing Russian Roulette. Yes, five of the chambers might be empty, but it’s the seventh that kills you.But at least the other five chambers don’t cover up with the sixth.

killsave:

revolutionary-afrolatino:

Police shoot teenage special-needs girl within 20 seconds of arriving to ‘help’

On June 3rd, 2014, the Serrano family was having difficulty with a young female family member who suffers from a mental illness and depression. Yanira Serrano-Garcia, 18, had apparently gone off of her medication and became agitated and hard to control.

“[Yanira] wanted to be normal. She wanted to stop taking her medication, and I get it. Sometimes when my feet hurt I just want to be normal. I don’t want to take pills. I get her…all we want is justice,” said a friend of Yanira’s during a community march. 

“Sadly, they mistook her for something she didn’t do, and a cop decided to get his gun out when he could have gotten out his taser, his pepper spray,” she said.

“She has special needs and we just want answers,” said Yanira’s brother, Tiny Serrano. “Who are we supposed to call now when we need help when who is supposed to help us is killing our kids?”

I feel like I reblog this kind of stuff every single day… Same story, different names. And police always use the same fucking excuses because they’re trained in how to loophole the law. It’s what they do for a fucking living.

The cops want to know why we don’t trust them, are afraid of them, fear them, and hate them. They shoot our pets, kill our loved ones when we call them for help, they lie and cover up for the “bad cops.” When you call the cops now, it’s like playing Russian Roulette. Yes, five of the chambers might be empty, but it’s the seventh that kills you.

But at least the other five chambers don’t cover up with the sixth.

(via thepoliticalfreakshow)

thinksquad:

Come and bake it.

Texas is enjoying a burst of entrepreneurship after enacting laws that let anyone turn a home kitchen into a business incubator. Under “cottage food” laws, people can sell food baked or cooked at home, like cookies, cakes and jams, if it’s deemed to have a very low chance of causing foodborne illnesses. Crucially, cottage food laws exempt home bakers from having to rent commercial kitchen space.

After winning Austin’s Best Chocolate Cupcake in the city’s Cupcake Smackdown, Amy Padilla decided to open a cupcake bakery in 2009. “At that time, a commercial bakery was my only option,” she said. But with rent averaging around $25 an hour, “it almost became cost prohibitive to continue.”

Not being able to bake at home posed other problems as well. Kelley Masters, a baker based in Cedar Park, found a rental kitchen for $15 per hour, but that rate was only available after 10 p.m. “So I would put my two-year-old son to bed,” she said, “pack a large laundry basket with supplies, and drive out to the commercial kitchen, and start baking, coming home around 1 or 2 a.m.” Sometimes she even had to waste time cleaning up after the previous renter.

After learning that other states had enacted cottage food laws, Masters became an activist, recruiting and rallying people to back legislation that would legalize selling homemade food. Their efforts paid off when Texas passed it first cottage food law in 2011.

Under the new cottage food law, Padilla reopened Bellissimo Bakery, so she could carry on customizing children’s birthday cakes and selling her cupcakes, in flavors like Kona Kahlua or Death by Chocolate. Since 2011, her sales have increased by 25 percent every year, and she’s predicting an increase of up to 50 percent this year. “Not only do I love creating custom cakes and cupcakes, but I love that my cottage food bakery has the ability to financially make a difference,” she added. “I couldn’t be happier that this law is in effect.”

The Texas cottage food law does not extend to “potentially hazardous” foods, like dishes that have meat or shellfish, so consumers have had few problems with home bakers. After contacting both the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and environmental health departments for the 25 largest cities and counties in Texas, the Institute for Justice found no complaints regarding foodborne illnesses from a cottage food business. By lowering regulatory barriers, the Texas cottage food law has made it easier for budding entrepreneurs to start their own businesses.

Unfortunately, cottage food laws in other states needlessly restrict entrepreneurs. In Minnesota, home bakers can only earn up to $5,000 a year, one of the lowest caps in the nation. That comes out to less than $100 a week. Selling too many cookies or cakes, or selling at a venue that isn’t a farmer’s market or community event could mean up to 90 days in jail or fines of up to $7,500. Arguing these regulations “restrict or defeat the ability…to earn an honest living,” Jane Astramecki and Mara Heck, two home bakers, filed a lawsuit with the Institute for Justice to challenge the Minnesota cottage food law (as shown in the video below). In June, a Minnesota judge dismissed the case, and IJ is now appealing that decision.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/instituteforjustice/2014/09/22/texans-created-over-a-thousand-local-businesses-after-texas-eased-restrictions-on-selling-food-made-at-home/

(via realworldnews)

  • man: when you dress like that it's like putting a steak in front of a dog. what do you expect?
  • woman: *proves that even dogs have discipline*
  • man: wHat!!!!!11!!!?????? WHY ??????????????????????????????????? ARE YOU SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!!!!! COMPARING US FREE-THINKING MALE CITIZENS TO DOGS????????????????????/ FEMINISM IS MISANDRY!!!!!1!!!!!111!! WHERE DID OUR MEN'S RIGHTS GO