October222014
alithea:

canisfamiliaris:

Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?
The answer is NO.
The “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli …” or “it’s more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald’s than to cook a healthy meal for them at home.”
(via sunfoundation)

this bullshit fills me with a very specific kind of rage. so, TIME TO DEBUNK!
that meal from mcdonalds takes virtually no time to acquire AND is available almost anywhere.
the second meal? that “salad” is lettuce … with nothing else, not even dressing unless its just olive oil or some milk i guess? gross.
also thats the price of each serving, not an entire loaf of bread, a bottle of olive oil, etc. that stuff adds up which means you have to have a lot of money at one time to buy it all.
that meal probably took an hour and a half to make, which is a long fucking time when you work multiple jobs or are caring for a lot of people or dont have help! seriously, if you are a single parent of three who works, is spending an hour and a half every night preparing a meal a likely option?
same with beans and rice! also, you know whats a fucking bummer? eating beans and rice every night because you are poor. ask any person who has done it and they will tell you (you can start with me).
there is a “nutrition” argument here that lacks a follow up: poor people are more likely to be doing physical labor and need more than 571 calories per meal.
you know who is less likely to know how to bake or prepare a chicken? people without access to the internet, or libraries, or who werent taught how to by their parents because their parents worked all the time. access to healthy foods is a classist issue and classism is cyclical, you fucking morons.
seriously, these sorts of infographics make me want to fucking flip tables. do you know why people don’t eat more fresh fruits and vegetables? because fresh fruits and vegetables are expensive, because they take a long time to prepare, because they dont live near a grocery store that has a decent produce section, because they dont have reliable transportation to get groceries to and from the grocery store, because they dont have the energy to plan all of the shit that is involved in making healthy, intentional, filling, balanced meals. basically: poor people get fucked, and then we get BLAMED for being lazy.
eating “healthy”, aka access to fresh fruits and vegetables, is a privilege, first, foremost, always. so fuck you new york times and your ignorant goddamn infographic.
there are SYSTEMATIC REASONS that we do not have equal access to fresh fruits and vegetables. they are very REAL problems. besides, you know, systematic poverty in america, the total mis-distribution of farm subsidies is a perfect place to start. read about that, then either get bent or start working on the actual problem.

alithea:

canisfamiliaris:

Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?

The answer is NO.

The “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli …” or “it’s more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald’s than to cook a healthy meal for them at home.”

(via sunfoundation)

this bullshit fills me with a very specific kind of rage. so, TIME TO DEBUNK!

  1. that meal from mcdonalds takes virtually no time to acquire AND is available almost anywhere.
  2. the second meal? that “salad” is lettuce … with nothing else, not even dressing unless its just olive oil or some milk i guess? gross.
  3. also thats the price of each serving, not an entire loaf of bread, a bottle of olive oil, etc. that stuff adds up which means you have to have a lot of money at one time to buy it all.
  4. that meal probably took an hour and a half to make, which is a long fucking time when you work multiple jobs or are caring for a lot of people or dont have help! seriously, if you are a single parent of three who works, is spending an hour and a half every night preparing a meal a likely option?
  5. same with beans and rice! also, you know whats a fucking bummer? eating beans and rice every night because you are poor. ask any person who has done it and they will tell you (you can start with me).
  6. there is a “nutrition” argument here that lacks a follow up: poor people are more likely to be doing physical labor and need more than 571 calories per meal.
  7. you know who is less likely to know how to bake or prepare a chicken? people without access to the internet, or libraries, or who werent taught how to by their parents because their parents worked all the time. access to healthy foods is a classist issue and classism is cyclical, you fucking morons.
  8. seriously, these sorts of infographics make me want to fucking flip tables. do you know why people don’t eat more fresh fruits and vegetables? because fresh fruits and vegetables are expensive, because they take a long time to prepare, because they dont live near a grocery store that has a decent produce section, because they dont have reliable transportation to get groceries to and from the grocery store, because they dont have the energy to plan all of the shit that is involved in making healthy, intentional, filling, balanced meals. basically: poor people get fucked, and then we get BLAMED for being lazy.
  9. eating “healthy”, aka access to fresh fruits and vegetables, is a privilege, first, foremost, always. so fuck you new york times and your ignorant goddamn infographic.
  10. there are SYSTEMATIC REASONS that we do not have equal access to fresh fruits and vegetables. they are very REAL problems. besides, you know, systematic poverty in america, the total mis-distribution of farm subsidies is a perfect place to start. read about that, then either get bent or start working on the actual problem.

(via lady-griffin)

3AM

the-spooky-dick-forest:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

athinikli:

bloglikeanegyptian:

another installment of my comic, featuring Qahera the hijabi superhero! this time its mostly about sexual harassment - and the majority of the themes in this comic are based on real experiences with street harassment.

for enlarged version 

part 1 | part 2

YES FUCKING YES

I NEED COMICS UPON COMICS OF THIS

  •  a comic about a woman with headscarf and full-body-suit
  • being extremly awesome and kickass
  • not over-sexualized but still good-looking
  • FEMALE SUPERHEROES - YOU ARE DOING IT RIGHT

(via hiddlesauce)

12AM

hotdadjpg:

"hey can you come help me with–"

image

(Source: versacegrl, via inverted-typo)

October212014
“I want the parts that you’ve tried to throw away – the parts that you were convinced no one could ever love.” Connotativewords [ jl ] I Want (via get-your-goat)

(Source: psych-facts)

11PM
11PM

micdotcom:

Potent minimalist art sends a strong message about police and vigilante brutality in America

Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police and vigilantes in recent years.

Let us not forget their voices

(via likeiloveonlyyou)

9PM

bonnsexuality:

sam-cortland:

Never apologize for your fluency in english.
If you have a different mother tongue, you are under no obligation to know english at all, let alone fluent english.
Never let anyone make you feel bad for not speaking proper english.
Be proud of your mother tongue.
Why should we learn their language when they mock and refuse to learn our own.

 (via)

(via supernatural-explosion)

7PM
mostlycatsmostly:

Chat rêveur (by cedric.menthe)

mostlycatsmostly:

Chat rêveur (by cedric.menthe)

4PM

lilpetrabbit:

a few days ago bf told me that a couple years ago when he played counterstrike he would respond to dudes getting angry and aggressive and hostile by saying “a kissaroo from me to you” in a slightly goofy friendly voice sort of like the voice you’d associate with a dog muppet.  he said they would absolutely lose their shit every time, insisting things like “i dont want a kissaroo from you!  only tall blonde girls!”.  they always said kissaroo.  i cant stop thinking about this

(via theargylegargoyle)

4PM
black-themyscira:

dynastylnoire:

revitiligo:

stopdisrespectingculture:

takingbackourculture:

sideboob2k14:

This person just followed me on Instagram, they are a French ‘makeup artist’ and this is a shoot they did.
I don’t need to explain how disgusting and offensive this is on so many levels (the shoot is called ‘Geisha Noir’- I know right, I want to throw up)
I have reported this image as well as two others posted from the same shoot as hate speech/symbol- please followers do that same.
We need to let people who perpetuate this kind of racist imagery know that this isn’t acceptable.
The account is MROMEROMAKEUP
Go! Go! GO

Just checked, those photos are still up.
Please report because quite frankly, there is nothing artistic about blackface.

How does this even make sense??Blackface + inappropriate usage of kimono + “Geisha” = ??????

how you racist twice in one pic?

THIS IS AN ABOMINATION


"hey yall, yall herd i like racism so i added more racism to my racism"

black-themyscira:

dynastylnoire:

revitiligo:

stopdisrespectingculture:

takingbackourculture:

sideboob2k14:

This person just followed me on Instagram, they are a French ‘makeup artist’ and this is a shoot they did.

I don’t need to explain how disgusting and offensive this is on so many levels (the shoot is called ‘Geisha Noir’- I know right, I want to throw up)

I have reported this image as well as two others posted from the same shoot as hate speech/symbol- please followers do that same.

We need to let people who perpetuate this kind of racist imagery know that this isn’t acceptable.

The account is MROMEROMAKEUP

Go! Go! GO

Just checked, those photos are still up.

Please report because quite frankly, there is nothing artistic about blackface.

How does this even make sense??
Blackface + inappropriate usage of kimono + “Geisha” = ??
????

how you racist twice in one pic?

THIS IS AN ABOMINATION

"hey yall, yall herd i like racism so i added more racism to my racism"

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