This is not just about race. These are humans. These are citizens. These are people. What the police are doing is a crime against humanity and they and their commanders should be charged on those grounds.

Dear moms with iPhones: you are NOT doing fine.

I recently read an article defending parents on cell phones whilst with their kids. The main point of that article was that it is OK to miss some of the smaller moments in your child’s life while being on your phone.

I disagree.

Every moment in your childs life is special and you will never get it back. Dont waste it. In thirty years what will you remember more, your childs first expirence chasing a praying mantis or that paper thing you saw on istagram.

I also do not agree that every child will always be 100% safe during every second of a cell phone parents inattention. Things happen. As parent it is your professional job to watch those kids and keep them safe. Would you want a teacher on the phone in the middle of class, or a babysitter on the phone at a crowded beach? Most parents would say no. But most parents, it turns out, are hypocrites.

By teaching kids at an early at that they are not worth our attention, they learn their first feelings of invalidation and dehumanization. Do you as a parent really want to be the first person to invalidate your child and make them feel like less of a person? Do you really want to teach your child that the phone is more important than a person?

This passive aggressive parental behaviour creates kids who are hungry for attention and now know that they only way they can get a parent to pay them any attention is if they make the parent put the phone away by doing something dangerous that will require both the parents eyes and hands.

Do your self and your kids a favor. Put the phones away. Save them for later. What ever it is, show your children they are your first priority, not your phone. Children learn by example. Be a good one. Or expect to have an angry, sad, lonely child. Or a child that will ignore you as much as you ignore them.

Remember someday that child may have a phone, and they might use it to ignore you. Then some parents feel they have to take the phone and create a whole other argument over personal space that could have been completely avoided with better earlier parenting.

Having a cell phone out is unprofessional and antisocial. Don’t pass your bad habit on to your kids.
Do give them your full attention.

Good luck.

beauty is: how well we can lie.

My youngest flaunts her mind, and frightens away the suitors.

- Louis Nicolas le Tonnerlier de Breteuil, on his daughter, the raddest person in history, Émilie du Châtelet. Emilie was a scientist in the 18th century who proved Newton’s ideas on velocity wrong. She also played a role in helping Einstein figure out E = mcwith E=mv2 (via intuitiveunderstanding)

Also, “frightens away the suitors” = BS. Emilie du Chatelet was a hustler. Fucking Voltaire was her personal man-candy. Her husband was apparently totally cool with it. The historical record did not preserve evidence for or against a threesome.

#girls don’t you go feeling like you don’t got any role models ‘cause you got role models like damn  #it just takes a little more work to find out about them is all

(via vorvayne)

When she was a 27-year-old mother of three, du Châtelet began perhaps the most passionate affair of her life—a true partnership of heart and mind. Her lover, the writer Voltaire, recounted later, “In the year 1733 I met a young lady who happened to think nearly as I did.” She and Voltaire shared deep interests: in political reform, in the fun of fast conversations, and, above all, in advancing science as much as they could.” —

(via okayophelia)


A gallery of original illustrations by underground cartoonist, Guy Colwell.

What if when people said go fuck yourself they genuinely ment go masturbate so that your endorphins will kick in and you’ll feel better?


Alright, another RWBY Thursday!

I saw these pieces by silversirius and just had to upload the set (despite the spoilers). Enjoy this and episode 2!

Art by silversirius


Hyper realist paintings by Robin Eley


Regular 8 dose cookie didn’t work last time. Stepping it up to a 16 dose.


Regular 8 dose cookie didn’t work last time. Stepping it up to a 16 dose.


The Defender is a pepper spray that when sprayed takes a picture of the person you’re spraying and sends it the police along with your GPS location, user information, as well as flashing a bright light in the attackers face and emitting a loud alarm.