Mommy of the Future

Named for a song my then-4-yr-old wrote about me but really about all sorts of things. Theoretically.


Reblogged from wailtothethief

wailtothethief:

Fuck I’m walking downtown and I pass a group of guys staring at me and I think “great catcall time” but then one guy goes “you look like you could kill a man a million different ways with just your bare hands”. This. This is an acceptable comment to give a girl on the street.

(via vaspider)

Reblogged from ericmortensen
'My name is Robert but I would prefer that you call me Bob.' It's just like that. You know what I mean? And if you were to insist upon calling that person Robert, you would be a colossal dick. Paul F. Tompkins, succinctly explaining why you call people what they want to be called, whether it’s “little people” or “transgender” or “chairperson” or “Bob”. It’s not about being politically correct and it’s not about you. It’s about basic decency and respect. (via ericmortensen)

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Reblogged from needsmoarcat
rosalindrobertson:

lutefisktacoandbeer:
kittymudface:
It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing
Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course). Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.
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So what I’m getting here is my cat has a better idea of how to accommodate a disability than people and is more open and adaptable. I knew that already but it’s nice to have it confirmed.

rosalindrobertson:

lutefisktacoandbeer:

kittymudface:

It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing

Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course). 
Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.

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So what I’m getting here is my cat has a better idea of how to accommodate a disability than people and is more open and adaptable. I knew that already but it’s nice to have it confirmed.

(Source: needsmoarcat)

Reblogged from fantasticarepickles

One time in class, I got fed up

vaspider:

This was one of my favorite teachers ever, he didn’t believe in homework and was just the coolest dude ever

Teacher: I won’t be here tomorrow so I left worksheets for the teacher to give you.

Kid: why can’t we watch a movie?

Teacher: because the school board doesn’t like us to show you movies that don’t have anything to do with the curriculum. They say that movies are for home and we need to keep your home life separate from your school life.

Me: then why do they give us homework?

Whole class:…..

Teacher:…..

President:…..

Miley Cyrus:….

Me:….

Teacher: Samantha, please. Whatever you do. Bring this up with the principal because that’s the best argument I have ever heard.

(Source: fantasticarepickles)

Reblogged from danismm
Reblogged from merciful-death
gothiccharmschool:

merciful-death:

ooc; A parody on this. 

AHAHAHAHAHAHA!

gothiccharmschool:

merciful-death:

ooc; A parody on this

AHAHAHAHAHAHA!

(Source: merciful-death, via dapuritoyo)

Reblogged from ydrill

fozmeadows:

ydrill:

Cats in piles

catneeeeeeeeessssstts

(via cleolinda)

Reblogged from idontfindyouthatinteresting

idontfindyouthatinteresting:

Wondering whether you have a Franklyn or Tobias approach to making friends.

Oh god, I hope not.

Reblogged from postcardsfromspace

Hey, White Americans. We Need to Talk.

postcardsfromspace:

According to a Pew Research survey, only 37% of white Americans think the events in #Ferguson raise important issues about race.

Okay, fellow white people. We need to talk.

Let me tell you a story: I was an angry punk teenager. Not violent, but I did a shitton of trespassing, and I got into a lot of screaming matches with cops.

I have never been arrested.

I have never been violently attacked by police. Hell, I have never been seriously threatened by police.

I am fully aware that I’ve survived to adulthood largely on the benefits of my race.

When you are white in America, you get away with all sorts of shit. Have you read this account from a white dude who actively tried to get himself arrested? You should. It’s telling.

So, if that’s your main frame of reference for dealing with law enforcement, it is really easy to assume that when someone else gets targeted by the police, they must have done something really bad. After all, you know the police aren’t that petty, right? They’re there to help: That’s what TV tells you, what your teachers told you, what your parents told you. “If you’re in trouble, find a police officer. They’ll help.” And, y’know, if you’re white, most of the time, that’s probably true.

When you’re white in America, it is awfully easy to pretend that you don’t live in a country where the nonviolent physical presence of black people, especially black men, is considered sufficient threat to justify use of lethal force. It’s really easy to pretend that laws are enforced equally; that arrest rate has any demographic resemblance to actual crime rates; that the police are there to protect us from the bad guys.

And, I mean, I get that. It’s a lot more comfortable to pretend that safety correlates to virtue than to confront the ugly truth that a system that benefits you very directly does so at the cost of other people’s lives; that what you were taught was the just reward for being a good person is, in fact, the privilege of your skin. That’s a big part of why we work so hard to retcon narratives about how the black people our police murder must have been dangerous, highlight every casual infraction like it’s a killing spree. We are so desperate to believe that the system that feeds us is just.

It doesn’t feel good to acknowledge that stuff. It feels gross. A system we trusted—one we should be able to trust, that should work for the benefit and protection of everyone has made us accomplice to some deeply horrifying shit.

But here’s the thing:

This happenedThis is happening. Not recognizing it; stonewalling and insulating ourselves in our little bubbles does not make it go away.

And not acknowledging it, not having asked for it, does not make us any less complicit, or any less responsible for owning and fixing this. We are actively benefitting from a fucked, corrupt, murderous system. That is on us. As it should be.

So educate yourself, get the tools, and start dismantling this fucker. You have the time: after all,  no one’s shooting at your kids.

Privilege is the bandwidth to speak up and dismantle because you’re not in fear for your life. And there is no conscionable excuse for failing to use it.

(via betheboy)

Reblogged from gaywrites
Reblogged from stephenhawqueen

rogueficcer:

stephenhawqueen:

the US is unreal like girls cant wear shorts to school, you can literally lose your job for being gay, and unarmed black children are brutally murdered on the regular but old white ppl r still like “what a beautiful country. i can freely carry a gun for no reason and some of our mountains look like presidents. god bless”

White cishet privilege.

(via vaspider)

Reblogged from soundofthebeep
Reblogged from pleatedjeans
Reblogged from memewhore
harshwhimsy:


Oldest known picture of a sneeze – 1902

im laughin so fuckin hard
can you imagine how upset literally everybody in that room musta been after this happened
it took a long time to take photographs back then i bet there was a collective of nothin but sighing echoing through the room

harshwhimsy:

Oldest known picture of a sneeze – 1902

im laughin so fuckin hard

can you imagine how upset literally everybody in that room musta been after this happened

it took a long time to take photographs back then i bet there was a collective of nothin but sighing echoing through the room

(Source: memewhore, via pleatedjeans)

Reblogged from sandandglass

dannielle:

lovetheroughedge:

this was in response to what happened at my university, James Madison.

reblogged it before, rebloggin’ it again

(Source: sandandglass, via paulftompkins)