people complain about ‘friend-zoning’ but when you think you’re becoming really great friends with someone, especially when you’re going through a bad time, then they realize you have a boyfriend which you didn’t think would make a difference and they just stop contacting you….people don’t talk about how hard it is to lose a friend. especially in a way that leaves you feeling so disposable. im actually really hurt about it. am i not allowed to talk to single straight guys without firstly bringing up my boyfriend?
The Twitter Mandela Hall Of Shame
Major respect for everyone who made this week’s #FastFoodStrikes the biggest in history.
it’s also not acceptable to send people of color to watch mayo on wonderbread for 9 hours straight. and have the villains be muddy and muscular. and film your movie on Aboriginal land w/only white models.
but yeah. white men, amirite?
White Feminism y’all.
with a white washed heroine to boot
white people who get angry if you wear a batman shirt without reading the comics but think criticism of cultural appropriation is overreacting.
I highly doubt it’s a joke
Iwase Yoshiyuki's photo-essay of Ama Divers - girls and women who harvested seaweed, oysters, and abalone in coastal Japan.
"Ama divers went out three times a day, requiring extensive eating and warming at the fireside between runs. A good harvest required long, cold dives, up to four minutes of hard underwater work on a single lungful of air. As such, ama divers were paid enormous salaries, often making more a few week season than the men of the village made in a year. When Yoshiyuki began shooting in the late 1920s, there were several hundred ama divers active in the seven harbours of the Iwawada coast… By the late 1960’s this 2000 year old way of life had disappeared. Yoshiyuki’s images are the most comprehensive document of ama divers ever produced and a stunning visual testament to these fascinating iconic women.”
A few days ago in a parking lot in Lisbon wheelchair users and volunteers occupied all the available Non-Handicap spaces to make a point to able-bodied motorists what it is like to have “their” parking places unavailable to them.
On every wheelchair various notes were left like: "be right back", "it only takes a moment", "I’m get something here", etc.
Via Mobility Van Videos by EJ Dulina
Reblogged this yesterday from a different source, but I think this photograph is more powerful.
I love this so much I’ll reblog it a million times!
'He's alive!' Harrison Odjegba Okene survives three days at bottom of Atlantic, rescued after finding air pocket in tugboat
Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.
The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket. A video of Okene’s rescue in May that was posted on the Internet more than six months later has gone viral this week.
As the temperature dropped to freezing, Okene, dressed only in boxer shorts, recited the last psalm his wife had sent by text message, sometimes called the Prayer for Deliverance: “Oh God, by your name, save me. … The Lord sustains my life.”
To this day, Okene believes his rescue after 72 hours underwater at a depth of 30 metres (about 100 feet) is a sign of divine deliverance. The other 11 seaman aboard the Jascon 4 died. (AP Photo/DCN Diving)
Fast-food workers plan strikes in 100 US cities this week
Fast-food workers are planning strikes in 100 cities across the country Thursday in an effort to step up pressure on chains including McDonald’s, Wendy’s and others to pay $15 an hour, The New York Timesreported Sunday.
Such actions have picked up significant momentumsince 200 fast-food workers walked off the job in November 2012 as part of a daylong strike at more than 20 restaurants in New York.
“There’s been pretty huge growth in one year,” Kendall Fells, one of the main organizers in the movement, told The New York Times. “People understand that a one-day strike is not going to get them there. They understand that this needs to continue to grow.”
This will be the first time strikes are held in some of the cities, including Charleston, S.C.; Providence, R.I.; and Pittsburgh. Organizations called Fast Food Forward and Fight for 15, as well as the Service Employees International Union, are among the groups backing the movement. SEIU is also demanding that restaurants allow workers to unionize without being retaliated against.
Photo: Richard Drew/AP