I started to make a dreamcatcher with the four year old today. He’s suddenly afraid of monsters and freak himself out to such a degree that he gets nightmares at bedtime. I realize that some people might think of it as culture appropriation, but I’ve made sure to talk to him about how it is a part of Native American culture and history. 

Besides he is way to young to be told about the norse way of keeping the nightmares away, as nightmares were caused by a witch/woman who came to ride you at night causing bad dreams and explaining why you woke up in a panicked sweat.

I also made him some monsterspray to keep the monsters away, although I told him it would make the monsters go to sleep and make them realize he’s a cool kid they should leave alone.

auntpol:

wilwheaton:

bearhatalice:

aspiringpolymath:

phoenix-ace:

girl-non-grata:

Please note: “everyone who works retail, admin, or labor” is pretty much everyone. I can’t remember the last time I worked somewhere without “security” cameras that monitored employees.

I’m having a good laugh right now because our associates just got collectively reprimanded for leaning on the counters during 8 hour shifts on their feet, because it isn’t “professional” looking.  So apparently they can put up with a camera over their shoulder to make sure they do their jobs correctly, but a cop with a gun cant?  

Do cops want CCTV cams removed from businesses and streets? If they don’t want to monitored on their jobs, why should everyone be monitored at theirs (and in their LIVES)? Oh, it makes cops’ job easier to have a video record of crimes and infractions? Huh.

HUH.

I work in an office and not retail, but I also know that every website I visit, and instant message or email I send is monitored and stored by my employer.

Also, surveillance cameras in public areas are nearly everywhere in America, watching just about everything completely innocent people are doing.

Police should be held to a higher standard than the public they are sworn to protect, and the data shows that cops equipped with cameras are simply better cops.

If you are doing your job then you have nothing to hide and so it shouldn’t matter if you have a camera on you.

The only problem I can see with it is bathroom breaks, you should be allowed privacy in the bathroom. I’m sure they can find a viable solution for that though!

whitehouse:

Betsey Stevenson just signed off as today’s Chartist in Residence for I Love Charts. Be sure to check out all of her posts on the gender pay gap and how we fix it. Thanks for following along!

ilovecharts:

Here’s the bottom line: We’re making progress, but the gender pay gap still exists at all income levels, and widens as people get older.

Highly-educated women with professional degrees tend to begin their careers at approximately the same salary level as their male counterparts, but as their careers progress, a gender gap opens up. By their late 30’s, men with professional degrees earn 50% more than their female counterparts.

So how do we fix that? Beginning with the first bill he signed into law, President Obama’s been fighting to help women receive the pay they deserve. But he can’t do it all by himself. Congress needs to act to help ensure equal pay for women.

That’s all for today! I hope you enjoyed our charts. I had a blast. —Betsey

This is important! The pay gap is real and not just in the US but also in many other seemingly developed parts of the world. I first learned about it from my mother when she told me that she’d just found out that another principal at another elementary school the same age as her, that started the same year as she did earned more then her. The only difference between them was that he was a man and she was a woman.

I’ve become mostly immune to having my boobs touched, cause I’m around and taking care of two little boys. The amount of times I’ve had little hands on my breasts or a face there is astounding. But whatever as long as it’s just little kids playing and the four yea r old knows that he’s not supposed to touch people without consent it’s okay!

hoechbeard:

raw-r-evolution:

gatitaborrachita:

nitanahkohe:

Tina Fontaine, 15, was reported missing on Aug. 9. Her body was found in the Red River near the Alexander Docks at about 1:30 p.m., more than a week after she was reported missing. Fontaine, of Sagkeeng First Nation, had only been in Winnipeg for a month before her disappearance. “She’s a petite little thing — just turned 15, barely in the city for a little over a month,” O’Donovan said. “And she’s definitely been exploited and taken advantage of and murdered.” 

Fontaine was in the care of a Child and Family Services agency when she went missing, according to police. She had run away from her foster home before, including once in July of this year. Police said she was found wrapped in a bag, in “a condition she couldn’t have put herself in.”

“She’s a child. This is a child that has been murdered … Society should be horrified,” O’Donovan said. “That’s why we’re asking for people to come forward. And that’s why we’re asking for people to help us and to come forward with anything they know about this child.” Anyone with information can contact police at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.

THIS SHOULD ENRAGE YOU
THIS SHOULD PISS YOU THE FUCK OFF
OUR WOMEN ARE GOING MISSING AMD MURDERED LEFT AND RIGHT AND I DON’T HEAR ANY OF YOU

Y’ALL CRACKERS WANT TO CLAIM DREAMCATCHERS AND HEADDRESSES AS YOUR OWN BUT THE SECOND SHIT LIKE THIS HAPPENS Y’ALL ARE FUCKING SILENT
YOU CAN’T CLAIM ONE PART OF A CULTURE AND LEAVE OUT THE OPPRESSIVE SHIT

CANADA IS NOT ALL SUNSHINE AND FUCKING RAINBOWS

This shit should incite rage but like thousands of other cases, no one will bat an eye

Canada seems like it’s all sunshine and rainbows until you look at the situation with our native population. Kids going missing and being found dead with little to no police investigation (it’s been happening for DECADES), and white people look down on them - i wouldn’t be surprised to hear some even go so far as to say they deserve it - because they get a couple government tax breaks. Never mind how much poverty plays a role in much of the native community, which is often associated with substance abuse, crime, and gang activity, and children being put into foster care, which, frankly, isn’t any better here than it is in the states.

Top it all off with hipster-targeted clothing stores selling clothing items that resemble traditional cultural items - from ceremonial headdresses to dreamcatchers - for white teenagers to wear and feel “cool”.

lumos5001:

queenmogar:

RAISE UR HAND IF PEOPLE EVER MISTAKEN U FOR BEING TOO YOUNG OR TOO OLD

my first day substitute teaching one of the teachers mistook me for a middle schooler and told me to, “get back to class”

i was 22 at the time…

Been there, I did the whole substitute teaching thing too. The first time I was having the 7th graders another teacher followed me to class, a student asked if I was a new student.. They were 11/12 I was 21

 #Me

daeneryus:

what is that supposed to shock me?

No the shocker would be if he decided to keep everybody alive

captcevans:

Chris Evans’ classy ALS ice bucket challenge [donate]

plotbunnyfarm asked: I've started a tumblr called safeslash to promote fanworks that include healthy sexual behaviors, and would appreciate a signal boost during the Twitter talk if you could. :)

condomdepot:

That’s freaking AWESOME! If it comes up in the Twitter talk, we’ll give it the boost, but we’ll totally boost it on here too!

Guys, check out this awesome blog for all your safe slashing needs! And don’t forget, if you ever need safe sex questions answered for the sake of a fanfic, we’re more than happy to help :)

mswyrr:

drunktuesdaze:

Have you ever thought to yourself “fuck i love that magic song about wanting to marry a girl but her father disapproves, but it’d be so much better covered by a girl without changing the pronouns” because IF SO I have the cover for you.

omg this is 1 million x better the original is way too much 2 dudes arguing over possession of a lady its so much patriarchial bullshit a woman singing it brings a whole new level of realness of the pain of inlaws witholding their approval / blessing

siddharthasmama:

dynastylnoire:

aroysoreal:

bulletproofbabes:

CNN finally reporting some real info! #ferguson #ripmikebrown #justiceformikebrown #justiceformike

Wow!

Oh my God….they did it

Look how staggering these statistics are. Racism in institutional; there are many actors involved in keeping it up. One of the highest roles is filled by cops. It’s no coincidence that black communities tend to have all white precincts. The data is here. Numbers don’t lie right?

This is good, but they really need to put how that correlates to the population of Ferguson with cars too. Right now it’s just numbers that shows that there’s most probably a clear racism problem in Ferguson (which there is), but we don’t know anything about how clear it actually is.

edwardspoonhands:

uptownzurban:

Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf

Let’s get this goin’

imsirius:

Your character falls into the “friend zone” - Is this primarily a man’s problem, or are women put in the friend zone as well? x

undesirablechosenone:

sushinfood:

vvankinq:

this is fucked up. this fucked me up. the teachers fucked up by not showing us this fuck up. fuck.

dear god

i’m 28 and never knew this

SOMEONE’S GOT EXPLAINING TO DO. AND I MEAN TEACHERS BECAUSE THEY’RE ASSHOLES FOR NOT SHOWING US THIS.

You guys know that if you haven’t been taught this it’s probably because your teacher haven’t been taught this??