Ireland is in the middle of the fight for gay marriage, and many of its opponents think if equality happens then it will be the end of the world. A hilarious new video, from Irish pro-equality group LGBT Noise, pokes fun at this idea.

[[Now if only those stories actually ended the way the video did, with the asshole getting called out and people actually unanimously siding with the victim.]]

I think it was important to end the video that way, to visually show how his actions were despicable, even as the words of the song say that’s not how it usually happens (the school and town on his side, so on). It gives a message of hope to those who have been in that situation, which serves more purpose than further isolating the victim/survivor.

Quarterback - Kira Isabella

I just found this song, thanks to an article on it from ThinkProgress.org titled The Story Behind ‘Quarterback,’ The Country Song About Date Rape. It’s incredibly powerful without being graphic, and I definitely think it’s a song that needs far more exposure than it’s getting, and also an article worth reading.

It is a song that deals with date rape, so please take that into consideration before watching, even if there are no sexual images, gratuitous or otherwise.

rainbowreverie21:

chickenyaoi:

America is some fucked up dystopian shit honestly like how are y’all even surviving? Paying for healthcare? $60,000 on tuition?  Black people getting shot in Wal-Marts? White men shooting up elementary schools? That’s terrifying I’m worried about all of you

America doesn’t seem that terribly horrible when you live here day to day and you’ve known nothing else but when somebody says something like this it fucks you up really good.

You realize that everything the police are doing in Ferguson is carefully calculated, right? They’re purposely turning peaceful protests into riots. They’re purposely committing violence to incite violence. From saying ‘We won’t be answering 911 calls,’ which is a very clever way to set themselves up to be able to say, ‘We were afraid for our safety - any call could really be an ambush, our lives were in danger’ right down to the camouflage and the military tanks and wearing more body armor than a soldier in a war zone. Its exactly why they’re going for a media blackout - yet allowing certain photos through - they WANT you to see their tanks. They want you to see their riot gear. They WANT you to see a war-zone. They’re trying to sell the world the idea that this community is inherently and constantly a source of violence and turmoil - they want you to think that they [the police] are being attacked daily in a place so vicious they need full body armor. You know why? Because then, at the end of the day, you might just be able to believe the story they’re going to spin. They’re going to tell you that this (white) officer goes to work in this war zone every day - that he spends every working moment in constant fear for his life. They’re going to tell you that Michael Brown attacked this officer. And then they’re going to bring up everything that has happened in the aftermath and try to use it to convince you that he shot that little boy because he was afraid for his life. They’re setting up a defense. You mark my words, they’re trying to set up a defense.

My mom’s take on what’s going on in Ferguson (via actualbanshee)

Your mom isn’t wrong. That’s why it’s so important to keep the signal going. Too many are silenced with lies and fear and if they cannot speak then we have to do it for them.

(via auntpol)

how can a dog be so tiny how is such a thing possible

SCIENCE. Also it may please you to know that Beau often sleeps like a cat with his paws all tucked under him. And he sits like a person, directly on his butt, not on his haunches.

Teaching Beau to play with toys. He still isn’t sure what to do with them when he’s won except run away and drop them.

eyeofsithis:

inspiring-the-mind:

awesome

This is what fighting a high dragon in Dragon Age is like

That green one spends the entire fight just getting thrown around.

eyeofsithis:

inspiring-the-mind:

awesome

This is what fighting a high dragon in Dragon Age is like

That green one spends the entire fight just getting thrown around.

harrysde:

From Elon James White Tuesday night.

schnauzers are GREAT at moping

I have just had to convince him to come sit with me because the tragedy of his owner being gone is SO GREAT that his shrill whine-screech is unending.

He is perched on my couch like a gargoyle, just waitingPining.