it’s been exactly 10 years since Rachel got off that plane and I’m still not over it.
this is how you end a show. you don’t give the audience exactly what they want, or take it completely away from them either, you leave them with the idea of what could be
you don’t throw all sanity to hell in the hopes of going out with a bang, you go out with a warm hug and a thank you
you don’t give the characters the perfect dream ending, you give them something better
and this is how you end a show that is so powerful, people are still emotional about it 10 years after it ends.
Mike Brown was murdered 64 days ago
This is something school lessons really downplay.
I legit thought it only lasted a week or two and was shocked when I learned otherwise.
Because to acknowledge the length of the protests/boycotts is to suggest that the United Stated resisted the right thing. They like to pretend like the country just didnt know what it was doing and only had to be tapped gently on the shoulder before it changed everything. They don’t want people to know that the country clung to its racism for almost a decade after the movement really started. Hell, they act like rosa parks, the million man march and the civil rights act all happened in one year or less. It didnt.
i really need people to stop talking about mras only in terms of fedoras/being bronys/how unkempt they are, etc. because there are dudes out here looking like hollister models who need to be held just as accountable for their creepy/misogynistic behavior
and don’t get me…
conclusion: Malala is amazing and Western civilization has yet again proven to be hypercritical ignorant uncompromising and evil. how very fitting for columbus day.
some people think that school food isnt all that bad and that we’re just whiny teenagers
u fucking get a rock solid jug of rotten milk then tell me that we’re just whiny teenagers
My freshman year of high school i got applesauce for lunch and when I opened it, a cloud of mold poofed out I feel this post on an emotional level
I broke my pb&j sandwich on the table once, it smashed into 7 pieces.
our hot dogs in elementary school were green
what the shit america
i once threw a chocolate chip cookie while emphasizing something in first grade…..it broke a window. and one kid got horribly sick because his uncrustable was filled with some form of near deadly mold
I girl at my sisters lunch table took a bite of her friends bread stick and their was an inch long piece of metal in it, if her friend had never taken that bite she would have swallowed it herself and died
once in third grade i had a chocolate milk and it tasted so bad i looked in it and it was all moldy. i threw up and had to go home.
last week (im a junior) there was a frog in the salad bar and a freshman boy picked it up with the salad tongs and threw it at me
our chocolate milk was gray and we squeezed grease from burger patties, using loads of napkins to soak it up
Once in second grade, i got chicken nuggets and inside wasn’t chicken but this sour white paste, and showed the lunch ladies and they told me to suck it up.
american horror story: school lunch
This kid in 5th grade barfed at lunch because the chicken nuggets they gave up were like 75% raw. I’ve never eaten a school chicken nugget since and its been like 5 years.
i once bit into a chicken patty sandwich and there was a napkin in it??
I found the tip of a sewing needle in a bowl of chili in elementary school.
we had chicken patties that we’re green and half of the school went home sick
Actually, one of the schools I sub at has a kind of “culinary exploration” lunch program where once a month the menu is designed by this local chef. I’ve been told its all been pretty good but the sushi.
because a lot of people dont seem to get this:
- golems are from jewish folklore. dont treat them like a generic fantasy creature, thats appropriative
- kabbalah is a specifically jewish religious tradition. dont practice it if youre not jewish and dont use kabbalah symbolism as generic occult stuff, thats appropriative
- for the record if it has hebrew on it and it doesnt have anything to do with judaism its probably appropriative
- dont wear a magen david if youre not jewish, its used as a symbol for judaism so wearing it if youre a gentile is appropriative
- while im at it heres a rundown of some terms you should know
- goy: hebrew and yiddish for non-jewish person, it literally translates as “nation.” the plural form is goyim. goy is not a slur.
- gentile: english for non-jewish person
- anti-semitism: you probably know what this means but i just want to point out that the word anti-semitism was NOT coined by jews but by a german anti-semite who wanted a more scientific-sounding alternative to “judenhass,” which literally translates to “jew-hatred”
- if you’re not jewish you should also avoid using the word “jew” since many jewish people are uncomfortable with it (though i personally am fine with it). use “jewish person” instead if youre a gentile
please reblog this if you’re not jewish, i almost never see gentiles acknowledging cultural appropriation of judaism and anti-semitism on tumblr, even among people who otherwise care about things like that.
Oh god the number of people who came into our (new age/witchy) store and wanted “the red string like Madonna has” and to learn “Kabbala magic”… (“its older so its more powerful, now where are the books on kabbalistic love spells!?”)
Like, even after I told them the thread has to come from a temple and be cut by a practitioner (which is what I gathered after looking into it- if I’m wrong I apologize this was close to 10 years ago!) they were still like *points to reddish necklace thread* can’t you just give me some of that??” One lady was so condescending .. “you’re a smart girl, you can figure out that money is to be made here- cut me some thread!” (same women was wearing a cross and told her daughter she couldn’t get a tarot reading cause she’d go to hell, to get astrology done instead).
I’m passing this along because I’m not Jewish, but have seen so much ignorance.
I think part of the problem is that people assume that Kabbalah, Qabbalah, and Cabbalah are all the same thing since they use some of the same words/phrasing. It’s like saying Islam,Christianity, and Judaism are the same Judaism because they all use similar texts.
Someone asked us
How do you guys feel about using birth control to stop periods altogether? Is it something you guys recommend/ are willing to help your patients with?
Hey hey, what do we say? Stopping periods with birth control is A-OK!
Tons of people, including a few of us on the Planned Parenthood tumblr team, use birth control to lessen or stop menstrual bleeding. Sometimes periods cause severe health problems (like anemia or painful cramps), and others simply don’t want to bleed every month. Either way, it’s totally fine to use hormonal birth control to regulate or eliminate your period.
Bothersome periods are a legitimate health issue. As long as you and your doctor agree that your chosen birth control method is safe for you, there’s no “wrong” reason to use it.
Birth control methods that have been known to reduce menstrual flow or stop periods are hormonal IUDs (Mirena and Skyla), the implant (Implanon or Nexplanon), the shot (Depo Provera), and certain types of birth control pills. Sometimes these methods cause spotting or irregular bleeding at first, but it usually evens out over time. And some people stop bleeding altogether after a while.
Lots of people also use the pill or ring continuously (without the period/placebo week) to stop their periods. This isn’t something you can do with the patch though. If you want to do this, talk with your doctor or nurse about whether it makes sense for you.
You can use our handy quiz to explore all your birth control options and figure out what’s best for you. And, of course, your friendly Planned Parenthood health center can give you more info and set you up with your method of choice.
-Kendall at Planned Parenthood
haha my doctor was INSISTENT that it is not okay. that’s a great sign for her
Really? That’s kinda scary. My ob/gyn went through all the different options with me and I tried doing no-period for a while. I had to stop because I started having one anyway and he was somewhat concerned about uping my dosage. Ultimately, though it was still my call and I went with a short one (2-3 days instead 6-8 like they used to be).