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madlori:

jmathieson-fic:

mumblingsage:

decodethefallenmoon:

molokoko:

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“Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”Shut up already.

The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 
And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier.  Her dad has ALS.  The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.
This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp.  And they did.  She posted pics.
So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.

madlori:

jmathieson-fic:

mumblingsage:

decodethefallenmoon:

molokoko:

amazing

Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”

Shut up already.

The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 

And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier.  Her dad has ALS.  The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.

This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp.  And they did.  She posted pics.

So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.

j-k-degoya

j-k-degoya:

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I talk about the patriarchy, maleness, femaleness, and all kinds of academically feminist stuff in this essay.  You know what maleness is; it’s that currency that makes you more dude-like.  And you know what femaleness is; it’s the currency that makes you lady-like.  The patriarchy is the system of oppression that maintains this mess.

I also bad-mouth so-called feminists, like Anita and Zoe, and use some examples of some stuff Twitter’s own PennyRed has had to say today.  Am I your ally?  Am I your enemy?  I’m a third wave feminist, but I take all the feminists you dislike to task.  What’s the goddamn deal?!  Welp, I’m trying to fix feminism and deliver it to gamers.

Read on.

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blazing-forge:

artemuscainpotato:

thehomestuckwhovian:

Anybody else remember this episode? In it, a female villain called Femme Fatale is stealing millions of dollars in Susan B. Anthony coins. Naturally, the Powerpuff Girls go to stop her. She then convinces them that men are all horrible because female superheroes aren’t as well known as male superheroes, even asking Blossom to name some to where her only answer is Wonder Woman.

They start acting bitter, refusing to do chores when the Professor asks and even telling the Mayor to save the town himself. Ms. Bellum and Ms. Keane talk to the girls and basically explain that being mean to guys won’t do anything and that isn’t the kind of message feminists should put out.

They proceed to beat up Femme Fatale while giving her a history lesson about Susan B. Anthony, the story where she voted and was found guilty because women couldn’t vote back then, but when the judge wanted to let her off easily because she was a woman, she forced them to take her to jail. The girls handle her and the lesson is that misandry will not stop misogny and we all should just respect each other.

And it fell on Tumblr’s deaf ears.

To the point where many among the sort of person depicted in this episode point out that Lauren Faust later regretted writing the episode. What they conveniently leave out is the fact that it was because of all the death threats she received from that sort of person.

waitwateven

Things the social justice warriors of tumblr have taught me

waitwateven:

1. It’s absolutely, 100% fine, even encouraged, to judge people and discriminate against them entirely based on something outside of their control, like skin color, sexuality, gender, etc. It’s encouraged to promote hatred of people for these things, because it’s a healthy way to let out pent-up emotion and frustration.

2. People with privilege, especially white cishet males, can not suffer in any way (because of their privilege, they are exempt from difficulties in life). Obviously only minorities can suffer from lack of money, mental illness, loss, or other hardships.

3. There’s no need for you to educate yourself and read up on the subject that you’re speaking for. Relevant books are only written by white male cishets who are terrified to experience the fall of patriarchy and therefore should be ignored and referred to as an unreliable source when used in the opposing argument to show a point. Personal experience and stories you’ve heard (obviously true, regardless of where you’ve heard them from) are the only reliable references you use in your arguments.

4. If anyone opposes you, regardless of their argument, just tell them they a) are bigoted able-bodied white cishet males trying to oppress you or b) if they’re part of a minority group, tell them they have unfortunately internalized the patriarchy, poor souls. If they object, scour their argument for anything that could give them away for being ableist (do they suggest you actually go out and do something to further your cause? do they call you out for using improper grammar? do they use the word st*pid or d*mb?), ageist (do they say you’re immature? do they say you have no experience or that you’re too young to argue these things?), etc.

5. One person can speak for the entire group. Even if they are not part of that group. In fact, especially if they aren’t part of that group. As long as they are pointing out oppression, it must be true. For example, white people calling out others for cultural appropriation for getting henna tattoos. However, this does not apply if a single person says a group is not oppressed, regardless if they are part of that group, because they’ve probably just internalized the patriarchy anyway.

6. It’s okay—nay, encouraged!—to make up your own definitions to suit your argument. If someone tries to argue against you (for example, if you say racism against white people doesn’t exist) by copying and pasting the dictionary definition, say that the dictionary is wrong. Brownie points if you say that the dictionary is a result of the patriarchy and its definitions are just a way of systemic oppression.

7. What happens on your public blog is private. Forget that your blog is part of an enormous web of blogs on tumblr and that it’s surprisingly easy to find your way to an obscure post. If somebody finds your post complaining about cishets and whines about it, they obviously were intruding on a private conversation and should be told to mind their own business.

8. Evidence to back up claims should only come from Tumblr. Anecdotes, statistics, facts, definitions, opinions…. All of it should come from that post you saw one time on Tumblr but have now lost. Somebody uses outside sources against you? Don’t bother checking it out because what you saw was the truth. Why would something you read one time not be true?

9. Contradict yourself as much as possible. Ignore anyone who tries to point out your hypocrisy, because they are just white cishet male scum. 

10. Be angry. For God’s sake, if nothing else, be angry. You’ve been wronged. You are still being wronged. You will be wronged for eternity and there’s nothing you can do about it but hate nearly everyone around you for things outside their control and your control. Anger will solve everything if it’s powerful enough.