1. arrow is such a cliche sad white man story and yet i just can’t stop watching it

  2. I’m trying so hard to watch this show but

  3. I started watching Arrow — I was a little dubious at first but the crew seems to like it

  4. sparkamovement:

    Olympics struggle with ‘policing femininity’:

    There are female athletes who will be competing at the Olympic Games this summer after undergoing treatment to make them less masculine.

    Still others are being secretly investigated for displaying overly manly characteristics, as sport’s highest medical officials attempt to quantify — and regulate — the hormonal difference between male and female athletes.

    Caster Semenya, the South African runner who was so fast and muscular that many suspected she was a man, exploded onto the front pages three years ago. She was considered an outlier, a one-time anomaly.

    But similar cases are emerging all over the world, and Semenya, who was banned from competition for 11 months while authorities investigated her sex, is back, vying for gold.

    Semenya and other women like her face a complex question: Does a female athlete whose body naturally produces unusually high levels of male hormones, allowing them to put on more muscle mass and recover faster, have an “unfair” advantage?

    In a move critics call “policing femininity,” recent rule changes by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the governing body of track and field, state that for a woman to compete, her testosterone must not exceed the male threshold.

    If it does, she must have surgery or receive hormone therapy prescribed by an expert IAAF medical panel and submit to regular monitoring. So far, at least a handful of athletes — the figure is confidential — have been prescribed treatment, but their numbers could increase. Last month, the International Olympic Committee began the approval process to adopt similar rules for the Games.

    There’s a lot going on here, but here’s what jumped out at us immediately: Women, particularly women athletes, are constantly told they’re not as strong or fast as men—and now that they’re proving otherwise, they’re being forced to undergo hormone treatments. We don’t think it’s a coincidence that women of color are coming under fire for this more than white women. From the article: “Lindsay Perry, another scientist, says sometimes whole teams of African women are dead ringers for men.” This is a clear example of how we’ve constructed a very particular, very narrow ideal of femininity and womanhood that devalues and casts aside black women in particular.

    (via theveganescapist)


  5. bath-and-sheba-works said: Humans are biologically designed to eat meat. If they weren't, they would not have teeth designed for eating meat. You are right that the food industry is riddled with people who abuse their animals, but the solution is not to make everyone just stop eating meat. If you really wanted to help you would instead promote animals being treated properly and killed painlessly and humanely, rather than being upset at people for eating meat, and drinking milk, like we were built to do.



    Oh my god, shut up. I’m so sick of hearing this. Did you even bother to do two minutes of research before you sent me this? This is like the 300th time someone is sending me this message, and now I’m really frustrated.
    Humans are NOT biologically designed to eat meat. Look at the charts below. We are built like herbivores. We are built to process plant based food, not meat.



    If we were omnivores, the smell of rotting flesh should make our mouths water. The sight of a dead animal body with blood gushing out should make us ravenous. Also, if we go by our basest, most natural instincts, it should become obvious that we are herbivores. If you place a rabbit and an apple with a small child, she will most definitely eat the apple and not the rabbit. That’s her natural instinct. When you see a cow, your first thought would not be to pounce on it and tear its flesh. Nor would it be to take out an axe and slaughter it. Your instinct would be to ignore it.

    Want more proof?
    Lets look at human teeth first. image

    Now lets look at some common omnivorous animals teeth. This is bear teeth image, dog teeth image, opossom teeth image

     How do our mighty human canines compare to these?
    Lets take a look at the teeth of herbivorous animals. Cow teeth image, goat teeth image, zebra teeth image. All look suspiciously close to human teeth don’t they? Our canines are tiny and they are not made for tearing meat. You would never be able to tear raw meat with your teeth, and even for cooked meat you require a fork and knife.
    Now for jaws. How do you chew your food? Your jaw moves from side to side.Only herbivores jaws move from side to side. A dog or a lion’s jaw cannot do that, their jaws move up and down to chew, not side to side. You will not get any chewing done if you move your jaw up and down, you HAVE to move it from side to side in order to chew. So there, human beings have naturally herbivorous jaws as well.
    Human beings today have become “opportunist omnivores” thanks to evolution, meaning we can process meat if there is no other food available. But there IS other food available. There are people who have lived their entire lives vegan. And no, you do not need to take supplements if you’re a vegan, a plant-based diet provides you with all you need. Even if you do have health problems and you need to take supplements, are you going to pretend like non-vegans don’t take supplements? If a non-vegan diet is so good for you, then why do so many non-vegans take supplements? 
    As for animals being treated humanely, it’s all fucking bullshit. There is no such thing as humane slaughter. Ask yourself, is it ok to raise an animal lovingly, out in the open and then stick a knife in their throat or put a gun to their head? It’s just as bad. Having said that, ‘humane’ meat and dairy farms are never humane. They just want people to think that animals are raised well and treated nicely so people will feel less guilty buying their stuff. It’s just a marketing tactic. In reality most humane farms look like this:imageI took this from The Humane Farming Myth, give it a read.

    I had never given much thought to how the humane body was designed to eat. Very glad I came across this today, it’s given me a lot to think about.

  7. just a quick collection of yummy vegan food i’ve made lately (minus the soy mocha on the bottom that i got at a coffee shop but it was too delicious looking not to include)

  8. mariexvx:









    what i want to know is if, previous to this invention, straight men were afraid to wash their clothes or be clean

    ahhh the “man up today!” button

    (via aceknightxvx)


  9. treekisser:

    10,000 dogs were killed in American shelters today. For 10,000 others, this is their last night alive. Stop breeding, stop buying. Seriously. Just stop.

    (Source: treekisser, via aceknightxvx)


  10. seotaijiandboys:

    *fantasizes about living alone, healthy, bills payed, with a nice fenced in backyard for my dogs to play*

    (via aceknightxvx)