Stop saying sorry. Say thank you instead. When you say, ‘Sorry for being a jerk,’ the other person is forced to either call you a jerk or say it wasn’t a big deal. Instead, say, “Thank you for being so patient with me,” so the other person has a reason to say they love you.

ludgatess:

I feel like this gifset is missing someone important:

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fishingboatproceeds:

water:

Via fishingboatproceeds:

During my time in Ethiopia, I met many people who rely on health care outposts like the one seen in the bottom two pictures here. Through these outposts, children and families get vaccines, diagnoses, and treatment for diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia.

But most of these families, and most of their health care facilities, don’t have regular access to clean water. When I asked people about their greatest needs, almost all of them—from the Women’s Health Army volunteers to children—cited clean water first.

More than 45 million Ethiopians live without clean water. I spoke to women who walk miles every other day with heavy jerrycans to get drinking water for their families. The people I met explained how lack of clean water is a health problem, a financial problem, and a family problem.

So for the next week nerdfighteria is teaming up with water.org to raise money to build sustainable wells so that more than 4,000 people in Ethiopia can have clean water. Please join me in donating—or, if you can’t, in spreading the word. Thanks, and DFTBA.

Water.org thanks John Green for his continued support.

That’s a pretty sweet tumblr username, water.org. I can’t believe you guys got “water” and I’m stuck with “fishingboatproceeds.” 

MORE IMPORTANTLY, IF WE GET TO $100,000 BILL GATES WILL MATCH OUR DONATION AND 8,000 PEOPLE IN RURAL ETHIOPIA WILL GET ACCESS TO SAFE WATER THROUGH NEW WELLS. We’ve already raised over $16,000. Thanks, and keep spreading the word!

The Angry Black Woman is a racist trope used to deny black women their humanity. Black women aren’t allowed to be complicated — they’re just angry. Black women aren’t allowed to be upset or vulnerable — they’re just angry. Black women are not allowed justifiable reactions to the myriad of bullshit — racist, sexist and otherwise — that they face. Oh, you know those black ladies are just so angry all the time.

underplay:

"This leaves men confused and unable to pigeonhole you. What they are forced to do instead is… take you seriously."

Reblog every time.

i will ALWAYS reblog this. I feel powerful just reading this photoset lol 

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fandomsandfeminism:

smokemansam:

c0l0rsandcar0usels:

prochoicebecausefuckoff:

fandomsandfeminism:

nireblue:

fandomsandfeminism:

The difference between bisexuality and pansexuality: a powerpoint guide. 

(updated) 

… but….why put the my little ponies in there…….

1. Because they match the color scheme of the pride flags 

2. I like ponies. 

3. It reenforces the light and cheerful tone of the overall powerpoint. 

This is probably one of the best and least offensive/erasing guides out there and people are complaining about the ponies.

Fucksake. 

This is important

Oh my God, no.

Bi does not mean two or more. If you had to pay something Biannually, it means you would have to pay twice a year, or every two years. A bicycle has two wheels, while a tricycle has three, and why ATVs are sometimes called quads. Bicentennial, like the one America celebrated 38 years ago.

Why the fuck would we even have a word to mean more than two if bi already means two or more? Pansexual would be an unnecessary term if this were true, because being bisexual would already cover it.

And so what if bisexual means you’re only attracted to two genders? If you’re attracted to three, there’s no shame in saying your trisexual, even if no one else typically says that. I don’t care if bi meant something different in Latin, in English, this is how we use it. And the only reason anything means anything is how we use it. The words gato and gateau are pronounced exactly the same, but one means cat, and the other means cake. (Don’t get on me about the Spanish and French bit, it’s an example.)

"Why anyone identifies as one or the other is mostly about that person’s personal relationship with those communities and labels"

Which is a big long fancy way of saying, they’re the same, and what you want to call it, is what you want to call it. And that is a fallacy based on the argument presented if I’ve ever seen one. It’s the pOtato, potAto argument.  You can’t have it both ways, like a BISEXUAL would.

No. Let’s take a moment to look at how ACTUAL bisexual organizations and ACTUAL bisexuals ACTUALLY define bisexuality. 

Bi Resource.Net has a whole page on “what is bisexuality”, but the quote I like most from (from Robyn Orch) is “I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge in myself the potential to be attracted, romantically and/or sexually, to people of more than one sex, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree.” 

The Bisexual Index likewise has a whole page on the topic. They conclude with “Bisexuality isn’t more complicated than that - “attraction to more than one gender”.” 

Bialogue is much more to the point, stating:  ”Bisexuals = people who can [love] people of same gender as themselves + can [love] people of different genders/gender presentations from themselves” 

The Bisexuality Report (Which was a collaboration between BiUK AND the Bisexual index) goes REALLY specific with “Bisexuality generally refers to having attraction to more than one gender. It is a broad term which may include the following groups and more:
●● People who see themselves as attracted to ‘both men and women’.
●● People who are mostly attracted to one gender but recognize this is not exclusive.
●● People who experience their sexual identities as fluid and changeable over time.
●● People who see their attraction as ‘regardless of gender’ (other aspects are more important in determining who they are attracted to).
●● People who dispute the idea that there are only two genders and that people are attracted to one, the other, or both” 

International Spectrum has a whole list of definitions and defines bisexual as “A person who is attracted to both people of their own gender and another gender. “ 

The Bisexual Resource center says “The BRC uses bisexual as an umbrella term for people who recognize and honor their potential for sexual and emotional attraction to more than one gender”

It’s nice that you know “Bi” means two. It’d be nice if you also realized that the “False etymology fallacy” is really shitty, and using it here to invalidate our agreed upon definition makes you an asshole. 

disneykin:

ppl who think that saying “I love you” to someone a lot makes it lose it’s meaning are so boring literally what could make you think that? if someone tells you they love you like 3 times in an hour it means that 3 separate times they were sitting there and thinking about you and how wonderful you are like. smh. say I love you to everyone that you love as often as possible bc sometimes it’s easy to forget that there are people who love you

Ran 3 miles in 30:14. Moving up

windows98:

justskippingalong:

THE FADE TO BLACK OH MY GOD I LITERALLY CAN’T BREATHE RIGHT NOW

WHAT

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franerys:

katiebpeters:

chloereneeeee:

How many altos does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
None, they can’t get that high.

How many sopranos does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

One, she holds it up and waits for the world to revolve around her.

How many singers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Two. An alto to actually do it and a soprano to stand by and ask “isn’t that a little high for you?”

blithelyblonde:

Always reblog.

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mylittleghoulie:

October feels like the home sweet home of all the months. The moment the calendar reaches October 1st I get this warm and cozy feeling that lasts for 31 glorious days. I absolutely love it.

sir-doge-swaggington:

adriofthedead:

ghostalebrije:

speedwag:

i want every frame of this tattooed on my body and then i want it on my gravestone

the icecream

children in a nutshell

I’ve been laughing for 3 days

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