yitzytaughtme:

Seinfeld in real life!

plannedparenthood:

The HPV vaccine is a series of shots that protect against the types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that cause most cases of cervical cancer and genital warts. But a recent study reports that not all girls and young women who start the series get all three injections. In order to be protected, you gotta get all the shots. Click here to learn more about the HPV vaccine.

I should like…get this taken care of before it becomes a moot point. Thanks for the reminder, PP Tumblr.

tartanspartan:

blackpeopleproblems:

powerful.

HuffPo article about Geraldo Rivera:

However, he maintained that Martin’s hoodie was to blame for his death. He denied that he was “blaming the victim” and called it “common sense” for minorities to avoid wearing hoodies.He saidthat he was “reminding minority parents of the risk that comes with being a kid of color in America.”

Rivera made his original comments to Brian Kilmeade, Steve Doocy and guest host Juliet Huddy. He said that he believed George Zimmerman should be “investigated to the fullest extent of the law” and “prosecuted” if criminally liable, but blamed Martin’s parents for letting him go outside wearing a hoodie.

“But I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters particularly to not let their children go out wearing hoodies,” Rivera insisted.

When asked to clarify his remarks, Rivera said that he cautioned his own son against wearing hoodies. He explained, “When you, when you see a kid walking — Juliet — when you see a kid walking down the street, particularly a dark skinned kid like my son Cruz, who I constantly yelled at when he was going out wearing a damn hoodie or those pants around his ankles. Take that hood off, people look at you and they — what do they think? What’s the instant identification, what’s the instant association?”

Incredibly fucked up.

Now, Obama on Trayvon Martin:

“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” Obama said, underscoring how the issue affected him on a personal, and not just a political or legal, level. “I think [Trayvon’s parents] are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves, and we are going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.”

This kills my heart.

Also not to defend Geraldo (why would you want to?) but I don’t think that’s a racism thing that he said, I think it’s a crotchety old man thing. It’s stupid and insensitive but I am able to laugh at Geraldo’s expense. Just thought I’d throw that out there. Crotchety old men are ridic. It’s funny.

(Source: blackpeopleproblems)

tartanspartan:

heyfranhey:

kushandwizdom:

Please sign this petition. It takes less than a minute. Help his family get justice..

NYC. Tomorrow is the Million Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin. 6pm down by Union Square and then marching all the way down to the UN. I’ll be there.

P.S. Don’t just like…please Reblog.

This piece of shit Zimmerman needs to be imprisoned immediately. The fact that we have incontrovertible evidence of his hate-motivated homicide of an innocent boy and he’s still not being brought to justice is appalling.

Reblogging again because I can’t help it.

Reblogging again because the 1/4 of me that’s black (and the 4/4 of me that’s human) is gutted any time shit like this happens.

Reblogging again because it reminds me way too much of Oscar Grant.

(Source: lovenmorelove)

buzzfeed:

This American Life retracts most popular episode ever, admits to “fabrications.” Wow.

[This American Life Retracts Apple Factory Episode]

This kind of sucks, partly because writing off Daisey’s “‘but it’s art’ defense” is unfair. He’s never purported to be a journalist, he has always been a monologuist and what he’s done has always been theatre. What’s more, any time you are listening to one person’s account of a personal experience, everything is to be taken with a grain of salt, so it really isn’t fair to have actually removed the episode.

Really all that’s happened here is that there was an oversight with regard to making it clear that The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs is a theatre piece. This kind of thing can easily happen when a monologue is based on something that seems like investigative journalism. So okay, run the supplemental episode, but full-on retract the first one? That’s not necessary. And it makes it look like the issue was entirely invented, which it wasn’t.

Hi, I’m Heather and I entered survey information about this show every day for six months last year.

tartanspartan:

alanharris:

“Among my Facebook friends yesterday,more than one wrote publicly that they were “crying” or “can’t stop crying” or “teared up” due to Steve Jobs’ death. Really now. You can’t stop crying, now that you’ve heard that a middle-aged CEO has passed on, after a long battle with cancer? If humans were always so empathetic, well, that would be understandable. But this type of one-upmanship of public displays of grief is both unbecoming and undeserved.


Real outpourings of public grief should be reserved for those people who lived life so heroically and selflessly that they stand as shining examples of love for all of humanity. People like, for example, the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, who—along with his family—was bombed, beaten, and stabbed during his years of principled activism in the US civil rights movement. Shuttlesworth died yesterday, the same day as Steve Jobs. He did not die a billionaire.” - Hamilton Nolan, Gawker

Hate me all you want. It’s true.

Honestly, Molly, if anyone hates you for this, they are not worth your time.

It’s just a fact.

My dad has been going about acting like this death was the worst thing ever, and like it’s the saddest thing to him, and saying how Steve Jobs “changed the world for the better” by “connecting people.”

Keep in mind, despite having owned three iPhones over the past two years, he refuses to buy a Mac because he insists that Apple is a monopoly blah blah blah.

Honestly, I feel like the long-term negatives of some of his technology outweigh the positives (we will likely all be dying of brain cancer, since our smartphones emit the highest legal level of radiation directly into our brains), but like…whatever. It’s sad when people die but this is…just not that big a deal. He had cancer. He died. No one’s surprised. Or, no one should be.

And you know what? Does the world need to be this connected? A lot of shit is getting done thanks to technology but every time I go to update Twitter I feel like a complete fucking tool, and yet I can’t stop because my goddamned iPhone has reprogrammed my brain.

PERSPECTIVE HERE, PEOPLE. That’s all I ask.