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"This year FAFSA said my parents were expected to give me $7000. My parents gave me $0."

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illbegotdamn:

trebled-negrita-princess:

ncstudentpowerunion:

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Rebecca Harrelson is a first-generation college student and a senior at UNC-Greensboro, where she studies Sociology and English. Rebecca, who plans to graduate in May 2016, already has $32,869 in student debt, and this year took out private loans in addition to government loans in order…

shout out to EVERYBODY ELSE going through the same SHIT that the fucking government doesn’t seem to give a fuck about…

meanwhile, we’ve almost spent a billion dollars bombing isis.

there’s never money for shit that matters, but money always magically appears when war is involved.

FAFSA is the devil. Even when I had an EFC of 0, I still was forced to contribute thousands towards my tuition both community college and university

Then they had the nerve to change the requirements from $32,000 to $23,000 to have an EFC of 0. Most adults make around $30,000 plus.

Therefore my EFC went from 0 to 414. I now have to figure out a way to finish my degree with less financial aid. 

Almost $40,000

jcoleknowsbest:

neoamericana:

nezua:

asustainablefuture:

A Selk’nam couple with their baby, on a ship en route to be exhibited in Europe as “wildmen”. The Selk’nam people are an indigenous tribe in the Patagonian region of Southern Argentina and Chile. Both appear to have slight damage on their ankles from cruel, probably iron, restraints. 
The fear and confusion on their face is haunting. For people who had lived a simple hunting and gathering lifestyle, with little European interaction, the rest of their lives must’ve seemed like a surreal nightmare. 

White History

Abducted by aliens.

Smh

jcoleknowsbest:

neoamericana:

nezua:

asustainablefuture:

A Selk’nam couple with their baby, on a ship en route to be exhibited in Europe as “wildmen”. The Selk’nam people are an indigenous tribe in the Patagonian region of Southern Argentina and Chile. Both appear to have slight damage on their ankles from cruel, probably iron, restraints.

The fear and confusion on their face is haunting. For people who had lived a simple hunting and gathering lifestyle, with little European interaction, the rest of their lives must’ve seemed like a surreal nightmare. 

White History

Abducted by aliens.

Smh

The best comedy punches upwards towards the established structure of power, not downwards at oppressed classes

Anonymous said: No, I disagree, I don't think they are 'breadcrumbs.' I think it's a step forward, for men to reach other men (and maybe even women who are unaware) about female issues. There are no other 'highly known' male feminist movements, and if men talking to other men about sexism and misogyny is what's going to make them understand, then I'll take it. The goal here is to reach awareness and educate others about feminism, not to see who's more 'the face' of feminism.

marinashutup:

But why should there be an all male dominated feminist movement? What’s important about being a male feminist or feminist ally is LISTENING to other women’s experiences of oppression and misogyny and if you create a space only for men or you give only men a platform (which is what heforshe does) to speak about experiences that are not their own with ZERO women’s voices then you are just perpetuating the domination of women. It’s like having a trans movement made up entirely of cis people or a Black power movement of only white people. We don’t need more voices of the dominant group when oppressed voices are already so underrepresented. Also, a huge amount of women don’t identify as feminists as well and it’s just as important to try to reach out and include them.

The other issue a lot of people had with heforshe of course was that there was no mention of intersectionality and how that ties into gender inequality. The experiences of a white wealthy straight cis woman (Emma Watson for example, although I don’t know what she identifies as in regards to orientation) are going to look very different from the experiences of a woman who is poor or lesbian or transgender or a person of color. By not acknowledging these intersecting identities you are both alienating entire groups of even more marginalized women and ignoring the power structures that perpetuate different types of oppression.

Whenever you’re going through a bad day just remember, your track record for getting through bad days, so far, is 100%; and that’s pretty damn good.

solardrift:

rape-and-pillaging-the-internet:

sexualremarks:

whorville:

Is it true that straight boys eat footballs for breakfast

yeah everyday, the leather makes them feel more secure about their inability to satisfy women

"men don’t ever face sexism."

wow gee i’m sorry that this joke reduced your pay and made you way more at risk of sexual assault because men face sexism

the-goddamazon:

sixpenceee:

sixpenceee:

Qian Hongyan was just four when she lost both her legs. A speeding trucker left her for dead as she crossed the main road in her village of Zhuangshang in southern China. 

For nearly two years Qian was immobile as she didn’t even have enough of her body left to sit up in a wheelchair. Doctors said her only hope of being able to move by herself again would be extensive surgery to allow her to be fitted with prosthetic limbs.Her parents couldn’t afford this treatment. 

Qian’s granddad Yuan came up with a simple but effective treatment to get her moving again. He took a basketball the village boys had discarded and cut a hole just big enough for tiny Qian to fit into, padded the inside with stiff floor mats from his car, then propped her up inside. All of a sudden Qian was able to stabilize herself and was able to by move herself by rolling the ball in any direction she wanted. She supported herself using wooden handles. 

From that day on Qian would not be stopped by any obstacle. She went back to school, started to play with her friends again, and started to get back the life of any girl her age. She began professional swimming training in 2007 and defied the odds of her double amputation to become one of the first members of the Yunnan Youth Swimming Club.

She won three gold medals in last year’s Yunnan Para Games and took a gold and two silver medals at the National Swimming Championship for the Disabled (Under 18) in 2009 before continuing impressively at this year’s Para Games.

SOURCE

I should have added this in the original post but after attention in the Chinese press, Qian traveled to Beijing to receive free artificial limbs at the China Rehabilitation Research Center, a center that has been providing help to the disabled in China for over 20 years. At 18 years old she is ready for her full adult prosthetics. 

This is so important.

sourcedumal:

colamania:

spazztastikim:

comebackxkid:

dynastylnoire:

insidehishead:

some of the most sensitive areas of the female body

look at all the regions that are not titties and vagina guys
porn has lied to you. there are other places you can touch that sensitive and pleasurable. 

Oh yeah because I’m just gonna rub her eyes until a she’s horny

Kiss her there you walnut! Use tenderness! Hold her face gently and stroke her eyelids with your thumb and then kiss them! Run your hands down to her neck when you do! THINK!!! Lordie, you have a lot to learn that TOUCH gives more than making her “horny” you’ll drive her nuts doing gentle stuff! It’s trust! It’s care! It’s sensitivity! *smacks your forehead* You want her to be numb in complete ecstasy! I know this shit and I’m ASEXUAL! 

Reblogging purely for the beautiful use of the word “walnut” as an insult.


Kissing me on my hand and moving up the arm is a surefire way to have me want to suck your soul out of your dick. Just sayin….

sourcedumal:

colamania:

spazztastikim:

comebackxkid:

dynastylnoire:

insidehishead:

some of the most sensitive areas of the female body

look at all the regions that are not titties and vagina guys

porn has lied to you. there are other places you can touch that sensitive and pleasurable. 

Oh yeah because I’m just gonna rub her eyes until a she’s horny

Kiss her there you walnut! Use tenderness! Hold her face gently and stroke her eyelids with your thumb and then kiss them! Run your hands down to her neck when you do! THINK!!! Lordie, you have a lot to learn that TOUCH gives more than making her “horny” you’ll drive her nuts doing gentle stuff! It’s trust! It’s care! It’s sensitivity! *smacks your forehead* You want her to be numb in complete ecstasy! I know this shit and I’m ASEXUAL! 

Reblogging purely for the beautiful use of the word “walnut” as an insult.

Kissing me on my hand and moving up the arm is a surefire way to have me want to suck your soul out of your dick. Just sayin….

(Source: biencorrect)

fellowteen:

this is the most beautiful and amazing thing i have ever read in my entire life and it makes me so so happy


I never knew and I’m not sure how

fellowteen:

this is the most beautiful and amazing thing i have ever read in my entire life and it makes me so so happy

I never knew and I’m not sure how