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aluox:

WIP of something fun I did in break between commissions :)

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murderwhitepeople:

micdotcom:

Young British Muslims tell the Islamic State: #NotInMyName

There’s a new trend taking over the social media pages of young British Muslims, and it’s targeted right at the Islamic State. 

As Mic has previously reported, there’s something troubling about calling this terrorist group the “Islamic State,” since they do not accurately represent Islam or Islamic beliefs, but a twisted and perverted interpretation of the global religion. 

So to combat this, young activists, led by Britain’s Active Change charity, are telling the terrorists to stop acting under the banner of Islam by circulating the hashtag #NotInMyName and calling out the group for “hiding behind a false Islam.”

The message is clear | Follow micdotcom 

I am so fucking sick of this

I am sick to fucking death of it

I’m sick of the fact that western islamophobia has reached such a stage that Muslims have to constantly reassure you bigots that we’re not terrorists and don’t go home planning to bring down western society any time there is any self-styled jihadist group starts committing the most unspeakable atrocities.

Why do we have to do this?

Why?

Every single fucking time, we have to actively denounce every single bomb and every single bullet fired in the Muslim world lest it be used as proof of our inherent violence and brutality. 

We don’t want to do this; we don’t want to engage in these kinds of campaigns and don’t want to have to constantly reassure you close-minded fucks that we have no plans for violent proselytisation.

This is YOUR damn problem. It’s YOUR fault that you can’t look at us without seeing terrorists. 

I’m sick of apologetically pandering to non-Muslims in the west and I’m sick of being expected to be constantly wearing a hangdog expression whenever this happens.

YOU are the bigots that create fear and paranoia around Muslims and around Muslims exclusively.

Where is the call for every single Sri Lankan to denounce the Tamil Tigers?

Are the Irish constantly demanded to apologise for the actions of the IRA in the past?

Is every single Jewish person called upon to actively criticise Israel for one of the longest running genocides of modern times?

Which other group is considered to be little more than a group of pseudo-sleeper agents waiting to pounce upon the ‘hospitality’ of western nations and usher in a world where non-Muslims are treated as Muslims are treated now?

I am sick to the absolute back teeth of you people.

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meowvgonspengler:

okay remember when i was joking about what if sollux just wore colored contact lenses and he actually had normal troll eyes?

i realized the reverse is even more hilarious

sollux wearing contacts to make himself have normal eyes and subsequently weirding the fuck out of everyone with them because they’re so used to his real ones

image

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oldmancaleb:

Peach’s panties were deemed to risque for a young audience in the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. Instead, children playing the game will be welcomed to T H E V O I D

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stormingtheivory:

change.org just sent me a petition to demand that the US name a warship after Harvey Milk and if that isn’t the most succinct example of the way queer advocacy has been coopted by neoliberalism and the military-industrial complex, bless me I don’t know what is.

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knowledgeequalsblackpower:

Dave Chappelle’s Block Party
Dead Prez performing “Hip Hop”

Who shot 2pac? If we don’t get them
They gone get us all
I’m down for runnin’ up on them
Crackers in they city hall
We ride for y’all
All my dogs stay real
Nigga don’t think these record deals
Gonna feed your seeds
And pay your bills because they not
MC’s get a little bit of love and think they hot
Talkin’ ‘bout how much money they got
Nigga all y’all records sound the same
I’m sick of that fake thug, R & B
Rap scenario all day on the radio
Same scenes in the video, monotonous material
Y’all don’t here me though
These record labels slang our tapes like dope
You can be next in line, and signed
And still be writing rhymes and broke
Would you rather have a Lexus or justice?
A dream or some substance?
A Beamer, a necklace or FREEDOM?
Still a nigga like me don’t playa’ hate
I just stay awake
This real hip-hop, and it don’t stop
'Til we get the crackers off the block
They call it HIP-HOP

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gracehelbl0g:

This is Sam Pepper. If you don’t know who he is, Sam is a successful YouTube prankster with over 2 million subscribers. He recently uploaded a video titled “Fake Hand Ass Pink Prank" where he pinched unsuspecting girls’ butts without their permission. None of this was done with the girls’ consent…meaning Sam Pepper sexually harassed and assaulted these women.

This is no longer a “simple, harmless prank” but rather a very serious matter and offence. If you haven’t seen the video yet, you can watch, dislike, and report it HERE. You can also take the pledge to help stop sexual violence at itsonus.org. Please do not let Sam get away with this kind of behavior. He crossed the line and needs to be held responsible for his disgusting actions.

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veganshithead:

Trigger warnings: discussion of abusive parent, mental illness, violence, and suicidal ideation. Please proceed with caution if you are easily triggered by any of the above.

I’m not used to asking for anyone’s help, and I’m afraid I may not be much good at it, so I apologize in advance if this comes out a little awkward.

Our names are Nathan and Lucy. Nathan is a mixed-race trans man of color, and I’m a white trans woman. We’re both pretty far from neurotypical. He lives with BPD (among other things), and I fall somewhere on the bipolar spectrum. We both have pretty savage cases of gender dysphoria, and we need to transition, but we can’t because of our living arrangements. We’ve lived together for almost nine years, now, and I don’t know how much longer we can stand this, to be honest… and that’s why we’re finally breaking down and asking for people’s help.

We live with Nathan’s father, although not in the same household. He is an extremely wealthy, white landowner and businessman with several plots of commercial real estate in town, a profitable small business, a several-hundred-acre country estate, numerous classic cars, boats, tractors, guns, etc. He spends thousands of dollars on a whim to buy old, broken vehicles that he never gets around to fixing. 
He’s also extremely racist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic, hates the poor, does not believe in mental illness, and is an aggressively militant right-wing conservative Southern Baptist. In the past, he has told Nathan gay people “shouldn’t have rights at all,” forced him to go to church to attempt to “fix” depression and suicidal ideation, and has made allusions to physically assaulting people of color many times. He has always denied Nathan monetary help… refusing, even, to pay Nathan’s (single, WoC) mother more than 25 dollars a week in child support, complaining constantly about being poor despite his obvious wealth. He has, many times in the past, pointed loaded guns at people who anger him. 
In addition to being miserly and a bigot, he is verbally and emotionally manipulative/abusive toward Nathan. We have lived in a tiny FEMA trailer (pictured) on this man’s land for almost 4 years, now, and pay him rent. While we’re here, we can never transition because we would, at best, be thrown out and rendered homeless as soon as he figured out what was going on… given his past behavior, however, we fear he may physically harm one or both of us if we came out in any capacity.

I’m lucky enough to have a half-decent job, and I think we could - kind of - manage the cost of moving and transitioning on our own… or at least, we could have. We had been saving to try to move out of here for months and months, and eventually that effort fell apart because the Federal Government garnished my paychecks for my student loans. I don’t owe a lot, relatively speaking. I went to college for one year and dropped out, and owe a little less than $4000 on it, still. My parents had promised to pick up that cost before I went, and then backed out of that commitment after the fact, so now I’m stuck with the bill. 
The government garnishes my wages to the tune of about 12.5% of my gross income, so I basically have NO disposable income and no way to save money. We can barely afford to eat, now! We may be able to have the garnishment removed, but we have no way of knowing how long that will take, and having to pay that in addition to bills has put us even further in the red than when we started.

We’re asking for money to help us move somewhere away from Nathan’s father and/or repay the student loan keeping us from doing so ourselves. This fund is NOT asking for help with the actual costs of transitioning - just the costs of physically moving away from an abusive and dangerous man so that we can live our own lives. In order to be able to pay rent ANYwhere, I have to pay off my student loan or at least get the garnishment removed. So we’re basically asking for enough to get rid of that so that I can pay rent somewhere, plus enough to find a place somewhere else where we can live without Mr. Deep South harassing Nathan all the time.

Thank you, everyone, for any help you provide, or for spreading the word if you can’t donate. We both appreciate it very much!

Still trying to find an alternate site to host… until then, please signal boost. 

I tried to move my fundraiser to another site, but they all either want to reveal my birth name to those who donate (which I don’t want because I’m afraid of family members finding the post and outing me to my father) or they have a set date for the fundraiser to end, and my raising money is going so slowly that I don’t think I could meet anything like a reasonable goal in a set time period.

So I guess I’ll be sticking with gofundme, as much as I hate to do so, until I am comfortable coming out to family… which won’t be until after I get some kind of assurance that I can move.

Please continue to signal boost. I really just want out of this situation as soon as possible.

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padalesexy:

this vine is too real

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