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I am a 26 year old Southern/Texas girl who blogs about children, adoptee rights, adoption reform, child welfare, gymnastics and basically anything that upsets, delights, infuriates, or interests me. I am also an immigrant to the UK.
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Got the eviction notice in the mail today.

Yay.

dickensianwerewolf:

moniquill:

fandomsandfeminism:

shentatheruset:

bidyke:

fandomsandfeminism:

A human being’s worthiness of basic necessities should not be determined by their capacity to produce profit for corporations. 

Thinking that is completely ableist because it equates human worth with the ability to work.

10000 years ago corporation = unharvested nature

And one’s life did depend upon one’s ability to work productively

So our natural state and dependancies have not changed regardless our feeling around corporations

One situation is replaced by an equivalent situation

I love the sentiment, I only question its truth

Yes, 10,000 years ago, your ability to work would impact your ability to have access to food. Because if you did not produce food for yourself, then that food did not exist.

But that is NO LONGER TURE. There is enough food produced in the world to comfortably feed everyone. Food scarcity is artificially created through economic inequality. (This is why 100% of our economy is not engaged isn subsistence farming) 

Don’t give me some shit about “our natural state” when you can buy a frozen Lean Cuisine in a gas station for $5. 

We gonna talk about how in the majority of primal human societies (the kind that existed 10,000 years ago) there were social roles and conventions surrounding people why were physically or mentally disabled that allowed them to be loved and cared for regardless of their ability to hunt or gather? That there are about a billion other socially important roles in a society that isn’t profit-based and interested in generating capital?

Also, anyone who brings up a human ‘natural state’ of any kind needs to sit down and shut up because without the intervention of human ingenuity and technology it’s statistically likely that they died in infancy of a simple fever or some shit anyway.

10,000 years ago lol.10,000 years ago agriculture was being developed in Eurasia and grain was being stored against periods of famine. That’s precisely when you started to see people specializing into careers which weren’t directly related to food gathering.

45,000 years ago, Neanderthals in caves, the prototypical cavemen, were caring for their relatives and friends who had reduced capacity for work.

Take Shanidar I:

"Through examining his skeletal remains, scientists found evidence that at a young age, Shanidar 1 experienced a crushing blow to his head. The blow damaged the left eye (possibly blinding him) and the brain area controling the right side of the body, leading to a withered right arm and possible paralysis that also crippled his right leg. One of Shanidar 1’s middle foot bones (metatarsal) on his right foot shows a healed fracture, which probably only enhanced his noticeable limp.  All of Shanidar 1’s injuries show signs of healing, so none of them resulted in his death. In fact, scientists estimate he lived until 35–45 years of age.  He would have been considered old to another Neandertal, and he would probably not have been able to survive without the care of his social group."

http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/human-fossils/fossils/shanidar-1

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aphlamp:

I know you can’t believe
the anxiety you’re causing me
and I know you can’t believe
your fake compassion I don’t need.

(via fyrachii)

The day has finally arrived. If our rent arrears aren’t caught up by the 22nd, the landlord is issuing a Notice to Quit.

Any ideas on how to raise £729.70 in 17 days?

Pretty sure getting over it and going back to escorting in my “free time” (meaning I’d not only be escorting again but would also have like zero time spent not working or sleeping) is my only option to be able to do anything I need to (pay for my next/final visa, clear out rent arrears, clear stupid electricity debt).

Sigh.

So.

I’ve got one month of rent arrears and an application for ILR that has to be made by February. The current cost of ILR is £1093, due to go up in October.

I make about literally just enough to cover the bills. There is nothing leftover for “saving” or “extra” expenses. Given this, and given the fact I’m not crafty, does anyone have any ideas on what I can do to raise the money that I have to have raised by the end of January? Bake sale? Sweet tea sale?

Anyone have any ideas on how to raise money? I really want to get our rent arrears cleared (£750), but I don’t have any ideas. I don’t have anything to sell, and I’m not crafty so can’t do an Etsy shop type thing.

I already have one full-time job, one part-time job, and one once a month life modelling thing, but those just pay for current bills, not any of the debt we have.

bisexualsteve:

albus severus potter, you were named after two of my most problematic faves

(via hannibalthegoat)

Anyone have a stream?

Imagine this: A child has three parents, either all living together or the Dad living nearby and involved: Mom, Dad, and an unrelated person (who is married to the mother) in a parent role. Can you think of any cute names to call the third parent?

Relational titles (aunt/uncle/etc) are out as they’re reserved for actual relatives (although I am fond of titles like the one Rufus Wainwright and his husband chose, Deputy Dad, it’s just a little wordy). Would you create a different special name for the parent based on gender?

theactualcluegirl:

therivanqueen:

trixter-jake-english:

gliber-t:

gaylienz:

redandblackbicycle:

Found this via reddit

finally something that treats introverts and extroverts as equals

The punctuation is even accurate holy shit

Freaking thank you. Being shy and being an introvert are not the same thing, as well as being obnoxious and being an extrovert.

my fifth grade teacher once told my parents in a report that i was “comma happy”

Hmm… I seem to be naturally an introvert, with a lifelong habit of making myself act like an extrovert. Not a bad pself-psych job, really, and I’m betting there are a lot of other actors and dramaturges who’ve pulled the same trick in their time…

What does it mean if you’ve got 2 ticks on the Shy column (at one point would’ve been all in that column), 2 in the Extrovert, and 2 in the Introvert…

theactualcluegirl:

therivanqueen:

trixter-jake-english:

gliber-t:

gaylienz:

redandblackbicycle:

Found this via reddit

finally something that treats introverts and extroverts as equals

The punctuation is even accurate holy shit

Freaking thank you. Being shy and being an introvert are not the same thing, as well as being obnoxious and being an extrovert.

my fifth grade teacher once told my parents in a report that i was “comma happy”

Hmm… I seem to be naturally an introvert, with a lifelong habit of making myself act like an extrovert. Not a bad pself-psych job, really, and I’m betting there are a lot of other actors and dramaturges who’ve pulled the same trick in their time…

What does it mean if you’ve got 2 ticks on the Shy column (at one point would’ve been all in that column), 2 in the Extrovert, and 2 in the Introvert…

(via andythanfiction)

hannigoat:

angryqueerliveshere:

I just realized there’s a pretty good chance Harry became abusive toward his family in some way.

Like, he was 11 years old and the first adult he met that he looked up to was Dumbledore. His adolescence and teenage years were spent being manipulated by Dumbledore and having to risk his life…

Questions i also ask myself. Mental health doesn’t seem to be a magical priority, unfortunately.

This is exactly why I’ve spent YEARS searching for a fic where Harry was abusive in some form to his kids (or he spent a lot of time researching and reading and consciously choosing to do it differently but obviously still struggling with it).

(via hannibalthegoat)

viktoriakomova:

this is a typo. confessor meant 2041.

viktoriakomova:

this is a typo. confessor meant 2041.

(via fyeahgymnastics)

I’m going to the hospital tomorrow to get some blood tests done to find out whether or not my uterus problems are caused by something that means I won’t be able to have kids or something that can be treated / doesn’t affect my fertility.

I will be so pissed if it’s something that renders me infertile. And by pissed I mean I will either kill myself or become a nun. And probably also write hate letters to my adopters and key members of my natural family.

But I’m just hoping it’s something treatable and/or that doesn’t affect fertility.