If you’re protesting abortion, the Supreme Court says you can get right in women’s faces and scream at them on their way into the clinic. Because freedom of speech.

But if you try and protest the murder of a black man, you get tear gas fired at you.

“At 19, I read a sentence that re-terraformed my head: “The level of matter in the universe has been constant since the Big Bang.”
In all the aeons we have lost nothing, we have gained nothing - not a speck, not a grain, not a breath. The universe is simply a sealed, twisting kaleidoscope that has reordered itself a trillion trillion trillion times over.
Each baby, then, is a unique collision - a cocktail, a remix - of all that has come before: made from molecules of Napoleon and stardust and comets and whale tooth; colloidal mercury and Cleopatra’s breath: and with the same darkness that is between the stars between, and inside, our own atoms.
When you know this, you suddenly see the crowded top deck of the bus, in the rain, as a miracle: this collection of people is by way of a starburst constellation. Families are bright, irregular-shaped nebulae. Finding a person you love is like galaxies colliding. We are all peculiar, unrepeatable, perambulating micro-universes - we have never been before and we will never be again. Oh God, the sheer exuberant, unlikely fact of our existences. The honour of being alive. They will never be able to make you again. Don’t you dare waste a second of it thinking something better will happen when it ends. Don’t you dare.”

Caitlin Moran (via blowyourownjob)


At a deposition, Ferguson’s former police chief revealed that his staff did not keep records of incidents in which officers used force against citizens, so long as no one died; in other words, there was no way of telling how often incidents like Davis’ happened.

remember shit like this when they talk about how mike brown’s shooter had no disciplinary record

I thought work was fucked up yesterday but today I went into the one finished bathroom (three were still being worked on when I left at 4:30) and I SWEAR TO YOU the toilet seat is 11 inches off the ground and the sink is about 2 feet high

this is meant to be used by kids age 6-7

have i mentioned this place being a joke before?


what a beautiful day to not be in high school

What’s In My Purse?



8:07 AM: the school is an absolute mess, there are two unfinished bathrooms, principal is pissed; on the plus side they redid the top of my desk so no more splinters

11:40 AM: all I’ve done today is copied every page of a 500-page textbook for the teacher I work with who’s going back to school so she can get her credentials and gtfo of here

2:51 PM: literally just sitting here waiting for 4:00; bathrooms are no closer to done than they were at 8 AM; this place is the funniest joke

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