does anyone want to “look at this bitch eating crackers” with me

A message from Anonymous
omg if baby oil dissolves condoms what the fuck does it do to babies???

the-kellin-under-the-vic:

This may be shocking, but babies and condoms are made of different material

She’s got her legs crossed cuz she’s a lady

She’s got her legs crossed cuz she’s a lady

KATE KATE ITS REAL!!

KATE KATE ITS REAL!!

I was sitting and Liam came up like he does to stand up with his forepaws on my knee and rest his chin on them. Then Harry had to come investigate which is not usual for her—she stood up and leaned on my other knee and Liam got mad and turned around still on his back legs and used his front paws to push her off me, then turned back and took up her spot.

I swear I watched some toddlers have the exact same fight over my lap at the daycare.

thepeoplesrecord:

america-wakiewakie:

Gentrification Stops Here! Kitzia Esteva-Martinez’ goal is to raise $900 in 5 days! Help me raise them bucks before my birthday!
I am an organizer in the Immigrant Rights Campaign at Causa Justa :: Just Cause — a grassroots organization building the power of working class Black and Latino residents fighting for housing and immigrant rights in the Bay Area.
We have the chance to fight gentrification and the displacement of working class tenants in the Bay Area by fighting to put anti-speculation legislation on November’s ballot in San Francisco and fighting for a healthy-homes law in Oakland.
Every year hundreds of working class families live under unhealthy conditions and harassment by slumlords in Oakland. We want fight like hell this fall to pass legislation that ensures our communities have a healthy home and are safe from threats by their landlords because of low income and immigration status vulnerability!
Your donation will ensure that we are able to do the outreach needed to bring the voices of impacted immigrant families into the forefront of this anti-displacement, anti-gentrification fight! This policy will defend tenants against illegal landlord harassment including lack of repair and maintenance and ICE and police threats meant to displace Oakland residents!
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thepeoplesrecord:

america-wakiewakie:

Gentrification Stops Here! Kitzia Esteva-Martinez’ goal is to raise $900 in 5 days! Help me raise them bucks before my birthday!

I am an organizer in the Immigrant Rights Campaign at Causa Justa :: Just Cause — a grassroots organization building the power of working class Black and Latino residents fighting for housing and immigrant rights in the Bay Area.

We have the chance to fight gentrification and the displacement of working class tenants in the Bay Area by fighting to put anti-speculation legislation on November’s ballot in San Francisco and fighting for a healthy-homes law in Oakland.

Every year hundreds of working class families live under unhealthy conditions and harassment by slumlords in Oakland. We want fight like hell this fall to pass legislation that ensures our communities have a healthy home and are safe from threats by their landlords because of low income and immigration status vulnerability!

Your donation will ensure that we are able to do the outreach needed to bring the voices of impacted immigrant families into the forefront of this anti-displacement, anti-gentrification fight! This policy will defend tenants against illegal landlord harassment including lack of repair and maintenance and ICE and police threats meant to displace Oakland residents!

Please help us make this happen by donating to CJJC by August 1st so we can receive matching funds, and match your donation dollar for dollar.

Will you donate $50+ today? I’m giving $50 dollars to support CJJC. Will you join me? Please donate on my page and help me meet my goal of 500+ in 5 days by August 1st. We only have 5 days to do this together! (remember my bday is August 3rd!  I would love to wake up to this fundraising accomplishment!)

Thank You!!! Gracias!!!!

Donate here. Please signal boost!

Yes!! Let’s fund our movements! 

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Ok this is important. I made fun of their fence a while ago but do you see that window? THAT WINDOW IS CURVED GLASS. How beautiful!!

Ok this is important. I made fun of their fence a while ago but do you see that window? THAT WINDOW IS CURVED GLASS. How beautiful!!

(Anne) Askew

(Anne) Askew

Joli-days!

Joli-days!

Also (and this is edging into controversial territory wrt opinions I actually care about) I’m personally skeeved by women who move into sex work from pole dancing classes.

I believe that, whatever the reason or background, sex workers need and deserve human and labour rights and I understand it’s divisive and not totally productive to draw distinctions (as wargasmmm pointed out) between the—what did I call them?—for loves and for moneys, but people who enter sex work from a pole dancing background (and also because they’ve “been researching it for school”) are coming from a different financial position: a luxury position that can afford the expense of a stigmatised leisure activity, that has time for it even!

They’re coming from the Empowermint! side and in my experience (ten years worth, ok) they are more likely to do more for less when they want to, more likely to do things for free, less likely to have an understanding of or investment in solidarity and the ways we’re exploited, less likely to even FEEL exploited (because they can check out whenever they want), much more likely to be invested in management and to side with management, and more likely (despite their habit of sitting in customers laps for free) to judge other girls who go beyond their bounds of respectability. Not to mention they take up spots on shifts that workers who actually need the money, need.

It just seems like more gentrification to me. Their luxury is displacing us. It’s a changing market (at least in Portland) as strip clubs become places for more well-off women to build up personal brands and edgy cred, parleying shifts in dive bars into local (or national, in lynsie’s case) notoriety. It’s a hustle, for sure.

And what I’ve seen in tumblr hadn’t changed my mind. Like, sex worker who got into it from pole dance class defended witchbladething?

I’m trying to figure out how it’s possible to work with this class of worker, what we have in common and how not to feel threatened by the changing market that they’re only a sign of, not the total cause of.

A message from anticsandshenanigans
Hey, I was referred to you when I asked Joye why pole dancing is a stripper only activity. I'm sorry if I am insensitive, or but I think my privilege blinds me a little bit. Why isn't it okay for non-sex-workers to practice pole dancing? I can understand that it is, I'd just like to understand why, if you're okay with sharing? I don't want to go around saying and supporting it if it's wrong. Uhm, thanks for reading. :)

I don’t think it’s not okay, I just think it should be done with care, and with like full acknowledgment of power imbalances: someone’s fun after work/class hobby is something that makes someone else stigmatized and marginalised, that makes them the butt of jokes
(I still remember one about baby names: don’t name your daughter Bambi unless you want her to grow up with long acrylics and know her way around the pole. Or Chris rock: keep your daughter off the pole. Or Katie couric: how could someone as nice as Natalie Portman play a sleazy stripper? Or that Christian slater movie: the stripper is dead hijinks ensue. Or arrested development: same thing. Take your pick of damaged by father/uncle jokes. Take your pick of pole dance amateurs saying scornfully they don’t pick up dollars with their twats. And on and on more than I can list or probably know about)
and that can cost them families, children, housing, jobs, and school.

One person’s edgy sexy hobby comes at the expense of a whole class of women workers.