The Death Defying Double Somersault of Love



gooftroopin:

its not safe to wear a yes badge in Glasgow tonight, someone has been stabbed and there are literal fascists flooding our streets. the English defence league and orange order are in George square giving nazi salutes and burning Scottish flags. this is what it’s come to a day after the vote, a day after a no vote happening. stay safe all of you.

cinoh:

Alfred Cossmann, Lichen 1942

cinoh:

Alfred Cossmann, Lichen 1942

(Source: 1910-again)

libutron:

Ghost Bat - Macroderma gigas
The Ghost Bat belongs to the species Macroderma gigas (Chiroptera - Megadermatidae), and gains its rather spooky name from its unusually pale coloration. 
As in other members of the Megadermatidae, the eyes are relatively large, and the impressively long ears are joined at the base, with a forked tragus (a small pointed eminence of the external ear) that partly covers the ear opening, while a long, erect nose leaf projects above the snout.
This species, classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, is native to Australia and is also known as Australian false vampire bat, Australian ghost bat, Australian giant false vampire bat.
Reference: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Bruce Thomson | Locality: Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia (2006)

libutron:

Ghost Bat - Macroderma gigas

The Ghost Bat belongs to the species Macroderma gigas (Chiroptera - Megadermatidae), and gains its rather spooky name from its unusually pale coloration. 

As in other members of the Megadermatidae, the eyes are relatively large, and the impressively long ears are joined at the base, with a forked tragus (a small pointed eminence of the external ear) that partly covers the ear opening, while a long, erect nose leaf projects above the snout.

This species, classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, is native to Australia and is also known as Australian false vampire bat, Australian ghost bat, Australian giant false vampire bat.

Reference: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Bruce Thomson | Locality: Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia (2006)

feministbecky:

concretefemme:

look at this cop-hating suffragette kitty 

Omfg

feministbecky:

concretefemme:

look at this cop-hating suffragette kitty 

Omfg

plizm:

Color Studies: Pink
Clarissa Gallo

aranrhod:

bio-poetic:

Oxford Union Library

So torn between disgust at the union and the desperate need to study in this place…

aranrhod:

bio-poetic:

Oxford Union Library

So torn between disgust at the union and the desperate need to study in this place…

e-l-e-g-ance:

feministbatwoman:

huffingtonpost:

Columbia University Student Will Drag Her Mattress Around Campus Until Her Rapist Is Gone

"I think the act of carrying something that is normally found in our bedroom out into the light is supposed to mirror the way I’ve talked to the media and talked to different news channels, etc," Emma continues in the full video which you can watch here. 

So, I just want to go into HOW MUCH Columbia and the NYPD has failed, and revictimized, Emma Sulkowitz.

In her school hearing, Sulkowitz ” had to explain to the three administrators on the panel how anal rape worked. She told them she had been hit across the face, choked and pinned down, but, she said, one still seemed confused about how it was possible for someone to penetrate her there without lubricant. Sulkowicz said she had to draw them a diagram.”

"Her best friend was meant to be at the hearing; Sulkowicz had chosen her as her one “supporter.” But her friend was kicked out of that role for talking about the case, according to Sulkowicz, in violation of the university’s confidentiality policy. As punishment, her friend was also put on probation and made to write two reflection papers: one from the perspective of Sulkowicz and another from the accused."

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE
OF HER FRIEND’S RAPIST

- Two other women at Columbia have accused this guy of sexual assault/rape. But he’s been found not responsible in all instances, and is still on campus

- When she went to the police, one officer said: “”You invited him into your room. That’s not the legal definition of rape.”

- Another officer told her friends, who came with her: ““For every single rape I’ve had, I’ve had 20 that are total bull——,” he added. “It’s also my type of job to get to the truth. If that means being harsh about it, that’s what I do.”

And that’s.
Why.
People.
Don’t.
REPORT.

I want to set literally everything on fire.

This makes me SO angry!!!!!!!!! 

always-going-forward:

redhester:

takealookatyourlife:

I have incorrectly been saying ‘burqa’ when I meant ‘niqab’ for maybe my whole life.

reblogging for informational purposes. i will come collect you if you reblog from me in a way that disrespects any of my sisters. 

educating yourself on other cultures is v important
do it

always-going-forward:

redhester:

takealookatyourlife:

I have incorrectly been saying ‘burqa’ when I meant ‘niqab’ for maybe my whole life.

reblogging for informational purposes. i will come collect you if you reblog from me in a way that disrespects any of my sisters. 

educating yourself on other cultures is v important

do it

How My University Lied To Me

soycrates:

I’ve put off writing about this for an hour or more, because I’m still a little furious. I wanted to settle down a little so I don’t mince any details and spell out just how, exactly, the people who work at my university’s financial office straight up lied to me to get me to a) give them money and b) stop bothering them.

Here’s the long and short of the beginning of my story: started paying off last year’s tuition too slowly because they set me up on the wrong student financial plan (without my knowledge). Eventually, my student account went straight back up to the fees I had at the beginning of the year without sending me any messages through my university e-mail or in print through snail mail.

In comes the new school year, and I can’t apply for my classes until I find the money to pay them again. I go into the financial office to talk about getting registration open in advance while I try to make the payments. And this is what the woman working there says to me: the more I pay off, they will open up my student account for registration. She says that if I want registration open, I have to pay at least half or more of my outstanding fees.

And guess what? Just a few days ago, I paid off exactly 55% of my student account, leaving me just enough to pay rent for two more months (this and next) and to buy a few noodle cups and beans to eat during that time. And only then because of help from donations and saving up paychecks.

Now here’s where it gets shitty: I go in today to the financial office. I say, “I’m just coming in to see if my payment went through and to get my student account open for registration”. Now, what she should say is, “Ah yes, there you go! Go register for those courses you’re already missing out on because of our bullshit bureaucratic money sink!”

But what she says is: We can’t open your student account until the rest is paid in full. I told her that can’t be possible, because it’s not what I discussed earlier, and I had my student account opened last year when I had outstanding fees as well.

She gives me the look of “tough titties, doll face, now go rot in hell” and tells me just to borrow money from family (there are rich kids at my school who don’t need scholarships, bursaries, or grants and just get mum and dad to hold their hand on the way to the financial office and pay their whole tuition, so they assume everyone’s got the same privilege) and sends me on my way. I manage not to swear at her.

Registration closes on the 12th, and I have now learned that unless I give them $3,000 more (give or take a few hundreds, because if I talk to someone understanding in the office they could open it) I can’t attend classes, even though I was explicitly told I could. They lied to me so I would start paying off my student account, which means that now they can put more interest on it if I don’t pay off the rest in a month.

Let me repeat: my university administration lied to a low-income independent student on financial assistance so they could get an extra year’s worth of tuition out of me. Money I should not owe them, because the fees increased only due to being put on the wrong financial plan by the exact same institution. If that sounds a lot like just straight up white-collar crime, that’s because it basically is.

If you can do anything at all to help me, please donate. (And reblog, because even if I don’t make it through this I want more people to know how universities can still fuck you over by flat out lying to you even outside of the US - my advice to new students is bring a fucking tape recorder to anyone in your administration who can swindle you into paying fees you shouldn’t be)