We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.

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pilosopogyno:

This man, James Verone, robbed a bank for one dollar. Why only one dollar? Because he knew that in prison he could get the medical care he could not afford with his part time salary as a convenience store clerk. He was approved for food stamps, but they did little to help his finances. Between his back problems, carpel tunnel, and arthritis, he simply couldn’t handle the pain any longer.
On June 9th, he sent a letter to his local paper, the Gaston Gazette, that stated: “When you receive this a bank robbery will have been committed by me. this robbery is being committed by me for one dollar. I am of sound mind but not so much sound body.”
He then took a cab to the RBC Bank, and handed the teller a note asking for one dollar and medical attention. He quietly took a seat in the lobby and waited for police to arrive.
Since Verone only stole one dollar, he was only charged with larceny. His bail, which he doesn’t plan to pay is set at $2,000, reduced from the normal $100,000. He’s scheduled to see a doctor this Friday, and hopes to get foot surgery, back surgery and to have a protrusion on his check treated.   
To me, this is the perfect example of how disturbingly corrupt and unjust our health care system has become under HMO’s. For this man, or any person for that matter, feels that he needs to be imprisoned just to see a doctor, is ridiculous. 
This is exactly what I hate about America. Why is it that you can buy an entire house with money you don’t have, but still can’t apply for health care if you don’t meet the requirements? That’s messed up.

pilosopogyno:

This man, James Verone, robbed a bank for one dollar. Why only one dollar? Because he knew that in prison he could get the medical care he could not afford with his part time salary as a convenience store clerk. He was approved for food stamps, but they did little to help his finances. Between his back problems, carpel tunnel, and arthritis, he simply couldn’t handle the pain any longer.

On June 9th, he sent a letter to his local paper, the Gaston Gazette, that stated: “When you receive this a bank robbery will have been committed by me. this robbery is being committed by me for one dollar. I am of sound mind but not so much sound body.”

He then took a cab to the RBC Bank, and handed the teller a note asking for one dollar and medical attention. He quietly took a seat in the lobby and waited for police to arrive.

Since Verone only stole one dollar, he was only charged with larceny. His bail, which he doesn’t plan to pay is set at $2,000, reduced from the normal $100,000. He’s scheduled to see a doctor this Friday, and hopes to get foot surgery, back surgery and to have a protrusion on his check treated.   

To me, this is the perfect example of how disturbingly corrupt and unjust our health care system has become under HMO’s. For this man, or any person for that matter, feels that he needs to be imprisoned just to see a doctor, is ridiculous. 

This is exactly what I hate about America. Why is it that you can buy an entire house with money you don’t have, but still can’t apply for health care if you don’t meet the requirements? That’s messed up.

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Anonymous asked:

benji kind of reminds me of chris pratt! maybe it's the nose and he's got that scruffy handsome look. and obvi nicole is gorg ;)

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parkingstrange:

I cannot emphasize how much I love you right now. And at first I thought it was too far fetched of a comparison but then I googled chris pratt gifs and this was the one that convinced me


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ilyleamichele:

Happy 28th Birthday Lea Michele!! 

28 years ago today a shining star was born, and that beautiful star Lea Michele Sarfati has shine ever since. Every year she shines brighter and bolder. I am honoured and truly blessed to have this beautiful, inspiring, amazing woman as my role model. I feel as though ever since she came into my life, I’ve been braver, stronger and more determined. Her drive to achieve any and every dream she sets her heart on is only part of the reason why she means so much to me. I am eternally grateful for being my daily inspiration. I would not be the young woman I am today without her. She means the world to me and more and I love her to the moon and back. 

She made my life better. She made my dreams bigger. She makes my days brighter. She taught me to love myself, she helped me face my fears… This beautiful woman who touched my life and touched my heart. I would not be the same if it were not for her. I love Lea more than I can say, she is my more than just my role model. She is my daily inspiration, she is my guiding lights. She is everything I want to be and more, if I become half the woman she is, I will be truly blessed. There is no one I know who is braver, more talented, more driven, inspiring, and beautiful inside and out. Happy 28th Birthday the beautiful Lea Michele. 

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