“Having a low opinion of yourself is not modesty. It’s self-destruction.”
— Bobby Sommer
Melissa. Mexicana. 22 years old. Recent college grad.
Interests: Human Rights, Feminism, Sex, Gender, and Race Issues, Politics, Food, and Cats.
To-be activist or academic. Not sure.
— Bobby Sommer
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More people are concerned with why women stay in abusive relationships than why men are abusing women
Suddenly her mom’s silence matched Jackie’s own. “Oh, my God,” she murmured in disbelief. “Are you gay?”
"Yeah," Jackie forced herself to say.
After what felt like an eternity, her mom finally responded. “I don’t know what we could have done for God to have given us a fag as a child,” she said before hanging up.
She got a call from her older brother. “He said, ‘Mom and Dad don’t want to talk to you, but I’m supposed to tell you what’s going to happen,’” Jackie recalls. “And he’s like, ‘All your cards are going to be shut off, and Mom and Dad want you to take the car and drop it off at this specific location. Your phone’s going to last for this much longer. They don’t want you coming to the house, and you’re not to contact them. You’re not going to get any money from them. Nothing. And if you don’t return the car, they’re going to report it stolen.’ And I’m just bawling. I hung up on him because I couldn’t handle it.” Her brother was so firm, so matter-of-fact, it was as if they already weren’t family.”
What I horribly hate about the overzealous. I’m so sorry.(via michaelisshiningon)
WOW. Fox’s advice for women (like Ray Rice’s wife) who don’t want to be brutally beaten by their partners in an elevator: “Take the stairs.” And for men who are considering it: “When you’re in an elevator, there’s a camera.”
**Update: After being called out by numerous media outlets, Fox & Friends will address its irresponsible commentary on tomorrow’s show.
I had my father get sick when I was 22. And I was poor, alright. And my father had an ulcer, and it exploded and you know all these toxins get in your blood. And basically, my father died, whatever, 50 days after his ulcer. So I had a father get sick while I was poor.
My mother got sick when I was rich. And my mother, you know… I don’t really want to get into it, but my mother was sicker than my father. And my mother’s alive. My mother’s fine, OK? I remember going to the hospital to see my mother and wondering, ‘Was I in the right place?’ Like, this was a hotel. Like it had a concierge, man.
People don’t… if the average person really knew the discrepancy in the health care system, there’d be riots in the streets, OK? They would burn this motherfucker down!””
Chris Rock [video]
Bringing this back, because some people don’t seem to understand that there is a discrepancy in the quality of care among poor, middle-class, and wealthy people, NO MATTER HOW DEBILITATING THEIR RESPECTIVE DISEASES MAY BE.