So just a reminder that while this post has around 36k notes the petition has around 16k notes. Don’t be a shit ally and pretend you care and then not actually take the time to sign it.
Salaam/Hello, a close friend of mine, Fatima Rahman, has been missing since January 2nd, please be on the lookout for her especially in the PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA and surronding regions. Also, please keep her and her family in your prayers and thoughts.
If you have ANY information please contact the Southwest Detective Division: 215-686-3183.
For people who don’t have time to bathe or access to fresh water, a South African college student has a solution: a shower gel users simply rub onto their skin. One small packet replaces one bath, and users never need any water. Ludwick Marishane’s inspiration was a lazy friend, but his invention will be a boon to people who live in areas where clean water is in short supply.
Image via Science History and Facts.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
And why hasn’t this blown up yet?
I’ve seen a lot of posts on my dash tonight about users who are threatening suicide, with other Tumblr members posting in effort to try to get ahold of them. I think you all should see this:
IF THERE IS EVER A TUMBLR USER WHO HAS POSTED A GOOD-BYE MESSAGE, SUICIDE NOTE, VIDEO, OR ANYTHING OF THE SORT, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS POST.
1. Scroll to the top of your dashboard.
2. See the circular question mark icon at the top? It’s the third one over from your home symbol. Click on that, and a screen similar to the one in the picture will come up.
3. Where you can type in questions, the box with the magnifying glass at the top, type in the word “suicide.”
4. Click on the first link that shows up. It should say, “Pass the URL of the blog on to us.”
5. Type in the user’s URL and tell Tumblr admin that the user is contemplating suicide and has posted a message indicating that they are going through with it or will be attempting. Hit send! Tumblr administration will perform a number of actions to contact the user and take the necessary steps to prevent the suicide.
TUMBLR: THIS COULD SAVE A USER’S LIFE. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE SUICIDE THREATS.
Reblog this to keep other users aware. Suicide isn’t a joke, and neither is someone’s life. If you didn’t know this, someone else may not, either. Pass it on.Seriously considering uninstalling missing e so I can do this…
why on earth doesn’t this have more notes
HEY IMPORTANT THING. I just got this email:
BIG NEWS: President Obama just announced that he is taking major action against sexual assault by creating a presidential task force to fight rape on college campuses.1
Having the President on our side is huge at a moment when sexual assault on college campuses has reached an epidemic level. Right now, 1 in 5 women will be assaulted or raped during college.2
For over a year now, the UltraViolet community—that’s you!—has been taking action together to tackle rape culture and stand up for survivors. Together with our allies, we’ve helped bring the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses into the spotlight and called on the Administration to address it.
That’s why the White House wants to know what solutions YOU want to see. As an advocate who has spoken out for survivors before, your input is valuable. This is a major opportunity to be heard by the President and White House.
Can you take 3 minutes to fill out a short, easy survey about what you think the Presidential Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault should do? We’ll deliver your response to the White House next week.
Presidential commissions have a mixed record—some have faded into historical footnotes, while others have changed the course of our country’s history. For example, President Reagan’s HIV/AIDS task force led to increased funding for drug trials and an end to federal discrimination against those who are HIV-positive.3
We know that searches for solutions to sexual assault and rape can end up victim-blaming instead of holding attackers accountable. It’s why we’re bombarded by media figures that blame alcohol, twerking, and teenage naivete for rape instead of the rapists.4 And just last year, campus after campus—from Yale to USC—was called out for mishandling rape cases.5
When colleges don’t take rape accusations seriously, it discourages survivors from reporting. Only 12% of survivors report the assault, and it’s more often the survivors rather than their attackers who drop out of school.6
A federal task force will create uniform guidelines that colleges should follow to stop sexual assault and punish rapists. Data and research is helpful, but input from citizens who care and know about the problem is critical to finding the right solutions.
Last year, Ultraviolet members spoke out and demanded the Department of Education start holding campuses accountable for failing to uphold Title IX—the federal law that bans sexual discrimination in education, including sexual assault. From Steubenville, Ohio, and Maryville, Missouri, to Yale University, you’ve spoken out time and again to demand justice for survivors who have been swept aside by school authorities, law enforcement, and their communities. Now the President himself is demanding more be done, and he wants to hear from you.
Thanks for speaking out.
—Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Malinda, Adam, and Gabriela, the UltraViolet team
This is super big!
Share any stories, even from friends or even if you haven’t actually been assaulted. Like I was actually stalked and sent very vulgar and graphic messages from a male classmate more than twice my age when I was in college, and the school did nothing to protect me other than tell the man to stop talking to me, and it was the third time he’d done that to female classmates. I literally had to have someone chaperone me to and from my car because I was so scared of this guy.
please spread this like a fire!!!!!
..as some of you know my cat Pudge has become ill recently & after many visits to the vet, her last x-ray on Sat. still showed the barium in her stomach & intestines, making its way very slowly out of her system some 48 hrs after having that procedure… this is not normal and the x-ray showed a small mass or blockage that is causing it. Her only option for survival is exploratory surgery of which I have no funds for. I tried 2 places in Ontario that help w/vet bills, both of which I do not qualify for. One she had to be treated at a certain animal hospital in Toronto right from the start of her illness and the other I have to be on a pension, disabled or on assistance myself. I am not.
Pudge still isn`t eating properly on her own so I have to feed her orally, she`s been a real trooper about that. The vet said she would need to be treated as soon as possible or she may end up as sick as she was when I initially took her in last Mon. (vomiting foam)
I am asking for any help you can give, every little bit will help defer the costs. My vacation pay will pay off only 1 of the bills and that isn`t including the surgery. I have no other place to turn.
Help save Pudge, please donate if you can.. please reblog this in hopes someone you know or follows can. Surgery is her only chance.
Paypal says you can do this via email, I hope I set everything up right.
Pricklylegs2@gmail.com is my email. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you.
Pudge on her heating blanket
Pudge in better times
The escalating costs not including the surgery..
pricklylegs has been following me pretty much since I first started this tumblr. She is my friend and I kind of feel like she is part of some crazy tumblr family. She has been so supportive of me and once she even masterminded a frogman rebloggathon when I was feeling especially ill. It’s hard to repay the level of kindness and support she has shown me over the years, so if you guys can help out her beloved kitty it would mean a lot to me. Thanks.
TUMBLR: WE NEED YOUR HELP.
JANET MOCK IS GOING BACK ON PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT AND TWITTER HAS A #TEAMJANET #TEAMPIERS
AND LET ME TELL YOU
#TEAMPIERS IS FULL OF TRANSMISOGYNISTIC DICK HEADS
PLEASE SHOW YOUR LOVE USING #TEAMJANET AND VALIDATE JANET’S FEELINGS ABOUT HER INTERVIEW
If you are on Twitter jump on this shit.
And seriously, folks, get reblogging this. Supporting trans women of color is fucking important.