This hasn’t gotten enough recognition
god forbid we actually see something good on the news for once
fucking prodigy man
Yes young black king! You better go head!
His name is Stephen R. Stafford and he would have been set to graduate from med school even earlier if there wasn’t a rule that said he had to be 16 to graduate from high school.
He’s also a talented classical pianist - he’s been playing piano since he was two years old.
Eight Senators Announce Bipartisan Campus Accountability and Safety Act -
It will be very interesting to follow the progress of this bill through the House and Senate. Surely even a do-nothing Congress can get this done.
Bahaha you have more faith in our government than I do
Stitch and Toothless jammy jam!
Toothless and Stitch…correctly sourced this time :-)
excuse me as I celebrate belatedly over pacific rim getting a sequel and a possible animated series with mako mori drawings
I'm so tired of thinking that "passing for straight" is the best way to write LGBTQIAP+ characters. -
We don’t need to look and act like straight people and never ever be obviously queer to be good people. We don’t need to keep our queerness hidden away, hinted at maybe once or twice, rejecting every single stereotype and never alluding to the things that make us queer, to be good characters.
Feminism had a noble cause for equality until it became a hate movement .
People have been accusing feminism of being a hate movement since women started trying to get the right to vote.
Women in Comics: It's not about getting a piece of the pie, it's about making your own pie. -
OK, so a comics blogger informed me at a convention a few months back that they didn’t know why I got invited to so many conventions and did so many appearances, because there are more women in comics out there than me, and I was hogging all the attention. They don’t think it’s fair for me to be…
"Should parents read their daughter's texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?" -
Earlier today, I served as the “young woman’s voice” in a panel of local experts at a Girl Scouts speaking event. One question for the panel was something to the effect of, "Should parents read their daughter’s texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"
I was surprised when the first panelist answered the question as if it were about cyberbullying. The adult audience nodded sagely as she spoke about the importance of protecting children online.
I reached for the microphone next. I said, “As far as reading your child’s texts or logging into their social media profiles, I would say 99.9% of the time, do not do that.”
Looks of total shock answered me. I actually saw heads jerk back in surprise. Even some of my fellow panelists blinked.
Everyone stared as I explained that going behind a child’s back in such a way severs the bond of trust with the parent. When I said, “This is the most effective way to ensure that your child never tells you anything,” it was like I’d delivered a revelation.
It’s easy to talk about the disconnect between the old and the young, but I don’t think I’d ever been so slapped in the face by the reality of it. It was clear that for most of the parents I spoke to, the idea of such actions as a violation had never occurred to them at all.
It alarms me how quickly adults forget that children are people.
Apparently people are rediscovering this post somehow and I think that’s pretty cool! Having experienced similar violations of trust in my youth, this is an important issue to me, so I want to add my personal story:
Around age 13, I tried to express to my mother that I thought I might have clinical depression, and she snapped at me “not to joke about things like that.” I stopped telling my mother when I felt depressed.
Around age 15, I caught my mother reading my diary. She confessed that any time she saw me write in my diary, she would sneak into my room and read it, because I only wrote when I was upset. I stopped keeping a diary.
Around age 18, I had an emotional breakdown while on vacation because I didn’t want to go to college. I ended up seeing a therapist for - surprise surprise - depression.
Around age 21, I spoke on this panel with my mother in the audience, and afterwards I mentioned the diary incident to her with respect to this particular Q&A. Her eyes welled up, and she said, “You know I read those because I was worried you were depressed and going to hurt yourself, right?”
TL;DR: When you invade your child’s privacy, you communicate three things:
- You do not respect their rights as an individual.
- You do not trust them to navigate problems or seek help on their own.
- You probably haven’t been listening to them.
Information about almost every issue that you think you have to snoop for can probably be obtained by communicating with and listening to your child.
whitesupremacymemes said: You do realize that it was whites that ended slavery and have invented almost everything, right?
Air conditioning unit
Auto cut-off switch
Auto fishing device
- Automatic gear shift
- Baby buggy (aka stroller)
- Bicycle frame
- Biscuit cutter
- Blood plasma bag
- Cellular phone
- Chamber commode
- Clothes dryer
- Curtain rod and curtain rod support
- Door knob
- Dust pan
- Door stop
- Egg beater
- Electric light bulb
- Eye protector
- Fire escape ladder
- Fire extinguisher
- Folding bed
- Folding chair
- Fountain pen
- Furniture caster
- Gas mask
- Golf tee
- Hair brush
- Hand stamp
- Horse shoe
- Ice cream scooper
- Improved sugar making
- Insect-destroyer gun
- Ironing board
- Key chain
- Lawn mower
- Lawn sprinkler
- Lemon squeezer
- Lubricating cup
- Lunch pail
- Mail box
- Peanut butter
- Pencil sharpener
- Phone transmitter
- Record arm player
- Riding saddles
- Rolling pin
- Shampoo headrest
- Spark plug
- Straightening comb
- Street sweeper
- Thermostat control
- Traffic light
- Jazz (and subgenres)
- Hip Hop (and subgenres)
- Rock n Roll
- Speech (Africans first to use language)
- Writing (before it became more complex in Mesopotamia)
- Medicine (Ancient Egypt)
- Architecture (Ancient Egypt)
- Mathematics (prehistoric)
- Mining of minerals
- Iron smelting
- International trade
- Philosophy (dates back to before Ancient Egypt was before Ancient Egypt if you know what I mean)
- Art (oldest art known is 75,000 years old found in South Africa)
- First to invent a flying machine
- Optics (eye stuff)
- Instruments in music
- Crank connecting rod system
Central and South American inventions:
- First try at the color television
- Ochoaplane, a folding wing airplane
- Acceleglove, a glove that can translate sign language into speech
- Rocket belt
- Air-pressure powered driver for pneumatic ventricular assist device
- A method for preforming cable for promoting adhesion to overmolded sensor body for Delphi Technologies Inc
- Contraceptive pill
- The pen
- Discovering mosquitos are cure to yellow fever
- One of the world’s earliest submarines
- Silk fabric
- Irrigation canals
- The kite
- Domestication of rice
- Handheld crossbow
- Toilet paper
- Magnetic compass
- Circulation of paper currency (paper money)
- Land mines
- First written language
- The wheel
- Map making
- Discovery of alcohol
Middle Eastern inventions (prehistoric):
- Food supply
- Domestication of the cat and cattle
Southeast Asian invention (prehistoric):
- Domestication of chicken
- The mirror
- Ice cream
- Vertical sails
- Modern numbering system (also in Arabia)
- Metal movable type
- Ironclad “turtleboat”
- Medical incubator
- Moon buggy
- Video phone
- Computer microchips
- Isolated rice breeds
- Drug detection
- Jeepney (Jeeps)
Native American inventions:
- Maple syrup
Also, whites didn’t end slavery. Abraham Lincoln didn’t care about Black people and slavery until he knew that slavery was a very important economic part of the South, so he threatened to end slavery if they didn’t surrender because then the Confederate states would crumble, which is mostly what happened after they had to surrender. Slavery wasn’t necessary over after the Emancipation Proclamation, either. He only freed the slaves in the South. Sharecropping happened so after, which is basically slavery but only with drowning in debt so the Black families could become dependent on the white folk they’re on the land and work for.
pretty sure ppl have already talked about this, but
part of me doesn’t want to hate this whole “woohoo girl crush! celebrate women!” phenomena because yes, i also like women and think we should celebrate us more
but it also seems really appropriative of uh women who are actually…
is it just me or do you think it’d be helpful if they showed a model in the size you were looking for when you’re trying to shop online, like yes that looks great in size small but what about the other sizes