A blog where I reblog a lot of things, post my own art (Which can now be found at Reedart and Reeddoodles, though I still Reblog it here sometimes), and sometimes actually use it to talk about my life! |
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Artist, roleplayer, gamer, reader, music lover, pokenerd, Troper (in the sense that I like tropes, not that I post on TV tropes much). Macaroni and Cheese Enthusiast.

Oh, and I over-use emotes. And I'm a little spacey.

My current Twitter @ is GreyWays . c:

 

anarcho-queer:

ibetyourphysiquehelps:

WHOA WHOA WHOA. excuse me.But the minimum wage is set for teenagers with first jobs/ college students TO GET EXPERIENCE. Because a higher paying job isn’t going to higher you unless ypu have experience. AND YOU GET THAT EXPERIENCE BY WORKING AT MINIMUM PAYING JOBS. and the higher paying jobs are harder jobs which is why they get more money. If you raise the minimum wage, then companies wont have the money to pay more employees so they look for the people with the most experience…So if companies can only higher people with experience and you dont have any because companies DONT HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY YOU?? well then you are never going to get a job. And when the minimum wage goes up, the price of everything goes up.And then we have the minimum wage earners complaining again.So stop saying that the minimum wage needs to be raised because it doesnt.What needs to happen is we need a better economy and thanks to obama, thats not going to happen for a while because obama doesn’t know what hes doing.So if you want to make more money, get experience and a better paying job.

You’re a shitty economist buddy.
Less than 15% of minimum wage worker’s are teenagers (age 14-19), the rest are adults aged 20 and over (85.7%). So lets stop pretending that these jobs are meant for students. The economy is shit and unfortunately, people have to settle for low wages because the alternative often is unemployment.
Higher paying jobs doesn’t equate to ‘harder jobs’. Often, the higher a position is, the less labor you are required to do.
"And when the minimum wage goes up, the price of everything goes up."
Inflation doesn’t necessarily work that way. Obviously, you’re just regurgitating the bullshit theories conservatives spew out while disregarding the statistics and history that proves otherwise. But since you’re using that argument, why not raise the minimum wage with the rise of inflation? Or productivity even?
If we had raised the minimum wage with the rise of productivity since 1968, it would currently be $21.72. In other words, we are creating far more and producing more profit for corporations, while being paid for a third of what we use to.
What do you have to say about that?
And raising the minimum wage to $10.10 will raise 1.7 million families out of poverty and reduce the need for them to use public assistance, saving the federal government $7.6 billion per year. Would you say you’re you against that?
The current federal minimum wage is $7.25. In none of the 50 states is that enough money to pay the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment. 
The minimum wage used to be able to keep a family of 3 above the poverty line. Now, the minimum wage can’t even keep a single parent working 40 hours a week, for an entire year without a single day off, above the poverty line.
When you raise the minimum wage, you’re putting more money into the pockets of the lower/working class. Their money is directly put back into the economy when the buy food, pay bills and generally spend their money. As oppose to higher paid people who have the luxury of saving their earnings. That means that businesses will generally make more money because the working class has more money to spend.
That’s my argument for raising the minimum wage, I would love to see your attempt to counter it.

anarcho-queer:

ibetyourphysiquehelps:

WHOA WHOA WHOA.
excuse me.
But the minimum wage is set for teenagers with first jobs/ college students TO GET EXPERIENCE. Because a higher paying job isn’t going to higher you unless ypu have experience. AND YOU GET THAT EXPERIENCE BY WORKING AT MINIMUM PAYING JOBS. and the higher paying jobs are harder jobs which is why they get more money.
If you raise the minimum wage, then companies wont have the money to pay more employees so they look for the people with the most experience…
So if companies can only higher people with experience and you dont have any because companies DONT HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY YOU??
well then you are never going to get a job.
And when the minimum wage goes up, the price of everything goes up.
And then we have the minimum wage earners complaining again.
So stop saying that the minimum wage needs to be raised because it doesnt.
What needs to happen is we need a better economy and thanks to obama, thats not going to happen for a while because obama doesn’t know what hes doing.
So if you want to make more money, get experience and a better paying job.

You’re a shitty economist buddy.

Less than 15% of minimum wage worker’s are teenagers (age 14-19), the rest are adults aged 20 and over (85.7%). So lets stop pretending that these jobs are meant for students. The economy is shit and unfortunately, people have to settle for low wages because the alternative often is unemployment.

Higher paying jobs doesn’t equate to ‘harder jobs’. Often, the higher a position is, the less labor you are required to do.

"And when the minimum wage goes up, the price of everything goes up."

Inflation doesn’t necessarily work that way. Obviously, you’re just regurgitating the bullshit theories conservatives spew out while disregarding the statistics and history that proves otherwise. But since you’re using that argument, why not raise the minimum wage with the rise of inflation? Or productivity even?

If we had raised the minimum wage with the rise of productivity since 1968, it would currently be $21.72. In other words, we are creating far more and producing more profit for corporations, while being paid for a third of what we use to.

What do you have to say about that?

And raising the minimum wage to $10.10 will raise 1.7 million families out of poverty and reduce the need for them to use public assistance, saving the federal government $7.6 billion per year. Would you say you’re you against that?

The current federal minimum wage is $7.25. In none of the 50 states is that enough money to pay the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment.

The minimum wage used to be able to keep a family of 3 above the poverty line. Now, the minimum wage can’t even keep a single parent working 40 hours a week, for an entire year without a single day off, above the poverty line.

When you raise the minimum wage, you’re putting more money into the pockets of the lower/working class. Their money is directly put back into the economy when the buy food, pay bills and generally spend their money. As oppose to higher paid people who have the luxury of saving their earnings. That means that businesses will generally make more money because the working class has more money to spend.

That’s my argument for raising the minimum wage, I would love to see your attempt to counter it.

percysgrace:

thepanicmoon:

"im not homophobic it’s a children’s series" translated is:

"im not homophobic i just think children, including queer ones themselves, should not be exposed to queer characters bc of those characters queerness, which implies i think there’s something wrong/bad about being queer”

im sorry what about that isnt homophobic/queerphobic as fuck???

THIS IS THE THING

(Source: shazampanic)

oralcontraceptivepillsmith:

*tells someone about debilitating mental health issue*

"yeah i think everyone gets that tbh"

"I can’t leave the house because my brain tells me it’ll burn down and it’ll be my fault."

"I know how that is! Once I saw a mexican person near our truck so I forgot catfood in the store because I was worried he’d steal something."

Edit: forgot to put “*tries to wrap head around just how wrong that reply is in how many ways*” oops

booksandbeers:

Furries are considered weird deviants still yet mainstream capitalism desperately desires for me to want to fuck a green m&m.

spookyphernelia:

if you are ASEXUAL, you do not experience SEXUAL ATTRACTION.

if you are AROMANTIC, you do not experience ROMANTIC ATTRACTION.

if you are AROMATIC, you have a PLEASANT AND DISTINCTIVE SMELL.

croctus:

THE ASEXUAL AGENDA: educate as many people as possible on asexuality so nobody has to feel lost and broken and bad about who they are ever again

Transgender and Gender-Diverse Individuals with Eating Disorders

ami-angelwings:

trans-folx-fighting-eds:

trans-folx-fighting-eds:

T-FFED: Trans Folx Fighting Eating Disorders is asking for a huge signal boost on this research! This is the FIRST (big, historical, important first!) ever collaboration between a trans health org and the eating disorder research community! We’ve partnered with student researcher Mary Duffy of the University of Saint Joseph to develop this awesome, meaningful and gender-literate survey that will give the mainstream ED sphere a much more inclusive and in-depth picture of how EDs affect our trans and gender-diverse communities, the obstacles we face in accessing effective care, and how ED therapists and facilities can better serve our needs. If this speaks to your experience, please take the survey yourself (or answer as much of it as pertains to you) before reblogging! 

Representation in research is crucial for ED healthcare professionals to develop more gender-literate assessment tactics, therapeutic modules and trans-friendly policies in recovery facilities, as well as demonstrating how our communities are affected by discrimination/exclusions and structural oppressions in accessing proper care. Current research is super problematic in language, lack of gender and racial/ethnic diversity, the dangerous assertion of the transition-as-cure narrative, generalizing case studies, ignoring structural forces that contribute to our inability to access or afford ED treatment and assuming trans and gender-diverse communities struggle with EDs in attempts to conform to heteronormative/cissexist standards of beauty.

The mainstream ED sphere is finally LISTENING to us; let’s tell them what we need!

Reblogging for extra signal boost- if you haven’t yet seen this awesome and innovative research survey, please check it out and share in your trans/gender-diverse networks! Huuuuge thanks!!! <3

As a trans person who is currently struggling with ED recovery and freaking out about what’s going on with my body because there’s so little research about what ED recovery might look like in trans patients, I really really want to spread this around and hopefully as many trans people as possible can participate in this.  I look all around the web for help, and all I can find is ED science about cis men and women, and I have no clue how this applies to my body and my experiences.  In general, my experiences have so far gone right along with cis women’s, but I’m stlil scared, and knowledge helps to assuage fears. 

So please, reblog this, spread this around, and hopefully a lot of people feel comfortable participating, because it’s really important to trans people now struggling with eating disorders, and especially for future trans people who might feel as lost and scared as me right now and would be helped by ED knowledge that specifically is about them.

jonpertwee:

"Don’t celebrate Halloween, Christians!! It is based in a pagan holiday!"

Boy have I got some news for you concerning Christmas.

aheartmadeofglitter:

I hear people say “oh my god I hate people” all the time without backlash. everyone knows they don’t hate every single individual in humanity. they have friends and family they love and hang out with. they simply hate the greedy, corrupted, oppressive nature of some human beings.
but the minute we say something about white people or men, no one seems to understand that it’s the same concept.

These 'allies' make me think of something like

i-sauntered-vaguely-downwards:

If I’m in a car on the side of the road and someone pulls over and says ‘hey are you okay?’ and I go ‘well my cars out of gas and i don’t have a phone with me to call someone to bring me gas or pick me up.’

and they go ‘well can i be of help’. and i say ‘sure if you happen to have extra gas, or…

dont-touch-my-pasta:

You know what no
fuck you
i just stared at this for 10 minutes waiting for it to load

This is so cruel.

dont-touch-my-pasta:

You know what no

fuck you

i just stared at this for 10 minutes waiting for it to load

This is so cruel.

(Source: inferiordesignosaur)

edemamemama:

standingintheriver:

Children are not possessions.
Children are not accessories.
Children are not relationship band aids.
They are tiny people with the same amount of feelings as an adult.

But with less capacity to process, express and healthily contain those feelings when necessary.

Be kind to them.

(Source: mybloodisrivertea)