My place of work was just on the news because a woman had her wallet stolen out of her purse and it was caught on camera. After he stole it, he went to the local outdoor mall and spent $1,100 on jewelry, clothes and gift cards for bonefish grill…

Man…people are assholes.

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I am obsessed with everything about this. The lyrics, the beat, the video, the dance…god it’s just perfect.

fightingforanimals:

Veronika Scott was a fashion student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit when her teacher, Stephen Schock, challenged her class to create a product that filled a need, rather than satisfying or creating a fad. Veronika’s design was a coat for homeless people that could transform into a sleeping bag, since in her city, she says, “you are constantly faced with the homeless epidemic.” Not only did her design win a International Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America, it’s become the core of Veronika’s nonprofit organization, The Empowerment Plan, which hires people from homeless shelters and transition homes to help her make the coats. Now, three years later, the 24-year-old social entrepreneur expects that her team of 15 seamstresses will produce over 6,000 coats in 2014 — all of which will be distributed free of charge to people living on the streets. Veronika originally designed the coats seeking input from people at a homeless shelter. After receiving feedback from people who used the prototype over a Detroit winter, she refined the design to create her final version which, in addition to being a waterproof and windproof coat and sleeping bag, also transforms into an over-the-shoulder bag with storage in the arm sockets. When she started out, Veronika states,

“Everybody told me that my business was going to fail — not because of who I was giving my product to but because of who I was hiring. They said that these homeless women will never make more than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — you cannot rely on them for anything. And I know my ladies enjoy proving everybody wrong.” 

And, their impact is growing — according to CNN, which recently honored Veronika as one of their 10 Visionary Women of 2014, “The Empowerment Plan expects to launch a ‘buy one, give one’ program that will make it sustainable beyond the donations and sponsorships that keep it running now. Hunters and backpackers who’ve asked to buy the coat will be able to do so, and the Empowerment Plan will still create coats for homeless people who need them.”Veronika is also excited to show other clothing producers that local manufacturing is possible: “I think we’re going to show a lot of people: you think it’s outdated to do manufacturing in your neighborhood, but I think it’s something that we have to do in the future, where it’s sustainable, where you invest in people, where they’re not interchangeable parts.”You can read more about Veronika’s organization on CNN, or watch a short video about her work here.To learn more about The Empowerment Plan or how you can support their work, visit http://www.empowermentplan.org/For a wonderful book about women’s great inventions throughout history, check out “Girls Think of Everything” for readers 8 to 13.For those in the US who would like to support efforts to end homelessness and help the over 600,000 people who experience homelessness on any given night, visit the National Alliance to End Homelessness athttp://www.naeh.org/ or to find a local homeless shelter to support in your area, visit http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

fightingforanimals:

Veronika Scott was a fashion student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit when her teacher, Stephen Schock, challenged her class to create a product that filled a need, rather than satisfying or creating a fad. Veronika’s design was a coat for homeless people that could transform into a sleeping bag, since in her city, she says, “you are constantly faced with the homeless epidemic.” 

Not only did her design win a International Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America, it’s become the core of Veronika’s nonprofit organization, The Empowerment Plan, which hires people from homeless shelters and transition homes to help her make the coats. Now, three years later, the 24-year-old social entrepreneur expects that her team of 15 seamstresses will produce over 6,000 coats in 2014 — all of which will be distributed free of charge to people living on the streets. 

Veronika originally designed the coats seeking input from people at a homeless shelter. After receiving feedback from people who used the prototype over a Detroit winter, she refined the design to create her final version which, in addition to being a waterproof and windproof coat and sleeping bag, also transforms into an over-the-shoulder bag with storage in the arm sockets. 

When she started out, Veronika states,

“Everybody told me that my business was going to fail — not because of who I was giving my product to but because of who I was hiring. They said that these homeless women will never make more than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — you cannot rely on them for anything. And I know my ladies enjoy proving everybody wrong.” 

And, their impact is growing — according to CNN, which recently honored Veronika as one of their 10 Visionary Women of 2014, “The Empowerment Plan expects to launch a ‘buy one, give one’ program that will make it sustainable beyond the donations and sponsorships that keep it running now. Hunters and backpackers who’ve asked to buy the coat will be able to do so, and the Empowerment Plan will still create coats for homeless people who need them.”

Veronika is also excited to show other clothing producers that local manufacturing is possible: “I think we’re going to show a lot of people: you think it’s outdated to do manufacturing in your neighborhood, but I think it’s something that we have to do in the future, where it’s sustainable, where you invest in people, where they’re not interchangeable parts.”

You can read more about Veronika’s organization on CNN, or watch a short video about her work here.

To learn more about The Empowerment Plan or how you can support their work, visit http://www.empowermentplan.org/

For a wonderful book about women’s great inventions throughout history, check out “Girls Think of Everything” for readers 8 to 13.

For those in the US who would like to support efforts to end homelessness and help the over 600,000 people who experience homelessness on any given night, visit the National Alliance to End Homelessness athttp://www.naeh.org/ or to find a local homeless shelter to support in your area, visit http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

raptorific:

Swear to god, some guys are terrified that girls are faking common interests to impress them and act really hostile towards anyone they even SUSPECT of doing such a thing

but then they turn around and fake a whole friendship in the hopes of getting sex out of girls, and get mad at them when it doesn’t work

and they super do not see the irony in that

Inspired by (x)

(Source: scottsmccall)

pervocracy:

Look at Fifty Shades Of Grey's knot.

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Now look at my knot.

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Now back at FSoG.  Now back at me.

This is the knot your knot could look like if you bothered to ask actual BDSM players, or hell, even their YouTube channels, before making a movie supposedly about BDSM.  I’m not a rope top and I did that one-handed.

I’m on a horse.

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The thing where they justify abuse by saying “it’s BDSM, of course it’s sick and wrong” is still a bigger problem though.

pervocracy:

hauntedmarch:

scarlettrouillard:

This is really important to me.  I just got out of an abusive relationship, and I hope that no one ever has to feel like I did.

I don’t do sex, and I don’t do abuse. But this seems important, spread this yea?

I have really complicated feelings about this kind of thing.  Because it’s a good cursory guide, but…

BDSM and abuse can co-exist.  It’s not a “one or the other” sort of question.  Someone can (this is not theoretical, I’ve seen it) respect limits in scenes but fly into unpredictable rages outside them.  Or they can bully people into “consenting” to play with them.  Or they can hide their abuse in BDSM trappings and language and say “BDSM is not abuse” because hey, there was black leather involved.

The graphic seems to invite that kind of inverse logic: that something is BDSM therefore it is caring and consensual, rather than something is caring and consensual therefore it is good BDSM.

Certainly BDSM isn’t inherently abusive, but it can get tangled up with abuse in ways that are hard to plot on a two-column chart.

(Source: dizhang)

littlecofiegirl:

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Holy shit

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typhonatemybaby:

Legendary Wolf.

i dont think teen wolf has actualy ever topped this moment. it was kind of downhill after this crowning moment of genius

(Source: lonewolfed)

Dear Caleb from season 16 of Big Brother,

You are creepy as fuck. You have everyone convinced that you’re in love with Amber, but you’re not. You have this creepy, dangerous obsession with her and you need to stop. You are not her king and she is not your queen. She does not need you to be her king. She can save herself and take care of herself perfectly fine without you. The fact that you think you are entitled to a date with her because you threw a competition for her is so disgusting. You are not entitled to anything from her. She didn’t need you to save her. She didn’t want you to throw that competition. She is a strong, capable woman and can do fine on her own. 

Another thing, you don’t own her. She is not yours. She is not your girlfriend, your queen, your girl and she is not your property. She can talk to, flirt with, hang out with and cuddle with anyone she wants to. Stop checking up on her, stop stalking her, stop trying to force her hand and manipulate her into having affection for you. You’re not a “beastmode cowboy”. You are a controlling, manipulative stalker and it’s gross. You are gross and you need to leave the house because I am sincerely worried about Amber’s safety with you around.

Sincerely,

A creeped out BB16 viewer