Heimspace Hub

  1. (Source: just-smith)

    58
  2. 217
  3. 10 Poverty Myths, Busted | Mother Jones →

    gailsimone:

    america-wakiewakie:

    1. Single moms are the problem. Only 9 percent of low-income, urban moms have been single throughout their child’s first five years. Thirty-five percent were married to, or in a relationship with, the child’s father for that entire time.

    2. Absent dads are the problem. Sixty percent of low-income dads see at least one of their children daily. Another 16 percent see their children weekly.

    3. Black dads are the problem. Among men who don’t live with their children, black fathers are more likely than white or Hispanic dads to have a daily presence in their kids’ lives.

    4. Poor people are lazy. In 2004, there was at least one adult with a job in 60 percent of families on food stamps that had both kids and a nondisabled, working-age adult.

    5. If you’re not officially poor, you’re doing okay. The federal poverty line for a family of two parents and two children in 2012 was $23,283. Basic needs cost at least twice that in 615 of America’s cities and regions.

    6. Go to college, get out of poverty. In 2012, about 1.1 million people who made less than $25,000 a year, worked full time, and were heads of household had a bachelor’s degree.

    7. We’re winning the war on poverty. The number of households with children living on less than $2 a day per person has grown 160 percent since 1996, to 1.65 million families in 2011.

    8. The days of old ladies eating cat food are over. The share of elderly single women living in extreme poverty jumped 31 percent from 2011 to 2012.

    9. The homeless are drunk street people. One in 45 kids in the United States experiences homelessness each year. In New York City alone, 22,000 children are homeless.

    10. Handouts are bankrupting us. In 2012, total welfare funding was 0.47 percent of the federal budget.

    Reblog a thousand times.

    I have been poor. I have lived in serious poverty. 

    I worked as hard then as I do now, and I work very hard indeed, as did almost everyone else I knew who was poor, regardless of background, ethnicity, or marriage status. 

    We all know these things the wealthy and entitled say are lies…why do we allow that to continue to be the narrative?

    (via lucyisawriter)

    10220
  4. (Source: tcrone, via writersrelief)

    39864
  5. jequitakoyama:

egalitarians-do-it-better:

We actually live in a society that condemns rapists and punishes them accordingly.
We actually live in a society where both men and women can be rapists or victims.
We actually live in a society in which this quote is overused by people who are too stupid to comprehend the fact that we teach people safety because punishing criminals won’t eradicate crime completely.

What kind of logic is that picture though really it’s like baffling

    jequitakoyama:

    egalitarians-do-it-better:

    We actually live in a society that condemns rapists and punishes them accordingly.

    We actually live in a society where both men and women can be rapists or victims.

    We actually live in a society in which this quote is overused by people who are too stupid to comprehend the fact that we teach people safety because punishing criminals won’t eradicate crime completely.

    What kind of logic is that picture though really it’s like baffling

    (Source: mynameismaryblog, via socialjusticefail)

    1685
  6. gynocraticgrrl:

    Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.

    (Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).

    Jessica Rey - The Evolution of the Swim Suit

    (via worthyourweightinfanfiction)

    49288
  7. spacettf:

Kepler-186 by Digital Drew Space Art on Flickr.
Tramite Flickr: Kepler-186 is a red dwarf in the constellation Cygnus which hosts a planet (Kepler-186f) in its habitable zone that has a radius slightly larger than Earth’s. The discovery of the planet Kepler-186f was announced on April 17, 2014. Although it is not possible with present-day technology to determine the surface or atmospheric conditions of the planet, the planet’s size and location make it a possible candidate for a world like our own.

    spacettf:

    Kepler-186 by Digital Drew Space Art on Flickr.

    Tramite Flickr:
    Kepler-186 is a red dwarf in the constellation Cygnus which hosts a planet (Kepler-186f) in its habitable zone that has a radius slightly larger than Earth’s. The discovery of the planet Kepler-186f was announced on April 17, 2014. Although it is not possible with present-day technology to determine the surface or atmospheric conditions of the planet, the planet’s size and location make it a possible candidate for a world like our own.

    85
  8. http://procyonvulpecula.tumblr.com/post/83222747035/im-actually-fine-with-pluto-being-a-planet →

    procyonvulpecula:

    I’m actually fine with Pluto being a planet provided Eris and Sedna and Haumea and Makemake and all the others get the same status? The concept of “eight major planets plus debris” works well for our Solar System but doesn’t adequately describe other systems where you can have multiple planets on…

    The biggest part of the IAU’s definition is the “clearing the neighbourhood”. It doesn’t really make sense to call Pluto a “planet” given what a small percentage it is of the mass in its orbit. Pluto makes up less than 1% of the mass in its orbit. Earth, by contrast, makes up over 99%. It seems so overagrandising to call Pluto a planet when it hasn’t even gathered most of the mass in its orbit together into itself.

    3
  9. gordoananke:

    be-exquisite:

    rapunzelie:

    thinktowin:

    sneakyfeets:

    rapunzelie:

    oops I went on a rant

    last one is truth

    This lesbian feminism shit is getting old.
    There are those of us fellas that aren’t like te guys you bitch about all the time.
    You’re bitching about egotistical meatheads. There are plenty of straight guys who are not like that. Such as myself.
    Stop calling out the entire species of human males. You’re making yourselves literally look like a bunch of dumb butches.
    Oops autocorrect but imma leave it cause it fits

    "This lesbian feminism"
    "Making yourselves look like butches"

    That’s actually hilarious, gr8 on you for displaying how homophobic you are as well as ignorant. We’re all so proud!!

    Another man with hurt feelings! Someone, quickly, rush to soothe his hurt pride. What’s that? I replaced the aloe with acid? Huh. That’s interesting.

    Saying ‘all men aren’t like that’ might be true. But enough are. There are enough men who rape, beat and abuse women. There are enough men who try to dictate how we should dress, speak and behave. There are enough men who will force us into living lives we aren’t comfortable with. So all men might not be like that, but that doesn’t mean we are going to stop fighting for equality simply because it hurts the feelings of the men who claim to be decent human beings.

    You keep saying “men are bastards” don’t be surprised if people keep saying “lesbians are butches” or “gays are camp drama queens” etc.

    You want people to stop dehumanising you, here’s a hint. Don’t do it back. You can’t go around claiming stereotyping is wrong if you’re going to do it yourself. Rise above it. Take a tip from Jesus. He didn’t just call for a change of behaviour, he modelled the change he demanded in himself.

    (via theresanotterinthefridge)

    447402
  10. syfycity:

Words of Doom

    syfycity:

    Words of Doom

    35