- House Lannister: Back the Fuck Off
- House Tully: Do the Right Thing
- House Stark: Never forgive. Never Forget. Pack a sweater.
- House Baratheon: Entitlement and Stubbornness go well together, don't you think?
- House Arryn: You are all beneath me.
- House Frey: You Shall Not Pass.
- House Targaryen: Burn, Motherfuckers.
- House Martell: We want no part in this.
- House Tyrell: Won't Stop. Can't Stop.
- House Greyjoy: Give me that thing. I want it.
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 by 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.
HOLY SHIT, SOMETHING GOOD HAPPENING IN AMERICA!?
SIGNAL BOOST THE SHIT OUT OF THIS.
Please do this. It’s super quick.
(fixed the link, because it was one that was signed in under someone else’s name)
Important enough that I want reblog on here.
Kaiseki + details
This….this is like a phantom mouth orgasm…so confusing and wonderful.
I just hit 1000 followers and changed my blog/store name from Marked Bones to Earth and Bone permanently. I thought id celebrate by doing a giveaway to show my appreciation! I changed my name as sort of a cleanse/spring cleaning type thing. Im going to be moving this upcoming month so this is to new beginnings!
-Must be following me!
-no giveaway blogs
-REBLOGS COUNT ONLY. Reblog once is all you need. You may like the post to mark it, but you will not be entered if you only like it.
-Deadline: 12am California time March 10th 2014
-Do not delete the text, give others the opportunity to join :)
-Everyone will be added onto a random name generator for the winner to be picked
-must have ask box enabled and willing to give me your address
-you then have 24hours to respond
-I will check if people are following me!
Gifts are as follows:
-one brass and glass curio box
-one red fox foot
-hanging moss from the red wood forest
-half a possum jaw
-a coon bone
-a sand dollar
-a hag stone
-a pretty hinged clam slightly open
-a solid stone block podium
-a prairie dog partial skull
-a shell with a natural hole in it
-polished smokey quartz
i’m sorry i was watching this scene and omg jorah’s fucking face the whole time
i made this for myself (asked help from facebook friends) but i think maybe it will help someone else too
These all work I’ve done all these
A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: "Giant Woman"
Art Direction: Kevin Dart
Design: Sam Bosma
Paint: Elle Michalka, Jasmin Lai
These were, I think, the set of backgrounds where I felt like I finally hit my stride. It’s also one of my favorite episodes.
too hot to handle
Please reblog and don’t repost on other sites!
Jodorowsky’s Dune (2014) - HD Trailer
I will blow up if I don’t get to see this.