"Republicans blocked a key equal pay measure Monday night, and are whining that Democrats made them vote on it at all. The Paycheck Fairness Act, which would close loopholes in the Equal Pay Act of 1963, was defeated in one of those classic Senate votes in which the bill had 52 votes—a majority—but was blocked by 40 Republicans. That’s no surprise:"

— Is there not a single Republican with a vagina and a backbone? Just in time for the election, Republicans vote against fair pay for women … again


The Christmas Tree Worm or Spirobarchus giganteus, is very similar to an earthworm. They burrow in stony corals and are widely distributed throughout the world’s tropical oceans. At first glance they look like small spiraled trees, but when looking at the full anatomy, the relation to the common earthworm is better understood. Unlike earthworms, however, they use their brightly colored radioles to filter microorganisms from the water, which are then deposited straight into the worm’s digestive tract. source.

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"I believe the ten commandments were written by a man and not a god because somehow “Don’t fuck my wife” is on there and not “Don’t commit rape”."

Me (via roarkshop)

Damn! Damn! DAMN!!! Oh my gosh!

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Ah yeah

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So obvious when you say it.

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"At least six witnesses have given near-identical accounts of what happened to Michael Brown. A shot was fired, Brown ran, Wilson kept firing, Brown put his hands in the air, and Wilson kept shooting. The autopsy shows Brown was hit six times. He was unarmed. What more do you need to make an arrest?"

— A damn good question.
What More Will It Take to Arrest Darren Wilson? | The Nation


Evolution is nothing more than a fairly simple way of understanding what is unquestionably happening. You don’t believe in it — you either understand it or you don’t. But pretending evolution is a matter of faith can be a clever way to hijack the conversation, and pit it in a false duality against religion.”

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"In San Francisco last year, a man stabbed a woman in the face and arm after she didn’t respond positively to his sexually harassing her on the street.

In Bradenton, Fla., a man shot a high school senior to death after she and her friends refused to perform oral sex at his request.

In Chicago, a scared 15-year-old was hit by a car and died after she tried escaping from harassers on a bus.

Again, in Chicago, a man grabbed a 19-year-old walking on a public thoroughfare, pulled her onto a gangway and assaulted her.

In Savannah, Georgia, a woman was walking alone at night and three men approached her. She ignored them, but they pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.

In Manhattan, a 29-year-old pregnant woman was killed when men catcalling from a van drove onto the sidewalk and hit her and her friend.

Last week, a runner in California — a woman — was stopped and asked, by a strange man in a car, if she wanted a ride. When she declined he ran her over twice.

FUCK YOU if you think that street harassment is a “compliment” or “no big deal” or that it’s “irrational” of us to be afraid because “what’s actually gonna happen.” Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you some more."

Street Harassment: Is a Man Running Over a 14-Year Old Girl for Refusing Sex Serious Enough? | Soraya Chemaly  (via mooncrumbs)

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"The point of the tape was to suggest that even though there was no evidence that Brown had done anything that would have required executing him, it was something that we should imagine anyway. American pundits hardly needed it, but it provided a lovely little perch. Look at how big the teenager was. He may not have been armed, but he was big, and he was black, and Fox News was easily able to find a voice that would say being those two things was itself a form of being armed, and dangerous, and therefore worthy of two bullets to the head. But now we know, for a fact, that Police Chief Thomas Jackson straight-up lied about it. He may have been facing off against protesting residents in the streets, he may have been facing off against laws that required him release other information, but the “hey, may have been a thug” tape was the thing he made ample copies of and distributed to all the waiting pens and cameras and microphones. He lied. What do we even do about that? Does he get fired? Considering the buffoonish, Keystone Cops with Tanks response to the almost entirely peaceful protests in the neighborhood, it would seem that a goodly chunk of St. Louis area law enforcement leaders ought to have been canned already, but we haven’t seen it yet. We’ve at least established that pointing your rifle at any random protester or reporter and threatening to kill them is still considered a fireable offense, thank goodness, but rank leadership incompetence seems as well-protected in St. Louis as it is everywhere else. Chief Thomas Jackson personally stood in front of a microphone and chose to make things worse, and he said it was because his hands were tied, but they weren’t. He just wanted to do it."

No, it really was just an effort to smear Michael Brown

"Kansas is now a laboratory for what would happen if conservative Republicans gained full control of government. Empowered state Republicans slashed taxes for the rich, arguing that an economic boom would follow. It didn’t, as job growth in Kansas has underperformed the national average (as has Scott Walker’s Wisconsin, another state that moved hard right around the same time). But what did follow was a huge hole in the state’s budget (while liberal-dominated California is running a surplus and paying down debt)."

Instead of ‘legitimate rape’ remarks, this time right-wing economic policies are sinking GOP chances