1. hooray for awesome people.

  2. thedailywhat:

Science Experiment of the Day: Toppenish High School student Gaby Rodriguez spent nearly her entire senior year faking a pregnancy for a school project.
Only her mother, her boyfriend, a few friends, and the school’s principal were in on the ruse — her teachers, classmates, and six of her seven siblings were none-the-wiser. The point she was trying to make? “Teenagers tend to live in the shadows of [stereotypes, rumors and statistics],” Gaby told an all-school assembly at Wednesday’s grand reveal of her presentation, aptly titled “stereotypes, rumors and statistics.”
“Many things were said about me. Many things traveled all the way back to me,” she told the room, before asking students and teachers to read aloud statements made during the course of her experiment criticizing her and blaming the pregnancy. “Her attitude is changing, and it might be because of the baby or she was always this annoying and I never realized it,” read one such statement. “I’m fighting against those stereotypes and rumors because the reality is I’m not pregnant,” Gaby said before exposing a baby bump made of wire mesh and cotton quilt batting.
“She sacrificed her senior year to find out what it would be like to be a potential teen mom,” principal Trevor Greene told the Yakima Herald. “I admire her courage. I admire her preparation. I give her mother a lot of credit for backing her up on this.”
[herald / obscurestore.]

    thedailywhat:

    Science Experiment of the Day: Toppenish High School student Gaby Rodriguez spent nearly her entire senior year faking a pregnancy for a school project.

    Only her mother, her boyfriend, a few friends, and the school’s principal were in on the ruse — her teachers, classmates, and six of her seven siblings were none-the-wiser. The point she was trying to make? “Teenagers tend to live in the shadows of [stereotypes, rumors and statistics],” Gaby told an all-school assembly at Wednesday’s grand reveal of her presentation, aptly titled “stereotypes, rumors and statistics.”

    “Many things were said about me. Many things traveled all the way back to me,” she told the room, before asking students and teachers to read aloud statements made during the course of her experiment criticizing her and blaming the pregnancy. “Her attitude is changing, and it might be because of the baby or she was always this annoying and I never realized it,” read one such statement. “I’m fighting against those stereotypes and rumors because the reality is I’m not pregnant,” Gaby said before exposing a baby bump made of wire mesh and cotton quilt batting.

    “She sacrificed her senior year to find out what it would be like to be a potential teen mom,” principal Trevor Greene told the Yakima Herald. “I admire her courage. I admire her preparation. I give her mother a lot of credit for backing her up on this.”

    [herald / obscurestore.]

    (Source: thedailywhat)

  3. "Don't Say Gay" in Tennessee

    stfuhomophobes:

    StaceyCampfieldHS.jpg

    Tennessee’s state judiciary committee passed the “don’t say gay” bill this week, prohibiting any discussion of homosexuality prior to ninth grade. Sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxille, the measure is being added to the existing Board of Education’s “family life curriculum.” The 6-3 Republican-dominated vote is now headed to the Senate floor, and supports Campfield’s suspicions that homosexuality is being discussed in classrooms despite the state Department of Education claiming they were unaware of any such activity. Campfield has been pushing the bill for six years.

    You have got to be kidding me.

    (Source: )

  4. thecuntmentality:

primpanzee:

thecuntmentality:

[Image Description: Red background that reads in white letters: “You know what’s sexy?” Below that it reads: “Consent.” Below that it reads: “*Make sure all sexy time is consensual sexy time.”]

Ahem. That is orange.

……Seriously? Well, it’s red on my screen. 

    thecuntmentality:

    primpanzee:

    thecuntmentality:

    [Image Description: Red background that reads in white letters: “You know what’s sexy?” Below that it reads: “Consent.” Below that it reads: “*Make sure all sexy time is consensual sexy time.”]

    Ahem. That is orange.

    ……Seriously? Well, it’s red on my screen. 

  5. standupforwomen:

    Dunno how to ask your partner to get tested? It’s easy. Just follow these tips

    (via I want to get tested | GYT I It’s Your Sex Life)

  6. standupforwomen:

    How to use a condom (Planned Parenthood Federation of America)

    It’s get yourself tested monthly! Practice safe sex!

  7. loving your body does not mean managing your body so that it maintains a certain level of desirability. loving your body means recognizing that your body’s value does not lie in it’s similarities to images in magazines. loving your body means that it’s desirability is not it’s purpose. beauty is not something that can be measured.

    surlytemple:

    IMPORTANT

    (via thecuntmentality)

  8. up in the clouds: "Nobody believes you"

    kiriamaya:

    It happened on a Saturday, I think. I went to the library because, well, sometimes I like libraries. I don’t go often, because I don’t enjoy being stared at and whispered about, but every so often the urge strikes me and I can’t really resist it. Anyway, as I was leaving, and…

    (via dreambyte)

  9. Colbert defends Planned Parenthood.

  10. sexisnottheenemy:

kateordie: Bisexuality Comics Part 2 (Part 1)

    sexisnottheenemy:

    kateordie: Bisexuality Comics Part 2 (Part 1)

    (via lgbtlaughs)