1. Your skin may never be perfect, and that’s okay.
2. Life is too short not to have the underwear, the coffee, and the haircut you want.
3. Everyone (including your family, your coworkers, and your best friend) will talk about you behind your back, and you’ll talk about them too. It doesn’t mean you don’t love each other.
4. It’s okay to spend money on things that make you happy.
5. Sometimes without fault or reason, relationships deteriorate. It will happen when you’re six, it will happen when you’re sixty. That’s life.
McDonald’s worker arrested after telling company president she can’t afford shoes.
"A woman who has been employed by the McDonald’s Corporation for over 10 years says she was arrested last week after she confronted the company president at a meeting and told him she couldn’t afford to buy shoes or food for her children.
Nancy Salgado, 26, told The Real News that she felt like she had to speak out during McDonald’s USA President Jeff Stratton’s speech at the Union League Club of Chicago on Friday for the sake of her children.
“It’s really hard for me to feed my two kids and struggle day to day,” she shouted as Stratton was speaking. “Do you think this is fair, that I have to be making $8.25 when I’ve worked for McDonald’s for ten years?”
“I’ve been there for forty years,” Stratton replied from the podium.
“The thing is that I need a raise. But you’re not helping your employees. How is this possible?” Salgado asked.
At that point, someone approached Salgado and informed her that she was going to be arrested.
She later recalled the encounter to The Real News’ Jessica Desvarieux.
“The strength was very powerful, like, just remembering the face of my kids, like I say, you know, just simple things like I can’t provide a pair of shoes like everybody else does, sometimes every month, or anything like that,” she said. “And he needs to know we are what all the employees at McDonald’s are going through. We’re struggling day to day to provide our needs in our houses, things for our kids. And it’s just–it gets harder and harder with just the poverty wage they have us living in.”
“They just told me, you know, well, you’re being under arrest because you just interrupted, you trespassed the property. You’re just going to go to jail,” Salgado added. “And what I remember just telling them, ‘well, like, so, because I have to speak out my mind and I had to tell the president the poverty wage I’m living in, that’s just against the law?’ You know, just be able to speak up your mind and say, you know what, I can’t survive with $8.25? It’s just — it’s ridiculous that I’m going to get arrested. You know.”
Salgado, who is still working at McDonald’s, said she had her hours cut following the arrest and feared further retaliation.
“The CEOs make millions and billions a year and why can’t they provide enough for their employees?” she wondered.”
I think that this is beyond awful for many reasons. People can’t afford to live off of the wages that they are given currently, and can’t even speak out against it. I know tumblr is great for spreading important news like this, so please help me get the word out to support this woman.
things i needed to hear in health class:
- puberty might make you squishier and its ok
- vaginas have a smell and it’s a ok
- all kinds of people with all kinds of bodies have gr8 sex
- genitals do not all look the same and variety is rad
- people have stretch marks sometimes
- people have pimples on their butts sometimes
- people have cellulite sometimes
- gender =/= sex
- sex =/= scary danger FEAR
- bodies aren’t scary or gross or sacred
- everything is ok
The reason women are turning you down for casual sex seems to be that, for one thing, a lot of you are calling them sluts afterward. Also, a lot of you aren’t bothering to try to be good in bed.
Terri Conley, professor of psychology and women’s studies at the University of Michigan ( link )
And they don’t want you. Tough cookie.
In order to be good in bed, you have to prioritize what your partner likes, feels, and wants which means you have to see them as a person, first, in order to understand that they have feelings, wants, and thoughts and aren’t just a walking and talking sex toy. But dudes who are complaining about the “friend zone” don’t see women as anything BUT a walking, talking sex toy that they should be able to stick their dick into any time they want.
Victims of sexual assault expect privacy. But 16-year-old Jada was violated all over again once explicit images from her rape surfaced on Twitter. So Jada decided to take her story public.
“There’s no point in hiding,” the Houston teen tells KHOU. “Everybody has already seen my face and my body, but that’s not what I am and who I am.”
I’m sharing this because certain people on twitter NEEDS TO BE STOP! Specially the ignorant side of black twitter! Every time something bad happen to a young black women or black girl twitter is quickly to explode it into something bigger! And Jada story is one of them! She’s a 16 yearls high school student she could be your sister,cousin, neighbor, or classmate! This tragic thing happened to her and these ignorant people on twitter looking for followers exploit this to point where the disgusting hashtag was created #jadapose. People tweeting pictures of themselves in the pose in which Jada was found! What I find even worse about this its that a lot of the people doing these poses are young black men and women. Something like this happen to someone who could possibly be your sister and instead of asking for justice you rather create a new meme? And some of them even argue “oh how do you know she got rape?” Does it matter? a picture of an underage girl laying on the floor looking like she’s passed out is not something be laughed at EVER! Like @_kimberrrly said ”A rape victim’s trauma is not grounds for a new internet meme. Pls do not partake in such ignorance. Report #jadapose pictures.”
I’m happy and proud of Jada for speaking and not letting this disgusting thing becoming any bigger
Which brings me to what I’m trying to ask or say here when will sexual assault towards black girls and young black women will be taking serious by young black people?
i truly don’t understand what kind of world we live in.This is absolutely horrific and abhorrent. Look at how few notes this has. Now watch as the so-called feminists and defenders of women on this site stay silent. The black woman’s body has no value to this society except for how it can be exploited and dehumanized. This is straight up misogynoir. This is an egregious act. This shows how sick our culture is. Rape culture is so pervasive and normalized that many will see nothing wrong with this new meme, much like as was the case with ‘Trayvoning’ (though that was white and non-Black POC racialized violence). This is also why I stay off of twitter.
Q:You do realize that it was whites that ended slavery and have invented almost everything, right?
Air conditioning unit
Auto cut-off switch
Auto fishing device
- Automatic gear shift
- Baby buggy (aka stroller)
- Bicycle frame
- Biscuit cutter
- Blood plasma bag
- Cellular phone
- Chamber commode
- Clothes dryer
- Curtain rod and curtain rod support
- Door knob
- Dust pan
- Door stop
- Egg beater
- Electric light bulb
- Eye protector
- Fire escape ladder
- Fire extinguisher
- Folding bed
- Folding chair
- Fountain pen
- Furniture caster
- Gas mask
- Golf tee
- Hair brush
- Hand stamp
- Horse shoe
- Ice cream scooper
- Improved sugar making
- Insect-destroyer gun
- Ironing board
- Key chain
- Lawn mower
- Lawn sprinkler
- Lemon squeezer
- Lubricating cup
- Lunch pail
- Mail box
- Peanut butter
- Pencil sharpener
- Phone transmitter
- Record arm player
- Riding saddles
- Rolling pin
- Shampoo headrest
- Spark plug
- Straightening comb
- Street sweeper
- Thermostat control
- Traffic light
- Jazz (and subgenres)
- Hip Hop (and subgenres)
- Rock n Roll
- Speech (Africans first to use language)
- Writing (before it became more complex in Mesopotamia)
- Medicine (Ancient Egypt)
- Architecture (Ancient Egypt)
- Mathematics (prehistoric)
- Mining of minerals
- Iron smelting
- International trade
- Philosophy (dates back to before Ancient Egypt was before Ancient Egypt if you know what I mean)
- Art (oldest art known is 75,000 years old found in South Africa)
- First to invent a flying machine
- Optics (eye stuff)
- Instruments in music
- Crank connecting rod system
Central and South American inventions:
- First try at the color television
- Ochoaplane, a folding wing airplane
- Acceleglove, a glove that can translate sign language into speech
- Rocket belt
- Air-pressure powered driver for pneumatic ventricular assist device
- A method for preforming cable for promoting adhesion to overmolded sensor body for Delphi Technologies Inc
- Contraceptive pill
- The pen
- Discovering mosquitos are cure to yellow fever
- One of the world’s earliest submarines
- Silk fabric
- Irrigation canals
- The kite
- Domestication of rice
- Handheld crossbow
- Toilet paper
- Magnetic compass
- Circulation of paper currency (paper money)
- Land mines
- First written language
- The wheel
- Map making
- Discovery of alcohol
Middle Eastern inventions (prehistoric):
- Food supply
- Domestication of the cat and cattle
Southeast Asian invention (prehistoric):
- Domestication of chicken
- The mirror
- Ice cream
- Vertical sails
- Modern numbering system (also in Arabia)
- Metal movable type
- Ironclad “turtleboat”
- Medical incubator
- Moon buggy
- Video phone
- Computer microchips
- Isolated rice breeds
- Drug detection
- Jeepney (Jeeps)
Native American inventions:
- Maple syrup
Also, whites didn’t end slavery. Abraham Lincoln didn’t care about Black people and slavery until he knew that slavery was a very important economic part of the South, so he threatened to end slavery if they didn’t surrender because then the Confederate states would crumble, which is mostly what happened after they had to surrender. Slavery wasn’t necessary over after the Emancipation Proclamation, either. He only freed the slaves in the South. Sharecropping happened so after, which is basically slavery but only with drowning in debt so the Black families could become dependent on the white folk they’re on the land and work for.
For whites that were still throwing their shit in the streets in the early 1900s. YOU OWN NOTHING but the Manifest Destiny BS and Racism.
"White people ended slavery" this is the same logic like "Hitler killed Hitler" are supposed to call y’all heroes?
If I punched you in the face everyday then one day stopped, am I now praiseworthy?