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Advocating rationality since 1995.

I now have a fandom blog. For the purpose of blogging fandoms.

Help, please?

thethirddecade1121:

So my father who is the biggest abusive asshole I’ve ever met is apparently moving out of the country in two months?? He seems to think he can sell the house in that time, okay. But anyway, he’s willing to LEAVE THE COUNTRY to avoid supporting me.

I have an open SSI (disability) case but it’s going to take awhile longer to get the INITIAL decision, which is almost always no for anyone, because the US government sucks. but I’m really, really mentally ill and working is difficult to impossible, not even considering how shitty the economy is and how hard getting a job is in the first place.

Anyway I really, really, really need help like short term money and/or a place to stay in Virginia and I just….really, really need help. I’m trying not to panic but I’m losing all support and I don’t even know where I would stay so I don’t know where to even start applying for jobs. 

If you could signal boost this in hopes of getting suggestions, donations, or ideas of where to get help with living, I’d appreciate it so much.

For money stuff, my paypal is zeinahz14@gmail.com

Thank you.

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— 2 days ago with 79 notes
#signal boost 
Want to support #education? Donate to Tumblr Teachers’ Classrooms!

positivelypersistentteach:

Dear Tumblrverse,

Before the explanation part of this post, I need to say this so it will be in posts that are shortened by a reblog: More than anything I ask that you reblog this post so that kind millionaires  more people will see it and more support can be given.   All the Amazon wishlists and blogs are linked below the read more link!

As the new school year approaches, we are obviously in denial teachers are mentally figuring out what materials we need for the school year, what will be provided by the school or families, and what we will buy with our own money as we shop sales (if it is in our budget).  Several members of our #education community on tumblr dealt with unexpected family deaths, weather disasters, or more happy (but expensive) life achievements like getting married or having a baby.  Our pockets have been hit hard, and I think you’d be surprised how much of our own money we spend on classrooms each year.

Many of us teach in areas where our students’ families cannot help with school supplies.  In fact, as I began working on this project, every teacher I contacted to include that came from a more affluent community declined being included so that classrooms in greater need could be helped.  I am in awe of the teachers in this community.  After the jump is a list of teachers and their classroom wish lists for the upcoming year.  If you are able to, please consider supporting a teacher via their wishlist.  If you’d rather make a donation to their supply fund or send a gift card, I’m sure you could contact them and they wouldn’t turn you down.   

So after the jump are the blogs and corresponding wishlists from Tumblr’s teachers — most of the educators on this list I have personally interacted with and know them to be dedicated to their students.

Read More

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— 6 days ago with 931 notes
#signal boost 
Please support Lace-Me-Tighter, a desperate incest survivor. →

lace-me-tighter:

If you cannot donate, please signal boost.

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— 2 weeks ago with 1112 notes
#sexual abuse  #signal boost 
this is the last time I’ll need help. [CORRECTED POST]

thepoliticalfreakshow:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

neoliberalismkills:

so here it is. I’ve asked for help a few times in the past few months. one of the loves of my life was murdered, I lost my job, I lost my car, I lost my home, I lost my partners, and was raped twice in the space of a week right after that.

y’all know I’ve had the most difficult period of my life recently. as a sex worker, I haven’t been able to make myself recover from my experiences enough to not be triggered by my work. the partner who lives with me, Alastair, him and I have tried our best to get by with the resources we have at our despense.

at this point, here is my plan: I need a van we can sleep in. that’s the very last point. I was going to get a hotel for a month, but I need a long term plan. being homeless and nomadic as we are right now, the best thing for us is a place we can crash in without any worry. a van is the best thing. I can get a cash van for $2000. it’s a lot, but, this would give us somewhat of a home.

this is the last time I wll ask for help. if we can get this, then we will be able to take care of ourselves completely. a van can be a home base for us and it would do more than I can explain. if you can donate, or signal boost, it would mean the world for me.

I am so sorry to ask for help again. we need to get out of here and this is the biggest, most important platform I can form for making things easy for us.

SIGNAL BOOST for a fellow blogger, neoliberalismkills. They need help. I hope some of you are able to help an amazing blogger out. If you can’t help money wise, help spread the word. 

*NOTE: This signal boost was corrected to fully respect neoliberalismkills choice of gender neutral pronouns, and to be fully respectful to their identity. 

For all of you that reblogged earlier, please replace the earlier post with this version. Thanks.

— 3 weeks ago with 565 notes
#signal boost  #rape 
NEED COUCH - Bay Area or AZ

jobhaver:

transhousingnetwork:

Greetings,

My name is Clair Farley, I am with the SF LGBT Center and Trans House - a trans advocacy group in the Bay Area. 

Today I spoke with a 19-year-old Saudi Arabian trans woman living in Arizona who says she’s facing life-threatening abuse and discrimination from family members. She has been refused housing in the shelter and has no support there. She said her father wants to send her back to Saudi Arabia where she will be killed for being trans.She has experienced years of violence and sexual abuse in Saudi Arabia before coming to the US for school. 

When her parents discovered she was trans they cut her educational visa and school grant. They are threatening to send her back to Saudi Arabia where she could experience more violence or be killed. She is feeling scared and alone. 

She is planning to take the bus to the Bay Area to seek Asylum and shelter but needs some temporary housing AZ. She is currently being abused by the relatives she is staying with AZ and was sexually assaulted in the the men’s shelter. She was refused a bed at the women’s shelters. 

Please let me know if you can provide any support or have any temp housing in AZ or Bay Area for short term stay! You can email me at clairf@sfcenter.org 

Warmly,

Clair Farley 

SF LGBT Center and Trans House

https://www.facebook.com/transhousing

please, please, please signal boost this

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— 1 month ago with 673 notes
#signal boost  #sexual assault 
rjtheradnosereindeer:

iron-spine:

Hey, everyone. So this is really, really important. Especially people in the TACOMA, SEATTLE AREA.
Early this morning (Sat. June 21) around 3:00 AM my husband saw somebody jump our backyard fence and snatch our 15 week old puppy, Fennris. Everything happened so fast, and it was completely unexpected so by the time we went after them, they had already gone.
The puppy is about 15 weeks old, an Alaskan Klee Kai (miniature husky). He weighs around 6-7 lbs and his coat is white/gray/black and he has bright blue eyes. He is wearing a blue collar with a nametag on it that reads “Fennris”.
We believe somebody grabbed the puppy, got into a car and drove away.
Please, please, please anyone in the Tacoma, WA area keep an eye out and if you see anything at all or hear anything PLEASE contact me right away.
If you don’t live in the Tacoma, WA area I would greatly appreciate it if you could signal boost this to your followers.
Fennris is the sweetest dog you’ll ever meet, and he’s young and he’s scared. He’s not just a pet, he’s a family member. Please help us find our puppy.
We are offering a $500 reward for his safe and unharmed return.

Yo signal boost this because A) These are the kids that run the Night Owl and B) fuck dog thieves.

rjtheradnosereindeer:

iron-spine:

Hey, everyone. So this is really, really important. Especially people in the TACOMA, SEATTLE AREA.

Early this morning (Sat. June 21) around 3:00 AM my husband saw somebody jump our backyard fence and snatch our 15 week old puppy, Fennris. Everything happened so fast, and it was completely unexpected so by the time we went after them, they had already gone.

The puppy is about 15 weeks old, an Alaskan Klee Kai (miniature husky). He weighs around 6-7 lbs and his coat is white/gray/black and he has bright blue eyes. He is wearing a blue collar with a nametag on it that reads “Fennris”.

We believe somebody grabbed the puppy, got into a car and drove away.

Please, please, please anyone in the Tacoma, WA area keep an eye out and if you see anything at all or hear anything PLEASE contact me right away.

If you don’t live in the Tacoma, WA area I would greatly appreciate it if you could signal boost this to your followers.

Fennris is the sweetest dog you’ll ever meet, and he’s young and he’s scared. He’s not just a pet, he’s a family member. Please help us find our puppy.

We are offering a $500 reward for his safe and unharmed return.

Yo signal boost this because A) These are the kids that run the Night Owl and B) fuck dog thieves.

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— 1 month ago with 39080 notes
#signal boost 
SLOVAKIA BANS GAY MARRIAGE IN CONSTITUTION

the-damnedest-creature:

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While tumblr is bickering over whatever at the moment,  the government of Slovakia has approved a change in the constitution: MARRIAGE ONLY BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN, NOW IN THE FUCKING *CONSTITUTION* OF THE COUNTRY.

In case anybody ever wanted to try legalizing gay marriage here. 

So that they wouldn’t have it easy. 

Sources. [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x]
In czech, in slovak, in english. This needs to be talked about. I don’t see people talking about it. Why are no people talking about it?  There should be a shitstorm!

Slovakia’s parliament has amended its constitution to define marriage as a union between man and woman, effectively closing the door to same-sex marriage and stirring protest among rights groups.

The amendment, drafted by leftist Prime Minister Robert Fico’s Smer-Social Democraty party and the opposition Christian Democrats, was backed by 102 lawmakers while 18 voted against it.

The amendment required a two-thirds majority in the 150-member parliament.

'The marriage amendment will not bring about any drastic changes, it only seals in the constitution what is already defined by law,' said Fico, whose Smer is a member of the traditionally liberal Party of European Socialists group in the European Parliament.

The European Union’s newest member Croatia outlawed same-sex marriage in a referendum last year, triggering a similar constitutional amendment, but swiftly passed a civil union law for same-sex couples.

No form of same-sex civil union is legal in Slovakia, where more than 70 per cent of the population of 5.4 million is Christian, according to a 2011 census.

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I am from Slovakia. I live in this fucking country, I’m angry to the verge of tears, this is such a stab in the back of equality, please, PLEASE, signal boost the shit out of this. Something needs to be done. I don’t care what. Petition, protest, pressure, I don’t care what. Something. 

Share it. Post it everywhere, take it out of tumblr, TALK ABOUT IT. ALERT PEOPLE ABOUT IT. 

This needs to get out there. This is so, so so so wrong, and I have never, ever been so ashamed to be a citizen of this country. 

Mind you, this is a member of the European Union, this is technically a first world country, this isn’t somewhere in Africa or Middle East, this is FUCKING CENTRAL EUROPE. I can’t even talk anymore. I want to cry. I am so angry. Please. Please, get it out there. Please reblog it. Please help us. 
Spread the word. 

-N. 

yo i understand you’re upset about this but your comment about “Africa or Middle East” is racist as all fuck

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— 1 month ago with 4988 notes
#signal boost  #i'm signal boosting bcs it's important but i don't 100% support the contents of this post  #ugh  #lgbtq 
afloweroutofstone:

afloweroutofstone:

withglowinghearts-:

This is a photo of the man in Moncton, NB, Canada who is currently at large. His name is Justin Bourque and he is extremely dangerous. This is what he was photographed in today. If you live in the Moncton area or know of someone who lives there, tell them to lock their doors and to leave their porch light on (the RCMP is requesting people do this). He has killed 3 RCMP and injured 2 already. Please be safe.

Huffington Post confirms. Reblogging this for any followers in the area.

Justin Bourque is still at large today, according to The Wire.

afloweroutofstone:

afloweroutofstone:

withglowinghearts-:

This is a photo of the man in Moncton, NB, Canada who is currently at large. His name is Justin Bourque and he is extremely dangerous. This is what he was photographed in today. If you live in the Moncton area or know of someone who lives there, tell them to lock their doors and to leave their porch light on (the RCMP is requesting people do this). He has killed 3 RCMP and injured 2 already. Please be safe.

Huffington Post confirms. Reblogging this for any followers in the area.

Justin Bourque is still at large today, according to The Wire.

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— 1 month ago with 31262 notes
#signal boost  #canada 
Help a new mother with basic necessities →

mommyandmakoons:

Hi,

I am a new mom to my one month old son born in May. I was denied FMLA maternity leave (have to be with the company for a year) at my job, and was terminated as a result. I am not guaranteed my job back after I am cleared to work again by my doctor at my 6 week postpartum exam. As a result of this, my family and I are no longer financially stable. I had $500 saved prior to having baby, but my monthly bills exceed double that amount. My fiancé works full time, but does not make much more than minimum wage.

I am also a beader. My beadwork has become my main source of income, and am having difficulties moving inventory. I am counting on income from beadwork to cover basic everyday necessities- besides bills for housing and transportation, mainly diapers/wipes (we will be cloth diapering but are in disposables until baby gets a bit bigger to fit the cloth diapers we have for him), and food (we get state assistance, however our benefits won’t go up from my job loss until July- we are living off less than $200 for food a month.)

If anyone could spread the word about the blog for my beadwork ( littlebirdaccessories) and maybe even purchase/donate, I would totally appreciate it! Chi miigwech :)

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— 1 month ago with 931 notes
#signal boost 
thedoctorknits:

toxius:

wwretched:

goldenphoenixgirl:

imakesensejournal:

Reading this now.  My therapist recommended it & it is a very helpful, quick read.  It helps with those of us who have issues with parental guilt & manipulation.  It’s purpose is to help you regain your self worth & develop new ways to interact.

One of the best books I’ve ever read. It literally changed my life.
Anyone who thinks they may have been abused in any way by a parent or caregiver should read this book. 

I wish there were a way to download this book. I want it, but I don’t want my parents to find it. :/

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rgub6nm3y4z5x0l/TOXIC%20PARENTS.pdf

Can I also recommend this one?
http://www.amazon.com/Hate-You-Dont-Leave-Understanding/dp/0380713055

thedoctorknits:

toxius:

wwretched:

goldenphoenixgirl:

imakesensejournal:

Reading this now.  My therapist recommended it & it is a very helpful, quick read.  It helps with those of us who have issues with parental guilt & manipulation.  It’s purpose is to help you regain your self worth & develop new ways to interact.

One of the best books I’ve ever read. It literally changed my life.

Anyone who thinks they may have been abused in any way by a parent or caregiver should read this book. 

I wish there were a way to download this book. I want it, but I don’t want my parents to find it. :/

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rgub6nm3y4z5x0l/TOXIC%20PARENTS.pdf

Can I also recommend this one?

http://www.amazon.com/Hate-You-Dont-Leave-Understanding/dp/0380713055

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— 2 months ago with 96027 notes
#abuse  #signal boost