rememberwhenyoutried:

rashfeather:

Star Trek: Voyager
S4E03: “Day of Honor”

“Do you have ANY fucks to give?”
“We are Borg.”

“Species 487 possessed no fucks of any kind; assimilating them added to our own perfection and enhanced our already considerable ability to stay chill through any amount of Klingon raptorshit.”

artparasitesreally:

The clitoris is pure in purpose. It is the only organ in the body designed purely for pleasure. The clitoris is simply a bundle of nerves: 8000 nerve fibres, to be precise. That’s a higher concentration of nerve fibres than is found anywhere else in the body, including the fingertips, lips, and tongue, and it is twice the number in the penis. Who needs a handgun when you’ve got a semiautomatic.” —Natalie Angier, Woman: An Intimate Geography

artwork by Patrick Van der Elst

State of the Yarden

shadesofmauve:

I haven’t posted much about my yarden ‘cause I’ve been pushing like mad on my studio project for months. The yarden is neglected, and it looks it. We had unseasonably hot weather and drought in May and June, and between that and my neglect things are… shabby. I finally spent some time out there Sunday, watering and taking stock.

I’ve completely lost the bunchberry; there’s no trace of it. The deer fern all seem to be dead, despite their shady location – they were getting morning sun, and this year morning sun was too much. I’ll leave them there in hopes of miraculous revival, though. The clasping twisted stalk looks dead, but I’ve been certain it’s been dead before, so I’ll leave it’s dried husk corpse with the deer fern and see if anything magical happens. The one potted snowberry, which had been the happiest, is crisped through, and the potted red twig dogwood ‘kelseyii’ is heading that way – but the two in the ground are okay. Even the vigorous and shade-planted black twinberry is looking tired, but it’ll be fine.

On the success list, the vancouveria (duck foot) is living up to it’s excellent dry shade reputation. I might have lost one of the three plants I had, but they’re all in very dry shade locations, and two are still really happy. The nodding onion is blooming, as is the panther lily. The blue-eyed grass hasn’t shriveled away to nothing, despite preferring some damp, and both the fringecup and the false Solomon’s seal are trucking right along. And the dwarf rhododendron start I bought at the arboretum plant sale last year has five whole leaves, despite being in a pot and appearing to have no roots when I put it there!

So there may have been some losses to the drought (and my remodeling project), but lots of what I added last fall is still doing fine.

You have much sympathy from over here. Our garden looks awful – we’ve had bizarre hot/wet weather which has alternately parched and drenched things. The new clematis down by our garage have are looking quite sad – not aided by the fact that the slugs keep demolishing them. The garden as a whole is almost impassable in places because it’s wildly overgrown or weedy.

On the other hand, there’s just some touching up to do in the house and otherwise we’re pretty much done. It’s that eternal battle between the inside stuff and the outside stuff.

Oregon bakers weren’t fined over cake — they were punished for sharing lesbian couple’s home address

Oregon bakers weren’t fined over cake — they were punished for sharing lesbian couple’s home address

misandry-mermaid:

justinspoliticalcorner:

The anti-LGBT owners of an Oregon bakery were not fined for refusing to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple – they were ordered to pay $135,000 in damages for intentionally causing their would-be customers emotional distress.

The case has attracted widespread media attention since the couple first filed their complaint in January 2013, and that is largely through the efforts of Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa.

After the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries handed down the order last week, Aaron Klein claimed the ruling was an example of the “persecution of Christians” in the U.S.

However, the ruling shows the bakery owners had made Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer the victims of persecution and makes clear the payment was compensation for damages and not a fine or civil penalty, reported the blog Love, Joy and Feminism.

The ruling shows the Kleins “brought the case to the media’s attention and kept it there by repeatedly appearing in public to make statements deriding” the couple who filed the complaint.

Read the entire ruling here

“It was foreseeable that this attention would negatively impact (the Bowman-Cryers), making (the Kleins) liable for any resultant emotional suffering experienced by (them),” the agency found.

Not only that, as the blog explains, the bakery owners shared the couple’s personal contact information – which led to death threats that nearly caused them to lose custody of their foster children.

Laurel Bowman-Cryer filed the complaint in January 2013, after she and her mother had met with Aaron Klein – who refused them service and quoted an anti-LGBT verse from Leviticus.

She filed her complaint by smartphone, which prevented her from seeing a disclaimer notifying her that her full name and address would be sent to the bakery owners – and Aaron Klein shared that information, along with the complaint, on his personal Facebook page.

Conservative media and anti-LGBT organizations such as the Family Research Council promoted the Kleins as victims of religious discrimination.

Rachel Bowman-Cryer said she and her wife received a steady stream of threats that continued as the Kleins promoted their side of the case in national media appearances.

She testified that state adoption officials told them they were responsible for keeping their two foster daughters safe from those threats, and they feared they could lose custody of the girls — who they have since adopted.

In its final order, issued last week, the labor bureau found the Kleins had violated the state’s anti-discrimination laws – but the damages awarded were not a “gay fascism tax,” as some commenters argued.

The bureau found the Kleins liable for the threats made by others against the couple and awarded them to pay “$60,000 in damages to Laurel Bowman-Cryer and $75,000 in damages to Rachel Bowman-Cryer for emotional suffering.”

h/t: Travis Gettys at The Raw Story

THANK. YOU.

phantabulous-killjoy:

DOES ANYONE ELSE KNOW OR CARE THAT IN 2006 WE SENT OUT A THE FASTEST SPACESHIP EVER BUILT AND AT 5:45 THIS MORNING WE GOT THE CLEAREST. CLOSEST VIEW OF PLUTO THAT WE HAVE EVER SEEN. OH MY FREAKING GOD THIS IS SO COOL OH MY GODDDDDDDDDD

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discovergames:

radfem-momma:

metal-thimble:

anderfelsian:

geekandmisandry:

videogamesartandsuch:

surlybadger:

pryathis:

Holy fucking shit. You’ve got to be kidding me. I have no words. There MUST be a limit to how disgusting one person can be.

Is this a fucking joke? Please be a fucking joke.  I don’t even have the heart to find out if it is or not.  The fuck is this woman’s fucking problem? I never liked her personally, but for fuck sake. 

These tweets are photoshopped.

People are using his death to further slander her and turn people against FemFreq.

I mean, these tweets literally read like something a cartoon villain might say.

What is wrong with you people trying to capitalise on the death of a man to spread lies? Seriously…

Just adding some actual tweets as proof

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#Anita Sarkeesian#anti-femfreqs are the lowest of the low#I am surprised every time what they come up with

stay classy anti-feminists

Exploiting a man’s tragic death to accuse someone else of exploiting a man’s tragic death, in order to get people they don’t know to hate and harass a woman who has done them no harm. Because ethics.