Robyn. 18. Class of 2013. Pansexual. Fabulous, fat, and attractive as fuck. Fat positive /Tegan & Sara/ Rocky Horror Picture Show/ Sweeney Todd./Walking Dead/ American Horror Story/ Bates Motel/ She's the Man/ Alan Rickman/ Norman Reedus/ Other shit I fancy.
More from the 26 Democratic Congressmen/women participating in the SNAP Challenge - living on food stamps ($4.25 a day) for an entire week to protest a GOP cut to the government SNAP program.
I fuckin HAAAAAAATE the SNAP challenge.
Congress is so detached from the people they make policy about.
"omg people actually run out of eggs"
DID YOU NOT UNDERSTAND POVERTY BEFORE YOU DID THIS.
There’s something really sad about the fact that the only way democrats can fathom fighting against food stamp cuts is through the SNAP challenge. There’s an implicit messages that bother me that say
- Poor people are so invisible that they can’t even be considered to illustrate the realities of their own experience.
- We know living off SNAP is difficult but only care when “good” people live under similar conditions.
- Poor people are pathologically bad and are deserving of this harsh SNAP reality. But middle class poverty tourists live off a SNAP budget for one week and we all crowd around and revel in how commendable, humble, courageous and strong they are to slum it like those poor folks.
There are literally millions of people doing the ~SNAP challenge~ every day not by choice
How about ask them how hard it is
force them to adapt. make them do it for a year.
MAKE THEM DO IT FOR A YEAR.
In month five, take away their cable.
For two weeks in winter (but liveable conditions by poverty standards) take away their heat.
In month eight, take away their vehicle.
In month ten, take away their oven.
In month eleven, take away their stove.
For the last month, take away hot water.
They have to hold their sick and feverish kid all night long, worrying about the fever spiking too high, because it will literally destroy the tiny fragile equilibrium they have to get the bill for the co-pay.
They crack a tooth and can’t afford to fix it until finally they have to have it yanked by one of the few dentists that accept state insurance, after months of pain and fever and inability to eat what food they can afford.
They miss an appointment because they couldn’t get to the office on time (since the car is dead and they’re bussing if they’re lucky enough to live in a place with buses). Their assistance is cut, and they’re lucky if they keep it at all.
The SNAP challenge is weaksauce and it frustrates me to see people doing it lauded when they keep every other piece of comfort and security.
IF YOU’RE ON SNAP/FOODSTAMPS MOST LIKELY YOUR FINANCES ARE GOING TO BE GREATLY HINDERED IN OTHER WAYS.
SO TRYING TO TAKE ON POVERTY AS A CHALLENGE THROUGH THIS ALONE IS USELESS.
FUCKING HATE THESE PEOPLE. IT’S LIKE WOW THANK YOU, I DIDN’T KNOW POVERTY WAS A COOL CHALLENGE WHERE YOU CAN WIN MERIT POINTS AT THE END. WHERE’S MY FUCKING BADGE, SHITBAGS?
DID YOU COMPLETELY GLOSS OVER THE FACT THAT THEY ARE DOING THIS TO PROTEST BUDGET CUTS TO THE SNAP PROGRAM?
THIS ISN’T SOMETHING THEY’RE DOING BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T KNOW SITUATIONS WERE BAD BEFORE.
THIS IS SOMETHING THEY’RE DOING SO THEY CAN SHOW OTHER CONGRESSMEN/WOMEN EXACTLY HOW MUCH FOOD PEOPLE ON THE SNAP PROGRAM HAVE TO LIVE OFF OF AND TO HOPEFULLY SHOW HOW BAD IT WOULD GET IF THIS BUDGET CUT HAPPENS.
SO FOR ONCE CAN YOU NOT SHIT ON THESE PEOPLE FOR DOING THIS?
IT MIGHT ACTUALLY BE HELPFUL IN THE LONG RUN.
(Extra reading: http://www.policymic.com/mobile/articles/48671/farm-bill-2013-26-members-of-congress-take-the-snap-challenge-to-protest-cuts)
My FUCKING GOD PEOPLE. THESE PEOPLE ARE SUPPORTING YOU. THEY ARE SHARING YOUR STORY OF PLIGHT WITH THE WORLD. THEY WANT TO FUCKING HELP AND YOU HAVE TO GO AND CALL THEM OUT FOR STATING THAT THE EGGS ARE FUCKING GONE? WHAT THE FUCK. SOME OF YOU PEOPLE HAVE SO LITTLE GODDAMN SENSE AND JUST LOVE TO CALL POLITICIANS OUT FOR NO APPARENT REASON. IM SO FUCKING SICK OF NOT ONLY POLITICS POSTS, BUT ALSO FUCKING GENDER EQUALITY POSTS AS WELL. SO MANY PEOPLE ARE SO FUCKING NEARSIGHTED THAT IT LITERALLY PAINS ME TO BE ON THIS SITE AT THIS POINT. CAN SOME OF YOU PLEASE GET YOUR FUCKING HEAD SET ON STRAIGHT AND APPRECIATE WHAT YOU HAVE AND WHAT YOU ARE BEING GIVEN. IS IT THAT HARD.
Thank god that someone’s finallly said it
Demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren and Photographer Gene Campbell set up motion sensitive infrared cameras on the second floor stairwell of Amityville’s most allegedly haunted residence. The camera took dozens of shots during a single evening. Most of them were of an empty staircase in the middle of the night. But one, this one caught a small figure peeking over the banister to far left.
100% sure this was intentional.
i have friends who work in retail and i can let you know that this is 1000% intentional
Maybe its Maybelline
Perchance it’s Perchancelline
OH YM FUCIKG GODH
People who aren’t afraid of heights.
I’M NOT AFRAID OF HEIGHTS EITHER BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN I WOULD WANT TO HANG PRECARIOUSLY FROM A BUILDING
this is why im done with politics.
seriously though, list of fucking awful trends in the gay male community:
- "sassy black woman" voice
- t-slurs everywhere
- talking down to women/harassing them because “it’s ok i’m gay lol”
- transphobia towards trans men (ew, vaginas!!!)
- misogyny towards cis women (more ew, vaginas!!!!)
- "gay is the new black" (says white gay men)
like can we just address
requested by 1-800-no1currr
i thought id try my hand at one of those motivational pictures of nature with google text over it
Who’s driving the car?
The Spirit of Jazz and the Knowledge of Impending Racism
THESE PARENT BIRDS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL LIKE BIRDY DRAG QUEENS WITH FLAWLESS EYELINER AND THE BABY LOOKS LIKE AN UNFINISHED MUPPET AND I’M DEAD.
These perfectly done up geisha are just so proud of their strange little alien sock puppet.
this picture makes me happy
Every time I see this I think I laugh harder
They really do look so proud
So serious, so dignified as they bask together in the stupid looking lint monster that came out of one of their butts
this made my night