1. postwhitesociety:

    virgosb:

    This.

    Wow…..wow

    (Source: carpediemtomorrow, via sparrowteeth)

     


  2. "Today a typical pig factory farm will produce 7.2 million pounds of manure annually, a typical broiler facility will produce 6.6 million pounds, a typical cattle feedlot 344 million pounds. The General Accounting Office reports that individual farms "can generate more raw waste than the populations of some U.S. cities." All told, farmed animals in the United States produce 130 times as much waste as the human population- roughly 87,000 pounds of shit per second. The polluting stench of this shit is 160 times greater than raw municipal sewage. And yet there is almost no waste-treatment infrastructure for farmed animals- no toilets, obviously, but also no sewage pipes, no one hauling it away for treatment, and almost no federal guidelines regulating what happened to it."
    — Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer (via vegan-veins)
     

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  5. howtonotsuckatgamedesign:

    …are responsible for fixing this shit.

    Yes, all men need to be held accountable for either ignoring, protecting or exacerbating the status quo.

    Yes, all men!

    Women get killed by men who think they somehow deserve sex from them and who also think they need to have sex with them in order to be accepted as a full human being.

    Women get raped, but can’t talk about it [can’t receive help nor justice for such crimes] because of rape culture and victim blaming. 

    Women get abused and attacked by their spouses, but can’t talk about it [and can’t receive help nor legal justice of such crimes] because of victim blaming and bullshit about the integrity of family. 

     

  6. essenaoneill:

    Been trialling out @noni_noni_wellbeing this past week! The organic superfood is deprived from the Noni plant and is meant to assist in full body detoxification (yay for me as that’s what my body is doing since going vegan 💚) it also contains the mineral Selenium which promotes good skin health and elasticity! I’ve just been putting 1 teaspoon of it into either my smoothies or water daily! It has a sweet but mostly neutral taste! Anyone else tried it before!?

    (via v-eggan)

     

  7. Zuzana Light - Great Workout

     

  8. thehealthyhappyvegan:

    Vegan breakfast tacos from Sara’s Table in Duluth, MN!

     


  9. "Girls are not machines that you put kindness coins into until sex falls out."
    — Porphyria R’lyeh (via mofobian)

    (Source: curvesincolor, via noturbabygurlx)

     


  10. "

    A List of “Men’s Rights” Issues That Feminism Is Already Working On

    Feminists do not want you to lose custody of your children. The assumption that women are naturally better caregivers is part of patriarchy.

    Feminists do not like commercials in which bumbling dads mess up the laundry and competent wives have to bustle in and fix it. The assumption that women are naturally better housekeepers is part of patriarchy.

    Feminists do not want you to have to make alimony payments. Alimony is set up to combat the fact that women have been historically expected to prioritize domestic duties over professional goals, thus minimizing their earning potential if their “traditional” marriages end. The assumption that wives should make babies instead of money is part of patriarchy.

    Feminists do not want anyone to get raped in prison. Permissiveness and jokes about prison rape are part of rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.

    Feminists do not want anyone to be falsely accused of rape. False rape accusations discredit rape victims, which reinforces rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.

    Feminists do not want you to be lonely and we do not hate “nice guys.” The idea that certain people are inherently more valuable than other people because of superficial physical attributes is part of patriarchy.

    Feminists do not want you to have to pay for dinner. We want the opportunity to achieve financial success on par with men in any field we choose (and are qualified for), and the fact that we currently don’t is part of patriarchy. The idea that men should coddle and provide for women, and/or purchase their affections in romantic contexts, is condescending and damaging and part of patriarchy.

    Feminists do not want you to be maimed or killed in industrial accidents, or toil in coal mines while we do cushy secretarial work and various yarn-themed activities. The fact that women have long been shut out of dangerous industrial jobs (by men, by the way) is part of patriarchy.

    Feminists do not want you to commit suicide. Any pressures and expectations that lower the quality of life of any gender are part of patriarchy. The fact that depression is characterized as an effeminate weakness, making men less likely to seek treatment, is part of patriarchy.

    Feminists do not want you to be viewed with suspicion when you take your child to the park (men frequently insist that this is a serious issue, so I will take them at their word). The assumption that men are insatiable sexual animals, combined with the idea that it’s unnatural for men to care for children, is part of patriarchy.

    Feminists do not want you to be drafted and then die in a war while we stay home and iron stuff. The idea that women are too weak to fight or too delicate to function in a military setting is part of patriarchy.

    Feminists do not want women to escape prosecution on legitimate domestic violence charges, nor do we want men to be ridiculed for being raped or abused. The idea that women are naturally gentle and compliant and that victimhood is inherently feminine is part of patriarchy.

    Feminists hate patriarchy. We do not hate you.

    If you really care about those issues as passionately as you say you do, you should be thanking feminists, because feminism is a social movement actively dedicated to dismantling every single one of them. The fact that you blame feminists—your allies—for problems against which they have been struggling for decades suggests that supporting men isn’t nearly as important to you as resenting women. We care about your problems a lot. Could you try caring about ours?

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    — 

    Excerpt from If I Admit That Hating Men is a Thing, Will You Stop Turning it Into a Self-fulfilling Prophecy?, by Lindy West  (via lilac-time)

    fucking THANK YOU

    (via you-idiot-kid)

    this is a BIG thing that men don’t get about feminism and patriarchy. 

    (via middleschooltrackstar)

    I’ve reblogged this before but it bears repeating

    (via manicscribble)

    Everyone. Please read this. Please just stop what you’re doing, and please read this. This is so critical, so important. Please read. 

    (via theyoungblackfeminist)

    (Source: angerr, via newwavefeminism)

     


  11. Anonymous said: why are you a feminist???

    virgini-titty:

    1480px:

    because people are still asking that question

    because women are payed less than men in approximately 99% of professions

    because chris brown can still have a career after assaulting rihanna but miley cyrus takes her clothes off and there’s a huge scandal

    because of this:

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    because currently it is estimated ten million more girls are out of education than boys (x)

    because we’re expected to be mature but hairless like a child, in control but not bossy, sexy but not slutty and definitely not a prude, intelligent but not opinionated, independent but reliant on men, natural but look like the girl in the magazine etc etc

    because being called a girl, a pussy or a bitch is an insult

    because when i told my mum i refused to get anything less than a’s in my exams she told me it wasn’t ladylike to be so cocky

    because my brother and 90% of my male friends think girls who wear revealing clothing are asking for rape

    because every person who identifies as female should be allowed to choose if they want to get married, have kids, have a career, go to uni etc etc without expectations

    because tampons and sanitary pads are stupidly expensive

    because some people reading this will have flinched at the fact i just said ‘tampon’

    because there are men out there whose job it is to make young girls feel like absolute shit about themselves just so they can sell the next best beauty product

    because female masturbation isn’t considered normal whilst men can talk about their own penises for hours on end

    beCAUSE OF ARTICLES LIKE THIS

    because feminists are still seen as crazy lesbians who dont shave and some still feel like they have to defend themselves by claiming theyre not any of those things when in fact if i want to be a passionate lady who likes other ladies and cant be bothered to shave my legs every twenty minutes then thats my choice and if i want to be someone who wears make up and shaves and goes out partying then thats my choice and if i want to be a combination of the two or anything in between then thats. my. choice.

    because i believe anyone who identifies as female is fucking badass and deserves the same rights as every privileged stuck up old white man sitting around and making laws about our bodies

    because how can you not be

    i’m actually crying bc this is the best post ever

    This is why we need feminism.

     

  12. thehealthyhappyvegan:

    Delicious stir fry made by my awesome mom over Easter weekend - basmati rice, veggies, tofu.

     

  13. bitchyveggie:

    havocados:

    veganresources:

    Almost nothing irks me more than seeing the myth that vegans need to take b12 supplements being perpetuating in 2014 by other vegans. Vegans, stop! Educate yourselves! Read this post!

    The Facts:

    • No foods naturally contain vitamin B12 - neither animal nor plant foods.  Vitamin B12 is a microbe - a bacteria - it is produced by microorganisms (x)
    • B12 synthesis is known to occur naturally in the human small intestine (in the ileum), which is the primary site of B12 absorption.  As long as gut bacteria have cobalt and certain other nutrients, they produce vitamin B12 (x)
    • Vitamin B12 is excreted in the bile and is effectively reabsorbed. People on diets low in B12 may be obtaining more B12 from reabsorption than from dietary sources (x)
    • B12 can be destroyed by highly alkaline and highly acid conditions. The B12 in meat would be easily destroyed because the hydrochloric acid in our stomachs during the digestion of meat is highly acidic. (x)
    • Plants grown in organically-managed soil make significantly higher levels of usable vitamin B12.  It has also been reported that vitamin B12 is present in wild fruits and wild and home-grown plant foods. (x)
    • Vitamin B12 deficiency is most often caused by an inability of the body to properly digest and absorb vitamin B12. The inability to absorb vitamin B12 can be caused by autoimmune and digestive disorders and conditions and some medications,  (x)
    • In many animals gastrointestinal fermentation supports the growth of these vitamin B12-synthesising microorganisms, and subsequently the vitamin is absorbed and incorporated into the animal tissues. (x)

    As most vegans may already know, active b12 can be found in fermented foods, such as kimchi, miso, kefir, (vegan) yogurt and kombucha. What they may not know is that your digestive also ferments food (x). When your digestive system is at optimal health, you produce a lot of good bacteria, including b12, from fermenting foods in your gut. 

    One interesting aspect of this b12 debate is that many government-sponsored sites and studies suggest that vegans are at risk for b12 deficiency because they do not consume animal products, ignoring the fact that herbivorous animals (like humans) only produce b12 from the plant foods they eat. What they’re basically saying is that you have to eat another animal’s body to get b12, even though you have your own body that produces b12, in exactly the same way other animals do. It’s sort of the ‘eat protein from animals who get their protein from plants’ idea all over again. 

    Of course vegans can develop b12 deficiencies, but it is mostly likely due to poor diet, antibiotics usage, or other autoimmune disorders that prevent proper digestive health and absorption of nutrients. It is not because we do not eat animal products or enough supplemented foods.

    Tl;dr: Eat nutritious whole foods, like leafy greens and don’t worry about b12

    Let everyone note that the B12 supplement market is not marketed to vegans. It’s marketed to everyone because b12 deficiency is something that happens to everyone.

    It doesn’t take a lot of effort to get the right amounts.

    Good information for the most part, but PLEASE be careful. I’ve eaten lots of “leafy greens” and organic veggies and fruits since I’ve been vegan (2.5 years) and never worried about my B12. Then one day recently I felt like I was having a heart attack. It was really scary. I had chest pressure, extreme left arm pain, the room was spinning, my muscles were all sore, heart was pounding, and I felt sick. I went to urgent care and they took x-rays, an EKG and blood pressure tests and couldn’t find anything wrong. They took a blood sample and sent me home. A few days later I got a call from the lab and was informed my B12 levels were EXTREMELY low and that I needed to supplement immediately to avoid permanent nerve damage. 

    I went and got a bottle of B12 supplements and a bottle of multivitamins. I also got a bottle of B12 fortified nutritional yeast. I’ve been taking them for almost 3 weeks now and already feel a million times better. I hadn’t even realized how fatigued and “not good” I had been feeling until I didn’t feel it anymore. I feel more aware and alert than I have in a long time. I feel GOOD. 

    tl;dr  Take a supplement or at least eat B12 fortified foods (nutritional yeast or soy milk usually) to avoid shitty feelings.

    (via positiveevegan)

     

  14. happyvibes-healthylives:

    Fresh Raw Veggie Rolls with Spicy Almond Butter Sesame Sauce

     

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