I am just sitting on my bed shrieking in delight ARE YOU GUYS SEEING THIS
I want this in my life.
EXCUSE ME I KNOW THIS IS NOT RECIPES BUT DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW MINDBLOWINGLY AMAZING THIS IS????!?!?
FUCKING TAKE MY MONEY YOU BRILLIANT INDIVIDUALS!
i really don’t get the whole “but how will we explain it to my kids" claim about like public nursing or gay couples
little kids are nearly blank slates they will accept pretty much anything you tell them and go with it.
unless it’s quantum physics. please do not talk to your 4-year-old about that.
yes they might get shot by will smith
I feel like we never really hear from the MIB fandom, it’s good to see you
How elephant poaching helped fund Kenya terrorist attack
The recent terrorist attack in Kenya may not seem like a story about sustainability or the environment, but in fact there is a disturbing connection between the deadly attack at the Westgate mall in Nairobi, which has left at least 68 dead and more than 150 injured and the illegal ivory trade that fuels poaching of elephants, rhinos and other wildlife.
Inspiring the next generation of female engineers: Debbie Sterling at TEDxPSU
"Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” - Gloria Steinem
Why you should listen to her:
Debbie Sterling is an engineer and founder of GoldieBlox, a toy company out to inspire the next generation of female engineers. She has made it her mission in life to tackle the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math.
GoldieBlox is a book series+construction set that engages kids to build through the story of Goldie, the girl inventor who solves problems by building simple machines. Debbie writes and illustrates Goldie’s stories, taking inspiration from her grandmother, one of the first female cartoonists and creator of “”Mr. Magoo.”” Her company, launched in 2012, raised over $285,000 in 30 days through Kickstarter, and has been featured in numerous publications such as The Atlantic and Forbes.
Prior to founding GoldieBlox, Debbie served as the Marketing Director of Lori Bonn, a national jewelry company. For the past 7 years, she has also served as a brand strategy consultant for a wide variety of organizations including Microsoft, T-Mobile, Organic Valley and the New York Knicks.
Debbie’s inspiration to create a mission-driven company came in 2008, when she spent 6 months volunteering at a grassroots nonprofit in rural India. She created a viral fundraising campaign called “”I Want a Goat,”” raising over $30,000 for economic and educational development in the region. This experience helped pave the way to finding her true passion: inspiring the next generation of female engineers.
Debbie completed her degree in engineering at Stanford (Product Design, ’05) and currently lives with her husband in San Francisco.
There is no part of this letter that doesn’t make me feel sick. She probably thought she was being “helpful” and “compassionate” too.
He’s a child, presumably his family loves him and does things to make him happy…and she’s outright advocating he should die because he’s inconvenient to her.
Pretty much everyone with a disability (and their carers) has been exposed to the “end their suffering!1!!!” meme at least once. I know I have, though the first time it happened I was still too young to understand what it really meant. Even if it’s NOT explicitly stated, there’s a constant undertone of oh, you must be suffering, it must be SO HARD for you. Being like you would be the WORST THING IN THE WORLD.
It’s only hard when shitbags like this MAKE it hard. We’re here. We exist. We’re not going away…and we are MORE than just burdens or problems to interrupt or inconvenience your comfortable life over the fence.
We’re people. Real, complex people just like you. Remember that.
Everyone who sees this, please signal boost it. I know it’s a long shot, but I live in hope that the woman who wrote this disgusting, hurtful thing (or someone who knows her written mannerisms) will see it again with a fuckload of commentary attached…and have a much needed moment of self reflection.
People who think like the woman who typed the pink letter are the problem, imho. -.-