Cats and Old House

"A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats." - Mason Cooley

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My Fiance Quit Me When I Became a Radical Feminist

feministninja:

True story, but I want to write about this, because I think this is a painful, heart-breaking reality for many female feminists. It’s something we need to talk about, hard as it is.

My fiance of over one year has stated that I will never be compatible with any man if I continue to be the way I am, because the way I practice feminism isn’t good for a relationship with a male. We’ve called it quits. 

We were engaged. We wanted to have children together. I saw all my future with him until I was old and gray and withered and wrinkly. I imagined knitting sweaters while sitting in a rocking chair with grandchildren running around our feet. 

Then I read Andrea Dworkin.

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Ethical veganism results in a profound revolution within the individual; a complete rejection of the paradigm of oppression and violence that she has been taught from childhood to accept as the natural order. It changes her life and the lives of those with whom she shares this vision of nonviolence. Ethical veganism is anything but passive; on the contrary, it is the active refusal to cooperate with injustice.
Gary L. Francione: The Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights

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So I watched a ranching show for five minutes before I had to change the channel.

serveitindrag:

Because they were showing the branding, tagging, and castrating (via rubber bands) of the beef cows. 

This is why it doesn’t matter how small, organic, free-range, or “humane” a farm is — there will ALWAYS be animal abuse that is ‘necessary’ for that farm to operate at any level of efficiency. Anesthesia? Forget about it. Pain meds? Nope. The animal’s welfare ever being the first consideration? Sorry, not happening. 

When I checked back in, they were putting duct tape on a calf because it was gentler than the alternative (ropes). 

The operation in question was one of the “good ranches” — old fashioned ranchers who have free-range animals, who “respect” their animals (respect being not openly laughing at their cruelty and suffering, but still having no objection to causing suffering in the first place). 

Animal farming and animal welfare are incompatible, point blank. 

The words of truth and wisdom. Thank you.

(via angryinthebones)

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Eminem - Not Afraid
[Intro]Yeah, it’s been a rideI guess I had to go to that place to get to this one Now some of you might still be in that placeIf you’re trying to get out, just follow me I’ll get you there [Verse 1]You can try and read my lyrics off of this paper before I lay ‘em But you won’t take the sting out these words before I say ‘emCause ain’t no way I’mma let you stop me from causing mayhemWhen I say I’mma do something I do it, I don’t give a damnWhat you think, I’m doing this for me, so fuck the worldFeed it beans, it’s gassed up, if it thinks it’s stopping meI’mma be what I set out to be, without a doubt, undoubtablyAnd all those who look down on me I’m tearing down your balconyNo if ands or buts don’t try to ask him why or how can heFrom Infinite down to the last Relapse album he’s still shittingWhether he’s on salary, paid hourlyUntil he bows out or he shits his bowels out of him Whichever comes first, for better or worse He’s married to the game, like a “fuck you” for Christmas His gift is a curse, forget the earth he’s got the urge To pull his dick from the dirt and fuck the whole universe [Hook]I’m not afraid to take a standEverybody come take my hand We’ll walk this road together, through the storm Whatever weather, cold or warm Just letting you know that you’re not alone Holla if you feel like you’ve been down the same road [Verse 2]Ok quit playin’ with the scissors and shit, and cut the crapI shouldn’t have to rhyme these words In the rhythm for you to know it’s a rapYou said you was king, you lied through your teeth For that fuck your fillings Instead of getting crowned you’re getting cappedAnd to the fans, I’ll never let you down again, I’m backI promise to never go back on that promise, in factLet’s be honest, that last Relapse CD was “ehhhh”Perhaps I ran them accents into the groundRelax, I ain’t going back to that nowAll I’m tryna say is get back, click-clack BLAOWCause I ain’t playin’ aroundThere’s a game called circle and I don’t know howI’m way too up to back down But I think I’m still trying to figure this crap out Thought I had it mapped out but I guess I didn’tThis fucking black cloud still follows me aroundBut it’s time to exorcise these demons These motherfuckers are doing jumping jacks now [Hook] [Bridge]And I just can’t keep living this waySo starting today, I’m breaking out of this cage I’m standing up, I’mma face my demonsI’m manning up, I’mma hold my ground I’ve had enough, now I’m so fed up Time to put my life back together right now [Verse 3]It was my decision to get clean, I did it for me Admittedly I probably did it subliminally for youSo I could come back a brand new me, you helped see me through And don’t even realize what you did, believe me youI been through the wringer, but they can do little to the middle fingerI think I got a tear in my eye, I feel like the king of My world, haters can make like bees with no stingers, and drop deadNo more beef lingers, no more drama from now on, I promiseTo focus solely on handling my responsibilities as a fatherSo I solemnly swear to always treat this roof Like my daughters and raise itYou couldn’t lift a single shingle on itCause the way I feel, I’m strong enough to go to the clubOr the corner pub and lift the whole liquor counter upCause I’m raising the bar, I shoot for the moon But I’m too busy gazing at stars, I feel amazing

Eminem - Not Afraid

[Intro]
Yeah, it’s been a ride
I guess I had to go to that place to get to this one
Now some of you might still be in that place

If you’re trying to get out, just follow me
I’ll get you there


[Verse 1]
You can try and read my lyrics off of this paper before I lay ‘em
But you won’t take the sting out these words before I say ‘em

Cause ain’t no way I’mma let you stop me from causing mayhem
When I say I’mma do something I do it, I don’t give a damn
What you think, I’m doing this for me, so fuck the world
Feed it beans, it’s gassed up, if it thinks it’s stopping me
I’mma be what I set out to be, without a doubt, undoubtably
And all those who look down on me I’m tearing down your balcony
No if ands or buts don’t try to ask him why or how can he
From Infinite down to the last Relapse album he’s still shitting
Whether he’s on salary, paid hourly
Until he bows out or he shits his bowels out of him
Whichever comes first, for better or worse
He’s married to the game
, like a “fuck you” for Christmas
His gift is a curse
, forget the earth he’s got the urge
To pull his dick from the dirt and fuck the whole universe


[Hook]
I’m not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
We’ll walk this road together
, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just letting you know that you’re not alone
Holla if you feel like you’ve been down the same road


[Verse 2]
Ok quit playin’ with the scissors and shit, and cut the crap
I shouldn’t have to rhyme these words
In the rhythm for you to know it’s a rap

You said you was king, you lied through your teeth
For that fuck your fillings
Instead of getting crowned you’re getting capped

And to the fans, I’ll never let you down again, I’m back
I promise to never go back on that promise, in fact
Let’s be honest, that last Relapse CD was “ehhhh”
Perhaps I ran them accents into the ground
Relax, I ain’t going back to that now
All I’m tryna say is get back, click-clack BLAOW
Cause I ain’t playin’ around
There’s a game called circle and I don’t know how
I’m way too up to back down
But I think I’m still trying to figure this crap out
Thought I had it mapped out but I guess I didn’t

This fucking black cloud still follows me around
But it’s time to exorcise these demons
These motherfuckers are doing jumping jacks now


[Hook]

[Bridge]
And I just can’t keep living this way
So starting today, I’m breaking out of this cage
I’m standing up, I’mma face my
demons
I’m manning up, I’mma hold my ground
I’ve had enough, now I’m so fed up
Time to put my life back together right now


[Verse 3]
It was my decision to get clean, I did it for me
Admittedly I probably did it subliminally for you

So I could come back a brand new me, you helped see me through
And don’t even realize what you did, believe me you

I been through the wringer, but they can do little to the middle finger
I think I got a tear in my eye, I feel like the king of
My world,
haters can make like bees with no stingers, and drop dead
No more beef lingers, no more drama from now on, I promise
To focus solely on handling my responsibilities as a father
So I solemnly swear to always treat this roof
Like my daughters and raise it

You couldn’t lift a single shingle on it
Cause the way I feel, I’m strong enough to go to the club
Or the corner pub and lift the whole liquor counter up
Cause I’m raising the bar, I shoot for the moon
But I’m too busy gazing at stars, I feel amazing

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