Have you heard of Ban Bossy? It’s the new initiative from Lean In and the Girl Scouts that’s trying to ban “bossy” and similar words that are used to bring down girls that are ambitious, take risks, and speak up. By changing the way we treat girls who lead, hopefully our generation will someday see more women in leadership roles.
don’t read the youtube comments on this.
[2/5] favorite video games » tomb raider
'there are so many mysteries that i once dismissed as mere stories. but the line between our myths and truth is fragile and blurry.'
The beautiful United States of America.
Indiana is inaccurate. It should look like this:
I want to know where that Indiana picture was taken because that’s sure as hell not what 99% of Indiana looks like. The hills give it away.
The police just came to my door and gave me the worst news of my life. My baby was euthanized today. They told me they had no information on the person who was “bitten”. All they acted on was a picture sent to them. My baby is gone because someone didn’t like us having him.
We won’t be on tumblr, possibly ever again.
This is heartbreaking and I encourage Vader’s owners to seek legal action when they are ready.
I normally don’t post about stuff like this in tumblr but this is a true injustice, not to mention incredibly illegal.
It’s after hours for this particular state’s animal and health department, but I encourage all of you to take a moment and call these numbers and express how wrong this is.
(701) 220 5194
(701) 220 0092
(701) 202 6251
Please be polite; the person on the other end of the line, odds are, is not the one who made the decision. They are representatives and they should be regarded with respect.
//Signal boosting. I feel so horrible for Vader’s owners. I agree with Autobot-lolo, be polite. Don’t scream and curse and be belligerent. Be firm, polite, and insistent, and ask for facts and citations (was there a police report? Can a copy be purchased?).
Don’t allow this go to unremarked. This could be anyone’s pet, be it a fox, a German Shepherd, Doberman, or Pit Bull, or even a housecat or horse. The police took Vader on the 20th, and he was euthanized on the 21st. That’s very, very quick turnaround time, especially for a government agency. I find it very worrisome, and that it sets a dangerous precedence. Contacting the agencies will not bring Vader back, of course, but if all of us here on Tumblr can keep it from happening to someone else, I think that’s worthwhile.
What can I personally do to help the situation in Venezuela? I feel that simply reblogging isn't enough action.
Thank you for wanting to help!
I set up a guide:
What you can do:
Contact your local media and inform them of what’s going on.
However, follow these steps to make sure the report is taken seriously:
- AVOID FALSE IMAGES. There are images going around that don’t belong to the Venezuelan protests. Here are some examples. These are traps to discredit the movement.
- How do you know an image is from Venezuela?
- Ask a Venezuelan.
- Google image search anything your find. Check the date/location of the image. If there’s no other online reference of the image, it most likely is current. Most Venezuelan images are coming from tweets.
- The twitter account https://twitter.com/proyectobase/ is trying to post only confirmed things. Check that out!
- Favor videos about what’s going on.
- Present the information politely. “Hello, I’m deeply concerned about what’s going on in Venezuela. I found the following photographic/video evidence.” Present research if you have it. Keep your commentary brief and concise. You want to get their attention.
- Do not link to Venezuelan tumblrs or blogs. Send the images or videos from youtube, and only from tumblr if there’s no other choice. Remember, you may expose bloggers to media attention or make them targets of the Venezuelan government.
- Translate this guide to other languages, or translate articles and information about Venezuela to other languages. Get the word out.
MORE IMPORTANTLY, get informed, or at least leave the research to the journalists. Be careful with your wording and opinions expressed: remember, any gaffe or mistake can lend itself to the whole report being discredited.
Here are some sources:
Some helpful reading:
http://feministing.com/2014/02/20/toward-a-nuanced-feminist-discussion-on-venezuela/ (A nicely objective report. I like this one a lot as it really highlights why some people defend chavismo— brutal oppression notwithstanding of course, but it’s an excellent one.)
P.S: The site “Venezuelanalysis” is strongly pro-government. Beware.
Anything coming from Telesur is dubious because, well, let’s see who the stock holders are in Telesur:
La Nueva Televisora del Sur, C.A. is a public company which has some Latin American governments as its sponsors. Its sponsors are the governments of Argentina 20%, Bolivia 5%, Cuba 19%, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay 10% and Venezuela 51%
I strongly recommend using videos as evidence. Double, if not triple checking any image you prepare to send. A single fake image can kill a good report.
for those who would like to help the people of Venezuela, either your friends or family members who are in danger there. Just follow this instructions prepared.
if you have a friend or contacts to your local news in your home countries, help them to spread the situation of the crisis. Because the International Media is NOT RESPONDING! WTF. Read the article below:
get as much information from the locals before they are silenced.
I’m going to sleep
One last time, please, I place my trust in you one more time:
Venezuela is sinking. Tomorrow, cities will wake up fully militarized, and goodness only knows what will happen to anyone who dares to go out. Please, go through all the material in the #Venezuela…
Nants ingonyama bagithi baba [There comes a lion] Sithi uhhmm ingonyama [Oh yes, it's a lion] Nants ingonyama bagithi baba Sithi uhhmm ingonyama Ingonyama
I FINALLY KNOW THE FUCKING WORDS
it’s so funny to see the translated words though because you think it’s like some really profound chanting and really it’s just
that’s a lion
this movie’s about a lion
just reassuring you that yes indeed lions are here
this is literally my favorite post on tumblr
I hate this post and will always hate this post because it’s pretty much a perfect example of the disneyfication of things
'ha ha its a lion them africans huh them africans'
to grab the direct quotes:
This line loosely translates from Zulu as, “There comes a lion”. In actuality, the speaker of this sentence is speaking to an adult male whom he respects and refers to as “baba”, which means father but in zulu culture it is seen as respectful to refer to one’s betters as mother or father.
The lion in this instance can seen as symbolic of adversity as Lion King is based on the Masai tradition of having the young men kill a lion when they come of age. The speaker at this point would thus be a young Masai man prior to his initiation.
The elder male that was spoken to in the first line responds in a nonchalant manner and acknowledges the lion’s approach, “Oh yes it’s a lion”.
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama
Ingonyama: yama bagithi baba
The phrase is reiterated in a call and response manner as is common amongst Southern-African cultural relations such as singing and dancing. The theme of the advance of the lion is emphasised by the repetition of the word “ingonyama” which means lion in zulu as the task looms ever closer as the lion draws nearer.
Oh, and the parts that get (conveniently) left out, probably because black people
The collected Masai warriors respond to the challenge in unison, “We’re going to conquer”
Ingonyama nengw’ enamabala:
The lion is now joined by a leopard.
So have some context with your ‘lel dem africans ha ha dem africans o disney’ laugh fucking riot. But this is what Disney does, and trains its fans to do: Take something non-white, use it as goddamned decoration, and remove all of the meaning. Use it as a joke. Make it different, but not too different. Who here thought that part of the song was just random noises? Don’t bother with a show of hands, there’s 400 thousand notes to do that for me.
'well you're just reading too much into it'
if you think ladysmith black mambazo didnt know what they were doing with their own fucking language
Most important NFL commercial to date!
OH MY GOD