ragingprogressive:

micdotcom:

Couple trolls anti-abortion protestors in the best way possible

Frustrated and bemused by the pro-life protesters at the local clinic in Cary, N.C., Tina Haver Currin and her husband Grayson Haver Currin decided to exemplify “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.”

So they joined them, and have joined the protesters every Saturday, but in their own way and with their own sense of humor. The resulting project has now being documented in our favorite new Tumblr, Saturday Chores.  

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fastcompany:

Whenever someone calls or texts it, it reads back feminist quotes from the writer bell hooks. I called the New York number and got this lovely gem: “Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power—not because they don’t see it, but because they see it and they don’t want it to exist.”
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fastcompany:

Whenever someone calls or texts it, it reads back feminist quotes from the writer bell hooks. I called the New York number and got this lovely gem: “Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power—not because they don’t see it, but because they see it and they don’t want it to exist.”

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micdotcom:

In Japan, photographing your vagina for 3-D printing could get you arrested 

Some artists specialize in balloon dogs, some in lillies … others in recreating their own vaginas out of plastic.

This is the particular jam of Megumi Igarashi, a Japanese artist who goes by Rokudenashiko (“Absurd Girl” to us Anglophones) and who has been arrested for distributing data online to help 3-D print her vagina. Having crowdfunded 1 million yen (about $9,850) to turn a selfie of her private parts into a kayak, she sent out the plans to her funders to help them 3-D print it too, which resulted in charges for indecency under the belief that she sold the data to some users.

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micdotcom:

12 Elaine Stritch quotes to live by

Elaine Stritch, female comedy icon and salty Broadway grand dame, died Thursday at the grand age of 89. Outspoken, lauded and often considered difficult by her co-workers, Stritch never stopped working even in her 80s, only moving out of New York in the last year or so of her life. She was a proud supporter of the city all through her life, though. “I think it’s the wrong way around to say when you get older move to the country,” she once said. “I think when you get older you move to New York. If you’re a nice broad they’ll look after you.”

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guardian:

Tommy Ramone, the last original member from influential band, has died aged 62. 

The band, founded in New York in 1974, had a major influence on punk rock. Tommy Ramone was the last surviving member of its original lineup. He had reportedly been undergoing treatment for cancer. 
• RIP Tommy Ramone: your band captured the sound in my head
Photo: Alamy

guardian:

Tommy Ramone, the last original member from influential band, has died aged 62. 

The band, founded in New York in 1974, had a major influence on punk rock. Tommy Ramone was the last surviving member of its original lineup. He had reportedly been undergoing treatment for cancer. 

• RIP Tommy Ramone: your band captured the sound in my head

Photo: Alamy

teganandsara:

Thank you Grand Rapids! What a great show! Especially all the kids dancing. You rule!

teganandsara:

Thank you Grand Rapids! What a great show! Especially all the kids dancing. You rule!

Working on next year’s Valentine’s Day card for my fiance…

thetavernknight:

Roses are red
Violets are blue 
SCOTUS doesn’t think you’re people 
But I still do

bluenationreview:

Thanks to Senator Cory Booker for sharing!

bluenationreview:

Thanks to Senator Cory Booker for sharing!

liberalsarecool:

Republicans can not think to the future. They have zero concept of continuity. Their awful decisions are quickly forgotten, making their hypocrisy easy as they pin their failures on to anyone except themselves.

The conservative brain needs to break regulations and neglect responsibilities in order to fantasize about fictional days of yesteryear.

Here is a basic concept Republicans refuse to respect: start a war, take care of the veterans.

Here is a reality Republicans will never understand: start a fake war based on lies, you should feel shame and go out of your way to look after those who served.

liberalsarecool:

Republicans can not think to the future. They have zero concept of continuity. Their awful decisions are quickly forgotten, making their hypocrisy easy as they pin their failures on to anyone except themselves.

The conservative brain needs to break regulations and neglect responsibilities in order to fantasize about fictional days of yesteryear.

Here is a basic concept Republicans refuse to respect: start a war, take care of the veterans.

Here is a reality Republicans will never understand: start a fake war based on lies, you should feel shame and go out of your way to look after those who served.