a short poem:

do teachers
that you take
other classes

another short poem:

yes but see
they are all
by the district
or state
to assign a
certain amount
of gradable
material per
semester so
they can get
paid and earn
raises and bonuses
and keep
their jobs and

a revised short poem:

does the district
or state
that you take
other classes

another short poem:





"Vicious" Leopard seal tries to keep national geographic photographer alive by feeding him penguins.

Like an ongoing comprehensive education of men of what healthy, respectful manhood is all about, and it starts with how we view women. Our language is important. For instance, when a guy says ‘you throw the ball like a girl,’ or ‘you’re a little sissy,’ it reflects an attitude that devalues women. And attitudes will eventually manifest in some fashion. —CBS host James Brown calls on men to change their behavior toward women. (via think-progress)

Tottenville should just be an all boys school considering this dress code is only affecting the girls. —

High schoolers protest sexist dress code that’s landed more than 100 girls in detention.

(via think-progress)

Limbaugh claimed that requiring affirmative consent is an unreasonable standard because guys know that ‘no means yes if you know how to spot it.’ —A top Democrat is calling on radio stations to stop broadcasting the Rush Limbaugh Show (via think-progress)

Ohio Supreme Court ruled 6-1 to potentially allow part of a state wildlife area to be strip-mined for coal. —Ruling could open up $2 million of coal to be dug out of a 651-acre section of the Brush Creek Wildlife Area owned by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. (via think-progress)


The White House is launching a new sexual assault prevention campaign, called “It’s On Us,” that hopes to mobilize college men to get involved in the fight against campus rape.

A President who *understands* rape culture

I Thought I Was Mad When I Saw How Many Abortion Clinics They Have. Then I Saw The Gun Dealers. (via Upworthy)

In Septemeber 2014, Missouri lawmakers decided women must wait 72 hours to “reflect on their decision” before they can get an abortion. ‘Cause, ya know, an abortion is one of those spur-of-the-moment decisions like ordering pay-per-view or having another glass of wine. And what about cases of rape, incest, or medical complications? Well, they have to wait 72 hours too.

On its own, this is pretty upsetting. But when you consider how easy it is to get one of those shiny metal things used to take people’s lives? That’s when the blinding rage sets in.

If you think of the power of having all of these fraternities on a particular campus going through similar programming and similar messaging, it could definitely impact the culture on that campus fairly quickly —Some fraternities have recently made headlines for other policy changes intended to make similar changes to the prevailing culture. (via think-progress)