Sam's Stuff

Sam's Stuff Warning: This blog is pro: choice, LGBT*, equality, body+sex positive, poly(amory/gamy), and often contains social/political/global issues! It also randomly has SPN, Avengers and other lovely fandoms. If any of that offends your ignorant close-minded brain, you may want to leave the internet!

Reblogged from cuntwarrior

feminerdism:

mushroomkisser:

It’s important to talk about how vaccines don’t cause autism, but can we please also talk about how much people must hate autism if they’d rather expose their child to polio, measles and chickenpox than autism?

THIS. I feel like asking every anti-vac parent “Why would you rather have a dead child than an autistic one?” I think these parents ought to explain their stance to a group of autistic adults.

Or just explain it at all to anyone. I’m not sure how many of them are aware that that’s what they’re doing. I feel like many of them just think about “avoiding” the autism rather than “death > autism.”

Google’s puffer fish is so chill.

Google’s puffer fish is so chill.

petite-madame:

freakzter:

spent my easter afternoon giving bucky wings what even is my life

Category: Things I didn’t know I needed in my life. ♥

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petite-madame:

freakzter:

spent my easter afternoon giving bucky wings what even is my life

Category: Things I didn’t know I needed in my life. ♥

This is awful. Ghhh … -shudders- you matter, you really do. There’s no shame in not having a bachelor, heck, there’s no shame in not being educated at all! Being a bad person is the only shameful thing, and you are definitely better than average.

Sadly it’s a widely accepted view to have and it’s just getting worse. The pressure to graduate for students is greater and greater with each passing year. (I’ve talked to and seen high school students who weren’t even near graduating high school already stressing about graduating college. It’s too soon and not necessary for them.)

Americans, at least in particular, put so much stress and emphasis in passing tests, classes, school, etc. with absolutely no care as for the education itself. (Just look at how far behind we are compared to other country’s education!) We /have/ to pass “because reasons”, basically. Ugh, I could go on and on about how shitty this is.

But thank you though <3

lionpuppy:

Volcanic Iceland | Gunnar Gestur

Reblogged from ekormekolindo

lionpuppy:

Volcanic Iceland | Gunnar Gestur

"Loving the wind
Does not mean I love the ocean less.
Each evokes a different part of me
And brings me different lessons,
And my love for them would not diminish
If I also loved the fertile forest."

Reblogged from learningpoly

Loren Davidson (Many Loves)

(Source: polylove-girls-blog)


A classic.

Reblogged from cuntwarrior

A classic.

wayward-swagabond:

dannyrandy:

i am constantly amazed by straight dudes but not in like a good way

#whats next#bronal sex?#bronetration?#brorgasm?#oh yeah bro. u just hit my brostate. i love how ur brock feels in my assbrole

Reblogged from coltnposey

wayward-swagabond:

dannyrandy:

i am constantly amazed by straight dudes but not in like a good way

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thenearsightedmicroraptor:

heisenfox:

If you’re not watching Sirens on Thursday nights at 10pm on USA, then you’re missing out. Not only is it one of the funniest shows out there right now — being that it’s co-created and executive produced by Denis Leary — but it’s also highly inclusive.

It centers on a team of Chicago EMTs, and focuses on the odd partnership of three men, Brian, who is the new guy, Johnny, a guy with a slow developing emotional range, and Hank, an African-American homosexual who defies all stereotypes the rest of popular media inflicts upon gay men. Their team is fleshed out in Cash, Voodoo, and Stats. And last night’s episode showed that Voodoo is asexual.

It took Brian from confusion and denail, to attempts to understand, and eventually wrapped it all around in a bow of acceptance. Brian went from the ideology that asexuals “just haven’t had proper sex,” to wanting to understand what asexual means — and failing — and finally all the way to realizing that sex isn’t what defines relationships, and that just being around Voodoo is enough for him.

Do yourselves a favor, and catch up on the episodes, and start tuning in Thursdays at 10.

This is kinda nice, but I would like to add that the first gif is not accurate. An asexual person is not someone who doesn’t have sex. An asexual person is someone who doesn’t feel sexual attraction towards anyone. Asexuals can have sex, enjoy sex, and want sex - some asexuals (like myself) don’t want sex, haven’t had it, and don’t want anything to do with it - and some do.

It’s really, really nice to see an asexual relationship, and great that it explains that a relationship is not all about sex, but it’s sad that it uses that stereotype. Several asexuals feel bad about themselves because they have had sex and enjoyed it, but the world tells them then they’re not really asexual, and then they don’t feel like they belong anywhere.

Rereblogging for the content above. One would hope that this show at least inspires people to do research themselves or at the very least, be aware that such things can exist. I’ve never personally seen it so I can’t say much on it, but yeah, it would be nice if they later explain this further.

(Source: westwingman)

I hate this stigma people have in America (and other places too, I’m sure) about educational prowess. If someone doesn’t have a bachelor’s degree, at /least/, then they are seen as less than a person.

I’m speaking from personal experience. I have an associate’s degree which means I have a two-year college degree. When I tell people I have graduated college (which is 100% valid and true, it’s a real degree and I have actually graduated) their faces glow with happiness and pride for me and have genuine interest in me. The second I tell them I have an associate’s and NOT a bachelor’s, oh, how that face changes. It suddenly becomes disgust, disinterest, I am scum, the dirt below peoples’ feet, I am stupid, weak, and inferior. I am no longer worthy of their company. Not /one/ person I have told has tried to hide this emotional reaction from me either and they’re all the same. It’s instantaneous and it lasts so long due to their great disgust and shame, it takes them a few extra seconds to reform their face and pretend to care. (I’m not just talking strangers, which it has happened with, but also family members and friends, friends I have known and cared for for years!)

Often times they just stop talking to me altogether (this is with strangers only, family and friends still communicate but there is always an awkward air /if/ the topic comes up). I’ve had many people continually ask me if I’m going back, if I will “actually graduate.” (I’m not even going to go into the fiasco with my parents.) I find myself less and less willing to go back the more and more people seem to, knowingly or unknowingly, pressure me to. Not only that, I find myself unwilling to tell people because I feel so ashamed. I should not have to feel this way.

Why does it matter? Why is it a “big deal” for me to have a four year degree? (I am not downing on education in general, education is important and every day I am learning new things, teaching myself, etc. I am talking about the system and stigma.) What’s worse is that bachelor’s degrees are slowly becoming the new associate’s degree. Now it’s more imperative to earn a master’s.

This little paper that tells you how many years of college I took should not matter. What should matter is what I am actually capable of. I constantly hear stories, more often than I’d like, of people getting fired from their jobs of x many years because they don’t have a bachelor’s, regardless of how skilled they are, regardless of how long they’ve been there, etc.

I am a person. I am intelligent. My educational prowess is not of import.

Reblogged from coltnposey

vivianvivisection:

straight boys think girls can’t take compliments, and that’s ridiculous cause i’ve seen so many girls compliment each other, i’ve seen conversations & friendships blossom from girls complimenting each other in line, on the street, at school waiting for the bys, pretty much anywhere.

the problem is straight boys think sexual harassment & assault are compliments.

Reblogged from writeworld

inthemiddleofsnowhere:

Working in animation, video games and comics, i encounter this questions more than I’d like to. I was surprised how so many people don’t have a clue, and its a very sincere and valid question, because education doesn’t make people understand each other naturally. 
Thank you for reading, I hope its useful. 

omg thank you

Reblogged from sageofmagic

sigilgoat:

phantomseptember:

raposabranca:

SEND THE LOVE AROUND

A few weeks ago I was feeling pretty down. I was having trouble with a person and I was feeling very underappreciated as an artist, and while I did have my problems, it pissed me a lot. But instead of feeling sorry for myself (for once) I started thinking about other great, awesome artists I followed who could be feeling even shittier and not believing in themselves.

I admire them; each one of them. Each had their own perks that made themselves and what they create special. And I realized that hell, I love being told what people like in my work. Not just “you’re so good”, but “I love the way you draw this and that”. At that moment, I really wished someone would come over and tell me that. How many other artists around weren’t feeling that way, at that moment?

So the messaging started. I never wrote a model message, they were all personal. And the answers were all personal too. People who responded sounded honestly happy someone took time to tell them what they admired in them, and told them never to give up no matter what. The ones who didn’t, well - I know they liked it, because it was from the bottom of my heart.

So after this time debating if I should write this little thing or not, I made it.  I don’t know if there’s anythig similar around, but if it does, take this as a reinforcement. It’s not a campaign, nor a meme, nor will it grant you favours from your favorite artists. Please, don’t do anything if it’s for interest. Instead, look at the artist as another human being who struggles with daily life and yet make such beautiful things you admire so much. Call them by their name, tell them what you like in them. Or draw, paint, write or compose a lil’ something for them. Doesn’t matter. Show appreciation.

Send the love around to those who inspire you.

(sorry for any mistakes, English is not my mother tongue and it’s a bit rusty)

Slowly I am learning to do this. 

I’ve started trying to do this when something stands out to me. Spread some love, even my way if you really wanted!!!! I’ve been feeling awful and down lately shh dont tell anyone

Reblogged from sageofmagic

the-real-goddamazon:

chainsandcherries:

katemonkeyville:

#i hate to see him leave but i love to watch him go

^LMFAOOOO

(Source: queerstiles)

guo-jia:

stunningpicture:

After a lot of rain here in FL these baby frogs appeared. They eerily all faced the same direction.

THE RITUAL HAS BEGUN

I remember those little fellas. We don&#8217;t have them around me though :c

Reblogged from sageofmagic

guo-jia:

stunningpicture:

After a lot of rain here in FL these baby frogs appeared. They eerily all faced the same direction.

THE RITUAL HAS BEGUN

I remember those little fellas. We don’t have them around me though :c