micdotcom:

Young British Muslims tell the Islamic State: #NotInMyName

There’s a new trend taking over the social media pages of young British Muslims, and it’s targeted right at the Islamic State. 

As Mic has previously reported, there’s something troubling about calling this terrorist group the “Islamic State,” since they do not accurately represent Islam or Islamic beliefs, but a twisted and perverted interpretation of the global religion. 

So to combat this, young activists, led by Britain’s Active Change charity, are telling the terrorists to stop acting under the banner of Islam by circulating the hashtag #NotInMyName and calling out the group for “hiding behind a false Islam.”

The message is clear | Follow micdotcom 

So much intolerance in the world today, preached by so few but with so much impact. So many are standing up and saying #notinmyname, to governments, to religious groups, to minority pressure groups, right wing fundamentalist zealots, death cults and on and on…

That so many people stand up for no reason other than the fact that they believe in tolerance, is inspiring and gives me hope.

posted : Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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Cuss-yeah!

Why do so many people out there simply not get this simple fact??

Tolerance!!!!!

I feel like I am a broken record today!

This guy is an inspiration!

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posted : Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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posted : Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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The more I spoke about feminism, the more I realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain is that this has to stop. For the record, feminism by definition is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes. […] You might think: who is this Harry Potter girl? What is she doing at the UN? I’ve been asking myself at the same thing. All I know is that I care about this problem and I want to make this better. And having seen what I’ve seen and given the chance, I feel my responsibility to say something.

Dead set legend. Emma Watson has been impressive in her thoughtful and passionate stand for equality and tolerance.

Whilst the focus is on women’s rights, the real point is equal rights and ending discrimination in all its guises. Applying a gender focuses the discussion, but as Emma Watson points out, it also can pervert the discussion into an “us versus them” debate. That is not helpful to the ultimate goal of tolerance and equality FOR ALL.

Keep up the good work Emma Watson and keep inspiring people everywhere to make a stand for what is right.

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posted : Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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history1970s:

respexual:

lesburrito:

fullmetal-ravioli:

The kakapo is a critically endangered species of large, flightless, nocturnal, ground-dwelling parrot of the super-family Strigopoidea endemic to New Zealand. It has finely blotched yellow-green plumage, a distinct facial disc of sensory, vibrissa-like feathers, a large grey beak, short legs, large feet, and wings and a tail of relatively short length.

The total known population is only 126 living individuals, as reported by the Kakapo Recovery programme, most of which have been given names.Because of Polynesian and European colonisation and the introduction of predators such as cats, rats, ferrets, and stoats, the kakapo was almost wiped out. Conservation efforts began in the 1890s, but they were not very successful until the implementation of the Kakapo Recovery plan in the 1980s. (x) 

There are ways you can help save the kakapo population through donations, adoptions, voluteering, becoming a supporter, or buying merchadise. 

Please spread the word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PLEASE DON’T LET THIS BEAUTIFUL ADORABLE SPECIES OF BIRD DIE OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You can find more information on the endangered kakapo herehere, and here .

Coolest bird ever! I love the Kakapo!!!

posted : Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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Amazing! Just think about this picture for a moment.
Mind blown…

Amazing! Just think about this picture for a moment.

Mind blown…

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posted : Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

reblogged from : Here

neil-gaiman:

http://www.heforshe.org/
Supporting it as a feminist and as a human being…
(Photo by Amanda Palmer)

How could anyone not support this. Tolerance and equality are essentials to a civilised society.

neil-gaiman:

http://www.heforshe.org/

Supporting it as a feminist and as a human being…

(Photo by Amanda Palmer)

How could anyone not support this. Tolerance and equality are essentials to a civilised society.

posted : Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

reblogged from : Neil Gaiman

posted : Monday, September 8th, 2014

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vauxers:

These are six smiling pictures of six beautiful girls that we may have seen in movies and on tv thoughout these years who had their private pictures leaked and posted on the internet.

I wrote this post in occasion of the recent leaking of JLaw’s nude pictures, because I think that they, together with the others, only prove how miserable, stupid and useless human beings can be.

By leaking those pictures, you not only deprived them of their privacy, but you also took away their dignity and their freedom, only to make yourself proud in front of your friends because there’s nothing else you’re good at than being a perfect piece of shit.

You don’t respect girls, you only need to see them naked to jerk the hell out of you and prove yourself how manly, strong and cool you are. You call people a ‘girl’, if they’re not cocky and daredevil like you. You feel free to take pictures of you “dingding”, “bigbro”, “eagle" or whatever you call it and post them on the internet just for fun, but if a girl ever does that, she’s a filthy whore.

The truth, my man, is that you’re a fucking failure.

This sexist and misogynist society blames these girls for not being “demure enough”, as if they asked to have their private stuff posted on the internet themselves, nobody thinks that they can be victims of some horny dickhead.

No, because those pictures are wrong. 

Women who appreciate their bodies, who love themselves and who feel proud of what they’ve got and want to scream it to the world are WRONG. They need to be weak, vulnerable and insecure so that they can be easily nailed by a society that, no matter how many revolutions and movements people can make, seems to remain stubbornly attached to ancient and ignorant masculinist values.

YOU WISH.

I made this post for all those girls who have been used, abused, bullied, threatened, stalked, rejected or left alone. Stand tall and raise your voice girls, let’s show them how hard we can play.

PS: Sorry if there’s any grammatical mistake, I’m Italian.

People deserve privacy. Reposting illegally obtained photos is just plain wrong, and complicit in the original crime.

That said, the everyone needs to realise that there IS NO PRIVACY ON THE INTERNET regardless of whether you are private citizen, celebrity, government, or corporation. People need to learn to guard their privacy if it is important to them and at a level that makes sense for them.

posted : Thursday, September 4th, 2014

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g1988:

The artwork from Joey Spiotto’s new show “Storytime” is NOW ONLINE! See the entire show here: 

http://nineteeneightyeight.com/collections/joey-spiotto-storytime

And don’t forget to enter Joey’s raffle to win the Guardians of the Galaxy one-of-a-kind album! (see details at the above link)

Awesome

posted : Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

reblogged from : WIL WHEATON dot TUMBLR

shelbot:

regram @marahoffman
Reminder to self.

shelbot:

regram @marahoffman
Reminder to self.

posted : Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

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posted : Friday, July 25th, 2014

posted : Friday, July 25th, 2014

“ Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.

Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.

Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).

Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.

Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

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I believe they did a segment on her in the recent Cosmos remake…

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posted : Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

reblogged from : Science as a Candle in the Dark

jean-shut-up:

ask-hells-children:

life-of-a-chocoholic:

asktheteamofscientists:

thecosmosmadeconscious:

Starry Night using Hubble images.

MY SPACE BONER AND ART BONER HAVE COLLIDED.

THE SPACE FANDOM DOESN’T FUCK AROUND

WE HAVE A SPACE FANDOM

WE DO NOW

Mind = fully blown

posted : Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

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