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Today.

This morning I read an article about a beautiful UPENN track star that jumped to her death. Coincidentally, I just found out that someone jumped from the parking deck right across from my dorm this afternoon. On twitter, everyone is speaking out. There are tweets saying “suicide is not the answer” “think before you bully” and so on.

Now, I know I may seem harsh and cold, but I can’t stand it when something like this happens and all of a sudden everyone is an advocate for *insert cause/awareness.* 

I’m am saddened by the fact that two people, full of life and unknowing to the great things they could have accomplished in life and may still accomplish, decided to take their lives. It’s terrible. 

But the thing is, I see people (the same ones that are now advocating for Suicide Awareness and prevention) posting things to friends like “kill yourself” or “I wish I could die I hate this class” and such. Yeah it may be a joke but to some people it isn’t. And if you’re going to say those type of things to someone, don’t go advocating for a cause that you may unknowingly be working against with a joke to your friends. 

Suicide and death aren’t jokes. They aren’t anything to be joked about. Jokingly telling someone to “kys” isn’t funny either. I fall victim to this too. We all do and we all have at one time or another. But don’t jump on that awareness wagon if you aren’t going to commit 100% everyday in every thing you do for it. The people who weren’t lucky enough to have someone always be there for them deserve better than that. 

I’m sorry if I have offended anyone. I express my deepest condolences to the families and friends of all that have had to deal with these and other tragedies of the like. 

In response to Anonymous,

Thank you for your comments. She would not be swallowed by plus sized clothing. Just because it’s plus sized doesn’t mean it has to be a 3XL piece of clothing. My point in writing this was to point out that being considered plus size isn’t a bad thing as represented by this model and many others. You don’t have to be a size 2 or 4 to be beautiful and healthy. That’s the mentality we need to have.

Q

Anonymous asked:

The reason people are outraged is because that model is NOT plus sized. I can guarantee she does not wear clothing that is made for plus sized people. If she did, she'd be swallowed in it. Check out some of the models that wear the clothes for Forever 21's plus size line, and those will be plus sized models. Just because she is bigger than the average model does not make her plus sized. At best she is average, no matter what her height.

A

I’m a model beyond a size 10, I live in New York but my hometown is Australia, I love my job and I believe that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes :D

This comes directly from her verified twitter page. With all respect, the last time I checked “beyond a size 10” is plus sized. She herself even identifies as a plus sized model. Next time please look up some stuff and fact check before you make a claim. 

You also missed the ENTIRE point in me writing this. 

Models.

So once again I got on Facebook. (Yes that was my first mistake) The first thing I saw was an article that a ton of people have shared with comments expressing disgust. So I click on it to read it. (This is it http://mytinysecrets.com/this-is-the-new-plus-size-model-are-you-kidding-me-did-i-miss-out-on-something/) There’s this model in a bikini and she is known as a plus sized model. Her name is Robyn Lawley and she’s from Australia. She’s also 6 foot 2 inches. (Props to Google for the info) In the picture:  

she looks tall. You can also see some meat on her bones which isn’t a bad thing. She looks healthy and she’s gorgeous. Everyone is freaking out that Cosmo (and the rest of the world even though they won’t realize it) calls her plus sized. Plus sized doesn’t mean fat. That being said, she’s a big girl coming in at a whopping 6 foot 2 inches. She’s one inch away from being as tall as my boyfriend. However, she is not fat. Yeah she’s bigger than most of the models we see but why is that such a big deal? There is nothing wrong with being plus sized. It would be wrong to call her obese (which obviously she isn’t). Plus sized, fat, and obese are 3 completely different things. 

How about we all get our panties out of a wad and realize that we need to embrace a better view of ourselves?

How about we stop stereotyping people based on their looks? 

There’s always going to be skinny girls. There are always going to be girls that are considered fat and in reality they’re just healthy. So why don’t we embrace being healthy instead of being a certain weight? 

Because I don’t know about y’all, but I am tired of seeing so many people say that they want to look like and advocate looking like this:                    

and then throw a hissy fit and make a big deal when someone that looks like this gets thrown into the plus sized category:

thisgingerisdonewithurshit:

oni-queen:

jacksonspace:

thesecretkeith:

I was about to reblog this, when I looked up and noticed my cat was just staring at this cucumber on my kitchen table


Interesting.

Scientist cats.

why is there a single cucumber in a bowl though
thisgingerisdonewithurshit:

oni-queen:

jacksonspace:

thesecretkeith:

I was about to reblog this, when I looked up and noticed my cat was just staring at this cucumber on my kitchen table


Interesting.

Scientist cats.

why is there a single cucumber in a bowl though
thisgingerisdonewithurshit:

oni-queen:

jacksonspace:

thesecretkeith:

I was about to reblog this, when I looked up and noticed my cat was just staring at this cucumber on my kitchen table


Interesting.

Scientist cats.

why is there a single cucumber in a bowl though
thisgingerisdonewithurshit:

oni-queen:

jacksonspace:

thesecretkeith:

I was about to reblog this, when I looked up and noticed my cat was just staring at this cucumber on my kitchen table


Interesting.

Scientist cats.

why is there a single cucumber in a bowl though
thisgingerisdonewithurshit:

oni-queen:

jacksonspace:

thesecretkeith:

I was about to reblog this, when I looked up and noticed my cat was just staring at this cucumber on my kitchen table


Interesting.

Scientist cats.

why is there a single cucumber in a bowl though
thisgingerisdonewithurshit:

oni-queen:

jacksonspace:

thesecretkeith:

I was about to reblog this, when I looked up and noticed my cat was just staring at this cucumber on my kitchen table


Interesting.

Scientist cats.

why is there a single cucumber in a bowl though
thisgingerisdonewithurshit:

oni-queen:

jacksonspace:

thesecretkeith:

I was about to reblog this, when I looked up and noticed my cat was just staring at this cucumber on my kitchen table


Interesting.

Scientist cats.

why is there a single cucumber in a bowl though
thisgingerisdonewithurshit:

oni-queen:

jacksonspace:

thesecretkeith:

I was about to reblog this, when I looked up and noticed my cat was just staring at this cucumber on my kitchen table


Interesting.

Scientist cats.

why is there a single cucumber in a bowl though
thisgingerisdonewithurshit:

oni-queen:

jacksonspace:

thesecretkeith:

I was about to reblog this, when I looked up and noticed my cat was just staring at this cucumber on my kitchen table


Interesting.

Scientist cats.

why is there a single cucumber in a bowl though
thisgingerisdonewithurshit:

oni-queen:

jacksonspace:

thesecretkeith:

I was about to reblog this, when I looked up and noticed my cat was just staring at this cucumber on my kitchen table


Interesting.

Scientist cats.

why is there a single cucumber in a bowl though

thisgingerisdonewithurshit:

oni-queen:

jacksonspace:

thesecretkeith:

I was about to reblog this, when I looked up and noticed my cat was just staring at this cucumber on my kitchen table

Interesting.

Scientist cats.

why is there a single cucumber in a bowl though

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Every time I get on Facebook I see engagements and more kids my age giving birth to babies. I don’t even know what I would do if I were to have a baby right now. Some of these kids are 19 and younger and don’t have jobs or anything to support themselves or their kids. Some would argue “Oh we’re married” but does that really change the fact that you’re 19 and having a baby? Now don’t get me wrong, some people can do it and that’s what they’re meant to do just like some people are meant to be doctors and others meant to be teachers. But the sad thing is, an overwhelming majority of these kids aren’t ready to have to support a person in every aspect of life for the next at least 18 years. 

As every year passes, we tend to glorify teenage pregnancy more and more. It’s too common (in my opinion) to see kids having kids. Some are lucky (and I use that word VERY lightly) to have a family that helps them raise the baby and pay for things. Others don’t. I feel a lot worse for the ones that have help every single direction they turn. Those kids won’t know how hard it is to truly have to raise a child. They won’t know how hard it is to actually put someone else’s needs before their own. They won’t have to choose between having luxuries like TV or internet and baby supplies. They won’t know what it feels like to miss a meal so you can afford to buy food for your child. The girls that don’t have help will know those things and I feel like they’ll take more of a stand when their daughter gets to be their age to try not to let her “mess up” and be able to pursue her dreams. 

No I don’t have a child and I wasn’t an “accident” baby. I’ve been so lucky to have been raised by 2 parents that took the time to explain and show me how different life could be and how fast life could change based on one decision. I’ve seen multiple girls go through pregnancy in high school. Out of all those girls, I’ve only seen one actually graduate high school (not get her GED) and attend college. I had classes with her and we both know each other. We’re more of acquaintances than anything, but I’m honestly proud of her. She takes care of her baby and I’ve never once seen her complain about not being able to go out and party or having to take care of her baby. More girls need to be like her if they decide to make adult decisions and end up with a baby. 

One more thing (and this may step on some toes), but it’s appalling to see and hear about girls planning to purposely have babies while they’re teenagers. What about your dreams that I know you have? What about your aspirations? I know you’ve been with that boy a looooooong time but I promise if it’s meant to be he’ll always be there and he’ll support you and help you accomplish your goals and pursue your dreams. A baby doesn’t make it easier. It makes it harder. Don’t become a statistic. Pursue your dreams. Study. Be smart. Be a kid while you still can. 

“Be careful who you trust, the devil was once an angel.”
— Unknown (via perfect)

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