Women of the KKK.
in case people still think white women were/are not complicit in upholding white supremacy.
this post made me realize that i have seen many film/tv/pop culture representations of the KKK, but it’s always, always been all men.
Reblogging myself again, I think some new followers can use this.
Here’s the Character Creation sheet I mentioned in my Webcomic Beacon interview! <3
It’s part of my collection of awesome resources I got during my SCAD years. I had to fill this out for Claire when I was first starting out with the comic.
FINALLY AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID!!
I’m stoked about this app - it was created in response to a White House challenge to create an app to help prevent sexual violence. It’s free. It’s available for iPhones and Androids. It could save you or someone you care about.
WHOA WOWOW WHAT A GOOD
IF YOU HAVE A SMARTPHONE THIS IS AMAZING I HAVE WANTED SOMETHING LIKE THIS FOREVER
For the linkphobic or lazy: It’s an app that lets you pre-select up to 6 of your contacts. It then has four buttons that automatically deploys a message to all of the selected numbers - a car icon that deploys a text saying “I need to get home now” that AUTOMATICALLY INCLUDES YOUR CURRENT GPS LOCATION AND A GOOGLEMAP TO WHEREVER YOU ARE, a phone icon that deploys a text reading “I need a distraction, please call me and pretend you need me”, an icon when you’re unsure or nervous about a relationship or sexual situation that sends you links to websites and resources and deploys an appropriate text, and the proverbial oh-shit button that automatically contacts two emergency contacts or hotlines of your choice
what a good app
And don’t forget: The fact that you have something that can near-instantly send a quick photograph or video to a secure e-mail server can in and of itself be a powerful weapon against multiple forms of violence before it even happens.
Your electronic eye can be a weapon in and of itself.
TW’d this cause it made me have weird feelings about my second rape because this could have saved me, I think.
Just wow. This is amazing. Downloading as I type.
Google, Bing, Yahoo – all the major search engines track your search history and build profiles on you, serving different results based on your search history. Try one of these alternative search engines if you’re tired of being tracked.
Google now encrypts your search traffic when you’re logged in, but this only prevents third-parties from snooping on your search traffic – it doesn’t prevent Google from tracking you.
Its home page is simple and clean – even more so than Google’s.
Because DuckDuckGo knows nothing about you, it can’t serve different results to different users. You’ll get the same results as everyone else.
DuckDuckGo’s donttrack.us page explains search engine tracking and DuckDuckGo’s approach in an entertaining way.
If you prefer Google’s search results and just want more privacy, try Ixquick’s Startpage. Startpage searches Google for you – when you submit a search, Startpage submits the search to Google and returns the results to you. All Google sees is a large amount of searches coming from Startpage’s servers – they can’t tie any searches to you or track your searches.
If you’ve heard of Scroogle – a Google scraper that no longer exists – Startpage is a similar service.
Ixquick is the main search engine from the company that runs Startpage. Unlike Startpage, Ixquick pulls results from a variety of sources instead of only Google – this can be a good or a bad thing, depending on how much you like Google’s search results.
Ixquick and Startpage have essentially the same design. Ixquick includes the same privacy features Startpage does, including the Ixquick proxy links in the search results.
Blekko doesn’t go as far as DuckDuckGo and Ixquick, but it’s still a big improvement over Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Blekko does log personally identifiable information, but deletes it within 48 hours. In contrast, Google stores this information for 9 months – and then anonymizes it without actually deleting it.
You can disable the data collection entirely by enabling the SuperPrivacy setting. Blekko even lets you disable ads entirely.
Ask.com offers an optional AskEraser feature that you can enable from its Settings page. When you enable this feature, Ask.com will set a single cookie in your browser – indicating that AskEraser is enabled – and delete all other Ask.com cookies. With AskEraser enabled, Ask.com won’t store your search history except in rare circumstances.
Ask.com does clarify that your search history will be stored if a critical error occurs (logging will resume until the problem is solved) or if law enforcement asks Ask.com to log your search activity.
Big brother is watching.
For a couple years now, we’ve had a handy-dandy, free* SMS/text service anyone with a cell and data plan can use to get one-on-one help or advice about sexuality, sexual health or relationships.
Whether you need help finding (or understanding) sexual healthcare, an LGBTQ group near you, have a question about your body, are struggling to deal with a breakup, trying to get the courage to take a pregnancy test or report an assault, our staff and volunteers are on call to talk with you directly and personally, without templates or auto-replies.
So, if you haven’t already, file our digits away for yourself or a friend should you ever be on the go and in need. We’ll be at the ready to have your back. :)
*No charge from us for using this, but the usual charge your mobile provider charges for any text message you send applies. This service is also for US users only, due to mobile carrier restrictions.
scarleteen is a consistently good organization so I support this
More FREE online courses to take, & ways to earn your degree, without leaving your own home!!
Through Academic Earth, you can take courses in all of the fields below:
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6 Color Scheme ToolsCOLORlovers
The biggest resource community for colour palettes as well as patterns. Plus points that they spell “colour”correctly my British way.Kuler
From Adobe it pretty much works the same way as COLORlovers where you also create your own schemes or edit others accordingly.Colorotate
This site is a little more interactive and fun with the 3D elements. In addition there are few fun mixing/blending options.Color Scheme Designer
The Wheel! A great resource for creating schemes as well options for “light-er” or “dark-er” versions.Pictaculous
There are a few picture-to-colours applications but this is my favourite as, in my opinion, its most accurate. In addition to finding you colours from an image you’ve uploaded, it suggests other similar colour schemes from Colourlovers and Kuler. You can also download swatch files which I find useful.Color Palette Generator (DeGraeve.com)
If you’re lazy or don’t have the image on your computer, this site lets you use URL’s instead.
I stumbled upon a website that allows you to blend any colors evenly no matter how opposite on the spectrum they are.
sharing the knowledge
COLOUR PORN OH MY GOD
I love me some colour porn, I almost wanna make a whole new tumblr dedicated to it (but I will resist the urge)
There is a difference between blaming and shaming a person. Blaming is being told you did something wrong. Shaming is being told that there’s something wrong with you, and you’re worthless, bad, inferior or inadequate. Examples of shaming statements include:
· “You were a mistake; I wish I’d never had you”
· “You’re useless; you’ll never amount to anything.”
· “You could never do what he/she does”
· “You’ve ruined my life; you ruin everything for everyone”
Adults shamed in childhood have the following traits:
1. They are afraid to share their true thoughts and feelings with others.
2. They are terrified of intimacy and put up walls in relationships. They also fear commitment as they expect to be rejected.
3. They are often extremely shy, easily embarrassed, and are terrified of being shamed or humiliated. They tend to suffer from debilitating false guilt.
4. They struggle with feelings of worthlessness and believe they are inferior to others. They believe that is something they can never change as worthlessness is at the core of who they are.
5. They often feel ugly and flawed, even when they’re beautiful – and everyone tells them that.
6. They may be narcissistic and act as if they have it all together; alternatively, they may be completely selfless, almost to the point of being a doormat.
7. They are often very defensive and find it hard to bear the slightest criticism. They feel as if they are being constantly watched and judged.
8. They have a pervasive sense of loneliness and always feel like outsiders (even when others genuinely like and love them).
9. They feel controlled – as if they always have to do want others want and say – and this blocks spontaneity.
10. They are perfectionists and usually suffer from performance anxiety. This may also cause them to be procrastinators.
11. They tend to block their feelings through compulsive behaviors like eating disorders, retail therapy or substance-abuse.
12. They find it hard to establish and enforce healthy boundaries with others.
Trigger warnings added to post/tags just in case.
I spent my childhood being blamed, shamed and abused in various ways.
I’m a heartless bitch, I ruin everything for everyone, I don’t care about anyone but myself, I don’t have a heart, I’m lazy, I’m fat, I’m stupid, I’m overreacting, I’m worthless, I was to blame for my parents’ divorce, I deserve what I get, if I really cared about other people I’d do xyz, I need to grow up, ad infinitum.
1-12 all apply to my everyday life. Some are particularly relevant right now. And the crippling fear of judgement and rejection means I never feel like I can ask for help, and if I don’t do what everyone else wants all the time that nobody will want anything to do with me.
It’s hard to even just reblog this.
oh hello my life
Oh, Maker. Yeah. This.
I think that people forget that condoms protect you from more than just pregnancy.
And there is no morning after pill for HIV.
ACTUALLY THERE IS.
It’s called post exposure prophylaxis.
If you’ve had unprotected sex and are afraid of possibly being at risk for HIV, please go to the emergency room and ask about POST EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS.
Works for up to 48 - 72 hours after exposure to HIV.
IMPORTANT THINGS, Y’ALL
Hi I’m reblogging this again because it’s important.
another way sex ed has failed. i’ve never heard of this until today