clottedcreamfudge:

fishpun:

meulinleiijon:

thedailywhat:

Scary-Ass PSA of the Day: This new spot out of Finland will give you the heebie-jeebies — watch as these kids are totally horrified by all variety of monsters, who at the end turn out to be their parents. 

“How do our childen see us when we’ve been drinking?” asks the copy at the end. 

Yeesh. Point made. 

[adfreak]

Holy shit that hit close to home.

god i love advertising like this.

Powerful advertising

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saucylark:

cheyennecc:

theartistvocation:

caterpillar-cocoon-butterfly:

kaylahraquel:

The chills that just came down my spine. You guys don’t understand.

that was intense. wow.

I thought he was building a robot ;(

D:

what. the. fuck.

This made me tear up profusely. :(

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lavenderlabia:

desliz:

Let me tell you some things.

I used to investigate child abuse and neglect. I can tell you how to stop the vast majority of abortion in the world.

First, make knowledge and access to contraception widely available. Start teaching kids before they hit puberty. Teach them about domestic violence and coercion, and teach them not to coerce and rape. Create a strong, loving community where women and girls feel safe and supported in times of need. Because guess what? They aren’t. You know what happens to babies born under such circumstances? They get hurt, unnecessarily. They get sick, unnecessarily. They get removed from parents who love them but who are unprepared for the burden of a child. Resources? Honey, we try. There aren’t enough resources anywhere. There are waiting lists, and promises, and maybes. If the government itself can’t hook people up, what makes you think an impoverished single mom can handle it?

Abolish poverty. Do you have any idea how much childcare costs? Daycare can cost as much or more than monthly rent. They may be inadequately staffed. Getting a private nanny is a nice idea, but they don’t come cheap either. Relatives? Do they own a car? Does the bus run at the right times? Do they have jobs of their own they need to work just to keep the lights on? Are they going to stick around until you get off you convenience store shift at 4 AM? Do they have criminal histories that will make them unsuitable as caregivers when CPS pokes around? You gonna pay for that? Who’s going to pay for that?

End rape. I know your type errs on the side of blaming the woman, but I’ve seen little girls who’ve barely gotten their periods pregnant because somebody thought raping preteens was an awesome idea. You want to put a child through that? Or someone with a mental or physical inability for whom pregnancy would be frightening, painful or even life-threatening? I’ve seen nonverbal kids who had their feet sliced up by caregivers for no fucking reason at all, you think sexual abuse doesn’t happen either?

You say there’s lots of couples who want to adopt. Kiddo, what they want to adopt are healthy white babies, preferably untainted by the wombs and genetics of women with alcohol or drug dependencies. I’ve seen the kids they don’t want, who almost no one wants. You people focus only on the happy pink babies, the gigglers, the ones who grow and grow with no trouble. Those are not the kids who linger in foster care. Those are certainly not the older kids and teenagers who age out of foster care and then are thrown out in the streets, usually with an array of medical and mental health issues. Are they too old to count?

And yeah, I’ve seen the babies, little hand-sized things barely clinging to life. There’s no glory, no wonder there. There is no wonder in a pregnant woman with five dollars to her name, so deep in depression you wonder if she’ll be alive in a week. Therapy costs money. Medicine costs money. Food, clothes, electricity cost money. Government assistance is a pittance; poverty drives women and girls into situations where they are forced to rely on people who abuse them to survive. (I’ve been up in more hospitals than I can count.)

In each and every dark pit of desperation, I have never seen a pro-lifer. I ain’t never seen them babysitting, scrubbing floors, bringing over goods, handing mom $50 bucks a month or driving her to the pediatrician. I ain’t never seen them sitting up for hours with an autistic child who screams and rages so his mother can get some sleep while she rests up from working 14-hour days. I don’t see them fixing leaks in rundown houses or playing with a kid while the police prepare to interview her about her sexual abuse. They’re not paying for the funerals of babies and children who died after birth, when they truly do become independent organisms. And the crazy thing is they think they’ve already done their job, because the child was born!

Aphids give birth, girl. It’s no miracle. You want to speak for the weak? Get off your high horse and get your hands dirty helping the poor, the isolated, the ill and mentally ill women and mothers and their children who already breathe the dirty air. You are doing nothing, absolutely nothing, for children. You don’t have a flea’s comprehension of injustice. You are not doing shit for life until you get in there and fight that darkness. Until you understand that abortion is salvation in a world like ours. Does that sound too hard? Do you really think suffering post-birth is more permissible, less worthy of outrage?

“Pro-life” is simply a philosophy in which the only life worth saving is the one that can be saved by punishing a woman.

I reblogged this about six months ago, but I feel it needs to be posted again. 

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religiousragings:

Go ahead.  Tell your child that they will be tortured forever unless they do exactly what you say and pretend it doesn’t have an effect on them.
Words can hurt.  A lot.

religiousragings:

Go ahead.  Tell your child that they will be tortured forever unless they do exactly what you say and pretend it doesn’t have an effect on them.

Words can hurt.  A lot.

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btw dudes 

whoneedsmisandry:

When you get up all in my face about male sexual assault victims, I always wonder why you never seem to know very much about these men and boys. See, I used to investigate child abuse, and I don’t recall seeing very many men rallying to raise money for, oh, counseling of sexual abuse victims, or rape kit testing, or shelters where those kids and their non-abusive caretakers could stay. You allude vaguely to prison rape, but rarely explore the dynamics that split incarcerated men into victims and perpetrators. You lack empathy with them; you speak of them as a vague, undifferentiated, othered mass, a group that you do not belong to, but that you will nevertheless exploit for emotional appeals. Your discussions of domestic violence are invariably shallow and heterocentric; violence between gay men is not something you really care about. Most importantly, you seem entirely ignorant of the fact that resources for victims only really came about when women got together, protested, raised money, and fought back to help each other. You seem to have no such interest in helping male victims. You are simply angry that we will not permit your gender to seize what we have scraped together and edge women out totally, because you cannot comprehend of any solution to violence that is not more violence.

YES YES OH ZEUS THIS POST ^^^^

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Don't ever hesitate. Reblog this. This should be in the tumblr laws. When you see it, REBLOG IT. 
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Source: caliporniaaa Via: galaxym51
Maltreated Children Show Same Pattern of Brain Activity as Combat Soldiers
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Source: jsm31 Via: fyeahpsychiatry
nonplussedbyreligion:

[TW] FGM
jaimelesbananes:


Tears are wiped from the face of a 9-month-old following her circumcision.

When a girl is taken — usually by her mother — to a free circumcision event held each spring in Bandung, Indonesia, she is handed over to a small group of women who, swiftly and yet with apparent affection, cut off a small piece of her genitals. Sponsored by the Assalaam Foundation, an Islamic educational and social-services organization, circumcisions take place in a prayer center or an emptied-out elementary-school classroom where desks are pushed together and covered with sheets and a pillow to serve as makeshift beds. The procedure takes several minutes. There is little blood involved. Afterward, the girl’s genital area is swabbed with the antiseptic Betadine. She is then helped back into her underwear and returned to a waiting area, where she’s given a small, celebratory gift — some fruit or a donated piece of clothing — and offered a cup of milk for refreshment. She has now joined a quiet majority in Indonesia, where, according to a 2003 study by the Population Council, an international research group, 96 percent of families surveyed reported that their daughters had undergone some form of circumcision by the time they reached 14.

(A Cutting Tradition By Sara Corbett)

nonplussedbyreligion:

[TW] FGM

jaimelesbananes:

Tears are wiped from the face of a 9-month-old following her circumcision.

When a girl is taken — usually by her mother — to a free circumcision event held each spring in Bandung, Indonesia, she is handed over to a small group of women who, swiftly and yet with apparent affection, cut off a small piece of her genitals. Sponsored by the Assalaam Foundation, an Islamic educational and social-services organization, circumcisions take place in a prayer center or an emptied-out elementary-school classroom where desks are pushed together and covered with sheets and a pillow to serve as makeshift beds. The procedure takes several minutes. There is little blood involved. Afterward, the girl’s genital area is swabbed with the antiseptic Betadine. She is then helped back into her underwear and returned to a waiting area, where she’s given a small, celebratory gift — some fruit or a donated piece of clothing — and offered a cup of milk for refreshment. She has now joined a quiet majority in Indonesia, where, according to a 2003 study by the Population Council, an international research group, 96 percent of families surveyed reported that their daughters had undergone some form of circumcision by the time they reached 14.

(A Cutting Tradition By Sara Corbett)

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religiousragings:

Do you know what that sign means?

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To “pro-lifers”… 

pdrennan:

“Let me tell you some things. I used to investigate child abuse and neglect. I can tell you how to stop the vast majority of abortion in the world. First, make knowledge and access to contraception widely available. Start teaching kids before they hit puberty. Teach them about domestic violence and coercion, and teach them not to coerce and rape. Create a strong, loving community where women and girls feel safe and supported in times of need. Because guess what? They aren’t. You know what happens to babies born under such circumstances? They get hurt, unnecessarily. They get sick, unnecessarily. They get removed from parents who love them but who are unprepared for the burden of a child. Resources? Honey, we try. There aren’t enough resources anywhere. There are waiting lists, and promises, and maybes. If the government itself can’t hook people up, what makes you think an impoverished single mom can handle it? Abolish poverty. Do you have any idea how much childcare costs? Daycare can cost as much or more than monthly rent. They may be inadequately staffed. Getting a private nanny is a nice idea, but they don’t come cheap either. Relatives? Do they own a car? Does the bus run at the right times? Do they have jobs of their own they need to work just to keep the lights on? Are they going to stick around until you get off you convenience store shift at 4 AM? Do they have criminal histories that will make them unsuitable as caregivers when CPS pokes around? You gonna pay for that? Who’s going to pay for that? End rape. I know your type errs on the side of blaming the woman, but I’ve seen little girls who’ve barely gotten their periods pregnant because somebody thought raping preteens was an awesome idea. You want to put a child through that? Or someone with a mental or physical inability for whom pregnancy would be frightening, painful or even life-threatening? I’ve seen nonverbal kids who had their feet sliced up by caregivers for no fucking reason at all, you think sexual abuse doesn’t happen either? You say there’s lots of couples who want to adopt. Kiddo, what they want to adopt are healthy white babies, preferably untainted by the wombs and genetics of women with alcohol or drug dependencies. I’ve seen the kids they don’t want, who almost no one wants. You people focus only on the happy pink babies, the gigglers, the ones who grow and grow with no trouble. Those are not the kids who linger in foster care. Those are certainly not the older kids and teenagers who age out of foster care and then are thrown out in the streets, usually with an array of medical and mental health issues. Are they too old to count? And yeah, I’ve seen the babies, little hand-sized things barely clinging to life. There’s no glory, no wonder there. There is no wonder in a pregnant woman with five dollars to her name, so deep in depression you wonder if she’ll be alive in a week. Therapy costs money. Medicine costs money. Food, clothes, electricity cost money. Government assistance is a pittance; poverty drives women and girls into situations where they are forced to rely on people who abuse them to survive. (I’ve been up in more hospitals than I can count.) >In each and every dark pit of desperation, I have never seen a pro-lifer. I ain’t never seen them babysitting, scrubbing floors, bringing over goods, handing mom $50 bucks a month or driving her to the pediatrician. I ain’t never seen them sitting up for hours with an autistic child who screams and rages so his mother can get some sleep while she rests up from working 14-hour days. I don’t see them fixing leaks in rundown houses or playing with a kid while the police prepare to interview her about her sexual abuse. They’re not paying for the funerals of babies and children who died after birth, when they truly do become independent organisms. And the crazy thing is they think they’ve already done their job, because the child was born! Aphids give birth, girl. It’s no miracle. You want to speak for the weak? Get off your high horse and get your hands dirty helping the poor, the isolated, the ill and mentally ill women and mothers and their children who already breathe the dirty air. You are doing nothing, absolutely nothing, for children. You don’t have a flea’s comprehension of injustice. You are not doing shit for life until you get in there and fight that darkness. Until you understand that abortion is salvation in a world like ours. Does that sound too hard? Do you really think suffering post-birth is more permissible, less worthy of outrage? “Pro-life” is simply a philosophy in which the only life worth saving is the one that can be saved by punishing a woman.”

desliz (via quoilecanard)

take that, fuck faces

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religiousragings:

ih8religion:

What the unholy fuck is this?  Jesus spanking that girl - I mean - is this supposed to be an educational book for young children?
Wow.
-Tyler

How many decent parents would take their children and beat them without saying a single word as to WHY, and just leave the kids to figure out the reason on their own?  Even if you do believe in spanking, you would have to agree that spanking with no explanation would be kinda pointless.
This is screwed up on so many levels.
~ Steve

religiousragings:

ih8religion:

What the unholy fuck is this?  Jesus spanking that girl - I mean - is this supposed to be an educational book for young children?

Wow.

-Tyler

How many decent parents would take their children and beat them without saying a single word as to WHY, and just leave the kids to figure out the reason on their own?  Even if you do believe in spanking, you would have to agree that spanking with no explanation would be kinda pointless.

This is screwed up on so many levels.

~ Steve

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Source: Via: skepticalavenger

nonplussedbyreligion:

Re-blogging for Frank.  It still makes me sick to watch this. ~ Kim

nonplussedbyreligion:

Unlike many here on tumblr I’m exactly the same person I am off my blog as I am on.  I post things from my blog on facebook because everyone knows I’m an atheist.  I posted this video on facebook with the question:  Who are the people buying this book, and why would you do something this evil to anyone, not to mention a child?  My old church was big on home-schooling and many of my friends home-school their kids.  One of them after viewing this just unfriended me and sent me this message: “What these people did was criminal, however it is wrong for you to judge those of us who want to raise up our children with biblical values because you no longer believe in God.  K I’m really sorry to see how far you’re willing to go to defend your beliefs.  And to answer your question, I am the kind of person that buys this book.” I’m just going to let this one go for now.  Monday when I can formulate a non-hostile response I’ll let her know how beating a child with plumbing pipes is abuse and I’d gladly testify against her ass if anything happens to her kids. ~ Kim

nonplussedbyreligion:

Beaten to death for Jesus?  

I am thoroughly enraged.  You must watch this entire video.  I remember saying that this book was pure evil and advocated child abuse and murder before.  But this is too much.  And don’t lose sight of the fact that this is a BEST SELLING book.  Christian family values using biblical teaching my ass.  This is child abuse at it’s worse.  Abusing and killing your children in the name of, or per the teaching of your God makes you amongst the lowest of our species. Yeah, I’m really pissed off about this. ~ Kim

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itsallabitharrypotter:

atheistme:

This is disgusting.

This makes me sick. 

itsallabitharrypotter:

atheistme:

This is disgusting.

This makes me sick. 

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