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Anonymous asked: This is a genuine question, if you caught head lice, would you get rid of them or would you let them stay on your head where they would survive? (I'm sorry if this sounds I'm being sarcastic or rude I'm honestly not meaning to be)

emiello:

I would get rid of them because my health comes first and foremost. I’d do the same if I was infected with worms, or was bitten by a venemous animal and needed antivenom, or if I had a life-threatening illness and needed medicine tested on animals etc. Hopefully that answers any other questions people might be tempted to send!

People misunderstand veganism a lot in ways like this. It’s not about being a purist and being ~perfect~ no matter what the consequences. It’s about rejecting the ideology that animals are just products we can exploit for our own profit or amusement, and instead saying that they’re autonomous people that should be respected as individuals. This is why I eat products that say ‘may contain (traces of) milk’, because that almost always means the product was made in the same factory as milk-products and cross-contamination could have occurred, even if the end product has no animal products in it.

My veganism is a life-long protest calling for animal liberation, the destruction of capitalism, and a society that’s sustainable and respectful to all individuals. It’s a stand in solidarity with non-human animals who are exploited and abused and assaulted and killed daily, of which there are millions. It’s about avoiding as much harm as I possibly can, with the resources I have, and in the capitalist soiety I have to live in. I mean if there’s a way I can remove the hypothetical head lice without killing them all then I’d much rather do that, but it’s not always possible.

On a slightly different note, classist assumptions that everyone everywhere can go vegan, and ableist assumptions that people with sensory issues should just blend their food into smoothies forever so they can go vegan, are dickish things to say and also completely false. Something I feel should be a large part of veganism is accepting the limitations put on others by the society we currently live in, and working towards removing them rather than being classist, racist, ableist asshats.

Fingers crossed all of this made sense and I’ve cleared up more than one question with this!

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Mass Incarceration: 21 Amazing Facts About America’s Obsession With Prison | Activist Post
#1 There are more than 2.4 million people behind bars in America as you read this article.#2 Since 1980, the number of people incarcerated in U.S. prisons has quadrupled.#3 The incarceration rate in the United States is more than 4 times higher than the incarceration rate in the UK and more than 6 times higher than the incarceration rate in Canada.#4 Approximately 12 million people cycle through local jails in the U.S. each and every year.#5 Overall, the United States has the largest prison population and the highest incarceration rate in the entire world.#6 Approximately one out of every four prisoners on the entire planet are in U.S. prisons, but the United States only accounts for about five percent of the total global population.#7 The state of Maryland (total population 5.9 million) has more people in prison than Iraq (total population 31.9 million).#8 The state of Ohio (total population 11.6 million) has more people in prison than Pakistan (total population 192.1 million).#9 Incredibly, 41 percent of all young people in America have been arrested by the time they turn 23.#10 Between 1990 and 2009 the number of Americans in private prisons increased by about 1600 percent.#11 At this point, private prison companies operate more than 50 percent of all “youth correctional facilities” in this nation.#12 There are more African-Americans under “correctional supervision” right now than were in slavery in the United States in 1850.#13 Approximately 90 percent of those being held in prisons in the United States are men.#14 The incarceration rate for African-American men is more than 6 times higher than it is for white men.#15 An astounding 37.2 percent of African-American men from age 20 to age 34 with less than a high school education were incarcerated in 2008.#16 Police in New York City conducted nearly 700,000 “stop-and-frisk searches” in 2011 alone.#17 The “SWATification” of America has gotten completely and totally out of control.  Back in 1980, there were only about 3,000 SWAT raids in the United States for the entire year.  Today, there aremore than 80,000 SWAT raids in the United States every single year.#18 Illegal immigrants make up approximately 30 percent of the total population in our federal, state and local prisons.#19 The average “minimum security” inmate in federal prison costs U.S. taxpayers $21,000 a year.#20 The average “maximum security” inmate in federal prison costs U.S. taxpayers $33,000 a year.#21 Overall, it costs more than 60 billion dollars a year to keep all of these people locked up.
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america-wakiewakie:

Mass Incarceration: 21 Amazing Facts About America’s Obsession With Prison | Activist Post

#1 There are more than 2.4 million people behind bars in America as you read this article.

#2 Since 1980, the number of people incarcerated in U.S. prisons has quadrupled.

#3 The incarceration rate in the United States is more than 4 times higher than the incarceration rate in the UK and more than 6 times higher than the incarceration rate in Canada.

#4 Approximately 12 million people cycle through local jails in the U.S. each and every year.

#5 Overall, the United States has the largest prison population and the highest incarceration rate in the entire world.

#6 Approximately one out of every four prisoners on the entire planet are in U.S. prisons, but the United States only accounts for about five percent of the total global population.

#7 The state of Maryland (total population 5.9 million) has more people in prison than Iraq (total population 31.9 million).

#8 The state of Ohio (total population 11.6 million) has more people in prison than Pakistan (total population 192.1 million).

#9 Incredibly, 41 percent of all young people in America have been arrested by the time they turn 23.

#10 Between 1990 and 2009 the number of Americans in private prisons increased by about 1600 percent.

#11 At this point, private prison companies operate more than 50 percent of all “youth correctional facilities” in this nation.

#12 There are more African-Americans under “correctional supervision” right now than were in slavery in the United States in 1850.

#13 Approximately 90 percent of those being held in prisons in the United States are men.

#14 The incarceration rate for African-American men is more than 6 times higher than it is for white men.

#15 An astounding 37.2 percent of African-American men from age 20 to age 34 with less than a high school education were incarcerated in 2008.

#16 Police in New York City conducted nearly 700,000 “stop-and-frisk searches” in 2011 alone.

#17 The “SWATification” of America has gotten completely and totally out of control.  Back in 1980, there were only about 3,000 SWAT raids in the United States for the entire year.  Today, there aremore than 80,000 SWAT raids in the United States every single year.

#18 Illegal immigrants make up approximately 30 percent of the total population in our federal, state and local prisons.

#19 The average “minimum security” inmate in federal prison costs U.S. taxpayers $21,000 a year.

#20 The average “maximum security” inmate in federal prison costs U.S. taxpayers $33,000 a year.

#21 Overall, it costs more than 60 billion dollars a year to keep all of these people locked up.

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If I ever like your sad post

It is support

I am not enjoying your tears

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HERE FOR THIS

young.black.educated.confident. i don’t see a thug here. at all.

"I’m better at life than you."

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Fuck yeah! I love this guy man.

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"The Gods Meet." Ashok Kondabolu (aka Dapwell), Aziz Ansari and Hari Kondabolu. Photo by Luke Fontana

THE KONDABOLU BROTHERS AND AZIZ ANSARI

I THINK MY MIND JUST FUCKING EXPLODED.

panthershah:

ukbp:

harikondabolu:

"The Gods Meet." Ashok Kondabolu (aka Dapwell), Aziz Ansari and Hari Kondabolu. Photo by Luke Fontana

THE KONDABOLU BROTHERS AND AZIZ ANSARI

I THINK MY MIND JUST FUCKING EXPLODED.

panthershah:

awwww-cute:

Pitbulls

This is one of my favorite pictures ever, I just really wish their ears weren’t cut… Also, ew breeding.

panthershah:

awwww-cute:

Pitbulls

This is one of my favorite pictures ever, I just really wish their ears weren’t cut… Also, ew breeding.

issabutt:

issabutt:

I don’t usually post my own text, let alone beg for help, but my puppy is in so much pain. She was recently scratched in the eye by one of her dog friends and it became so severely infected this past week. We were cleaning it with a spray prescribed by her vet and giving her stuff for the swelling. This morning we woke up to this(right hand picture). I’m bawling to the point where I can’t breath. Her vet says we have to remove her eye completely. It’s going to cost us $500 and we can’t afford it. I’m begging for help at this point. She’s my baby before I had my baby. She’s the biggest sweetheart ever and she deserves health and happiness. Please reblog and share this as much as possible, please! http://www.gofundme.com/bxxfp4

If everybody that I follow could just donate a dollar each, we could reach the goal in no time. Please followers, if you can’t donate then please share this post. If you can reblog blunts, brews, boobs, and booty, you can reblog this with my GoFundMe link.

issabutt:

issabutt:

I don’t usually post my own text, let alone beg for help, but my puppy is in so much pain. She was recently scratched in the eye by one of her dog friends and it became so severely infected this past week. We were cleaning it with a spray prescribed by her vet and giving her stuff for the swelling. This morning we woke up to this(right hand picture). I’m bawling to the point where I can’t breath. Her vet says we have to remove her eye completely. It’s going to cost us $500 and we can’t afford it. I’m begging for help at this point. She’s my baby before I had my baby. She’s the biggest sweetheart ever and she deserves health and happiness. Please reblog and share this as much as possible, please!
http://www.gofundme.com/bxxfp4

If everybody that I follow could just donate a dollar each, we could reach the goal in no time. Please followers, if you can’t donate then please share this post. If you can reblog blunts, brews, boobs, and booty, you can reblog this with my GoFundMe link.

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