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Timeline: 100 Years of Birth Control

Since Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger coined the term “birth control” in 1914, contraception has truly revolutionized women’s lives in the United States, and around the world. Brush up on your birth control history, and see just how far we’ve come in 100 years.

SEE THE HIRES VERSION HERE

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moresongsaboutbuildings:

sparkamovement:

lunarobverse:

A brilliant metaphor

THIISSSTHISSTHIS. -k

Pretty much, yes.

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We Lie the Most to Ourselves

roxanegay:

I did nothing this weekend so today I will be working my ass off and then I will rinse and repeat for the rest of all time. Or something.

We have places that can be marked on a map with bright red Xs and beneath those bright red Xs are memories and moments we have shared. This could mean…

Amazing. Down to the last bite/line.

therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
 Aries: You might start to doubt yourself week, you might start to feel lost, you might wonder what you’re doing. This is not the worst thing. This is a week for strange growth, for opening yourself up. It’s a week for asking for love when you need it, for asking for help when you need it, for letting other people surprise you. Listen to the radio. Listen to the sounds of your city. You won’t be alone, even when you feel a little shaky on your own feet. You can be understood, even when wild inside your head.
 Taurus: This week your whole world can be in motion in the best kind of way. This week the air around you can feel fresh and clean; this week your whole body can feel new. You’ll be able to rediscover hidden reserves of strength inside yourself, you’ll be able to rediscover the bright gold at your core, you’ll be able to find precious things that you thought you’d lost. You can quiet your bad thoughts, this week. You can believe in so many kinds of magic. You can believe in so many kinds of love.
 Gemini: This week, if you need it, you can find so much brightness in the sky, you can find so much funny warmth in your heart, you can find enough goodness to live on. You can find enough strange quiet joys to keep your heart beating, to keep the blood flowing through your veins, to keep your dreams full of color. Just keep your eyes open, just don’t stay inside all day, and you can find love that will move you, love as hot as the sun, love as sweet as a song.
 Cancer: In the warm soft days ahead, there is going to be so much magic available to you, more than you know, more than you can even imagine. There’s going to be so much you can see, so much you can do, so much in the air. You can let your days fill with color, you can let your nights fill with song, you can charm every person around you, you can fill your own heart with weird bright joy. Try to believe in your own powers. Try to believe in your own body.
 Leo: This week, the world is going to open up for you. This week, your world is going to fill with light. You’re capable of so much more than you think; you have so many more choices than you can see. This week you can find all the tools that you need to build the life you want. You can find new roads, new pathways, new doors. You can find the people you need the most, right now. Get a new haircut. Get a new pair of shoes. Get a library card. Get a bus ticket to go somewhere weird.
 Virgo: This is going to be a week for motion, it’s going to be a week for blue skies and sunshine and highways, it’s going to be a week for traveling with only the things that you need. You don’t have to carry every sorrow with you. You don’t have to keep every piece of doubt all locked up in your heart. It’s okay to leave these things behind, sometimes. It’s okay to forget, sometimes. It’s okay to watch the moon change shape and the clouds move across the sky. It’s okay just to keep living.
 Libra: This week, when you don’t know what to do or when you don’t know where you’re going, try to let yourself be moved by desire. Let the things that you want map out your way; let them light up the path. It can be hard to want so much, but the wanting can guide you. The wanting can fuel you if you don’t hide from it, if you don’t keep it locked up. Let your thoughts wander and keep your heart open. Try to remember your wildest good dreams.
 Scorpio: This week, the light might change or the wind might shift; this week, there can be so much room for you to grow, for you to make choices, for you to keep moving. You don’t have to move fast and you don’t have to know where you’re going, just don’t stand still for too long. Try to use your time to build the life you want in the world you want. Try to treat your life like weird magic thing that it is. Try to keep filling your heart with joy.
 Sagittarius: This week it can be easy to get restless. It can be easy to get a little lost in thoughts of all the different lives you could be living, all the changes you could make, all the places you could go. This can be thrilling and bright, but it can get overwhelming so fast. It can make you forget about the life you’re living. Try to keep your heart open to the place where you live. Try to be there for the people you love. Try to remember your own feet on solid ground.
 Capricorn: The world might seem too full of heaviness this week; the world might feel like a weird airless place. It’s so easy to forget your own powers, when the world feels this way. It’s so easy to forget all the ways you can make your own light. You can paint your walls yellow, you can paint your nails gold, you can just keep breathing. Let this be a week of resistance. Let this be a week of strength. Let this be a week for living well and staying kind in this big strange world.
 Aquarius: The world around you might seem very wild, this week. The sky above you might seem too big or too bright. The road in front of you might look too long, too strange, too dark. It’s all going to be okay, and all you have to do right now is keep living, however you can. You don’t have to worry about everything in your life, right now. You don’t have to worry about futures and stories and plans. Just drink enough water. Get enough sleep. Call your friends when you need them. Eat foods that make you strong.
 Pisces: This week, when you most need it, you’ll be able to find a small place inside of you that’s as hard as a diamond and as bright as the sun. This week, when it really matters, you can find a corner of your heart that truly knows your own worth, that can protect your from all darkness. This is a week for believing in your own bright magic. This is a week for standing up against everything that would have you stay quiet and everything that would have you be small.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

I do always enjoy these."This is a week for believing in your own bright magic. This is a week for standing up against everything that would have you stay quiet and everything that would have you be small."

therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Aries: You might start to doubt yourself week, you might start to feel lost, you might wonder what you’re doing. This is not the worst thing. This is a week for strange growth, for opening yourself up. It’s a week for asking for love when you need it, for asking for help when you need it, for letting other people surprise you. Listen to the radio. Listen to the sounds of your city. You won’t be alone, even when you feel a little shaky on your own feet. You can be understood, even when wild inside your head.

Taurus: This week your whole world can be in motion in the best kind of way. This week the air around you can feel fresh and clean; this week your whole body can feel new. You’ll be able to rediscover hidden reserves of strength inside yourself, you’ll be able to rediscover the bright gold at your core, you’ll be able to find precious things that you thought you’d lost. You can quiet your bad thoughts, this week. You can believe in so many kinds of magic. You can believe in so many kinds of love.

Gemini: This week, if you need it, you can find so much brightness in the sky, you can find so much funny warmth in your heart, you can find enough goodness to live on. You can find enough strange quiet joys to keep your heart beating, to keep the blood flowing through your veins, to keep your dreams full of color. Just keep your eyes open, just don’t stay inside all day, and you can find love that will move you, love as hot as the sun, love as sweet as a song.

Cancer: In the warm soft days ahead, there is going to be so much magic available to you, more than you know, more than you can even imagine. There’s going to be so much you can see, so much you can do, so much in the air. You can let your days fill with color, you can let your nights fill with song, you can charm every person around you, you can fill your own heart with weird bright joy. Try to believe in your own powers. Try to believe in your own body.

Leo: This week, the world is going to open up for you. This week, your world is going to fill with light. You’re capable of so much more than you think; you have so many more choices than you can see. This week you can find all the tools that you need to build the life you want. You can find new roads, new pathways, new doors. You can find the people you need the most, right now. Get a new haircut. Get a new pair of shoes. Get a library card. Get a bus ticket to go somewhere weird.

Virgo: This is going to be a week for motion, it’s going to be a week for blue skies and sunshine and highways, it’s going to be a week for traveling with only the things that you need. You don’t have to carry every sorrow with you. You don’t have to keep every piece of doubt all locked up in your heart. It’s okay to leave these things behind, sometimes. It’s okay to forget, sometimes. It’s okay to watch the moon change shape and the clouds move across the sky. It’s okay just to keep living.

Libra: This week, when you don’t know what to do or when you don’t know where you’re going, try to let yourself be moved by desire. Let the things that you want map out your way; let them light up the path. It can be hard to want so much, but the wanting can guide you. The wanting can fuel you if you don’t hide from it, if you don’t keep it locked up. Let your thoughts wander and keep your heart open. Try to remember your wildest good dreams.

Scorpio: This week, the light might change or the wind might shift; this week, there can be so much room for you to grow, for you to make choices, for you to keep moving. You don’t have to move fast and you don’t have to know where you’re going, just don’t stand still for too long. Try to use your time to build the life you want in the world you want. Try to treat your life like weird magic thing that it is. Try to keep filling your heart with joy.

Sagittarius: This week it can be easy to get restless. It can be easy to get a little lost in thoughts of all the different lives you could be living, all the changes you could make, all the places you could go. This can be thrilling and bright, but it can get overwhelming so fast. It can make you forget about the life you’re living. Try to keep your heart open to the place where you live. Try to be there for the people you love. Try to remember your own feet on solid ground.

Capricorn: The world might seem too full of heaviness this week; the world might feel like a weird airless place. It’s so easy to forget your own powers, when the world feels this way. It’s so easy to forget all the ways you can make your own light. You can paint your walls yellow, you can paint your nails gold, you can just keep breathing. Let this be a week of resistance. Let this be a week of strength. Let this be a week for living well and staying kind in this big strange world.

Aquarius: The world around you might seem very wild, this week. The sky above you might seem too big or too bright. The road in front of you might look too long, too strange, too dark. It’s all going to be okay, and all you have to do right now is keep living, however you can. You don’t have to worry about everything in your life, right now. You don’t have to worry about futures and stories and plans. Just drink enough water. Get enough sleep. Call your friends when you need them. Eat foods that make you strong.

Pisces: This week, when you most need it, you’ll be able to find a small place inside of you that’s as hard as a diamond and as bright as the sun. This week, when it really matters, you can find a corner of your heart that truly knows your own worth, that can protect your from all darkness. This is a week for believing in your own bright magic. This is a week for standing up against everything that would have you stay quiet and everything that would have you be small.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

I do always enjoy these.
"This is a week for believing in your own bright magic. This is a week for standing up against everything that would have you stay quiet and everything that would have you be small."


We’re not here to fuck the band; We are the band.
—Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney

We’re not here to fuck the band;
We are the band.

—Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney

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thewaking:

“Blaubart” (Bluebeard). Pina Bausch.

thewaking:

“Blaubart” (Bluebeard). Pina Bausch.

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peopleofthelonghouse:

"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (please forward): Individuals from Six Nations and their allies have interrupted work on a section of Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline. The work stoppage began around 10am this morning. Individuals involved asked workers to leave, asserting that the land is Haudenosaunee territory guaranteed under the Haldimand deed, and that Enbridge’s workers were present without consent or consultation. 
“Meaningful consultation isn’t just providing information and going ahead without discussion – it’s giving the opportunity to say no and having a willingness to accommodate.” says Missy Elliot.
“Enbridge left a voice message on a machine with one person. That’s not meaningful – it’s not even consultation.” Emilie Corbeau, there in support of Six Nations points out. 
Those involved intend to host an action camp, filling the time with teach-ins about Six Nations history, indigenous solidarity and skill shares centering on direct action.
The group states that they’ve tried the other processes available to them and here out of necessity. “We’ve tried pursuing avenues with the NEB, the township and the Grand River Conservation Authority. Our concerns were dismissed. What other choice do we have if we want to protect our land, water and children?” Missy Elliot of Six Nations asks.
Under bill C-45 the section of the Grand River adjacent to the Enbridge work site and pipeline is no longer protected. Approximately half a million people rely on drinking water provided by the Grand River.
“This isn’t just about line 9 – or Northern Gateway, Energy East or Keystone XL. This is about pipelines – all of them.” Daniell Boissineau, of Turtle Clan, asserts. “This is about the tarsands and how destructive they are to expand, extract and transport.”
“This is a continental concern. It’s not just a Six Nations issue or an indigenous issue. We share the responsibility to protect our land and water as human beings.” Elliot states.”

peopleofthelonghouse:

"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (please forward): Individuals from Six Nations and their allies have interrupted work on a section of Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline. The work stoppage began around 10am this morning. Individuals involved asked workers to leave, asserting that the land is Haudenosaunee territory guaranteed under the Haldimand deed, and that Enbridge’s workers were present without consent or consultation. 

“Meaningful consultation isn’t just providing information and going ahead without discussion – it’s giving the opportunity to say no and having a willingness to accommodate.” says Missy Elliot.

“Enbridge left a voice message on a machine with one person. That’s not meaningful – it’s not even consultation.” Emilie Corbeau, there in support of Six Nations points out. 

Those involved intend to host an action camp, filling the time with teach-ins about Six Nations history, indigenous solidarity and skill shares centering on direct action.

The group states that they’ve tried the other processes available to them and here out of necessity. “We’ve tried pursuing avenues with the NEB, the township and the Grand River Conservation Authority. Our concerns were dismissed. What other choice do we have if we want to protect our land, water and children?” Missy Elliot of Six Nations asks.

Under bill C-45 the section of the Grand River adjacent to the Enbridge work site and pipeline is no longer protected. Approximately half a million people rely on drinking water provided by the Grand River.

“This isn’t just about line 9 – or Northern Gateway, Energy East or Keystone XL. This is about pipelines – all of them.” Daniell Boissineau, of Turtle Clan, asserts. “This is about the tarsands and how destructive they are to expand, extract and transport.”

“This is a continental concern. It’s not just a Six Nations issue or an indigenous issue. We share the responsibility to protect our land and water as human beings.” Elliot states.”

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jtotheizzoe:

Forty-five years ago today, two human beings first set foot on the moon. On July 20, 1969, the lunar module of Apollo 11 touched down in the Sea of Tranquility, and forever changed how we view our place in the universe. When I think about the fact that four and a half decades ago, at the very moment I am writing this, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were walking on the freakin’ moon, I am humbled and inspired.

I’ve combined some of my favorite photos from Apollo 11 with some of the actual words spoken by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins.

If you’d like to relive the historic mission moment by moment, word by word, and photo by photo, head over to SpaceLog