/page/2

Things I’ll Never Understand:

calleo:

Actually, just one thing this morning.

I’ll never understand how someone can profess to love their cat, yet go in and have its feet electively mutilated via declawing.

You don’t purposely mutilate something that you love for your convenience, especially not something that doesn’t get a say in it and that trusts you to not, y’know, mutilate it.

If your cat does not have a severe paw injury or tumors in the area, declawing is cruel mutilation of a cat’s paws. Yes, that includes declawing a cat so someone with a suppressed immune system doesn’t get scratches: Don’t get a fucking cat if your immune system can’t cope. If you simply MUST have a declawed cat, adopt one that’s already been mutilated, don’t mutilate one that’s got its paws intact.

Period.

There is no excuse for declawing a cat. It’s actually illegal in many parts of the world (and in most of California) as cruelty; vets who perform it can be fined,  jailed and shut down and owners who have it done to their cats can be fined or jailed as well as have their cat(s) taken from them.

It is not a “routine”, “safe” or “painless” procedure, it’s cutting off a cat’s toes at the first joint. ALL cats can be taught to use their claws appropriately, and simply because you’re too stupid or lazy to do that does not mean your cat should suffer. It’s akin to saying, “Well, my two year old is scratching people/things, time to cut his fingertips off so he can’t do that anymore!”

Sounds absurd and a bit cruel, doesn’t it? 
Same thing applies to that common excuse for declawing a cat. 

At the very best, I judge cat owners who elect to mutilate their cat in this way as ignorant; if they continue to defend or have declawing done even after knowing what it is and what it does to the cat, they are, in fact horrible people who don’t deserve cats.

Declawed cats also tend to be more prone to biting in defense as they’ve lost their claws, and are more likely to have aggression issues, litterbox issues (as it’s painful to step on litter and dig in it, especially right after surgery, and no ‘soft’ litter doesn’t help) and arthritis in the declawed feet later in life.

All for your “convenience”.

We’ve actually refused to go to clinics that recommend declawing and have removed our pets from clinics that start promoting it, while explaining to them exactly why they’re losing our business. I got kicked out of one clinic we used to go to for talking a woman out of mutilating her kitten and it was more than worth it to see her cancel that appointment, chat with me (outside the clinic) about how to clip claws and teach her kitten rather than mutilate it, and to see the pissed off look on the vet’s face as he lost a $250 “surgery”.

Have some links, and stop mutilating your cats and kittens:

http://www.declawing.com/

http://www.declawing.com/htmls/declawing.htm

http://www.petstation.com/declaw.html

http://community-2.webtv.net/zuzu22/STOPDECLAWCOM/

http://declaw.lisaviolet.com/

http://www.pawproject.org/

http://www.catsinternational.org/articles/scratching_and_declawing/Truth_about_Declawing.html

http://www.paw-rescue.org/declaw_paper.html

http://declawhallofshame.com/

http://www.pawproject.org/

http://amby.com/cat_site/declaw.html

Declawing is not something a loving, caring cat owner would ever consider doing to their pet.

(via playingdead)

naturalistlists:

Yet more proof that corvids are awesome birds.
From: http://sci-ence.org/clever-corvus/

naturalistlists:

Yet more proof that corvids are awesome birds.

From: http://sci-ence.org/clever-corvus/

Indian High Court Rules That the Decision to Abort a Pregnancy Rests with the Wife, Not the Husband

somepolitics:

In a significant decision, the Punjab and Haryana High Court last week ruled that the right to abort a pregnancy in a marriage rests with the wife and not husband.

“A woman is not a machine in which raw material is put and a finished product comes out. She should be mentally prepared to conceive, continue the same and give birth to a child. The unwanted pregnancy would naturally affect the mental health of the pregnant woman…” said the court.

Stressing that marital intimacy between a couple does not automatically translate to the woman’s consent to child bearing, Justice Jitendra Chauhan said, “Mere consent to conjugal rights does not mean consent to give birth to a child for her husband.” Welcoming the judgement, Jagmati Sanwan, All India Democratic Women’s Association national vice-president said, “If the family conditions are unsuitable, no woman would like to give birth to a child because after all, she is the one who takes care of the children for all practical purposes. We see around us that fathers often desert their families after a couple of deliveries. But children become a part and parcel of the mother’s physical and emotional world. She invests much into their well being and she alone suffers. Hence, the rights of whether to give birth or not, should be with her.”

Take note, America.

(via caffeinatedfeminist)

How is this bill even getting this much attention? There’s no fucking way it’s ever gonna pass. It’s actually sort of ridiculous that it’s such a big thing on tumblr.

It is poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.

Mother Teresa (via foxes-in-socks)

It is poverty to decide that billions of women must live in suffering so that you may oppress others with your religion as you wish.

(via unfriendlyatheist)

It is annoying as shit that Mother Teresa had no idea what “poverty” means and didn’t really care about the poor to begin with.

(via propaganda-for-life)

(via propaganda-for-life)

mohandasgandhi:

carton-rouge:

84-year-old Occupy Seattle participant Dorli Rainey, pictured above after being pepper sprayed by Seattle Police on November 15th.
She later wrote about the incident:
“Something funny happened on my way to a transportation meeting in Northgate. As I got off the bus at 3rd and Pine I heard helicopters above. Knowing that the problems of New York would certainly precipitate action by Occupy Seattle, I thought I better check it out. Especially since only yesterday the City Government made a grandiose gesture to protect free speech. Well free speech does have its limits as I found out as the cops shoved their bicycles into the crowd and simultaneously pepper sprayed the so captured protesters. If it had not been for my Hero (Iraq Vet Caleb) I would have been down on the ground and trampled. This is what democracy looks like. It certainly left an impression on the people who rode the No. 1 bus home with me. In the women’s movement there were signs which said: “Screw us and we multiply.’”

84. That’s all I have to say.

mohandasgandhi:

carton-rouge:

84-year-old Occupy Seattle participant Dorli Rainey, pictured above after being pepper sprayed by Seattle Police on November 15th.

She later wrote about the incident:

“Something funny happened on my way to a transportation meeting in Northgate. As I got off the bus at 3rd and Pine I heard helicopters above. Knowing that the problems of New York would certainly precipitate action by Occupy Seattle, I thought I better check it out. Especially since only yesterday the City Government made a grandiose gesture to protect free speech. Well free speech does have its limits as I found out as the cops shoved their bicycles into the crowd and simultaneously pepper sprayed the so captured protesters. If it had not been for my Hero (Iraq Vet Caleb) I would have been down on the ground and trampled. This is what democracy looks like. It certainly left an impression on the people who rode the No. 1 bus home with me. In the women’s movement there were signs which said: “Screw us and we multiply.’”

84. That’s all I have to say.

(via singarequiem)

They pulled me out by the stethoscope, white coat and all as I was telling them I have a patient in there. One girl has a heart condition and wasn’t feeling well. They manhandled her and threw her on the ground.

Occupy Wall Street medic PAUL KOSTORA, on being forced to leave Zuccotti Park by the NYPD.

The police don’t care about you and your God-damned healthcare.

(via the NY Daily News)

OK I’m going to reblog this again when there’s more people on, but I want to make this very clear:

AN ATTACK ON A CLEARLY MARKED MEDICAL FACILITY/SPACE IS A VIOLATION OF THE GENEVA CONVENTION. 

NYPD HAS COMMITTED CLEARLY DEFINED WAR CRIMES AGAINST US CITIZENS.

(via accordingtosami)

(Source: inothernews, via barkbarkbarkbarkbarkbarkbarkbark)

5 MOVIES THAT REPRESENT MY CHILDHOOD: #4- Matilda [1996]

Sometimes Matilda longed for a friend, somebody like the kind, courageous people in her books. But it occurred to her that talking dragons and princesses with hair long enough to climb, such people would only exist in storybooks.

(via letsgohomeandplay-deactivated20)

Get out your cell phone and scroll through the contacts until you come to a name that provokes a reaction inside of you. Joy, rage, confusion, fascination, embarrassment, fear, frustration, infatuation, anything.


Ask yourself why that person’s name caused that reaction in you. Don’t try to make it an accurate answer, make it your honest, personal answer. Make it a thousand overlapping micro-answers. Don’t find categorical terminology for any of it, just dump the marbles of emotional memory all over the floor, flood the room with them. You were infatuated with Rebecca because she wore Chuck Taylors and played bass and tasted like cigarettes.

– Dan Harmon on writing characters with depth. (via boobs-radley)

(Source: bbbrad, via bilboboobins-deactivated2012122)

Things I’ll Never Understand:

calleo:

Actually, just one thing this morning.

I’ll never understand how someone can profess to love their cat, yet go in and have its feet electively mutilated via declawing.

You don’t purposely mutilate something that you love for your convenience, especially not something that doesn’t get a say in it and that trusts you to not, y’know, mutilate it.

If your cat does not have a severe paw injury or tumors in the area, declawing is cruel mutilation of a cat’s paws. Yes, that includes declawing a cat so someone with a suppressed immune system doesn’t get scratches: Don’t get a fucking cat if your immune system can’t cope. If you simply MUST have a declawed cat, adopt one that’s already been mutilated, don’t mutilate one that’s got its paws intact.

Period.

There is no excuse for declawing a cat. It’s actually illegal in many parts of the world (and in most of California) as cruelty; vets who perform it can be fined,  jailed and shut down and owners who have it done to their cats can be fined or jailed as well as have their cat(s) taken from them.

It is not a “routine”, “safe” or “painless” procedure, it’s cutting off a cat’s toes at the first joint. ALL cats can be taught to use their claws appropriately, and simply because you’re too stupid or lazy to do that does not mean your cat should suffer. It’s akin to saying, “Well, my two year old is scratching people/things, time to cut his fingertips off so he can’t do that anymore!”

Sounds absurd and a bit cruel, doesn’t it? 
Same thing applies to that common excuse for declawing a cat. 

At the very best, I judge cat owners who elect to mutilate their cat in this way as ignorant; if they continue to defend or have declawing done even after knowing what it is and what it does to the cat, they are, in fact horrible people who don’t deserve cats.

Declawed cats also tend to be more prone to biting in defense as they’ve lost their claws, and are more likely to have aggression issues, litterbox issues (as it’s painful to step on litter and dig in it, especially right after surgery, and no ‘soft’ litter doesn’t help) and arthritis in the declawed feet later in life.

All for your “convenience”.

We’ve actually refused to go to clinics that recommend declawing and have removed our pets from clinics that start promoting it, while explaining to them exactly why they’re losing our business. I got kicked out of one clinic we used to go to for talking a woman out of mutilating her kitten and it was more than worth it to see her cancel that appointment, chat with me (outside the clinic) about how to clip claws and teach her kitten rather than mutilate it, and to see the pissed off look on the vet’s face as he lost a $250 “surgery”.

Have some links, and stop mutilating your cats and kittens:

http://www.declawing.com/

http://www.declawing.com/htmls/declawing.htm

http://www.petstation.com/declaw.html

http://community-2.webtv.net/zuzu22/STOPDECLAWCOM/

http://declaw.lisaviolet.com/

http://www.pawproject.org/

http://www.catsinternational.org/articles/scratching_and_declawing/Truth_about_Declawing.html

http://www.paw-rescue.org/declaw_paper.html

http://declawhallofshame.com/

http://www.pawproject.org/

http://amby.com/cat_site/declaw.html

Declawing is not something a loving, caring cat owner would ever consider doing to their pet.

(via playingdead)

naturalistlists:

Yet more proof that corvids are awesome birds.
From: http://sci-ence.org/clever-corvus/

naturalistlists:

Yet more proof that corvids are awesome birds.

From: http://sci-ence.org/clever-corvus/

Indian High Court Rules That the Decision to Abort a Pregnancy Rests with the Wife, Not the Husband

somepolitics:

In a significant decision, the Punjab and Haryana High Court last week ruled that the right to abort a pregnancy in a marriage rests with the wife and not husband.

“A woman is not a machine in which raw material is put and a finished product comes out. She should be mentally prepared to conceive, continue the same and give birth to a child. The unwanted pregnancy would naturally affect the mental health of the pregnant woman…” said the court.

Stressing that marital intimacy between a couple does not automatically translate to the woman’s consent to child bearing, Justice Jitendra Chauhan said, “Mere consent to conjugal rights does not mean consent to give birth to a child for her husband.” Welcoming the judgement, Jagmati Sanwan, All India Democratic Women’s Association national vice-president said, “If the family conditions are unsuitable, no woman would like to give birth to a child because after all, she is the one who takes care of the children for all practical purposes. We see around us that fathers often desert their families after a couple of deliveries. But children become a part and parcel of the mother’s physical and emotional world. She invests much into their well being and she alone suffers. Hence, the rights of whether to give birth or not, should be with her.”

Take note, America.

(via caffeinatedfeminist)

How is this bill even getting this much attention? There’s no fucking way it’s ever gonna pass. It’s actually sort of ridiculous that it’s such a big thing on tumblr.

It is poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.

Mother Teresa (via foxes-in-socks)

It is poverty to decide that billions of women must live in suffering so that you may oppress others with your religion as you wish.

(via unfriendlyatheist)

It is annoying as shit that Mother Teresa had no idea what “poverty” means and didn’t really care about the poor to begin with.

(via propaganda-for-life)

(via propaganda-for-life)

mohandasgandhi:

carton-rouge:

84-year-old Occupy Seattle participant Dorli Rainey, pictured above after being pepper sprayed by Seattle Police on November 15th.
She later wrote about the incident:
“Something funny happened on my way to a transportation meeting in Northgate. As I got off the bus at 3rd and Pine I heard helicopters above. Knowing that the problems of New York would certainly precipitate action by Occupy Seattle, I thought I better check it out. Especially since only yesterday the City Government made a grandiose gesture to protect free speech. Well free speech does have its limits as I found out as the cops shoved their bicycles into the crowd and simultaneously pepper sprayed the so captured protesters. If it had not been for my Hero (Iraq Vet Caleb) I would have been down on the ground and trampled. This is what democracy looks like. It certainly left an impression on the people who rode the No. 1 bus home with me. In the women’s movement there were signs which said: “Screw us and we multiply.’”

84. That’s all I have to say.

mohandasgandhi:

carton-rouge:

84-year-old Occupy Seattle participant Dorli Rainey, pictured above after being pepper sprayed by Seattle Police on November 15th.

She later wrote about the incident:

“Something funny happened on my way to a transportation meeting in Northgate. As I got off the bus at 3rd and Pine I heard helicopters above. Knowing that the problems of New York would certainly precipitate action by Occupy Seattle, I thought I better check it out. Especially since only yesterday the City Government made a grandiose gesture to protect free speech. Well free speech does have its limits as I found out as the cops shoved their bicycles into the crowd and simultaneously pepper sprayed the so captured protesters. If it had not been for my Hero (Iraq Vet Caleb) I would have been down on the ground and trampled. This is what democracy looks like. It certainly left an impression on the people who rode the No. 1 bus home with me. In the women’s movement there were signs which said: “Screw us and we multiply.’”

84. That’s all I have to say.

(via singarequiem)

They pulled me out by the stethoscope, white coat and all as I was telling them I have a patient in there. One girl has a heart condition and wasn’t feeling well. They manhandled her and threw her on the ground.

Occupy Wall Street medic PAUL KOSTORA, on being forced to leave Zuccotti Park by the NYPD.

The police don’t care about you and your God-damned healthcare.

(via the NY Daily News)

OK I’m going to reblog this again when there’s more people on, but I want to make this very clear:

AN ATTACK ON A CLEARLY MARKED MEDICAL FACILITY/SPACE IS A VIOLATION OF THE GENEVA CONVENTION. 

NYPD HAS COMMITTED CLEARLY DEFINED WAR CRIMES AGAINST US CITIZENS.

(via accordingtosami)

(Source: inothernews, via barkbarkbarkbarkbarkbarkbarkbark)

5 MOVIES THAT REPRESENT MY CHILDHOOD: #4- Matilda [1996]

Sometimes Matilda longed for a friend, somebody like the kind, courageous people in her books. But it occurred to her that talking dragons and princesses with hair long enough to climb, such people would only exist in storybooks.

(via letsgohomeandplay-deactivated20)

boobs-radley:

day in the life

Get out your cell phone and scroll through the contacts until you come to a name that provokes a reaction inside of you. Joy, rage, confusion, fascination, embarrassment, fear, frustration, infatuation, anything.


Ask yourself why that person’s name caused that reaction in you. Don’t try to make it an accurate answer, make it your honest, personal answer. Make it a thousand overlapping micro-answers. Don’t find categorical terminology for any of it, just dump the marbles of emotional memory all over the floor, flood the room with them. You were infatuated with Rebecca because she wore Chuck Taylors and played bass and tasted like cigarettes.

– Dan Harmon on writing characters with depth. (via boobs-radley)

(Source: bbbrad, via bilboboobins-deactivated2012122)

Things I’ll Never Understand:
"It is poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."
"They pulled me out by the stethoscope, white coat and all as I was telling them I have a patient in there. One girl has a heart condition and wasn’t feeling well. They manhandled her and threw her on the ground."
"

Get out your cell phone and scroll through the contacts until you come to a name that provokes a reaction inside of you. Joy, rage, confusion, fascination, embarrassment, fear, frustration, infatuation, anything.


Ask yourself why that person’s name caused that reaction in you. Don’t try to make it an accurate answer, make it your honest, personal answer. Make it a thousand overlapping micro-answers. Don’t find categorical terminology for any of it, just dump the marbles of emotional memory all over the floor, flood the room with them. You were infatuated with Rebecca because she wore Chuck Taylors and played bass and tasted like cigarettes.

"

About:

A secondary blog for somebody who has far too much time on her hands. I'm Kate, and eighteen year old from Massachusetts who fancies herself a bit of an artist and a writer, among other things. Expect Hetalia, feminism, nerdy things, lame jokes and posts about my own life.

so long, and thanks for all the fish

Following: