found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

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Emails reveal Michigan prisoners regularly served maggot-ridden food, forced to engage in sexual acts for food | Raw Story

Seven months after hiring an outside contractor to feed prisoners in state prisons, Michigan officials are considering scrapping the contract over serious problems ranging from maggots in the food to private contract employees abusing and having sex with prisoners.

According to emails acquired by the Detroit Free Press under the Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act, state officials are at their “wit’s end,” over the complete failure of the Aramark Correctional Services of Philadelphia to control their employees and fulfill the terms of their contract.

In an attempt to save $12 million annually, Michigan outsourced food services to Aramark starting in January of this year, only to receive reports of maggots in the food, unclean kitchens,  food shortages causing increased tensions with the prisoners, as well as Aramark employees smuggling in contraband and assaulting inmates.

One Aramark food service director showed up for work drunk and failed a Breathalyzer test while another was caught trying to smuggle marijuana into the prison.

“I’m at my wit’s end,” Kevin Weissenborn, the Michigan Department of Corrections manager in charge of overseeing Aramark’s contract, wrote to one prison warden in March.

“I know how you feel,” replied Warden Heidi Washington of the Charles E. Egeler Reception & Guidance Center in Jackson. “At first I felt like Lansing thought I was just being too difficult and too demanding because I was always complaining. However, I think everyone knows that’s not the case.”

Although Aramark only employs 300 workers in Michigan’s prisons, 74 Aramark workers have been banned from prison property for various infractions in just six months.

Aramark was fined $98,000 in March for repeated contract violations such as running out of food and making improper substitutions for required menu items.

Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is now considering scrapping the $145-million, three-year contract before the summer heat intensifies, worried over prison unrest.

After reading reports of maggots in the food at two prisons, Michigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardvill (R-Monroe) called for new bids from other companies.

“It doesn’t matter if they’re prisoners or who they are, people don’t deserve that type of treatment,” Richardville said.

Aramark officials have released a statement claiming they believe many of the complaints stem from prison officials unhappy with outsourcing jobs at the expense of state Corrections Department workers.

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Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ

This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here:

it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

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birdsrightsactivist makes me so happy. plus, important life lessons.

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apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad f**k” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.

This is the best.

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One of Marvel’s Avengers Turns to Sign Language. The story strives to connect readers with what he is experiencing: when he can’t hear, the word balloons on the page are blank. The comic also makes extensive use of sign language, but provides no key to interpreting them. “If nothing else, it’s an opportunity for hearing people to get a taste of what it might be like to be deaf,” Mr. Fraction said.

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….[The fallacy] of being a-political, which Stephen Bond once wrote on a perfect line on purity:

"To claim to be apolitical is a contradiction. Every public stance is a political stance: all social acts can influence others, however subtly or imperceptibly. A political absolute zero is unattainable; just as all matter at a finite temperature radiates heat, all social acts radiate politics.

In truth, to be “apolitical” is to be politically white-hot, to shine brightly in the colours of the status quo. Purists are invariably reactionaries of one form or another, whether they call themselves liberals, libertarians, or conservatives. To retreat into eternal truths is to accept the current structures of temporal power. And it’s a luxury possible only for those already well up in the hierarchy.


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Pokemon shaming - LOVE THIS

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Mother Hubbard is perhaps the most unlikely of superheroes. A stereotypical “wicked witch” who was decidedly altruistic, she used her magic witch powers to solve crimes and punish bad guys, all while dressed like the old hag she apparently was.

I’m not really sure what they thought they were doing because the “Old Mother Hubbard” nursery rhyme is not about a witch. Unfortunately she also spoke in terribly convoluted rhymes that maybe took the gimmick a little too far.

—”Mother Hubbard” in Scoop Comics #3 (1942) by Bill Madden

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I was tweeting earlier about how I’d like to see a co-op Zelda game where you use Zelda and Link’s different skills and tools to solve puzzles. It feels like a natural leap to make since these two generally have to work together as the two not-asshole members of the Triforce.

I’m imagining a scenario where Zelda has to go in search of Link after her kingdom is taken over, and the two work together to take said kingdom back.

Anyway I doodled how they might look in such a game that was made to pander to MY interests ;x

(Also Spirit Tracks doesn’t quite count)

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