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I haven’t been on tumblr much this year, but yesterday was the page’s 4th birthday! Hopefully, this will spur me to be over here more.  

policymic:

After designers refused to dress her for the Oscars, Melissa McCarthy launched her own clothing company

"When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed," McCarthy said in the July issue of the magazine. "Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers — very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people — and they all said no."
Instead, McCarthy walked the 2012 red carpet in a dress by Marina Rinaldi, a designer available at high-end deparment stores. While she looked great in the frock, the fact that designeers were unwilling or (even more implausable) unable to design a dress for the A-list star says a lot about the stigma still attached to plus-sized fashion.
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policymic:

After designers refused to dress her for the Oscars, Melissa McCarthy launched her own clothing company

"When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed," McCarthy said in the July issue of the magazine. "Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers — very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people — and they all said no."

Instead, McCarthy walked the 2012 red carpet in a dress by Marina Rinaldi, a designer available at high-end deparment stores. While she looked great in the frock, the fact that designeers were unwilling or (even more implausable) unable to design a dress for the A-list star says a lot about the stigma still attached to plus-sized fashion.

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(Source: micdotcom, via fuckyeahchubbyfashion)

weneeddiversebooks:

#WeNeedDiverseBooks - Getting the tweet archive ready - but one thing is already clear.  The need for diverse books is a global thing.

weneeddiversebooks:

#WeNeedDiverseBooks - Getting the tweet archive ready - but one thing is already clear.  The need for diverse books is a global thing.

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“The first people a dictator puts in jail after a coup are the writers, the teachers, the librarians — because these people are dangerous. They have enough vocabulary to recognize injustice and to speak out loudly about it. Let us have the courage to go on being dangerous people.”
Dare to Disturb the Universe: Madeleine L’Engle on Creativity, Censorship, Writing, and the Duty of Children’s Books | Brain Pickings (via thingspeopleasklibrarians)

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wolfrhamhart:

punkrockluna:

gouthesupermanager:

bubblegum-momoi-satsuki:

gouthesupermanager:

flameoflight:

well-metaphoricallyspeaking:

wildembers:

relahvant:

insanenerdfish:

heruut:

i-aint-even-bovvered:

songofages:

Heartbreaking Simpsons Moments 1/∞: Bart Gets an F

I never understood why it’s an F if he gets more than half out of 100? Unless it’s more than 100. If you get more than half the answers right how is it an F?

You must not be from America. Here, grading is fucked up.

Average American Grading Scale:
A+- 97-100
A - 94-96
A- - 90-93
B- 80-89
C- 70-79
D- 60-69
F- 59 and under

oh wow that is fucked up

why do they skip E in america

There’s an E in other grading scales?

And in some places in America it goes by a 7 point scale, so it’d be
A - 100-93
B - 92-85
C - 84-78
D - 77-70
F - 69 and below

Now you understand why American kid’s feel like there’s no point to school. If you have a 100 question text, and get 79 of them correct, that’s a C. That mean’s your Average Intelligence on this particular subject. And it get’s even worse when you have only like… a 10 question quiz. If you get two wrong? that’s a B. 80 fucking %. Now tell me again why American school’s are easier? 

No wait but whats the grading system in other countries?

UK Grading Scale

100-70: A

69-60: B

59-50: C

49-40: D

Below 40: F

ARE YOU FUCKING WITH ME?! THATS INSANE!!!!

next time you try to tell americans that we’re stupid

i’m gonna remind you

that our “average” is your “A”

The school system I went to had the following grading scale.

95-100: A

88-94: B

78-87: C

70-77: D

69 and below: F

Very rarely did we have extra credit available.  You better believe every A I received I earned!

Fascinating comments about grading scales

(Source: realfart)

submariet:

impostoradult:

youknowyourebritishwhen:

Queen leaves couple stunned after Her Majesty accepts wedding invitation at Manchester town hall.
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/guest-of-honour-queen-leaves-couple-685253

I’d like to think that’s exactly the sort of stunt I’d pull if I were the Queen of anything.

Queen Just Glad To Be Invited To Something Normal For Once
Queen Totally Fine With It If You Just Want To Go For Kebab Sometime
Just Drop Queen A Line
Queen Is Just Saying


Ha!!! I would totally do something like this if I was queen.

submariet:

impostoradult:

youknowyourebritishwhen:

Queen leaves couple stunned after Her Majesty accepts wedding invitation at Manchester town hall.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/guest-of-honour-queen-leaves-couple-685253

I’d like to think that’s exactly the sort of stunt I’d pull if I were the Queen of anything.

Queen Just Glad To Be Invited To Something Normal For Once

Queen Totally Fine With It If You Just Want To Go For Kebab Sometime

Just Drop Queen A Line

Queen Is Just Saying

Ha!!! I would totally do something like this if I was queen.

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“I know it may not look like it, but SPRING is at hand! Baseball teams have reported to Arizona and Florida, so Spring Training is underway, at least. And after the winter we’ve had, I’ll take any sign of Spring the universe will throw my way. But”
Cactus or Grapefruit?

newwavefeminism:

blackinasia:

Source: Truths You Won’t Believe

Debunking more lies and racist misinformation about black men. Stop the ignorance and start to question why these myths exist in the first place, if not to demonize black men and promote the image of us as inherently criminal and violent and incapable of being educated. 

This coupled with the recent realization that black women are the most educated group…

It seems like there is this always present “when is the ‘black community’ going to pull themselves up from the bootstraps” question that floats around everywhere I go. Yet on micro and macro levels black excellence and success is only growing exponentially with each year - despite racism, institutional barriers, lack of privilege, colorblind ideologies and rampant gentrification.

Now imagine the gains we’d be able to make if people were willing to have these conversations and actually think critically about our society and culture

(Source: owning-my-truth, via thingspeopleasklibrarians)