Today, thousands of people, mostly students, but also former students, parents, teachers and other concerned citizens shut shit down in Center City, Philadelphia filling the streets, and sidewalks and other nearby properties during a protest. Students literally walked out of their classrooms at 12pm and met up at the School District of Philadelphia building on broad and Spring Garden to address the staggering budget cuts that would result in 20 something elementary, middle and high schools closing down for good and other schools receiving heavy cuts such as music, art and sports classes and programs.
The angry, yet peaceful young crowd filled the Center City streets halting traffic and whose roaring chants of “SAVE OUR SCHOOLS” and “NO EDUCATION, NO LIFE” can be heard blocks away. Despite this being a serious and unfortunate matter, students were still smiling and laughing. Honestly, it was my first time seeing Philly students get together to try and make a change.
The protest and rallys were organized by a number of student empowerment groups including the Philadelphia Student Union.
In Texas, abortion is increasingly an option only for the rich.
idk my mom was a single mom for a really long time with three young kids
i’m not that sorry if you didn’t like the idea of sharing public space with children but whatever, my mother doesn’t deserve your ire or shaming
(sorta related to the breeders thing) while i’m totally cool with people not liking children personally
not liking children as a political statement or making it a big facet of your personality is kinda gross and misogynistic considering that women do the majority of childcare and childrearing
please explain heterosexuality to me
Guys I feel so good I just bought so many vegetables and fruit and I love eating veggies and fruit in the summer. My fridge has NEVER been as full as it is now aw yiss
I admittedly will eat the two pounds of blueberries I bought in like. less than two days but berries are the best best best
[tw: eating disorder, bulimia]
the problem of always being in recovery of an eating disorder is how eating disorders are packaged as healthy eating.
after my finals ended I spent five hours researching juice fasts.
five hours! I could’ve been doing literally anything else.
my eating disorder was the worst my sophomore year of college. honestly after my freshman year when I moved in with someone, I thought it would get better. I was wrong. I just got very good at hiding it. the more I got away with it, the more I would purge.
whenever I felt like I had upset my suitemates, I would nervously turn on the shower and make myself vomit in the toilet. we can go in the psychology of this and talk about how eating disorders are about a measure of control. I’m not really interested in any of you playing doctor. I had a therapist. you’re not her. I haven’t purged since October.
when I started living alone, being in control of my diet and my surroundings and having a place to retreat to let me control my purging. being able to eliminate certain foods from my diet let me avoid unhealthy foods. finally coming to grips about my trauma and opening up about it probably helped too.
but the problem with turning to healthy foods (which I’m defining here as food that makes me feel good which is a plant-based diet with plant-based fats) is that a lot of the information available about health foods also tends to be about diets that honestly facilitate eating disorders. they talk about health! about cleansing! some of them don’t even mention the word weight loss but oh, I know. they’ll mention “resetting yourself and your system” and flushing out your system. but the foods they suggest have a caloric intake of less than 1000 calories. or they’ll be water or tea “fasts” which is a nice way of saying starve yourself.
starving yourself is the new healthy especially if you can couch it in holistic health terms.
I say talk all the shit you want. If he wanted you to treat him well then he wouldn’t have given you reasons to talk shit.
i mean harry’s a delight to be honest (he’s also like. pretty good at most things apparently. and friendly)
and I am totally okay making fun of him to his face but gosh not being able to talk behind his back is the real bummer here