Jessica. 24. California.
Just playing Tumblr. The most dangerous game of them all.
Empathy. Now, every time I look at a cow, or a chicken, or a pig, I see the eyes of a pet. Familiar and warm, I see nothing but love. I see my cats, I see Kenya (my family’s dog who passed last year), I see a living being who just wants to experience life and love and be able to live without pain and fear and suffering. Sure, some animals have been domesticated at no fault of their own - So with that, it is our job to take care of them and not exploit them. And always adopt and not support animal breeders who keep the chain going. I have been to a sanctuary whose main mission is to take care of animals that they rescued from factory farms or other terrible conditions. These people care for the animals like pets and have relationships with them, but don’t take anything away from the animals. They literally don’t even keep the eggs the chickens lay (did you know chickens actually eat their own eggs in the wild to get some of the calcium back, obviously not the fertilized ones.). I’ve seen turkeys who just want cuddles and pigs who just want their bellies rubbed and cows who have no problems laying down right in front of you to get some love.
We are all here to take care of each other and I’m telling you, once you’ve realized that just because you are human, you are not the top of the food chain and you don’t own everything and everything isn’t here to be consumed by you and an animal has just as much right to live and be respected as any human… Once, you realize that- Your life is forever changed. They are all little (or big) lives that are not ours to take. Animals are not here FOR us.
you know patriarchy is a terrible drug
when there’s a video of a man knocking his girlfriend out
and the biggest defenders of a man’s right to knock a woman out
comes from women
how jaded do you have to be
to not look at that and think
this man is dangerous
when ever i see a woman who has been abused by their partner
i feel for her
i weep for her
how empty do you have to be as a woman
to play devils advocate
for the devil themself?
Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel. - Natalie Dormer
There’s a new trend taking over the social media pages of young British Muslims, and it’s targeted right at the Islamic State.
As Mic has previously reported, there’s something troubling about calling this terrorist group the “Islamic State,” since they do not accurately represent Islam or Islamic beliefs, but a twisted and perverted interpretation of the global religion.
So to combat this, young activists, led by Britain’s Active Change charity, are telling the terrorists to stop acting under the banner of Islam by circulating the hashtag #NotInMyName and calling out the group for “hiding behind a false Islam.”
Oh no, there’s tons and this one being the most obvious -
It’s natural and logical to drink breast milk when we’re babies yes, from our human mothers. To drink another mammals breast milk all throughout our lives? Especially when calves can’t, so we can? 100% natural. I think you forgot that most bodies cannot handle dairy. It’s abnormal if you can digest lactose. I’m not even gonna get into the health risks with dairy. Googles there c: Some photos for you - (x)(x)(x)(x)(x)
I even learned in my health class (a non partial place) that a lot of people get straight up sick from drinking ANY milk…
It seems logical that if there’s a good amount of people who can’t process it, then we probably weren’t supposed to drink it in the first place. And if your body has to BUILD UP A TOLERANCE in order to drink it, there’s something wrong there.
I’ve never considered myself lactose intolerant before going vegan and now if I have too much dairy (even cheese, which is supposedly gentler to digest), I feel sick. Clearly I had built up my tolerance over many years, and now a year without it has made me completely intolerant. I’m very much okay with it because I know we are NOT supposed to drink another animal’s milk. Get nut milk to put in your cereal and coffee. We have other milks. And they’re better for you too.
"Some men feel that too much responsibility for preventing sexual assault has been put on their shoulders"
We’re telling you not to rape people and you think the bar’s never been higher
One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.