haylee - 18 - Houston,TX,USA I'm here n I'm queer



He was so ready for a hike!

I adore this pups colouring/pattern.<3

Daisy Lowe and Will Cameron Jr. for i-D’s Couples Issue (August 2007) by Terry Richardson

How to pack a shirt while travelling



Just be aware that Paul Ryan is trying to pass a bill that allows rapists to sue their rape victims if they get an abortion in a state that allows it. If this isn’t the most awful thing I’ll hear for the rest of the week, I don’t know what is.

i can actually feel my blood pressure rising




Remembering African-American Victims Injured By Police Brutality In America
Rev. Earl Baldwin Jr. (Pennsylvania): Tased By Pittsburgh Police While Praying & Giving Last Respects For His Deceased Stepson In A Hospital, Survived The Taser Attack, Has Now Sued Pittsburgh In A Civil Rights Lawsuit Over The Tasing

Reverend Earl Baldwin Jr. of Pittsburgh filed a civil rights lawsuit against police after they allegedly restrained and tased him in a hospital emergency room. Baldwin claims he was trying to pay his last respects to his dead stepson when the incident occurred.
According to Baldwin, he was trying to pray for 23-year-old Mileek Grissom in the UPMC Mercy Hospital, when officers pulled him away and tased him. “I needed to tell him his family was going to be OK,” Baldwin explained to WPXI. “I was going to do everything I could to make sure they were OK.”
Video from a hospital camera shows a distraught Baldwin handcuffed and surrounded by several officers trying to pull him away from his son, and one of the officers shooting him in the back with a taser. Officers say Baldwin was interfering while doctors tried to revive Grissom, but a family attorney says Grissom was dead and not being treated at the time.

The police department has not issued a statement about the lawsuit, but UPMC refutes Baldwin’s claim. “Clearly this was a stressful situation and a tragic loss for this family,” it said. “However, the allegations about the circumstances are inaccurate.”

Tori Baldwin, Grissom’s mother, was denied entry into the hospital at the time.
Source: Carimah Townes for ThinkProgress


This has me in tears I’m so over this shit man



"The hyper-sexualization of little girls and their bodies, as a mother, really bothers me. It plays into the sexualization of their bodies into their teenager years and adult life. It makes them grow up faster than they need to. Let them be little girls, have fun, be able to play in the playground and not worry about going on the monkey bars because someone’s going to see their underwear. Something like this constricts their movements, which affects the way they play."Jenny Reid, a volunteer firefighter with Langford Fire Rescue, says the costume is not only offensive to women in her field, it’s also damaging to the self-esteem of little girls.
"That costume is awful and it sends the wrong message," she says. "It reinforces that there are still jobs that are off-limits to women. It’s not a representation of the real job. Little girls can do whatever they want. They shouldn’t be restricted. Those types of costumes put so many limitations on them. They don’t build the self-esteem and confidence you need to be a firefighter or police officer." " [x]

I don’t know why there can’t just be one unisex costume for little kids. When I was little and wanted to dress like a dinosaur, I wanted to look like a dinosaur, not wear some frilly little dress with a picture of a T-Rex on it.It’s like even on Halloween when you’re told that you can be whatever you want, little girls are still given the message that they have to abide by society’s standards of what’s for girls and how girls “should” look. They’re costumes of police officers and firefighters aren’t taken seriously so they subconsciously learn that they won’t be taken seriously in those career fields so why bother. They’re just an ornament for decoration

Studies show that gendered marketing sells more products, because a person who associates a product as being specifically catered to them personally will be more interested in it.  It’s disgusting that these sexist double standards exist for small kids, and the adults who make these products and the parents who purchase them are both to blame for it.