You know, the one that gives housewives/full-time mothers a pension— wages for housework?
It’s ONLY A HUGE VICTORY FOR FEMINISM, SOCIALISM, AND WOMEN OF COLOR. Not a big deal or anything. Tumblr is mysteriously silent about this.
[Image: a tumblr radar screenshot showing a painting of a spoon mother and fork father holding a spork baby, credited to red-lipstick. The credit is circled “NO!”]
You see this? This painting has caused my poor, dear friend, Sara Dunn, a lot of pain.
It’s a fun image that has gotten a lot of attention, but this attention has been misplaced through outrageously unsourced art.
Now, even the tumblrRadar has chosen to ignore that Sara actually has a tumblr: bluebirdovermyeyes and reposted the image.
It references her deviantart url: decomposerdoll, but makes no effort to link to the image even on there.
If you like her painting, I strongly recommend reblogging it from Sara, the artist, and perhaps looking at some of her other work.
** CAUTION **
Please tell every dog or cat owner you know. Even if you don’t have a pet, please pass this to those who do.
Over the weekend, the doting owner of two young lab mixes purchased Cocoa Mulch from Target to use in their garden. The dogs loved the way it smelled and it was advertised to keep cats away from their garden. Their dog (Calypso) decided the mulch smelled good enough to eat and devoured a large helping. She vomited a few times which was typical when she eats something new but wasn’t acting lethargic in any way. The next day, Mom woke up and took Calypso out for her morning walk. Halfway through the walk, she had a seizure and died instantly.
Although the mulch had NO warnings printed on the label, upon further investigation on the company’s web site,
This product is HIGHLY toxic to dogs and cats.
Cocoa Mulch is manufactured by Hershey’s, and they claim that “It is true that studies have shown that 50% of the dogs that eat Cocoa Mulch can suffer physical harm to a variety of degrees (depending on each individual dog). However, 98% of all dogs won’t eat it.”
*Snopes site gives the following information:http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/cocoamulch.asp
Cocoa Mulch, which is sold by Home Depot, Foreman’s Garden Supply and other garden supply stores contains a lethal ingredient called ‘Theobromine’. It is lethal to dogs and cats. It smells like chocolate and it really attracts dogs. They will ingest this stuff and die. Several deaths already occurred in the last 2-3 weeks.
Theobromine is in all chocolate, especially dark or baker’s chocolate which is toxic to dogs. Cocoa bean shells contain potentially toxic quantities of theobromine, a xanthine compound similar in effects to caffeine and theophylline. A dog that ingested a lethal quantity of garden mulch made from cacao bean shells developed severe convulsions and died 17 hours later. Analysis of the stomach contents and the ingested cacao bean shells revealed the presence of lethal amounts of theobromine.
**PLEASE PASS THIS ON**
Note to self, don’t buy that stuff! Ranger would eat anything.
All chocolate/cacao products are toxic to dogs and cats
As many of you know, our friend Rosa Sparks is having a real shit time of it lately. The most recent in a long string of personal upheavals is that the house where she and her daughter live was just robbed, and many of their personal belongings were taken. Rosa is about to start her dream job, and the organization is giving her the opportunity to work from home so she can be flexible for Mini Sparks’s demanding school and gymnastics commitments. However, in order to work from home, she needs to be able to use her own laptop. I’ve spoken to her about what Tumblr could do, and she’s expressed that the laptop and some working money is of the most immediate concern. I’d love for us to raise $2,000 for her to replace her laptop as soon as possible, and to give them some cash to replace any necessities while all the insurance bullshit gets worked out. Normally under these circumstances, we’d set up a Chip In, but that site is shut down and I can’t find a similar set up that won’t charge additional fees for donations. So instead I am simply asking you to please PayPal any amount you can spare directly to email@example.com. Please feel free to reblog this post, or repost about it. Rosa is a personal friend to many of us, and a great inspiration and entertainer to many, many more in this community. Thank you so much!
Qwo-Li Driskill (Cherokee), “Doubleweaving Two-Spirit Critiques: Building Alliances between Native and Queer Studies” (via nepantlastrategies)
I’m in VA…right on the mouth of the James river. I think we know whose territory this is.(via heirofmedusa)
Show Yahoo that we are OKAY with them buying Tumblr as long as they leave the current terms and conditions intact and the enforcement policy.
Aka, the site remains the EXACT same as it was before. Keep Tumblr the same Yahoo and we will stay.