http://m.vice.com/read/dumping-a-bucket-of-ice-on-your-head-does-not-make-you-a-philanthropist-813?utm_source=vicefbus

This article truly makes me mad. I get it that certain charities have a spike in donations and become a trend but why mock people for doing this? There is a point in the article that mentions “people would rather dump a bucket of ice on their head than donate.” First off, most people have donated and second off, this is such a HUGE advocacy stunt. It’s fucking brilliant! People are talking about ALS because of ice water. I applaud the person who came up with this idea. The person who wrote this article needs to realize that people can always make a difference without giving money, and that’s talking about it. Which is what is being done. It’s advocacy, and fucking creative advocacy at that.

heythisisbecky:

a tv show called ‘secret liberal,’ starring me as i struggle to maintain civil conversation with family members whose wills i do not want to be cut out of

If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them.

anonymous reader on The Dish

One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.

(via mysweetetc)

humanrightswatch:

Smoke trails tear gas canisters fired into the air after protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown turned violent near Ferguson, Missouri on August 17, 2014. © 2014 Human Rights Watch

humanrightswatch:

Smoke trails tear gas canisters fired into the air after protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown turned violent near Ferguson, Missouri on August 17, 2014. © 2014 Human Rights Watch


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"I know I’m not a conventional beauty. You can read a lot of painful things on the Internet, which criticise you aesthetically - but as far as I’m concerned, that’s not what an actress is."
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"I know I’m not a conventional beauty. You can read a lot of painful things on the Internet, which criticise you aesthetically - but as far as I’m concerned, that’s not what an actress is."
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