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nubbsgalore:

photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

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smartgirlsattheparty:

"When I started playing Detective Olivia Benson, I began to get a lot of letters from viewers. I had gotten fan mail before, but these letters were different. They were coming from individuals who were disclosing histories of violence and abuse - a lot of them for the first time. I knew I had to do something, so I trained to become a rape crisis counselor, I joined Boards, I got involved. I was proud to be on a show that was brave enough to go into territory that no one was talking about, but I also knew I wanted to do more and play a larger role to help survivors heal and reclaim their lives. In 2004 I created the Joyful Heart Foundation with the mission to heal, educate, and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, and to shed light on the darkness surrounding these issues. I’m very proud to report that since we began, we’ve provided direct services to over 5,400 people, and that we’re determined to change the conversation about violence and abuse.”

- Mariska Hargitay

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#mariska hargitay  #olivia benson  #joyful heart foundation 

thequeenandthephoenix:

kiichu:

shawtyimmaonlytellyouthisonce:

so i went on the american apparel site today

looking at the socks

and

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for reference

here’s one of the pictures for men’s socks

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seriously i’m not one to complain about sexism much but i just looked on this site and??

headwear

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what

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THE FUCK IS THIS???

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????????

also BAGS AND WALLEtS???

male:

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female:

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????????????????????? I DON’T FUCKING GET IT????

"gendered marketing doesn’t exist!! shut up femenazi"

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#I HATE EVERYTHING  #I HATE EVERYTHING SO MUCH  #FLAMES ON THE SIDE OF MY FACE  #*SCREAMS OF RAGE*  #american apparel  #feminism  #marketing 
offbeatawkward:

I WILL NEVER STOP REBLOGGING THIS EVER

offbeatawkward:

I WILL NEVER STOP REBLOGGING THIS EVER

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wildeir:

teenagedirtbagb4by:

reverzed:

0yster:

So why is one considered ‘inappropriate’ and the other accepted? Stop sexualising my body. 
I wonder this too. Why is it a man’s breast and nipple are okay to show but a woman’s breast and nipple isn’t.

fave wow

best thing to reblog yet

it’s funny because every time I reblog this I lose at least one follower who seems offended by a nipple

wildeir:

teenagedirtbagb4by:

reverzed:

0yster:

So why is one considered ‘inappropriate’ and the other accepted? Stop sexualising my body. 

I wonder this too. Why is it a man’s breast and nipple are okay to show but a woman’s breast and nipple isn’t.

fave wow

best thing to reblog yet

it’s funny because every time I reblog this I lose at least one follower who seems offended by a nipple

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kaylainthetardis:

amoracomplex:

dirtrider333:

zombikki:

veganasfuck:

how many “friend-zoned” guys does it take to change a light bulb? None they’ll just compliment it and get pissed when it won’t screw. 

this is the best joke ever

haha…fuck you - sincerely every friendzoned guy ever

You wish - sincerely the women who are by no means obligated to sleep with you.

*mic-drop*

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