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02 May 2012 @ 03:24 pm
Originally posted by lickety_split at Help Us Support Planned Parenthood
Originally posted by theljstaff at Help Us Support Planned Parenthood



Join us in standing up for reproductive health and education. Planned Parenthood, the organization that delivers reproductive health care, sex education and information to millions of people worldwide, has come under fire in the U.S. lately, with many politicians on both state and federal level seeking to end funding (and in a few cases succeeding).

During the month of May, you can send a specially designed Planned Parenthood vgift to your friends to help support this cause. (And if you need someone to send it to, frank is always happy to receive gifts!) There are three variations ($1, $5 and $10) for you to choose from, but they'd all look good on your profile when your friends know that you stand by something so important.

                    

Thank you all for your help in our support for Planned Parenthood. This promotion ends June 1, 2012; LiveJournal is not affiliated with Parent Parenthood. For more information about Planned Parenthood, please visit: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/

-The LiveJournal Team

(If you'd like to help spread the word that we're raising funds for Planned Parenthood, you can crosspost this entry in your own journal or community by using the repost button below!)




P.S. It's my understanding that all the proceeds go directly to PP, so.

Also, apparently you cannot buy them with lj tokens.
 
 
anthologia : gathering flowers
23 January 2012 @ 07:43 pm
Originally posted by ashen_key at spreading the word, because YIKES
Originally posted by [personal profile] obstinatrix at To UK Flisties
Originally posted by [personal profile] de_nugis at To UK Flisties
(Taken most recently from [profile] amber1960, slightly adapted.)

If you're from the UK and you believe in freedom of speech and an uncensored interenet, you really need to sign this petition. There are others floating about, but that particular one is the best way to ensure that your voice gets heard. It's hosted on the directgov website and addresses parliament directly. If it gets more than 100,000 signatures, it becomes eligible for discussion in the House of Commons.

Everyone's been getting so worked up over SOPA -- and rightly so -- that ACTA seems to have slipped under the radar. This is hugely problematic, because ACTA is a similar bill, but it has the potential to be far more damaging than SOPA ever could be.

Some people seem to have this misconception that ACTA is the 'European SOPA', but that simply isn't true. It's a global treaty, and it's already been signed by eight countries, including the US, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore. Europe votes on Thursday. If they vote 'no', the bill will have to be taken back to the drawing board and reformulated, which should buy us some time at the very least.

If you think this doesn't affect you, you're wrong. If ACTA passes, it could well signal the end of the internet as we know it, and that isn't an exaggeration. It's not just about watching movies and television online. If ACTA passes, sites like YouTube, Livejournal, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and even Google and Wikipedia could become impossible to maintain. ACTA would allow ISPs to monitor your net activity and cut off internet access for your entire household if one person is suspected of breaching copyright. Think Big Brother is Watching. I don't think I need to emphasise just how damaging it can be to be without internet access in this day and age, when we rely so heavily on technology.

It's not only bloggers and fandom that would be affected, either. Small businesses, independent film-makers and unsigned musicians who have previously found their niche online would also suffer hugely, and would be at risk of being bullied into submission by Hollywood and multinational corporations under accusations of copyright infringement. All those artists who found fame by uploading covers of songs to YouTube would never have had the opportunity to do so under ACTA, as those cover versions would be prohibited.

I know the internet has its problems, but to my mind it's the single greatest invention to come out of modern times, and it would be an absolute travesty if we were to lose that now. From a personal point of view, I can't even put into words how important this is to me. I've met some of my closest friends through the internet and online fandom, people whom I would likely never have met without it, and it's given me this amazing social support system. I don't want that to end here, and I want to preserve it for future generations so that they can have the same experience and opportunities I've been given through my online interactions.

I know that opinions on the seriousness of copyright infringement and online piracy vary wildly, but that isn't really the point. Internet giants such as Google are opposed to this bill, and it's pretty safe to say that they're not in favour of copyright infringment, as anyone who's ever had a fanvid taken down from YouTube will be painfully aware. Whatever your stance on copyright, this isn't the way to go about dealing with it. This is dangerous legislation that impeaches on some of our most basic human rights, such as the right to privacy and freedom of speech.

So if you're from the UK, please, please sign the petition. If you hail from elsewhere in the world, there may well be similar movements in your own country, but I think the most effective thing anybody can do right now is to keep talking about this. Talk about it on Livejournal, on Twitter, on Tumblr, on Facebook, and anywhere else you can think of. Make sure this issue is never far from people's minds. The internet is an amazingly powerful tool: let's utilise it while we still have the chance.

Please repost and spread the word :)

SAY NO TO ACTA!

Please consider reposting this, especially if you have a large proportion of UK flisties. And please consider spreading the word via other platforms: Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, your own personal network.



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anthologia : gathering flowers
17 December 2011 @ 05:08 pm
28 Muppets icons (mostly Miss Piggy and Kermit)

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20 November 2011 @ 06:47 pm
PROMPT ME THINGS!!

(Also, I haven't forgotten about the kink meme prompts, just haven't gotten to them.)
 
 
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26 October 2011 @ 08:31 pm
So, LJ's broken things so bad that people have been given access to other's accounts.

I don't have the energy to slough through everything to find out what the status is right now, but just. Yeah.
 
 
 
anthologia : gathering flowers
20 October 2011 @ 11:06 am
My hastily edited teddy bear* has something to say.

"The National Center for Biotechnology Information conducted a study on social conditions for Oregon teens and how they affected suicide rates. They found that 21.5% of the queer kids had attempted to commit suicide, whereas their straight counterparts had a percentage of 4.2.

A typical day for a queer teen in an unfriendly environment involves constantly hiding pieces of themselves from friends and family, and often listening to their classmates use their orientation as if it were somehow an insult. 9 out of 10 queer teens have reported being bullied, and out of this number, half added that this included physical harassment, and another quarter were physically attacked. All this stress takes tolls on their schoolwork as well as their emotional state, as kids who were bullied for their sexual orientation tended to drop about half a grade from their straight counterparts.

The website Bullying Statistics estimates that queer teens are about five times more likely than straight ones to miss school due to sexual orientation-related emotional or physical threat, and 28% of them drop out altogether. Not all of them can report what’s happening to them to a parent or teacher, because they can never be sure if they’re going to get helped or just hurt more.

One of the more painful things about lgbt bullying is that it’s not something that only the students do. Depending on where you live, the education system itself can be against you. Tennessee – not a district, but the entire state – recently passed a bill that would ban students kindergarten through eighth grade and public school teachers from discussing homosexuality. Period. Last year, Constance McMillan was forced to contact the American Civil Liberties Union because she wanted to bring her girlfriend to the prom as her date, and her school said no. Even when they were forced, legally, to change their policy, they encouraged their students to organize a privately-funded prom that would allow them to exclude Constance and her date.

Home life isn’t necessarily an outlet, either. Kids who are in the closet have to deal with the stress of hiding something hugely important about themselves from their family. Overall, the chance of being received well when coming out of the closet is about fifty-fifty, and a little over a quarter of out queer teens are kicked out entirely. Even not being kicked out is no guarantee, because it might come down to a choice between running away or being sent to ‘reparative therapy’ camps, like Exodus International. They don’t have anywhere to go, so an estimated approximately 40% of homeless teens identify as queer. Even the kids who look like they’re doing okay can be actively terrified, because they know safety isn’t necessarily permanent.

A few projects have sprung up to address this. The Trevor Project, founded in 1998, is a helpline for queer teens who are at risk for suicide or just in need of support. Gay-Straight Alliances and other LGBT groups have sprung up in high schools where allowed. Most recently, the It Gets Better project, which I referenced earlier, has gotten a lot of publicity for getting celebrities as well as average, everyday people to reach out to assure queer teens that their lives won’t always consist of being harassed in school, if they can just make it through.

But it’s not good. Kids are being told from all sides that no one wants them around, and large numbers of people would rather they didn’t exist. It’s a nightmare, and it needs to stop."




*Shush, I have to get ready for class in half an hour.
 
 
anthologia : gathering flowers
11 October 2011 @ 08:14 pm
Originally posted by gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.


 
 
anthologia : gathering flowers
10 October 2011 @ 08:17 pm
I AM BORED.

So you should ask me to write you things. Especially TGWTG things because yes sirree I sure have been writing a lot of that lately. But other things, too.
 
 
 
 
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28 June 2011 @ 03:31 pm
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07 March 2011 @ 05:46 pm
So when I refer to Hoomania, now you can know what I was talking about! With shite audio.



 
 
anthologia : gathering flowers
02 March 2011 @ 05:51 pm
Since I just had some revealing discussions that both ended in my conversational partner all but saying "I am a douchebag", I've had an interesting opportunity to vent my spleen. And I've chosen to repost one of these spleen-ventings because I spent a lot of time on it and got to use a lot of varied and interesting expletives.

Background: some genius at Inception Kink requested fic of Joseph Gordon-Levitt paired with a hitRECorder. Some other genius wrote it, citing hitRECord chat interactions as part of their basis for canon. That particular hitRECorder and other hitRECords in general are understandably freaked the fuck out, and contacted the mods. The mods, in their infinite wisdom, decided that it is the right of random creepers on the internet to write fiction about real people, even when said real people feel uncomfortable and violated.

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Important mathematical question!!!

If two angles whose absolute values added together equal ninety degrees are complementary, and two angles whose absolute values added together equal 180 degrees, what are two angles whose absolute values are 360?


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Poll #1640397 Important Mathematical Concept!
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Which of these words should be used to describe two angles whose absolute value measures equal 360?

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Consumment.
2 (33.3%)
Subsidiment.
1 (16.7%)
Addendument.
0 (0.0%)
Codicilment.
1 (16.7%)
Appendment.
1 (16.7%)
Capacitant.
0 (0.0%)
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anthologia : gathering flowers
This is a handy-dandy formula for calculating dream-time up to two dream levels down from proper time, As Seen On TV Inception, along with a table of some general values.

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