If you’ve heard about how the super typhoon Haiyan (local name, Yolanda) hit the Philippines, then you know that the situation isn’t good. Coming in from the Pacific, its course took it through several regions in the Visayas islands, including Guiuan, Samar, Iloilo, Leyte, Cebu, Capiz and still others, plus Bohol - the last of which experienced a magnitude 7 earthquake just last month.
Supplies aren’t getting where and when they should since roads aren’t passable (due to all the uprooted trees,) and one of the main airports in Tacloban is down due to the damage it took from the storm, whose winds reached up to 195 kph. Countless families have been displaced from their homes due to all the structural damage caused by the winds and the resulting storm surge.
The number of people affected by the storm can’t be considered official yet (because communication is still flaky at best) but at the time of this posting:
The number of lives claimed by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) has increased to 138. (...) Majority of the casualties, 118, were from Leyte. All were still unidentified. A total of 4,282,636 persons have been affected in 36 provinces throughout the Visayas region. An estimated 3,438 houses have also been reported damaged because of the strong winds brought by Yolanda.
The 600 kilometer wide super typhoon, regarded by meteorologists as the strongest ever in recorded history, caused P6,454,769 worth of damages to agriculture and infrastructure. At least 28 provinces were experiencing power outages while 11 were having trouble establishing communication lines.
More details can be found here.
Please, help if you can! Even a simple reblog to boost awareness helps. And keeping our country in your thoughts and prayers works just as well. Here’s a list of links to organizations accepting donations for the victims of Haiyan!
If you’re in the Philippines:
And if you’re elsewhere in the world:
This is a very short list! I hope to edit in more as I find them. But a more complete, updated and comprehensive list of relief initiatives that people all over the Philippines and overseas can find helpful can be found here on Rappler!
Updated this list with more links! Also thank you everyone for getting the word out!
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I’ll be in my bunk.
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CALLING ALL PORTLAND OREGON TUMBLRITES!
SO HEY, it looks like I’m being evicted! My absentee lease-owning roommate has given myself and our third roommate 30 days to vacate the premises via a letter in the mail (the to and from addresses are the same, it’s all very surreal), with no given reason and very questionable legality. But since neither my roommate nor I have the time or money for court, that means that I’m looking for new housing ASAP.
And so I appeal to you, Tumblr! If you, or anyone you know, lives in the Portland Metro area, please reblog this for me! Or, hey, just reblog it no matter where you are, maybe a follower lives here you didn’t know about. I’d really seriously appreciate it.
WANTED: to rent, 1 room in the Portland Metro area.
Ideally in the NW area and/or with easy transit access.
Max rent: $400-$415, depending on what utilities are covered/like
Must allow cats
One former art school kid (with cat in tow)
Currently employed part time at two different jobs, both on the opposite ends of town (Job #1 is in the Tigard/Tualatin area, job #2 is located in downtown PDX, commuting is exactly as enjoyable as you’d imagine.)
Largely quiet, bit of a homebody, generally unbothered by late night noise, mild aversion to 420-friendliness, but respectful of personal space. Enjoys comics, cartoons, really good mysteries and really terrible romance novels.
Indoors only, 2 year old (rough estimate) long haired calico.
Enjoys sleeping on boxes and books, being brushed, sitting on window sills and, inexplicably, dogs.
Prissy, but meticulous in her personal grooming.
Please send any possible information, condolences, or helpful tips to either the ask box or to caitlin.teh.artist @gmail.com
anonymous asked: Racist jokes: funny or not? And I mean clearly jokes, in a setting with friends who all understand it is a joke, etc.
Here’s the thing. I know you’re some fucking racist idiot who’s looking for an excuse to claim that your racism is OK, but there’s actually another angle to this. Ever notice that racist jokes are only ever told and appreciated by the stupidest people? It’s not a coincidence! If the humor of your joke hinges upon a widely distributed stereotype deeply ingrained in our culture, it literally can not be an original thought. By definition, you’re treading on worn, dull, boring ideas, and you will not be funny.
PS. Also, fuck you for coming here asking for this bullshit excuse.
no one asked me to do this one i just felt like it WATCH THIS SERIES AND CRY WITH ME
O H M Y GOD
THIS IS THE BEST GUIDELINE I’VE EVER READ
remember no jutsu
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Accurate as all hell.
ALL THE ACCURATE
Even if I 100% disagree on “what is the plot anymore” because I REMEMBER IT, I recognize that that’s because I’m an obsessive fangirl.
This remains accurate.
Via Danzo Shimura
A List of “Men’s Rights” Issues That Feminism Is Already Working On
Feminists do not want you to lose custody of your children. The assumption that women are naturally better caregivers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not like commercials in which bumbling dads mess up the laundry and competent wives have to bustle in and fix it. The assumption that women are naturally better housekeepers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to have to make alimony payments. Alimony is set up to combat the fact that women have been historically expected to prioritize domestic duties over professional goals, thus minimizing their earning potential if their “traditional” marriages end. The assumption that wives should make babies instead of money is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want anyone to get raped in prison. Permissiveness and jokes about prison rape are part of rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want anyone to be falsely accused of rape. False rape accusations discredit rape victims, which reinforces rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be lonely and we do not hate “nice guys.” The idea that certain people are inherently more valuable than other people because of superficial physical attributes is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to have to pay for dinner. We want the opportunity to achieve financial success on par with men in any field we choose (and are qualified for), and the fact that we currently don’t is part of patriarchy. The idea that men should coddle and provide for women, and/or purchase their affections in romantic contexts, is condescending and damaging and part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be maimed or killed in industrial accidents, or toil in coal mines while we do cushy secretarial work and various yarn-themed activities. The fact that women have long been shut out of dangerous industrial jobs (by men, by the way) is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to commit suicide. Any pressures and expectations that lower the quality of life of either gender are part of patriarchy. The fact that depression is characterized as an effeminate weakness, making men less likely to seek treatment, is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be viewed with suspicion when you take your child to the park (men frequently insist that this is a serious issue, so I will take them at their word). The assumption that men are insatiable sexual animals, combined with the idea that it’s unnatural for men to care for children, is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be drafted and then die in a war while we stay home and iron stuff. The idea that women are too weak to fight or too delicate to function in a military setting is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want women to escape prosecution on legitimate domestic violence charges, nor do we want men to be ridiculed for being raped or abused. The idea that women are naturally gentle and compliant and that victimhood is inherently feminine is part of patriarchy.
Feminists hate patriarchy. We do not hate you.
If you really care about those issues as passionately as you say you do, you should be thanking feminists, because feminism is a social movement actively dedicated to dismantling every single one of them. The fact that you blame feminists—your allies—for problems against which they have been struggling for decades suggests that supporting men isn’t nearly as important to you as resenting women. We care about your problems a lot. Could you try caring about ours?– Autostraddle (via notaprincessdestinedtobeawitch) Via Professor Prof
Okay So Today….
Jesus fucking Christ, please reblog this. This guys is a creepy, unhinged fucking shitstain.