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1. Don’t try to piss quietly. Nobody in a public restroom thinks you’re knitting in your stall. They came to piss, just like you. And if you have to take a dump, do it. Get over your fear of public toilets. It’ll make life a lot easier.

2. Masturbate. Masturbate a lot. Talk about it with your friends. You’ve got the right to make yourself feel good and brag about it just like all the boys with extra large kleenex packages on their desks.

3. If you want the large fries, get the large fries. Hunger and appetite are nothing to be ashamed of, just human. Don’t ever feel guilty for eating in front of others. You need to nourish your body to stay alive. We all do.

4. Laugh as loud as you have to, no matter if you snort or gasp or literally scream.

5. Fart when you have to.

6. Always remember you weren’t born to visually please others. Forget the phrase “what if they think it’s ugly”. If you think it’s lovely, it is lovely. You wanna wear it, wear it!

7. Speak your mind! You can learn to do so without insulting others or shoving your opinion down other people’s throats.

By Seven Simple Ways To Free Yourself, from girl to girl (via notcapableoflove)

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Children Read To Shelter Cats To Soothe Them

(Photos by Animal Rescue League Of Berks County. You can follow them on Facebook.)

Also good for the kids. They encourage having slow readers read to the family pets. A dog will listen to a kid read a whole book one damn sssyl-la——-ble at a time, and it will never get frustrated, or correct their pronunciation, or start playing Angry Bird because it can’t stand listening to the slowness any more. The dog will look at the kid approvingly, because, human. Human is talking. Human is interacting.

So this is a great win-win.


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Ms. Frizzle taught me that girls can do science.

The Magic School Bus is so so important, because as a kid I consumed everything having to do with science that I could find, and TMSB was one of the only sources of representation of women in science.

Bill Nye is great but I’m the scientist I am today because of Ms. Frizzle.

When I went to see Emily Graslie in Chicago, she talked about how the first time her desire to be a science-person was squashed, was when she saw Lily Tomlin in person at a midnight show during the SF Gay Pride parade (which, awesome! but apparently for a 10-year-old, not so much), and realized that Ms. Frizzle was not a real person…or even close to one, especially the person who personified her on television.

On the other hand, I love Lily Tomlin for who she is as a comedienne AND as Ms. Frizzle, but that’s probably because I only knew who else she was after I was old enough to easily differentiate the two personas.

The character of Ms. Frizzle sure did help when I was in elementary school, though. I’m sure I would have gone towards history or psychiatry if I hadn’t known of her as early as I did.