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Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe. YES PLZ.
Also guys. For fun, go to ebay and type in Jeanette Swift :3
Small world, indeed.
I know where those are.
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Confirmation that: ALL ONE HUNDRED CARDS I DID WERE APPROVED.
I’ll be compiling them into files and sharing this weekend.
*does the I got Money dance*
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Man, seeing the way awesome Marvel Universe sketchcards (I’m also seeing them elsewhere than tumblr), I think I’m just not going to post mine. ever.
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Am I the only one who actually /likes/ Betsy’s costume? Yes, the bathingsuit ninja one.
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Last name: “is that name or a keysmash?”
Take two fairly easy to spell and pronounce last names. Attach them to each other with a hyphen. SUDDENLY IT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT NAME IN THE WORLD!!!! This is my story.
No, my name is not Kristen. Or Christine. Or Christina or Christian. Okay, yes, you got the right spelling, but no, it is not pronounced like that. No.
First and last name, both misspelled, both mispronounced.
Ditto. And, inevitably, some person named Smith/Johnson/Pratt sitting behind a desk will then say what a shame it is that I Anglicized it. Rrrah.
ARGH BOTH. Like user above my first name (Kristen) is always mistaken for Christian, Christine, etc. This is why I like Kris. My last name though…dear lawd…the French is constantly butchered. People seem to somehow even add letters in the pronunciation that are not even THERE in the written name. B(
I spent my entire fourth grade year being called ‘Janet’. My name is Jeanette. That’s pronounced Juh-net. The ‘Jean-ette’ is only tossed about when people are deliberately mispronouncing it, thankfully. But to this day, I HATE the name Janet because of that. Also, somehow, my maiden name, Manion, was also always mangled. It’s Man-nion. With the nion being identical to the ion of Onion. It was not Man-ee-on, Manning, man-eye-on, or any other mangling e.e
Worst yet, My married name is Swift. As in, synonymous with ‘quick’. My husband has actually had someone while he was still in the military actually ask him how he pronounced his name.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic Violence is all about power and control. Not about something wrong with you or something you did wrong.
You may be in an emotionally abusive relationship if your partner:
- Calls you names, insults you or continually criticizes you.
- Does not trust you and acts jealous or possessive.
- Tries to isolate you from family or friends.
- Monitors where you go, who you call and who you spend time with.
- Does not want you to work.
- Controls finances or refuses to share money.
- Punishes you by withholding affection.
- Expects you to ask permission.
- Threatens to hurt you, the children, your family or your pets.
- Humiliates you in any way.
You may be in a physically abusive relationship if your partner has ever:
- Damaged property when angry (thrown objects, punched walls, kicked doors, etc.).
- Pushed, slapped, bitten, kicked or choked you.
- Abandoned you in a dangerous or unfamiliar place.
- Scared you by driving recklessly.
- Used a weapon to threaten or hurt you.
- Forced you to leave your home.
- Trapped you in your home or kept you from leaving.
- Prevented you from calling police or seeking medical attention.
- Hurt your children.
- Used physical force in sexual situations.
You may be in a sexually abusive relationship if your partner:
- Views women as objects and believes in rigid gender roles.
- Accuses you of cheating or is often jealous of your outside relationships.
- Wants you to dress in a sexual way.
- Insults you in sexual ways or calls you sexual names.
- Has ever forced or manipulated you into to having sex or performing sexual acts.
- Held you down during sex.
- Demanded sex when you were sick, tired or after beating you.
- Hurt you with weapons or objects during sex.
- Involved other people in sexual activities with you.
- Ignored your feelings regarding sex.
Women don’t have to live in fear:
- In the U.S., call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE).
- UK: call Women’s Aid at 0808 2000 247.
- Canada: National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-363-9010.
- Australia: National Domestic Violence Hotline 1800 200 526.
- Or visit International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies for a worldwide list of helplines, shelters, and crisis centers.
Male victims of abuse can call:
- In the US, The Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men & Womenspecializes in supporting male victims of abuse and offers a 24-hour helpline: 1-888-7HELPLINE (1-888-743-5754).
- UK: ManKind Initiative offers a national helpline at 01823 334244.
- Australia: One in Three Campaign offers help and resources for male victims.
Domestic Violence; It’s EVERYBODY’S Business.
Call your local shelter and ask how you can support their efforts this month.
Just to emphasize a point; it’s theorized that men are just as abused as women in relationships. The numbers are skewed because men are less likely to report a domestic violence case than women are. Especially if the abuser is a woman. Women are capable of being just as violent. It is NOT a violation of your Manliness to get help. If you are a man, and you are in an abusive relationship, do not ‘Man up and suck it up’, get HELP. Those who would look down on you for ‘being beaten up by a woman’ or whatever, have no business being in your life.
I’ve seen this; I’ve tried to intervene. But machoism always seems to dominate. Please, for the sake of your own health; your LIFE, shelf the Man card and seek help.
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Y’know, I’m probably going to get flamed for this because ZOMG AMERICA SUX but… I love my country. It’s not perfect, and it’s got a lot of things to work out, but I still love it. There are other places in this world that’s far worse. And I love being an American. If having pride in that is wrong, well, then. I guess there you have it.
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