Awoke to this Saturday morning. Been a rough 35 or so hours. All is well at Grandma’s cabin thanks to a whole lot of brave folks who held the fire line of hell to keep me and my friends here in our small town safe.

amaditalks

amaditalks:

clatterbane:

pseudophedrine:

bluedogeyes:

The Daily Show 2014-07-17 - Operation Black Hair

"Jessica Williams investigates an Army regulation that ignorantly discriminates against black servicewomen and their hairstyles."

Watch the segment

Are yall serious? Wigs and weaves THATS IT? Wigs get in the way and weaves are super high maintenance… What the hell is this shit?

Locks are the PERFECT hairstyle for that. So are some low maintenance twists and braids (NOT BRAIDED EXTENSIONS.)

Like ok “hey I’m in Afghanistan, let me go into this village and see if anybody can retighten my weave.” Or “Let me see if it’s another black chick in our camp somewhere that can take this weave out, rebraid my hear and sew this weave back in.” Or “Let me take seven hours to cut this weave out, unbraid my hair, deep wash it, rebraid it and sew this weave back in.” NO US MILTARY. NO.

One of the prohibited hairstyle examples just looks like a TWA? I mean, you’re not supposed to go for that one specific type of short, lower maintenance style that the military is kinda known for—at least if you’re a woman?

Not that there’s an obvious problem with anything there that they apparently have problems with. But, that one seems particularly weird.

A TWA is allowed, that photo is actually someone with mini twists, just really short. But overall seems like these regulations were made without consulting a single woman with natural hair.

sorayachemaly
tumblingtheology:

bookishboi:

lastrealindians:

Teen scientist harnesses sun power to help Navajo community
New Mexico teen Raquel Redshirt uses everyday materials and the sun to build solar ovens, fulfilling a Navajo community need and winning an award at the Intel ISEF competition.
Growing up on New Mexico’s Navajo Nation, Raquel Redshirt was well aware of the needs of her community. Many of her impoverished neighbors lacked basics such as electricity, as well as stoves and ovens to cook food.
Though resources in the high desert are limited, Raquel realized one was inexhaustible: the sun. “That’s where I got the idea of building a solar oven,” the teen says.
She researched solar ovens and found that most incorporate mirrors or other expensive materials. Raquel wanted to create a design that anyone could easily afford and replicate, using readily available materials.
READ MORE HERE: http://lrinspire.com/2014/06/19/teen-scientist-harnesses-sun-power-to-help-navajo-community/

Yes!!

GO NEW MEXICO! GO NAVAJO NATION! GO BRILLIANT TEENAGE GIRLS!

tumblingtheology:

bookishboi:

lastrealindians:

Teen scientist harnesses sun power to help Navajo community

New Mexico teen Raquel Redshirt uses everyday materials and the sun to build solar ovens, fulfilling a Navajo community need and winning an award at the Intel ISEF competition.

Growing up on New Mexico’s Navajo Nation, Raquel Redshirt was well aware of the needs of her community. Many of her impoverished neighbors lacked basics such as electricity, as well as stoves and ovens to cook food.

Though resources in the high desert are limited, Raquel realized one was inexhaustible: the sun. “That’s where I got the idea of building a solar oven,” the teen says.

She researched solar ovens and found that most incorporate mirrors or other expensive materials. Raquel wanted to create a design that anyone could easily afford and replicate, using readily available materials.

READ MORE HERE: http://lrinspire.com/2014/06/19/teen-scientist-harnesses-sun-power-to-help-navajo-community/

Yes!!

GO NEW MEXICO! GO NAVAJO NATION! GO BRILLIANT TEENAGE GIRLS!

sorayachemaly
deusx-machina:

storming-s:

amadrei:

marimboo:

alacritousheart:

This is in my Economics textbook

This is fucked up

if you couldn’t SEE how fucked up this is, let me put this into even more perspective for you.a male with no high school education still makes more than a female with 9th-12th grade education (no diploma).a male who is a high school graduate still makes more than a female with an associate’s degree.a male with a bachelor’s degree only makes about ~$2000 less than a female with a fucking doctorate’s degree.tell me again why feminism isn’t important.

I am personally offended to the highest degree

"The wage gap doesn’t really exist." Fucking yeah right.

deusx-machina:

storming-s:

amadrei:

marimboo:

alacritousheart:

This is in my Economics textbook

This is fucked up

if you couldn’t SEE how fucked up this is, let me put this into even more perspective for you.

a male with no high school education still makes more than a female with 9th-12th grade education (no diploma).

a male who is a high school graduate still makes more than a female with an associate’s degree.

a male with a bachelor’s degree only makes about ~$2000 less than a female with a fucking doctorate’s degree.

tell me again why feminism isn’t important.

I am personally offended to the highest degree

"The wage gap doesn’t really exist." Fucking yeah right.