Little in the middle but she got much back.
So my close friend Ruggy’s cat was shot with a BB gun! The femur is broken in several places and there is a metal ball in her leg!
He doesn’t want to put her down, and the only two options are to either remove the leg entirely, or put wires in her leg, but either way she’ll be crippled for the rest of her life! :C
I know 2,000$ is a lot, but the cost of the surgery to amputate her leg, the x-rays, and the medicine is what will be covered for this!
Please please, if you guys can help in any way through donations or spreading the word, it would mean a lot!
sorry i haven’t been around much lately, y’all. i’ve been spending the last week busy with schoolwork and working with annie (my new pup, for those who aren’t aware yet!) and trying to get her accustomed to her new home.
how pretty is she?!?! LOOK AT HER FUCKING EARS. WHAT A CUTIE. and she’s actually been awesome so far, with minimal accidents in the house except for in her sleep (she has some incontinence issues) but she still loves to jump up on me/my roommates/strangers in the street/whoever, and her leash manners are terrible. she also gets bad separation anxiety (probably from the stress of going through at least four homes in her short 8 months of life, but i digress) and she whines and scratches at the door when she can’t see me. it’s literally like having a toddler around - i can’t even go to the bathroom without her pushing the door open and coming in to make sure i’m okay. i am a goddamn adult, just let me pee in peace ffs.
but we’re working on it! i’m in the process of crate training her, and she’s getting better with it every day. she’s awesome in the car and doesn’t get motion sickness unlike some other dogs i know (most notably my girl guinness, who is a horrible traveler). she knows her basic commands like sit, down, and stay, and she’s really gentle with my roommate’s aging pomeranian. she doesn’t chew anything but her toys, she begs (like every other dog on the planet) but doesn’t try to steal food, and she’s the BEST cuddler in the whole world and is totally content with life as long as she’s with me.
she was originally just going to be a foster until i found her a new home, but by the time i got to greenville to meet her it only took five minutes for me to fall hopelessly in love and i knew that she would be here to stay. and despite her relatively minor issues she is really a fantastic little lady, and i am absolutely in love with her and have no regrets whatsoever. my parents came up to meet her on saturday and they adored her. my mom calls annie her “granddog”! it’s precious (i told her she had better get used to it because granddogs are all she’s ever getting out of me, lol). and we’re going up to visit them this weekend, so she’ll get to meet my three other dogs and i’m sure she’ll be thrilled to have some playmates! (she and guinness are fairly close in age, g-pup is two and annie is 8/9 months, so I’m sure they will be the best of friends).
so anyways, that’s where i’ve been! i’ll try to be around more now that she’s getting settled down. i know i have messages in my inbox and i’ll try to answer them as soon as possible! sorry about the wait! here’s a picture of my lovebug enjoying my apartment’s beautiful mountain view to make up for it:
Obligatory fanart because in these days I re-watched madoka magica (and the movies) while I was working, and yeah, it’s alwasy great…
these nerds tho
monosexism is a bad framework but the people most commonly forwarding it, at least on here, are bi/pan women with a very real concern. namely, both straight and lesbian women have been complicit in withholding access to women’s spaces from bi/pan women. similarly, when this problem of biphobia occurs in queer women’s spaces, the issue is, necessarily, with lesbians.
so if the bi/pan women on here seem focused on female ‘monosexuals,’ consider our goals. to put it succinctly: i don’t give a two shits about what straight or gay men think of me, i don’t politically care what men think of me at all. however, access to women’s spaces - radical ones especially - is a survival issue and warrants a lot of energy from me.
I almost forgot my briefcase!
it contains important lab results
So when Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry bring black girls on stage, dance with them, acknowledge their figures- it’s offensive and appropriating. But, when Nicki Minaj makes an entire video focusing around black girl’s asses and asserts her power, reduces these women to objects and flaunts her authority it’s YAAASSSSS NICKI SERVE IT. Is that because she’s black? So it’s okay for people of the same race to dance with each other but someone who does not share the same levels of melanin enters the picture, they’re doing something wrong? …idgi
You’re completely ignoring context. In Lily Allen’s Hard out Here video, she literally says, “I don’t shake my ass cause I have a brain” as Black women shake their asses in her video. She is literally degrading the Black women who shake their asses in the media. The song also uses references to Black rappers (i.e. the title of the song referencing the rap song “Hard out Here for a Pimp” and her lyric “bragging ‘bout my cars or talking ‘bout my chains”), suggesting that Black rappers are more sexist than white male musicians (which isn’t true, there’s lots of sexism in all music genres) and also suggest the source of sexism in the music industry is Black people (Black male rappers and twerking Black female dancers).
In contrast, Nicki Minaj is reclaiming a song (Baby Got Back) that was made by a Black male rapper who celebrated (but also objectified) Black female bodies. Throughout her song, Nicki raps like a man would, talking about her sexual conquests with men and the size of their dicks, almost as a way of doing to men what they have done to women (objectifying their dicks as Sir Mix A Lot objectified Black women’s asses and many other men objectify women’s vaginas). She also brags about her sexual prowess and stays in control and aggressive in the video (she goes as far as cutting a banana representing a dick and slapping Drake’s hand away—the video critiques the male gaze). The target of mockery and disparagement in Nicki’s video is men and the male gaze, and the video works to reclaim agency from it.
In what way is Nicki asserting power over her dancers? In her video, she twerks along side her back up dancers and dances with them and interacts with them on the same level. She is just as scantily clad as they are. Lily Allen, however, stays fully covered in her video, does not dance provocatively, and thus contrasts her own pure and respectable femininity with the Black women, using their twerking and scantily clad bodies as an example of “bad” female sexuality and femininity—of women “objectifying themselves.” This is racist because it frames Black female sexuality as lesser than white femininity and antithetical to feminism.
In summary: Nicki’s video is very much a celebration of female Black beauty and sexuality coming from a Black woman. Conversely, Lilly Allen’s is using Black women as props to frame them as a vile or bad form of sexuality or being too sexual to prop up her own feminism.
So you might say, “what about Miley Cyrus? she twerks along side her Black background dancers too!” But here’s the problem: Miley Cyrus continually appropriates Black culture and also uses Black women as props. It does matter that these artists are white because in these cases the point of including the Black women is either to, in Lily Allen’s case, offset Black sexuality/femininity as too sexual or bad in comparison with her white femininity/feminism, or, in the case of Miley Cyrus, to get “street cred” and exotify her own sexuality by appropriating Black culture and using Black people as props to do so. See this analysis of Lily Allen’s Hard Out Here video and this analysis of Miley Cyrus by Black people who know a lot more about this than I do.
I haven’t seen anything about Katy Perry using Black dancers. I’ve just seen criticisms of her appropriating AAVE and other PoC cultures. So I’m not sure why you brought her up, but maybe I just haven’t seen the videos in question.
Either way, it’s not like white artists having a diverse cast of back up dancers is a bad thing automatically. Here is an example of a white artist using back up dancers of other races without objectifying them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ilh1ewceco (notice this artist tackles the same issue as Lily Allen—sexism/objectification in the media—without being misogynist and racist toward other women). But the examples of Lily Allen and Miley Cyrus ARE racist and Nicki Minaj’s video isn’t the same as theirs.
i love seeing girls close ranks when their fella is cheating, instead of defending him and attacking the other girls. like seriously. it warms my cold, cold heart so much.
i need the rest of this story, where did you put the body
I’ve always wanted to do this. I hope they all went out for ice cream later too.
i want an update on this
FORCED TO FLEE WITH HIS NAN
A cheating boyfriend got his comeuppance when he touched down in the UK following a holiday – and walked straight into his three girlfriends.
Charlie Fisher, 20, had barely set foot on English soil at Luton Airport when he heard someone shouting ‘liar, liar’ – and saw the three girls he had been seeing being each other’s backs marching towards him.
Becky Connery, 17, said she planned the (not so) welcome party after finding out her love rat boyfriend had been texting a girl behind her back.
‘He came out and froze,’ she told The Sun.
The girls found each other through text and Facebook and hatched the plan (Picture: Lizzie Leeland-Cunningham)
‘We started calling him a cheat and a liar really loudly. He didn’t have anything to say.’
After seeing the message, Becky got in touch with the 20-year-old girl – who does not want to be identified – and together, the pair found a third girl through Facebook, Lizzie Leeland-Cunningham.
‘I just wanted to see his face when all three of us were in the same place,’ Lizzie, 19, told The Sun.
Becky later said that after confronting her cheating ex, he ‘ran to his nana’.
Charlie, from Hertfordshire, would invent friends and lie about family commitments in order to juggle the three girls, according to reports.
i don’t think i’ve ever seen a picture that raises so many questions before in my life