Thirty-one-year-old Heidi Hecht of Benson, Ill., was one of those people. As a top-rated seller, she charged $5 for a 500-word article, $10 for a 1,000-word piece, and $15 for a 1,500 words. She earned a total of about $2,000 for her efforts.
—  this is appalling & violent to me. if someone comes at me with with less than industry standard i don’t even respond to the email. if they ever came to me to write A SINGLE PARAGRAPH for $15 let alone $5 i would shit on their doorstep. i hate that freelancing is this way. this is so gross. 

anonymous said:

Can you draw me a picture?

All writing utensils are banned, are you trying to frame me?! How dare you. It’s not even Frame Your Friend Friday. I am appalled by your erratic behavior.

When some cultural critics fret about the “ever-more-appalling” YA books, they aren’t trying to protect African-American teens forced to walk through metal detectors on their way into school. Or Mexican-American teens enduring the culturally schizophrenic life of being American citizens and the children of illegal immigrants. Or Native American teens growing up on Third World reservations. Or poor white kids trying to survive the meth-hazed trailer parks. They aren’t trying to protect the poor from poverty. Or victims from rapists. No, they are simply trying to protect their privileged notions of what literature is and should be. They are trying to protect privileged children. Or the seemingly privileged.

For those of you who haven’t heard…
We have a LOT of cold-hearted, immature, and jealous members in our family.
Genevieve Padalecki(Moose’s wife) and many others have been receiving a tremendous amount of hate. Genevieve especially, is being disrespected, and messaged appalling comments. This is all because people are jealous of her being married to Jared. Danneel Ackles(Squirrel’s wife) and others are also receiving hate for similar reasons.
I’ve made this post in hopes to show Gen, Danneel, and others that we really do love and care about them; also that not our whole family is as screwed up as it may seem due to a bunch of messed up haters. It is unbelievable how much our family has seemed to have changed. So many disrespectful, and overall rude people
If you are a legit and faithful member of this family; and you actually care about EVERYONE in it. Then PLEASE favorite or reblog this post. I want to prove a point, to Gen, Dannel, and everyone in our family, that we really do care, and love them, just as much as we do J2M. Please prove that we are still a family, and that we’re not all haters, and jealous fools.
If this post receives hate, then that just proves how sick, and messed up some people can be. I know this post wont magically rid our family of its haters, but it will show that we’re not all messed up, terrible people.
I’m not usually one to judge, but some of these people, who act as if they’re part of our family, and end up being just plain cold-hearted, and so hateful to one-another; it’s not right, and it makes me sick to think what has come of our family.
Please help spread the word, help our family recuperate, and maybe if this post receives enough notes, we could show this to Gen, Dannel, and others so they know that they really are loved, and respected, and that our family isn’t as bad as it may seem, due to haters and what not. Thank you, and I love you all!<3 ^-^

9/17/2004: I Love The 80s [Dance]

I had a blast at the dance tonight. However, my mom fucked it all up when she came into the gym at 9:20 and demanded we haul ass outta there. (Sorry if I didn’t say goodbye to anyone!)

I was actually dancing. A LOT, in fact. I got away with doing only two different types of dance moves all night: the airplane and the Molly Ringwald-air-punch dance.The DJ was a senior, and she was the BEST. She played The Cure, The Smiths and The Ramones. And once Dead Kennedys began playing, we started an all-girl moshpit! This was our answer to the boys who refused to let us join theirs during the Misfits. However, these male freshman asshats eventually decided to crash it, along with my Faux-Nazi ex-boyfriend Adam. So I thrashed and punched as much as I could, until the Faux-Nazi stopped, completely appalled.

I must have moshed into him, because Adam actually stopped and pushed me. “Whaaaat?” I yelled, before he pushed me again and yelled at me. “IT’S A FUCKING PIT!” I yelled back. Later that night, I went back to chastise him some more. “I don’t care who you are,” I said, “Don’t you dare fucking touch me again, sweetheart. You push a girl— and she’s gonna push back.” I said, flicking him off with my feminist mood ring. And right in front of his slinky blond girlfriend.

As of now my mom and I refuse to speak to each other, but this is absolutely fine as my Dad is taking me and my sister for the weekend. In fact he was there when I got home! I sat next to him in my Madonna punk outfit and we started talking about politics, as if 6 months haven’t gone by since we last saw each other.

syntheticmomma said:

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for speaking out against spanking. I can't believe so many are defending it. You may have lost followers but you became one of my new favorites. <3

It baffles me that so many people are okay with, and even agree with the disrespect of children. Its appalling really. It so good to know I’m not the only who feels this way and this strongly!!!

its cool how on tumblr random rebloggers will almost always just assume that every single post slapped on their dash about a complicated issue must have been crafted to the best of the poster’s ability to sweepingly discuss every single aspect of that issue, and if something was not covered, then that was a clearly failure of the original poster for not crafting a thesis paper on their microblog. where is table of contents? i am appalled at this 500 word post

anonymous said:

Having stretch marks is a lot less dramatized in males than in females, so I will probably never fully understand what it is like to be a female with stretch marks. But its very upsetting to know that females in our society live with being self conscious of something as natural as skin stretching. Stretch marks are not ugly at all. They are not appalling in anyway shape or form. They are beautiful, just like the person who has them. Please never be self conscious of your stretch marks.

You’re a lovely person. 

When asked by prosecutors why he didn’t stop the incident, he said, ‘It wasn’t violent. I didn’t know exactly what rape was. I thought it was forcing yourself on someone.’

from, testimony by Evan Westlake, 18, a Steubenville football and baseball player

I didn’t know exactly what rape was… A fundamental issue of rape culture.