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#TechStandsWithPP: A message from Tumblr’s CEO and Planned Parenthood’s president

When Planned Parenthood was founded a century ago, it was illegal to even hand out information about birth control. Thanks to generations of brave women and men who formed secret societies, challenged unjust laws, and started Planned Parenthood health centers in their own towns, we’ve come a long way since. Millions of people, regardless of income or insurance coverage, now have access to birth control, cancer screenings, and STI testing and treatment. Each year, Planned Parenthood proudly provides health information to nearly 70 million people online and 1 million people in classrooms and communities across the country. Today, America is at a 30-year low in unintended pregnancy and a historic low in teen pregnancy.

But all of that progress is a reminder of how much women and men in America now stand to lose. Extreme politicians at every level of government are doing everything they can to block millions of people from coming to Planned Parenthood, deny access to affordable health care, and roll back women’s rights over their own bodies. We are facing a national health disaster, especially in our most vulnerable communities.

That’s why we’re calling on the tech industry to join Tumblr in standing with Planned Parenthood and standing up for access to health care.

A 100-year-old health care provider and the platform powering 335 million blogs may seem like an unlikely pair. But over the last few years, Tumblr and Planned Parenthood have teamed up to provide information and organize communities in support of reproductive rights. We’re proud of all we’ve accomplished together and with overwhelming support from the Tumblr community.

Technology has become instrumental in the fight for fairness and equality across a range of issues. It has the power to influence public debate, mobilize communities, and — most importantly — offer creative solutions to help people receive better care, no matter where they live or who they are. Finally, the tech industry owes its success to the brilliant people it employs and the communities it serves — and we cannot take their health for granted.

It won’t be easy, but doing nothing isn’t an option when lives are at stake. We need to work together to break down barriers to care and information for the millions of people desperate to take ownership of their sexual and reproductive health, and tackle disparities in health care access and outcomes.

Now is the time to be vocal, visible, and active in your support of Planned Parenthood — starting with the #TechStandsWithPP hashtag to share stories about how Planned Parenthood has touched your life, or the life of anyone you know. Call on your co-workers and peers to do the same.

In health care, education, and nearly every industry, we’re doing things that would have been unthinkable a century ago. Think of all we can achieve together in the decades to come if we combine the creativity, innovation, and energy of the tech community with Planned Parenthood’s commitment to helping people everywhere — no matter what.

— David Karp + Cecile Richards

But like Dan and Phil are legitimately so smart.


Dan is such an existentialist and he thinks about death and oblivion and he teaches himself the piano and he’s honestly so brilliant.

He’ll says things that are so intellectual and meaningful and it’s just astonishing.


And Phil, he’s just so innovative and creative and he’s just so amazingly outgoing.

He’s always just so positive and I feel like he would just spend hours mindlessly doodling and then go create something beautiful and deep.

He has his bachelors degree in English Literature and Linguistics and I feel like people don’t know how difficult that is to get but it’s fucking difficult.


They’re both just so ingenious and I feel like we don’t realize that often enough.

If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.
—  Woody Allen

Art tip: Never ditch an idea because it’s already been done. Don’t worry about being original or doing something different. Even if you make art similar to what you see around it’s still going to be unique because only you can replicate how you think and how you transport ideas to the physical realm. 

kelliiee22  asked:

How can the inferior function be identified when it's introverted? I'm sure it's easier in moments of stress. Thank you.

Nice timing on this question, in light of the previous submission I just posted (yours came in first ;).

The inferior function is your weakest point, that which you’re most insecure about, and what hurts the most when other people poke at it, regardless of it being introverted or extroverted. If you’re brutally honest with yourself, you KNOW that’s a weak area for you, that you can’t compete in that area with others who have a certain function higher in their stack.

Since you asked specifically about introverted inferior functions, I’ll address them – I’ve discussed all the functions in depth other places, but extroverted inferior functions can indeed be easier to spot, since it produces strangely extroverted behaviors in otherwise introverted people (hey, remember the time ___ got up on the table and started dancing in front of the crowd?).

(These are inferior functions at their worst; but even healthy types struggle.)

For a Ne-dom, inferior Si is their total inability to retain or focus on details, even forgetting the most essential information or being incapable of pulling up specific examples to support their Ne-dom hyperbole. This means their beliefs are wildly inconsistent and self-contradictory, framed in the ideas of the moment rather than on gathered experiences or knowledge. (This is why it HURTS when people point out that you’re being inconsistent in what you said before.)

For a Se-dom, inferior Ni is failing to perceive the larger picture, or in being prone to action without thought of the long-term effects, consequences, or results of your action in the present. This means they often are forced to deal with unforeseen problems built up from short-sighted behavior. They can either refuse to consider reading between the lines, or become fixated on an irrational singular dream for their future that isn’t possible. (This is why it HURTS when people point out, “You should have thought of that before you…”)

For a Te-dom, inferior Fi is a lack of emotional intelligence in yourself and for other people; not knowing what you want, how to care for your feelings, how to deal with your emotions, or being able to consider other people’s emotional needs in your decisions. You may dismiss feeling-based decisions entirely, or neglect emotional self-care, which tends to alienate you emotionally from family and friends and lead to conflict over your lack of “understanding.” (This is why it HURTS when people assume you don’t love them or care about them at all.)

For a Fe-dom, inferior Ti is a failure to have consistent logical beliefs and to analyze situations with detached efficiency; your tendency is to use emotional intelligence (Fe) to assess people and situations and assume this wisdom makes you more logical than you are; but your logical center can reveal flaws or crack under pressure, when a thinker type bears down hard on you. (This is why it HURTS when other people point out inconsistent ideas in your thinking or challenge you as being “irrational.”)

Introverts:

For a Ni-dom, inferior Se is the desire to act within the world but an inability to do so with any kind of consistency, often leading to a passive lifestyle of contemplation ahead of actually working for the things you want. It means you’re incapable of adaptation in the moment, which often means you miss opportunities and/or epic fail when you try. (This is why it HURTS when people call you lazy or unmotivated.)

For a Si-dom, inferior Ne wants to be multi-faceted and creative with bigger possibilities but struggles to grasp larger pictures, is not good at reading between the lines, and can often visualize “worst case scenario” thinking, in everyday affairs (we’re all doomed). (Since inferior Ne fears it isn’t unique, innovative, or creative enough, this is why it HURTS when people point out your creative faults or shoot down your ideas as irrational or unlikely.)

For a Ti-dom, inferior Fe wants to express itself in appropriate ways and connect emotionally to other people, but feels increasingly out of its depth when interacting with emotionally-charged people or situations. Its tendency to be erratic and explosive leads to feelings of shame or vulnerability after a public meltdown, because of an intrinsic awareness that they should have better emotional intelligence. (This is why it HURTS when people call you unfeeling, inconsiderate, or selfish.)

For a Fi-dom, inferior Te wants to be productive and take action in the outside world but struggles to know how to implement their plans or turn a profit, and can feel overwhelmed in situations requiring bottom lines, extensive logical frameworks, or “selling” oneself or one’s product to the masses. As a result, an inferior Te often winds up angry that the world isn’t helping them succeed, while failing to take affirmative action to attain success. (This is why it HURTS when others call you undisciplined, irrational, or unlikely to succeed.)

Hope that helps.

- ENFP Mod

On March 29, 1967, around two p.m., John lennon came to Paul Mc- Cartney’s house in London, and they headed up to Paul’s workroom, a narrow, rectangular space full of instruments and amps and modern art. The day before, they’d started a new song, meant for Ringo Starr to sing. Today, they intended to  finish it off. Hunter Davies, a columnist with the Sunday Times, was on hand, and his account offers a rare window onto how John and Paul worked.
John took up his guitar, and Paul started noodling at the piano “for a couple of hours,” Davies wrote, “they both banged away. Each seemed to be in a trance until the other came up with something good, then he would pluck it out of a mass of noises and try it himself.”
“Are you afraid when you turn out the light?” John offered.
Paul repeated the line and nodded. They could begin each of the verses with a question, John suggested, and he gave another one.
“Do you believe in love at  first sight?”
He interrupted himself. “It hasn’t got the right number of syllables.”
He tried breaking the line between believe and in love, putting in a pause long enough to create the right rhythm. It didn’t work.
“How about,” Paul said, “Do you believe in a love at  first sight?”
John sang it and instantly added another line “Yes, I’m certain it happens all the time.”
They switched the order of the lines and sang them over and over again.
It was now  five o’clock. John’s wife came by with a friend. They talked about the lines to the song so far, and, in the midst of the chatter, John said — almost to himself — in answer to what’s seen when the light is out: “I know it’s mine.” someone said it sounded smutty.
They chatted some more. Paul started improvising on the piano before breaking into “Can’t Buy Me love.” John joined in, shouting and laughing. Then they both began to play “Tequila,” a 1958 hit by the Champs.
“Remember in Germany?” John said. “We used to shout out anything.” They did the song again, with John throwing in new words at the cres- cendo of each line: “knickers” and “Duke of Edinburgh” and “tit” and “Hitler”.
“They both stopped all the shouting and larking around as suddenly as they’d begun it,” Davies wrote. “They went back, very quietly, to the song they were supposed to be working on.” John sang a slight modification of the line they’d agreed on. “What do you see when you turn out the light?” Then he answered the question. “I can’t tell you, but I know it’s mine.”
Paul said it would do and he wrote the lines on a piece of exercise paper. Then he wandered around the room. outside the window, the eyes and foreheads of six girls could be seen as they jumped up and down on the sidewalk on Cavendish avenue, trying to catch a glimpse over the front wall into Paul’s property. John began to play a hymn on the piano.
After playing with his sitar, Paul went to his guitar, where, Davies wrote, he “started to sing and play a very slow, beautiful song about a foolish man sitting on the hill. John listened to it quietly, staring blankly out of the window.” Paul sang the song over and over again. “It was the first time Paul had played it for John,” Davies wrote. “There was no discussion.”
It was now about seven o’clock. They were due soon around the corner at the EMI studios on Abbey Road. They lit a joint and passed it between them. They decided to call Ringo and tell him they would do the song that night.
—  Powers of Two: Finding the essence of innovation in creative pairs - Joshua Wolf Shenk
Higher Octaves

The outer planets – Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto – are considered higher octaves of the personal planets – Mercury, Venus, and Mars – because of (to put it simply) their “enlightened” or “advanced” themes and their connections to each other by dignity. Aquarius rules Uranus and exalts* Mercury, Pisces rules Neptune and exalts Venus, and Scorpio rules Pluto as well as Mars** (but often Scorpio Mars manifests similar to an exalted placement).

*Mercury’s exaltation in Aquarius is debated.
**Scorpio was said to rule Mars before Pluto was discovered, so its connection to Mars may be considered irrelevant by some astrologers.

When we speak of the outer planets as higher octaves, we’re essentially speaking of higher experience and higher meaning. They operate in & from the same realms of human consciousness as their lower octaves, but they are able to reach an extremely elevated plane of the same concept, energy, or subject.

Mercury represents the intellect, the “left-brain,” the logical mind, our consciousness in cerebral format. Uranus resides in the intellect as well, but it is too big for that space so it stretches and breaks its perimeters – that is, the thin line between genius & madness. Uranus knows no barriers. The light bulb that switches on when we get an idea explodes with the concepts of Uranus. There is an appropriate theme of a sort of “spiritual electricity” that sets mental machinery ablaze and connects our inner computers to everybody else’s, sending currents of fascination, innovation, creativity, and rational insanity to the collective brain that buzzes with inspired awakeness. Metaphors aside, Uranus is an enlightened Mercury, the intellect alight with limitless vision.

Venus represents the available heart, where personal meets interpersonal, the mind that feels and connects. Neptune resides so far above us that the only way it is able to manifest is if it anchors itself in the most receptive part of our psyche. When the energy of Neptune trickles down into the window through which we make contact with other people, it blurs the walls that surround it, until eventually our symbolic house disappears and we’re completely vulnerable to the existence of every other living – and more importantly loving – thing. Love for our brothers becomes love for our neighbors; love for our partners becomes love for strangers. The empathy & affection begins to envelop everything that touches it. Personal becomes universal. Definite values turn into understanding of the beauty & worth of everything, beyond individual preference, experience, or prejudice. An intimate relationship with divinity expands into spiritually infinite altruism & compassion available to all.

Mars represents the gut, the raw impetus behind everything we do, the mind of urges and survival. Pluto resides so deep within us that the only way it is able to surface is through the least conscious component of consciousness, a place of animalistic purity. In Pluto, the “pit of the stomach” within which we notice our instincts and corporeal reactions to life becomes an overwhelming chasm deep enough to hold supernatural forces or creatures that know us better than we know ourselves, and this is meant to terrify, because fear is supposed to be a trait evolved in the name of survival. Ironically, fear destroys us faster than most of the threats we’re afraid of, but in that destruction, we become strong enough to face the demons we never used to be able to look in the eye. Impulse becomes compulsion, human power becomes godlike power. Mars is survival of the person, Pluto is survival of the soul. And on Pluto’s evolutionary timeline, the death of each inadequate animal means the birth of a new & better-equipped one. Mars is avoidance of death, Pluto is the inner pull toward it because it knows that there is something indestructible beyond destruction.

anonymous asked:

what would a Slytherin movie evening include?

  • Spy movies
    • Any James Bond movie, Kingsman, The Man from U.N.C.L.E, The Bourne movies, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • The more innovative/creative horror movies or psychological horrors
    • The Blair Witch Project, The Shining, It Follows,  The Babadook, The Cabin in the Woods, Triangle, The Others
    • This isn’t innovative or psychological, but I think Slytherins would get a kick out of Jennifer’s Body
  • Clever parody/genre-deconstruction movies
    • The Truman Show, The Cornetto trilogy, Funny Games, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Scream, The Cabin in the Woods
  • Vampire movies
    • Nosferatu, Let the Right One In, Blade, The Lost Boys, 
      Interview with the Vampire, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, I Am Legend
  • Getting personally offended when a character makes a bad choice in a horror movie
  • Slytherins love a good plot twist, especially if they predict it before anyone else in the room
  • Appreciating the aesthetic of highly stylised movies - any movie that goes to the effort of having a distinct visual style and interesting cinematography 
  • Taking the best/comfiest seat in the house 
  • Not talking much during the movies because you’re concentrating on the film, getting annoyed when people talk over it
  • Having a low tolerance for bad movies, terrible writing and horrible acting

Originally posted by thejeykey

Involves Masterlist: (x)

-Kerrie

Uranus

Glyph ( ♅ )

Ruler of Aquarius
Exalted in Scorpio
Detriment in Leo
Fall in Taurus

Time Spent in a Sign: 7 years

Mythology behind Uranus
Uranus, in Greek mythology, was the primordial God of the Sky. Creator of all is he; Uranus. He would kiss and mate with the Earth, Gaia, every night. But Uranus loathed the children they made, yet they made plenty. Cronus, asked by his mother Gaia, castrated his father Uranus and the severed testicles plunged to the sea; eventually giving life to Aphrodite who emerged from the sea.

Uranus in Astrology
Uranus: most well known for its rather unusual and unexpected turn of events in our lives. Wherever Uranus is placed in the chart, expect to rebel in that area. Unlike Saturn, Uranus knows no boundaries and no limits. It is freedom and constant ups and downs. You really never know what to expect with this planet. Uranus is innovative and creative and it’s no wonder that this can usually lead to madness, but where do we draw the line between madness and genius?

Uranus in Aries
Revolution is key here with Uranus in Aries. But it all begins with the self. Uranus in Aries wants what it wants now and what it wants is change.

Uranus in Taurus
Uranus is in fall in Taurus. People with Uranus in Taurus want to be free to do anything, but the only thing holding them back is themselves. Money and their personal possessions can fluctuate a lot in their lives.

Uranus in Gemini
Uranus in Gemini gives people a super quick wit and can often find themselves coming up with creative, maybe crazy ideas. They can find that their mouth gets them in trouble.

Uranus in Cancer
Uranus in Cancer natives can find themselves seeming somewhat unpredictable to their friends and their loved ones, in general. Events can greatly impact them more than others.

Uranus in Leo
Uranus is detriment in Leo. People with Uranus in Leo may struggle between wanting to express themselves in an enthusiastic way because of their internal desire to remain “cool” and “detached” as well.

Uranus in Virgo
Uranus in Virgo people may struggle between wanting to stick to what’s “natural” and breaking free from the old and into the new and modern. They can easily organize their ideas if they allow themselves to.

Uranus in Libra
Uranus in Libra people have unconventional ideas and they can draw people in with their unique way of thinking and approaching situations. They may have the “shocking” factor when it comes to partnerships.

Uranus in Scorpio
Uranus is exalted in Scorpio. There are no limits with Uranus in Scorpio and the goal is to explore the deepest part human can go; the unexplored. These people are usually highly intuitive and aren’t afraid of digging extra deep to unearth hidden knowledge. They go where others are afraid to.

Uranus in Sagittarius
Uranus in Sagittarius people aren’t afraid of questioning anything and everything and fighting for it as well. They challenge many beliefs and might shift more towards spirituality. They hate to be tied down and have a label slapped on them.

Uranus in Capricorn
Uranus in Capricorn people can be ambitious, strong-minded and grounded… or at least may strive to be. But because this is Uranus, people with Uranus in Capricorn can be scattered and impulsive, but not afraid of a challenge.

Uranus in Aquarius
Uranus is domicile in Aquarius. Uranus in Aquarius people challenge, question and go against traditional beliefs. They are humanitarians concerned for the rights of everyone and don’t mind revolting against society.

Uranus in Pisces
Uranus in Pisces people are fascinated with the occult and the unknown. Usually they have a lot of imagination and can almost feel “psychic” because of their intuition. However, they can be detached and flighty as well, not knowing what they want.

I’m just gonna’ fuckin say it, I completed all major requirements for a sociology degree right, and let me tell you I learned fucking nothing about people and society. Absolutely nothing. 

I learned more about how the world works having my transcripts frozen and being forced to confront the reality of it. 

Why have I suddenly radicalized and rebranded the blog? Because I’m no longer being fed liberal propaganda that was taught at my university lmao. 

I’m still literally shit, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve definitely got a better grasp of things than I did while in school “learning.” I’m still learning, as will always be the case, but I’m learning far better things than what was course material.

Face it, our university system is hardly about learning, and innovation and creativity, and exploration of knowledge, etc. … and more about paying for a better job. tbh..

Studying mathematics was actually more helpful to me in understanding capitalism and ableism as systems of oppression, than sociology tbh.

Like if you’re doing a sociology degree thats cool and all, but be really wary of what they teach you tbh. 

This is where learning mathematics was really influential to me … learning mathematics basically taught me not to take anyone at their word but instead find a way to prove everything to yourself. 

If it can’t be proven to yourself, and you can see no way for it to exist or be true, then … you can disregard it and work on a NEW THEORY in replacement, or figure out what in particular is wrong with the previous theory.

Not to gush about math, but it really is about everything being fake until you make it ~real~ lmao. Like you can just sit at your table and invent math if you really wanted to, you just make definitions, and prove those definitions in your invented universe. It’s pretty cool.

not to say you can just invent how society works, but you can definitely become more critical of other’s opinions of how things work within reason and within your own boundaries.

Maybe I was a bad sociology student? But I got all A’s in every sociology course I ever took so like, Idk yall, I’m just saying be wary.