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The new Young American Tracking Poll (YATP) is a first-of-its-kind quarterly survey and report that focuses on the opinions and behaviors of Americans between the ages 13 and 25 on topics in politics, policy, and civic engagement.

From its annual surveying of young Americans conducted since 2013, and TMI Strategy launched the YATP in order to elevate the voices of young people in discussions of national policies and priorities. The poll brings attention to the distinct ways young millennials and Gen Z participate in their civic communities, which often contrast from beliefs and actions found in the general adult population in America.

Most often, young people are defined as 18–29 and so thinly sampled that additional segmentation within the group is impossible. And for the voices of those under 18? Nothing.

Specifically, the YATP provides an alternative to the standard approaches taken by traditional polling towards young people. Most often, young people are defined as 18–29 and so thinly sampled that additional segmentation within the group is impossible. This approach mutes the nuances of youth experience and opinions. The circumstances of someone in her late teens are very different than someone in her late twenties. And even with more narrow age-bracketing, there are major differences between urban and rural youth, male and female, and so on.

And for the voices of those under 18? Nothing. Most national polls omit 13- to 18-year-olds entirely from sampling, thereby silencing millions of young people who disproportionately rely on and are impacted by policy decisions.

Summary of Key Findings

The YATP finds that young Americans overwhelmingly disapprove of Donald Trump and his policies. For all areas where a direct comparison is possible, youth disapproval of Trump exceeds that of the general population. Specifically, American youth disproportionately disagree with Trump’s actions regarding immigration and border security.

In the months since the election, young people significantly increased their participation in organized protests, their use of technology to take and promote positions on social issues, and their use of social networks to organize others to take action.

This strong disapproval of Trump corresponds with a perceptible increase in civic participation from young Americans. In the months since the election, young people significantly increased their participation in organized protests, their use of technology to take and promote positions on social issues, and their use of social networks to organize others to take action.

Self-identified young “liberals” — one third of all young people — are driving the increase in civic participation almost entirely. This group has been two to three times more likely to take action than self-identified “moderate” or “conservative” peers since the November election.

Additionally, across a broad set of issues and policy areas, America’s young people are increasingly taking sides. On nearly every issue/policy asked about in the YATP, the percent of young people with no opinion decreased following the election.

The biggest gains in agreement went almost exclusively towards traditionally liberal positions. On topics ranging from climate change, to immigration reform, to the legalization of marijuana, a new consensus is forming among young Americans.

On topics ranging from climate change, to immigration reform, to the legalization of marijuana, a new consensus is forming among young Americans.

On several issues and policy areas, young liberals diverge from young moderates and young conservatives. The Women’s March in Washington, D.C. and identification with feminism are resoundingly unpopular with young moderates and young conservatives but are popular with young liberals. On issues of religion and security, young moderates and young conservatives are noticeably more skeptical of refugees and concerned by terrorism than are their young liberal peers.

In this report, we’ll take a deep dive into:

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Drew ♡ Akko

 Only one episode and I’m already enjoying the chemistry between these two. XD

It’s definitely following some traditional standards of shoujo-esque couples, while adding in a few non-traditional ones to make things a little more interesting.

I can’t wait to travel again. Travel with friends. Travel with my mother. Travel with my love. I can’t wait to experience the world with my favourite people, whilst gathering as many memories as possible and embracing the wonders that this world has to offer.

Something changes you when you return from traveling. Your perspective.. it’s positively tampered with …and now it’ll will never restore.

You start allowing more space in your mind to explore and embrace the things that you never bothered to acknowledge beforehand. You start to compare the normalities of your traditional living standards and overall culture to the lifestyle and environment you just left behind. The people that you never thought of interacting with are now potential friends that you can exchange stories with. That short amount of time you spent in their country allows you to become slightly more knowledgeable of their culture and it also allows you to be more understanding to our differences and how we as people carry out our days.

Travelling encourages growth and growth strengthens love.


Happy Valentine’s Day, ye unattached masses! Here’s a cover!

Thanks for listening!

find me on these singles’ cruises

BTS reaction to your curvy and tan body


Everyone please note that these types of requests are aimed for very specific people and of course not everyone has this type of body type.
My aim in making these reactions are to create fun and fictional writings that are able to entertain fellow ARMYS.

This reaction is not definite.

BTS will love you no matter your body type & skin colour.

Thank you for requesting~


Originally posted by theking-or-thekid

this boy and his damn tendency to touch other people’s butts… Jungkook would definitely love your body type. But dating this boy would mean being prepared for all the butt touching and slapping, he wouldn’t really show his love for your body in public though.


Originally posted by xxtaetaexx

Taehyung would be slightly low-key turned on by your body, of course he would try to hide this at first as a way to show you some respect but when you two were close enough he would just be constantly complimenting you. This boy would develop a praising kink just for you.


Originally posted by kths

Jimin would slowly come to learn to love it. Curvy and tan body types aren’t as often seen in Korea and so you had definitely caught his eye the moment you walked into the room, Jimin admired you not only for your beautiful body type but also the confidence that you bring with you.

Even after dating for a while, Jimin would have grown a tendency to just unconsciously stare when you walked past him.


Originally posted by myloveseokjin

Namjoon would love not only your body but the air of confidence that you bring about it, he loved that you referred to your own body as “beautifully curvy” because he knew it was just as true as you had said it to be. Namjoon would be the type to constantly kiss you compliments just to reassure himself that you never had a day in which you feel uncomfortable with the way your body looked.


Originally posted by gotjimin

Hoseok is a mix of all the boys in one body, he can be both extremely fluffy or smutty when it comes to your body. When he feels like it, he would playfully comment on how good you look in a certain outfit with his tongue stuck out and other times he just feels like laying in the couch and pecking every inch of your body.


Originally posted by bangtanboysloves

High-key turned on as fuck. And honestly, Yoongi wouldn’t even try to hide it.

He loved your body and didn’t care to hide it. He’d compliment you out of the blue on some days, even in public. Roam his hands around your body as a comforting habit and lick his lips when he watched you change from outfit to outfit when you both go shopping.


Originally posted by jinkooks

I’m going to be completely honest, Seokjin would definitely not be used to itat first.
Jin was raised with traditional Korean standards, this means that most of the girls that are viewed as beautiful there are thinner and have more petite body types (this is not fact).
But don’t fear, Jin is a total sweetheart and a “personality over looks” type of guy, when he falls in love with you, falling in love with your body will just automatically be included when dating.

                                                  -bangtan angels-

"People" Signs

Virgo & Aquarius:

As these two signs are made up of people (The Virgin and The Water bearer) they seem to make up what “humanity” is. Virgo, a healer, and Aquarius, a humanitarian.

Virgo is a healer. Someone who sets standards and begins traditions. Exists in order to bring order, to heal others. They want to help, and so they are capable of helping and aquatinting with anyone.
Aquarius is a humanitarian. Someone who sets out to push those standards set by Virgo and make sure they’re for the benefit of everyone. While Virgo focuses on the Individual, like their detail oriented selves, Aquarius focuses on the big picture, and hopes to make the world a better place for everyone.

akelia101  asked:

What would Hakoda gain from Zutara?

What Hakoda would gain from Zutara

 Hakoda would gain a dependable son-in-law:

Zuko: I am your loyal son.

Instead of a flighty one.

Katara: Aαng, stop it. You know Toph did all she could. She saved our lives.
Sokka: Who’s going to save our lives now? We’ll never make it out of here.
Aαng: That’s all any of you guys care about: yourselves! You don’t care whether Appa is okay or not! 
Katara: We’re all concerned, but we can’t afford to be fighting now.
Aαng: I’m going after Appa.
Katara: Aαng, wait!

Grandchildren educated with all four nations in mind:

Iroh: It is important to draw wisdom from many different places. If we take it from only one place, it becomes rigid and stale.  Understanding others, the other elements, and the other nations will help you become whole.
Zuko: All this four elements talk is sounding like Avatar stuff.
Iroh: It is the combination of the four elements in one person that makes the Avatar so powerful. But, it can make you more powerful too. 

Rather than just one nation valued above all others.

Ying: How can we abandon hope? It’s all we have.
Aαng: I don’t know. The monks used to say that hope is a distraction. So maybe we need to abandon it. 

Katara: Why do they have all these poor people blocked off in one part of the city?
Aαng: This is why I never came here before. I always heard it was so different from the way the monks taught us to live.

Aαng: As the monks used to say, sometimes the shadows of the past can be felt by the present.

Aαng: The monks used to say that revenge is like a two-headed rat-viper. While you watch your enemy go down, you’re being poisoned yourself.

Aαng: Avatar Yangchen, the monks always taught me that all life is sacred. Even the life of the tiniest spider-fly caught in its own web. 
Yangchen: Yes, all life is sacred. 
Aαng: I know, I’m even a vegetarian. I’ve always tried to solve my problems by being quick or clever, and I’ve only had to use violence for necessary defense, and I’ve certainly never used it to take a life. 
Yangchen: Avatar Aαng, I know that you are a gentle spirit, and the monks have taught you well. But this isn’t about you, this is about the world. 
Aαng: But the monks taught me that I had to detach myself from the world so my spirit could be free.

 Someone who understands his cultural values:

Zuko: War prisoners. It could be your Father. 
Sokka: I know.
Zuko: Well, what should we do? Are we going ahead with the plan or are we waiting another night?
Sokka: I don’t know. Is it right for me to risk Suki’s freedom? All of our freedom on the slim chance that my dad is gonna show up? 
Zuko: It’s your call, Sokka. 

Instead of someone who doesn’t.

Bato: Aαng, put that down, it’s ceremonial and very fragile.

Someone who respects soldiers:

Zuko:  You can’t sacrifice an entire division like that! Those soldiers love and defend our nation! How can you betray them? 

Instead of someone who sees all people who take life as evildoers …

Aαng: Katara, you sound like Jet. 

… while ignoring his own actions in war.

And someone who has risked his life for the sake of his wife:

His daughter:

His son:

And himself.

Instead of someone who thought justice for Kya was the same as revenge:

And tried to push forgiveness for a tragedy he was never involved with:

Or even asked about.

Someone who makes restitution when he does the wrong thing:

Zuko: I’m sorry for what I did to you.  It was an accident. Fire can be dangerous and wild. So as a firebender, I need to be more careful and control my bending so I don’t hurt people unintentionally. 

Suki: A…actually, we met a long time ago. 
Zuko: We did?
Suki: Yeah, you kind of burned down my village.
Zuko: Oh. Sorry about that. Nice to see you again.

Katara: I was the first person to trust you, remember Back in Ba Sing Se. And you turned around and betrayed me. Betrayed all of us. 
Zuko: What can I do to make it up to you? 

Instead of someone who doesn’t acknowledge it.

Toph: So how did it go with the Guru? Did you master the Avatar State?
Sokka: Aαng, are you ok?
Aαng:  I’m great. It went great with the Guru. I completely mastered the Avatar State. Heh heh…heh. Yeah.

In the future, his daughter will be treated like a partner:

Instead of an accessory.

Also, Hakoda would gain someone who meets the standard for a traditional Water Tribe husband–even if he’s not Water Tribe himself.

Someone who can provide for his daughter:

Katara: Doesn’t it seem kinda weird that we’re hiding from the Fire Lord in his own house? 
Zuko: I told you, my Father hasn’t come here since our family was actually happy. And that was a long time ago. This is the last place anyone would think to look for us. 

Keep her warm:

Zuko:  Are you cold? 
Ty Lee: I’m freezing.
Zuko:  I’ll make a fire. 

And protect her:

 Instead of someone who expects Hakoda’s children to provide for him:

Aαng: Great, you’re back! What’s for dinner?
Sokka: We’ve got a few options. First, round nuts and some kind of oval shaped nuts, and some rock shaped nuts that… might just be rocks. Dig in!

Leaves her in the cold:

And whom she protects from the ills of the world:

Even to his own detriment.

And who would make sure Hakoda’s grandchildren would be by their father’s side:

Instead of forgotten by their father’s spiritual successors.

Bumi: Ugh. Phew. Excuse me, a little help here?
Air Acolyte woman: Sorry, I thought you were the servants.
Bumi: We’re Tenzin’s brother and sister.
Air Acolyte woman: Avatar Aαng had other children? The world is filled with more airbenders?
Kya: We’re not airbenders.
Air Acolyte woman: Oh. I’m so sorry.

morons on tumblr: i really hate women and female characters who don’t conform to traditional standards of femininity, but i’ll get in trouble if i say that outright. how can i make this progressive? hmmm uhh… i hate this female character because she (spins wheel) oppresses feminine women by (spins wheel) not wearing dresses which probably makes them uncomfortable and thus (spins wheel) is enacting male privilege

“I feel like all of these new wave movies regarding more feminist princesses like Elsa and Moana is just a ploy to get more money, not because they actually care about diversity. The generation that made the Golden renaissance thrive is now educated and grown, so in order to keep us interested they re clearly trying to evolve their traditional standards too, but not for the right reasons.”

Brother, Mine (Loki/Thor x reader)

Requests: Would you do a fic where the reader is good friends with Thor, maybe a part-time avenger, and after the Dark World, (like the Dr. Strange after credit scene) Loki is just kinda messing around Earth in disguise and meets her and falls for her? (oddly this idea reminded me of Megamind) thanks bonnie, hope requests aren’t too overwhelming this time! 

Request open!!! *happy dance* Can I request a funny ThorxReader when the reader has a last name like Coulson, Johnson ect and Thor is confused why it’s not -dottir. And everybody try to explain it doesn’t work like this on Midgard but Thor still doesn’t get it. Thank you for considering it !!

“But it makes little sense to me,” Thor protested with a shake of his head, fueling the chuckles of the group around him, “the surnames used here in Midgard in no way follow the traditional familial standard.  I am son of Odin, therefore I am Thor Odinson.  The men in your realm seem to have lost their regard for this use of honor, as have the females, who should end their surname in dottir in the same manner.  It must be incredibly disrespectful to your families to have lost this practice.”

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anonymous asked:

New MM Blogs..? HELL YES!!<3 SO EXCITED! Hope everything goes well.~ Onto the Ask, How would the RFA+Searan+V(Sorry if that's a lot of people....) React to Finding out MC Is Like a Super Tall, Gorgeous, Curvy Model?~ Thanks!!=^v^=


  • Can you say “Power Couple”????
  • Because the two of you will really be unstoppable
  • For real though, when you first meet him on day 7 he thinks you’re someone from the agency
  • Nearly faints when you reveal yourself as MC
  • “No way… MC? From the chatroom??”
  • He ascends to another plane lowkey; he’s met an angel and he wants you to believe it
  • Does kinda get insecure around you sometimes but for the most part he just loves loving you
  • and so many couple photoshoots omg


  • Oh no, he’s super insecure around you
  • Seriously, constant feelings of inadequacy
  • Especially since he’s an inch or two shorter than you, more when you wear heels
  • He’s nervous when you take him to one of your photoshoots
  • All these people are so gorgeous, how could he possibly measure up??
  • You quickly put that to rest when you kiss him hard in front of everyone
  • He’s shook but he’s proud to be yours


  • He’s used to being around beautiful women, and he’s prone to ignoring them
  • So it’s not your beauty that catches his eye
  • But once he falls in love with you as a person, he can’t ever stop admiring you
  • You’re not trashy or artificial like those other women- you have this natural beauty
  • And although he can’t blame others for wanting to capture your beauty
  • He does get jealous
  • HELLA jealous


  • More than anything she’s blown away by the combination of your femininity and confidence
  • Being Jumin’s assistant taught her to suppress a lot of that and she really admires it in you
  • She’s never been one to ogle at “sexy” women in public
  • But your body is like art to her
  • Art that rivals even Zen’s
  • And as far as your business goes, she makes sure to protect your career as fiercely as she does with Zen’s
  • She’s your #1 fan now


  • Your SNS profile gave him a nosebleed
  • Like with so many other things, Seven has internet stalked you to hell and back
  • And he is counting down the days until he can meet you in person
  • He can’t concentrate on his work, trying to imagine how much of those pictures were photoshopped and how much was natural
  • So when he does meet you, OH BOY
  • Is even that 쌍꺼풀 real???
  • Admires you from afar though, just because of the circumstances of your meeting


  • He doesn’t really have a standard for traditional beauty
  • But even he can see that you’re drop-dead gorgeous
  • This man’s emotions are very complicated and so are his feelings towards you
  • On the one hand he wants to indulge in you and your beauty
  • And fuck your brains out
  • But on the other hand he feels very strongly that he doesn’t deserve you
  • The result is that he spoils you senseless


  • To him, you are a piece of fine art and you need to be treated that way
  • Holy shit does he treat you like a princess
  • He’s got the dough so he uses it you buy you nice things
  • And, of course, he is always always asking to take pictures of you
  • You’re by far his favorite model
  • And he always goes with you to other photoshoots
  • He likes chatting it up with the other photographers- a lot of them are even his friends
  • All in all a perfect couple

Let’s all take a moment and think about the *true* victims of discrimination in 2017: white men.

Craft Supply Correspondences

I’m going to put this under a read more, because I have the feeling I’ll want to tweak this as I use it more, and I’m sure I forgot a lot of great craft supplies.

These are my own personal associations. Tweak as needed. This is a “more like guidelines than actual rules” list. Also throw in color magic as needed! Lots of things lend themselves super well to that. Markers, gems, fabric, paper… you get the idea.

Anyway. Onward!

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WE DO knot ALWAYS LOVE YOU Part 15 Full Translation.

The Ceremony


pages 158-168

Human world.

Karakura Town - Sakurabashi park.

This park constructed on the hills overlooking the railway track was Inoue Orihime’s favourite place. Even though it is only a small park with a few dozen or so trees and couple of benches, every bench is placed in front of a great view and there is no disappointment wherever you sit. Amongst those, Orihime particularly liked the bench facing opposite the railway track, she loved watching the trains and the town from there.

Kuchiki Rukia and Abarai Renji were currently sitting side by side on that very bench. The time was around 10 p.m. and the small night view of Karakura Town was spread out below them. Because Renji was not as familiar with the Human World as much as Rukia was, every time a train would pass by he would curiously follow it with his eyes.

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Cersei Lannister and Weaponized Femininity™

You know, I’ve written literally thousands of words about Cersei Lannister on this blog over the years but I don’t know if I’ve articulated this point exactly. 

Like, Cersei uses her beauty to get men to do her bidding which is so-called “weaponized femininity” but really it more resembles something I’d like to call weaponized sexuality. She sleeps with men to get what she wants and it works to an extent but what people really miss when talking about Cersei is that it fully stops working!! And that in short is the primary pratfall of weaponized femininity and weaponized sexuality for the matter: men don’t fear or respect it so it’s not a means of attaining true power in an expressly patriarchal society. 

I’m all for individual women reclaiming their femininity with makeup and beautiful clothes don’t get me wrong. But, I don’t believe that it is remotely revolutionary to play into what the patriarchy wants women to be and look like. Women who don’t conform to traditional aesthetic standards of femininity, who don’t shave and have short hair and don’t wear makeup, are literally punished by society for doing so. And then, the kicker is that women who DO fit into standards of beauty are then objectified for it and reduced to their looks. Not to mention that ALL women, whether they do or do not fit into patriarchal standards of beauty are punished for their existence with rape and sexual assault. Think of Sansa AND Arya Stark, who both face sexual assault and threats of rape in their journeys purely for their gender despite the fact Sansa is traditionally beautiful while Arya spends much of her time dressed as a boy with short hair and nondescript clothing.

But as for Cersei, the point I’m trying to make is that weaponized femininity and weaponized sexuality straight up don’t work. Like, if Cersei or any woman is forced to use her beauty and sexuality to get what she wants, they’re basically screwed because beauty fades as is shown by the people’s jeers during the Walk of Shame and well, it’s not as if she remotely desires to have sex with the men she sleeps with apart from Jaime so it’s not remotely rewarding to her. When something is so volatile like beauty or so reliant on the actions of other people like sexuality, it is just not a privilege! 

Although there might be temporary rewards for beauty and sexuality, in the long run, they simply result in more pain for the woman in question. Like the esteemed Sylvia Plath said, “Being born a woman is an awful tragedy.”

Lucky Clovers

So, the first scans of the new chapter are out (slight spoiler alert!).
At the Christmas party, Shiemi gives everyone a clover charm.

Me: “Hold on… that looks familiar…” *flips through manga* “Duuuuude.”

Did we just stumble upon some sort of standard Exorcist goodbye tradition, or…?
We still don’t know the Important Big Thing Shiemi’s mom told her that made her quit exorcism. And then then there’s the real shape of the Grigori. And some theories about the Moriyama family’s relation to one of them in particular.

…Could it be those lucky clovers are actually sprouts from Shemihaza?

1. Modern America bases the value of men on how much money they have 

2. Late capitalism causes virtually all millennials to be financially unsuccessful by traditional standards. 

3. ????? 

4. Incels