TheSOPA (Stop Online Privacy Act) bill has resurfaced and is once again trying to be passed.
The link attached will take you to a petition. Unless this petition reaches 100,000signatures by next week, this will happen:
- All websites containing media that refers to or is owned by a company that hasn’t given its permission for the media to be displayed can and will be shut down. This means sites such as Tumblr, Wattpad, Pinterist, fanfiction.com.
- People who post such media can and will be fined, with a maximum sentence of five years in prison. This includes, but is not limited to, people who own/post the following: fanfiction, fan art, roleplay blogs, fan blogs/accounts and movie streaming sites.
"The legislation would allow copyright holders and the Justice Department to seek court orders against websites associated with copyright infringement. SOPA, the House version, applies to both domestic and foreign websites, while PIPA targets foreign websites. If that court order is granted, the entire website would be taken down. Internet users who typed in the site’s URL address would receive an error message, and for all appearances, the site would never have existed. Importantly, the court does not need to hear a defense from the actual website before issuing its ruling. The entire website can be condemned without a trial or even a traditional court hearing."
This is not a joke.
This is real.
We need 100,000 signatures by next week. Make one of them yours, or all these things that make you happy will disappear.
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous.
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
sentences you hear a lot from anime
愛してる (aishiteru) - i love you
どうぞ (douzo) - after you
ほっといて (hottoide) - leave me be
なんだと (nandato) - what?!
元気出せ (genki daze) - cheer up!
めんどくさい (mendokusai) - troublesome
よし (yoshi) - alright
おはよう (ohayou) - good morning
やった (yatta) - we did it!
気をつけて (ki wo tsukete) - be careful
危ない (abunai) - danger
お願い (onegai) - please
ごめんあさい (gomennasai) - i’m sorry
かった (katta) - we won!
I find it hilarious how half the fandom deems Jane as a “lovesick, clingy girlfriend” when her entire character introduction was “oh hey hot guy-OH MY GOD SCIENCE LOOK AT THE SCIENCE ERIK ERIK LOOK SCIENCE ERIK IGNORE THE HOT GUY THERE’S SCIENCE ERIK.”
I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages.
There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.
I’ve never hit the reblog button so fast in my life.
This dog is 500% done
my favourite part is the second dog that attempts it
The second dog has not yet been blessed with the gift. The gift of not giving an actual fuck. He is not ready.
i’m not 1701% certain, but it COULD even
be the same pair
#what if these girls are a couple #and Jim totally learned that the first week of classes when he hit on one and the other threatened to deck him in the face #and jim laughed and introduced himself properly #but he got to know them throughout the years in starfleet and they catch up every now and then #and he cheered for them when they totally got put on the same ship #and every times he passes them (bc they are ALWAYS together it seems) it’s always ‘hey ladies’ #a running inside joke of theirs (via)