|Let me tell you about my books!||1. Favorite childhood book?||2. What are you reading right now?||3. What books do you have on request at the library?||4. Bad book habit?||5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?||6. Do you have an e-reader?||7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?||8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?||9. Least favourite book you read this year (so far)?||10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?||11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?||12. What is your reading comfort zone?||13. Can you read on the bus?||14. Favorite place to read?||15. What is your policy on book lending?||16. Do you ever dog-ear books?||17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?||18. Not even with text books?||19. What is your favourite language to read in?||20. What makes you love a book?||21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?||22. Favorite genre?||23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did)?||24. Favourite biography?||25. Have you ever read a self-help book?||26. Favourite cookbook?||27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?||28. Favorite reading snack?||29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.||30. How often do you agree with critics about a book?||31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?||32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose?||33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?||34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin?||35. Favorite Poet?||36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?||37. How often have you returned books to the library unread?||38. Favorite fictional character?||39. Favourite fictional villain?||40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation?||41. The longest I’ve gone without reading.||42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.||43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?||44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?||45. Most disappointing film adaptation?||46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time?||47. How often do you skim a book before reading it?||48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?||49. Do you like to keep your books organized?||50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them?||51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?||52. Name a book that made you angry.||53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?||54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?||55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?|
Abortion was not just legal—it was a safe, condoned, and practiced procedure in colonial America and common enough to appear in the legal and medical records of the period. Official abortion laws did not appear on the books in the United States until 1821, and abortion before quickening did not become illegal until the 1860s. If a woman living in New England in the 17th or 18th centuries wanted an abortion, no legal, social, or religious force would have stopped her.
Reminder that records of contraception and abortion exist all the way back to 1550 BCE in ancient Egypt!
This was a really fascinating read. Until the early 19th century, abortion was legal until “quickening,” or when the pregnant person first felt the baby kick - anywhere from 14 to 26 weeks into the pregnancy. Society only began to condemn it when people decided white, middle- to upperclass women weren’t having enough children soon enough in their lives, and when male doctors started taking over traditionally female health care fields, like midwifery.
Yep, shockingly enough, it’s never, ever been about the life of the fetus - only about misogyny, racism, and classism (ableism, too, though the article doesn’t discuss it).
I hate when my sims get phone calls because they get them all the time and I hate talking to people so I just end up ignoring all incoming calls.
Harry Potter Animated Series
Baxter helped decorate the tree.
They do this just to spite me. He doesn’t even live here, Baxter!
What if Millennials’ aversion to car-buying isn’t a temporary side effect of the recession, but part of a permanent generational shift in tastes and spending habits? It’s a question that applies not only to cars, but to several other traditional categories of big spending—most notably, housing. And its answer has large implications for the future shape of the economy—and for the speed of recovery.
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It’s safe to say that a decent number of Tumblr users are a part of the Millennial generation. So, tell us: Do you own a car or house? If not, why?
IT’S BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO DISPOSABLE INCOME YOU THUNDERING IDIOTS. Fucking preference has nothing to do with it. 50% of college graduates have no job! They all have the most student loan debt ever! What are you asking this question for?!
Also: housing is a good bit more expensive now.
My parents got a 15-year mortgage on a new house in the mid-70s. The house was $32,000. Average home price in that area now? $190,000.
So, home prices went up. Food prices went up. Health care prices went WAY UP. Rent prices went up. Higher education went up so damn high that some of us forgo that all together. Energy prices went up. Car prices went up.
Prices of prices went up.
We also pay cell phone bills, internet bills, data plans, text plans, online subscriptions, cable/satellite tv, netflix, DVR subscriptions — bills that didn’t even exist 30-40 years ago. We also use computers and smartphones and microwaves and other consumer electronics that didn’t exist 20-50 years ago.
We need medications and doctors and contact lenses and tampons and maxi pads and other things that cost money just to be alive and keep us healthy.
Most of us can’t afford to:
- Get married and have a “Traditional” big wedding
- Buy a house
- Buy a new car
- PLAN to have children
- Take two, consecutive weeks of vacation.
Jobs that paid 50k in the late 1990s now pay between 30-35. Interest rates that favor consumers have gone down.
So I say, no. We are not choosing not to buy homes. We’re not choosing to take the bus in cities where there’s no good public transit. WE ARE NOT CHOOSING TO LIVE WHAT SOCIETY DEEMS AS AN UNDESIRABLE LIFESTYLE.
Don’t even get me started on the fact that these two people in the picture are young white hipsters. Young black and brown folks have been forgoing homeownership and buying new cars for decades, this shit isn’t new, pal. You’re just acting like this shit is new because it’s hitting white folks.
anyway, my point is: We are fucking broke.
read the commentary above ^^
"Hey. Hey, guys. I know the economy being fucked up is totally our fault, but what if we tell people the next generation…wants to be poor?”
Oh look I’m reblogging this again.