Now Playing Tracks

throughthewildblue:

You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).

Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.

Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.

Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?

People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.

Especially Fox News Channel employees.

(Source: sandandglass)

gimpnelly:

I’m really tired of people using and misusing the terms “PC,” “PC police,” and “political correctness.” If you think that saying abusing your wife or child is bad is turning the NFL “PC” or telling an artist not to draw women with their ass in the air on a book you’re trying to sell to women is playing the “PC police” or that the world would be a better place if only *whine whine* we didn’t have to deal with so much “political correctness” in entertainment then you’re either a dinosaur or a bigot. The term political correctness is used by people who have primarily been considered “standard” (as in white, male, straight, etc etc) to complain that they have to consider the viewpoints of people who aren’t like them. I’m not saying you have to agree with inclusiveness if you really want to stamp your feet over people being equal to one another as human beings, but you don’t get to run the show anymore. You don’t get to refer to the words “transgender” and “cisgender” as being PC or to women asking not to be shown as objects as PC or to people saying that Redskins is a racist team name as PC. These things are all matters of treating people who aren’t straight white dudes like they are just as important as those straight white dudes. It’s not “politically correct.” It’s just correct. Using a term like “PC” just puts a spotlight on you as an intolerant crybaby.

Your voice has been the only voice that matters for so long that it’s frustrating to hear that it’s not the only one that matters anymore, I know. Learn to be a human who has to listen to others.

We make Tumblr themes