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Melanin-rich mami in the Bay Area seeking TRUTH thru academics and observation. Single.

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    usamilovelove

    this post is just calling anti feminists racist

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Would you look at that, the shoe fits

    Which one of you Gays photoshopped the glass slipper into a Louboutin 

    lesbianturtle

    omfg first off WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK and second @drhds it’s LOUIS VUITTON NOT LOUBOUTIN 

    give me your fucking wig

    whateverbiteme

    Theres discorse here but im not sure what kind

    Did they think Louis Vuitton and Louboutins were the same thing?

    Yes they did

    wow

    this post deleted tumblr from the app store

    So much occurred here

    Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched. —Monica Sjoo

    Read this.

    <>1. Only THREE PERCENT of the very rich are entrepreneurs.

    According to both Marketwatch and economist Edward Wolff, over 90 percent of the assets owned by millionaires are held in a combination of low-risk investments (bonds and cash), personal business accounts, the stock market, and real estate. Only 3.6 percent of taxpayers in the top .1% were classified as entrepreneurs based on 2004 tax returns. A 2009 Kauffman Foundation study found that the great majority of entrepreneurs come from middle-class backgrounds, with less than 1 percent of all entrepreneurs coming from very rich or very poor backgrounds.

    <>2. Only FOUR OUT OF 150 countries have more wealth inequality than us.

    In a world listing compiled by a reputable research team (which nevertheless prompted double-checking), the U.S. has greater wealth inequality than every measured country in the world except for Namibia, Zimbabwe, Denmark, and Switzerland.

    <>3. An amount equal to ONE-HALF the GDP is held untaxed overseas by rich Americans.

    The Tax Justice Network estimated that between $21 and $32 trillion is hidden offshore, untaxed. With Americans making up 40% of the world’s Ultra High Net Worth Individuals, that’s $8 to $12 trillion in U.S. money stashed in far-off hiding places.

    Based on a historical stock market return of 6%, up to $750 billion of income is lost to the U.S. every year, resulting in a tax loss of about $260 billion.

    <>4. Corporations stopped paying HALF OF THEIR TAXES after the recession.

    After paying an average of 22.5% from 1987 to 2008, corporations have paid an annual rate of 10% since. This represents a sudden $250 billion annual loss in taxes.

    U.S. corporations have shown a pattern of tax reluctance for more than 50 years, despite building their businesses with American research and infrastructure. They’ve passed the responsibility on to their workers. For every dollar of workers’ payroll tax paid in the 1950s, corporations paid three dollars. Now it’s 22 cents.

    <>5. Just TEN Americans made a total of FIFTY BILLION DOLLARS in one year.

    That’s enough to pay the salaries of over a million nurses or teachers or emergency responders.

    That’s enough, according to 2008 estimates by the Food and Agriculture Organization and the UN’s World Food Program, to feed the 870 million people in the world who are lacking sufficient food.

    For the free-market advocates who say “they’ve earned it”: Point #1 above makes it clear how the wealthy make their money.

    <>6. Tax deductions for the rich could pay off 100 PERCENT of the deficit.

    Another stat that required a double-check. Based on research by the Tax Policy Center, tax deferrals and deductions and other forms of tax expenditures (tax subsidies from special deductions, exemptions, exclusions, credits, capital gains, and loopholes), which largely benefit the rich, are worth about 7.4% of the GDP, or about $1.1 trillion.

    Other sources have estimated that about two-thirds of the annual $850 billion in tax expenditures goes to the top quintile of taxpayers.

    <>7. The average single black or Hispanic woman has about $100 IN NET WORTH.

    The Insight Center for Community Economic Development reported that median wealth for black and Hispanic women is a little over $100. That’s much less than one percent of the median wealth for single white women ($41,500).

    Other studies confirm the racially-charged economic inequality in our country. For every dollar of NON-HOME wealth owned by white families, people of color have only one cent.

    <>8. Elderly and disabled food stamp recipients get $4.30 A DAY FOR FOOD.

    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) has dropped significantly over the past 15 years, serving only about a quarter of the families in poverty, and paying less than $400 per month for a family of three for housing and other necessities. Ninety percent of the available benefits go to the elderly, the disabled, or working households.

    Food stamp recipients get $4.30 a day.

    <>9. Young adults have lost TWO-THIRDS OF THEIR NET WORTH since 1984.

    21- to 35-year-olds: Your median net worth has dropped 68% since 1984. It’s now less than $4,000.

    That $4,000 has to pay for student loans that average $27,200. Or, if you’re still in school, for $12,700 in credit card debt.

    With an unemployment rate for 16- to 24-year-olds of almost 50%, two out of every five recent college graduates are living with their parents. But your favorite company may be hiring. Apple, which makes a profit of $420,000 per employee, can pay you about $12 per hour.

    <>10. The American public paid about FOUR TRILLION DOLLARS to bail out the banks.

    That’s about the same amount of money made by America’s richest 10% in one year. But we all paid for the bailout. And because of it, we lost the opportunity for jobs, mortgage relief, and educational funding.

    Bonus for the super-rich: A QUADRILLION DOLLARS in securities trading nets ZERO sales tax revenue for the U.S.

    The world derivatives market is estimated to be worth over a quadrillion dollars (a thousand trillion). At least $200 trillion of that is in the United States. In 2011 the Chicago Mercantile Exchange reported a trading volume of over $1 quadrillion on 3.4 billion annual contracts.

    A quadrillion dollars. A sales tax of ONE-TENTH OF A PENNY on a quadrillion dollars could pay off the deficit. But the total sales tax was ZERO.

    It’s not surprising that the very rich would like to fudge the numbers, as they have the nation.

    masterpost of tumblr alternatives

    this post will be updated as I find more websites to add! please check with the original before reblogging to see if there’s an updated version, and message me with corrections or more suggestions if you have them!!

    websites in red have explicitly forbidden the posting of NSFW content. websites in orange allow certain types of NSFW content or have questionable / unclear guidelines.

    for general use

  • friendproject.net - built on myspace, great blog customization
  • gab.ai - added for completeness, but has a huge alt-right + racism issue
  • joinmastodon.org - basically like if twitter and discord had a child??
  • mewe.com - privacy-focused, has groups and private messages
  • minds.com - allows you to exchange traffic for being promoted (??)
  • myspace.com - yes, it still exists, i’m just as surprised as you
  • nibblebit.com - similar to tumblr with reblogs / likes / customizing of blogs
  • pinterest.ca - easy sharing and collecting, but has many issues with theft
  • swarmr.com - an exact tumblr clone down to the default images (??)
  • twitter.com - allows posting both text and photos in sets, allows retweets
  • geared towards writers and bloggers

  • archiveofourown.org - specializes in hosting fic, excellent tagging system
  • dreamwidth.org - a blogging site similar to livejournal or wordpress
  • fanfiction.net - another big name in fanfic posting
  • livejournal.com - technically an option, likely unsafe for LGBTQ peeps
  • mibba.com - for creative writers, centered around community feedback
  • quotev.com - decent website for original / fan fic and fandom quizzes
  • royalroad.com - hosts webnovels and other fanfic, nice dark theme
  • wattpad.com - modern pretty fic site with direct links to irl publishers
  • wordpress.com - old and well-established, often considered the default
  • geared towards artists and photographers

  • artstation.com - excellent website for posting professional art portfolios
  • behance.net - meant for professionals posting various visual media types
  • deviantart.com - huge community, allows posting art + sorting into folders
  • flickr.com - great community for photographers, can join groups
  • furaffinity.net - similar to DA but for furries, easy to display commish info
  • galleria.emotionflow.com - very similar to pixiv, with imo better tagging
  • instagram.com - photo and video posts, excellent tag search
  • newgrounds.com - an oldie but a goodie, allows a ton of media types
  • piczel.tv - allows both streaming and posting art / photosets to a gallery
  • pixiv.net - huge anime art community, allows livestreaming
  • vero.co - app only, similar to insta but with MUCH more privacy control
  • chat or forum based

  • aminoapps.com - community-based, has blogs + chat, custom themes
  • discordapp.com - great chat app, text + voice, can join infinite servers
  • reddit.com - literally a community for everything, SO MANY CAT PHOTOS
  • 18+ only

  • bdsmlr.com - microblogging + social media for people into kink
  • blogr.xxx - a tumblr clone created specifically for sharing porn
  • fetlife.com - considered one of the biggest kink communities online
  • libertine.center - beautiful + modern site for posting irl nsfw and kink stuff
  • thefetlibrary.com - for posting of erotic stories, replaces bdsmlibrary
  • paid platforms

  • patreon.com - subscription-based access to many diff types of content
  • typepad.com - similar to wordpress but with reblogging and a dash
  • up-and-coming platforms

  • pillowfort.io - <>closed beta. should function almost identically to tumblr but with many many improvements
  • poizen.me - <>development alpha. gorgeous website for artists to post art AND track comms
  • this one’s still early in development but looks incredibly promising as a platform and super pretty to look at!! go snap up a username before all the good ones are taken! favouritism what’s that
  • qink.co - <>pre-alpha. 18+ only. plans to be a kink-oriented replacement for tumblr.
  • defunct platforms

    (so people will stop telling me i forgot them)

  • jux.com - shut down in 2014 due to lack of funds
  • shoandtell.me - now redirects to someone’s personal blog
  • soup.io - more or less closed down this year due to GDPR issues
  • ways to save your current tumblr posts

  • use the wayback machine! you do have to archive each page of your blog individually but once you do all the content, including media, will be saved exactly as it was at the moment you archived it.
  • wordpress allows you to directly import whole tumblr blogs, and if i recall correctly it’s something both dreamwidth and pillowfort have said they are working on.
  • tumblthree is a great tool with a ton of functions including downloading whole blogs, only posts tagged with a certain tag, all the posts you’ve liked, etc. etc. along with being able to download every type of media hosted on tumblr (pictures, videos, audio, everything). it also has a proper GUI so no computer knowledge required beyond downloading and running programs!
  • if you have some knowledge of computers you can try this github solution which uses a python script to download your whole blog to your computer. even if you don’t know anything about programming or the command line they give a very good beginners tutorial on how to use it so you should still give it a shot!
  • if that’s still a little daunting you can try soarcodes’ tumblr post that also has a decent tutorial!
  • here’s another python script that should allow you to archive all the images from your blog or your likes, though it requires some knowledge of python and the command line or very very good google skills.
  • some notes

    <>edit: please stop commenting on this post to self-promote your porn accounts on other sites. those replies / reblogs will be deleted or hidden.

    please note that every site on this list will have pros and cons, and i haven’t listed them here since this post would be a mile long otherwise. please do your research before moving completely over to another site in case they have policies you disagree with.

    also, because I see a lot of misinformed people ranting about this: deviantart does not own the art you post. some years ago hot topic stole a ton of art from DA and sold it on merchandise and people assumed that DA gave them permission to do it despite there being literally zero evidence for that claim. DA explictly states in their TOS that you retain copyright and sole license of the art you post.

    and related, mastodon does not allow or condone CP or pedophilia. the people spreading this info are misinformed about what mastodon is. it is not an exact twitter clone; anyone anywhere can host a mastodon instance using their personal computer as a server, which means mastodon as a company can’t do jack shit to moderate them. what they DO is permanently block all users from every other instance from viewing or interacting with that instance, and add that instance to a publicly viewable list along with the reason for the block. please give their post about anti-abuse measures a read before making snap judgements.

    <>post version 5.1, 2018-12-04 23:46 AST<>

    Thank You for this informative post, which enlightens my own research path, even though for @ganymedesrocks, an essential part of what we will be doing as from January 2019, is likely to migrate, toward professional art trade blogging networks.

    Boost

    Save The Blogs!

    Okay, folks. So. Tumblr’s jumped the shark in a big way, and I’m not even just talking about indiscriminately blocking all “adult” content on a platform that IS, in fact, primarily 18+.

    Many blogs, like the wonderful @blackkatmagic , that are not especially NSFW have vanished.

    (And I for one LIKE being able to go to curated porn blogs run by actual people and have a chance of finding stuff to my taste, it was one of the things that kept me on this hellsite, but that’s another issue entirely.)

    I know lots of people are talking about migrating, but none of us are sure to where yet. Pillowfort seems to be an option, some people are talking about Twitter. But for now, it’s a mess, and even if we knew where we were going, it’s often a huge process, and a lot of us have stuff on tumblr that ONLY exists there. One possible quick solution to save your blogs, both NSFW and personal, is to import it to WordPress. I found this solution through from frantic googling on how to save an entire blog, text posts an all. There are several apps for downloading all the pictures from a tumblr, (Plently for Windows, but only a few paid ones for mac, of which Tumbelog Picture Downloader is working for me so far) but this is the only solution I’ve seen so far that allows you to save EVERYTHING. I downloaded my NSFW blog in like 10 min. My regular blog, which is significantly larger, is in the process of importing, but I don’t anticipate any problems. I will, of course, update you if I have any.  

    This tutorial I found worked really easily. http://quickguide (.) tumblr (.) com/post/39780378703/backing-up-your-tumblr-blog-to-wordpress

    I put parenthesis around the .’s like we’re back in FF-Hell, just in case tumblr’s new thing about outgoing links kicks in. You know what to do.  To break it down, just in case:

    <> Sign up for a WordPress.com account at wordpress (.) com/start

    You’ll have to create an account, with your email, a username, and a password. They should send you a confirmation email immediately, check it, activate it, and you’re good to go.

    On the site, it will ask you for a site name. That page asks you a bunch of other information too, but you only have to fill out the site name.

    Then you have to give your site a URL. If you’re lucky, your tumblr URL is still available, if not you’ll have to come up with another one, sorry.

    It will tell you if that option is still available for free.

    Then it will ask you to pick a plan. Free is really good enough, I swear.

    Now you’re set up! You can import your tumblr! The only differences from the linked tutorial are that the Import button is now on the first level menu, not in tools.

    Hit Import, then you have to follow the link for “other importers”  at the bottom, to find the option for Tumblr.

    Then you’ll have to sign in with tumblr, using your normal tumblr credentials. You’ll be redirected there automatically. You’ll have to allow Wordpress permissions on your blog.

    Then your blogs, including all your sideblogs, will show up in wordpress.

    Hit import, wait a WHILE depending on the size of your blog, and you’re done!

    ALSO!!

    I made my NSFW blog private for now, since I don’t know WP’s policy on NSFW.

    This means that to access it, someone has to have an account and request access. But hey, part of our problem on this hellsite has been people going places they aren’t wanted, so I don’t personally see this as a bad thing. They can send a request from the landing site on your blog, you get an email, click a link in the email, and PRESTO, they have access.

    To make it private, go to Settings > Reading > Site Visibility. Go back and check, it took me changing the setting twice for it to actually stick<>.

    tl;dr, you can import your entire blog to wordpress in just a few steps. 

    I’m going to tag the hell out of this, in no particular order. PLEASE reblog this and spread the word so people know it’s an option. If you’re having trouble, PM me, and I’m happy to help.

    @gallusrostromegalus @kaciart @lena221bee @deadcatwithaflamethrower

    @norcumi @deandraws @morn-art, @thebisexualmandalorian @kristsune @marloviandevil @punsbulletsandpointythings @protagonistically @cris-art @elfda @fish-ghost @godtierwonder @heartslogos @haekass @iesika @incogneat-oh @itispossibleihaveissues @jaegervega @jhaernyl @the-last-hair-bender @kleine-aster @latenightcornerstore @lectorel @medievalpoc @mgnemesi @me-ya-ri @myurbandream @peskylilcritter @cywscross ,@cheshiresense @varevare @victoriousscarf @whatsmeantobe @swpromptsandasks @gabriel4sam @stonefreeak @brighteyedbadwolf @pumpkin-lith @puzzleshipper @suzukiblu @myurbandream @lacefedora @jademerien

    There are a whole bunch more, but that’s a start. Please reblog the hell out of this, so people are aware of this one simple option.

    For people asking how to backup thier blog

    tucsondom

    This is what I did. Takes a long time if you have a lot of porn, but it worked when I did it in March and I’m backing up the rest right now.

    I’ll probably start up a wordpress later this week, once I’ve had time to see other options. 

    severityschool

    I will probably try to start Wordpress for this blog too as a stopgap, until something better can be found. More details to follow, posting this now so people are aware of the options.