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    <>Breaking: <>The government has agreed to rescind DHS and ICE rules barring international students attending online universities from staying in the U.S., per a hearing this afternoon in Harvard and MIT’s lawsuit against the agencies. 

    <>ICE will revert back to the guidance it issued in March that allows students taking online courses to reside in the United States on F-1 visas. 


    <>DHS and ICE Rescind Policy Barring International Students Taking Online Courses

    hold brands accountable for not paying their workers who are literally the backbone of their successful fast fashion companies.<>see who make the clothes you wear in your daily lives.

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  • if any of your clothes have "made in bangladesh" tag, <>you are directly involved in participating in this unjust global supply chain. this is not a fucking trend, keep speaking out about this, and DEMAND that these brands pay their workers. #PAYUP.

    PSA on Britney Spears and the #FreeBritney movement for anyone that needs or wants more information on what is going on with her. It’s a fucking rabbit hole, so buckle up.

    A little backstory first. Britney was a child star starting at the age of 4 years old on Broadway, and then worked her way to the Mickey Mouse Club, and eventually the solo career we know today. Her career has been on autopilot her entire life. If you look back at her music, she’s been telling everyone for years she’s too controlled and treated as a product if you listen to the lyrics of most of her hits. Examples include: Lucky, Overprotected, My Perogative, Circus, Piece of Me and Gimme More. Her music videos, social media posts, tour props and photoshoots regularly show her in a cage or in chains. If anyone has ever seen videos of her when she was younger, you’d know her REAL singing voice is very similar to Christina Aguilera’s. Her record label didn’t like it, as they were both on the Mickey Mouse Club and about to release their debut albums at the same time. So they had her voice retrained to sing in the baby voice we all know today because they believed it to be more iconic and would create a brand and career for her instead of her real voice. It’s unhealthy, and it’s been destroying her voice over the years, thus why she is known for lip syncing. She wanted to make an acoustic type pop album in 2006 titled Original Doll and reinvent herself using her real voice. The album was shelved and cancelled once her label realized she would be singing in her real voice. She isn’t allowed to sing live because she will either fail terribly, or she’ll have to sing in her deep voice that she isn’t known for. Her entire career she has been treated like a product meant to sell.

    Now, for the real tea.

    Everyone remembers the 2007 meltdown. Everyone. Leading up the meltdown Britney was going thru a public divorce, had two children under the age of 2 at the time and was VERY much the focus of the public. We all saw her on every magazine cover. We all also saw the photo of her with one of her kids on her lap while driving. Go on YouTube once and look up ‘Britney Spears paparazzi’. You’ll watch her be chased and followed by hundreds of them, even trying to get into a public restroom to photograph her, videotaping her in tears asking them to leave her alone, and even filming her thru the windows of an ambulance while she was naked being taken away for her final mental health hold.

    After the public meltdown, shaving her head, locking herself in her home with her children, speaking in a british accent on regular basis, wearing the imfamous pink wig everywhere, and shopping naked, she was hospitalized twice. After the hospitalization, her father petitioned the courts to be a TEMPORARY conservator to her until she was mentally stable and for only one years time. 2 months after her hospitalization she did a guest appearance on How I Met Your Mother. 6 months after her hospitalization, she drops the Womanizer video and starts to promote her new album Circus with its worldwide tour that grossed $131.8 million. If she’s so unwell, why did she start working right away?

    Her father after one year petitioned the courts for the conservatorship to become permanent due to her ALLEGEDLY having EARLY ONSET DEMENTIA in her TWENTIES. It passed and has been that way ever since. For 12 years to be exact.

    Now for everyone that doesn’t understand what that means let me break it down for you.

    Britney Spears is a now 38 year old woman who is not allowed to do the following without her fathers permission or he can legally lock her up in a mental health facility:

    • drive a car

    • vote

    • get married

    • have children

    • spend HER OWN MONEY

    • see how her money is being spent

    • see her children (she has 30% custody of both of her boys due to her dad assaulting one of her sons)

    • leave her home

    • hire her own lawyer

    • have any control over her career

    • speak about the conservatorship publicly

    • do interviews that aren’t scripted and all final cuts are approved by her father as well

    • use a cell phone without being monitored

    • use social media unmonitored

    • contact ANYONE without being monitored or having them extremely vetted. (Iggy Azalea allegedly had her house searched for drugs top to bottom when they collaborated on a song together)

    • go shopping

    • go for a walk

    • get Starbucks

    A conservatorship is meant for people with mental health issues or decaying health. Most likely grandparents or people with actual dementia etc. They are meant for people who literally cannot take care of themselves. If she is so unwell that she isn’t mentally capable of doing anything for herself, why is she still working? Since the conservatorship began 12 years ago she has:

    • released 4 albums

    • done 3 worldwide tours

    • did a FOUR-year Vegas residency

    • was a full time judge on X-Factor

    • released multiple perfumes and a lingerie line

    • made $138 MILLION DOLLARS or so A YEAR

    In January of last year, Britney was placed in a mental health facility for 3 months after being seen driving her car to In-N-Out with her boyfriend without permission and for refusing to take the sedating medications her father has doctors prescribing her to keep her under control. She testified to a judge in documents that she was held there against her will by her father. After it was leaked to the press that she was there against her will, the Free Britney movement picked up speed causing a judge to open an investigation into the impact and legality her conservatorship has on her life. Britney’s mother Lynn was also liking and commenting on Free Britney posts saying she agrees that Britney is trapped by her father. Britney’s team had Twitter disable the Free Britney hashtag, and regularly threatens any celebrity that speaks out using the hashtag with a lawsuit if they don’t remove their support for the movement. She was seen shortly after leaving a hotel thru the front door (99% of celebrities park underground to avoid paparazzi unless they WANT to be photographed) stumbling while carrying her shoes, and out of it. Her team used that moment to justify to the public that she needs this conservatorship. She is not allowed to have any say in the hiring or firing of anyone on her team. Every year she pays $1.1 million dollars in fees for the conservatorship to continue, including paying her father a solid $100k+ salary and paying a lawyer she isn’t allowed to choose. She is allowed an allowance of around $1,500 a week for bills, shopping and essentials. Her net worth is $250 million.

    So, when everyone sees her on Instagram walking up and down her hallways like it’s a fashion show. That’s all she is allowed to do. She has NEVER had control over her life. I don’t care if you personally like her or her music, NO ONE DESERVES THIS. All this woman wants is to see her children, make the music she wants to make, and go get a frappuccino in her car. She is a light of sunshine in this world, and we must protect her at all costs. So please, do not make fun of her, support the Free Britney movement, and send good vibes her way. She has a court date this month to review the conservatorship and decide if it is abusive or will continue to be in place. There are so many details to this that i left out that would make this post entirely much longer than it is, but a simple search will show you what else is out there. Spread this far and wide. ❤️ Free Britney

    ATTENTION ALL GIRLS: Being a ride or die means staying by a man’s side whether he has $500 or $5. Not when he cheats 10 times and you stay.

    “Ride or Die” also means that if he ever hits you, he dies, and you call your bff for a ride.

    Loyalty through hardship is one thing, loyalty through cruelty is another. 

    <>Loyalty through hardship is one thing, loyalty through cruelty is another.

    This is the funniest shit I’ve ever seen

    This is hilarious but also sometimes autism.

    Way to tell the difference between mansplaining and autistic infodumping: share your knowledge of the subject

    Mansplainer will continue being a jerk

    Autistic person will get very excited and have fun talking to you about the thing

    Also note that autistic persons will stop once you tell them (kindly! It’s really not that hard to be kind to an autistic person. Or any sort of person, really.) that you are currently unable to listen to them, and you can talk to them later during a break or after shift.

    Mansplainer will continue being a jerk.

    Look, I’m not saying if Herman Melville was alive today he would totally have an A03/fanfiction.net account… but that’s exactly what I’m saying.

    Still went a little over my time limit for this one, but getting faster I think.

    @theeinkibus these…. Are good points.

    Herman, thanks for creating the ‘AND THERE WAS ONLY ONE BED’ trope for all of us writers, forever in your debt man.

    Putting the full text of the NYT article that the first tweet was responding to underneath the cut.

    Link to the original tweet:https://twitter.com/speechleyish/status/1275990670663012352

    Link to a couple of more serious threads about exactly why the biennial “Durian: the Freakshow Fruit” articles are so annoying:



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    one of my favorite things about the book version of howl’s moving castle is the part where they have to move all the doors and end up opening a flower shop, my other favorite thing is that instead of howl being a noble raven warrior in a foreign land who uses his flippant exterior to hide his angst his Big Secret is that he has a fucking welsh accent

    My favorite part of the howls moving castle book is that Sophie’s power is to make things happen by talking at them. She literally has he power of magical anthropomorphism.

    One of my favourite things about the book version of Howl’s Moving Castle is when Sophie and Michael decide to do something stupid together and screw everything up. Also: Sophie’s sass, Calcifer’s little song and drunk Howl.

    One of my favorite things about the book version of Howl’s Moving Castle is them going to Wales and Howl being an unemployed man who got a doctorate in something useless, and so used it to scarper off to an alternate dimension where he could be a fancy wizard, but no one knows that he’s a fancy wizard at home.

    my favorite part is that Sophie’s reign of terror is just her angrily cleaning everything in sight

    Desire paths are just the best human invention because cities will spend millions on sidewalks and yet. Our little foraging brains will think ‘too far cut thru grass for food’ and others will be like ‘other human have good idea. I follow’ until there’s a beaten path when there’s perfectly acceptable sidewalks to either side

    For example

    these are called “olifantenpaadjes” in dutch (little elephant paths) (remember this for later it’s important) and there’s a whole facebook page dedicated to it, where people can send in pictures of these “elephant paths” all across the country and they get rated with stars.

    apparently, a city renovated its park, and ended up putting a tree branch over a beloved path:

    of course, this meant the path had become unusable, which is an utter tragedy, so an anonymous citizen did the rational thing and got up in the middle of the night, went to the park, and cut the branch in half using a chainsaw.

    so like.. this citizen should probably get arrested for destruction of public property right??? nah. the city just thought it was funny and even made a joke about it when the renovated park got-re opened. the only thing to come out of it was this photo, posted by a local news site:

    and that’s the story of how dutch people really, really, really love their little elephant paths.