I spoke a bit with one of the residents the other night during my shift about how a lot of individuals have a hard time leaving a domestic violence situation and coming to a shelter because they don’t want to leave their pets. The conversation came up when a stray cat was hanging outside the front door and she shared with me how she used to rescue cats and get them well enough to be adopted by people. She also talked to me about how she had to leave her pet when she came to the shelter :(

Idk it just got me thinking about how pets can be just as important as family members to some people so it can be just as traumatic having to leave them somewhere. It makes me hope for more pet friendly shelters to open in the future. I think the idea of having a separate pet quarters next to the shelter would be extremely helpful for those individuals who have pets while in a domestic violence situation and they would be able to have their pets with them during a shelter stay. 

vaguelyjewish:

testoster0ne:

how do woman not orgasm when inserting tampons.

like isn’t just like having sex idgi?

This sounds like a Mitt Romney diary entry.

aatombomb:

micdotcom:

16-year-old Jada’s rape was turned into a meme — but she and her supporters are fighting back

Jada’s case shares an eerie similarity to last year’s Steubenville rape case. That incident, too, involved the assault of a teenage girl, and that case, too, saw photos and videos of the unconscious girl spread like wildfire across the Web.

But unlike the Steubenville case, to which the reactions ranged from disturbing to downright egregious, Jada’s story is receiving an overwhelming outpouring of support. While the initial purpose of #jadapose was to make a mockery of a young girl’s sexual assault, her supporters have come out in droves to back her.

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The internet, it cuts both ways.

unskinny:

Stop apologizing for the things you enjoy eating.

Stop apologizing for the things you enjoy wearing.

Stop apologizing for how you prefer to spend your day.

Stop apologizing for the things that make you happy.

People fuck up, that’s life. Family is supposed to be forever. They’re supposed to take care of you regardless of what you do. That’s the whole point, otherwise why bother?

missdontcare-x:

The women of Orange is the New Black for Emmy magazine

Wish I could catch some fireworks.

But night shift for me tonight. I’m the newbie so I know I’m gonna get a lot of the holiday shifts lol but it’s all good because I truly feel blessed to be doing what I’m doing.

LLMNS