Random happenings of psuedo importance
Reblogged from policymic  296 notes

policymic:

How an 11-year-old girl helped McDonald’s stop gender stereotyping

A Connecticut teenager has forced McDonalds to finally address the casual sexism that has long been a part of Happy Meals.

This impressive narrative comes courtesy of Antonia Ayres-Brown, who first approached the fast food chain five years ago when she was barely a tween. She wanted to know why the chain automatically assumes a girl will want a doll-type toy while a boy will want something more stereotypically masculine, like an action hero. In December, she finally received an answer — from the chain’s corporate office, no less.

Read more | Follow policymic

Reblogged from natzone  12 notes

natzone:

everything you’re feeling is common
even though you’ve never felt so alone
i could probably catch a ride to your house
and borrow a bike to get back home
she says you gotta promise not to break
no matter how far you are bent
she says you gotta shift your position
and try to get comfortable again.

whoa
Reblogged from todaysdocument  132 notes
todaysdocument:

Happy 105th Birthday Queensboro Bridge! (aka the 59th Street Bridge, Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge)
Construction on this cantilever bridge began in 1901 and opened to the public on March 30, 1909.  The bridge connects Long Island City, Queens with Manhattan at 59th and 60th streets.  In 2010 it was renamed in honor of former New York City mayor Ed Koch.

THIS IS THE 59TH STREET BRIDGE SEEN FROM THE EAST SIDE DRIVE MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY. THE INNER CITY TODAY IS AN ABSOLUTE CONTRADICTION TO THE MAIN STREAM AMERICA OF GAS STATIONS EXPRESSWAYS, SHOPPING CENTERS AND TRACT HOMES. IT IS POPULATED BY BLACKS, LATINS AND THE WHITE POOR. THIS PROJECT IS A PORTRAIT OF THE INNER CITY ENVIRONMENT OF PEOPLE AND STRUCTURES, 08/1974

From the series DOCUMERICA: The Environmental Protection Agency’s Program to Photographically Document Subjects of Environmental Concern, 1972 - 1977.

todaysdocument:

Happy 105th Birthday Queensboro Bridge! (aka the 59th Street Bridge, Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge)

Construction on this cantilever bridge began in 1901 and opened to the public on March 30, 1909.  The bridge connects Long Island City, Queens with Manhattan at 59th and 60th streets.  In 2010 it was renamed in honor of former New York City mayor Ed Koch.

THIS IS THE 59TH STREET BRIDGE SEEN FROM THE EAST SIDE DRIVE MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY. THE INNER CITY TODAY IS AN ABSOLUTE CONTRADICTION TO THE MAIN STREAM AMERICA OF GAS STATIONS EXPRESSWAYS, SHOPPING CENTERS AND TRACT HOMES. IT IS POPULATED BY BLACKS, LATINS AND THE WHITE POOR. THIS PROJECT IS A PORTRAIT OF THE INNER CITY ENVIRONMENT OF PEOPLE AND STRUCTURES, 08/1974

From the series DOCUMERICA: The Environmental Protection Agency’s Program to Photographically Document Subjects of Environmental Concern, 1972 - 1977.

Reblogged from allycoalition  6 notes

allycoalition:

BOSTON! You can WIN a pair of tickets to see Dropkick Murphys play Lansdowne Pub on St. Patrick’s Day; all you have to do is donate!

If you attend any of Dropkick Murphys’ House of Blues shows this week, donate travel-sized toiletries (with your name & phone number attached) in the designated boxes.
The items, which go to BAGLY, will be assembled into care packages for Boston-area homeless youth.

A winner will be chosen and contacted by us March 16th, don’t forget to attach your name and phone number to your donation!

(A huge thank you to the band for donating their space and tickets for this cause!)

Hi Boston friends this is a thing for my work to support an organization that’s incredibly important to our community, please pass it on if you know anybody going this week.