SATURDAY, MAY 31st, 2014
SPENT is an online game about surviving poverty and homelessness. Players must make the difficult decisions necessary to live for one month on $1,000, often having to choose between equally disagreeable options. The game ends when players either run out of money before the end of the month or make it through with money left over.
show this to the republican party
This is exactly what the fuck I’m talking about
"Life’s a game, life’s a joke, fuck it why not go for broke? Trade in all your chips and learn how to be free. Why abstain? Why jump in line? We’re all living on borrowed time. Do what ya like, and like what ya do when ya do it, and if they don’t that’s fine fuck em!"
OITNB does so many little things right.
Here’s a show that understands physical contact - sexual, sure, but every other kind, too - is so fucking important to us. These women have nothing else. Behind bars they have their guard up. They’re stripped of everything. If they try to caress their loved ones during visiting hours a guard will bark NO TOUCHING.
But they continually give into this basic need to be touched by those around them, and they also give their touch as one of the only gifts they can give. Touch is used to control, to love, to comfort, to express what they couldn’t. It’s used by everyone, even those from cultures and backgrounds who outside of bars are generally societally prevented from touching others (especially same-gendered others, and especially opposite-gendered others in non-sexual ways).
Piper has gradually gotten much more comfortable with touching. Vee used it to manipulate, in overt and subtle ways. Red and Gloria try to act as if they’re stern matriarchs, but they break down and touch ‘their girls’ many times.
It’s not just one of the best shows for women on TV. It’s one of the best shows for basic humanity.
me: *eats cookie dough*
some weak ass person: “you’ll get salmonella poisoning!!!”
[danny devito voice] charlie
The Rethink Homelessness campaign aims to dispel stereotypes and remind us that the circumstances which lead to living on the streets could happen to each and every one of us.