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Some Irish Need Not Apply

Today I was spat on because I looked different.
‘And you’re a fucking chink!’
That’s how I was greeted today while hovering outside a hotel in Dublin City Centre while I waited for a friend. The group went by laughing, I exclaimed an exasperated ‘oh fuck off…’, one of the young boys then grabbed my face and shook it, I was spat on.
This was the first time I had received a physical racial assault – I was shook. I’m 21 and had become slightly desensitized to all the racial slurs I was thrown on a regular basis, but this was frightening. I felt humiliated taking the spit out of my hair and sadly no one came to my aid, or asked it I was ok, even on this bustling street.
I met with my friend and contemplated what had actually happened. The more I thought about it the more I got the courage to act. This was the time to do something, anything, to tackle the closemindedness of a nation who prided themselves on being ‘welcoming.’ There and then it truly was a lie.

read more: http://unakavanagh.com/archives/2251
related: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/16/opinion/some-irish-need-not-apply.html?_r=0

globalpoetics:

Some Irish Need Not Apply

Today I was spat on because I looked different.

‘And you’re a fucking chink!’

That’s how I was greeted today while hovering outside a hotel in Dublin City Centre while I waited for a friend. The group went by laughing, I exclaimed an exasperated ‘oh fuck off…’, one of the young boys then grabbed my face and shook it, I was spat on.

This was the first time I had received a physical racial assault – I was shook. I’m 21 and had become slightly desensitized to all the racial slurs I was thrown on a regular basis, but this was frightening. I felt humiliated taking the spit out of my hair and sadly no one came to my aid, or asked it I was ok, even on this bustling street.

I met with my friend and contemplated what had actually happened. The more I thought about it the more I got the courage to act. This was the time to do something, anything, to tackle the closemindedness of a nation who prided themselves on being ‘welcoming.’ There and then it truly was a lie.

read more: http://unakavanagh.com/archives/2251

related: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/16/opinion/some-irish-need-not-apply.html?_r=0

0bstacles:

huffingtonpost:

THIS GENIUS MACHINE FEEDS STRAY DOGS IN EXCHANGE FOR RECYCLED BOTTLES

The Turkish company Pugedon has created a vending machine that’s dispensing help for both the environment and our furry friends.

Watch the machine in action here.

this makes me so happy

thewomanfromitaly:

generationterrorist:

so-pleasantly-strange:

acid-anarchism:

ny007ny:

Instead of killing an unwanted  tree , this machine makes it possible to move it to a new place instead.

woah

#HOW FUCKING COOL IS THIS THING#IT’S ALL LIKE#’GGRRRAAAAAAWWWWWWWW’#AND THE TREE IS ALL LIKE#’WHOOP!’#AND IT’S ALL LIKE SHIT YEAH GOT A TREE#this could also be used for murder.

well that took an interesting turn.

tree removal truck. hell yeah

thewomanfromitaly:

generationterrorist:

so-pleasantly-strange:

acid-anarchism:

ny007ny:

Instead of killing an unwanted  tree , this machine makes it possible to move it to a new place instead.

woah

well that took an interesting turn.

tree removal truck. hell yeah

creativelylostinneverland:

madelinelime:

When I was a kid I thought your 20s were supposed to be fun, not filled with perpetual anxiety about financial stability and constantly feeling like an unaccomplished piece of shit. 

That’s because it was fun for baby boomers and they basically gave us this impression it would always be like that, but then they ruined the economy.

Preach

lifeisfeedingcaketozombies:

theqwibqwib:

inner—utopia:

Bless that one person in every group that is like “keep going, I’m listening” and encourages you to finish your story even when everyone else is talking over you.

I am that person, bless me.

Anonymous
asks:
First off Id like to say I admire ur individuality. It takes courage to truly be urself in a world that pressures u to appeal to the social norm. Kudos to you. My question is what do u do for employment/finances? I imagine many employers won't even give u a shot based on ur appearance so I was curious how u deal with this.

nathansummers:

xcopper-and-starsx:

efixroy:

tobiasxva:

mrvondoome:

nathansummers:

Even though it clearly states in header of my blog that I am a professional body piercer, I will address this question.
You are right, if I tried to get a job at McDonald’s right now I wouldn’t have a chance. But that is why I waited until I had a Career as a professional body piercer to get my face worked on. I honestly have never had trouble getting jobs in the past as my resume is impressive as hell. I also have a college degrees from Umass boston. I have been a personal trainer, a soldier, a bouncer, and even on the corporate side of the snapple corporation. I really hate questions like this because just because someone is highly modified doesn’t mean they don’t have there shit together. Which no matter how nice you ask it is still implied.
So no I have never had trouble getting a job. But that doesn’t mean you should go out and get your face tattoo’d without having a career or being finically stable.

College degree , skilled labor (funeral directing)with management skills here. Also run a piercing business w my wife

Three years worth of Electrical Engineering education, Skilled labor - computer systems repair/networking, and 7 years worth of retail inventory and logistics management, including floor planning and performance statistics monitoring for electronics giants.

"Just because someone is highly modified doesn’t mean they don’t have their shit together".

Major in musical theory and composition, and a degree in graphic design. I also used to co-own and manage a recording label back in the late 90’s/ early 2000’s.

Hi, I’m Brett and I have a General Associates Degree, a Bachelors of Science in Interpersonal Speech Communication, currently working on my Master’s in Interpersonal Speech Theory and Listening. 

I spent 5 years working with AT&T corporate as a senior sales associate and technician, 5 years running a restaurant, 3 years as an AutoCAD draftsman/architecture designer, and I’m currently a full time body piercer.

Oh, and I’m a Professor. Yes, you read that right. I’m a G.A. Professor at the campus I attend for my Master’s where I teach incoming freshman Public Speaking and Rhetoric. 


Just gonna leave this here

sameatschildren:

deadliftdamsel:

chickdeney:

ketogrrrl:

deadliftdamsel:

oni-with-an-iron-club:

liftingbiobabe:

deadliftdamsel:

perksofahunter:

strengthinprogress:

deadliftdamsel:

This was me. at 16 years old. Deadlifting 424lbs.That wasn’t even my PR this day, I actually pulled 440lbs. Drug tested immediately obviously. 

If you’d like to humor yourself, read the comments on Youtube.

I was 16 years old reading that.

I was just like F dem haters.

laughed and then went to a JoBros concert because i was that cool.

GUYS LOOK AT THIS

Youtube men are the dumbest men. You rock, seriously. 

Agreed! :) And thank youuu! 

PLS LET ME BE YOU

Can you imagine what she will be pulling when she hits her prime! That is outstanding!

well just want 500 soon :)

you’re a fucking beast!

"There is no way a girl that age could ever dead lift 400 pounds naturally. Girls do not have the testosterone at 16 that is required."
~~REQUIRED~~ LMAO

good ol’ days

I wanna be just like you when I grow up

hylianears:

micdotcom:

Canadian music festival takes huge step against Native appropriation

Follow micdotcom 

From their announcement:

For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.

Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.

FUCKING.THANK YOU. FINALLY.

agoodcartoon:

Women have an unfair advantage in business because they can get to the top in much fewer steps. An MRA cartoon. - credit to Poopy Palpy

agoodcartoon:

Women have an unfair advantage in business because they can get to the top in much fewer steps. An MRA cartoon.
- credit to Poopy Palpy