The Turkish company Pugedon has recently introduced a vending machine that’s an innovative way to help both the environment and our furry friends. It releases food for the city’s stray dogs and cats every time a plastic bottle is deposited, and it allows people to empty their water bottles for the animals as well.
This wonderful service operates at no charge to the city because the recycled plastic pays for the cost of food. So, with a little financial investment, the simple machines do a lot of good. They provide a steady source of sustenance to the animals, many of which rely on caring residents to regularly feed them. It also encourages people to make a habit of recycling and help conserve our environment for future generations.
Put these everywhere
Bought all those hammocks, and my boys prefer sleeping in a small box
I guess it’s because Halloween is near so I keep seeing little things on my dashboard lately (and unfortunately some of them are jokes) but this is a reminder for carnivorous kintypes:
I never uploaded what I’m using as my icon for IMliness and I have no clue why
Eira is the single most desu thing in all of existence.
Hey! So, Coming Out Day is coming up soon (Oct. 11) and I just want to post a very stern reminder to NOT out anyone without their explicit permission.
Do NOT out anyone.
do not “come out” as straight or anything as a joke
do not “come out” as gay/bi/trans/etc as a joke
do not treat this day like a joke and don’t out anyone
PRO TIP: watching “how it’s made” is SUCH a good way to combat an anxiety attack! There’s soothing music, a soothing narrator who’s intonation never changes (narrators never yell or change their speaking pace), it’s engaging enough to keep you occupied but doesn’t force you to think too hard!
also sometimes the narrator makes bad puns
well, it’s a bunch of different things, actually. some people think it’s not a valid identity, that it’s impossible for someone to not experience sexual attraction at all, that everyone has to experience sexual attraction; that we’re “late bloomers”or we “just haven’t met the right person.” that’s where allosexism comes from
some think it’s because we’re not “oppressed enough,” just because we haven’t faced the same struggles as gay and bi and trans people; ignoring the fact that ace folks can be trans, and identify as gay/bi/etc based on romantic attraction, and also be people of color, who are always underrepresented in every branch of the queer community
some people think we’re not “queer enough” because we’re “straight passing” due to internalized heterosexism. this especially gets directed at aromantic and heteroromantic aces; since it’s apparently our fault that everyone assumes we’re straight unless stated otherwise or unless we’re a raging stereotype, and also disregarding that we’re definitely not “straight enough” by heterosexual opinion
some people think it’s a fad, that we’re doing it to be “special snowflakes.” this especially gets directed at gray-a and demi folks, because some people are incapable of understanding that sexuality exists on a spectrum; and also saying that demisexuality is “just how everyone is” because of not understanding or refusing to understand the actual definition
asexual women get the “that’s how all women are” or are accused of being brainwashed by the patriarchy into sexual repression, and that they can’t be feminist unless they embrace their sexuality. asexual men get told they’re “really just gay” and that they have internalized homophobia, or because of all the societal expectation to be super-sexual studs, they’re told it’s impossible for them to be asexual
trans aces get told they’re only ace because they’re trans, or are only trans because they’re ace, or that they can’t be both ace and trans, because people are incapable of comprehending that sexuality does not affect gender. this especially gets directed at non binary aces, as we’re “just confused because [something to do with our genitals probably]”
some people think we want “special rights,” whatever that entails. some people think we need to get our heads checked, re: that asshole anon. some people think we “just need to try sex”. some people think we don’t deserve space because the queer community is about sex, which, i don’t even know. some people think we’re taking visibility away from other movements, disregarding that this isn’t a competition of who better appeals to the straight masses, we all deserve more and equal visibility
there’s probably more, but yeah, it’s a bunch of different stuff, and all of it bullshit
Don’t forget we have to wake up Green Day tomorrow.
Ok just a reminder to everyone: If you’re planning on tweeting billie joe armstrong “wake up” or something tomorrow, DON’T. The song is about his father’s death and so it’s really personal and treating it like a joke isn’t the right thing to do. Plus he’s asked so many times for people to stop and no one listens so yeah. Please don’t do that.
Protect nonbinary teens at all costs because literally everyone is constantly invalidating their identities or policing their gender and gender expression.
You go, nonbinary teens. Continue being majestic and wonderful and you in your gender journey.