Or should that be Americanizing?

Is Tony Abbott modelling his plans for Australia on how things work in the United States of America?

He’s stripping away our universal healthcare (eg. $6 GP fee which will likely only increase), apears to want to privatise disability care, wants to deregulate university funding making student fees increase, is getting rid of consumer protections from financial advisers, seems to want to increase our military size and influence.

It’s OK to model your plans on another country, but the problem is - these things are not working well in the United States of America.

Maybe this is a product of the fact Abbott has a lot of ties to American think-tanks etc. Maybe it’s just Abbott embraces neoliberalism and America is the test case of what happens when you really embrace neoliberalism.

NOTE: Please tell me if I’ve missed anything? Any other ways Abbott is USA-ing Australia?


Magnum Photos: Bamiyan province, Afghanistan

Photographs taken between 1992 and 2008 by Steve McCurry and Moises Saman. Click on each photo for the source/photographer.

Bamiyan is a province in the central highlands of Afghanistan, locally known as Hazarajat. Its population consists of predominately Hazaras, who make up the third largest ethnic group in Afghanistan. 

The province attracts tourists from around the world because of its visual and archaeological beauty, for example its series of six deep blue lakes (one of the few rare natural lakes in the world which are created by travertine systems) - known as the Band-e Amir lakes  - and the remains (niches) of the Buddhas of Bamiyan (built in 507 AD and 554 AD). The giant Buddhas were destroyed under a series of attacks by the Afghan King Amir Abdur Rahman Khan and later, the Taliban. In this set of photos, you can see how the Buddhas were gradually destroyed and completely obliterated. 

After years of war and mass-murder of its population rooted in ethnic/sectarian violence, the province of Bamiyan is now one of the four most secure provinces in Afghanistan, which stands in stark contrast with Bamiyan’s neighboring provinces in eastern Afghanistan, whom are extremely insecure. The cultural heritage and natural beauty of this province has helped it attract thousands of tourists from all around the world.

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I need feminism because most men’s restrooms still aren’t equipped with baby changing stations. As someone who was married to a man who had sole custody of his young son, I’m hyperaware that feminism means EQUALITY, not female superiority. Feminism should and does support a man’s right to be as much of a parent to his child(ren) as any mother is allowed/expected to be.

This is a constant problem for Mr. Tea and myself. We’ve got twins, so even though I can change one kid on the change table in the ladies’ room, he’s left standing sort of awkwardly in the lobby with a messy child while I change one, come back, and get the other.

Nobody’s suggesting that men aren’t parents, so the lack of change tables goes well beyond ‘gender role reinforcing’ and straight into ‘ridiculous’.

My dad actually almost got kicked out of a mall once for changing my brother in the womens room of a mall. The only reason they didn’t call the cops on him was because the ladies in the room supported him.


Game of Thrones Women: The Ladies of Ice and Fire Illustrations by Azim Al Ghussein

every anti sj comic ever
Xtremely irrational minority person: kill and eat all straights
author self insert: oh my such vulgar language i almost felt a bead of sweat roll down my delicate forehead mmm yes oh my
good rational minority person: Hey, the Heterosexual Community has feelings that matter as much as yours or mine. By spouting such awful things you are literally oppressing people-their rights and privileges are being drained from them as you type on this microblogging site. To quote Dr. Martin Ghandi X, "why c an't we jsut bbe nice uwu"
Xtremely irrational minority person: *pees*
author self insert: thank u good rational minority person. it is a shame not everyone can be as good as u *feed treat*
good rational minority person: woof


finally my search is for this gifset is over


Photo of a married woman wearing the costume of Gidas, Imathia, Macedonia
Early 20th century
©Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nafplion, Greece


Photo of a married woman wearing the costume of Gidas, Imathia, Macedonia

Early 20th century

©Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nafplion, Greece


accidentally stuttering while saying your snarky comeback