Could you live on $8 or $9 dollars an hour? A computer game made by the Urban Ministries of Durham in North Carolina and an advertising firm called McKinney lets you play out life with a low-wage job as a single mom. The objective is to make it a month, juggling getting a job, rent, a place to live, food and coping with the costs of repairs, things for your child, insurance, etc.. Actually a very hard game to play and full of reminders of the difficulties of life on that kind of salary.
Seriously, if you haven’t played before, play it now. If you have played before, play it again. Especially important during this election season.
just playing this game alone made me really stressed and anxious
ALL THE HATER ANONS, PLAY THIS
This game is amazing. Play it, play it, play it! I shared this with a professor who then had her students play it. So real.
I told myself to play it as my mother lives, because it wouldn’t have been fair to my parents if I hadn’t.
And, y’know, kids dying.
Also…How to Train Your Dragon 2.
Also: Like me when I was 17.
Except I didn’t have a Hazel Lancaster or Jennifer Lawrence-type girlfriend. Or, for that matter, any type of girlfriend.
…or a dragon.
so I said, "I’m actually a boy, Miss."
Then one of my classmates slams his hands on the desks and shouts, "YOU’RE NO BOY!"
I turned around to him.
he said, “YOU’RE A MAN.”
I turned back around sheepishly smiling while all my male classmates cheered and shouted, my teacher simply smiled, apologized, and the lesson continued.
I’m thankful for that moment in my life, it gives me hope for the future.
That more trans people will be supported, and visible.
so my french teacher showed us this really clever short film about a world where gender roles are reversed and how feminism is still needed. its in french but theres subtitles and its really easy to follow so if you have a few minutes i definitely think you should watch this!!
Incidentally, I felt a little sorry for Jared Leto that he was cut out of ‘the best selfie ever taken’, so with a bit of Photoshop trickery, I fixed it for him.
Jared, you’re welcome.
Make room for Jesus