“You know, equality is a myth, and for some reason, everyone accepts the fact that women don’t make as much money as men do. I don’t understand that. Why do we have to take a backseat? I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let’s face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.”—Beyonce Knowles dropping truth bombs in GQ Magazine | February 2013 (via amythicbitch)
(angst, end, su, drunk!cas, alcoholism, depression, established relationship, promiscuity, homophobia, bottom!cas, bottom!dean, bottoming from the top, drugs, lucifer, tragedy, noncon, hurt comfort) recced by coolfiction
Starting in 2013 and going through 2014 this is the story of Dean and Cas in their ill-fated quest to find the colt and shoot the devil - set in the endverse alternate reality seen in 5x04 The End. The apocalypse poses Dean and Cas many threats along the way, as they have to contend with the croats and Lucifer’s demons, led by Meg, all while trying to work out whether they can trust the infamously devious demon Crowley, with whom they already have a bloody history.
(au, fluff, wing!fic, hurt comfort, folklore, unrequited, bottom!cas, bottom!dean, slow building romance) recced by erurainia
But that’s the whole reason he’s here, isn’t it? He’s not out here hunting Humans. He’s not even hunting deer, or bears, or anything else that featured in Bambi. He’s out here, freezing his nuts off every night, because he’s hunting Angels. Sometimes Dean wishes that Angels were like how they’re described in the Bible. How people from time too old for him to care much about thought Angels were messengers and warriors of God,protectors of Humans. He knows that how they’re really described in the Bible is actually pretty terrifying, but at least they were told by God that they’re supposed to love Humans, right? That’s a thousand times better than what Angels really turned out to be.
Cas and Dean have spent the last five years surviving the end of the world by relying on one another for support. However, when a 2009 version of Dean shows up at Camp Chitaqua, his confusion about their relationship reveals that something in the timeline has been changed.
(au, porn, college, bottom!dean, neighbors, slow building romance, rom com, pining!dean, snarky!cas, teacher!cas, smart!dean, teacher!dean, masturbation) recced by kyrie101
Dean is finishing up his master’s program, heading on for a PhD in Engineering but spends most of the time silently ogling his gorgeous next-door neighbor, the new adjunct professor of English, pursuing his dissertation. So, really, no reason the two should ever interact. Except … the walls between their apartments are just so thin. And even though he swears he’s seeing the guy all over campus, there’s no way the exceptionally friendly Professor Novak has a thing for Dean. Right?
(au, angst, fluff, protective!dean, homeless, !dcbb) recced by anon
Dean Winchester doesn’t believe in karma. It’s not because of karma that he picks up that weird homeless guy in the over-sized trench coat off the side of the road and gives him the first meal the guy’s probably seen in days — he does it because his kid brother is a bleeding heart and wouldn’t leave him alone about it. He doesn’t let the stranger stay with them because he feels sorry for the guy or anything and thinks that good karma is going to come back around to him for it. If karma truly existed, Dean wouldn’t be hopping from motel to motel. He wouldn’t have to sink to stealing and lying and cheating just to get by. And he most certainly wouldn’t be falling for said weird homeless guy in the over-sized trench coat who is teaching him how do all those things. No, Dean Winchester doesn’t believe in karma, and judging by the way Dean’s life is unraveling at the seams, held together by just a couple fraying threads from and whatever small shred of dignity he has left, karma obviously doesn’t give a flying fuck about Dean Winchester either.
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I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…
When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.
Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.
Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.
…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.
So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.
“Back when George W. Bush was president, liberals were regularly accused of being disloyal or anti-American if they disagreed with the policies the administration was undertaking. As Bush himself said, you were either with us or with the terrorists, and as far as many of his supporters were concerned, “us” meant the Bush administration and everything they wanted to do, including invading Iraq. You may have noticed that now that there’s a Democrat in the White House, conservatives no longer find disagreeing with the government’s policies to be anti-American; in fact, the truest patriotism is now supposedly found among those whose hatred of the president, and the government more generally, burns white-hot in the core of their souls.”—Uncivil Disobedience and the Opposite of Patriotism (via smdxn)
“Only in America can you be pro-death penalty, pro-war, pro-unmanned drone bombs, pro-nuclear weapons, pro-guns, pro-torture, pro-land mines, and still call yourself ‘pro-life.’”—John Fuegelsang (via companyofyou)
YAY guess who got norovirus, threw up something like nine times in twelve hours, had to get a big shot in the ass, and couldn’t be given the liter or two of IV fluid they needed because of a national shortage?
Aderonke’s family was killed and she was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to death in Nigeria – because she’s a lesbian. She fled to safety in the UK.
Now, they’re trying to send her back into danger. Aderonke, like dozens of other LGBT asylum-seekers, is stuck in a process that the UK government has already admitted to humiliating and abusing them. It doesn’t work or protect anyone.
But, if thousands of us speak out right now, we could get the Home Office to take the next step and halt the deportations. Will you sign the petition to Home Office Secretary Theresa May now?
Please sign the petition to stop her deportation! 70,792 people have already signed this petition. We’re almost at the goal of 75,000 signatures.
(ETA: Seems you can only sign from the UK; definitely share if you have followers there!)