“I think we saw the numbers of multicultural books flatlining when school and public libraries began to get funding cuts, so that publishers came to rely more on bookstores for sales. At around that time, we also saw the rise of Amazon, Borders, and B&N. I’ve heard many times from publishers that the “buyers at B&N” believe multicultural books don’t sell. When they are not stocked in these bookstores, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.”
— ~Kathleen T. Horning, Director of Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC), School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison. From Lee & Low’s excellent analysis on diversity in kid lit in the last twenty years: http://blog.leeandlow.com/2013/06/17/why-hasnt-the-number-of-multicultural-books-increased-in-eighteen-years/ (via diversityinya)
1:24 pm • 18 June 2013 • 118 notes
These are all taken in Portland/Oregon and I know exactly where a lot of them are. Because duh, only someone from here would walk around with a hedgehog.
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5:55 pm • 17 June 2013 • 101,751 notes
Doctor Who Cares? - A spinoff in which all is right with the ladies’ storylines and they take custody of the TARDIS every weekend to explore the universe together
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5:48 pm • 17 June 2013 • 48,969 notes
Is every man in your life a complete wanker except me?
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5:41 pm • 17 June 2013 • 3,256 notes
“Ohio already forces women to wait 24 hours before having an abortion, an unnecessary restriction that ultimately requires women to make multiple trips to a clinic and can end up imposing serious financial burdens on women seeking abortions. HB 200 would extend that waiting period to 48 hours. And the proposed legislation would eliminate the “medical necessity” exemption that currently allows women to bypass the waiting period if they require immediate care. Under HB 200, even if a woman is experiencing a serious medical issue and needs to terminate a pregnancy immediately, she will still be forced to wait two days.”
Ohio Republicans Introduce One Of The Nation’s All-Time Worst Abortion Bills | ThinkProgress
It’s extremely upsetting to live in a state where so many of our legislators are actually murderously hateful toward people who might become pregnant.
5:41 pm • 17 June 2013 • 15 notes