"Eric Abetz has admitted there’s a risk that people will apply for jobs they are unqualified for, or unlikely to get, in order to meet proposed requirements."
No shit Sherlock. Expecting people to apply for 40 jobs a month in order to receive welfare is not only cruel but stupid. Its cruel because there is not enough jobs. For every job opening there is 4.2 unemployed people. It is worse when you realise that most of these jobs require specialised skills, knocking out most of the unemployed. On top of this there are a host of hidden and underemployed workers out there. It is stupid because any HR consultant would tell you that job hunting is about quality over quantity. A good application takes time, tailoring your application to meet what the firm wants. This is not the way to get the unemployed employed. Even if you do want to take part in the futile exercise of applying for 40 jobs a month, rushing in substandard applications just to meet the quota, you can be penalised for having a substandard application. This is a government who sees the unemployed as lazy and not hard done by a horrible job market. (via progressiveauspol
"They sat awkwardly on top of one another because there was only one seat left on the train. It did not seem to bother them. He slipped a worn paperback out of his back pocket and she rested her head on the hollows of his shoulder. When the train would take abrupt turns she’d playfully over exaggerate sliding into him, and he’d smile without looking up. Eventually she fell asleep. He put his book down and pulled her in close to him like the moon pulls the tide. A small piece of her shoulder was showing and he traced waves across it while swaying in motion with the train. I watched the two of them and realized that I was in the presence of something really quite beautiful. When I got off at my stop I watched them still. As the doors slid closed I caught a glimpse of my own smile before the train faded into black."
I want my legs wrapped around your waist
Your hands caressing my thighs
Your face burried in my neck
Nibbling my ear
As I run my hands up your back
My fingers through your hair
Our skin buring
"But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?"
"Fetishes are literally viewed as fake forms of attraction. The fetish concept is used to delegitimatize attraction to any and all bodies that are not considered normative. This is why people are accused to have transgender fetishes and fat fetishes and disability fetishes, but never cisgender fetishes, thin fetishes or able-bodied fetishes. Even in cases in which the person in question exclusively partners with these latter groups."
Julia Serano, Desirable
ok i said i’d get back to this and here I am, speaking as a dfab-read-as-cis white woman + fat sex worker, so obv not talking abt racism and transmisogyny specifically, but there are people who attracted to people who are deemed undesirable and even disgusting by society precisely because we’re viewed that way, so sex with us becomes idk forbidden, taboo etc. And that is different to just being attracted to someone b/c when someone views you this way, when they’re fetishizing you, they’re seeing you as this kind of object rather than a person. I’ve been with fat fetishists before (not very often, I’m small fat as they say) and trust me the way they treat you is not the same as someone whom they’re not fetishizing, it’s actually really creepy. You can feel the difference between preference and fetish. I prefer curvy women myself but i don’t ask them to put all their weight on me and grab their stomachs and rub my genitals in their fat rolls. It’s dehumanizing, basically. And I think this quote is missing how desexualization of certain bodies creates fetishization, tho i can see what she’s saying and I do think there’s some truth to it.
(Source: grossefem, via missmarvelprincess)
my mom taught me the therapeutic power of cleaning. open all the windows. throw out the old. wipe down the entire house. burn some incense. roast some coffee. then rest. that way the tears from last night don’t feel as heavy.
About 300 photos merged into one image. This time I used the darken blending mode. Mainly to show the bees, as they are darker than the bee hive. The darker lines on the hive are from bees working on it. I really like the painted feel of the background from the motion of the trees and leaves blowing in the wind. Check out the timelapse video… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05hYPsRb6QY
396 photos merged into one image using the lighten blending mode in photoshop. I think this one pretty much covers the colour spectrum of sunsets, lacking only the darker reds. I can’t get enough of this technique!
(Source: matt-molloy, via sttaying-strong)
I don’t want sex, I want the things that lead up to it. The slow kissing then the passionate kissing, then the pulling closer, the neck kisses, the grabbing, biting, heavy breathing, grinding, the pauses while you catch your breath, feeling each other. Oh my.