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Maddie, 23: I write, I bake, I play Pokemon.

iaminkwellj:

minervadashwood:

Fat phobia is keeping a world-ranked tennis player out of a tournament because you don’t like her body type.
When Taylor Townsend was ranked No. 1 in the Juniors circuit, the United States Tennis Association told her she was too fat to play. (x)

Townsend, the number one junior women’s player in the world, nearly missed a spot in last week’s U.S. Open because U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) told her they weren’t going to finance her appearance in anymore tournaments until she got into better shape.
Like many black, female athletes, Townsend is not stick-thin. At 5’6”, she weighs about 170 pounds. Despite being the top-ranked player on the junior’s circuit and winning the Australian Open earlier this year, the brass at the USTA aimed to pull the teen from the U.S. Open and any other tournaments until she loses weight.
…
Townsend said she was devastated when her USTA coaches told her she couldn’t compete in the U.S. Open.
“It was definitely shocking,” the teen said. “I was actually very upset. I cried. I was actually devastated. I mean, I worked really hard, you know, it’s not by a miracle that I got to number one. I’m not saying that to be conceited or anything, but it’s not just a miracle or it didn’t just fall upon me just because my name’s Taylor.”
After her Australian Open win, the Chicago teen who now lives at the USTA center in Florida, ditched fast food and incorporated running and weight-lifting into her training routine. But the wasn’t enough for Patrick McEnroe, the general manager of the USTA’s player development program. McEnroe explained why the USTA refused to finance Townsend’s slot in the Open.
“Our concern is her long-term health, number one, and her long-term development as a player,” he explained the Wall Street Journal. “We have one goal in mind: For her to be playing in [Arthur Ashe Stadium] in the main draw and competing for major titles when it’s time. That’s how we make every decision, based on that.”
But as the Bleacher Report points out, concerns about Townsend’s health didn’t prevent the USTA from allowing her to play in both the singles and the doubles competition in the Australian Open earlier this year, in which Townsend had to pull a double-header and play twice in one day.
So what gives?


Where is the “fuck this shit” emoji?

iaminkwellj:

minervadashwood:

Fat phobia is keeping a world-ranked tennis player out of a tournament because you don’t like her body type.

When Taylor Townsend was ranked No. 1 in the Juniors circuit, the United States Tennis Association told her she was too fat to play. (x)

Townsend, the number one junior women’s player in the world, nearly missed a spot in last week’s U.S. Open because U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) told her they weren’t going to finance her appearance in anymore tournaments until she got into better shape.

Like many black, female athletes, Townsend is not stick-thin. At 5’6”, she weighs about 170 pounds. Despite being the top-ranked player on the junior’s circuit and winning the Australian Open earlier this year, the brass at the USTA aimed to pull the teen from the U.S. Open and any other tournaments until she loses weight.

Townsend said she was devastated when her USTA coaches told her she couldn’t compete in the U.S. Open.

“It was definitely shocking,” the teen said. “I was actually very upset. I cried. I was actually devastated. I mean, I worked really hard, you know, it’s not by a miracle that I got to number one. I’m not saying that to be conceited or anything, but it’s not just a miracle or it didn’t just fall upon me just because my name’s Taylor.”

After her Australian Open win, the Chicago teen who now lives at the USTA center in Florida, ditched fast food and incorporated running and weight-lifting into her training routine. But the wasn’t enough for Patrick McEnroe, the general manager of the USTA’s player development program. McEnroe explained why the USTA refused to finance Townsend’s slot in the Open.

“Our concern is her long-term health, number one, and her long-term development as a player,” he explained the Wall Street Journal. “We have one goal in mind: For her to be playing in [Arthur Ashe Stadium] in the main draw and competing for major titles when it’s time. That’s how we make every decision, based on that.”

But as the Bleacher Report points out, concerns about Townsend’s health didn’t prevent the USTA from allowing her to play in both the singles and the doubles competition in the Australian Open earlier this year, in which Townsend had to pull a double-header and play twice in one day.

So what gives?

Where is the “fuck this shit” emoji?

(via tiink10)

myvegansensesaretingling:

coffeeandarrows:

Basically, fuck people who think animals are more important than people.

I haven’t met a single vegan who isn’t also invested in fighting racism, sexism, queerphobia, and classism. Being a vegan means fighting for the rights of all living creatures. We don’t think animals are more important than people. We think they’re equally important as people.

(Source: star-bae, via veganuniversity)

fuckyeah-nerdery:

catbountry:

ex-wife:

did-you-kno:

Source 

"When I got my first cat, it changed me. There is something about holding a cat that makes your anger melt away. And if someone does something that upsets me—I have to remember my cat. I can’t keep my cat if I get into trouble.”

"I asked if Major Cabanaw had concerns for the safety of the cats. “Of course, we always want to ensure the safety of the cats, and the staff is great about keeping an eye out for them. But mostly, it’s the offenders keeping them safe. I have never once seen an offender kill his own cat. We screen them to be sure they have no history of animal abuse. But I’ll tell you this, there was a guy killed in here because he had spit soda pop onto someone else’s cat.”"
Wow.

Cats now control the prisons. They now have an army.

fuckyeah-nerdery:

catbountry:

ex-wife:

did-you-kno:

Source 

"When I got my first cat, it changed me. There is something about holding a cat that makes your anger melt away. And if someone does something that upsets me—I have to remember my cat. I can’t keep my cat if I get into trouble.”

"I asked if Major Cabanaw had concerns for the safety of the cats. “Of course, we always want to ensure the safety of the cats, and the staff is great about keeping an eye out for them. But mostly, it’s the offenders keeping them safe. I have never once seen an offender kill his own cat. We screen them to be sure they have no history of animal abuse. But I’ll tell you this, there was a guy killed in here because he had spit soda pop onto someone else’s cat.”"

Wow.

Cats now control the prisons. They now have an army.

(via amousewithnoname)

princesswhatevr:

It’s super important for all my fellow feminists to stick up for the underdogs (they aren’t minorities!)

Fat girls

Disabled girls

Trans girls

Girls of color

Non binary people

You all shine!

I won’t stop saying it because it makes the “regular” folks feel less “normal” about who they are and that’s really the greatest.

misandryad:

sinbadism:

comicsalliance:

HELLO KITTY IS NOT A CAT, EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS A LIE


shut the fuck up

Haha what the fuck

(via misandryad)

feferi:

Nicki is having none of your cisnormative bullshit. (x)

(Source: oliviacoy, via lipstick-feminists)

sockleton:

TREBLE & IGGLES my clefable n wigglytuff duo; i bred and hatched them together and they always level up at the same time bc their exp is the same

sockleton:

TREBLE & IGGLES my clefable n wigglytuff duo; i bred and hatched them together and they always level up at the same time bc their exp is the same

(via eevee-ray)

Can’t stop with this adorable app.

gothharrystyles:

hands down the best scene from any movie ever ever

LIT-CHER-UH-LEE the best thing ever.

(Source: doloresjaneumbridge, via veganpoopxvx)