Ask the Siri, the new iPhone 4 assistant, where to get an abortion, and, if you happen to be in Washington, D.C., she won’t direct you to the Planned Parenthood on 16th St, NW. Instead, she’ll suggest you pay a visit to the 1st Choice Women’s Health Center, an anti-abortion Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC) in Landsdowne, Virginia, or Human Life Services, a CPC in York, Pennsylvania. Ask Google the same question, and you’ll get ads for no less than 7 metro-area abortion clinics, 2 CPCs and a nationwide abortion referral service.
Ask in New York City, and Siri will tell you: ‘I didn’t find any abortion clinics.’
I find it really difficult to respect the food choices that people make. I know I’m suppose to respect their decision just as much as I want them to respect mine.
But how am I suppose to respect a decision that involves such cruel practices to animals and such damaging effects to the environment?
I’m sorry but it’s not happening.
I have this problem too.
I don’t understand how I’m expected to respect something I’m totally against…
this is way too vague. what choices are we talking about, here?
because if this is the same general complaint i’ve heard over time from various veg* people, some people can’t make a different choice, and that’s just that. and if cruelty and environmental problems are the issue, get mad at the company. get mad at the lack of knowledge passed around. get mad at the industry. get mad at the culture that treats non-human animals as lesser, and the people who perpetuate it. but the fact just can’t be ignored that many people can’t keep the same diet you do. whether it be health, money, time, access, mental etc. reasons. i find it unreasonable to automatically judge someone’s diet without knowing everything about them.
and please, i’m tired of vegans pretending that they automatically are doing better for the world and care more because they are not directly involved in the deaths of/eating sentient creatures. let’s not get into who picks our fruit and veggies, and what they go through. i don’t see every vegan making sure their food is cruelty-free. a vegan diet is wonderful, yes - but our food industry issue is a massive, all-consuming, nationwide problem that isn’t automatically escaped because you’re not eating any animal products. i’m tired of this shit.
this. i like how these assholes think shits for them to approve of. wtf are you anyway? and bet not be eating anything harvested via human cruelty and slave labor aka most of the produce at any market if you care to judge so harshly. gtfoh and stfu. mind your damn business and stop actin like saving cows is more noble than saving the fucking brown children toiling like animals to grow your fucking food and make everything you fucking own, down to the computer youre fucking browsing on.
"whether it be health, money, time, access, mental etc. reasons. i find it unreasonable to automatically judge someone’s diet without knowing everything about them."
Richmond has so many amazing small businesses to shop at offering discounts that there is no persuasive reason to drive far down Broad Street today for good deals. In addition to saving 10% today off everything in Rumors, here are some other spots to stop by to find the perfect gifts.
Velocity Comics: 819-A West Broad Street I know you all have some friends who would love nothing more than to have some of their on hold box bought for them by you for Christmas.
Mongrel: 2924 West Cary Street From quirkey wine glasses, to unique candle holders and fancy journals, this has been a one stop shop to find many a present for my Mom, Dad, & grandparents.
Chop Suey: 2913 West Cary Street Everything you could want from a Barnes & Nobel plus tons of personality. Find Slingshots for your friends, local zines and a large selection of new and used books.
Farm to Family: located on a bus so it moves around. Today you can find it on Crenshaw Ave in Carytown, next to Penzey’s Spices Offering all local produce, you can find lovable gifts such as honey, jams, syrups, and skincare.
Richmond is very lucky to have a handful of great record shops. Go support them rather than giving ITunes cards for presents.
Vinyl Conflict: 324 South Pine Street
Steady Sounds: 322 West Broad Street
Quirk: 311 West Broad Street Offering all things cute, and numerous local products, Quirk is the perfect spot to find jewelry & accessories for friends, coworkers, and family.
This is just a tasting of what this great city has to offer. Please support local shops so we can all continue to be proud of what Richmond is and what it has become.
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Go to Deep Groove on Robinson too. I don’t know if they have any sweet deals, but the dude who owns it is a sweetie.
“I’m grateful for anything that reminds me of what’s possible in this life. Books can do that. Films can do that. Music can do that. School can do that. It’s so easy to allow one day to simply follow into the next, but every once in a while we encounter something that shows us that anything is possible, that dramatic change is possible, that something new can be made, that laughter can be shared.”—Jonathan Safran Foer (via theymadea-statueofus)