You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
With few exceptions, you also can’t use food stamps to buy any hot or ready to eat food, necessitating time, energy, space, storage for ingredients bought in quantities for multiple uses, and appliances. Even frozen meals, a compromise full of high sodium and preservatives, are expensive compared to the amount of money you have to live on using food stamps.
THIS. yes some people abuse the system but you can’t really abuse food stamps.
Three covers I photographed for Catapult.org's International Women's Day viral campaign
I’m enormously proud of the work Catapult and I did together, and hope this campaign will help draw attention to important issues women are facing today, such as forced marriage, child slavery, and forced prostitution. The campaign has been enormously successful so far, with pieces in The Guardian, Mashable, and BuzzFeed already out there. Help Catapult get the word out there, and find a women-led project to support!
Even in 2014, the rights of women and girls are severely threatened by sex trafficking, slavery, child marriage and other violations around the world. International Women’s Day, observed annually on March 8, continues to spread awareness and garner support — and change — for women across the globe.
Catapult, a crowdfunding site dedicated specifically to the advancement of women and girls, has released a startling new visual campaign in an attempt to make this year’s IWD “more than just a cover story.” The Cover Stories campaign features three mock magazine covers that highlight terrifyingly real human rights issues to push the conversation forward.
Headlines such as "The Wedding You’ll Never Forget But Wish You Could" and "Who Needs a Childhood Anyway?" float next to the young models. The cover of Good Slavekeeping pretends to cater to the human rights violators themselves, adding another dark layer to the already serious campaign.
Susan Sarandon (via camewiththeframe)
Thanks dearies. Sometimes, life is hard to maneuver through but all is well in Ashleyland. T’was just having a day and needed a quick vent.
"To those of us in the industry still foolishly clinging to the idea that films with women at the center are ‘niche’ experiences. They are not." Blanchett said as the crowd cheered. "Audiences want to see them, and in fact they earn money. The world is round people!"
Our generation will be know for nothing
Never will anybody say,
We were the peak of mankind.
That is wrong, the truth is
Our generation was a failure.
We actually succeeded
Is a waste. And we know
Living only for money and power
Is the way to go.
Being loving, respectful, and kind
Is a dumb thing to do.
Forgetting about that time
Will not be easy, but we will try.
Changing our world for the better
Is something we never did.
Is how we handled our problems
Was a joke.
We knew that
People thought we couldn’t come back
That might be true
Unless we turn things around.
(Read from bottom to top now)
- Jordan Nichols, 14 years old
This just showed up as I was about to log in. Flawless.