18 9 / 2014

afunnyfeminist:

afunnyfeminist:

afunnyfeminist:

This is my friend, Dee. We only worked together for a few months last year, but it was clear that they had a gift when it came to helping foster children. They developed a great rapport with the children and their parents. Dee is a talented mental health professional and ended up leaving our organization for better employment opportunities. However, they’ve been struggling to find acceptance in the workforce after coming out as FTM this year. Dee gave me permission to post their Go Fund Me page and is seeking to raise $10,000 for their top surgery. If every follower of mine donates $10, they will reach their goal. If you can donate less or more, that would be terrific. Every donation counts. Dee has been through so much in their 26 years of life. They are a true survivor. Please donate and/or share, to help my favorite person from Paraguay!

My birthday is on September 18. I’ll be turning the big 3-0. A donation to Dee’s top surgery fund would be perfect. Thank you so much for your support!

Keep boosting! I would love for this to be shared enough to make it my top post.

Dee’s page has been up for 7 days, but they haven’t received any donations in the past three days or so. Please consider donating — a little goes a long way. And BOOST BOOST BOOST!

[edited to use newly-learned preferred pronouns]

It’s my 30th birthday! I’m shocked I made it this far. Please consider donating to my friend’s top surgery fund. I know Go Fund Me is shitty, but please don’t take that out on a poor trans person who needs your help. Thank you!

17 9 / 2014

(Source: rouxx, via feministbecky)

15 9 / 2014

14 9 / 2014

amerahames:

the fragility


What does the girls one say?

amerahames:

the fragility

What does the girls one say?

(via thisrevolutionwillbeliterary)

14 9 / 2014

14 9 / 2014

antiprolife:

voicefortheunborn:

For example, if there were programs that offer free or low cost day care on college campuses, or even dorms that cater to students with children, or that offer career placement, welfare that actually covers food, rent etc, do you find those legitimate alternatives to abortions for those scenarios? I’m interested in your opinions.

Of course those are legitimate alternatives to abortion for the people who want to use them. Saying someone can’t have an abortion because these things exist would be silly.

It always has to be up to the pregnant person. 

Pro-choicers believe that society should have low-cost quality day care in the community, the workplace, and educational institutions — including middle and high schools — without forcing people capable of becoming pregnant from revoking their human right to bodily autonomy. None of those things are alternatives to abortion. They’re necessary to making sure that children develop socially and are taken care of, while allowing parents to maintain their earning potential to provide for their families.

14 9 / 2014

in3ffable-lib3rty:

black—lamb:

cute-pubes:

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!
Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.
Read more here

black privilege….

they literally saw a black woman kissing a white man and ASSUMED SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE. and then they said they were married AND THE COPS FUCKING ASKED FOR ID???? what the fuck? what the fuck? and she said no AND WAS ARRESTED? they need to be fired but God knows that’s not going to happen. LISTEN: she’s an actress. this happened to a producer. even fucking Oprah. no matter what you accomplish as a black person, you are still black and people don’t think their rights apply to you despite the constitution it’s really scaryit’s really infuriatingit’s really exhausting

in3ffable-lib3rty:

black—lamb:

cute-pubes:

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!

Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.

Read more here

black privilege….

they literally saw a black woman kissing a white man and ASSUMED SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE. and then they said they were married AND THE COPS FUCKING ASKED FOR ID???? what the fuck? what the fuck? and she said no AND WAS ARRESTED? they need to be fired but God knows that’s not going to happen. LISTEN: she’s an actress. this happened to a producer. even fucking Oprah. no matter what you accomplish as a black person, you are still black and people don’t think their rights apply to you despite the constitution
it’s really scary
it’s really infuriating
it’s really exhausting

(via crockohdialrock)

14 9 / 2014

"The “both sides” logic has no presence in conversations about oppression. When one side focuses on degradation and the other side focuses on survival, how can you conflate the two???"

14 9 / 2014

thisrevolutionwillbeliterary:

politicsprose:

How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?

Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.

Via Electric Lit.

If this is only based on word count, I don’t think this is accurate. Sometimes books with simpler or shorter language read much faster even though there are more words.

The prose in The Great Gatsby is super eloquent and has a lot of more verbose sentences and flows differently than A Wrinkle In Time which has shorter sentences and more dialogue.

I think that this is really cool, but still rather inaccurate.

I’m going to keep this for the next time a Republican complains about a bill being too long to read.

14 9 / 2014

14 9 / 2014

zodiacchic:


ZC <3

13 9 / 2014

fightford0rne said: So there's a show about extreme parenting and there's a feminist who has a daughter who's about 3 who already knows what a uterus is. The mom thinks it's okay because she grew up in a conservative home and her mom flipped when she got her period, the girl is also a porn star (which is fine) but i don't think a 3 year old should know what a vagina is and grow up with that. It's great that she's telling her about gender roles and stuff but it's insane to show them porn. Do you have any thoughts?

misandry-mermaid:

Anatomy and porn are not the same and I feel sorry for you for thinking they are.

Imagine how horrified they’d be if they found out this 3-year-old already has a uterus.

13 9 / 2014

hopelesslyskinny said: Just wanted to interject, notice how the punishment options for a dress code violation are 2 days without education, public humiliation, or no more education for the day. I'm gonna take a wild guess and say there are more rules targeting and therefore more 'offenses' for the girls. It is impossible for this treatment to better anyone but specifically it's doing all it can to hurt those girls.

misandry-mermaid:

Dress codes that target revealing clothing are a sexist double standard because clothes advertised and sold to women are inherently more revealing.  Women’s shorts are made shorter.  Tops are made lower-cut.  It’s blatantly sexist to apply the same rules to all students when those rules are obviously targeting a specific group.

Not only that, but even more modest clothes are considered more revealing on women with longer legs or larger butts or boobs.

13 9 / 2014

13 9 / 2014

sourcedumal:

hobbitdragon:

crotchetybushtit:

usually unpopular opinion puffin pisses me off but this is so important

yes this

ALL OF THIS

sourcedumal:

hobbitdragon:

crotchetybushtit:

usually unpopular opinion puffin pisses me off but this is so important

yes this

ALL OF THIS

(Source: wildreservations, via punwitch)