April 16, 2014

babygirlab:

ourpoisonswitch:

sweetlukey:

jerkidiot:

"5 THINGS GUYS HATE THAT GIRLS DO"

Before you say anything, watch the video. After I saw this post, I knew I had to make my own.

this is really important

dont skip over this

Watch this

April 16, 2014
klotzblog:

Important!  (I’m using it for my creative writing right now)

klotzblog:

Important!  (I’m using it for my creative writing right now)

(via genderqueerd)

April 16, 2014

incises:

ive seen so many boobs/dicks/naked ppl on tumblr that i think at this stage if i saw a naked person walking down the street irl id just shrug and keep walking 

I read boobs as books and I was like see someone walking naked down the street reading a book?

(via kellanium-on-walrus-detail)

11:05pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZMn2Nw1DGiKY2
  
Filed under: seems legit 
April 16, 2014
Ellen Page presents award to Laverne Cox at #glaadawards

Weird name for the video, seems to misplace the focus… Laverne’s speech is awesome though.

April 16, 2014

il-tenore-regina:

And the winner of most cultural appropriative at Coachella goes to… Vanessa Hudgens

Second Place: Kylie & Kendall Jenner

Honorable Mention: Selena Gomez

Oh my fucking God this is so disgusting.

(Source: nacholeigh, via exceedinglytrans)

April 16, 2014
Georgia regents approve tuition increases

Look what these unelected bureaucrats are doing…

April 16, 2014

I’m shaking with anger

about to quit Facebook

April 16, 2014
Jayne's surgery support fund

skysquids:

my roommate and bestie is getting her GRS!  she’s raising money for the peripheral expenses and anesthesiologist’s fees (which seems important, right?).  anyway, i’m putting designs on a t-shirt, so if you want a tee now is the time.  <3 <3 <3

(via queerandpresentdanger)

April 16, 2014
"
  1. You are stronger than you realise.
  2. You are crueller than you realise.
  3. The smallest words will break your heart.
  4. You will change. You’re not the same person you were three years ago. You’re not even the same person you were three minutes ago and that’s okay. Especially if you don’t like the person you were three minutes ago.
  5. People come and go. Some are cigarette breaks, others are forest fires.
  6. You won’t like your name until you hear someone say it in their sleep.
  7. You’ll forget your email password but ten years from now you’ll still remember the number of steps up to his flat.
  8. You don’t have to open the curtains if you don’t want to.
  9. Never stop yourself texting someone. If you love them at 4 a.m., tell them. If you still love them at 9.30 a.m., tell them again.
  10. Make sure you have a safe place. Whether it’s the kitchen floor or the Travel section of a bookshop, just make sure you have a safe place.
  11. You will be scared of all kinds of things, of spiders and clowns and eating alone, but your biggest fear will be that people will see you the way you see yourself.
  12. Sometimes, looking at someone will be like looking into the sun. Sometimes someone will look at you like you are the sun. Wait for it.
  13. You will learn how to sleep alone, how to avoid the cold corners but still fill a bed.
  14. Always be friends with the broken people. They know how to survive.
  15. You can love someone and hate them, all at once. You can miss them so much you ache but still ignore your phone when they call.
  16. You are good at something, whether it’s making someone laugh or remembering their birthday. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that these things don’t matter.
  17. You will always be hungry for love. Always. Even when someone is asleep next to you you’ll envy the pillow touching their cheek and the sheet hiding their skin.
  18. Loneliness is nothing to do with how many people are around you but how many of them understand you.
  19. People say I love you all the time. Even when they say, ‘Why didn’t you call me back?’ or ‘He’s an asshole.’ Make sure you’re listening.
  20. You will be okay.
  21. You will be okay.
"

— 21 things my father never told me (via live-for-the-journey)

(Source: ohthativy, via live-for-the-journey)

April 16, 2014
goldenheartedrose:

neurowonderful:

(Image description: A partial screenshot of a blog post. The title reads “How I reduced screaming and verbal stimming in my child with autism”, and below that is a colour photograph of a hand holding a rectangular plastic “clicker” device.)I think I may have mentioned this blog post, and the sadness and confusion I felt when I came across it, in one of my videos. This screenshot is from the blog of an “autism parent”. Yes, that is a clicker. Yes, she is encouraging the use of animal training methods on Autistic children. Yes, she considers any kind of vocal stimming, not just screaming, to be a “bad behaviour”. To top it all off, her blog banner reads, “Discovering SOLUTIONS to the Everyday Problems of Living with AUTISM”. Here is an excerpt from her tutorial on how to train your disabled child like a dog to have a “Quiet Mouth”:

Third, I sat back and watched my child. Since he was making bad noises, I decided to reinforce Quiet Mouth (i.e., lips together, no sound). Whenever he had a split second of Quiet Mouth, I immediately tagged (made a click-sound with the device) and handed over a treat. Every time his mouth was Quiet, I tagged (clicked) and treated. Soon there was much more Quiet Mouth behavior. When doing this it is important to ignore and pay no attention to vocal stims or screaming. Do not look at the child, do not speak to him/her or explain. Just say nothing, and immediately tag and treat as soon as there is even a split second of Quiet Mouth. You can also tag and treat a child for any appropriate vocalizations. If he/she says a nice word, or makes an appropriate comment, then tag and reinforce that. Your goal is to increase Quiet Mouth and appropriate vocalizations.

And sadly, as bad as this attitude and treatment of Autistic children is, this is a relatively tame example when compared to the other unethical treatments, therapies, and methods of discipline that Autistic children are being subjected to every day (all in the name of making them appear less obviously Autistic). This is why we need Autism Acceptance Month and not the fear-mongering, negative, misinformed “awareness” that Autism Speaks and its allies are pumping out this April.
We need acceptance because Autistic children should be loved and accepted wholly and completely for who they are, not hurt and mistreated in their parent’s frantic search for a “cure”. Because Autistic people deserve to be treated with respect and listened to, not silenced and forced or coerced to conform to an ableist, non-disabled ideal. Because Autistic children need accommodation and understanding to live healthy, happy lives, not sketchy “treatments” and intensive, soul-crushing “therapies” to try to make them appear more neurotypical and less Autistic.
For more information on ASAN’s Autism Acceptance Month, see the about page on the website here: http://www.autismacceptancemonth.com/about/

I want to cry. The aim of this is no better than the autistic kid who had their vocal cords cut. Like. Just NO.

goldenheartedrose:

neurowonderful:

(Image description: A partial screenshot of a blog post. The title reads “How I reduced screaming and verbal stimming in my child with autism”, and below that is a colour photograph of a hand holding a rectangular plastic “clicker” device.)

I think I may have mentioned this blog post, and the sadness and confusion I felt when I came across it, in one of my videos. This screenshot is from the blog of an “autism parent”. Yes, that is a clicker. Yes, she is encouraging the use of animal training methods on Autistic children. Yes, she considers any kind of vocal stimming, not just screaming, to be a “bad behaviour”. To top it all off, her blog banner reads, “Discovering SOLUTIONS to the Everyday Problems of Living with AUTISM”. Here is an excerpt from her tutorial on how to train your disabled child like a dog to have a “Quiet Mouth”:

Third, I sat back and watched my child. Since he was making bad noises, I decided to reinforce Quiet Mouth (i.e., lips together, no sound). Whenever he had a split second of Quiet Mouth, I immediately tagged (made a click-sound with the device) and handed over a treat. Every time his mouth was Quiet, I tagged (clicked) and treated. Soon there was much more Quiet Mouth behavior. When doing this it is important to ignore and pay no attention to vocal stims or screaming. Do not look at the child, do not speak to him/her or explain. Just say nothing, and immediately tag and treat as soon as there is even a split second of Quiet Mouth. You can also tag and treat a child for any appropriate vocalizations. If he/she says a nice word, or makes an appropriate comment, then tag and reinforce that. Your goal is to increase Quiet Mouth and appropriate vocalizations.

And sadly, as bad as this attitude and treatment of Autistic children is, this is a relatively tame example when compared to the other unethical treatments, therapies, and methods of discipline that Autistic children are being subjected to every day (all in the name of making them appear less obviously Autistic). This is why we need Autism Acceptance Month and not the fear-mongering, negative, misinformed “awareness” that Autism Speaks and its allies are pumping out this April.

We need acceptance because Autistic children should be loved and accepted wholly and completely for who they are, not hurt and mistreated in their parent’s frantic search for a “cure”. Because Autistic people deserve to be treated with respect and listened to, not silenced and forced or coerced to conform to an ableist, non-disabled ideal. Because Autistic children need accommodation and understanding to live healthy, happy lives, not sketchy “treatments” and intensive, soul-crushing “therapies” to try to make them appear more neurotypical and less Autistic.

For more information on ASAN’s Autism Acceptance Month, see the about page on the website here: http://www.autismacceptancemonth.com/about/

I want to cry. The aim of this is no better than the autistic kid who had their vocal cords cut. Like. Just NO.

(via trans-figurations)

April 16, 2014
DMAB TRANS FOLK WHO NEED CLOTHES

scarcelyravenouswantonworship:

I just realized that I can be using my Employee Discount Powers for good! I work at a thrift store and can get all sorts of cool clothes super cheap half off on top of the thrifty prices. For example, I can get shirts for as little as two to four bucks a piece, pants for like three to five bucks a piece, skirts for like three to five bucks, dresses for like four to ten bucks, (buck buck buck lol so many bucks I’m a chicken now) etc. 

If you live in Canada or America and need some cheap (if you can afford it and would like to) or free (if you can’t afford it or think you deserve presents than that’s totally cool too I mean seriously dmab trans folks all deserve presents every day) clothes, you can send me a message and we can talk sizes and style and stuff. I’m living on a bit of a budget right now but would be totally happy to spend like fifty bucks or maybe more a month on helping you look and feel like you can and should!

Before I get more into what my store has, I should mention that our selection of plus-size stuff tends to be pretty spotty. I’ve tried a few times to get our management to do more to bring in and shelve plus sized clothing, and will continue to advocate for it, but I’m pretty sure they’re not listening. That being said, if you need it, I swear by my rabbits that I will go to all five stores in my city to find good clothes that fit you and make you feel rad. My partner has experience with shopping for plus sized clothes (and REALLY great fashion sense) and they have kindly offered to come with me and give me a hand with the shopping, so hopefully we should be able to get a really good fit for you! 

My store carries all kinds of clothes: scarves (including winter scarves and beautiful scarves for head wrapping)  blouses (short/long sleeve), knits (short sleeve like T-shirts and long sleeve), sleeveless tops, pullovers, cardigans, hoodies, yoga pants, sweats, shorts, capris, casual/more formal pants, jeans, skirts, summer dresses and sleeve-having dresses, blazers, vests, pant/dress suits, spring jackets, winter jackets, leather/fur coats, rain jackets, PJs, nightgowns, underwear, socks, shoes/boots/sandals, jewelry, purses, etc.

Basically I want to do this because I know how tough - and unaffordable - it can be to shop for the clothes that you might need.  You might get judgement from employees, friends who are along with, family who monitor purchases, or whatever. 

In case it wasn’t clear this applies for ALL dmab trans folk, nonbinary people included. Also, if you live outside of Canada or America, maybe try me anyway and if it is within my budget we can work out shipping.

Even if you don’t need the thing please consider signal boosting!

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EDIT actually hey dfab folks you can feel free to message me too. I’m giving top priority on the free clothes to dmab folks but we can work something out you’ll still get one hell of a deal.

(via trans-figurations)

April 16, 2014

timholtorf:

thecouscousqueen:

justplainsomething:

the-thorster:

prettybluescarf:

Ten Chick Flick Cliches

Okay, but why is tumblr not talking about this???

NO BUT THIS IS BRILLIANT

I love that at no point in these scenarios were they pretending to be women.

the sliding down the wall crying part oh my god

Saving to watch later.

I am shamelessly in love with all of these cliches except for maybe #2.

(via callmetierra)

April 16, 2014
Transmisogyny vs. Transmisandry (major tw: transmisogyny, t slur, misgendering)

jonesinforjosie:

Transmisogyny: You are so bad, that any mess involving you is worse than a regular mess, fast acting versions of your hrt (a dream for most) is considered a joke in and of itself, getting a man to hit on you is considered a prank, women are offended when asked if they are one of you, sex with you is more shameful than any other kind, you are a way to make any situation more compromising, people are wired to find sex with you revolting, people flee from your image, you are the worst possible person for someone to cheat on their partner with, having sex with you is so nauseating that having a character puke for 42 seconds is only a mild exaggeration for comedic effect, and is apparently funny enough of a joke to recycle, people are so ashamed of having kissed you that they threaten to break all your limbs if you continue to tell people about it, most of the time using a slur that people think you shouldn’t be offended by.

Transmisandry: Katy Perry implies that placebo birth control pills are a form of hrt, Tim Gunn says that Hilary Clinton’s fashion choices might mean she’s “confused about her gender” (which has just as much to do with sexism as it does with cissexism), and Ke$ha won’t date you (but plenty of lesbians will, and you are more likely to be welcomed into lesbian spaces than trans women)

(via bigyiff94)

April 16, 2014

That moment when you decide to walk to the store because you know you’re going to be hungry later

that’s what it’s like to be a grown up.

April 16, 2014
tinyfurr:

like do you even understand the concept of lesbian

tinyfurr:

like do you even understand the concept of lesbian

(Source: cosmospaw, via rosescarletfairy)

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