chaseross:

twoandtwentyonebee:

drarna:

asking for straight pride is like asking for able bodied parking spaces

thats a really good comparison because there are about seventy able bodied parking spaces to one disabled and able bodied people still insist on using the ones that arent theirs

this is seriously a great post 

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genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: The Binary Code for “non-binary”

masooonderulo:

things that should not concern u:
- the length of a woman’s skirt
- the tightness of a woman’s top
- how many people a woman has slept with

things that should concern u:
- america’s gun laws
- that u haven’t petted enough dogs today
- harry potter named a kid albus severus

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chekov-chan:

nominee84:

yanagoya:

meandmylittlevoices:

alloutorg:

URGENT: today in Russia, a terrible bill passed in the Russian parliament’s lower house that censors all things considered “gay”. It’s our local partners’ worst nightmare and we need your help. 

This vote comes off the back of two brutal anti-gay murders in Russia, and the trial of a major LGBT rights organisation today.

Tell world leaders to STOP the crackdown, add your name:
www.allout.org/russia-attacks

REALLY IMPORTANT

This really is happening, and it’s scary as hell.

Update June 12: the situation is worsening. Russia has just passed a new anti-gay law makes it illegal even to say the word “gay”.  People in Russia standing up against the crackdown are urging All Out members to keep growing the petition to help draw the attention of world leaders and the media.”

spread this like the plague 

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merlwyb:

lemme see if it was any good

no delete it i look dumb

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#fox  

theblogofaudrey:

Exactly

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lameprlncess:

dlubes:

im literally playing pokemon and drinking an espresso martini in a bar right now what is my life

ideal that’s what your life is

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marinashutup:

i feel like uneducated cis men feeling they are more qualified to define feminism than women who have studied and identify as feminists only further reinforces why feminism is important and necessary

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#yep  

An (Incomplete) Intro Guide to Feminist Terms:

marinashutup:

marinashutup:

  • Gender roles: the set of social and behavioral norms considered appropriate for men and women. Almost always adheres to the gender binary when viewed in Western culture.
  • Gender Binary: the classification of sex and gender into two distinct and opposite categories of masculine and feminine.
  • Patriarchy: a social system in which masculine traits are valued over feminine traits and men are considered dominant to women.
  • Privilege: a term used to describe a set of advantages or lack of disadvantages experienced by a majority group (who are usually unaware of the privilege they possess.) 
  • Sexual Harassment: bullying or coercion of a sexual nature or unwelcome/inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favors. Sexual harassment is always unwanted and often subtle in nature.
  • Rape Culture: the normalization of sexual assault in a society. Includes sexualized violence, the objectification/dehumanization of women, blaming victims of sexual assault, the trivialization of sexual assault, and women limiting behavior due to the existence of rape.
  • Male Gaze: when the audience of a film, television show, or other media is put into the perspective of a heterosexual male. This includes the unnecessary sexualization of female characters and focus on the female body.
  • Modern Sexism: the denial that gender based discrimination exists as a problem in modern society and any attempts to combat it are considered irrelevant or unnecessary. 
  • Benevolent Sexism: a chivalrous attitude toward women that appears friendly in nature but has sexist undertones. The idea behind benevolent sexism is that women are weaker than men and need to be protected or put on a pedestal. 
  • Internalized Sexism: the involuntary internalization of sexist attitudes and beliefs present in society. 

Feel free to add to the list!

I’ve been getting a ton of new followers from my Upworthy video so I figured this might be relevant again.

Anonymous asked: Towards the whole "pronouns hurt people's feelings" topic. Am I REALLY the only person on the planet that thinks people are becoming far to sensative? Nearly to the point that they shouldn't leave their little home bubbles in the case that a bird chirps next to them in a way that sounds like a mean word. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, we're becoming a little TOO coddling and people need to learn to deal with simplistic shit like words. And yes, I've been insulted and made fun of. I got over it. So can you.

thefrogman:

Supposedly invented by the Chinese, there is an ancient form of torture that is nothing more than cold, tiny drops falling upon a person’s forehead. 

On its own, a single drop is nothing. It falls upon the brow making a tiny splash. It doesn’t hurt. No real harm comes from it. 

In multitudes, the drops are still fairly harmless. Other than a damp forehead, there really is no cause for concern. 

The key to the torture is being restrained. You cannot move. You must feel each drop. You have lost all control over stopping these drops of water from splashing on your forehead. 

It still doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But person after person, time and time again—would completely unravel psychologically. They all had a breaking point where each drop turned into a horror. Building and building until all sense of sanity was completely lost. 

"It was just a joke, quite being so sensitive."

"They used the wrong pronoun, big deal."

"So your parents don’t understand, it could be worse."

Day after day. Drop after drop. It builds up. A single instance on its own is no big deal. A few drops, not a problem. But when you are restrained, when you cannot escape the drops, when it is unending—these drops can be agony. 

People aren’t sensitive because they can’t take a joke. Because they can’t take being misgendered one time. Because they lack a thick skin. 

People are sensitive because the drops are unending and they have no escape from them. 

You are only seeing the tiny, harmless, single drop hitting these so-called “sensitive” people. You are failing to see the thousands of drops endured before that. You are failing to see the restraints that make them inescapable.

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#best  

spacetimefabric:

bussykiller:

BEING HETEROSEXUAL ISN’T NORMAL IT’S JUST COMMON

This is the truest statement I will ever reblog.

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jtotheizzoe:

blinkpopshift:

Everything I said was quoted from comments made on my channel. 

Uncomfortably real and honest post is uncomfortably real and honest.

Also, props to Emily Eifler for the incredibly creative way to discuss such a difficult topic. You guys are all watching BlinkPopShift, right?

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shiporsink:

lilkittygrl:

you-can-call-me-carl:

How come a girl can wear guys clothes and look cute or wear a suit and look hot, but when a guy wears a dress or a skirt it’s weird?

because our society thinks it’s degrading to be feminine

image

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