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auto-rambler:

sarazarr:

blue-author:

deathisabitch:

elyel:

Lets clear this out! 

Yes, we are the couple from the cat pic, but that story is fake! we didnt wrote it!
Fortunately the real story is much more happy. Thats why we decided to upload a photo from our families together, our parents and our sisters! We have supportive families that love us and acept us. Is important to us that you share the real story behind this photo because is much more powerful and positive the true story, and we like to spred the positive message that everything always turn out just fine! you dont have to hide this from your family, they just need time to understand. The soon you tell them the soon you stop suffering and the aceptation process begin. 
Love to all of our followers and please share the real story and the positive message that we want to spred!
ElYEl


Aclaremos esto! 

Si! Somos nosotros los de la foto del gato pero esa historia no es real, nosotros no la escribimos!
Afortunadamente la historia real es mucho mas feliz. Es por eso que decidimos subir esta foto de nuestras familias juntos, nuestros padres y hermanas. Tenemos familias que nos apoyan y nos aceptan. Es importante para nosotros que compartas la historia real detrás de esa foto porque es mucho mas poderosa y positiva que la falsa, y queremos esparcir el mensaje positivo de que todo siempre termina saliendo bien! No tenes q esconderles esto a tu familia, ellos solo necesitan tiempo para entenderlo. Mientras mas rápido se los digas mas rápido vas a dejar de sufrir y el proceso de aceptación va a comenzar mas rápido. 
Cariños a todos nuestros seguidores y por favor compartan la historia real y el mensaje positivo que queremos esparcir!
ElyEl

SIGNAL BOOST

Reducing an out of context picture of strangers to inspiration porn is so dehumanizing.

Oh internet you are so full of dark and light I just don’t even know what to make of you sometimes!

This is the result of note lust. A huge number of notes greatly desired by a lonely person. Hey, lonely person, if one of your posts takes off in a huge way, it won’t make you feel any more connected. Trust me.

justthefactsmaamifyouplease
seekingwillow:

fryadvocate:

seekingwillow:

contentkiller:

lightspeedsound:

jesuotaku:

rivirambles:

amischiefofmice:

PRAISE BE

Wendy’s is doing the same thing.
Will wonders never cease.

Reblogging this because it keeps showing up on my dash and I keep not-quite raining on the parade, but it seems like everyone thinks this means something different than it does, so I guess I’ll rain on it a little bit.I’m afraid this motion has nothing to do with conquering the gender binary or whatever Tumblr is really happy about to be reblogging it so heavily. It’s not about making little children feel like they can get whichever toy they prefer. It’d be nice if it was, but I’d be shocked if that was the case.No, the girl toy here is a My Little Pony. Which means that the *real* reason for this notice is that a bunch of bronies, as there are bajillions of photos and videos of them doing, are coming into fast food restaurants and buying several happy meals. They threw pissy fits when asked if they wanted the “boy or girl” toy, insisting that My Little Pony isn’t for girls or whatever, again, only saying this because of overwhelming evidence that bronies do this shit. Management eventually has enough of it, asks employees to just ask if people want Skylanders or My Little Pony so they won’t have any more disgusted bronies getting mad that their precious fandom is targeted at crappy dumb little girls.
So the short version is: this little paper unfortunately means the exact opposite of what you think it means, socially speaking. It was put up because grown-ass men get all pissy when it’s suggested that they like a thing for girls.
Proof: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/editorial-how-to-buy-mcdonalds-ponies.html <— this was posted on the net’s biggest brony hive on April 10, 2014. So yeah, this is sadly not about anything else but how awful bronies are, sorry.

siiiiiiigh

Bronies ruin everything.

___
So the outcome SEEMS like it’s gender neutral, while the ACTION is actually male (Brony) as the default (customer). I just… I will never get this Broni thing? Ok? Never. I wasn’t a MLP girl as a child, but this thing makes it hard to even get INTO it now.
And just brings up a thing I saw the other day - where someone was wishing AppleJack and Rainbowdash could be made to act and appear ”more feminine’.
… Yeah. Not even my fandom and I’M all WTF?!
I can’t even.
A few months ago, I’d have tried to ‘feel’ it by imagining if Fedoras took over She-Ra or JEM. But then, Fedoras actually took over JEM so - yeah.

I am never going to be ok with Bronies and here’s why. The first time I met my boyfriend’s nieces, I was chatting with their mom and I noticed that they are all in love with MLP.  And I mentioned the movie and she said they went once, but she decided not to take them again because the first time there had been too many adult men without children in the audience.
So, the reason I’m not ok with it is that adult men have taken over a space intended for young girls.  And they’ve done so in a way that makes that space no longer safe for young girls. 

___
Well fuck. When you say that?
…
At first part of me felt and generally does feel someway, about assumptions on non-child accompanied men in certain places.  Bear with me. My mind goes to widowers/grieving parents, male queer couples contemplating parenthood and people who only physically seem adult but mentally are not. Then my mind goes to what I know some women have gotten away with re: societal attitudes about women without children in child oriented spaces.
Then my mind flicked to being in a theater, with a bunch of adults reacting in adult ways and those adult ways being full of misogyny and rape culture and the hard sexual element that seems to be part of ‘Broni-hood’ - and two little kids sitting in the middle of all that. [emphasis mine]
And now I realize, that’s not the only part. The chance to bond with peers via an expedition to the movie of a beloved franchise? You’d now have to group together and buy out a show and thus it all be people you kind of know already. No chance of your kids, your girls, giggling and making eye-contact with someone else their age wearing a certain t-shirt, etc…
It’s an invasion of a woman only space, or at least a majority woman only space - that these assholes think and unfortunately ARE getting away with - because it’s a ‘junior woman only space’. And their attitude is not just that women don’t count, it’s that young women - young girls don’t count. Young girls don’t get to have ANYTHING. Not even the things propped up in pink - not if it’s deemed ‘good enough that it SHOULD be for ‘BOYS/MEN’.
I guess I should rephrase my ‘don’t get’ with ‘won’t accept the bullshit of’ - cause I DO get the message; “Girls don’t get ANYTHING.” And it’s fucked up.
On the surface; MLP or Skylanders should be gender neutral. But it isn’t. It CAN’T be when what precipitated the change was ‘the social stigma of girlhood’.

seekingwillow:

fryadvocate:

seekingwillow:

contentkiller:

lightspeedsound:

jesuotaku:

rivirambles:

amischiefofmice:

PRAISE BE

Wendy’s is doing the same thing.

Will wonders never cease.

Reblogging this because it keeps showing up on my dash and I keep not-quite raining on the parade, but it seems like everyone thinks this means something different than it does, so I guess I’ll rain on it a little bit.

I’m afraid this motion has nothing to do with conquering the gender binary or whatever Tumblr is really happy about to be reblogging it so heavily. It’s not about making little children feel like they can get whichever toy they prefer. It’d be nice if it was, but I’d be shocked if that was the case.

No, the girl toy here is a My Little Pony. Which means that the *real* reason for this notice is that a bunch of bronies, as there are bajillions of photos and videos of them doing, are coming into fast food restaurants and buying several happy meals. They threw pissy fits when asked if they wanted the “boy or girl” toy, insisting that My Little Pony isn’t for girls or whatever, again, only saying this because of overwhelming evidence that bronies do this shit. Management eventually has enough of it, asks employees to just ask if people want Skylanders or My Little Pony so they won’t have any more disgusted bronies getting mad that their precious fandom is targeted at crappy dumb little girls.

So the short version is: this little paper unfortunately means the exact opposite of what you think it means, socially speaking. It was put up because grown-ass men get all pissy when it’s suggested that they like a thing for girls.

Proof: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/editorial-how-to-buy-mcdonalds-ponies.html <— this was posted on the net’s biggest brony hive on April 10, 2014. So yeah, this is sadly not about anything else but how awful bronies are, sorry.

siiiiiiigh

Bronies ruin everything.

___

So the outcome SEEMS like it’s gender neutral, while the ACTION is actually male (Brony) as the default (customer). I just… I will never get this Broni thing? Ok? Never. I wasn’t a MLP girl as a child, but this thing makes it hard to even get INTO it now.

And just brings up a thing I saw the other day - where someone was wishing AppleJack and Rainbowdash could be made to act and appear ”more feminine’.

… Yeah. Not even my fandom and I’M all WTF?!

I can’t even.

A few months ago, I’d have tried to ‘feel’ it by imagining if Fedoras took over She-Ra or JEM. But then, Fedoras actually took over JEM so - yeah.

I am never going to be ok with Bronies and here’s why. The first time I met my boyfriend’s nieces, I was chatting with their mom and I noticed that they are all in love with MLP.  And I mentioned the movie and she said they went once, but she decided not to take them again because the first time there had been too many adult men without children in the audience.

So, the reason I’m not ok with it is that adult men have taken over a space intended for young girls.  And they’ve done so in a way that makes that space no longer safe for young girls. 

___

Well fuck. When you say that?

At first part of me felt and generally does feel someway, about assumptions on non-child accompanied men in certain places.  Bear with me. My mind goes to widowers/grieving parents, male queer couples contemplating parenthood and people who only physically seem adult but mentally are not. Then my mind goes to what I know some women have gotten away with re: societal attitudes about women without children in child oriented spaces.

Then my mind flicked to being in a theater, with a bunch of adults reacting in adult ways and those adult ways being full of misogyny and rape culture and the hard sexual element that seems to be part of ‘Broni-hood’ - and two little kids sitting in the middle of all that. [emphasis mine]

And now I realize, that’s not the only part. The chance to bond with peers via an expedition to the movie of a beloved franchise? You’d now have to group together and buy out a show and thus it all be people you kind of know already. No chance of your kids, your girls, giggling and making eye-contact with someone else their age wearing a certain t-shirt, etc…

It’s an invasion of a woman only space, or at least a majority woman only space - that these assholes think and unfortunately ARE getting away with - because it’s a ‘junior woman only space’. And their attitude is not just that women don’t count, it’s that young women - young girls don’t count. Young girls don’t get to have ANYTHING. Not even the things propped up in pink - not if it’s deemed ‘good enough that it SHOULD be for ‘BOYS/MEN’.

I guess I should rephrase my ‘don’t get’ with ‘won’t accept the bullshit of’ - cause I DO get the message; “Girls don’t get ANYTHING.” And it’s fucked up.

On the surface; MLP or Skylanders should be gender neutral. But it isn’t. It CAN’T be when what precipitated the change was ‘the social stigma of girlhood’.

bankuei

socialistexan:

camwyn:

eraofstories:

haaretz:

At least three dead in two shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas. 15-year-old boy reported to be critically wounded; police report one person was in custody; man reportedly yelled ‘Heil Hitler’ when police arrested him.

Click here for the full story and breaking developments

Reblogging again to add: 

Also, non-Jews, please spread this. People will forget about it otherwise. The police say they aren’t ready to call it a hate crime, despite the fact that witnesses have said that the man was asking people if they were Jewish and waiting for an affirmative response before shooting. The more people who are paying attention to this story the harder it will be for it to be swept under the rug. 

A lot of people are currently very excited about the recent Cap movie. If you believe that it was worthwhile for Steve Rogers to fight fictional nazis, please show that you care about the people harmed by those in the real world who still agree with Nazi ideology. If you can get super excited and make tons of posts about Cap, then you can do this too, right? (obviously there are people who are upset/triggered by this stuff, which is an entirely different situation. but if you can spread the word please do)

I’m very sorry to those of you who don’t come to my blog expecting to see news or other horrible real world stuff. I thought it was worth putting out there.

Also the shooter is a former KKK Grand Dragon

skyliting
skyliting:

redcap3:

ktempest:

katewithanxiety:

krazieleylines:

typicalpony:

How awesome does this sound though. You get infinite money and once a week you get to take a child to a candy store or toys or us or somewhere they love and buy them as much they want this would be fun given the kid wasn’t a brat.

There is no downside to this at all

"can you buy me disney world?’
"fuck yeah buddy"

Yep, no downside.

Where do I sign up again?

And kids can be awesome generous.
"can we buy lunch/coats/shoes/toys for every kid in my class?"
I’d be on it.

My kids would be trying to cure poverty with my credit card. I&#8217;m in.

skyliting:

redcap3:

ktempest:

katewithanxiety:

krazieleylines:

typicalpony:

How awesome does this sound though. You get infinite money and once a week you get to take a child to a candy store or toys or us or somewhere they love and buy them as much they want this would be fun given the kid wasn’t a brat.

There is no downside to this at all

"can you buy me disney world?’

"fuck yeah buddy"

Yep, no downside.

Where do I sign up again?

And kids can be awesome generous.

"can we buy lunch/coats/shoes/toys for every kid in my class?"

I’d be on it.

My kids would be trying to cure poverty with my credit card. I’m in.

talesofthestarshipregeneration
talesofthestarshipregeneration:

materialworld:

The history of segregation in the United States is often seen in black and white. Leslie Bow, professor of English and Asian American studies, is interested in the experiences of communities that fell outside those color lines.
In her new book, Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South, Bow examines what segregation demanded of people who did not fall into the category of black or white — including Asians, American Indians and people of mixed race.
Wisconsin Week: What did segregation mean for people who — as you described it — stood outside the color lines? You posed the question, “Where did the Asian sit on the segregated bus?’
Leslie Bow: I think what’s most interesting to me about a project like this is that we often conflate race with African-Americans or see race as a black-white issue. When we say “multiculturalism” … we don’t think conceptually or theoretically about the challenge that poses to the way we think about racial history in the United States… …
WW: You mentioned your parents, who are Chinese-American. They attended white schools in Arkansas but didn’t socialize with and weren’t invited to the homes of their white classmates and I wondered how much their experience impacted your research interests?
LB: Definitely, because it was something that they themselves did not talk about. What I found was that they mediated that experience by creating a third level of segregation where there was limited social engagement with either whites or blacks. Their social context was wholly Chinese-American at the time. So, to me that was just the jumping off point for really an exploration of ambiguity…(via Mixed Race Studies&#160;» Leslie Bow)

Why do other POC keep saying that they fall outside the color line? No you didn’t. You were according status within the color line buffering white people from black people. 

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

materialworld:

The history of segregation in the United States is often seen in black and white. Leslie Bow, professor of English and Asian American studies, is interested in the experiences of communities that fell outside those color lines.

In her new book, Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South, Bow examines what segregation demanded of people who did not fall into the category of black or white — including Asians, American Indians and people of mixed race.

Wisconsin Week: What did segregation mean for people who — as you described it — stood outside the color lines? You posed the question, “Where did the Asian sit on the segregated bus?’

Leslie Bow: I think what’s most interesting to me about a project like this is that we often conflate race with African-Americans or see race as a black-white issue. When we say “multiculturalism” … we don’t think conceptually or theoretically about the challenge that poses to the way we think about racial history in the United States… …

WW: You mentioned your parents, who are Chinese-American. They attended white schools in Arkansas but didn’t socialize with and weren’t invited to the homes of their white classmates and I wondered how much their experience impacted your research interests?

LB: Definitely, because it was something that they themselves did not talk about. What I found was that they mediated that experience by creating a third level of segregation where there was limited social engagement with either whites or blacks. Their social context was wholly Chinese-American at the time. So, to me that was just the jumping off point for really an exploration of ambiguity…(via Mixed Race Studies » Leslie Bow)

Why do other POC keep saying that they fall outside the color line? No you didn’t. You were according status within the color line buffering white people from black people. 

talesofthestarshipregeneration

atomic-glitter:

baritonepats:

owning-my-truth:

I live a 30 minute drive from here and this is an utter and complete tragedy. My heart goes out to all of the victims and their families and I am hoping that they all recover fully from this terrifying act.

I am wondering, though, about the elephant in the room: white male violence.

With each tragedy and incident of mass violence perpetrated at the hands of white men, these discussions come up, although white progressives usually subsume them under discussions about gun control (which is also necessary, but let us not forget that white men also have disproportionate gun ownership in this country over other racial and gender groups). The Newton massacre was yet another reminder of this, and now again, today:

White boy walks into school (or other public institution), and goes on a rampage wounding or killing dozens in the process.

Why is this not surprising anymore? Well the facts:

70% of mass killings in the U.S. since 1982 have been by white men

Check out this timeline of mass shootings in the U.S. to see for yourself.

Many of us POC and black folks in particular wax long about this, but what if the statistics were reversed and 70% of mass killings in the U.S. were being committed by black men rather than white men? How would that not spark a national conversation about black male violence and also be used to pathologize black men as (even more) criminal and violent?

But at the same time, it’s so clear that the ways in which whiteness and maleness operates is by conferring invisibility on the subject. It allows us to give these boys and men the benefit of the doubt, when we would never do the same for a POC. It allows us to be willfully obtuse about the need for us to address male violence across all racial lines (due to patriarchy)  and specifically white male violence and their internalized desire to control their environments and surroundings, leading to these incidents of mass violence (due to white supremacist patriarchy). 

We would think that in a country where violence and genocide perpetrated by white men has been with us since 1492, that this wouldn’t be a conversation that we could somehow “miss.” You would think that with incident after incident of mass violence, that we would try to address the larger systems of domination (white supremacist capitalist patriarchy) which these boys and men have internalized, rather than deflecting immediately into an ableist discussion of their mental health. Addressing these systems of domination is an act of love and empathy for all people, them included, to create a society of love, compassion and mutual respect, where mass acts of violence like this are a thing of the past.

But, no, this is America. What do you expect?

Again my heart goes out to the victims and their families and I wish you all a speedy recovery in this difficult time. 

Also addressing a related issue that always goes unquestioned in the wake of these tragedies is why it is only these acts of violence in upper-middle class neighborhoods that are marked as tragedies, when dispossessed communities of color are visited daily by the violence of the state and a racist capitalist misogynist anti-queer society.

As my African American Studies professor noted, the media and these communities always say “Why us? This isn’t supposed to happen here”, with the obvious implication that such violence should only happen “there”.

So, how long until people start blaming mental illness and his childhood on what he did as opposed to calling him a thug like they would a Black person regardless of if they were the offender or the victim?

Happened the moment his picture dropped. I’ve seen 3 or 4 references to how troubled he was already.

angelsscream

notime4yourshit:

sourcedumal:

jellobatch:

somanycolurs:

chocolatefitspo:

swirlingsince1981:

blackgirlsrpretty2:

The Rock’s cousin Roman… those Samoan men are so fine!!!

That smile

is this really his cousin?

mmmmm

Girl I don’t give a fucking if they blood relatives,JUST STICK THE TIP IN

Gurl, gimme ALL THE DAMN DICK, that ‘tip’ shit ain’t doin nothin but teasin

LOOK AT GOD!

Sorry y’all. He’s already got a wife and a kid.
She locked that down ages ago.

blackraincloud

Resource Halp!

blackraincloud:

The Context (the rant):

My students’ math teacher is white, racist, and white.

His idea of pep-talk is “You should be ashamed. Your scores are awful. You can’t read. What are you gonna do when you get the new, harder, impossible standardized tests?!”

He shames them for not studying. Doesn’t teach them how to study. Lectures for nearly the entire 90minute class period. Then rants at them every day about how much they fail, but he just wants them to succeed!!!!!

He cares so much about their success that he told them today the Department of Education declared Detroit ground zero of stupidity— and that this insult should embarrass them.

He went on to say dictator-run EAA (former DPS) schools are doing just as bad as DPS schools because it’s the same kids.

(He asked “…and what do they both have in common???” to which I said “40+ students in a classroom?” But he still bulldozered on to say “Detroit students! That’s the common factor. You.”)

The Point!

And now I need kid-friendly, Spanish-English bilingual fact sheets or videos about inequality of education in Detroit, and what Detroit kids are doing to remain awesome and badass and great.

I want them to have some armor for these racist tirades. I want them to know TRUTH FACTS! And I want to be right and defeat this teacher while still being able to charm him to bits so he does right by my kids.

I’ll post some stuff I already found. But my google skills in Spanish are subpar. And I’ll probably be passed out in an hour. So if you know of any kid/youth orgs or kid-friendly articles lemme know! I’m currently searching DetroitFuture.org for something that fits my needs…