leaving Laverne Cox off of the Time top 100 despite the overwhelming support she received is an act of violence and erasure towards trans women
mustard cups + chair
(fit found by JeffShock)
taken from /r/Perfectfit
wine glasses + shelf
(fit found by and_eazy)
taken from /r/Perfectfit
cats + things
Hey, they should do a reverse version of Faking It where a couple of lesbians pretend to be straight so they’re accepted!
They could call it “Real Life”.
Here’s the deal: sometimes well-intentioned straight people say things that are not only unhelpful, but actually problematic. So if you’re a well-intentioned straight person, thank you. I really, truly appreciate your good intentions, and it’s because I appreciate those intentions that I’m making this video. Now you don’t have to accidentally hurt your queer friends. So if you’re ready to be an even better straight ally to LGBT people, let’s get started.
One: Have you thought about…?
Yes, I have thought about it. This is my life. I have thought about anything and everything you could possibly imagine. So whatever it is you’re about to say, I’ve thought about it. Probably every day. Possibly multiple times a day. I get that you’re trying to be helpful, but if you really wanna be helpful, all you can do is just sit and listen and trust me.
Two: But I have a gay friend…
If you have a gay friend who likes it when you call him a faggot or make jokes about her bedroom habits, I’ll have to trust your relationship with that friend. But I am not that person, and your gay friend is not a “get out of jail free” card. Also, maybe your gay friend doesn’t wanna have to deal with educating you while also trying to like, you know, be your friend. So just take a moment to consider you might not know every single thing about gay people, or even about that gay friend.
[Parenting gently presents
Transforming parenting with respect & compassion
Finding more joy
Gentle parenting answers with Paige]
We all want our kids to learn about consent. We want them to know that no means no, and only an enthusiastic yes means yes as they grow older and get into sexual relationships. But I think one of the things we might be missing is that we’ve been undermining the idea of consent since they were very young, and so even when we get to the point of explicitly teaching them about it, it’s really not that, that strong of a teaching because all of our other interactions with them have possibly undermined the idea of consent.
So I’d like to talk about four ways that parents sometimes teach kids that consent does not matter.
[How parents teach kids that consent doesn’t matter #1:
Tickling and Roughouse Play]
I will not be silenced.facebooksexism
In my experience, feminism is only “aggravating” to misogynists.
that one line from mean girls no one seems to remember or quote extensively
how about “guys have to stop calling girls sluts and whores. it just makes it ok for you to call each other sluts and whores.”
how about that, instead of placing the blame on the victims of the patriarchy.
I mean she’s absolutely right, we shouldn’t call each other that, but let’s be clear: this problem did not originate with women.
this problem did not originate with women.
I work in a doctor’s office. I was just talking to a high school student who was doing a job-shadow today. Something she told me was so disturbing that I had to share it here.
She goes to one of the public high schools and plays sports. At the beginning of the year, the school brings in some…