I’m still not a fan of her music, but as a person…she’s pretty fabulous.
I’m still not a fan of her music, but as a person…she’s pretty fabulous.
The United States moves inexorably toward granting equality to the L.G.B., but in the process, while still pronouncing that satisfying final consonant, we often, in practice, drop the T. No federal law offers protection to transgender people from discrimination in the workplace; the population sees double the usual rate of unemployment, and ninety per cent of transgender individuals report harassment, mistreatment, or discrimination at work.
Iâm a lesbian; a queer person.Â Also, a feminist and a white woman with some hippie tendencies who grew up on a small island on the coast of British Columbia.Â Someone who canât decide whether she …
Great read about the problems with finding good LGBT+ books, the publishing industry, and representation.
I know I shouldn’t but it’s just so hard to resist.
THANK YOU! Next time I get into a conversation like this, I will just show them this message.
I’m not angry or upset about anything in particular at the moment, but I thought I’d take a little time to write something out that had been bugging me about allies. It’s certainly not all-encompassing or totally comprehensive, but it’s something I’ve been thinking about in terms of being a good…
Guys, Elementary’s Irene Adler was a COMPLETE opposite of BBC’s Irene.
BBC Irene is first presented as this cunning, intelligent, independent and sexy woman who confused Sherlock with her nakedness. She ‘beat’ Sherlock and manipulated the Holmes brothers like a violin,…
I personally don`t ship Sherlock and Joan in Elementary, but I do think this is an important distinction to make between the shows.
I do still have a guilty pleasure for BBC`s Sherlock, but Elementary…
I was literally on the edge of my seat during the finale. When I found out Irene was Moriarty, I squealed. Every time I watch Elementary, I love it even more than the last time, though occasionally I can`t understand how I could possibly love it more without just giving it my soul.
But yes, Elementary is badass and everyone should watch it.
My name is Rosie. I’m 22. I grew up in Texas, about an hour south of Austin. I’m the oldest of 4 children; the child of teachers; on my way to be a teacher as well.
I’m a fan of Sci-Fi and Fantasy, of anime and manga, of magical girls and pirates. I’m a fanfic writer and reader, a con-goer and a casual cosplayer. I’m a nerd girl and a feminist.
I like Star Trek and blueberry muffins and really sweet tea mixed with lemonade and cowboy boots and my pet snake and playing N64 games.
And I’m bisexual.
In a lot of ways, my bisexuality is one of the least important things about who I am as a person. In other ways it is incredibly important. Being a bisexual woman changes the way the world treats me, the way our society treats me, and, sadly, it changes the way that fandoms and nerd culture and the media treats me.
And let me just say this: Fandoms, you really suck sometimes.
Before you click that read more, know this: I don’t speak for all LGBTQ+ fans. I speak only for myself, but this is as honest as I really know how to be, and I think that it’s something that should be said.
Thank you for putting this into words, especially the part about wanting so badly to see representation. I also read the LGBT+ books in my school library dozens and dozens of times.
REAL Lesbians React to Lesbian Porn!
I was at Hot Topic and saw this cool tshirt for some band or something called Bring Me the Horizon and idk what bring me the horizon is and don’t really care but the shirt is cute so i’ll wear it
This was an experiment. See how people started getting mad at me for “buying” a Bring Me The Horizon shirt, when I said I really knew nothing about them? How I said I bought it simply because I thought it was cute? Completely disregarding who the band was?
This is how people from other cultures feel when you purchase and wear garb from their culture with no knowledge of what that garb symbolizes and means. If you wear or use something for the wrong reasons, people get mad.
This has got to be by far one of the best ways to explain cultural appropriation to people.OH HAY. TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO STILL DON’T GET WHY CULTURAL APPROPRIATION IS A BIG DEAL MAYBE YOU’LL GET IT NOW?
Funny how people can get all upset when it’s something they care about, but as soon as they get called out for appropriating another culture, “it’s just clothes”.
I was in my grade 10 drama class. I was struggling with body issues.
My male teacher decided it would be a great idea to do a lining up game where you have to get into a line based on certain criteria, but you can’t speak. I think it was to force us to use our bodies to communicate or something. The point doesn’t matter.
It was fine, if a little boring, until he told us to form two separate lines, one for boys and one for girls, smallest pants size to the largest.
It says something that I can still remember every detail.
Automatically, the skinny popular girls went to the front of the line, pushing other girls back. I lied and said I was a size 5 when I was really a size 7. I was still the second to last girl in the row. I can’t imagine how difficult it must have been for the last girl. Or how it must have felt to a bigger girl considering we were all size 9 and under, still fairly thin by societal standards.
Teachers have an enormous impact on their student’s lives. I wonder if he even noticed how the size 0 girls snickered when we were forced to say our pants size to the whole class to make sure we lined up in the right order. I wonder if he noticed how I clutched my stomach and tried to hide, tried to turn invisible. I wonder if he noticed how even the thin girls were silently arguing back and forth about who should be first in line, because they were so determined to be the thinnest in the class. I wonder if he noticed how self-conscious everyone looked, how I bet nobody paid attention to the rest of the lesson, how everyone hurried to get out of that room.
I don’t remember much from my drama class, just little half-memories here and there. But I remember that activity clear as day.
Even if you think teenagers need to get over their body image, even if you personally don’t think there’s anything wrong with being a size 7 or an even larger size, you need to think about what you are asking students to do.
I have never felt so uncomfortable in a classroom.
It’s been 5 years since I was in grade 10. I can’t remember the teacher’s name. But I remember he didn’t think about his students while he was lesson planning.
You aren’t teaching the curriculum, you are teaching students. Be aware.
This is awesome.
Also pretty white..
^ very true, but still better than only straight people
Even though she grew up playing football, shooting hoops and running races against all the boys in her neighborhood, U.S. 800-meter champion Alysia Montano never wanted to be thought of as one of them.
As a result, she started wearing a flower behind her right ear to remind the boys they were getting beat by a girl.
“The flower to me means strength with femininity. I think that a lot of people say things like you run like a girl. That doesn’t mean you have to run soft or you have to run dainty. It means that you’re strong.”
I must have reblogged this five times already. So worth it.
If I was a famous author I would publish a book with ten different endings which all went to print with varying degrees of rarity, but not tell the fans about it so that I could watch their confusion as they disagree over how the story ended. Then when they figured it out I would ‘come clean’, telling them that I had released eleven alternate endings and watch them panic again as they all try to find the last ending.
This is perfect.