What the hell does agender mean?
consider-revising: This morning I decided I want to write about what my gender identity means to me and it occurred to me, for the first time somehow, that I have never had a conversation about gender with another self-identified agendered person. I’m sure I’ve met some, but I’m not at all sure I knew it and can’t now think of who that might be. So I took to the Internet. I very quickly...
austryzor: austkyzor: The following are corporate partners with Autism Speaks. In Alphabetical order: ATA Martial Arts Bachman Pretzels Bob’s Red Mill Build A Bear Capital One Casey’s General Stores Continental Accessory Dollar General Dover International Speedway eTrak Fashion Bug FedEx Fox Sports GAP Joe’s Crab Shack Kid Natural Hero Landscape Structures Lindt and...
We Don't Agree On What Justice Is
version-infinity: My head is throbbing. I should go to bed right now, but I can’t. I keep replaying the same scenes from today over and over again in my mind. For the past nine months, I have been interning as a counselor for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. My agency is in Brockton. I’ve heard some horrendous tales, and held some tremendous weight. I have met clients who, if...
GENDERQUEER AND NON-BINARY IDENTITIES: Removing... →
gqid: kneazleteazer submitted to gqid: This is in response to someone asking how to neutralise their gender on Facebook. I had tried the suggestion in your link a few times, but it always reverted back to [gender] once I clicked away from the page. Recently I came across this method, which worked perfectly! Everything in my timeline is now ‘they/their’.http://m0tei.co.uk/facebookgender/ (in...
An Open Letter to Eve Ensler
chiefelk: Dear Eve Ensler, I want to start off by saying thank you. I appreciate the time you took to reach out to me, because I know you’re incredibly busy. I know there are much more important people in this world than myself, so I appreciate you engaging in dialogue with me and my colleague Kelleigh Driscoll. This all started because on Twitter, I addressed some issues that I had with...
Petition: Support a new Native preschool in... →
nitanahkohe: Less than 2 weeks ago, we learned that our Early Head Start and Head Start early childhood education programs at the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation in Seattle will be defunded after June 30, 2013. The Head Start preschool at United Indians has been in existence for 27 years, and we have had hundreds of Native students as well as non native students of other backgrounds come...
"You don't need this junk. You need a cat.": "Are... →
youneedacat: Before I got my feeding tube. After I’d already signed an informed consent form. A pulmonologist came into my room with a gaggle of interns and residents behind him. People who were learning from him. People who looked up to him as a teacher and role model. He had seen my cat scan. He knew how… As many of my followers know, I am a big proponent of the Right to Die, however,...
I can't even fathom this right now.
youneedacat: There are people out there who actually think that the autistic community created the ‘myth’ that autistic people (like other disabled people, like other developmentally disabled people, etc.) are singled out to be killed. I just… I can’t. Not right now. And I can’t imagine what imaginary world a person has to live in to miss the fact that these things happen to us all the time and...
Anonymous asked: A tiny black kitten waddles into your ask box mewling and staring up at you with its big green eyes. What do you do?
Shocking Photos: PETA's Secret Slaughter of... →
From the article, director of the No Kill Advocacy Center, Nathan J. Winograd writes: These pictures reveal the truth about PETA, a reality that is deeply at odds with the public’s perception of that organization as a radical animal rights group. In practice, PETA is the functional equivalent of a slaughterhouse, while their efforts to undermine the lifesaving work of animal lovers...
simplyirenic: madredhattie: simplyirenic: amarguerite: madredhattie: Social Justice Blogger Temeraire And would Lawrence reply to each one with “D: DEAREST YOU CANNOT SAY SUCH THINGS ON A PUBLIC FORUM!” “But, Laurence, someone is wrong on the Internet!” Temeraire would be the easiest to troll ever “You are very rude, to insinuate such things about my mother, when you have not...
Petition to the White House: Eliminate the... →
Daylight Savings Time is an archaic practice in our modern society. The original reasons for the policies are no longer applicable, and the most cited reason for keeping DST (energy savings) has never been shown to be true. Some industries still like DST (like sporting equipment retailers), but there are many more who dislike the changed hours (like television). The real issue, however is not...
Petition: Ellen Degeneres, Please Help Spread... →
In case you haven’t already signed this and passed it along, here is a link to the petition to have the Ellen Degeneres Show do and episode about dysautonomia. I have two forms of dysautonomia, one called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), and the other, chronic orthostatic hypotension (OH). I suffer from many invisible yet debilitating symptoms, such as low blood volume,...
We in the U.S.A. should all be fully aware of the 2012 NDAA Section 10-21, and we should be speaking out in support of the team of citizens suing the Obama administration over this section of this law in Hedges v. Obama, which has recently been heard by the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals. According to Wikipedia: “ A federal court in New York has issued a permanent injunction blocking the...
Anonymous asked: Happy Valentines Day. :)
Contact Info for Every NRA Board Member
Judith Robinson Levine: CONTACT INFO FOR EVERY NRA BOARD MEMBER: It took me awhile to dig it all up, but here’s the contact info for every board member of the NRA. WRITE, CALL, EMAIL until they can’t hold out any longer! Joe M. Allbaugh (Board Member) Allbaugh International Group, LLC 400 North Capitol Street, NW Suite 475 Washington, DC 20001 Telephone: 202.589.1200 Facsimile:...
Petition: ITU, Hands off our Internet! →
We said “NO!” to SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, and CISPA! Now we’re saying “NO!” to an ITU takeover of the internet! Avaaz: To the ITU and all nations meeting at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai: As citizens of the world and Internet users, we call on you to reject any changes to current Internet regulations that would weaken or alter...
“Mad As Hell” IndieGoGo fundraiser →
vladdraculea: The Young Turks: UPDATE: Since the IndieGoGo page was down a couple times during the campaign, IndieGoGo has graciously offered us a 13 day extension. We decided to take the opportunity to continue raising funds in the hopes that we can reach the $60,000 mark which will cover all of the vital services we need. There will be no additional extension of time beyond this so please...
“Mad As Hell” IndieGoGo fundraiser →
The Young Turks: UPDATE: Since the IndieGoGo page was down a couple times during the campaign, IndieGoGo has graciously offered us a 13 day extension. We decided to take the opportunity to continue raising funds in the hopes that we can reach the $60,000 mark which will cover all of the vital services we need. There will be no additional extension of time beyond this so please help us spread the...
Bring Travis Hawkins Jr. to Justice! →
This is horrifying! Mallory Owens is a lesbian from Alabama who was almost beaten to death on Thanksgiving in what is clearly a hate crime. Please sign this petition and pass it along. Nearly beating someone to death and then threatening the victim’s family is not something a perp should be “released on bail for ONLY 2nd degree assault” over. Here is an article about what...
superherotoranse: It explains why when I stand up, I feel like I’m on a really high ledge instead of in my body. And why my body feels too much, and too big, and out of control. Any time I’m not communicating bodily (either talking or being in the presence of another person because then my body is communicating something too) that’s the only time internal self is allowed to really exist. It’s...
O.o The voter suppression situation on Ohio has... →
“ With razor thin margins predicted in Ohio, the state’s Republican Secretary of State took steps this weekend to modify vote counting procedures in a way that could invalidate thousands of provisional ballots. “ Previously, it was the responsibility of trained election workers to record identification information presented by voters who submit provisional ballots. But now Secretary of...
I went as me for Halloween
I know, not very original, either way you look at it: going as yourself is considered lazy, and going as Dracula (well, really Drăculea) is passé, even if that *is* yourself. But my dysautonomia reared it’s ugly head this past week and I just didn’t have the energy to deal with Halloween this year, which is a shame, since I love dressing up as a pirate or a mad scientist. *sigh*...
aseofspades asked: I'm trick-or-treating everyone I'm in a mutual follow with. Trick or treat! :D
dysautonomiasos: We are going to bombard Twitter with #dysautonomia in an organized, assault style fashion! It’s time people knew more about dysautonomia, and there are enough of us, our friends, and family - that with a little social media work - we can do this! Let’s get #dysautonomia trending! Join Dysautonomia SOS and DINET in the mission to get the word out! THE PLAN Sunday, October...
Here it goes again.
visiblechildren: Hi there, to the 17,322 people who still follow Visible Children! I’m the guy who wrote the Visible Children series of critical articles about that movie, KONY 2012, here with some exciting news for you: THERE’S A NEW ONE. Invisible Children is releasing a new movie called MOVE, which isn’t available online yet. (IT comes out in a couple of weeks.) I’ll be attending a screening...
Asexuality After 30
ace-muslim: This post is for the August Carnival of Aces. A comment on ageism and some random thoughts about asexuals who don’t fit in the Tumblr community’s demographics. In a recent discussion about acephobic views of asexuals, swankivy commented: After all, if you portray us as a bunch of sulky privileged kids who don’t understand real pain, you get to a) assign thoughts and feelings and...
Sometimes I care so much about people and not...
theunfinishedwriter: And debating people over certain issues just has me as an emotional mess right now. I don’t care who you are, no one’s suffering is insignificant and ever deserves to be invalidated. Pain is pain and it transcends gender, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, and economic status. I think the more you understand people, the more you realize we all...
Ayn Rand collected Social Security
hawkelf: flogicallylawless: It’s not mentioned often enough that Ayn Rand was a heavy smoker and consistently stated that the early health warnings weren’t science, but rather a government conspiracy to control the free market. She was disabused of this notion when she got severe lung cancer, whereupon she …wait for it…. signed up for social security and medicare to pay her bills. Why is...
URGENT UPDATE ON WORLDPRIDE MARCH:
nethenclawpuff: avenpt: Due to a last minute change by the organizers of WorldPride that was announced today (Thursday 28th) for the first time, the start time for the parade parade has been moved up from 1:00pm to 11:00am. As a result, we will now be meeting at 10:00am on the morning of July 7th, at the Baker Street station. Look for ace flags! We will be leaving to walk to the start of the...
heronqueenblues: I just read through the majority of the comments highlighted in this article about the harassment Anita Sarkeesian has received for her plans to make a webseries about sexism in videogames. I just don’t understand why people feel so threatened by her and be aware, that’s how they feel. they feel insulted and hurt (even if they’d never, in a million years, say that they felt...
The ‘um,’ the ‘uh,’ the ‘ah,’ and even the Californian ‘like,’ have been...– Uh, don’t criticize people for saying “Um,” “Uh,” and “Like” (via unsungtale) My local chapter of Toastmasters International — well, the whole organisation, really — ought to read this!
(TW: unapologetic racism)
hidden-agender: dumbthingswhitepplsay: thetruthaboutracialprivilege: 1. I can freely berate, hate and discriminate against white races and cultures without fear of repercussions or being labelled a racist by anyone — even the white people I openly discriminate against 2. I can access an array of free benefits for education, employment and substance abuse that white people cannot simply...
A Brief History --
golden-zephyr: Gypsy is the name given to Roma since they appeared in Europe in the thirteenth century, refugees from the widespread warfare that had overtaken their native India as part of the expansion of the Ottoman Turkish Empire. Europeans took these newcomers from the East for Egyptians (Egyptian, Egipcian, ‘gypcian, ‘gipcian, gipsy, gypsy) , and feared them because they were not...