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29,433 notes on 14 Apr 14

light-through-the-night:

If you were raped, it wasn’t your fault.

If you were hit, it wasn’t your fault.

If you were molested it wasn’t your fault.

If you were abused in any way, it wasn’t your fault.

I don’t care WHO abused you  or WHY, it wasn’t your fault.

It wasn’t your fault.


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10,906 notes on 08 Apr 14

queervoicesonstraightvoices:

immaculateidiocy:

there are sjws out there that make a great deal of effort of protecting their bigotry and going about saying “when i say i hate straight/cis/white/ people/males i don’t mean i hate all straight people i hate the oppression”

look

if you don’t mean it don’t fucking say it

you know that that’s not what you’re trying to say and instead of phrasing it to make it so that people don’t get mad at you you just go “oh i didn’t mean this and blah blah blah”

it’s your fucking fault that you said such bullshit in the first place

stop blaming others for your inability to say what you really mean

Fuck it, I’m feeling educational today. 

There’s this thing that none of you seem to know about called metonymy and it’s where you use a whole to stand in for a part. To give you an example, metonymy would be when someone says, “Washington is so corrupt these days,” and you understand that they do not mean that  every citizen of Washington, D.C., or even every congressperson in Washington, D.C. is completely morally bankrupt, and that they are actually talking about the idea of Washington, D.C. and the structure that is in place being corrupt. When “America” goes to war, every single American does not simultaneously take up arms. When “the internet” attacks someone, every person with an internet connection does not become a hivemind of anger aimed at an individual.

So when I say, “I hate straight people,” I am saying exactly what I mean. “I hate the system of oppression and homophobia that was set up by and benefits straights.” Metonymy. Boom.

But furthermore, it’s not even that I “hate the oppression” (although I do). I also hate those who are complicit, who benefit from a system that I can’t access, and when I demand entry, deny that they had any part of it or received any benefits, and tell me that I should make it the same way they did - without any help.

I do not care whether you get mad at me for saying that. I could not give a flying shit if that upsets you. I will say what I want to say and you will accept it, because as an ally that is your job.When you decided to call yourself an ally, you didn’t just sign up for the rainbow bracelets and the pretty gay marriage .gifs. You signed up to support the queer community and that means supporting queer people in what they say, feel and believe. Don’t blame me because you didn’t read the fine print.

(Source: missyrablelittleshit)


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j-e-r-a:

microraptoria:

Source. This is a real thing. It’s happening.

HIV Has Been Cured in a Child for the First Time

HIV Cure: New Drug ‘Vacc-4x’ May Become First Functional Cure Against the Virus

The Man Who Had HIV and Now Does Not

This is HUGE news, and of course no one is talking about it because it is not a part of popular culture. For the first time in the history of the world, there is a possible preventative cure for one of the most deadliest viral diseases to have entered the human gene pool. There is hope for those who have been diagnosed with a disease that may have given them only 20 or so years to live. This breakthrough in the science/pharmaceutical community means that other viral diseases and genetic mutations that were once incurable are now on the table for complete eradication. I’m absolutely seething that no one is talking about this on the news 24/7, but instead talking about Miley Cyrus or the biggest videos on Vine.

(Source: itstonybetch)


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1,235 notes on 28 Mar 14

bear:

i’m going to put this into simple terms so that everyone can understand

oppressed people don’t hate every person who is a part of a majority, the fact that people have to tell you this every single fucking time is telling of how much you listen

if you’re a part of a majority, then take a step back and think if what you’re doing is oppressive. if not, that’s great! if so, fix it, or you’re just a part of the problem.


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26,952 notes on 24 Mar 14

nineprotons:

xenon-xi:

ihatecispeoplebecause:

mooseley:

I fucking love how tumblr has been using high flicker rate gifs on the login screen. Have you not heard of epilepsy?

not to mention that once in a while i go to a blog, and either the url is changed, they deleted, or i just typed it wrong, and it’s literally always a p high flicker rate gif:/

For anyone with sensitive eyes or epilepsy, if you’ve downloaded AdBlock, you can get rid of these GIFs.

Go to ‘options’, it should open up in another window. You can then go to ‘customise’ tab, and select ‘manually edit your filters’.

If you then paste tumblr.com###fullscreen_post_bg, the GIFs should no longer show up (in the very least, they shouldn’t show up when you go to an unclaimed URL).

image

Reblogging for any followers who have issues with this.

(Source: dykeadellic)


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411 notes on 21 Mar 14

mymanlucille:

Make a donation to save the last abortion clinics in Missouri here


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8,857 notes on 19 Mar 14

What To Do If Nude Photos of You End Up Online 

smushtacular:

If this happens to you, you are not alone and you are not helpless.

(Source: sexeducationforprudes)


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1,495 notes on 12 Mar 14

taliaitscoldoutside:

sistahmamaqueen:

Only 17 days left! Support the International Trans Women of Color Network Gathering at #AMC2014

glittergeek:

femmedisturbance:

We still have $13,978 to meet our fundraising goal and just over two weeks. Please help us meet this goal. In organizing this network gathering, it’s been clear to me why this is so historic and important, why I’ve never heard of a gathering like this before (and please correct me if I’m wrong about that), it’s because so many trans women of color are struggling with multiple oppressions. The coordinators of this gathering are all making an intense personal effort in difficult times to make this happen. We realize that this won’t happen unless we can fund most of the travel costs for participants in this gathering.

If you believe that trans women of color and non-binary trans feminine people of colour as well, which includes, but isn’t limited to, people of colour who identify as bakla, hijra, fa’fafine, third gender, genderqueer, should have a day to meet each other face to face and imagine our collective futures, then please donate, ask your friends to donate, and help us spread the word. 

If you believe in the visionary politics of the Allied Media Conference that starts by listening, proceeds by assuming our power instead of our powerlessless and creates a space for imagining the future, then ask yourself who gets to imagine the future and why, and help us bring more trans women of color into the conversation. 

And lastly, if you want to help us build a network of connected trans women of color who will work for all oppressed people’s liberation by working for their own, then help make that network a reality by donating, asking your friends and organizations to donate and spreading the word everywhere! 

17 days left people. Let’s make this happen. 

Pls give $5 everytime you find yrself saying “especially trans women of color” in a sentence.


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5,708 notes on 11 Mar 14
jessehimself:

fifthangel:
"so basically stand your ground only applies to white people in florida" ~tumblr user droll-child
Okay guys, I need your help! Three years ago, this man (Michael Giles) was violently attacked outside a club in Florida during a large brawl involving almost 30-40 people. Giles was in danger of getting severely injured by one particular aggressor (unnamed), and in an effort to escape the crowd and save himself, he fired a legally registered weapon that he had at the time. Although the bullet did strike the aggressor’s leg, it did not seriously injure him. Giles then proceeded to try and find his friends to leave the area as soon as possible.
Several witnesses testified that Giles had not provoked anything and that the aggressor had started fights earlier that night. The aggressor himself admitted (in court) that he attacked Giles spontaneously. Also, Giles did not continue firing after his first bullet had gotten him a chance to escape. He left the area as soon as he could. 
Despite this, Michael Giles received a mandatory 25-year sentence for “aggravated battery with a deadly weapon causing bodily harm”. There’s a plethora of evidence showing that this case should fall under the stand-your-ground law, but this appeal was denied by the judge. 
Michael Giles was even a member of the United States Airforce at the time. “He had no prior criminal offenses, no history of violence, and was a outstanding father and Airman.” 
The only major reason his sentence is so harsh is because of his race. 
The judge himself is quoted as saying, “Frankly, I think the 25-year mandatory is overly harsh based on the facts of this case, but that’s what the law requires I do and I intend to follow the law.”
This is a link to the change.org petition started by Michael Giles’ parents. They are simply asking Governor Rick Scott and the Clemency Board to commute his sentence, and right now they need about 40,000 more signatures to reach their goal.
PLEASE, PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AND REBLOG THIS TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE!!

jessehimself:

fifthangel:

"so basically stand your ground only applies to white people in florida" 
~tumblr user droll-child

Okay guys, I need your help! Three years ago, this man (Michael Giles) was violently attacked outside a club in Florida during a large brawl involving almost 30-40 people. Giles was in danger of getting severely injured by one particular aggressor (unnamed), and in an effort to escape the crowd and save himself, he fired a legally registered weapon that he had at the time. Although the bullet did strike the aggressor’s leg, it did not seriously injure him. Giles then proceeded to try and find his friends to leave the area as soon as possible.

Several witnesses testified that Giles had not provoked anything and that the aggressor had started fights earlier that night. The aggressor himself admitted (in court) that he attacked Giles spontaneously. Also, Giles did not continue firing after his first bullet had gotten him a chance to escape. He left the area as soon as he could. 

Despite this, Michael Giles received a mandatory 25-year sentence for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon causing bodily harm”. There’s a plethora of evidence showing that this case should fall under the stand-your-ground law, but this appeal was denied by the judge. 

Michael Giles was even a member of the United States Airforce at the time. He had no prior criminal offenses, no history of violence, and was a outstanding father and Airman.” 

The only major reason his sentence is so harsh is because of his race. 

The judge himself is quoted as saying, “Frankly, I think the 25-year mandatory is overly harsh based on the facts of this case, but that’s what the law requires I do and I intend to follow the law.”

This is a link to the change.org petition started by Michael Giles’ parents. They are simply asking Governor Rick Scott and the Clemency Board to commute his sentence, and right now they need about 40,000 more signatures to reach their goal.

PLEASE, PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AND REBLOG THIS TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE!!


# important    
916 notes on 10 Mar 14

momdiggity:

hexgoddess:

Not liking penis isn’t transmisogynist.

Equating penis with man, equating being a lesbian with not liking penis, erasing trans women lesbians, treating trans women’s bodies as revolting, pretending that criticism of transmisogyny is just trans women trying to get into your pants (related: pretending trans women transition to get into your pants), pretending cis lesbian women who like trans women who have penises are actually bisexual for that, ignoring how structural oppression paints certain bodies (like trans women’s) as less desirable and how that can influence and even fully adjust attractions, stereotyping all trans women as having penises, stereotyping the function of the penises of trans women who have them, on the other hand

That stuff is all transmisogynist. 

Maybe you should stop doing that stuff and then claiming it’s just because you dislike penis and you won’t be rightfully accused of transmisogyny anymore. :)

no ya this


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