1. johanirae:

    I reckon if more people understood this there would be a lot less victim blaming when it comes to rape.

    (via prochoicecanadian)

     
  2. bocchan:

    karhide:

    windandsalt:

    friarpark

    #this is not an exaggeration okay #children do say this #children do wonder why they can’t find themselves in the media #don’t fucking tell me it doesn’t matter #it matters so much #children NEED to see themselves represented #or else they grow up feeling inferior and not worthy

    okay, story time: i’m a resident actor a children’s theatre company, and we just did peter pan. i was cast as peter because i’m the only one who looks young enough to play the part; but aside from looking young, i look nothing like peter pan. he’s this little white boy with reddish brown hair and i’m an arab/hispanic queer with black hair and freckles. 

    our company has a really devoted following, and these kids are reeeally young. after every show, we do autographs as the characters and have to keep up the act, because to a lot of these really young kids, we are who we pretend to be on stage. that terrified me. i’ve done autograph sessions in-character before, but never as such a well-loved character. who, again, is white. i was worried about what children might say.

    over the course of the production, we must have performed for close to 500 kids, between the shows we did for families and the shows we did for school field trips.

    and i distinctly remember one little white girl who came up to me with a DVD copy of disney’s peter pan, and she had this adorable tinkerbell dress on, and she just stared at me wide-eyed and after a while she said “i have all your movies!!”

    first of all, if you don’t think that’s the cutest thing ever, please leave.

    and when i asked her what she wanted me to sign, she handed me her DVD and said “by your face.” and she points right at this little white redheaded peter pan with pointy ears who is clearly not me, as if she can’t tell the difference… or she can, and she doesn’t care. similar things happened with different children, but it never lost its charm for me. on the contrary, it really warmed my heart.

    by that same token there were many children of color who were affected by seeing a brown peter pan. a lot of them (usually older children) and/or their parents ask me how i got into acting, and if i had any advice for how to get into it. it meant a lot to me that there’s this whole generation of children of color who are going to pursue the arts, because even though i live in a very diverse area, our theatre landscape is still very whitewashed.

    anyway, what i’m trying to say isn’t just that representation matters, which it does. what i’m also trying to say is that one less white face in the crowd isn’t going to hurt anyone. i feel like i’ve heard time and again that white people can only identify with white characters, and the whole point of my story is that that’s obviously not true. that kind of behavior, where people only empathize with characters who look like them, has to be taught. and that kind of behavior is racism.

    bolding is mine, because that last bit really knocked it out of the park for me

    (Source: rimtiggins, via butlerbookbinding)

     
  3. moornin:

    we should all strive to be as body positive as moominpappa

    (via primadonna-grrrl)

     

  4. bisexual-books:

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    I. Just. Can’t.

    While writing for Bisexual Books, I’ve stuck it out with some pretty abominably bad books. With this book, and I have a strong background in rhetoric, I just couldn’t do it. Not as a bi reader.

    The book uses four essays to examine the history of queer rhetoric within both…

     
  5. Put it into my face

    (Source: jjanjanmyun, via jacquelinearthemise)

     
  6. sttngfashion:

    Oh my god. This kitten is named LeVar Purrton.

    (Source: twitter.com)

     
  7. So this happened! #tattoo

     
  8. genderfuckedover:

    thewomanfromitaly:

    i-am-river:

    So, i read this awful article using bathroom “scare tactics,” which was claiming that trans women are potential rapists. “Men” who dress as women to gain access to women only spaces and force them self on women. This really upset me and i had a bit of a Twitter rant. They were read by others and i was urged to post them in other media also, so i am posting them here. (Edited together in easy reading format from top to bottom.)

    This is the link in the first tweet about how there are no cases of a trans woman attacking a cis woman in public restrooms: Link 1.

    This is the link in the second tweet about the cases where trans people are assaulted in the bathroom by cis people: Link 2.

    if you’re cis and you follow me i’m gonna need you to reblog this

    don’t care if you’re cis or trans, this is important.

    (via sharpegirl)

     
  9. b1a4gasms:

    la-lobalita:

    kentstatecult:

    Most of my Saturday was spent looking up stuff about Bina48.

    BINA48 is a project of Terasem Movement, Inc™ and is designed to test whether a person’s consciousness can be downloaded into a non-biological or nanotechnological body after combining detailed data about a person through the use of future consciousness software

    A lesbian of color black lesbian (who is married to a trans woman) becomes the model for an ultra advanced AI system.
    This is huge.

    Other links: [x] [x] [x]

    So lemme get this… the developer/CEO of the development company is a jewish trans lesbian woman and the highest paid female ceo in america, and this project is based on her wife, a black lesbian woman, and both are mothers with children from previous relationships who they have now each legally adopted???

    this exists in the actual world and people still think sci fi can only be about straight cis vaguely-christian white men…….

    gotta admit though, there’s some uncanny valley shit going on here.

    (via tea-me-and-smut)

     
  10. wilwheaton:

    vividvivka:

    Simple fact…. Us inky-stinkys are up to no good! #lulz

    Where my Inky Stinkys at?! HOLLA!