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i-like-to-obsess:

petition to ban “i kissed a girl” from all queer girl fanmixes 2k14

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Sexualities/Genders (And Other Terms One Should Know)
  • Heterosexual: Male-identifying individual sexually attracted to a female-identifying individual, and vice-versa.
  • Homosexual: Someone attracted to someone of the same gender as themselves.
  • Bisexual: Sexually attracted to two or more genders.
  • Polysexual: Sexually attracted to many genders, but not all.
  • Pansexual: Sexually attracted to all genders. (this and bisexual, and sometimes polysexual, are often considered to be the same thing and different people may simply identify as any one of them due to their own personal reasons)
  • Demisexual: Sexually attracted to people only after forming a bond with them first.
  • Asexual: Having no /sexual attraction/ to others; having no desire to have sex.
  • Heteroromantic: Male-identifying individual romantically attracted to female-identifying individuals, and vice-versa.
  • Homoromantic: Attracted romantically to the same gender.
  • Biromantic: Attracted romantically to two or more genders
  • Polyromantic: Attracted to many genders (but not all)
  • Panromantic: Attracted romantically to all genders
  • Demiromantic: Romantically attracted to people only after forming a bond with them first.
  • Aromantic: Having no /romantic attraction/ to others; having no desire to be in a romantic relationship.
  • Polyamorous: Someone who is attracted to, and is comfortable with being in a relationship with more than one person at a time.
  • Transexual/Transgender (Term depending on generation and location): An individual who identifies as a gender other than the one they were assigned at birth to be. Often shortened to trans
  • Cisgender: Someone who identifies as the gender that they were assigned as at birth. (ex. matches their birth certificate) Often shortened to cis
  • Intersex: Someone who has ambiguous genitalia that doesn't fit into our strict dichotomy of uterus or testes. Often forced into surgery to correct their genitals at a very young age, causing psychological and physical harm later in life
  • Nonbinary: Outside of the gender binary of male and female. (Can be used as an umbrella term or as its own identity)
  • Genderqueer: Outside of the gender binary. (**This is not an umbrella term like the post said before I edited it! Do not use this as an umbrella term for nonbinary individuals, simply use 'nonbinary'. Queer is considered a slur and not everyone likes to be associated with the word)
  • Agender: Someone who feels gender neutral, or someone who experiences a 'lack' of gender.
  • Bigender: Someone who identifies as two separate genders.
  • Trigender: Someone who identifies as three separate genders.
  • Genderfluid: A gender that changes, or is 'fluid'.
  • Demigirl: Identifying partially as a woman, but not wholly.
  • Demiboy/guy: Identifying partially as a man, but not wholly.
  • Dmab: Designated Male at Birth.
  • Dfab: Designated Female at Birth.
  • Amab/Afab: Same as dmab/dmab, except with 'assigned' instead of 'designted'.
  • Camab/Cafab: Same as previous, except prefixed by 'coercively', to highlight the lack of choice.
  • Reblog to inform! And if there's any I missed or anything that should be clarified, please message me! Always looking to expand the proper vocab. : )
  •  **I edited this post because it used some archaic and incorrect terms/definitions, and needed more terms added to it. -Vivian Mareepe

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    dynastylnoire:

    prettyboyshyflizzy:

    angrywocunited:

    Disgustingly racist exhibition happening in London, including the display of a chained black woman, horrifically reminiscent of the days of exhibition Sara Baartman. Needs approx 4,000 more signatures. SPREAD & SIGN.

    they getting so bold now

    ughhhhhh

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    theaceventuro:

    TV MEME - 2/10 quotes:  

    "Then I love all of you.
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    daisiesandsex:

yeahgagas:


Reporter:  What made you lose 37 pounds?Raven Symone: The pressure of society.
FINALLY A CELEBRITY WHO SAYS THE REAL REASON.
In an interview where someone told her that she looked beautiful she said: “I was always beautiful, now I’m just thin.”

She is actually Jesus reincarnated.

queen

    daisiesandsex:

    yeahgagas:

    Reporter:  What made you lose 37 pounds?
    Raven Symone: The pressure of society.

    FINALLY A CELEBRITY WHO SAYS THE REAL REASON.

    In an interview where someone told her that she looked beautiful she said: “I was always beautiful, now I’m just thin.”

    She is actually Jesus reincarnated.

    queen

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    ealperin:

    ealperin:

    breefolk:

    Laverne Cox, Keynote address, Creating Change 2014

    This is such an important thing to say, though.

    A lot of people are acknowledging this as a very powerful sound bite, but take a minute to really consider the context of this.

    Every time you misgender a trans person, you are putting their lives in danger.

    You aren’t just hurting our feelings - and there is nothing “just” about hurt feelings for people prone to suicide - you risk outing us to people we may not want to be outed to.

    It opens us up to harassment, discrimination, and even assault. We could lose our jobs, our families, and our livelihood.

    Every time you intentionally misgender a trans person, you tell us that you consider us to be less than animals.

    WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

    FULL OPENING PLENARY

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    thesoftghetto:

    Mike Brown’s parents lead protest along North Florissant #ferguson

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    guardian:

    After Michael Brown’s shooting in Ferguson, the opinion departments of Guardian US and the St Louis Post-Dispatch partnered to gather readers’ stories from around the world of being racially profiled by police. Our hope is that this sampling will help spur empathy – and then action, everywhere. 

    You can read all 18 stories at Comment is free. Do you have an experience to share? Tell us using the #FergusonVoices hashtag. 

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    hobbitballerina:

    chelseawelseyknight:

    witchesbitchesandbritches:

    lifeundefeated:

    Yea it’s clearly our “generation that’s making homosexuality a trend.” Seriously, pisses me off when people say that. look at this! It’s always been around, it’s not a trend, it’s real. It’s beautiful.

    These are really beautiful images.

    This makes me really happy

    There’s a long history of lesbian-like activity in the West.  In the 19th century US, especially after the Civil War killed off so many young men, middle-class and other genteel girls were encouraged in Boston marriages — relationships with other women of similar educational and class backgrounds.  Since women were considered naturally chaste and disinterested in sex, these love affairs were seen as innocent and spiritual.  Women’s lives were wholly separate from men’s that young women infrequently had male friends who weren’t considered a marriage prospect.  They were encouraged to keep to all-female social circles, and the advent of women’s colleges further encouraged that.  Women were expected to mentor each other, love each other, dance with each other, with the older woman acting as the cavalier, the man in the relationship, protecting and guiding the younger, pursuing her and courting her in ways not unlike how young men would court their brides.  But the prevailing cultural wisdom was that these relationships would be limited to kisses and poetry — women were incapable of sexual desire, they tolerated sex in heterosexual marriages because men were sex-driven beasts who demanded it of them.  Without a man, it was presumed that these relationships would be chaste, innocent, and wholly emotional.  Lesbian-like behaviour is most tolerated when women are perceived as less sexual than men.  Homosexual behaviour becomes threatening when sex is involved — when, in the 1920s, women were seen as able to have sexual drives and the idea of sexually companionable marriages came onto the landscape, Boston marriages suddenly became unnatural and disgusting because they directed women’s sexual interests towards other women instead of to the proper channels: towards men.  The flapper was all about the sexually available (to men) young woman.  She contributed to the demise of widely accepted lesbian or lesbian-like relationships.  As soon as the flapper was capable of wanting sex herself instead of tolerating it from her male partner, lesbian/lesbian-like relationships were threatening, deviant, and ruined young women’s chances to become good wives and mothers.

    So remember this as you look at the pre-1920s images.  Those women were allowed these passionate loves, even encouraged in them (sometimes after they managed to get a husband, Eleanor Roosevelt in particular), all because the patriarchy was convinced that women weren’t capable of sexual feelings towards one another.  As long as women were seen as desexed, as creatures of sentiment and emotion instead of passion and desire, lesbianism wasn’t a threat.  The minute women were regarded by patriarchal culture as having a natural sex drive, lesbian-like behaviour became deviant and damning.

    We didn’t invent homosexuality in the past 20 or 30 or 50 years.  But we continue to labour under the belief and cultural expectation that women’s sexuality is something owed to and owned by men, forever de-legitimising women’s relationships unless men in some way benefit. 

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    these took 3 hours but I’m so happy I made them, mostly for the excuse to eat maple syrup buttercream

    these took 3 hours but I’m so happy I made them, mostly for the excuse to eat maple syrup buttercream

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    iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Ferguson Mayor James Knowles is making no friends at tonight’s Town Hall. Part 2

    [part 1]

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    boys-and-suicide:

    Just remember in about 40 seconds someone is about to commit suicide as we sit here blogging. This post goes out to the teens who took and will take their lives. Please just reblog this post to recognize them and don’t question whether or not you should. I promise it won’t ruin your blog type.

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    sourcedumal:

    lady-yuna:

    2srooky:

    mockingatlas:

    prismatic-bell:

    Can we just stop and talk about this for a minute?

    Thresh doesn’t make an alliance. Thresh doesn’t waste time liking her. Thresh knows that either he must kill her or she must kill him for one of them to win.

    But this is the only way he can repay her for protecting Rue when he couldn’t. It’s the only way he can repay her for honoring Rue when he couldn’t. He honors her by sparing her friend, the girl who would have died for her.

    The revolution really doesn’t start with Katniss.

    It starts with Rue.

    SOMEBODY FINALLY SAID IT

    This is exactly the point I’ve been trying to make for years. Okay, so the revolution gets it’s kindling with Katniss. She volunteers, well that’s new, she rebels in the display of talents by shooting the apple. This triggers her perfect score, okay. These aren’t really “Revolutionary” though. 

    It’s not even revolutionary when Peeta professes his love, because, let’s face it, the rules of the game haven’t changed. They’re still just two kids who would have to KILL each other to win. Without a doubt, it would bring some interest to the games, so the Capitol makes propaganda about it. The “Star Crossed Lovers” in a game of life and death.

    But what changes the game is Rue. Right away from her introduction in the books we know Rue is going to be somewhat of a big deal. She was compared to the most important character to Katniss, Prim, so that’s a huge indicator. She’s small, young, she’s what Prim would have been.

    So Katniss instantly feels a subconscious pull toward her. 

    When they meet in the trees, Katniss could have killed Rue easily, and Rue probably could have pulled a sneak attack or alerted the Careers of Katniss’s presence. Instead, Rue points out the Tracker Jacker nest.

    Then it escalates, Rue and Katniss become an odd team, they’re an alliance, which is never new in the Hunger Games, as forming teams and then betraying them at the end seems to be a common, but there’s is different. It’s close, it’s sisterly, protective.

    And then Rue get’s impaled. Katniss kills her first tribute with ease after that. Comparing it to hunting game. Katniss holds Rue, she cries, and then she sings. She sings for Rue a song of promised safety and warmth, something completely absent in the arena. 

    And this is where the metaphorical canon fires. Katniss could have left Rue, the hovercraft would have been along to pick her up, but she can’t. She’s morally obligated to love this girl as much as possible. And this is where the revolution starts. 

    She honors the dead. She honors a dead tribute from a district she’d never seen, a person she’d known for only a short period of time. But she throws away Hunger Games norms. She rejects them completely.

    In the Hunger Games you’re supposed to kill mercilessly and leave the victims for the plain box they’re shipped home in. 

    Katniss gives Rue a funeral in the Games, she decorates the body, she makes it look like Rue is sleeping. Like no harm had come. Katniss just ignited the coals that Rue had placed.

    Rue’s District sends a parachute. Homemade bread. 

    Then Thresh kills Clove and distracts Cato by taking his bag. 

    The fire is going now, and the actions in Catching Fire are even more obvious.

    The Speech for Rue. Peeta’s painting. Everything eludes back to this one little girl who became Katniss’s family.

    So the revolution never started with Katniss, she was just the tinder for Rue’s ignition. 

    Rue was the real Mockingjay.

    Also, who’s four note whistle is constantly attached to the trailers?

    Rue’s whistle.

    Rue is omnipresent in the books and movies, and I absolutely love it.

    The rebellion was started because the innocence of a black girl was defiled.

    That is a powerful statement that a lot of people gloss over for this book

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    redcbj:

saxifraga-x-urbium:

malformalady:

A son went into a rarely-used bedroom in his mother’s home and discovered thousands of wasps had made a giant nest in a bed. An estimated 5,000 wasps had created a nest by chewing through bedding, including a blanket and pillow. Pest-control expert John Birkett was called to tackle with the mound of wasps inside the mattress at the five-bedroom home in Winchester, Hampshire.



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I showed this to my mum and she screamed about it for 30 seconds

    redcbj:

    saxifraga-x-urbium:

    malformalady:

    A son went into a rarely-used bedroom in his mother’s home and discovered thousands of wasps had made a giant nest in a bed. An estimated 5,000 wasps had created a nest by chewing through bedding, including a blanket and pillow. Pest-control expert John Birkett was called to tackle with the mound of wasps inside the mattress at the five-bedroom home in Winchester, Hampshire.

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    I showed this to my mum and she screamed about it for 30 seconds

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