you know patriarchy is a terrible drug
when there’s a video of a man knocking his girlfriend out
and the biggest defenders of a man’s right to knock a woman out
comes from women
how jaded do you have to be
to not look at that and think
this man is dangerous
when ever i see a woman who has been abused by their partner
i feel for her
i weep for her
how empty do you have to be as a woman
to play devils advocate
for the devil themself?
the bioluminescent noctiluca scintillans — an algae known otherwise as sea sparkle — of australia’s jervis bay. photos by (click pic) andy hutchinson, joanne paquette and naomi paquette. see also: more bioluminescence posts)
Fetishizing ‘power’ in women characters – having them kicking ass and always being ready with a putdown - isn’t the same as writing them as human beings.
» Five Easy Ways YOU Can Help Promote Trans Women’s Lit
1. Buy our books! Or ask your library!
This is so important! Buy our books! If you can’t afford to buy our books, ask your local library to order copies in. That way you’re helping both the writers and your local community. A simple email or five minute conversation with a librarian is all it takes!
2. Review our books!
It can be just as simple as posting reviews on GoodReads or Amazon. But, if you’re up for it, getting reviews on major websites and in magazines, etc, is really helpful! Pitch a review of trans women’s lit today! Here are some places you might want to do that: Lambda Literary, Bitch, Curve, Shameless Mag. It can also help just to post a review to your own Tumblr!
3. Support our readings! Or even help organize them!
Come on out and support a reading by trans women writers! Topside often sends trans women writers on tour, so check in with their site about what’s going on next! They’re currently doing a fundraiser to help support the tour, check it out. If you’d like to organize a reading, but aren’t sure how, here’s an idea: 1) ask some trans lady writers in your community if they’d be into doing a reading; 2) find a place to do it — community centres, theatres, café, and bookstores are great for this kind of thing!; 3) make a Facebook event for it and invite all of your friends; 4) set up chairs and whatever; 5) sit back and enjoy the readings!
4. Reblog, retweet, and share!
Did you just see something online about trans women’s literature, like a review or a new book being released? Why not share it on your social media accounts! Super easy!
5. Interview trans women writers!
Whether it’s for a magazines or a website, why not pitch an interview with a trans woman writer or multiple trans women writers? Interviews are super fun to do! And, to be honest, I’ve even done interviews for people’s personal blogs. Sometimes the pockets of readers your personal Tumblr or blog has are people who we might not be able to otherwise reach, so many of us would be thrilled to be interviewed for those, too!
Confused husky pup
He’s not expressing confusion, he’s tilting his head for better sound localization. While having an ear on each side of the head is good for lateral echolocation, tilting the head so that the ears are offset gives it vertical depth.
Oh my gosh, that explains why some dogs put their head to one side when you talk to them. They’re not confused, they’re trying to listen to us better. Awww.
Police start rushing the crowd, pulling out people to arrest.
this would make everyone shut up
If you think black women wearing their hair natural is unprofessional you are racist.
Simply watching Adventure Time is often enough to make us hungry for sweets, but now we have an actual edible Candy Kingdom to tantalize our tastebuds. This mouthwateringly awesome Gingerbread Candy Kingdom was made by Redditor IHaveAFluffyCat (who actually does have an adorable fluffy cat).
The amount of time, effort, and candy that went into this work of edible art is amazing. It’s beautifully detailed from top to bottom, but we’re particularly impressed by the Gumball Guardians, whose sugar glass heads contain real gumballs.
Click here to see a complete gallery of step-by-step process photos.
A Gingerbread Candy Kingdom???
I get so excited for doing my makeup for special occasions, it is literally the funnest and most calming thing, and putting on heaps of black eyeliner and red lipstick really pisses of straight white males, which is +20 bonus points.
Finished up these two cuties today. Proper pics soon, then they’ll be auctioned on pkmncollectors :D
A young Jewish refugee with her Chinese playmates. Shanghai, China (x)
Between 1933 and 1941, it is estimated that 20,000 Jews escaped persecution by fleeing to the Chinese port of Shanghai. Shanghai was one of the few places in the world that would accept Jewish refugees at this time, Japan being another.
i am furious that i am just now learning about this important fact.
Because it has nothing to do with the USA being the superhero and saving all the Jews
how about everyone stops congratulating allistic parents for being “brave enough” to live with autistic kids, applauding them for putting up with People Like Us, condoning and many times even celebrating our continued abuse at the hands of people who think they just don’t have any other options???
how about it??
seriously. what you’re saying when u talk about allistic parents’ bravery is that we are too much for most people to deal with, that treating us with basic human decency is something that takes incredible courage. it makes abuse into an easy out; a reaction that only the Bravest People can avoid.