Is it sad that my ‘exciting news’ for the month is how I’m getting a credit of some weird amount of money on my next energy bill?
This is my kinda pool party
"We’re preparing you for the real world"
I don’t meant to alarm you but
the real world has calculators
You want to get kids out of foster care and into good, loving homes? I’ve got a simple solution to your problem.
Did you know LGBT couples are more likely to adopt older, children of color and disable children than straight couples? LGBT couples tend to adopt ‘undesired’ children more (basically kids no one else wants.)
I used to work with kids in state’s custody who were unable to be placed in foster/adoptive homes yet because of their behavior. Let me tell you…none of those kids gave a single fuck about whether their future parents were gay or straight. They just wanted a family. The kids don’t care. A mom and dad, two moms, one dad…
These were the ‘undesirable’ kids that a previous commenter mentioned. They were all older and had severe behavioral issues. Some were lower functioning. People were not fighting over these kids.
And on a side note, when I have kids one day, those will be the kids that I have. And I am so passionate about that, that I would never get involved with a woman who wasn’t completely on board with that as well.
The sad fact about growing up in an abusive environment is how you gradually get used to the abuse. You grow to accept what is being done to you. The hair pulling, the paddling with spoons that break on the fourth or fifth swing, or ping pong paddles with drilled holes, or switch like belts. The way you get tossed around or smacked or shoved into things.
You accept the way words and hands reign in your behavior. You see your physical pain, and emotions, as a burden. You don’t complain anymore. You learn to cry yourself to sleep. The only thing that stops you from doing things is the thought that someone else would have to clean up after you.
The phrases ‘Be a good girl’ ‘You’re a young lady, Act like it’ and the like, force you into a box of dresses skirts and frills and you accept it like it was your idea.
It takes years of being away from that abuse to realize it isn’t, and the reason you never liked your body’s shape, were always horrified by your body’s functions, wasn’t just because of physical abuse, but the systematic reformatting of your identity to survive in a violent environment.
I spent tonight sitting up in my bed thinking about all this. I didn’t come out as trans until I was twenty six, almost twenty seven. I didn’t tell my dad I was interested in women until he was nearly completely out of my life, and I swore my mom to secrecy before that, because I was afraid of what my dad would do. I didn’t tell my parents that I was molested because my molester was my father’s friend, and I honestly believed that man would be believed over me… because in the end he did.
I’m twenty seven years old. I live on my own. I pay my own bills. It’s taken me to now to realize that everything that happened between my father and I was NOT my fault. He was angry for his own reasons and none of it really had anything to do with me.
No but…the point of having so few females in Agent Carter is to highlight how few women were in professions like that after the war. Women who worked during the war were completely locked out, which is why the 1950s Housewife propaganda was so extreme and so prominent. Men wanted their jobs back and viewed women as a threat. The idea of family and women birthing babies became EVERYTHING so that they could eliminate this threat.
Agent Carter is going to show this head on…having a million females running around as part of SSR and SHIELD would directly contradict the reality of Post-War America and deny the struggle so many women went through.
So, you know. Maybe think 10 seconds before you boycott a show that is literally trying to discuss the affects of sexism on the lives of women after the war, and give this show a chance.
(plus it WILL have other women, as per the EP. But this is why we are seeing so many men in casting. She is working in a male driven agency)
Let’s be honest everyone would rather watch a Black Widow movie than antman
I’d rather watch Black Widow file her taxes than an Ant Man movie
Well you have to admit her work-related expenses would tell some pretty interesting stories all by themselves
Black Widow orders towels online: the movie
Black Widow reorganizes her sock drawer: the movie
Black Widow cleans her gutters: the movie
Still more exciting than Ant Man
***URGENT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***
Grindr, a popular app for gay men, now carries an urgent warning for users in Egypt. According to many sources, Egyptian authorities are posing as LGBT people on various social media sites to identify and arrest homosexual people. The app is urging users in the region to proceed with extreme caution, especially when identifying themselves or arranging meetings/hookups. While so far the focus seems to be on gay men, all LGBT people in the area should be cautious. Reports show that Egyptian police have carried out violent raids on private homes which lead to the arrests of several gay men. These men were then subjected to disturbing medical “exams.” Police also raided an LGBT party last year, violently arresting many and sentencing them to up to 12 years hard labour. While homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt, athorities are using sexual deviance, debauchery and insulting public morals as terms for the crackdown. Many claim this fresh attack on the LGBT community is lead by President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi who wishes for his country to be more Islamic.
For all of my LGBT friends here on tumblr, please be extremely careful as this situation develops. Remember to clear your search history, use private browsing if possible, and be extremely cautious with who you talk to online.
I’ve come to the conclusion that Sam and Dean would take one look at Night Vale and burn it to the ground, civilians be damned.
i’ve come to the conclusion sam and dean would drive into night vale and spontaneously combust from being exposed to sexual and racial diversity and women who don’t die within a week
I didn’t realize how much bigger Mable’s draw was compared to Dippers. Woops.
a halfassed Mabel to go with my half assed Dipper.
5 am is totes the best time to be awake and drawing what are you talking about?
My father recently lost his job, we lost our house and now on top of this he has been diagnosed with cancer of the lymph nodes.
He is a professional machinist and has been working as one for over 30 years, only to then have his work stolen from him by his own mother and sister. We’ve been scraping by since then and now that he lost his job we have absolutely nothing to live off of.
He is such a strong person and until yesterday I have never once seen him cry. We’re absolutely devastated - he has cancer and we have no way to help him.
He has always refused to take money from other people and he has spent his life helping people in need, and now we are the ones who need help.
My mother’s best friend has made a gofundme to try and help us pay our bills (we currently have no income whatsoever) and get him the treatment he so desperately needs.
If you can’t donate then (please, please, please) signal boost this. I’ll also share with him any supportive asks I receive regarding this..
I love my father so much and I am so afraid to lose him right now.
Update: Apparently some people are having issues with gofundme so I’ve added a donate button to my sidebar!! Thank you guys so much!
Update #2: The doctor alerted us that they’ve likely found cancer in his sinuses as well. Please please please signal boost this I’m really scared right now.
Update #3: He has cancer in his lymph nodes and we just found out he has it in his bone marrow as well… Please please please signal boost this, the notes have slowed down to a near standstill and It’s really worrying me.. Even if you can’t donate, please reblog. We need help.
Hey! So, Coming Out Day is coming up soon (Oct. 11) and I just want to post a very stern reminder to NOT out anyone without their explicit permission.
Do NOT out anyone.
this is also a less important point, but still worth noting: DO NOT “come out” as an ally. don’t you dare.
Also - don’t feel pressured to come out. You don’t have an obligation to put yourself in an unsafe situation for any reason.