A Stab at Life

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pocket-pixie:

Okay, my turn for a heartwarming Homestuck story:

So on saturday of CTcon, this little girl came up to me and a couple of other homestucks are hanging out on the second floor.  She was interested in our outfits and asked what they were.  None of the others knew how to explain homestuck to such a young girl, but me with my love of kids couldn’t resist.  I knelled down, as karkat and introduced myself as a troll from outer space.  She asked if we were aliens and i said that we were as alien as she was.  She giggled and called me a cat cause she couldn’t remember the full name karkat.  I introduced gamzee as my silly clown friend who likes pie, sollux as a cool troll who likes computers and bees, and feferi as the troll princess.  She liked feferi the most.  i asked the little girl if she was a princess and she said yes.  I got up, took my friend poots dressed as calliopes horns after introducing them to each other and put them on the little girl with her consent.  I had the feferi dub her in as the new troll princess and she took off the horns, gave them to calliope and hugged me.  She said i was her favorite cat.

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HOLY SHIT MY FEELS

skeej

oh my god

-aristotel

homestuckfansgood:

pocket-pixie:

Okay, my turn for a heartwarming Homestuck story:

So on saturday of CTcon, this little girl came up to me and a couple of other homestucks are hanging out on the second floor.  She was interested in our outfits and asked what they were.  None of the others knew how to explain homestuck to such a young girl, but me with my love of kids couldn’t resist.  I knelled down, as karkat and introduced myself as a troll from outer space.  She asked if we were aliens and i said that we were as alien as she was.  She giggled and called me a cat cause she couldn’t remember the full name karkat.  I introduced gamzee as my silly clown friend who likes pie, sollux as a cool troll who likes computers and bees, and feferi as the troll princess.  She liked feferi the most.  i asked the little girl if she was a princess and she said yes.  I got up, took my friend poots dressed as calliopes horns after introducing them to each other and put them on the little girl with her consent.  I had the feferi dub her in as the new troll princess and she took off the horns, gave them to calliope and hugged me.  She said i was her favorite cat.

photo credit

HOLY SHIT MY FEELS

skeej

oh my god

-aristotel


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A Stab at Life

Originally, in the 20s and 30s, the stereotype of someone who was schizophrenic was the housewife who was sad and withdrawn, and would not do her duties as a housewife; would not do the housework. This was the typical case of schizophrenia. And then, in the 60s, something shifted. The actual criteria for schizophrenia shifted. A lot of psychiatrists and hospitals and police were encountering young, angry black men who were part of the civil rights movement. Who were part of the riots – the uprisings – in the Black Power movement. Who were angry. Who were perceiving a conspiracy of power against them, that was called paranoia. They would see it is white privilege, but it was called paranoia. And so we actually see the diagnositc criteria for schizophrenia change. So now you have anger and paranoia and hostility being included as criteria, whereas 30 years before they hadn’t been. Because the stereotype has changed. So there’s a way in which the DSM and the perspectives of the psychiatrists and the doctors who were giving these diagnoses is thoroughly politically constructed, and thoroughly dependent on the culture and context that they’re within.

A Stab at Life

fenrir-kin:

brigwife:

kidouyuuto:

how did they learn to translate languages into other languages how did they know which words meant what HOW DID TH

English Person: *Points at an apple* Apple

French Person: Non c’est une fucking pomme 

*800 years of war*

"C’est une fucking pomme" is now my favourite phrase

right up there with Viva la pluto

A Stab at Life
A Stab at Life

People assume that I was in the closet because I didn’t disclose that I was assigned male at birth. What people are really asking is ‘Why didn’t you correct people when they perceived you as a real woman?’ Frankly, I’m not responsible for other people’s perceptions and what they consider real or fake. We must abolish the entitlement that deludes us into believing we have the right to make assumptions about people’s identities and project those assumptions onto their gender and bodies.

It is not a woman’s duty to disclose she’s trans to every person she meets. This is not safe for a myriad of reasons. We must shift the burden of coming out from trans women, and accusing them of hiding or lying, and focus on why it is unsafe for women to be trans.


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amoosebouche:

I’ve been itching to share this for a while now. My last project was Cinderella, and since there’s already one version of Cinderella for Far Faria, I decided to do a Filipino version version just to mix it up. 

You can download the app to read it here! 

amoosebouche:

I’ve been itching to share this for a while now. My last project was Cinderella, and since there’s already one version of Cinderella for Far Faria, I decided to do a Filipino version version just to mix it up. 

You can download the app to read it here! 


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A Stab at Life

ivoryathena:

Badass women from history

  1. Leather clad English rocker girl
  2. Women boxing on a roof in LA (1933)
  3. Ellen O’Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s
  4. Elspeth Beard, first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle

ivoryathena:

Badass women from history

  1. Leather clad English rocker girl
  2. Women boxing on a roof in LA (1933)
  3. Ellen O’Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s
  4. Elspeth Beard, first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle

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A Stab at Life

I’m going to tell you what a demon once told me: It is okay to want your own happiness. It’s okay to care about yourself the most. It’s okay to do what’s healthy for YOU. When someone hits you, it’s okay to hit back and then ask them what the hell they expected. It’s okay. You are not obligated to sit there and smile and swallow every bit of shit everyone heaps on you. You are more than furniture, you’re more than window dressing, you’re not their shiny toy. You’re human, and you have the right to say “That was shitty of you”. You have a right to say “Let me feed that back to you; tell me, how does it taste?” You have a right to protest your own mistreatment and set boundaries for respectful interactions. The rest of the world doesn’t realize you have this right, and they will act offended and appalled when you exercise it, but it is yours.


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dynastylnoire:

daniellemertina:

the-uncensored-she:

micdotcom:

Teen’s Auschwitz selfie reminds us all to think before posting online

If you needed more evidence that you should think carefully about what you put online, a girl named Breanna Mitchell has incited the Internet by tweeting a “smiling selfie” of herself at the remains of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.

Posted in June, it only came to the Internet’s attention this month, when angry Twitter users reacted en masse to the perceived desecration of a memorial to human brutality.

But this isn’t just about selfies | Follow micdotcom

This girl’s a fucking dumbass.

Nobody would be mad if you took a smiling selfie on a plantation in the South. Of course, weddings literally happen on plantations so… 

Can we just talk about all the horrible pictures being taken at A Subtlety?

Can we talk about Plantation style weddings?

Can we talk about ghetto/black face parties at colleges?

I mean, white people hire photographers to take shots of them participating in apologetically racist shit on a regular basis but there is no outrage there outside of the black community.

dynastylnoire:

daniellemertina:

the-uncensored-she:

micdotcom:

Teen’s Auschwitz selfie reminds us all to think before posting online

If you needed more evidence that you should think carefully about what you put online, a girl named Breanna Mitchell has incited the Internet by tweeting a “smiling selfie” of herself at the remains of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.

Posted in June, it only came to the Internet’s attention this month, when angry Twitter users reacted en masse to the perceived desecration of a memorial to human brutality.

But this isn’t just about selfies | Follow micdotcom

This girl’s a fucking dumbass.

Nobody would be mad if you took a smiling selfie on a plantation in the South. Of course, weddings literally happen on plantations so… 

Can we just talk about all the horrible pictures being taken at A Subtlety?

Can we talk about Plantation style weddings?

Can we talk about ghetto/black face parties at colleges?

I mean, white people hire photographers to take shots of them participating in apologetically racist shit on a regular basis but there is no outrage there outside of the black community.


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A Stab at Life

stereoculturesociety:

thirdeyesees:

stereoculturesociety:

CultureHISTORY: The Obamas & Black History

  1. First Lady Michelle Obama at the Brown vs. Board of Education Museum, Topeka, Kansas, July 2014
  2. President Barack Obama on the Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan, April 2012

We are living during historic times. The Obamas are changing and reclaiming black history right before our very eyes. The passage of time will only serve to elevate their legacies so, as we move through this momentous era with America’s First Black Family, be present for the journey. Future generations will ask us about Obama as we asked our elders about MLK, Malcolm and JFK. They will ask us what it felt like to live in the Age of Obama. Be a witness to history.

He turned culture upside down and enabled corporations to enslave us all with government and legal backing Ayeeee Obama… To be fair it was a process started when the gold standard was abandoned and a third party banking system (federal reserve)was created to control our money #witness

Right. Thanks for the Emo thoughts. Meanwhile, as a POC, I live in the REAL world sans privilege which means I have to worry about those pesky things like racism, police brutality, misappropriation of culture, job discrimination, wage inequality, etc. You know, the stuff that the far left doesn’t have to time for cause they’re too worried about their phone calls.

But yes, please, continue railing about some vague “corporate enslavement’. Talk to me in ten years when the nation’s uninsured rate is under 10%, LGBT can marry freely everywhere, after a reduction in carbon rules takes effect, talk to the people whose jobs were saved when he saved the auto industry. Talk to me after an entire generation is propelled into service after this historic presidency. In the meantime, read some actual African American history. Perhaps you’ll understand the actual point of this post. Thanks for your thoughts. 

stereoculturesociety:

thirdeyesees:

stereoculturesociety:

CultureHISTORY: The Obamas & Black History

  1. First Lady Michelle Obama at the Brown vs. Board of Education Museum, Topeka, Kansas, July 2014
  2. President Barack Obama on the Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan, April 2012

We are living during historic times. The Obamas are changing and reclaiming black history right before our very eyes. The passage of time will only serve to elevate their legacies so, as we move through this momentous era with America’s First Black Family, be present for the journey. Future generations will ask us about Obama as we asked our elders about MLK, Malcolm and JFK. They will ask us what it felt like to live in the Age of Obama. Be a witness to history.

He turned culture upside down and enabled corporations to enslave us all with government and legal backing Ayeeee Obama… To be fair it was a process started when the gold standard was abandoned and a third party banking system (federal reserve)was created to control our money #witness

Right. Thanks for the Emo thoughts. Meanwhile, as a POC, I live in the REAL world sans privilege which means I have to worry about those pesky things like racism, police brutality, misappropriation of culture, job discrimination, wage inequality, etc. You know, the stuff that the far left doesn’t have to time for cause they’re too worried about their phone calls.

But yes, please, continue railing about some vague “corporate enslavement’. Talk to me in ten years when the nation’s uninsured rate is under 10%, LGBT can marry freely everywhere, after a reduction in carbon rules takes effect, talk to the people whose jobs were saved when he saved the auto industry. Talk to me after an entire generation is propelled into service after this historic presidency. In the meantime, read some actual African American history. Perhaps you’ll understand the actual point of this post. Thanks for your thoughts.