for those who dont understand
heteronormativity and cisnormativity are the reason queer people have to come out
we are automatically assumed cis and straight unless we explicitly say otherwise, which shouldn’t happen
no one should be assumed anything until they explicitly say otherwise
it also makes being queer seen as alien and unnatural
there you go theres your crash course on hetero/cisnormativity
"This slur has been reclaimed" doesn’t mean everyone sees it that way, doesn’t mean it doesn’t still function as a slur, doesn’t mean it no longer carries the historical baggage of a slur and doesn’t mean it should be used by everyone without any regard for the feelings of those who it has been used against
WHEN WE WERE LITTLE SOME TEACHER TOLD US, THE GIRLS, THAT WE WERE LIKE FLOWERS, AND EVERY MAN WE HAD TOOK A PETAL WITH THEM. IF WE HAD TOO MANY WE WOULD END UP LIKE AN UGLY, WITHERED FLOWER AND NO ONE WOULD WANT USSex-Ed in the US is so fucking backward— misogynistic and homophobic.
^^My health teacher made the same flower analogy and i was really upset
I had a health teacher compare us—specifically the girls— to being a piece of used chewing gum if we try to have sex with more than one person in our lifetime.
My childrens pastor told us the flower analogy- and I believed it even after I had sex for the first time- because of this idea I stayed with someone who hurt me so that I wouldn’t be a “broken flower”. because I messed up so now no one else could ever love me. If you choose not to have sex before your wedding night do it for you. Not because you are afraid you will somehow be used up afterwards. If a woman becomes dirty after being touched by a man- he should probably check his own hands.
It’s funny, when I think about this exact time last year. Things were so different. I never would have thought that things could change so much in only a year. I wonder what next October will be like.
asexual and aromantic visibility is So Important because I’ve never seen a single aro/ace self-discovery story that didn’t include some variation of the phrase “I thought I was broken.”
Day off with my girl :D
parnassesrose said: Me again! I hope this week is better than the last, praying for you.
Thabk you! It is going well so far! How have you been?
Human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson represents those who have been abandoned. His clients are people on death row — abused and neglected children who were prosecuted as adults and placed in adult prisons where they were beaten and sexually abused, and mentally disabled people whose illnesses helped land them in prison where their special needs were unmet.
Today he spoke to us about justice in the 21st century:
"The new statistic from the Justice [Department] is really disheartening: The Justice Department is now reporting that one in three black male babies born in the 21st century is expected to go to jail or prison. The statistic for Latino boys is one in six. That statistic was not true in the 20th century. It was not true in the 19th century. It didn’t become true until the 21st century. That means we have enormous work to do to improve our commitment to society that is not haunted and undermined and corrupted by our legacy of racial inequality.”
Photo: Linda Nylind, The Guardian
don’t date anyone who isn’t proud of you
THIS IS THE CUTEST THING EVER
they both look a little nervous about what the other one might write
then just the biggest smiles when they are reassured yet again how much they just love each other
Seriously guys, I am all for putting the T before the LGBQA+ this is so important.
To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.
This scene is SO important. Maleficent is with someone she trusts, someone she considers a friend. And then the next thing she knows, she wakes up in pain, bleeding, with her wings burned off. A huge part of her has been destroyed.
Rape is so prominent in our culture that it is in a Disney movie. Maybe not explicitly, but it is very clear what this scene represents and it is so sad.
I fucking cried my eyes out during this scene
This scene killed me