fuckyeahlavernecox:

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Boost it, electrocute it, rocketship it

She is currently behind Justin Bieber and Katy Perry.
Can we please not let that happen, thanks

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metapianycist:

hello, internet, this is your reminder that there is a difference between “I am only willing to have sex with people I know well” and “I don’t know if I’ll develop sexual attraction to a person unless I become basically best friends with them first, and…

loveisrespect:

Tomorrow, Wednesday 4/23, is Denim Day—an important chance each year to show support for survivors and to raise awareness about sexual assault misconceptions!

Why Denim? Sixteen years ago in Italy, a teenage girl was raped by her driving instructor, who threatened to harm both her and her family. He was tried and convicted and sentenced to jail, but he appealed and the supreme court overturned the original ruling—stating that because the victim wore very tight jeans she must have had to help remove them, thereby giving consent to have sex. Since then the young woman’s jeans have become a symbol of the many misconceptions still surrounding sexual violence, such what someone wears can be an excuse.

Wear your favorite jeans or chambray shirt, and show your support!

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The Quantum Queer Effect

nextstepcake:

The Quantum Queer Effect

(originally posted March 4, 2014 at http://nextstepcake.tumblr.com/post/78607036156/the-quantum-queer-effect)

Roughly defined, the Quantum Queer Effect is the process by which, in terms of how they are viewed by outsiders, nonmonosexual individuals exist in an ambiguous state of “kinda queer, kinda not” until they are reduced to “gay” or “straight” by outside observers.

The idea of the quantum…

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cleromancy:

whats my gender? well no one knows for sure, but they say sometimes in the dead of darkest nights, you can hear it howling from the house on the hill

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brain-food:

suitupweird:

Inspiration | Women In Menswear | Wear It Weird

Please let me wear everything.

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smith-q-and-a:

just a few of the signs we made today for our rally on april 24 starting at 8:30AM! thanks to everyone who came out. 

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houseofalexzander:

I hope everyone has a great Holiday weekend! Xoxo
Here is a cute look for the occasion.
To make this look a bit more simple (masculine), wear different shoes such as flip flops, take off the lace cardigan & belt, then remove all accessories except the necklace. Add something such as a fedora hat in black/brown/tan and a simple leather bracelet to bring the outfit together. Xoxo

-Elliott Alexzander

(You can buy the dress and other accessories from this outfit by shopping at The Closet on House of Alexzander.)

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dannyqhantom:

Lettuce Bacon Green beans Tomato Ally sandwich 

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secondstringheroine:

This evening I had the misfortune to hear “Transgender Woman Never Cheats” by Thai artist Vid Hiper Rsiam.

According to Gay Star News the song tells the story of “a transgender woman who reunites with her best friend she fell in love with as a teenage boy”; but is in actuality the visual representation of a trans woman struggling with her affection toward a one time (and now again) aggressor.

The clip tells two stories featuring the main characters side by side; one set in the past, and one in the present.

In the past a young girl (who appears male at the time) pines for her friend (a cis man) as they share good times together. They ride bikes, they hang out, they even get matching tattoos. After he confides in her and falls asleep, the young woman leans over to kiss him. When he wakes he is furious, attacks her, leaves her face bloody and then stands to kick her while she is down.

Despite this the two are still upset when one has to move away. The narrative implies they are left without the chance to reconcile.

The present day story sees the two main characters (with the woman now presenting as herself) unknowingly reunite. They sleep together, part ways, then return for bed upon a chance meeting. During the second encounter he sees her tattoo and they learn of their past relationship. The man is infuriated and repeatedly pushes her away, even bloodying her head in the process. He raises his fist to hurt her, but sees affection in her eyes.

At the end of the clip his anger eases and they smile to one another.

This, apparently, is a love song.

The title of the song says it all: “Transgender Woman Never Cheats.” In that alone there are myriad implications which, while appearing to be passive, sympathetic and well meaning, makes a generalization about the loyalty of trans women to their partners. In any other context this might be considered a virtuous stereotype, but when applied to a story about a woman who is beaten and abused, loyalty in spite of herself is a dangerous and misguided thing.

Her gaze toward an abusive figure is sold as endearing and as a form of enduring love that sees beyond the violence he inflicts upon her. Throughout the narrative she is understanding of him, patient, and puts her own safety aside for the sake of his coming to terms with who she is. When he does harm to her she excuses it, accepts it as normal for a man who feels conflicted, and is waiting with open arms when his anger settles.

For the women who’ve been in similar situations, counting on the rage of an abuser to subside is not a certainty. For that idea to be sold on a mass media platform is a dangerous and irresponsible thing.

The message to trans women has long been made clear; that revulsion is the ‘normal’ reaction to our existence, that recognition of our beauty is cast into the land of fetish, that violence toward us is expected, and that our affection toward other human beings (in particular cisgender men) is justification for our being murdered.

There is no fault to be laid on women who have feelings for violent partners, but to call the violence part of a “love story” is a gross idealization of what no individual deserves from a relationship.