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Well shit. This white girl can sit at my lunch table anyday
imagine after first contact with the vulcans there were all kinds of programs for cultural exchange so you had a bunch of vulcan ambassadors being shown prime…
elementary school libraries have gotten wild
What the fuck does that even mean
OOC: I had this at my elementary school for a while; you’re supposed to track how many words you don’t know from the book with your fingers. You read one chapter, and follow the chart.
BUUUUUUUT this is still hilarious. This chart is terribly done and explains nothing and I’m laughing so hard that there are tears.
Um. I did not immediately think of reading when I saw this chart.
Someone giving advice to fannish sex writers (the sainted Minotaur, may he rest in peace) once said that not every anal sex scene must follow the formula of “one finger, two fingers, three fingers, dick.”
It’s a pretty catchy little phrase, though, and it’s stuck with me.
Fancast: Aldis Hodge as Tony Stark
GIVE THIS TO ME I NEED THIS NOW.
WHY DIDN’T I CONSIDER THIS?!!?!? YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
If you haven’t heard about The Switch yet - it’s a magic-realist, transgender comedy. The show follows Su as she loses her job, ends up on the couch of an ex, and starting pulling her life back together. It’s weird, relevant, funny, political, and queer. It stars trans actors in trans roles.
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For real, folks. And yes, that’s a trans woman of color in the lead role.
Still needs funding, go go go!
Ah, Bisexuality Day, when Freddie Mercury visits all the bisexuals who’ve been good the past year and gives them presents
Ha ha, I can’t believe you still think Freddie Mercury is real. Everybody knows it’s really your parents.
IT IS FREDDIE. I’VE SEEN HIM! HE COMES TO YOUR HOUSE AND LEAVES YOU OSCAR WILDE BOOKS AND MARLON BRANDO MOVIES.
do you ever just get up from your computer to walk aimlessly around your house only to sit back down in front of the computer again
I pointlessly open the fridge too.
sometimes i just stand in the middle of the living room and look lost.
Why am I in the bathroom
I’ve never actually made it onto the roof (though my childhood bedroom window offered the possibility), but just two days ago I asked permission to stare pointlessly into a friend’s fridge.
“Another myth that is firmly upheld is that disabled people are dependent and non-disabled people are independent.
"No one is actually independent. This is a myth perpetuated by disablism and driven by capitalism — we are all actually interdependent.
"Chances are, disabled or not, you don’t grow all of your food. Chances are, you didn’t build the car, bike, wheelchair, subway, shoes, or bus that transports you. Chances are you didn’t construct your home. Chances are you didn’t sew your clothing (or make the fabric and thread used to sew it.
"The difference between the needs that many disabled people have and the needs of people who are not labeled as disabled is that non-disabled people have had their dependencies normalized.
"The world has been built to accommodate certain needs and call the people who need those things independent, while other needs are considered exceptional.
"Each of us relies on others every day. We all rely on one another for support, resources, and to meet our needs. We are all interdependent. This interdependence is not weakness; rather, it is a part of our humanity.”
— AJ Withers, “Disability Politics and Theory”: http://tinyurl.com/pcusr5j
America in particular is obsessed with independence, when really there is no such thing.
Zak: Most mainstream compression shorts are made for athletes to support their muscles and improve blood flow during workouts. While they aren’t really designed to minimize the appearance of one’s hips and thighs, you might be able to get that effect with some of these products. I don’t have any personal experience with compression shorts (though I’m a bit curious about them, since I too am sensitive about those areas on me), but ebay has a list of the top 7 compression shorts for men that might be worth taking a look at. Again, what they are looking for when rating these is different from what you’re looking for. I think I’d probably recommend running to Target or Wal-Mart and picking up a cheaper pair just to see if they’d work for you. If you can find something that would be a pretty low investment just to try it, you might be able to figure out if this would be something that would work for you and if you’d want to invest in a pair from a top brand. You might also want to look into Spanx for men, since what you’re really looking for is shapewear rather than athletic wear. I’m not sure how these would end up looking, though, because they might actually end up accentuating your larger bone structure in your hips (because it might cinch at your waist, you know?). I’m not sure, though, and you’d probably have to try it to see if you’d like how it looks on you.
Do any of our followers have any suggestions from personal experience?
I’ve had no luck with hip reshaping (tried a couple different brands of spandex shorts), as most of the problem there is simply bone width. At least on my body, you can’t move the fat up to give you a straight waist, and you can’t compress it enough to make a significant difference.
When I started looking for other workarounds, I discovered that, like packing, hips are much more of an issue for internal body image than for actual social perception.
If you have a pronounced waist-hip ratio, I recommend lower waists on pants to de-emphasize it. I found well-fitting (not baggy, not snug) shirts are actually most effective. Snug shows waist, baggy emphasizes chest, Just Right adds a couple inches to waist without drawing attention to that fact.
Your mileage may vary.
For rainbow people, especially Black women, misogynoir and colonialism make gender more complicated than the white-centric cis/trans framework allows.
It starts with this, but it damn sure doesn’t end there.
While white folks were busy conquering and enslaving people, they erased or flat-out robbed us of the genders we had for ourselves, replaced it with their own rigid dichotomies, then started telling us we’re doing it wrong for not doing gender their way. Now that they have a clue, they persist in acting like we’re supposed to catch up with them instead of doing what works for us.
Until all that shit has been unpacked, I’ma need anybody white to be very careful about how they talk to me and other rainbow people about how gender works or doesn’t work, especially when applied to Black women.
Note: This is not for you to debate or invalidate. Expand the conversation or leave it alone, but don’t attempt to shut it down.
Side thought for white people on listening to radically different experiences and being aware that someone’s experience is likely to be different so listening more carefully: It should be enough to listen to people on their own terms because they are people and everyone deserves that respect. As a bonus though, my experience is that it benefits the listener as well.
I have, as a white genderqueer person, gotten a much better relationship with my gender (more nuanced, more comfortable) from listening to POC talk about their gender constructions. For example, seeing someone say “she pronouns are fine but masculine role words (waiter, not waitress) are really important to me” gave me more tools for my personal experience.
This is not the same as appropriation; tread carefully and do the background reading when you find a new sexy word you resonate with, because genderescent and two-spirit are not white people playgrounds.
Note: I trust my followers, but if anyone scanning the tags does not respect the OP’s wishes on my reblog, I will follow up.