Apr. 12th, 2017

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Look at this beautiful relic of the Old Web
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We finally have the Dear Prudence we deserve. 

I love this answer. There is so much biphobic b.s. in queer communities, and i honestly hate it. I feel badly for this woman’s wife, because she married someone who doesn’t understand or accept something fundamental about her, and about queerness.

I wish you could give a piece of advice a standing ovation though, because this is perfect.

Read all the way to the end
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Apr. 12th, 2017 06:40 am
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on a sincere note though, you guys do know that 22 is not old and 30 is not ancient, right? like yeah by 30 you will hopefully have matured but hearing some of you talk like life ends at 30 is a little worrying. one day, not as far away as it may seem, you will be 30 and you will still be a person with value, you will probably still have a lot of the same interests, you will still use the internet, and you will still be you. you have your whole life ahead of you

Fuck me, life STARTS at 30.

I’m not being facetious. When you are 30, kids, you will have more power and agency than you had in your 20s. You will understand yourself and the world better; you’ll have more tools to do what you want, whatever that may be.

Is it easy? Nah. Will you feel like you know what you’re doing? Doubtful. But you’ll feel more settled in your skin sometimes, you’ll know more about how people work, and you’ll have that moment of “I got this” exponentially more than you ever did before.

30 is an excellent place to start the rest of your life. Don’t let media’s obsession with wunderkinds and youth in general mislead you.

As someone at age 34 I can absolutely confirm the above. Honestly, I would never want to be 20 again. Ever. My life just keeps getting better and better, more fresher, easier and enjoyable the older I become. Bumps on the road? Of course, that’s life. Happens to any of us really, in a way or another. The constant anxiety and worry and helpless feeling and thinking that “Oh god, life is over, I haven’t accomplish this or that yet!!” = GONE.

Truth. I’m going to be 45 in three months, and I have never felt MORE myself and more engaged with my life. Given a chance, I wouldn’t go back to my 30s, much less my 20s.

I mean yeah, I’m poor as shit and I struggle with things, but I don’t struggle with the big basic questions about who I am and what I want. 

I’m 37, and I’m not nearly done with the shit I want to do in life, but I also am way less panicky about it, ‘cause I know I’ve still got time. 

And when I was 20, I can remember one of my big panicky things being “BUT WHO AM I????” and now I know it’s a question I’ll never completely answer, but I also really do know a lot about who I am, and what parts of me will never change, and I’ve grown into being pretty happy with that. 
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the normalization of jealousy as an indicator of love

the idea that a sufficiently intense love is enough to overcome any practical incompatibilities

the idea that you should meet your partner’s every need, and if you don’t, you’re either inadequate or they’re too needy

the idea that a sufficiently intense love should cause you to cease to be attracted to anyone else

the idea that commitment is synonymous with exclusivity

the idea that marriage and children are the only valid teleological justifications for being committed to a relationship

the idea that your insecurities are always your partner’s responsibility to tip-toe around and never your responsibility to work on

the idea that your value to a partner is directly proportional to the amount of time and energy they spend on you, and it is in zero-sum competition with everything else they value in life

the idea that being of value to a partner should always make up a large chunk of how you value yourself

This is excellent

I’m literally gonna reblog this on every single tumblr I have
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This is AMAZING. The teacher’s rebuttal:

I just commented this on a transphobic post that was all like, “In a sexual species, females have two X chromosomes and males have an X and a Y, I’m not a bigot it’s just science.” I’m a science teacher so I responded with this.

First of all, in a sexual species, you can have females be XX and males be X (insects), you can have females be ZW and males be ZZ (birds), you can have females be females because they developed in a warm environment and males be males because they developed in a cool environment (reptiles), you can have females be females because they lost a penis sword fighting contest (some flatworms), you can have males be males because they were born female, but changed sexes because the only male in their group died (parrotfish and clownfish), you can have males look and act like females because they are trying to get close enough to actual females to mate with them (cuttlefish, bluegills, others), or you can be one of thousands of sexes (slime mold, some mushrooms.) Oh, did you mean humans? Oh ok then. You can be male because you were born female, but you have 5-alphareductase deficiency and so you grew a penis at age 12. You can be female because you have an X and a Y chromosome but you are insensitive to androgens, and so you have a female body. You can be female because you have an X and a Y chromosome but your Y is missing the SRY gene, and so you have a female body. You can be male because you have two X chromosomes, but one of your X’s HAS an SRY gene, and so you have a male body. You can be male because you have two X chromosomes- but also a Y. You can be female because you have only one X chromosome at all. And you can be male because you have two X chromosomes, but your heart and brain are male. And vice - effing - versa. Don’t use science to justify your bigotry. The world is way too weird for that shit.
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Do not let us die again, we where left once before because of a part of ourselves we can’t control.

Don’t let is die, don’t ignore our cries.

LGBT concentration camps are Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov solution to the “gay problem”. This is real. This is happening right now


Statement from the Russian LGBT Network:

We are grateful to everyone who contacted us and asked how they can help. What do we need now?
- Help us to spread the information about the fact that the Russian LGBT Network is ready to evacuate people. Please think for whom this information can be useful. You can spread the information publicly or personally. Everyone who needs help can contact us by email or call the Hotline (8 800 555 73 74). The call is free all over Russia.
- In accordance with the Russian legislation, every citizen can apply to the Investigative Committee with the demand to investigate the information about the crime published in mass media. We encourage everyone to apply (the template of the claim will be published tomorrow).

We understand that many people want to help those in need. But please remember that any uncoordinated actions can put in additional danger people in need and those who are ready to help. Therefore, we do not recommend to collect the addresses of people who are ready to provide temporarily shelter.

Be aware, that the situation with the human rights in the North Caucasus is truly difficult. Now people’s lives are endangered and the only way to help is the evacuation. The Russian LGBT Network has the necessary resources to evacuate people, there is a team that already makes every effort to safe lives. That is why we ask everyone to share with us the information about people in need and any offers of assistance.

the highlighting was mine- don’t dm people asking if they’re ok and if they know about this. even if you think your messaging system is secure. encryption is a two way street, and if their end is NOT secured it doesn’t really matter what your end has. especially since those arrested have had their phones confiscated, you do not want to give the authorities any more evidence. however, if you are in a position to do so, posting about it publicly will increase the odds that those who need this information see it. 


This is not even the news being news, as a person who can read Russian I can sadly confirm the information. Also, seconding the reblog before mine - DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT MESSAGE PEOPLE DIRECTLY ABOUT IT. YOU CAN PUT THEM IN DANGER BY DOING THAT. Especially if using any Russia-based messaging app/social media. Russian police are assholes they are known to confiscate things they are not allowed to confiscate and request and get the information they are not allowed to get and generally ignore the same laws they are supposedly enforcing. The less evidence they can get by legal or illegal means, the better.

There is not a lot of people from Russia subscribed to me or even a lot of just people who are subscribed to me in general, but the more information is spread about this, the better. If you know any LGBT people living in Russia or Chechnya (Especially Chechnya!) you probably should reblog this. 

Good thing I am not living in Russia right now.

Если вы являетесь человеком нетрадиционной ориентиции и/или гендера проживающим в Росии или Чечне(Особенно Чечне!) вам лучше прочитать этот пост по крайней мере с помощью гуглопереводчика прямо сейчас.

Hundreds of men suspected of being gay are being abducted, tortured and even killed in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya:

Russian newspapers and human rights groups report that more than 100 gay men have been detained “in connection with their non-traditional sexual orientation, or suspicion of such” as part of a purge. Several people were also reportedly feared dead following violent raids.

Tanya Lokshina of Human Rights Watch wrote: “For several weeks now, a brutal campaign against LGBT people has been sweeping through Chechnya.


Two television reporters, a waiter, and numerous other men ranging in age from 16 to 50 have been reported missing from the state of Chechnya, in Russia.

In one instance, a 16-year-old boy was detained but reappeared later with severe injuries from being beaten.

Human rights activists in the area believe that authorities have been arresting and killing the missing men, all of whom are believed to be gay.


Also reported by:

Amnesty Internationa


Human Rights Watch: Anti-LGBT Violence in Chechnya


The Guardian: Chechen police ‘have rounded up more than 100 suspected gay men’


International Business Times: Chechnya detains 100 gay men in first concentration camps since the Holocaust


There’s also a petition HERE, but I don’t imagine that that will change something. 

Reblogging again for more information because it is really better to be informed about those things.

This is a nightmare.
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Days after United Airlines passenger David Dao was violently removed from an overbooked flight, his local newspaper, The Courier-Journal, published a report detailing the man’s completely unrelated, decades-old “troubled past” and printed photos of his home and office. And now other news outlets are following suit. 100% irrelevant, absolutely disgusting and unacceptable.
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Apr. 12th, 2017 07:10 am
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#NewUnitedAirlinesMottos trends on Twitter in response to Chinese man forcibly dragged off United Airlines flight

UPDATE: The passenger has been identified as David Dao, 69.
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Mother, you cannot forbid me  #dick

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Winter sunsets over the ocean
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Apr. 12th, 2017 11:45 am
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“When a woman births, not only is a baby being born but so is a mother. How we treat her will affect how she feels about herself as a mother and as a parent. Be gentle. Be kind. Listen.”
- Ruth Ehrhardt, The Basic Needs of a Woman in Labour
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Supporting evidence:

1. Humans say ‘ow’, even if they haven’t actually been hurt. It’s just a thing they say when they think they might have been hurt, but aren’t sure yet.

2. Humans collect shiny things and decorate their bodies and nests with them. The shinier the better, although each individual has a unique taste for style and colouring

3. Humans are not an aquatic or even amphibious species, but they flock to bodies of water simply to play in it. They can’t even hold their breath all that long; they just love to splash!

4. When night falls and the sky goes dark, humans become drowsy and begin to cocoon themselves in soft, fluffy bedding.

5. Some humans spend time in each other’s nests! Just for fun! It’s not their nest; they’re just visiting each other.

6. Some humans use pigments and dyes to make their bodies flashy and colourful! They even attach shiny dangly bits to their cartalidgous membranes!

7. Humans are very clever, and sometimes adopt creatures from other species into their family units. They don’t seem to notice the obvious differences, and often raise them alongside their own young!

8. If a human sees another creature in distress, they can commonly be observed trying to help! Even at their own risk, most humans are deeply compassionate creatures!

9. If a human hears a particularity catchy sound or tune, it will often mimic it, even to the point of annoying themselves!

10. Sneezes are entirely involuntary, and completely adorable. Especially when the human in question becomes frustrated

11. Humans love treats!!! Some more than others. Many humans will save these treats specifically for a later date when they are in need of comfort or reassurance. IE, pickles, pop tarts, Popsicles, etc

12. They’re learning to travel in space!!! They can’t get very far, but they’re trying!!! So far, they’ve made it to the end of their yard, and have found rocks

this sounds like it was written by a really enthusiastic alien humanologist
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That moment of utter disappointment LGBT people go through every now and then

this was so pure
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paranoid parrot

Holy shit I normally ignore these memes but I literally do all of these things. The fact that this parrot knows me is making me nervous.
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I couldn’t b a lawyer Bc I’m too honest if the other lawyer is making good points id just b like damn u onto something lets work together for truth and justice .
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