Slurs are not oppressive because they are offensive, they are oppressive because slurs by nature of being slurs draw upon certain power dynamics to remind their target of his/her/their vulnerability in a certain relation to power and as an extension of that, to threaten violence and exploitation of that vulnerability.
50% of my jokes are self deprecating and 50% are self congratulatory like i’ll say “wow its hot in here…. just like me” and 5 seconds later point at a trash can and say “me”
Dear Professor [name],
My name is [Preferred name], and I will be attending your course [blank] on [days] at [time] this [term]. I am transgender and have not yet legally changed my name. On your roster is my legal name, [Legal name]. I would greatly appreciate it if you refer to me as [Preferred name] and use [pronouns] when referring to me. Thank you for your understanding, and I look forward to starting your course next week.
Gif meme » anonymous asked: Got ladies + 3 (bruised and battered)
nightman sneaky and mean spider inside my dreams I think I love you you make me wanna cry you make me wanna die I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you nightman
total eclipse of the heart // bonnie tyler
once upon a time i was falling in love
but now i’m only falling apart
there’s nothing i can do
a total eclipse of the heart
What would have once sounded like a “far-fetched feminist fantasy” – women forming the majority of a parliament – is a reality in Rwanda.
In fact, women are making gains throughout Africa, but these achievements have been met with a loud silence from the western feminist movement.
Hello kind folks of the internet! My name is Theo. I’m a queer trans masculine person who currently lives in London with my partner and cats. I like to make art and bad puns and I need your help to acquire life changing surgery.
The surgery that I need is called a double incision chest reconstruction, but you might know it simply as a form of ‘top surgery’. The process will involve the removal of fat and tissue in my chest, leaving me with smooth pectorals. This procedure will seriously decrease my gender dysphoria and improve my mental health more than I can describe. As of August 2014, I’ve been out as trans for two years and I started testosterone in June. I have legally changed my name to my chosen one and after my chest surgery is complete, I’ll feel so much more comfortable in myself and well on my way in terms of my physical transition!
My chest has been a huge source of gender dysphoria for me and the anxiety and depression that it causes is becoming unbearable. In addition to the toll it’s taking on my mental health, my chest is causing me serious physical problems. To be able to leave the house, go to work or just feel comfortable with myself, I have to bind my chest. This process is extremely painful and as I am already living with chronic illnesses that cause me a lot of pain, I simply cannot go on like this.
So I really, really need your help. As a working class queer with no financial safety net, I would find it totally impossible to afford this surgery on my own. I’m unable to ask my family for any monetary support and I’m already struggling as it is; I’m in the social work field which is notoriously badly paid and I’m on a zero hours contract so work is sporadic at best. We rely on my partner’s income but right now, that’s only enough for essentials and we can’t manage to put anything by. It’s a really, really difficult thing to ask for help (anyone who’s grown up poor knows how internalised classism can often stop us from reaching out and asking for support) but I feel so overwhelmed by this and there’s no way I can raise this kind of money on my own.
Your kind donations will cover travel, time off work (rent etc.), hospital fees for an overnight stay, theatre costs, nursing care, food, pre-operative tests, the procedure itself and the anaesthetist fee.
Your support is appreciated more than you could possibly imagine and I carry so much gratitude to all of you, both those who are in the wonderful queer and trans communities that I love so much and those who are offering your support in allyship. Please help me spread the word via social media and get this life changing surgery! Thank you all.
Being a nice person is so fun
Waiter messes something up? You can see the relief on their faces when you don’t scream and swear at them about it
Extra tickets at an arcade/prize place? Watch a little kid’s face light up when you give them a bunch of tickets
There are too many assholes in this world. Be a nice person.