- 8 hours ago
"The press still thinks [global warming] is controversial. So they find the 1% of the scientists and put them up as if they’re 50% of the research results. You in the public would have no idea that this is basically a done deal and that we’re on to other problems, because the journalists are trying to give it a 50/50 story. It’s not a 50/50 story. It’s not. Period."
- 8 hours ago
I want to educate people about LGBTQIA issues, especially trans issues. I want to help people learn. But it’s difficult to want to do that when the majority of people are like “convince me on why i should give a shit about your basic human rights” instead of “i’m curious and I don’t know as much about this as i should, can you help me understand”
people really don’t seem to get this. They’re not asking for education, they’re asking for me to validate my existence to an audience who is unwilling to be convinced.
(via futileobsession)Source: genderpunkjackalope
- 8 hours ago
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- 9 hours ago
When I say people want to see more diversity in stories, no, I really don’t mean different stories about straight white dudes. I really, really don’t mean that at all. This isn’t about types of stories being told. This is specifically about people. I’m not letting you make this about something else. You are not hijacking this message to make sure we’re still talking about straight white dudes.
The saga continues:
This made me actually sputter with frustration. Saliva exited my mouth. Why do you think your opinion SHOULD matter on this subject? Why should your opinion be given the same weight over people who are actually living these experiences? Especially when my original point was about how minorities rarely get to tell their own stories. I’ve been really patient with him but he’s taken up way too much of my time and he’s still missing the point like he’s trying to actively avoid it.
Hey, fellow straight, cis, white dudes, learn when to shut the fuck up.
Isn’t having our stories told in every form of media almost all of the time enough? Nobody needs to hear our side. They’ve fucking heard it.
(via yiff-me-up-inside)Source: rosalarian
- 9 hours ago
- 10 hours ago
I don’t think people realize how anxious and paranoid I can get. It can get to the point where I’m convinced that all of my friends secretly don’t like me and that they only pity me. Sometimes I feel like people only talk to me because I’m depressed. I convince myself that I’m useless, boring, unfunny and a bad person. I usually believe at least one of those things at any given moment. It hurts
(via clinicallydepressedpug)Source: darkquietclearthoughts
- 11 hours ago
"It annoys me that the burden of proof is on us. It should be: ‘You came up with the idea. Why do you believe it?’ I could tell you I’ve got superpowers. But I can’t go up to people saying ‘Prove I can’t fly.’ They’d go: ‘What do you mean ‘Prove you can’t fly’? Prove you can!’"
-Ricky Gervais, Why I’m an Atheist
- 13 hours ago
"I am emotionally invested in challenging the truth of Christianity and opposing its harms. I have every right to be. I was indoctrinated–brainwashed even–into Christianity and it tried to control my entire life. This is an institution of people that felt no compunction about manipulating me and domineering my entire sense of self and philosophy and politics and sexuality. The Christian churches and ministers I was exposed to were unequivocal, everything about me needed to submit to the faith. While a Christian I loved it, bought into it whole hog. It was a gut wrenching intellectual journey out of the faith. Emotionally I would have loved to stay. Were it up to my emotions, I would still be a Christian. But I had a mind and an intellectual conscience and they were swayed against my heart."
Once again, I find Dan Fincke writing something that feels like it could have been written by me about myself. Even though I was raised Catholic (and not Evangelical), I was highly influenced by an Assembly of God church in my town, which I got connected to near the end of high school via the Christian music scene. I bet 18 year old me and 18 year old Dan would have gotten along quite well.
- 14 hours ago
How often have you been shopping and you come across something that is just PERFECT, but does not go up to your size? Over 60% of American women wear a size 14 or above, but only 17% of clothing sold is 14 & up. That is a ridiculous disparity.
Moreover, when some brands move into plus (ahem H&M), they throw their signature trendy looks by the wayside in favor of flowy dark fabrics that they think “work” for plus sizes. That is crap. Plus size women want color, print, and structure. Moreover, we want variety. A group this numerous cannot be a monolith, and since style is such a personal thing, we all have different tastes. I want #plussizeplease to be a way to showcase the demand for styles we’d buy and rock, and all the money brands are forfeiting by refusing to expand their sizes.
So here’s how to use it:
1) Snap a picture of a garment you love but does not come in your size. Include the brand and price, tagging the company if possible. For example, I am in love with this Zara marble print dress. I would have purchased it yesterday if it went above a size L. My tweet would be:
“.@Zara marble print sheath, $59. I’d buy it right now if it came in my size. #plussizeplease”
2) Use it on any social media – Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest… even Facebook supports hashtags now.
3) Tag anything you’d purchase, whether in store or online.
4) Feel free to include the size range it comes in and/or the size you think you’d need. Sizing can be tricky, so this is definitely not required.
5) Tell your friends! I don’t just want this to be a blogger thing – I want all women who wear size 14 and up to show their purchasing power and share styles they love. Let’s be unignorable!
(via floralfilth)Source: curvily
- 15 hours ago
What I mean when I say “I can’t do that”- Anxiety Version:
- I am unable to do that
- I am too stressed out to do that
- I cannot face the humiliation of attempting to do that
- My body will physically not allow me to do that
- I am on the verge of a panic attack
- I cannot do that
What people hear:
- I am unwilling to do that
- I am just shy
- I am overreacting
- I am lazy
- I need to get more experience in social situation to help my anxiety
- I need a push
- I don’t want to do that
Inspired by X
(via floralfilth)Source: stablevertigo