❝The idea that we’re all, at the end of the day, just a bunch of well-meaning schlumps, trying to get along, is the basic alpha and omega of my world view. I’m neither ‘pro-women’ nor ‘antimen’. I’m just ‘Thumbs up for the six billion’.❞
– Caitlin Moran, How To Be a Woman

captainactiongrammarmom:

somekindofhelicoptervalentine:

offendpoppunk:

i hate it when kids treat teachers with no respect

like do you have any idea how hard it is to deal with a bunch of kids everyday

every time someone talks back to a teacher or something i’m really inclined to jump out of my seat and yell at the kid to have some fucking respect

not just the kids, but the parents too. i’m sick of hearing about people not wanting to “buy all the shit for the teachers”. my dad is a teacher, a lot of their supplies come out of pocket. we can’t afford to provide everything.

Besides which, teachers just *deserve* the respect. Every important thing that you have learned up to this point was most likely given to you by a teacher. Seriously, take a minute right now, I bet you can think of at least one teacher in your life who you will remember forever because of the things that s/he taught you, not only about the subject of the class, but about LIFE. I bet most of you can even think of a few. I know I can. Teachers don’t just get up and teach because they haven’t anything better to do, they get up in front of classes year after year because they want to impart something to the next generation, and they actually try to do something about it. That’s significant. It’s more than most of us can say.

Stoya™: Stoya Loves Bad Ideas

stoya:

I’m about to do something that is probably a terrible idea. I’m about to talk about STIs. I’m not a doctor. I am familiar with how things said on the internet are quoted out of context or read without full comprehension. I feel like these things need to be said anyway.

The way that I see it,…

❝Learn to listen. This is especially difficult for members of dominant groups. If someone confronts you with your own behavior that supports privilege, step off the path of least resistance that encourages you to defend and deny. Don’t tell them they’re too sensitive or need a better sense of humor, and don’t try to explain away what you did as something else than what they’re telling you it was. Don’t say you didn’t mean it or that you were only kidding. Don’t tell them what a champion of justice you are or how hurt you feel because of what they’re telling you. Don’t make jokes or try to be cute or charming, since only privilege can lead someone to believe these are acceptable responses to something as serious as privilege and oppression. Listen to what’s being said. Take it seriously. Assume for the time being that it’s true, because given the power of paths of least resistance, it probably is. And then take responsibility to do something about it.❞
– Allan G. - The Gender Knot.
th3skinny:

Fight your negative thoughts — always. 

th3skinny:

Fight your negative thoughts — always. 

lacigreen:

oberlinsic:

HIV is not a crime. Fight Stigma!

on this week’s sex+, we’re talking about all the bad stuff people think about people with STDs

lacigreen:

i thought yall might be interested in this new project called “The Cost of Gender”!  they are currently running a kickstarter campaign to fund their documentary about transgender health care.


captainactiongrammarmom:

approachingnormal:

No To Homophobia 

No To Homophobia is a new ad campaign set to hit Australian televisions in the coming weeks. The first of it’s kind, the campaign led by the ALSO Foundation and the Victorian Government aims to challenge all forms of harassment and discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people, whether it happens in the workplace or in social situations.

Oh my god, this is beautiful.

Hank's Tumblr: A PAX Anecdote

edwardspoonhands:

So roughly two dozen amazing things happened at PAX…I fondled a Mars Rover wheel with Wil Wheaton, I talked about lobsters with Notch, ate curry with Dodger, and teased MC Frontalot for his excessively high-brow taste in literature.

But, of course, there’s always going to be something crappy that…