Pavol Demitra and Marian Hossa skate for their country [X]
People being angry about ~dem gays~ on Target’s Facebook.
I just want to give my two cents on this and tell you a story.
A couple weeks ago, I was hired at Target. I have a job at Target. Not a big deal right?
It is a big deal because i’m a transman.
It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that it’s hard for me, my brothers, and sisters to get a job. There are legal restraints regarding the job and if you don’t pass, it’s hard to be taken seriously at a job interview.
Right on the application, it asks what your preferred name is. It also asks if there is anything that target should know. I put the fact that I am a transman, expecting not to get a call because usually when you put that down, people will throw out the application. I got TWO interviews.
At the interview, they asked me about it. I told them I am on hormones and they told me that they didn’t care. Not in the sense that they don’t emotionally care, but that it didn’t matter. I was male and that’s all that mattered. They also told me that they give sex same couples benefits in states that do not recognize them as a married couple.
At my job orientation, I was not misgendered once. Even my supervisors who weren’t sure of my gender avoided pronoun use, which I found only happens when you’ve had pronoun training. They gave me a name tag with my preferred name and didn’t ask questions. I felt safe and respected, which is huge for a trans* person.
TLDR: Target is amazing not just for the LGB, but also the T. Shop there for the rest of your life.
Target are honestly doing retail so bloody right
Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014
While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.
“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”
Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.
So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”
As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves.
in 9th grade i was getting picked on in class and this girl was like “fuck you guys leave him alone” and called me over to her seat and I was like “thx lol” and she was like “I have something special to show you don’t tell the teacher” and I said “ok” and she pulled a guinea pig out of her purse
Our first attempt at a Swedish fire log was a smashing success.
burns for hours and it looks beautiful.
I have no idea how you make a Swedish fire long
but i have a MIGHTY NEED for a Swedish fire log
It’s actually super easy and you see basically how in the picture: Just cut slits about like 3/4 down in a big (dry) log with a chainsaw. Then, just light it up on top with some smaller branches and whatever, the inside will catch fire, and it’ll burn for a long time. Great at outside events in the cold months.
Anonymous said: I don't know why you allow so many fat people on your blog. It basically says it's ok to be fat. And when I am trying to diet, to get rid of my excess holiday weight, the last thing I want to see is rolls of fat from woman posting their nudes right, left and centre - even if I unfollow you, others reblog. It's not ok to be fat, strive for skinny.
Let’s break this down.
1. The selfishness exhibited in your comments is extraordinary. My blog does not exist for you so frankly, i don’t care if you’re trying to exercise and eat well - that has nothing to do with this blog. If you can’t maintain your will power because of images you see on this blog i’d suggest you get off tumblr.
2. Nowhere, ever, have i said that it is ok to be fat. I think it is ok to realize you have one body, and you might as well love it. Loving it should mean keeping it healthy. However, i’m not in the business of telling other people what is healthy for them - i am in the personal business of affirming humans and hopefully giving them a push to fight whatever inner demons they’re facing.
3. To paraphrase J.K. Rowling, if fat is the worst insult you have to shout (anonymously, mind you), than you ought to redefine what is well and good and of value in your world.
4. What is pleasing to the intelligent eye goes beyond trivialities like skinny, fat, black, white, blonde and brunette.
5. Please unfollow me. Clearly all that striving for skinny couldn’t afford you a little class.
Strive for Skinny.Be Healthy.
What is happening here????
Honestly… this is such bullshit.
"I’ve never said it was ok to be fat" UHHHH WUT?!?! WHY ISN’T IT OK TO BE FAT?!?!?
And why must everyone be HEALTHY!?!?
People are worthy and beautiful because they ARE. We are all perfect expressions of ourselves.
This is so mean and condescending. Acting like you’re affirmation is there so you can help people fight their demons? That is so incredibly ridiculous. Support should be given to people because they are people. There should be no caveats or veiled attempts at saving someone with your affirmations.