Hope Corgi is my favorite comic book character.
My new favorite dc character
Desperately needed in the New 52.
SPREADING HOPE AND PUPPY-TASTIC CUTENESS :D
mermaids don’t have thigh gaps but they can still lure men to their deaths
— SonneillonV (via albinwonderland)
I don’t have to give my time to someone who makes me feel powerless, no matter how much I love them.
PLEASE REBLOG IF YOU’RE AN AVENGERS/S.H.I.E.L.D. FAN
I WOULD LIKE TO GET ACQUAINTED WITH THE FANDOM QUICKLY
When I was a kid, I used to go over to friend’s houses and notice that their parents never seemed to bully them or hit them. I assumed this was just because they had a friend over, and that their parents terrorized them all the time when I wasn’t around. I didn’t identify my situation as abuse or reach out to a teacher or counselor because I thought everyone had to live through this. I was probably twenty by the time I realized that some families really don’t humiliate and belittle their kids, ever.
I wish someone had gotten that through to me. I wish instead of saying vaguely and uncomfortably “you can talk to the counselor if you have problems at home,” my teachers had said flat-out “it is not normal to be afraid of your parents, and not normal to be unhappy whenever you’re at home, and you can ask us if you’re not sure if something’s okay or not.” I wish someone could have taught me that wanting to be safe was human instead of selfish.
And I’m probably going to make a whole post about this so I won’t belabor the point right now, but this is why feminists care about media and memes that normalize rape. (Or that stigmatize the words “rape” and “rapist,” but enthusiastically normalize the act of forcing sex on people, as long as you don’t call it that.) Because it tells people that rape is normal, that it’s a popular and accepted way to express romance and/or dominance, and we can’t assume that everyone absorbing this culture knows “of course that’s not how it really works.”"
!!! I wish someone could have taught me that wanting to be safe was human instead of selfish.
Uzodinma Iweala, “Stop Trying to ‘Save’ Africa”
A teenager in Florida has been expelled from school and charged with two felonies simply because her girlfriend’s parents disapprove of their relationship. She now faces two years of house arrest and a year of probation.
Kaitlyn Hunt was a popular student at Sebastian River High School, participating in everything from cheerleading to basketball. Hunt began dating another female student and the latter girl’s parents became enraged, according to Hunt’s parents. Kaitlyn was 17 at the time the relationship began, while her girlfriend was 15. Upon Kaitlyn’s 18th birthday, her girlfriend’s parents sent the police to the Hunt home and the teenager was arrested.
Hunt was charged with two felony counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child. Then, weeks before her graduation, Hunt was expelled from school.
“[The girlfriend’s parents] are out to destroy my daughter,” Hunt’s mother told the Examiner, “because they feel like she ‘made’ their daughter gay. They see being gay as wrong and they blame my daughter. Of course, I see it 100% differently. I don’t see or label these girls as gay. They are teenagers in high school experimenting with their sexuality — with mutual consent. And even if their daughter is gay, who cares? She is still their daughter.”
Infuriating. So many things wrong with this.
First, this is a case of homophobic parents blackmailing a girl they don’t like in a slimy, roundabout way that serves to mask their bigotry. I can’t believe what a cheap shot they took. Absolutely disgusting.
Second, “I don’t see these girls as gay”? Cool, thanks, Mom. Thank goodness she’s not disowning her daughter, but I don’t totally see this as being supportive either.
Third, there’s a petition circulating to drop or lessen the charges against Kaitlyn. Go sign it. And try not to lose faith in humanity, even though people like this exist.
Completely agreed that this is awful, and my heart goes out to both of these young women. However, can we not villianize a supportive mother for not forcing a label onto her daughter? Yes, if the daughter identifies a gay or bisexual or anything else, her mother should absolutely support that. But the mother makes it clear that it’s consent that matters above gender or identity label, and that’s a message I am 100% on board with. At least in my experience, if a relationship is to be viewed as “valid” and worthy of support by the public, the people involved must be labeled as gay/lesbian. It makes me feel hopeful that at least some people in this situation value people’s consenting decisions, regardless of identity labels.
damn Prim you show dat character development
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He refused to solve inequalities.
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