punacceptable:

HOW do white people wear shoes inside the house i dont understand that scares me so much

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controlthespark:

There is no shortage of fault to be found amid our stars.

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fahmadfaiz:

Hamid Mir is a Pakistani journalist. He’s consistently been anti-dictatorship, pro-democracy and dissented against the Taliban. He’s spoken in favor of Malala when some Pakistanis were drawing conspiracy theories and he constantly criticizes US policy in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In the past, he recognized and spread information on the genocide in Bangladesh in 71 by the Pakistani army. Today he was shot in his shoulder and stomach in Karachi. Please pray that he recovers.

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epic-humor:

i accidentally messed up my life how do i start a new account

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heartatwork:

lonelyy-depressed-girl:

if I offered you $20, would you take it?

How about if I crumpled it up?

Stepped on it?

you would probably take it even though it was crumpled and stepped on it. Do you know why?

Because it is still $20, and its worth has not changed.

The same goes for you; if you have a bad day, or if something bad happens to you, you are not worthless.

if someone crumples you up or steps on you, your worth does not change. You are still just as valuable as you were before.

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You might belong in…

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so the problem with GENDERBEND and GENDERSWAP

submarinedreams:

redlanternzoom:

content warning: discussion of cissexism/cissexist slurs

SHORT ANSWER: they’re dehumanizing.

MORE IN DEPTH:

genderbender is a term that’s been around for quite a while, and it has a history of being used to fetishize trans* bodies. it assigns the idea of body parts = presentation = gender—i.e. your ‘parts’ and your ‘presentation’ and gender must all match up. which is. ridiculous. since gender and body parts and presentation can all be TOTALLY DIFFERENT. shit does not have to match up!

genderbender has been in use in popular culture! futurama! ranma 1/2 is friggin BUILT off this trope! it was the title of an x-files episode about an alien species that could ~change their body~ (their BODY, so it’s not about gender at all! remember, gender is a societal thing built on roles for men and women, it has fuck all to do with bodies). oh and then the titular alien murdered people. yep. that’s great. it’s not like there’s a history of transgender folk being framed as oversexed rapists/murderers. nope.

(silence of the lambs, for example, is one of the more famous out there, not even getting into all the “transploitation” porn/rape revenge shit out there)

and no, you are not meaning to reference a long history of trans* people being fetishized as she-males and trannies and benders—you just want to draw cute fanart of your fave dude as a lady or your fave lady as a dude! but uh, you are still totally doing that, regardless of intention.

because you are playing into the cissexist notion that body parts = gender = presentation. and that a dude being turned into a lady means he now had breasts and a vagina and wears a dress and goes by she. nvm that hey, he could totally become a she and still wear the exact same damn clothes and have a penis. REVOLUTIONARY. I KNOW.

is there anything wrong with wanting to make a character a different gender? nah, go hogwild! fanfiction and fanart is for exploring stuff, and hey, that includes gender + gender roles. but the problem IS in 99% of ~genderbending~ or ~genderswapping,~ gender, presentation, and body parts are ALWAYS ALWAYS in a set. ie

  • GIRLS: have vaginas, boobs, wear dresses, and id as female
  • BOYS: have penises, wear pants, and id as men

you will very very rarely find

  • GIRLS: have a penis AND a moustache, wear dresses, id as female.
  • GIRLS: have a penis, wear pants, and id as female
  • GIRLS: have a vagina, wear pants, id as female
  • BOYS: have a vagina, wear pants, id as men
  • BOYS: have a vagina, wear dresses, id as men
  • BOYS: have a penis, wear dresses, id as men
  • NONBINARY PEOPLE: ??????????????????? WHAT PEOPLE EXIST OUTSIDE MALE/FEMALE???????????????
  • GENDERFLUID PEOPLE: WHAT
  • INTERSEX: UH OH YEAH YOU EXIST TOO

genderbending/genderswapping contributes to even more erasure of trans* folk, nonbinary peeps, and also intersex bodies, not to mention! continued fetishization of gender/presentation/bodies that can ~change~ or do not fit in with ~norms~.

and no, rule 63 is not really a better term for this, since it means the exact same thing, but at least it doesn’t give me ragegasms when i see the word (unlike genderbender. yall, that is kinda a slur? let’s not).

so next time you are drawing/writing/exploring this, maybe. keep this in mind and switch it up a bit?

and STOP USING THESE WORDS, like god damn IF YOU WANT TO DRAW. IDK. mulder as a lady and scully as a dude, HOW ABOUT MAYBE JUST PRESENTING IT AS “mulder as a lady” or “scully as a dude” or “dude!scully” OR SOMETHING ELSE that is not inherently gross.

like ACTUAL REAL LIVE GENDERBENDER PERSON HERE

TELLING YOU TO KNOCK IT OFF.

perfection

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Just be fucking honest about how you feel about people while you’re alive.

— John Mayer (via hefuckin)

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Marry a guy who is as smart as you and will challenge you. And can make you laugh. That is the most important.

— A former teacher of mine (via ilikemycountryrockinghowboutyou)

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theniqabibabe:

thirstymuslim:

The sooner you realize everything in this world is a business to make the rich richer, the sooner you will understand that everything is complete shit.

your education? a business.

your government? a business 

your health? a business

your church/masjid/temple? a business 

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television challenge → tangled “flower, gleam and glow. let your power shine. make the clock reverse, bring back what once was mine. heal what has been hurt. change the fates’ design. save what has been lost, bring back what once was mine. what once was mine. (1/5 animated movies) 

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prettymuchjustsomestuff:

One Direction’s You and I

prettymuchjustsomestuff:

One Direction’s You and I

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samssamulet:

the last one though lol

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Date someone who would rather watch your favorite movie with you then go to a party on Friday night. Date someone who will share their food with you even though you said you didn’t want any. Date someone who will warm your hands in the winter and kiss your pink nose. Date someone who will text you they love you at 2am and at 9pm. Date someone who will let you change the station in the car when they’re driving. Date someone who can make you smile when you would rather die. Date someone who makes your insides feel like you’ve just downed a bottle of vodka. Date someone who makes you better.
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