strange little girl, where are you going?

My almost-blog.

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teachthemhowtothink:

smokeandwhiskers:

egalitariste:

feministe-radicale-et-bisexuelle:

edwardspoonhands:

cassandracroft:

So this is what trust looks like.

Funny, my first thought was “So this is what the patriarchy looks like.”

Yup. This is how women are supposed to trust men. With their lives.

Woman : “Hey, can we just… Drop the bow?”Man : “WHY DON’T YOU TRUST ME I’M NOT A VIOLENT GUY, YOU ARE INSULTING ME THINKING I WILL HURT YOU!!!”Woman : “No it’s just… Well I’m afraid.”Man : “But why? Look at me, I’m not afraid. And we’re equal, look, we pull the bow together.”Woman : “I think we’re not equal, you can kill me with the arrow and I can’t.”Man : “What? So you would like to be able to kill me? You’re so agressive!”Woman : “That’s not what I mean, we were talking about equality : you can hurt me, I can’t.”Man : “Of course you can. You can hit me with the bow if you want.”Woman : “That’s not the same thing, it will never kill you.”Man : “Oh, you always complaining, stop victimising yourself! Do I talk about the difficulty of holding the arrow? Of the responsibility it giving to me?”[…]Etc, etc.Every debates about gender equality, ladies and gentleman.


omg the comments.  Brilliant.

teachthemhowtothink:

smokeandwhiskers:

egalitariste:

feministe-radicale-et-bisexuelle:

edwardspoonhands:

cassandracroft:

So this is what trust looks like.

Funny, my first thought was “So this is what the patriarchy looks like.”

Yup. This is how women are supposed to trust men. With their lives.

Woman : “Hey, can we just… Drop the bow?”
Man : “WHY DON’T YOU TRUST ME I’M NOT A VIOLENT GUY, YOU ARE INSULTING ME THINKING I WILL HURT YOU!!!”
Woman : “No it’s just… Well I’m afraid.”
Man : “But why? Look at me, I’m not afraid. And we’re equal, look, we pull the bow together.”
Woman : “I think we’re not equal, you can kill me with the arrow and I can’t.”
Man : “What? So you would like to be able to kill me? You’re so agressive!”
Woman : “That’s not what I mean, we were talking about equality : you can hurt me, I can’t.”
Man : “Of course you can. You can hit me with the bow if you want.”
Woman : “That’s not the same thing, it will never kill you.”
Man : “Oh, you always complaining, stop victimising yourself! Do I talk about the difficulty of holding the arrow? Of the responsibility it giving to me?”

[…]
Etc, etc.
Every debates about gender equality, ladies and gentleman.

omg the comments.  Brilliant.

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Doing the trans clothing swap thing; boosting my own post

transclothesexchange:

Some accessories I’m looking to donate. Would appreciate if people can chip in for shipping and handling but if not I understand. People closer to me (in Florida) might get priority if they’re not paying for shipping, though. I’ve also cross-posted this to the trans clothing swap tumblr, which does the same thing but doesn’t update as regularly — going to give things out on a mix of need, first come first serve, and people I know/have mutual friends with.

Captions are for the vision impaired, but they aren’t very good, so feel free to message me if you want to know more about a specific item.

If you want something, ask box me! http://respectissexy.tumblr.com/ask

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callmeoutis:

that post about “cops in the us vs cops in the uk” is so fucking annoying it’s propaganda you just cherry picked pictures of british cops doing goofy shit so you can act like police brutality is only an american problem that post sucks and it’s not funny

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maria-the-nerd asked: I'm interested in the square painted earrings and the daisy choker. I live in Michigan, but I can probably pay for shipping. I know that if you could get both of those into a USPS flat rate envelope, it'd be $5.60, so I could definitely do that. If not, my ZIP code is 48202 if you have to calculate shipping. If either of those are still available, let me know and I'll get back to you with my shipping address. Thanks!

Totally doable! Just give me your shipping address.

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Both Sides

I’m hesitant about adding to this conversation, because I’m white. But I have firsthand experience with police misconduct, and I want to use that experience to illustrate something.

When I was 18 and a freshman at Pitt, the G-20 Summit came to Pittsburgh and a bunch of riot police from all over the country beat the crap out of the city and my school and everyone they could get their hands on. I legal observed for the ACLU during one of the major protests, witnessed a lot of beatings, got tear gassed, and then was arrested while off-duty six hours later, holding open the door to let a bunch of students into their dorm before the police crushed them all. My arresting officer, a huge man in full riot gear, didn’t say “you’re under arrest, come with me” or anything like that to see if I would go peacefully. He just approached me from behind, grabbed my wrist and threw me on the ground like a ragdoll, then pinned me face-first to the patio and put me in zipties. My knees were scraped up and bled all night, I had a big lump on my head, and my wrists were bruised the next morning from my zip ties being too tight. My arresting officer was incredibly unprofessional and disrespectful (called me ‘babe’, made jokes about how I should try not to look beat up in my mug shot or he’d get in trouble). I was later charged with failure to disperse, with officers citing an order to disperse that had been issued several blocks away and many hours earlier, which no reasonable person would assume applied to where I was arrested.

If this story had made national news, this is how an “objective” report would probably sound:

Freshman Tracey Hickey alleges that police used excessive force when arresting her on Friday morning for failure to disperse.

Hickey claims that police made no attempt to peacefully arrest her before they pushed her down and handcuffed her, leading to minor injuries.

Police say that Hickey failed to obey an order to disperse issued earlier in the night, and her arrest was consistent with their orders to arrest those who didn’t clear the area. Police say that when they apprehended her, Hickey was acting erratically, shouting and waving her arms on the patio, although some witnesses claim she was directing other students to safety.

Hickey is affiliated with the American Civil Liberties Union, a controversial organization boasting a history of clashes with the police. The ACLU had litigated against the Pittsburgh Police Department before the G-20 Summit was even under way, claiming an issue with permits.

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hardlighthologram:

gimptips:

tkleek013:

Anyone wanna do a fill in the blank? My life as _______ #waitwhat #kidstoys #wheelchair #lol #walmart #toysection

representation is important. this toy is important. the people who play with them are important.

People have no idea how much having medical stuff for my dolls helped me when I was younger. I have two doll wheelchairs, a Build-A-Bear “get well” set, a bald 18” ‘Sew Able’ doll (at one point between the hair thinning, scalp pain, and inability to lift my arms to care for my hair, my hair had to be cut to 1-2 inches long, and having that doll helped so much), a couple sets of Build-A-Bear scrubs, and my dolls and bears had germ masks. When I started aquatic therapy, my Sew Able doll got a swimsuit, too. She wore long sleeves to protect from the sun, just like me. Representation means so much to kids and the adults they will become.
Here are my favorite sources for inclusive dolls and bears:
Here’s a link to Sew Dolling’s "Sew Able" dolls and physical therapy and mobility equipment. They come with/without hair, with/without prosthesis, etc., and they are the same price (and better quality, IMHO) as American Girl dolls! They have a boy doll, as well!
Here's some Build-A-Bear stuff, too.
Here's a couple 18” doll outfits from Emily Rose (less $$ than AG, better quality and customer service, IMHO).
American Girl dolls can now come with/without hair and with/without hearing aids (however, they don’t come with wigs like the Sew Able dolls). Casts, crutches, and wheelchairs are also for sale.
Feel free to add more!

hardlighthologram:

gimptips:

tkleek013:

Anyone wanna do a fill in the blank? My life as _______ #waitwhat #kidstoys #wheelchair #lol #walmart #toysection

representation is important. this toy is important. the people who play with them are important.

People have no idea how much having medical stuff for my dolls helped me when I was younger. I have two doll wheelchairs, a Build-A-Bear “get well” set, a bald 18” ‘Sew Able’ doll (at one point between the hair thinning, scalp pain, and inability to lift my arms to care for my hair, my hair had to be cut to 1-2 inches long, and having that doll helped so much), a couple sets of Build-A-Bear scrubs, and my dolls and bears had germ masks. When I started aquatic therapy, my Sew Able doll got a swimsuit, too. She wore long sleeves to protect from the sun, just like me. Representation means so much to kids and the adults they will become.

Here are my favorite sources for inclusive dolls and bears:

  • Here’s a link to Sew Dolling’s "Sew Able" dolls and physical therapy and mobility equipment. They come with/without hair, with/without prosthesis, etc., and they are the same price (and better quality, IMHO) as American Girl dolls! They have a boy doll, as well!
  • Here's some Build-A-Bear stuff, too.
  • Here's a couple 18” doll outfits from Emily Rose (less $$ than AG, better quality and customer service, IMHO).
  • American Girl dolls can now come with/without hair and with/without hearing aids (however, they don’t come with wigs like the Sew Able dolls). Casts, crutches, and wheelchairs are also for sale.
  • Feel free to add more!

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