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tropicalfruitbabe:

*doesn’t check bank account*
*pretends everything is fine*

Anonymous said: Towards the whole "pronouns hurt people's feelings" topic. Am I REALLY the only person on the planet that thinks people are becoming far to sensative? Nearly to the point that they shouldn't leave their little home bubbles in the case that a bird chirps next to them in a way that sounds like a mean word. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, we're becoming a little TOO coddling and people need to learn to deal with simplistic shit like words. And yes, I've been insulted and made fun of. I got over it. So can you.

thefrogman:

Supposedly invented by the Chinese, there is an ancient form of torture that is nothing more than cold, tiny drops falling upon a person’s forehead. 

On its own, a single drop is nothing. It falls upon the brow making a tiny splash. It doesn’t hurt. No real harm comes from it. 

In multitudes, the drops are still fairly harmless. Other than a damp forehead, there really is no cause for concern. 

The key to the torture is being restrained. You cannot move. You must feel each drop. You have lost all control over stopping these drops of water from splashing on your forehead. 

It still doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But person after person, time and time again—would completely unravel psychologically. They all had a breaking point where each drop turned into a horror. Building and building until all sense of sanity was completely lost. 

"It was just a joke, quite being so sensitive."

"They used the wrong pronoun, big deal."

"So your parents don’t understand, it could be worse."

Day after day. Drop after drop. It builds up. A single instance on its own is no big deal. A few drops, not a problem. But when you are restrained, when you cannot escape the drops, when it is unending—these drops can be agony. 

People aren’t sensitive because they can’t take a joke. Because they can’t take being misgendered one time. Because they lack a thick skin. 

People are sensitive because the drops are unending and they have no escape from them. 

You are only seeing the tiny, harmless, single drop hitting these so-called “sensitive” people. You are failing to see the thousands of drops endured before that. You are failing to see the restraints that make them inescapable.

thepaisleyelf:

have I talked about how my two cats love each other so much and they literally do everything together and they’re always piled all over each other like

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even when they’re not sleeping they’re just hanging out 

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PSA FOR CIS FOLKS:

skepticalspectacles:

When a trans person tells you it’s okay for mistakenly using the wrong name or pronouns, it means the instance is forgiven or dismissed and the conversation can move on. In reality, it still hurts but we say it’s okay because we understand you are making an effort to get it right. This is not an invitation to stop making that effort. You are not the exclusion to the rule.

triptone:

Last night my little sister (5th grade) was making an e-mail account

She saw gender and went to click female when she noticed the “other” choice

She looked at me confused and I started to explain that some people don’t think they fit in with strictly male or female

"Oh! You mean like transgender and stuff like that. I was freaked out for a second- I thought they meant robots."

Yet another example the kids are more open-minded than adults

inbox:

there is no reason for “sean” to be pronounced “shawn”

indikos:

burned my hand curling my hair today

worth it

koalatea:

i hate when ppl make fun of me for trying 2 be positive and spread good vibes like fuck your bitter ass i spent a good portion of my short life being bitter and angry and suicidal if i wanna shoot sunshine out of my ass then i fuckin will 

uncoeur:

reallynotgood:

disgusting

WHY THE FUCK IS PEREZ HILTON STILL ALLOWED TO USE A COMPUTER FOR FUCK’S SAKE.

nihileigh:

When we live in a world where you can access free content of naked consenting women in less than 5 seconds, why are people still invading the privacy of non-consenting women for nudes?

Hint: It has something to do with people feeling entitled to making any woman their personal porn, even if it violates or humiliates her in the process.

princeowl:

reminder that the matrix trilogy was written and directed by a trans woman (lana wachowski) along with her brother

one of the most influential and iconic sci fi movies was created by a trans woman and MORE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS!! lana wachowski is a babe and an inspiration, one of the few female directors in hollywood as well as one of the few transgender people in hollywood. 

hamaa:

'lmao' isn't an acronym anymore; it's an emotion 

"My name is not Annie. It’s Quvenzhané."

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Quvenzhané Wallis (then age 9) correcting an AP Reporter who said she was “just going to call her Annie” instead of learning how to pronounce her name. Never forget.  (via thechanelmuse)

YASS!! YOUNG BLACK WOMAN IN TRAINING!!! MAKE THEM SAY YOUR NAME!!!

(via theafrocentrics)

I’ve decided to have a real take-care-of-myself day today. I was gonna do uni work and whatnot but I’m just…idk I need time to recuperate, get my mental health back under control. The stress from that ridiculous group project has finally been resolved as of yesterday afternoon (Submitted!!!), so now I’m actually able to summon the energy needed to take care of myself properly.

Soooo I’m making an effort to cook myself some nice food and eat healthy. Healthy, home-cooked food always makes me feel good! I made myself some ham, onion & tomato pasta with a side salad. I’ve had a lot of water today and I’ve got some veggies & gravy I cooked up yesterday to have as a snack later on.

I’ve done a fair bit of cleaning, too. I’m really pedantic about a clean kitchen so all the dishes are clean and the tabletops are wiped down. I did a heap of washing and folding, I made my bed & tidied my bedroom. Yesterday afternoon I went on a bit of a cleaning spree, too, and wiped down the bathroom sink, tidied the lounge room and kitchen.

My mental health has been getting worse and worse these past few weeks, so today’s really important for me to heal up and get things back in order. A clean home & good food is a fantastic start. Atm I’m just watching YouTube in bed, drinking coffee and reading. I might do a bit of art later, too.

All in all, the feeling in my chest has become less hollow-fluttery-nauseating, more light-happy-carefree. I feel so relaxed right now.

staff:

Have a great weekend, Tumblr.