Newly Open 2.0


silversarcasm:

[Gifset: Laverne Cox speaks at the GLAAD media awards, she says,

"Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other."]

femmeanddangerous:

(x)

(Source: fuckyeahlavernecox)


Via My Nerd Is Showing

snorlaxatives:

markwhiteisgay:

snorlaxatives:

live fast

die young

bad squirrels do it well

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This is so relevant right now

how can this post be relevant to any situation in life i’m genuinely curious 

(Source: snorlaxatives)

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themarysue:

ktempest:

unstoppablyplushjuggernaut:

The greatest “DID YOU JUST” face in cinematic history.

I am here for Ellie Satler scoring points off Alan Grant at any time of day.

Same.

(Source: lohganecholls)


Via Liam Dryden


other-worlds:

fuckyeahcracker:

I mean I’m pretty sure it’s racism, why?

This is why I despise white people who say the N word and claim they have no ego.

(Source: fyeahcracker)



smashsurvey:

Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularly,how do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 


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socialistexan:

stuffimgoingtohellfor:

sogaysoalive:

Maryland has come up trumps as 18th state to ban discrimination against transgender people. Congrats! Let’s make this worldwide!

"This is an important group of people today who frankly we left out 11 years ago." 

"But detractors expressed concerns that the measure could potentially be abused by sexual predators seeking to prey on women and children in public restrooms. Some even dubbed it the “bathroom bill.”"

Huh. Conservatives using “man in a dress” arguments… Didn’t know they were so ~radical~.

Almost like these exact arguments are used to try to limit our rights. Go figure.


Urgent security update

support:

Bad news: A major vulnerability has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr. Our team took immediate action to fix the issue, but you should still take some time to change your password, not only here but on any other sites you visit. 

You should also strongly consider enabling two-factor authentication. It’ll go a long way to ensure that no one besides you can access your account. Thanks, and take care.

Via Tumblr Support

Why is it considered a legitimate research question to ask if we exist? Because bisexuals are framed as liars, by both the straight and the lesbian/gay communities. Because it’s a way to other and exoticise us.

Because there is a long tradition of not taking any marginalized group’s experiences seriously until their lived experience was "verified" by someone in the majority.

Patrick RichardsFink, bisexual activist, researcher and blogger in comment to the Huffington Post 26 March 2014 (via fliponymous) Via Polyverse

beyonce:

Coachella, 2010



aj-cook:

Criminal Minds memethree quotes [1/3]

(Source: cophines)


Via Jojo the Mighty

frostlawyer:

have you ever brought up a topic like ableism or misogyny or cissexism around people you love and trust and just seen the boredom and exasperation and ‘here we go again’ in their eyes and suddenly felt a little bit less safe

Via Jumbled Nonsense

morgansmenagerie:

"Here’s a bunch of numbers, they may look random, but they’re my phone number."

This is my next pick-up line.


Urgent security update

heatherbat:

daveio:

herdivineshadow:

staff:

Bad news. A major vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr.

We have no evidence of any breach and, like…

Via ameliorate or destroy


meeping-kankri:

gaygendered:

GUYS THERE IS LESS THAN 10,000 SIGNATURES LEFT NEEDED FOR THE PETITION TO REACH IT’S GOAL PLEASE SIGN IT IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY THIS IS AMAZING 

Just need a little more then 3,200 !!!



femmekat:

gigaguess:

melonberrymint:

So I saw this today on Pinterest and then found the Etsy link and I have to make a small PSA.

Please do not ever ever ever keep your betta (or any fish for that matter) in a permanent tank this small. EVER.

The seller claims that betta don’t need aeration, filtration, or a lot of water to live a long and healthy life of two years, so a wine bottle is the perfect fashionable tank for them. This is a lie.

Small tanks mean low water temp, which makes betta, a tropical fish, sick. Any good betta tank will have a heater that can be regulated to 80 degrees.

The smallest tank any betta should live in is one gallon, which is nearly three times as much as a wine bottle (or those stupid “betta vases”) will hold. Betta will thrive much better in a three gallon or larger tank.

There is nowhere in this jar for the betta to hide when he’s scared or nap when he’s tired. They do enjoy playing with their humans, but they need some aquarium decor to interact with when you’re not around.

The seller suggests cleaning the tank once a week and that filtration isn’t needed, but bettas eat and poop just like any other fish and create waste that is harmful to them. The small amount of water in this jar should be changed daily, not weekly, to avoid ammonia buildup and remove uneaten food crud. Of course, a daily water change could be avoided with a good sized tank and a nice, slow-current filter.

This person has already sold a number of these upcycled tanks to people who don’t know any better about betta care, and it makes me so sad that their beautiful fish are living unhappy lives.

Reblogging for learning something new and incredibly needed today.

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