I am a teenage girl and I love seeing strong female characters. There are so many strong male characters, right? It’s incredible to see characters like Clarke Griffin and Octavia Blake. 

But

I want to see fan reactions that will treat them the same as male characters. I was hoping that the females in this show would be treated with the same reactions as the males were.

When Finn was known as the Spacewalker, it caused tons of hate for him. Obviously, right? I mean he wasted 3 months of oxygen just so he could explore space. But now we know that Raven is the Spacewalker. Sure, Finn suggested it, but she had no hesitation in wasting the oxygen. 

So shouldn’t she face the same consequences? 

Jasper is faced with hate (and I’ve literally been attacked on having him as my icon lmao) because he fired the rockets that killed hundreds of Grounders. But didn’t Clarke tell him to? Wasn’t it Raven’s idea? Why hate Jasper just because he followed orders? 

I know I’m going to get loads of hate for this, and I don’t really care. I want to see strong female character who are treated the same as the males. Girls who make mistakes, who are conflicted, who still face consequences when they make split second decisions for the greater good. 

That’s equality.

okay so we always talk about how bad the new kids shows are now, which is true they are corny and awful but let me tell you how proud I am of nickolodean. They made a show about a GIRL quarterback on a team full of boys. The motto of the show is “she’s showing what it really means to ‘play like a girl’. Like I am sooo proud

Literally everyone who is against MGM is also against FGM.

Everyone. Every single one.
Yet interestingly, it is those who are against FGM and dismissive of MGM who claim that we (The ones who are against both) are sexist. That we are minimizing the damage of FGM.

Maybe it’s not the people who think that every human being has a right to the ultimate authority on their own body who are the ones that are giving those who practice FGM the legitimacy to continue it?

Maybe it is those who say that one gender is acceptable to destroy parts of at will who are looked at as hypocrites, and thus the societies that mutilate both males AND females (which is nearly always the case when females have their genitals mutilated, i have never encountered a society that mutilates females exclusively, whereas there are many that mutilate males exclusively) are validated?

You can’t say that it’s ok to abuse males and not-so-ok to abuse females without looking like a sexist piece of shit.

Male and Female genital mutilation are the same.

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It’s Gettin’ Hot in Here: 2014 on Pace for Hottest Year Globally on Record 

So where are we at? 

"… 14 of the 15 warmest years on record have all occurred in the 21st century (BBC)

"2014 is on track to be the planet’s warmest years since records began in the late 1800s, according to the World Meteorological Organization." (Washington Post)

What does this mean?

It means if you aren’t involved already, it’s time to get involved.

Reblogging this post to your network would be a good first step. Knowledge is power after all! Once you’ve done that, talk with your friends, families and colleagues about the risks associated with climate change and the benefits associated with shifting to a resilient and inclusive clean energy economy.

This is literally an all hands on deck moment. We are the first generation to feel the effects of climate change and the last that can do something meaningful to address it. Let’s go! 

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9-Year-Old Writes Her Gay Teacher An Awesome Letter After He Came Out (IMAGE)

9-Year-Old Writes Her Gay Teacher An Awesome Letter After He Came Out (IMAGE)

During anti-bullying week, an elementary school teacher known as “Mr. R” decided to tell his students that he was gay to educate them and discourage homophobia. Shortly after that lesson, the teacher received a letter from one of his young students – a letter that was too epic not to share with others.

The letter came after Mr. R asked his students if they had ever heard people using the word…

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