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Am I the only one who found it hilarious Kara had to warn Barry that Millie isn’t Iris despite looking like her because everyone is aware of Barry’s propensity to Fuck Everything Up when it comes to encountering other versions of Iris? And am I the only one amazed that Barry actually demonstrated character development and stuck with the script instead of punching Tommy in the face?

💣Damian has a slight case of emetophobia. Blood doesn’t faze him, but he can’t stand the sight, sound, or smell of vomit. His brothers mercilessly use this to their advantage.
“Drake! I did not agree to your brainless, injudicious–”
“Blarggggh.”
“That’s not–*gag*–I don’t–*gag*–you–*gag*–argghh!”
It makes having the flu a living hell, however. Dick swears that’s the only time he’s seen Damian scared absolutely witless.
“I don’t want to throw up, I don’t want to–*gag*–Grayson, Grayson please, I don’t want to throw up, I don’t want to, I don’t want to, don’t let me–*gag*”

Hey, y’all.  I was hoping to get a little help with something.  I know I’ve talked about my boyfriend on here before, and about how he wants to understand gender, specifically non-binary gender, better.  He was raised in a very conservative household where anything straying from the male-female was regarded as “socialist propaganda” and strongly dismissed, and it wasn’t until just a few years ago that the concept of gender theory was even available to him.  Now, he’s very respectful of gender identity and he would never intentionally misgender someone because he’s not a dick, but he feels that he would benefit from understanding the issues surrounding gender in addition to accepting them.

He and I have had countless discussions on the subject.  We tend to agree on most things and we generally reach the same conclusions, but our processes for arriving at those conclusions are different.  He’s very intelligent, but we think differently.  I’m a very abstract and theoretical thinker, but he is more concrete.  It makes for some awesome discussions (y’all should come over for dinner sometime), but it also means that the sources I read to learn about and understand gender theory, those that use very theoretical and abstract language and points, are not helpful to him.

So, this is where you lot come in.  You curious, brilliant people.  I am looking for good articles or journals or even books on gender theory that are helpful to a concrete mind.  Or, if any of my non-binary followers are willing, someone to sit down and patiently have a conversation with the man.  Send me sources!

phoenix-173  asked:

When you get this, please reply with five things that make you happy. Then, send this to the last ten people in your notifications 😊

1. The deep sighs and whines my cat makes when lying down and falling asleep.

2. Sailor Moon Drops - a version of candy crush that is adorable and I love it. Just look at little Tuxedo Mask!

3. My adorable nieces. They love each other so much and it’s just cute seeing the baby having a relationship with her sister.

4. Guacamole.

5. The fact that my brain has been cooperating with me lately. It’s been a good couple weeks.

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Father Brown Wardrobe Appreciation

↳“The Pride of the Prydes”  (Series 2, Episode 3)

               !! i’m going to the SHINEE WORLD V concert this sunday in LA && I’m super excited !!

Listen.

It’s not okay to have your child be scared of you. That isn’t respect. That’s control. 

It’s not okay to have your child obey you at all times in order for you to love them. That isn’t high standards. That’s manipulation.

It’s not okay to force your child become what you wanted to become. That isn’t wanting the best for them. That’s living vicariously through them.

It’s not okay to take away your child’s basic needs as a punishment. That isn’t teaching them. That’s hindering them. 

It’s not okay to dictate your child’s sexuality or gender. That isn’t normalizing them. That’s repressing them.

It’s not okay to berate your child’s appearance or intelligence for being what you think is sub-par. That isn’t toughening them. That’s bullying them.

It’s not okay to take out your stress on your child. That isn’t parenting. That is abusing.

It’s completely okay to distance yourself from your parents. That’s not unloving. That, sometimes, is self care.