and people are actually injured

Let's get something straight here.

I’m fucking done with everything and everyone. Just because people aren’t used to something or think it should be a certain way doesn’t mean it’s fucking right.

1. Straight people are straight. Gay people are gay. Deal. With. It. Not everyone is going to be fucking straight or gay. Some of us are even in between like pans, bi’s, and shit.

SO STOP HOMOPHOBIA AND QUIT HETEROPHOBIA. SIT DOWN. SHUT UP. AND DEAL WITH IT. IF YOU DON’T LIKE SOMETHING, KEEP IT TO YOURSELF.

2. A Woman does not “belong” in a kitchen. And she doesn’t HAVE to be a wife. Everyone sees women as someone who has to be feminine, and cute, and perky and shit. NOT ALL WOMAN WILL BE LIKE THAT.

There are tomboys, a woman CAN become a soldier. A woman is capable of so much more than just having kids, making dinner and being a goddamn housewife. Yea I fully understand if that’s how SOME woman want to live their life, but NO WOMAN should be held back from what SHE wants.

3. QUIT WITH STEREOTYPING PEOPLE. Just because someone wears glasses doesn’t make them a nerd. Just like how if someone is buff and strong, it doesn’t make him a jock. Not every Muslim is dangerous, and not every white person is rich. And not all gays are “fabulous.” I got called out the other day because I am bisexual and someone asked me why I don’t dress like it then. Excuse me? BUT EXACTLY HOW WOULD A BISEXUAL GIRL DRESS???!!! FUCK EVERYONE WHO STEREOTYPES PEOPLE. GROW A BRAIN. READ A BOOK. Who knows, maybe you’ll fucking learn something.

4. People. Fuck. Up. But that doesn’t mean you get to fucking laugh at them, or judge them. Sometimes things happen and we all make stupid decisions. So don’t go fucking prancing around like you’re any better than anyone else.

5. How is it that if someone has a broken leg, or head injury, they get sympathy? But people like me, who are actually mentally injured, get judged and dismissed as freaks? Yes, I’m mentally unstable, that doesn’t mean I’m going to kill a person.

Just like how not every depressed person wants to kill themselves!

Before you fucking judge a person, know WHAT you’re judging for fucks sake, or else YOU’LL be the idiot.

6. If you think beating, raping, violation in any way is alright if it’s the “victims fault” then fuck you. You can die now.

It’s not the “Victim’s fault” no matter what.

IT NOT OKAY AT ALL.

IMAGINE HOW YOU WOULD FEEL IF IT HAPPENED TO YOU. OR YOUR FAMILY OR LOVED ONES. And no one would care because it was “the Victim’s fault”. Think about it.

7. WE ALL HAVE DIFFERENT BELIEFS. SL DON’T FUCKING GET PISSED OFF BECAUSE SOME OF US SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY.

I grew up in a Christian/Catholic family and K REFUSE to believe I’m God, yet I believe I’m hell and Satan. Question me. It’s not fucking worth it.

Some of us believe in God, reincarnation, death, science, etc. Whatever it is, don’t judge another person because of it.

8. WE ALL HAVE A REASON. AND A VOICE.

It’s whether we choose to USE that voice, and if it’s for Good or Bad.

WE CAN/WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

9. This is OUR MOMENT.

Our generation is what changes everything.

Think about this nice and hard.

Every move we make, Every Choice, will one day effect what happens to US in the future, to our possible kids, and THEIR kids!

With every choice on US. We HAVE to be careful! We need to make SURE we know what will happen, and what are consequences will be.

10. I AM USING MY VOICE. THESE ARE MY OPINIONS AND MY WORDS I USED.

IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM, DEAL WITH IT.

I WILL ALWAYS HAVE A RIGHT OF SPEECH, AND NO ONE WILL TAKE THAT FROM ME.

anonymous asked:

Godwin, did your study about the ink ever put you in danger? Like someone wanting to use it for some bad stuff? Or you managed to keep it secret enough?

“I suppose enough time has passed for me to answer you with honesty… Yes. Often. It’s not like I had special access to the Ink or anything like that, I learned about its properties at the same time everyone else did. (Though not everyone believed it when it was still new on the market and in such small quantities. I don’t like to think of myself as gullible, but I certainly had to test it for myself, and I was correct. The composition of it is still fascinating to me.) But out of desperation I developed its range of use quite fast, but I wasn’t the only one. Science builds on science. I quickly joined a mailing group about it, we shared our discoveries, it sped up our collective research, and we realized it had to be a secret very fast when we started to encounter the kind of dangers you’re referring to.

The abilities of the Ink were kept quiet for what felt like quite a long time, both for good and bad reasons. Though I suppose I’m really no judge… Anyway, what I mean is, some of those - like me - who knew of its power kept quiet so as not to cause panic, and some kept quiet to… stock up on it. Gather as much as possible, or use it as a… secret weapon, so to speak. And when those who weren’t interested in using it for ‘good’ seemed to be finding scientists faster and faster… Well… At the time I was simply performing all of my experiments out of our kitchen, but I knew I had to keep more out of sight, and I built my laboratory into our basement. And I was working so much, I hardly left.

(When India came back, she mourned the basement space - it’s where we used to dance, that’s why our greenhouse is now our dance space… I was so happy to have her back converting it was hardly a chore.) And it solved a lot of my initial problems. But it wasn’t foolproof. Even those on the mailing list I could never trust, scientists they may have been, it didn’t mean they weren’t looking to use our discoveries for… ‘bad stuff’. Or that they weren’t being impersonated - I never actually met anyone from the mailing list in person. I began to never trust anyone who arrived at my door. Shared only the basics of my successes with the others.

That’s why I initially turned away Henry and the toons when they showed up. I’m a doctor, and have had great success with the Ink - with India’s revival, but they might have been lying about really being hurt. They were still completely new to us, the people of Lampblack, I mean. I wasn’t sure they could actually become injured. And even if they were, why come to me? Why not someone else? It felt like I had just gotten India back. It terrified me to think of what another scientist might do to her were my success to be revealed. I was being very stingy with my progress on the mailing list after that, and I’m sure I was being very suspicious. What if Henry was only here to check up on me? To see what I’d done that required so much heavier secrecy? I didn’t answer the door at all. I’m glad India did. But I wouldn’t have regretted it if she hadn’t.

To make a long story short, yes, I did have trouble. And yes, I kept it a secret, as well as I could have, I like to think. We’re safe now, at least mostly. Of course the Ink’s presence throughout the city isn’t all good, but it’s better for us than it was when there were only a few sources of its expanded potential.

The thing is… That’s not the most dangerous thing about the Ink. I suppose you could make an argument for those basic dangers, it’s tempting to use it to further your goals in ways you probably shouldn’t. But it’s tempting in other ways too.

I learned very quickly to always wear gloves when handling it, and keep as clean as possible. How to stay focused and keep my… spiritual distance. Not every scientist did. And many who failed to keep that safe distance aren’t alive anymore, or at least, they aren’t themselves anymore. I’ve barely begun to look into Boris and Bendy’s rescue, what they went through, I don’t want to pry, they don’t seem prepared to talk about it. But from what I gather, there has always been evidence of the Ink being much more than a specialized chemical. It corrupts the incorruptible. It’s a miracle, yes. I’d never tell you otherwise. But it’s also a poison like no other.

I could never advise you against experimenting with the Ink. That’s what I did, and I achieved a goal I could never have dreamed of had I not witnessed its success with my own eyes. But if you must, please, I implore you to exercise caution. And always wear gloves. Always. Wear. Gloves.” -GG

I can’t believe there are some selfish little fucks getting mad at Ariana for cancelling her shows!! The girl has just went through what will be the most traumatic experience of her life and you are actually getting mad at her?

22 people dead 120 injured at a concert and the majority of them are teenagers and little girls- They fucking targeted a concert because they knew Ariana’s fanbase is full of kids and teenagers!! THAT IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE FUCKING ANGRY ABOUT!! NOT THE FACT THAT YOU CAN’T GO TO A CONCERT!! GET SOME FUCKING PERSPECTIVE AND STOP BEING SO FUCKING SELFISH!! 

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I don’t think that people generally realise what motion picture industry has done to the American Indian, as a matter of fact, all ethnic groups, all minorities, all non-whites. And people just simply don’t realise, just take it for granted that that’s the way people are going to be presented and these clichés are just, I mean on this network every night, well perhaps not every night, but you can see silly renditions of human behaviour, the leering Filipino houseboy, the wily Japanese, the kook or the gook, black man, stupid Indian. It just goes on and on and on. And people actually don’t realise how deeply people are injured by seeing themselves represented, not so much the adults, who are already inured to that kind of pain and pressure, but children. Indian children seeing Indians represented as savage, as ugly, as nasty, vicious, treacherous, drunken. They grow up only with a negative image of themselves and it lasts a lifetime. 

Marlon Brando on why Sacheen Littlefeather presented a speech on his behalf during his Best Actor win for The Godfather at the 1973 Academy Awards

Matteo had been released from the hospital days ago by a hurried nurse with too much on his plate. Because of that, he’d been given a pair of crutches for his.. injured arm? It was a silly oversight, one he could have corrected if he really wanted to, but now he got to walk around the tower with a crutch??? That was awesome. He got to trip people AND look more injured than what he actually was. It was a win-win scenario. He was busy doing just that now, trying to trip people from his spot in the commons, and managing to succeed for the most part. It was just at the last minute that he realized the next person he was going to send flying was Luther, and he didn’t want to deal with that headache today, so he pulled it back at the last minute. 

“Hi,” he said with a grin. “You look like you want to talk to me. That usually ends in me getting shot.”

@kinglutherofsousa

4 reasons why shock journalism isn’t ethical or effective

1. Lack of consent; It is impossible to acquire permission of victims who have passed away, and whose photographs were taken at the time of their death. To use these images without consent reduces the victims to their injuries and their deceased state. It impinges on their privacy during such an extreme situation and reduces their victimization to the graphicness of their casualties. 

2. Exploitation of children: during the chemical attacks in Syria, hundreds of photographs emerged of groups of deceased children in rows with headlines claiming the cause of their death and the situation in Ghouta. Not only were these photographs taken without consent, images of these children were used as campaign images, advertisements, and editorials, images of children who had survived the attack were exploited worldwide. The emotional toll circulated images like these can have on parents and guardians is enough of a reason to discontinue shock journalism. 

3. Invalid reporting: what happens often is that popular images on social media of victims of devastating circumstances enter circulation under the guise of false or factually incorrect background stories. The false images of children suffering, of people being persecuted and killed, can serve as effective propaganda for a variety of groups that benefit from the same devastation that is being broadcast. Not only does this detract attention from worthy causes, it disrespects the members of persecuted communities that are invalidated by false propaganda. 

4. Desensitization: possibly one of the most pressing reasons against shock journalism is the subsequent desensitization. After being shown repetitive, similar photographs of a specific type of devastation affecting a specific race or ethnic group in a particular place, a mental tolerance to images of such devastation can be established. After repeated exposure to shock journalism, the intensity of such images begins to fade and we become conditioned to such violence. Instead of inspiring change, the suffering of brown children in the “middle east” becomes commonplace, the suffering of a certain demographic from a certain place becomes expected, and therefore inevitable. An expectation of such suffering becomes ingrained, and the homogenization of such devastation becomes established. Shock journalism dehumanizes victims, and desensitizes the observing population. 


Prior to understanding what I understand now, I firmly believed that if only people could see the fatally injured, beleaguered and diseased that they could feel the need to create a lasting, meaningful change in places where deadly situations were taking place. For this reason, when provided an opportunity to circulate images of said devastation, of hurting, persecuted and fatally injured individuals from conflict zones, I was eager to take part as I believed that being faced with the devastation visually could inspire such a change. What I came to realize later after seeing a continuous stream of pictures for said conflict zones, was that this kind of journalism, the kind where pictures of severely injured people told most of the story, was actually having the opposite effect on me. I was building a tolerance to such photos. Having seen such visuals in person, and then being faced with them on the internet, I had learned to associate specific events with specific demographics, mentally erasing the possibility of those events occurring within other situation. There is a reason why seeing a white bomb blast victim has more of an impact on the population than seeing a brown bomb blast victim–and shock journalism plays a huge part in this. After the repeated exposure, we are no longer effected by the images with the same intensity as we once were. More damaging still, we begin to associate those people with their ultimate fate. Not only does shock journalism create barriers to empathizing with victims of such violence, it creates expectations for certain people to experience certain events. it becomes expected for Iraqis to suffer in a specific way, it becomes expected that Kurdish people would suffer in a specific way. These expectations lessen the drive for changing the circumstances of the victims of persecution as their persecutions become expected. 

Marcus, Abby, and Touch

For most of the 3 seasons, Marcus and Abby have both been cautious about when or how to touch the another. They’ve been slowly progressing towards being closer physically, but they’ve also retained some distance between one another. There’s a variety reasons for this. 

To just call their touch hesitant is oversimplifying, because it’s who they are as people as well. They might be similarly “hesitant” but they are opposites in their general approach with touch. Abby is intuitive. Marcus is reserved. Marcus touches Abby more often but Abby touches Marcus in a wider variety of ways. 

They way they touch one another all comes down to who they are as individuals.
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Marcus Kane

Marcus doesn’t instinctively know how to touch people. I’m not saying he can’t or won’t or he is inadequate at doing so. I’m talking about that instinctual “oh, here’s what to do.” I believe this is because he thinks so much, he lacks emotional intuition. He doesn’t have a natural ability to “feel out” a vibe from a person, either from their body language or general emotional state.

If you notice, touch is a learned patten with him. He has learned what types of touch are acceptable with different people. I believe he sticks with those patterns because then he doesn’t have to think about. For example, he learned that Abby is okay with him touching her arm or shoulder. Because he already knows it’s okay, he can just touch her in that way for any reason (mostly for comfort/reassurance).

Let’s start there:

Comfort and Reassurance

For comfort or reassurance, he touches people’s shoulder or upper arm.  In 303, he touches Abby’s shoulder by the rover, in Polis, and in the tower. One time he deviates from that and touches her hand. While this touch is kind, it is also reserved. It’s a gesture that someone would typically give for someone who is an acquaintance or friend. 

He touches other people on the the shoulder or upper arm as well. Marcus touches Bellamy arm/shoulder three times. First in 2.16 after Mt Weather falls, Marcus tells Bellamy, “you did good,” and tapped his shoulder. In 302, Bellamy is hobbling after Clarke after Roan stabbed him the leg and Marcus grabs him by the upper arm to stop him and leans him against a tree. And then in 3.04, Bellamy is almost crying and expressing his thoughts about Gina. and Marcus puts an awkward hand on his shoulder. That’s to mention Octavia who’s actually sobbing watching the man she loves be shot in the head and still all Marcus knows how to do is put a hand around her arm.

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I don’t think that people generally realise what the motion picture industry has done to the American Indian, as a matter of fact, all ethnic groups, all minorities, all non-whites. And people just simply don’t realise, just take it for granted that that’s the way people are going to be presented and these clichés are just, I mean on this network every night, well perhaps not every night, but you can see silly renditions of human behaviour, the leering Filipino houseboy, the wily Japanese, the kook or the gook, black man, stupid Indian. It just goes on and on and on. And people actually don’t realise how deeply people are injured by seeing themselves represented, not so much the adults, who are already inured to that kind of pain and pressure, but children. Indian children seeing Indians represented as savage, as ugly, as nasty, vicious, treacherous, drunken. They grow up only with a negative image of themselves and it lasts a lifetime.

Happy 92nd birthday to the late Marlon Brando. Arguably the greatest actor of his generation, and one of the most dedicated humanitarians of his time. You still live on in the memories of others. (April 3rd, 1924 - July 1st, 2004)

anonymous asked:

So I used to unload trucks at a department store that carried Bobby's line of kitchen gear. I'm not sure if you ever actually picked up anything that has his name on it but all of his shit is way heavier than it needs to be and as we're tossing it off the truck(because we're timed) people actually got mildly injured. It got to the point that whenever a box was opened and it was his shit we'd all groan and yell "fuck you Bobby" and push the whole box to one side to be ignored. Pls get rid of him

he clearly hates the working class this is why we need a proletariat revolution against him

Bad Hair Day

(Just a rumination on how Maria’s long MCU hair might end up as short as her 616 counterpart, with bonus lady-loving Sif!  Slight warning for fire, and veiled discussion of hair catching fire.  Everyone is fine, because COMICS.)

“It’s not that bad.”

“I don’t care.”

“I mean, all things considered, it’s not nearly as bad as it could’ve been.”

“I repeat. I do not care.”

“I would, if my hair looked that bad.”

Maria gritted her teeth and tried to focus on her report. “Are there classes?” she asked, jamming her thumb against the tablet, signing off on the file. “Remedial lessons? Anything that you could do to improve your bedside manner, because it seems to be getting worse by the day.”

Dr. Anna Garza made a tsking noise under her breath. “I guess I could branch out into psychology or sociology, or one of those wussy sorts of sciences-”

Maria grinned down at the long, boring listing of situational outcomes. “Aw, did the psyche division kick your asses in the softball tournament again?”

“You know they did, you were the lying, cheating, drunken umpire that allowed it to happen,” Anna said, glaring at her over the top of her clipboard. “Anyway. I could. I could try to be a better doctor all around, but that would require me to have spare time and when you keep blowing up chunks of the city and then dancing around the flames-”

“I blew up nothing,” Maria said, stabbing a finger in her direction. “It wasn’t even the Avengers this time, but I guess we could blame Stark.” She liked blaming Stark. It gave her a pleasure that was very nearly sexual. She supposed as kinks went, ‘blaming things on Tony Stark’ was pretty tame, and mostly legal.

Also, she was pretty sure that Fury knew about it, and approved.

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Lets Make Those Crunches Count

Crunches are one of the most common exercises that I witness people performing at the gym for their core. You would not believe the number of people who are actually performing this exercise wrong, and injuring themselves in the process. Our body is meant to biomechanically function in a certain way. If for some reason we are not moving properly then we are causing abnormal wear and tear on our tissues that will eventually lead to a break down. No one wants to suffer from chronic low back or neck pain. 

Below I’ve outlined five tips for performing crunches to help make them count and to help keep your joints in check!

Stay Away From Sit-Ups 

Sit ups require the person to lift their back completely off the floor, this could place unnesecary strain on the lower back, neck, and also place most of the work on the hip flexors as opposed to the abdominals. Switch to crunches, which are a much smaller movement. They involve just lifting your shoulder blades off the floor to feel tension in the abdomen. 

Cross Your Arms Over Your Chest, Don’t Place Them Behind Your Neck

By placing your hands on your chest you’ll avoid adding extra strain on your neck. Subconsciously you can pull your neck with your arms when you crunch. Focus on contracting your abdominal muscles and keeping your back, neck and head in a straight line. 

Pull In & Press Down

At the top of your crunch, when your shoulder blades are not touching the floor, be sure to pull your belly button to your spine and exhale. These small adjustments will help with abdominal wall activation. 

Keep Your Chin Up

Be sure to not touch your chin off your chest when you crunch. This will happen if you’re looking at your legs while crunching. I tell my clients to pick a point on the ceiling and focus on that. This will help to keep your neck straight and chin in a neutral position. 

Breathe Properly

When you’re lowering yourself down from the crunch be sure to inhale (you exhale when the muscles are contracting). Proper breathing during exercise is critical because it facilitates proper oxygen delivery to your muscles, as well as ensures that the muscles are doing the core work, not the diaphragm. 

If you keep these tips and you’ll master crunches and avoid low back & neck pain. Remember that crunches aren’t the only core exercise you should do, nor are they the best. Crunches should be incorporated into your fitness routine with many other abdominal exercises. For optimal results, the realistic healthy lifestyle that I’m trying to promote, be sure to include a diet of lean protein, whole grains and lots of fruits & veggies.

Abs are created in the gym & revealed in the kitchen!

What is your favourite abdominal exercise?

a-temple-for-the-crazy  asked:

Hi, (not meaning to sound rude) I was just wondering when Cassey Ho has exhibited fatphobia and ableism etc? I clicked on the link in your text but it just brought me to your blog. I follow her videos but I must have missed something?? Thanks :)

That link is a link to all of the Cassey Ho-related posts on my blog, which detail many of the most problematic aspects of her webpage and YouTube channel. Each of those posts will individually cover aspects of her body shaming and ableism.

But to list it all specifically:

She made a ridiculously insulting blog post about the Honey Boo Boo family that demeaned and stereotyped fat people. It included sentences like “Fat is just a result of what you haven’t done to take care of your body” and “Seeing the morbidly obese mom continually feeding herself and her children toxic food kills my soul so badly.”

She then “apologized” for that post, but not really. Her subsequent comments were all justifications for her behavior, saying things like “None of my business? Pshhh. All of my business.“

She’s talked in-depth about obesity and is openly disrespectful to fat people, often saying that they act like victims and are inherently unhealthy. In one of her posts, she says that obese people are abnormal and there’s something wrong with them, and she denies that fat people can suffer from anorexia. She implies that fat people inherently don’t eat well and don’t exercise, and that the existence of the internet means that there is never an excuse not to educate yourself about health-related matters.

When she launched her line of clothing, Cassey also refused to use larger models, or even a more diverse set of models. She justified it by saying “We all strive to represent fit, active, healthy people who work hard to look the way we do and feel the way we do. Let me make this clear too: We are not here to represent the “average woman”. Nope. Because I don’t want to be average.” This apparently doesn’t include anyone over a size 2.

And in general, Cassey uses a lot of disrespectful and objectifying names for fat body parts, like “Muffin top” and “saddlebags.” Her workouts include a lot of spot reduction nonsense that demonizes women who carry around fat on certain parts of their bodies. The way that she refers to them is pretty gross. That’s not even covering her consistent misuse of the term “toning.” You can’t “tone” your muscles since they will always have a tone, no matter what you do or how little you workout. And her highly repetitive bodyweight exercises, such as the squat challenge, are far more likely to injure people than to actually help them become any healthier. She values quantity (and an impressive rep count) over quality exercises.

She’s got a lot of issues with cultural appropriation, enforcing diet culture by using sites like Diet Bet and the like (all while complaining about how her 120 pound weight was outrageous), and worshiping at the altar of “clean” eating that often includes the lowest number of calories possible. This is not a trainer that I would trust.

I’m shocked that people are speculating that Kylo might kill Luke in the next movie. First of all, Kylo is probably not even physically capable of killing Luke. Luke might be older than him, but he’s also a Jedi master and been doing this way longer. Kylo got his ass kicked by REY (though he was injured, I know). If people actually think Kylo could defeat Luke, then that’s laughable. He may be able to hold his own for a while, but beat him? No.

The other thing is Luke isn’t going to be pulling any punches. He’s not gonna do the whole “I believe in you Ben, we wuv you, come back.” Han already tried that and it got him murdered. Luke is not gonna make the same mistake. In the next movie, Luke is likely only going to see Kylo as a threat that needs to be taken down.

Assuming Kylo has finished his training by the next movie, I can see him being able to keep up with Luke in a fight, maybe get a few hits in, but defeat him? Not even close.

kerriecragg08  asked:

Are you retarded? You seriously think that white people are completely safe from racism? What, do we have a force field protecting us, that I don't know about?

alright so you’ve started this ask very offensively so i’m not going to be nice to you but i will attempt to educate your dumb ass and considering i get this question all the time, i’m going to publicly post it.

you cannot be racist towards white people because harmless jokes about us do not effect our daily lives and have negative connotations connect to them. never in my life have I been called a thug which you would immediately think of a black person and crime. that right there is a racist stereotype. Terrorist is a standard stereotype for Muslim people of the world and THAT is a negative stereotype and both of these words can actually get people killed and injured by other people who do not understand them.

do white people have anything like that? no we don’t. someone calling you mayonaise is not going to stop someone from completely disregarding you as a person and jumping to the conclusion that you are a bad person solely based on your skin and outer appearance. White people hold the power and right there is why you cannot be racist toward white people because how can you oppress people that have built a system to drag you down and go against you? Its a system that isn’t made for anyone that isn’t white.

now i haven’t even covered 1% of any of this but i am literally going to be late for work so i have to go but if anyone has anything to add please send it through

i love the concept of matsus being banned from certain places because of their identical brothers’ antics

i want totty to be kicked out of the gym because the staff saw him wearing attire so sparkly it caused people to fall off the treadmills and injure themselves [actually kara]

ichi can’t go to the cat cafe anymore because he got recognized as the guy who wouldn’t stop hounding the female employees for their numbers [obviously oso]

choro’s forever banned from nyaa-chan concerts because security cameras caught him mooning the back row [thanks jyushi]

anonymous asked:

What is gender critical? It sounds scary

You know, the concept seems pretty great on the surface. Understanding the nature of social constructs and how much of our world and our understanding of our selves and humanity and existence is built inside our minds as the best means of connecting to a physical reality that we barely understand.

Humans see reflected light bouncing off shit. Color is social construct that helps us understand the various ways we perceive light wavelength in the very tiny span of wavelengths we can actually perceive. 

Humans created language and concepts to communicate, none of which exists in concrete solid form. 

They have huge effects on us but they aren’t necessarily physical in nature.

And you’d think that gender critical would go the full way and acknowledge that science is a collection of social constructs designed to help us get closer to understanding the world around us. Imperfect, not concrete, built on theory and faith in the accuracy of our tools and the statistical likelihood that multiple experiment results can be trusted for later prediction.

You’d think that gender critical would be consistent and acknowledge that sex dimorphic theory is a construct and that gender based oppression is a squishy social concept that (if you look at the stats and the people) affects trans women in the same ways and often worse ways than cis women. In much the same ways it does for disabled women vs. abled women.

But then you go a little deeper and you find out that gender critical is an excuse to spread rhetoric designed to kill trans women. To deny trans women safe spaces, to deny trans women community, to deny trans women survival resources, to deny trans women housing and medical care and even jobs. You discover that gender critical is really just saying all the same shit right wing conservative christians say about trans women, just with “science” in place of “god” and our slow, silent, invisible deaths being the same result.

Gender critical turns out to be a lie, a way for the more subtle of murderers to set the traps, inflame the violent, deny all the survival resources and protections possible and guarantee that as many trans women die as possible.

And I’m sure they’ll all cry that they’ve never raised a hand against us but you know, conservative christian senators and right wing political thinkers and writers never raised a hand against gay kids either, they just encouraged “reparative therapies” (aka medical abuse of gay kids), they just made it legal to fire gay people, they just make it legal to deny gay people healthcare, housing, safety, put cops into place that would engage in violence against gay people and used rhetoric to inflame the more physically violent to actually murder and injure and assault gay people. 

All while wringing their hands and saying “I would never condone violence, that’s a tragedy, now let me tell you about how these people are monsters and deserve to die”

Just like the terfs do.