and thats why the certificate is like that

anonymous asked:

kind of a stupid question but I'm kind of confused by this passage in "Christmas in Kansas" "Even setting aside the other, more obvious problem. 'Clark takes after his grandmother'" what did you mean by this?

Jonathan is in the habit of telling people that his mother is Sicilian, and that Clark takes after her, and that’s why Clark is taller and darker than both of his parents. He says it’s his mother because he wants to be sure that no one thinks Martha was cheating on him with some strange huge guy. The vast majority of people have no problem accepting this explanation, and will then go on to tell stories about their own family members who ended up looking nothing like their parents because it skipped a generation.

(though the Kents will often hear that he has their eyes, or their smile)

But also, Jonathan is trans. Which is not actually obvious, but Bruce is Batman. Noticing shit that he should not be able to notice is kind of his whole deal. It’s the biggest reason why Clark cannot possibly look like his paternal grandmother, and that’s why Jonathan is always tickled pink when no one ever has any problem with it. Because why would they! He’s Pa Kent, the guy with the fun stories and the good weed and the cranky wife.

He still tells Bruce that Clark takes after his grandmother, because he knows full well that Bruce is in on the joke.

lilyevenspotter  asked:

What you said just now, about people not actually dying at 35 and young girls not being able to get their periods because of malnourishment--that's really quite fascinating and it makes so much more sense than the whole "fifteen year olds had three kids" thing, but I've never heard that before! Do you have any books explaining it? I'd really like to learn more about it. I hate when people tell me that from a biological standpoint I should be a mother by now.

Honestly that is a huge part of WHY I hate this myth, people use it as a way to shame people for not having kids and to SEXUALISE children. Peter Laslett has a book documenting marriage certificates that show average ages of marriage. There is also this from Wikipedia:

“The average age at which the onset of puberty occurs has dropped significantly since the 1840s.[69][70][71] In every decade from 1840 to 1950 there was a drop of four months in the average age of menarche among Western European females.

In Norway, girls born in 1840 had their menarche at an average age of 17 years. In France, the average in 1840 was 15.3 years. In England, the average in 1840 was 16.5 years. In Japan the decline happened later and was then more rapid: from 1945 to 1975 in Japan there was a drop of 11 months per decade.”

There are a lot more and I’m sure others can pitch in, I’ll see if I can find more, there was a great book I read that spoke on it but I can’t remember what it was.

anonymous asked:

this isnt really a request, but its more of a rant. so i came out as trans to my teachers and i asked them to call me by the name and pronouns i prefer and they were all fine and cool with it so thats great right? well aPPARENTLY my teachers arent allowed to call me by the name i want because its not on my birth certificate like b i t c h w h y. the thing is teachers always ask if student have nicknames at the beginning of the year so this just pisses me off. okay im done.

Uhhh that definitely isn’t okay, if they will use student’s nicknames, but not in this instance? Also I don’t know why that would be a rule? I know that might apply to like school records and such but I didn’t think a school could dictate that teachers have to use your birth name in a class setting? :-/ (mod Luna)

divosterfield  asked:

Ok ok harrison being more excited for your high school/uni/in my case, phd graduation and takes heaps of pictures of you and after the ceremony surprises you with a celebratory trip to somewhere you've always wanted to go

legit a dream omg

  • ok but why can I see him being like the mom in Mean Girls at the Christmas Concert??
  • like he’d jump up SCREAMING with a camera in hand when your name was called
  • he might even livestream your graduation so all the fans could see you get your diploma/certificate
  • it would be so cute
  • but everyone would look at him like he was crazy
  • he was just so in love with you he couldnt help himself
  • “WOOO YEAH THATS MY GIRL, LOOK AT HER!! ISNT SHE PERFECT YES BABY!!”
  • the BEST hype man lets be real
  • after the ceremony, you’d go to meet up with your family and give them all hugs
  • he’d be standing there with flowers for you
  • but there was something sticking out of the flower
  • so you’d pull it out and he’d have a huge smile on his face
  • you’d open it and read the plane tickets realizing that they say the name of a place you told haz you’ve always wanted to go when you first started dating a few years before
  • he’d looked at you with big eyes and say “what, you didn’t think I would remember?”
  • TEARS
  • you’d jump into his arms crying because you have the best boyfriend ever
  • your mum would take pictures of him holding you while you sobbed into his chest from happiness 
  • the next morning you two would drive to the airport together and walk hand in hand to the plane about to go on the best vacation of your lives  :’)
the signs as things Donald Trump has said
  • Aries: "I have a great relationship with the blacks. I've always had a great relationship with the blacks."
  • Taurus: [On his daughter] "She does have a very nice figure . . . if [she] weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her."
  • Cancer: "You know, it doesn't really matter what [the media] write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass."
  • Gemini: “Laziness is a trait in blacks."
  • Leo: "It's freezing and snowing in New York--we need global warming!"
  • Virgo: “Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day."
  • Libra: [On Obama] "Why doesn't he show his birth certificate? There's something on that birth certificate that he doesn't like."
  • Scorpio: "All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me—consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected."
  • Sagittarius: {Not a quote but} the entire fact that he called on Obama for not producing a birth certificate and then said he'd show his just to make a point, but then the birth certificate he produced was fake
  • Capricorn: "Our leaders are stupid, our politicians are stupid, and the Mexican government is much sharper, much more cunning. [So] they send the bad ones over because they don’t want to pay for them, they don’t want to take care of them.”
  • Aquarius: "Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure,it's not your fault"
  • Pisces: "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems to us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
  • *NOTE: this post has nothing to do your sign; it merely calls attention to Trumps idiocy. No need to take offense
Texting || Beckles
  • J: Hey
  • A: Hello
  • J: How are u feeling?
  • A: Better now that I'm out of that damn hospital.
  • J: Yeah the doctor called me to let me know u were being discharged. Ur with Jeff?
  • A: Why would he call you? Hasn't he ever heard of doctor patient confidentiality? Yes I'm with Jeff. Where else would I be?
  • J: I told u when I was there I'm ur next of kin and emergency contact. I gotta be notified. U could be at home with ur husband and son. JJ wants to see u with her own eyes to make sure ur ok
  • A: Stop it okay? I'm not married. I'm not a mom!
  • J: I miss u
  • A: You were just here. How can you miss me?
  • J: I always miss u when ur not next to me
  • A: You're so weird
  • J: I wish I could turn back time...stop our fight before u left. It's my fault u were in the accident cuz it's my fault u were with Jeff in the first place. I would change so many things that happened recently.
  • A: What the hell are you talking about? What fight?
  • J: We've been fighting for a little while about the furture of our marriage.
  • A: What future? We're not married!
  • J: *sends picture of marriage certificate*
  • A: That's...how'd you get my signature?
  • J: U signed it. When we got married.
  • A: No! We didn't get married!!!
  • J: Yes, we did.
  • A: STOP SAYING THAT!
  • J: Whether I say it or not it's still true. Legally u and I are married.
  • A: SHUT UP! I'M NOT MARRIED!!
  • J: Calm down baby
  • A: DON'T CALL ME BABY! I'M NOT YOUR BABY!!
  • J: Why don't u wanna believe ur married to me? Why is it the end of the world to u?
  • A: Because you're like my brother. And I'm with Jeff, and you're still with Katie, right? How can we be married? It doesn't make any sense.
  • J: Yeah...she's kinda what the fighting's been about.
  • A: What are you talking about?
  • J: I'm gonna be upfront with u now like I should have been 2 months ago. I broke up with Katie cuz she acted like she wasn't interested and when we broke up I lost a friend so when she came back around, when we started talking I thought I was getting my friend back. Then I found out she was scared of what I was offering her and she didn't know how to handle it so she didn't say anything when I dumped her. Those feelings are still there and we acted on them...and u walked in on us. I'm so in love with u, Ash, I wouldn't give u up for anything but I feel the exact same way about Katie. I know it ain't right or normal but I can't help how I feel. I should've talked to u before I slept with Katie. I should have explained everything to u, explain how Katie wants to be with both of us, not just me. I hurt u, I know I did. I hurt u and u took Brady to see Jeff cuz u needed to get away from me. Ur my wife and Katie's my girlfriend but she wants to be ur girlfriend too. And honestly, I'd give her up right now if it meant u'd get ur memory back and remembered how much we love each other.
  • A: This is a joke right? So now not only did we get married, but you cheated on me? This isn't funny anymore. Why are you telling me all this? You aren't a cheater.
  • J: Stop asking if I'm joking the answer is always gonna be no. It's never been funny. This is our life, Ashley. For better or worse, in sickness and in health. I messed up. I'm human. And before I married Danneel I used to cheat on girlfriends all the time. It's not something I'm proud of.
  • A: I...I gotta go.
  • J: Don't do that. Don't push me away. Please
  • A: Then please stop with all this. I can't handle all this.
  • J: What do u want me to do here, Ash? Just let my wife go be with another man? I see the hypocrisy in that sentence but ur my wife! It took me too long to get u and I can't lose u. I wouldn't make it if I did.
  • A: I can't handle this, Jensen. I can't...
  • J: Do u want me to leave u alone?
  • A: Yes...no...I don't know. IF you want to be my friend, great. But I don't need you trying t tell me we're married and all that shit.
  • J: I can't not treat u like my wife when I've been doing that for 1 1/2 - 2 years.
  • A: You need to try, Jensen. I'm not your wife.
  • J: There's a whole group of people who saw us get married
  • A: Please stop
  • J: Fine. But one day ur gonna remember what I mean to u
  • A: Thank you
  • J: And one day ur gonna hate urself for missing out on raising ur son.