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To the closeted queers

Closeted gays, lesbians, bisexuals, pansexuals, asexuals, aromantics, polysexuals, trans guys, trans girls, nonbinaries, genderqueers, etc.

Not being out does not make you weak or “wrong”. You are valid, you are brave, and you are so amazingly strong.

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The Forest Republican, Tionesta, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1889

Dollar Weekly News, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, November 15, 1890

Harrisburg Telegraph, Pennsylvania, November 17, 1890

The Times, Philadelphia, May 7, 1901

The Evening World, New York, July 19, 1905

Chicago Daily Tribune, June 2, 1914

The Baltimore Sun, Maryland, August 22, 1916

The Morning News, Wilmington, Delaware, June 23, 1919

The News-Review, Roseburg, Oregon, November 16, 1929

I don’t know if anyone else has come across this, but I’ve read a lot of articles (Mental Floss, Jezebel, Smithsonian, NPR) that seem to conclude that while the colours could be interchanged and it wasn’t quite settled (I agree), the colour pink was more commonly a boy’s colour, while blue was for girls, until WWII. Almost all articles quote one single trade journal from 1918: 

The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.

But from what I can find, while there’s some wiggle room - a couple articles I found said pink could certainly be used for boys - for the most part it’s generally been “pink for girls” and “blue for boys” since at least the 1890s. “Pink was a boys colour” seems like a bit of a modern myth perpetuated by that one source. 

  • The male benders in ATLA: Really good. They worked hard to get where they are skill wise and while it hasn't always been easy, they are capable and can hold their own in a fight. One of them was even the Avatar, which is pretty impressive since he mastered the elements at age twelve, rather than start learning at 16 like most Avatars.
  • The female benders in ATLA: Inarguably the most powerful and unmatched humans in the entire world. Prodigies, masters, and creators of subbending styles. One was compared in skill to the Fire Lord at age EIGHT and able to perform one of the rarest and most difficult forms by 14. She couldn't be defeated by another's (even the Avatar's) bending alone. Only faced defeat when fighting two other master benders while on the verge of a complete mental breakdown (officially being defeated by different female bender). Another held an entire city up by a single turret while standing on unstable ground, and then went on to invent her own bending style at the age of twelve. One mastered her element in mere WEEKS, mastered bloodbending and defeated the woman who INVENTED IT the FIRST TIME SHE EVER ATTEMPTED IT, held her own against a master waterbender without ANY TRAINING, and fully healed someone from a fatal wound, making her a master at two vastly different forms of waterbending at the age of 14. A female Avatar quite literally reshaped the planet and created her own ISLAND. AND MOVED IT ACROSS THE SEA. These women shown in the show are not only the most powerful and talented females in their universe, but also in almost any known piece of television or fiction, all while being completely fleshed out and complex characters, not being defined as nothing but 'strong'. Each has their own personality, strengths, and weaknesses.

Some ideas seem good only at 3 am

this is an au my bestie @llamavillana​ and i made up !!

So Jason and Lena met at this bar, both were drunk, crying for their loves (kara and barbara, who are friends, coincidentally) and since then, they become bff and give advice to each other on how to get their girls. Lena would always tell Jason how to make a romantic dinner for Barbara (not good), and Jason would always tell Lena how to act cool, dress in leather, and impress Kara (also not good, it usually ends up in trouble but these kids are trying their best)

okay so apparently they’re shooting a party scene tonight and like do you know what that means?!!?! first of all, probably the girl squad + the boy squad all together aka life will be gooddd!! and also, we’re probably going to see lots of evak; evak kissing shyly, or evak aggressively making out. evak sticking together all night. evak leaning against each other. even taking care of isak when he gets waY too drunk. isak making sure even doesn’t smoke weed. isak standing in the corner of the room admiring even when he’s dancing with mikael. evak danCING TOGETHER. this is too much.