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It’s not that everything is offensive, it is that more people are conscious of the psychological, societal, and physical oppression that has burdened so many different groups of people for all of American history. It’s about being respectful and accepting. I am not offended, I am sickened, saddened, discouraged, and hurt when I see oppression, discrimination, racism, sexism, classism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, etc., happening right in front of my eyes. The consciousness of my generation is the key that will take us into the future with, love, respect, and success.

here’s to all the people whose lives will be endangered for the next four years. here’s to all the people who aren’t white, straight, cis, male, rich, old, abled or Christian.

here’s to the Jewish people, and Muslims, and Buddhists, and Sikhs, and atheists, and other non-Christian religions.

here’s to gay people, and lesbians, and transgender people, and bisexual people, and asexual people, and intersex people, and pansexual people, and agender people, and genderfluid people, and everyone else who isn’t straight or cis.

here’s to women, trans and cis and genderfluid and agender and intersex and otherwise. here’s to women who won’t be able to get an abortion or seek help from planned parenthood.

here’s to black people, and to brown people, and to Hispanics, and to Latinx people, and to people of Asian descent, and to Native Americans, and to mixed people, and to everyone else who isn’t white. here’s to the immigrants who don’t know if they’ll be able to stay in the same country as their family.

here’s to the young people who’ll be in debt for decades because of college tuition. here’s to the young people who can’t even afford to go to college in the first place. 

here’s to people who can’t afford to go to college. here’s to people who can’t get a well paying job because of their gender, race, sexual identity, or otherwise. here’s to people who will never know what it’s like to be financially comfortable. here’s to people that can’t afford a quick trip to the hospital and never will because of no medical insurance.

here’s to mentally disabled people, and physically disabled, and people who are both. here’s to mentally ill people who aren’t getting the help they need because they can’t pay for it or don’t know how to ask for it or are told they’re overreacting.

here’s to everyone who voted for a real change in order to be let down by the stupid and bigoted people in this racist, misogynistic, classist, abilist, anti-Semitic, Islamaphobic, homophobic, transphobic, and every other kind of ugly country. you don’t deserve this, and you never did.

and lastly: “all men are created equal.” here’s to that being the biggest piece of bullshit anyone has ever written.

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DARN IT GARNET

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The Tenth Doctor (and David Tennant) tossing things & catching them

(…often while not even looking at what he’s tossing)

Edited to add a bonus: Teenager-Tennant started this habit quite young:

i. do not flinch when he reaches out for you. if there is anything in the world he has never wanted to hurt, it’s you. show him you are not afraid of his touch.

ii. swallow your fear of blood. it is now a part of him, the blood of others, even his own. do not assume he enjoys it, he has accepted it. you must as well.

iii. do not make promises. he won’t believe you. he lives day by day because he has never known the feeling of looking forward to the future. be in the present with him, he will appreciate it more.

iv. do not try to change him. he has already done anything possible to change what he is without success. you will only remind him of what he isn’t. you will only remind him of why you deserve someone better than him.

v. remember that his edges are rough, he is not used to soft things. he is used to death, blood, and war. forgive him when he bruises you, he doesn’t mean to. forgive him because he knows no different, and know that the last thing he wants is to hurt you.

vi. do not expect him to lay his head in your lap and lick his wounds. he is used to doing these things alone, allow him that time. as he begins to trust you he will let you in on this time. it is his most vulnerable state, give him time.

vii. cup his face but do not tell him you love him. he will not be able to tell you the same because he does not believe it possible of himself. remind yourself that he views his heart as a shriveled stone incapable of human emotions. you know the truth, you know beneath it all he is beautiful. you know he is capable of love and so much more. cup his face and kiss his forehead. remind him of the soft edges he lost long ago.
—  how to love a monster.