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I’m calling to express my opposition to President Trump’s reversal of Obama’s executive order allowing transgender students to use bathrooms based on their gender identities. The real threat to school safety is not transgender students in bathrooms, but discriminatory policies that stigmatize vulnerable children and teens.
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Stranger Things | 2.06

No one is around. Why do you think I’m with Steve Harrington?

The Swings

Beth, age 8, had to write an opinion essay for class, identifying a problem at her school and offering a solution. Although she only had to write one solution, she wrote three, and her solutions are simple examples of answers to most community and governance problems.

Her text is below, exactly as she wrote it, including misspellings and grammatical errors, and then what I said to her about it.

The Swings

Half the people at recess want to go on the swings, but they don’t always get to. We have rules about the swings but they ar'nt being followed, many people are hogging the swings, sometimse even when people ask they won’t get off!

You mite say: “Oh, well it can’t be to big a problem because I don’t see any people trying to get on the swings,” but realy, that’s just because they’ve all given up!

The problem: community resources (swings) are not being used fairly. Apparently, some people have dismissed the problem without full consideration of all community members.

There are diffrent solutions for this, the first is: we could have limited time on the swings. If someone asked to get on and your time was up, they'ed get on, if it was not, they'ed wait. A teacher would make sure this hapend.

This would be fairness through law: equal limits respected by the community and enforced by the government (teachers).

The second solution is getting another swing-set. It could be smaller than the one we already have, but this mite be more fair than limeted time on the swings.

By increasing the number of resources available, this would improve access for community members.

The third solution is much more simple then the first two, it is: well, because most of the people who hog the swings get out to recess first, we could just make sure that nobody got on the swings intil everyone was outside.

Some people have the unearned privilege of faster access to the resources. This solution would eliminate privilege by giving everyone the same starting point.

This is a school, where kids learn, I hope they’re not learning to hog! Only one person from my whole writing class thinks that hogging the swings is not a problem, that’s proof of how unfair it is to the people who arn’t hogging them!

Here, she recognizes that allowing an unfair system to continue is not good for the community — and that the vast majority of the community also recognizes the problem.

This is'nt the bigest problem but it should be fixt, I hope the school can find the best solution and put it in action.

Finally, she recognizes the scope of the problem in light of all the other potential issues facing the school.

As her dad, I think the swings aren’t really that big of a deal. But these approaches to community problems — law and enforcement, increased available resources, and elimination of privilege — are solutions that adults try when dealing with community issues. I told Beth it was pretty amazing that she thought of all three on her own, and suggested she remember these approaches, because she will encounter them throughout life.

Having a family to call your own is the greatest thing about being human.
Don’t let anyone make you believe that you can’t have children because of who you are.
You can. There are a hundred ways that you can.
Prove them wrong.

anonymous asked:

Hcs drunk todo/momo

God bless you anon. I’ve been waiting for this

Drunk Todoroki

  • No one thought Todo would be the drinking type… but he is.
  • I mean, he doesn’t drink often. But when he does, he sips a glass of scotch slowly, on the rocks. (Classy af)
  • Can hold his liquor pretty well…
  • Aannnd bc of that he’s totally the type to say “Im fine”,,,,, when he clearly. is not. fine.
  • When he’s drunk, his movements slow,,,, he looks a bit dazed,,,, super relaxed,,,,
  • Its not his usual low sexy chuckles. Its a pure, heartfelt laugh.
  • Its such a blessing to hear tbh. The only people that have heard it are Momo, Deku, Iida, and Bakugou (??). Mina, Kirishima and Kaminari have been trying for years to get him drunk enough to hear this mythical laugh but their efforts have been futile.
  • If he’s drunk and alone with Momo he’ll be a lot more affectionate.
  • Like, he latches onto her and pepper her cheeks, neck, and collarbone with kisses,,,,
  • and compliments her endlessly.
  • “You’re so beautiful Momo” “I love you so much” “Mmmmmm what did I do to deserve you?”
  • That’s about as much as he does though. He’s pretty hopeless when drunk…

Drunk Momo

  • Momo likes fancy cocktails, martinis, and wine.
  • She’s not necessarily a lightweight, but not exactly a heavyweight either.
  • A happy drunk.
  • By happy drunk I mean she’s a little loopy, very giggly, and a lot more bold.
  • One time, after a girl’s night out, Momo came home giggling drunk (it was Mina’s fault) as Jirou handed her off to Todoroki.
  • … I dont know how else to put it. She tried to jump him.
  • “Hehehee Shouto-kun is so handsome~ *hic* All the other girls must be soo jealous hehehhee~ *kiss* Will you sleep with me tonight? *slides a hand under his shirt* *kiss* Mmm you smell nice. I want you Shouto-kun~” “?? Shouto.. kun?? Momo you’re drunk. That’s enough.”
  • Ofc being the fine gentleman that he is, there’s no way Todo would let her do something irresponsible, never even mind the other way around. (Drunkeness does not equal consent kids.)
  • He distracts/soothes her using his right side to cool her down.
  • She squirms in his arms a lot, but eventually she calms enough to sleep it off.
  • Whatever she wanted to do could wait until she’s sober, he thinks. 👀

> prev hcs here

Not only the Opening Cerimony at Rio de Janeiro called atention for racism, misogyny, poverty and enviromental issues but the girl who carried the Brazil’s annoncing sign was a trans model called Lea T. She’s the first transgender to ever take role in an Opening Cerimony.

There was some news here in Poland that a bunch of highschoolers were not allowed to enter the main chamber of the Polish Parliament, and its all because they were wearing pins with slogans such as “Refugees Welcome” or in support of LGBT+ rights.

Let me explain: our Parliament hosts this yearly event, where they invite groups of students from different highschools all over the country. These kids are then allowed to hold a session in the main chamber of the building, and debate with each other, similarly how our politicians typically do.

Now these kids were allowed to enter the building itself, but they couldn’t participate, unless they take off their badges. And because the kids themselves refused, they were prevented from taking part in the session.

And to me that is just fucking gross… I mean how fucking pathetic do you have to be to feel threatened by a bunch of non-threatening political slogans (which shouldn’t be that much a fucking controversy in the first place), not to let those poor kids inside.

To me that is just tone policing.

And you might say: “well these kids were clearly doing a propaganda of some sorts”. To which I reply: I have watched these mock sessions countless times, and I have seen a strong majority of those kids represent a very far-right spectrum with strong anti-EU sentiments and anti-immigration (with weakly-veiled islamophobia) views, and yet somehow they were allowed to voice their own opinions.

Yet somehow kids with pro-LGBT+ and pro-immigration and pro-equal rights pins were not allowed to participate?

Okay… 👀👀

((I’d post some links but all the info is in Polish unfortunately…))