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“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY, ZIP].
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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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.

Vote for Women
  • Beth: [age 8] "When was Mary Poppins?"
  • Me: "What do you mean?"
  • Beth: "Like, what time period is in the movie? Where they all live?"
  • Me: "Oh. Maybe the early 1900s. Like a hundred years ago. Why?"
  • Beth: "Well, that's one of my worst nightmares: living in a time when I couldn't vote or do anything just because I'm a girl! Vote for women!"

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.

so my darling @ashaloodles has come down from the heavens to ask me for some trans!marius and who am I but a giving soul who enjoys granting wishes? well a selfish person who loves trans! amis in general…. 

Marius, my son, was born Marie Pontmercy. When Marius met les amis, he felt so happy that they all used last names. the only reason that they all call him Marius was to make sure he knew that they all recognized him as a man.

Marius joins Enjolras and Eponine in the ‘we’re yelled at by joly because we aren’t binding safely’ club. Eponine just accepts that she’s gonna be recognized as a woman at rallies/protests and stops dressing like a man. Enjolras and Marius work with Cosette and Bahorel, our fashionistas, to make outfits for the both of them that look masculine, keep their chests flat, and are safe.

Marius’ biggest support though comes from Courfeyrac. These two have gone through thick and thin. Once Marius gave up his rich life, Courfeyrac was the one he turned to. Courfeyrac lends him clothes, helps style his hair, and just treats Marius like a man. and not just like a man, like he’s legit the first man to ever exist. Like if Marius enters a room, Courfeyrac is the first to yell “MARIUS! MY MAN, MY DUDE, MY BRO! HOW ARE YOU THIS FINE MORNING???”

Cosette is honestly so fine with the fact that the two of them will never have kids. She, being Valjean’s adopted kid, wants to adopt anyway. They adopt a little girl that they found starving on the streets and they raise her with the beliefs of les amis and their own. basically this kid is someone who is such a supporter of equal rights that she has gotten in trouble at school before. when she brings home a friend who she says “feels like a girl”. Marius just smiles and brings his daughter’s friend into the back to help her out. 

Basically Marius is such a sweetie and will help out anyone and he’s just great.

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Zea, The Ohio Girl Who Stood Up To A Homophobic Preacher, Is Everyone’s New Hero

Sometimes, the loudest voice is the one that doesn’t say a word – just ask this little girl.

Zea, a 7-year-old first grader, stood firm in the face of hate over the weekend at a celebration of the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage. When a preacher began ranting at her through a microphone, little Zea quietly waved her rainbow flag and never backed down.

For more the brave and adorable Zea read on here. 

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tagged by my fellow book hoe @pawnshoppedhearts

rules: make ur own aesthetic then tag some peeps

  • relationship status: I’m taking applications, feel free to send them in 
  • lipstick or chapstick: LOVE nude pinks, it’s my go-to shade, or berry 
  • last song i listened to: Alone by Hasley 
  • top 3 shows currently: american gods, sense 8, riverdale
  • top 3 characters: first of all I love my kids equally, but right now: shadow moon, veronica lodge, lito rodriguez

tagging the usual suspects: @kickassfu  @djustchillin  @dontget-ittwisted @jennybookish @bookworm1018 , or if you just wanna!