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This Gay Teen Deserves An A+ For Her Feminist Yearbook Quote

“Twitter user @casualnosebleed shared a photo of a yearbook quote chosen by her close friend Caitlyn Cannon on Tuesday, and in just one day, the image was retweeted almost 4,000 times. In her Twitter bio, Cannon describes herself as a “feminist” and “really gay.” Her senior quote sums that up quite perfectly.

The quote reads: “I need feminism because I intend on marrying rich and I can’t do that if my wife and I are making .75 cent for every dollar a man makes.”

Cannon, a 17-year-old who just graduated from Oak Hills High School in California, said she found the quote on Tumblr and changed the parts that were written from a man’s perspective. She chose the quote because she wanted to leave something behind that was both different and true to herself.

“I was tired of seeing the same old quotes from popular books and movies and authors, and I wanted to call attention to a problem that women face,” she said in an email to The Huffington Post. “I’ve never really been ashamed to say that I am gay, so the LGBT aspect was simply who I am.”

Read the full piece here


Cannon describes herself as a “feminist” and “really gay.”  

My Love

My Darling Pats,

I love you. That’s where I want to start, and finish, and all points in between. It’s going to be so hard to be here without you, seeing the traces of you all around but knowing I won’t bump into you around the next corner, or be able to see you tonight, or the next, for who knows how long. But as much as I’m going to miss you, I know this journey is harder for you than it is for me, and I am so proud of you for making it. I don’t know what you’ll find when you reach your father’s house, but I do know there isn’t much hope of a happy outcome. I would be there with you if I could, to hold your hand through the darkest days, and hold you in my arms through the uncertain nights so that you wouldn’t forget for a moment that I’m still here, and still yours. But I can’t. All I can do is send my love, to remind you that loss is not all there is in life. I swear to you, you have not lost me. You couldn’t. I’m yours Pats, now and always. However long it takes, I’m still going to be here when you get back. Our future will wait for us.

You asked me how we would bear it, but haven’t we proved we can? You and I Pats, we’re stronger than time or distance. We’re stronger even than amnesia, and society, and all the hundreds of things that try to keep us apart. If we can find a way to be together while we live in a convent full of nuns, how could a few miles (or even a few thousand) possibly hope to pull us apart?

This isn’t the end Pats. It’s hardly even the beginning yet. So if you feel alone out there, if you lie awake at night in your father’s house and feel that you can’t bear another minute, remember that I’m with you. We’ll be together in our heads, and in our hearts., until we can be in each other’s arms.

I love you Patsy.

Yours, always

this is your friendly neighborhood reminder that you can ship two characters in an exclusively romantic way!!! also high school sophomores dating high school seniors is not a strange concept!!! and not every country has the same dating/legal age standards as america!!! and guang hong and leo have a similar age gap!! so idk maybe chill tf out a little

“So what do you say, amiga?”

Can you say ‘unnecessary sexual tension’?

Sombra’s confronting Widowmaker for some reason idk you can fill in the gaps. All you need to know is that Widowmaker is #not in the mood right now and Sombra is in way over her head. Also, don’t let their position fool you. Widowmaker’s in complete control of the situation. You don’t get as far as she has without learning some tricks.

hhhh Kōhe my sweet boy

79¢. By some calculations, that’s how much a woman earns for every dollar a man earns. It represents the wage gap.

For some women—women of color, trans women—it’s as low as 43 cents. Maybe worse.

$15.00. That’s the cost of this tote bag that fights the wage gap.

All profits go to UltraViolet, an advocacy group working to expand women’s rights—especially women of color and LGBTQ+ women.

Outsiders S2E4

So it must have been time for me to pay up for some bad karma or something because I haven’t wanted to watch an hour of TV as bad as I wanted to watch last night’s episode of Outsiders in a long time, but all the technological forces decided to work against me right around 9pm. I’ll spare you the story of my troubles, but I was able to get the gist of the episode and I caught all the Sasil scenes on YouTube this morning. I’m just going to share my thoughts about those scenes since I still have gaps that need filling from the rest of the episode.

Sally Ann and Hasil 💕

The hug. The way Hasil hesitated just a little before wrapping Sally Ann up was adorable, as was the way he reassured her that he wasn’t mad at her.

His initial reaction to the pregnancy was lame (albeit realistic) and I’m glad she straight up told him he was being a dick. The girl is pretty good at saying what’s on her mind when she needs to. I kinda live for her hold-nothin-back digs at Hasil’s family… so far she’s used “crazy-ass” and “dumb-ass.”

Speaking of crazy-ass and dumb-ass… G’win needs to sit her trifling-ass down. Did she REALLY say to Hasil “Your girl ain’t kin” and “Just remember your family’s up here”!? How about the closest family he has…family he literally made with his own body and love is literally growing INSIDE of Sally Ann.

She made zero sense y’all and I didn’t like her getting on Hasil about comin’ to her with his problems either. Isn’t that what family is for? She is the epitome of a hypocrite right now I’m disgusted by her tbh. I hope she can find some way to redeem herself… mostly because I’m tired of rolling my eyes every time her face comes on the screen.

Hasil really messed with my emotions during that conversation with G’Win. You could see how much he truly wanted to find some way to have all the things he wanted, but G’Win gave him nothing to hold on to— not even the hope that someday Sally Ann would be allowed up the mountain. I so badly wanted him to call her out. Even though he didn’t, I still felt confident that he would choose to leave the mountain with Sally Ann… at least until that chat on the hammock. That was when he successfully planted a tiny seed of doubt in my head. Also, I really wish he would have finished his sentence when he said, “I just want you to know that whatever happens…” I agree with Sally Ann, the comment made me nervous, but I really wanted to hear what he was going to say. It sorta broke my heart to know that he was even considering abandoning her. Surely he was going to say something about how much he cares for her, but I don’t understand how he could be thinking that and considering leaving her at the same time. Maybe it’s because he wasn’t considering it at all, not truly. I like to think it was never actually an option.  These two are meant to be.

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Sally Ann was lovely this episode. She seemed so much more innocent, and trusting, and maybe even a little cautiously hopeful, and I’m glad for her. We haven’t seen that side of her in a while. The look on her face when she first saw Hasil was total relief. The sight of him comforted her after reaching her lowest low. I think Sally Ann felt safe enough to open up to other ideas about what having her baby could be like once Hasil went into nurture mode (“let’s get you something to eat”). She maintains this innocent trust in him and their future even at the end of the episode when he was so clearly torn. When he said “This is gonna be tough,” I was screaming “You. Better. Damn. Not!!!” but Sally Ann’s mind didn’t even go there. I think Hasil could see that. He could see that she didn’t believe that he would leave her and if the girl he loves believed it, it had to be true. There was no way in hell he was going to leave her and his unborn child in the street with nowhere to go… certainly not after telling her things were gonna be alright. Her faith and trust in him makes him a better man. It reminds him to do the right thing.

Hasil’s innocence can one-track his mind, just like it does to Sally Ann. This was apparent in the, “I was thinking I might take care of it” scene. That brought me right back to “Coon holler”, “What’s a date?”, “Who’s Bill?”, and “We got a bar in the barn.” I like that Hasil makes sure to remind us that his innocence doesn’t mean he is childlike… he is a man and “that baby is a half a Farrell and he’s gonna  be born half a Farrell.” Period. Good too, because that’s exactly was Sally Ann hoped he would say.

also some other dumbass in the notes is going like ‘bi people aren’t oppressed because there’s no laws against them in the us for being bi!!!’ yeah, and? there are no currently no laws against a MULTITUDE of oppressed groups in the us (such as people of colour), that doesn’t mean they’re magically no longer oppressed.

oppression rears its ugly head in many ways, including job discrimination, physical violence, and pay gaps. something doesn’t need to be legally mandated for it to exist, and it’s kind of concerning that people genuinely have such a reductive view of what oppression is.