pretend to be normal

anonymous asked:

& as far as pedos & the age of consent goes - 16/17 is still young. i'm sure many pedophiles would still be satisfied with this age range. they're kids in high school for christ's sake. & truth be told, age of censent laws don't often help anyway bc pedophiles will do what is in their power to get what they want. as someone who was taken advantage of under the age of 10, maybe i kno a pedo when i see one.

Ok, we need to stop infantilizing 16/17 year olds. I only knew a handful of people at that age that weren’t either having sex or talking about having it. That is normal, and we need to stop pretending that older teens are not sexually mature and capable of making their own decisions about sex and who they have it with. 

You have no fucking right to just point to a man you have no clue about and assume he’s a pedophile because of the way he deals with his abuse. You cannot just look at a man and know he’s a pedophile, and the fact that you believe that is wrong. 

Is someone who only goes after underage teenagers a creep? Absolutely. People like Onision are disgusting and should probably be arrested for doing what he does. But Milo is not like Onision at all, the clip was taken out of context there is so much more to his opinion on the matter of pedophilia than I’m sure even you would like to admit. 

I have more to say about this, but I have to be going. Why don’t you read Milo’s Facebook post before accusing an innocent man of a crime as serious as pedophilia. 

I’m not gonna stay off tumblr, nor am I blackliting anything, but I will not watch the new clips/necessarily read new spoiler until after tonight’s episode, simply because it’s my brothers birthday and I’m forced to sit at a table, eat cake and pretend to be a normal human being, so I’m still gonna be freaking out with yu guys, just trying to ignore any new spoilers cause I need all of this to come at me tonight.

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An AU where everything is all fine and dandy, and they go to school like normal kids do?? that’s all I ask for c’mon

Part 2

Reince Priebus is Trump’s White House Chief of Staff. This is his statement on Trump neglecting to mention the Jewish or any other specific victims of the Holocaust. This is how they turn a targeted genocide into “something that happened.” A majority of Jews in Europe and enormous numbers of Jews in the Middle East and North Africa were murdered because of the Nazis during the Holocaust. Erasing that fact is antisemitism. Telling Jews to shut up about our own genocide is antisemitism. If you want to talk about the other victims, mention who they were. Don’t universalize. Don’t omit. The Holocaust was not universal. To pretend otherwise is Holocaust Revisionism and Holocaust Denial. Do not normalize it.

Queer kids are not allowed to be kids.

They aren’t allowed to get angry when people bully them because by reacting people believe they justify the abuse. They are forced to deal with adult situations often without support from any of the actual adults around them. When they look for leaders in their community they often find no one who is like them and are left with only scraps of representation in media to look to. And they don’t have the support system they deserve, the support system heterosexual/romantic cisgender kids are given without question. They are forced to hide parts of themselves from their family members and we pretend that it is normal. And if they decide to discuss that particular part of their identity it is picked apart and examined often before the kid even knows how to process it themselves. Their own identities is branded as “too adult” for them when it is not their identities that is too adult, but how we treat them once we are informed of these parts of their identities.

Queer kids deserve so much better than they are given. 

fun historical note for young people as you watch trump use the department of homeland security as an enforcement arm for his illegal orders: that department didn’t even exist until after 9/11 when george w. bush basically wished it into existence (rubber-stamped by congress) and is another thing that seemed almost comically jingoistic to the left at the time — “homeland,” really? — but that’s just normal now i guess

how many such things will come out of the trump administration that we’ll be expected to pretend are normal for the rest of our lives is yet to be seen

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“Everyone pretends to be normal and be your best friend, but underneath, everyone is living some other life you don’t know about, and if only we had a camera on us at all times, we could go and watch each other’s tapes and find out what each of us was really like.”

―James Franco, Palo Alto (2013)

So much of the media discussion of Trump’s Muslim ban, both in US and international media, centers around issues of terrorism: offering statistics about the infinitesimal number of refugees who are involved in terrorist activity, and decrying the ban as something that’s likely to increase the numbers of people joining ISIS and other terrorist organizations. And all of that is true, and it’s important to call out Trump’s false claims. But here’s the thing. I think most of the media is missing the actual point of the Muslim ban.

It’s not about terrorism. It never has been. By allowing the narrative to be framed that way, even in our critiques of Trump, we’re conceding a vital point. We’re buying in to the narrative that this is about terrorism, and that we’re simply debating the proper response to it. It paints a picture in which protestors and liberal media outlets are unhappy with Trump’s response to the issue.

But that’s not it at all.

The truth is we’ve seen this before. A ban on people entering the country, based on religion and / or ethnicity, is the first step. Next will come the Muslim registry. There will be a quiet purging of all Muslim employees from government jobs. Persons listed in the Muslim registry will be monitored by police “for the protection of the public.” Discrimination in hiring practices in private companies will become first legal, then actively encouraged. Muslims will be first encouraged, then coerced, and finally forced to move into segregated areas, or perhaps into protected camps or detainment facilities. People will start disappearing.

That’s what this is about. The ban is about taking that first step. Talking about terrorism only serves to lend legitimacy to Trump’s claims that this is the primary issue. But it’s not. The issue here is a white supremacist administration that actively wants to purge undesirables.

Defence

• Fifth year Remus and Sirius walking down the corridor with Sirius casually shooting hot sparks at people’s feet as they walk past and Remus’ nose in an Arithmancy book, pretending not to notice. Just a normal day really.

• Until Barty Crouch Jr and a group of Slytherins come crashing through the corridor, stopping just meters in front of the two Marauders, Sirius instinctively reaches for Remus’ hand, but Remus hasn’t noticed any sign of trouble [because he’s the most spatially unaware person you’ll ever meet] So instead Sirius takes a step forward and plants his usual smile on his face.

•   Barty Crouch grinning at the reaction and saying ‘Whats up then queer boys’

• Sirius almost losing the little shit he had and pulling his wand out on all of them in a fight me and I’ll kill you with one spell manner. Remus remaining annoyingly oblivious, now more so that he won’t have to put his boyfriend into detention for hexing 4 Slytherins in front of a prefect.

• Crouch just loving this and laughing with his friends and pulling his wand out in response, fully intending to fight the shunned Black.

• ‘Crouch you don’t put that wand away and I swear I will ruin you and your pretty little gang over there’

• ‘Oh yeah Black? All by yourself? Nah, I think you’re going to find it’s your and your boyfriend who will be going to the hospital wing all messed up.’

• By this point Remus is like oh fuck OK time to put the book away Sirius is about to get himself expelled again lets calm him down.

• But Barty Crouch isn’t done and wants to push Sirius even further.

• ‘You know Black, I’ve been wondering, how do you manage to fuck everything up? I mean first you get sorted into Gryffindor, then you get rejected by your family, you turn gay for some messed up chronically ill creep, and with a temper like yours? You’re honestly the most screwed up person I’ve ever met.’

• ‘YOU FILTHY PIECE OF SHIT WHAT THE HELL DID YOU JUST SAY TO HIM I WILL SLIT YOUR THROAT RIGHT HERE AND NO-’

• Remus Lupin,who has the cool, calm and collected act perfected, grabbing Barty Crouch Junior by the neck of his robes, pushing him up against the wall and jabbing his wand right into his neck.

•  Everyone watching being so shocked that nothing happens for a good 3 seconds.

• The remaining 3 Slytherins then pulling out their wands at the exact moment Sirius shouts expelliarmus whilst simultaneously grabbing Remus around the waist and dragging him into the nearest secret passageway and into another corridor, where he pulls Remus into the nearest empty classroom.

• An adrenaline filled Remus shouting at Sirius ‘Get off me you prick I had him!’

• ‘No you didn’t Remus you were about to kill the guy.’

• ‘So he fucking deserved it after what he said about you’

• Remus being so angry he almost takes a swing at Sirius out of frustration, before Sirius grabs both his arms and pins then to his sides.

• ‘Moony, calm down. Please.’

• Remus looking into those grey eyes, and feeling all the blood draining out of his face as realisation of what he almost did in front of a corridor of people dawns on him.

• ‘Oh my God’

• Remus sits on a table for stability, his head falling into his hand as he gasps for breath, he is now shaking violently. 

• ‘Oh my God, whats wrong with me… I don’t understand… what did I do.’

• Sirius kneeling down in front of Remus and resting his hand lightly on his boyfriends, stroking his arm and smiling soothingly up at him.

• ‘Nothing I wouldn’t have done Moony, its OK, you just lost it for a moment.’

• Remus squirming. ‘No Sirius you don’t understand, I went crazy.. I.. I let the monster out, i could have hurt him, I couldn’t control myself. Everyone is going to hate me, Dumbledore won’t want me here anymore.’

• Remus don’t be stupid, it’s OK’

• ‘ITS NOT OKAY- I can’t be like that, ever. Not when I’m human. Its not okay. People will think I’m even crazier.’

• Sirius laughing and moving to sit by Remus.

• ‘No crazier than me Moons, don’t you worry.’

• Sirius kissing Remus’ forehead.

• ‘Plus, to me, you’re perfect, both you and the monster, so don’t you ever worry about what other people think, because I’ve got you, I’ll always be here by your side Remus John Lupin don’t you go forgetting that.’

• Remus looking up at Sirius, significantly calmer, and smiling before resting his head on Sirius’ shoulder.

• ‘Promise Pads?’

• ‘Promise Moony.’

• Then the door opens and McGonagall is standing in the doorway, a stern look on her face as she surveys the boys in front of her.

• Remus’ face is flushed and he still has a few tears on his cheeks, he isn’t shaking anymore but his fists are clenched.

• Sirius looks calmly back at McGoangall and stands up, staring her straight in the eye and matching her serious expression.

• This was one of the moments that McGonagall felt the deepest affection for her member of the Black family, she knew that after what Remus just did, his punishment would be him being removed from being a prefect, but she also knew exactly what Sirius was about to say to her, so she cut to the chase.

• ‘Mr Black is it true you just assaulted and threatened a younger student?’

• Sirius didn’t even falter.  ‘Yes Professor.’

• ‘What? Sirius no I-’

• ‘Right then Mr Black, come with me.’ and McGonagall walked out.

• Sirius squeezed Remus hand before walking out of the room after her.

Defining bisexuality as the attraction to multiple genders does crucial work in recognizing, legitimizing, and normalizing the nonbinary identity by not pretending that the binary genders are the only genders that exist or the only genders that people can be attracted to