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I hate this idea that we shouldn’t label people ‘transphobes’ or ‘homophobes’ or ‘racists’ because it ‘shuts down the conversation’.

I see some liberals using this argument a lot - that it should be our job to change a bigot’s mind, and that by labelling their behaviour as bigoted, we’re silencing the conversation and aren’t achieving anything.

I was watching Jonathan Pie earlier, and he said that ‘a person who opposes gay marriage isn’t automatically homophobic’ and that’s… not true? They are. A person who opposes gay marriage is absolutely homophobic. Just like a person who wants to restrict trans people going into certain bathrooms is transphobic. Just like a person who wants to ban Muslims from their country is both racist and Islamophobic.

To run with the homophobia example… why should I pretend someone isn’t a homophobe in order to engage with them?

Why is calling them a homophobe shutting down the conversation more than them ACTUALLY BEING HOMOPHOBIC?

@serebronaga wanted to hear more about my buff twilek babe so here’s some more!

Esrin likes long walks on the beach, poetry, animals, and world peace. Cheesy enough, right? He’s the only child and his parents always worry about him finding the right one for him. He’s got an adopted sister (more like he’s stuck with her) who is likely to scare off anyone who isn’t worthy of the big lug. He’s soft spoken and incredibly kind. He likes helping people and whenever he’s not working, you can usually find him trying to do something for someone else or napping with his akk dog. He’s combat trained and usually armed to the teeth but he’d rather not use any of the equipment. He prefers trying to negotiate first but if push comes to shove and it’s endangering the lives of innocent people, then he’ll fight. He’s a big mama’s boy and frequently calls his parents to check on them. Also, in the very shitty phone picture you can see he is a very big man on a very tiny speeder. Esrin learned the hard way not to buy things on the holonet in the middle of the night.

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Supernatural Notes: The Doctor Fantasy

  • Dean proud of dating a nurse / Dean jealous of a guy who’s a doctor.
  • Dean being a doctor in Charlie’s dream. A war doctor, who can’t save his brother / An angel doctor throwing her reality to him.
  • Dean admiring the doctor from one of his favorite tv shows.
  • Dean bringing pills to Cas to end his hangover, saying he would need the whole bottle since he’s an angel / Dean bringing pills to end Sam’s headache. Sam rejecting the offer / Dean bringing Kevin some pills.
  • Dean fixing Sam’s wound / Dean and Sam talking about their memories as 5 and 9 year olds about Sam being hurt at the end of a nice day.

I’ve referred before about Dean’s secret wishes, and how capable he is. There’s no doubt there’s a lot of him that we only see from the patterns that he allows to show, but rather not say. And I think the doctor theme has been pointed so many times in so many ways, that I could see a part of Dean dreaming with something that at the same time he thinks it’s way out of his capacities.

It’s curious that he’s angry when he’s pointed he’s not helping, but rather the contrary, by an angel, above all.
Or that while been in a dream, he sees himself as a doctor, but can’t help his real situation with his brother. 
His “respectable” comments, one in a way he can’t believe he’s dating a nurse, because that for him is in fact respectable, in a dream where he sees himself as nothing between a family that is “correct” and doing well in life. 
Then he’s jealous of Lisa’s new boyfriend, because he thinks he could have never give her or Ben a life that a doctor could give them.

His pills supplies, in the other hand, always showed his more irresponsible side, with himself, but also with the ones he loves. 
In the End!Verse he looked at Castiel’s choices in pills with very suspicious eyes, he didn’t like what he saw, perhaps because he saw himself in him.

One of Castiel’s notable features is that he can heal people with just a touch. Something that Dean have asked him for multiple times. But also something he had tried with his human capacities, and if not, he even asked Gadreel to heal Cas when he died.

Maybe since he was a kid, while being in the E.R. and seeing how the doctors and/or nurses fixed his brother’s wounds, he felt relieved someone was there to actually help. Maybe he admired that, and had dreams when he was just nine, that one day he could be a doctor, and fix everything in his life. And maybe he also learnt how to cure boo boos there, cause I’m sure the memories of taking Sam to the E.R. are plenty, or also go himself there since they weren’t safe most of the time. 

The control aspect is one of the most notables in Dean’s idea of fixing things. He always seem upset that he can’t fix stuff, that he could have done something more, even if there was no chance in the first place.

His decision of allowing an angel to posses his brother for example, as a metaphor of not unplugging the machine that allowed him to keep him alive, just as a doctor could, was him showing control in a situation that is so relatable to reality.
He also showed negligence out of his good heart in “Appointment in Samarra” where he couldn’t follow Death’s steps. He couldn’t managed to have that level of power, so while being everything, he lost control.

There’s also the socioeconomic issue that’s one of the prominent things in the whole story of Supernatural, where the brothers fall as something as real as our society -especially in their generations-, where poor people is told they couldn’t make it to be something like a doctor, as if that’s the pinnacle of careers, and only rich people could have that, and it’s so tragic to think Sam almost had that with one of the other careers that is supported with the same ideology. 

All in all, there’s definitely the protector side in Dean and he still sees these roles as something admirable.
As time has passed, and some monsters have been understood, maybe “Saving people” could add “fixing things”, if there’s any hopeful future in the family business.

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Pinkie is Golden Dawn.

Rarity is National Front.

Dash is Jobbik.

Twilight is British National Party.

Fluttershy is Russian National Unity

Luna is Ku Klux Klan.

Celestia is National Socialist German Workers’ Party.

Original credit goes to ponies-against-bronies.

aarontveit: Happy Thanksgiving to all! Can’t say how thankful I am for my family and friends. And I am so grateful for everything I am blessed with in my life!! And I’m thankful for Pumpkin Pie #IMadeThis #yesimpostingafoodpichoworiginal
And I’m thankful for Dak and Zeke and Dez and J Witten. And for Tony Romo being pure class.
And I’m thankful for the 10-1 DALLAS COWBOYS!
#happythankgiving #WeDemBoyz #howboutthemcowboys #PumpkinPie

Got out of my dorm for a bit to enjoy lots of pie at Pie Social! These last few weeks have been extremely tough so gluten-free pie definitely makes things a little better. Shoutout to my friend who pushed me the several blocks there and back so that I could go :)

[Image description: A 20 year-old girl with brown shoulder-length hair, brown eyebrows and brown eyes and she is smiling and looking at the camera. She is in a wheel chair and wearing a red shirt with gold type and black leggings. She has a black purse with concert buttons on her lap and is holding a paper plate with a piece of pie on it. She is outside with booths and buildings behind her.]

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Happy #LGBTprideselfie day everyone! And thank you anti-feminism pro-equality, for helping everyone feel confident and happy in their bodies, regardless of the unrealistic and damaging expectations that American media creates. I’ts been an honor to support and fight for this cause and I hope the messages it propagates don’t stop after this week. I know that the LGBT+ community can be more prone to bullying/abuse and subsequently body image issues, so this means a lot to me and hopefully the rest of the community.

For those of you who aren’t aware (or more likely just don’t follow me), I’ve been sure of my bisexuality for several years although recently I’ve started to examine the possibility that I may be pansexual. I’m not sure yet, so for the purposes of this post I’ll identify as bisexual. 

If you’re curious yes I use the same smile for every selfie, nerve damage in my face makes it impossible for me to do anything but smirk, although I’ve basically embraced it. (it’s my blue steel) 

anonymous asked:

It will probably always bug me that Mike Brown and Trayvon are the faces of #blacklivesmatter, and not Cece, even though her story was the first in the recent years. Why doesn't she count? Is sexual violence off topic here? Was it because it wasn't by cop? Are black trans women just too complicated for every community? They just muddy the topic up too much? Was it because she's a woman, or didn't die? What's the fake reason? This is so mentally tiring I want to shake someone.

It seems like a lot of people miss the fact that #blacklivesmatter was started by women.   One of them, Alicia Garza, has even spoken about the ways in which the movement has been changed and Black Queer women silenced as the cry and the movement were taken up by the public.  She said:

Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes.  It goes beyond the narrow nationalism that can be prevalent within some Black communities, which merely call on Black people to love Black, live Black and buy Black, keeping straight cis Black men in the front of the movement while our sisters, queer and trans and disabled folk take up roles in the background or not at all.  Black Lives Matter affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, Black-undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all Black lives along the gender spectrum.  It centers those that have been marginalized within Black liberation movements.  It is a tactic to (re)build the Black liberation movement.

Cece McDonald is just the latest in a long line of trans women of color who have been hurt or killed but seem to escape the public outcry that comes with killings like Mike Brown or Trayvon Martin . 

What’s frustrating is that while we seem to be beginning to accept that Black lives are being stolen and Black bodies being put in prison at massively disproportionate numbers , it’s even more staggering that so many Black Trans lives are being taken with impunity and at the indifference of the media when you consider that Transgender people only make up 2-5% of the national population.

When you consider that, it’s wholesale slaughter how many Transgender lives have been stolen, even just this year.  And much like the way that national media botches the facts when they report on most Black lives lost, even when these stories DO make the news they are cloaked in misgendering and transphobia.

Institutional racism is further strengthened by misunderstanding toward and bias against Trans individuals and transmisogyny, which are part of the reason why so much violence and murder is largely invisible to much of the general public.  There is even transphobia within the protests that are currently occurring. 

 It seems like the indifference toward lost Black Trans lives is another layer of complexity on what is already such a deeply rooted issue in our society.

Janet Mock posted back in February that :

I’ve seen folks juxtapose the recent media visibility of trans women of color and these recent murders. I’ve read sentences to the effect of: “At a time when trans women of color have visibility, we still see trans women murdered.” I find this logic to be quite basic.

Yes, trans women are being murdered. Yes, trans women of color have gained mainstream visibility. But trans women, particularly those of color, have always been targeted with violence. The differences now? There are some systems in place that better report violence and there is finally visibility of a select few that helps challenge the media’s framing of these women’s lives.

But cultural representation is just one piece of the social justice pie, and we must be clear about one thing: Trans women of color have had one year of visibility in the media, after decades of erasure (think about how many times historians, archivists, filmmakers or books mention the revolutionary work ofSylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson or Miss Major Griffin-Gracy). It’ll take more than a year of a few trans women in media to transform decades of structural oppression and violence, decades of misinformation, decades of exiling.


I think her observations are powerful and really speak to some of what’s missing from the #blacklivesmatter movement.  Or, more to the point, what has disappeared from what it was when it originally began.  

I think what’s at the heart of the movement is largely the same.  Consider the words of L'lerrét Jazelle Ailith in her Transgender Day of Remembrance piece:

I envision a period where being a black trans woman in all her glory is not deemed “courageous” or “revolutionary.” It is a ridiculous notion to think that one being themselves is revolutionary. I want to be able to walk to McDonald’s at 9:00 at night and not have to worry about being killed by transphobic bystanders, sexually molested by misogynistic jerks, or both of those things being perpetuated by police officers. I want to see my sisters out of jail cells. I want to see my sisters with jobs. I want to see them happy. I want to see black trans brilliance everywhere and until that day comes, we will not stop. The movement will always continue. Our voices will forever be the loudest. We will always walk with the fervor and passion that our fore sisters embodied. We are the revolution. We are Goddesses. Our lives matter.


It is important that when we take up the cry of #blacklivesmatter, we do not forget its roots.  We MUST listen to Trans Black voices and use our privilege in any way we can to make sure that there is space for them at the table of national discourse about Black lives.

-Spider-