tip of iceberg

mickimonster  asked:

I have a slight issue with that post defending consent in porn. The rebuttal says that the major porn producers are very good at protecting sex workers, but we now know that not to be true. What about James Deen? what about all the lawsuits and former performers coming out and flat out telling how they were raped in the more bdsm vids? And I really don't like the implication that if you have an issue with consent in mainstream porn you are somehow a radfem. cm'on.

I reblogged the post because I thought it was interesting and thought provoking on the subject, not necessarily because I agreed with all of it, or had the energy to engage vocally with it because yes, you are correct, there are still issues, huge major horrifying issues that come out of the mainstream porn industry,  James Deen being the mere tip of a festering iceberg.

I do however have a lot of sex workers who follow me, and was wondering what they’d think or would add onto it and was keen to read their responses and thoughts on the subject, though it now looks like my tags, including the trigger warnings didn’t post, which I can only attribute to mobile being a piece of crap.

 So thank you for drawing my attention back to the post, I’m off to fix that now.

glowingmongrel  asked:

★ for lexi!!

Thank you for asking about Lexi, I think people know a lot about her but that’s still just the tip of the iceberg!

★ Lexi’s father was a brahmin rancher and the town she grew up in got most of it’s income breeding brahmin and selling them to caravans. They weren’t the biggest company sure, but they were good. And because of it Lexi learned that she loved numbers, mathematical equations and card games but the second thing she really loves is running and all because she would run with the brahmin to round them up and bring them back in the corral and that was her “job” around and she took quite a bit of pride in it (her mother hated it of course) 

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Betsy DeVos has been confirmed by one vote as the Secretary of Education. Two Republican Senators voted against their party to protest DeVos

Today, the Senate narrowly confirmed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, with VP Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie. The Democrats fought hard against the wealthy GOP donor, staying up all night to read letters from constituents in an effort to eke out just one more vote, which was all that was needed from Republicans to block DeVos. And DeVos’s history of opposing LGBT equality for kids is just the tip of this disastrous iceberg.

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I never thought I’d get to see club penguin’s iceberg tip but here we are, probably 10 years since I stopped believing it was possible, and dreams have come true. (Excuse the sniff in the middle - I was holding back tears)

What she says: I’m fine.

What she means: The fact that in episode one Allura skips Lance while she’s assigning the lions probably directly relates to Lance’s insecurities about his place on the team because unlike the others, he was not told directly what characteristics of his make him suited to be his lion’s paladin. That was intentional. Lance feeling like a seventh wheel was planned from the literal start. It’s all connected. 

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Owl City ~Ocean Eyes album~

Lyric with the title of the song + amazing Monet art in the background

(my edit)

You know, I keep seeing posts talking about what a horrible liar Kara is. But the fact of the matter is Kara is probably one of the best liars I’ve ever seen on TV.

But wait. The entirety of National City knows Kara’s Supergirl, you may be thinking. How can she be a good liar? But that’s the thing—her secret isn’t that Kara Danvers is Supergirl.

Kara’s only been Supergirl for the past year or so. But still, she’s been lying for well over a decade about who she is—and successfully. The thing about Clark—and they’ve addressed this in season 1—is he may as well be human. They’ve talked about this with Astra, and then they’ve shown this Myriad. Because in Clark’s head, he’s not Kryptonian. His powers make him stand apart, but when he solar flares, his most likely thought process is I’m human now. To Kara, it would be I’m now powerless. And there is a difference. Krypton is much more technologically advanced, yes, but that is not the only difference between Earth and Krypton.

I cannot emphasize enough Kara is not human. Kara’s alienness isn’t contingent upon her abilities—superpowers or no superpowers, she’s always Kryptonian.

And sure, plenty of people probably have figured out that Kara is Supergirl—but that’s pretty much it. What people know about Kara’s past is that she’s Superman’s cousin, and that’s it. And clearly, Kara is younger than Superman—most people aren’t going to think “yup. She was probably put in suspended animation in some way.” I mean the conspiracy theorists might, but not really the overwhelming people on Earth. (listen. You gotta draw a line somewhere)

Most people are going to think ‘Occam’s Razor’—that Kara’s mom, or dad, or both, got off Krypton at the same time as Superman, and a decade later had Kara, and that there’s a very good chance that Supergirl is half human, or at the very least born on Earth and raised as a human. It’s what’s logical, isn’t it? The simplest answer is usually the correct one.

But she’s not. English isn’t her first language, and she grew up with a very different culture, undergone a host of different experiences that most humans couldn’t even imagine. Hell, she wasn’t even born the same way—Clark was the first natural Kryptonian birth in years. That means Kara was not. Kara was born via the Codex—really, if James was surprised at the depths of Kara’s anger over losing Krypton (back in season 1—you know, where Kara got to have more than 3 emotions), or how surprised he was to find out what Kara’s family crest really meant, how surprised would they be at everything she’d decide to just stop hiding?

Because Kara is so very good at hiding. Kara Danvers is real, yeah, but it’s someone she had to build. One of the very subtle, but telling moments happened in the first episode of season two, when Kara and Clark were getting off the elevator, and Clark had a clumsy moment where he ran into someone and knocked all their things to the ground. After he apologized and helped the person pick up their things, Kara asked him “wow, you really have the whole clumsy thing down, don’t you?” “Oh no, that was real.” Key word here is thing. As in, I have a routine I go through to distract people and to seem harmless. And this is just the tip of the iceberg, of routines and acts Kara must go through to make herself seem human. Kara Danvers is real, but part of that identity is a persona she constantly embodies–clumsy, absentminded, horrible at math and science, cute but not drop dead gorgeous, a bit quirky always happy, harmless, invisible, human.

And so it’s not surprising that all of these people are figuring out her identity, but that’s not really what Kara’s held close to her chest, not like Clark. Kara’s anger and loss and just general alienness–that is her secret. This is what she’d confide, this is what she’d have to truly trust someone to reveal. This is what the culmination of trust would look like, trust in Cat or Lena or Maggie (or hell even Barry, who sure knows Kara is an alien but. He doesn’t really seem to grasp the implications of that–oh i didn’t realize Kara got mad).

For 10 years, Kara kept herself hidden, keep herself secret. But Kara’s secret isn’t that she’s Supergirl, a human with powers. Kara’s secret is that she is angry and mad and hurting. But most of all, Kara’s secret is that she is not human.

i can’t believe they had maggie finally admit to alex what she went through as a child and i have to put up with this stupid love triangle instead of explaining further what LGBT children go through every day. Like, I love that they gave her such a realistic and relatable backstory but please, don’t have her drop that bomb and then give the storyline like 3 minutes… Its just too important to let slide… the LGBT community deserves better. 

vintage club penguin things

  • having to have a jukebox in your igloo to play music
  • people making fake screenshots of rainbow puffles long before there were actual rainbow puffles
  • “dance or drill, just don’t stand still”
  • iceberg tipping parties in general
  • save the migrator
  • the april fools party where if you went to the mine shack you could walk around on the loading screen
  • the april fools party where the iceberg turned into an actual photograph of a bucket of ice
  • propeller caps
  • jackhammers
  • night vision goggles
  • halloween parties
  • pressing all the buttons on the switchbox 3000
  • easter egg hunts
  • the first medieval party with that giant dragon in the mine
  • trying to track rockhopper and flipping your shit when you got to be in the same room as him
  • the typing games
  • the big wigs catalog
  • orange inflatable furniture
  • having to pay 20 coins to remove your floor
  • psa missions
  • asking everyone where this week’s pin was
  • hiding behind the chat bar

I could go on for far too long and I have got really sad while writing this because I’ve become a grown up and I will never be as eager to experience life as I was as a nine-year-old getting up at 6am to look at the new gift shop catalog

transition stories

when i say “i hate transition stories” i don’t actually mean that i hate stories that revolve around a trans person’s transition. 

i mean i am sick to death of the cis idea of what transition is like. boy tries on a dress, girl cuts off all her hair. even ‘i told my family, they didn’t take it well’. 

give me real transition stories. 

give me six months post transition when he kisses a boy and discovers that being a man in a relationship with a man is a completely different beast than being a woman in a relationship with a man and the messy, stumbling, upheaval of identity and sexual orientation uproots the familiar edges of his life. 

give me year two post transition when he is figuring out how to mourn the loss of the lesbian community, a place he’d called home for so long. 

give me year four when he has his heart broken for the first time by a girl who would never say that she tried so hard to ignore it but what she really wants is ‘normal’ (marriage and kids and a picket fence and someone for whom sex isn’t an awkward dance along the edge of suspended disbelief) and he just isn’t normal enough for her but who’s every action communicates that so clearly he wants to crawl out of his skin all over again.

give me year six when long time friends read something he writes and come to him demanding to know why they were not informed that he isn’t just any man but a TRANS man as though he owes them this part of himself.

give me year ten of transition when he begins to uncover the things about himself he sacrificed on the alter of being “man enough” and takes them back, because they are part of who he is and he is tired of living up to some fictional idea of what being a man means. 

give me a whole life of learning to live in a world built for cis people, that tells us we should not exist, give me the whole package. give me the life of trans people. not the myth of transition. 

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So there’s this skele at our school and the students love to dress it up and pose…….and I’m just really mesmerized by their inventiveness. And by fact that the skele didn’t fall apart yet IT WAS FRICKEN EXPENSIVE HOW DARE U DO THIS WITH IT AND MAKE IT LOOK SO GREAT.