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Asexual/Aromantic Spectrum witches and wizards? Yes please. 

Luna Lovegood is pansexual and aromantic. She figured this out when she heard the terms from one of her mother’s best friend, who works in muggle academia as a Gender and Sexuality professor. The words felt so right. 

Seamus Finnegan’s grey-ace interest in sex fluctuates with the time of the year, his diet, his relationships, and how many things he’s blown up in the past week.

Percy Weasley doesn’t learn the word for it until he’s in his thirties, but he’s always had a hard time assigning sexual meaning to people he doesn’t know deeply. It never quite made sense to him when his male friends treated women they didn’t know as sexual objects. When he hears the term demisexual, it clicks that perhaps they weren’t joking.

Padma Patil always thought her sister’s preoccupation with sex and romance was a waste of time. Her parents always told her this would fade with time….it never did. She was asexual and (mostly) aromantic at fourteen, and remained confident in her identity throughout her teen years and adulthood. Her happiness wasn’t tied up wit romance or sex.  

People used to ask Hagrid if he imagined himself dating, marrying: he always said yes, but found himself uninterested in the real thing. Madame Rosmerta found this out the hard way - she didn’t take the breakup well, but dealt with it privately while she supported Hagrid through his aromantic wanderings until he settled on an identity. He likes the term “lithromantic,” although he mispronounces it as, “litho-romatic.” Hermione privately thinks that sounds like the name of a friendly robot from a cartoon, but loves that he’s happy knowing that about himself. 

Charlie Weasley’s asexual aromantic identity was almost a relief. Now he can spend his whole life with dragons.

The most attractive thing about the labels for the asexual and aromantic spectrum for Cho Chang was that people who thought deeply about them, and maybe tried them out, seemed so much in tune with their romantic and sexual feelings, when most of the people around her seemed so confused and all over the place. When she put it together that she was grey-asexual, suddenly the erratic nature of her relationships with very sexual boys made more sense, and gave her more control in her relationships to articulate desire and therelackof.

Happy asexual awareness week! 

Today i played a game with a small girl, i think she was maybe 11 or 12?
She talked about so many cool map tricks and ways to use the characters, and was really, REALLY good at Phara.

After I complimented her on a nice play, she invited me to a group- and then her dad showed up too and said hello! We ended up all playing together. Eventually friends (and a couple that were just friendly teammates that she invited because they were cool) kept glomming onto our group til we had a full team and we Wrecked. Shop. I had no idea what I was in for.

In our last match together (she and her dad had to leave for dinner) she got play of the game by knocking four of the enemy team off the bridge at lijang tower in a tie breaker round. 

AND she had gold in eliminations.


((Also, I’m sorry for accidentally cursing on mic that one time, I know your dad said it was ok but I still feel a little guilty! I don’t want to get anyone I play with in trouble. You and your dad were super nice, and I liked talking about all the cool stuff you knew about Overwatch. ))

Keep flyin’ high Phara. ovo)7

pros and cons of the moon signs
  • aries pro: you're not a big sulker when you don't get your way, and you hate manipulating people. you're super passionate about the things you like!
  • aries con: you don't always look before you leap and you can tend to rush into things too fast
  • taurus pro: you appreciate beautiful things and you're so strong willed! you're a true romantic at heart
  • taurus con: you don't like to hear out the other side of the argument
  • gemini pro: you're so charming and open-minded, you're also a loyal and caring friend
  • gemini con: you can sometimes be quite moody and irritable
  • cancer pro: you love to love people, and you're always happy to help people in need!
  • cancer con: you might get so caught up in your own feelings that you become self absorbed
  • leo pro: you're sociable and charismatic, and a great natural entertainer!
  • leo con: you might have a little jealous streak, and when you're upset you may like to close yourself off from everyone
  • virgo pro: you always put in the extra mile in everything you do, no matter how big or small!
  • virgo con: you might be too critical of yourself
  • libra pro: you're very sociable and quite easy-going, you really love your family and your close friends and loved ones
  • libra con: your mood changes can be quite unpredictable, and you can get very upset when you don't get your way
  • scorpio pro: you can basically look into people's souls and see their true self, and you're a human lie detector
  • scorpio con: you may take criticism too personally, and you can get very jealous very easily
  • sagittarius pro: you love expanding your own horizons, and you love to learn and discover new things
  • sagittarius con: you speak your mind a lot, and sometimes this can hurt others
  • capricorn pro: you strive to be respected and you're always ready to help out and take responsibility for something
  • capricorn con: you might not take enough risks, and it can be very difficult to show people that you care about them
  • aquarius pro: you're kind and compassionate, also very optimistic and friendly
  • aquarius con: you can be so stubborn that you're unwilling to consider the other side of the argument, you don't take criticism too well
  • pisces pro: you genuinely care about everyone, and you have a great sense of humour
  • pisces con: you may sometimes let people walk all over you without realising it

anonymous asked:

Lighter skinned black people do experience colorism.(both of my parents are fully black) I've been shamed for wearing weaves, been called rotten,had boys tell me that they would never date my because of my skin color, being told I'm "not black enough"other girls and majority of these things darker toned people have been told too. If you are pro-black you need to be pro all shades not just light or dark skinned. Stop with the you have it better or you have it worst.

who’s mans is this?

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As I’m getting started on this James and Sharna all star season fic, I’ve realized that there needs to actually be other couples involved. So all the other pros needs partners for an all star season, too. And you know what that means???

I’m about to create my own all star season dream couples!

C: I realized that Black men don’t hold one another accountable and I’m frankly tired of it.

No more excuses.

Start shaming your buddies who like to skip out on their kids and not pay child support, don’t allow toxic indivuals like that in your circle.

If he’s constantly disrespecting Black women and children then you should rethink your group of friends. Sticking around while remaining silent makes you complacent, makes you a coward.

Enough with the excuses. Any Black man who can sit there and justify allowing the mothers of their children to struggle, allowing their kids to grow up fatherless l, and the constant disrespect for Black women is trash.

“Black men have it hard” well Black women have it hard too. All this pro Black talk is empty especially if you are out here slandering your own race. Get over yourselves. It’s only a “gender war” for lazy, worthless men that remain stagnant in their minds, bodies, and souls. We can’t unify when so many of y'all are not living up to your duties. An absent patriarchy demanding to be taken care of, respected, and loved is ridiculous. Time to shape up or remain in the same place.

I’m suddenly getting way too many responses to an old pro-life post. If that’s why you’re here, I’m sorry I probably didn’t respond to you.

Most people miss the point of that post, which is that it should not be up to the mother to decide if the small person inside of her is a human or not. That is what abortion does.

If you genuinely believe that it’s okay for personhood to be subjective, I hope you think about this more and realize what terrifying implications that has.

Pro tip to male writers who has no idea how to write female characters : we don’t spend our times comparing the size of our chest, putting the others down for not being as curvy or saying how ‘jealous’ we are of someone with a bigger chest. This is only happening in your obsessed-with-boobs-mind, sorry ( not sorry ).

Now if you want realistic discussion about it, complaining about backpain and how irritating a bra can be is something we do. Just throwing it there.

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@aubscares thank you so much for showing me this video.

I am incredibly humbled by your sharing of my words as part of your own pro-life video. And honestly, you are too hard on yourself. This video really is well done.

And thank you for being a part of such an important movement for the right to life.

Bless you.

anonymous asked:

Are you pro cetacean-cap?

I’m going to apologize right here for commandeering this question - in no way is this entirely directed at you, anon, but I am using it as a chance to summarize my opinions on this entire subject in one place. 

Frankly, in a perfect world, I would be against it. In a perfect world, large marine mammals - all animals, in fact - would be free to live or die in the natural order of things. But this is not a perfect world, and, to be blunt, marine species are worse off than most endangered terrestrial animals. It’s not simply “part” of the oceans that humans have messed with - it’s the entire thing. There is nowhere for marine species to escape to, not when the same currents that carry food all over the world are also bringing in garbage and pollution.

I’m pro-cetacean captivity for the same reasons I mentioned earlier, but unlike earlier, I’m also against it for a similar number of reasons - most of them being that I feel that aquaria and marine parks can and need to do much better in terms of care, space, and enrichment for their animals. 

However, due to the recent Blackfish-fueled “free the whales” movement, I feel like I also need to weigh in on why I am absolutely against this particular movement.

Whaling is still practiced by many countries, and over a thousand whales are still killed annually. For species that are so long-lived and slow to reproduce, that is a completely unsustainable number. And that’s not even taking into account the “allowed” numbers hunted each year by aboriginal populations around the world - while I agree with this monitored practice in theory, it can and has been abused for tourism purposes, and on top of the previously mentioned commercial whaling means that, from a species perspective, it is only adding to the problem.

We are literally filling the oceans with garbage, and it is killing everything. You’ve all seen pictures of bird carcasses full of plastic, but it’s not only birds. Whales have washed ashore with stomachs full of plastic as well, not to mention those hundreds that are rescued from being tangled, injured or trapped by ocean debris. There is so much microscopic plastic trapped in an ocean gyre (at least the size of Texas) that it was given a name and now has a Wikipedia pageIs this not as horrifyingly surreal to everyone as it is to me?

Not only physical pollution, but noise pollution. All cetaceans use sonar to hunt, communicate, and exist, and humanity has filled the ocean with noise. Boats, drilling, our own sonar - just like songbirds in cities, cetaceans are being overwhelmed, drowned out, and disoriented enough to beach themselves on land in entire pods because of the racket.

This isn’t even going in to climate change, boat collisions, oil spills, and a thousand and one other things that we’re responsible for, but I’m sure you can see the point I’m trying to make.

What makes me so frustrated at this entire recent movement is that it is blatantly ignoring the real problem, and dragging attention that should rightly be focused on fixing the environment to something much less urgent. Same for any anti-captivity argument, really. I mean, I understand. I understand, because I know all the arguments against animals, especially emotional, intelligent cetaceans, in captivity. Trust me, I know. I know the physiological, ecological, behavioral, mental, and even theoretical reasons. I do. 

But if you release all the orcas and dolphins in the world, what then? It’s the same mentality as those who deny an unwillingly pregnant woman the right to abortion, but turn about and refuse to support her financially once she gives birth. All those animals you freed are going to die in droves the moment they’re released, because nothing has been done to fix the toxic dump we’ve turned their home into.

And I get it, because cleaning up the oceans is a daunting task, whereas freeing the captive whales is much more manageable. But if you really hate marine parks and aquaria and zoos so much, then take away the primary reason for them to exist. Fight to fix the environment, in whatever small increments you can. Once you have a place for them to go, then we can talk about freeing all the animals. 

anonymous asked:

Pro your kind caring and compassionate toward your family so you would give the baby lots of love. Pro you can home school the child and get its cloths from thrift stores and hand me downs maybe even in other countries. Pro Stan could help and other family members can help you too. Pro other fathers are as old as you now a days. Lastly pro your a fantastic uncle and brother so your a fantastic father plus now a days kids need father figures like u

Look. Even if I wanted it, which I do not, no matter how hard you try to convince me, it’s not in the cards. There are no women that I’m interested in and I’m not going to search out some girl to have a kid with. I already have a family, they provide ample support and love. It may not be a traditional family, but I’m happy where I am, for possibly the first time in my life! I don’t need or want a wife or a child, so drop it already! You want a kid so much then you be a parent, you sound like you’ll just love it, but leave me alone.